Subject: Raildate 4th November 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 04/11/2016, 16:11
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Edinburgh Suburban Variety
20 Minutes at Slateford 25th September
A Call at Erstfeld Switzerland 6th May
(Andrew Cook)

Spinning Spectre Railtour, 19th June 1999
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Mike Wilcock)

The Chinese Titan at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Derby Midland Station
Midland Metro at Stephenson Place
(Martin Miller)

Last chance to view Derby Museum's 0 gauge layout this weekend
Britain's best new stations in pictures
Travelling in North Korea...?
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Bluebell Railway, Giants of Steam
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Green Timetable 5th October
6201 'Princess Elizabeth' on the Cathedrals Express
Mit Volldampf und 03 1010 zum Welterbe Zeche Zollverein Ausfahrt Siegen-Weidenau
Zechenfahrten mit dem Wismarer Schienenbus 2016
Model Trains/Railways - Introduction To Digital Command Control
Model Railway Masterpiece - Superb French Layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Registration for the “Making the Connections: Transport and its Place in History” workshop on 16th November at King’s Manor in York, run by the York Transport Historians Group, closes on 8th November
A research project exploring the relationship between the brewing and railway industries between 1870 and 1914
19 October: Why research the relationship between brewing and the railways?
20 October: Whitbread spent how much on rail transportation
29 October: The railway – shaping Whitbread’s distribution network
This project is funded by the Business Archives Council’s bursary for business history research
(David Turner)

Final week of Jacobite workings
NELPG 50th gala on North Yorks Moors
Polymer troughing routes
Stover Canal (South Devon)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Walking around London and walking times between stations
Maps of railways throughout Europe - you can zoom in for incredible details
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Southern Railway USA class locomotives, Southampton 1962
The Closure of Fawley or 'Waterside' Passenger Branch Rail Line, 1966

Streamliners: the most beautiful trains ever designed

The Little Locomotive Sheds of the Very Large Quarry

43002 'Sir Kenneth Grange' & 43185 'Great Western' working the Green Set
D1015 Western Champion visits the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch with the "Western Slater" railtour
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Wings and Wheels Society
(Spotter: Peter Davies)

How Deep Does London Go?

The mystery of Liverpool's secret tunnels

Airports of the World magazine



Forged rail tickets sold on 'dark web', BBC investigation reveals

Rail delays for Christmas travellers

Detecting voids on the move

New West Coast rail franchise to run HS2 services

Southern rail strikes: Fresh disruption as latest walkout begins
Southern rail strikes set for Christmas and new year
Southern Rail strikes: Eight things you wanted to know

Plans to refurbish arches near Camberwell

Plymouth MP asking for Southern Route around Dartmoor to be reopened.

New exit opened as part of Birmingham New Street redevelopment

Wolverhampton to get new station as part of £120m redevelopment

Ferret terrifies train passengers

Campaign for return of Beverley to York railway line gets back on track

Virgin East Coast train driver in 105mph near miss at Kyle Beck

£60m Hull Trains electro-diesel train deal signed

Maynard confirms Halton Curve will reopen at end of 2018

Borders Railway 'serious' issues raised

Edinburgh’s £41m tram-train interchange to open next month

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

Scots railway policing merger plan 'massively complicated'

Closure of Castlerock SB in Northern Ireland

WilkinsonEyre Wins Design Job for New £18m Great Central Railway Museum

Severn Valley Railway launches share appeal

Clan Line overhaul at Crewe - latest boiler work

Bishop blesses rebuilt diesel loco on Talyllyn Railway

Eurostar passenger's WW2 shell delays trains

What Paris 'squalor pit' Gare du Nord will look like in future

Eleven ways public transport in Paris could be improved

All Dutch electric trains to run on renewable energy

Swiss rail operator to sell bitcoins at its ticket machines

Austria-Slovenia rail link to be redoubled

Russian bullet train whirrs past bleak lives

Khan promises Night Tube on Piccadilly Line in December

Fare-dodging on Metrolink costs £8m in three years

Tramway suggested as solution to Stromeferry Bypass

Funicular railway proposed to distillery near Dingwall

Engine fire on Translink coach at Lurgan

Self-drive delivery van can be 'built in four hours'

Thames winter lock repair programme

Isle of Man Steam Packet winter service alterations

Dibden Bay port expansion back on development agenda

Millionth passenger for shortest scheduled air service

New World’s Shortest International Flight

United Airlines to stop Belfast to New York flights

Fed-up Emirates presses for Dubai drone detectors

Boeing rolls out United’s first 777-300ER

Wreckage of missing aircraft found in Papua

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



05/11/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Timeshift: The Last Days of Steam"

06/11/16  BBC4 1900-1930
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  Capitalism

06/11/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Highlands

07/11/16  BBC1 1930-2000
         "The Trouble with Our Trains: Panorama"

07/11/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  2/4 Argentina

08/11/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  1/3 The Maitree Express

10/11/16  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  2/4 Argentina

10/11/16  ITV 1930-2000
         "High Speed Rail - Is it Worth it?: Tonight"



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

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

06/11/16    Poole & District Model Railway Society 2016 Exhibition

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

10/11/16    Wings and Wheels Society
           The Community Centre, Rednock Drive, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4BX
           "The Somerset and Dorset Railway from the Air" by Rich Kelsey
           Entry: £4.00 on the door, all welcome

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

16/11/16    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Canal Restoration and Cruising" by Michael Golds

17/11/16    RCTS South Wales: Observations at Banbury
           Travel on 0825 from Cardiff Central via Reading

19/11/16    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

19/11/16    Signalling Record Society
           Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe
           Speakers Andy Overton and David Lowe
           Starts 1045

19/11/16-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches

Cheers, Howard.
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