Subject: Raildate 7th April 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/04/2017, 17:49
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Colas 60021 Aberthaw Bunker Tanks 1st run, 14th March
Cardiff Central. Yellow NMT, 37558 Avro Vulcan XH558, Cwmbargoed last coal
IEP 800002 at Cardiff, HST livery variety, 67s on NMT at Newport, March 2017
800003/004 in GWR livery, at Cardiff, April 3rd, 1st run to Swansea Maliphant
"The Merseyside Beat" Railtour Feb 2001 Newport-Lime Street
(Mike Wilcock)

Swanage Railway, 'Strictly Bulleid' Spring Steam Gala 2017, 1st April
60103 Flying Scotsman S&C Reopening Special, 31st March
LMS Heaven On The WCML Monday, 3rd April
46100 'Royal Scot' Tackles The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
'Flying Scotsman' On The Reopening Of The Famous S&C
4-6-0 46100 Royal Scot & Deltic No 55022 'RSG', Eaglescliffe and Darlington, 3rd April
Leicester Depot, Derby RTC and Derby Etches Park 23rd March
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - WLC Vectron, Raildox, ICE 2 Messfahrt uvm
Zugverkehr um Siegen - März 2017
Young woman as a driver on the BR 218 with the last n-car of the SOB
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

60103 on Keighley & Worth Valley
Great Central Railway 2nd April
Southern Fail – The musical
Micropub at Claygate Station
Southwold Railway project
Electric ferries
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Modernising the Great Western Railway: Forty-fourth Report of Session 2016-17
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Tree Logging & Rail Transport - Merced River Canyon - Yosemite Valley Rail - Silent Action

Barking-Gospel Oak Rail User Group
Ascensore Montegalletto Funicular Railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Coach Travel in the Fifties
Big changes for the layout - Everard Junction
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Ordnance Survey's digital map of Britain offers stunning views



Berkeley calls for review of HS2 as predicted Phase 1 costs soar to £48bn

Staff cuts within track maintenance and renewals?

NR timetabling shake-up to repurpose almost 5,000 freight paths for passenger use

ORR publishes new guidelines for DCO working

ASLEF members reject latest Southern pay and conditions offer

Another RMT/Southern strike

Protest over disabled access/assistance on Southern services

RMT response to First/MTR South West Trains not using new class 707 stock.

Proposed Guildford-Farnham service

East Somerset Jn derailment happened on site of pointwork removal.

Fatality near Highbridge

140mph Virgin train set for Hertfordshire lines is dangerous, says the mother of one of the drivers

Depot modifications for new units

NR earmarks West Midlands site for sleeper construction facility

Ilkeston railway station opens
Bird's eye view
Man takes grandad's ashes for 'special' Ilkeston train ride

New station opens at Low Moor

Buffer stop collision at Preston

Glasgow landslip causes week-long rail disruption

Refurbishment of HSTs for Scotrail

The Forth Bridge Experience
But plans scaled back

Oil transport switch from rail to road slammed

Police try to identify man who died after being hit by a train at Cardiff level crossing

Penmaenmawr station for sale

LSWR 563 donated to Swanage railway by NRM

SNCF order 30 dual mode multiple units

Multiple unit orders in Germany

Quiet wagons to be mandatory  on German Railways by 2020

Prima H3 battery shunter approved for 100kph operation

Stadler to move factory

Iran signs agreement for Russian to undertake electrification

Norfolk Southern emergency services training

GO Transit receives grant for service development

South African built diesel loco unveiled

Underground stations shut daily over staff shortage

25 years on Manchester Metrolink

RAIB report on fatal accident on Nottingham Tramway August 2016

Tyne & Wear  Metro disruption due to overhead line damage

Hook of Holland station downgraded to a stop on the Rotterdam Metro

Babbacombe cliff railway opens for summer

Testing on Sheffield tram-train pilot finally starts

Driverless shuttle bus goes on test

Bus Eireann strike action
Bus Eireann strike may spread to school bus drivers

20 tons of scrap metal pulled from Black Country canal

Mechanical failure caused ferry to hit Hythe Pier

Norway to build 'world's first ship tunnel'

Aurigny Trilander to go on display at Sky museum, Southampton

Logan Air to operate Edinburgh to Isle of Man service from May

Flying by private plane is twice as cheap as a UK train ticket

Cresswell  colliery disaster 1950

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



10/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  La Junta to Colorado Springs

10/04/17  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  The Jacobite steam train

10/04/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside the Tube: Going Underground"  2/4

11/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Santa Fe to the Grand Canyon

12/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Minneapolis to St Paul

13/04/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Bridge: Fifty Years across the Forth"

13/04/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: Blazes and Brigades - the Story of the Fire Service"

14/04/17  Channel 5 2200-2300
         "The World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship"  Seven Seas Explorer



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

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

24/04/17    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           AGM and engineering update

Cheers, Howard.
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