Subject: Raildate 17th February 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/02/2017, 16:01
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The Dutch arrive at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Reaching for the sky
(Martin Miller)

The Train that Floats in the Sky

Is it time to renationalise the railways?  (30-minute podcast)

Sevenoaks tunnel drainage
Solar Powered trains?
Blue tooth enabled gate line demonstration
Polyurethane paint derived from biomass under test
Our European friends say thank you to British rail privatisation for all their rail savings
Nigerian airline problems
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dartmouth Steam Railway, Saturday 11th February 2017, 4277 'Hercules'
The Best of Oxenholme Lake District Steam 2015-2016
60163 'Tornado' Brightens Up The Red Rose - 2017
The UK Plandampf - 60163 'Tornado' Over The S&C - 2017
Evening Steam Hauled Freight Service - Puffing Billy Australia
50 3501 mit sieben Wagen den Rennsteig rauf 11.02.2017
Dampfsonderzge auf der Schiefen Ebene und viel Gterverkehr im Frankenwald
Monthly Review January 2017
Munich Hbf with police barriers and train traffic
Winter steam / Sunday "Schrottzug" to Brescia and advertising S-Bahn "EHC Red Bull" in Holzkirchen
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Ladykillers at 60: Film studio unearths behind-the-scenes stills
Douglas C-124 Restoration & Flight
B-29 Doc in flight above Kansas
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Union Canal below the waterline



High speed handback for track renewals

Mayor Khan reiterates the importance of Crossrail 2

Elizabeth Line passenger information contract awarded

Alstom completes Class 313 ETCS upgrade

Waterloo commuters take virtual reality tour around new station

Further RMT strike date on Southern announced
Aslef members reject Southern deal

Refurbishment of Ashtead level crossing

Southeastern playing cupid

Bridge reconstruction at Folkestone Central

Plans to renovate Folkestone Harbour station

Trenitalia completes 72m deal to acquire c2c

Hitachi Rail Italy begins production of bi-mode trains for GWR

RAIB report into accident at Plymouth, April 2016

Serious consideration for trial of Okehampton to Exeter passenger rail service

Footage reveals car swerving across rail tracks

Tornado steam train runs timetabled passenger service
Drone footage shows first UK mainline steam train built in 50 years on Ribblehead Viaduct

Train disruption after Anderston Station roof fall

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway needs you!

Memorial running day on South Devon Railway for John Frood

Mid Suffolk Light Railway meeting about extension

North Norfolk Railway gains award

Road replacement rail service (Wanlockhead) wins award

Fatal collision in Luxembourg

Share in BLS cargo purchased by SNCF Logistics

Bernese Oberland Bahn new multiple unit enters service

SBB expanding Bellinzona yard

Stadler order traction equipment from ABB for new trains

Improvements to disabled access planned for TALGO vehicles

Mallorca electrification agreed

Algarve electrification planned

Renovated station in Bacu reopened

New wagons delivered for Kenya Railways standard gauge route

Transnet attempt to gain part of the road freight market

Derailment in California

CN financial performance

Historic caboose gutted in fire outside Phillipsburg museum

Proposed strike action on Central Line

Tracking travellers on London Underground with wi-fi to highlight congestion

Northern Line tunnelling machine lowered into position

Bakerloo line extension consultation started

Metrolink's Second City Crossing set to open later this month

Heaton Park tram museum benefits from equipment donation

CAF delivers first Luxembourg tram

Somerset bus routes saved

First group depot in Bury to close

Bus Eireann strike suspended

Former boss of Padarn buses to repay 42000 fraudulently claimed from councils

Can modern incarnation of C5 succeed?

Ford developing pothole alert system for drivers

French Car Manufacturer Peugeot SA Buys Ambassador
And GM's Vauxhall and Opel business

Friends of Cromford Canal need volunteers for a vital job

Isle of Man ferry crash forces cancellation of UK services

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap

Sky taxi to fly in Dubai 'from July'

Rolls-Royce reports record loss of 4.6bn

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



18/02/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"

18/02/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Caledonian Canal

18/02/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Ford's Dagenham Dream"

18/02/17  Channel 5 2010-2100
         "Secrets of the Great Train Robbery"

20/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Sofia to Istanbul 1/2

20/02/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great"  Ford Escort XR3i

20/02/17  BBC2 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  Shipbuilding in Glasgow

20/02/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railways that Built Britain with Chris Tarrant"  2/3

21/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Sofia to Istanbul 2/2

21/02/17  ITV 1930-2000
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  M25 fly on the windscreen documentary 1/6

21/02/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Indian Hill Railways"

21/02/17  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Celebrity Carry On Barging"  2/4 The Kennet & Avon

22/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Vienna to Trieste 1/2

23/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Vienna to Trieste 2/2

24/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Pisa to Lake Garda 1/2

24/02/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Celebrity Carry On Barging"  3/4 The Llangollen Canal



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

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

21/02/17    The Peak District Mining Museum, The Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath
           "The Arkwrights Through Art", a talk exploring the impact of the Arkwright family on
           the Derwent Valley through the eyes of the artists of the late 18th century
           Starts 1930

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

03/03/17-   Llangollen Railway: Spring Steam Gala

03/03/17-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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