Subject: Raildate 22nd January 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/01/2016, 16:59
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Barnstaple to Ilfracombe Signalling

LNER Hush-Hush (1930)
Midland Railway Centre, Caprotti Crescendo, 16th January
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, 17th January
Steam Trains Australia - Maldon Twilight Dinner
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Snow clearance over Donner Pass 2011
The day thousands turned out to see Concorde in Bournemouth. Were you there?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

New map shows Scotland’s rail commuter boom
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Martin Miller's video of the Seminole Gulf Railway, Fort Myers, Florida, 1997

Golf cart tours on decommissioned railway in New Zealand

The mighty & magnificent trestle railroad bridges of the 1800s
The wacko & now abandoned Soviet Jet Train from the 1970s
Bataan Leaves Valle Airport January 14, 2016
World’s only airworthy Messerschmitt Bf109 G-6 performs first engine & taxi tests
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Stagecoach appoints new Managing Director of UK Rail division

Southeastern trains: Passengers call for firm to lose franchise

Ministers back plan to give Transport for London control over commuter trains

Task force to speed up Folkestone to Dover railway repair

Two new rail stations will open on Monday 18 January

Oxford city centre to London Marylebone rail link date set

Great Western Railway electrification 'four years late'

RAIB report on HST hitting dislodged bridge parapet near Hungerford

Britain's only publicly owned railway delivered record performance

Birmingham's Grand Central bought by Bullring co-owner Hammerson

Man dies after being hit by train in Derbyshire

Bennerley Viaduct restoration project appoint new engagement officer

West Coast Main Line closed to Carlisle until March

Calls for compensation for passengers affected by rail upgrade

New railway station will be 'gateway' to Edinburgh

Scottish High Speed plans are shelved 'in secret'

Public transport use in Scotland falls, reveals transport strategy

London Underground shortlists builders of driverless trains

Unions suspend 24-hour walkouts over Night Tube
One version of the background to "Night Tube" disputes
TfL spends £600,000 advertising night tube – despite it having no launch date

Doors open on moving underground train

Concerns over brakes halt Flying Scotsman visit to Carlisle

Still hopes for Flying Scotsman’s London to York return

WCRC and driver committed to Crown Court over SPAD at Wootton Bassett March 2015

Williton Loop Extension

Duck and cover: there’s no row like a railway enthusiasts’ row

Drivers to be balloted for industrial action over planned ten-minute DART frequency

July opening date confirmed for TGV Est Phase 2

New Swiss postal wagons unveiled

Freight train tests begin in Gotthard Base Tunnel

First train through Stockholm City Line tunnel

Best Amtrak routes for snow lovers

Historic railroad association battling vandalism, thieves

Locals shocked by Thunder Mountain Line shutdown

China plans $US 121.6bn rail investment in 2016

Birmingham tram network will 'rival the best'

End of the line for the horse trams

Luas employees, management to attend talks at WRC

Campaign launched to keep historic Seattle waterfront streetcars

Sound Transit (Seattle) extension completed early and under budget

Calgary Transit unveils first Siemens S200 LRV

Wilts & Dorset buses operating in California

Refurbishment of Exeter bus station approved

Bus in collision in Enfield

Camden Lock works provide rare view into canal

Lost WW1 German U-boat wreck found off Norfolk coast

New Southampton ferry terminal approved

Shoreham Airshow cancelled for 2016

BA looking at second-hand A380s: IAG chief

Life of RAF Tornado squadron further extended to 2018

Is Hyperloop the future of high-speed travel?

Steel making job losses at Port Talbot

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



23/01/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  1/3 London to the sea

23/01/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  1/3

24/01/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3

24/01/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "James May's Cars of the People"  1/3

25/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  1/5 Ashford to Sevenoaks

25/01/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1930-2005
         "Terminus" 1961 John Schlesinger movie - Waterloo Station

26/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  2/5 East Grinstead to Guildford

26/01/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Donald Campbell: Speed King

26/01/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  1/3

27/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  3/5 Woking to Walton-on-Thames

27/01/16  BBC2 2315-0015
         "James May's Cars of the People"  1/3

28/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  4/5 Hampton Court to Teddington

28/01/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Jericho"  Drama set against the building of a railway viaduct  4/8

29/01/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  5/5 Egham to Henley-on-Thames

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

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

01/02/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Ambulance Trains and Hospital Ships" by Andy Skinner
           Starts at 1945

01/02/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Story of British Rail's High Speed Trains” by Greg Lilleker
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

05/02/16    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Bristol & District in the 1960" by Jerry Nichols from Mark Warburton’s pictures
           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

07/02/16    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

Cheers, Howard.
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