Subject: Raildate 19th May 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 19/05/2017, 16:28
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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They have a bonus video for the Isle of Wight, here
which by strange coincidence has captured another travel blogger, Dave Harris, at Shanklin (2m 10s in) - his complementary blog is here

Railway Revivalist

T1 5550 new-build steam
N&W 611 - The Roanoker - 2017 Greensboro Trips
Follow progress of the new-build Titanic in China on Twitter
Wikipedia entry,_China)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Manchester Metrolink Etihad Campus
Manchester Metrolink MediaCityUK Junction
(Martin Miller)

A quick, non technical guide to London Underground stock
Fawley Forester railtour 13 May 2017
(Can you spot the Raildate editor's wife waving?)
Relics of Clifton Rocks Railway
60 years of Bristol Airport
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

9600 & 9466 - Double Headed Panniers - The East Midlands Rambler 2017
60103 Flying Scotsman The Cathedrals To Edinburgh 2017
Steam In The Dock Festival Sunday 7th May
Diesels on trial for the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala 2017
Flying Scotsman at York, Darlington and Newcastle, 13th May
Preuische P8 - Dampflok 38 1182 - Begegnungen von 1993-1998
Twindexx-Testfahrt und viel Gterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldrampe
V200 033, 151 124 und andere Bundebahn Klassiker in Hamburg
Four BB Railjets roar through the Ostbahnhof in Munich
DJ Models - Class 71 'HA' Electric Locomotive Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



Vivarail reveals new D-Trains will be available in 2018

Calls to safeguard radio spectrum for future rail telecoms system

Conservative party proposal to integrate British Transport Police into "Infrastructure Security Service"

Latest round of talks between RMT and GTR Southern start

Talks between ASLEF and GTR Southern fail

Concrete bearers for Waterloo suburban renewal delivered

Fixing Plymouth's rail line 'will take time' says Tory minister

Tamar Valley Summer Sunday service to start this weekend

Great Western Railway add later trains to timetable on Maritime line from Truro to Falmouth

RAIB report the dangers of open location box doors

Extra workings for final week on Chiltern Railway "bubble cars"

Cross City Line closed by unexploded wartime bomb near Aston
Second day of Cross City line closure due to WW2 bomb at Aston

New wireless sensors fitted to Scotrail 334 units

ScotRail ramps up station security with 300 new CCTV cameras

Edinburgh-Glasgow rail electrification delayed again

Drone warning to enthusiasts over Flying Scotsman visit

North Norfolk Railway to operate to Cromer under NYMR operating licence

Great Central CEO resigns

GWSR extension appeal tops 1.3 million

Third generation Eurotunnel freight shuttles enter service

DB steps up 3D printing of train components

Balkan railway reopening project

Ukrainian investment programme

DB customer information displays affected by cyber attack

Czech open access operator Leo Express gains access to Polish network

First EC250 Giruno unit rolled out

Fatal derailment in Greece

Another luxury train introduced in Japan

Belmond Andean explorer luxury train launched

Union Pacific investment in Utah

Rolls Royce/MTU to provide engines for Chinese built locos for New Zealand

Transport for London begins search for supplier to build new generation of DLR trains

Rebuilding Glasgow Subway tunnels

'Sleeping' Croydon tram driver footage probed

Manchester Tram network shut by communications failure
Technical failure behind Manchester Metrolink failure

Douglas horse trams suspended due to infection

Alstom awarded contact for Toronto and Hamilton trams

Trams return to the Motor City

Roof ripped off rail replacement bus at Shortlands

Cab drivers shelters in London

Cowes Chain ferry fails on first day in service

150th anniversary of DFDS ferries

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control

Dutch King working as a co-pilot for KLM

Aurigny Airways final Trilander to be preserved at Duxford

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



21/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Last Days of Steam"

22/05/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Southern Scotland

22/05/17  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  Crossrail 1/2

23/05/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Greenock to Larkhall

24/05/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  3/4 South Africa

24/05/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Forth Bridge

24/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  3/3

24/05/17  ITV 2100-2200
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/3

24/05/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Engineering Giants: Jumbo Jet Strip-Down"

24/05/17  BBC2 2315-0015
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  Crossrail 1/2

26/05/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Queen Mary: Our Royals at Sea"  1/2



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

19/05/17-   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

01/06/17-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Tornado visit

01/06/17-   Nene Valley Railway: 40th Anniversary Celebrations

03/06/17    Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala

03/06/17-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Miniature Traction Engine Rally

03/06/17-   East Lancashire Railway: Small Engines Weekend

03/06/17-   Llangollen Railway: Railcar Gala

04/06/17    Solent Blue Line - 30 Years
           The Bargate, Southampton

04/06/17    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train

04/06/17    Peak Rail: Peak Forester Rail Tour to Rowsley

Cheers, Howard.
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