Subject: Raildate 10th March 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/03/2017, 17:48
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Manchester Metrolink in the bowels of Piccadilly Station
Manchester Metrolink Mosley Street bifurcation
Road-rail cherry picker is put through its paces at Wirksworth
(Martin Miller)

Last weekend’s engineering works at Waterloo – with appropriate photos.
30 years of Irish Rail
Next stage of HS2
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Fort Victoria Model Railway & Shop, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, 3rd March
KWVR Spring Steam Gala & Llangollen Railway Gala
Llangollen Railway Spring Steam Gala, 3rd March
45212 Light & Loaded Test Runs, 3rd March 3rd
45212 5Z22 Keighley KWVR-Bury ELR, 6th March
Ivatt 41312 arrives On The SVR
White Horse, Iron Horse - Wiltshire Steam
Worting Freight
Two Virgin East Coast trains leave York for London Kings Cross
Lokportrait Dampflok 92 638 oder Stettin 7906
Mit dem Jumbo und der Bergkönigin in den Harz/IGE Wintertour durch Deutschland
Güterzüge rund um Bamberg - BoxXpress, Stock Maxima, Rurtalbahn Cargo
Bw Rochlitz 1994 mit Dampflok 58 3047 u. 50 3616
The ET 420 in Munich
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Original ‘Bullitt’ movie Mustang saved from life on the scrapheap
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

When you sync your camera’s frame rate to a helicopter’s rotor

Life as a plane-scrapping goat farmer

Swansea's Dillwyn Llewellyn family pioneers in photography
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Night-time in America's small towns



South West Trains MD steps down after a year in post

GWML electrification a ‘stark example of how not to run a project’

High tech signs reduce bridge strikes

Maynard visits proposed Westbury-Salisbury extension to TransWilts line

Greater Anglia’s first refurbished Class 170 to re-enter service

Ticket office consultation (closures) on Greater Anglia routes

'Major disruption' on East Coast Main Line

Smart ticketing available on Midland services by end of 2018

Longport railway station to be given a new lease of life as a Hindu temple

First Picture of Mark 5 coach for trans Pennine

Final Northern Pacer off lease October 2019

Looming RMT strike forces Northern to run just 40% of services
Northern DOO dispute strike action
First industrial action  of Merseyrail/RMT DOO dispute

Liverpool Lime Street station reopens

Protecting former line could cut cost of new railway by millions say campaigners

Campaign to extend Borders Route to Hawick and Carlisle

ScotRail’s vintage services run out of steam

Harris Hawk used to clear Inverness station of pigeons and gulls

Extended dates for Jacobite steam workings

Contract awarded to refurbish Scottish EMUs

NR delivers rails for Far North Line renewals for first time in Scotland by sea

Repairs complete to Cynghordy viaduct

Conwy Valley line still shut by storm damage

Start of restoration of 47357 at Butterley

Crowd control problems for Flying Scotsman visit to K&WVR

Vandalism problems at Haworth

Llanelli and Mynydd Mawr project  seeking additional volunteers

SBB launches self-driving car shuttle

Smart sensors fitted to VTG wagons for better consignment tracking

New sulphuric acid tank cards delivered

First train crosses border bridge between Azerbaijan and Iran

Restructuring of CSX board as Hunter Harrison takes charge

CSX freight train derailed next to Hudson River in New York state

First of eight Siemens Cascades Charger locos delivered

Restoring history: Volunteers use hot riveting to repair museum caboose

Pigs might fly - readers don't think superfast underground railway will happen

Riyadh receives first train for metro lines 4, 5 and 6

New chief for Manchester Metrolink

Zurich orders 70 Flexity trams

Borders Railway blamed for First Group bus sale

Talks between Bus Eireann and trade unions to resolve pay dispute

Dartford Crossing excluded from pollution assessments

Scrap shipping containers converted into swimming pools

John Surtees: Former F1 world champion dies at 83

M1 closed near East Midlands Airport for Jet2 emergency

British Airways reduce legroom on short haul aircraft

MH370 final report due out in months

Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

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



13/03/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Reel History of Britain"  The Beeching cuts

13/03/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside Kings Cross: the Railway"  2/4

14/03/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Inside Kings Cross: the Railway"  2/4

14/03/17  ITV 1930-2000
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  M25 fly on the windscreen documentary 4/6

14/03/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timewatch: WWI Aces Falling"

14/03/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Bridges that Built London with Dan Cruickshank"

15/03/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Peddling Dreams: the Raleigh Story"

15/03/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: Full Throttle - the Glory Days of British Motorbikes"

16/03/17  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  The Workers



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

13/03/17    Eastleigh and District Local History Society
           Age Concern Hall, 20 Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL
           "Archaeology and the Allbrook Sawmill" by Gemma Ingason
           Starts 1930
           Non-members: £2.00

14/03/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Vintage Steam - Cine Films from the 1960s & 1970s at Home & Abroad"
           by Terry Nicholls
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

18/03/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

18/03/17-   Midlands Garden Rail Show
19/03/17    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

18/03/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

19/03/17    Front Entrance Bus Running Day, Winchester

19/03/17    Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
           Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

20/03/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Buses in Bath & Bristol" by James Freeman
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/03/17    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Stanton at War" by Stephen Flinders
           Admission: £2.00

25/03/17    Midland Railway Society
           The Showroom, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
           "The Midland in the East End of Sheffield"
           by Ted Hancock
           Room open from 1100 with the talk starting at 1330
           Non-members welcome

25/03/17-   London Festival of British Railway Modelling
26/03/17    Alexandra Palace, London

25/03/17-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Royal Scot (NOT 27/03 & 31/03)

26/03/17    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Mother's Day Special

Cheers, Howard.
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