Subject: Raildate 20th January 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/01/2017, 20:10
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Locomotive Testing - an IMechE article
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The Tube map, redesigned with each station's most used Instagram tag:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Cutaway views of London
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)

Vossloh Voyager railtour
Last Train to Wimborne – 40 years ago
Deltic Preservation Society 40th anniversary event on the Bluebell Railway
Hauling modern treasure on the new "Silk Road" container trains
Spoof news version of c2c sale to Italian Railways
"Save Our Vulcan" campaign
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Best of 46233 Duchess of Sutherland 2016
Lytham to Blackpool Trams and Views 1903
Lokportrait Dampflok 41 271
2017 Dreikönigsdampf auf der Schwarzwaldbahn
Dampfsonderzug, TXL, EGP Autozug und viel Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn
Brockwell mini update and 4566 farewell tribute
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Autopsy of Architecture: Where trolleys go to die?
The work behind the scenes which keep the north’s trains running
New EMU "Doon The Clyde Coast"!
The story of the 'ghost Metro stations' of Paris
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Granville: The rail disaster that changed Australia

Non-coal mining plans



Britain launches HS2 rolling stock procurement

ASLEF/Southern dispute discussions - strikes suspended and full timetable restored
Oh... hang on...
RMT Southern rail strikes to go ahead

GTR attempt to recruit more drivers

Mayor London rejects DfT suburban railway proposals

Travelling from China to London (with the most rubbish train graphic ever!)

Weather testing of Crossrail coach in Wien test facility

Delays due to swan on line at Kingston

Mitsui to acquire 40% stake in Greater Anglia

Chiltern to pilot innovative ‘ticket-free travel’ on new Oxford route

GWR contract cleaners launch 48 hour strike

Footpath crossing closures in Aylesbury

London Midland conductors threaten strike action

Steam to run timetabled Northern trains on S&C

RMT agrees revised pay deal with Northern

Network Rail awards £49m Shotts Line electrification contract

Main road through Stirling set to be closed for a year for rail works

ScotRail 'can't vouch' for passenger compensation scheme

Push for control of railways to be devolved to Scotland

Oban to Glasgow rail line to stay closed until Monday

ScotRail Alliance managing director Phil Verster leaves role

Trade union warns against merger of British Transport Police into Scottish police authority

Discontent over rolling stock changes in Scotland

Caledonian Sleeper class 73 going to Velim test centre

People tired of old and cramped Arriva trains, say MPs

Long distance footpath plan to follow Central Wales line

Former Londonderry Waterside station to be reopened

Young people in France to get unlimited train travel for €79 a month

First NS New Generation Sprinter EMU on test

New locos ordered by HSL logistics

Italian Railways to buy Greek Railway operator

Siemens to supply 200 freight locos for OBB

Derailment on Canadian Pacific Ashcroft subdivision

Vietnam Railways to upgrade level crossings

Rendel team picked for 240km Bangladesh railway

Further talks to avoid London Underground strikes

More early morning services on Tyne & Wear Metro

Liverpool miniature railway set to grow in move to new home

'The end of an era': dozens watch on as Poole miniature railway cleared

Ground broken on Manchester’s Trafford Park line

Sheffield Tram-Train project on schedule

Melbourne trams to run on solar power

Disabled man wins Supreme Court case

Retired couple to run Bo'ness bus route

Increase in Guernsey bus passengers

Calgary Transit midibuses

Aston Martin DB4 GT production to resume at Newport Pagnell

Wolverhampton canal to get £120,000 revamp

David Suchet CBE launches £1million appeal to help build new Lichfield Canal tunnel

Cargo ship sinks off Ramsgate

Fire breaks out on Solent Wightlink car ferry crossing

DIY flight simulator in a Calgary basement

Fatal aircraft crash in Kyrgyzstan

Flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

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



22/01/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Titanic's Tragic Twin: the Britannic Disaster"

23/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  St Louis

23/01/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift:The Engine that Powers the World"  The diesel engine

23/01/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Plastic: How it Works"

24/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Missouri

24/01/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain Beneath Your Feet"  2/2 On the move

24/01/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield"

25/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Kansas City

25/01/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Concorde Air Disaster"

26/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  St Joseph, Missouri

26/01/17  ITV 2030-2100
         "The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean"  3/6

27/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Lawrence to Topeka



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

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

04/02/17-   Stafford Railway Circle Annual Model Railway Exhibition
05/02/17    Stafford County Showground, Weston Road, Stafford, Staffordshire
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Adult: £9.00, Child: £1.00

Cheers, Howard.
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