Subject: Raildate 11th January 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/01/2019, 16:07
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The Great Central in 1965 and 1966
(Martin Miller)

Locos move by road; D9521/D8137 Depart Barry 2009
Coal trains to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen 10 yrs ago
GM Gyrator Railtour 59103/201/206, Jan 97 in the snow
59103 onboard GM Gyrator Railtour 04.01.97
(Mike Wilcock)

British Titans - Mainline & Preserved Steam Scenes - 2018
Nothing But Tank Engines!
Christmas Steam 2018
Great Western Steam In The Gloom - Severn Valley Railway - 6th January
Trains in Belgium: Schaerbeek / Schaarbeek Station, Brussels
Dieselklassiker im Ruhrgebiet 2018/German vintage diesel locomotives
Altbelüfteter Ludmillasound - Lautstark und schwere Lasten über Deutschlands Schienen 2018
OO Gauge Shelf (Leftovers) Layout
The Kings Cross Layout Update & Running Session 06/01/19
HMS Prince of Wales undergoes fitting out at Rosyth Naval Base, 29th December
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

High and low use stations in Anglia
Meldon Quarry
Funding problems for TfL
Bogies obtained for 10000 recreation
Table 158 Photography
Rail Miles
Keighley Signal box to be moved for preservation
Canadian Railway news site
Ulster Model Railway Club
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Russian Abandoned Railroad Graveyard
The A380 Fuel System
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Awe-Inspiring Images From Underneath A Well-Worn USS Nimitz, The Navy's Oldest Carrier
Downing of CP Flight 21
The Mysterious Saga Of America’s Hunt For A Stealth Special Operations Transport, Part 1
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Axed rail routes may be reopened under new DfT plans

Camden Highline project

Rod Stewart makes film about massive 100ft model railway he built
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Why Wolverhampton's tram system was a nasty shock for horses
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Flying a Spitfire around the world

The concrete blocks that once protected Britain



Bi-mode trains ordered to develop parcels traffic

Problems over launch of 26-30 railcard

Hydrogen powered conversions of class 321 units

South Western Railway ticket offices 'shut for weeks on end'

Surrey train stabbing: Murder accused appears in court

Great Western electric operation extends west

Fire that destroyed listed building in Langstone is being treated as arson
Campaigners ‘over the moon’ as council orders rebuild of fire-ravaged Langstone railway cottages

Northern 769 on test at Swithland

Stolen railway detonators found dumped in Garston

Alstom coach delivered to High Speed Rail college in Doncaster

Hexham train crash taxi 'driven on tracks'

Portrush station refurbishment for golf competition

Christmas train lights up Devon countryside

Former Ventnor West station for sale

Update on 46100 Royal Scot repairs

Luxury coaches delivered to Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Norway launches tenders for Oslo-Bergen operating contract

Extra Eurostar service to Amsterdam

Railpool order another 20 Bombardier Traxx locos

HSB (German narrow gauge) train stuck in snow

Double tracking between St Gallen and  St Margrethen approved

Eight killed in collision on Denmark bridge

Iarnród Éireann begins external recruitment for drivers

GM locos delivered to Tunisia

AMTRAK order more Siemens Challenger locos

Fatal collision near Pretoria

‘Amsterdam’s new metro can be pulled through to Schiphol airport’

No-deal Brexit fear prompts Solent councils' motorway jam warnings

Manston Airport to host lorry park trial
Operation Brock lorry park A256 trial 'too little too late'

Ramsgate port not ready for extra ferry services

Brittany Ferries’ new cruise ferry takes shape

£1 Million Funding for Maid of the Loch
Maid of the Loch slips back into water

Save the Falls of Clyde International Postpones Ship Move

Containers swept of MSC Zoe in the North Sea

Kegworth air disaster: 30th anniversary service to be held

Ryanair named as the worst short haul airline  serving the UK (again)

Flybe rescued by Virgin and Stobart

Corrosion concerns ground Ju-Air's remaining Ju 52s

Hawaiian operates last 767 flight

Spotters:, Brian Billing, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



12/01/19  Channel 5 1800-1855
         "Red Arrows: King of the Sky"  1/6

13/01/19  Channel 5 1740-1900
         "Secrets of the World's Busiest Airport"  Hong Kong International 1/4

13/01/19  BBC2 1800-1900
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown"  Crossrail 2/2

13/01/19  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  1/3 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

13/01/19  BBC4 2310-0010
         "The Bridge: 50 Years Across the Firth"  The Forth Road Bridge

14/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  6/20 Nova Scotia

14/01/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  2/4 Spain

15/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  7/20 Nova Scotia

15/01/19  ITV 2100-2200
         "Pothole Wars"  A look into the holes in our roads

15/01/19  ITV 2245-2345
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

16/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  8/20 Nova Scotia to New Brunswick

16/01/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky"  2/6

17/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  9/20 New Brunswick

17/01/19  ITV 1930-2000
         "Trouble on the Tracks: Tonight"  Rail fare rises

18/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  10/20 Quebec



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

12/01/19    DEFine Modellers Day
           Risley Memorial Village Hall, Derby Road, Risley, Derby, DE72 3SU

12/01/19-   Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
13/01/19    Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ

17/01/19    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
           "Mid & West Wales from Three Cocks Junction, from the SLS/Alan Jarvis collection
           by Gerry Nichols

18/01/19-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
20/01/19    Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

20/01/19    Astolat Model Railway Circle - Guildford Model Railway Exhibition
           Surrey Sports Park Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, GU2 7AD

21/01/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Southampton Part 3" by Gordon Adams
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

26/01/19-   Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
27/01/19    Barton Perveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5BX

26/01/19-   Erith Model Railway Society Exhibition
27/01/19    The Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH

26/01/19-   Normanton & Pontefract RMS Model Railway Show
27/01/19    New College, Park Lane, Pontefract

26/01/19-   Kendal Model Railway Club Exhibition
27/01/19    Kendal Leisure Centre, LA9 7HX

31/01/19    Barry and Penarth Railway Society
           The Conservative Club, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2EZ
           "Review of 2018 and more" - Mike Wilcock

Cheers, Howard.
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