Subject: Raildate 26th January 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 26/01/2018, 17:03
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Nottingham Express Transit Highbury Vale
Nottingham Express Transit David Lane
Nottingham Express Transit Basford
Nottingham Express Transit Wilkinson Street
(Martin Miller)

City of Truro at 10 loco Cavalcade, Llangollen, York and Mid Hants
City of Truro and LMS 6100, at Llangollen April 2009
Barnetby in 1997 Heavy freight with 37/56/60... memories
Crash with 67002 at Lawrence Hill 2000, unedited clips/delivery too
37410 at Canton and last run to Rhymney Dec 2006
37s plus a 33 in Wales, and Barrow, enjoy the memories again
(Mike Wilcock)

On track machines - an overview
Clan Line on tour 2012 to 2015
Rail Trolley Trust
Rail velocipede group
Imber Bus operations confirmed for 18 August 2018
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Heralds of Steam - British Mainline Steam 2017
Trains at Carlisle on 17th January
Lostock Hall Black 5 Chasing East Lancashire Railway, 20th January
DRS Class 37 No 37401 'Mary Queen of Scots' at Carlisle and Bootle, 22nd January
Australian Trains: Looking back, Aurizon Services through North Strathfield
FreightCorp - Banking over Fassifern - 1998
SSR - Banking over Fassifern - 2011
Lokportrait Dampflok 99 6101
Güterzüge im Blockabstand - Maintal: Metrans, BayernBahn, TXL, Hödlmayr, Adria Transport uvm
Live Trains Railway 24/24 Train Driver's View: Cab Ride Line Railroad in Winter!
Porto Trams 1975, 1981 and 1986 Part 1
Meet the O gauge fleet (Weathered and Detailed RTR Locomotives)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Rocky Mountain Railroad series
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Electric Morris Minor
(Alan Rushworth)

North Staffordshire Railway Study Group



New longer train numbers to come into effect this year

Network Rail action over bridge strikes

Hydrogen trains could bridge gaps in electrification

The £14.8bn Crossrail project faces "increasing cost and schedule pressures" ahead of planned Elizabeth Line launch

Crossrail roundels installed

Travel chaos after gas leak shuts Charing Cross station

Consultation starts on Heathrow South rail link

Guildford station revamp approved amid 'Great Wall' row

Axlebox fire on Portsmouth-Waterloo train

Electrification to reach Newbury in 2019

Van crashes through level crossing barrier in Berkshire

Plans finalised for GWR’s new £40m Exeter depot

Support grows for plans to reopen disused Devon rail line

M&S lorry stuck under Falmouth railway bridge

Bedfordshire commuters warned of 'major disruption'

Campaign to rebuild Kings Lynn to Hunstanton line

Burton's 'grotty' rail station is to be spruced up by town's Rotary Club

Residents raise more concerns over potential impact of HS2 on Derbyshire village

Trains disrupted by Huddersfield and Dewsbury station closures

Inside Hitachi factory at Newton Aycliffe

Train derails in Highlands after landslip

Tree planting 'could protect railways' from landslips

Warning over transport police merger date

Electrification to Swansea 'not a terribly good use of money'

60007 Sir Nigel Gresley restoration

Tornado winter maintenance

P2 2007 January update

New Cylinder cast for 60532 Blue Peter

Swanage mainline services may be delayed awaiting rolling stock

Repairs to Bridgnorth station to town footbridge

Mark 1 coach restored on Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

Brown Bear departs from Groudle Glen for final assembly

Italy train crash: Three killed in derailment near Milan

Swedish open access operator announces first passenger service

Paris floods latest: Crisis cell set up as commuter train line closed

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster

Fire after collision in Canadian Pacific depot in Vancouver

Study on commuter service into Anchorage

Russia-Vietnam rail freight service tested successfully

Redevelopment of Victoria underground station

Light rail link planned in time for Coventry city of culture

Study concludes there is demand for a light rail system in Bath

Swinney 'would not change Edinburgh tram decisions'

Temporary Summerland home for tram horses approved

Wien Flexity trams start testing

BART ‘Fleet of the Future’ carriages enter service

Grandfather's model railway masterplan for terminally ill boy

Translink 'needs £13m' to fund unprofitable local buses

Driver on phone at wheel of holiday coach

Driver caught with shed balanced on car in Newton Abbot

The mystery of the cars abandoned in a robot car park

Study on provision of road bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland

Stars sing the praises of the Maid of the Loch

Red Arrows ejection seat firm guilty over RAF Scampton death

FAA approves 787-10 for airworthiness

Trent blade issues impact all RR-powered 787-9s, Boeing says

Air France stops identity checks on passengers boarding its flights

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



27/01/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Marne-Rhine Canal

27/01/18  Channel 5 2355-0010
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"

28/01/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "The Biggest Little Railway in the World"  4/5

28/01/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: The Men Who Built the Liners"

29/01/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  1/10

29/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  6/20 Burlington to Lake Placid

30/01/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  2/10

30/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  7/20 Into Canada

31/01/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  3/10

31/01/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  8/20 Quebec

31/01/18  Yesterday 1900-2000
         "Impossible Railways"

31/01/18  ITV 2245-2345
         "Heathrow: Britains' Busiest Airport"  1/10

01/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  4/10

01/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  9/20 Grand Trunk Railway

02/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  5/10

02/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  10/20 Toronto

05/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  6/10

05/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  11/20

06/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  7/10

06/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  12/20

07/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  8/10

07/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  13/20

08/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  9/10

08/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  14/20

09/02/18  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
         "Will Self's Great British Bus Journey"  10/10

09/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great American Railway Journeys"  15/20



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

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)

03/02/18-   Churnet Valley Railway: Winter Steam Gala

03/02/18-   Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
04/02/18    Stafford County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

05/02/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “My Swansong” by Ken Horan
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/02/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Pre-Spring Gala

10/02/18-   Festival of British Modelling
11/02/18    Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

13/02/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
           "GWS Locomotive Projects" by Richard Croucher
           Incorporating The Bristol Group Annual Meeting
           1930 for a 1945 start
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

14/02/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Great Rail Journeys : Germany, Switzerland and India" by Alex Green
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

17/02/18    Tonbridge Wells Model Railway Club Exhibition
           The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, TN9 1SF

Cheers, Howard.
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