Subject: Raildate 9th October 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/10/2015, 16:54
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The Signalling Record Society's Film Archive of Railway Signalling & People (FARSAP)
The latest addition is Wrawby Junction
(Via John Lacy)

Peninsula Rail Task Force

Martin Miller's Willington Station Interlude
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Unimog testing

P2 promotional video

The more unusual stations on the British Rail network

Railways of Great Britain - Cobb's Atlas reprinted (at a price!)
Ribble Steam Railway 2015
West Somerset Railway, Autumn Steam Gala 2015
Great Central Railway Autumn Steam Gala
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The secret to getting train tickets for a pound - little-known website offers rock bottom tickets
(Spotter: Jim O'Brien)

My favourite tracks? They're the ones with trains on them, says Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart's passion for model trains - is dull the new interesting?

London's Lost Railings in WW2
Last flight of this B29 from the USA to Duxford 1980
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A triple-decker bus that used to run between Rome and Tivoli

Britain's canals: A bird's eye view by drone

The last Vulcan will be doing a farewell tour on Sunday - this is the route map - timings not yet confirmed but will be available nearer the date
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Constance Leathart: The forgotten 'aviatrix' of WW2

Dorman Long: The Teesside firm that bridged the world

The lost rivers that lie beneath London

Fight to preserve Hong Kong's colonial post boxes



Rail campaigners welcome news of National Infrastructure Commission

British Transport Police release video of terrifying near misses at level crossings

Virgin starts automatic compensation for train delays

Mobile Maintenance Train – New fleet expands

Rail and metro projects shorlisted for major award

Amey awarded Crossrail TPWS contract

Fatality at Surbiton

Great Western Railway denies union's claim journey times to be slower than 1977

Preparing for electrification through Bath & Box Tunnel

Level crossing closure problems in Bicester

Bicester chord test run video

Car narrowly misses being hit by train in Wythall

Derwent Valley stations riding the awards line

Specialist track-laying work begins at Norton Bridge ahead of flyover

Manchester Victoria reopening after £44m upgrade

Borders Railway journeys top 125,000 in first month of operation

Controlled explosion to close Forth bridges

Harry Potter fans warned not to trespass on railways for photographs

Steam railway line in Northamptonshire could nearly double in length if land lease is approved

North Norfolk Railway purchases 92203 Black Prince

LNWR “Coal tank” to visit Bluebell Railway march 2016

Preserving the glory of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

Eurotunnel services delayed after migrant break-in

Rome airport express trains enter service

Bag of stinky meat leads to French train scare

Polish military says site of alleged Nazi gold train is safe

Duffy's Cut: New searches for remains of Irish migrants

Taiwanese railway crossing failure - car loses bonnet

American “Positive Train Control” deadline extended

Centro reveals details of Midland Metro changeover

Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train scheme delayed by year
Tram Train Pilot: Sheffield - Rotherham

Delays on Tyne & Wear Metro after person hit at Palmersville

First public hearing in Edinburgh tram inquiry

Alstom to supply trains and signalling for Luknow metro system

Railway project could clear hurdle

Bus route competition, Weston Super Mare

Egypt looking at linking the Mediterranean to Lake Victoria

Vulcan XH558 to make final public display flight at Shuttleworth

WW2 Spitfire to be unearthed from Cambridgeshire fen

B-17 Flying Fortress bomber found on seabed off Sicily

Biplane to Australia to commemorate Amy Johnson

Air France workers strike as 2,900 jobs to go

Airbus delivers Finnair's first A350

Hurricane hunters: nine 'brave' aircraft that need all nine lives

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Nico Spilt



11/10/15  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Licence to Thrill: Paul Hollywood Meets Aston Martin

11/10/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF"  1/4

12/10/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury"  4/4 The Llangollen Canal

12/10/15  BBC2 2315-0015
         "Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF"  1/4

13/10/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dambusters Declassified"  Another look at the 1943 raid

13/10/15  BBC4 2230-2330
         "The Joy of Sets: the Model Railway Story"

14/10/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Restoring Britain's Landmarks"

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

15/10/15  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Aircrash: Disaster over New York"  November 2001

15/10/15  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  3/6 Russia's Arctic Circle

16/10/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  1/6 Sofia to Istanbul



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

05/10/15-   Alford Manor House: Railway Exhibition
30/10/15    West Street, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9HT

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    Sandford Community Heritage Group
           Sandford Community Hall, Keysworth Drive, BH20 7BD
           The Royal Naval Cordite Factory, Holton Heath -
           An afternoon master class seminar
           Admission: £3.00

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

19/10/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Coming of Railways to Basingstoke" by David Brace
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/10/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: Midlands Murders and the First Use of DNA
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           A talk by David Bell
           Starts 1930

21/10/15    Roy Cresswell Lecture - "Cardiff Central Square"
           Glamorgan Building, Cardiff Uni, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3WA
           Speaker: Paul McCarthy, Chief Executive, Rightacres Property Co Ltd
           Cardiff Central Square is at the heart of the current integrated transport debate
           in Cardiff
           1800 for an 1830 start (finishes 2000)
           Refreshments and a light buffet will also be provided

23/10/15    Torchlit tours of the Post Office Railway
           Three times: 1600, 1800 and 2000

23/10/15-   Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Wensleydale Railway Association
           A weekend of talks and events about railways for both adults and children

23/10/15-   Mid-Hants Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

24/10/15-   Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas

24/10/15-   Midland Railway, Butterley: Diesel & Steam Weekend

24/10/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Witches & Wizards Weekend

25/10/15    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Half-term Super Sunday

25/10/15    Sheffield Supertram Depot Open Day
           Free entry, 1000-1600
           Free parking at Nunnery Park & Ride

Cheers, Howard.
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