Subject: Raildate 27th May 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/05/2016, 07:57
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Martin Miller's video - Derby Midland Station Sunday Interlude
Steam at Whatstandwell Station

Mike Willcock's video recorded at Kidderminster, Bewdley & Northern Belle at Bishton Flyover 20th/21st May
Severn Valley Spring Diesel Gala 20th May

New Mills to Hayfield train, 1968

A rather wobbly amateur video about Woodford Halse
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

A visit to Pendon Model Railway
Great Central Railway, Railways at Work Gala, 21st May
46100 Royal Scot 5Z41 Bristol-Crewe, 23rd May
Rebuilt WC class 34046 "Braunton" disguised as 34052 "Lord Dowding" visits Peak Rail
34052 - 'Lord Dowding'
Flying Scotsman - Steam Tour of Surrey
Steam Trains Up North (Australia) - Steamrail Victoria's Echuca Overlander
Lokportrait Dampflok 94 1292
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Romsey Signal Box in Lego
Flying Scotsman steams to the south coast
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Retired engine driver Ron Prince shares steam loco memories

Derby's costly electric trams were abandoned with debts of £250,000
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Iceland's Ghost Planes
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



HS2 rail link 'over-priced' say transport experts

Critics call for HS2 top speed rethink to cut costs

BBC commissions 'slow TV-like' live trainspotting show

John Krish, film director (including BTF) – obituary

Pre-Crossrail upgrades at Acton Main Line station approved

New Thameslink train goes on show in London

Escalation of Gatwick Express drivers dispute

East-West rail franchise being considered

Passengers frustrated by three-year delay to rail station upgrades

CAF to supply trains to TransPennine Express

Massive support beams craned into place as Dundee railway station takes shape

More new trains for the North and Scotland

New destinations for Scottish sleeper trains?

Trains passengers in Wales will soon be able to use their phones as tickets

Several bridges to be demolished and main train line closed as work for electrification begins

Rail tourism winners announced

Four-year project to restore scrapped steam engine gets £75,000 funding boost

Swindon and Cricklade Railway vintage train destroyed by fire

World War 1 locomotives revisit Somme battlefield lines 100 years after the War

Eurostar passenger numbers “dampened” by terror attacks

Commuter trains in Paris get royal makeover

Approval for Bordeaux and Toulouse/Dax high-speed lines

Switzerland's Gotthard Train Tunnel will be world's longest, deepest

ÖBB prepares to step up overnight train services

CP cargo sold to MSC and renamed

Fire delays services to and from New York Grand Central

Catskill Mountain Railroad offers its final rides this weekend

Night Tube services to start in August
Night Tube: Maintenance workers vote for strike over pay

Say 'au revoir' to the Paris Metro ticket

Driverless train operations on Delhi Metro

Birmingham tram network has never made profit

LUAS strikes suspended

Tram route to be built to St Petersburg airport

Los Angeles Expo Line phase 2 opens
Expo extension to Santa Monica

Dutch to abolish cash payments for public transport

Bournemouth landslip: Wrecked lift carriages removed

School bus backs off collapsing bridge at Tenbury Wells

Devon businessman buys car park and makes it free

Fuel spillage blocks Blackwall tunnel

China unveils 'straddling' bus to beat traffic jams

The world's largest cruise ship and its supersized pollution problem

Newhaven–Dieppe ferry funded for four years

Extra ferry for Isle of Man Steam Packet service

Historic Canberra WK163 jet bomber to be restored to flight

Old B-52B Bomber That Dropped Nukes Saved By Virtual Bakesale

Secret WW2 wireless station in Norwich gets heritage protection

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



28/05/16  Channel 4 1930-2100
         "Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber"

28/05/16  BBC2 2030-2100
         "Dad's Army"  The Royal Train

30/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Dan Cruickshank: at Home with the British"  2/3 The Terrace

30/05/16  ITV 2100-2200
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/3

30/05/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Storm Troupers: the Fight to Forecast the Weather"  2/3

31/05/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  The Peak Express

31/05/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Storm Troupers: the Fight to Forecast the Weather"  2/3

01/06/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1400-1600
         "The Iron Maiden" (1962) Aircraft designer with a passion for traction engines

01/06/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  Snowdonia

01/06/16  ITV 2245-2340
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/3

02/06/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1400-1600
         "The Bargee" 1964 Comedy on the canals staring Harry H Corbett and Ronnie Barker

02/06/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  4/6 Cuba

02/06/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dan Cruickshank: at Home with the British"  3/3 The Flat

02/06/16  BBC4 2230-2330
         "A very British Airline"  2/3

03/06/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0830-1035
         "The Bargee" 1964 Comedy on the canals staring Harry H Corbett and Ronnie Barker

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

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-   Railex 2016
29/05/16    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP

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-   Great Central Railway: Late May Bank Holiday Weekend
30/05/16    (Edward the Bear Specials, Sun/Mon)

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

30/05/16    CPPTD Classic Buses Running Day, Fort Nelson, Fareham, Hants

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

05/06/16    Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity
           East Midlands Bus & Commercial Vehicle Rally
           Wollaton Park, Nottingham

06/06/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "The Swash Channel Wreck" by Gordon Le Pard
           Starts at 1945

06/06/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “More Trains, Trams, Trolleys, and Trivia”  by  Frank Greaves
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/06/16    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)
           "The Gotthard Route – Railway Magnificence" by Paul Russenberger
           Meetings start 19:00, refreshments available
           Non-members very welcome. £3.50 donation requested

08/06/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "A Broad Gauge Journey from Paddington to Bristol via the South Wales Railway" by Brian Arman
           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

09/06/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

10/06/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala

11/06/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Family Summer Steam Rail Cruise

11/06/16    The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Afternoon Tea Extra Train

11/06/16-   Stapleford Miniature Railway: Models & Miniatures

11/06/16-   Chesterfield Railway Modellers: Peak Model Railway Exhibition
12/06/16    Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

11/06/16-   Llangollen Railway: Heritage Railcar Gala

12/06/16    Southsea Bus Spectacular

12/06/16    Nottingham Bus Museum: Free Open Day
           Portland Road, Hucknall, Nottingham

Cheers, Howard.
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