Subject: Raildate 18th March 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/03/2016, 16:57
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Martin Miller's video of Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Double Diesels, 13th March
Testing the brakes on some new trailers to be used by Network Rail
Grindleford Station & Totley Tunnel

Icons of Steam

Made from cardboard

CanPac Overhaul Update

Long Marston Test Track from a class 230

Background to Transport for London fares freeze
Pittsburg Trams 1965
Operation Lifesaver
Centenary of Edinburgh Airport
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dartmouth Steam Railway, 7827 'Lydham Manor', 9th/10th March
East Lancashire Railway Spring Steam Gala, 12th March
A1 Tornado - a Springtime blitz of the Surrey hills
West Somerset Railway Spring Steam Gala, 10th-13th March
Frankfurt unter Dampf
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Crazy for Cortinas: The 80s cars targeted by thieves
Fear of Landing
Propliner annual due April 16th
Clipper Eclipse Crash, 1947 (one of the crew was Gene Roddenberry of Star Trek fame)
The Final Flight of the "Phoenix", 1965
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Spitfire funds: The 'whip-round' that won the war?



Network Rail report dismisses privatisation

Network rail response to Shaw Report

Network Rail puts track renewal train up for sale in dash for cash

New rail compensation plans are unveiled

Telegraph claims: HS2 at risk of derailing at top speeds, report finds
And a rebuttal

HS3 rail link needs 'kick-starting', report concludes

Britain allocates funds to HS3 and Crossrail 2

Figures reveal 'significant' daily train delays

Crossrail Stations: Liverpool Street construction update, March 2016

Transport Minister views permanent track installation progress in Crossrail tunnels

Crossrail 2 needs to be built “as quickly as possible”

Sir Anthony Hidden (Clapham train crash inquiry) obituary

RAIB report on derailment at LUL Ealing Broadway

London Overground Barking Riverside extension approved

Arriva lands Overground concession

Consultation starts for Heathrow - Langley rail link

Heathrow Connect gets back on track

New Gatwick Express trains take off

East Sussex railway landslip disrupts train service

Campaign to reopen a railway station in Somerset

Bridge bash on Newquay branch

Level crossing video: Footage shows baby rescued from car

Revised £30m Lincoln transport hub plan approved

Scotland's rail users promised 200 new services and 20,000 more seats

Scots rail network facing ‘crippling’ strike over control staff

Queen Street rail passengers warned to expect disruption

Borders Railway: Future goals for new route drawn up

Belfast Transport Hub planning underway

Man crushed between steam locomotive and its tender at West Somerset Railway

Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

Northern line TBMs complete

TfL blamed for £886m 'scandal' of Tube upgrade delays

DB Regio set to lose Tyne & Wear Metro contract

Amtrak train derails in Kansas

Derailment in California due to mud slide

Drop in North American rail freight traffic

BART ‘Fleet of the Future’ train en route to Bay Area

South Suburban rail plan gets ScotRail boss’ backing

Condor Liberation ferry detained over safety fears

Stranded Hoegh Osaka cargo ship 'not loaded properly'
MAIB report of grounding of Hoegh Osaka

Shetland Line ferry company loses contract claim

Sea King helicopters sold off as 'sheds and man caves'

Iron Maiden 747-400 badly damaged in tug collision

Badger stops plane from landing at Newquay Airport

Air Passenger duty reduction consultation in Scotland

Original Boeing 727 prepares for its final takeoff

Germanwings crash probe opts against cockpit door rethink

Schiphol airport to undergo major expansion, new pier and terminal

Scorrier house patio falls into 300ft mine shaft

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



20/03/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Coast to coast across Sweden 1/3

20/03/16  Channel 4 2300-0100
         "The Taking of Pelham 123"  2009 remake of 1974 thriller set on New York subway

21/03/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0600-0715
         "The Last Journey"  1935 drama featuring suicidal driver filmed on the GWR

21/03/16  BBC1 South West 1930-2000
         "Rescue 193"  771 Naval Air Squadron's final missions

21/03/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 1/8

22/03/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "The Return of Flying Scotsman"

22/03/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

23/03/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1950-2025
         "Terminus"  1961 John Schlesinger movie - Waterloo station

24/03/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1755-2000
         "The Bargee"  1964 Comedy on the canals staring Harry H Corbett and Ronnie Barker

24/03/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Last Days of Steam"  1948-1960

25/03/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1120-1325
         "The Bargee"  1964 Comedy on the canals staring Harry H Corbett and Ronnie Barker

25/03/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Concorde Air Disaster"  The events of 25th July 2000

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

18/03/16-   Bluebell Railway: Branch Line Gala

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

20/03/16    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Spring Steam Gala

21/03/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Elan Valley Railway" by Ken Mumford
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/03/16    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "The Idle Women - female trainees on canal boats in WW2" by Mike Constable

25/03/16-   Bure Valley Railway: Easter Eggspress

25/03/16-   South Devon Railway: Easter Heritage Gala

25/03/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend

25/03/16-   Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways

27/03/16    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Easter Egg Hunt

27/03/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
28/03/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

01/04/16    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Strictly Freight Only part 2" – the story continued by Brian Ringer
           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

01/04/16-   Mid-Norfolk Railway and 125 Group
03/04/16    Screaming Paxmans Spring Diesel Gala

03/04/16    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

Cheers, Howard.
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