Subject: Raildate 30th November 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/11/2018, 14:53
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60009 Union of South Africa serviced at Barry Depot 2018
Newport and Cardiff Stations 1990. Class 37 in excess!
Newport Station 1998. 66001/03/04/05 and 6 x Iron Ore Trains
Blue Peter Mainline & more 18 yrs ago
(Mike Wilcock)

November Pacifics: 60009 Union Of South Africa & 35028 Clan Line
Oliver Cromwell Bids Farewell, Great Central Railway Last Hurrah, 18th November
BR Standard 2MT No. 78022 at Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, 24th November
35018 British India Line Brings Father Christmas to The Lakes, 25th November
Southampton Central to Fawley Esso – Hastings DEMU cab ride, 13th May 2017
Australian Trains - At Eastwood & West Ryde Stations
Betriebsausflug der IGE in den Hamburger Hafen mit 185 716-7
41 1144 mit Viba-Expreß am 24.11.2018
Treinen in Berlin Zoologischer Garten, 23 September
Paris Tram - Line T3b extension
HMS Dasher P280 enters Devonport Naval Base at Artillery Tower, 23rd November
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

NYMR Civil engineering blog - November
Butts Bridge at Alton
Excellence luxury coaches for Glacier Express displayed
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Magnetic levitation: the return of transport's great 'what if?'

GWR Benches

The real model army helping veterans with mental health issues

Model Rail Baseboards


Famous Trains Model Railway, Markeaton Park, Derby



Rail fares to rise by 3.1% in January

ORR approves Network Rail CP6 finance

HS2 bidders Hitachi-Bombardier announce training initiative

Improved and quicker isolations for engineering possessions

Changes to fatigue management in Network Rail

National Audit Office to investigate Crossrail over spend and delays

Fire in WCRC depot at Southall

Derailment at West Ealing (Signal passed at Danger.)

Last week of Paddington to West Ruislip service via Park Royal

Report calls for short-term changes to London rail network

Delays reduced after engineering works in Sevenoaks tunnel

South Western Railway rolling stock reliability awards

Fire on Cross Country train at Brockenhurst

Flood resilience works at Cowley Bridge Jn and Axminster

London North Western class 350/3 units win Golden Spanner reliability award

Greater Anglia wins reliability award for two different fleets

Enquiry into train not observing emergency speed restriction

Staffordshire station gets £5m overhaul to improve accessibility

Rail delays after Manchester-Liverpool points failure

RMT offers to suspend Northern Rail

ScotRail adds extra carriages in lead up to Christmas

ScotRail blasted by MSPs and union over worst performance levels in more than a decade

ScotRail driver who failed drugs test resigns before hearing

ScotRail train decouples speeding off and leaving carriage full of passengers stranded

Jellicoe Express plaque-unveiling at Hawick on 30 November

First electric train for Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa line

Renewal of footbridge at Paisley

£2m Carfin station investment delivered

Met 1 to stay on Epping and Ongar line for another year

Steam hauled Santa Specials on Corris Railway

Russell's return to the Welsh Highland Line

WSR organisation difficulties

Dutch plan turn-up-and-go main line services

Netherlands to eliminate ungated level crossings within five years

Dutch rail to pay compensation for transporting Jews to Nazi death camps

Cyclist's near miss on level crossing in The Netherlands

ECTS fitted to BLS rolling stock for testing

Clear up and repairs after fatal Spanish derailment on 20th November

Province of Alberta to buy Rail Tank Cars for crude oil traffic

New York MTA to purchase Grand Central station

Chinese staff charged over Kenya Railway bribery

Funding for Etihad Rail stage 2 agreed

Saudi Rail affiliation with RSSB

Albanian southern rail link proposed

South Korea begins 18-day inspection of the North’s railway

Plans for Colindale underground station

Northern Line extension update

Another suggestion of a metro system for Bristol

Proposal to extend metrolink to Rawtenstall

Tyne & Wear Metro system wide radio failure

New Metro depot to be built at Howdon

Cairngorm Mountain company placed into administration

Hornby Hobbies to bring offices and showroom back to Margate

Coventry supermarket death crash bus firm fined £2.3m

Poole twinsails bridge to stay up indefinitely

Hythe ferry county council funding cut

Boeing 767 era ends at British Airways

Virgin Atlantic talks with Flybe

Air France considers A380 fleet reduction

Airbus delivers first A330neo to TAP

Modified Boeing 737 used for firefighting

'Asleep' pilot missed destination in Australia, officials say

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



01/12/18  BBC4 1900-2000
         "The Secret History of Our Streets"  3/3 Fittie Squares, Aberdeen

02/12/18  BBC2 1900-2000
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth 2/3

03/12/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Hidden Wales with Will Millard"  2/3 Lead mining & a sea fort

04/12/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Story of Wales"  5/6 Coal mining

04/12/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Lego Masters"  5/5

04/12/18  ITV 2320-2350
         "Heathrow: Britain's Biggest Airport"

05/12/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "HMS Belfast: WW2's Great Survivor"

06/12/18  BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
         "Open Country: Life on the Canals at Foxton Locks

08/12/18  BBC Radio 4 0605-0630
         "Open Country: Life on the Canals at Foxton Locks



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

01/12/18    Hailsham Model Railway Show
           The Community Hall, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AX

01/12/18    Letchworth MRS Exhibition
           Etonbury Academy, Stotfold Road, Arlesey, Beds, SG15 6XS

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

26/12/18    Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Mince Pie Specials

26/12/18    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Boxing Day Specials

26/12/18-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Christmas Leave

26/12/18-   Llangollen Railway: Mince Pie Specials

28/12/18-   Llangollen Railway: Winter Warmer

29/12/18    N Gauge Society, North Wales Area Group, Model Railway Show
           St Michael's Church, Rosemary Lane, Conwy, LL32 8HY

29/12/18-   West Somerset Railway: Winter Gala

29/12/18-   Spa Valley Railway: Mince Pies Specials & Kids for a Quid

30/12/18-   Llangollen Railway: Mince Pie Specials

31/12/18    Leek & Rudyard Railway: Goodbye to 2018

Cheers, Howard.
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