Subject: Raildate 7th July 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/07/2017, 16:46
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Raildate is taking a break - this will be the last one for a couple of weeks

Next edition: 28th July 2017

While we're away, there are still some mystery pictures to identify!


All the Stations - daily videos
Day 47:
Day 52:
Day 53:

Lock Lane Level Crossing

Author Colin Maggs MBE talk: Radstock rail-link, 27th January 2014

Spondon stationmaster died in tragic freak accident

90 years ago 3 million people headed north by rail to witness a total eclipse of the sun

In a ‘Summer of Hell’, Grand Central May Be a Bit of Heaven

Riding The Class 230 Vivarail D-Train
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Photos from South London’s forgotten tube tunnel experiment
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Chris Ward's Annesley Website
Annesley Locomotive Photo Gallery
The Great Central Railway through Leicester
Flying Scotsman and The Duchess of Sutherland at Chesterfield, 1st July
46233 Duchess of Sutherland with The Scarborough Flyer, 1st July
46100 'Royal Scot' Digs In On The Belmond British Pullman + End Of Southern Steam At Mid Hants
LMS 48181 Clags over the S&C on the Dalesman, 3rd July
LMS 48181 Digs in on the Dalesman, 4th July
A quicky with the Lord, 5th July
The Bournemouth Belle - 50 years on
Heritage Preserved Railcars - DRC On The Daylesford Railway
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - 193 640, EGP Vectron, TXL Vectron uvm
Die Baureihe 01 unter "Volldampf" Teil 1
Fleet transit at the S-Bahn station Munich/Haar
Track construction work in Munich's main railway station
Bachmann - British Rail Class 37 - Heavy Freight
Weathering with washes (tutorial)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

80 Years of electric trains to Portsmouth
Lake ships of Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Luzern)
Solar powered launch on Lake Lugano
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Roman roads as a modern day subway map

A newly unearthed photo shows Amelia Earhart survived her final flight, investigators say



Operators roll out on-the-day advanced tickets for passengers

Franchising timetable slips again

Network Rail order new stoneblowers

GBRf loco named Royal Corps of Signals at Swanage

Night Tube services to be extended to cover Overground this year

Crossrail unveils new pictures showing progress with tunnel fit-out work

Deal struck to bring Elizabeth Line services to Heathrow

Southern cancellations despite train crews being available

Tornado failed fitness to run exam for 2nd July Torbay Express

Normal service to resume on Okehampton Sunday Dartmoor rail service

Vandals cause tens of thousands of pounds of damage at Meldon Quarry

Request to rename Brockenhurst station

New hope for Creative Enterprise Centre in Winchester using DN&SR Goods Shed

Port of Tilbury to upgrade railfreight facilities

Vivarail publicity trip between Long Marston and Honeybourne

Birmingham's Curzon Street station approved for development

Plans for £4.3 million redevelopment of Kidderminster railway station revealed

Time to celebrate at Ilkeston station

Driver Wallace Oates George Cross to be auctioned

End of the line for ScotRail? SNP plans radical shake-up of Scottish railways

ScotRail still failing to meet crucial targets with public satisfaction at 14-year low

Sugar Loaf Halt is Wales' quietest station, Arriva says

Hourly service started between Belfast and Londonderry

Gwili Steam Railway: Full steam ahead for track opening

France opens two high-speed lines

SNC-Lavalin acquires Atkins for $C 3.6bn

First Giruno trip through Gotthard base tunnel

Arriva awarded Swedish franchise again

Swedish Green Cargo orders Rumanian electric locos

Amtrak derailment along Puget Sound (Cascades route)

TfL tube map showing sections in tunnels

Miniature Railway in Sussex front garden

Miniature train completes epic journey through Great Glen Way

Sheffield tram-train project quadruples in cost

Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in English Channel

Red Funnel sold to pension fund

Disruption at Gatwick due to drone near airport

Ascension Islanders left stranded after RAF halts flights

Air Asia aircraft diverted due to bird strike

SkyWest CRJ700 suffers engine fire in Denver

Anyone remember Fortran? NASA need help

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



08/07/17  BBC4 2225-2325
         "Titanic's Tragic Twin: the Britannic Disaster"

09/07/17  BBC2 1800-1900
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  2/2

10/07/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oakham to Cambridge

11/07/17  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  The Britannia Bridge

12/07/17  BBC4 2200-2230
         "Railways: The Making of a Nation"  1/6 Time

12/07/17  BBC4 2230-2300
         "Railways: The Making of a Nation"  2/6 Capitalism & Commerce



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

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

22/07/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: 25th Anniversary Gala

22/07/17-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fire Engine Rally

22/07/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

22/07/17-   Foxfield Railway: Summer Gala

22/07/17-   Peak Rail: Family Fun Day

22/07/17-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: '60s Fest

23/07/17    Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
           Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

25/07/17    Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
           "Bygone Britain: Yesterday’s Transport" - a film show by Rob Foxon
           Tickets £8.00 available at the Discovery Centre reception desk

25/07/17    Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1830
           £7.50 adult, £3 child - best to book

26/07/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials

26/07/17    Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Fish & Chips Special

26/07/17-   Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival

29/07/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Young Members & Vintage Weekend

30/07/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The Railway Folk

02/08/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials

05/08/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Victorian Weekend

05/08/17-   Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend

05/08/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day out with Thomas

06/08/17    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train

07/08/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "The Jubilees at Millhouses Shed" by Ted Hancock
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/08/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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