Subject: Raildate 23rd November 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/11/2018, 17:09
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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The Classic Traction Review 2018: Vol 1
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Midland Mainline Pacifics - 'The York Yuletide Express', 17th November
HST 125s at Doncaster, 17th November
Black 5 44871 Shines On The Swanage Branch, 18th November
Great Central Railway - 'The Last Hurrah'
The Red Duchess ! LMS 6233 On The York Yuletide Express
The end of the classic TGV trains
Die Jumbos kommen! Dampffinale im Werratal 2018 Tag 1
Košice Children's Heritage Railway (Slovakia) – Driver, Passenger & Line-side views
New EMD Class transferred on ARTC Rail Train 2M43N
Treinen in Halfweg-Zwanenburg - 19 augustus 2018
Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Zeeland P841 enters Devonport Naval Base
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Untying East Croydon congestion
Tours of disused London Underground stations
6233 departing Bedford Saturday 17th November
Vintage train operating on New York Subway
Blue Star buses Christmas day timetable
The Invacar and some of its problems
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Unknown Warrior Crest Unveiling, 10th November
(Spotter: David Westerman)



Northern and South Western rail strikes disrupt events

DB Cargo launch customer access to train information

Thameslink director to run East West Rail
Council voices several ‘critical’ objections to East West Rail Phase 2 plans

London Waterloo: South Western Railway delays as engineering works overrun

‘Deep seated problem’ revealed by Waterloo crash
RAIB report

Fatal staff accident at Stoats Nest Jn

SWR wins environmental award

Wireless phone charging available on some refurbished SWR coaches

Enhanced GWR service for Bath Christmas market

Greater Anglia Land Sheriffs assist punctuality drive

Expansion at Wolverhampton Steel Terminal

Lost property on East Midlands Trains

Trains will no longer stop at IBM Halt
Trains to skip stop IBM station to curb ‘anti-social and criminal behaviour’

Passengers reminded of vital Highland main line upgrade work

Quarter of Trains in Wales out of service

Car and steam train collide on level crossing

Vale of Berkley line progress

SBB turns down the heat on S-Bahn trains to save energy

Finance minister confirms NS may have to bail out Abellio again

Fatal derailment near Barcelona caused by earth-slip

Talgo units selected for Latvian contract

Italian operator FNM orders diesel/battery multiple units

Vasttrafik orders more EMUs from Bombardier

Virgin group link up with Brightline railroad in USA

WABTEC to offer PTC management for American Short lines

Hokkiado Railway keeps a halt open for one passenger

Walls to be built along 3000km of Indian Railways to stop trespass

Moldovan Railways to buy General Electric locos

Goole factory to go ahead as Siemens signs £1.5bn Tube deal

No money to restore East Cliff Funicular

Eclipse busway bridge demolition plan scrapped

Orpington depot fire: Seven buses destroyed

Orleans target of wholly electric public transport by 2024

New Isle of Wight ferry update on construction

Cruise ships powered by liquefied bio-gas made from fish waste

Argentina's Lost Submarine Has Finally Been Found

Virgin Orbit 747 makes first captive-carry test flight

Lion Air crash: pilot fought to keep plane in air, says report

Probe into 737 near-overrun details temperature blunders

Alitalia accepts purchase offer from FS

Peruvian 737-500 damaged in La Paz gear collapse

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



24/11/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "The Secret History of Our Streets"  2/3 Duke Street, Glasgow

25/11/18  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  River Douro, Portugal

26/11/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Hidden Wales with Will Millard"  1/3 Slate mining & a Victorian invention

27/11/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Story of Wales"  4/6 Furnace of Change

27/11/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Lego Masters"  4/5

27/11/18  ITV 2250-2320
         "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

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    Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership and Romsey & District Society
           Crosfield Hall Annexe, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
           "Railwayman of the Great War" by Jeremy Higgins
           Starts 1730

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

17/12/18    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Buse photographs and possibly railway films by Robin Doe
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/12/18    Vale of Berkeley Railway
           Berkeley Arms Hotel, Canonbury St, Berkeley, GL13 9BG
           "Rebuilding Broadway Station" by Jo Roesen

21/12/18    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           Christmas Buffet & Quiz set by Branch Secretary Paul Udey
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

22/12/18-   Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Mince Pie Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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