Subject: Raildate 8th December 2017
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/12/2017, 16:56
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*** Next week's Raildate, the last before Christmas, will be published on Thursday 14th December


Window view on steam Newport-Paddington 2001
Trains at Lancaster 2001. 37/87/90 and HSTs
Barry in 2017/07 inc 57315/601 47768 D9521 GWR 4643 and HST
Crewe, Cardiff and Bescot in the 1990s Memories of all grey liveries
Freight trains at Bulawayo Railway Station 1990
(Mike Wilcock)

Class 47 47760 hauls the Branch Line Society's "The Christmas Brush" railtour past west Reading

Solar power to propel trains?
NYMR Civil engineering blog
Illuminated boats on canal to celebrate 50 years of Milton Keynes
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Railway Highlights - 2017
Severn Valley Railway June 2010
Llangollen Railway June 2010
Black 5 Blasts Bentley and Bapton
Severn Valley Railway Santa Specials
Colas Rail Locos at Newcastle Central - Class 60s & Class 37s - 1st December
LMS 48151 Gets a shove on the Santa Special, 3rd December
Father Christmas Hotfoots It From Lancaster
Quad loco combinations - NSW - December 2007
Classic Bulldog EMDs On The Mainline! Spirit of Progress 80th Anniversary Tour
Lokportrait Dampflok 01 202
Güterzüge im Blockabstand - Güterverkehr im Maintal - LTE, TXL, EGP uvm
41 1144 mit "Wartburg Express", 3rd December
BR 101 004 "Bahn BKK" advertising locomotive in Munich East
"Steam locomotive 44 546" on city tour around Munich
Bayrischzell in the snow
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Battery Powered Train - Fully Charged
Timelapse video - Trains At A Busy Clapham Junction, 17th September 2014
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Network Rail "Lines in the Landscape" award is given for the best photography of Britain's railway
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Heathfield Branch Line, Devon - 2014
Part 1:
Part 2:

Dalmally Railway Station

Track suits: More railway stations worth lingering at

Visiting the Office of Rail and Road



Rail fare rise biggest for five years

UK's least used stations

Final stage of London Bridge upgrade over Christmas/New Year holiday

Refurbishment of Shoreham Viaduct almost complete

South Western Railway could axe quiet train carriages

South Western Railway win maintenance awards

Announcement of Southampton engineering works (renewal of Northam Jn)

New station for Wilton could open in the next three years

Change of contractor on GW electrification

Portishead railway: Could line reopen to public?

Weston Super Mare station building listed

Devon County Council objections to South Western Railway 2018 timetable changes

'People felt cut off': talk of reopening railway line sparks hope in Devon

Chiltern DVT receives Christmas livery

West Coast main line disruption: 'Do not travel' warning

Rat droppings found in kitchen on Virgin Trains East Coast service

'No trains' at Kenilworth's new railway station 'until 2018'

Newnham Bridge station for sale

Extension approved for Buxton sidings

Trans Pennine Express to open light servicing depot at Scarborough

RAIB review of near miss on Dutton viaduct

RAIB report on collapse of retaining wall near Liverpool

Could station plan get back on track?

Angus railway station is the least used in the UK

Railway hero honoured 44 years after tackling robbers

ScotRail puts severe weather plans in place for winter

Passengers left ‘fainting and in tears’ on busy Edinburgh train

Upgrading Penhelig station

What it really looks like inside the abandoned Rhondda Tunnel

This is how close these people came to being hit by a 85mph train

Black 5 45231 back in traffic

Dusseldorf train crash: Five injured after passenger train collides with freight carriage

First Flirt3 unit for GySEV shown in public

Don't practice your play script out loud on the train

Additional DMU ordered for Ferrovia Circumetnea

TGV Lyria to introduce business class

SNCF to trial Mitsubishi transformers on suburban emu

Metrans orders 10 more Bombardier TRAXX locos

Getting Nigeria's railways back on track with China's help

Iran orders Hyundai DMUs

New South Wales fleet renewal progress

New Bombardier EMUs ready to enter service around Brisbane

TfL completes test of new signalling equipment

Petition launched to reinstate District line service to Kensington Olympia

Croydon tram crash: Report says driver 'probably dozed off'
RAIB report

Original Midland Metro tram fleet to be auctioned off

Nottingham tram crash causes worst traffic jam 'in years'

103 Year Old MV Doulos — on the Beach at Bintan

Hovertravel returns to Gosport with full excursion programme for 2018

Blue Islands – ‘Waves is operating illegally’

Delta adds stops to final 747 tour

Air France retrieves stranded A380 from Canada

Russia rolls out first newly built Tu-160 Blackjack strategic bomber

Architect produces longest moving walkway alternative to tram-train Glasgow Airport link

The luxurious ghost airport in one of the world's poorest countries

Gold mining in Wales is set to start again after 20 years

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



09/12/17  Channel 4 1900-2100
         "Guy Martin's WWI Tank"

10/12/17  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  3/4 Devon and Cornwall

11/12/17  BBC2 1605-1705
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story (1)

11/12/17  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Concorde: Designing the Dream"  2/2

11/12/17  Channel 5 2200-2300
         "Concorde: 120 Seconds that Destroyed the Dream"  2/2

12/12/17  BBC2 1605-1705
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story (2)

13/12/17  BBC2 1605-1705
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story (3)

13/12/17  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "The Channel: the World's Busiest Waterway"  3/4

14/12/17  BBC2 1605-1705
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story (4)

15/12/17  BBC2 1605-1705
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  The Crossrail story (5)

15/12/17  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Brunel: The Man Who Built Britain"  2/2



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

26/12/17    Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Mince Pie Specials

26/12/17    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Boxing Day Special

26/12/17    Tanfield Railway: Mince Pie Specials

26/12/17-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Christmas Leave

26/12/17-   Llangollen Railway: Mince Pie Specials

27/12/17-   Strathspey Railway: Mince Pie Specials

28/12/17    Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Mince Pie Special

29/12/17-   West Somerset Railway: Winter Steam Festival

29/12/17-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Mince Pie Specials

30/12/17    Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
           Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

30/12/17-   Llangollen Railway: Winter Warmer

31/12/17    Tanfield Railway: Mince Pie Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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