Subject: Raildate 13th May 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 13/05/2016, 16:22
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Martin Miller's video of Tapton Junction
Clayton Equipment locomotive on test at Wirksworth

Mike Wilcock's video of 66779 at NRM, Newport Docks, Bishton and Colton Junction

"Flying Scotsman" on the Cathedrals Express, 10th May
North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Scottish Branchline Gala
Tornado, The Sunninghill Climb, 11th May
Fotozüge auf dem Pollo 99 4652 und Köf 6003, 6th May
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Great Central Railway, 8th May
Boris Johnson's influence on Transport for London - including vanity projects
Light Rail routes in California...
Metro Expo Line: Downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica
Preview: Expo Line from Culver City to Santa Monica
Expo Line to Santa Monica VIP Train Ride
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The man who has photographed every station in Great Britain
(Spotter: Michael Prince)

Ghost Stations in Devon (other counties available from side bar)
Global ship traffic seen from space - FleetMon Satellite AIS and FleetMon Explorer
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Sir James Dyson talks engineering and the Harrier jet



No train accident fatalities in Britain for eight years

First class allocation on trains could be reduced to ease overcrowding

Disruption looms as HS2 starts station work early

GB Railfreight unveils final Class 66 for the UK

Girl records railway station security alert

Crossrail project: New Elizabeth line stations revealed

Exploring the Elizabeth line, one of the world’s largest construction projects

Southern Conductors strike date changed
Response to change in RMT conductors' strike date

Two arrested as car hits Frimley bridge

Britain's 'worst rail disaster' was only avoided because one of the trains was late

Plans in motion to bring new railway line to Cirencester

Could this modernisation help improve the Tarka Line?

26 train passengers a year, 1 riveting video and a new campaign

Family needed a lifeboat rescue when their train didn’t show up at Berney Arms

Lorry wedged under low railway bridge

HS2 headquarters to move from London to Birmingham

Ground broken on high-speed rail college sites

£12.m centre where Bombardier will put finishing touches to its Crossrail trains

RAIB report into engineering train collision at Bryn

Flying Scotsman to travel in secret

Flying Scotsman: Trespass warning for Scotland tour

First Group to run Edinburgh to London budget rail service

Arriva Trains Wales north Wales fleet 'rust' issue

Aerial shots for Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail link bid

8,400 tonne railway bridge moved into place overnight

Poland - Lithuania standard-gauge passenger services to begin next month

Hundreds take steam train rides in Kingston

Brave boy, 7, survives 3-hour tunnel ordeal after being sucked out of train

CP derails plans for train museum in Minnedosa, heritage group says

Railtour to commemorate withdrawal of AMTRAK AEM7 locos

Campaign group calls on new London mayor to extend capital’s tram network

Amsterdam's Johan Cruyff tribute tram – in pictures

Uzbeks in Tashkent bid farewell to tram service

KC Streetcar opens for business

New Santiago metro train destroyed in shipping mishap

One hour bus fares to be introduced in London

Linlithgow bus operator banned from holding licence

Historic Wirral tugboat Daniel Adamson is star attraction at 'Steam on the Dock'

Cowes floating bridge fare increases

HMS Victory 'collapsing' under her own weight

HMS Illustrious, UK's Only Working Aircraft Carrier, Bound for Scrapyard

Aircraft's perilous journey on the high seas

Centenary of RAF Wittering

Air tanker crash-lands in northwest Alberta

India retires Sea Harrier jump jets

Dutch company court upholds €324,000 fine for Ryanair

Perlan II readies for record-breaking ascent to 90,000ft

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Ted Millward, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Michael Prince, Alan Rushworth



14/05/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

15/05/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1355-1425
         "BFI: Fully Fitted Freight"  1957 BTF film of the fast freight, 4-48 pm, Bristol-Leeds

15/05/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF"  2/4

15/05/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Paul Merton's Secret Stations"  A look at Britain's request-stop stations 3/3

16/05/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1600-1625
         "BFI: Fully Fitted Freight" 1957 BTF film of the fast freight, 4-48 pm, Bristol-Leeds

16/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Madness on Wheels: Rallying's Greatest Years"

19/05/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0730-0755
         "BFI: Elizabethan Express"  1954 BTF film of the then new Elizabethan Express service

19/05/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dan Cruickshank: at Home with the British" 1/3 The Cottage

19/05/16  BBC4 2230-2330
         "A very British Airline"  1/3 Training BA cabin crew

20/05/16  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Round Britain with John Sergeant"  5/6 Oxford 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

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    Combe Junction Halt "Crowdburst"
           Meet at the Looe line platform at Liskeard station at 1000

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-   Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally
15/05/16    Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Road, Allbrook, Eastleigh. SO50 6HN

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

28/05/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Pip and the Great Teddy Bear Rescue

28/05/16    The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Fish & Chips Extra Train

28/05/16    Bala Lake Railway: Model Railway Show

28/05/16-   AEC Society Rally
29/05/16    Newark Showground, Notts

28/05/16-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Spring Gala

28/05/16-   Didcot Railway Centre: Diesel Gala & Real Ale Festival
30/05/16    Visiting locos confirmed so far: Class 03 D2120, Class 33 33035, Class 46 46045

28/05/16-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Festival of Steam

28/05/16-   Bure Valley Railway: Everything Goes!

28/05/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Teddy Bears' Bank Holiday Weekend

28/05/16-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Steam and Ale

28/05/16-   Welsh Highland Railway: Spring Bank Holiday

29/05/16-   Foxfield Railway: Miniature Railway Gala

29/05/16-   Bala Lake Railway: Model Railway Show & Festival of Transport

29/05/16-   Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

29/05/16-   Ffestiniog Railway: Spring Bank Holiday

01/06/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains

02/06/16    Talyllyn Railway: Peter Sam's Party

Cheers, Howard.
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