Subject: Raildate 2nd March 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 02/03/2018, 16:15
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Derby Station - Interesting Times
Leicester Station
(Martin Miller)

Unbuilt rail links to Heathrow
Why the Southern Railway close 3rd rail not overhead wires
Could timetables become obsolete?
A brief history of cable laying ships
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Broken 6201 Princess Elizabeth Butterley MRC to Carnforth Steamtown, 22nd February
Severn Valley Railway, 24th February
A Failed 60163 Tornado & 66014 on The North Briton, 24th February
Galatea Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express, 24th February
A1 60163 'Tornado' and Midland 4F 43924 - Skipton & Keighley, 24th February
800101 Azuma at Newcastle & Darlington, 27th February
Oliver Cromwell on the Great Eastern main line
2705, 3830 & 5910 - Thirlmere - March 1998
NSW North Coast Freight 2005
Raubling station with three advertising trains
Güterzüge im Blockabstand - Maintal: TXL, Metrans, BoxXpress, Bayernbahn uvm
DR - Winterdampf um Lauscha (Thüringen) mit 95 1016 - 95 1027 - 58 311
Krokus Express und Umleiter auf der KBS 445 (Dillstrecke) Siegen Ost
Luxembourg's new tram
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Middlewich to Northwich token

Unseen photos of East End London in glorious colour



Why is my train cancelled in cold weather?

Elizabeth line train makes successful maiden voyage through tunnels

Paddington station closed due to ice on platforms

London railway could be revived after more than 100 years to create new 'orbital metro'

Plans released for two new platforms at East Croydon and additional flyover at Windmill Bridge jn

Poor track renewal and uneven load led to derailment at Lewisham - RAIB report

Passengers left stranded by rail replacement bus service to Gatwick Airport

Stone Crossing LC replaced by footbridge

Vivarail Units confirmed for Bedford-Bletchley line

Colchester stations renamed

Sidings to be restored near Norwich

Chiltern Railways named operator of the year

All trains cancelled on Buxton route because of snow

Borders Railway's success 'sustained'

Fears over the future of Caledonian Sleeper train

Welsh railways to be devolved

Abellio withdraw from Wales and Borders franchise bid

Arriva Trains Wales services suspended over wheel damage

Revised plans for proposed Bow Street station

Cross border services from Belfast suspended on Thursday

Lynton and Barnstaple extension likely to get planning approval

Broadway station to reopen on 30th March

Class 33 confirmed for Great Central diesel gala

Restoration report on 6695

Funds secured for assessment of Falling Sands viaduct at Kidderminster

New livery for B1 1264

NYMR cancel operation of Tornado this weekend

Restructuring of SNCF proposed - with inevitable strike action

Ukranian Railways to buy General Electric diesel locos

SBB Twindexx Bombardier built units enter service

Hydrogen powered train to be trialled on the Zillertahlbahn

Fatal head-on collision in Egypt

Rolls Royce to supply MTU engines to Knoxville Locomotive Works

METRA (Chicago) to buy surplus AMTRAK locos

Tyne & Wear Metro strikes cancelled after settlement between NEXUS and RMT

Free public transport in Brussels at emergency air-pollution levels

Dubai public transport passenger carryings rise

Alstom Citadis tram on test in Sydney

Lost property on Auckland public transport

Original Strangford Lough car ferry sails to new route after 48 years service

Feasibility study into a hydrogen powered ferry

Plans for new P&O ferry berth at Tilbury

Cut and splice extension for cruise ship

Bridge demolition in Cambridgeshire

Eddie Stobart nears end of the road

50 years of adventures for islands’ community airline

Long range Airbus 350 first airframe completed

Ryanair to close operating base in Glasgow

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



03/03/18  Channel 5 2000-2055
         "The Queen Mary: Cruising with the Royals"  2/2

04/03/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: Full Throttle - the Glory Days of British Motorbikes"

05/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Wexford

05/03/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Sea City"  Fly-on-the-dock look at Southampton 1/3

05/03/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Flying Scotsman: a Legend Reborn"  2/2

06/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Dublin

06/03/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Sea City"  Fly-on-the-dock look at Southampton 2/3

06/03/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain"  3/3 A revolution in the city

06/03/18  Channel 5 2305-0005
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  NYMR 1/3

07/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  County Meath

07/03/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Sea City"  Fly-on-the-dock look at Southampton 3/3

08/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"

08/03/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Continental British Railway Journeys"  New - Ukraine 1/2

09/03/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland"  Wexford to Westport

09/03/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  NYMR 2/3



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

02/03/18    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           *** CANCELLED ***

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)

12/03/18    Britain on Film: Railways
           Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre, Corporation St, Chesterfield, S41 7TX
           A major new collection of rare archive films
           Running time 83 minutes
           Adult: £7.70, Concessions/Students: £5.70, Child: £5.40

13/03/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Great Way Round - Paddington to Penzance via Bristol & Plymouth Millbay"
           by Terry Nicholls
           1930 for a 1945 start
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

14/03/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Railways in the Cornish Landscape Part 2" by Stephen Gay
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

16/03/18-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

16/03/18-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala

17/03/18-   Wimborne Railway Society: WimRail 2018
18/03/18    Queen Elizabeth School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT
           1000-1630 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adult: £6.00, Child: free

17/03/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Open Weekend

17/03/18-   Large Scale Model Rail - The Midlands Garden Rail Show
18/03/18    Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

17/03/18-   Nottingham Model Railway Exhibition
18/03/18    Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4PB

17/03/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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