Subject: Raildate 25th August 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/08/2017, 17:44
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All the Stations - daily videos
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Day 93:
Day 94:

Seven ways to cut the cost of Britain’s rail tickets

Tutbury & Hatton Station Interlude
Litchfield Trent Valley Station Interlude
A Second Return to Tamworth Station
Derby Station August Interlude
(Martin Miller)

Newport and Stormy Bank. March 1997 - very busy
58042/56111/60081/66250 at Dean Forest in convoy, May 2001
Dean Forest, 57315/31466/73001 0Z48 Bury to Lydney, 8th August
Aberthaw Power Station, unloading coal with 70809, 21st August
(Mike Wilcock)

Ffestiniog Railway, 9th, 10th, 12th August
Shakespeare Express, Castle 5043, 13th August
HSTs at Doncaster and York stations, 16th to 18th August
40145 and 45699 Galatea with Scarborough Spa Express, 17th August
Severn Valley Railway Blue Timetable, 19th August
60009 Union of South Africa On The West Somerset Steam Express, 19th August
68026 and 68023 at Stocksfield, 21st August
45690 Leander "The Fellsman" 700th video, 22nd August
Güterverkehr im Maintal - EGP Vectron, WLC, TXL, K+S, Bahnland Bayern uvm
Greeting at about 300 km/h at the SFS Munich - Nuremberg at Allersberg!
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

South Western Railway web site
Network Rail use of helicopters to track trespassers
Cab ride on Welsh Highland
Transport Hospital Fund
Unofficial rules of tube travel
Cyber piracy - Hackers targeting shipping industry
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

'I helped build the world’s longest tunnel'

Why didn't electricity immediately change manufacturing?
(Mike Price)



New Elizabeth Line trains bugged by insect problem in early testing

Train derails as it departs London Paddington station

South Western Railway launch

CMA accepts fare caps on Exeter-London route due to ‘lack of competition’

What the logo on the South Western Railway fleetname means…

South Western rail franchise: Clash with union over second person on trains

The next round in the DOO/DCO dispute between TOC's and RMT

Island line handed to South Western Railway franchise

First GWR High Speed Train off-lease this month

'Foolish' level crossing-hopping learner driver convicted

Derailment site at Ely North Jn reopened

Train fire at Heckington

Changes for new London Midland Franchise

Work completes on new rail college

Chase Line electrification moves forward with steel structure installation

Day of moaning declared in north of England over train woes

North should 'take control' of transport, says Grayling

‘All in it together’ pure alliance nudges Ordsall Chord to final phase

Increasing rail share of travel between London and Edinburgh cuts CO2 emissions

Edinburgh Glasgow line goes live for testing

Pictures of the new look Waverley station released

ScotRail named UK's best performing large train operator

New Caledonian sleeper stock arrives at Velim test centre

Great Western Rail upgrades affecting south Wales begin

Cambrian railway line shut after loose yacht hits bridge

Feasibility study into reopening Aberystwyth-Carmarthen line begins in September

Family chance their luck running through level crossing barriers as train approaches

Tornado to appear in Paddington Bear film

NYMR York group closes

Defibrillators installed on the Talyllyn Railway

Leadhills to Wanlockhead railway extension work starts

Incident with armed men at Nimes station in south of France

Dutch plan record train frequency in 2018

Enthralled people welcome Azadi Train at Bahawalpur

Fatal derailment in India

Benguela railway handover from Chinese engineers

Work starts on upgrade of Penn Central station

Texas/Mexico border facilities upgraded at Laredo

Night Tube gives London £171m boost in first year

TfL redundancy payments to close underground ticket offices

DVLA bans over 300 potentially offensive licence plates

Last Postbus reaches the end of the road

Royal Mail's new electric vans unveiled

East Cowes ferry terminal: Red Funnel planning appeal upheld

'Self-driving' lorries to be tested on UK roads

Lost WW2 warship USS Indianapolis found after 72 years

City of Derry airport closed by flash floods

The Oldest Active 747 Enters Retirement

Spotters: Howard Benson, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Michael Prince



28/08/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "War at Sea: Scotland's Story"  1/2 The Dreadnoughts of Scapa Flow

28/08/17  ITV 2340-0010
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  A look at the M25 - 5/6

29/08/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "India's Frontier Railways"  1/3 The Maitree Express

29/08/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Awesome Beauty: the Art of Industrial Britain"

30/08/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Frank Lloyd Wright: the Man Who Built America"

31/08/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "How Britain Won the Space Race - the Story of Bernard Lovell and Jodrell Bank"



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

Until       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-   IWA Festival of Water
28/08/17    Gallows Inn Playing Fields, Ilkeston, DE7 5BP

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

04/09/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Adventures in Europe" by Gavin Lake
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

05/09/17    Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Photography Day

07/09/17-   Tanfield Railway: Heritage Open Days (trains on Sunday only)

08/09/17-   Swanage Railway

08/09/17-   Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway: Annual Steam Gala

09/09/17    Display of 1940s-1960s London Buses
           Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, E4 9QH
           Recreating Rangers Road bus Terminus, Chingford, closed September 1968
           Free rides, bookstall
           1030-1700, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

09/09/17    Friends of King Alfred Buses: Twilight Running Day

09/09/17    Combe Rail: Railway Exhibition
           Landmark Pavilion, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BZ
           Admission free

09/09/17    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

09/09/17-   Southampton Heritage Open Days
10/09/17    Heritage sites citywide connected by free vintage bus services

09/09/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Wartime Weekend

09/09/17-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Steam Gala

09/09/17-   Nene Valley Railway: Steam Gala

09/09/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Model Weekend

09/09/17-   Chasewater Railway: Summer Gala

09/09/17-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

09/09/17-   The International N Gauge Show
10/09/17    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

12/09/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Didcot Railway Cranes" by Peter Jennings
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

13/09/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "The Best Way to See Snowdonia" - Ffestiniog &  Welsh Highland Railways
           by Tim Maynard
           1930 for 1945 start
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

Cheers, Howard.
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