Subject: Raildate 4th December 2015
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 04/12/2015, 16:22
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Train Songs, Freedom, The Blues and Country Music

Kings Cross Cemetery Station
DB Schenker Rail, locomotives for disposal
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Severn Valley Railway Manor 50, 15th November
Great Central Railway Last Hurrah, 21st November
45407 "The Lancashire Fusilier" 1st December
Warley Model Railway Show Saturday 28th November
Australian Trains - Cs On The Northeast Tour, November 2015
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

'The electric shock that transformed my life'

Warley National Model Railway Exhibition in pictures
(Spotter: John McCorriston)

Ready-to-run moves to a new level
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

1984 Austin Maestro - 102 miles since new!
Voyage of the Mayflower II, 1957
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Why don't women become truckers?



Rail fares to rise by average of 1.1% from 2 January

Network Rail fine for London Bridge problems last winter.

ASLEF & RMT opposition to extension of Driver Only Operation

UK to receive 3,700 new train carriages over next four years

Government “not pursuing” HS1-HS2 rail link

Eversholt awards ETCS contract for Class 365 fleet

Rail services brought to standstill in Cornwall after train collides with stolen trolley

Driver fatigue probed in Reading rail signal incidents

Ely North junction upgrade delayed up to seven years

Great Eastern Main Line parliamentary railway inquiry confirmed by MP

DfT signs interim West Midlands franchise deal

HS2 Birmingham to Crewe link planned to open six years early

London Midland wins franchise extension

New Apperley Bridge rail station to open in December

Scotland’s worst performing station revealed

‘Unacceptable’ train delays on new Borders Railway

Three-quarters of ageing Wales and borders trains will need to be modified by 2020

Swansea rail electrification by 2020 or 2021, says minister

Transport industry on board with Metro project

Man arrested over Kentish Town Tube push incident

Swanage to Wareham rail line set for summer passenger trial

Southern Vectis support for "Wight Line" service

Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch train a metre from disaster after car jumps level crossing

Norwegian track-doubling project completed

Tyrol backs Zillertal Railway electrification plan

Drop in US rail freight traffic

BNSF trail with drones for line inspections

Canadian Pacific Holiday train

Skytrain Evergreen Line tunnelling complete

Mega train delivers Australian record

Turtle tunnels built in Japan so they can cross train tracks safely

Hainan Island high-speed line goes full circle

Test run ahead of trams' return to Birmingham

Strikes proposed on Arriva buses in North Kent

Bus overturns due to flood damage in Laxey

Sheffield to Manchester £6bn road tunnel may be 'longest in Europe'

Ovingham road bridge to reopen after £3m refurbishment

Forth Road Bridge to be closed until new year
The troubles of the Forth Road Bridge

Monster wind causes huge ferry to break free from moorings

Increase in Aurigny flight capacity funded

Debris found from missing aircraft in Irish Sea

A330neo engine carries out first test run

Virgin presses 747 jumbo into space action

American rolls out final heritage jet

Era closes as last Boeing C-17 departs Long Beach

Circuit-board solder crack cited in Indonesia AirAsia crash probe

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



05/12/15  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1800-1835
         "Terminus"  1961 John Schlesinger movie

06/12/15  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  Narrow gauge lines restored

07/12/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks"  Weymouth to Portland

07/12/15  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Railway Walks"  The Highlands

07/12/15  Channel 4 2315-0015
         "The World's Most Famous Train"  A look at the Orient Express

08/12/15  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Building Burma's Death Railway: Moving Half the Mountain"

15/12/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails"

16/12/15  BBC4 2000-2100
         "How Britain Won the Space Race - the Story of Bernard Lovell & Jodrell Bank"

17/12/15  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  The Beeching Report

Thanks to Simon Moppett for additional information this week



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

04/12/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "The Network SouthEast Story" presented by former MD, Chris Green
           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

04/12/15-   Manchester Model Railway Show
05/12/15    Barnes Wallis Building, Manchester University Northern Campus

06/12/15    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

06/12/15    Oxford Bus Museum: Santa's Bus Grotto

07/12/15    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Technology in the Home" by Martin Gregory
           Starts at 1945

07/12/15    Peak Railway Association (Sheffield Branch)
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Pie Pea & Chips Supper with a Peak Rail Director, and then “YourPix”
           Starts at 1930
           For a requested £3 donation on the door, all welcome

08/12/15    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "An Evening with RTR DVDs" Robin Jordan
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

08/12/15    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "Colour Rail Evening" by Paul Chancellor
           Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2

09/12/15    RCTS South Wales
           Radyr Methodist Hall, Windsor Road, Radyr, CF15 8BP
           "Rails in the Rhymney Valley 1980-2010" by Jeff Morgan
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/12/15    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

12/12/15-   Garden of England Model Fest 2015

13/12/15    Oxford Bus Museum: Santa's Bus Grotto

18/12/15    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           Christmas Buffet & Quiz set by Branch President Arthur Turner
           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

21/12/15    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Withered Arm" by Howard Sprenger (Raildate Editor)
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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