Subject: Raildate 7th December 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/12/2018, 14:17
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Dove Holes Station and Buxton works
Peak Forest moving stone
Stourbridge Town Station - Flywheel power!
Stourbridge Junction Station
(Martin Miller)

London Railway Roundabout November 2018
45305, A Day in Life, 18th November
70000 Britannia returns, 2nd December
Australian Trains - 6029 in the West, Clandulla-Kandos-Rylstone
Lok Hoya bleibt in der Steigung liegen, 1st May
Die Jumbos kommen! Dampffinale im Werratal 2018 Tag 3
50 3501 auf der Fahrt von Meiningen nach Gera, 2nd December
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, 25th November
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours, The Illuminations 2018
Leicester Buses and Landmarks 2018 and 2019 Preview
Weathering Model Railway Coaches
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Emergency speed restriction advice from RAIB
Watercress the link between the crop and railway
35005 Canadian Pacific blog
Jubilee Line door open buttons for sale
RhB Engadin line engineering works 2019
Linesiding in Western Canada
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

60009 'Union Of South Africa' On Tricky Terrain - Plymouth Xmas Market
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The history of level crossings

Reality Check: Where does your train fare go?



Rail passengers asked to look out for their friends’ safety this Christmas

Williams railways review to look at 'all options'

Chairman of HS2 resigns

MPs call for fare freeze for those most affected by rail timetable fiasco
Rail chaos: GTR ordered to spend £15m on improvements for passengers

Extensions to Oyster card area announced

Kings Cross resignalling deferred

Flood barriers to be installed on Newhaven branch

Special Stop at Watford for Man City players

Suggestion of MAGLEV to Barrow Gurney

Two new railway lines into Bristol Temple Meads completed to help improve passenger journeys

'It's a joke!' - MPs slam 'crawling bone-shaker' trains on Crewe-Derby line

West Yorkshire PC sacked for dodging train fares

Overhaul of Tees Valley’s two biggest stations gets £45m boost, but DfT help still needed

Scotrail and RMT dispute resolved

ScotRail stations open for new business

The case for reopening the Edinburgh Suburban & South Side line

Dingwall Level Crossing upgrades delivered

New class 40000 coaches ordered by Northern Ireland Railways

Head of department changes at WSR

WSR long service awards

Free public transport in Luxembourg from 2020?

New Stadler multiple units ordered for TILO cross border Swiss/Italy service

New cross border service between Germany, Netherlands and Belgium postponed

Alstom to build an emu car per day for NS new Katowice factory

New electric locos for Uzbekistan railways

Brightline propose Tampa-Orlando Inter City service

Funeral train for George HW Bush

Ford Kicks Off Renovation of Detroit's 105-Year-Old Michigan Central Station

Volkswagen emissions settlement to fund low emission locos for Chicago METRA services

Trains return to Churchill on Hudsons Bay

New high capacity grain cars enter service in Canada

New Zealand Coastal Pacific reopens after earthquake damage

Testing of Caen light rail system started

Chemnitz receives new trams from Skoda

Dispute over bus stops in Castletown Isle of Man

Supersonic Bloodhound car project axed

Decaying paddle steamer PS Ryde to be restored

Call for huge Inchgreen dry dock to be 'saved for the nation'

Self navigating ferry

Maersk aiming for zero CO2 emissions by 2050

NYK working towards fuel cell powered ships

The First Official Report On Norway's Sunken Frigate

Southampton Airport expansion plan backed by public

Cargo plane in dive after controls failure

Ryanair agrees deal with German pilot union VC

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



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

08/12/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Hunt for the Arctic Ghost Ship"  HMS Erebus

08/12/18  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
         "Pevsner: Through Outsider's Eyes"

09/12/18  BBC2 1800-1900
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth 3/3

09/12/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"

10/12/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Hidden Wales with Will Millard"  3/3

11/12/18  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Celebrity Lego Masters at Christmas"

11/12/18  ITV 2250-2320
         "Heathrow: Britain's Biggest Airport"

12/12/18  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Secrets of SS Great Britain"

13/12/18  BBC1 South West 1930-2000
         "Coastal Path"  A ride on the Paignton Steam Railway

15/12/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner"

16/12/18  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Concorde: a Supersonic Story"

16/12/18  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Inside Hamleys"  A look at the toy shop

17/12/18  BBC1 1930-2000
         "HS2: Going off the Rails?"  Panorama

17/12/18  ITV 2000-2030
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"  The M25 5/6



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

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
           Bus 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

27/12/18    Alsager Railway Association Open Day
           Club House is off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, ST7 2DH
           (then follow signs to the Cadet Training Centre)

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

01/01/19    Isle of Wight Steam Railway: New Year's Day Specials

01/01/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: New Year Trains & Fizz

01/01/19    Leek & Rudyard Railway: Welcome to New Year

Cheers, Howard.
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