Subject: Raildate 12th January 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/01/2017, 20:54
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New Blaenau Ffestiniog & Trawsfynydd Railway Society website

Recovery of the Loco derailed by a landslide at Loch Treig in June 2012
(Spotter: Maurice Hopper)

Wagon and track defects (RAIB video)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Blue Timetable Sunday 8th January 2017
Steam Locomotives Run Into The Night with R761 and K153
2017 Kurzfilm Dreikönigsdampf
Lokportrait Dampflok 86 333
Captrain, MTEG, PRESS, EGP Autozug und viel Güterverkehr in Oberfranken
Brockwell January 2017 Layout Update
Winter Running Session
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A brief history of London City Airport in photos
Crossrail finds including Victorian jam jars
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Cab ride on Mr Porsche‘s very large model train layout

The simple steel box that transformed global trade



Rail franchise mandarin's board gave Southern contract to client of his company

UK railways subsidising European operators

And maybe add Italy - National Express to sell c2c to Italian State Railways

Most expensive station car parks

Dangerous Goods regulations updated

Project for solar panels to generate traction power supply

GTR/ASLEF dispute may go to High Court

Government funding for DOO alterations?

Could DOO without station staff be illegal under 2010 Disability discrimination legislation?

Woman dragged 60ft along platform when driver set off with her hand in door

Network Rail fined for injury to track worker in 2014 near Redhill

Gloucester – Swindon line blocked by rock fall

Kenilworth station opening delayed until December 2017

Train trial that could have improved Ricoh Arena matchday services is axed after fire

Branston residents to have say their on railway crossing

RAIB safety briefing on unbraked loco runaway at Toton

Car park extensions proposed for Shipley and Skipton

Scotrail punctuality improvement

Glasgow Central LL to be reopened

Edinburgh-London Hyperloop in 45 minutes ‘a step closer’

Female guard on Downpatrick & County Down railway

Poole Park railway under threat

Dutch increase funding for level crossing removal

New aggregate wagons for DB Cargo

DB Cargo investigating Toshiba built hybrid diesel/battery locos

NS running all services using renewable energy

New shunting locos ordered for Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Chinese locos for Serbian power generator

Chinese locos for Nigeria

Rift Valley Railway (Kenya Railways) for sale

Amtrak management restructuring

Enabling works advance on Northern line extension

Merseyrail possible DOO dispute

Renewal of Paris RER stock agreed

Petition to save Douglas Horse trams from redevelopment

RAIB briefing on Fatal accident on Sheffield Tramlink

Leas cliff lift in Folkestone to close

Delivery of transformer to Pontypridd

Lorry blown over on Forth Bridge

Three mile section of Union Canal to be drained

Southsea to Ryde hovercraft crossings cut back over technical problems

Bird strike plane diverted to Gatwick

Air Mobility Command Museum rescues C-119

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Pete Yarlett



14/01/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Venice

14/01/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Timeshift: The Golden Age of Coach Travel"

16/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Wexford to Wicklow

17/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Dublin

17/01/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Golden Age of Canals"

17/01/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain Beneath Your Feet"

18/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  County Meath

18/01/17  BBC4 2100-2130
         "James May: the Reassembler"  Portable record player

18/01/17  BBC4 2130-2230
         "Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp"

18/01/17  ITV 2240-2340
         "Joanna Lumley's Japan"  The Shinkansen "bullet train"

19/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Dromod to Sligo

19/01/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Restoration Man"  A water filtration plant is converted

19/01/17  ITV 2030-2100
         "The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean"  2/6

20/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Westport



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

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

15/01/17    Britain On Film: Railways (U cert)
           QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
           Starts 1615, duration: 83 minutes

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 1445 and 1830, doors open 1900

15/01/17    Britain On Film: Railways (U cert)
           QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
           Starts 1830, duration: 83 minutes

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

27/01/17-   Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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