Subject: Raildate 14th December 2018
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 14/12/2018, 15:41
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Smethwick Galton Bridge Station
(Martin Miller)

Thrashing in Wales. 37905/887 Tondu/Blaengarw 1996
Class 58s x 17 plus double headed 31s 1986-2002
Railfest Newport 1997 part 2
(Mike Wilcock)

60009 Union of South Africa & 6233 Duchess of Sutherland at York, 6th December
The Diverted December Pullman - 35028 'Clan Line' 8th December
Severn Valley Railway Santa Specials and VT Polar Express, 8th December
East Lancashire Railway Santa Specials, 9th December
The Lindum Black Five, 44871 on The Cathedrals Express, 9th December
Blocked or Not? Hook, Hampshire, 11th December
70000 'Britannia' Digs In Over Copy Pit - Pennine Moors Explorer 2018
The Sole Survivor - Ivatt class 4 2-6-0
Schienenbus VT 4.42 "Fridolin" im Hamburger Hafen
Belfort-Delle line reopening
Dampfzüge zum 2. Adventssonntag in Thüringen, 9th December
SCT Logistics Freight stalls in the Adelaide Hills
HMS Queen Elizabeth returns from F35 trails in the USA, 10th December
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Cross Windsor link proposal rejected
30th anniversary of Clapham accident
Fatal sea wall collapse near Conwy in 1899
Borough Market Jn signal box restored at NRM York
Vegan Café opens in arches under Bath Spa station
RhB snow blower 2014
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Collings Foundation Annual Magazine
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

8 unlikely model railway collectors, from Rod Stewart to Frank Sinatra
(Spotter: John McCorriston)

Jools Holland reveals 100ft long model railway in his attic that he spent 10 years building
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The stories behind the UK's independent filling stations



Crossrail delay: £1.4bn bailout as autumn 2019 launch delayed

New platforms open at Britain’s busiest railway station

Final closure of Old Oak Common depot
Last HST to leave Old Oak Common, 43093 + 43185 at Bristol Temple Meads, 8th December

Network Rail fined by ORR for injuries to signalman and poor risk assessment for level crossing

South Western Railway delays after Woking signal failure

South Western Railway strikes planned for Christmas week

Level crossing accident at Calstock

Wheel slide protection fitted to Greater Anglia class 153 units

Longer trains and platforms between Ely and Kings Lynn

Commuter victory as rail firm ditches 'ironing board' seats on new trains

Anger as plans to electrify north’s freight network are scrapped

Britain’s least used railway station revealed

Former Stockton and Darlington Railway house for sale

180 jobs under threat at Glasgow rail services firm

Stirling-Dunblane/Alloa electric services begin

Wales least used station has lost its title!

Clan Line working Royal Train to Cardiff

S15 class information

Free travel in Luxembourg - could it work in the UK?

DB strike

European Union to fund DB rail freight development

Go-Ahead and Transdev selected for Bayern regional services

Fatal collision in Turkey

New Jersey Transit orders double deck EMUs from Bombardier

Siemens win contract to build new VIA rail stock for Toronto - Montreal services

Work to start on Australian Freight Railway

State of Victoria to fund "The Overland"

Alstom win signalling contract on Mumbai metro

CRRC wins contract to build EMUs for Egypt

'This is Japan': English name of Tokyo train station triggers backlash

Revised London Underground network map

Major tube upgrades shelved as TfL struggles to balance books

Repairs to sewer above Hammersmith & City line

Planned tube lines upgrade cancelled

Planned expansion of Beckton DLR depot

Bloodhound supersonic car for sale after project halted

Wightlink ferry: Third fire in 16 months

Public invited to choose Durham Tees Valley Airport name

MEA signs A330neo engine support deal with Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce confirms transfer of work from Derby to Germany

DH Mosquito PZ474 Double Engine Run November 2018

IndiGo A320neo makes emergency landing after smoke in cabin

Emirates ‘diamond covered’ plane sends aviation fans into meltdown

Branson's Virgin Galactic reaches edge of space

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Michael Price, Alan Rushworth



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

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

04/01/19    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "From Hawksworth to Hellfire, Swindon Works 1939-86" by Branch Chairman, Brian Arman
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

Cheers, Howard.
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