Subject: Raildate 28th April 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/04/2017, 16:38
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Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership
Blackmore Vale Community Rail Partnership

6 Munro walks you can easily reach by train
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Hastings Diesels railtour to Fawley (joint with Three Rivers Partnership)
SRM93 working at Chinnor
Langley-Stratford railtour 22 April worked by 34046 Braunton
Bin liner service Rome to Wien
Former Underground stations
Meet the MD – Colin Chambers of Mid Hants railway
German signalling equipment used in Banbury depot
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

North Norfolk Railway, Spring Steam Gala 2017, 21st April
LMS 46115 on the late running Cumbrian Mountain Express, 22nd April
East Lancashire Railway St George's Day Special, 23rd April
34052 'Lord Dowding' At Speed On The Cathedrals Express
Royal Scot to Somerset
Steam Diesel and ElectricTrains at Preston Station 21st-23rd April
0:02 / 2:54
Freightliner class 66 Convoy at Carlisle, 22nd April
Lokportrait Dampflok 23 076
52 4867 mit 13 Wagen unterwegs im Westerwald + 03 1010 nach Koblenz
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - EGP Autozug, TXL, Rheincargo uvm
Schnellzugdampflok 03 1010 in Siegen Ost
Fares Please!
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Why the C-130 Is Such a Badass Plane
(Spotter: Tom Baldwin)



DfT to introduce new risk transfer mechanism on selected franchises

British Steel rises to corrosion challenge with ultra-long rail

RSSB guidance on service disruption  and failed trains

Talks reconvened over Southern/RMT dispute
Government refuses to sack GTR Southern

New depot building constructed at Penzance

'Anomaly' blamed for £10k first class railway ticket

Virgin and Stagecoach join with SNCF on HS2 WCP franchise bid

London Midland sponsors Railway Mission hi-vis uniforms

Crucial work to link Bolton station and interchange hits milestone

Another strike on Merseyrail

Virgin Trains East Coast strike suspended

British railway first as four generations of trains arrive at the same station

Upgrade for first class passengers at Perth railway station

Justice committee backs Scots railway policing merger

Steam train George B on first journey for 50 years

New railway station plans for Wales chosen for scrutiny

Chance to have say on who will win rail franchise

Prince of Wales drives restored Barclay saddle tank

Mark 1 coach relaunched by Duke of Northumberland on Aln Valley line

Dunblane footbridge relocated to Brechin

Quarry Hunslet "George B" returns to service

Mood altering music on Eurostar, but only with Sony wireless headphones.

Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to Austria

Branch line in Freiburg to be electrified

Stadler to build narrow gauge emu’s for Stockholm

Chinese electric locos delivered to Serbia

Caltrans Siemens diesel loco unveiled

New Japanese EMUs

Bombardier joint venture builds emu cars for China

Contracts awarded for route modernisation in Romania

Charity to renew ageing mini-railway in Poole Park

Croydon tram crash: drivers 'fell asleep' on fatal line

Siemens use 3D printing for tram components

Publicity slip by Nottingham Trams

Appeal for 'patience' ahead of Isle of Man steam festival

Steam Tug returns to Manchester Ship Canal

Out-of-control Canary Islands ferry smashes into harbour wall

United settles with passenger who was dragged off flight

WWI practice tunnels found under Salisbury Plain

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



30/04/17  Channel 4 1630-1735
         "World's Most Expensive Cars"

30/04/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  1/3

01/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: Penny Blacks & Tuppenny Blues - How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps"

03/05/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  1/4 Alaska

03/05/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Britain's Nuclear Bomb: the Inside Story"

03/05/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Nuclear Secrets: Inside Sellafield"

04/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: Sailors, Ships and Stevedores - the Story of British Docks"



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

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

07/05/17    Romsey Signal Box open day
           Nigel Bray will be signing copies of his latest book "Eastleigh to Romsey and Salisbury"
           Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
           Limited parking - see website for details
           Brick Lane, Romsey - use sat-nav SO51 8LG

07/05/17    Foxfield Railway: Miniature Mayhem & Knotty Heritage Train

08/05/17    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

08/05/17    Friends of Barnsley Archives
           The Learning Lab, Experience Barnsley Museum, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA
           "Woodhead the Lost Railway" by Stephen Gay

09/05/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
           "Final Journeys: Funeral Trains and the transport of coffins by train"
           by Nicolas Wheatley
           1930 for 1945
           No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated

10/05/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "50 Years behind the lens" by Stuart Warr
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/05/17    Hastings Diesel Ltd: Southampton-Fawley Shuttle Service

13/05/17    Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
           £7.50 adult, £3 child - best to book

13/05/17    Bursledon Brickworks: Bricks, Beer and Buses Festival
           Swanwick Lane, Southampton, SO31 7HB

13/05/17-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Spring Gala

13/05/17-   Bill Targett Memorial Steam Rally
14/05/17    Highbridge Farm, Highbridge Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 6HN

13/05/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Weekend

13/05/17-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Stanhope Steam Gala

14/05/17    Basingstoke Festival of Transport
           War Memorial Park, Basingstoke

14/05/17    Foxfield Railway: 50th Anniversary

Cheers, Howard.
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