Subject: Raildate 17th June 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/06/2016, 16:46
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An update to last week's feature on the Sibiu-Agnita Railway in Romania - the date for the September 2016 steam weekend is 17th and 18th September, not the following weekend as stated

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - testing times for Leibherr
Alfreton Station including a moment of tenderness
Another interlude at Sheffield Station
Stagecoach Supertram Sheffield - at the Cathedral
(via Martin Miller)

Rail Freight in Wales, Sept 1997, Briton Ferry and Stormy Bank with 37/47/56/59s
(Via Mike wilcock)

Set of videos on North Staffordshire tramways
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Cromford & High Peak Railway circa 1958
Cromford & High Peak Railway (Slide Show)
Epping Ongar Railway, Summer Steam Gala 2016, 11th June
Double Steam Heaven On The WCML, 14th June
46115 'Scots Guardsman' Roars Through The Cheshire Plains - The Cambrian Coast Express
Sommerfest RegioBahn Dampfzugfahrten im Neandertal
Steam Train In The Night - Steamrail Victoria's Northern Weekender
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Berlin Tempelhof Airport - pictures
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Aircraft near-collision and unusual incident compilation caught on camera
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Britain's biggest rail franchise in chaos
Southern rail conductor says sickness is "genuine"
Southern London to Brighton commuters stage protest
Southern rail suggests commuter goes on 100 mile detour instead of her normal six-minute journey

Thameslink troubles set to halve profits

Boss of the UK's worst rail franchise sees pay packet soar above £2 million

First and MTR join forces for South Western franchise bid

Derailed train at London Paddington remains for rush-hour

Blaze rips through Derbyshire station waiting room

Chesterfield station hit by ‘scumbag’ criminals

At least SEVEN more days of disruption for Buxton-Manchester rail line commuters

Birthday honour for Mid-Cheshire train champion John Hulme

Edinburgh Gateway railway station 'extensively damaged'

ScotRail workers to stage series of six strikes, RMT says

Borders Railway steam train trips return

Swanage Railway: First cross-country train on restored track

Helston Railway wins appeal after three year planning battle

British Steel to supply 120,000 tonnes of rail to SNCF

ÖBB launches world’s first live onboard TV service

Slovenia completes electrification of rail link to Hungary

Czech branch line electrification project completed

London Underground's typeface to change 'for digital age'

New West Midlands authority plans rail expansion

Train-mad grandfather spends £250,000 building an incredible 3,000 square foot model railway

Another unsolved mystery: the Kinross Incident

SIA resumes US nonstop service with San Francisco

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Michael Prince, Alan Rushworth



20/06/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Canals - The Making of a Nation"  The Workers

21/06/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Sofia to Istanbul

21/06/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Trains that Time Forgot - Britain's Lost Railway Journeys"

21/06/16  ITV 2300-0000
         "The Secret Life of a Bus Garage"  Behind the scenes at Stockwell

22/06/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Vienna to Trieste

23/06/16  BBC4 2245-2345
         "Timeshift: Magnificent Machines - the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

24/06/16  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant"  The Regents Canal



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

17/06/16-   Great Central Railway: Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition

18/06/16    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

18/06/16    Gloucestershire Model Railway Exhibition
           Hucclecote Methodist Church, Carisbrooke Road, Hucclecote, Gloucester, GL3 3QP

18/06/16    Book Signing in Worcester: The Hive between 1100 and 1500
           Edward Dorricott will be signing copies of his book
           "Samuel Telford Dutton - Railway Signal Engineer of Worcester"
           At 1500, Edward will lead a walk round parts of central Worcester associated with Dutton

18/06/16    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

18/06/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: 1940s Weekend

18/06/16-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Heritage Transport Festival

18/06/16-   Shillingstone Railway Project: Midsummer Steam-up

18/06/16-   Chasewater Railway: Coal Train Weekend

19/06/16    Bure Valley Railway: Fathers VIP Day

19/06/16    Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering
           Over 50 vintage buses and coaches on show, free bus rides between the
           Rowsley South showground to Matlock, Bakewell & Chatsworth

19/06/16    Llanberis Lake Railway: Fathers Day Special

19/06/16-   Soar Valley Model Railway Club & Great Central Railway
20/06/16    Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition

20/06/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Reading Station from 1840" by Paul Joyce
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/06/16    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Top Gear at the Great Central Railway" by Bill Devit

23/06/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

24/06/16-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Gala

24/06/16-   Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway: Summer Steam Gala

25/06/16    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Hampshire Autistic Charity Event

25/06/16    Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
           £7.50 adult, £3 child - best to book

25/06/16-   Bluebell Railway: Model Railway Weekend

25/06/16-   Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Weekend

25/06/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Step Back to the 1940s

25/06/16-   The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Country Railway Weekend

25/06/16-   Welsh Highland Heritage Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

30/06/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

01/07/16-   Dean Forest Railway: Steam Gala (first weekend)

01/07/16-   Talyllyn Railway: Talyllyn 150 Grand Finale & Garden Railway Weekend

02/07/16    The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Canada Day

02/07/16-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out With Thomas

02/07/16-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A Day Out with Thomas

02/07/16-   Evesham Vale Light Railway: Steam Gala

02/07/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Step Back to the 1940s

02/07/16-   Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

03/07/16    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

03/07/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus Rally

03/07/16    Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
           Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

Cheers, Howard.
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