Subject: Raildate 28th July 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/07/2017, 16:14
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Historic England report on early railways in England

Friends of the Far North Line
Friends of the Kyle Line
Friends of the West Highland Lines
Invergarry Station Preservation Society

Detailed map of London Tube, Underground, Overground, DLR, Tramlink & National Rail

Subterranean Sydney: Eerie underground world right beneath the CBD

Leicester Station Interlude
Syston Station Interlude
Loughborough Station Interlude
Derby Station July Interlude
Bulwell Railway Station
Hucknall Railway Station
Chinley Station Interlude
Bulwell Tram Stop - Nottingham Express Transit
Hucknall Tram Terminus - Nottingham Express Transit
Metrolink Rochdale Station
(Martin Miller)

More videos have been added to the FARSAP series on the Signalling Record Society website. Follow the links to the newly added locations of Dunragit and Norton-on-Tees.  There is also a link to the first of a new series of explanatory videos dealing with the basics of railway signalling.  Although aimed at novices, more experienced people and instructors may find them useful as well.  The first videos deal with absolute block signalling and tappet locking.
(John Lacy)

12 photos of the tragic Sutton Coldfield railway crash in 1955
(Spotter: Mike Price)

A song to help you memorise all 270 stations on the London Underground
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

A4 60009 "Union of South Africa"
West Coast Rail Steam Morning, 25th July
A Weekend With 45690 Leander Special
68004 Rapid & 46233 Duchess of Sutherland at Carlisle, 22nd July
46233 Volcanic display over the S&C on the CME, 22nd July
Llangollen Railway, 1960s Weekend, 22nd July
Volldampf voraus - Rekolok 52 8080-5 mit Güterzügen in der Lausitz
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - EGP 151, OHE Blue Tiger, TXL, RHC uvm
90 Jahre Hafenbahn Neustrelitz, 22nd July
Ochsenlok, Wanne und Bergkönigin klangvoll im schweren Güterzugdienst
BR 101 in the new varnish at the Hbf Munich
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Background to Network Rail changeover to aluminium cabling
Ruislip Lido Railway
LT Museum vehicle workings
Biomass trains to Drax power station
“Lovely” Bridlington station
Children's Railway in Budapest
Visits to new Albula tunnel in Switzerland
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world

30 years ago Derby's commuters were thrown into chaos by a crippling strike



Rail electrification plans scrapped by government

Transport secretary's backing for Crossrail 2 sparks anger outside London

Rail passengers 'happier with train firms'

Beacon Rail purchase Voyager fleet from banks

August rail upgrade programme will be biggest yet

Transport investment must be ‘fairly weighted towards small stations’

Vivarail secures further funding

Crossrail worker death: Firms fined £1m for safety breaches

Gospel Oak – Barking 25kv to be switched on January 2018

Southern strike union RMT in 'full and frank' government talks

Southern rail tops list of most overcrowded trains

RAIB investigation into exploding traction equipment on SWT suburban unit

Competition and Markets Authority query First group monopoly on London-Exeter Services

Delivery of 'Wadebridge' to Eastleigh to celebrate 50 years since the end of steam loco production

Portishead rail line is ‘not dead in the water’ promises Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Oxford station blunder sees commuters locked out

Man sentenced to ten months in prison for endangering safety on the railway - Cambridgeshire

Matlock Bath station reopens as wildlife discovery hub

TransPennine electrification and Piccadilly upgrade now also in doubt

Anger over Hamilton station 'mosquito' device

Rail electrification between Cardiff and Swansea scrapped

New £25m rail station for South Wales with 10,000 new job business park

300 train building jobs created at £30m Newport centre

Twenty new train coaches coming to Wales for most crowded services

Boy, 10, adopts Clarbeston Road railway station

New £7m station for Bow Street gets the go-ahead

Rhondda railway tunnel survey work gets under way

NRM director steps down

Two arrested in connection with North York Moors Railway investigation

Vandalism on ELR

Investigation launched after steam trains crash in Swanage

RAIB investigation into dangerous occurrence on the South Devon Railway

Railway returns to Slaggyford

L&BR replica of “Lyn” steamed

Rail Mail museum opens end of July

Vale of Rheidol's wheels for Aberystwyth Cliff Railway

Visit of Brienz Rothorn Bahn loco to Snowdon postponed to 2018

India rolls out trains with solar-powered coaches

CALTRAIN electrification work started

Bristol could get an underground train system - with plans for a line to the airport

Alston to build metro coaches for Iran

Contract awarded for Baltimore metro rolling stock

Over 100 buses to go on display at the Buses Festival

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford

Ferrari driver writes off new car on M1 in Barnsley

Trust plans to transform old waterway

Montgomery Canal restoration moves ahead

Cowes 'floating bridge' breaches noise guidelines

Luton Airport arrest as 'man tried to open aircraft door'

Emergency landing at Shannon

Hidden Victorian reservoir revealed in Nottingham

Spotters: Howard Benson, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Roger Smith



31/07/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats that Built Britain"  1/6 The Matthew

31/07/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car"

31/07/17  ITV 2240-2310
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  A look at the M25 - 1/6

01/08/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats that Built Britain"  2/6 The Pickle

02/08/17  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "Clocking On"  How the Industrial Revolution changed work patterns

02/08/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats that Built Britain"  2/6 The Phoenix

03/08/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  3/3



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

28/07/17-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Diesel Gala and Open Weekend

28/07/17-   Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival

29/07/17-   St John's Model Railway Exhibtion
30/07/17    St John's School, Wheatly Avenue, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6SB
           Opens 1030 each day, raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance

29/07/17-   Tanfield Railway: Boris the Bear's Picnic

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

30/07/17    Aln Valley Railway: Summer Fair

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

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

03/08/17    Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Steam to the Hills

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

05/08/17-   Great Central Railway: Vintage Vehicle Summer Festival

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

11/08/17-   Foxfield Railway: Real Ale Festival

12/08/17    Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
           £7.50 adult, £3 child - best to book

12/08/17    Strathspey Railway: Abernethy Highland Games

12/08/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam & Vintage Weekend

12/08/17-   Epping Ongar Railway: Vintage Steam Rally

12/08/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

12/08/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Ham Radio & Vintage Weekend

12/08/17-   Aln Valley Railway: Teddy Bears' Picnic

13/08/17    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Teddy

Cheers, Howard.
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