Subject: Raildate 3rd February 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 03/02/2017, 16:53
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The changing scene at Wirksworth
Preparation for Testing on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Tunnel Vision with the Orange Army
An Italian in Town
Derby Midland Station in the winter sun
Burton on Trent Station in the winter sun
Whatstandwell Station in the winter sun
(Martin Miller)

Two Minutes at London Paddington, 17th January
(Andrew Cook)

The 50 greatest train journeys on Earth
A 100-mile rail trip through the Himalayas – for just 42p

St Pancras Junction Relaying 1947 - LMS Railway Documentary

The Long Drag by Halifax Cine Club (1963)

GC Bulwell Common & Viaduct
The Last Main Line Route
Great Central Railway Winter Gala
East Lancashire Railway Blue Timetable 29th January
Eine (Dampf)-Winterreise durch Thüringen
Zugverkehr im Zillertal, am Achensee und am Bü Vogl zwischen München und Rosenheim
Züge in Siegen Ost - Dillstrecke - January 2017
Werbe S-Bahn "EHC Red Bull" in Holzkirchen Bahnhof
BR 111 123 Werbelok - "500 Jahre Reinheitsgebot" wurde entklebt
Steam Trains from the 1920s - VGR's Colonial Express
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

46115 climbing Shap 28th January
Thackley Hill tunnel
Progress with Thameslink works at London Bridge
Regulatory reform, coal decline and Trump: BNSF prepares for 2017
Grizzly bear study aims to reduce collisions with trains
Photos of building Olympic class ship engines
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Photographs of the abandoned

The Canso Bomber Plane Crash Site, Tofino
Taiwan Operating World’s Oldest Submarines While Planning for New
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Rail travel in Britain continues to see long-term boom

TOCs to improve disabled toilet access after Paralympian embarrassment

Attempting to unravel complex fare structure

ORR criticism of risk assessment for ROCs

Vivarail lays out action plan as faulty repair work to blame for train fire

Southern rail commuters apply for judicial review
Southern stripping former guards of safety accreditation
Aslef reaches deal with Southern to avert strikes

Planned engineering works for rectification of embankment slip near Farnham

Looe branch closed due to flooding

Trains plough through the waves on scenic UK line as storms approach

WMR unveils new-look livery designs for West Midlands rolling stock

Doncaster Grammar School railwayana set for rare public display

Train guard left at Burley-in-Wharfedale station causes delay

West Yorkshire to agree £3bn ‘whole route ethos’ investment in ECML

Advance warning over possible DOO dispute on Northern

Merseyrail train guards balloted for strike action

Air passenger duty cut 'will reduce train travel'

Is running the ScotRail Alliance a poisoned chalice?

Man arrested after 3am fire on Caledonian Sleeper

Glasgow station unlikely to change name

Trains cancelled due to trespass on Forth Bridge

Borders Railway tourist impact revealed

Probe launch after train driver spotted Cardiff line fault

Dovey Junction station to close for four days as work to upgrade the railway continues

Hedge Laying on Talyllyn

Test trains reach 352km/h on Bretagne-Pays de la Loire high-speed line

French Senate approves Lyon-Turin rail link

Skoda Double deck stock for DB on test at Velim test track

SBB Cargo order new locos via finance company

Siemens EMUs ordered for Rhine Valley services

Government audit criticises of Danish ETRMS introduction

Adriatic - Baltic freight service launched

Istanbul upgrade works resumed

Passenger trains return to Aleppo

First standard gauge coaches arrive in Kenya

Transnet to introduce internet linked traffic management system

Trans Namib takes delivery of GE locos built in Brazil

Brightline trains start testing in Florida

Hoosier state service returns to AMTRAK operation

Catskill Mountain Railroad moves train cars onto Phoenicia site despite lacking approval to do so

Possible sale of Indian Railways subsidiaries

Union suspends Tube strike plan

Paolozzi mosaics restored at Tottenham Court Road

Los Angeles Metro authorise metro extension

Contract signed for automation of Lyon metro

UK's first tram-train project delayed until 2018

Hornby Magazine offers free sample of their digital magazine

Over 400 Routemasters to be recalled due to rear-door fault

Major roadworks on Forth Road Bridge after Queensferry Crossing opens

Sculptors sought for Ben Nevis Ford Model T sculpture

Scottish ferry services 'could be nationalised'

Maid of the Loch could sail again

Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Still Not Quite Home

WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis from Isle of Wight turns 100

Birds of prey flight by airbus

CRJ900 badly damaged after unchecked trailer detached

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



04/02/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Timeshift: Magnificent Machines - the Golden Age of the British Sports Car"

04/02/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Leeds & Liverpool

06/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Minnesota

06/02/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Cars That Made Britain Great"

06/02/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  Britain on the move

07/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Minneapolis-St Paul

07/02/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Bombay Railway"  2/2

08/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Minnesota to Wisconsin

09/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Tomah to Portage

09/02/17  ITV 2030-2100
         "The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean"  5/6

10/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Milwaukee to Racine



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

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

14/02/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Transport Video Highlights of 2015" by David Brabner
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

17/02/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Pre-Spring Gala

18/02/17    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: "Join the Team" Volunteering Day

Cheers, Howard.
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