Subject: Raildate 6th November 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/11/2015, 16:27
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End of the Line: Making a home in Masbury
End of the Line: The rise and fall of Wincanton's railway
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German steam
Duchess of Sutherland, 2nd November 2015
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 11th October 2015
The Lancashire Fusilier ("The Tin Bath") 1st November 2015
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Network Rail WTTs free to download
When a couple of Harrier Jump Jets landed behind St Pancras Station
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

New train enquiry system
Sixty years after barreling through Union Station, GG-1 loco rusts away
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Last Journey Of Quaint Old Railway (1935)
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

5" Gauge Bulleid 'Leader' Class Locomotive
Connie Phase One
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Emirates A380 and Jetman Dubai Formation Flight



Production begins on South West Trains EMUs

Porterbrook buys more trains from Bombardier

Festive rail chaos alert as five major lines face closures

Freightliner Intermodal and Railports - Industrial Action Cancelled

The new Thameslink facilities at Three Bridges

Remodelling Cricklewood

Christmas railway engineering project will cause disruption for Redhill commuters

Network Rail works with Lewes District Council on plans to reopen Plumpton level crossing

Basingstoke "Campus" opened

New Oxford Parkway Railway station opens
Pictures of the new Oxford Parkway service

East-West Rail "could face delays" in NR review

Network Rail to upgrade Cambridgeshire railway bridge

Growing support for Wisbech-March reopening

Wolverhampton train station's £8 million revamp arrives at last

Campaign calls for improved services at Belper station

Stop taking selfies on railway tracks, Network Rail warns

witness tells of moment man suffered massive electric shock on Leeds railway

GB Railfreight runs first Drax train from Port of Liverpool

Haymarket station wins engineering award after redevelopment

Proposed job cuts 'put at risk safe running of ScotRail', according to transport union

First wires go up on EGIP

New livery for Flying Scotsman train unveiled

Drivers' strike looms on Arriva Trains Wales

Rugby organisers criticise railway overcrowding

Prince Charles honours Derbyshire volunteers who have restored a station

NYMR Railway boss calls it a day after 12 years

French authorisation for Eurostar Velaro fleet

Dutch minister resigns as final Fyra report is published

Finnish Cold War relic steam engine finds new home on Norfolk farm

Derailment on Huron Central Railway

Lawmakers agree to extend automated train deadline by 3 years

Docklands Light Railway strike: RMT staff in 48-hour walk-out

First trams tested on Manchester's Second City Crossing line

Lodz opens tram Line 10 extension

Singapore to complete Circle Line by 2025

New light rail route to open March 2016 in Pasadena, CA

North Korea: State TV promotes solar-powered bus

Veteran cars head to coast in foggy London to Brighton run

Damage to K&A canal at Caen Hill, Devizes

Thames Lock upgrade dates

Vulcan XH558: The Last Flight

Vulcan investigated over ‘illegal’ barrel roll

Fog delays

China unveils passenger jet C919

Airbus begins flight-testing A350-1000 engine

Rolls-Royce Battle of Britain window is rededicated

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Jim O'Brien, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



08/11/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Restoring Britain's Landmarks"  Part 4

08/11/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Shannon-Erne Waterway

09/11/15  BBC2 2315-0015
         "The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track"

11/11/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World's Tallest Towers"

11/11/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Restoring Britain's Landmarks"  Part 5

11/11/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift": The Last Days of Steam"  BR 1948-1960

11/11/15  BBC2 2315-0015
         "The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track"

13/10/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  4/6 Athens to Thessaloniki



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

06/11/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Steam South West and North East" by Peter Groom
           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

07/11/15    Midland Railway, Butterley: Fireworks Night

07/11/15-   Wolverhampton Model Railway Show

07/11/15-   Hayling Seaside Railway Model Railway Exhibition
08/11/15    HICCA, Hayling Park, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0HB

07/11/15-   WightRail 2015: Model Railway Exhibition
08/11/15    Medina Leisure Centre, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DX
           1000-1700 both days
           Adult: £6, Child (4-14): £3.50, Family (2+2) £15

07/11/15-   Churnet Valley Railway: Steam Gala

07/11/15-   Barnsley Model Railway Exhibition

07/11/15-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Winter Running

08/11/15    Lynton & Barnstable Railway: Remembrance Sunday

10/11/15    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "In Town Tonight" by Peter Triggs
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

11/11/15    RCTS South Wales
           Radyr Methodist Hall, Windsor Road, Radyr, CF15 8BP
           "Because it's There - Train Travel Discoveries Overseas, USA & Canada 1976-2000
           and French Railways in Steam Days" by John Davies
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/11/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "Devon and Cornwall Railways in the 1960s" by Mike Clemens
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

16/11/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Thirty Years Around Eastleigh, 1980-2010" by Keith Butcher
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/11/15    Friends of the Cromford Canal: The Lost Industries of Ripley & District
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           A talk by Brian Key
           Starts 1930

16/11/15    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930

17/11/15    Opening of Peak Rail Derwent Valley branch
           Duke William, 91 Church Street, Matlock, DE4 3BY
           A new branch in Matlock covering the Derwent Valley - first meeting
           "The story of Peak Rail" slides and digital images by Roger Hallatt and Dave Sharp

21/11/15-   Kempton Steam Museum: Christmas Fair

21/11/15-   Great Central Railway: Last Hurrah of the Season ‘Steam Gala’

Cheers, Howard.
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