Subject: Raildate 4th August 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 04/08/2017, 16:47
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Day 80:
Day 81:

Northern locations get vintage rail poster makeover

Nuneaton Station Interlude
Return to Tamworth
Riding the rails at the National Tramway Museum
Rochdale Town Centre - Wet! Wet! Wet!
Rochdale Station Interlude
Manchester Victoria Trains and Trams
(Martin Miller)

New Czech railway corporate identity - it's like 1965 BR all over again!
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Vauxpedia - all about Vauxhalls
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

10 Years Ago - 3 Steam Trains In One Day
60009 "Union of South Africa" & 47237 On The Dorset Coast Express, 26th July
Class 66 66763 "Severn Valley Railway" visits its namesake, 27th July
Threlkeld Steam Gala, 29th July
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Yellow Timetable, 29th July
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Summer Diesel Gala, 29th July
37069 + 37059 On the Buffer Puffer, 29th July
60103 Flying Scotsman with The Hadrian at Carlisle, 29th July
Willy The Well Tank at the Avon Valley Railway, 30th July
46115 Scots Guardsman 1Z52 The Fellsman, 1st August
70804 & 70806 and 68029 at Carlisle, 1st August
GCR Nottingham Model Event and Prototype HST
Vulkaneifel Brohltalbahn 11SM nach Oberzissen
Full train to Munich
Exceptional railway crossing in the middle of Holzkirchen Oberbayern
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Edinburgh-Kings Cross in 8 Minutes
Arriva Trains lost property office and its contents
S&C station web cams
Celebrating tourist destinations served by DLR
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Celebrating the best travel photography

How the Royal Mail made its stamp on society
This abandoned underground line is opening to the public this summer



Attracting private money into Network Rail

Railcard App for smartphones

Disturbing number of children caught playing on train tracks as railway trespassing hits ten year high

Consultation on proposals to protect London–Exeter rail passengers

Class 800 units pass ECTS signalling testing

Greater Anglia charity railtours

TPE launches first of refurbished Class 185 fleet

Electro diesel 319s for Windermere branch

Edinburgh to Glasgow line upgrade faces one-year delay

Next phase of Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment gets underway

Welsh railway network to be privatised, RMT union claims

NR erects first mast on Shotts electrification project

Repton returns to service on North York Moors Railway

Long term loan of Swiss owned Garratt to Vale of Rheidol line

Tracklaying begins in Ceneri Base Tunnel

German DMUs refurbished

Contract agreed to refurbish Polish broad gauge locos

Remote school near Colorado-New Mexico border teaches people how to drive a steam train

Hyperloop tested in desert

Seattle Sounder service takes delivery of double deck driving trailers

Stadtler completes first US assembled DMU

CSX derailment near Pittsburg

GE to end loco construction in Erie

First 100km refurbishment of Belgrano railway completed

Increasing traffic on Saudi Railways

Sierra Leone Railway Museum

Ticket problems on the new standard gauge line in Kenya

KiwiRail set to reopen earthquake-damaged line

New Map for DLR 30th Anniversary

Onchan crash: Car flips in crash on to Manx tram tracks

First vehicles delivered for Sydney tram system

Greater Manchester smart card launched

UK's first woman jumbo jet pilot Yvonne Kershaw retires

Lion 737 and Wings ATR 72 clip wings in Medan

B-17 “Shady Lady” Performs First Engine Tests in 15 Years, Test Flights to Follow

Antilles Air Boats

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



07/08/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats that Built Britain"  4/6 The Reaper

07/08/17  BBC4 2000-2030
         "Tornado: the 100mph Steam Engine"

07/08/17  BBC4 2030-2100
         "The Return of Flying Scotsman"

07/08/17  ITV 2240-2310
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  A look at the M25 - 2/6

08/08/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats that Built Britain"  5/6 Bristol Channel pilot cutter

09/08/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Boats that Built Britain"  6/6 World War Two landing craft



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

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

06/08/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day

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

10/08/17-   Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas

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

16/08/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials

18/08/17    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Punch & Judy Shows

18/08/17-   Isle of Man Railways: Island at War

19/08/17    Llangollen Railway: Steam & Jazz Train

19/08/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Big Engines Visiting Weekend

20/08/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day

Cheers, Howard.
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