Subject: Raildate 7th September 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/09/2018, 15:07
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Derby Station - end August situation
(Martin Miller)

In a meeting 200 years ago today in Darlington, the idea for world's first modern railway was born
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

50th anniversary of the Victoria Line
Campaign to get commuters smiling
Thousands forget where they parked at Dublin Airport
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Rails Emporium
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

1929 London Stations - British Steam - Amateur Cine Film

London Euston station (1957)

How the Hogwarts Express was saved from a Welsh scrapyard

Princess Alice disaster: The Thames' 650 forgotten dead



Crossrail will not open this year as launch delayed by at least 9 months

Procurement process started for ECTS on East Coast Main line

LED lighting installed at High Wycombe station

Nottingham station footbridge reopened

New video shows train services resuming at Derby railway station

West Midlands freight depot to be considered by Planning Inspectorate

Second station cat for Huddersfield

Merseyrail to give up DOO on new rolling stock

Rush hour trains between Ayr and Glasgow Central to terminate at Prestwick Town station

PM says Borders Railway extension promises 'great benefits'

Borders Railway journeys pass four million mark

ScotRail Alliance marks 150th anniversary of Busby-East Kilbride line

Translink Northern Ireland vandalism problems

First trip of BRB2 at Snowdon Mountain Railway

EU grant for Mid Norfolk Railway workshops and new jobs

DB scraps plans to use "hostile music" to discourage vagrants

New wagons on test in Germany

TfL launches inquiry after ‘open doors’ incident

More delays for Hook of Holland metro conversion

Carrickfergus Castle's 'secret Victorian tunnel' to be opened up

This historic railroad depot houses a massive model railroad track

Row over Luas drivers' lunch bags

Second guided busway route opens in Bristol

Bus fire at Bangor

Go Ahead buses - Ireland

Manchester Pusher: Does a serial killer haunt the city's canals?

Future and sustainability of Corran Ferry discussed at Lochaber Committee

Abandoned ship off Myanmar coast  earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel

Stranded supply ship in Great Yarmouth to be sold

Ryanair pilots accept pay offer

Emirates airline: Passengers sick on Dubai-New York flight

Fort Myers-bound A320 lines up with wrong airport

Iberia retrieves A340-600 damaged in Quito hard landing

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



08/09/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Brunel's Britain: Master of Bridges"  2/2

08/09/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "How the Victorians Built Britain"  2/4

09/09/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Timeshift: the Joy of Train Sets - the Model Railway Story"

09/09/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Hidden Britain by Drone: Heatwave Special"

09/09/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "A303: Highway to the Sun"

09/09/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Battle of Britain: Model Squadron"  1/3

11/09/18  BBC Radio 4 2100-2130
         "On and Off the Valley Lines"  2/3 Change

12/09/18  BBC Radio 4 1530-1600
         "On and Off the Valley Lines"  1/3 Resilience



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

07/09/18-   Swanage Railway: Transport Rally

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

08/09/17    Combe Rail: Railway Exhibition
           Landmark Pavilion, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BZ
           Admission free

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

17/09/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet  Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Great Train Robbery" by Anthony Keep
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/09/18    Friends of Cromford Canal: Talk
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, Nottingham, NG16 5NN
           "The Midland Railway" by Glynn Waite

22/09/18    Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

22/09/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Small Engines Visiting Weekend

22/09/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Cider & Cheese Weekend

22/09/18-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Traction Engine Rally

22/09/18-   Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre

22/09/18-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

22/09/18-   Leigh Model Railway Exhibition
23/09/18    St Joseph's Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, WN7 2DA
           1000-1700 (both days)

Cheers, Howard.
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