Subject: Raildate 6th January 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/01/2017, 16:59
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*** A Happy New Year to all our readers!

The "Mystery Pictures" pages at Kestrel Railway Books have been updated, and there are still a
few stubborn ones that have been there for a while


Ecclesbourne Valley Railway North Pole Express
The earth moves at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
An interlude at Spondon Station
Tamworth Station in the winter sunshine
(Martin Miller)

"My Top 5 Mainline Steam & Diesel Moments of 2016"

2016 steam fast and furious

Cab ride Class 60 on the Silverdale ( Staffs) branch

Llangollen Railway Winter Warmer, New Years Eve 2016
4566 Reaches the End of the Line
Severn Valley Railway Festive Timetable Monday, 2nd January
Masters of the Mainline - U.K Steam Train Review - 2016
Fotozug mit 01 0509-8 Arnstadt - Gera 02.09. 2001
Laute Auspuffschläge, lange Züge - Dampfloks unterwegs in 2016, Der letzte
Feuertaurus, Hectorrail 151er, LEG 155er und viel Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn
Güterzug mit Volldampf - Dampflokomotive 44 0093/Saalfeld - Arnstadt
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Mike Wilcock's Model railway collection on national television in 15 years ago!
Railways 2016 Steam at Barry, Shunting freight and Christmas Specials
Part 1:
Part 2:
Class 50012/31/49 and other specials in Wales a decade ago
Warrington Freight, Grey Coal livery 31s/56s/60s in 1993
(Mike Wilcock)

RSSB Rule Book app
Today it's a Tyneside Metro station: See how much it's changed over the last 50 years
30th Dec on Great Central Railway
Winter steam from Fort William
Weather World - Snowdon Mountain Railway (available for a couple of weeks only)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Hitachi unveils first UK-built IEP
(Spotter: John Mercer)

The secret bunker below London's secret bunker
Highball on the High Iron
The Sky Sovereign DC-4E
Aircraft flies final Hump to China
The Last Phantom Pilot - The End Of The F-4 Phantom II
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The evolution of Hudson Yards: from “Death Avenue” to NYC's most advanced neighborhood

How Rudolf Diesel's engine changed the world



Network Rail completes £100m of upgrades over Christmas

Trains on UK railways more than 20 years old, analysis shows

Pacers: The train that the UK has struggled to get rid of

GBRf orders new wagons for biomass traffic

Rail fares: Who are the season ticket winners and losers?

DfT works to improve ticket information

Crossrail carriage passes extreme-weather tests
Crossrail documents reveal fears over welfare of workers

Waterloo 10 car platform works

Khan pledges ‘major’ passenger benefits if TfL devolution goes ahead

London - China intermodal service set for January launch

Southern Rail hit by delay - on road

Jeremy Hunt hopes Downs Link reopening could relieve pressure on A281

Rock Park's iron bridge in Barnstaple now open and fully refurbished ahead

Cement traffic returns to Moorswater

Cambridge North 80% complete following Christmas work

Man dies as car hit by train at level crossing near Lidlington

Scorpion found on London to Edinburgh train
Then gave birth in rescue centre

Encouragement to use UK's quietest station

Ten evacuated as Kenilworth train catches fire

Land near East Midlands Airport being bought to create 7,000-job 'inland port'

Tender for Cycle Hire and Refreshment Concession at former Waterhouses station

Cyclist's level crossing near-miss caught on CCTV

Stadler to build new Merseyrail trains

Mersey tunnel track renewal

Northern rail workers to vote on industrial action

Durham station to close for Azuma platform extension

Damaged cables lead to train disruption

£300m rail upgrade work complete after festive disruption

New platform at Cardiff Central station

Upgrade scheme to close level crossings between Newtown and Machynlleth to improve rail safety

Are Wales' disused railway tunnels an untapped resource for tourism?

Relocation of Douglas Horsetram stables

Increase in bridge strikes in Ireland during 2016

Revised ETRMS introduction programme

Revised border checks on Oeresund link

New power units for Iranian locos

Fewer people die in accidents at Dutch railway level crossings

2016 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

Moroccan TGV trains under test

Talks held to avoid strike over station staffing on LUL

New Metro line opens in Ankara

First phase of New York’s Second Avenue Subway opens

Brit thrill seeker 'not surfing Paris Metro' in fatal accident

MTR opens new automated metro line in Hong Kong

Rare model train collection donated to Queensland museum after being kept in secret

Edinburgh trams running three-quarters empty

London’s ‘Boris bus’ reaches end of road as Sadiq Khan halts purchases

Does this bus go to the "Nags Head"?

Delays at Torpoint Ferry

Cowes floating bridge withdrawn

Flying boat exhibition cleared for take off at Hampshire museum after receiving £65,000 lottery

B-52 bomber drops engine

On the hunt for illegal miners as a new gold rush hits New Zealand

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Maurice Hopper, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince, Alan
Rushworth, Roger Smith



07/01/17  Channel 4 1730-1900
         "Speed with Guy Martin" World's fastest road race

07/01/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"

09/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Blackpool to Manchester

09/01/17  BBC4 2230-2330
         "Clydebuilt: The Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  4/4

10/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester to Silkstone

10/01/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Trains that Time Forgot - Britain's Lost Railway Journeys"

11/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Yorkshire

11/01/17  BBC4 2100-2130
         "James May: the Reassembler"  Mini Motorcycle

11/01/17  BBC4 2130-2230
         "Timeshift: The Joy of Sets - the Model Railway Story"

12/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Gainsborough to Ely

12/01/17  ITV 2030-2100
         "The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean"  1/6

13/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  East Anglia



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

09/01/17    Eastleigh & District Local History Society
           Age Concern Hall, 20 Romsey Rd, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL
           "The restoration and operation of the Eastleigh-built Locomotive No 850 "Lord Nelson"
           by Neil Kearns
           Starts 1930
           Charge of £2 for non-members

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

13/01/17    Bamford & District Local History Group
           The Hope Valley Line & Rural Railways in 21st Century Britain by Dr John Stubbs
           Bamford Village Institute, Main Road, Hope Valley, S33 0DY
           Starts 2000

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    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Times Past Along the Cromford Canal Corridor" by Brian Key
           Admission: £2.00

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

20/01/17-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
22/01/17    Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

26/01/17    RCTS South Wales: Trip on Heart of Wales line from Cardiff via Swansea to
           Exact timings following publication of winter timetable

Cheers, Howard.
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