Subject: Raildate 15th September 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/09/2017, 17:07
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Pontypool & Blaenavon Steam Gala and Shed Visit 9th September
Nuclear Flasks pass Abergavenny with 68003/018 and more
Old Oak Common. September 2017
Lancastrian Mini Explored 1993, Preston-Ormskirk-Burn Naze-Lancaster
Valley Lines - travel with 37408 Cardiff-Rhymney in 2000
(Mike Wilcock)

Journey analysis based on monitoring wi-fi
London Underground shortcuts
Siemens in the USA
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Flying Scotsman Over Ais Gill, Summer 2017
60163 Tornado On The Belmond British Pullman at Staines, 6th September
The Scarborough Spa Express at Leeds and Malton, 7th September
Diesel Movements at Loughborough GCR Diesel Gala, 9th September
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, Steam Gala, 9th September
Kirklees Light Railway Gala, 9th September
A West Coast Streak - A4 60009 At Speed On The Cheshireman
Lost mainline steam footage
Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij - Back To Then 2017
Hespertalbahn, 20 August
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - TXL, Rheincargo, Martin Luther uvm
Mit 5 Zylinder Klängen ins Werk! The Roaring Monster/41 1144/ 01 118
Advertising train
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Segregation or acceptable luxury: should first-class train travel be abolished?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Exploring Old Abandoned Railroads of America 2016 - abandoned station and rusty railroads
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Photographer on why he's drawn to abandoned buildings



All British Transport Police officers to wear body worn cameras

Elizabeth Line celebrates key milestone as track installation work completed

New trains for Elizabeth line bugged by windscreen wiper problem

Thameslink completes significant signal testing

More work planned for Waterloo approaches

HST power car fire at Exeter

RAIB report into possession error at level crossing near Canterbury West

Windsor project could create ‘M25 rail route’

DN&S stationmaster's house at Winchester Chesil for sale

Images of Stadler trains for Greater Anglia

Strikes on horizon for Greater Anglia after overwhelming RMT agreement

West Coast main line: Long delays after Harrow fire

West Midlands approves £3.4bn decade-long rail investment plan

The Victorian Society puts Derby's GNR warehouse on "at risk" list

First look: Class 68 in TPE colours

Bridge collapse at Moses Gate caused by burst water main

Plan to revive Keswick-Penrith Railway

First Hull performance drops while Caledonian takes the lead in period 5

First 800 series unit reaches Edinburgh

Second anniversary of Borders Railway marked

Campaign to extend Waverley route back to Carlisle

ScotRail workers vote for action over CCTV job cuts

First of ScotRail’s revamped HSTs arrives for driver training

ScotRail defends use of 40-year-old trains after fire

Petition to reopen Carno station in Mid Wales

Flying Scotsman gets stuck on Somerset hill

60163 Tornado to visit NYMR March 2018

4270 returns to South Wales valleys

Virginia main line upgrade

Norfolk-Southern resume operations after Hurricane Irma

Campaign to keep and upgrade Via Rail services in Ontario

Collision at Andermatt on Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

FS purchases Greek train operator

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe purchases 30 Siemens Vectron locos

New Russian 2 car emu

DB and SBB seek to minimise Rastatt closure disruption

New 8400 mile route will link London to Tokyo via train

London trials for Navya shuttle driverless bus

Coventry bus crash: Midland Red admits failings

Jurassic Coast open-top bus tours axed over 'verbal abuse'

Classic car unearthed by archaeologists on Salisbury Plain

Isle of Wight ferry service suspended after fire

Lufthansa to discontinue Qatar flights

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



16/09/17  BBC2 1030-1130
         "Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo"

17/09/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Challenge" Guy joins the Williams pit crew

18/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Birmingham to Worcester

18/09/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Brushing Up On British Factories"  Danny Baker's guide

18/09/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  Fly-on-the-platform documentary 2/4

19/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Redditch

20/09/17  BBC2 1645-1715
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stroud, Cirencester and Bath

21/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Nailsea and Glastonbury Abbey

22/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Taunton and the Somerset Levels



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

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

22/09/17-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Grand Reopening Gala

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-   London Transport Museum: Acton Depot Open Weekend

23/09/17-   Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

23/09/17-   Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway: Gala 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

23/09/17-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

24/09/17    Gartell Light Railway: Open Day

26/09/17    Stoke Railway Station
           Unveiling of the two new plaques containing six additional names of soldiers killed
           in World War One
           1115 on Platform 1 by the existing memorial

28/09/17    The Finchley Society, Stephens House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE
           "Railways of the Northern Heights" by Andy Savage
           £2 donation requested for room hire and tea/coffee/biscuits

28/09/17-   Foxfield Railway: Hallowe'en

29/09/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Diesel Gala

29/09/17-   Epping Ongar Railway: Fifth Anniversary Steam Gala

29/09/17-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Annual Steam Gala

30/09/17-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Autumn Gala

30/09/17-   Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend

01/10/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day

01/10/17    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Autumn Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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