Subject: Raildate 2nd October 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/10/2015, 16:08
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Stansted Park Light Railway near Havant

Return to 'Little Bytham' with Tony Wright

Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway - 23rd October
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Chris Tarrant's top railway trips
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Autumn Steam Gala, 26th September
In Memory of Roger Barker (Mr 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

ORR statistical releases
Restoration of the Cuneo picture of Waterloo station
Steam on Manchester Metrolink (engineering train)
Montreux Jazz festival event on the Blonay-Chamay line
RhB streetview
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

‘Phantom Ghost Fortress’ B-17 that landed at an airfield – NO crew were on board!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Network Rail to restart electrification of train lines

Four year delay on Sheffield to London rail project will ‘harm the economy’

ATOC planning digital Railcard launch in 2016

Test train running on new Chiltern London line

Commuter rail fare dodger forced to pay back £6,000

Mallard stained glass window unveiled at Grantham Railway Station

Railway veteran Roy Richards relives old memories on the Launceston Steam Railway

Preparing the way for Bath electrification

Over 200 passengers walk down railway line after emergency cord is pulled on crowded carriage

Churchdown gas leak railway line reopens

Revamp plans for Shrewsbury's railway station

Replace Derby's Assembly Rooms with venue at derelict Friar Gate Goods Yard, says Derby Civic Society

Old Celanese line given new lease of life at Derbyshire railway

Youngster dices with death at Sandal and Agbrigg railway station

Railway depot at York Central site could be at risk

George Hudson has left the building - inside the Mansion House

Cable thief jailed after bringing East Coast mainline to a standstill

ScotRail short of trains for its busiest routes

Freight train derailment in Dundee causes delays

Port Talbot Parkway's 400-tonne footbridge installed

London Underground uses braking energy to power stations

J Murphy & Sons to carry out electrification of Gospel Oak-Barking route

40 years since the re-opening of West Somerset Railway

Calais migrant crisis: Man killed on Eurotunnel tracks

High-speed testing on phase two of LGV Est

DB ICx begins mainline testing

German rail authority approves new double-deck IC fleet

New entrant plans Stuttgart-Hamburg services

Renewing heavy rail service into San Francisco

BART ticket machine update announced

Locos leased after problems with Metrolink driver trailer coaches

Level crossing safety improvements for California

Bus driver reads paper in hour-long Bath 'stand-off'

Bus firms ditch 'too slow' £40m fast lanes in Glasgow

Footage of D-Day landing craft being raised from Liverpool Docks

British Airways retires its last Boeing 737

Trent XWB-97 arrives at Airbus for flight testing

Boeing KC-46A makes historic first flight after setbacks

Air NZ A320 in close encounter with UAV

Demolition of part of Didcot A power station

Mining museum celebrates 200 years of Davy Lamps

Most detailed Victorian map of Swansea digitised on CD

Spotters: Paul Bartlett, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



03/10/15  BBC2 1655-1755
         "World's Busiest Railway"  4/4 Mumbai

04/10/15  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Licence to Thrill: Paul Hollywood Meets Aston Martin

05/10/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury"  1/4 The Caledonian Canal

05/10/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past"  1/3

06/10/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury"  2/4 The Worcester & Birmingham Canal

06/10/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  6/6 Heritage

06/10/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Alan Johnson's First Class Post"  History of the Post Office

07/10/15  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "Recycled Radio"  1/4 Travel

07/10/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury"  3/4 The Kennet & Avon Canal

08/10/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Underground Britain"  5/6

08/10/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Aircrash: the Miracle of Flight 32"  An engine explodes...

08/10/15  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  2/6 Crossing the Andes



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for inaccuracies or changes

01/10/15-   Severn Valley Railway: Diesel Enthusiasts Gala

01/10/15-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

01/10/15-   Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

02/10/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "American Wanderings – Heading West" by society chairman, Gordon Davies
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           At each meeting we ask for a donation of £2 from non-members and £1 from members
           A free cup of tea or coffee will be available during the interval, and a large
           selection of new and second hand books will be on sale

03/10/15-   Mickleover Model Railway Group Exhibition
04/10/15    Mickleover Community Centre, Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 0DA

03/10/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Teddy Bear Weekend

03/10/15-   Leawood Pumping Engine Steaming Days

04/10/15    Twyford Waterworks, Hants: Autumn Rally

04/10/15    Romsey Signal Box open day
           Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
           Limited parking - see website for details
           Brick Lane, Romsey - use sat-nav SO51 8LGB

04/10/15    Oxford Bus Museum: Bus & Classic Vehicle Rally

04/10/15    Foxfield Railway: Heritage Train Day

04/10/15    Middleton Top Engine Static Exhibit Day

05/10/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Looking at Lime Kilns" by Peter Stanier
           Starts at 1945

05/10/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Brits Abroad! (slideshow)" by Gavin Lake
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

06/10/15    Worcester Locomotive Society
           Barbourne Ex-Serviceman's Club, The Moors, Worcester, WR1 3ED
           "Great Western - Local Areas - Steam & Diesel" by Roy Godfrey
           Starts at 2000

09/10/15-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: LMS Branch Line at War

09/10/15-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

10/10/15-   Farnham & District MRC: 41st Model Railway Exhibition
11/10/15    Connaught Leisure Centre, Tongham Road, Aldershot, GU12 4AS

10/10/15-   Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Autumn Diesel Weekend

10/10/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Stanier Event

13/10/15    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Brunel’s Bristol" Chris Bigg
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

13/10/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "In Search of Steam" by Malcolm Ranieri
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

14/10/15    RCTS South Wales
           Radyr Methodist Hall, Windsor Road, Radyr, CF15 8BP
           "Early Days - Trainspotting from 1949 to early 1960s" by David Maidment
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/10/15-   Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition

16/10/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Railway in Wartime

17/10/15    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Chips Evening Land Cruise (booking essential)

17/10/15    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

17/10/15-   Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum: Beer & Buses Weekend

17/10/15-   Kempton Steam Museum: Autumn Steaming Weekend

17/10/15-   National Festival of Railway Modelling
18/10/15    East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

17/10/15-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Model Railway Exhibition

17/10/15-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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