Subject: Raildate 5th April 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 05/04/2019, 14:23
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Churnet Valley Railway slideshow
(Barry Knapper)

Swanage Railway, Spring Steam Gala 2019, Friday 29th March
A Springtime 8F & Rear Gunner! (2019)
34092 'City Of Wells' NYMR Opening Weekend (2019)
B1 61306 Mayflower on The Cathedrals Express 30th March 2019
The South Tynedale Railway on 30th March 2019
East Lancashire Railway 31st March 2019
2 x 68s and 5 x 66s on trains through Tyseley, 01/04/19
The London Festival of Railway Modelling - 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Miniature railways around London
Isle of Wight Railway webcams
Web cam Landwasser viaduct
Web cam Brusio circular viaduct
Web Cam at Preda overlooking the new Albula Tunnel workings
Swiss railways engineering works (Hold cursor over symbols for explanation)
Taking the slow train on the Corgo valley
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Thornhill has been added to the list of FARSAP videos on the SRS website
(John Lacy)

"D-Day Squadron and Greenwood Tour" Plane Savers E86
Video 12 Restoration Lancaster NX611. Year two
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Immaculately Restored Film Lets You Revisit Life in New York City in 1911
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

All the Stations does Ireland
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Union says railway Brexit protests are acts of ‘sabotage’

GBRf class 56's top be rebuilt as class 69

Maritime Transport starts rail service, contracted to DB Cargo

DfT’s £300m scheme to see disabled access at 73 railway stations improved

Crossrail project likely to open in 2021 and cost more

Network Rail buys up old Croydon sites in plans to fix Britain’s busiest railway bottleneck

Proposed open access operator for GW main line

Northern Belle excursion Bristol to Weymouth

Level crossing near miss near Stamford-le-Hope

Commuters farewell to Hatfield Peverel booking clerk

4000 Chiltern Railways station lights converted to LEDs

Virgin Trains sets ridership record

Northern Belle to call at Warrington en route to Scarborough

Northumberland line could reopen for passengers in 2022

Borders Railway extension study supported

Shotts line electrification completed on time and in budget

ScotRail passengers 'fainted on overcrowded trains'

Caledonian Sleeper unveil first look inside new £150m fleet

Wales and Border rail franchise in £200m deal for new metro fleet

Major repair work to begin on Conwy Valley Line

Translink briefing of Foyle representatives

Conwy Valley line closed until August

R&ER loco to visit Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch railway

Tamping and lining at Esk Valley on NYMR

Dog travels solo on train to Dublin
Owner of wandering dog found

Eurostar: Trains disrupted by protester near St Pancras

SNCF logistics purchace RAILTRAXX

Rail projects awarded EU funding

Lodz suburban trains to be lengthened

Polish operator orders 12 more FLIRT units

Durango train punches through avalanche paths ahead of summer season

Fleet investment by McGills buses

Start of No Brexit additional ferry crossings

How Brunel helps my Asperger's

Queen Mary Operators Plan to Remove B-427 ‘Scorpion’ Submarine

Aviation problems after Brexit

Flybe cancels flights amid redundancy talks

FlyBe starts Heathrow to Isle of Man flights

BEA A319 launches early Inverness flight

Ethiopian Airlines crash: 'Pitch up, pitch up!'

Qantas Freight upgrades to 747-8F

MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing

Initial findings of Ethiopian 737 Max crash

Crossness pumping station: Victorian sewer set to reopen

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



06/04/19  Channel 5 1810-1905
         "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  6/6

06/04/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Manchester to Ellesmere

06/04/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Mission Ignition"  Classic car rebuilds 2/4

07/04/19  BBC4 2310-0000
         "In Search of the Wreckers: Timewatch"

07/04/19  Channel 4 2355-0055
         "Mission Ignition"  Classic car rebuilds 2/4

08/04/19  BBC4 0000-0100
         "Engineering Giants: Ferry Strip-Down"

08/04/19  BBC2 2100-2200
         "A House Through Time"  A Georgian house in Newcastle 1/4

08/04/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "World's Busiest Train Stations"  1/4

09/04/19  BBC2 2315-0015
         "A House Through Time"  A Georgian house in Newcastle 1/4



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

Advance notice - booking required...
18/05/19    Guided Tour of Eastleigh Railway Works in aid of Eastleigh Mayor's Charity
           Starts 0945 - lasts approximately 2 hours
           Tickets £10.00 from Eastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh
           You need to provide your own hi-viz vest

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-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleybuses
07/04/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

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

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

07/04/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Volunteer Open Day

07/04/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Easter Holidays

09/04/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "More Photographing Britain’s Railways" by Jack Boskett
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

10/04/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Charter Trains in the 21st Century" by Iain Pate
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/04/19    Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition
           Avonway Community Centre, 39 Shaftsbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JF

13/04/19    Friends of the Cromford Canal: Beggarlee Public Meeting
           New Horizon Church, Langley Mill, NG16 3RZ (next to the Great Northern Pub)
           View the planning application & raise questions about the proposed canal extension
           1100 and 1500

13/04/19    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian

13/04/19-   Crawley Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/04/19    Tanbridge House School, Horsham, RH12 1SR

13/04/19-   Rail Road 2019
14/04/19    Astley Sports College, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL

13/04/19-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

15/04/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Mixed transport photographs" by Terry and Justin Bulger
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/04/19    Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

17/04/19    Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

19/04/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           Society AGM followed by "The Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway"
           by David Lusby
           Starts 1930

19/04/19-   Lappa Valley Railway: Easter Fun

19/04/19-   Helston Railway: Easter Family Fun

19/04/19-   Didcot Railway Centre: King/Saint/Railmotor Event

19/04/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Easter Bonnets

19/04/19-   Gwili Railway: Easter Bunny Special

19/04/19-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend

19/04/19-   Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways

20/04/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

20/04/19-   York Model Railway Show
22/04/19    Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX

20/04/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Easter Weekend Trolleybuses
22/04/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

21/04/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
22/04/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630

21/04/19-   Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
22/04/19    Engine in motion 1300-1630

21/04/19-   Peak Rail: Easter Bank Holiday Treasure Hunt

21/04/19-   Corris Railway: Easter Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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