Subject: Raildate 23rd March 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/03/2018, 15:32
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HS2 engineers discover ancient coastline under Ruislip
254 people undertake the shortest journey on London Underground every day
Photo charter with 70013 on K&WVR
Erlestoke Manor fund newsletter
Southern Locomotives march newsletter
Infrarail 2018
Revelations from old timetables
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45407 The Lancashire Fusilier & 45690 Leander on The High Peak Explorer, 17th March
LMS 45699 Battles the Snow on the Cathedrals Express, 17th March
Severn Valley Railway - Spring Steam Gala, 16th-18th March
DRS Class 37 No 37403 'Isle of Mull' - Carlisle & Drigg, 19th March
South African Steam - Class 24 3664 Pretoria to to Millsite
Australian Trains: Peak Hour at Sydney's Petersham Station
Twenty years of Streamliners - NSW - 1996 to 2015
Red Rattlers In The Metro - Steamrail Victoria's Essendon Shuttles
V90 im Hamburger Hafen
Mit der Altbau 52er nach Hachenburg
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - PRESS, TX Logistik, EGP 151er, Stock Voith Maxima uvm
Winterzauber im Thüringer Wald mit DR-Dampfloks / 1993
KTX trains in Seoul
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Snowdrift at Lenham Heath, 17th January 1987
March 2018 Steam Update: Putting the 'Big Boy' Back Together
Wreck of USS Juneau Located by R/V Petrel Team
Abandoned Soviet Space Shuttles (Buran) in Baikonur
Abandoned Car Factory (Brand New Cars)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Isambard Kingdom Brunel: The engineering giant with 'short man syndrome'

Railway Photographs

All Change! - 150 Years Since Rail Came to Elstree and Borehamwood - until 21st July



Grayling seeks private investment for rail

TfL to charge Heathrow premium on Elizabeth Line

First commercial use of ATO over ETCS in London

Further strikes planned over guards on SWR and Anglia trains

Engineering works planned in Sevenoaks tunnel

Barnes Green LC reopened after fatal accident

Cable theft disrupts Havant rail services

RAIB report on traction equipment explosion at Guildford July 2017

First look at the new “Castle set” HST train

NR fined for track maintenance lapse and derailment at Gloucester

Work to start on partial doubling of Felixstowe branch

Nestboxes for swallows installed at Woodbridge station

More money needed for ECML upgrades

First Azuma trains for Virgin East Coast arrive in UK

Northern announces plans to increase number of trains on Buxton to Manchester line

ACAS suggested breakthrough on Merseyrail train crew dispute

Weather blamed for delays to railway upgrade work between Blackpool and Preston
Blackpool trains delayed for extra three weeks

TransPennine Express Mk 5As begin testing at Velim

Misplaced rail not removed after engineering works

The Grand Opening of Billingshurst Signal Box

Camping coaches, Blue Anchor

East Somerset Railway wins lottery grant

Visiting locos for North Norfolk Railway spring gala

First Guest for Midland Railway Butterley’s 2018 Diesel Gala Announced

LEDs embedded in platforms to show where doors will be on S Bahn trains

D Trains to target US transit market

Federal funding for new Via Rail trains

Amtrak’s plan to end discounts for veterans is ‘inexcusable,’ Democratic senator says

BC Government to fund investigation into Pacific Coast high speed rail route

Indian Railway delivers diesel locos for Myanma Railways

Hello Kitty pink Shinkanshen

Extra Police for overnight tube services

Volk’s prepares for grand Easter reopening after £1.65m revamp

Work begins on 10 year programme to modernise the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway

Bus Éireann loses rights to operate six Kildare routes

Jobs saved after luxury Southampton-based yacht firm buyout

Major funding for Balloch-based Maid of the Loch

Thousands sign petition to save Portsmouth Naval Gliding Club from being ‘forced’ to close

Fatal Red Arrow crash at RAF Valley

Ryanair to acquire 75% of Laudamotion

Aerolineas grounds 15 737s after hailstorm

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



24/03/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  1/4 West Highland Railway

25/03/18  BBC1 2030-2200
         "RAF at 100 with Ewan and Colin McGregor"

26/03/18  ITV 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  1/4

27/03/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  2/4 Rajasthan to Delhi

28/03/18  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "On and Off the Valley Lines"  3/3

28/03/18  ITV 2320-0015
         "easyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  2/3



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

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    Presentation of Peter Gray slides of the Taunton to Barnstaple line
           Parish Hall, Brushford New Rd, Brushford, Dulverton, TA22 9AH
           by Freddie Huxtable and Amyas Crump
           1830 for 1900 start

24/03/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

24/03/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Warship Weekend

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-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Easter Egg Hunt

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    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

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

06/04/18    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Early BR days in South Wales" by David Maidment, former Railway Manager
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

06/04/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

08/04/18    North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Volunteer Recruitment Day

Cheers, Howard.
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