Subject: Raildate 1st July 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/07/2016, 19:37
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*** Next week's Raildate will be the last for a few weeks


56s on coal from Onllwyn and Cwmgwrach in 1997
(Via Mike Wilcock)

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - testing in a monsoon
An interlude at Spondon Station
(Via Martin Miller)

Bulleid steam feast

Plymouth to Fowey Train, 1960s

The Old Station Gallery

45690 Leander 5Z80 Carnforth WCRC-Manchester Victoria, 25th June
GWR 1501 & 1369 On Blaenavon Bank - Pontypool & Blaenavon Summer Gala 2016
45690 Leander and 60103 Flying Scotsman at York, 25th June
Flying Scotsman, Best Whistle of 2016?
The Diesel Traction Group
Oil Burning Steam Locomotive - R711 with the Maldon Experience
Anything Goes (running session at Brockwell), 26 June
Old Buses
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Retours - railway history, design and photography
Advertising the Gotthard railway
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

Vancouver transit schedules and maps
The story of the Solent's Nab Tower lighthouse
(Neil Kearns)

Fly the Martin Mars! The Ultimate Experience Aircraft Familiarization Course
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



HS2 has unrealistic timetable, says National Audit Office

West Coast Railway Company Limited fined £200,000

Two prosecuted for on-line fare fiddling

Unified passenger information system introduced

Reading the meter – on a train

Bid to electrify 29-mile North Downs railway line

Robbers smash Land Rover into Wokingham railway station

New Hitachi Super Express train on Great Western line

Electrification progresses west of Bath

Railway line rave closed down after police discovered 200 people partying on tracks

RAIB report into person trapped by train doors at Hayes and Harlington

RAIB report into Oil Train derailment near Lincoln June 2015

Bromsgrove new station opening 12th July

Has Derby train-maker Bombardier won deal to supply hundreds of new carriages?

HS2 to 'include Sheffield city centre station'

Work on two railway bridges overruns so council fines Network Rail

Steam hauled Royal Train for HMQ in Northern Ireland

Teenager becomes station master on one of UK's most famous railways aged just 19

The decline of this historic cottage could be reversed but rescuers need £68,000

Irish Rail tests with longer and heavier freight trains

NS orders more TRAXX locos

SOB and Stadler sign contract for new stock for Voralpen services

Swedish open access operator stripped of operating certification

Driverless freight train tests in the Netherlands

BNSF freight train collision in Texas

Fire at Swedish Railway museum

Hornby could go out of business unless turnaround plan approved

Perth & District Model Railway Club’s 25th anniversary exhibition

East Mersea steam engine-bus crash lorry driver charged

Glenrothes bus station evacuated after suspected chemical leak

Could intercity cycle highways revolutionise the daily commute?

Southampton Airport firefighters hold strike ballot

Man found guilty of endangering RAF aircraft by shining torch

Airport expansion decision on hold
Anger over airport expansion decision delay

Ryanair and Aer Lingus cancel flights from Ireland over French strike

Singapore airlines aircraft fire at Milan

Spotters: Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Michael Prince, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



03/07/16  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Timeshift: How Britain Won the Space Race - the Story of Jodrell Bank"

04/07/16  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "How Safe Is Your Car?"  The emissions scandal

06/07/16  ITV (if no football) 2340-0040
         "Goodwood Festival of Speed"

06/07/16  ITV (if football) 2355-0050
         "Goodwood Festival of Speed"

06/07/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  2/2

06/07/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "A303: Highway to the Sun"

07/07/16  BBC4 2230-2330
         "The Bridges That Built London with Dan Cruickshank"

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

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    Nottingham Corporation Transport Heritage Day

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

10/07/16    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Classic Bus Rally

13/07/16    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)
           "Around Hessen-1" by John Jesson
           Meetings start 19:00, refreshments available
           Non-members very welcome. £3.50 donation requested

14/07/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

16/07/16    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

16/07/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Family Summer Steam Rail Cruise

16/07/16    Severn Valley Railway: Peep Behind the Scenes

16/07/16-   Foxfield Railway: Summer Steam Gala

16/07/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

16/07/16-   Masham Steam Rally

17/07/16    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Summer Steam Gala

17/07/16    Alton Bus Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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