Subject: Raildate 18th May 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 18/05/2018, 14:35
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Swinton Station revisited
Rotherham Central Station revisited
Meadowhall Interchange Station revisited
Conisbrough Station
Doncaster Station
Chesterfield Station revisited
Derby Station More Progress
(Martin Miller)

Steam at Cardiff. Lord Dowding and Bittern, 2018/09
IEP crosses Bishton Flyover, May 2018, South Wales Electrification
Llanelli & Mynydd Railway, 2 x 67s at Margam and more
Doncaster Open Day with class 89, Deltic, and so much more, July 2003
(Mike Wilcock)

Visit to Winchester Chesil Tunnel
Rebuilding London Bridge in the 1970s
50 years since the closure of the LSWR line through Tavistock
Digital guide to Bernina Express
Background to SNCF dispute
Scenic railway journeys in France
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Black 5 45212 down Honeybourne bank
Black 5 - No Diesel - Noisy day out
Growler D6948 (37 248) accelerates away out of Broadway
Great Central Railway, Goods Galore Gala, 12th May
East Lancashire Railway Flying Scotsman Weekend
35018 British India Line with The Cumbrian Mountain Express, 12th May
British Columbia - Fernie to Crowsnest Pass - May 2018
R711 Returns to Warrnambool! The Warrnambool Westcoaster
NSW Rail Motors and Railcars in Regular Service
Plan- Dampf im Nördlinger Ries 50 0072 S3/6
Mit dem Jumbo 44 1486 auf Geburtstagsrundfahrt + 41 1144 und 94 1538 rund um Thüringen
Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - Kaiser Franz, CD Cargo Vectron, TXL uvm
75 1118 auf der Lokalbahn Amstetten - Gerstetten, 10.05.2018
Saint Petersburg Metro
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Hyperloop: Prospects and Challenges
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Lord Dowding - Whistling over the Usk
Abandoned railroads and trains in the USA
Amtrak Blows The Doors Off of CSX in Train Race
Onboard the QE2 Dubai
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

New Trailer Released For Upcoming Spitfire Documentary



Vivarail D train progress

New Elizabeth Line depot opens at Old Oak Common
Crossrail will generate electricity using the wind created by trains

Govia Thameslink changes time of every train in shake-up
400 more Thameslink trains a day

Some GTR/ Great Northern services may be transferred to Transport For London

Work delays keep Weymouth and Wareham rail line shut

Isambard Kingdom Brunel structure halts road scheme

Network Rail fined over accident at East Farleigh LC

Shepreth Level Crossing upgraded

East Coast train line to be put into public control
Why taxpayers should mourn Virgin East Coast
The LNER returns!

Kilsby Tunnel repairs

Why people are always taking pictures of this locomotive at Derby station

Mick & Wendy lost luggage at Matlock

Council’s bid to rescue historic Midland Main Line station

Electric test train runs to Blackpool North

East Kilbride and Hairmyres rail stations included in major park-and-ride consultation

Plans submitted for Stirling station footbridge works

Aberdeen residents hit out at ‘chaos’ of railway works?

South Devon Railway fined for missing toilet floor

Plan to re-open steam train line leaves farmers fuming

GBRf class 66 confirmed for Severn Valley diesel Gala

45231 to Visit Severn Valley Railway for Summer peak season

60163 Tornado repairs

5199 to visit East Lancs Railway

K&WVR 41241 undergoing test runs

Engineering apprentice training available on Mid Hants

Railway carriageway restaurant for Derby's Friar Gate Bridge?

Climb every mountain: Railway honours Shirley Bassey

Northern Ireland Railways DEMU preserved

French train services severely disrupted as unions step up strike action

Siemens awarded ECTS contract in Hungary

RegioJet put TRAXX locos into service

Serbian Freight operator to purchase Vectron locos

European support for upgrading Albanian railway system

Investment in Calgary Transit

Canadian rail association voices concerns over legalisation of recreational marijuana

Japanese train departs 25 seconds early - again

Busiest London Underground stations

TfL seeking supplier of tram automatic braking system

Testing of Sheffield Tram/train stock started

100 mph shed

Probe over fire on freight ferry that saw route axed

Disruption to CalMac services worst in years, says chief

Barge that drifted from Canada reaches Mayo coast

Crowds annoyed at RAF Derwent Dambusters flypast mix-up

Only Battle of Britain Hurricane finds new home, will undergo rebuild

Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill denies manslaughter of 11 men

Investigators examine wreckage after Offaly air crash

Airbus supporting A319 windshield blow-out probe

Canadian C17 visits Leeds-Bradford airport

Undercarriage collapse on charter flight to Fair Isle

Asiana A330 slices vertical fin off Turkish A321

Black Arrow rocket replica under construction

The Iron Bridge to be returned to its original colour

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



19/05/18  Channel 5 1830-1920
         "Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht"

19/05/18  Channel 5 1920-2020
         "The Queen Mary: Cruising with the Royals"

19/05/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Titanic: the New Evidence"

20/05/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "How to Build... a Nuclear Submarine"

21/05/18  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Derby to Grantham

21/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"

21/05/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  1/3

22/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Boston to Menston

22/05/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Intercity 125: the Train that Saved British Railways" 2/2

22/05/18  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera"

22/05/18  ITV 2245-2315
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/6

23/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hessle to York

23/05/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  4/6

24/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Middlesbrough to Hexham

25/05/18  BBC2 1800-1830
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Lindisfarne



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

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)

01/06/18-   Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway: Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival

01/06/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala

01/06/18-   Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Festival

02/06/18-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Miniature Traction Engine Rally

02/06/18-   Llangollen Railway: Railcar Gala

03/06/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

04/06/18    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The Withered Arm - A Personal Journey " by Howard Sprenger
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

04/06/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           “The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
           “The Railways of Briton Ferry & District” by Martin Davies
           Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge

04/06/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Big Diesels in the Landscape” by Duncan McEvoy
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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