Subject: Raildate 1st December 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/12/2017, 14:56
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Sheffield Supertram Herdings
Sheffield Supertram White Lane
(Martin Miller)

Adam Smith Institute: why not to renationalise the railways
Background to the purchase of the class 50 diesels in the 1960s
Lickey Incline specialist bankers
Road enthusiasts' web sites
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

20303 & 20305 at Selby and Brough, 21st November
70013: Regulator Wide Open - The Christmas Cheshireman, 25th November
A Broken 46233 Duchess of Sutherland Crewe heritage Centre to Butterley MRC, 27th November
Class 47 No 47749 at Darlington - 0Z47 - Doncaster DN Decoy to Polmadie Car MD, 28th Nov
70013 "Oliver Cromwell" In Full Flight! + 60163 "Tornado"
The steam train has departed Kings Langley
Tina, Stephen and 7820
58 3047 und 58 1111 Fotozüge Schwarzenberg 08.05.1998
Güterzüge im Blockabstand - Güterverkehr im Maintal - LTE, TXL, EGP uvm
Freight train traffic through the Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe station
Australian Steam: Climax No. 1694 to Gembrook, September 2017
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Part 2:
Part 3:
Train watching at Tokyo Station
Warley Model Railway Show
Adding chalk numbers and writing to your rolling stock
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Play stations: Railway stops worth lingering at
The joy of the adventurous railway poster
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Kingston on Soar branch history
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Logging Railroads of the Sierras - Pickering Lumber Corporation & West Side Lumber Co
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Here are all London’s abandoned tube stations

New Friends of Friar Gate Bridge website

N Gauge Now magazine

Model Railway Express emagazine

Coastal DCC


Postcards show lost villages beneath Ladybower Reservoir
(Spotter: Mike Price)



Plan to fix 'creaking' railways unveiled by government
Devon rail lines axed in 60s to be reopened, says Government
Suggestions of reopening LSWR line via Okehampton again
Newport and Ventnor railway lines could reopen as Beeching cuts reversed
Isle of Wight MPs call for feasibility studies funding to reopen former train lines
Step forward for plans to re-open Newcastle to Northumberland rail services

Father who bought first-class ticket fined £484 - for getting on the wrong train

Details of London Overground night services released

Britain launches tender for South Eastern franchise

DfT considers breaking up GTR & GWR franchises on retendering

Plan to break up Great Western franchise that runs Devon's trains

GWR franchise possibly extended to 2022

Roads Minister goes to wrong Exeter for launch of Devon Railway investment plan

East Coast rail 'bailout' could cost taxpayers hundreds of millions

Colas extend depot at Rugby

Rail Minister demands improvements to Burton train station after describing it as 'hideous'

Bombardier rolls out final Electrostar EMU

Campaigners want to restore station, which they claim gave author inspiration for Lord of the Rings

Virgin Trains West Coast RMT strikes around Christmas holiday

Consultation over footpath crossing at Grange over Sands

Scottish railway station is least used in Britain

Refurbisment of HSTs for Scotrail

Scot rail lifts ban passengers using own mugs  at refreshment trolleys

Closure of Breich station cancelled

Inverness to Wick train service disruption continues

Margam Country Park turbine restoration to power estate

Campaign to reopen old Londonderry Waterside station building

New contractor appointed for "The Unknown Warrior" boiler

Bluebell Railway on line newsletter

Record Year for Isle of Man Railways

Irish Rail plans bi-mode train order for Dart expansion

SNCF designs train door to look like a monster in bid to boost safety

Belgian accident leaves two Infrabel staff dead

Reinforced concrete girders weighing 2,750 tonnes craned in for new station in the Netherlands

106 Reindeer killed by freight train in Norway

Increased payload on VTG trains between Hungary and Italy

Skoda Transportation purchased by investment group

Web tool to simplify bidding for train paths in Europe

New Russian built locos delivered to Cuba

Bombardier to modernise part of Moroccan railway network

German Pacific 01 1104 to return to service in 2018

Successful trial means Tube on track for 4G coverage by 2019

Trail running on extension of Toronto Metro

Queensferry Crossing to partially close for five days

MOD fire-fighting museum moved from RAF Scampton

IAG (owner of British Airways) purchases Monarch Airways slots at Gatwick

Airbus, Siemens, R-R plan hybrid flights by 2020

Paris airports plead with passengers not to abandon luggage

SIA 777 caught in tow-tug fire at Changi airport

Virgin Atlantic A330, EgyptAir 777-300ER clip wings at JFK

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



03/12/17  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany (1)

03/12/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  2/4 Newcastle to Edinburgh

04/12/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Concorde: Designing the Dream"  1/2

06/12/17  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "The Channel: the World's Busiest Waterway"  2/4

07/12/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  2/2 Monmouthshire & Brecon

08/12/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Brunel: The Man Who Built Britain"  1/2



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

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

18/12/17    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Railway Signalling - History and Application" by David Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/12/17    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "Dursley Branch Retrospective" by Peter Morris
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

22/12/17-   Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Mince Pie Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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