Subject: Raildate 6th July 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/07/2018, 14:12
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Rotherham Central Tram Train Project Progress
Barnsley Interchange Station
Wakefield Kirkgate Station
Leeds Station
Doncaster Station with LNER and Azuma
Chesterfield Station return
(Martin Miller)

Slip Coach
45699 Struggles Over The Settle & Carlisle
Steam Sunset
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, 50th Anniversary Gala
Colas 56 v DRS 377 Peak Forest, 29th June
Rocket, Turbinia & Azuma at the Discovery Museum Newcastle
Amerton Railway Summer Steam Gala 30th June
A Sunny Scotsman 60103 Flying Scotsman on The Yorkshireman, 30th June
New Zealand Trains: The Tranz Alpine, Darfield to Waimakariri River
"Farewell 3642" tour - Moss Vale - July 2018
Australian Steam Trains - K190 on the Echuca Overlander
Steam, Diesel & Railcars haul Steam Ranger Heritage Railway May & June Cockle Trains
Ale by rail
012 100-4 (01 1100) Nikolausfahrten ab Hamburg 2005 (HD)
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - Railadventure 103 mit Unfallzug, Raildox, TXL uvm
TGV trains at Maison-Alfort
Driver's View Melbourne Tram 59 Airport West to Haymarket
N Scale Model Railroad built by the Maas and Waal Model Train Club in the Netherlands
RAF Lakenheath USAF F-15s 25th June
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

What Southern California ‘light rail’ looked like in 1911 and decades thereafter
Blue plaque to be unveiled to commemorate Colonel Stephens
15 years of Oyster cards in London
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

3D maps of every Underground station

Summer seasonal bus services in Hampshire...
The South Downs Rambler
The New Forest Open Top Tour
The Purbeck Breezer
Fun in the Sun at Lepe Beach



Parliamentary report criticises British electrification policy

Lineside fires disrupt train services

Testing of cutting-edge maintenance trains for Elizabeth line gets underway

GTR Thameslink may loose franchise

Planned cancellations on GTR Thameslink routes

Rail signal chaos hits London Victoria commuters

South Western Railway users suffered "unacceptable" delays

Greater Anglia to use Mid Norfolk Railway during introduction of Stadler rolling stock

Tickets machines with human assistance launched in East Anglia

Grand Central apply for more ECML paths

Doubts over Trans Pennine Electrification

Northern resume operations on Windermere branch

49 degrees Celsius track temperatures buckle rail at Carlisle

Coastal repair work on Cumbrian Coast Line

New electric trains approved after windscreens changed

Plans will breathe new life into Aberdeen station entrance and pavilion

Kildonan Railway Station to be saved after HITRANS backs down

North-east railway station destroyed in blaze gets ready to reopen

Electrification of the Cardiff to Swansea rail line could cost just a third of what was thought

Government to discuss Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail line reopening findings

50th Anniversary of opening K&WVR

Jools Holland OBE at Pecorama

Grant to aid expansion of Nevada State Railroad Museum

Amtrak start research on replacing Amfleet 1 series vehicles

Problems replacing a lifting bridge in Connecticut

EU audit condemns fragmented high speed networks

Free travel on Sheffield trams for serving military personnel and veterans

Transport bosses sign £72m deal to buy 27 new trams

Customers urged to claim £321m from dormant Oyster cards

Oriana cruise ship to leave service in Southampton

'I don’t want ships to kill me': Marseille fights cruise liner pollution

Cabin pressurisation fault resulted in Lion Air 737 diversion

Ryanair cabin crew announce European strike dates

WW2 pilot takes helicopter to make comrade's funeral

Plans for Hypersonic jet aircraft

France retires last Mirage 2000Ns

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



07/07/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow"  5/5 The coaches come together

08/07/18  BBC4 2230-2330
         "Hunting the Nazi Gold Train"

09/07/18  BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
         "Mind the Gap: Britain's Transport Divide"  2/2 Railways

09/07/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Jumbo Jet: 50 Years in the Sky"  1/2

11/07/18  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
         "Mind the Gap: Britain's Transport Divide"  2/2 Railways



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

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

06/07/18-   East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

07/07/18    Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway: Bus rally at Toddington

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

07/07/18-   Hollowell Steam 2018

08/07/18    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Land Rover Day

09/07/18    Eastleigh and District Local History Society
           Age Concern Hall, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL
           "HMS Raven (now Southampton Airport)" by Barry Chinchen
           Starts 1930

09/07/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Berkshire Fire and Rescue - At Newbury Fire Station
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

11/07/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           Summer Social
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/07/18-   Apedale Light Railway: Tracks to the Trenches

14/07/18    Cromford Canal: Jaguar car display

14/07/18-   Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground Weekend
15/07/18    and Mechanical Organ Gathering
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

14/07/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
15/07/18    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Alton Bus Rally

15/07/18    Peak Rail: Midlands Lotus Owners Club

17/07/18    Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
           1830, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
           Booking advised

18/07/18    Portswood Library Summer Evening Talks
           Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2NG
           "The Story of Southampton Docks" by Jack Wilson
           Starts 1915, admission free

19/07/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
           "Heritage Railways of NZ and Australia" by Dave Stevenson
           Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged

20/07/18-   Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Weekend

21/07/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

21/07/18    Ebbw Vale Classic Bus Display

21/07/18-   Masham Steam Rally

22/07/18    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Summer Gala

24/07/18-   The War & Peace Revival
28/07/18    The Hope Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent

25/07/18-   Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival

28/07/18-   Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society Railex NE
29/07/18    John Spence Community High School, Preston Road, North Shields, NE29 9PU
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

29/07/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Railway Folk children's entertainment

Cheers, Howard.
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