Subject: Raildate 24th February 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/02/2017, 17:08
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Back from the dead
A whole lot of concrete
(Martin Miller)

Stoke Shed 5D Remembered
(Barry Knapper)

Top 10 railway station bars that are well worth the train journey just for a visit

The Ashington, Blyth and Tyne Railway Association, Butterwell Branch Project

Railway brought promise of grandeur for rural Derbyshire village (Chinley)
Exploring Glasgow's secret 'ghost station'
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Background to rail interoperability
Quirks and Curiosities II on Ffestiniog Railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Lost Locos (1936)
British Locomotives: Trains & Railways - 1950s Educational Film
Goodbye To Steam - Railway Modernisation (1958)
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line', Pre Spring Steam Gala 2017, 17th February
South Devon Railway - Winter Steam Gala, 18th February
Severn Valley Railway Blue Timetable, 18th February
Rebuilt Bulleid Pacific 34053 'Sir Keith Park' in action on the Severn Valley Railway
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Part 2:
Part 3:
Beyer-Garratt G42 On The Puffing Billy Railway - Members BBQ Special
Volldampf rund um den Inselsberg
Twindexx-Messfahrten und viel Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn und bei Hof
Dampflokomotive 64 1491-6 (64 491) im Bw Rochlitz / 1994
Conversion of station Wabern in Nordhessen by train
1000 subs & A New side Project Introduction

Help Geoff & Vicki travel, to all 2,560 railway stations in Great Britain
Friends of Williamson's Tunnels
A320 family first flights
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Haunting Images Of Abandoned Race Tracks And Race Cars
In 1943, Piloting a Flying Fortress Over Italy Was One Frightening Job
(Spotter; Alan Rushworth)

Miniature worlds



HS2 can 'only be as good as local rail connections make it'
HS2 finally given green light in overwhelming Parliament vote

Decrease in rail freight grants

Disruption due to storm Doris

London absorbs half of UK transport investment

ASLEF/Southern  DOO talks

Work to reduce flooding at Fulwell

Free ticket promotion on Great Western

First direct train from Okehampton to London in 50 years to run in March

Plans for a new station at Wilton

Southampton Central parking bays too small

RAIB report into derailment on Southampton Eastern Docks branch, November 2016

New station proposed for outskirts of Fareham

Restoration of Stamford station nearly completed

Buckingham group awarded £22m Worcestershire Parkway contract

Bridge to reopen after Barrow upon Soar rail track collapse

Ilkeston railway station nears completion

Ordsall Chord bridge lifted in

First scheduled steam train service used by 5,500 people

Grayrigg train crash: 'The night that changed our lives'

Settle to Carlisle line on track for March reopening

Train hits fallen tree near Inverurie

ScotRail payouts to passengers hit £2,000 a day

Rail infrastructure commission could transform network, think-tank claims

Firm asks businesses,to get on board with railway hub

Six car trains operating North Berwick branch

Tower train marks end of Welsh coal era at Aberthaw

New transport hub planned in Belfast (Modernising Great Victoria Street station)

Belmond Northern Belle to be stabled at SVR Kidderminster

SVR Kidderminster Diesel Depot wins award

Black 5 45305 to visit Gloucester & Warwickshire

Two Battle of Britain class locos to work on Nene Valley line

Ffestiniog Railway's locomotive Palmerston on display

Germany unveils zero-emissions train that only emits steam

Confirmation of DB order of 39 units to be built by Siemens

DMUs ordered for Bentheimer Eisenbahn reopening

Brewery takes delivery of battery shunting loco

SNCF order new TGV units as part of Belfort works rescue package

Derailment in Belgium

Failed discussion over Swiss long distance services

CALTRAIN electrification put on hold

State of Washington investigate Seattle – Vancouver high speed line

Kenyan standard-gauge railway to start trial operation in March

Night Tube drivers balloted over strikes

Copenhagen Cityringen tunnels completed

Second interim report: Fatal tram accident, Croydon
Croydon tram crash victims 'ejected through windows'

Hedgehog to capture regenerative braking energy to power buses

Hairdryers used to strike blow against speeders in Hopeman

New Clyde bridge plans to link Govan and Partick

WW2 bomb found in Portsmouth harbour

Carlingford Lough Ferry service

Plane evacuated after landing gear collapses

Jet Airways Flight 118 Escorted by German Air Force

Footage released of Harrison Ford's plane near-miss

Norwegian transatlantic 737 flights to begin in June

New Air Traffic Control software proposals

Aborted landing at Manchester during storm Doris

New BMI service to be introduced between Derry and Stanstead

Hannibal may soon be home to 'flock' of unique aircraft

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



25/02/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"

25/02/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Crinan Canal

25/02/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The People's Liners - Britain's lost Pleasure Fleets"

26/02/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Rivers with Jeremy Paxman"  River Tweed

27/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Pisa to Lake Garda 2/2

27/02/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great"

27/02/17  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "Inside Britain's Airports"

27/02/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Railways that Built Britain with Chris Tarrant"  3/3

27/02/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Dan Cruickshank and the Family that Built Gothic Britain"  The Scotts

28/02/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Athens to Thessaloniki 1/2

28/02/17  ITV 1930-2000
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  M25 fly on the windscreen documentary 2/6

28/02/17  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Indian Hill Railways"

01/03/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Athens to Thessaloniki 2/2

01/03/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2

02/03/17  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Black Forest to Hanover 1/2

03/03/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Celebrity Carry On Barging"  4/4 The Llangollen Canal



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

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

25/02/17-   New Mills & District Railway Modellers Exhibition
26/02/17    Chapel-en-le-Frith High School, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ

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

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

06/03/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Switzerland by Rail, Cable and Funicular" by Geoff Proctor
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/03/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Early Days (1949-1961) Part 2 (Trainspotting from 1949 to early 1960s)"
           by David Maidment
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

09/03/17    Wings and Wheels Society
           The Community Centre, Rednock Drive, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4BX
           "The Severn Railway Bridge" by Paul Barnett
           Entry: £4.00 on the door, all welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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