Subject: Raildate 9th November 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/11/2018, 17:39
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58s x 6 Exported from Newport in 2004
Fastline 66s, Rooftop in Cardiff Central/Queen St/Bay 2008
Withdrawn locos 08, 20, 37, 47, 56, 86, 87 at Long Marston 2008
Long Marston 2011, site tour of locos
(Mike Wilcock)

Severn Valley Railway Yellow Timetable, 3rd November
DRS Class 37s Nos. 37424 & 37401 - North East RHTT - Newcastle, 5th November
Mainline Steam the Lost footage returns again
44 1486 und 52 1360 fahren für "Nostalgiezugreisen" durch den Thüringer Wald und Werratal, 03rd November
Paris Metro - Nation
Driver’s Eye View - Moldava nad Bodvou to Medzev (Slovakia)
VT 2 Dieseltriebwagen im Ruhrtal August 2018
Treinen in Liège-Palais (Luik-Paleis) - 17 augustus 2018 | Ultra HD (4K)
Quad C Classes on SSR Grain Train in the Adelaide Hills
Australian Trains - @ Cowan Station - Freight Services
Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society Transport Day 2018
Wigan Model Railway Show, 7th October
British Trams Online News
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Can animals sense electrified tracks
UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box
Taunton Trains
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Low & creepy railway bridge
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Historic England: The endangered buildings saved from ruin



Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works

Waterloo station hawk to tackle 'messy' pigeons

Rail overhaul on Brighton Main Line to improve the chaotic route in £67m upgrade

Network Rail secures £2bn to provide a better railway for passengers in Hants

Freightliner loco 66414 named "Lest we Forget" at Southampton Maritime terminal

Abandoned bicycles removed from Cambridge station

Noise complaints at Banbury Depot

Coventry Station’s £82m masterplan up for approval

Landslip near Harrington on Cumbrian Coast line

Empty seat detection on LNER

Improved service planned for West Highland Line

Steam railway submits proposals for mainline summer shuttles

Black 5 loco arrives in Westwood for storage

Update on new build 3MT 82045

Port St Mary  station gets government protection

NS to test faster train services to Groningen and Zwolle

Diesel battery hybrid locos ordered for SBB Cargo

New bridge opened on Rhaetische-Bahn

Palermo suburban service reopened after modernisation

Grenade-shaped belt buckle stops trains in Spain

Kiwi-Rail electric haulage reprieved

BHP suspends rail operations after trains runs away

IoW floating bridge: Big drops in vehicle and passenger numbers

Film company appeal for former Pegwell Hoverport worker or enthusiast to appear in documentary

Phones blamed as more people step in front of trams

Arson attack on bus depot in Bristol

Bus roof ripped off under Bristol railway bridge

Highland Council to explore options to keep ‘unsustainable’ Corran Ferry afloat

Appledore shipyard to close

Study into fuel cell propulsion for ships

Brexit uncertainty affects Brittany Ferries bookings

New airport at Istanbul opened

Ryanair website and app shut down for 12-hour upgrade

Indonesian plane delayed over smell of stinky fruit

Extra Loganair flights from Edinburgh

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



10/11/18  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Britain's Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF" 4/4

11/11/18  BBC2 2130-2305
         "They Shall Not Grow Old"

11/11/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Lancaster Canal

12/11/18  ITV 2000-2100
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  The M25 3/6

12/11/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Paddington Station 24/7"  New series 19/20

13/11/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Lego Masters"  2/5

13/11/18  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Dan Cruickshank's Monuments of Remembrance"

13/11/18  ITV 2320-2350
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

14/11/18  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  6/6

16/11/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "100 Years of the RAF"

16/11/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Portillo's Hidden History of Britain"  2/5  The Cold War



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

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

10/11/18-   Avon Valley Railway:  End of Season Gala
11/11/18    with A1X Terrier 32678 & LSWR Beattie 30587

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

12/11/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           “The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
           “Welsh Railways in the Steam Age” by John Davies
           Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge

13/11/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "Mark Warburton’s Slides of Somerset & Devon Branch Lines" by Gerald Nichols
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

14/11/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Restoring 7903 Foremarke Hall" by John Cruxon, Locomotive Manager 7903 fund
           All monies raised to be donated to the locomotive maintenance fund
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/11/18    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
           Colour Rail Evening with Paul Chancellor

15/11/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           Berkeley Arms Hotel, Canonbury St, Berkeley, GL13 9BG
           "The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester" with Dr Martin Connopprice

17/11/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

17/11/18    Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition
           Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

17/11/18    Royston & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Bassingbourne Village College, South End, Bassingbourne, Herts, SG8 5NJ

17/11/18-   Swanage Railway: Recreation of the Somerset & Dorset

19/11/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "A Plug For Brunel" by Colin Brading
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

26/11/18    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900
           Note: theatre will close if project to convert to luxury hotel goes ahead

02/12/18    Romsey Signal Box Open Day
           1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)

Cheers, Howard.
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