Subject: Raildate 5th February 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/02/2016, 16:49
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BR Parcels and Passenger-Rated Stock Volume 3: Self-Propelled Parcels Vans, TPOs and Car-Carrying Vehicles for Motorail Services


Non-Pool Freight Stock 1948-1968 Volume 1: Privately-Owned and European Vehicles (Including APCM, Dorman Long, Esso & Gulf)

both by David Larkin

The first five Kestrel Railway Books volumes by David Larkin looked at the revenue-earning wagon fleet operated by British Railways and its successor, British Rail.  These were followed by a series of three books looking at the specially-designed wagons that were used for track maintenance.  Now we see the last of three volumes covering parcels and passenger-rated stock and the first of a new series covering the ex-private owner fleet.

The final part of the parcels and passenger-rated stock series covers self-propelled parcels vans, TPOs and Motorail vehicles, and the first part of the new ex-PO series covers owners with initials A to H.  The remaining owners will be dealt with in a second volume later in 2016.

Parcels and Passenger-Rated Stock Volume 3
Softback: 96 pages with 195 photographs
273 x 215mm
Price: £15.00

Non-Pool Freight Stock 1948-1968 Volume 1
Softback: 96 pages with 194 photographs
273 x 215mm
Price: £16.00

Parcels and Passenger-Rated Stock Volume 1 (Full Brakes, Parcels & Miscellaneous Vans and Car-carrying Vehicles) has also been reprinted.

All are available post-free from Kestrel Railway Books


New publication from Historic England: Historic Railway Buildings and Structures
Volume 1: Overview of Significance and Investment Trends (1.37MB)
Volume 2: Statements of Significance (1.24MB)
Volume 3: Maps & Gazetteer (very large: 58.13 MB)

Exeter to Barnstaple, 17-05-2004

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - the art of heavy haulage by Martin Miller

York University is currently taking applications for its Postgraduate Diploma in Railway Studies (2016/17 academic year)
You are invited to complete a short survey about future of the Postgraduate Diploma in Railway Studies

Britain's railways doing well despite privatisation

Great Central Railway - Winter Steam Gala - 2016
The best of 45699 Galatea in 2015
86 1333-3 Fotozug auf dem Markersbacher Viadukt
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Tube map shows the cost of average house at every London Underground stop
How Birmingham's NEC was born 40 years ago
Ingfield Light Railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The High Line in 45 Seconds

The Man in Seat Sixty-One
Detecting shipwrecks from space
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

And finally, spotted by Phil Smart in the Express & Star - an announcement heard on Birmingham New Street station:
"Platform 6 for the 16.33 to Northampton calling at Marston Green and lots of other places."
Their shift must have been coming to an end...



Passenger figures break 90-year record

Plans submitted to modify Mk 3s as freight vehicles

Sulzer Shortlisted for Two UK Rail Industry Awards

Eight-month closure planned for GOBLIN electrification

Pedestrian crossing misuse at Barnes

First new Gatwick Express train to enter service this month

Reading businesses criticise £500m Heathrow rail link delay

Landslip causes week of delays on London rail route

Two shortlisted for South Western franchise

End of the line for Weymouth Quay Tramway

Rail Supply Group outlines UK industrial strategy

HS2 rail headquarters open in Birmingham

UK and Thai universities form railway partnership

Forgotten photos at Derby studio brought back into full focus - possible Midland Railway link

Revised Settle & Carlisle timetable due to landslip effective from 31st January

Storm Henry causes problems for First TransPennine Express passengers

Penally station works complete £6.5m improvements

Edwina Hart dismisses cross-border trains 'threat'

Call to open rail link to Belfast International Airport

'World's oldest ticket office' opens in Derbyshire
Martin Miller's video of the opening

All seats sold for Flying Scotsman workings on NYMR
Flying Scotsman trip on 25th February

York Central Consultation and the National Railway Museum

Royal Mail 'secret' railway on track to reopen next year

Bird 'photobombs' railway webcam at Abergynolwyn

Deutsche Bahn speeds up modernization of rail network

Den Haag Centraal reopens following extensive rebuild

BNSF Capital Expenditure programme for 2016

Dispute between Amtrak and MBTA over track access charges

Night Tube: RMT union to recommend pay deal

Final contracts awarded for major upgrade of New York subway

Rare Ferrari expected to fetch millions at auction

Plan to launch new water taxi service in Manchester

Hoverspeed hovercraft set to be destroyed
Sign the petition

Listing and disabled Modern Express under tow away from French Coast

New Southampton to Munich service operated by BMI Regional

Underwater volcanoes and shipwrecks found in the MH370 search

Rolls Royce win order for Norwegan 787 Dreamliners

Boeing receives first contract of Air Force One recap

Historical home of famed Derby foundry owner goes on market to businesses

Zeppelin raids 100 years ago

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



06/02/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  3/3 Shannon-Erne Waterway

06/02/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  3/3

07/02/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "James May's Cars of the People"  3/3

07/02/16  BBC2 2200-2300
         "Patrick Kielty's Mulholland Drive"  Water infrastructure of Los Angeles

08/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  6/15 Schenectady to Rochester

08/02/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  Using an 1846 guidebook

09/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  7/15 Niagara Falls, Buffalo

09/02/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  Using an 1846 guidebook

10/02/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0520-0600
         "Terminus"  1961 John Schlesinger movie - Waterloo Station

10/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  8/15 Philadelphia, Atlantic City

10/02/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  Using an 1846 guidebook

10/02/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  3/3

11/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  9/15 Amish country and Gettysburg

11/02/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Sea Cities"  3/5 Portsmouth

11/02/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Jericho"  Drama set against the building of a railway viaduct  6/8

11/02/16  BBC2 2315-0015
         "James May's Cars of the People"  3/3

12/02/16  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  10/15 South to the Mason-Dixon line

12/02/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Sea Cities"  4/5 Hull

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

04/02/16-   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

06/02/16-   Stafford Railway Circle Annual Model Railway Exhibition
07/02/16    Prestwood, Argyle and Sandylands Suites, Stafford County Showground, ST18 0BD
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

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 8LG

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

15/02/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Cotswold Canals" by Paul Joyce
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/02/16    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 8LG

20/02/16-   The Diesel & Electric Show
21/02/16    The International Centre, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4JH

Cheers, Howard.
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