Subject: Raildate 27th October 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/10/2017, 16:47
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Nottingham Station - October Interlude
Grantham Station
Part 1:
Part 2:
Nottingham Station Trams
Manchester Metrolink - Weaste
Manchester Metrolink - Cornbrook
Manchester Metrolink - Media City Triangle
Manchester Metrolink - Crumpsall
(Martin Miller)

DfT rolling stock review 2017 (PDF)
American Air Horn enthusiasts
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Churnet Valley Railway's 25th Anniversary Steam Gala
LMS 45690 Roars towards Selside with the Cumbrian Express 21st October
Royal Scot, Storm Brian, Arundel
West Coast Mainline / WCML - Zugverkehr zwischen Acton Bridge und Stafford
An Afternoon At Sheringham North Norfolk Railway 6th October
Heavy Recovery of Freight train - Sweden
Lokportrait Dampflok 01 519 Folge 100
Mit 86 1333 durch den goldenen Oktober
Eisenbahnbrücke über den Inn bei Rosenheim
Vectron Werbelok "150 anni Ferrovia del Brennero" und BR 101 "Schauinsland"
The Siemens Vectron (BR 193)
Steam Trains At Night - A2 986 Night Transfer to Maryborough
Hornby 75 Ton breakdown cranes at work on the model railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

BR Corporate Identity
Class 40 Preservation Society - new website
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Johnson Canyon Tunnel - near Ash Fork, Arizona
The Engineering Marvel of Tehachapi Loop
15 engines on a loaded Southern Pacific coal train on Tehachapi Loop!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Hayling Billy Trail

Vicki Explores - Looe Valley Line

Coombe Junction - Least Used Station in Cornwall
Chetnole - Least Used Station in Dorset
Hensall - Least Used Station in North Yorkshire
Aspley Guise - Least Used Station in Bedfordshire
Faygate - Least Used Station in West Sussex
Doleham - Least Used Station in East Sussex
Longcross - Least Used Station in Surrey
Little Kimble - Least Used Station in Buckinghamshire
Swale - Least Used Station in Kent

More posters from London Underground's forgotten designers

The History of "Death Avenue"

Port of New York Authority Tunnel Police catwalk cars



Oversized lorries hit rail bridges five times a day

Fresh RMT strike action over DOO operations
Chris Grayling statement on DOO
ORR criticism of Greater Anglia cover for conductors

Is Richard Branson’s high-speed train in a pneumatic tube pie in the sky?

Final shipment of spoil from Crossrail tunnels to Wallsea Island

RAIB report on buffer stop collision at Kings Cross

Old Abbey Wood station demolished
New Abbey Wood Crossrail Station

Thameslink signalling breakthrough

RAIB report on fatality at Alice Holt LC October 2016

Contract for 442 Wessex Electrics SWR fleet agreed

Train windscreen damaged by thrown brick near Basingstoke

Further consultation on reopening the Portishead branch

This disused railway line may be coming back after closing to passengers in 1959

Funding agreed for Felixstowe branch upgrade

Train hits van at level crossing in Lower Road, Teynham

Derbyshire rail projects scoop success

Close call for track workers near Newark

New depot opens at Blackburn

Manchester-Preston rail electrification delayed again

Why Ken Dodd and Bessie Braddock statues have disappeared from Liverpool Lime Street Station
Permanent way hut in Liverpool Lime Street cutting

Alstom to close former Dick, Kerr works in Preston

East Cleveland gang swiped cabling worth thousands from North Yorkshire Moors Railway Line

Campaign for extending Waverley route to Carlisle

Rail trial heralds ‘best railway Scotland has ever had’

Can the demand for new railway stations in Scotland be met?

ScotRail punctuality slumps after major disruptive incidents

Nicola Sturgeon set for showdown with rail bosses after £795m project is delayed yet again

ScotRail staff lose bonuses as train giant heads for second straight year of losses

Stirling road bridge closes for Scottish electrification plans

Forres station to ‘transform’ Scottish rail travel

Damage to Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel

NYMR appeal for funding major projects

Irish Rail strikes

Extra Poznan-Rotterdam service per week for P&O Ferrymasters

Hydrogen fuel cell multiple units ordered for Bremerhafen local services

Hector Rail to set up stand alone business in Germany

SJ to fit X2000 fleet with remote condition monitoring equipment

Satellite technology to avoid reindeer collisions

Oil train derailment in Alberta

Updating ticket systems in New York

Boardroom changes at CSX

Argentinian electrification completed

South Gosforth depot of Tyne & Wear metro

Fundraising for Lichfield and Hatherton canal

Car damage claims over £3.2m Cowes 'floating bridge'

Titanic letter sells for world record price at auction

Restoring Smethwick produced lighthouse equipment

The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car
First public runs of Bloodhound SSC

End of Australian car manufacturing

Woman is only passenger on holiday jet

Ryan Air pilots at Stansted reject pay offer

Avro Arrow models search team says 'there are more jets out there than originally thought'

Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain

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



29/10/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  1 - the Norfolk Broads

30/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  (1)

30/10/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Poland (1)

30/10/17  ITV 2000-2030
         "The Harbour"  Tenby 1/4

30/10/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Lady Who Flew Africa: the Aviatrix"  Female pilot Mary Heath

30/10/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  Fly-on-the-platform documentary 8/8

31/10/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  (2)

31/10/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Poland (2)

01/11/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  (3)

01/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain to Portugal (1)

01/11/17  BBC4 2340-0040
         "The Toilet: an Unspoken History"

02/11/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track" (1)

02/11/17  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion"

03/11/17  BBC2 1515-1615
         "The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track" (2)

03/11/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Greatest Bridges"  2/6 Sydney Harbour Bridge



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

Until       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

05/11/17    Poole & District Model Railway Society exhibition
           Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, BH17 9JU

06/11/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           "Memories" by Keith Marshall
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/11/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Railways in East Anglia in 1980s and 1990s; South Wales in the 21st century"
           by Jeremy Segrott
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

11/11/17    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Walk the Line

11/11/17-   Hayling Railway Model Railway Exhibition
12/11/17    Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Island

11/11/17-   Llangollen Railway: Remembrance Weekend

12/11/17    Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Remembrance Sunday

Cheers, Howard.
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