Subject: Raildate 2nd December 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/12/2016, 17:03
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GBRf first 7 locos and naming of 66701 at Willesden in 2001
Transrail in Cardiff and Newport, plus 3 min with a 37 climb up Stormy Bank in 1996
37668/156 and 37668/170 in Scotland, August 1991
(Mike Wilcock)

The Genie is Out at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway An Educational Video
(Martin Miller)

A look back at Nottingham's Victoria Station through the years

The Queensbury Lines: Bradford's lost railways are brought back to life with rare colour pictures

North Devon rail survey

Black 5s To Cardiff- 44871 & 45407 + 47802, 26th/27th November
West Coast Railways 2016
Dampf-Adventsfahrt mit Dampflok 01 150 und E 10 im historischen Luxuszug Rheingold
Twindexx-Testfahrten, ÖBB Cityjet und viel Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn
Warley videos
Model trains/Railways - Advanced Digital Command Control (Part 2)
Cute and Tiny Model Railroad with Winter Landscape
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Memories of Iraqi railways
East Lancs Railway, 26th November
Cathedrals Express 46233 en-route to Lincoln
Independent Press Standards Organisation finding on reporting in "The Sun" of Paddington SPAD and derailment
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Yangon's train to nowhere
Church on track, hospital on wheels: 4 surprising trains from around the world
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

New York Welcomes Mayflower (1957)
Cosmic Muffin Comes to Aerospace Discovery at the Florida Air Museum
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Train fares to rise by average of 2.3%

Gospel Oak-Barking electrification progress

Doubts over Transport for London takeover of more suburban routes

RMT strike cancelled on 22-24 December
Southern disruption: A month's travel repaid as compensation

Network performance lowered by GTR problems

New footbridge at Gomshall

Rail passengers 'stranded' after power cut near Bristol

Funding provided for Oxford-Cambridge line reopening

Vivarail trial start date delayed from October to February

Wigan North Western railway station evacuated after bridge collapse

Engineering Train derailment at Ordsall Lane

Weekend closures between Preston and Blackpool expected in January

FirstGroup “keen” to bid for ScotRail franchise

ScotRail publishes 249-point improvement plan

Calls for devolved Network Rail backed

Aberdeenshire railway station requires £3m to reopen

Old Gatwick Express trains could be used to relieve overcrowding in Wales

New platform at Cardiff Central to open on 3rd January

Proposal for new Cardiff Parkway station

Crowd funding appeal to buy loco for Blaenau and Trawsfynydd line

RAIB report into derailment at Dymchurch in September

Court hearing over boiler accident on Pecorama railway

French TGV passengers to be given refunds for all delays

Bombardier locomotives approved for use in Gotthard Base Tunnel

Stadler metre-gauge EMU order

Double deck EMUs ordered for Normandy express services

Talgo win high speed train order

Spanish trials of LNG fuel

Budapest suburban operator (BHEV) transferred to state railway (MAV) control

Fatal collision in Iran
Top official resigns, three arrested in Iran’s train crash

Turkmenistan-Afghanistan railway opens

China opens Three Gorges high-speed line

London Underground receives final S-Stock train

Piccadilly line delays: Commuters face fresh Tube chaos as 'shortage of trains' continues

Russian trams have no floors 'because of Russia's struggling economy'

Bus Fire in Lanarkshire

Lee High Road sinkhole-trapped coach pulled clear

Why is one man trying to travel on 200 London bus routes in 24 hours?

Full-size Titanic replica being built in China

Plane talking: pilot uses aircraft to write 'Hello' on radar tracking map

Colombia Chapecoense plane crash: What we know

747-400 Global SuperTanker gets ready for action

First major 787-10 sections delivered to final assembly

Airbus to slash hundreds of jobs in France

Cathay faces growing competitive pressure

Whitechapel Bell Foundry to close

Fancy running your own lighthouse on Anglesey?

Object found off British Columbia coast not missing nuke

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



05/12/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  Weymouth to Portland

05/12/16  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Titanic's Tragic Twin: the Britannic Disaster"

05/12/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: The Men Who Built the Liners"

06/12/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury"  The Highlands

06/12/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Ian Hislop Goes Off the Rails"

07/12/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Taff: the River that Made Wales"  1/3

09/12/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Building the World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship" 2/2



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

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

13/12/16    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Somerset & Dorset Retrospect" by Gerald Nichols
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

14/12/16    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "The Port Talbot Railway: A History" by David Lewis + Members and Visitors slides
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/12/16    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           Filton Community Centre, Elm Park, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7PS
           An evening with Christian Wolmar
           Starts 1930

16/12/16    Talyllyn Railway: Carol Train

Cheers, Howard.
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