Subject: Raildate 27th April 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/04/2018, 16:24
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Derby Midland Station Pouring day
(Martin Miller)

Steam 1998 : 5029, 46441, 42765, 45337, 75014, 46428 at East Lancs
Great Central Diesel Gala 2018 on train/shed visit
Trains at Llandudno Junction, Holyhead, Bangor and Chester 1996
Cumbrian Hoovers, New livery 67021/024, top/tail 57s and 37714
40145 Thrash on train; Bury to Heywood. ELR Gala 2018
40012, 40013, 40106, 40135, 40145, D9009 Gala 2018 at ELR
Great Central Railway, D8098, D123, D5830, 37764, Class 47 1705
(Mike Wilcock)

Railway groups for autistic children
Network measurement train
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Haddon Hall Railway Tunnel Exploration
DRS Class 37s 37422 & 37425 plus 'Caroline' - Newcastle + Darlington 19th/20th April
Double Yorkshire Steam 60103 Flying Scotsman & 35018 British India Line 20th April
North Norfolk Railway, Spring Steam Gala 21st April
7903 & D8137 - The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway 22nd April
Flying Scotsman, British India Line & Double Headed Jubilees - The Great Britain XI
Class 31 Gala at The Weardale Railway 21st April
Red Dragon Diverted Along the Valley Line
Leek & Rudyard Railway Diesel Gala 21st April
South African Steam: NGG11 to Hoekfontein and various other trains
Australia: Trains @ Maitland Steamfest - Regular Services
3801 - An Epic Struggle Up Young Bank
Macksville NSW Trains, Dorrigo Steam Museum, River Ferry Crossing
BR 115 towed BR 120 from the Munich Hbf
Dampfspektakel Rund um Trier April 2010 mit 41 018, 01 1066, 01 118
ICE-Schnellfahrstrecke Ebensfeld - Erfurt und Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn
Taubertal-Dampf mit 01 519 am 22 April
High-speed trains TGV - Thalys - Eurostar
Old Tram, New Tram Blackpool, April
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Strange Locomotives - Paget locomotive (Midland Railway)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Royal Oke HST railtour, 21st April
TS Queen Mary
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Rare alley to a railway crossing in London



British Steel builds new rail mill

RMT confirms further strike action over DOO working

New Thameslink timetable introduced on 20th May

GWR Mobile phone tickets

Prize for Bicester Station gardening volunteers

Timetable for Kenilworth Station released

Hitachi ships the First Trans Pennine class 802 coaches

New rolling stock depot to be built at Springs Branch Wigan

New freight service launched between Liverpool Port and Scotland

Borders Railway talks 'highly productive'

West Highland Line timetable review suggested

Strike dates announced  over cuts to Scotrail CCTV monitoring staff

Steam trains on track for Aberdeen after new turntable installed

New ScotRail trains to ease crush on Edinburgh-Glasgow line

Major work to double-track railway between Aberdeen and Dyce set to begin

£160,000 ex-railway cottage which regularly sees the Hogwarts Express steaming past

First section of Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa electrification set to go live

60163 railtour to Holyhead rescheduled to 29 September

61264 returns to NYMR by road

Churchward County trust

73082 Camelot withdrawn after cylinder failure

Reopening date announced for Merseyside transport museum

Emergency exercise on Lincolnshire Wolds Railway

KATIE return to the Ravenglass & Eskdale

Samson returned to traffic on RH&DR

Apedale Railway start restoration of Baldwin shunting loco

Workshop building delivered to Ruislip Lido Railway

Abellio, NS and why the Amsterdam express always goes via Dublin

EU to fund ETRMS upgrade of TGV route

Long Island Railroad upgrades planned

Reduction of Amtrak on train catering services

CN to lease 350 new wagons

1.8km long grain train in Australia

Metro North West in Sydney completed under budget

Priority seating helps with invisible health problems

Half of all TfL journey are paid for with contactless cards

Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry service axed

First Titanic menu fetches £100k at auction

First A350-900ULR starts flight-test campaign

Trent troubles force Air NZ 787-9s to make refuelling stops

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



29/04/18  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth  3/3

30/04/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2 Military Marvels

30/04/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  (new series)

01/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "British Airways: 100 Years in the Sky"  1/2

01/05/18  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Missing Flight MH370: Inside the Situation Room"

01/05/18  Channel 5 2305-0030
         "The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight"

02/05/18  Channel 4 1930-200
         "The Culture Show: Lego - the Building Blocks of Architecture"

02/05/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/6

03/05/18  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "The Belarus Tractor Factory"

03/05/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Jumbo: The Plane that Changed the World"



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

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

29/04/18    The French Railways Society: Model Railway Exhibition, Talks & Slideshows
           The Aston Court Hotel, opposite the main entrance to Derby station
           11.10 Gavin Lake – Brits Abroad
           12.00 Andrew Martin – French Trains (and others) in My Writing (non-illustrated)
           13.40 Michael Bunn – Eighty Years of the SNCF
           14.30 Duncan McEvoy - SNCF Classic Diesels’ Swansong
           15.15 Peter Lovell – From the Society's Archive
           Adult: £3.50, Children: free

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
07/05/18    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

08/05/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Somerdale Railway & Rebuilding the Fry's Sentinel"
           by Eric Miles
           1930 for a 1945 start
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

09/05/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Strictly Freight Only Part 2" by Brian Ringer
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

12/05/18    Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
           1115 and 1415, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
           Booking advised

12/05/18    South West Herts Model Railway Society Watford Model Railway Exhibition
           Queen's School, Aldenham Road, Watford, WD23 2TYT

12/05/18-   Epping Ongar Railway: LT Weekend & Bus Rally

12/05/18-   Statfold Barn Railway: Giant Miniature Weekend

12/05/18-   Mickleover Model Railway Group: Derby Model Railway Exhibition
13/05/18    The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
           1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

13/05/18    South Devon Railway: Boundless by CSMA (Car Rally)

Cheers, Howard.
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