Subject: Raildate 23rd June 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/06/2016, 15:45
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Away tomorrow so running a little early this week...


Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Swordfish on the tea train
Derby Midland Station 26th May 2016
(Via Martin Miller)

Class 47s 47773 and 47237, Blakedown Station, 18th June
South Devon Railway Red Timetable, 8th June
60103 'Flying Scotsman' Climbs Gamston Curve, 18th June
Dampflokstars zwischen Harz, Thüringer Wald und Westerwald
78 468 erhält in Hamburg-Harburg eine Auszeichnung, 19th June
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Terrafugia Flying Car
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



A brand new Thameslink train has made its maiden voyage from Brighton

Derailed London Paddington train is finally moved

ScotRail and Southern train strikes hit both ends of UK

Weymouth idling trains leave 'horrendous smell'

The 20 Year Plan – for investment in the South West Peninsula Rail Network

New rail line for Sherwood Forest area right on track

Borders Railway boosted 'forgotten' small towns, say campaigners

Scots pay high price for better road and rail links

One million pounds awarded to tourist railways across the UK

Peru restores its only international railway

WA’s Busselton Jetty Train To Go Solar-Electric

Wolverhampton tram extension gets green light

Seventeen people hurt as two buses collide in Luton

RMS St Helena says farewell to UK for last time

Saying Goodbye to Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One

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



26/06/16  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Archive on 4: Pevsner Through Outsiders' Eyes"  The architectural historian

26/06/16  ITV 1100-1130
         "Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant"  The Midlands

26/06/16  Channel 4 2100-2320
         "The Railway Man"  2013 film about Eric Lomax's time on the Burma Railway

27/06/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Canals - The Making of a Nation"  Heritage

29/06/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2



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

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

04/07/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Airfields of the New Forest" by J Levesley
           Starts at 1945

04/07/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Living North Eastern"  by  David Thomas
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

07/07/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

08/07/16-   Dean Forest Railway: Steam Gala (second weekend)

08/07/16-   East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

09/07/16    Llangollen Railway: Fish & Chip Special

10/07/16    Hants & Dorset Centenary - Poole Quay

Cheers, Howard.
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