Subject: Raildate 6th May 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/05/2016, 16:19
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Martin Miller's videos: Manchester Metrolink - the intoxicating influence of trams
Manchester Metrolink Miscellany
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Bank Holiday Miscellany

Mike Wilcock's video of 37405/408/425 thrashing in the Welsh Valleys, May 2005
St Philips Marsh Open Day 2016 Part 1
St Philips Marsh Open Day 2016 Part 2

The Knotty Coach Trust

Women-only train carriages? What a ridiculously regressive idea

Class 66, Arlington Tool Vans, West Byfleet
Talyllyn Railway, 'Road to Adventure' Gala, 30th April
Jubilee Racing in the North West, 4th May
Steam Trains - A2 986s Third Mainline Trial
Wiederinbetrieb; Lok Hermann beim DEV in Bruchhausen-Vilsen, 1st May
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Campaign to reduce silica dust from ballast
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Steamship Shieldhall

Crowdfunding for "The Man Engine"

'What were they thinking?': your favourite demolished buildings



Top UK civil servant reviews HS2 project

Network Rail celebrates May Day successes

Privatised, nationalised, electrified? A guide to the UK's railways

The High Speed Train, or Intercity 125, is celebrating its 40th year of operation

Vauxhall Station fire: Ongoing disruption follows blaze

Crossrail orders Linsinger rail milling train

Lorry hits Lambeth bridge despite huge warning signs

Southern Railway conductors change strike date

Farnham-Alton to reopen on 4th May

Engineering works at Wootten Bassett for electrification

Press release on SPAD at Wootton Bassett March 2015

Permission given for culvert at Didcot-Oxford line at  Hinksey (planned since July last year)

Work on Oxford Bay Platforms for Chiltern  Railway services

Government told to 'cough up' rail cash for South West

Manchester railwaymen honoured at Piccadilly as new war memorial unveiled

Marking 40 years since loss of Alston rail link

Large crowd gathers at west Highland station to welcome prestigious steam engine

ScotRail fare dodgers to pay £30 penalty under new crackdown

Eurotunnel problems cause five-hour delays for passengers

RAIB report on lorry shuttle fire January 2015

Refresh for TGV prototype

Eurostar Velaro on test in the Netherlands

Alstom preferred bidder for new NS express stock

SNCB boss Jo Cornu to step down

Train crew injured on steam loco at Maldagem

Sweden introduces 730m-long freight trains

Trains conveying water in India

Cambodia restarts passenger trains after 14 years

From Shinkansen to Scotland

470 being brought to life in Waterville

CSX haz chem derailment near Washington DC

Strike ballot starts over Night Tube offer

10th strike day on LUAS

Fred Dibnah's engine steams into action

Crowdfunded Isle of Wight ferry service set to launch

Draken sets course towards America

Huge liner cruises down Thames

EASA mandates H225 gearbox checks following fatal Norway crash

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



07/05/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Sweden coast-to-coast 2/3

08/05/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1615-1645
         "BFI: Fully Fitted Freight" 1957 BTF film of the fast freight, 4-48 pm, Bristol-Leeds

08/05/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF"

08/05/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The World's Most Famous Train"  The VSOE

08/05/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Paul Merton's Secret Stations"  A look at Britain's request-stop stations 2/3

09/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: Magnificent Machines - the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

09/05/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill"

09/05/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  Documentary series 8/8

10/05/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Crash: Anatomy of an Accident"  Sheppey Crossing, 2013

10/05/16  BBC4 2205-2305
         "Timeshift: A Very British Map - the Ordnance Survey Story"

12/05/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  2/6 Across the Andes

12/05/16  ITV 2240-2340
         "Crash: Anatomy of an Accident"  Sheppey Crossing, 2013

12/05/16  BBC4 2335-0035
         "Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill"

13/05/16  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant"  4/6 Staffs & Worcs 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

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
           "Western Memories around Nationalisation" by Arthur Turner
           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 to the 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-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Spring Gala Weekend

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

14/05/16-   Llangollen Railway: Victorian Weekend

15/05/16    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train Running Day

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

16/05/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Dennis Flood, reminiscences of a footplateman
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/05/16    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Ambergate Underground Reservoir" by Anthony Healey

19/05/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival

20/05/16-   Welsh Highland Railway: Real-Ale Festival

21/05/16    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

21/04/16-   Foxfield Railway: Military Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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