Subject: Raildate 12th May 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/05/2017, 17:30
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Geoff & Vicki are travelling to all 2,563 railway stations in Great Britain
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Port Talbot and Swansea; elevated views of the mainline in 2007
New view of Cardiff Central/Queen Street with freights. April 2017
Cab Ride in Tornado part 1, extended edit
North York Moors Railway Spectacular 2003
(Mike Wilcock)

New build NER G5 0-4-4T

Where is the Oldest Surviving Railway Tunnel in the World?

Franchising in the Doldrums
Train simulator systems
New Alstom emu proposed for UK market
Prototype LC to be used on K&ESR
Banksy mural in Dover likely to be removed and sold despite ‘worthless’ claims
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A Morning With Number 9, 22nd April
Ffestiniog Quirks Weekend 28/04-01/05
Great Central Railway's Goods Galore Gala, 6th May
D9009 55009 + 68022 On The Hull & Leeds Executive, 6th May
1369 Farewell (GWR Livery) - South Devon Railway, 9th May
The Great Britain X - 45699, 34052 & 46100 - Day 7 & 8
Dampf- und Dieselzüge zwischen Saalfeld und Unterwellenborn / Mai 1998
Fußballsonderzug, Twindexx Messfahrten, Holzroller uvm. auf der Frankenwaldbahn
"Braunauer" railway bridge in the middle of Munich
Hudson R711 Through The Murray Valley - 'Swan Hill Overlander', 6th May
Little Blimp (Zeppelin) parade
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



Labour Party manifesto includes railway renationalisation

‘Adaptable Carriage’ concept accommodates freight on passenger trains

Hitachi unveils AT400 ‘British Bullet Train’ concept

Virgin unveils new ticketing structure to save customers £7.1m a year

GTR no longer the worst performing TOC

ASLEF turn down latest Southern DOO/DCO proposals

Old Oak Common open day tickets available

Gin themed Belmond Pullman special

Llamas trespassing near Hildenborough

Competition Authority to consider South West Trains franchise deal

GOBLIN electrification expected to be pushed back further by NR

IEP fleet work moves forward at Hitachi's Pistoia plant ahead of UK delivery

Electric suburban services on Great Western from May

Okehampton trail commuter service proposed

Crossrail works almost complete on GE mainline

Hitachi starts work building Virgin East Coast Class 800 Azuma units

HS2 proposal to redevelop Birmingham Curzon Street

New mainline station to be built at Kidderminster

Northern to increase Greater Manchester off-peak rail fares by 10%

Final spans for Bolton interchange’s ‘skylink’ bridge put in place

Fire at Carlisle station

Newer rolling stock for Tyne Valley Line (Cascading stock with pacers being withdrawn.)

Track workers hit by dislodged ballast

MSPs to debate Scots railway policing merger

Proposal for new Elgin road could hit dead end… After railway expansion plans emerge

Former First Minister promises to fight for a new Buchan railway line

Arriva Trains Wales made a record £28.2m profit last year

Project to reopen Amlwch branch

Modernisation of Derry/Londonderry Waterside station criticised

Railway needs to raise £5,000 to continue venture (stop press: target reached)

Paris Gare du Nord train station reopens after security alert

OBB to roll out staff body cams

SBB to refurbish IC2000 coaches

CD leases 10 Vectron locos for Praha – Berlin – Hamburg services.

IDS cargo buys EffiLiner 3000 locos (Former SNCB 12 class)

Bombardier TRAXX loco design to include dc and diesel options

Crowdfunded operator Locomore files for insolvency

EU report on night services

Israel order more double deck coaches

Oil revenue funds rail investment in Iran

New South African suburban stock entered service

New storage sidings open at Kamloops BC

Amtrak North East Corridor $38 billion repair bill

Dispute at London Bridge underground station

Remains of City Road station be redeveloped

Glasgow: subway station upgrades reach halfway point

Tender issued to supply new Tehran metro cars

Hundreds of rail enthusiasts attend Derby Model Railway Exhibition at The Roundhouse

Metrolink tram driver hurt in 'reckless' rock attack

Vintage buses to take to Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, streets

Road tour of Switzerland by electric car

Puffin-based livery revealed for Air Alderney’s Islanders

Airlander flies again after hard landing

Boeing halts test flight of new plane

Air Force One damages blamed on Boeing mechanics

Halfpenny Green runway damaged by vintage jet aircraft

Crane collapses at Falmouth Docks

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



14/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  3/3

14/05/17  BBC4 2325-0025
         "Timeshift: How Britain Won the Space Race - the Story of Bernard Lovell & Jodrell Bank"

15/05/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Cars that Made Britain Great"  6/8

17/05/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  3/4 South Africa

17/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  2/3

17/05/17  ITV 2100-2200
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  2/3

18/05/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Scotland's First Oil Rush"  In the mid-19th century

18/05/17  ITV 2300-0000
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  2/3

19/05/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht"



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

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-   Nene Valley Railway: Small Loco Fest

13/05/17-   expoEM Spring 2017
14/05/17    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, RG12 9SE

13/05/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

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    Nene Valley Railway: Class 14 Celebration

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

26/05/17-   South Devon Railway: Ticket to Ride

27/05/17-   Foxfield Railway: Bus Rally

27/05/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Spring Gala

27/05/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Real Ale & Cider Festival

27/05/17-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Festival of Steam

27/05/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: "Kids Go Free" Bank Holiday

28/05/17    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Teddy's Train Ride

28/05/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas

29/05/17    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Bus Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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