Subject: Raildate 9th May 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 09/05/2019, 18:22
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Brussels Tram 150 - Works Trams on Parade
Brussels 150 Tram - The atmosphere
Brussels Tram 150 - Heritage Trams on the move
Schaerbeek Station Brussels
(Martin Miller)

Foxfield Railway Victorian Weekend
(Barry Knapper)

60103 'Flying Scotsman' Draws the Curtains of 'The Great Britain XII' - 05.05.2019
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala 2019
North Eastern Railway Electric Autocar
Corris Railway - 5th May 2019 - Onboard Maespoeth Junction to Corris
Exbury Gardens Steam Railway 21/4/19
Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header Rawlins to Rock Springs, Wyoming
2019 Apr 27 Neepsend (Sheffield) Model Railway Society Show
Modular Model Railway Layout with German Trains and Locomotives in H0 gauge
Blackpool Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Warning over drones near railway lines after incident in Surrey
RAIB annual reports for 2018
Railway Pension scheme
The problem of train travel, other passengers!
The next stage of the railway management merry-go round
Briefing at Blaenau Ffestiniog about rebuilding Conwy Valley line
Underground themed hotel in London
Assessment of cyber security on new Bombardier units
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Kestrel Railway Books mystery pictures pages have been updated - follow the link from the home page

Great Scenic Railways, Devon & Cornwall
Looe Rail Heritage

10 of the best scenic rail journeys in Europe

Sweden by train: from Stockholm to Oslo

Spain by train: from Barcelona to Seville via Madrid

Tram Driving Championships
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Bridgeton Bus Garage Open Day May 2019
(Andrew Cook)

Bus fares reveal 'massively unfair' gulf between London and rest of England

Shipworm: The Scourge of Wooden Wrecks is Really a Mussel
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Chatterley Whitfield Colliery By Drone (4K)
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)



NR trespass warning

Fuel cell "proof of Concept" train to be built using Vivarail class 230 unit

Stagecoach to sue DfT over franchise bidding ban

Buffer stop impact at Victoria

Improvements planned at Chessington South

Trespassing cattle stop c2c services near Pitsea

Grant approved for restoration of Bury St Edmunds station house

Exmouth branch shut after wartime grenade found near the line

Campaign to reopen the Burton on Trent to Leicester (Ivanhoe) Line

Plans for Hydrogen powered trains based on Teesside

Historic footbridge successfully installed at Stirling station

Cabs from 66734 (Loch Trieg derailment) used for GBRf drivers simulator

New coaches for Caledonian Sleeper

12000 applicants for Scot Rail driving posts

Plans backed for train testing centre in Neath Valley colliery site

Re-opening of Purbeck rail line services pushed back

Vandalism on West Somerset Railway

Auction of GWR memorabilia on Guernsey

Mortifying plans for Moretonhampstead station

Trains forced to stop as Flying Scotsman spectators 'stand on tracks'
Complaints from train drivers over trespass around Flying Scotsman

Clifton Rocks Railway to be brought back to life

Delays to reopening Poole Park Railway

RAIB investigation into locomotive runaway at Beddgelert

Conductors get ‘smart watches’ to ensure trains leave right on time

GKB electrification plans

Kenya to upgrade metre gauge line to Uganda

Unused Jubilee line platforms at Charing Cross

First Stadler Glasgow Subway train delivered

Stadler signs contract for new Waldenburgerbahn units

Residents warn that a car ban on the Mull-Lochaline ferry will have a devastating effect on islanders

UK's first Poseidon takes shape in Renton

Northrop N9M fatal crash

Boeing 737MAX safety testing rushed?

Boeing 737 slides of runway in Florida

Fatal aircraft fire at Moscow

Buffalo Airways makes 'forced landing' 9 kilometres off Hay River runway

Fawley Power Station planning scheme

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



12/05/19  ITV 2220-2315
         "easyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  2/3

12/05/19  BBC4 2330-0030
         "WW1: Aces Falling - Timewatch"

13/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Kensington to London Bridge

13/05/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  3/3

13/05/19  BBC4 2325-0025
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  1/4 The Cutty Sark

14/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Derby to Grantham

15/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lincolnshire

15/05/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "The Golden Age of Liners"  2/9

16/05/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Supersized Earth"  3/3 Food, Fire and Water

16/05/19  ITV 2100-2200
         "easyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  3/3

17/05/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  1/6



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

10/05/19-   Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

10/05/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Day Out With Thomas

10/05/19-   Exhibition: Midland Railway 175th Anniversary
12/05/19    Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SQ
           1000-1600 daily

10/05/19-   Exhibition: “When the Railway Came to Bollington”
27/05/19    Bollington Library, Palmerston Street, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5JX
           0930-1900 (Tue), 0930-1700 (Wed-Fri), 0930-1300 (Sat)

11/05/19    Victory Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT

11/05/19    Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
           1115, 1245, 1415, 1545

11/05/19    Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers - Reading 2019
           Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, RG1 8EQ

11/05/19    South West Herts MRS - Watford Model Railway Exhibition
           Queens' School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, WD23 2TY

11/05/19-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Diesel Gala

11/05/19-   Derby Model Railway Exhibition
12/05/19    The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE

11/05/19-   Glenrothes Model Railway Exhibition
12/05/19    Lomond Centre, Woodside Way, Glenrothes, KY7 5RA

13/05/19    Swadlincote Festival of Transport
           Swadlincote Town Centre

13/05/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Along the Portsmouth Direct Railway" by Peter Keat
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

14/05/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "Railways in the West Country" by Peter Triggs
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

16/05/19    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
           "The West Riding of Yorkshire, Early 50s to 1968" by Derek Huntriss

16/05/19-   Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival & Mixed Traction Day

17/05/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "The history of Hythe, The Pier, Ferries and Railways" by Sarah Marden
           Starts 1930

17/05/19-   Welsh Highland Railway: Rail-Ale Festival

18/05/19-   Salisbury Model Railway Exhibition
19/05/19    Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton, SP2 0JS

18/05/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Wallace & Gromit

18/05/19-   EM Gauge Society - expoEM Spring
19/05/19    Bracknell Leisure Centre, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berks, RG12 9SE

18/05/19-   Dean Forest Railway: 1940s Weekend

18/05/19-   Foxfield Railway: War Weekend

18/05/19-   Immingham Model Railway Show
19/05/19    Immingham Museum & Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham, DN40 1QF

19/05/19    The Garden Railway Show 2019
           Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Nottingham, NG8 4PB

19/05/19    Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Watercress Festival

20/05/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "A different view of The Southern" by Neil Kearns
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/05/19    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

20/05/19    Friends of the Cromford Canal
           Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, Nottingham, NG16 5NN
           "The Ashby Canal" by Geoff Pursglove
           Admission: £2, starts 1930
           Non members welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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