Subject: Raildate 20th April 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 20/04/2018, 16:07
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Raildate contributor, Mike Prince, is doing the Three Peak Challenge in aid of the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society - you can sponsor him here
The Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society

P2 replica driven by puns
The case for rebuilding the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton line
Rail fixed link between Labrador and Newfoundland is the cheapest option identification to help reduce bird strikes
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Derby Locomotive Works
Derby 175: Carriage Building in Derby
Black 5 & Jubilee Double-Header Through The Fells
East Lancs Railway - '40s at 60' Event - EE Class 40 60th Anniversary, 13th April
60163 'Tornado' at 90mph - The Ill-Fated 'Ebor Flyer', 14th April
50007 Hercules & 50049 Defiance with The Cumbrian Hoovers at Carlisle, 14th April
Great Central Railway Spring Diesel Gala, 15th April
Adventure To North Wales With A Scot
Severn Valley Railway Open House
South African Railways: Class 91 on Mountain Wanderer
Australian Trains: Steam Loco 3642 Climbing the Cowan Bank
EF Wetterau Dampflok 1 Butzbach-Licher-Eisenbahn 01.04
Güterzüge im Blockabstand - Maintal mit Hectorrail, Bayernbahn, TXL uvm
Dampflok 35 1097-1 im Werratal, April 1999
41 1144 mit Rotkäppchen-Express am 15.04
Nostalgie Steam Train (loc. 50 380) Station Bad Salzungen (TH) 08 April
Porto Metro
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Warbirds Over SUN 'n FUN Saturday
Seaware Museum, Jutland
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How Dutch stations help blind travellers
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

HO Scale DCC Layout Tour Willoughby Line With Guy Cantwell

UK World Heritage Sites map

PoW Bill survived 500-mile march in freezing weather as war neared end



Trains across Britain missed stops 160 times a day, figures reveal

GWR class 802 units to enter service on West of England line in July

Train fire at Penzance HST power car 43136

SWR donations to Isle of Wight groups

Three Rivers CRP free summer bus service between

Warning of crowding at Windsor stations for Royal Wedding

Class 769 tri mode units for GWR Reading-Gatwick service

Platform 4 opened at Bristol Parkway

Man jailed for level crossing misuse on Felixstowe branch

New Bombardier trains for Greater Anglia take shape

Tornado fails on East Coast Main Line

Colas class 70 to work Scarborough Spa Express in June

Rail contract awarded on Highland mainline

Degrading tunnel in Fife filled with polystyrene

New windscreens for Hitachi ‘385s’ to be fitted in Scotland

Cardiff-Swansea electric rail 'not sensible thing to do'

Filming Oli Wyn childrens TV programme at Cardiff Canton

BR built coach arrives on Helston Railway

Loco components from S15 828 stolen from Ropley

Historic railway hut at Powerstock Common Nature Reserve destroyed in suspected arson attack

52322 to visit Spa Valley line

Railway and shipping museum to open at Harwich

Class 73 arrives at Ecclesbourne Valley railway

Leek Extension Announcement

Ironbridge level crossing gates to be restored

Class 504 preservation group given 16 weeks under cover accommodation

North-east heritage railway moves forward

Update on restoration of GWR 5532

Leighton  Buzzard Light Railway Whisky festival

Talyllyn "Sir Haydn returns after overhaul at Aberystwyth

Festiniog Railway cottage restored as a holiday cottage

Restructuring of SNCF freight

Berlin Hbf to be evacuated on 20th April to diffuse wartime bomb

Siemens to supply 10 more high speed trains to Turkey

Stadler to build multiple units for Slovenia

RegioJet (Czech Republic) receive new TRAXX locos

Restored rail line reconnects Southern Nevada cities

DLR strike suspended

Mersey Gateway Bridge toll charges 'illegal'

Cowes Floating Bridge runs aground after 'reliable' claim

Move to reduce shipping co2 emissions

QE2 relaunched as floating hotel in Dubai

Icelandic boy's Titanic Lego replica makes it safely across to US museum

Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill in court over 11 deaths

Tornado GR4 added to Duxford collection

Funding boost for Army Air museum at Middle Wallop

UK re-forms 617 Sqn for F-35B era

One dead after Southwest Airlines jet engine 'explosion'

SIA 777 door ripped off at Los Angeles

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



22/04/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth  2/3

23/04/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  (new series)

24/04/18  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Majesty and Mortar: Britain's Great Palaces"  Dan Cruickshank 3/3

24/04/18  Channel 4 2200-2300
         "The World's Most Luxurious Airline"



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

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

04/05/18    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Building a Brand New LNER Sandringham" by Brian Hall, B17 Steam Loco Trust Chair
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

05/05/18    Billericay Model Railway Group Exhibition
           Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Chelmsford, CM2 8TR

05/05/18-   South Devon Railway: Day Out with Thomas

05/05/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Tornado 10th Birthday

05/05/18-   40th Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport

06/05/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

06/05/18-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Steam Gala and Model Railway Exhibition

06/05/18-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Middy in the War Years

07/05/18    Friends of King Alfred Buses: Winchester Bus Running Day
           Free travel on vintage buses all day

07/05/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Doug Copley’s Lineside Images” + “The David Odd Collection”
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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