Subject: Raildate 24th February 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/02/2018, 16:36
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Change continues at Derby Station
Midland Metro The Royal Wolverhampton
Midland Metro Wolverhampton St Georges
Wolverhampton Station Interlude
Market Harborough Station
Kettering Station
(Martin Miller)

RSSB calls for scientific design of train seats
Cleaning SWR trains
Celebration of Railfreight design
Behind the Crossrail Hoardings at Canary Wharf
BR Standard 5 73050 restoration
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Tamper reaches Broadway
Clan Line up Gomshall Bank
Robel 69.70 Mobile Maintenance Unit
Class 37s take on The Lickey, 17th February
Steam, Diesel & Electric Trains at Carlisle with Pennine Pathfinder, 17th February
A Morning With A Pannier Llangollen Railway, 18th February
(45699) A Jubilee Masterclass Over Shap - The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
First Service Trains Run Through Reconstructed Eardington Platform
Class 86s Nos 86639 & 86608 - 4M83 Coatbridge to Crewe - Carlisle, 17th February
Riding the Hong Kong Tram, Causeway Bay – Central
Diesel Diary volume 19
Part 1:
Part 2:
SEC Electric Railway Yallourn & Morwell. Silent Movie + Photos
Complete Nightjet seen from Rome
Wintery views of the entrance to the Munich central station
Lokportrait Dampflok 38 1301 ex 230.301
Mit 11 Wagen über den Rennsteig/Winterdampf im Thüringer Wald
Güterverkehr auf der Brennerbahn - TXL, Lokomotion, Mercitalia, Nord Cargo uvm
S Bahn Train Observations in Munich Germany München
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Station Colours
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Carriages - the stunning new restaurant in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
Tram Rides through Nottingham (1902)
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Coming soon...
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Warmley Signal Box - How it works

The Petworth, Midhurst & Petersfield line on film

Liverpool overhead Railway 1950s

Anglesey Central Railway Ltd

Steam Engine caught on infrared camera

Hong Kong art: Miniature art shows disappearing Hong Kong



Jobs secured as Amey acquires NR’s Carillion contracts

Viva Rail update on battery powered unit 230002

First Elizabeth Line trains run from Paddington for testing

Thameslink train seats likened to 'ironing boards'

New Aldi store could lead to demolition of former South Devon Railway buildings

Barns Green: Boy and granddad die as train hits car

Bombardier starts assembling Aventra EMUs for Greater Anglia

More strikes on Northern Rail and Merseyrail

Disruption to Glasgow suburban services due to burst water main

ScotRail forced to halve carriages on some Edinburgh-Glasgow trains

Delayed new trains spell more pain before gain

Misery for passengers sees ScotRail fined a record amount

BTP and Police Scotland merger to be delayed

Failure of speed restriction advice on Cambrian lines ETRMS

Take a look around Eurostar’s new terminal at Amsterdam station

Austria backs broad-gauge extension to Vienna

Genesee & Wyoming invests in coordination with road hauliers

SBB Bombardier Twindexx finally get permission to operate

Stadler to build locos for Bolivia

Contract for supply of rails to Russian Railways

Suburban service planned for Bacu (Azerbaijan)

New locos introduced on Botswana Railways

Emergency fundraising to save loco from scrap in Texas

Second steam loco for Aln valley line

70013 Oliver Cromwell fails at Diss working railtour

Ravenglass and Eskdale receive award for museum

Corris Railway No 7 passes cold boiler exam

Centenary of Talyllyn No 6

Free travel on Talyllyn for local emergency service staff and volunteers

Talyllyn No 3 Sir Haydn passes static steam test

Northern line extension: TfL warns of 5-month disruption to Bank branch services

Trap and drag incident at Notting Hill Gate

Pontoon Dock DLR: Two in hospital after explosion

Campaign for tramway between Derby and HS2 terminal at Toton

Snaefell Mountain Railway is under formal prohibition notice

Volunteer operated community buses in Cumbria

Car fire closes Blackwall tunnel

Rolls-Royce 'confident' XWB will not suffer Trent 1000 issues

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead - airline

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



24/02/18  Channel 5 2000-2055
         "Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht"  1/2

26/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Blackpool to Manchester

26/02/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman"  1/2

27/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester

27/02/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story"

27/02/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  2/3 Making connections

28/02/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Sheffield

28/02/18  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Sea Cities"  Plymouth

28/02/18  ITV 2245-2345
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/3

01/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lincoln

01/03/18  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Concorde: Designing the Dream"  1/2

01/03/18  Channel 5 2305-0000
         "Concorde: Triumph and Tragedy"  2/2

02/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Harwich

02/03/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  NYMR 1/3



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

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

05/03/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Ten Years Plus at Platform 5” a slideshow by Robert Pritchard
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/03/18-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Gala

10/03/18    EM Gauge Society 5th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day
           Kidderminster Railway Museum, DY10 1QX

10/03/18    Burton Railway Collector Fair
           Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB

10/03/18-   Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition
11/03/18    Aldworth Science College. Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6HQ
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

10/03/18-   East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition
11/03/18    The Britten Arena, Wood Green Animal Charity Centre, Huntingdon,PE29 2NH
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

Cheers, Howard.
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