Subject: Raildate 16th November 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/11/2018, 14:16
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Steeple Grange Light Railway - A Special Day
Derby Midland Station back to normal
Wolverhampton Station Extension of West Midlands Metro
Wolverhampton Station November Interlude
(Martin Miller)

High Speed 2: Maps and plans
Remembrance Weekend 2018
LMS 45212 & 45407 Blast Past Blea Moor - The Citadel 2018
Clan Line at Woking 9th November
Avon Valley Railway, End of Season Gala, 10th November
A Caledonian Reunion - 828 & 419 on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
SteamRanger Heritage Railway: Diesel hauled Southern Encounter
Australian Trains - Garratt 6029 in Sydney's West
260 311 mit Güterzug Bad Endorf- Obing
In Erinnerung an 52 8171
Goathland OO Gauge Layout, 10th November
O Gauge Model Railway Running Session
Japan: Saitama Railway Museum - Model Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Aim of more women train drivers
Community Rail involvement at Chessington South
Community Rail restoration at Lowestoft
Restoring London Transport Q stock
Automatic brake continuity test equipment
Swiss Steam Railcar at Zurich Hbf in 2011
Problems for Greek shipping industry
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The last NS diesel passenger train, 'buffel' (buffalo) has gone to the museum in Utrecht - it was only built in 1996, but marked the end of an era in several ways
Video is in Dutch
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Britain's Railways in Wartime
Why November is the most dangerous month for trains
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Spitfire AA810 Project
Constellation Survivors
Save "Falls of Clyde" success
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How to prospect for gold in England



Andrew Jones named as new Railways minister

First Group losses and management changes

Refurbished SWR 444 enters traffic

SWR to start renegotiation of franchise agreement

Southeastern and Greater Anglia want more women train drivers

First Stadler bi mode unit for Greater Anglia arrives at Crown Point

Class 91 repainted in Inter City livery

Future Vivarail Class 230 trains for London Northwestern Railway delayed by technical issues

New TransPennine trains delayed because the brakes do not work properly

ScotRail franchise faces early termination

ScotRail given £23m early to cover shortfalls

Additional trains to take to West Highland Line to meet growing demand

CCTV blackout lets Aberdeen man cross rail station tracks twice unnoticed by staff

Train factory to bring 1,000 jobs to Longannet in Fife

Around 70 trains cancelled every day as ScotRail's performance plummets

Highland flights expansion exposes rail upgrade ‘failures’

West Somerset Railway to close for 3 months

Mid Hants Walk the Line raises £15000

Sea Lion returns to Isle of Man after repairs

Calais-Torino rail motorway for HGV trailers launched

SNCF to sell OUIBUS loss making budget coach business

High Speed Line opened in Morocco suing French equipment

Swedish Woodchip traffic switched from road to rail

Nigerian plans for a standard gauge railway to Niger

General Electric withdraws from Nigerian Railway concession

New diesel multiple units for Sri Lanka Railways

Another ore train derailment in Western Australia

Report on previous week's ore train derailment

Disruption on Paris metro caused by a man with a stolen goat

West Croydon bus station crash leaves 20 injured

Call to replace 'disaster' Cowes chain ferry

Greenwich cruise ship terminal plans withdrawn

Flybe up for sale weeks after profit warning

RyanAir plane seized by French authorities

New Farnborough Airport service centre to create 500 jobs

Bahrain receives ex-Royal Air Force Hercules

Aurora Flight Science’s long-endurance drone to make first flight in spring 2019

UK confirms new deal for 17 F-35Bs

Plane Painted as a German Fighter Makes a Fiery Crash Landing on the Highway

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



18/11/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Rideau Canal, Canal

19/11/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  The M25 4/6

20/11/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Lego Masters"  3/5

20/11/18  ITV 2325-2355
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"



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

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

17/11/18-   Great Central Railway: Last Hurrah of the Season

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)

03/12/18    Swansea Vale Railway Society
           “The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
           “Review Of The Year”
           Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge

03/12/18    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Pie, Pea & Chips Supper with a Peak Rail Director
           “QuickQuiz” and “YourPix”
           Roy Wilson's “Review of 2018 Around the Sheffield Area”
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

04/12/18    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
           "The Woodham's Barry Story" by Roger Hardingham

07/12/18    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "From Saltash Auto to HST" a journey with Branch Vice-President Terry Nicolls
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

11/12/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Right Kind of Snow - 200 slides on the UK, China, North America & Ukraine"
           by Terry Nicholls
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

12/12/18    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Steam in a different light - railways in North East England in the 1960s"
           by Richard Gaunt
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/12/28    Wings and Wheels Society
           Dursley and District Community Centre, GL11 4BX
           "A History of the Cirencester Branch" by John Thomas

Cheers, Howard.
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