Subject: Raildate 12th October 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 12/10/2018, 15:38
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Derby Station - Normal Service Resumed
(Martin Miller)

60103 Flying Scotsman & 44871 In The West Country, 4th & 8th October
Class 50 Golden Jubilee Gala at SVR
Great Central Railway, Autumn Steam Gala
Diesel Gala at The Ribble Steam Railway, 7th October
4965 Tyseley, 09/10/18
175107 The first Class 175 in the Brand New Transport For Wales Livery,  8th October
Melbourne Trams Easter 1970, 1971, 1974. Silent Movie
Pichi Richi Railway Brill at Lake Knockout: Mid North Rail Movements - Edition 9
Australian Trains - Pacific National Freight 2BS6
Dampf auf der Pinzgauer Lokalbahn mit Lok JZ73-019 am 20.09.2018
01 150 unterwegs im Rheintal
Viel Dampf in Sachsen am 06.10.18
Nice tramway - Line T2
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Railhead treatment trains
4965 return to the mainline
Polymer sleeper research in Australia
Origins of the vacuum servo and power brakes on road vehicles
Events to mark centenary of RMS Leinster sinking
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Exploring Chesterfield Abandoned Rail Tunnel
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Army Air Force Pilots Court-Martialed for Offending the Soviet Union during World War II
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

World War One footage brought to life by Lord of the Rings director

The UK's giant aircraft carriers



No change to railway safety regulations after Brexit

Station designs for HS2

Locations for Talgo factory in UK revealed

ORR investigation into Northern and GTR passenger information

Train evacuated without current isolation

Enabling works to start between Bicester and Bletchley in 2019

15th Bridge bash at Manea this year

Another Hull Trains class 180 unit catches fire

Reduced service on Hull Trains

DB Cargo fined for health and safety breaches and trespass at Tyne yard

Scotrail HST fails on first day of public service

Engineers get derailed Stonehaven train back on track

First unit appears in Transport for Wales livery

Class 14 to visit Ecclesbourne Valley line for 2019

Award for Volks Electric Railway volunteer

Disruption planning changes, one year after Rastatt tunnel collapse

SNCB modernises Hasselt workshops

Motorway bridge collapses onto Trans Siberian Railway

Union Pacific launch improvement plan

AIB investigation into fatal collision at Saughton on Edinburgh tram network

Tram suggested for Portishead branch

'Rotten to core' Hampshire coach firm loses licence

Battery powered tourist boats in Amsterdam

Logan Air to operate British Airways service between London City and Isle of Man

Yakutia Superjet damaged in Yakutsk landing excursion

SIA to reclaim long-range crown with A350-900ULR debut

Air India plane hits wall on take-off

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



13/10/18  BBC2 1700-1730
         "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain"  4/4 Scotland

13/10/18  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Murray Walker: a Life in the Fast Lane"

14/10/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Engineering Giants: Ferry Strip-Down"  3/3

14/10/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "James May's Cars of the People"  Series 2 - 2/3

14/10/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Series 9

14/10/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Cold War, Hot Jets"  2/2

15/10/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  New series 5/10

18/10/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane"  3/4

19/10/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  3/6

19/10/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  5/6 Somerset & Dorset



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

12/10/18-   Bluebell Railway: Giants of Steam

12/10/18-   Swanage Railway: Locomotive Exchanges 1948

12/10/18-   Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala

12/10/18-   North Norfolk Railway: Home Fleet Running Weekend

12/10/18-   Llangollen Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

13/10/18    Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

13/10/18-   Isle of Wight Beer and Buses

13/10/18-   Croydon Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/10/18    Warlingham School, Tithepit Shaw, Lane, Warlingham, CR6 9YB
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

13/10/18-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Model Railway Exhibition

13/10/18-   The Elizabethan Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/10/18    The Summit Centre, Lowmoor Road, Kirby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7LL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

15/10/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Railway Videos with Derek Spicer
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/10/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           “The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
           “Neath in Old Photographs” by Roy Evans
           Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge

18/10/18    Tiverton Town Hall, St Andrews Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PG
           "Peter Gray’s Culm Valley Railway" presented by Amyas Crump
           Starts 1930, £5 per ticket from Tiverton Museum, 01884 256295
           Pre-booking is advised

18/10/18-   Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
21/10/18    Warwickshire Event Centre

19/10/18-   Spa Valley Railway: Diesel Gala & Real Ale Festival

19/10/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Autumn Steam Gala

19/10/18-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

20/10/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

20/10/18    Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Hallowe'en Fairground at Night
           Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP

20/10/18-   Hartlepool Model Railway Show
21/10/18    Hartlepool College of FE, Stockton St, Hartlepool, TS24 7LB
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Adult: £6.00, OAP: £5.00, Child: £4.00, Family (2+3): £18.00

22/10/18-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wizard Week

25/10/18    Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
           "The Railway Adventures" a talk by Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall
           (All the Stations)

25/10/18-   Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas

25/10/18-   Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hallowe'en Trains

27/10/18    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Hallowe'en Special, 1600-2000

27/10/18    Birmingham Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Arden Hall, Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, B36 9PB
           Adult: £4.00, Child: £2.00, Family (2+1): £10.00

27/10/18-   Spa Valley Railway: Children's Character Days

27/10/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Wizard Weekend

27/10/18-   Leek & Rudyard Railway: Hallowe'en Specials

28/10/18    Llangollen Railway: Hallowe'en Train

Cheers, Howard.
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