Subject: Raildate 14th October 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/10/2016, 16:30
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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More Heavy Haulage at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
From Road to Rail at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

HST 40th Birthday run to Swansea
Inside Landore HST Depot 2004
HST Power Car Moves in 2004
(Mike Wilcock)

5043 tears up the GW and Cotswold main lines - The Cotswold Explorer, 8th October
Great Central Railway Autumn Gala, 8th October
Severn Valley Railway Blue Timetable, 27th September
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Autumn Steam, Spectacular 2016
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Autumn Steam Gala Day 1, 30th September
Steam Trains Over The Murray River - SRV Echuca-Barnes Shuttles
Faszination Dampfloks mit schwerem Güterzug, 52 8079-7 u. 52 8075-1 mit 1600 t Zug
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Relics from cable haulage at Euston
Possible effects of Brexit on signalling development
SS Freshspring restoration
50 years since closure of Aust ferry
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Saying goodbye to the traditional railway signal boxes
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

St Pancras Old Church, Purchese Street, Gas And Coal Works

5043 thrashes up Sapperton Bank with The Cotswold Explorer, 8th October
Clipper Ship City of Adelaide
The Engines of the Titanic
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The art of map making



HS2 will be built – ministers speech

Easier, cheaper travel needs joined-up government thinking

Rail union caves in but strikes go ahead
Southern Rail strike: Passengers plead for end to 'chaos'
Failure of latest round of GTR / RMT talks
MPs urge ministers to 'get a grip' in midst of Southern strike woes

Thameslink cancellation due to offensive graffiti on train

Rail replacement bus roof ripped off after it crashed into bridge

Potter Logistics’ Ely rail freight terminal growth on track

Network Rail extends Martins Heron station platforms in Berkshire

Trespass causes delays at Hatfield

Fate of Wolverton, the World’s oldest standard gauge railway works to be decided this month?

Virgin Trains recruiting £57,000 drivers for east coast line

French train firm unveils plans for £20m plant in north-west England

New scaffolding measure saves NR £9.5m and prevents Liverpool service closures

Campaign to reopen Queensbury Tunnel near Bradford

Passenger service on the Blythe & Tyne to be restored

Plans lodged for new Inverness Airport rail station

Life for commuters on Scotland's over-crowded trains

Scottish electrification suffers delays as NR withdraws planning application

ScotRail warn of disruption during central belt upgrade works

ScotRail to spend £100,000 on 'secret shoppers'

ScotRail Alliance 'committed' to Far North Line

Line reopens after Barmouth bridge fire damage

Contenders named for next Welsh franchise
Wales & Borders bidders asked to propose Metro options

Rail electrification still a top priority, Cairns says

Official opening for Norden level crossing

Dawlish coaches for sale
Campaign to save the iconic Camping Carriages at Dawlish Warren

Eurostar Amsterdam timetable emerges

Eurostar to cut services and jobs

Albula Tunnel works web cam

OBB to take over DB City Night Line services.

Modular loco under development

Polish electro-diesel to be developed

Train derails near New York, injuring dozens
And alternative service arrangements

New Potash wagon delivery started

Parcel van development for service between China, Russia & Europe

Insect killing train being operated by Northern Railway of India

Night Tube to launch on Northern Line in November

New Tube map launched to help get Londoners walking

Blackpool tram sets sail once again

Planning permission sought for Birmingham HS2 tram extension

Green light for new Trafford Park Metrolink line

Consultation over new Tyne & Wear metro rolling stock

Cardiff council is to investigate the possibility of trams running through the city centre

Expression of Interest invited for extension of Boston Light Rapid Transit

Electric cars set to get road priority in clean air zones

Bus accident in Jedburgh

Objections made to Silvertown Tunnel at open floor hearings

Failed bridge demolition in Arkansas

BMW reveals helmet-free motorcycle concept

Rochdale canal reopens after repairs

Hampshire's Hythe Ferry service future in doubt

Replica spitfire built in Cornwall as thank you for WW2 help

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



15/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0720-0755
         "Terminus" 1961 John Schlesinger movie - Waterloo Station

15/10/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The Crossrail Discovery: London's Lost Graveyard"

15/10/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson" 1/3

15/10/16  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Song of the Singer Sewing Machine"

15/10/16  Channel 5 2230-2330
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges" 1/6

17/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0340-0500
         "The Last Journey" 1935 drama featuring suicidal driver filmed on the GWR

17/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1040-1210
         "The Flying Scot" 1957 A daring robbery on the "Flying Scot"

17/10/16  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury" The Caledonian Canal

18/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0310-0440
         "The Flying Scot" 1957 A daring robbery on the "Flying Scot"

18/10/16  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury" The Worcester & Birmingham Canal

18/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys" 5/6 Riga to Tampere

19/10/16  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury" The Kennet & Avon Canal

19/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: Bridging the Gap - How the Severn Bridge Was Built"

20/10/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Tube: Going Underground" 6/8

20/10/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Railways: the Making of a Nation" The New Commuters

20/10/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "A Very British Map: the Ordnance Survey Story"

21/10/16  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great" 8/8

21/10/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges" 2/6

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

Until-      Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
16/10/16    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

27/10/16    Welsh Highland Railway: Hallowe'en Train

27/10/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Ghost Trains

27/10/16-   Ffestiniog Railway: Hallowe'en Trains

27/10/16-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Train

28/10/16-   Bluebell Railway: Giants of Steam

28/10/16    Talyllyn Railway: Hallowe'en Steam & Scream!

29/10/16    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Hallowe'en Special - 1800-2000

29/10/16    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Scream

29/10/16    Welsh Highland Heritage Railway: Hallowe'en Evening

29/10/16-   Foxfield Railway: Hallowe'en Specials

29/10/16-   Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day

30/10/16    Reading Vintage Toy Fair & Exhibition
           Rivermead Leisure Centre, Richfield Avenue, Reading, RG1 8EQ
           Adult: £3.50, Under-14: Free, Family (2+2): £7/00
           Early entry - from 0800: £10, from 0930: £7.00

30/10/16    South Tynedale Railway: Hallowe'en

30/10/16    Llangollen Railway: Hallowe'en Train

30/10/16-   Talyllyn Railway: Hallowe'en Steam & Scream!

Cheers, Howard.
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