Subject: Raildate 21st September 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 21/09/2018, 13:39
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Oporto Trams Line 1 Passeio Alegre to Infante
Oporto Trams Line 18 Massarelos to Carmo
Oporto Trams Line 22 Batalha Carmo Batalha
Metro do Porto Ponte de Luis 1
Portugal Narrow Gauge Vouga Line Espinho to Oliveira
Porto Funicular dos Guindais
Derby Station so far, so good
(Martin Miller)

60009 tears through the South, The Swanage Belle, 13th September
48151, 37669 & 37706 with The Scarborough Spa Express, York, 13th September
East Lancashire Railway, 15th September
A4 No 60009 on 'The Talisman', 15th September
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Steam Gala, 15th September
A4 No 60009 on a Move to Southall, Durham & Darlington, 17th September
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Preserved Steam Railway Buzzrail
Australian Trains - New Waratah "Series 2" set now in service
86 1333 mit ordentlich Last auf Spätsommertour durchs Erzgebirge
Zug um Zug auf der Frankenwaldbahn - 18 201, TXL, Raildox, ÖBB uvm
Eurostar et Thalys sur la ligne classique Paris-Lille
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

GWR franchise review stakeholder briefing
Cab ride Chessington South to Waterloo
Southern Railway headcodes (1944)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Aircraft Spotting
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Little remains of this view taken at Derby Midland station in 1981



Autumn on the railway

'Broken' rail franchise system to be reviewed

Cross Country Franchise competition suspended

Bombardier unveils battery-electric Talent 3

South Western and Northern rail staff plan more strikes

Footbridge refurbished at Faversham in time for Hop Festival

Billingshurst LC damaged by road vehicle

Templecombe station  highly commended in National Railway Awards

Dartmoor Railway to feature on Channel 5

Newquay station evacuated due to hand grenade

Vivarail unit arrives at Bletchley for Marston Vale line

British Steel contract with Network Rail extended

Class 195 diesel units for Northern start mainline testing

Aberdour named as best small station 2018

Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa electrification means changes for Central Belt travellers

Station redevelopment is step-up for Breich

Plans for rail link between Aberdeen airport and new AECC hit by setback

Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness

Train with faulty toilets leaves passengers in Carmarthen after loo break

Large Prairie 5199 to visit Mid Hants Autumn Gala

Fund raising for P2 2007

Test running starts with 60163 Tornado after repairs

Latest news on the Brighton Atlantic 32424

Sir Nigel Gresley restoration report

Vintage Trains granted TOC status

Derailment on Leighton Buzzard Light Railway

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart

New underfloor wheel lathe installed by Czech Railways

SNCF hybrid train tests

New train for Berlin S bahn on display at Inno-Trans

New Sud Ost Bahn multiple units displayed at Inno-Trans, Berlin

Hybrid Turkish built shunting loco on display at Inno-Trans

Locos ordered by Turkish open access freight  operator

Fatal level crossing accident in Graz

DLR shut down due to signalling failure

First driverless train for Glasgow subway displayed

Coach operators snub Dublin parking facility

Wightlink's new £30m ferry Victoria of Wight officially named

Red Funnels goes Green

Liner breaks mooring lines at Greenock and drifts out to sea

Old Gaffers regatta cancelled due to rising costs

Longer runway in Southampton Airport 20-year plan

Birmingham aims to regain transatlantic flights by 2020

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on plane

Qatar gifts BBJ 747-8I to Turkey

Sochi overrun 737 landed nearly halfway down runway

Schedule pressure caused Lion 737, A330 wing clip

Historic Cathay 777 heads for US museum

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince



22/09/18  BBC2 1700-1730
         "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain"  1/4 England

22/09/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "How the Victorians Built Britain"  4/4

22/09/18  Channel 5 2200-2305
         "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  1/6 The Forth Rail Bridge

23/09/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Battle of Britain: Model Squadron"  3/3

23/09/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "James May's Cars of the People"  2/3

24/09/18  BBC2 2000-2030
         "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain"  2/4 Wales

24/09/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  New series 2/10

25/09/18  ITV 2300-2330
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

26/09/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Ian Hislop's Olden Days: the Power of the Past in Britain" 3/3

28/09/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Walking Britain's Lost Raiways"  2/6  The Woodhead Line



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

20/09/18-   Severn Railway Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

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-   Moving London: Acton Depot Open 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)

22/09/18-   Locomotion: Autumn Steam Gala

27/09/18-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Gala

28/09/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Diesel Gala

29/09/18    Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

29/09/18-   Spa Valley Railway: A Day Out with Thomas

29/09/18-   South Devon Railway: Models & Miniatures

29/09/18-   Middleton Railway: Last Coals to Leeds

29/09/18-   Llangollen Railway: Diesel Weekend

01/10/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “The Favourite Railway Journey of My Youth” a slideshow by Martin Bromley
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

04/10/18-   Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

05/10/18-   Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Victorian Weekend

06/10/18    Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

06/10/18    Gwili Railway: Gwili 40 Gala

06/10/18-   Folkestone Model Railway Club Exhibition
07/10/18    Lees Cliff Hall, Folkestone, CT20 2DZ
           1000-1700 (both days)

06/10/18-   Spa Valley Railway: A Day Out with Thomas

06/10/18-   Statfold Barn Railway: Statfold at War

06/10/18-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Diesel Delights

07/10/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

07/10/18    Leek & Rudyard Railway: Grandparents' Day

Cheers, Howard.
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