Subject: Raildate 16th February 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/02/2018, 16:35
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What Really Happened To Steam?  2018 the final year of research - Some questions:
Did you visit any scrapyards and have notes and/or photographs of what you saw?
Do you have copies of, or access to, official scrapyard records or know anyone who worked at any of the yards?
Have you copies of, or access to, documents about movements from sheds and works to scrapyards - or documents providing details of locomotive sales to scrapyards?
If so, please make contact...

Steam in the north Midlands during the 1950s The Enefer Collection
(Barry Knapper)

All Change at Derby Station
(Martin Miller)

Krakow Rails, January 2018
(Andrew Cook)

GBRf 2018 charity Railtour
G5 loco recreation
Rhaetian railway loco allocations
American photos taken using drones
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Mighty Marquess
The Mid Hants Railway 'Pre-Spring Steam Gala'
70013 'Oliver Cromwell' - 'The Cotswold Venturer'
Gartell Light Railway, 11th February
Scotrail HST Power Cars 43033 & 43148, Newcastle, 13th February
The Black Fives
Australia: Trains @ North Strathfield, 10th February
Porto Trams Part 2 Matoshinos & Boavista
Baureihe 420 S9 Februar 2009
Güterverkehr auf der Brennerbahn - BLS Cargo, Lokomotion, TXL und ÖBB in St Jodok
20 Jahre Rodelblitz - 11 Februar 2018 in Bad Salzungen
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

American S160 5197 on the Dartmouth Steam Railway
Go Fund Me - Save The Guppy
Reopening Manston/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Warmley Signal Box - How it works

Abandoned Tube Earls Court station disused exhibition subway



All diesel trains should be scrapped by 2040, Jo Johnson tells rail bosses

Hydrogen powered trains to be trialled in UK by 2020

Network Rail CP6 business plan

Network Rail to put new projects on hold

ORR view of Ill health in the railway industry

Night Overground services to extend to north London for first time

TfL facing near £1bn deficit next year after journey numbers fall

Latest on Camden's new "Highline" walkway

Dean Farm crossing at Salfords replaced by a footbridge

Intercity Express door failures frustrate passengers

Delays caused by a bunch of balloons

Saxmundham railway station fire leads to cancelled trains

Virgin Trains East Coast to abandon "quiet coaches"

Stagecoach East Coast deal to be probed by MPs

Derby Resignalling – improving future performance

Go-ahead for Sheffield-Manchester rail upgrade

Stranger train letter shared by thousands online

Changes at Glasgow Queen Street

Prince Harry speaks with boy about trains during Edinburgh visit

Drivers of new ScotRail trains ‘can’t see signals’

West Lothian railway station to undergo £3.5million transformation

The doors are not always shutting properly on new trains in Wales and it's causing delays

RPSI museum at Whitehead wins national award

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust wins two HRA awards

DRS class 88  electro diesels to visit diesel galas

Railcar to visit Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

70013 Oliver Cromwell to visit K&WVR spring Gala

Eurostar to Amsterdam finally announced

German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution

Special stop in Russia for school child

Den Haag - Rotterdam upgrade planned

Increase in intermodal traffic moved by HUPAK

Alstom to supply 30 electric locos to Morocco

Norfolk Southern investment plans

WABTEC and Sun Rail deal for installing PTC signalling

New livery for Central Maine & Quebec RR

New Guernsey buses to all be diesel as fleet needs rapid replacement

Battery electric buses introduced in Edinburgh

New freight ferry to be built for Red Funnel

Chefs mark 250 years since Captain Cook’s first voyage by recreating meals from his ship

Gas Tanker Crosses Arctic In Winter Without Icebreaker Escort For The First Time

Councillors vote in favour of hangar homes at Solent

London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames

The low-cost airline changing the way we fly

A321LR prepares for Paris-New York test flight

Group restoring WWII aircraft used in Albuquerque trainings

A History of Saratov Airlines Following Devastating Accident near Moscow

Stowmarket Museum of East Anglian Life in burglary appeal

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



17/02/18  Channel 5 2000-2055
         "The World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship"  2/2

19/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Flying Scotsman at Kings Cross

20/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Welwyn to Peterborough

20/02/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "PQ17: an Arctic Convoy Disaster"

20/02/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  1/3 Glass houses

21/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newark to Stockton on Tees

21/02/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution"

22/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Darlington to Dunbar

22/02/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Sea Cities"  2/3 Bristol

23/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Edinburgh and East Lothian



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

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

17/02/18    East Reading Model Railway Exhibition
           The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Road, Reading, RG1 3LB

17/02/18    East Beds Model Railway Society Exhibition
           Stratton School, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8JB

17/02/18    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: "Join the Team" Day

19/02/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           "Car, Lorries and Buses" by Robin Doe
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/02/18    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson Street, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           "Bennerley Viaduct" by Tina Cordon

21/02/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "The S&D from the Air" by Rich Kelsey
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

22/02/18    Hampshire Record Office: Transport in the Archives
           Entry, £12 (earlybird ticket deal: £10 - extended until 15/02/18)
           Entry price includes a drink reception and nibbles

23/02/18-   Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala

23/02/18-   Model Rail Scotland
25/02/18    SEC Glasgow

24/02/18-   Solent Model Railway Group Model Railway Show
25/02/18    Incorporating Eurotrack
           Oasis Academy Lord's Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 OXN
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

24/02/18-   Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition
25/02/18    Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

24/02/18-   Chapel-en-le-Frith Model Railway Exhibition
25/02/18    Leisure Centre, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ
           Adult: £6, Concessions: £5, Family: £15

02/03/18-   East Lancashire Railway: Spring Steam Gala

03/03/18-   Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
04/03/18    Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, Leamington, CV32 5JE
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

03/03/18-   Mansfield Model Railway Exhibition
04/03/18    St Peters Church Hall, Church Side, Mansfield, NG18 1AP
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

03/03/18-   Kirklees Light Railway: Volunteer Recruitment Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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