Subject: Raildate 16th September 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/09/2016, 15:57
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Mike Wilcock's latest videos
50049/12 mainline running in Wales 2006
50049 - onboard Cardiff to Fishguard
Eastleigh Work Open Day, May 2009
Part 1:
Part 2:

Living in '66 - All Change for the West - Michael Portillo traces the route of the S&DJR

Portland Path Project: Jacksdale Wharf, Kirkby-in-Ashfield pits, connecting rail/tramways

Nene Valley Railway Southern Steam Gala 2016
60103 Flying Scotsman, The Waverley, 11th September
6201 Princess Elizabeth, Welsh Marches - Cathedrals Express 2016
Als es in Polen noch dampfte - Dampfzüge mit Dampflokomotive OI49-7, Polen 2007
Aussie Doodlebug - DERM RM58 On The VGR
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

London Waterloo Railway Station
Drivers Eye View: Waterloo to Basingstoke
Riding the London DLR train from Lewisham to Bank
Secrets of the DLR
Secrets of the Overground
Part 1:
Part 2:
Secrets of the Victoria Line
Tram east to west Hong Kong
(Spotter: Martin Allen)

All you wanted to know about permanent way, but were afraid to ask
London to Manchester in 18 minutes? All aboard the new speed-of-sound train
What does a train line closed 50 years ago look like now?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Improved transmissions for class 158 DMUs
Problems with North-South travel in Wales
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Waiting rooms: abandoned Ottoman railway stations – in pictures

NHK's English language programme, to watch live or on demand
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Live streaming Rudyard Railway station webcam
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

A tour of northern England in accents



HS2 boss quits before key decision on high-speed rail project
HS2 'needs realistic timetable' say MPs

Passenger compensation reforms to come into force on 1st October

Full steam ahead for plan to blast leaves off the line with train-mounted microwaves

CAF to open UK rolling stock plant in 2018

National Farmers Union level crossing safety campaign

Crossrail's tunnels open to public in Open House weekend

Rail minister Paul Maynard 'committed' to resolving Southern Rail issues
Southern Judicial Review fund tops £12,000
Southern Rail shortlisted for award - no, really

South West Train study shows numbers without valid tickets

Derailment at Welwyn Garden City

Derailment at north end of Watford Tunnel

Flooding at Didcot station

Ipswich to Cambridge trains cancelled after fire at disused station

Plea to find 'actual dimensions' for Berkeley railway station

Liverpool Lime Street resignalling

EGIP overhead lines won’t have to be restrung

Historic Aberdeen turntable on track for new lease of life

Minister orders improvements to fix Borders Railway's "unacceptable" performance

Plaque to honour Scots railwayman awarded the VC

Severn Tunnel to shut for six weeks for engineering work
Severn Tunnel is 'first' to use new electrified track

A look back at the Aberystwyth-Carmarthen railway line

Cardiff station is one of Britain's most endangered historic buildings
Top 10 historic 'at risk' buildings revealed by Victorian Society

South Devon Railway awarded grant for new carriage shed

Five hurt as Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch steam train hits tractor

Launch of ICE4

Alstom to cease loco building at Belfort

Fatal accident in north west Spain

24 hour strike on two LUL lines

Clapham Common station taken over by cats

Concrete sleepers for tight curves

First Tram for Detroit delivered

Abandoned three years ago, Angels Flight now target of graffiti vandals

Demise of trolleybus turning circles - only one left in Derby

Bus depot fire in Greenock

Bridge works at Conwy may be extended

Increasing bus use on Guernsey

Thames pleasure cruiser crashes into Canary Wharf pier after engine catches fire

More car parks for holding export cars to be built in the Port of Southampton

Hanjin shipping bankruptcy

FlyBe Cardiff to London City link coincides with rail work

First Spitfire Passenger Flights from Exeter

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



17/09/16  BBC2 1900-1930
         "The Severn Bridge at 50: a High Wire Act"

17/09/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth" 3/4 The Robert E Lee

17/09/16  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Archive on 4: Don't be Rude on the Road" A look at Public Information Films

17/09/16  Channel 5 2300-0000
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great" 3/8

19/09/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Aircrash: Collision in the Skies"

19/09/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On... British Towers" 3/4 with Danny Baker

19/09/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On... British Factories" 4/4 with Danny Baker

20/09/16  BBC2 2100-2300
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys" 1/6 Transylvania to the Black Sea

21/09/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On... Miniature Britain" 1/6 with Danny Baker

22/09/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Tube: Going Underground" 4/8

23/09/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World's Fastest Train" The TGV

23/09/16  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great" 4/8

23/09/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Carry on Caravanning" 4/6

23/09/16  BBC4 2235-0000
         "The 39 Steps"  1935, Robert Donat, original and best



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

16/09/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

16/09/16-   Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
18/09/16    Rail Ale & Blues Festival

17/09/16    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

17/09/16    Wadebridge Loco Group: Model Railway Exhibition
           Wadebridge School, Gonvenna Hill, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6BU
           Adult: £3.50, Concession: £3, Child: £2, Family: £10

17/09/16    Alan Keef Steam-Up and Open Day 2016
           Alan Keef Ltd, Lea Line, Nr Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 7LQ
           Adult: £6.00, Child: £2.50 - all proceeds to St John the Baptist Church, Lea
           Gate opens 1100, closes 1630

17/09/16    Evesham Vale Light Railway: Diesel Day

17/09/16    Midland Railway Society
           The Hallmark Inn, Derby, DE1 2SL
           "Creating the new Royal British Legion endorsed National Memorial Engine, The Unknown Warrior
           by John Hastings-Thomson
           Room open from 1100 with the talk starting at 1330
           Non-members welcome

17/09/16-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Small Engines Gala

17/09/16-   Open House at St Pancras International

17/09/16-   Perrygrove Railway 20th Anniversary

17/09/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

17/09/16-   Nene Valley Railway: East Coast Diesel Weekend

17/09/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day

17/09/16-   The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Teddy Bears' Weekend

17/09/16-   Middleton Railway: Mechanical Madness Diesel Gala

17/09/16-   Locomotion - The NRM at Stockton: Autumn Steam Gala

18/09/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Car Boot Sale

18/09/16    Ffestiniog Railway: Ras y Cob

19/09/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Trains, Planes and Ferries around the country, 1980s to date" by Keith Butcher
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/09/16    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Reservoirs of the Cromford Canal" by David Brown

21/09/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Steam Event

22/09/16    Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience

24/09/16    The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Diesel Day

24/09/16    Ffestiniog Railway: Trailffest

24/09/16-   London Transport Museum: A Logo for London
25/09/16    The Museum Depot, Acton

24/09/16-   Scaleforum 2016
25/09/16    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP21 9PP
           Prices on the door - Society Members: £6, Non Members: £9
           Tickets valid for both days, partners and accompanied children admitted free
           Available in advance from

24/09/16-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Traction Engine & Vintage Vehicle Rally

24/09/16-   Avon Valley Railway: 1940s Weekend

24/09/16-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Day Out With Thomas

24/09/16-   Foxfield Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

24/09/16-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

24/09/16-   South Tynedale Railway: Oddities Event

24/09/16-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Open Weekend

01/10/16    Romsey Town Council Film Festival
           "The Titfield Thunderbolt" (1953) followed by
           “Romsey Signal Box and Sprat & Winkle Line"
           Doors open 1400, film starts at 1430
           Tickets: £6 from the Town Hall office (open 0900 to 1500) or from...

01/10/16-   Bure Valley Railway: Model Rail Express

01/10/16    Peak Rail: 50th Anniversary of Closure of Rowsley Shed Exhibition

01/10/16-   Fareham and District Model Railway Club: Model Railway Exhibition
02/10/16    Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham, Hants, PO16 7JU

01/10/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day

02/10/16    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

02/10/16    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Autumn Steam Gala

02/10/16    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day

Cheers, Howard.
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