Subject: Raildate 16th December 2016
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/12/2016, 16:27
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*** This is the last Raildate before Christmas and the New Year.
*** Thank you for your continued support and very best wishes to you all.
*** Onward to 2017!


89001 at Doncaster, and busy freight movements at Warrington in 1997
31112/554 and others on the Yorkshire Doodle Danday, July 1996
60079/40 inside Ebbw Vale steel works and cab ride in April 1999
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Mike Wilcock)

Durley Light Railway (Hants NGRS) 1989

Longsight 150 (1992)
45231 Sherwood Forester & 47760 The Scarborough Spa Express Bash 17/7/2013 - now in HD
East Lancashire Railway Santa Specials, 10th/11th December
Harnetty Railway Documentary Xmas Special
Part 1:
Part 2:
34052 "Lord Dowding" On The Cathedrals Express At Bristol Temple Meads 10th December
Dampfloks in winterlicher Landschaft mit 65 1049, 52 8075, 44 1486, 41 1231, 41 1150
Winter-Dampflokfahrten mit 44 1486, 41 1231, 41 1150, 52 8075
Güterverkehr Hamm 14. September 2016
CP Holiday Train 2016
State of the art of rail transport modelling in Italy
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

5043 passing Ferrybridge
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Glasgow's subway: Under city's streets is maze of tunnels that reveal hidden world of work
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Bulgarian State Railways - Steam Engine 46.03 type 1-6-2
Au ras des caissons!  (Mulberry Harbour remains)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The most epic train race you'll ever see - Amtrak v BNSF

Go-kart on railroad tracks on abandoned tracks
And a Welsh version

The Art of Building 2016



New high-speed Intercity train unveiled

Rail penalty fares: Passengers could get new appeals body

G&W buys terminal operator to complement Freightliner

Relief at last: toilet charges suspended at two London stations

TfL announces London Overground extension shortlist

Hornsey depot set to transform Great Northern services

Southern rail strike: Transport secretary criticises unions
Southern rail dispute talks end with no deal
ORR distancing its-self from dispute

Redhill rail users' bid to charter train on strike days fails

SWT festive station names

DfT refuses to provide extra funding for over-budget Croxley rail link

Oxford to London Marylebone railway line opens

Strike of GWR contract cleaners

DfT faces criticism for "devastating effects" of GWML deferrals

Britain's only publicly owned railway delivered record performance for passengers before Tory sell-off

Settle-Carlisle line to reopen by 31 March following "remarkable" works

New Edinburgh Gateway interchange opens in capital

ScotRail punctuality fails to improve

ScotRail takes delivery of first new electric train

This is officially the quietest railway station in Wales

Super-fast TGV train hits the rails, slashing journey times

World's longest rail tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland

Congestion and delays as Dutch commuters adjust to new train timetable

Fatal freight train derailment in Bulgaria

New trains for Senegal

EMD locos ordered for Tunisian minerals railway

Basalt insulted Sodium Hydroxide tankers ordered

MTR take over Stockholm suburban services

Extension to Italian high speed network

New Chinese locos delivered to Argentina

Kuala Lumpur – Singapore high speed rail agreement signed

CN conductor saves 'hobo cat' from the cold

South Wales Metro impact on Valleys 'could take decades'

Swansea's population 'too small' for tram system

Faredodging challenges on DLR

Approval for train/tram service to Glasgow Airport

Move to end the use of diesel buses in London

Guernsey bus drivers could strike over duty cards changes

Coventry - is the UK's 'motor city' still driving forwards?

Amazon makes first drone delivery

EasyJet want more female pilots

EasyJet reveals 16 new routes from French airports

Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop

Iran signs $16bn deal to buy 80 Boeing aircraft

Oldham Maple Mill fire: Building 'still dangerous'

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



19/12/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  1/3 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

19/12/16  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant on the Xmas Express"  Europe's most northerly station

20/12/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  2/3 The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

21/12/16  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  1/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

22/12/16  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: Bridging the Gap - How the Severn Bridge Was Built"

23/12/16  BBC2 1615-1715
         "Full Steam Ahead"  The story of our railways

23/12/16  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "A Brief History of TIM"  A history of the speaking clock

26/12/16  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The World's Most Expensive Toys"

26/12/16  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Lego's Big Christmas"

28/12/16  Channel 4 1615-1715
         "Lego's Big Christmas"

28/12/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "James May: the Christmas Reassembler"  Triang-Hornby Flying Scotsman

29/12/16  BBC Radio 4 2130-2200
         "In Business: Transforming Trains"  How will HS2 affect business?

29/12/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Flying Scotsman from the Footplate"

29/12/16  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Guy Martin: Cycling Home for Christmas"  Round the coast of Britain

29/12/16  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner"



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

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

26/12/16    Severn Valley Railway: Festive Season Service

26/12/16-   Llangollen Railway: Mince Pie Specials

27/12/16-   Bure Valley Railway: Mince Pie Specials

29/12/16-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Christmas Cracker Intensive Services

31/12/16-   Epping Ongar Railway: New Year's Gala

02/01/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "The Merry-Go-Round has Stopped" by Dave Darwin
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

10/01/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "GW Miscellany - Including Gems from the Soole Collection" by Brian Arman
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

11/01/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           AGM + "From the Top of Mt Washington to the Bottom of Death Valley
           - the Highs & Lows of US Railroads" by Jeff Morgan
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

16/01/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           David and Marion Canning present a selection of transport photographs
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/01/17    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

18/01/17    Dronfield Civic Society
           St Andrews Church Hall, Pentland Road, Dronfield, S18 8ZQ
           Illustrated talk by Tony Broome on The Cromford & High Peak Railway
           Starts 1945
           Admission, including refreshments: Members £2, Non-members £4

Cheers, Howard.
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