Subject: Raildate 10th May 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 10/05/2018, 15:22
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Derby Station Progress
Hazel Grove Station
Stockport Station North End
Stockport Station South End
(Martin Miller)

Another call to reopen the Woodhead route
Stations should be for catching trains, not shopping
Charity Railtours between Aylesbury and Bicester Village via Claydon LNE Jn
Virtual reality train set
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Pocket Rocket & Schools Bashing North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Steam Locomotives At Speed
The Aln Valley Railway Steam Gala, 5th May
SR 35018 Powers 12 over The S&C on the Dalesman, 8th May
Australia: Train 3448 through North Strathfield
British Columbia - Revelstoke - May 2018
"Emergency Medical Service" on the track
Kassel Hbf with Regio Tram - Electric and diesel powered
Winterlicher Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - Rheincargo
Baureihe 232 - Diesel-Sound um Bad Salzungen, 1999
150 Jahre Tauberbahn - Das Fest
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours May Holiday Weekend
Melbourne Tram Signals Explained
The Epsom Show 2018 - Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Chino Warbirds, 5th May
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Britain's 'best and worst' railway stations named

Ten industrial sites that shaped England used in history campaign



Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up

Consultations starts on Heathrow West mainline connection

Southern Railway underestimate loadings for rail replacement buses

Sea wall enhancement proposal around Dawlish

Summer trains to Okehampton announced

Upgrade work starts at Melksham

CAF open maintenance base ain Manchester

First Trans Pennine Express 802/2 unit leaves Japan

ScotRail confirms high-speed plan delays

Caledonian Sleeper trains upgrade

Vintage Trains TOC announce appointment of Managing Director

Change to class 47 visiting SVR diesel gala

Class 26 to join Mid Hants diesel gala

Lineside fires on SVR

Progress with Swanage Railway service to Wareham

Overhaul of 5239 at Cranmore

Bridge bash problems for Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway

Cosmetic restoration of 51218

Rebranding of National Railway Museum

Fairbourne Railway "Sherpa" to be displayed at Birmingham New St

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway "Russell" passes annual boiler exam

HUPAC to purchase ERS from Genesee & Wyoming

Fatal collision in Bavaria

Belgian reliability troubles with axle counters

Mitsui Rail leasing order 25 more Vectron locos

Alstom testing new trains for Senegal

CRRC secures order for Bueno Aires Roca line

CAF to supply 30 new trains for Amsterdam metro

Peco produces Royal Wedding models

House with 900ft model railway for sale in south Gwynedd

Unexplained fires on Rome buses

The Clansman ferry is back in action

Manx government purchase Isle of Man Steam Packet company

Norwegian Air Shuttle rejects bid from IAG (owner of British Airways)

'Council rent hike' shuts Portsmouth gliding club

Light aircraft makes emergency landing on Devon beach

First Cathay Pacific A350-1000 takes to the air

Air France shares drop sharply as strikes continue

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



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

13/05/18  BBC4 2130-2200
         "History of the Future: Cars"

14/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Ukraine (1)

14/05/18  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "World's Fastest Train"

14/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"

15/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Ukraine (2)

15/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Intercity 125: the Train that Saved British Railways" 1/2

15/05/18  ITV 2315-2345
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  2/6

16/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Georgia

16/05/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/6

16/05/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "History of the Future: Cars"

16/05/18  BBC4 2230-2330
         "Dambusters Declassified"

17/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Georgia & Azerbaijan



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

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)
           Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society will be in attendance

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    Isle of Wight Festival of Transport

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

21/05/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Signalling Part two" by David Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/05/18    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

25/05/18-   South Devon Railway: Spring Beer Festival

26/05/18-   Railex
27/05/18    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP
           1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

26/05/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Three Island Ivatts

26/05/18-   Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Steam Festival
28/05/18    Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

26/05/18-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway: Festival of Steam

27/05/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas

26/05/18-   Chasewater Railway: Made in Staffordshire Gala

26/05/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Kids Go Free

26/05/18-   Bala Lake Railway Model Railway Show
28/05/18    Bala School, 11 Blaenddol, Bala, LL23 7BB
           1000-1700 (Sat/Sun), 1000-1530 (Mon)

Cheers, Howard.
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