Subject: Raildate 17th May 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 17/05/2019, 16:20
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Apologies for the non-working short URL links last week.  It seems to have been a temporary
problem out of my control, but this week I have reverted to the previous system (which wasn't
working at all last week!)


Erewash Valley Variety at Ilkeston Station
Shipley Gate Erewash Valley Line
Belper Station Interlude
(Martin Miller)

Tornado with the Mad Hatter
(Barry Knapper)

'Flying Scotsman' & The Trespassers Who Ruin It!
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Big Boy #4014 UP #844 Double header Cheyenne to Rawlins, Wyoming
2019 Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Transcontinental Railroad Celebration
Soviet submarine found on the bottom of the Baltic Sea
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Great Central Railway 'Goods Galore'
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway - Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala 2019
60103 & 61306 at York & Darlington Highland &Islands on 9th May 2019
Mid Norfolk Railway Vintage Bus & Coach Day 2019
Große Ohren 01 066 und 01 118 mit Schnellzügen in Thüringer Wald
Großohren 01 2066-7 und 01 2118-6 unterwegs im Thüringer Wald am 11.05.2019
Golden Spike Celebration at Steam Into History
First 2019 Run to Silverton on the D&SNGRR!
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The long slow death of rail franchising
c2c launch children's rail safety book
Lost ferret at Bognor Regis station
Coed-y- Bleddiau cottage on FR wins tourism award
Double track railway in Caithness
Edgware Road signal cabin still in use
Board room problems at First Group.
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Lost Days of Steam radio documentary

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



BT Police web site hacked

Limit HS2 speeds and move terminus to cut costs, say Lords

Stagecoach Rail Director to join Network Rail

Balfour Beatty takes on managing more Network Rail MPVs

Engineering train contracts for CP6

Criticism of DfT app for disabled passengers

Bombardier use 3D printing for rolling stock spares

35 years of Gatwick Express

Track components reused to restore sidings at Eastbourne

SWR refurbished trains launch delayed over door safety

Children travel free promotion on South Western Railway at half term

Complaints about no buffet or space for surfboards on GWR IET units

BAM Nuttall appointed as Dawlish sea wall contractor

Proposed expansion of Newton Abbot station

The time and date of the last High Speed Train to run

First LNER Azuma in service

DfT and Abellio sign East Midlands franchise contract
Arriva sues government over East Midlands franchise

Queen Street window clean is a top glass job

Council backs plans for £100m global centre of rail excellence in Wales

Oh deer: Rambling ruminants lead to DART delay

Obituary: John Ransom, champion of railway and canal preservation

Great Western cart found in Wootton Bassett

Proposed ticket office changes at Bishops Lydeard

9351 restoration blog

Snapper Halt restoration

Possible mainline ban for 60103 Flying Scotsman

Big Boy stubs its toe with derailment

Eurostar delays after Gare du Nord evacuated

Vegetarian menu on Eurostar for vegetarian week

Eurostar guide for autistic passengers

Zandvoort’s Formula 1 plans mean too much traffic for the railway

Metrolink (California) rolling stock refurbishment contract awarded

East African standard gauge development on hold

New target market for the Blue Train

Alfa-X, the world’s fastest bullet train – complete with a 72ft nose

A guide to London’s most stressful tube stations

Isle of Wight ferry failures blamed on 'assembly errors'

Wightlink to trial overnight FastCat sailings over the summer weekends

Paddle steamer Waverley withdrawn for boiler replacement

Scottish Government pressed on delays to new Calmac ferries

Light aircraft crash on A40 near Abergavenny

RAF to get second hand jets as part of Wedgetail buy

Berliners wonder why, 70 years after great airlift, new airport is a shambles

Fuel truck hits Jazz Dash 8 in Toronto

Wheels up landing in Myanamar

Fatal seaplane collision near Ketchican, Alaska

Problems with Boeing 737 Max raised last November by American Airlines pilots

Science Museum plans 200 hectare site to show off lost treasures

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



18/05/19  BBC4 1900-1930
         "The Return of Flying Scotsman"

18/05/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  1/5 Venice

18/05/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Most Historic Towns"  1/6 Dover

18/05/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "HMS Belfast: WW2's Great Survivor"

19/05/19  ITV 2310-0010
         "easyJet: Inside the Cockpit"  3/3

20/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hessle to York

20/05/19  BBC4 2325-0025
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  2/4 CS Mackay-Bennett

21/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Middlesbrough to Hexham

21/05/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "India's Frontier Railways"  1/3 The Maitree Express

21/05/19  ITV 2030-2100
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/12

22/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Lindisfarne

22/05/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  2/12

22/05/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Victorian Sensations with Hannah Fry"  1/3 Electric Dreams

23/05/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  2/6



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

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

24/05/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Staffordshire at War

25/05/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Real Ale on Rails

25/05/19    Symposium: “Bollington Railway History Day” at the Civic Hall
           above Bollington Library, Palmerston Street, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5JX
           Two sessions:
           1100-1300 “Browse the Records” a chance to study early railway maps and plans of the
           MB&MR, and of Bollington from the 1840s onwards, specially brought over for the day
           from Chester by the Cheshire Archive Service - open to all
           1330-1630 “The Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway Revisited” - an afternoon
           of illustrated talks, photographs, film and documents with three expert speakers, David
           Kitching (Poynton), Ian Moss (Marple) and Martin Welch (Macclesfield)
           Tickets for the second part of the day are £5.00, payable at the door or in advance
           through the Festival website – refreshments will be available

25/05/19-   RAILEX
26/05/19    Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP

25/05/19-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Spring Locomotive Gala

25/05/19-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Festival of Steam

25/05/19-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Kids Go Free

25/05/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Bournemouth Trolleybuses Pageant
27/05/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

25/05/19-   Fairbourne Miniature Railway: Annual Steam Gala

26/05/19    Corris Railway: Special Gala Day

26/05/19-   Helston Railway: Return to the '40s

26/05/19-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Spring Steam Gala

26/05/19-   Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
27/05/19    Engine in motion 1300-1630

Cheers, Howard.
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