Subject: Raildate 30th August 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/08/2018, 08:21
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West Midlands Metro Wolverhampton Station extension
West Midlands Metro St Paul's plus wet acrobatics
Chesterfield Station Passenger and Freight
Derby Station - more plant than trains
Derby Station - the calm before the storm
(Martin Miller)

Polmont Station 11 August 2018
St Petersburg Moskovsky Station August 2018
(Andrew Cook)

New FARSAP video on the Signalling Record Society site: Carmuirs East (videos have been
transferred to the Vimeo platform to eliminate buffering issues)
(John Lacy)

60009 Shines At Chipping Campden - The Cotswold Venturer, 25th August
Flying Scotsman August Bank Holiday Weekend 2018
45690 Leander at Leeds with The Waverley, 26th August
Class 40 No D213 'Andania', 'The Cumbrian Mountain Whistler, 27th August
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Narrow Gauge Steam Railways assortment August 2018
Part 1:
Part 2:
One of twelve "MAK DE 2700" in Kassel Wilhelmshöhe
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn - VT 18.16 + E 40, TXL, Raildox, MEG uvm
Sommerdampf um Nördlingen mit 52 8168, E 94 192 und S 3/6 3673 am Sonntag, 26.8.18
Cierny Hron Railway (Slovakia) - Cierny Balog to Vydrovo
Mainline Steam Through The Night with K153! Steamrail Maldon Weekender
Steam Returns to Mornington Railway
Pacific National Loaded Grain Train in South Australia with DL44
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2018 August Bank Holiday Weekend
Bendigo Trams from 1965 Silent Movie
A look at the Trago Mills Model Railway
Superb Modular Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale of York Railway in Pennsylvania
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Background to Crossrail2
Advances in tamping machine design
Anti Social commuters
Chiltern Railways sponsored guide dog visits Leamington Spa station
Steam on the West Highland Line
Bala Lake Railway town extension
Ffestiniog Railway Rhiw Goch signal box
Visits to Aldwych station
Lego model traction engine
Drop in bus subsidies and passengers carried
Saving Orfordness lighthouse from the sea
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Circuit del Ferrocarril de la Vilella. Recorregut complert
A history of Black Prince Buses
(Alan Rushworth)

WW2 prisoners died building a railway for the Japanese

How a 90s bus pass trial transformed London travel

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 3 Operations



‘Meerkat’ to improve level crossing safety

Refurbishment of Garratt Lane bridges at Earlsfield

Great Western class 802 units enter service

Go-ahead for Felixstowe branch line upgrade to boost freight capacity

Heritage Open day opening of Cromer SB

Azuma rolling stock causes electrical interference with signalling

Peak District freight sidings get £18m Network Rail boost

First refurbished Scot Rail HST arrives north of the border

Public sector bodies permitted to bid for next Scotrail Franchise

Ballater station visitor centre set to reopen

Ayr Station Hotel: Could crumbling symbol of age of steam hit the buffers for good?

Railway bridge work has bearing on Clyde viaduct’s future

Plans for car park at Glenfinnan Viaduct Harry Potter hotspot

Work to begin on new north-east railway Scotland station

Humza Yousaf will ‘re-examine options’ for devolution of railway policing

Order confirmed for new Cardiff Valleys rolling stock

Train named to honour RAF centenary on Anglesey

Level crossing safety warning for Anglesey

Increase in train delays in Wales

Final days of operation for 45379 on Mid Hants before end of boiler certificate

Baby born at Mid Hants Thomas event

Swapping locos at Swindon Outlet village display

Runaway stock at Bitton

North Norfolk Railway autumn gala cancelled due to long range dry weather

46100 Royal Scot to visit SVR Autumn gala

Work in NRM by 55002 supporters group stopped

Tanfield Railways volunteers restore carriage once used as home

Swiss Alpine steam train travels 900 miles to Snowdonia

Battery electric multiple unit study for Dresden area

Bombardier to supply 50 TRAXX locos to CD Cargo

Order approved for double deck emu's for Hungary

Latvian Railways electrification programme

OBB signs order for 700 coaches

Shinkansen safety staff made to sit right next to bullet trains running at 300km/h

‘Addicts, crooks, thieves’: the campaign to kill Baltimore's light rail

Delays due to goats on NYC Subway

Stadler to build tram/train units for Lugano-Ponte Tresa line

Road heritage trust benefits from Northern cancellations

Passengers evacuated due to Wightlink ferry fire

24 hours after fanfare of £3.5m ringfenced ferry fund, CalMac to hand back £6m to Government

Latest CalMac ferry now delayed by a year

Race against time to save historic Clyde-built ship

Passengers stranded as paddle steamer Waverley breaks down

World War II era submarine vandalized in New Jersey

Boeing predicts need for 600,000 pilots as shortage looms

Capital Airlines A320 damaged in apparent hard landing

Cathay 777 wing tip mangled in Rome

Boeing gets $16 million to make C-32 look more presidential

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



01/09/18  Channel 4 1830-2000
         "Speed with Guy Martin: Classic F1 Special"

01/09/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Brunel's Britain: Master of Bridges"  1/2

01/09/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "How the Victorians Built Britain"  1/4

04/09/18  BBC Radio 4 2100-2130
         "On and Off the Valley Lines"  1/3 Resilience

04/09/18  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car"

05/09/18  BBC Radio 4 1530-1600
         "On and Off the Valley Lines"  1/3 Resilience

05/09/18  ITV 2345-0015
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"



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

31/08/18-   North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

31/08/18-   Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala Weekend

01/09/18    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening
           Advance booking required

01/09/18-   Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Model Weekend
02/09/18    Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

01/09/18-   West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend

01/09/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Pacifics Weekend

01/09/18-   Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala

01/09/18-   Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary

02/09/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

03/09/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Time Machine Visits Midland Metals” by Steve Armitage
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

07/09/18-   Swanage Railway: Transport Rally

07/09/18-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

08/09/18-   Spa Valley Railway: Steam Weekend

08/09/18-   Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Exhibition
09/09/18    Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA
           1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)

08/09/18-   South Devon Railway: Heritage Open Days - Behind the Scenes

08/09/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas

08/09/18-   International N Gauge Show
09/09/18    Warwickshire Event Centre

08/09/18-   Chasewater Railway: Summer Gala

08/09/18-   Malpas Vintage Machinery Association 45th Yesteryear Rally

08/09/18-   EM Gauge Society expoEM Autumn
09/09/18    Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES

09/09/18-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Country Railway Gala & Beer Festival

11/09/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Severn Beach Line" by Andrew Swift
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

12/09/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Mostly Alan Jarvis” by Noel Thompson
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

14/09/18-   Welsh Highland Railway: Super Power

15/09/18    Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

15/09/18    Trent Valley Model Railway Society Exhibition
           Lichfield Life Church, Netherstowe, Lichfield, WS13 6TS

15/09/18-   Spa Valley Railway: Children's Character Days

15/09/18-   Romsey Signal Box Open Day
16/09/18    1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

15/09/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Open Weekend

15/09/18-   Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

15/09/18-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: 50th Anniversary Gala

15/09/18-   Leek & Rudyard Railway: Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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