Subject: Raildate 19th August 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 19/08/2016, 16:16
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*** There will be no Raildate next week (26th August)
*** There should be an issue on 2nd September, but it might be smaller than usual


Mike Wilcock's videos...
East Lancs Memories from 1993. inc E3003
Steam in winter 2008, ELR, Bury to Heywood climb with 71000,5690 and 4771
ELR Steam Gala January 2008

Andrew Cook's videos...
Bellinzona, Switzerland - beautiful part of the world!
Dunfermline - DRS 68002 on Scotrail duty
Bergamo-Albino tram line
Gatwick Express at Blackfriars
English Electric Diesels at Bo'ness

Martin Miller's videos...
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway an August Sunday

A swansong for the 442s? 29th August: Class 442 Charity Charter, Waterloo to Poole
(Spotter: Richard Bucky)

45699 Galatea 5V44 Carnforth WCRC-Southall WCRC, 8th August
The Welsh Marches Express, 13th August
Chinley North, East & South Junctions, 10th August
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Stronach-Dutton Road-Rail Tractor 1925

Split fares – a quick guide
Removing steam loco tyres (in this case "Clan Line")
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland spring advert - superb drone photography
Problems with background music at Minsk station
Managing the port of Singapore
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Schoolmates used to ask me about Indian trains - I can now confirm British ones are worse

VIDEO: What does Jerusalem's new station looks like?
(Spotter: Roy Wood)

Trains and Tunnels!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Fifty years of the Tay Road Bridge

B-29 Kee Bird, frozen in time for 50 years, she was almost rescued

Wartime poem High Flight remembered 75 years on



Regulated rail fares set to rise by 1.9%
Rail fares increase at twice the speed of wages

Corbyn to launch transport campaign with rail pledges
Corbyn joins seatless commuters on floor for three-hour train journey

Industry in talks to roll out self-powered wireless sensors at level crossings

Southern rail and RMT fail to reach dispute deal
Southern to push ahead with DOO as RMT talks fail to reach agreement

Govia Thameslink station staff are latest to vote to strike

Mick Cash - General Secretary of RMT

Train ceiling panel falls on London-bound passengers

Virgin Trains East Coast August strikes suspended

Stretham rail crash: Probe after train hits Land Rover on track

Oxford to Didcot Parkway rail tracks raised to reduce flooding

TfWM formally opposes ‘wholly unacceptable’ plans to cut inter-city WCML services

Alstom delivers 17 upgraded Class 323s to Arriva North

ScotRail unveils first two fully revamped Class 320s

Scotland's brand new train leaves Japan for the UK

Passengers hit out at Borders Railway ‘shambles’

Landslide debris cleared from Highland railway line

France rail crash: Dozens hurt as train hits tree in hailstorm

Knife attack on SOB train in Switzerland

Siemens SC44 Charger loco on test

Chicago Metra suspends rolling stock procurement

Modernised Polar Bear Express coach unveiled

Night Tube finally arrives in London

RMT promises 'extreme vigilance' as Night Tube starts

Bergen opens light rail extension

Ffestiniog railway cottage 'saved'.

Four in hospital after Pembrey Country Park train derails

Edinburgh Trams: Inquiry could lead to prosecutions

Labour party proposal to return local bus services to council control

Routes unveiled for Sheffield-Manchester road tunnel plan

Herne Bay air show pilot praised for avoiding beach spectators

Most delayed flights from UK airports revealed

Airlander 10 makes first test flight

Emirates superjumbo could soon fly from Glasgow

Cathay cuts A340s as A350s roll in

The 'puzzling' disappearance of an Indian military plane

Crashed Watchkeeper thought it had landed, despite still being airborne

Cross-Channel hovercraft Princess Anne 'to open to public'

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



20/08/16  BBC2 1500-1600
         "Full Steam Ahead"  5/6 The South Devon Railway

21/08/16  ITV 2220-2315
         "Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones"  Zambia and Zimbabwe

22/08/16  ITV 2000-2030
         "Barging Around Britain"  The Regent's Canal

22/08/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner"

22/08/16  ITV 2340-0010
         "Britain As Seen on ITV"  Archive footage

23/08/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Jumbo: the Plane that Changed the World"

23/08/16  ITV 2240-2340
         "Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America"  2/3 The West Coast

24/08/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Bridge: Fifty Years Across the Forth"  The Forth Road Bridge

24/08/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  2/3 The Netherlands

24/08/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Skies Above Britain"  Britain's airspace 2/5

25/08/16  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Full Steam Ahead"  6/6 Swanage and St Pancras

25/08/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance"



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

19/08/16-   Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition

19/08/16-   Isle of Man Railways: Island at War

20/08/16    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

20/08/16    Llangollen Railway: Steam & Jazz Train

20/08/16    Bala Lake Railway: "Race the Train" - with a twist!

20/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Tywyn Rotary Club's "Race the Train"

20/08/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains

20/08/16-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Big Four Weekend

20/08/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Summer Mixed Traction

20/08/16-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Real Ale Weekend

20/08/16-   Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Park: Remembering Victoria
21/08/16    Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

20/08/16-   Welsh Highland Heritage Railway: Lace on the Train

20/08/16-   Isle of Man Railways: Island at War

21/08/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

21/08/16    Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Vintage Trains

21/08/16    Welsh Highland Railway: Classic Car Show and Family Day

23/08/16    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

24/08/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains

25/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Peter Sam's Party

25/08/16    Ffestiniog Railway: Jazz in the Park

25/08/16-   Great Dorset Steam Fair
29/08/16    Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum

26/08/16-   South Devon Railway: Rails & Ales

26/08/16-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Tanks and Tankards Weekend

26/08/16-   Bala Lake Railway: Steam Gala

27/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Late Night Steam

27/08/16    Llangollen Railway: Peppa Pig

27/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Young Members Day & Late Night Steam

27/08/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains

27/08/16-   Telford Steam Railway: 1940s Weekend

27/08/16-   Great Central Railway, Ruddington: Remembering Victoria
28/08/16    Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

27/08/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Victorian Weekend

27/08/16-   Nene Valley Railway: East Coast Revival

27/08/16-   Stapleford Miniature Railway: August Bank Holiday Steam Rally

27/08/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: 1950s Bank Holiday Weekend

27/08/16-   South Tynedale Railway: August Bank Holiday Fun

28/08/16    Talyllyn Railway: Series One Land Rover Gathering

28/08/16-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: WD Light Railways Centenary Part 1

28/08/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
29/08/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

29/08/16-   Intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham: Remembering Victoria
04/09/16    Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

30/08/16    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

02/09/16-   North Norfolk Railway: Grand Steam Gala

02/09/16-   The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala

02/09/16-   Llangollen Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

03/09/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening Land Cruise

03/09/16    Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Shunter Gala

03/09/16-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out With Thomas

03/09/16-   The Engine Shed/Gaugemaster, Ford, nr Arundel: Open Day Weekend

03/09/16-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: WD Light Railways Centenary Part 2

03/09/16-   Chasewater Railway: Late Summer Gala

04/09/16    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

04/09/16    Severn Valley Railway: On the Buses

Cheers, Howard.
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