Subject: Raildate 8th March 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 08/03/2019, 15:02
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Alfreton Station Interlude
Sheffield Station Interlude
Scunthorpe Station
Doncaster Station Variety
Derby Station with heritage diesels
Birmingham Moor Street Station Interlude
Stratford upon Avon Station
Whitlocks End Station
(Martin Miller)

Withdrawn 37/67 movements in 2004 inc.The Valleys
Before the wires arrive; Noisy Severn Tunnel Junction Feb 2019
Severn Tunnel Junction; 30 movements in 2003
Newport, Bristol Temple Meads/Parkway, Exeter St.Davids/Central and Bridgend
F.A.Cup Final Specials 2001 37/47/67/HST @ Cardiff
Cup Final Specials 2001. Loco hauled in Wales
Final HST to Swansea. Feb 9th 2019 43097/122
Green Arrow. C.M.E. Carlisle-Skipton on board 1999
20 years ago; Cumbrian Mountain Express with 60800
(Mike Wilcock)

Hangar 42 Visitor Centre 3 March 2019
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The Launch of 6989 'Wightwick Hall' at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, 2019
35018 'British India Line' Blows Off Up Shap - Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express, 2019
Rare pairing on the SVR
Australian Trains: Thirlmere Festival of Steam - Buxton Shuttles
Six locomotives on SCT Freight Train: Best of SA Trains Edition 1
Trains at Schaarbeek station, Belgium
Winterfahrt des LDC mit 03 2155 und 50 3648 am 02.03.2019
Vertrek Plan V 876 van Station Haarlem - Ultra HD (4K)
Southern Pacific 18 - Slim Princess on the Durango & Silverton
Fort Collins Trolley
Brockwell Lane Running Video Feb 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

WSR 40th Anniversary
NNR C&W blog
NYMR Civil engineering blog
Kamloops Heritage Railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Allhallows Colliery signal box restoration
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Euston Station 1939 & 1950

Berlin's tram network
Cab rides on Berlin's trams
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Old photos show Katrine aqueduct being built

Electric classic cars at Retro-EV
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



New May timetable announced as rail bosses insist ‘lessons learned’ following last year’s chaos

Seaford branch resignalling postponed

South Western Railway apprenticeships available

Emissions reducing technology begins British trial

Road accident blocked Brockenhurst level crossing

Electrification of rail line will be extended to Market Harborough says MP

How Leicester's forgotten railway tunnel could be brought back into use

Plans unveiled for two new ‘vital’ stations in the West Midlands

Trans Pennine freight requirements ignored

Northern's long six-carriage trains delayed by two years

Northumberland station-turned family home on sale for £795,000

Plans to restore hidden platform beneath Glasgow Central ‘on right track’, say Network Rail

New train delays push back introduction of late night Elgin to Inverness services

Gemini Rail depot in Glasgow to close with loss of 120 jobs

Stadler to build 71 trains for Wales and Borders railway

Coach moved to Downpatrick to avoid Brexit customs problems

Engineering workers approached by gunman

British Steel secures long term contract with Translink

6989 Wightwick Hall returns to steam

323 Bluebell withdrawn from service

Work to return railway line to Leek may start next month

Deltic D9009 failed on railtour

D821 Greyhound to visit Epping and Ongar railway

Llangollen railway: Funding bid to finish steam project

Funding secured for narrow gauge railway at Crossness pumping station

Ravenglass locos to visit Beamish museum

Government pay Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry contracts

BLS cargo purchases Crossrail freight company

Bombardier trains certified as guaranteed French origin

Talgo win DB order for 100 long distance trains

International expansion drives NS revenue growth

FGC selects British Steel for rail contract

Hamburg–Puttgarden–Copenhagen Eurocity services to be suspended

Fare dodging costs London £100m a year

Hornby - Re-Opening the Margate Office

Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo Metro

Lothian tram extension contracts approved

One million mile taxi

Waste plastic used in road surfacing

The fastest road car in the world revealed - and it's electric

Shoreham Airshow pilot acquitted over crash deaths

Farnborough Airshow public weekend axed

Heritage BEA livery applied to British Airways Airbus

Diamond nine formation marks end for RAF Tornados

Jet Airways has grounded a further 10 aircraft over the past four days

A321LR delay forces Aer Lingus to push back Montreal launch

Global 7500 sets business jet record

Qatar reveals more destinations

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Nick Wheat



10/03/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain"  A look at Hornby 1/2

11/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  4/10 Rome to Sicily

11/03/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  3/6

11/03/19  BBC4 2230-2300
         "James May : the Reassembler"  1/3 Lawnmower

11/03/19  Channel 4 2235-2335
         "Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera"

12/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  5/10 Warsaw

12/03/19  ITV 2245-2345
         "Planes from Hell: Caught on Camera"

13/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  6/10 Warsaw to Lodz

13/03/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain"  A look at Hornby 2/2

14/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  7/10 La Caruna

14/03/19  ITV 2315-2345
         "Britain's Busiest Motorway"

15/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  8/10 Porto

15/03/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "HMS Victory: Nelson's Great Warship"  1/6



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

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 Railway Exhibition
17/03/19    Perth Green Community Centre, Inverness Road, Jarrow, NE32 4AQ

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

18/03/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "The Devon Belle Part Two" by Ken Mumford
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

22/03/19-   Swanage Railway: Flying Scotsman

23/03/19-   Statfold Barn Railway: Family Day

23/03/19-   Ribble Steam Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

24/03/19    Alsager Railway Association: 0 Gauge Open Day
           Off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DH

Cheers, Howard.
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