Subject: Raildate 8th September 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/09/2017, 16:24
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Litchfield Trent Valley Station Interlude
Stoke on Trent Station Interlude
Stafford Station - a fixed view
Stafford Station - panning views
Derby Station September Interlude
Attenborough Station
Tamworth Station September Interlude
Rugby Station Interlude
Atherstone Station
Nottingham Express Transit Bank Holiday Track Work
(Martin Miller)

Reasons to avoid stop/go funding of Network Rail
Reasons behind Greater Anglia loco hauled duties
Early Turn at Attleborough a few years ago….
Footplate view from Clan Line passing Clapham Jn 5th July
Changes to Glasgow Subway
History of Basel Transport
Fleetlist of Basel Transport
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)


Cumbria Classic Coaches

HARS - Connie's Home
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Thameslink replaces last of 30-year-old Class 319 fleet

International launch for South Western Railway

Interim report on Waterloo derailment

More work planned for Waterloo approaches

Transport Secretary "certain" that class 707 units will find a new home after SWR don't want them

Advance notice of a talk on the Selsey Tramway (31st October)

Tory MP says bi-modal trains are "second best"

Visits to Pinnock Tunnel (Par-Fowey)

Exhibition to reveal Barnstaple to Braunton TawLink railway proposals

Bristol Parkway railway station shut for two weeks

Campaign to reopen Chard Jn station

'Time to force owners of Friar Gate Goods Yard to make repairs'
Derby's derelict Friar Gate goods yard warehouse 'could be new Assembly Rooms'

East Midlands Trains passengers raise concern about ‘rickety’ rolling stock

Trains running again between Bolton and Manchester after bridge collapse

Network Rail confirms Blackpool electrification plans

Transpennine Express unveils 'futuristic' train

ScotRail 'hopes' to redevelop Perth station

First HST for ScotRail arrives in Scotland

Train hits tree near Llanbradach with four people hurt
New pictures reveal the damage to a train which crashed into tree

Dementia friendly facilities on Mid Hants

Class 50s return to Old Oak Common

Proposed changes to NRM Shildon

Jurrasic returns to service after 31 years

Diesel hauled diversions via Rottenburg due to tunnel collapse Rastatt on Rhine Valley

CSX warns of delays due to Hurricane Irma

Rebuilt St Moritz station opened

Surplus Auckland DEMUs exported to Mozambique

Pension reform proposal for SNCF staff

American saddle tank offered free to a good home

New operators for USA-Mexico rail ferry

Leading architects, writers and historians back bid to save Southwark tube station

Midland Metro secures funds for Edgbaston extension
Iconic Birmingham statue makes way for start of tram expansion project

Falling Go-Ahead group profits

Routemaster service to Imber on Salisbury plain

Gas powered buses ordered by First group for Bristol & South Gloucestershire

PS Waverley hits Rothesay Pier

Hovercraft taken out of service due to defects

Cheaper to park a plane than a car?

Aer Lingus start Dublin-Miami service

Last British Dambuster George 'Johnny' Johnson receives doctorate

'WW2 bomber's remains' found in North Sea

Delta Goes Big, Then Goes Home

United to replace 777-200s with A350s

Perlan II sets new soaring altitude record in Argentina

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



09/09/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  2/2 Brahmaputra river, India

10/09/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Joy of Train Sets: the Model Railway Story"

11/09/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On Bridges"  Danny Baker's guide to British bridges

11/09/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  Fly-on-the-platform documentary 1/4

11/09/17  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht"

12/09/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On Tunnels"  Danny Baker's guide to British tunnels

12/09/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3 The Samjhauta Express

12/09/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2 Branching Out

13/09/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On British Towers"  Danny Baker's guide to British towers



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

Until       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

15/09/17-   Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Gala Weekend

15/09/17-   Welsh Highland Railway: WH Stars

15/09/17-   Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway: Third Annual Rail Ale and Blues Festival

16/09/17    Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Statesman Rail Excursion

16/09/17-   Moors Valley Railway: Autumn Gala

16/09/17-   The Historic Chatham Dockyard: Salute to the '40s

16/09/17-   Foxfield Railway: Vintage Rally

16/09/17-   Peak Rail: Vintage Village Fete

16/09/17-   Locomotion - the NRM st Shildon: Autumn Steam Gala

16/09/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Teddy Bear Weekend

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

18/09/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Titans, Tigers and Lions" by Martijn Gilbert, MD of Reading Buses
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/09/17    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           Starts 1930
           "Pits in the Ashfield and Erewash Area" by David Amos
           Admission: £2.00

21/09/17-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

22/09/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Music & Real Ale Festival

23/09/17    Ffestiniog Railway: Trailfest

23/09/17    Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Diesel Day

23/09/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Small Engines Visiting Weekend

23/09/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Cider & Cheese Weekend

23/09/17-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Traction Engine Rally

23/09/17-   Foxfield Railway: Autumn Gala & Knotty Heritage Train

23/09/17-   Aln Valley Railway: Everything Goes Gala Weekend

23/09/17-   Llangollen Railway: Diesel Weekend

24/09/17    Gartell Light Railway: Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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