Subject: Raildate 4th March 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 04/03/2016, 17:04
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Cornwall Railway Society
Ivor the Engine retires to National Railway Museum (yes, it's a spoof!)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How others see us - Herr Ulrich Budde's photos of British trains,7746627
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(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

87014 Penrith-Oxenholme via Shap - winter cab ride, drivers eye view
Steam Returns to Midsomer Norton, 27th February
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Winter Steam Gala, 27th February
GWR 5619 & USA 6046 take on the 1/45 To Ipstones, Churnet Valley Railway
Puffing Billy Railway Members BBQ Special, 20th February
Winterdampf im Erzgebirge
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Martin Miller's video of Sheffield Supertram's Delta Junction

BFI Railways on Film
(Spotter: Roger Smith)



Easter rail works plan announced by Network Rail

Consultation over plans to cut 81 train stations

New £1 million competition to boost rail tourism

Network Rail launches digital railway project

Farewell to the National Radio Network

How the Elizabeth line will connect London to Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex

Commuter fury over trains 'ordered to skip stations to avoid being late'

'Crack' in train forces Heathrow Express to replace stock

First of 27 new trains starts running on Gatwick Express route

Skip lorry hits railway bridge in Staines

Woman dragged under train by bag trapped in door

Tram proposal details for Isle of Wight Railway

Stakeholder pressure on NWR to remodel Ely North Jn

Railway campaign reunites lost toys with owners

RAIB report 03/2016: Serious accident at West Wickham station

RAIB Investigation into collision at Barrow-on-Soar sidings, Leicestershire, 14th February

High-capacity cement wagons unveiled

The Summit tunnel 175 years on: The miracle of engineering which survived a devastating fire

Full steam ahead as Scots rail travel grows

First ScotRail Class 385 to undergo testing next month

Radical plans to hand Valley Lines to private consortium

District Line services suspended after Tube train derails

Tube disaster exercise: 'Tower collapses into station'

West Somerset Railway Association votes out trustees

Quantock Brewery launches new beer to commemorate 40 years of the WSR

Izy budget Paris-Brussels train service to offer €10 standing tickets

SNCF restarts LGV Est testing

Electrified rail link for Tilburg freight terminal

€3bn for new trains but no guarantee of a seat

DB Schenker Rail rebrands as DB Cargo

Rovos Rail expansion

Melbourne Flinders Street station to be rebuilt

Tram-train preferred for Leeds Bradford Airport link

Washington DC tramway opens

Delhi metro experimental freight service

Easingwold school bus flood driver 'no longer employed'

Stagecoach sacks driver following Cambridge guided busway crash

How can you improve upon 'automotive perfection'?

Repairs to Kennet & Avon canal

Channel Islands to UK ferry service stopped for third day

Fault left cars stuck on Condor ferry in Portsmouth for 12 hours

Marine Traffic density map

Obitury: Capt Eric "Winkle" Brown, legendary test pilot

Second Spitfire flypast for Southampton this weekend

British stag party causes flight diversion to Berlin

United Airlines emergency landing at Manchester Airport

Longest non-stop flight

Singapore Airlines takes delivery of its first A350-900

Alberta–Alaska heavy-haul line could be feasible

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



05/03/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  4/4 Forth & Clyde Canal

07/03/16  BBC4 2030-2100
         "The Return of Flying Scotsman"

08/03/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Indian Hill Railways"  1/3 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

08/03/16  BBC4 2300-000
         "The Story of British Pathe"  1/4 Birth of the news

10/03/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Indian Hill Railways"  2/3 The Nilgiri Mountain Railway



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

04/03/16    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           AGM & Members Evening
           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

04/03/16-   North Norfolk Railway: Spring Steam Gala

05/03/16    Netley Station 150th Anniversary Celebrations

05/03/16    Spitfire 80th Anniversary

05/03/16-   Romsey Signal Box open day
06/03/16    Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
           Limited parking - see website for details
           Brick Lane, Romsey - use sat-nav SO51 8LG

05/03/16-   Shillingstone Station: 50 Not Out
06/03/16    Marking the 50th anniversary of the closure of the Somerset & Dorset

06/03/16-   Spring Indoor Transport Fair
           Community Centre, Wootton Street, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 3AP
           1000-1530, £1.50
           Stalls, refreshments and free bus trips

06/03/16-   Bure Valley Railway: Mothers VIP Day

07/03/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Gordon-Keeble, Hampshire's Only Supercar" by Mark Webster
           Starts at 1945

07/03/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Steam Driving in Poland, and other World Travels” by Mike Fish
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/03/16    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Ashchurch for Tewkesbury" by Ian & Jack Boskett
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

09/03/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Railways in the Cornish Landscape" by Stephen Gay
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

11/03/16-   East Lancashire Railway: Spring Steam Gala

12/03/16-   The Midlands Garden Rail Show - Large Scale Model Rail
13/03/16    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

12/03/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Mixed Traffic Weekend

13/03/16    Hampshire Bus & Coach Preservation: The Spring Time Special
           The Rear Engined Bus Running Day, Winchester

17/03/16    Aln Valley Railway: Illustrated Talk
           Barter Books, Alnwick, NE66 2NP
           "Sir Edward Watkin and the original HS2" by Tom Lloyd

18/03/16    RCTS South Wales: Outdoor event
           Valleys Explorer Part 2: Vale of Glamorgan, Maesteg, Rhymney Valley and City Line
           Using Arriva Trains Wales Valleys Rover, 0939 to Bridgend from Cardiff Central Platform 7

19/03/16    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

19/03/16    GW Railwayana Auctions - sale catalogue is now online
           Pershore High School, Station Road, Pershore, Worcestershire, WR10 2BX

Cheers, Howard.
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