Subject: Raildate 29th April 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 29/04/2016, 16:21
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LB&SCR Carriages Volume 2: Four- and Six-wheeled Saloons, Vans and Restorations
by Ian White, Simon Turner and Sheina Foulkes

It is now forty years since the publication of Carriage Stock of the LB&SCR by PJ Newbury, and twenty since David Gould produced "Bogie Carriages of the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway". This new book is the second of two volumes intended to complete the coverage of LB&SCR carriages and passenger-rated vans.  It describes the four- and six-wheeled saloon and passenger-rated vans, and also gives an account of the restoration of LB&SCR carriages at the Bluebell Railway.

The aim is to provide a “design history” based on contemporary historical documents supplemented by practical knowledge gained through the study and restoration of surviving carriage bodies.  The two volumes describe how carriage design developed, and how it followed new developments in train lighting, braking, communication and the social distinctions of the time.

A companion to the earlier LB&SCR Carriages Volume 1, both volumes are profusely illustrated with photographs and scale drawings, and are produced to the same high standard as this publisher’s LSWR Carriages Volume 3 and LSWR Carriages Volume 4 by the late Gordon Weddell. All royalties from the sale of these volumes are being donated to the Bluebell Stroudley Coach Fund.

Hardback: 224 pages
Over 230 photographs and scale drawings, some in colour
304 x 217mm
ISBN: 978-1-905505-36-4
Price: £29.95


Two new videos from Andrew Cook...
68020 Reliance on Intermodal Duty at Bridge of Allan, 22nd April
DRS 68019 Brutus at Dalmeny, 21st April

Martin Miller's video of Ponte Casilino a little way out of Roma Termini, 11th May 2015

Tehachapi: End of an Era (1980s)
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Central Railway, Saturday 23rd April
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Green Timetable 20th April
45690 Leander Charges Up Battlefield Bank - The Salopian Express - 22nd April
Royal Scot Heads the GB IX Steam Tour
Zwei Dicke und eine Preußin 38 2267, 01 1075 & 01 150 16th/17th April
Dampf am deutschen Eck
Lokportrait Dampflok 38 2267
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Great Central - Bridging the Loughborough Gap
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Invergordon station murals
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Oh, Doctor Beeching... if you could see us now

Manchester's tube train that never was

Readers' photos of the trig points that helped map the UK



West Coast Railway Company in new safety incident

Growth slows at Stagecoach Rail

'Misery' on Southern Rail as workers walk out

High Court injunction over Gatwick Express DOO dispute

Barking c2c train driver dies after suffering 'heart attack' as train pulls into station

Passenger in Roudham rail crash claims he was offered £4 refund on £51 ticket by Abellio

RAIB investigation into Level crossing accident near Thetford 10th April

Network Rail awards Great Western resignalling contract

Book charts the time when Uttoxeter had three railway stations

12-year-old train enthusiast verbally abused in Worksop

Torksey Viaduct reopens

RAIB report on level crossing accident near Knaresborough

Royal steam loco replaced by a vintage diesel engine

Remains of Belfast's first railway station unearthed

Eurostar confirms plans for new routes

More rolling stock to be ordered for traffic increase in Austria

More China - Europe freight trains launched

Dramatic aerial footage shows Canadian wooden railway bridge ablaze

Landslide damages historic cliff-side lift

Ffestiniog Railway gets new £600,000 heritage train

Manchester Metrolink system shut down by software fault

Glasgow Subway to close for four weeks

Birmingham New Street tram extension to open in May

LUAS pay progress

Strasbourg opens tram Line A extension

Tram bowling in Berlin

New Jersey Transit appointed boss  turns down role

Contact signed for construction of Railway to Perth airport

US Air Force breaks maglev speed record and other news

TS Queen Mary to return to Glasgow

Former Sealink ferry Hengist, now Panagia Tinou, is sinking in a Greek harbour

Solar Impulse flying over San Francisco

A380 could work for IAG at Iberia and Aer Lingus: Walsh

China Eastern signs for 35 A350s and 787-9s

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



30/04/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Sweden coast-to-coast 1/3

01/05/16  ITV 2000-2100
         "Paul Merton's Secret Stations"  A look at Britain's request-stop stations 1/3

02/05/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 7/8

03/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Caravans: a British Love Affair"

04/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Joy of Sets - the Model Railway Story"

04/05/16  Channel 5 2300-0000
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 7/8

05/05/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0220-0250
         "Elizabethan Express"  1954 BTF film of the (then) new Elizabethan Express

05/05/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  1/6 The Burma-Siam Railway

05/05/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: A Very British Map - the Ordnance Survey Story"

05/05/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Jim Clark: the Quiet Champion"

06/05/16  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant"  3/6 Lancaster 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

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

09/05/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Forton Lake and its Boat Shipyards" by Martin R Marks
           Starts at 1945

09/05/16    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

10/05/16    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "BR Steam in the West Country" by Alan Sainty
           1930 for 1945
           There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated

11/05/16    Swiss Railways Society (London Branch)
           The Model Railway Club, Keen House, 4 Calshot Street, London N1 9AT
           (Penton Rise stop on bus routes 30, 73, 205 & 476)
           Members evening: "Countries not adjacent to Switzerland (& not UK)" slideshow
           Meetings start 19:00, refreshments available
           Non-members very welcome. £3.50 donation requested

11/05/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Strictly Freight Only - Developments & Changes in Freight Traffic on British
           Rail Network since 1960" by Brian Ringer
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/05/16-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Tracks tothe Trenches

13/05/16-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Branch Line Steam Gala (part 2)

14/05/16    Victory Model Railway Club 4th Annual Exhibition
           Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Ln, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

14/05/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Weekend

14/05/16-   Llangollen Railway: Victorian Weekend

15/05/16    Ryedale Auctioneers Railway & Toy Sale
           Cooks Yard, New Road, Kirkbymoorside, York, YO62 6DZ

Cheers, Howard.
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