Subject: Raildate 29th September 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/09/2017, 21:53
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Sered Station Slovakia
Trnava Station Slovakia
Bratislava Nove Mesto Station Slovakia
Bratislava Vinohrady Station Slovakia
Bratislava hlavna Stanica Station
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Part 2:
Wien Hauptbahnhof - Vienna Main Station
Bratislava Trams Safarikovo
Bratislava trams Kapucinska - watch the birdie!
Bratislava Trams-Komisarky-Raca
Bratislava Trams - Pri Krizi
Vienna Trams Haupbahnhof-Wien Strassenbahn
Vienna Trams Schwedenplatz-Wien Stassenbahn
Vienna Trams - Schottentor-Wien Strassenbahn - on two levels
Vienna Trams - Hintere Zollamtsstrasse - Wien Strassenbahn
Vienna Trams Oper Wien Strassenbahn
Vienna Trams - Schottenring - Wien Strassenbahn
(Martin Miller)

Summary of visiting "All The Stations"
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

All The Stations - All The Outtakes
And At The End ... Vlog Update

They visited every Tube station and set it to music

New Great Western Railway advert
And the story behind it

Severn Valley Railway - Autumn Steam Gala
Gopro steam test
46233 - Mainline Duchess, 2003-2010
6201 Scales Shap, Ais Gill and Wilpshire, November 2012
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Brush Car Running, 22nd September
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn und bei Bamberg - Raildox, TXL, EGP uvm
91 134 zum Fest 130 Jahre Bahnhof Sternberg(Meckl)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The death was recently reported of of Roland Kennington, chief engineer of Flying Scotsman until 2004
Roland later worked for Jeremy Hosking and instigated the renaming of "Bittern" as "Dominion of New Zealand"
Howard Benson's interview with Roland on the inaugural run after the renaming
(Howard Benson)

A train passenger's view of India

For the love of the railways: All over India, 'railfans' connect over a shared passion for trains
(Spotter: Peter S Lewis)



West London Orbital railway proposal (or you could run a passenger service via Kew East Jn!)

"Turn right at level crossing"  Car driven onto track at Deal

Engineering works over-run Sevenoaks Tunnel

South Western Railway lost property

Torre signal box for sale again

Historic Oxford railway bridge set to swing again

Loop to be built at Trimley on the Felixstowe branch

Lincoln level crossing footbridge to close for two months for repairs

Lincolnshire bridge replacement to ‘greatly benefit’ freight

Plan to reopen Liverpool city centre railway station after a hundred years moves closer

Construction of Maghull North station on Merseyrail

New stone terminal opened at Garston

Inside the forgotten Sefton Park railway station in Smithdown Road

Modernisation of Darlington Bank Top proposed

Dutch giant bails out ScotRail after losses make mockery of "profiteering' claims

Vandalism brings down OHLE at Coatbridge

BTP police in Scotland fear loss of employment rights

Crowdfunding to raise £100,000 towards new Wirksworth station building

Hastings diesel unit visiting the Mid Hants Railway

L&BR "Lyd" enters service

Derailment of Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway

Great Marquess delivered to Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Talgo offer to build trains in UK

Union threat of Strike ballot on Irish Rail

Development of Polish  electro diesel multiple unit

Combination of Alston and Siemens railway businesses

Restructuring of Bombardier Transportation in Germany

Siemens selected for Israeli railway order

Russian state railway to help modernisation of Cuban railways

Medina Line construction starts (Texas, not Isle of Wight!)

Man clings to train's windscreen wiper in Australia

House for sale with garden railway near Gloucester

Driverless light rail proposed for Coventry

Funding secured for Midland Metro stop at Curzon street for HS2 station

RAIB report into fatal accident at Woodburn Road, Sheffield Dec 2016

RAIB intermediate report on tram derailment at Sandilands, Croydon

Snaefell mountain railway closed for safety review

Mobile phones and earplugs largely to blame for rise in Dutch tram accidents

19 buses & coaches destroyed by fire near Shoreham

Isle of Wight Red Eagle ferry set for £3m refurbishment

Condor to launch bid for new inter-island day trips

Portsmouth museum wins £5m for last D-Day landing craft

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

Shops struggle to find bags suitable for Aurigny flights

Ryanair to cancel flights affecting 400,000 more passengers
Ryanair given deadline to obey compensation rules

Boeing UK contracts 'jeopardised' over Bombardier row

Freight 747s being auctioned

Pipeline to Auckland airport repaired

Vulcan to the Sky newsletter

Tilbury Power Station chimneys demolished

Man falls 50ft down disused mineshaft in west Cornwall

Beehive Mills demolition plan set to go ahead, as Government cancels planning inquiry

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



30/09/17  BBC2 2000-2030
         "Britain Afloat"  1/6 The Thames Barge

30/09/17  BBC4 2225-2255
         "James May: The Reassembler"  2/3 Bakelite Telephone

30/09/17  BBC4 2255-2325
         "James May: The Reassembler"  3/3 Electric Guitar

02/10/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  New York State

02/10/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  Fly-on-the-platform documentary 4/4

02/10/17  BBC4 2255-2355
         "Cold War, Hot Jets"  The development of the jet engine 2/2

03/10/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Niagara Falls

04/10/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Philadelphia to Atlantic City

05/10/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  Lancaster to Gettysburg

06/10/17  BBC2 1545-1615
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  The Mason-Dixon line



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

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-   Fareham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
08/10/17    Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Ln, Fareham, PO16 7JU

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

10/10/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Vale of Berkeley Railway" by Ian Raven
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

11/10/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Over the Rails of Wales – Steam in the 1950s and 1960s" by Richard Chaplin
           Photographs of the late D Chaplin introduced by his son
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/10/17    Strathspey Railway: Marie Curie Special

13/10/17-   CANCELLED: Swanage Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
15/10/17    CANCELLED:

13/10/17-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

13/10/17-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Railway in Wartime

13/10/17-   Llangollen Railway: Along South Western Lines

14/10/17    Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Displays
           Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Essex, CM16 7ER
           1100-1530, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

14/10/17    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Chips Evening Land Cruise

14/10/17-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Half for the Hospice

14/10/17-   Wilmington Model Railway Exhibition
15/10/17    St Michael's Church Hall, Church Hill, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7EG
           1000-1700 (sat), 1000-630 (Sun)
           Adult: £5, Child/Concession: £4, Family (2+2): £14
           All proceeds to charity

14/10/17-   National Festival of British Railway Modelling
15/10/17    East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

14/10/17-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

15/10/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day

15/10/17    Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
           Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

15/10/17    Tanfield Railway: Colliery Railways Day

Cheers, Howard.
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