Subject: Raildate 18th August 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/08/2017, 16:16
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All the Stations - daily videos
Day 88:
Day 89:

Bodmin Rd to Padstow Train, 1965

"Expanding the Railways" - to help local authorities, developers and communities develop plans for new stations and lines

Slow train through Spain: a narrow-gauge ride through España Verde
(Spotter: Steve Read)

Fleetwood Ferry
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Trams at the Tower
Carnforth Station Brief Encounter
Outbeck Loops - Lancaster
(Martin Miller)

Nottingham Station Slideshow and Movies, August 2017
Nottingham Trams, City Centre, August 2017
(Andrew Cook)

The Doppler effect explained - using a train
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Llanberis Lake Railway, 10th August
Clan Line Chertsey, 11th August
Railex Midland Railway Centre Model Rail Show, 12th August
Melton Rambler 5043+9600, 12th August
GWR 9600 & 5043 - The Melton Rambler & Harringworth Shuttle
Scots Guardsman's Farewell Finale, 15th August
A short visit to Blaenau Ffestiniog
Australian-British Imports 'Best of British Tour - Featuring R707 and F208
SVT 137, 218 105, SETG, Mauerfall-Taurus uvm. auf der Frankenwaldbahn
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Consultation on standards for heritage stock working on national network
Preserved industrial diesel locos
American view of Transport for London
Independent review of PennCentral station use
Cable car travel in Mexico City
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



Commuters braced for rises in regulated rail fares

Northern, Southern and Merseyrail strikes set for September

Crossrail updates passengers on Elizabeth Line construction progress
Crossrail reaches halfway point of Elizabeth Line escalator fit-out

Timelapse - Waterloo platform lengthening

Train derails outside London Waterloo station

Driver sacked after bus weaved around LC barriers

Changes to South Western franchise after First/MTR take over

Consultation proposed over the Island Line

Bridge bash at Crewkerne blocks road and railway

New trains for Devon and Cornwall begin testing

Container Train derailed at Ely North Jn

Delays due to trespassers on Walton branch to see Tornado

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Atkins awarded £29m deal for innovative Anglia re-signalling programme

Plans for new train services through Bromsgrove revealed after London Midland's departure

Thieves make off with £90,000 of copper wire from railway in Staffordshire

Mitchell Rodgers, 16, killed by train after police chase

Search for stranger who paid stranded girl's £85 train ticket

NR states ambition to keep Liverpool moving during major Lime Street work

Meeting over Glasgow train violence concerns

Virgin Trains Azuma crosses Border for first time

£1bn funding row puts new rail franchise 'in jeopardy'
Inter Government argument over funding for Wales and Borders franchise

Cable snagged by train at Abergavenny

'Damning' leaked letter reveals the huge obstacles to delivering Wales' rail revolution

GWR 2818 to move from NRM to Steam at Swindon

Visiting locos on Mid Suffolk Light Railway over Bank Holiday

British firm to supply bogie parts for Alstom LRVs in Canada

Fatal accident near Port Said

Gare Du Nord evacuated due to WW2 shell in passenger luggage

Italian company to build high speed trains in Texas

Hunter Harrison provokes unions on CSX (after his disruption when leading CP and CN)

Australian XPT fleet to be replaced

Driver shortage affecting night tube

Electric double deck bus on trial in York

Summer in the City - Charity bus run in central London

Bus driver made ‘an honest mistake while under pressure’

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Carrier arrives in Portsmouth

Grounded containership blocking the port of Antwerp

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes

New airline for Alderney

Curtain falls on Swiss Avro operations after 27 years

Air Berlin files for insolvency

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



21/08/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Taff: the River That Made Wales"  3/3

21/08/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain's Lost Railway Journeys"

21/08/17  ITV 2100-2200
         "EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  2/2

21/08/17  ITV 2240-2310
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  A look at the M25 - 4/6

24/08/17  ITV 2240-2340
         "EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  2/2

25/08/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Titanic: Draining the Wreck"



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

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

18/08/17-   Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition

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

21/08/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Something Different" by Steve Wimbush
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

22/08/17-   Sidmouth Model Railway Exhibition - 50th Anniversary of closure of Sidmouth Station
24/08/17    Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG

23/08/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials

24/08/16-   Great Dorset Steam Fair
28/08/16    Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum

25/08/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 43rd Island Steam Show

25/08/17-   South Devon Railway: Rails & Ales

25/08/17-   Bala Lake Railway: Steam Gala

26/08/17    Imberbus 2017

26/08/17-   Sedgemoor Rail 2017

26/08/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend

26/08/17-   Stapleford Miniature Railway: Open Weekend

26/08/17-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: 1950s Weekend

26/08/17-   Tanfield Railway: Sir Cecil's Family Fun Weekend

27/08/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day

27/08/17    Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Fish & Chips Special

27/08/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Children's Treasure Hunt

27/08/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Sausage & Cider Festival

28/08/17    Gartell Light Railway: Open Day

30/08/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials

01/09/17    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Murder Mystery

01/09/17-   North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

01/09/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Annual Gala Weekend

02/09/17    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening Land Cruise

02/09/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas

02/09/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

02/09/17-   West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend

02/09/17-   Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala

02/09/17-   Darlington MRC: Model Railway Exhibition
03/09/17    Head of Steam Museum, North Road Station, Darlington, DL3 6ST
           1000-1600 both days

02/09/17-   Aln Valley Railway: Model Railex

03/09/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day

03/09/17    Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train

03/09/17    Strathspey Railway: Grantown Motormania

Cheers, Howard.
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