Subject: Raildate 13th April 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 13/04/2018, 16:11
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Cheltenham Spa Station
Derby Station slow progress
Derby Station Conscious Coupling
Sheffield Supertram Malin Bridge
Sheffield Supertram Spring Lane
Sheffield Supertram University
(Martin Miller)

Tornado Sandbach
(Barry Knapper)

Tube station name quiz
Saltburn Cliff lift (Funicular)
Level Crossings around Interlaken
The Peak Tram (Funicular) Hong Kong
Has Virgin Trains lost the plot?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

BRDatabase - Complete British Locomotive Database 1923-1997
Sentul Railway Works, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, January 2018
New QE2 Hotel
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Changing trains in Scotland
The Glasgow railway station that time forgot
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Truck carrying massive windmill blade attempts a hard right turn
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Underground Manchester: The tunnels, tube station shops hidden beneath the city's streets

Cable car in Sarajevo reopens after 26 years

'My private classic car collection is Europe's largest'

How world's first electrified road charges moving vehicles – video

Modest RAF hero’s wartime exploits only came to light during son’s research

The Story Behind an Unbelievable Photograph

Glasgow disused mines could hold key to heating city's homes



Meet the man who stands to lose his life's work to HS2

Hostile bid for First Group

Network Rail to take over commercial management of Clapham Jn and Guildford stations.

Network Rail submits application for major Gatwick station transformation

Famous train makes comeback after 46 years

Yapton Level crossing to be converted to controlled full width barriers

GWR online accounts breached

Seven new railway stations on way - including routes to Merry Hill and West Midland Safari Park

Virgin unveils new Newark Northgate forecourt as part of £1.2m scheme

TPE launches one of ‘biggest timetable changes the north has seen’

Blackpool to Preston railway to reopen following major upgrade

Refurbished Grand Central Adelante unit

Will ScotRail’s plan to cut delays actually work?

Mark 5 sleepers on test on the West Highland line

Network Rail opens new station footbridge at West Calder

Ballater rail station on track to open for summer after £3million project

Rhondda Tunnel sees first light of day in 40 years in major step forward

Londonderry transport complex in old Waterside station approved

Extension to Helston Railway opened

Leighton Buzzard Light Railway reach agreement with land owner

Grafitti attack on Churnet Valley Railway

Runaway trolley on the East Lancashire Railway

Heritage railway train and car in level crossing crash

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway repaint brakevan BR Blue

Campaign to preserve a NIR "Thumper"

Upgrade of coaches for the Canadian planned

CSX short line sell off

Austrian railways aim to electrify 85% of network by 2030

Bombardier win order for Swedish high speed trains

Phnom Phen airport shuttle started

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore High Speed Rail

Engineless runaway train in India gives passengers a scare

Meet the Brit in charge of fixing NYC's subway

Alstom opens LRV factory in Canada

New Douglas horse tram depot to cost over £1.5 million

Catenary free trams for Istanbul

Weston’s Crosville to close its doors

Residents protest over "singing road" in Netherlands

Fears parts of world's longest sea bridge are floating away

MSC Armonia Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock in Roatan

Drone bird of prey to scare clear birds from Southampton Airport

Entire contents of Heathrow Terminal 1 to be sold off

Air traffic controller sickness forces Gatwick Airport runway to close

BelugaXL emerges with its Trent engines

Emirates to 'transform' cabin on new A380s

Boeing gets $24m for extra Air Force One design work

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



14/04/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  4/4 North Wales

14/04/18  Channel 5 2000-2055
         "QE2: The World's Greatest Cruise Ship"  1/2

15/04/18  Channel 4 1630-1730
         "Speed With Guy Martin: F1 Challenge"

15/04/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth  1/3

15/04/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Titanic's Tragic Twin: the Britannic Disaster"

15/04/18  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"

16/04/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  4/4

17/04/18  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces"  Dan Cruickshank 2/3

18/04/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Timeshift: The Last Days of Steam"

19/04/18  BBC Radio 4 1130-1200
         "The Man Who Buries Planes"

20/04/18  Channel 5 2330-0015
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  4/4



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

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

14/04/18-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

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 McCall, publisher of "Locomotive International Magazine"
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

20/04/18-   North Norfolk Railway: Spring Steam Gala

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

23/04/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Canada" by Neil Kearns
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

28/04/18-   Epsom & Ewell MRC Exhibition
29/04/18    North East Surrey College of Technology, Reigate Rd, Ewell, KT19 3DS
           1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

28/04/18-   West Essex Model Rail 2018
29/04/18    St Edwards School, London Road, Romford, RM7 9NX
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

28/04/18-   Epping Ongar Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

28/04/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Travelling Post Office Demonstrations

28/04/18-   Neepsend Model Railway Society Exhibition
29/04/18    Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, S2 5QT

Cheers, Howard.
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