Subject: Raildate 5th April 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/04/2018, 14:31
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Derby Station Easter Progress
Sheffield Supertram Herdings
Sheffield Supertram Cathedral
(Martin Miller)

Three Capitals Railtour in Paris and Brussels, 28th September 1996
Part 1:
Part 2:
Mainline, Load Haul and Transrail in 1997 at Warrington, Cardiff and Lancaster
Cardiff Central 18 yrs ago; 37/47/60/66 and more
Valley of the Witch, seen at Tondu, Pyle, Neath, Onllwyn, Tonna and Resolven, 10th March
66783 being named at York, 28th March
Crewe, Piccadilly, York and more - a busy day in March 2018
(Mike Wilcock)

Art gallery on Ongar station
Tales of the Caledonian Sleeper
Drone footage of North Norfolk Railway
White Pass & Yukon Railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Way It Was: Poulton-Le-Fylde
BR 70013 Oliver Cromwell Thunder in the Fells
Colas Class 70 No. 70814 at Carlisle Heading To Tyne Coal Terminal, 19th March
Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018
35028 'Clan Line', 'The Golden Arrow Pullman', 30th March
Broadway Reopening, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
Easter Saturday 2018 at the SVR
37605 & 37259 on The Easter Chieftain Day 4, 2nd April
A Storm Invades Lancashire East Lancashire Railway, Easter 2018
Australia: Trains @ North Strathfield, 28Nov15
5910 - Rylstone tour - April 1997
Ein "bunter" Ostergruß aus dem Bahnhof Rosenheim
EF Wetterau Dampflok 1 Butzbach-Licher-Eisenbahn, 1st April
30 Jahre Eisenbahnfreunde Treysa
SBB Krokodil Überführung und Güterverkehr im Maintal
Crich tramway village electric 50
Rhonexpress tram-train in Lyon
Detroit Downtown Trolley 1976-2003. Silent Movie
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Maybachs in the West
Tehachapi (1991) SP "Oil Cans" Exit Tunnel
The Goat Canyon Trestle - The World's Largest Wooden Railroad Trestle
Miles of Union Pacific Train Engines abandoned in Arizona graveyard
A giant aircraft carrier built from ice
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Organizers of effort to restore historic Maine locomotive look to public for help
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Here's one place in Derby that ought to be on track with a bar of its own

Working on the Yosemite Valley Railroad - Introduction by Jack Burgess

The forgotten Scot who was the RAF's founding father
100 years of the RAF – in pictures
RAF anniversary flypast at Biggin Hill



Grayling criticised by National Audit Office over electrification cancellation and Bi-mode rolling stock

Digital signals planned to ease commuter squeeze with more trains running per hour

Bridge replacement at Fairfield Road Wandsworth

First Eurostar e320 calls at Ashford International

Refurbishment of former Folkestone Harbour station

Outcome of public consultation into South Western Railway’s timetable changes

Second consultation over plans to extend railway sidings in Southampton

Developers to pay for footbridge at Lymington Town

Trains delayed and cancelled due to high tides at Dawlish

First East Coast class 800/2 units arrive in UK

Pointwork renewals at Manchester Victoria

ACAS chaired talks between RMT and Merseyrail planned over DOO

Death of Bromborough station cat

Grand Central to refurbish Adelante (Class 180) units

Level crossing upgrades planned for Dingwall area

Belmond Hibernian luxury trains may run to Londonderry

50th Anniversary of Northern Ireland Railways

41313 works first train on Isle of Wight

71000 Duke of Gloucester to work with Vintage Trains after overhaul

Claud Hamilton project

SNCF and Air France strikes
Strike dates

Cuts to SBB wagonload freight services

Alstom awarded contract to build 25 diesel units for local services in Germany

Alstom wins resignalling contract in Argentina

Two Level crossing accidents in Georgia

Two metro trains collide in Duisburg

Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway closed after landslip

Montgomery Canal clean-up project gets £320,000 boost

Daimler found buried in Guernsey back garden

Pressure to reduce CO2 from shipping

Portsmouth D-Day museum reopens after £5m revamp

Failure of Eurocontrol air traffic control computers
Return to normal workings

Delays warning as air traffic control moves to digital system

South Downs National Park: Fuel pipe 'could cause damage'

Ministers outline plan for disabled people's air travel

Shuttle bus fire at Stanstead Airport

Lancaster bomber sculpture 'planned for Armistice Day'

Missile that brought down flight MH17 ‘too fast for Russian radar’

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



07/04/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  3/4 Devon & Cornwall

09/04/18  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "Britain's Diesel Scandal"  Emissions cheats

09/04/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  3/4

10/04/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  4/4 Lucknow to Kolkata

10/04/18  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces"  Dan Cruickshank

10/04/18  BBC4 2305-0005
         "The Great Yorkshire Bridge"  The Humber Bridge



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

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
           “The Rhondda Tunnel” by Tony Moon and Steve Mackey
           followed by
           "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

19/04/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "It’s a Mystery to Me" by Iain Mc Call, publisher of "Locomotive International Magazine"
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

21/04/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

21/04/18-   Liverpool Model Railway Show
22/04/18    Ian Robertson Sports Centre, Merchant Taylors School, Liverpool Rd, Crosby, L23 0GP
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
           Adult: £5.00, Child: £2.00, Family (2+2): £12.00

21/04/18-   Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Join the Volunteers

Cheers, Howard.
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