Subject: Raildate 15th April 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/04/2016, 17:02
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Martin Miller's video - Stoned at Peak Forest (parts 1 & 2)

Mike Willcock's video - Ixion on "Worth While" Railtour - almost 600 miles in August 2001
1st Freightliner, 66548, arrival at Onllwyn, 5th April
68004/02, HST naming and Freightliner to Aberdare, 1st April

Andrew Cook's video - Day Trip to Manchester April 2016

See inside the ‘secret’ Victorian station left abandoned in London

Vivarail ( Class 230) Blog
Drone Filming of 60163 passing Sherborne, 2nd April
1970s AMTRAK publicity
Historic photos of Southampton Docks
See inside the Itchen Bridge in Southampton
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Steam in Surrey, Tornado, Bellmond British Pullman, 8th April
Llangollen Railway, Spring Steam Gala 2016, 9th April
46100 'Royal Scot' Storms Up Shap - The Cumbrian Coast Express, 9th April
Steam Trains In The Hills- Australia's Puffing Billy Railway, 10th April
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 63395, 11th April
Geniale/laute Dampflokanfahrt in der Steigung-Sound pur!!!
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Great Central Railway, 1960s - Nottingham Victoria Station video
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

GWR Autotrain ride on the South Devon Railway - Totnes to Staverton
Unseen Steam
The Tupolev Tu-95 Bear
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A fascinating animation based on old photographs: “The Old New World”
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)



Railway land across Britain to be developed in new Government backed initiative

New challenges facing east and west

Visit of N2 1744 to Kings Cross

'Demeaning' duck absent from Sir Nigel Gresley statue

Folkestone to Dover rail line will open in December, say Network Rail

RAIB report into derailment in Kent caused by cattle on track

New trains boost to deal with 'unprecedented' demand

Man injured as train hits tractor at level crossing

Farnham and Alton railway line shut amid safety fears

18 people injured as two trains collide at Plymouth station

Swindon Panel moved to Didcot

Banbury residents fight to save historic railway signal box

Birmingham power cut disruption 'caused by vandals'

New railfreight hub proposed for West Midlands

Driver jailed after train hit empty car at Burton upon Trent

Spondon driver banned after becoming trapped on level crossing

Ilkeston Station Phase 2 development begins

Selby rail disaster books of condolence are painstakingly restored, after being damaged by York floods

Peek inside the Queen Street tunnel revamp

Lady Ha’ Colliery: The forgotten history behind Eglinton's Park's hidden railway tunnel

ScotRail strike ballot triggered by row over downgrading of staff

Borders Railway extension feasibility study views laid out

Ticket price war as Virgin targets Edinburgh to London rail route

ScotRail heads to the cloud with Infor while SAP steams

Plans unveiled for new £2million Inverness Airport railway station

RAIB update on Lamington viaduct flood damage

Swanage railway: First passenger trains in 44 years over Norden Gates level crossing

Genius railway engineer is set to be honoured

Hornby given lifeline as Barclays waives loan conditions for March

Tata Steel sells British and French rails business

German rail dispatcher 'playing mobile phone game' before train crash

Reykjavik airport rail link plans move forward

High speed rail route development in Israel

Amtrak Philadelphia: Two dead as train derails

CD Cargo orders Siemens Vectron locos

BNSF redundancies dues to drop in shale oil and coal traffic

First Siemens diesel loco built in US of A completed

Invisible trains to speed through Japan

London Underground's 'mind the gap' man Phil Sayer dies

Sydney Harbour tunnel tendering started

Preview of new BART Cars

Track Geometry car ordered for BART network

RAIB report into a collision between a tram and a pedestrian in central Manchester

Katowice to extend tram network

School bus looses roof in Bournemouth

End of the road for Moscow's trolleybuses

Could cashless payments make Rwanda's bus conductor redundant?

Red Funnel ferries plans for East Cowes terminal rejected

CalMac ferry Coriusk moved to Oban-Mull service

Final plan for £30m Montgomery Canal revamp agreed

NAS Culdrose waves goodbye to its search and helicopters for the last time

New runway proposed for Dublin airport

Lufthansa A320neo visits Heathrow

Crane drops plane on to wall in India

TAP Portugal to be first operator of A330neo

Why nine is the magic number on the 787

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



16/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1305-1525
         "The Sound Barrier" 1952 movie about the search for the ultimate supersonic jet

17/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1155-1415
         "The Sound Barrier" 1952 movie about the search for the ultimate supersonic jet

17/04/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Jumbo: the Plane that Changed the World

17/04/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Hidden Britain by Drone"  2/2

18/04/16  BBC4 1830-1900
         "The Flying Archaeologist"  The Thames: Secret War

18/04/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 5/8

19/04/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Engine that Powers the World"  Story of the diesel engine

20/04/16  Channel 5 2300-0000
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 5/8

20/04/16  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Timeshift: The Engine that Powers the World"  Story of the diesel engine

22/04/16  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Canals: The Making of a Nation"  The people who worked the boats

22/04/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Flying Scotsman with Robson Green"

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

15/04/16-   Bluebell Railway: Diesel Weekend

16/04/16    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

16/04/16    Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Diesel Extravaganza

16/04/16    SW&SWIAC Conference, Dursley
           Organised by Gloucestershire Society for Industrial Archaeology

16/04/16    Ffestiniog Railway & Welsh Highland Railway: The Snowdonian

16/04/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Open House Weekend & Manchester Model Tramway

16/04/16-   Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas

16/04/16-   East Lancashire Railway: Small Engines Weekend

17/04/16    Cornwall Bus Preservation Group & Thames Valley and Great Western Omnibus Trust
           Penzance VR Revival and Vintage Bus Running Day

17/04/16    Foxfield Railway: Classic and Vintage Vehicle Rally

18/04/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Goring's Wonderful Railway" by Mike Hurst
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

22/04/16-   Mid-Hants Railway Watercress Line: Diesel Weekend

23/04/16    SERIAC Conference, Kingston-upon-Thames
           Organised by Surrey Industrial History Group

23/04/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

23/04/16-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Super Power Weekend

23/04/16-   Liverpool Model Railway Society Exhibition

23/04/16-   Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas

24/04/16    Evesham Vale Light Railway: Diesel Day

24/04/16    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Train Day

24/04/16    Vintage Buses Around Teeside

29/04/16-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out With Thomas

30/04/16    Derby Choral Union: "Trainsongs at the Derby Roundhouse"

30/04/16-   Friends of King Alfred Buses Running Days
01/05/16    Free bus services in and around Winchester
           From 1700 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

30/04/16-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Steam at War

30/04/16-   Didcot Railway Centre: Steam Gala

30/04/16-   38th Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport

30/04/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Rocks and Rails Weekend

30/04/16-   South Tynedale Railway: Forty Year Commemoration of Closure

30/04/16-   Talyllyn Railway: The Road to Adventure Gala

30/04/16-   Ffestiniog Railway: May Bank Holiday Event

01/05/16    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

01/05/16    Twyford Waterworks: Spring Rally

01/05/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Car Boot Sale

01/05/16-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Steam Gala & Model Railway Exhibition

01/05/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
02/05/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

02/05/16    St Philips Marsh Open Day: GWR Celebrates 40 Years of the High Speed Train
           In aid of local charity the Springboard Opportunity Group
           1030 to 1630

02/05/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Doug Copley's Lineside Images” + “The David Odd Collection”
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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