Subject: Raildate 7th October 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/10/2016, 15:47
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Recently-discovered footage of Count Zborowski's 15-inch gauge miniature railway at Higham Park (1924)

Heavy Haulage at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Welsh Steam Gala 30th September
Severn Valley Railway Pacific's Power Weekend Sunday 25th September
45690 'Leander' Wallops Wilpshire Bank - Lune Rivers Trust Special
Sichtungen im September 2016
Double Headed Steam Trains - R761 and K153 to Echuca
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

BR Back to Back Power Cars 0E16 43185+43002
The first Virgin Trains "Azuma" class 800 IEP 800101 to arrive at Plymouth, 4th October
HMS Warrior ROV footage
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Reinstating line at Shakespeare Cliff
Hydrogen powered multiple unit unveiled
US Air Force storage Davis Monthan
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Russian answer to level crossing accidents
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Farnham & District Model Railway Club "Wickwar"

360° video Of Severn Bridge engineers
Sound Mirrors - acoustic early warning systems
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Passenger numbers increasing, but rate has slowed

'Largest rolling stock deal since privatisation' is signed

Britain’s first high-speed rail college takes shape

Cross Country Franchise extended to October 2019

Passengers warned to ‘start planning ahead’ for major Waterloo works next summer

Drone captures Crossrail progress

Southern conductors offered £2,000 to end rail strikes
Southern rail's 'tweet RMT' plea angers rail passengers and union
Talks to avert Southern rail strikes end without agreement

Pension funds back Abellio East Anglia order for Stadler trainsets

Eleven cows killed in train strike near Peterborough

Network Rail creates new managing director, northern portfolio

Elderly WI group almost hit by train at Barlaston level crossing after being struck by barrier

Campaign to reinstate Mid-Cheshire Rail Link

Wirral track renewal

Boy dies after suffering electrical burns on West Yorkshire rail line

New drainage system makes Settle-Carlisle line safer and more reliable for years to come

Nicola Sturgeon 'committed' to fixing ScotRail problems

Barmouth bridge closed following fire damage

Suspected WW2 bomb on Newport rail line is 'not ammunition'

Severn Tunnel upgrade costing £10m, Network Rail says

Scrap HS2 to boost Welsh rail projects, UKIP says

Caerphilly train fire: Passengers evacuated at station

Londonderry £26m transport hub approved by Chris Hazzard

Belle Arena royal opening plaque to be reinstated

Exhibition of architects' proposals for the new £18m GCR Main Line museum opens

Tornado to get state-of-the-art charter train

Eurostar service delayed after hitting wild boar

TGV rescue deal bails out Alstom’s Belfort factory

Gauge-changing sleeping car for Baku–Istanbul route

Six bids for Israel Railways EMU contract

Farley post office to become New York rail hub

Streamliners celebrate 65th anniversary in Goulburn

Elon Musk's Hyperloop: A high-speed rail network that could come to Australia

Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens

Milestone moment as Metrolink’s final M5000 tram leaves Vienna depot

Cross-border tram delivered to Strasbourg

Tram service restarts in Avdiivka

Historic Wexford station dedicated at trolley museum

New General Manager for Southern Vectis and Blue Star buses

Hybrid bus fire in London

'Wrong tyres' derail steam roller test in Redditch

Debt-hit Guernsey Aurigny airline to post £4.6m losses

Runways blocked at Belfast International by failed cargo aircraft

98-year-old gets wish, flies in WW II biplane he trained on 70 years ago

ATSB yet to link privately found debris with MH370

Hidden fire station revealed after decades

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



08/10/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Scotland's Vital Spark: the Clyde Puffer"

09/10/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin" The motorcycle land speed record

09/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Sir Chris Hoy: 200mph at Le Mans"

11/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys" 4/6 Genoa to the Brenner Pass

13/10/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Tube: Going Underground" 5/8

13/10/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Railways: the Making of a Nation" The Age of Leisure

13/10/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Full Throttle: the Glory Days of British Motorbikes"

14/10/16  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great" 7/8

14/10/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges" 1/6



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

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

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
           Entrance: £5.00

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

17/10/16    Waterside Community Railway Project Supporters Meeting
           Hythe & Dibden Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6DU
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start

17/10/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Railways in Southampton" by Gordon Adams
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/10/16    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "The Pentrich Revolution" by Michael Parkin

21/10/16-   Mid Hants Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

22/10/16-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Food & Drink Fayre

22/10/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Christmas Gift Fayre

22/10/16-   Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas

22/10/16-   Bure Valley Railway: Spooky Express

23/10/16-   Llanberis Lake Railway: Hallowe'en Hunt

Cheers, Howard.
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