Subject: Raildate 24th November 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/11/2017, 17:10
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Open window: 5029 steam hauled, Swansea to Newport 2001
5029 window view, part 2 Newport to Paddington 2001
Railfreight in Dec 2001, 58021, 67s on Postals and new freightliner 66s
12 x 37 moves in 1 day at Cardiff April 1990
(Mike Wilcock)

30th anniversary of Kings Cross underground fire
"Secrets" of London Underground
Book on Perthshire's railway heritage
Beograd to Bar (recently done by Chris Tarrant on "Extreme Railway Journeys"
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

British Trains: Chiltern Railways at Bicester Village, 13 November
DRS Class 37 No 37422 at Lancaster, 15th November
Great Central Railway | Last Hurrah of the Season, 19th November
DRS Class 20s Nos 20303 & 20305 - Selby & Brough - RHTT Sheffield-Hull-York, 21st Nov
East Lancashire Railway An Afternoon At Bolton Street, 26th October
Clan Line stuck in Traffic
CPH1 & CPH7 - Sydney tour, June 1997
5910 & 4901 - triple 86s, December 1991
Die legendäre Baureihe 01 unter "Volldampf" Teil 3 - 01 150
Güterzüge zwischen Nürnberg und Regensburg - Lokomotion, TXL, ÖBB, Raildox uvm
5 Dampfloks im Regelzugverkehr Erfurt - Nordhausen, Februar 2000
Sandaoling, Xinjiang province, North West China
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Reality Check: When is a train on time?

BAHF C97G - Flight of the Angel of Deliverance
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

21 Creepy Abandoned Military Bases Around the World

Concorde stories: Remembering the 'pocket rocket'



Budget 2017: Railcard extended for people aged up to 30

Network Rail to sell off property portfolio

Night Overground night service will start in time for Christmas

GTR unveils Thameslink improvements but pushes back 24 TPH promise

Poor planning blamed for Thameslink project delay

RAIB report on Paddington derailment caused by rotten timbers

Southeastern fined £2.5m after cleaner is electrocuted on live rail

Proposal for old Shoreham to Henfield rail link revival

Lorry crashes into level crossing at Newhaven Town Station

South Western Railway workers 'bullied for not striking'

Public consultation on new Wareham station footbridge

Chancellor accepts East West Rail targets and strengthens plans with extra cash

Grade separation proposed for Werrington Jn north of Peterborough

Swan delights Lincoln shoppers by walking down high street and waiting quietly at barriers

Ground is broken on £6m steel terminal expansion in Wolverhampton

Coalport station for sale

Ellesmere station site for sale

Battered stretch of West Coast main line gets £4m repairs after landslide

Lines in Cumbria blocked by flooding

ScotRail punctuality down for third month in a row

Inverness-Dingwall blocked by landslip

Innerpeffray station house for sale

Bi-mode trains a cheap solution to political embarrassment

Broken wheels may have damaged Carmarthenshire railway

East Lancs Railway appeal to purchase 34092 City of Wells

Footplate experience days on Bluebell Railway

Mid Hants wagon maintenance blog

Hedge laying on Talyllyn Railway

Film crews on Snowdon Mountain Railway

Eurotunnel renamed Getlink in preparation for post-Brexit era

Steam loco 241A65 used in filming Murder on the Orient Express

Bizarre video shows motorist risking their life to take photos of a car on a level-crossing

Thales awarded signalling upgrading contract in Egypt

Delays in Brussels due to fire in waffle factory

Vectron loco to be used on Praha-Dresden services from December timetable change

Faiveley transport contract for New South Wales

Hudson Bay railway dispute

The Dirty Side to Changing Leaves: Leaf Slime on the Region’s Rails

Police save drunk woman on tracks from oncoming train

Pre qualified bidders to build new rolling stock for Docklands Light Railway

Britain funds Tyne & Wear Metro fleet renewal

CAF awarded contact for new Naples metro rolling stock

First Siemens LRV enters traffic in San Francisco

Extension to Helsinki metro opened

First Citadis tram delivered for LUAS network in Dublin

Comedy names for Doncaster based snow clearance machines

National award recognises tireless work of Norfolk’s milestone man

Airlander 10 'breaks in two' and collapses at Cardington

British Airways to board passengers in cheap seats last

Coalbrookdale foundry closes: Workers tie boots to the gates as they are sent home

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



26/11/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Greece (2)

26/11/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  1/4 West Highland Railway

26/11/17  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Guy Martin vs the Robot Car"

27/11/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  4/4 The Middle East

27/11/17  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Secrets of the Tube: Going Underground"  3/4

28/11/17  BBC4 2300-0000
         "A303: Highway to the Sun"

29/11/17  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "The Channel: the World's Busiest Waterway"  1/4

29/11/17  ITV 2245-2345
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/3

30/11/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  1/2 North-west Portugal

01/12/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Greatest Bridges"  6/6 The Severn Bridge



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

25/11/17-   Warley Model Railway Exhibition
26/11/17    NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

26/11/17    New Forest Model Railway Society Open Day
           Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, SO42 7RY

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

12/12/17    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "Transport Video Highlights of 2016" by David Brabner
           1930 for a 1945 start
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

13/12/17    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "An Illustrated Guide to Barry Docks & Railway" by Lin Bryant
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

16/12/17    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Christmas Carvery Night

16/12/17    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Brunch with Santa

Cheers, Howard.
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