Subject: Raildate 16th March 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/03/2018, 15:54
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Derby Station Project Progress
Northfield Station Birmingham
Birmingham New Street Station
University Station Birmingham
Redditch Station
(Martin Miller)

Group for autistic transport enthusiasts in London
Isle of Wight Railway C&W site
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Extra rail line between Kettering and Corby enters into use
35028 'Clan Line', Belmond British Pullman, 9th March
First steam hauled train out of Broadway, 9th March
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018
Steam, Diesel & Electric Trains at Lancaster, 10th/12th March
A Storm On The North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Bradley Manor's Epic Climb From Totnes to Dainton
Australia: Trains at North Strathfield, 24th February
3237 & 5917 - Cowra to Harden - March 2008
2018 Thirlmere Steam Festival Part 1
Lokportrait Dampflok 52 8154
Güterzüge im Blockabstand - TXL, Kaiser Franz, BoxXpress, RTB, ÖBB uvm im Maintal
Winterzauber im Thüringer Wald mit DR-Dampfloks (Februar 1993)
Mulhouse Tramway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The little-known airfields of Wales and the fascinating stories behind them
(Spotter: Mike Price)



Drones trialled for the inspection of large railway structures

Restricted general release for 26-30 railcard
web site crashes

Political protests delays trains at Kings Cross

RAIB investigation into stranded trains near Lewisham during bad weather

GW main line flooded between Tiverton Parkway and Exeter St David's

Colchester-Clacton line blocked by embankment slip

Green light for new station between Walsall and Wolverhampton

Government finalises plans for HS2 Crewe Hub
Campaigners welcome Crewe HS2 commitment

Manchester Piccadilly railway station closed by protest

Lime Street services to make temporary comeback this summer

First Trans-Pennine Express Mk 5A coaches head to Velim

‘Stark reminder’ after HGV bridge bash closes line

Class 68 diesel locomotive to be introduced in Cumbria next week

Abseilers complete overnight snow battle to re-open North Berwick rail line

Big increase in ScotRail trains missing station stops

ScotRail performance down for sixth month in a row

Train driver stops to help vulnerable man near Inverness

D832 Onslaught arrives at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

K&WVR Spring Gala

First steam loco to Broadway after restoration of line

B1 1264 not attending the SVR gala

Steam engine Tornado trapped on North Yorkshire Moors Railway
60163 moved to Severn Valley by road

French rail strikes: Here are the 37 days to avoid train travel this spring
Paris commuters face Metro and RER transport strike

Double track installation contract signed for Sicily railway

British Steel to supply rail to Deutsche Bundesbahn

DSB choose Siemens to supply new electric locos

MOB orders dual gauge rolling stock

Slovakian open access operator takes delivery of rebuilt diesel locos

Hitachi to supply driverless trains for Copenhagen metro

Mott Macdonald to manage Seattle light rail extension

Potential route of €2.9bn Arctic rail line to be scrutinised after initial study

London Underground enhancement updates

Cairngorm Funicular blocked by snow

Steam locomotive ‘Samson’ set for April return on the Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway

Scheme to build replica of an early Bassett-Lowke 15-inch gauge loco "Colossus"

Cleethorpes Coast Railway announces first guest loco for gala

Grandt Line closing

Florida university bridge collapses leaving 'several fatalities'

Union call port protest at Condor’s ‘£2.46 an hour’ pay for Ukraine crew

Hainan Airlines to begin Dublin, Edinburgh flights

Sunken aircraft carrier USS Lexington located after 76 years

Q400 crash: Extraordinary exchange reveals runway mix-up

Boeing rolls out 10,000th 737

Cathay's operating loss nearly triples in 2017

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



17/03/18  BBC2 2030-2100
         "Dad's Army"  The Royal Train

20/03/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  1/4 Amritsar to Shimla

21/03/18  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "On and Off the Valley Lines"  2/3

21/03/18  ITV 2245-2345
         "easyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  1/3

21/03/18  ITV 2345-0035
         "Heathrow: Inside Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/3



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

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

20/03/18    South West Wales Industrial Archaeology Society
           Bethel Chapel Hall, Carnglas Road, Sketty, Swansea, SA2 9BJ
           A selection of slides featuring NCB Steam in South Wales after a short AGM
           Formal meeting starts at 1930, the slides will start about 2000
           Finish will be by 2100

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-   Bluebell Railway: Diesel Gala

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

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

29/03/18-   East Lancashire Railway: Tornado - the 100mph Steam Engine

30/03/18-   South Devon Railway: Easter Heritage Gala

30/03/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend

30/03/18-   Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways

30/03/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

31/03/18    Essex N Gauge Show
           Weeley Village Hall, Clacton Road, Weeley, CO16 9DH

31/03/18-   Peak Rail: Easter Treasure Hunt & Bonnet Competition

01/04/18-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Easter Steam Up

02/04/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “From Monochrome Memories to Medium Format” a slideshow by Peter Skelton
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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