Subject: Raildate 24th May 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/05/2018, 22:02
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Worksop Station
Retford Station
Derby Station - Striding forward
(Martin Miller)

46590 Leander and 60103 Flying Scotsman, 19th May
Bluebell Railway, Branch Line Gala
A Sunny Afternoon At Bolton Street East Lancashire Railway, 19th May
SVR Diesel Festival, 19th May
The First Day Of The Virgin Trains Pendolino Services to Blackpool North
Dampfspektakel 2018 Rund um Trier mit 01 202, 01 1075 usw
DR 1993 - Reichsbahn-Flair in Triptis mit Dampf und Diesel
Moscow Monorail
British Columbia - Kamloops - May 2018
Steam Hauled Mixed Train - VGRs Victorian Colonial Express
2018 Hunter Steam Festival
Part 1:
Part 2:
New Zealand Trains: The Tranz Alpine departs Greymouth
Gold Coast Tram Stage 2 Trackside Views
Brockwell Lane Layout update May 2018
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Scots-Gaelic railway map uncovers meaning of station names
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Columbine II Air Force One Restoration
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

All The Stations - The Documentary

Why a Model T was driven to the top of Ben Nevis

Database of international mining information



Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains cancelled

How did it go so wrong for Govia Thameslink?
Grant Shapps calls for GTR to lose franchise immediately

Windsor & Eton station renamed Harry & Meghan Central

First electric train travels between Birmingham and Bromsgrove

Northern rail services: Passengers advised of major changes
Think London’s trains are bad? Look at the great northern train fail
Northern rail blocking Twitter complainers 'adds insult to injury'

Network Rail reveals a tiny piece of track history

Wales' rail and Metro franchise to be run by KeolisAmey

Put ditched electric rail £430m into Welsh transport, say MPs

Mechan to ship first order to the Americas

Friar Gate Bridge, Derby, 20th May 2018 - improvement works Completed

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Contract was 'poor deal for council'

Centuries-old ferry service under threat of closure

New vessels for Brittany Ferries UK-Spain routes

Cross-Channel hovercraft Princess Margaret scrapped

Last surviving British Dambuster crewman on board Lancaster as it flew over Derbyshire

BMI Regional suspends Southampton-Munich flights

Qatar Airways returns to Gatwick

Saudia A330 makes emergency landing with nose gear up

MH370 search to end 29 May

WW2 bunker found under Middlesbrough back garden

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith



26/05/18  Channel 5 1955-2115
         "The Dambusters at 75: What Happened Next"

27/05/18  BBC4 2030-2130
         "How to Build... a Jumbo Jet Engine"

27/05/18  BBC4 2130-2230
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

28/05/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station: Windsor Wedding Special"

28/05/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "The Secret Life of the Motorway"  2/3

29/05/18  ITV 2320-2350
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  4/6

30/05/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  2/6 Geology

30/05/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  1/3 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

31/05/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "City in the Sky"  1/3 Departure



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

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)

29/05/18    Bishopstoke History Society
           St Paul's Church, Fair Oak Road, Bishopstoke, SO50 6DA
           "The Itchen Navigation"
           1400-1600, free entry, all welcome

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

08/06/18-   Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala

08/06/18-   West Somerset Railway: Diesel Gala

09/06/18    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Snowdonian Limited

09/06/18-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Special Engine Month

09/06/18-   Chesterfield Railway Modellers: Peak Model Railway Exhibition
10/06/18    The Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

10/06/18    Friends of King Alfred Buses: Archive film show with Rob Foxon
           Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
           The British Transport Commission & Nationalised Transport
           Starts at 1400
           Refreshments will be available at the Discovery Centre cafe
           Tickets: £8.00 from the Discovery Centre Box Office (01962 873603)

10/06/18    South Devon Railway: Trains and Triumphs

10/06/18    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: British Legion Fun Day

Cheers, Howard.
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