Subject: Raildate 25th January 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 25/01/2019, 16:39
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The End of Lineside Passes - New Years Eve at the GCR
East Lancashire Steam Through Burrs
Return to steam: BR Std 4MT 80097 - 19th January 2019 - East Lancs Rly
Swiss Trains: Rhaetian Railway - Top of the Bernina Pass
V200 033 nach Winterberg 19 Jan 2019
Pere Marquette 1225 - January in Michigan
Modelling Realistic Trees
2 new diesels and a DIY superstore
Paris Tramway - Line T6 - Snow in Pavé Blanc
Mothballed HMS Iron Duke F234 Passes RFA Wave Knight A389 in Plymouth Sound - 17th January 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

New substation for London Underground proposed at Euston
Vintage photos of London Underground
Cutaway drawings of London Underground stations
Underground tramway in Brussels
London's quietest bus route
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Spitfire Air Display, and DH 115 Vampire
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

"The Coal Canal Way" - a walker's guide to the Somersetshire Coal Canal

Jake Piner - a Raildater since he was a lad!



RAIB research into front line safety decision making

Heathrow Express EMU fleet contract awarded

Doors open on wrong side at Stratford on TfL train

Update on new Greater Anglia Bi-mode trains

Sound app for c2c commuters

Punctuality record for c2c

Stobart to introduce a Tilbury-Daventry container service

Freightliner proposal for new workshops at Ipswich Lower Yard

Consultation over a new station at Soham

East West Rail seeks partners to develop Cambridge link

Network Rail to clear more of Folkestone Harbour branch

Refurbished Wessex Electric units not ready to enter service

Infrastructure delays force Northern to soldier on with Pacers

New Caledonian Sleeper stock completes trail trip to London

Work to start in 2020 on Cardiff Parkway station

Replacement of Pembroke Road rail bridge at Merlins Bridge

Clan Line Winter overhaul

Flying Scotsman to visit Swanage Railway

Pannier Tank L92 to visit Mid Hants

Level crossing at Penrhyn on Festiniog Railway

SNCF to introduce new stock and train crew planning software

DB Cargo orders more Siemens Vectron locos

Hydrogen fuel cell train goes on tour in Germany

Changes to organisation of SBB Cargo

Start of tendering process for new AMTRAK coaches

Pikes Peak Cog Railway orders new trains

Should Chinese trains have separate compartments for 'bear children'?

Plans to upgrade Leyton underground station

Extension of rural bus services in Ireland

Ferry firm amends bookings for extra Brexit crossings

Royal Navy nuclear submarine's near miss with ferry

Cash ultimatum issued to Scottish Government to keep Orkney’s inter-island ferry service running

Argyll Ferries transferred to Cal-Mac and tendering process cancelled

Liffey ferry to start sailing again after 35 years

"Falls of Clyde" could be auctioned off after restoration plan falls through

Fatal collision of tankers and fire off Crimea

Prospect air traffic controllers support USA colleagues

BA reveals 'BOAC' 747-400 retrojet

WW2 wreckage found by grandson on Norwegian mountainside

The World’s Last Passenger 727 Just Flew for the Last Time

Lufthansa ends Ju 52 passenger flights

Russian analysts model 'Slon' outsize freighter

Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia

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



27/01/19  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer"  1/3

27/01/19  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Indian Hill Railways"  3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

28/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  16/20 Winnipeg

28/01/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  4/4 Vietnam

29/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  17/20 Manitoba

29/01/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village"  3/6 Port Isaac

30/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  18/20 Saskatchewan

30/01/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village"  4/6 Milton Abbas

30/01/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky"  4/6

31/01/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  19/20 Edmonton

01/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Canadian Railway Journeys"  20/20 The Rockies



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

26/01/19    Signalling Record Society Archive Open Day
           Unit 6A, Princes Drive, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2FD
           Non-members and members all welcome - further details, see website

26/01/19-   Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
27/01/19    Barton Peveril 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

01/02/19    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "South Wales in the 1960s: Alan Jarvis Pictures" by Gerry Nichols
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

02/02/19-   Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
03/02/19    Stafford County Showground, ST18 0BD

04/02/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The Burrell Build - final instalment" by Rob Fish
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

04/02/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “My Swansong 2” by Ken Horan
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/02/19-   Festival of British Modelling
10/02/19    Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB

10/02/19    The French Railways Society Model Railway Show
           Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2QT

12/02/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting, incorporating The Bristol Group Annual Meeting
           "The Great Western Society Today" by Richard Antliff
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

13/02/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Cambrian and Brecon Railways in the early 1960s" by John Davies
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

16/02/19    Tonbridge Model Railway Society Exhibition
           The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF

16/02/19-   Milton Keynes Model Railway Society Exhibition
17/02/19    Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN

18/02/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Library, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Company Servants to Queen’s Officers, the History of the British Transport Police"
           by Steve Beaon BA
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/02/19    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
           Big Screen Video Evening

22/02/19-   Model Rail Scotland
24/02/19    SEC, Glasgow

23/02/19    East Reading Model Railway Exhibition
           The Warehouse, 1A Cumberland Road, Reading, RG1 3LB

23/02/19-   Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition
24/02/19    Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY

23/02/19-   New Mills & District Railway Modellers Exhibition
24/02/19    Chapel-en-le-Frith Leisure Centre, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ

Cheers, Howard.
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