Subject: Raildate 1st June 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/06/2018, 17:26
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Railtour to Weymouth Quay 73106/138 and 37250 19 yrs ago!
GWR 2018 Festival of Steam at Gotherington
King Edward ll 6023 at Cotswold Festival of Steam 2018
Spring Diesel Festival at SVR. 88010 Aurora arrives and travel behind her
Spring Diesel Festival SVR part 2, Hampton Loade-Kidderminster
(Mike Wilcock)

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Cotswold Festival of Steam
1940s Weekend East Lancashire Railway 26th May
Chasewater Railway, Made in Staffordshire, 28th May
Hitachi IEP Set No 800103 at Newcastle Central - Test Train 5X05, 29th May
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, 28 May
Australian Trains: #6029 to Mount Victoria; Central - Strathfield
British Columbia Revisited - blu-ray preview
Two BR 241 with extremely long freight train in Munich
Lokportrait Dampflok 99 788
Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn - TXL Kaiser Franz, Duplo ICE, polnischer Militärzug uvm
DR 1992 - Dampflok 38 205 (Rollwagen) im Bw Altenburg
SNCF class Z 57000 "Regio 2N"
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Restoration of Coed-y-Bleddiau cottage on Ffestiniog Railway
House conversion of Haddiscoe station
Moscow stations to have official "Selfie spots" marked
Hello Kitty Shinkansen
New HMRS web site
League table of flight delays in UK
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dent station for sale (described as "barn conversion"!)

50 years since the first steam train ran on the Hoorn-Medemblik line
steam gala of the Stoomtrein Goes-Borsele line
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

Britain's 'most scenic' bus route revealed



Chris Grayling says rail industry 'has failed passengers'
Transport secretary may face grilling by MPs over rail chaos
Minister 'should resign' over rail 'chaos'

FirstGroup boss departs after £327m loss

Elizabeth Line trains undergoing final testing phases, travelling through tunnels at 60mph
Photos of Elizabeth Line stations

Flying Scotsman steam sets off London Victoria fire alarm

Thameslink compares poor service to Poundland chocolate

Flooding in North Kent

Fire at Eurostar Temple Mills Depot

Government funding not available for Portishead branch reopening

Upgrading the railway in the South West of England 12th-14th June

Advance notice of Oxford to Didcot two-week blockade

Train gets 'lost' in Yorkshire after it goes the wrong way

CalMac confirms interest in taking over railways

New ScotRail trains to finally run after windscreen problem fixed

Largs station community garden opens to all

Plans for railway station in north-east town remain on track

South Western Railway through workings to Wareham

60019 Bittern to be stored in former Ti-ang Hornby factory in Margate

Update on East Lancs Railway Crab 13065

Update on repairs to 73082 "Camelot"

Steam traction on the Helston branch after 56 years

Level crossing misuse at Portmadog Britannia Bridge

Dduallt Manor (Campbells Platform) for sale

Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway extension opened

Fire at Manx Steam Railway shed

ProRail plans massive investment as train passenger numbers set to soar

Bombardier unveil new TRAXX DC3 loco

Gazpromtrans orders 24 lpg fuelled shunters

Malaysia to scrap Kuala Lumpur-Singapore high-speed project

Grant for Crich tramway museum

Finnish railway manufacturer taken over by Skoda

New tram design for Zurich

Retired trams available for re-use in Melbourne

Transport for London bidding to run Buenos Aires metro system

End of the line for New Forest Beach Bus for tourists

Erewash canal group celebrate 50th anniversary with Bank Holiday event

World famous Waverley sets off on her first summer sailing

Paddle Steamer Monarch for sale

Paddle steamer MV Oliver Cromwell sinks off Anglesey coast

Fire on board cargo ship in Southampton Western Docks

Belgian labour investigation of Ryanair

Blue Island to start service between Guernsey and Cardiff

Virgin Atlantic adds Los Angeles to Manchester network

SIA to start its longest flight with nonstop Newark service

Denver airport begins work on 39-gate expansion

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



03/06/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  2/3

03/06/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "How to Build... Britain's Secret Engineers"

03/06/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman"

03/06/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Flying Scotsman: a Legend Reborn"

04/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Nevada

04/06/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  6/6 Heritage

05/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  San Francisco

06/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Yosemite

06/06/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  5/6 The Boat People

06/06/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  5/6

06/06/18  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow"  1/4 Carriages

06/06/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  2/3 The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

07/06/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "City in the Sky"  2/3 Airborne

08/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Southern California



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

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

13/06/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Broad Gauge Part 2" by Brian Arman
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/06/18-   South Devon Railway: Ticket to Ride - a 'Sixties Celebration

15/06/18-   North Norfolk Railway: Diesel Gala

15/06/18-   Great Central Railway: Model Event

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

16/06/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Surrey Border & Camberley Weekend

16/06/18-   Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway: Model Railway Expo

16/06/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line

16/06/18-   Mere Model Railway Exhibition
17/06/18    Mere Lecture Halls, Salisbury Street, Mere, BA12 6HA
           1000-1600 (both days)

16/06/18-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Special Engine Month

17/06/18    Epping Ongar Railway: Fathers' Day Classic Car Show

17/06/18    Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fathers' Day

Cheers, Howard.
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