Subject: Raildate 30th June 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/06/2017, 17:26
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All the Stations - daily videos
Day 44:
Day 45:
Day 46:

Tyneside's 'lost' electric trains - unseen images of the system that came before Metro

10 of the best narrow-gauge railway journeys in Britain

In pictures: The empty railways of America
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Everything you need to know about taking the train in France
This could be the best guide to taking the Paris Metro you'll ever read
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, 19th June
The Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway, 21st June
East Somerset Railway - 41313 Launch, 24th June
GCR's Jinty visit to The Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, 25th June
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - 193 640, Rheincargo, EGP, TXL uvm
"Bahnland Bayern" and "Azubiyo" advertising train of the S-Bahn Munich
Classic Trainspotter film station in the middle of Munich !! The Heimeranplatz
Part 1:
Part 2:
The "Jagsttalexpress" track construction in Holzkirchen Oberbayern
Hattons - Warwell Bogie Wagon - BR Engineering Yellow
Showing problem points and wiring electrofrog points, 18th June
Weathering with washes (tutorial)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Woodlesford - The Story of a Station
Made in Leeds, Seen in East Sussex
The runaway tram crash which shocked Leeds
(Spotter: Howard Benson)

MIle Long Steam Train Official Run
Big Tank Engines - Starting Up
London's Last Gas Lamps
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Elizabeth Line trains first to run without yellow front ends since steam era

Royal train costs Kearns)

Thameslink timetable revealed

Amended Southern timetable for ASLEF overtime ban

Proposed footbridge for Wareham station

Plaque placed on Bradford Upon Avon station

Boy, 11, found dead with electrical burns at rail depot

Rugeley-Walsall line to close for electrification work

Stagecoach group hit by East Coast financial problems

Alstom opens UK’s largest train modernisation facility in Widnes

MSPs pass Scottish railway policing merger bill

Staff at 'Scotland's worst station' to get body cams in blitz on yobs after protests and emergency summit

Plan to bring back rail link to Ashburton as masterplan for the area scrapped

Reopening Teign Valley Railway is 'possible', but significant investment would be needed

GWR 5539 rewheeled at Barry

R&ER museum to reopen

More double-deck stock ordered for Ile de France region

DSB sells some unreliable IC2 diesel units

500th Seimens Vectron loco ordered

Murray Basin gauge conversion approved

New ammonia tanks for Russia

London Underground steps up cleaning regime to tackle superbugs

TfL reveals next Underground stations to be given step-free access

Plans for Midland Metro expansion presented

Man walks away after being hit by bus

Paris unveils new bus network map for first time in 70 years

Lottery funding to back £27.5 million scheme to promote Hull's maritime past

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

Balmoral cruises from Llandudno

Rolls-Royce to expand UK engine-test facility

Alderney residents to fall silent to protest air links

In pictures: Swiss seaplane pilots gather

Coins thrown into plane engine by elderly passenger for 'luck'

Qantas 747 flew with landing gear door down after birdstrike

Luftwaffe ace flies in Spitfire

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



02/07/17  BBC2 1800-1900
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  1/2

03/07/17  BBC1 1930-2000
         "Bus Wars"  Competing for customers in Belfast

03/07/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Heart of Wales line

04/07/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Blaenavon to Oxfordshire

04/07/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner

04/07/17  BBC2 2315-0015
         "Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car"

04/07/17  BBC1 2325-2355
         "Bus Wars"  Competing for customers in Belfast

05/07/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oxford



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

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

10/07/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Footplate tales - Fasten your seat belts" by Dennis Flood
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

12/07/17    RCTS South Wales
           Pentyrch Rugby Club, Penuel Road, CF15 9QJ
           Social evening
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome

14/07/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Murder Mystery

14/07/17-   Foxfield Railway: Summer Gala

15/07/17    Severn Valley Railway: Peep Behind the Scenes

15/07/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam, Cider & Sausages

15/07/17-   Epping Ongar Railway: London Transport Weekend

15/07/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic

15/07/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

15/07/17-   Masham Steam Rally, Yorkshire

15/07/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend

16/07/17    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Alton Bus Rally

16/07/17    Gwili Railway: Classic Transport Day

Cheers, Howard.
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