Subject: Raildate 20th October 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/10/2017, 16:46
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Sheffield Station - October Interlude
(Martin Miller)

Unveiling of 70001/02 at Newport Docks, 8th November 2009
IET Cardiff-Swansea, inside cab too, 16/10/17
(Mike Wilcock)

Predictive journey planning on Trainline
ACORP awards  2017
Photos of Rail Mail museum
Special workings in Ireland
36 terms for Japanese railway enthusiasts
A stuffed dog still helping railway charities
Streetcar "dashcam" from 1906
Fred Dibnah heritage centre for sale
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

North Norfolk Railway Day 4 Yellow Timetable, 3rd October
West Somerset Railway - 'Bath & Beyond' Autumn Steam Gala, 6th October
Llangollen Railway, Autumn Steam Gala 2017, 14th October
Cumbrian Mountain Express, 14th October
Clan Line Whistles up Gomshall
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - TRI, TXL, LEG, Lokomotion uvm
50 3648-8 im Bahnbetriebswerk Chemnitz Hilbersdorf am 14/10
52 8079 "ballert" durchs Erzgebirge
Short visit to Rosenheim station with ÖBB Nightjet
Zugverkehr in Ingolstadt Hbf
Double Headed Steam Trains! Diamond Valley Railway Charter to Castlemaine
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Mystery of train death children
Ian Allan’s memories written 10 years before his death.
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Primitive Bamboo Train In Cambodia

Celebrating the "Poster Girls"
Petition to save The Cinema Museum
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Derby & Sandiacre Canal



Trove from the golden age of Britain’s railways to be auctioned

Agreement reached between ASLEF and Southern over DOO - but still subject to staff ballot

Launch of new GWR Intercity Express trains marred by major issues

GWR takes intercity express trains out of service after PR fiasco

Upgrade of Sandwich station needed before golf tournament in 2020

Millennial  railcard to be trialled on Greater Anglia

Level crossing collision on East Suffolk Line

Full steam ahead as minister signals major boost for Wisbech rail and Fenland’s future prosperity

Level Crossing operation irregularity Magdalen Road

Traffic chaos as lorry gets stuck under railway bridge

Bombardier and CAF to supply 107 trains for West Midlands franchise

Inside Dinting signal box

Talgo reveals plans for British factory

Rock armour being installed at Eden Brows (Armathwaite) on Settle & Carlisle line

ScotRail electric train makes first short trip

Free treats on Scotrail (To publicise coffee vending machines)

Hogwarts Express rescues family stranded in Highlands

800 class units taken out of public service

Firework display to celebrate 150th anniversary of Barmouth Bridge

Glanrhyd disaster: Memories of train tragedy 30 years on

Peter Gray Photographer and historian

Swanage Railway mainline connection exceeded passenger target
Community Rail award for Swanage Railway connection to mainline

The Watercress Line’s ambitious project to restore a historic train (sic) moves forward

Retirement of Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway driver

Bluebell Railway track renewal
Sponsored walk

Mystery of filming on Bluebell Railway

60103 trip diesel hauled due to overheated bearing
60103 on display at Wansford during repairs

Deltics for sale

Through London-Amsterdam Eurostar service may start March 2018

Work starts on new workshops for Stadler in Salt Lake City

Power saving refurbishment of locos by SBB

Preview of new AMTRAK Aleca units

Rail investment in Swaziland

Trials on TfL to show train loadings

Skoda to build 19 trams for Tampere in Finland

Travel disruption in Ireland due to storm Ophelia

Ladies Only trolleybuses in Malatya

Bloodhound static engine tests

Subsidy for Scottish ferries doubled in 10 years

Vintage Mustang's emergency landing 'carburettor related'

Aurigny in discussion with other operators following EasyJet link-up

'Smoke smell' forces flights to land at UK airports

New Concorde museum in Bristol opens to the public

A330neo takes off on maiden flight

First flight touches down on remote St Helena

Malaysia to resume search for MH370

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



21/10/17  BBC2 2000-2030
         "Britain Afloat"  4/6 The Punt

23/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "Full Steam Ahead"  The railway's effect on leisure time

23/10/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  Fly-on-the-platform documentary 7/8

24/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "World's Busiest Railway"  Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus

25/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "World's Busiest Railway"  India's luxurious trains

25/10/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The spine of Italy (1)

25/10/17  BBC4 2300-0100
         "All Aboard! The Canal Trip"  A trip along the Kennet & Avon

26/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "World's Busiest Railway"  India Railway's repair facilities

26/10/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The spine of Italy (2)

27/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "World's Busiest Railway"  India's city commuters

27/10/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Greatest Bridges"  1/6 The Golden Gate Bridge



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

Until       Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
22/10/17    Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

20/10/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala

20/10/17-   Churnet Valley Railway: 25th Anniversary Gala

21/10/17-   Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: LMS Branch Line at War

21/10/17-   Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas

21/10/17-   Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Oktoberfest

22/10/17    Central Southern Gauge O Group Annual Exhibition
           The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
           Layouts, traders, demonstrators, quality catering, lots of (not free) parking

23/10/17-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wizard Week

25/10/17    Basingstoke and District Railway Society
           "The Withered Arm - A Personal Journey" by Howard Sprenger
           Wote Street Club, 2 Seal Rd, Basingstoke, RG21 7NG

26/10/17-   North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Hallowe'en Train

27/10/17-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Train

27/10/17-   Ffestiniog Railway: Hallowe'en Trains

27/10/17-   Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Trains

28/10/17    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Hallowe'en Special, 1600-2000

28/10/17    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Hallowe'en Fright Night

28/10/17    Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Hallowe'en Running Day

28/10/17    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Trains

28/10/17    Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Hallowe'en

28/10/17    Weardale Railway: Hallowe'en

28/10/17    Strathspey Railway: Hallowe'en Express

28/10/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Wizard Weekend

28/10/17-   Aln Valley Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Train

28/10/17-   Tanfield Railway: Ghost Train

29/10/17    Gartell Light Railway: Open Day

29/10/17    Llangollen Railway: Hallowe'en Train

30/10/17-   Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Trains

31/10/17    Illustrated Talk on the ‘Bumpity Bump’ (Selsey Tramway)
           West Sussex Record Office, 3 Orchard St, Chichester, PO19 1DD
           Starts 1900
           Tickets: £8 (includes light refreshments) - see website:

31/10/17    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hallowe'en Trains

03/11/17-   South Devon Railway: Winter Diesel Gala

04/11/17    Llangollen Railway: Ride the Rocket Firework Train

04/11/17-   Barnsley Model Railway Exhibition
05/11/17    Hoyland Leisure Centre, West St, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9EH

05/11/17    Moors Valley Railway: Tank Engine Day

Cheers, Howard.
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