Subject: Raildate 25th November 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/11/2016, 17:10
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How Toton Sidings became a huge railway hub - in Victorian days
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The stunning old railway station that didn't have a town
(Spotter: Adrian Hirst)

February Freeze-Up (1991)
Severn Valley Railway End of Season Steam Gala, 5th November
Riley Fives along the Welsh Marches - The Christmas Cheshireman, 19th November
Modern Action at Penzance, 14th November
Traumhaft schöne Modellbahnanlage "Saint Libéral" Spur H0m
An alarming Chinese NG railway (we've had it before, but...)
Model Trains HO Gauge Cab Ride from San Vincenzo to Follonica Station in Italy
Buses at Truro Bus Station, 15th November
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

1940s proposals for London rail Network
K&WVR, 20th November
Great Central end of season, 19th November
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Epping Ongar Railway, 2013-2016
D1015 Western Champion heads a GB Railfreight staff special to Minehead
More Secrets Of The Underground (do look for others in the menu on the right)
colourise History
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Vigoda, Ukraine, 2013
(Spotter: Roy Wood)

The World’s Most Technologically-advanced House – in 1850?



Digital Railway moves forward as Hitachi begins ETCS testing of Class 800s

Government promise of fast, cheap Wi-Fi on trains goes off the rails

Shrunken NR renewals will have ‘adverse effect’ on assets

Platform gap filler trial reduces incidents at platform/train interface

Whitton station refurbished

Protests over proposed footpath crossing closure near Ashtead

Southern rail's 'tweet RMT' plea was 'a mistake'

Latest Southern strike

Report on East Docks branch derailment in November

Man 'sucked on to live rail' by current in Totton

UK flooding: Ferry stranded, roads closed, trains diverted

Exeter railway services resumed ahead of schedule after Storm Angus damage

Coastal rail protection work in south Devon 'to cost £650m'
PDF download of report (4.3MB)

NR lays down Oxford tracks ahead of London Marylebone service in December

Oxford-Cambridge rail link gets £110m funding

Rail passengers 'squashed in like animals going to market'

Footpath crossing at Stone closed due to misuse

HS2: Mexborough residents remain 'horribly uncertain'

Engine fire causes Slaithwaite train evacuation

Flooding causing disruption on railway between Berwick and Newcastle

Talks planned on public sector trains

Minster tells MSPs 'ScotRail has learned lessons'

Sturgeon 'will consider' ScotRail fare freeze

DB Systemtechnik to commission Hitachi ScotRail EMUs

Monmouthshire village stranded after lorry bridge jam

Minister says railway line reopening can be delivered

Irish Rail launches new Dublin cross-city link

Majority of Irish Rail network threatened with closure due to funding shortfall

HLF grant for Talyllyn museum

Passengers injured as train derails in collision with milk tanker

Germany asked to change rolling stock inspection rules by EU

DB Netz (Infrastructure) to introduce remote point monitoring

South Bohemia operating contract approved

Grand Est region to take over loss making SNCF services

New Chicago – Mexico intermodal service to start 1st December

Norfolk Southern Dangerous Goods training for emergency services

Bombardier wins Montreal  operations contract

India train crash: Over 115 killed in derailment near Kanpur
India train: Rescuers end search for survivors at crash site
Why do India's trains keep going off the rails?

KiwiRail services suspended after magnitude-7.5 quake

Tube strike: Drivers to go on strike in December

Service disruption on Tyne & Wear Metro

Plans for direct tram-train link between Glasgow Airport and city

Edinburgh Airport travellers opt for buses at trams’ expense

Lorry Stuck in narrow road in Streatley

Donald Campbell's Bluebird roars back to life

Cargo ship hits barge off Dover

Irish sea ferries unable to dock due to storm

A350-1000 takes off on maiden flight

Lufthansa strike

US approves sale of up to 26 Protector UAVs to UK

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



26/11/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3 The Samjhauta Express

26/11/16  BBC2 2130-2230
         "The Brits Who Designed the Modern World"

28/11/16  BBC1 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  Discovering Snowdonia

28/11/16  BBC1 2000-2100
         "The Last Miners"  Kellingly Colliery 2/2

29/11/16  BBC1 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  The Birth of Steam (Cornwall)

30/11/16  BBC1 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  The Whisky Train

02/12/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Building the World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship"



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

Until       Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust: S&D 50 Exhibition
29/11/16    Priest House Museum, High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset

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    Railway upgrade plan - Exeter-Newton Abbot
           Information sharing engagement event for the public
           Rougemont Hotel, Exeter, EX4 3SP

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

29/11/16    Railway upgrade plan - Exeter-Newton Abbot
           Information sharing engagement event for the public
           Pavilions, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG

30/11/16    Railway upgrade plan - Exeter-Newton Abbot
           Information sharing engagement event for the public
           Best Western Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay, TQ2 6RQ

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

05/12/16    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           "Toys" by Bill White
           Starts at 1945

05/12/16    Railway upgrade plan - Exeter-Newton Abbot
           Information sharing engagement event for the public
           Copthorne Hotel, Plymouth, PL1 1AR

05/12/16    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Pie Pea & Chips Supper then...
           “QuickQuiz”, “YourPix”, "Sheffield Area Review of 2016"
           £3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

06/12/16    Railway upgrade plan - Exeter-Newton Abbot
           Information sharing engagement event for the public
           Alverton Manor Hotel, Truro, TR1 1ZQ

10/12/16    Enfield Christmas Transport Bazaar
           St Paul's Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR
           1100-1430, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

10/12/16    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

Cheers, Howard.
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