Subject: Raildate 5th May 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/05/2017, 16:40
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9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Waterloo Station

From the railways: Striking images of Scotland this week
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Franchising hinders railway investment
New car park at Didcot
Trams to Blackpool North
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

31270 and 0-6-0T No 20 Jennifer at Matlock with a Peak Rail service to Rowsley South
The East Lancashire Railway Yellow Timetable, 15th April
West Somerset Railway - Spring Steam Gala
East Somerset Railway - Spring Steam Gala, 30th April
Lynton and Barnstable at Woody Bay (First class ride), 30th April
Red Rattlers On The Mainline ft. K190 and D3 639 - Suburban Shuttles 2017
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - EGP Autozug, CNL Schrottzug, EVB Holzzug uvm
40 Jahre Eisenbahnmuseum Bochum-Dahlhausen 29.04
01 150 mit "schwerem Ding" auf Rampenfahrt
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



GBRf link to new cloud based safety management system

First train from the UK to China completes its 7,500-mile journey

HS2 rolling stock to allow for obese passengers

First Elizabeth Line train on track to enter service in May
Work moves forward to prepare Abbey Wood station for Crossrail

Delays after engineering works, failed tamper near Gatwick Airport

GWR test trains head to the UK

Council admits Portishead Line reopening running £600k over budget

Disruption after signal failure between Didcot and Swindon

RAIB report on near miss at Dock Lane LC

Great Northern unveils refurbished carriages for Fen Line

Loco fire on WCR excursion at Northampton

Study to look at Highland Main Line enhancements

Sleeper trains to serve the Far North line?

Arsonists torch historic wagons at Foxfield Railway

Work starts on Bridgnorth station development

BLS new rolling stock order

DB Regio orders 25 Coradia units

CD orders Siemens Vectron locos

ICE derailment near Dortmund

Greenbrier invests in Brazil

BNSF train jumps track in Cocolalla

CP opens rail link to new potash mine

JR East Unveils Luxury Sleeper Train Designed by Ferrari Designer Ken Okuyama

Waterloo & City suspended after power cut

Sound Transit (Seattle) orders more LRVs

'Mail Rail' hidden beneath London's streets to open to public for first time

Mayor intervenes in Croydon tram crash investigation

Greater Manchester mayor could change 'insane' bus system

Elon Musk reveals underground road plan

Finnish Ferry rebuilt with electric motor

Tense moment plane lands without wheel

Alitalia to file for extraordinary administration

Clear air turbulence affects Aeroflot 777 en route to Bangkok

12 miners killed during tunnel construction in China

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



07/05/17  Channel 4 1640-1740
         "World's Most Expensive Cars"

07/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  2/3

10/05/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  1/4 Argentina

10/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  1/3

10/05/17  ITV 2100-2200
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/3

10/05/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Timeshift: The Modern Age of the Coach"



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

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-   Bluebell Railway: Branch Line Event

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

15/05/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Devon Belle" by Ken Mumford
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/05/17    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "The Chesterfield Canal and Dawn Rose" by John Lower
           Admission: £2.00

17/05/17    Hertford & Ware Local History Society
           St Mary’s church annex, Church Street, Ware SG12 9EH
           AGM and "Wickhams of Ware" by Richard Waterhouse
           Starts 2000
           Visitors welcome - admission: £2.00

18/05/17-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival

19/05/17-   Welsh Highland Railway: Rail-Ale Festival

20/05/17    Romsey Signal Box open day
           Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
           Limited parking - see website for details
           Brick Lane, Romsey - use sat-nav SO51 8LG

20/05/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Superheroes Weekend

20/05/17-   Foxfield Railway: Military Weekend

20/05/17-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Behind the Scenes

21/05/17    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Festival of Transport

21/05/17    Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
           Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

Cheers, Howard.
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