Subject: Raildate 18th November 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/11/2016, 19:51
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37s in Scotland. August 1991
Paragon Paradox railtour Bolton to Hull, 2nd October 1994
Paragon Paradox part 2 with 6 different locos, 2nd October 1994
(Mike Willcock)

The Pannier Rambler IV, 12th November
LXRA Family Fun Day - K190 D3 639 and The Return of the Taits
Volldampf voraus! Dampfloks "nonstop" in Aktion
BR 445 Bombardier Twindexx Vario mit Graffiti als Messzug in Gütersloh
North West Museum of Transport Celebrating The Thirties, 30th October
Beautiful French Modular Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride in HO Scale
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Central Division photos of the 1960s to 1980s
Reuse of old metro coaches
D78 coach reused as a school library
Automation of Shipping services
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

On board the Trans-Siberian Railway for a centenary ride

Riding the Nile train: could lifting US sanctions get Sudan's railway on track?

Subterranean London - a virtual exploration of London's sewers

Building the world's tallest dam

The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures



HS2: North West and Yorkshire routes confirmed
HS2: What it means for Derby
HS2 will open on time in 2033, transport secretary vows

Wagon conversion to support DB Cargo contract renewal

Purchase of GBRf completed

New London Overground concession begins

Khan confirms TfL fares set for four-year freeze

The lost railways of Heathrow

Pullman surprise for Ashford to London rail commuters

Essex Thameside EMU tender launched as class 387s enter service

Complaints over new rolling stock on c2c route

Luton airport reinforces call for express trains after passenger increase

Councils welcome Grayling promise of continued support for East West Rail
East West rail link details expected in New Year

Extra funding for work on Dawlish sea wall line

Stoke-on-Trent railway station’s fallen remembered in Armistice Day tribute

Hull to Selby electrification postponed

Oxenholme to Windermere railway upgrade delayed

Sturgeon 'sorry' for rail disruption after Edinburgh train breakdown
Team Dugdale do the loco commotion

Humza Yousaf rejects calls to quit as transport minister

ScotRail to halt rush-hour 'stop skipping'

Lamington Viaduct probe uncovers lapsed safety system

Levenmouth - Scotland's next railway?

Council agrees £1million backing for new Kintore railway station

Tribute paid to Borders Railway campaigners

Investing in the future of Scottish Rail

New train service to connect with Arran ferry

Former BR hotel worker travel facilities stopped after Trump takeover of Turnberry Hotel

Rhondda Tunnel Society: 'End funding log-jam before Brexit'

5551 "Unknown Warrior" to carry LMS crimson lake livery

Switzerland to Snowdon loco project no longer "crazy idea" for Thirsk railway enthusiast

Fitting out of RPSI Whitehead museum

Funding approved for new emu vehicles for Paris area

Track laying begins on Denmark’s first high-speed railway

Independent transport regulator to be established in Czech republic

Test operations start at Wien Sud freight terminal

Four proposals received for LIRR at Penn Station

Cuba orders Russian long-distance coaches

New Russian timber carrying wagons built

Chinese prototype piggyback wagons

Japan: Gauge-changing train decision next year

New Zealand earthquake damages South Island Trunk Line

TfL Underground staff vote for strike action

Northern Line night service starts on Friday 18/11/2016

More Kawasaki multiple unit cars ordered for New Haven line

Croydon tram crash: Driver was going 'three times over speed limit'

Second City Crossing gets green light to open in early 2017

Increase in passenger numbers on Douglas horse trams

Councils warn bus service cuts isolate passengers

Chesterfield canal: The hunt for the lost 'cuckoo boat'

Balmoral pleasure steamer future uncertain over funding fears

Channel Islands sea travel at half the level of five years ago

WW2 bomb disrupts ferry and rail services in Portsmouth

How a Passenger Steamer from Papenburg Had a Film Career in Africa

Cowes floating bridge for sale

Three Heathrow flights in three days brush with drones

Edinburgh Airport expansion plans

Airbus A350 on training exercise at Stornoway Airport

Poland selects Gulfstream G550 for VIP transport

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



19/11/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3 The Last Train in Nepal

19/11/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timewatch: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues - How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps"

20/11/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Lost Lotus: Restoring a Race Car"

21/11/16  BBC1 2000-2100
         "The Last Miners"  Kellingly Colliery 1/2

21/11/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  4/4 The Trans-Caucasus Railway

22/11/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3 The Samjhauta Express

25/11/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  The Humber Bridge



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

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-   Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust: S&D 50 Exhibition
29/11/16    Priest House Museum, High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
           Range of arts performances, 19th November only (free entry)

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

28/11/16    The Showroom, Sheffield
           A collection of archive films on British railways
           Starts 1845

03/12/16-   Manchester Model Railway Society: Christmas Model Railway Show

04/12/16    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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