Subject: Raildate 8th July 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/07/2016, 17:25
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Ambulance carriages brought back to life in exhibition

Mike Wilcock's video of Kolhapur in steam at Southport in 1986, plus the loco on the turntable
Some of Mike's material will be used in "Trainspotting Live", to be shown on BBC4 next week - see TV and Radio section

Howard Benson's video of Royal Scot at the Mid-Norfolk Gala, June 2016
Beer & Steam at the Sittingbourne and Kelmsley Light Railway

Martin Miller's video of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Classic Bus Day
Interlude at Matlock Station
Interlude at Kirkby in Ashfield Station
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway An Educational Video

Dean Forest Railway - Flour Mill Steam Gala, 2nd July
30th Anniversary of Muttenthalbahn Light Railway in the Ruhr Valley Germany
45699 Galatea Roars Over Oxfordshire & The Cotswolds + Torbay Express
Steam Train Restoration! A2 986 Trial Run To Gheringhap
Channel Trailer (model railway)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A History Of London's Railway Termini Construction

Trams, buses and TGVs – drawings from the GEC archives

Southampton Tram Ride 1930 - Lances Hill to South Western House tram station and docks

Steam in Ecuador 2015 - The Guayaquil & Quito Railroad
Blowing steam up the Devils Nose: Ecuador 2007
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Photo tour: Amtrak stations, then and now

The Panama Canal's unexpected winners

Farnborough: A key role in Britain's aerospace industry



A prototype for new sleeper carriages is unveiled

Strike-hit Southern to axe '350 trains a day'
Southern rail dispute: RMT union offers to halt action

Commuters group takes out newspaper advert saying 'Southern Rail isn't working

Southern Rail to trial ‘passengerless’ trains

Island line to become self sustainable

Invitation to tender issued for South Western franchise

New open-access operator eyes west of England service

Great Western Railway introduces new Hitachi Class 800 train

Case for return of railway strengthened by strong performance of Sunday Rover service

c2c class 387 units under construction

Major rail upgrade at Huntingdon

Take a virtual tour inside Wolverhampton's new train station

Thomas Cook steam train marks 175th year since first excursion

c2c Electrostar EMUs under construction in Derby

HS2 may be diverted around Sheffield, says report
Top hotel saved from demolition by HS2 change - but new housing estate under threat
Anti-HS2 campaigners say more cuts to come after Sheffield plan dropped
Chesterfield Canal Trust - Good news and bad news

Double-decker bus roof ripped off after collision with railway bridge

Hull Trains rolls out real-time information screens

Landslip-hit Settle-to-Carlisle line section shut until 2017

Talks break up again in ScotRail dispute

Rail line to close for up to 18 weeks

Plan for new rail station at Inverness retail park revealed

Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line upgrade deadline 'unlikely' to be met

Rail improvement projects behind schedule, report finds

Caledonian Sleeper mock up unveiled

Plans produced for new station for Bow Street near Aberystwyth

Vision to bring back rail link between Buckfastleigh and Ashburton

Lynton to Barnstaple Railway plans on track

'Replacement' train offer as road shuts

Commercial operations begin on TGV Est Phase 2

Rhaetian Railway orders 27 new emu sets

DB and Georgian Railways to cooperate on new Silk Road rail corridor

Stadler to show UK electro-diesel and sleeping car for Azerbaijan

Pyrenees Line reopens

Mobile Ticketing introduced in New York

Lee Wesley Gibson, believed to be oldest surviving Pullman porter, dies at 106

Transdev take over Wellington suburban services

Stuck Tube train leaves '1,000 passengers' to walk tunnel

Glasgow Subway four-week closure set to begin

New Yorkers can start using a secret subway tunnel under Central Park this December

Transdev to operate new Detroit tram system

Transport old and new brings London's Regent Street to a standstill

Hants & Dorset Centenary facebook page

Pay claim for Dublin buses

Bloodhound supersonic car project

Boats return to Wilts & Berks canal

Royal naming for Red Funnel Red Jet 6

IOM Steam Packet trials at Holyhead

Shoreham crash pilot investigated for manslaughter

F-35 arrivals raise expectations for bumper RIAT

RAF reveals VIP-configured Voyager

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



11/07/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0910-0935
         "Fully Fitted Freight"  1957 BTF film of the 4-48pm Bristol-Leeds fast freight

11/07/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Concorde Air Disaster"

11/07/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Trainspotting Live"  1/3

11/07/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "War at Sea: Scotland's Story"  1/2 The Dreadnoughts of Scapa Flow

12/07/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Greece

12/07/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Trainspotting Live"  2/3

12/07/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "War at Sea: Scotland's Story"  2/2 The Battle of the U-Boats

13/07/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany

13/07/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Trainspotting Live"  3/3

13/07/16  BBC4 2100-2220
         "The Titfield Thunderbolt"  1952 Ealing comedy

14/07/16  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain

14/07/16  NHK World HD (Sky 507) 2230-2300
         "Japan Railway Journal"

Thanks to Simon Moppett and Mike Wilcock for additional information this week



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

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

17/07/16    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Vintage Trains

18/07/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Air Traffic Control" by Paul Smy
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/07/16    Peak Rail: Peak Park Preserved Bus Gathering

21/07/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

21/07/16    Ffestiniog Railway: An Evening with the "Del Sharrons"

23/07/16    Severn Valley Railway: Tribute Act

23/05/16-   Foxfield Railway: Summer Steam Gala

23/07/16-   Llangollen Railway: 1960s Weekend

23/07/16-   NRM Locomotion, Shildon: Flying Scotsman & the Shildon Shed Bash

24/07/16    Severn Valley Railway: Classic Vehicle Day

24/07/16    The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Afternoon Tea Extra Train

24/07/16-   Llanberis Lake Railway: Super Hero Week

26/07/16    Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tour: 1830
           £7.50 adult, £3 child - best to book

26/07/16    Talyllyn Railway: Evening Heritage Train

27/07/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains & Music on the Train

27/07/16-   Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival

28/07/16    Talyllyn Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

28/07/16    Ffestiniog Railway: Jazz in the Park

29/07/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Festival

29/07/16-   Goucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Heritage Diesel Weekend

30/07/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam-hauled Cheese & Wine Evening

30/07/16-   Bala Lake Railway: Classic Commercial Vehicle Rally

31/07/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

31/07/16    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Vintage Trains

01/08/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Two Tall Ships - Lord Nelson and Tenacious" by the Jubilee Sailing Trust
           Starts at 1945

01/08/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Story of the TGV”  by  Mike Bunn
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

02/08/16    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

02/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Traditional Craft Fair

03/08/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains

04/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Traditional Craft Fair

04/08/16    Ffestiniog Railway: Jazz in the Park

Cheers, Howard.
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