Subject: Raildate 20th May 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/05/2016, 16:33
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Martin Miller's video of a self-discharging load arriving at Wirksworth
The machine in action
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Multiple Memories
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Afternoon Tea Train

Mike Wilcock's video of the naming of 66779 at NRM by Chairman John Smith

Station to station: the best train journeys you've never heard of
(Spotter: Simon Moppett)

An exhibition about Bennerley Viaduct runs between 20th May and 30th August - details here:

Guide Bridge Station Group

Flying Scotsman speeds along the ECML, 14th May
Flying Scotsman Day 4: Edinburgh-Newcastle-York, 17th May
34052 'Lord Dowding' (actually 34046 'Braunton') on the Steam Footex, 15th May
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Scottish Mix Traffic Gala Day, 8th May
North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Scottish Branch Line Gala, 14th May
Steam Trains At Dusk - Y112 and K190 Transfer to Ballarat
Lautes Dampfspektakel im Taunus
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Free station wi-fi geographic distribution
Yarm Viaduct
50 years of Glasgow Airport
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Metcalfe Models & Toys - Behind the kits...

Re-supporting HMS Victory
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Leon to open at railway stations across the UK

Southern Railway guards strike

London's Lea Bridge station reopens after 31 years

Great Western Railway brings in bike reservation rule

Train fire near Twyford  1P24 0808 Oxford-Paddington

Network Rail set to replace 'sensitive' electrification

New book charts Bath's railways in final years of steam train era

Taunton MP Presses for Wellington railway station

Proposed seven day rail link from Okehampton to Exeter

Buy a house for 600,000 and get a train with its own track thrown in

Abbotswood stolen tractor crash causes train chaos

Landslip could close section of S&C until late 2017

Bombardier opens Derby train testing facility

Alstom to build 25m UK services facility and transport academy

Newton Aycliffe trainbuilder ramps up work on new fleet at 82m factory

Flying Scotsman Borders Railway and Forth Bridge trip back on
Flying Scotsman reaches Scotland after 11th hour Network Rail U-turn
Flying Scotsman: 8 trainspotters arrested for trespassing

Flying Scotsman to visit Scotland next year after sell-out trips

Borders Railway 'ambassadors' make their return

Borders Railway extension 'a realistic prospect'

Craigentinny does it all

Petition to save the French sleeper trains

New EMUs ordered for Swiss Bern-Worb line

Minsk-Gomel electric services to start next month

New observation cars ordered by Rocky Mountaineer

MSU Surplus Store selling locomotive

Driver distraction likely cause of fatal Amtrak derailment

Fatal level crossing accident in Central California

New Hyperloop model shown by MIT
Close-up look at MIT's Hyperloop model
Is Hyperloop the future of travel?

Android pay accepted for pay as you go travel on TfL

New depot opened for Montreal commuter fleet

No trams to New Street just yet

Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train pilot delayed further

Zurich orders 70 Flexity trams

Canberra light rail contracts signed

Webber Bus in Bridgwater ceases trading

Should every bus in Manchester be an electric one?

Demolition of footbridge over A38 at Plympton

Passengers rescued as ferry collides with Hythe pier

Harmony of the Seas: World's largest cruise ship in Southampton

Steamer TS Queen Mary returns to the Clyde

CalMac wins 900m ferry contract

On board navy's new aircraft carrier

EgyptAir crash: 'Debris found' from flight MS804

Crew safe after B-52 crash in Guam

Ryanair flight to Manchester evacuated due to security hoax

World's biggest aeroplane lands in Australia

Cathay to take first A350 on 27 May

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



22/05/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF"  3/4

23/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Dan Cruickshank: at Home with the British"  1/3 The Cottage

23/05/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Storm Troupers: the Fight to Forecast the Weather"  1/3

25/05/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails"

26/05/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dan Cruickshank: at Home with the British"  2/3 The Terrace

26/05/16  BBC4 2230-2330
         "A very British Airline"  2/3



All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for inaccuracies or changes

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

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

20/05/16-   Great Central Railway: Railways at Work Steam Gala

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

27/05/16-   South Devon Railway: 1960s BR Mixed Traction 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-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: Simplex 100 Celebration (1)

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-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Beattie Bash

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

04/06/16-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: Simplex 100 Celebration (2)

04/06/16-   Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway: Gala Weekend

04/06/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Home & Garden Fayre

04/06/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day

05/06/16    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train Running Day

05/06/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

05/06/16    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

Cheers, Howard.
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