Subject: Raildate 27th January 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/01/2017, 16:52
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Taw Link - A Community Light Railway for the 21st Century

Cornwall Railway Society
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Film Archive of Railway Signalling & People (FARSAP) videos for Castlerock, Coleraine and Portrush added
(via John Lacy)

Scrap units and 87016 at Caerwent in 2004
Tondu Spectacular; 60074/66004/60001 on heavy freight diversions
Railways in Wales with 20/33/37/47/66 and 73, 2006
Class 50012/31/49 and other specials in Wales a decade ago
(via Mike Wilcock)

Delivering the goods by rail through the years
37608 and 37604 at York on 24th January 2017
Lokportrait Dampflok 5519 oder auch 42 2718 der DR
Zugverkehr auf der Brennerbahn / Ferrovia del Brennero - Lokomotion, RTC, Trenitalia, ÖBB
Eine Dampflok taut auf
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Photos of Crossrail works
Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
Historic photos of North Eastern stations
Lego train running through underwater tunnel with goldfish
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How 4am special train from Edinburgh boosted newspaper circulation
Before buses and subways, most people travelled on squealing, swaying streetcars
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Journey planner that enables you to select trains operated by one TOC - go to “Show Advanced Options”, select “None” for “Service Operators” and select the TOC you need (covers the whole country for rail travel)
Coach Travel in the Fifties
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

10 more 'lost' North East railway stations from a bygone age
Putting Britain’s railways back on track
The Bluebird Project
Look at Life: Any Old Iron (1962)
Grounded C-47 Gainesville Airport Texas
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Inexplicably Fascinating Secret World of Thomasson



Will the government take over Southern trains?

Results of Southern traincrew disputes

Advance notice of Waterloo engineering works

Virgin Trains completes £40m East Coast fleet refurbishment

Fatality at Cooks Crossing, Oxshott

Derailment at Courthill Loop South Jn near Lewisham

Train Fire at Kidbrooke

RAIB notes : User worked crossing near miss at Thorney Marsh

Trenitalia and First Group to bid jointly for British franchises

Britain’s most expensive train journey is £501 fare from Isle of Wight to Buxton

HS2 reveals eight South Yorkshire parkway station proposal sites

Rebuilding of Middlesbrough station roof to start

Satisfaction with Scotland's railways hits 14-year low

Head of Scotrail alliance steps down to take new job

Alex Hynes named as new ScotRail Alliance managing director

Borders college benefitting from Waverley line reopening

Borders Railway works compensation claim heads to court

Autumn opening for new Millerhill rail facility

Arriva Trains Wales profits 'too high', says minister

Virtual reality station staff training on Arriva Trains Wales

SNCF form drone operating division

Hitachi mock up for new Trenitalia rolling stock

BNSF investment plans for 2017

LC barrier failure and collision in Utah

Morocco to get Africa's first high-speed train

Fatal derailment in eastern India

New General Electric diesels delivered to Pakistan Railways

New General Electric diesels delivered to Angolan railways

New Chemical tankers delivered to Russian operator

New service to be introduced in Chile

Extension of Mid Suffolk Light Railway

Brighton Belle News

Restoration of 34081

Prison for man who pushed his victim onto the tracks at Bond Street – London

Tunnel boring machines delivered for Northern Line extension

Another RMT strike on London Underground

DLR train failure in Thames Tunnel

Edinburgh tram inquiry to start public hearings

Work starts on Brierley Hill extension of Midland Metro

Minsk metro orders Stadler trains

Trams used to monitor air pollution on Grenoble

Labour court meeting between unions and loss making Bus Eireann

Bus Eireann losses

Automated mooring equipment for Wightlink

Tyseley loco works to cast new cylinder for Kingswear Castle

CAA accept accident report recommendations from Hawker Hunter crash at Shoreham

Restoration of Lancaster NX611

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



28/01/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  The River Trent

28/01/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Netherlands

30/01/17  BBC Radio 4 FM 0945-1000
         "Man of Iron: Thomas Telford & the Building of Britain" 1/5

30/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Dodge City

31/01/17  BBC Radio 4 FM 0945-1000
         "Man of Iron: Thomas Telford & the Building of Britain" 2/5

31/01/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Colorado to New Mexico

31/01/17  BBC4 2235-2335
         "The Maharaja's Motor Car: the Story of Rolls Royce in India"

31/01/17  BBC4 2335-0035
         "Bombay Railway"  1/2

01/02/17  BBC Radio 4 FM 0945-1000
         "Man of Iron: Thomas Telford & the Building of Britain" 3/5

01/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Canon City to Colorado Springs

02/02/17  BBC Radio 4 FM 0945-1000
         "Man of Iron: Thomas Telford & the Building of Britain" 4/5

02/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Santa Fe

02/02/17  ITV 2030-2100
         "The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean"  4/6

03/02/17  BBC Radio 4 FM 0945-1000
         "Man of Iron: Thomas Telford & the Building of Britain" 5/5

03/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Albuquerque to the Grand Canyon



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

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

06/02/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Ex-BR Locos in Industry" by John Wade
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/02/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Remembering the Withered Arm" by Nigel Wassell
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

09/02/17    Dorset Archives Trust
           The Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP
           "Do you really call that progress Mr Marples?" - the politics of Dorset railway
           closures under Beeching by Colin Divall, emeritus professor of railway studies,
           University of York
           1830 for 1900
           Tickets: £10.00  (including canapés & a glass of wine)
           Book at

09/02/17    Wings and Wheels Society
           The Community Centre, Rednock Drive, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4BX
           "The Vale of Berkeley Railway" by Graham Sturgess
           Entry: £4.00 on the door, all welcome

10/02/17    Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society
           Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Warner Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 3DW
           "A Victorian Missing Link"  by David Woolliscroft
           A NSR Brake Coach found on the shores of Rudyard Lake
           Starts 1945

11/02/17    Enfield Transport Bazaar
           St Paul's Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR
           1100-1430, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

11/02/17-   Festival of British Railway Modelling
12/02/17    Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

Cheers, Howard.
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