Subject: Raildate 11th November 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/11/2016, 16:23
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The Bromsgrove Diversion
Whatstandwell Winter Sun
(Martin Miller)

The trouble with our trains

Severn Valley Railway, Season Finale 2016
44871 & 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier The Tin Bath Sunday 6th November
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Green Timetable Happy Birthday Special 7th October
Steam Trains Running In Parallel! - 50 Years of 'The Vintage Train'
Schwere Loks mit schweren Zügen - Plandampf "Werra - Finale 2007" Teil2
HO Scale DCC Model Train Layout Amtrak Northeast Corridor Scratch Built
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Lego Flying Scotsman

The passengers who monitor Melbourne's ticket inspectors

Adopt your favourite stretch of canal

All you wanted to know about gas lamps



NR route directors to become ‘customers’ from late November

125mph handback after pointwork renewal

Conflict between franchise contracts and information

Southern claims 96% of conductors 'signed up' for new role

Southern train 'moved with doors open'

New footbridge at Waltham Cross

Coach damaged by Watford Tunnel landslide returned to Germany

Rebuilt Abbey Wood station takes shape

Moment man armed with sledgehammer 'runs riot at train depot causing £30k in damage'

Southampton-London open access service proposed

'Massive flashes' as electrical fault at Dorchester delays South West Trains

Great Western electrification: Intercity line work 'deferred'
Audit Office calls for GW electrification rethink

10 arrested in investigation into the theft of £2 million of rail track

Virgin to get an extra year running west coast mainline

NR promises Manchester airport services via Ordsall Chord by end of 2017

Council poised to examine feasibility of railway link to new AECC and Aberdeen airport

Glasgow Central Station cordoned off after man falls from window

Welsh Government sets out rolling stock aspirations

Rock Park's iron bridge in Barnstaple soon to be reopened to pedestrians and cyclists

Railway carriage holiday park sells for £261k at auction

Eurostar 'confident' as Amsterdam plans gather pace

German controller confesses over Bad Aibling rail crash

German wheel and axle maker sold to Chinese investors

Stockholm cross city line to open in July 2017

Latvian electrification plans

Chinese firm to build line between Malawi and Zambia

Air travel site Fareportal to offer Amtrak bookings

General Electric locos for Pakistan Railways

Boilers restore life to old NZ train

Packing away of Silk Mill model railway 'terrible loss to Derby'

Croydon tram crash: More victims named after derailment
Croydon tram crash: 'Eerie' silence on the streets
Croydon tram crash: Crane to lift carriages from site
Croydon tram crash: Experts defend 'extremely safe' mode of transport

First Dorset bus drivers call new 24-hour strike

TrawsCymru to resume Aberystwyth to Cardiff bus service

Man on water scooter ploughs into ferry off Southampton

Campaign to save Arran ferry service

BA will add extra seats in economy cabins

Ryanair could establish UK unit as result of Brexit

Dundee to Amsterdam flights rerouted

Fire risk leads RAF to withdraw Sentry from operations

Emirates phases out its last A330 and A340

Documentary crew films Albatross stunt over Manhattan

Canadian army interested in old nuke that may have been found off Haida Gwaii

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



12/11/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  1/3 The Maitree Express

13/11/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1320-1530
         "The Bargee" 1964 canal-based comedy - Harry H Corbett and Ronnie Barker

13/11/16  BBC4 1900-1930
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  Engineering

13/11/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Highlands (2)

13/11/16  BBC4 2030-2100
         "Railway Walks"  The Monsal Trail

14/11/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timewatch: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues - How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps"

14/11/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  3/4 The Blue Train

15/11/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3 The Last Train in Nepal

17/11/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1305-1330
         "Fully Fitted Freight" 1957 BTF film about a Bristol-Leeds fast freight

18/11/16  Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1305-1330
         "Elizabethan Express" 1954 BTF film, new London to Edinburgh express

18/11/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  The Tyne Bridge

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

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    Cromford Canal Economic Development Study: open drop-in meeting
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           1000-1600 - drop in any time

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

21/11/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Derek Spicer - Railways
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/11/16    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

26/11/16    RCTS South Wales: Depot Discovery Tour at London Transport Museum Acton Depot
           Leave Cardiff 0925 to Paddington for 1400 tour or meet at depot at 1345
           Pre booking required: by 14th October
           with payment of £12 (£10 if senior citizen)

26/11/16    Cheadle Hulme Model Railway Extravaganza

26/11/16-   Warley Model Railway Exhibition

26/11/16-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches

Cheers, Howard.
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