Subject: Raildate 8th June 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/06/2018, 17:00
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Derby Station Project progress
Kenilworth Station
Coventry Station
Birmingham International Station
Leamington Spa Station
East Midlands Parkway revisited
Market Harborough Station progress
Wellingborough Station
Leicester Station Freight & Passenger Trains
(Martin Miller)

Double-Headed Jubilees Storm Beattock
BIL heads to the Seaside 35018 British India Line on The Scarborough Spa Express 31st May
35028 'Clan Line' Blitzes Whiteball! The Torbay Express, 3rd June
A Day With A Hawksworth Hall East Lancashire Railway 30th May
Bulleid Pacific To North Wales 2nd June
Black Five 45212 at Surbiton and Guildford 2nd June
48151 with The Dalesman, 4th June
The four years leading to 2857's centenary
Eardington station 150 celebrations
Llanberis Lake Railway, 28th May
Bank Holiday at The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
Australian Trains: 6029 to Mount Victoria; Strathfield-Parramatta
C510, C509, G513, C506, C507 & C505 – Beecroft – June 2018
Inbetriebnahme Triebwagen BDe 4/4 Nr. 13 Buckow Kleinbahn 02.06.2018
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - CTHS Ludmilla, mgw Vectron, Kaiser Franz uvm
Lyon Tramway
NWVRT 2018 Running and Open Day
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Clan Line on the Torbay Express, 3rd June
All current documents relating to rail franchising at the Department for Transport
Hitachi view of bi-mode rolling stock
How railway timetabling works (in theory)
BML2 pressure group demand more money for South East Railways
An American view of UK mainline steam
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A postcard from the past – Leawood Pump House
Willington Power Station Cooling Towers
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

50007 Eardington Bank, 19th May
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Steam era working timetable reprints

I want the Derby Canal Back

Future Transport: ready for takeoff or overhyped?

Inside Liverpool's derelict art deco dream factory



Government inquiry into May 2018 timetable changes

Train torture: What's gone wrong with your rail journey?

Govia Thameslink provides taxis to get pupils to GCSE exams

Vandalism to stored 700 units at West Worthing (which is why the sidings were closed in the 1980s!)

Planning permission opposed for Wareham footbridge

Bridge lift over railway south of Ely completed

Class 717 units unveiled

Virgin Trains 'sorry' for Louis Smith ticket check

Invitation to tender for East Midlands route issued

Is a driver shortage messing up Northern trains?

ScotRail records lowest rate of skip stopping since records began

Seagull trapped overnight in stabled Scotrail coach

More stop gap 365 units delivered to Scotrail

Boost for St Andrews rail campaign

Network Rail completes £1m Ayr viaduct refurbishment

ScotRail signals boost for north train services

KeolisAmey reveal new-look Wales trains and services
Rail operator KeolisAmey to create 130 jobs with Wales move

Timetable of improvements for Wales and Borders franchise

Some sense in the Newport to Ebbw Vale rail link saga at last

New trains to be rolled out across North Wales lines early next year

DB Cargo 66136 to visit Midland Railway Centre gala

Bittern arrives at Margate for covered storage

4SUB and Merseyside class 503 unit moved to Margate for storage and restoration

P2 locomotive company asks for expressions of interest to build the boiler for 2007 Prince of Wales

Vintage Trains reach £800,000 target for setting up TOC

Changes to locos displayed in Highley "Engine House" museum.

Chinnor & Prices Risborough to reopen to Princes Risborough on 15th August.

Corris Railway Gala

Brienz Rothorn Bahn loco to visit in Snowdon Mountain Railway in September

Italians shocked by man's selfie after train accident in Piacenza

AMTRAK to upgrade diesel loco fleet

White Pass and Yukon purchased by Carnival Cruises

First of 200 General Electric locos delivered to Canadian National

Agreement reached to rebuild railway line to Churchill, Manitoba

Canadian Pacific train crew paydeal

Canadian railways woo scarce workers

New loco for Stern and Hafferl in Austria

Hyundai to supply 52 new multiple units to Taiwan

Work starts to reopen line in New Zealand

Cairngorm funicular to close for one month

End of paper tickets on Croydon Tramlink

CAF win tram orders from Sweden, Germany and Luxembourg

Hornby secures £18m lifeline

Captain Cook's Endeavour replica comes 'home' to Whitby

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan

'Lucky' escape for Isle of Wight golf club crash pilot

BA to use Qatar jets on Gulf and Indian routes

UK's first F-35s touch down at Marham home

Aer Arran stop operating to Aran Isles

Emirates consider windowless aircraft

TSB cites pilots and visibility for WestJet incident at St Martin

NTSB gives details of 2017 Shorts crash as video surfaces

USS Arizona Memorial At Pearl Harbor Closes Indefinitely Due To Structural Concerns

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



09/06/18  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building the London Underground"

10/06/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  3/3

10/06/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Timeshift: The Golden Age of Coach Travel"

10/06/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  (1)

10/06/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  (2)

10/06/18  ITV 2220-2250
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  5/6

11/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Los Angeles

11/06/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  The workers

12/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Boston

12/06/18  ITV 2100-2200
         "Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera"  1/3

13/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Plymouth to Nantucket

13/06/18  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  Engineering

13/06/18  Channel 4 2000-2030
         "Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow"  2/5 Isle of Wight

13/06/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  6/6

13/06/18  Channel 4 2230-2335
         "How to Start an Airline"

13/06/18  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Indian Hill Railways"  3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

14/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  New Haven to Vermont

14/06/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "City in the Sky"  3/3 Arrival

15/06/18  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Montreal

15/06/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Building Britain's Canals"  1/3



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

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

18/06/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Trains Buses and Ships in 2017" by Justin and Terry Foulger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/06/18    Bishopstoke History Society
           St Paul's Church, Fair Oak Road, Bishopstoke, SO50 6DA
           "The Itchen Navigation"
           1400-1600, free entry, all welcome

21/06/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "The Hixon Rail Disaster" by Richard Freeman
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

22/06/18-   Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hunslet 125

23/06/18    Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
           1115 and 1415, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
           Booking advised

23/06/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Travelling Post Office Demonstrations

23/06/18-   Romsey Model Railway Exhibition (rescheduled from March)
24/06/18    Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

23/06/18-   Romsey Signal Box Open Days
24/06/18    1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

23/06/18-   Perth Model Railway Exhibition
24/06/18    1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

24/06/18    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Special Engine Month

24/06/18-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 50th Anniversary 8 Day Gala
25/06/18-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Gala

28/06/18-   Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society Railex NE
29/06/18    John Spence Community High School, Preston Road, North Shields, NE29 9PU
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

30/06/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Teddy Bear Days

01/07/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

01/07/18    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus & Coach Rally

02/07/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           Railway Walk

02/07/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Toy Train to the Clouds” by David Charlesworth
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

06/07/18-   South Devon Railway: South Devon 1940s Festival

07/07/18    Railway Heritage & Local History Afternoon to remember the Wath railway disaster
           LNER/Rowms Lane Social Club, Swinton, S64 8AE
           Large car park or 10 min walk from either Swinton or Mexborough stations
           Presentation by Mike Brearley, film, slides, accounts of events
           Meet the survivors session, static display, free minibus to the accident memorial
           Admission: £5 (concessions: £3)
           Tea, Coffee, Hot roast sandwiches, real-ale bar

07/07/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas

07/07/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The 1940s Experience

Cheers, Howard.
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