Subject: Raildate 12th January 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/01/2018, 16:21
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Class 47 47760 hauls the Branch Line Society's "The Christmas Brush" railtour past west Reading
Apologies for losing the link last time!

King Edward 1 at Newport and Swansea 1998
60081/70 loaded coal at Silverdale Mine in 1998
37410 at Canton and last run to Rhymney Dec.2006
Crash with 67002 at Lawrence Hill 2000, unedited clips/delivery too
Lancaster/Carnforth. "Brief Encounters" with 48151 and more in 2005
(Mike Wilcock)

SRPS Diesel Gala 2017
(Andrew Cook)

Why UK rail tickets are orange
SWR assisted travel booking form
Croxley Rail link running out of time and money
35011 General Steam Navigation updates
6880 Bretton Grange newsletter
Brighton Atlantic project
Clan project update
Rail cameramen exhibition at NRM Shildon
Underground railway in Kew Gardens
W&L Santa Specials in the snow
Aikenknees Christmas Train
Maintenance problems for MV Balmoral
Hunting lost aircraft in USA
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Severn Valley Railway, Santa Steam Specials
Sir Keith Park's last months on the SVR
60103 Flying Scotsman 5Z63 York NRM-Bury ELR
Royalty in the Hills - LMS 46233 Duchess of Sutherland
First ballast train into Broadway
Grand Central HST's Final Month, Service & Farewell Tour, December 2017
Monarchs Of The Mainline - UK Steam Train Review 2017
Best of 2017
Unseen Footage: 2017
Speed to the West: 2017 on the Railways
Farewell to Salwick Signal Box, 1889-2017
Lokportrait Dampflok "4981 Mainz" 55 2204
Mit der 78 468 nach Warstein 06 Januar 2018
Güterverkehr im Maintal - Bayernbahn 140, 151, BoxXpress, Raildox uvm
Diesel Diary - USA part 5 - blu-ray preview
Australia: North Strathfield, New Year’s Day Trains, 1st January
Sydney single deck electric trains - Chullora - 1992
SSR - 2017 NSW Operations - blu-ray preview
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A Visit to Locomotive Works, Crewe (1913)
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

The Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny railway - a new book
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

CCT, 94630, Roll Out
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The 1968 train crash that changed UK railways

Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway

‘I travelled on the Hill of Howth tram; I would love to relive that memory’

Fifties Coach Travel

Donald Campbell: The day my dad died chasing a world record



There are serious questions about the health of Britain's railways

Government helped make UK's biggest rail franchise the 'worst', major report finds

Right or wrong, Labour is offering a solution to the legitimacy crisis of our privatised railways

Train workers at five firms walkout in safety row
Rail strikes hit Northern, Greater Anglia, South Western and Merseyrail

Overground between Gospel Oak and Barking to reopen after ‘once in a generation upgrade’

Thameslink test trains travel through new London Bridge platform for first time

Freehold of Eastleigh Works sold

Weeknight engineering closure of the Berks and Hants in 2018

Delays and cancellations due to cable theft at Filton Abbey Wood

Pregnant woman dies after being hit by train in Slough

Branson heaps major criticism on NR for end of East Coast franchise

Huge blaze at Nottingham railway station

First electric trains through Bolton delayed by a further seven months

Liverpool Lime Street closed for emergency repairs

Preston railway station branded as outdated and inadequate

Sink hole at Harrington on Cumbrian Coast line

Humza Yousaf accused of ‘losing grip’ over ‘substandard’ ScotRail

Train passenger numbers on the up

Abermule LC damaged by tractor

Vandalism on SVR

Railway bike sharing scheme soars in popularity; 3.2 million trips last year

LNG passenger train begins trials in Spain

New funicular between Schwyz and Stoos opened

Mombasa-Nairobi commercial freight services begin

108-year-old rubber-tyred monorail system re-opened in India

Israel Railways orders 54 double deck coaches from Bombardier

Initial report into Seattle derailment issued

Slow train coming: SBS to air 17-hour Ghan trip on Sunday

Solar powered train in Australia

DLR station reopens after nearly a year of Elizabeth Line prep

Dudley council looking to develop £25m ‘very light rail’ innovation hub

Tyne & Wear Tamper sold after 30 years service for refurbishment and a new role in South East Asia

Glasgow Subway trains first in UK to run with no staff on board

Science Museum plans Swindon storage expansion

Black Country Museum tram returned to service

Back in the driving seat: councils sense new hope for their beleaguered buses

Express Motorways licence withdrawn on 31st December

Severn Bridge tolls cut for first time

Hayling Ferry 'running out of money'

Knott End ferry service saved for the next eight years

World’s last D-Day Landing Craft Tank to be restored and displayed in Southsea

Australian Submarine Lost For More Than a Century Finally Located - Old Salt Blog

British expats in France charter plane to deliver curry takeaway from UK

Lelystad airport won’t open next year, too many problems, says ChristenUnie

Privatise Dutch air traffic control, says former Eurocontrol director

The AG600 Kunlong large amphibious plane in maiden China flight

Airbus to increase production in China

Found: 20,000 World War Two Aircraft Blueprints

Rebuilding WWII aircraft inside RAF Museum Cosford’s Conservation Centre

Bristol Freighter aeroplane to be restored in city

First BelugaXL rolls out as work begins on second

Autonomous subs to make 90-day search for MH370

Circular runways: Engineer wants to use design for drones

The world’s most dangerous toy at Ulster Museum

Plans to demolish Bideford coal yard and build new homes

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



13/01/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"

14/01/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Biggest Little Railway in the World"  2/5

15/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  11/15 Hull to Malton

15/01/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Scandinavia (2)

16/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  12/15 Leeds

16/01/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Czech Republic

17/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  13/15 Sheffield to Eastwood

17/01/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Bohemia and Bavaria

17/01/18  ITV 2340-0040
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/3

18/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  14/15 Liverpool to N Wales

19/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  15/15 Snowdonia



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

13/01/18-   Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
14/01/18    Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre, Lytton Way, SG1 1LZ
           1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

15/01/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Southampton's Railways (Part 2)" by Gordon Adams
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/01/18    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900
           Note: theatre will close if project to convert to luxury hotel goes ahead

18/01/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "The Severn & Wye Railway" by Ian Pope
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

19/01/18-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
21/01/18    Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

20/01/18    DEFine Modellers Day
           Risley Memorial Village Hall, Derby Road, Derby, DE72 3SS

21/01/18    Astolat Model Railway Circle Model Railway Exhibition
           Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7AD

26/01/18-   Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

27/01/18-   Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
28/01/18    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5BX
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

27/01/18-   Kendal Model Railway Exhibition
28/01/18    Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal, LA9 7HX
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

Cheers, Howard.
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