Subject: Raildate 1st March 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 01/03/2019, 15:46
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Churnet Valley Railway Steam Gala 2014
Banking on Boltons
(Barry Knapper)

7029 Clun Castle Returns to The Mainline! Loaded Test Runs 21st February
7029 Clun Castle near Dorridge, 26/02/19
Churnet Valley Railway, Winter Steam Gala 2019, Saturday 23rd February
Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express 23 Feb 2019
GWR 813 & 7714 - Gems Of The Severn Valley Railway (2019)
February 2019 Half Term on the Severn Valley Railway
What do you want from RTR model makers? 24th Feb update
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours February Winter Gold 2019
Swiss Trains: Bernina Pass Descent, Alp Grüm - Cavaglia
41 360 gibt alles in der Steigung
Mit 58 311 in den steigungsreichen Westerwald
Snowstorm on the Durango & Silverton - 476 Flanger Extra
The Nevada Northern Railway
Longest Staright Section of Railway in the World: Trains on the Trans Australian Railway #9
Steamship 'Shieldhall' And Engine Room In Rough Seas - August 2018
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Broken railway franchise system
Jessie's Seat
Railway related places to stay in Wales
University of Cambridge historic aerial photographs
Delta Airlines warehouse sale
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Nine videos about Blea Moor have been made available on the FARSAP section of the Signalling Record Society website
(John Lacy)

The North Staffordshire Line Community Rail Partnership (Crewe-Stoke-Derby)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess, Ep 5, Modelling with Styrene 1
Model Railroading with Jack Burgess, Ep 6, Modelling with Styrene 2



Rail passengers face another difficult year, warn MPs

Scientists developing robots to clean train carriages

Virgin Trains rolls out Alexa feature to assist disabled passengers

Crossrail bosses hope for new timetable estimate but Khan admits no confidence about opening date

Willesden Euro terminal cranes demolished for HS2

Drivers vacancies at Great Western

St Austell footbridge removed for preservation at Helston Railway

Railway station may return to Shepton Mallet

Anglia class 745 arrives at Crown point to start testing

10th anniversary of Corby station

Relaunch of historic railway line for passengers could mean a huge boost for tourism

Potential Leicester to Coventry rail link mulled over in updated Leicestershire transport vision

Final 100mph speed checks on newly electrified Manchester to Preston railway

First refurbished class 333 unit for Northern

Restoration of Gisburn tunnel

First electric train runs on the Shotts line

Consultation for sale of Cardiff Valleys infrastructure to Transport for Wales

Brighton Belle could return to railway with a few modern twists after £6m restoration

1450 to visit Didcot for the summer

Caledonian 419 to visit GWSR spring gala

Caledonian 419 to visit North Norfolk Railway in April

Gertrude moved from WHHR Porthmadog to Leighton Buzzard

Ballater Royal Station and Stonehaven restoration project shortlisted for building awards

Bradford care home turns room into train carriage

Eurostar owner allays Brexit chaos fears

SBB joins Open RCTS foundation

Follo Line tunnelling completed

Small Dutch stations to benefit from €65m improvement programme

AMTRAK train stuck for 24 hours after hitting a fallen tree

Cairo station fire: Train driver 'left brakes off'

Amtrak train stranded for over 36 hours returns to Eugene

London transport network junk food advert ban starts

London Underground 1938 stock on tour

Council set to back Edinburgh tram extension

Drop in bus travel in Scotland

Celebrations mark Sheffield & Tinsley canal bicentenary

Foreign flagged ships detained in the UK during January

Expansion at the port of Tilbury

Windermere chain ferry out of service for 3 weeks

BEA A319 to be next British Airways retrojet

Inter-island flight market shrinks by 27% in five years

Blue Islands warns of losses as Aurigny returns to Jersey route

Bangladesh plane 'hijacker' shot dead by special forces

Flights through Pakistani airspace reduced or diverted

Video shows Atlas 767F in ‘steep’ dive prior to crash: NTSB

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price, Mike Prince



02/03/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Concorde: a Supersonic Story"

02/03/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Edwardian Britain in Colour"  2/2

03/03/19  Channel 5 1800-1855
         "Inside Hamleys: the World's Most Famous Toy Store"

04/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  5/6 Lucknow to Kolkata (1)

04/03/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  2/6

05/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  6/6 Lucknow to Kolkata (2)

06/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  1/10 Tula to St Petersburg

06/03/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain"  A look at Hornby 1/2

06/03/19  BBC4 2200-2300
         "The Joy of Train Sets: the Model Railway Story"

06/03/19  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Sailors, Ships and Stevedores: the Story of British Docks"

07/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  2/10 St Petersburg

07/03/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "WWII: Operation Crossbow"

07/03/19  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain at War: Imperial War Museums at 100"

07/03/19  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built"

08/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  3/10 Rome to Sicily

08/03/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Edwardian Britain in Colour"  1/2



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

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

06/03/19    Bideford Railway Heritage Centre
           Pannier Pantry, 1 Bridgeland Street, Barnstaple
           “The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway and its Exciting Future"
           Free entry
           1900 for a 1930 start

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

15/03/19-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala

16/03/19    Transport Collectors Market
           Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, London, W4 4JN

16/03/19    Abingdon & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Abingdon & Witney College, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG

16/03/19    Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
           "Never Again - Tales from the Master Neverers" by members of the MNA
           1930 to about 2200

16/03/19-   Wimborne Railway Society - Wimrail 2019
17/03/19    Queen Elizabeth's School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, BH214DT

16/03/19-   Midlands Garden Rail Show
17/03/19    Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN

16/03/19-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

16/03/19-   Perth Green MRC (Jarrow) Model RailwayExhibition
17/03/19    Perth Green Community Centre, Inverness Road, Jarrow, NE32 4AQ

17/03/19    Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

Cheers, Howard.
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