Subject: Raildate 22nd September 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/09/2017, 17:15
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Dean Forest Diesel Gala 2017, D9521/8568/8059/31466
Dean Forest Quadruple Header; Clayton,Chopper,Teddy Bear and 31
(Mike Wilcock)

Ballast versus slab track
Resignalling between Whitechapel and Bow 1907
Textile designers for Transport for London
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

K4 class 61994 'The Great Marquess'
Nene Valley Railway, Pacifics Weekend, 16th September
60163 Tornado The Boarder Raider, 16th September
A1 60163 Tornado Flattens Shap and Aisgill on the Border Raider 16th September
34092 City Of Wells East Lancashire Railway, 20th September
Harz Mountain Railway - September 2017
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - Offroad, Leitwolf, BLS Cargo, Rheingold uvm
40 Jahre Museums-Eisenbahn Minden Bahnhofsfest Preußisch Oldendorf
Maldon Weekender 18th/19th August
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

‘Property of the week’ The Brake Carriage

QE2: The 50-year journey of a British style icon



David Shepherd, wildlife artist – obituaries

Direct Rail Services launches tender for 10 locomotives

Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike

Modernisation proposals for London Overground

GTR completes rolling stock upgrade on Thameslink route

Economic benefits of HS1 revealed as high-speed line turns 10

Great Western modernisation moves forward as NR completes key upgrade

First planned workings for GWR IEP units

Spot electrification suggested for GW mainline

Pushing forward with EWR plans

Protests over possible level crossing closures near Ely

Lorry driver jailed for crashing into level crossing barriers

Virgin Trains launches first-class seat auction app

Questions about West Midlands franchise changes

National college for High Speed Rail at Doncaster

Enabling the Great North Rail Project

Grayling commits £5m to install digital signalling on TransPennine route

Merseytravel backs Skelmersdale rail study

Work begins on new Maghull North station

Rail extension among key Scottish Borders Council goals

Commuters hit by third delay to ScotRail’s new electric service

Completion of work on Findhorn viaduct

NR starts £4.2m refurb of 134-year-old South Esk viaduct

£1bn Swansea metro plan proposed to 'transform' region

Trespass on Belfast-Larne Line (stock photo for Belfast-Dublin "Enterprise" used)

Train carriage dedicated to WW1 rail staff

Iron bridge at Dean Forest Railway receives listed building consent

Spa Valley blocked by bridge bash

60163 Tornado to visit NYMR

Scaldwell delivered to Southwold

Campaign to save prototype hover train

New high speed fleet ordered by Swedish Railways

Hydrogen fuel cells to be considered by GO Transit

Czech railways order for new EMUs

Bids submitted to operate Swiss long distance network

Drivers in accidents in US suffering from sleep disorders

10,000th Evolution Series loco ordered from General Electric

Mumbai train gets water ride

LUL drivers strike

RAIB report into coat trapped on doors on DLR

Bus roof knocked off in Edinburgh

London buses inspectors to strike

Cowes Floating Bridge: No replacement ferry fare subsidy

Emergency Landing at East Midlands

Ryanair cancellations to clear annual leave backlog

Ryanair pilots refuse bonus to work extra shifts

Thomas Cook pilots to strike

Burst fuel pipeline limits flights at Auckland airport

Sea Fury restored after 2014 crash

United schedules final 747 flight on 7th November

Jet fuel rationing at Auckland to last almost two weeks

Georgia amateur divers find long lost nuclear warhead

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



23/09/17  BBC4 2230-2300
         "James May: The Reassembler"  1/3 Lawnmower

24/09/17  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Britain Beneath Your Feet"  1/2 Building Britain

24/09/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Britain Beneath Your Feet"  2/2 On the Move

25/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  New York

25/09/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  Fly-on-the-platform documentary 3/4

25/09/17  BBC4 2250-2350
         "Cold War, Hot Jets"  The development of the jet engine 1/2

26/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Manhattan

27/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Brooklyn to Montauk

28/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  New York to Garrison

29/09/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Continues...

29/09/17  BBC1 West 1930-2000
         "Concorde: a Supersonic Story"



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

Until       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    Bluebell Railway: Vintage Bus Running Day

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

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

02/10/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Marston Vale Circular" by Martin Bromley
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

03/10/17    Furness Vale Local History Society
           Furness Vale Community Centre, 1 Yeardsley Lane, Furness Vale, SK23 7PN
           "The Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway" by Chris Makepeace
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900, admission: £2
           Licensed bar

05/10/17-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

05/10/17-   Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

06/10/17-   Bluebell Railway: 40th Anniversary of the Deltic Preservation Society

06/10/17-   Ffestiniog Railway: Victorian Vintage Weekend

07/10/17    Sheffield Model Railway Society Exhibition
           Davy Sports and Social Club, 630 Prince of Wales Rd, Sheffield, S9 4ER

07/10/17    Gwili Railway: Autumn Gala

07/10/17-   Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Peppa Pig

Cheers, Howard.
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