Subject: Raildate 15th February 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/02/2019, 15:40
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Spondon Station remodelled
More Erewash Valley Diversions at Ilkeston
(Martin Miller)

Cardiff Central Lost liveries. 2009 47/57/66/68 & HST
Steam in the 1990s at Paignton, Appleby, Highley. Osprey, Scotsman
55020, 47668, D8137, 31233 Mainline Memories a decade ago
Scrap units and 87016 at Caerwent in 2004
10000/01 plus 10201 and more in 00 gauge
(Mike Wilcock)

8F at the Churnet Valley Railway, 2010
Churnet Valley Railway Gala 2013
(Barry Knapper)

45596 'Bahamas' and 37669, Carlisle, Saturday 9th February
A Bulleid Brings Sunshine To Chester 07/02/2019
45596 'Bahamas' on the Settle & Carlisle Railway
Weathering a Steam Locomotive - Bachmann 9F - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Blackpool Totally Transport 2006
Switzerland: Trains running on the streets in Chur
41 1144 mit Rodelblitz Eisenach - Arnstadt, 10.02.2019
Schneefräseneinsatz im Bahnhof Holzkirchen
Soo Line 2719
Steam Train 1225 Pere Marquette
Denver and Rio Grande Western T-12 #168 Arrives In Antonito 24 September 2015
HMS Mersey leaves Devonport, 23rd January 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Historic Humber tunnel proposals
Restoration of 4VEP 3417
1950s film of Ffestiniog Railway
Heritage posters on London Underground -  saving money!
New rail map for Dublin
Krokodil hauled special over the Gotthard line in 2013
Monitoring sanction breaking ships
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Short form HST sets at Bridgwater 25/01/19
XP-82 Twin Mustang First Official Flight
Death and valor on a warship doomed by its own Navy
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

New FARSAP videos are now available to view on the Signalling Record Society covering visits to Allerton Jn and Speke Jn, Lord Peter Snape's nostalgic visit to Stockport Edgeley No 2, an explanation of Tyers Tablet and Key Token instruments, and some superb aerial footage of the Hull to Selby line
(John Lacy)

These are 11 of Yorkshire's lost railways

When women ran the railways

More Secrets of the DLR

The transcontinental railroad at 150 – in pictures

Buses: Does falling use mean they are only for big cities?

Bluebird: What next for Donald Campbell's record-breaker?



‘Radical’ Network Rail changes unveiled

Plans for hydrogen powered 230 class units

New Forest railway line proposed despite criticism for ‘pie in the sky’ idea

Brexit could delay Isle of Wight railway upgrade

Earthslip blocks Bexleyheath Loop

Children take over station announcements at Bristol TM

Proposed work to Dawlish Sea wall

DfT to consider replacing voyagers with off lease HSTs west of Exeter

GWR Long Rock depot openday for RNLI

East West Rail publishes alternative routes for Bedford to Cambridge

Seaside station will shut for over a month as new platform rolls in

Train passengers face delays after bridge damaged in crash

Stagecoach operation of East Midlands Trains extended

Woman charged with arson at Nottingham January 2018

Action group forms to reopen historic railway line

Changes to train services in February 2019 as Network Rail upgrades railway in Derbyshire

Cumbrian passengers to benefit from multi-million-pound stations investment

Grangemouth electrification goes live

RAIB report on derailment at Dunkeld

ScotRail Class 314 departs for scrapyard

Improvements to shepherd tourists at Glenfinnan

Progress on Southwold Railway replica loco

Slate Quarry locos on display at Kings Cross

6023 to visit GWSR for May gala event

GWR 4110 sold to Paignton & Dartmouth Railway by WSR

75069 returns to service on Severn Valley Railway

EU temporary plans to keep Channel Tunnel working after Brexit

Barcelona crash: one dead and 100 others injured

Reorganisation of SNCF regional services proposed

Fatal derailment at Field, BC

Zimbabwe Railway commuter service to Bulawayo

Cairngorm funicular will not run this summer

Restoration on track following Hythe Pier donation

First tram tracks laid for Westside Metro extension in Birmingham

Edinburgh tram extension cost soars to £207m

Louder horns needed on Edinburgh trams: RAIB report

Woman dies after being struck by Luas tram

Bus hit by tree in Bournemouth

Octogenarian sat on burglar who tried to steal his model railway collection

Historic Caledonian Canal 'dewatered' for lock work

New CalMac campaign sets sail towards Uist islands

Bid underway to turn Scots power station site into cruise ship port

Crane collapses onto Container ship at Vancouver

Contracts for Seabourne Ferries from Ramsgate scrapped

Eurotunnel to sue government over Brexit emergency ferry contracts

Titanic II could set sail as early as 2022

USS Hornet Found

Mustang aims for piston-powered world speed record

Airbus scraps A380 superjumbo jet as sales slump
Airbus credits A380 with assisting success of A350

BelugaXL arrives in UK for tests at Broughton wing plant

Turkmenistan Airways banned from flying into UK and EU airspace

Thousands raised to revive Birmingham's Sarehole Mill

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price. Alan Rushworth



16/02/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great British Car Journeys"  3/3 Wales

16/02/19  BBC2 2100-2245
         "Williams: Formula One in the Blood"

17/02/19  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Crossrail 1/2

17/02/19  BBC2 2355-0140
         "Williams: Formula One in the Blood"

18/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  11/15

18/02/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo"  4/5

18/02/19  Channel 5 2100-2235
         "Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship"

19/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  12/15 Reading

19/02/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo"  5/5

19/02/19  BBC4 2230-2330
         "James May's Big Ideas"  3/3 Power to the people

20/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  13/15 London

20/02/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Jumbo: the Plane that Changed the World"

20/02/19  BBC2 2100-2200
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Crossrail 2/2

20/02/19  BBC4 2230-2325
         "How We Built Britain"  5/6 The North: Full Steam Ahead

21/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  14/15 London to Kent

22/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  15/15 Kent



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

15/02/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "The Hayling Line post closure" & "The Southsea Miniature Railway"
           by Alan Wallbank
           Starts 1930

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

17/02/19    Southampton Toy Fair
           Blighmont Barracks, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0AJ

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

19/02/19    Peak Rail Chesterfield Branch
           Hasland Working Mens Club, Hampton Street, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 OHL
           "The widening of the lines from Sheffield to Dore & Totley" by Ted Hancock
           Starts 1930

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    Exmoor Train & Toy Fair
           Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3DZ

23/02/19    Peterborough & District MRC - RISEX 2019
           Community Centre, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9AX

23/02/19    Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
           "History of Swindon Works 1840-1880" by Canon Brian Arman
           1930 to about 2200

23/02/19    Mickleover Model Railway Group Derby (Trains Only) Swapmeet
           Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 9GE
           1030-1400, Admission: £1.00

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

01/03/19    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           AGM and Members Evening
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

02/03/19    Gauge O Guild - Spring Show, Kettering
           Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB

02/03/19-   Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
03/03/19    Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road,CV32 5JE

02/03/19-   Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society - Romsey 2019
03/03/19    Crosfield Hall, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8GL

02/03/19-   Mansfield Model Railway Exhibition
03/03/19    St Peters Church Hall, Church Side, Mansfield, NG18 1AP

02/03/19-   Preston Model Railway Exhibition
03/03/19    Sports Hall, Preston College Fulwood Campus, St Vincents Road, PR2 8UR

03/03/19    Cosham Indoor Transport Fair
           Cosham Community Centre, Wotton Street, Cosham, PO6 3AP

03/03/19    Chesham Model Railway Exhibition
           White Hill Centre, Chesham, HP5 1AG

04/03/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Great Western Railway in Devon & Cornwall" by Howard Sprenger
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

04/03/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Trains and Terrains” by Geoff Proctor
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/03/19-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Spring Steam Gala

08/03/19-   Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Gala

09/03/19    Norfolk Railway Society Annual Show
           Poringland Community Centre, Overtons Way, Poringland, NR14 7BW

09/03/19-   Basingstoke Model Railway Show
10/03/19    Aldworth Science College, Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6HQ

09/03/19-   Macclesfield Model Railway Group Exhibition
10/03/19    Tytherington School, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EE

Cheers, Howard.
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