Subject: Raildate 22nd April 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/04/2016, 16:58
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Mike Wilcock's video of heavy freight at Aberthaw, 18th April 18

Martin Miller's video - Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - the Genie is out
Interlude at Dore & Totley Station

Hunslet "Jack" at Dingle Leigh Railway - Live Steam Garden Railways
(Spotter: Roy Wood)

Defining distances by road
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

62005 Lord of The Isles, Whitby-Pickering, 15th April
76079 The Pocket Rocket, North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 14th April
46100 Royal Scot - The Scot Commemorative
Queen's Birthday, No Jubilee, Royal Scot
46100 'Royal Scot' & 45699 'Galatea' on the Cumbrian Coast - 16th April
Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum- Dahlhausen Bw Fest 01 150, 16th April
Geared Steam Locomotive - Climax Commissioners Train
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Encyclopedia Titanica
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The trig pillars that helped map Great Britain



Could electric cars power Britain’s railway

First DRS class 88 electro-diesel ready for testing

Extra rolling stock leased by c2c

Southern rail conductors to stage three strikes over supervisor row
Govia Thameslink takes Aslef union to court over longer trains dispute

Farnham and Alton railway landslip work starts

RAIB notes on permissive working collision at Plymouth, 3rd April

Date given for work to start on Portishead railway station

Man arrested over Caldercote signalling cable theft

Repeated attacks by rail cable thieves trigger appeal

Person dies after being hit by train in Shirebrook

Borders Railway investment costs outlined

Scottish rail franchises will be open to bids from public sector – Sturgeon

How Scotland Works a lot better these days

Steam trains and railways help boost Scottish tourism

Industrial steam locomotive rediscovered in convent shed

A Snowdonia holiday business with own miniature railway is up for sale

Dublin 20-year transport strategy published

Travel misery ahead as France set for new mass rail strike

Double deck TGVs to be used to Bordeaux

New freight vehicles delivered to Swaziland Railways

Concord would love to see the Flying Yankee train return here – at least, if it’s free

Mark Wild appointed MD of London Underground

Luton airport to replace bus transfers with £200m light rail link

QATAR metro design revealed

New tram terminal proposed for Blackpool

LUAS dispute

Reading 2050 – The plan for the tram

Moscow to purchase new trams

Vintage bus running day in Cornwall

More clues on the disappearance of flight MH370

British Airways plane hit by drone near Heathrow

Cuts to Monarch Airways maintenance staff

Bombardier says 630 jobs to be cut in NI in 2016

How a pilot’s NVG case brought down a USAF C-130J in Afghanistan

History made as first large passenger jet aircraft lands at St Helena

World’s Largest Flying Water Bomber Coming to EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2016

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



23/04/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The Secret World of Lego"

24/04/16  ITV 2215-2315
         "Flying Scotsman with Robson Green"

25/04/16  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "The Truth About Cheap Flights

25/04/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 6/8

26/04/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Golden Age of the Tram - a Streetcar Named Desire"

27/04/16  Channel 5 2300-0000
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 6/8

25/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1830-2050
         "The Sound Barrier" 1952 movie about the search for the ultimate supersonic jet

26/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1220-1440
         "The Sound Barrier" 1952 movie about the search for the ultimate supersonic jet

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0740-0810
         "Flockton Flyer"  1976 movie

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0925-1055
         "The Flying Scot" 1957 movie

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1055-1125
         "BFI: Fully Fitted Freight" 1957 BTF documentary

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1245-1315
         "Flockton Flyer"  1976 movie

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1410-1525
         "The Last Journey" 1935 drama

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1410-1525
         "BFI: Elizabethan Express" 1954 BTF documentary

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1715-1750
         "Terminus" 1961 John Schlesinger movie

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1935-2105
         "The Flying Scot" 1957 movie

28/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2200-2230
         "Flockton Flyer"  1976 movie

29/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0125-0155
         "Flockton Flyer"  1976 movie

29/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0155-0305
         "Streamline Express" 1935 US movie

29/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0305-0335
         "Flockton Flyer"  1976 movie

29/04/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0515-0545
         "Flockton Flyer"  1976 movie

29/04/16  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant"  2/6 Rochdale Canal

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

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

06/05/16    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "East Anglian Electrification – the First Thirty Years" by John Day
           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

06/05/16-   Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

06/05/16-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Branch Line Steam Gala (part 1)

07/05/16    Southampton Heritage Federation: History Fair
           St Mary's Fire Station, Southampton

07/05/16    Llangollen Railway: Fish & Chip Special

07/05/16-   Derby Model Railway Exhibition
08/05/16    The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE

08/05/16    Severn Valley Railway: Peppa Pig & George Visit

Cheers, Howard.
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