Subject: Raildate 21st October 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/10/2016, 16:31
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A weighty occasion at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
A tight fit at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

Cardiff Specials 17 years ago. From Jacobs Tea Rooms Window
Gloucester Station, 2002-2016 including D1015 on rail tour
Railfreight and HST diversions at Gloucester.Tunnel opens on 21st October
(Mike Wilcock)

Bodmin Victorian steam hard at work

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala 7th October
Swanage Railway, Autumn Steam Gala 2016
Double Steam Heaven In Cumbria Tuesday 18th October
LMS 12322 Takes All The Glory At The Scotsman Returns Gala - ELR 2016
Güterzug mit Dampflok 52 8039-1 u. 52 8154-8 im Lahntal
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Stephenson built bridge revealed by Ordsall Chord works
Friends of George-Knysna (Choo-Tjoe) line newsletters
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Brookwood Necropolis Railway

Map of every London Underground line, station, siding and loop; existing, disused, abandoned, demolished
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

The private monorail tunnel under North London
Paranapiacaba: Preserving a Haunting Railway Ghost Town in Brazil
RMS Titanic: Fascinating Engineering Facts
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Lack of increased capacity ‘hugely disappointing’ in new Cross Country contract

Rail freight firm DB Cargo plans to cut 900 jobs

EQT submits offer to buy GB Railfreight

Euston Express HS2 alternative would save £3.7bn, Lords told

Southern railway to restore full timetable from 31 October

RAIB investigation into fatal level crossing accident at Alice Holt , Bentley

Newport to Gloucester rail line reopens after train hits person

Transport secretary Chris Grayling guarantees he will support protection of the Dawlish rail line

Could the railway return to Bude? ‘Nothing is impossible,’ packed meeting is told

East Anglia franchise is ‘deliberately ambitious’
'Transformative' Greater Anglia franchise starts
Hornby celebrates Greater Anglia franchise with Rail Replacement Bus Set

Greater Anglia and NR promise measures to tackle autumn leaf fall

15,000 apply to become train drivers for Virgin East Coast

Lorry carrying skips hits railway bridge in Hertford

Birmingham's locked up and abandoned Jewish cemetery (Midland Railway line)

Plaque for railway pioneer Sir Nigel Gresley

Two hurt in Manchester Victoria Station roof collapse

Nearly half of Britons fail to identify Forth Bridge

£80million rail link could take travellers from new station to Glasgow Airport

Our broken rail system: now Transport Scotland joins Scotrail in the dock

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf warns Abellio to improve Scotrail service or face losing £7bn contract

Major improvement plan for struggling ScotRail

Two disused platforms at Aberdeen train could reopen

Flood-damaged DMU returns to service

£300k for Aberystwyth-Carmarthen railway line study
A look back at the Aberystwyth-Carmarthen railway line

RAIB report on collision at Knockmore Jn

Eurostar propose service reductions

Bombardier to cut 7,500 more jobs across its global operations

Dutch Rail overhauls timetable; biggest shake-up in 10 years

SBB to close First class lounges

Morgan Stanley Infrastructure to buy leasing company stake

Norwegian rapid discharge design licensed to an Australian company

Contract signed for electrification north of Porto

Second stage of Kenyan standard gauge line started

Solar-powered guard’s van unveiled

Fast flat wagons to speed up China – Europe trains

Tube train device controlled explosion at North Greenwich

Powers granted for Trafford park Metrolink extension
ITV 'disappointed' after trams cleared to run past Coronation Street

Paris tramway extension started

Sat-nav maps update aims to prevent stuck lorries

Campaign to save Hythe Ferry & Pier

'We don't have a future' - Hanjin crews return to uncertain fate

Wreck of German U-boat found off coast of Stranraer

Alderney States Backs Aurigny No Confidence Vote

‘Cheaper tickets, improved reliability with longer runway’

Fatal light aircraft crash near Cambridge

Air India Taking Advantage of Tailwinds

SIA's Los Angeles route must wait for enhanced A350

Avianca Brazil takes first A320neo

MAS to use A380s for pilgrimages, up seats to 700

Unmanned version of Solar Impulse proposed.

Bridge blown up in controlled explosion

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



22/10/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Ancient Tracks with Tony Robinson"  2/3

23/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1400-1600
         "The Iron Maiden" (1962) Aircraft designer has passion for traction engines

23/10/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The West Country

24/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0335-0530
         "The Iron Maiden" (1962) Aircraft designer has passion for traction engines

24/10/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury"  The Llangollen Canal

24/10/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "A Very British Map: the Ordnance Survey Story"

24/10/16  BBC4 2350-0050
         "Dan Cruickshank's Adventures in Architecture"

25/10/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: Bridging the Gap - How the Severn Bridge Was Built"

25/10/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  6/6 Rotterdam to Utrecht

26/10/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: Sailors, Ships and Stevedores - the Story of British Docks"

26/10/16  BBC2 2345-0045
         "Hunting the Nazi Gold Train"

27/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 0410-0530
         "The Last Journey" (1935) Suicidal driver, filmed on the GWR

27/10/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  7/8

27/10/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1900-2110
         "Hell Drivers" (1957) Star-packed drama of corrupt haulage company

27/10/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Railways: the Making of a Nation"  Food & shopping

28/10/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  3/6

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

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    Central Southern 0 Gauge Group Annual Show
           Allendale Centre, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1AS
           Layouts, test track (not live steam), traders, parking (not free), excellent refreshments
           Adult: £4, accompanied children free

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-   Pontypridd Museum Model Railway Exhibition
30/10/16    1000-1630 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adult: £2, Child/Senior: £1

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!

03/11/16    Hythe & District Historians
           The Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6EE
           "The Industrial Archaeology of the New Forest to the 20th Century" by Frank Green
           Starts 1945, entrance fee for visitors: £3

04/10/16-   Severn Valley Railway: Season Finale Gala

05/11/16    Barnet Transport Fair
           Christ Church Hall, St Albans Road, Barnet, Enfield, EN3 4HZ
           1100-1500, admission: £2 (accompanied child free)

05/11/16    Llangollen Railway: Ride the Rocket (Fireworks Train)

05/11/16-   Alsager Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition

05/11/16-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches

06/11/16    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

Cheers, Howard.
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