Subject: Raidate 23rd June 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/06/2017, 18:21
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Crossrail railway systems: Concreting train completes final journey

Steam in the Valley - Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
Hathersage Station Interlude
Midland Main Line at North Wingfield
(Martin Miller)

Track Safety Alliance
Advance warning of Michael Portillo railway programmes
(Neil Kearns)

LMS 46233 & GWR 6960 Star On The Whistling Ghost V
D9009 Alycidon On The Welsh Central Liner, 17th June
Legends of Industry Gala at The Tanfield Railway, 17 June
60163 Tornado + 66102 On The Torbay Express, 18th June
LMS 48151 Works the Dalesman over the S&C, 19th June
46115 Takes 13 over the S&C on the Dalesman, 20th June
Steam Trains At Night - Steamrail Victoria's 'Northern Weekender'
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldrampe - TXL 193 640, EGP Vectron, Rheincargo uvm
Berliner Parkeisenbahn Dampfspektakel 2017
ÖB Railjet with "police" Werbelok!
Warminster Model Railway Exhibition 2017, 17th June
Great Central Railway's Model Event 2017
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Retracing The Cardiff Railway - kickstarter campaign
(Spotter: Peter D)

2017 Barksdale Airshow Day 2, 7th May
Ralph M. Pettersen's Constellation Survivors Website
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Almost 50 trains cancelled and dozens more delayed as rails risk buckling in 'wrong type of heat'

Ticket machine software problem

First Elizabeth line train enters passenger service

Suburban rail devolution a key tenet in Khan’s 25-year transport strategy

Shortlisted bidders for South Eastern announced

Passengers go to High Court over Southern strikes
Report on Southern/Sussex route problems
Southern drivers reject pay deal and reinstate overtime ban

Possession near miss at Ascot - RAIB report

Derby's Bombardier lands South West Trains order worth almost £900 million
Uncertain future for replaced SWT 707 units

Delays due to HST power car fire at Swindon

First GWR 802 units arrive in UK

Railway group want to reopen historic Devon branch line

Shortlisted bidders for West Coast/HS2 franchise announced

Alliance rail planning changes

New railway connection to London Luton Airport approved

Further Northern strikes over DOO

Staff want moved from 'war zone' Scots train station besieged by 'headbangers & nutters'

ScotRail staff to wear body cameras in national roll-out

Consultation opens on future of Breich station

41313 in steam at Cranmore

Rail Mail to reopen on 28th July

Egyptian Railways to purchase 100 GE locos

Derailment at Boulder, Colorado

Security alert in Brussels Central station

Financial aid for Greek and Bulgarian railways

Sud Ostbahn plans for automatic train operation

Bangladesh rolling stock to be built in Indonesia

91-tonne landmark locomotive moved from downtown to CP's Ogden headquarters

Paris: Price of monthly Navigo travel pass to increase again this summer

Canadian government commits $1bn to Stage 2 of Ottawa’s light rail network

Start of testing LUAS cross City line

Trams discussed for reintroduction in Bath

Stadler to build 16 trams for new network in Odense

Middlesbrough firm selling model railway figures of couples having sex

Invented in The North: Jet-propelled mobility scooter tested

When your fidget spinner isn't enough...

Flying car: One way to beat traffic jams

Queensferry Crossing to open on 30th August

SS Mendi: WW1 shipwreck's bell handed to Southampton museum

Fatal collision between containership and US warship of Japanese coast

OOCL Hong Kong: Felixstowe Port welcomes 'World's biggest ship'

Emergency landing by biplane on golf course

Flights from Dundee Airport cancelled due to “technical fault”

A350 first in line for deployable flight recorder

Boeing and Airbus under pressure

Viking Air considering SuperScooper revival

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



25/06/17  Channel 4 1700-1835
         "Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber"

25/06/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys: India"  2/2

26/06/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Middlesbrough to Hexham

27/06/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  2/6 Tower Bridge, London

27/06/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Lindisfarne

28/06/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  West Wales

28/06/17  BBC4 2230-2330
         "The Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance"

29/06/17  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car"



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

23/06/17-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Gala

23/06/17-   Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Gala

24/06/17    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Hampshire Autistic Charity Event

24/06/17    Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
           £7.50 adult, £3 child - best to book

24/06/17-   Nene Valley Railway: TPO Weekend

24/06/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend

24/06/17-   Gwili Railway: Vintage Weekend

25/06/17    Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
           "Bygone Britain – Yesterday's Transport" a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1400
           Tickets: £8 from Winchester Discovery Centre Box Office (01962 873603)

01/07/17    Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Canada Day

01/07/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas

01/07/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Steam Gala (1)

01/07/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The 1940s Experience

01/07/17-   Exe Model Railway Society Exhibition
02/07/17    Matford Centre, Matford Road, Marsh Barton, Exeter, EX2 8FD
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

01/07/17-   Duncombe Park Steam Rally

01/07/17-   Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

02/07/17    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train

02/07/17    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus & Coach Rally

03/07/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Sigh for a Deltic" by David Thomas
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

06/07/17    RCTS South Wales Branch
           Behind the Scenes at Isle of Wight Steam Railway
           Leave Cardiff 0730 to Portsmouth Harbour
           Buy a Freedom of Severn & Solent Rover ticket plus single to Westbury
           (as the Rover is only valid from 0900) and ticket from Portsmouth Harbour
           to Smallbrook Junction Isle of Wight charge = £10

07/07/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Steam Gala (2)

07/07/17-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Little Engines Gala

07/07/17-   East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

09/07/17    Foxfield Railway: Iron Curtain Rally

Cheers, Howard.
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