Subject: Raildate 10th February 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/02/2017, 17:07
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A six-week course on Cornish Railway History is running in Truro between 21st February 2017 and 28th March 2017

All aboard Lancashire's long lost railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Everything you want to know about locos
Moscow to Vladivostok on the Trans Siberian Express in real time - a series of videos that follow on from each other
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

East Lancashire Railway 1T57 Icon Day Saturday 4th February
David Shepherd and No 3052
Mail By Rail - The Travelling Post Office Compilation
Somerset & Dorset Railway in 7mm scale January 2017
Lokportrait Dampflok 52 8029
Güterzüge + Metrans-Umleiter im Frankenwald und rund um Hof
Umleiter-Güterzüge in Siegen Ost - Dillstrecke KBS 445 / 2017 Februar
BR 41 1150-6 with steam special train in Buchloe in the Allgäu
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Fatal Shore, the loss of the Hertzogin Cecillie
(Alan Rushworth)



Rail franchising system 'not fit for purpose', MPs warn

Interserve win contract with Network Rail

One-fifth of rail passengers buy wrong tickets from machines

Class 88 electro-diesel to start testing in UK

Rail firms mull iris scan train fares

Stadler delivers first class 88 locomotive to Direct Rail Services

Another Network Rail electrification project fails to meet deadline

Dalston Kingsland train evacuated over smoking battery pack

RAIB investigation into freight train derailment at Courthill Loop South Jn

Disagreement between ASLEF and RMT on Southern Guards dispute
ASLEF/GTR dispute branded “a disgrace” by RMT
A positive view of the ASLEF/ GTR dispute agreement
A negative view of the ASLEF/GTR dispute agreement

Famous swing bridge set to go in Greater Anglia wishlist

Suggestion of high speed route to Cornwall

Man dies in Frampton Mansell level crossing crash

Hitachi create 150 jobs at Stoke Gifford

Ticket inspector attack man jailed after train assault filmed

Wolverhampton reveals contractor for new £132m railway station

HS2 Sheffield Meadowhall station ‘still on the table’

Police called in after angry passengers threaten to smash windows and force doors and walk

Parcel plan offers new life for Intercity 125 trains

Northern rail conductors to be balloted in guard row

Merseyrail guards balloted over DOO

Better rail links to Northern ports would boost global appeal

CAF orders MTU power packs for Northern DMUs

Site for new Skelmersdale railway station revealed

All aboard for Garstang rail line revival

Ceremony marks rebuilding of Ballater Station after fire

Woman praises train guard after racist attack

Major road and rail improvements for Buchan take step forward

Outrage as ScotRail passengers left in 100-metre queue at Glasgow Central after their journey

Dawlish Warren camping coaches will open this year

Festiniog Railway Palmerston to visit Kings Cross

£2m Caernarfon steam railway station work begins

Volunteers to help build new railway station

Lining of Ceneri (Switzerland) tunnel completed

Refurbished business class Eurostar lounge at Paris Gare du Nord

New SNCF coradia diesel units enter service

SNCF outsources renewal of catenary

RATP orders overhead/battery locos

European Commission continues funding of Romanian infrastructure upgrade

New open access service in Romania

Genesee & Wyoming buys another short line

Construction timescales agreed for standard gauge Kenya to Uganda line

Contract signed for standard gauge line in Tanzania

New Zealand suffers second South Island line closure

Proposed route of Bakerloo line extension released

Consultation over new Nexus (Tyne & Wear) metro vehicles

Station gardens at risk from LUL staff cuts

Riyadh metro tunnelling completed

Haifa funicular railway closes following fire

Hornby sells historic headquarters in Margate but will lease back visitor centre on the site

Swindon council sells loss-making Thamesdown Transport bus firm

Final section of Queensferry Crossing lifted into place

Urgent survival plan launched to save Vulcan XH558

Two A380s among four Airbus testbeds heading to museums

Last Concorde moved into Bristol Aerospace Centre

A330 flight control laws saved Voyager, inquiry finds

Ryanair is a 'victim of its own niceness'

Berlin confirms further Brandenburg delay

Qatar Airways Inaugurates the Longest Route in the World

Norwegian Air International problems opening routes to USA

Swiss aircraft engine failure and emergency landing in artic Canada

Airlander 10: Longest aircraft tested after crash repairs

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



11/02/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "A303: Highway to the Sun"

11/02/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Bristol

12/02/17  BBC4 2135-2205
         "James May at the Edge of Space"

12/02/17  BBC4 2235-2335
         "The Horizon Guide to Space Shuttles"

13/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Chicago (1)

13/02/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railways that Built Britain with Chris Tarrant"  1/3

14/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Chicago (2)

14/02/17  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Celebrity Carry On Barging"  The Kennet & Avon (1/4)

15/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Homewood to Champaign IL

16/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  To Kentucky

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

17/02/17  ITV 2000-2030
         "Britain's Best Walks with Julia Bradbury"  IoM industrial archaeology

17/02/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Celebrity Carry On Barging"  The Kennet & Avon (2/4)



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

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

20/02/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Southern around Reading" by Paul Joyce.
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/02/17    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Bullbridge Talk" by Geoff Simms
           Admission: £2.00

25/02/17-   Nene Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala

25/02/17-   Lincoln and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
26/02/17    Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY

Cheers, Howard.
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