Subject: Raildate 22nd February 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/02/2019, 15:16
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Derby Midland Station normal service resumed
(Martin Miller)

Churnet Valley Railway. Cauldon Low branch reopening, Nov 2010
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Barry Knapper)

Buses, Trams and Trolleybuses of St Petersburg Aug 2018
(Andrew Cook)

Barry Scrapyard Then & Now
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Part 5:
Part 6:
Part 7:
Barry Scrapyard Loco's Then and Now
Northern Manchester Victoria To Rochdale On 14/2/19
A day at the Didcot Railway Centre 16th February, Swindon Panel open day
75069 & Eardington's new platform enter service
Severn Valley Railway: Kicking Off The 2019 Season - 17th February
7029 Clun Castle first mainline test runs, Small Heath 19/02/19
2mmFS Layout Llangerisech at the Milton Keynes Model Railway Society's 2019 Exhibition
Brockwell Lane update 17th February
Swiss Trains: Olten Bahnhof @ 1400hrs, 29Dec18
Mit 2 Dampfloks gegen den Berg - Winterdampf auf steilen Rampen
Treinen in Hamburg Hbf - 10 januari 2019 | Ultra HD (4K)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

NYRM track engineering blog
DLR or London Overground to extend to Thamesmead?
Steam in Eritrea
Wooden block road surface in London
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How to build the perfect model railway
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Stained-glass three-wheelers in pictures



Barnehurst cutting reopened after landslip closes the Bexleyheath line for a week

Brighton Mainline engineering works

Rail replacement bus hit tree at Balcombe

Hopeful signs in SWR/RMT guards dispute

Another alternative to Wareham level crossing proposed

More money for Dawlish Sea Wall

Washwood Heath train factory demolished

Ambergate junction reopens on schedule – train services resume between Derby and Matlock

ScotRail begs train drivers to come out of retirement

Packaging passengers and small freight will benefit rural railways

New class 385 electric train for Glasgow Central routes

Sign up for a sneak peak of the changing Glasgow Queen Street station

Stirling station canopy in line for restoration as part of redevelopment project

£11m revamp of Far North Line finished

Fire on Transport for Wales train  (Stopped at Pontrilas SB)

Generators stolen from K&ESR at Rolvenden

Caley tank 419 to visit Swanage Railway

Welsh Highland Railway garratt 87 to be outshopped in SAR black

Irish Rail investment plans

Unexploded WW2 bomb in Paris disrupts Eurostar services

Start of Rolling Motorway service between Luxembourg and Spain

Plans for railway to Artic ocean put on ice

India high speed train breaks down on first trip

Rebuilt General Electric locos leased to Ukranian operator

BNSF investment plans

Refurbished locos ordered by METRA

Canadian National crude oil train derails in Manitoba

Alberta leases tank cars to clear oil production backlog

California High Speed Rail project cut back at Government request

New multiple unit fleet ordered for New South Wales

Bus fire in Douglas IOM

New Red Funnel freight ferry launched

Sheffield bomber crash: Fly-past on 75th anniversary

BOAC 747 retrojet marks British Airways centenary

Fly BMI closes all services and files for bankruptcy

Loganair is to preserve five routes previously operated by its sister airline BMI Regional

Aer Lingus to close Cork-Southampton route

Flight delays at Dublin Airport flights following  drone sighting

SCAT 737 badly damaged in ground blaze

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



23/02/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Edwardian Britain in Colour"

24/02/19  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Crossrail 2/2

24/02/19  Channel 5 1750-1910
         "Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship"

25/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  1/6 Amritsar

25/02/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  1/6

26/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  2/6 Ambala

27/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  3/6 New Delhi

27/02/19  BBC4 2300-0000
         "How We Built Britain"  6/6 The South: Dreams of Tomorrow

28/02/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  4/6 Agra



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

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

28/02/19    Barry and Penarth Railway Society
           The Conservative Club, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2EZ
           "Review of 2018 and more" - Mike Wilcock

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

12/03/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "Island Treasures (Isle of Wight)" by Colin Brading
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

13/03/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "From Railways to Royalty" by Jack Boskett
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

14/03/19    Radyr Local History Society
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Confessions of a Trolleybus Enthusiast" by Stephen Phillips

15/03/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "The Selsey Tramway" by Bill Gage
           Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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