Subject: Raildate 15th March 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/03/2019, 16:44
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Churnet Valley Railway. Steam Gala 2008
(Barry Knapper)

Mid Hants Railway Spring Gala 2019
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, Spring Steam Gala 2019, Saturday 9th March
A Spring day of action at Eardington
East Lancashire Railway Spring Steam Gala 2019
SR 926 'Repton' on the Nene Valley Railway - 2019
Mayflower Solo Return Debut
Abschied vom alten Bahnhof Köthen mit V60, E42, V100 2.3.2019
58 1111-2 mit Güterzug unterwegs auf alten G 12-Einsatzstrecken
Bridgton & Saco River #7 (Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Refurbishing Barking station
How to cut electrification costs
Instructions on how to use unrefurbished HSTs in Scotland
Open top tours of Berlin U-Bahn
Tours of London Transport architecture
Private monorail under London, not accessible for visits
Reasons to use London buses instead of the Underground
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

All the disused railway stations you could soon catch a train from in Merseyside

Weirs and aerial walkways: the Bristol that might have been

Cutty Sark 150th anniversary (UK), BBC News, 2nd February 2019
HMY Britannia 1959 to Chicago
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



LNER Azumas cleared for passenger service

GoVia Thameslink fined for May 2018 timetable troubles

Earthslip near Wadhurst

Proposals for refurbishment of Newbury station

Staff training for new Stadler bi-mode trains for Greater Anglia

Preferred bidders announced for track renewal contracts

Extra direct Lincoln to London trains coming this summer

Fresh calls to reconnect Fleetwood's rail links

'Great merit' in reopening Eastriggs, Thornhill and Beattock stations

Thrown stone damages train windscreen at Galashiels

Opening of new £1.2m railway bridge reconnects Paisley communities

Aberdeen MP claims north-east village being ‘cut off’ from Glasgow train route

Aberdeen welcomes first steam engine in 25 years

Class 385 Hitachi units to replace "happy trains" (class 365) in Scotland

Class 19 (former DVT) test run

Train passengers forced to wear coats to shield from the rain

B1 1264 to attend GWSR May gala

35018 to work special train in memory of Nigel Dobbing

Eurostar advises passengers not to travel unless 'absolutely necessary'

Italy halts bids for Turin-Lyon train tunnel

Details of new DB Talgo trains

Extension to Edinburgh trams to Leith approved

Bus fire at Polegate

Cow Lane bridge at Reading opened for two way traffic and double deck buses

Needles Breezer running from 9th March 2019

Walks on bottom of Caledonian Canal

Japan ferry 'hits whale', injuring more than 80 on board

Historic Lincoln aircraft engine factory torn down

Stobart is to take over the management of UK regional airport Durham Tees Valley

Fatal crash near Addis Ababa

Boeing 737 Max aircraft grounded until May

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Andy Sollis



16/03/19  BBC2 1730-1830
         "James May's Cars of the People"  1/3

16/03/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  The Nile

17/03/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building the World's Most Luxurious Cruise Ship"

17/03/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain"  A look at Hornby 2/2

18/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  9/10 France

18/03/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  4/6

19/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  10/10 Marseilles

20/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  1/10 The Balkans

21/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  2/10 Istanbul

22/03/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  3/10 Vienna

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

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

27/03/19    RCTS South Wales
           Grand Hotel, Port Talbot, SA13 1DE
           "Re-shaping Rail in South Wales - the Railways of Briton Ferry and District"
           by Philip Adams (co-author of the recently published book of the same title)
           Starts 1930

30/03/19    Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
           "Worcestershire and the Severn Valley" an evening of films with Michael Clemens
           1930 to about 2200

30/03/19-   Sheffield Model Railway Enthusiasts Exhibition
31/03/19    Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, S10 3DH

01/04/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Trolleybus Technology - the early days" by John Stainforth
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

01/04/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “From Monochrome to Fujichrome” by Peter Skelton
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

05/04/19    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Penwyllt – The Neath & Brecon Railway Country Station" by Tudor Watkins & John Miles
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

05/04/19-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Spring Diesel Event

05/04/19-   North Norfolk Railway: That's Yer Lot Gala

05/04/19-   Didcot Railway Centre: Launch of The Saint

06/04/19    N Gauge South East
           Riddlesdown Collegiate, Honister Heights, Purley, CR8 1EX

06/04/19    West Wiltshire Model Railway Circle Exhibition
           Holt Village Hall, The Street, Holt, BA14 6QH

06/04/19    South East Bus Festival
           Detling, near Maidstone, Kent

06/04/19    Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
           Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
           "Railways Remembered" a special programme for the KRM with Rob Foxon
           1930 to about 2200

06/04/19-   Nailsea Model Railway Show
07/04/19    Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ

06/04/19-   South Devon Railway: 50th Anniversary Gala

06/04/19-   Kent & East Sussex Railway: Lego Bricks Civilisations Show

Cheers, Howard.
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