Subject: Raildate 9th December 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/12/2016, 16:26
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*** It's time for a break!
*** Next week's Raildate will be the last before Christmas and the New Year.


London's abandoned railways and where to find them
London's lost railways

London's Transport System During World War Two - 1941 Educational Documentary
(Spotter: John Allen)

180 years of London Bridge station
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Organised tours of the disused "Northern Heights" Highgate station next summer

New book that features 12 circular walks based around the 33 miles of the former Cromford and High Peak Railway.

Abbeydale Miniature Railway

Steam on The 1 in 49 On The NYMR
Severn Valley Railway - Santa Steam Special - 2016
60163 'Tornado' - The Bath Spa Christmas Express, 1st December
Dreizylinder-Güterzug-Dampflokomotive 58 3047 mit Güterzügen, 1995-1997
Sichtungen im November 2016
Awesome HO narrow gauge model trains with realistic catenary and overhead line
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

South Yorks Transport Museum

An American view on Britain's Ghost Trains
(Spotter: Steve Read)

Pere Marquette 1225: "The Real Polar Express" Returns!!
NASA's Unusual Giant Air Cargo Transport Plane
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Train and track operations to be reunited in rail revamp
Network Rail to be stripped of control over Britain’s train tracks

Busiest and quietest railway stations (it's that time again!)

Khan frustrated as Grayling halts London train devolution plans
Chris Grayling accused of putting politics over people in rail letter leak

Siemens looks to increase UK content on its trains

Hitachi unveils first UK-built Class 800 train

Electrification of London Overground's Gospel Oak-Barking line 80% complete

Crossrail contractors face prosecution after worker killed by falling concrete

Southern rail strike to bring 'major delays'
Southern rail strikes: Commuters' tales of 'hell'

HS1 could be sold off as owners reveal third-party interest

New sidings opened to link Rother Valley to National Network

East West Rail heads move to vertical reintegration

Problems caused by increased train service across Bicester LC

Virgin West Coast awarded franchise extension

New sensor could cut leaves-on-the-line train delays

Man jailed after £150,000 rail delays in Wolverhampton

Could Willenhall finally be about to get a station?

Plans for three new Leeds railway stations unveiled

Railway bridges unearthed as part of Great Howard Street works

The future of Scotrail? A co-op run by workers and passengers

Extra peak time seats every week for the Borders Railway

Borders Railway fails to meet expected first-year growth

Car crashes into Virgin train at level crossing in Lanarkshire

Colne Valley Heritage Lottery Fund grant

SVR share appeal reaches £500,000

Grant for fire damaged Ballater station

Switzerland to Snowdon - Steam locomotives united

Santa Specials on Groudle Glen Railway

New Merchant Navy class loco for Eastleigh Lakeside miniature line

Bad Aibling train crash: German controller jailed

New alignment for Norwegian Vestfold line opened

LUL station staff industrial action
And a different dispute called off

LUL fined £500k for safety breaches and staff injury

RAIB report into derailment at Ealing Broadway (District Line)

Double deck stock ordered for Sydney

Trains run on Post Office's 'mail rail' underground line for first time in a decade

Car stuck on tram lines near Nottingham railway station

Residents welcome 'long overdue' Queen's Medical Centre tram bridge

Metrolink tram driver sacked for speeding on Oldham line

Easingwold School bus flood rescue: Driver jailed

'World's original sports car' up for auction

Environment Agency investigating oil spill on Cromford Canal

Falkirk Wheel reopens to public after maintenance work

Former aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious sails out of Portsmouth

Port of Grangemouth trade increases exporting seed potatoes

Strangford ferry tied up as ramps will not allow cars to disembark

Norwegian Air gets licence for US-Ireland flights

Fatal mid air collision near Market Harborough

Trump demands cancellation for Air Force One replacement
How does Donald Trump’s private jet match up to Air Force One?

Boeing 787 flies with Trent 1000-TEN engine

Emirates set to take Trent-powered A380 this month

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



10/12/16  ITV 2325-0120
         "Senna"  2010 documentary about Ayrton

10/12/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Jutland: World War One's Greatest Sea Battle"

10/12/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Pearl Harbor: the New Evidence"

11/12/16  BBC4 2230-0030
         "How to Build a Nuclear Submarine"  1/3

12/12/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Taff: the River that Made Wales"  2/3

13/12/16  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Taff: the River that Made Wales"  3/3

14/12/16  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Deadliest Rail Disaster: Quintinshill"

14/12/16  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Golden Age of Liners"



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

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

19/12/16    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "100 Years of the Southern electric" by Richard Whitbread
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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