Subject: Raildate 31st March 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/03/2017, 17:08
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Derby Midland Station Quintet
East Midlands Parkway Station Interlude
Long Eaton Station Interlude
Working Safely at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

Lord Dowding Winchfield Watering
Ribble Railway Diesel Gala 25th March
Scots Guardsman at Carlisle with The Winter Cumbrian Coast Express 25th March
52 1360 mit Kieszug im Werratal Eisenach-Immelborn
Dampf und Sonne rund um den Thüringer Wald mit 2 Dampfloks
52 1360-8 im Güterzugdienst
Zugverkehr im Frankenwald und rund um Großkorbetha - PRESS, MEG, RBH uvm
Legendary BR 103 245 as replacement locomotive in Munich Hbf
Stillgelegter Haltepunkt Pfraundorf mit ÖBB Werbe Railjet und Achensee Werbelok
Brockwell in detail (4mm scale)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

European railway posters from the 1970s
Trans Europ Express posters
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

46100 on NYMR
Ivatt 41312 photo charter on Severn Valley
Airbus A300 - 600 landing at Hawarden
Can long distance flights also be low cost?
Didcot is the" most normal town"
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



Derby's Bombardier tight-lipped on joint HS2 bid with rival Hitachi
Engineering firm CH2M pulls out of HS2 railway line deal

Vivarail battery conversion

Crossrail moves forward with completion of electrification on major route

RAIB report on possession irregularity at Camden Jn South

Changes to South eastern suburban services suggested

Cross Windsor link consultation

Southern completes Class 377 modifications for extreme winter weather

Sunningdale platform extension complete

Reaction on Isle of Wight

RAIB report into near miss at Shawford, June 2016

South West Trains: Hong Kong firm MTR to help run rail franchise

New trains 'dumped' by South Western franchise winner

Easter engineering work on Holes Bay causeway

Bath Spa engineering works at Easter

Reopening via Tavistock reviewed again

Improvement plans at Ely North move forward with £8.8m LEP investment

Grant for restoration of Market Rasen station buildings

£30m plan to get steam trains crossing the Manchester Ship Canal again

Liverpool mayor intervenes in RMT/Merseyrail DOO dispute

ScotRail's top 10 busiest trains revealed

Glasgow Queen Street gets on track for platform extension works

Network Rail says it is in the dark over timetable for Glasgow Queen Street overhaul

Freight train failure (binding brakes) in Cardiff (0500 Robeston-Westerleigh)

Fatal accident between Aberystwyth and Machynlleth

46100 visits NYMR

Eurostar ban on any carry on liquids

Two dead as train collides with car on rural crossing in Friesland

SBB orders 14 Stadler EMU’s for Canton Vaud

Third party operators get access rights to CD depots

Israel Railways Bombardier TRAXX locos on test

DB orders 25 double deck inter city trains

27 units ordered for Nurnburg S-Bahn services

AMTRAK derailment in Chicago

Alternative view of AMTRAK budget cuts

Grupo Mexico to acquire Florida East Coast Railway holdings

TfL seeks partner for redevelopment of South Kensington station

Historic trams return to resort

New trams enter service in Moscow

Bus Eireann strike affects rail services

Land speed record engine restored at Beaulieu museum

This Frenchman just made a working Citroën 2CV out of wood

HS2 effects on canal network

RAF Northolt to close in 2018 for runway renovation

Glasgow to Isle of Man flights reinstated by different operator

Fatal helicopter crash in South Snowdonia

Nippon Cargo airlines cancels order for 747 freighters

American Airlines partnership with China Southern

Pilot died on American Airways flight

Light aircraft crash on Shoreham beach

Bombardier Aerospace in Belfast returns to profit in 2016

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



03/04/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Roof Racks and Hatchbacks: the Family Car - Timeshift"

03/04/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner"

03/04/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside the Tube: Going Underground"  1/4

04/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  St Louis to Jefferson City

04/04/17  ITV 1930-2000
         "Britain as Seen on ITV - How We Got Around"

05/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Sedalia to St Joseph, Missouri

06/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Lawrence to Lamar, Colorado

06/04/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: A Very British Map - the Ordnance Survey Story"



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

03/04/17    Calder Northern Group of the NMRA Model Railway Exhibition
           Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB
           Adult: £7, Child: £3, Under-5s free

03/04/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "From Crossrail to the Elizabeth Line" by Simon Bennett of Crossrail
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

03/04/17    Matlock Bath Heritage Group & Peak District Lead Mining Museum
           The Peak District Lead Mining Museum, South Parade, Matlock, DE4 3NR
           "History of the Midland Railway, Focussing on the Lines in Derbyshire"
           by Glynn Waite
           Tickets £6 (or £5 for PDMHS members or Friends of the Pavilion)
           Under 18s half price - price includes tea and cake
           Advance tickets: 01629 583834

07/04/17-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

08/04/17    Enfield Transport Bazaar
           St Paul's Centre, 102 Church Street, Enfield, EN2 6AR
           1100-1430, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

08/04/17    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: "The Snowdonian"

08/04/17-   Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition
09/04/17    Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, S10 3DH

10/04/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Travels around Austria" by Neil Kearns
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

11/04/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Restoring Sentinel 7109 and all you were afraid to ask about Sentinel Locos"
           by Andy Chapman
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

12/04/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "An Evening on the Welsh Narrow Gauge in the 1980s - A DVD Presentation"
           by Berwyn Prys-Jones
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

14/04/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Easter Fun

14/04/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Easter Eggspress

14/04/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend

14/04/17-   Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways

14/04/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

15/04/17-   Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Family Activities

15/04/17-   Peak Rail: Easter Treasure Hunt

17/04/17-   Isle of Man Motor Museum: Festival of Steam

22/04/17    NEWGOG: The South Wales 0 Gauge Show
           Lysaghts Institute, Orb Road, Newport, Gwent, NP19 0RA
           Adult: £6, Child/Senior/Concession: £5

22/04/17    Pontypridd Model Railway Club Annual Show
           Llantwit Fardre Community Centre, Crown Hill, Llantwit Fardre, CF38 2NA
           Adult: £3, Accompanied child: Free

22/04/17-   Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Join the Volunteers

Cheers, Howard.
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