Subject: Raildate 21st April 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/04/2017, 16:18
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Eastleigh to Romsey and Salisbury by Nigel Bray

The line between Eastleigh and Romsey was part of Salisbury’s first rail link with Southampton, and became intertwined with the Andover to Redbridge line when it arrived nearly 20 years later - even more so when the Southern Railway developed services between the South West and Sussex.  Some of these were routed via Eastleigh to relieve the congested main line through Southampton so that the common section of the original line would have trains starting and terminating at Southampton, Portsmouth or Brighton, some running via Eastleigh and others via Redbridge.

The Redbridge route enabled trains between the GWR and the LSWR to serve both Southampton and Portsmouth without reversal, which is why it became the normal route for Cardiff-Portsmouth services.  The Chandler’s Ford line became the preferred freight route because of its easier access to marshalling yards at Bevois Park and Eastleigh, and to link the Fawley oil refinery with the West of England.

Passenger services were dieselised in 1957, but a shortage of DEMUs led to a partial reversion to steam working which saw M7s work push-pull trains between Eastleigh and Andover Junction.

This book tells the complete story of this interesting line, and complements the author’s previous books on the Andover to Redbridge line (currently out of print) and the Salisbury & Dorset Junction railway.

Softback: 120 pages with 160 photographs
ISBN: 978-1-905505-42-5
Price: £17.95


(Martin Miller)

59001 and blue Deltic in NRM March 1994 plus 2 x 59 blast off at Crewe
59s double headed in Cardiff on Railtour, 26th May 1997
North York Moors Railway 2003 - weekend specials
Aberthaw Power Station. Rail open day May 1997 with 37/56/59/60
76079 at Whatley and Merehead Quarry on Charter Sept 2003
(Mike Wilcock)

Plymouth Friary station slide show

Umberleigh Station 1961 1990

Pictures of the Princetown Branch line

Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala
Leicester City nameplate
100 years  of Marylebone underground station
New South Wales Transport Heritage
Ulster bus through the troubles
Pilots view from an A400M airbus over North Wales
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Sheffield-Woodhead-Manchester in 1965 from the cap
Guide Bridge Depot, 24th August 1973
Severn Valley Railway Open House Weekend, 8th April
East Lancashire Railway Pacifics In The Valley, 14th April
62005 5M51 Light Test Run, 17th April
The Spring Highlander Railtour Newcastle & Darlington, 17th April
GWR 5043 - An Early Touch Of Summer On The Moonraker - 2017
The Long Drag . The hard climb from Hellifield to Aisgill summit
95 027 Fotogüterzug Rund um Blankenburg, 14th April
Laute Auspuffschläge, lange Züge - Winterdampf 2017
Winter im Frankenwald - Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - HSL 187er, Rheincargo usw
Rudolstädter Modellbahnclub u. Modellbauteam Köln - Intermodellbau 2017
Kleiner Bahnhof (HP) Darching zwischen Holzkirchen und Bayrischzell
Yorkshire Air Museum
(Spotte: Ted Millward)

Strange & Extreme Trains and Locomotives
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

50 Years Ago, a Computer Pioneer Got a New York Subway Race Rolling
(Spotter: Steve Read)

Sweet on Cuba: riding the Hershey town train

Save the Canso
Anglo American Lightning Organisation
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Battle Formation: The Story of the Royal Air Force Coltishall
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)



HS2 Ltd vows to 'tighten up' procurement process after conflict of interest row
HS2 appoints design and construction team for Toton hub station

Councils call for DfT to move forward on ‘crucial’ Crossrail 2 plans

London Euston trains halted by trackside fire

Cattle trespass near  COWden

Delays due to cow on line at Ashurst New Forest

Traincrew roster problems for SWT

GWR to launch smart card on Severn Beach branch

Halesworth  station foot crossing upgraded

ECML event on 23rd April

Renewal of Starbeck level crossing

Chance to look at plans for second platform at Dunbar Railway Station

Vandalism at Livingston North

Station staffing  times may be reduced at Machynlleth

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway hits extension target

LSWR 563 delivered to Swanage Railway

Dduallt Manor and halt for sale

Exbury miniature railway extended

Victorian train boss caricature found in restored carriage

RegioJet (Czech Republic) expands fleet

Old Swedish railcars exported to Uruguay

Transmash holdings sales increase

200kph operations proposed for trial line in India

Work started on Tanzanian standard gauge line

NS and Prorail fined for poor performance

End of D78 stock
Final LUL D78 stock rail tour

SNP unveils new plan for Glasgow Subway extension

Tinsley chord Jn between Sheffield trams and Network Rail installed

Battery trams proposed for Newcastle NSW

Seattle Sound Transit to use renewable energy

Stagecoach group order 340 vehicles

Bus accident in Selsdon

Bus rally at Great Central Railway 22 April

Flying car prepares for launch

Blue Funnel Ferries buy Hythe ferry and pier

Air Canada A330 takes off after losing wheel during taxi

Malaysia Airways to start satellite tracking of aircraft

Emirates airline reduce flight to US of A

Fatal light aircraft crash near Lisbon

C-97G Angel of Deliverance First Flight Imminent

Work begins on London's 'super sewer'

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



22/04/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Tankies: Tank Heroes of World War II"  2/2

24/04/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Nation’s Railway - The Golden Age of British Rail"

24/04/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Inside the Tube: Going Underground"  4/4

28/04/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Barging Brits in the Sun"  British canal revival



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

21/04/17-   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

05/05/17-   Swanage Railway: Dawn of the Diesels

06/05/17    Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Displays
           Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Essex, CM16 7ER
           1100-1530, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

06/05/17    Signalling Record Society York Meeting
           Duchess of Hamilton Suite, NRM
           1100 “Signalling the Midland Railway: Sheffield-Royston Junction" Paul Armstrong
           1200 “The Single-Needle Telegraph as used on the GNR & ECML" Steve Gwinnett
           1400 “Slide Show looking at the Newcastle to Carlisle Route" John Midcalf
           Room opens at 1015

06/05/17-   Great Central Railway: Goods Galore

Cheers, Howard.
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