Subject: Raildate 26th May 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 26/05/2017, 16:00
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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All the Stations - daily videos (only four per week)
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Day 16:
Day 17:

Northern partners with TV walker to create "We Are Northern Train Trails"

10 things you didn't know about Britain's canals

Midland Main Line at Clay Cross
Manchester Metrolink MediaCityUK
Manchester Metrolink Pomona
Manchester Metrolink Exchange Quay
(Martin Miller)

Flying Scotsman in Cardiff/Newport including train turnround, May 2017
88003 on the SVR - along with 50008 we travel the length of the line
Last runs of Bubble and 6 x 68s at Princes Risborough May 2017
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Event. May 2017
(Mike Wilcock)

A3 60103 Flying Scotsman at Balgreen, 14th May
DBC 90019 leads VTEC ecs through Finsbury Park, London, 21st March
GWR 180103 leaves Reading working the 07.23 London Paddington to Oxford
Northern Belle passes South Gyle, 6th May
Edinburgh Trams 273 and 270 cross at Balgreen, 14th May
Vienna Trams, May 2017
(Andrew Cook)

Create your own personalised pocket timetables as a PDF download
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Stadler rail vehicles
Tyneside 3rd rail electric services
The last toll road in London?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

BR Standard Locomotives
SVR Diesel Gala, 19th May
Dean Forest Railway - Wartime Forest Steam Gala, 20th May
Flying Scotsman Sweeping Majestically, 23rd May
A2 986 'Spirit Of Warragul' - Official Relaunch Tour To Warragul
Various trains at the Ostbahnhof in Munich
Dampf im Oberland 1998 mit Dampflok 44 0093, 58 1111 u. 52 8075
Güterzüge im Blockabstand zwischen Magdeburg und Helmstedt - HSL 151, MEG 155, Metrans uvm
Lokportrait Dampflok 01 150
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

TU-144 SST - latest news
WW2 American fighter aircraft lifted from the bottom of Kerch Strait
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in the USA
Another new Titanic - this time from the Czech Republic
Vintage news
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Slotting in UK rail freight

BTP steps up officer numbers at stations as terrorist threat level raised

RMT fights track renewals staff cuts at Carillion track renewals

Heathrow-Crossrail row heads to High Court

RAIB report on fatality at Balham August 2016

Derailment at Hoo Jn yard

Collision in Stewarts Lane Depot

Torre signalbox for sale

First Italian-built train for GWR set for December delivery

Electric train service starts to Maidenhead

Flying Scotsman timetable kept secret to deter trespassing fans
Police patrols to precede Flying Scotsman workings

Delayed £50m Cambridge North railway station opens

Great Northern completes refurb of Fen Line Class 387s

Delays due to fault on  Oulton Broad South Swing bridge

Manchester Victoria closed after terrorist attack

RMT suspends strike action on 30th May

Wi-Fi fault detection on Scotrail 334 units

Harry Potter fans warned after near misses on Glenfinnan Viaduct

Network Rail ‘stealth plan’ to make trains run on time

Arriva Trains Wales is adding extra capacity on its crammed routes

Vandalism at Belfast York Road

Gauge clearance issues for Flying Scotsman on West Somerset Railway

LNWR Heritage discontinues work on boiler for "The Unknown Warrior"

Swanage to Wareham rail line to reconnect to mainline after four decades

Trespass problems on Weardale railway

Dolgellau college students helping Ffestiniog railway with carpentry

Eurostar introduces e320 trains on London-Brussels services

Eurostar to run direct trains from London to Amsterdam by end of the year

Arriva contract in Netherlands to be extended

Effi1000 shunters ordered by Italian company

Updated DB Cargo steel coil carrying wagons

Report on fatal accident in Cameroon in October 2016

MAV starts building coaches for international services

New rolling stock for Hohenzollerische Landesbahn

Stadler unveils 'Giruno' class multiple units

Infrastructure problems at New York Penn Central station

Caltrains funding for electrification confirmed

Isle of Man horse tram service resumed

Rubber ducks swim in Steeple Aston village potholes

First North Korea to Russia ferry service

Plane toilet arsonist on Sharm el-Sheikh flight has sentence doubled

Elvis's plane to be auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years

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



29/05/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stirling to Pitlochry

29/05/17  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  Crossrail 2/2

30/05/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Andrews to Edinburgh

31/05/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Amersham

31/05/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: Bridging the Gap - How the Severn Bridge was Built

31/05/17  BBC2 2320-0020
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  Crossrail 2/2

01/06/17  BBC4 2230-2330
         "Engineering Giants: Gas Rig Strip-Down"  2/3

02/06/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight"  London-Sydney



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

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

05/06/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Old Flames - Reminiscences" by Granville Dobson
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/06/17-   North Norfolk Railway: Diesel Gala

09/06/17-   West Somerset Railway: Diesel Gala & Rail Ale Trail

10/06/17    Bournemouth Bus Running Day

10/06/17    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: "Snowdonian Limited"

10/06/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

10/06/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line

10/06/17-   Peak Model Railway Exhibition
11/06/17    The Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

11/06/17    Foxfield Railway: Morris Minor Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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