Subject: Raildate 30th March 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/03/2018, 15:38
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Derby Station More Project Progress
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway Warship Invasion
(Martin Miller)

35018 Stretches Its Legs
Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala
Statfold Barn Railway Spring Enthusiast Open Day, 24th March
West Somerset Railway - 2018 Spring Steam Gala
A Tornado in the Avon Valley - The Sulis & Sarum, 24th March
Chasewater Railway Diesel Gala, 24th March
GWR 5619 on the Nene Valley Railway
Warship at EVR, 25th March
The Ribble Steam Railway Spring Steam Gala
Duke of Gloucester Flattens Shap with 13 on (2004)
Australia: Trains @ North Strathfield (2013)
2018 Thirlmere Steam Festival Part 2
Driver's View Port Melbourne (1989)
Puffing Billy Railway: 12A travelling bunker first
Mit 50 3501 durch das Siegerland 25 03 2018
My first military train in Rosenheim
Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - TEE Rheingold, 193 777, MEG, TX Logistik, SBB Cargo uvm
DR 1991 - Mit Dampflok 94 1292 von Meiningen nach Rennsteig
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

WSR Spring Steam Gala 2018
Black 5 beats Basingstoke
Super Star coming together in Auburn
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Navvies Who Died During The Construction Of The West Highland Railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Third Ryde Tube: Transfer Troublesome

France by rail: 10 of the best summer trips

Steam Train in the middle of the Freeway - Santa Fe 3751

The evolution of UK-Australia travel into a single flight

The University of York is recruiting for a Masters in Railway Studies (September start) - online, part-time, over 3 years



Top 10 railway projects this Easter

First self-drive train launched on mainline track

TfL orders more trains for Elizabeth Line

GWR to manage Heathrow Express service

YMCA to reopen Great Western Hotel at Taunton

Another landslip on the Clacton branch

Production of Greater Anglia trains in Switzerland

Level crossing accident at Waterbeach

Cost of modifying East Midlands HST coaches for 2020 disability regulations

Toton Depot not to be relocated for HS2

Quarry firms and heritage operator consider Peak District railway line

Near miss at Stafford

Doncaster Sheffield Airport unveils railway station plans to support ‘aerotropolis’

Expansion at AV Dawson, Middlesbrough freight terminal

Call to restore historic footbridge over Waverley Station roof

Scotrail withdrawal of 314 units depends on rolling stock cascades

ScotRail train shortage prompts UK-wide search for stand-ins

Another year of delay for Scotland's 'bullet trains'

Preview of Scotrail HST refurbishment

NR set to reach major Shotts electrification milestone over Easter

Prestatyn signal box has been earmarked for demolition after 120 years in operation

Translink to increase security patrols on trains and stations

Update on LMS Mogul 42968

Boiler certificate for 70013 extended

News from Bluebell Railway

Asparagus day celebration on GWSR

Tickets on sale for visit of 60163 Tornado to Midland Railway Centre

Hampton & Kempton waterworks railway gets permission to extend

One of Yorkshire’s best-loved railways back on right track for future after station sale decision

Disused railway lines in Italy to be rehabilitated for community use

Approval for VTG to acquire NACCO wagon leasing business

French Government orders 100 new TGV sets

Siemens amd Mistui to build joint loco works in Rotterdam

BNSF capital expenditure programme for California

Amtrak to stop operating special trains, charter moves

Presidents officially open Azerbaijan–Iran rail link

Kim Jong-un and the mystery of the 'special green train'

Vintage PCC tram restored in El-Paso

New information sheds light on 'miraculous' discovery of Willington waggonway

Pub miniature railway needs more volunteers

Dispute over ferry to Toraigh resolved

New Alexander Dennis buses for Southern Vectis

50 year old temporary bridge at Langwathby

First non stop flight between Australia and UK

Large fire breaks out at Rochdale mill

Massive incomplete TV tower in Russia demolished

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price



31/03/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  2/4 Northumberland

31/03/18  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Archive on 4: Per Ardua Ad Astra: RAF Voices"

01/04/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "WW1: Aces Falling - Timewatch"

01/04/18  BBC4 2200-2330
         "The Battle of Britain"  Documentary

01/04/18  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Operation Jericho"  1944 RAF mission

02/04/18  ITV 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  2/4

02/04/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Battlefield Britain: The Battle of Britain"

02/04/18  BBC4 2200-2330
         "Bomber Boys"  A look at Bomber Command in WW2

02/04/18  BBC4 2330-0030
         "The Lancaster: Britain's Flying Past"

03/04/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  3/4 South Indian states

03/04/18  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"



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

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

09/04/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           “The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
           “Oop North - Railways of Northern England & Scotland in the last 30 years” by Stuart Warr
           Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge

10/04/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "Bulgarian Steam Extravaganza" by Dave Winter
           1930 for a 1945 start
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

11/04/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Tiny Stations" by Dixe Wills
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/03/18-   East Lancashire Railway: 40s at 60

14/04/18    Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition
           Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftsbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JF

14/04/18    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian

14/04/18-   Crawley Model Railway Society Exhibition
15/04/18    Tanbridge House School, Horsham, RH12 1SR
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

14/04/18-   Tame Valley Scout Council presents
15/04/18    Rail 'n' Road 2018 Model Railway and Transport Show
           Astley Sports College, Yew Tree lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Adult: £4.00, Concession: £3.00, Child: £1.50, Family (2+2): £9.50

15/04/18-   Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Easter Bunny Event
16/04/18    Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

Cheers, Howard.
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