Subject: Raildate 2nd June 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/06/2017, 17:29
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Midland Retrospective
by John Earl & Steve Huson

From the beginning John and Steve set out to make Midland Retrospective different.  Different in that it has much of new significance for railway historians and enthusiasts but also is a valuable introduction for the general reader.  Different in that it looks at eight different aspects of the Midland Railway Company, using new maps and the resources of a specialist designer to shed a clear light on the subject.  The book is copiously illustrated with many photographs that are being published for the first time and the authors have made full use of the remarkable resources of the Midland Railway Study Centre at the historic Silk Mill in Derby.

Cloth-bound, hardback
212 pages
ISBN 978-0-9955142-1-8
Price £27.50


All the Stations - daily videos (four per week)
Day 15:
Day 18:
Day 19:
Day 24:

World's Most Expensive and Luxurious Trains Ever Made

Library of Congress online map collection

Postcards offer a glimpse into the past

Nottingham Express Transit Bank Holiday Track Work
Newstead Station Interlude
(Martin Miller)

GWR Sectional Appendix
Open day at Swindon Railway Village
Doubt over Crossrail 2
Mobile coverage to extend on London Underground
Fife to Waverley route steam specials in August
Kenya's prayer train: A commute of prayers and songs
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Cotswold Festival of Steam 2017
East Lancashire Railway Green Timetable
WHR Beer Festival Trains, May 2017, Featuring 'Vale of Ffestiniog'
Güterzüge im Frankenwald + Umgebung - TXL, EVB, Rheincargo, Twindexx
Australian Steam Locomotive to Ballarat
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Ascensore Montegalletto Funicular Railway - "Unique" Underground Narrow Gauge Railway
The Stirling Aircraft Project
Wings Over New Zealand Show aviation podcasts
Big Engines Starting Up
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



DB Cargo digital route learning

Launch of Crossrail trains pushed back by TfL

Sink hole at Redhill station traps Rail Replacement bus

Heathrow loses track access charge court case

Manchester Victoria reopened a week after terrorist attack

Borders Railway extension campaign cranked up

Borders Railway set for unique steam experience

ScotRail Alliance launches new Rail74 community rail partnership

‘Harry Potter train’ added to new £10 note

Muir of Ord bakery to supply Caledonian sleeper cakes.

60163 Tornado working to Cornwall

Swanage Railway link to Wareham
Timetable for Swanage-Wareham diesel service

Rebranding TGVs

First Vectron locos enter service in Finland

New Zealand railway investment plan

Volvo cars built in China shipped to Zeebrugge by rail

UP investments in Missouri area

Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway
Kenya's new Madaraka Express railway in pictures

Scrapping of Hiroshima’s Sanko Line highlights transport ills in shrinking Japan

Soft drink contactless payment travel!

TfL closer to offering mobile phone coverage on the Tube

City deal won’t pay for £162m Edinburgh tram extension

Double deck bus conversion to a disabled friendly mobile home

Road safety stickers on Kenyan buses

Why did 'power surge' hit BA computers?

Sea Vixen wheels up landing

Beluga XL cockpit section delivered to Airbus

New chapter in the history of Old King Coal

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



04/06/17  BBC2 1800-1900
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Crossrail 1/3

05/06/17  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Romania (1)

05/06/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London (1)

06/06/17  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Romania (2)

06/06/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London (2)

07/06/17  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Switzerland (1)

07/06/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  London (3)

07/06/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Men Who Built the Liners"

07/06/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

08/06/17  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Switzerland (2)

08/06/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Engineering Giants: Ferry Strip-Down"

09/06/17  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (1)



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

02/06/17-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Tornado visit

02/06/17-   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

14/06/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs" by Gerry Nichols (SLS)
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

16/06/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Murder Mystery

16/06/17-   Great Central Railway: Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition

17/06/17    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Armed Forces Day

17/06/17    University of York: Open Day - Postgraduate Study
           Meet the tutors, find out more about distance learning, experience a short class
           explore part-time study options
           Postgraduate Diploma in Railway Studies

18/06/17    Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Father's Day

18/06/17    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fathers' Day & HCV Rally

18/06/17    Epping Ongar Railway: Fathers' Day Classic Car Show

18/06/17    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Fathers' Day Specials

18/06/17    Peak Rail: Peak Park Preserved Bus Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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