Subject: Raildate 15th January 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/01/2016, 17:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Mike Wilcock's Video of the East Lancs Railway 13 years ago

Martin Miller's interlude at Alfreton Station
And Bristol Electric Railbus trials in 1997

Some lovely contemporary train pictures here

Canadian Pacific fundraising

More FARSAP videos on the SRS website
Oakwood Farm Crossing + Goldsborough
(via John Lacy)

Visit to Bicester Village station January 16, 2016
The Shanwick Oceanic Operation - an overview
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Amazing black-and-white photos of St Helens' THIRTY lost railway stations
Severn Valley Railway - New Year Steam, 2016
The Battlefield Line Railway, 2016
Isle of Wight Steam Railway, 1st January 2016
Dovedale Models
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

NYC Subway timelapse - the Queens-bound 7 Line

F-unit crosses the Union Pacific main line
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The story of a model railway - a long blog!
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland, the world’s largest model railway, has come to Google Maps

The man who almost had the Wright stuff



Rail operator Southeastern blames 'bright sunlight' for delays

Tarmac awards British rail freight contracts

Kent train services disrupted after fight breaks out in carriage at Woolwich

Transport for London should run south London rail, report urges

London Overground completes train lengthening programme

Crossrail revamp for Whitechapel
Call to extend Crossrail 2 further into Surrey

Monitoring equipment for GWR class 158 doors

Criticism of road closure in Newbury for electrification works

Virgin unveils first train of refurbished fleet

New Bermuda Park and Coventry Arena stations will open on Monday 18 January

RAIB report: Derailment at Washwood Heath West Junction

New rail service dubbed the Shifnal Express proves a success

East Midlands rail freight hub approved

Northern Rail to install customer information screens across Cheshire

Five shortlisted for Merseyrail train fleet renewal

Rail upgrade beats storm front

Glasgow Queen Street rail tunnel to close for 20 weeks

High speed Glasgow-Edinburgh rail link plans 'shelved'

ScotRail industrial action threatened in jobs row

Second Arriva trains Wales strike proposed

Refurbished Enterprise train back in service

Further strike action over night time tube services

West Coast Railways prosecution delayed

Flying Scotsman running-in turns - 7th January 2016
Flying Scotsman Preview Weekend - 9th January 2016
Flying Scotsman - 10th January 2016

Lubricants company pledges support for national memorial steam engine

Update on 2999 "Lady of Legend"

Crowd funding for restoration of Standard 4 80097

Bid to set up Ilfracombe heritage railway

Shropshire heritage railway to start on extension

Proposed strike of LUAS drivers (Dublin tram system)

Delay to ETRMS programme in Netherlands

Pre production Siemens locos exported to Finland

Hector Rail (Sweden) buys German class 151 locos

Incomplete AMTRAK accounts

Station Upgrade for Waterloo (Indiana)

North East Corridor High Speed route may run via Long Island

Saying goodbye to The Siding (Peru)

Freight vehicle order by Pakistan Railways

Japan keeps this station running for just one regular passenger

Testing Fuzhou metro

Hybrid buses in Bristol with wireless induced charging points

Bus usage falls in many areas

Collision between buses in Parliament Square

Fast Ferry under construction at Cowes

Blue Island franchise agreement with FlyBe

Record year at Scottish Airports

Biplane flight to Australia to commemorate Amy Johnson

Transport Canada reinstates Buffalo Airways' Air Operator Certificate

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



17/01/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3

17/01/16  ITV 2220-2320
         "Joanna Lumley's Trans-Siberian Adventure 3/3

18/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  1/5 Birmingham to Worcester

18/01/16  BBC4 2340-0040
         "Impact! A Horizon Guide to Plane Crashes"

19/01/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0715-0750
         "Terminus"  1961 John Schlesinger movie - Waterloo Station

19/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  2/5 Redditch to Gloucester

20/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  3/5 Stroud to Bath

20/01/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Timeshift: The Trains that Time Forgot"

21/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  4/5 Bristol to Glastonbury

21/01/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Jericho"  Drama set against the building of a railway viaduct  3/8

21/01/16  BBC4 2230-2330
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3

22/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  5/5 Somerset and Devon

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

15/01/16-   London Model Engineering Exhibition

16/01/16    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

16/01/16    21st Annual Railway/Bus Collectors Fair
           Pudsey Civic Hall, Leeds
           1000-1500, Admission: £2.00

16/01/16-   East Lancashire Railway: Flying Scotsman is Coming

18/01/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           21st Birthday Meeting with Paul Gosling
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/01/16    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

23/01/16    "Small" Model Railway Show, Cardiff
           Scout Association Headquarters, Fields Park Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9HX
           1000–1600, Adult: £3.50, Under 14: free
           Ample free parking

23/01/16-   Dartmoor Railway: Sulzer weekend

25/01/16    Macclesfield and District Field Club
           "Railways of Macclesfield" by John Hooley
           The Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6PH
           Starts 1930, visitors welcome

28/01/16    RCTS South Wales: Outdoor event
           Observation at Westbury, 0930 from Cardiff Central, meet Platform 2

29/01/16-   Great Central Railway: Winter Gala

30/01/16-   Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
31/01/16    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5BX
           More than 20 quality layouts including some to commemorate 50 years since the
           closure of the Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway

Cheers, Howard.
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