Subject: Raildate 9th March 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/03/2018, 15:39
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37405/08/425 in the Rhymney Valley 2005
37s in Wales a decade ago - Valleys, Vale line, and more
Railways in South Wales - 2003 at Newport, Pontsarn and Stormy Bank
Railfreight Feb, 15 yrs ago in South Wales- 08/37/47/57/60/66
Royal Trains, 67005/06/26 in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Bristol
00 gauge LMS City of Lancaster, Royal Scots, Black 5s and 9F locos
(Michael Wilcock)

Alfreton Station Variety
Chesterfield Station
Sheffield Station Pacer heaven
Swinton Station Interlude
Rotherham Central Tram Train Project
(Martin Miller)

Is Hydrogen the answer to railway fuel?
SS Shieldhall excursions
PS Waverley South Coast sailings
Behind the scenes in the Port of Bristol
Tests of battery powered ferries
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Cromford & High Peak SLS Special Brake Van Ride, 30th April 1967
Hopton Incline Stalling
Stranded UK trains in snowy weather
Ploughing Onwards with DRS 37425 and 37605 on the Bittern Line
A Royal Ascent - 6023 King Edward II Storms up Eardington Bank! 28th February
West Coast Railways Class 37 516 in the snow at Springburn, 2nd March
East Lancashire Railway Spring Gala D1, 2nd March
Class 67 No. 67005, ECS Move, York Holgate to Bounds Green, Doncaster, 3rd March
70013 Oliver Cromwell & 45699 Galatea, 3rd March
Oliver Cromwell: The Last Month, 70013’s Final Fling, February/March
70013 Oliver Cromwell with Main line Charter Trains 2008 to 2012
Double Steam Heaven In Cheshire
6023 'The Blue King' Loaded Test Runs - Severn Valley Railway
Southern Steam Locomotive Panorama
Güterzüge im Frankenwald - TXL Marco Polo, Erfurter Bahn Service 140, HSL uvm
Dampflok-Sound vom Feinsten, Dampflok 41 1185-2 Regional-Express Eisenach-Meinigen-Eisenach
Slow TV: 24 3664 Hermanstad to Millsite
Australia: Trains at North Strathfield, 3rd March
3526 - initial return to service - 2004
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Cab ride - Portsmouth & Southsea To Winchester Baltic Siding
(Warning - may not start at the beginning)
(Spotter: Nick Robson)

The Railcar website
Spitfire simulator
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Closure of Fawley or 'Waterside' Passenger Branch Rail Line, 1966

Wirksworth to Duffield in 1m 8seconds



HS4Air: A new railway proposal revealed for South East England

RENFE gains permission to bid for UK franchises

Probe launched over passengers on Lewisham train tracks

RAIB report on near miss at Clapham Jn

After the snow, flooding at Dawlish station

3-bedroom bungalow for sale, built from two carriages

Snow plough in Norfolk

Rail lines at Grindleford have been re-opened following closure of historic tunnel

Siemens train factory plant planned in Goole

First Northern CAF Civity DMU heads for Velim

Northern and Merseyrail hit by RMT strike

3rd rail arcing on Merseyrail

Hull to London rail services cancelled due to weather faults

Chester-le-Track closing down

Death of Sir Bill McAlpine

Update on overhaul of S15 825

Drone footage of 60163 on North Yorks Moors Railway

Approval given for Lynton and Barnstaple railway extension

Ffestiniog Railway prepares to bid farewell to steam locomotive Earl of Merioneth

Channel Tunnel interconnector installation train completed

Flixmobility expansion into rail services in Germany

Siemens to supply double deck multiple units to Israel.

Austrian construction company to build rail tunnel to Munich airport

Order placed for new intercity coaches in Poland

NS to refurbish 45 double deck EMUs

AMTRAK suspend North East Corridor services due to flooding

AMTRAK awarded 5 year contract to operate MARC Penn regional service

Union Pacific investment in Texas

Canadian National expenditure to clear backlog of grain traffic

New Via Rail trains funded

Puffing Billy crash: Probe launched after tour bus clips iconic train

When step-free on London's Tube isn't actually step-free

Restoration of Kingsway tram subway after use for Crossrail construction access.

Further RMT strikes on Docklands light Railway

Shut down of Croydon Tramlink over Easter

Leith trams survey questions the need for extension

Crosville Motor Services to close Weston Super Mare operation

Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel

Condor Ferries likely to be sold  within two years

Paddle Steamer Monarch Running again at Easter, and most weekends from May

Airbus job cuts possible

Qantas takes Indigenous Dreamliner home

Icelandair receives first 737 Max

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



09/03/18  Talking Pictures 1720-1800
         "Terminus"  1961 John Schlesinger docu-drama

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

10/03/18  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Brunel's Britain: Master of Bridges"

10/03/18  Channel 5 2000-2055
         "Brunel's Britain: King of the Sea"

13/03/18  Channel 5 2305-0005
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  NYMR 2/3

15/03/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Continental British Railway Journeys"  Georgia & Azerbaijan 2/2

16/03/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  NYMR 3/3



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

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

19/03/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Berkshire Fire and Rescue
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/03/18    Friends of Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson Street, Ironville, NG16 5NN
           "Roses and Castles" by Suzie Litton-Wood

22/03/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           Film Night: "The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery"
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

22/03/18    Barrow Hill Roundhouse – a History & the Redevelopment
           Dronfield Hall Barn,  High Street, Dronfield, Sheffield, S18 1PY
           Mervyn Allcock, Chairman of Barrow Hill, talks about the history redevelopment
           of the roundhouse
           Members: £2, Non-members: £4

22/03/18-   West Somerset Railway: Spring Steam Gala

23/03/18-   Swanage Railway: "Works Outing" Spring Gala

23/03/18-   Model Rail Scotland
25/03/18    SEC, Glasgow
           1030-1800 (Fri), 1000-1800 (Sat), 1030-1700 (Sun)

24/03/18-   Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition
25/03/18    Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Adult: £7, Child: £3, Family (up to 3 children): £20

24/03/18-   Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition
25/03/18    Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, S10 3DH

Cheers, Howard.
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