Subject: Raildate 14th April 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/04/2017, 16:45
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Ilkeston Station Opening Day
(Martin Miller)

RAIB track worker recommendations
Rapid charging for battery electric stock
Why are there red doors in canal bridges in Birmingham?
Newport Transporter bridge
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Did Brunel design the Box tunnel so that the light would shine through at sunrise on his birthday?
Is Nice airport the most spectacular place in the world to land at?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Railway 'cavalry' dressed in red and blue livery

30 years since plans were first mooted for Derby bus station revamp

Time Travel Images



D-Train to carry passengers to Rail Live

Trespass warning video

RENFE may join Virgin & Stagecoach in WCML/HS2 franchise bid

Southern rail boss paid £495,000

First rail freight service to China departs UK

LED lighting for Chilterns Railways depots

The end is nigh for Chiltern’s ‘Bubble cars’

"Tornado" hits 100mph on mainline rail network

Virgin East Coast/RMT dispute and 48 hour strike

London Midland to bring about a ‘new era’ for rail travel with launch of innovation centre

Alternative uses for Tyne Valley stations

Plans for refurb of Motherwell station and surrounding area are revealed

Youths tied ladder to Livingston railway tracks

Locos and stock en route to Fort William for Jacobite services

Borders Railway extension prospects studied

Scottish rail minister intervenes to block Cross Country service reduction

Battery trains for the Valleys?

£7000 of fines in 90 minutes

Conwy Valley line reopens after storm damage

Hope to revive Llanelli Railway Goods Shed as arts hub

60103 arrives on Bluebell Railway

Bala Lake Railway lottery funding

SBB launches Gotthard Panorama Express

SBB wants better co-operation with road hauliers

Dutch railway operators fined and warned by minister

Unipetrol orders Vectron locos

SJ introduces automated alcohol testing

HSL Logistik operators certificate withdrawn in Netherlands

Weedfree On Track order second weedkilling train

New German open access operator

Hungary set for first double-deck trains

Possible combination of Bombardier and Siemens train building businesses

JP Morgan purchases Beacon Rail

EMUs for Malaysia ordered with graphene capacity energy storage

Problems restructuring Zimbabwe Railways

Regulation body for Indian Railways

Tunnel boring starts to extend Northern Line to Battersea

LUAS route changes from December publicised

Route for new Thames road tunnel revealed

Stagecoach bus donated for conversion to homeless persons shelter

WRC talks continuing in effort to resolve Bus Eireann dispute

Plans to restore ship for Liverpool – Llandudno ferry

Whitelink Ferries to become "No Smoking" in line with other transport

Last turntable ferry in Scotland refurbished

Dutch to replace Royal transport with 737 BBJ

Canada to tackle overbooking flights

3D aircraft tracking app developed

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



15/04/17  BBC2 2000-2030
         "Grand Tours of Scotland"  How transport transformed the Highlands

15/04/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Tankies: Tank Heroes of World War II"  1/2

17/04/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside the Tube: Going Underground"  3/4

18/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Red Wing to Portage

18/04/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Cars That Made Britain"  5/8

19/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Milwaukee to Chicago

20/04/17  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Chicago to Champaign

20/04/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: Dial B for Britain - the Story of the Landline"

21/04/17  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "The World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship"  Seven Seas Explorer 2/2



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

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

14/04/17-   Epping Ongar Railway: Easter Egg Hunt

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

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

14/04/17-   Gwili Railway: Easter Weekend

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

14/04/17-   Bluebell Railway: Flying Scotsman visit

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

16/04/17    Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Easter Sunday Fun Day

16/04/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Easter Specials

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

21/04/17-   North Norfolk Railway: Spring Steam Gala

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-   Secrets of the Underground: Acton Depot Open Weekend

22/04/17-   Epping Ongar Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

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

28/04/17-   Ffestiniog Railway: Quirks & Curiosities II

29/04/17-   Peak Rail: Steam Gala

29/04/17-   Didcot Railway Centre: 50th Anniversary

29/04/17-   Nene Valley Railway: TPO Demonstrations

29/04/17-   Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport and Country Show

29/04/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Real Ale Festival

29/04/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

29/04/17-   39th Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport

30/04/17-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Steam Gala & Model Railway Exhibition

01/05/17    Friends of King Alfred Buses: Winchester Bus Running Day
           Free travel on vintage buses all day

01/05/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Doug Copley’s Lineside Images & The David Odd Collection"
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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