Subject: Raildate 13th November 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 13/11/2015, 16:21
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Latest video from Mike Wilcock - Under the wires; 30 movements including 350s on test and Virgin 57s

Fascinating footage of the Buxton skyline from 1901, showing the twin stations

Wonderful film of the Denby Dawdler
(Spotter: Martin Miller)

Four of the best English railway journeys
Severn Valley Railway, 10th November
Great Central Railway Diesel Gala
Steam Trains Australia - Y112 Light Engine Transfer
Plandampf im Werratal 11th/12th September
Reichsbahnzüge mit Dampflok 03 2204 und 65 1049 - DR 1993
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Link to RSSB rule book and safety handbooks (Warning: 27Mb download)
Pictures of Milestones Museum at Basingstoke

(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

TfL has released the first official 'walk the Tube' map for London
Discover National Railway Museum's steamy theatre show
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

1983 Tube Stock, Harpur Hill HSE Site Buxton
Exploring the abandoned CNO&TP tunnels
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

What happened to passenger hovercraft?

The strangest spillages on our roads

The abandoned buildings of the Eastern bloc



Railway braced for spending cuts

Major railway projects to continue

UK invites Scottish firms to bid for £10bn HS2 contracts

British approval for pantograph monitoring system

Increase in long distance commuting

Fare and zonal changes in Transport for London area

Fallen trees at near Fareham, Lymington and Bentley

Level crossing accident at Liss

Great Western Christmas engineering (HSTs diverted between Reading and Waterloo via Basingstoke 27 & 28 December)

150 year old railway bridge demolished

RAIB report into sleepers abandoned during engineering works

Full timetable to resume between Manchester and Bolton

York-Harrogate railway line re-opens after a train derailment closed it

Night Tube: Staffing costs TfL £1.5m per month before launch

'Ghost stations' plan on London Tube faces legal challenge

Wi-Fi rolled out to 100 more London Underground stations

ScotRail fined for failing to meet performance standards

Commuters caught up in rail works fiasco

Detonators warning from British Transport Police following railway theft

Arriva Trains Wales strike suspended after last-minute talks

Fundraising on track for new Duffield station building

Ffestiniog Railway building new shed for their historic slate wagon fleet

Dorothy Mather - a tribute (Wife of Arthur Peppercorn)

Aerial above limit 'almost certainly' caused Channel Tunnel fire

A group in Maine plans to move a steam locomotive

Gateway Development Corp to lead trans-Hudson tunnel project

All Aboard Florida reveals Brightline brand

New conventional (not high-speed) line proposed for Toronto-Montreal route

General Electric to build new trains for India's railways

Alstom wins 2.8 bn euro Indian railway contract

First glimpse of Sydney’s new driverless trains

Vandals steal and derail Melbourne train

Hornby expects £2 million loss this year, delaying turnaround strategy

Birmingham New Street tram extension delayed until 2016

Nottingham-to-Derby tram link backed by councils

Historic day for Crich tramway’s 60th year

Leith Walk tram line extension blocked by the SNP

Rediscovered party bus could relive glory days

Proposed road tunnel under Woodhead pass

Multi-million pound visitor centre brings visitor boost to Dudley Canal Trust

New proposals for QE2

Sale of Sea Mounting Depot, Marchwood (otherwise known as Marchwood Military Port)

G-Joey could stay in Channel Islands under 'secret' plan

Trilanders grounded awaiting safety components

Rolls-Royce to restructure after new 2016 profit warning

Fly Be service cuts

TfL Criticism of Heathrow 3rd runway proposal

Flatulence from 2,186 goats forced plane to make emergency landing after gas set off smoke alarms

Estonian Air collapses after state-aid judgement

Dubai Airshow: In pictures, in the air and on the ground

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



14/10/15  BBC2 1930-2030
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  4/6 Athens to Thessaloniki

15/11/15  BBC2 1700-1800
         "Demolition: the Wrecking Crew"

15/11/15  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Restoring Britain's Landmarks"  5/6

16/11/15  BBC1 2030-2100
         "The VW Emissions Scandal: Panorama"

16/11/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: How Britain Won the Space Race - the Story of Bernard Lovell & Jodrell Bank"

16/11/15  BBC2 2315-0015
         "The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track"  West Coast Main Line

18/11/15  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building the Panama Canal"

18/11/15  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Restoring Britain's Landmarks"  6/6

20/10/15  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  5/6 Black Forest to Hannover



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

15/11/15    Cornwall Model Railway Exhibition

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    Burton Railway Collectors Fair
           Town Hall,  Burton-upon Trent, DE14 2EB

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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