Subject: Raildate 30th September 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/09/2016, 16:37
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Kestrel Railway Books has refreshed its Mystery Pictures pages - follow the link from the home page


Mike Wilcock's videos of Cardiff Central, the GWR Museum at Swindon, and Aberthaw

Historic England had produced an Introduction to Historic Assets volume on Railway good sheds and warehouses - you can buy the paperback book or download a free PDF version here

A tribute to Markeaton Park Light Railway whose closure was announced last week
But all might not be lost...

Plastic sleepers
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 10000, the website of the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society
Severn Valley Railway: Pacific Power 24th September
46233 & 46115 - Yorkshire Coronation & DCHC Holiday Express
Lyd returns to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - 25th September
"Sachsen machen Dampf" Güterzüge mit 50 3616 u. 50 3648
Plandampf im Werratal 2016/German main line steam
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Reading and Northern 425: The Schuylkill Haven Comet
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

1910-1963, The destruction of Penn Station



Stadler presents class 88 locomotive for DRS

24 shunters for sale as DB ceases using own class 08s and 09s

Southern rail owner's chief operating officer lands HS1 top job

Better journeys for passengers on the Cross Country network

Train seating concepts offer peak capacity boost

Southern Railway travellers face more strikes

GTR completes Gatwick Express fleet renewal

RAIB initial report on Watford landslip

RAIB conclusions from two SPAD incidents on GW main line

11-bed guesthouse converted from Prince of Wales personal railway station on market for £1.5m

Railway line set to close at Fareham station for a week for repair work

Templecombe named as best small station

Large Station of the Year, Winner: Nottingham – East Midlands Trains

Virgin Trains East Coast workers to go ahead with 24-hour strike

Mum takes on Northern Rail after son's annual fare rocketed from £276 to £1,065 when he turned 16

Mystery over 71-year-old Forth bridge plans

NS under fire over Scottish services, MPs demand action

‘Trade-offs’ needed in planned Scottish rail investments, RDG says

Borders Railway campaign renews extension call

Ambitious plans for new £70million train line to Aberdeen Airport and AECC

Llanfyllin Railway barrow and spade at auction for £3,000

North Wales campaigners needed to push for Gwynedd railway reopening

Llangollen Railway’s new station at Corwen takes shape

Queen's plaque removed from Bellarena train stop

HS2 double-decker train’s designers seek UK demo site

£1300 to travel 19 hours under a train

Czech open access operator to buy Chinese built units

Belgian cross border proposals opposed

DB to integrate coach business with long-distance rail

Hoboken train station crash: One dead and dozens hurt in New Jersey
Witnesses relive US train crash horror

Penn Station expansion proceeds under $1·6bn contract

Explorers find 1910 train wreck at bottom of Lake Superior

Kate & William teeter on the edge of railway bridge after visit to historic steam train

Could Kenya be building another 'lunatic line'?

CRRC high-speed ‘intercontinental’ train combines passengers and freight

China to build world's deepest high-speed rail station under Great Wall

Hitachi and Bombardier join forces for New Tube for London bid

Post Office railway museum to open

"Leaves on the Line" nominated for Turner Prize

Edinburgh's new tram-train interchange days away from completion

Canal honour for Peter

Divers to inspect Lochmaddy harbour crash ferry

Welcome Home Wavertree!

Newry-based MJM Marine doubles pre-tax profit

Closure of GHA coaches - some costs covered by Welsh government
Traffic Commissioners hearing into GHA coaches

Dublin Bus strikes suspended pending ballot on pay proposal

Future of subsidised Cardiff-Anglesey flight under review

Cairns aircraft dispute takes legal twist

MH17: Joint investigation pinpoints firing site of missile

Wylfa Newydd: Power tunnel under Menai Strait to cost £100m

Why Birmingham's water comes from Wales

Shipping containers recycled as homes

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



30/09/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2115-2150
         "Terminus" 1961 John Schlesinger movie about Waterloo Station

01/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1525-1600
         "Terminus" 1961 John Schlesinger movie about Waterloo Station

01/10/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth" 4/4

01/10/16  BBC2 2010-2100
         "Betjeman and Me: Rick Stein's Story"

01/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Railway Nation: a Journey in Verse"

02/10/16  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Hunting the Nazi Gold Train"

02/10/16  Channel 4 1930-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin" 3/3 A human-powered boat

03/10/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On... Street Furniture" 5/6 with Danny Baker

03/10/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Victorians" with Jeremy Paxman

04/10/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On... British Schools" 6/6 with Danny Baker

04/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys" 3/6 Tangier to Marrakesh

04/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2140-0000
         "The Sound Barrier" 1952 Manufacturer wants to make ultimate supersonic jet

05/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1525-1600
         "Terminus" 1961 John Schlesinger movie about Waterloo Station

06/10/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Tube: Going Underground" 4/8

06/10/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Railways: the Making of a Nation" How the economy changed

07/10/16  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great" 6/8

07/10/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Carry on Caravanning" 6/6

07/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2140-2350
         "Hell Drivers" 1957 Star packed drama of corrupt haulage company

Thanks to Simon Moppett for additional information this week



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

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

03/10/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Wessex Brewing and Malting" by Peter Stanier
           Starts at 1945

03/10/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "The Route of The South Yorkshireman"  by  Martin Bromley
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

03/10/16-   Nottingham Midland Station: Remembering Victoria
09/10/16    Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

04/10/16    Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP
           “An Evening on the S&D" by Andrew Linham
           Admission: £3
           Starts 1930

07/10/16-   Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

07/10/16-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Spectacular

07/10/16-   Ffestiniog Railway: Victorian Weekend

08/10/16    Dr Edwin Course Memorial Event
           Bursledon Brickworks, Coal Park Ln, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW
           "The Itchen Navigation" Terry Gould
           "Twyford Waterworks" Martin Gregory
           "Gosport Railways" Peter Keet
           "The Farm Survey, Hockley Viaduct, et al" Pam Moore
           "One of Edwin's Interests in Portsmouth and other recollections" Prof Ray Riley
           Tickets: £5.00 from Pam Moore

08/10/16    West Wales 0 Gauge Group Model Railway Exhibition
           Village Hall, Main Road, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
           Adult: £4, Concession: £3, Child: £2, Family: £10

08/10/16    Vale of Rheidol Railway: Music on the Train

08/10/15-   Farnham & District MRC: 42nd Model Railway Exhibition
09/10/15    Connaught Leisure Centre, Aldershot, GU12 4AS

08/10/16-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Autumn Diesel Weekend

08/10/15-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Steam Centenary Weekend

11/10/16    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Barrow Road Remembered" by Dave Cheesley
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

11/10/16    RCTS South Wales: Day Out on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway
           Meet Porthmadog at 1030 for trip on the 1045 to Beddgelert and return to
           Porthmadog at 1210 for the 1325 to Tan-y-Bwlch
           Return at 1410 to Boston Lodge for trip round works

12/10/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "An Evening with my Father's Slides: a 1960's Journey around the M25" by David Cross
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/10/16-   Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
15/10/16    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

14/10/16-   Swanage Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

14/10/16-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

15/10/16    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

15/10/16    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Chips Evening Land Cruise

15/10/16    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

15/10/16-   Isle of Wight Bus Museum: Beer & Buses

15/10/16-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Model Railway Exhibition

15/10/16-   The National Festival of Railway Modelling
16/10/16    East of England Showground, PE2 6XE

15/10/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

15/10/16-   30th Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition
16/10/16    Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Bridge Road, Landaf North, Cardiff, CF14 2JL
           Admission £5.00, under 12s free but have to be accompanied by an adult

Cheers, Howard.
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