Subject: Raildate 19th October 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 19/10/2018, 16:42
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Derby Station Variety
Five Ways Station
Droitwich Spa Station
Electric Bromsgrove and other trains
West Midlands Metro Grand Central Birmingham
(Martin Miller)

Class 50 Golden Jubilee at SVR, inside cab/dining car
1x68,1x67,6x66,1x56,1x37s,5xHST, 4xIET,14x units on S/Wales Mainline
Class 50 SVR Gala; trackside, station and bridge clips
Night Time Depot, 11 x Class 50 SVR Event
Class 50 Celebration Depot Visit at Kidderminster, 03.10.18
(Mike Wilcock)

66304 & 66428 Rail Head Treatment Train at Birkett Common, 10th October
Bluebell Railway, 'Giants of Steam' Autumn Steam Gala 2018, 12th October
Llangollen Railway Autumn Steam Gala 2018
Battlefield Line, Autumn Steam Gala 2018, 13th October
The Tanfield Railway "Run it Weekend", 14th October
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Weekend 2018
Trains on the Trans Australian Railway: Ooldea & Immarna 7th October
Australian Trains: Steam Loco 6029 in the Blue Mountains
Australian Trains - North Strathfield (Sydney) Station
Rasender Roland Bahnhofsfest Göhren 13.10.2018 mit 99 784
35 1097 auf dem Weg von Zwickau über Leipzig nach Weimar, 13.10.18
Driver and Passenger Views - Muran Lubeník & Plesivec
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

17 October:  Anniversary of Hatfield and Cowden accidents
Former King William Street underground station
Illawarra Light Railway Museum
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Long forgotten: Bristol's lost railways stations

Life Under the Arches - The people under Britain’s railways

"The Engines of Our Ingenuity" radio programme

Why ‘pit brow lasses’ were coal mining’s unsung heroines

The peculiar history of the Ordnance Survey



UK's railway stations with most train delays revealed

Porterbrook announces BatteryFLEX in Green Great Britain Week

ORR safety concerns with LNER "Azuma" fleet

Paddington station: Passengers face major disruption
OHLE damaged at Ealing by on test class 800 unit

Traction current failure affecting Victoria

Consultation starts on unblocking East Croydon/Norwood Jn area

Repairs to Brighton  Main Line tunnels

Electrification to Bristol Parkway takes one step closer as more upgrades completed

Cab view of bad weather at Dawlish

Collapsed culvert near Teignmouth

Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West

First Intercity Express reaches Newquay

£15m Network Rail freight upgrade between Doncaster and Lincolnshire kicks off

Hull Trains cancels all trains to London on Saturday

West Coast mainline blocked by landslide at Lambrigg north of Oxenholme

Scotrail 385 units returned to service after brake fault

Cleland Station accessibility improvements in site

'Pass the parcel' over new railway station for East Linton

Commuters 'celebrate' Arriva Trains Wales rail franchise end

RAIB report on locked brakes and track damage in South Wales October 2017

Flooding in South Wales

New £5bn Transport for Wales rail franchise begins

Leaf clearance on Northern Ireland Railways

North Eastern Railway Autocar returned to service

Ffestiniog Railway train cancellations due to storm Callum

Festiniog Railway blocked by fallen trees between Plas Halt and Tan-y-Bwlch

Sea-Lion returns to the Groudle Glen Railway

Future of legendary locomotives in balance after Fife Council rejects plans for visitor centre

Fire on German ICE high speed service

Go Ahead Group win franchise in Norway

The surprising renaissance of America's railways

Fatal derailment in Morocco

Possible safety shut down of South African passenger services

Hyundai-Rotem to build locos for Bangladesh Railways

Accidents and near misses on Nottingham Tram network

Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration

Calmac launch probe after £43 million ferry crashes into pier

Navy F-35 jet trials 'rolling' landing on aircraft carrier

British Airways plans Charleston's first European nonstop

Tools left on Surabaya runway damaged Wings Air ATR 72

Corrosion and cracking led to Qantas A380 engine shutdown

Tyndall Air Force Base suffers severe damage from Hurricane Michael

Testing new trains at Dallas Fort Worth for radar interference

Cobalt airline has suspended operations

Lord of Rings director's WW1 movie They Shall Not Grow Old opens

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



21/10/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

21/10/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "James May's Cars of the People"  Series 2 - 3/3

22/10/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  New series 6/10

24/10/18  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  3/6

25/10/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane"  4/4

26/10/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  4/6

26/10/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  6/6 Ruabon to Barmouth



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

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    Stephenson Model Railway Group, Rainhill: Model Railway Exhibition
           The Guide House, Stoney Lane, Rainhill, Merseyside, L35 9JY
           Adult: £3.00, Accompanied child: free

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

31/10/18    Gwili Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Express

31/10/18    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hallowe'en Trains

03/11/18    Burton Railway Collector Fair
           Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB

03/11/18    Llangollen Railway: Ride the Rocket

02/11/18-   South Devon Railway: November Diesel Gala

03/11/18    Leek & Rudyard Railway: Dam Fireworks Shuttle

03/11/18-   East Lancashire Railway: Scenic Railcar Weekend

04/11/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

05/11/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Peter Fox Collection - Part 3: The 1980s” a slideshow by Andy Barclay
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

10/11/18    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Walk the Line

10/11/18-   LMS-Patriot Project: See the Unknown Warrior
11/11/18    Crewe Heritage Centre,Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB

10/11/18-   Barnsley Model Railway Club Exhibition
11/11/18    Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland, S74 9HX

Cheers, Howard.
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