Subject: Raildate 17th November 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/11/2017, 16:19
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University Station Birmingham
Longbridge Station
Alvechurch Station
Barnt Green Station
Kings Norton Station
(Martin Miller)

"Beeching wasn't all bad"
Ventilation of the Circle line through a former  graveyard at Cannon Street
Fictional London Underground stations
Kingsway Tram subway used by Crossrail
Odd businesses in arches under London Overground
Mock up loco for the latest "Murder on the Orient Express" (loosely based on a SNCF 241P)
24 things you need to know about the Venice Simplon Orient Express
History of St James Park Halt in Exeter
Video of 90733 on K&WVR
Photos of Flying Scotsman trip from Norwich
Eurostar - TGV connection time problems
The world's shortest international flight?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Severn Valley Railway - Visiting Panniers Railtour, 11th November
GWR Heaven In The West Midlands, 11th November
Black 5 Chasing in Lancashire, 15th November
LMS 45231 back in style on her loaded test run, 15th November
Shinkansen/Bullet Trains at Takasaki, 9th September
Australian Express Steam Train - 1960s Educational Documentary
Steam on the Harbour: Darling Harbour's working trains
Australian Trains: Steam Locomotives in Action - 2015 Review
Diesel Diary volume 14
Part 1:
Part 2:
Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen 2005 2006
Booaah have a narrow platform in Rotenburg on the Fulda in North Hessen
Bogestra Linie 310 und Neubaustrecke 302 nach Langendreer 2017
Güterzüge im Frankenwald - EBS 140, TX Logistik, 193 640, Raildox, Voith Maxima uvm
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Dilton Marsh - Least Used Station In Wiltshire

Neil’s ride along Denby branch line is memory to be treasured

Signal failure! The train traveller's nightmare explained
Many passengers disregard closing door warnings
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The driver's view: 'The memory of a rail suicide never leaves you'
Make small talk on railways and you could save a life
Railway Children charity
(Spotters: Richard Buckby, Mike Prince, Peter Davies, RCTS South Wales)

Explore your lost waterways



Network Rail announces major sell-off of entire commercial portfolio

ASLEF accept Southern DOO proposals and pay

Building above London's open railway could solve capital's housing crisis, major report suggests

TfL increases order for class 710 stock

Pollution problems at Moorgate (GN)

Happy birthday HS1: A look back at the launch of Britain’s first high-speed line

RAIB investigation into level crossing accident near Teynham 23rd October

Baby born at Waterloo station

South Western announces £50m train refurbishment

South Western Railway Christmas line closures planned in Hampshire

GBRf start container services from Southampton Western Docks

Reopening Fawley branch to passengers to be re-examined

Have your say on future of Island Line: South Western Railway Consultation

Train fire at Ryde Pier head

Passenger train idea 'on track' for Ludgershall

Safety breaches reported to ORR during SWR strike

OLE installed on Midland Main Line route for first time in 40 years

Railway line reopens after a person is hit by a train

Derelict home on the edge of Attenborough Nature Reserve to be replaced with this...

35 jobs lost as rail engineering firm folds

England’s Transport for the North to become statutory authority in 2018

Full steam ahead for Doncaster station upgrade

Non-technical visit to Ordsall Curve bridges

Virgin Trains dispute with RMT

Blackpool-Preston rail electrification closes stations

Sack Abellio ScotRail call as hundreds of staff are asked to quit Scotland's railways

Breich Station reprieved after outcry

Conwy Valley line reopened after storm damage

Bluebell H class to visit Warley model railway exhibition

Half million passengers since reopening of Lynton & Barnstaple

T3 moved from Swanage Railway to Flour Mill workshops

Irish Rail unions suspend further strike action for ballot

General Electric to sell rail business

Dutch multi mode multiple units to be fuelled by vegetable oil

Dutch rail infrastructure chief vows train will overtake plane

Resilient railpads introduced in Belgium

Contract for coal traffic to be exported via Richards Bay coal terminal in Natal

Investment to improve flow of container traffic via Belarus

WW1 Hunslet loco restored in Australia

Historic locomotive built for the liberation of Europe to return to the Netherlands

Apology after Japanese train departs 20 seconds early

Tunnelling complete on Northern line extension

Low speed collision on Manchester Tramlink

Glasgow Airport rail link will ‘do more harm than good’

New buses for Stagecoach route between Newton Abbot, Torquay and Brixham

One Hour "hopper" fares to be introduced on TfL bus and tram services

Old buses converted to libraries in Turkey

Bus Eireann Waterford routes open for tendering

Toronto Transport Commission to buy electric buses

Electric school buses developed for USA

Tour buses banned from parts of Hollywood Hills

Tesla unveils first truck - and roadster

Car tax evasion triples after paper version scrapped

WW2 Spitfire pilot Joy Lofthouse dies aged 94

Aircraft and helicopter in 'mid-air crash' near Aylesbury

Nose wheel up landing at Belfast

Austrian to bid farewell to its last Fokker in December

Delta plans Northwest hub tour for 747 farewell

Airbus lands £38bn deal for record 430 budget airline planes

Emirates  confirm Boeing order at Dubai airshow

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



19/11/17  Channel 4 2000-2200
         "Guy Martin's WWI Tank"  Building a replica

20/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Austria-Slovenia (1)

20/11/17  ITV 2000-2030
         "The Harbour"  Tenby 4/4

20/11/17  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: Sailors, Ships and Stevedores - the Story of British Docks"

20/11/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  3/4 Former Yugoslavia

20/11/17  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Secrets of the Tube: Going Underground"  2/4

20/11/17  Channel 5 2305-0005
         "Super Scary Plane Landings"

21/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Austria-Slovenia (2)

21/11/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: Roof Racks and Hatchbacks - the Family Car"

21/11/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession"  2/3

22/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (1)

23/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy (2)

23/11/17  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Capt Winkle Brown"

23/11/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Operation Jericho"  1944 RAF Mosquito mission

24/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Greece (1)

24/11/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Greatest Bridges"  5/6 The Millau Viaduct



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

18/11/17    Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition
           Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

18/11/17-   Solent Model Railway Group Millbrook Model Railway Show
19/11/17    Blighmont Army Reserve Centre, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0AJ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

18/11/17-   Great Central Railway: Last Hurrah of the Season

20/11/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Mixed Transport Videos" by Peter Dawes
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/11/17    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

04/12/17    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Pie, Pea & Chips Supper with Peak Rail Director
           QuickQuiz by John Wade, "YourPix", then
           Roy Wilson's Review of 2017 around Sheffield Area
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/12/17    Mayflower Model Railway Show in aid of St Helena Hospice
           Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2JE

09/12/17    Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train

Cheers, Howard.
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