Subject: Raildate 28th October 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/10/2016, 19:54
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Non-Pool Freight Stock 1948-1968 Volume 2: Privately-Owned and European Vehicles (Including ICI, Regent, Shell-Mex and BP)
by David Larkin

The first five Kestrel Railway Books volumes by David Larkin looked at the revenue-earning wagon fleet operated by British Railways and its successor, British Rail.  These were followed by a series of three books looking at the specially-designed wagons that were used for track maintenance, and then three volumes covering the parcels and passenger-rated stock. Now we see the second of two books covering the ex-private owner fleet.

When BR was created, it was intended that it should own all railway rolling stock, but legal action by some of the larger wagon-owning companies delayed things until 1951.  Non-Pool wagons were defined as privately-owned wagons allowed to run over railways owned or operated by the British Transport Commission.  This series sets out the types of wagon eligible to be classified as Non-Pool, and lists them alphabetically with details of numbers carried, capacity and registration details where known.

Volume 1 covers owners with initials A to H, and Volume 2 deals with the remaining owners.

Softback: 96 pages with 183 photographs
273 x 215mm
ISBN: 978-1-905505-41-8
Price: £16.00


Little and Large at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

7 forgotten railways in Yorkshire
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

GWR 5043 - An Autumn Castle Over The Welsh Borders, 2016
North Stafford Junction & Stenson Junction, 25th October
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Green Timetable, 3rd October
Mid Hants Railway, Autumn Steam Gala, 2016
Trains Crossing The Border - Echuca Extravaganza 2016
Der "Blaue Blitz" fährt wieder!
Model Railway Bridge of Graberegg in Switzerland
Story Of The RT
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Mid Hants Railway, Autumn Steam Gala, 21st & 22nd October
Reading and Northern #425: Steam Passenger Service
Vasili Arkhipov, Soviet Submarine Commander Who May Have Saved the World
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Station navigation app launched in Britain

Bridge lift to increase clearances

It’s goodbye to ATOC in industry shake-up

‘Major improvement’ needed in rail links to airports following Heathrow decision

RMT  join ASLEF in balloting drivers over DOO on Southern services
Health & Safety fears over Southern Dispute
House Prices in East Croydon affected by Southern guards dispute

Plaque unveiled to commemorate Sir Daniel Gooch

Shenfield braced for New Year closures ahead of Crossrail arrival

Campaigners call for passenger rail service after future of Hythe Ferry thrown into doubt

Engineering works at Fareham

Luton airport calls for express train services in new East Midlands franchise

Reassurances sought over Derby jobs as Bombardier to axe 7,500 globally

‘Entirely new approach’ to transport as TfN submits statutory body plan

TransPennine Express coach production begins

Rail minister tells MSPs he's ‘no transport expert’ during ScotRail grilling

Travel warning for Scotland's rail passengers

Public sector body ‘ready to take over’ ScotRail if issues persist

ScotRail fined over train and station standards

Severn Tunnel reopens after six-week electrification project

Newly-named train Y Cymro marks Severn Tunnel reopening

No guarantee over rail electrification to Swansea

Welsh rail franchise 'to keep cross-border services'

£3m lottery cash for old school, shed and harbour land

Great Central Railway: Design chosen for £18m museum

National Express pulls out of German franchise

Siemens supply loco components for Iranian built locos

New EMUs for Kuala Lumpur airport services

Specification for California high speed line reduced

Genesee & Wyoming purchase Australian coal transport operator

India train confiscated over compensation dispute

Dozens killed and hundreds injured in Cameroon train derailment

Counter-terrorism arrest over North Greenwich Tube device

Tunnelling works start on London’s Northern line extension

RMT to ballot Piccadilly Line drivers over ‘wholesale relations breakdown’

London Underground to trial innovative Repoint track switch

Welsh ministers urged to bid for EU rail cash for Metro

Miami metro cars unveiled

Granada light rail operator selected

New trams for Amsterdam

Wiener Lokalbahn order new vehicles

Samarkand receives trams

Model train prices are rising because of pound's devaluation

Bus hits bridge in Tottenham, injuring 26 people

Increasing costs of Bristol MetroBus project

Hanjin shipping close European operation

New Heathrow runway could be built over M25

Fatal crash at Malta Airport

United Airlines emergency landing at Shannon

Biplane adventurer Tracey Curtis-Taylor stripped of award

Canister found after London City Airport evacuation

UPS orders 14 747-8 Freighters

A quick fix — getting a 787 back in the air after a diversion

Resurgence in Ordnance Survey paper maps

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



29/10/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Timeshift: Sailors, Ships and Stevedores - the Story of British Docks"

30/10/16  BBC4 1900-1930
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  The boat people

31/10/16  BBC1 2030-2100
         "How Rolls-Royce Bribed its Way around the World: Panorama"

31/10/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Ice Train to Nowhere"  An Alaskan rail journey - 1/4

02/11/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Last Days of Steam"

02/11/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Television's Opening Night: How the Box Was Born"  TV's 80th anniversary

02/11/16  Channel 5 2200-2300
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  3/6 - Clifton Suspension Bridge

03/11/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Tube: Going Underground"  8/8

03/11/16  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Railways: the Making of a Nation"  A touch of class

03/11/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Television's Opening Night: How the Box Was Born"  TV's 80th anniversary

04/11/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  4/6 - The Britannia Bridge



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

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

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

07/11/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           Starts at 1945

07/11/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Peter Fox Collection  -  Part 2:  the 1970s”  by  Andy Barclay
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/11/16    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Somewhere around the World" by Mike Tyack
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

09/11/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "The Robert Whitfield Collection: UK Steam 1948-1958" by Pete Berry
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

10/11/16    Hamble Local History Society
           Roy Underdown Pavilion, College Playing Fields, Baron Road, Hamble, SO31 4RN
           "The Story of the Spitfire" by Colin van Geffen
           Starts 1930
           New members and visitors always welcome - the cost is £2 a meeting

11/11/16-   Southampton Film Week
12/11/16    Vintage Mobile Cinema - Short Films, Archive, Animations

12/11/16    Signalling Record Society
           Duchess of Hamilton Suite, National Railway Museum, York
           Speakers: Phil Graham, Neil Mackay and John Foreman.
           Room opens 1015

12/11/16-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches

Cheers, Howard.
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