Subject: Raildate 4th May 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 04/05/2018, 15:24
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Ilkeston Station Passenger and Freight Trains
(Martin Miller)

GCR 567 loco group
Tram Museum Brussels
Airline food
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Unseen Heritage Railway Footage of 2017
The Great Britain XI, April
Wartime in the Cotswolds, 28th April
Bulleid Pacific Chasing In Cheshire & Wales
An Evening With A School At The Seaside North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Avon Valley Railway - Boys & Their Toys, 29th April
Five Locomotives from Three Different Regions in One Spring Afternoon
5910 & 3642 - Robertson tour - May 1993
New York Subway Museum
Dampfspektakel (und Diesel), 28 April
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - Lokomotion, Twindexx, Rennsteigbahn uvm
Mulhouse Tram-train - Siemens Avanto U 25500
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

How to get help if you're getting unwanted sexual attention on a train
(Spotter: Mike Prince)

10 of the best station cafes and bars: readers’ travel tips

Model Railroading With Jack Burgess Ep. 1 Get Organized



Passengers paying the price for broken model of rail franchising

Network Rail CEO suggests opportunity of 24 hour service

Network Rail criticised for felling trees

Virgin Trains tickets available using Amazon Alexa voice recognition system

Rebranding of Freightliner

National Audit Office criticism of Thameslink service and infrastructure maintenance

Class 717 units unveiled at start of testing

SWR strike action suspended for ACAS arranged talks with RMT

Transport Secretary launches review into SWR performance failings

Photos of new Anglia bi-mode trains under construction

First train in 53 years finally serves Kenilworth Station
Council to probe why station opening was delayed

Investigation into extending Borders Route from Tweedbank to Carlisle

Major rail improvements coming to Elgin

Multi-million pound rail upgrade starts in Aberdeen

Bid to boost case for reinstating Levenmouth rail link

Major rail improvements coming to the Highlands

New Patron for Mid Hants Railway

Signalling Centre to open at Didcot on 23rd June

Change of visiting loco at SVR diesel gala

A pacer unit may be preserved at the NRM

Fife Heritage Railway start restoration of Andrew Barclay 2292

Railway stalwart David Clucas dies suddenly at 72

Summer reopening date for Snowdon Mountain Railway

Eurostar to Bordeaux from 2020?

Competition for Swiss inter city services

Swedish Railways invest in sleeper services

Siemens SC44 Chargers ordered for Altamont Corridor Express commuter rail service.

Union Pacific orders low emission shunting locos

New locos delivered to Ivory Coast railways

Work starts on new Underground booking hall at Paddington

Anger over Campbeltown ferry service suspension

MSC Meravigli calls at Invergordon

Anger as decades-old gliding club says it feels forced to leave its home at Daedalus

Power cut at Amsterdam Schipol airport

Vietnam Airlines A321 landed on unfinished runway

First Cathay Pacific A350-1000 takes to the air

MH370 hunt to make final push as weather window closes
MH370 search uncovered shipwrecks from 19th Century

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



05/05/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "The Restoration Man: Best Builds"  Settle-Carlisle water tower

07/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Southern Scotland

07/05/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  2/2 The shape of things to come

07/05/18  BBC Radio 4 2030-2100
         "The Belarus Tractor Factory"

07/05/18  BBC Radio 4 2100-2130
         "A River of Steel"  Development of Sheffield's steel industry

07/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  (new series)

08/05/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Greenock to Larkhill

08/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "British Airways: 100 Years in the Sky"  2/2

08/05/18  ITV 2245-2315
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/6

08/05/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Timeshift: Penny Blacks to Twopenny Blues - How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps"

09/05/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Motherwell to Linlithgow

09/05/18  ITV 2030-2100
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  2/6

10/05/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Stirling to Crieff

10/05/18  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Timeshift: The Engine that Powers the World"  Story of the diesel engine

11/05/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Andrews to Edinburgh



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

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-   Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Steam & Diesel Gala

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

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

12/05/18-   Great Central Railway: Goods Galore

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)

14/05/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           “The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
           “Railways in the Western USA” by Jeff Morgan
           Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge

14/05/18    North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           David Wilmot Memorial Lecture
           “The History of Railways in and around Chesterfield” by Glynn Waite

17/05/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "The Clifton Rocks Railway" by Maggie Shapland
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

17/05/18-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival

17/05/18-   Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale 2018

18/05/18-   Bluebell Railway: Branch Line Weekend

19/05/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

19/05/18    Littlehampton Model Railway Exhibition
           The Littlehampton Academy, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 6FE

19/05/18-   Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Steam in Miniature
20/05/18    Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

19/05/18-   EM Gauge Society expoEM Spring
20/05/18    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Berkshire, RG12 9SE
           1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

19/05/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

20/05/18    Severn Valley Railway: Mixed Traction Day

Cheers, Howard.
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