Subject: Raildate 29th January 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 29/01/2016, 16:20
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Martin Miller's video of Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis Railroad
And San Francisco cable cars, Powell & Hyde

12in to the foot Marklin system
Google translation
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

47746 Chris Fudge & 60103 Flying Scotsman 27th January

44871 & 45407 Charge Through Ribblesdale - Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
Steam Locos in Profile (starts with  BR 9Fs)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Preserved Railway events guide
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Stop Rail Central (Northamptonshire)
Nostalgic photos reveal California's 123-year-old mountain railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The Stirling Aircraft Project
Catalogue of the 68 designs for the Great Tower for London (click on page to turn)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Toy Fair: Scalextric among retro toys tipped to drive growth

Mass Crane Dance

Find the antipodes (the other side of the world) of any place on Earth



Why HS2 may have first, second AND third-class carriages

Rail passenger satisfaction up for first time since 2012

Teenager saves £7.72 on train journey from Sheffield to Essex by taking a flight via Berlin

Vivarail D78 test train

New Carriage Washing machine installed at Cricklewood sidings

Southeastern admits advertising out of date punctuality information at some Kent stations

Railway graffiti vandal caught red-handed when he returned to scene to admire work

Delays as lorry gets stuck under railway bridge in Swindon

West Coast prosecution moves to Crown Court

Opening of Portishead rail line delayed by up to a year

Plymouth council boss: 'Prime Minister has four days before I call him a liar over rail'

More progress on Addenbrooke’s station as Heidi Allen pledges to raise it with transport minister

'Bomb' scare evacuates Cambridge rail station - object found now identified

Resignalling North Lincolnshire

Memorial plaque for Sutton Coldfield rail crash

Brian Blessed tests Peak District tunnel acoustics

Could changes mean the end of the line for cheap train tickets to London?

CAF to supply 98 trains for Britain's Northern franchise

Network Rail to refurbish bridges and viaducts in Cheshire, UK

500,000 Passengers since Borders route opened.

Call for Borders Railway extension to Carlisle renewed during Lamington work

Images of first ScotRail Class 385 body shell

Train chiefs apologise after advertising bargain fares on closed line

Train allowed to cross damaged Lamington Viaduct
RAIB report

Edinburgh to Glasgow works

Newburgh rail station bid gathers steam

Welsh Government preparing for takeover of domestic rail services

Arriva Trains Wales strike called off

Train bosses are introducing much larger trains to solve travel chaos during rugby match days in Cardiff

Passengers made a record number of rail journeys to and from Wales last year

Underground strike called off

Two locomotives steam into north Dorset (Shillingstone to Sturminster)

Plans submitted for £16 million extension of Lynton and Barnstaple Railway

New railway track laid at Irchester Country Park as part of heritage project

How you can help save this historic abandoned cottage before it's lost forever

World rolling stock news

New locos for California Metrolink

US & Chinese joint wagon building venture

Ceneri Tunnel breakthrough (Gotthard route)

Ethihad Railway suspends tendering for stage 2 development

Drop in Chinese Railway freight traffic in 2015

Petition to retain Douglas Horse Trams

Santa Monica Metro safety exercise

Driverless operation to start on Budapest Metro line 4

Trent Barton introduces Skylink Express

New Greater Manchester buses that have USB chargers, leather seats and free wi-fi

Thieves attempt to siphon gas from a bus but accidentally suck out sewage

Lower Thames Crossing: Gravesend and Tilbury tunnel plan backed

Bridge demolished in Pennsylvania

Regent's canal partly drained this weekend and open to the public

Type 45 destroyers: UK's £1bn warships face engine refit

Bristol Airport named most expensive airport to reach in Britain

Iran eyes Boeing plane purchases as sanctions end
A380s and A350-1000s among 118 jets for Iran Air

Air show safety tightened after Shoreham crash

Boeing 747 production reduced

Alaska unveils new livery and brand

United plans longest 787 flight to Singapore

F-35B due to make second attempt at UK airshow debut

MH370 search team loses sonar detector mapping seabed

Tonbridge brickworks bulldozed by A21 roadworkers

Minister opens Force Crag metal mine water treatment scheme

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



30/01/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  2/3 Birmingham to Braunston

30/01/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  2/3

31/01/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "James May's Cars of the People"  2/3

01/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  1/15 New York (1)

01/02/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  Using an 1846 guidebook (1)

02/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  2/15 New York (2)

02/02/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1900-2100
         "The Iron Maiden" (1962) Aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines

02/02/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  Using an 1846 guidebook (2)

02/02/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  Navigating the River Trent

03/02/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1040-1240
         "The Iron Maiden" (1962) Aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines

03/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  3/15 New York (3)

03/02/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  Using an 1846 guidebook (3)

03/02/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  2/3

03/02/16  BBC2 2315-0015
         "James May's Cars of the People"  2/3

04/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  4/15 New York to Garrison

04/02/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Sea Cities"  1/5 Plymouth

04/02/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Jericho"  Drama set against the building of a railway viaduct  5/8

05/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  5/15 Poughkeepsie to Albany

04/02/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Sea Cities"  2/5 Tyneside

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

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

31/01/16    Bristol '0' Gauge Group Exhibition
           University of the West of England, Filton Road, Bristol, BS34 8QZ
           Postcode correct but likely to lead to main campus - follow North Entrance

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

04/02/16-   The Archives Annual Exhibition: Steaming into Bude
23/02/16    Bude-Stratton Heritage Centre, The Castle, The Wharf, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 8LG
           Bude Railway 1898-1966
           A chance to see how the railway looked using materials from the archives

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

08/02/16    Eastleigh and District Local History Society
           Age Concern Hall, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL
           "Restoration of S15 class 828" by Neil Kearns
           Starts 1930, refreshments available

09/02/16    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
           "Didcot Developments" by Richard Antliff
           (Incorporating The Bristol Group Annual Meeting)
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

10/02/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "An SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs" with Noel Thompson
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/02/16-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Spring Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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