Subject: Raildate 24th May 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 24/05/2019, 14:12
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Tribute to the Western 125s
(Andrew Cook)

Peaks and Plains Steamathon
(Barry Knapper)

You vs train - Network Rail public safety
3.9 million hours lost during train delays
S15 847 on the Bluebell Railway
The cats who helped to save a branch line
Bus services should consider young people
Storage of National Gallery art during WW2 in Blaenau Ffestiniog
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

NER Electric Autocar @ The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam on 15th May 2019
Severn Valley Railway, Spring Diesel Festival 2019, Saturday 18th May
Stunning Steam Scenes - 70000 & 45690 Back To Back Up Shap (2019)
2019 May 11 Derby Model Railway Exhibition
Part 1:
Part 2:
99 331 Güterzug beim Molli Fotozug 18.05.2019
91 134 und V60 1264 fahren zum internationalen Museumstag, 19.05.2019
Fenland Bus Fest 2019 Whittlesey and Classic Car Show
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Potteries Apedale Rally & Running Day
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Pioneers and Photos: 100 Years of Aerofilms 1919-2019
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Rail chiefs confident timetable change will not repeat 2018 chaos
Commuters braced as railway timetables change

Class 710 units await safety clearances before entering service on Gospel Oak-Barking line

Direct South Western Railway summer Saturday service to Corfe Castle

InterCity 125: Hundreds bid farewell to high speed train
Railcam's #LastOfTheHSTs - 18th May 2019
Great Western Railway Long Distance HST Tribute Video

GWR to operate through service to Long Marston for trade exhibition

The approaching end of class 37s in East Anglia (not reported, but now with BT Police presence to stop window hanging)

Grand Central class 180 to be used for dual fuel experiment

Class 150 fire near Crewe

One aspect of the problems arising from British Steel bankruptcy

Halton Curve: Rail line links north Wales and Liverpool

New luxury Caledonian Sleeper trains suffer further delay

S15 506 returns to service

Driver fined after his Mercedes collided with steam train

Tyseley pannier tank update

Tyseley "Bloomer" update

Lettering and lining on 2999 Lady of Legend

W&L "The Earl" to be overhauled at Aberystwyth by Vale of Rheildol

Dutch transport interchange opened

Siemens to supply multiple units for Mittelrhienbahn

Stadler to build diesel electric locos for Finnish Railways

OBB special liveries

CD Cargo fitting locos with ETCS

ELP order 10 Stadler electro-diesels

Profit increase for Talgo

Report on accident near Seattle on 18 December 2017

Virgin Trains expansion in Florida

Bee hives to be installed on VIA Rail stations

New Chinese coaches delivered to Cuba

Vandals trash Stamford model railway exhibition
Crowdfunding to help Market Deeping Model Railway Club recover from vandalism
Money floods in for Market Deeping Model Railway Club
Sir Rod Stewart donates to Market Deeping Model Railway Club

Not just for anoraks: model railways are a joyful escape from the pressures of masculinity

Guided busway fire: Passenger describes terrifying moment bus 'burst into flames'

Safety changes leave owners of river barges fearing dry times ahead

Last-ditch bid to save D-Day vessel from the scrapyard

Redevelopment of Hunterston port

Fuel supply problems at Manchester airport

New route from Southampton to Guernsey with Aurigny

BA to scrap services to St Petersburg and Kiev

Lack of situational awareness blamed for RAF C-130J write-off

British Steel should be nationalised, urges Labour

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Sue Dixon, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



25/05/19  Channel 5 1825-2100
         "Battle of Britain"  1969 feature film

25/05/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Most Historic Towns"  2/6 Bristol

26/05/19  BBC1 1900-2000
         "Countryfile"  Includes the Chesterfield Canal

26/05/19  ITV 2220-2245
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  1/12

27/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Pembroke Dock to Swansea

27/05/19  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  2/4 CS Mackay-Bennett

28/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Llandeilo to Hereford

28/05/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3 The Last Train in Nepal

29/05/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Blaenavon to Ascott-under-Wychwood

31/05/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  3/6



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

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

31/05/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: 30th Anniversary

01/06/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Volunteer Open Day

01/06/19    Sleaford Model Railway Show
           St George's Academy, Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7PP

01/06/19    Breedon Cement - Hope Works Open Day
           The Earle's Club, Pindale Road, Hope, S33 6RP
           Shuttle bus to works and from Hope railway station
           Quarry and works tours 0930-1630
           Works Museum open 1000-2200, 29th May to 5th June, admission free

01/06/19    Gauge O Guild - Summer Show, Doncaster
           The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD

01/06/19-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: 1940s Weekend

01/06/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
02/06/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630 (Sunday only)

02/06/19    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

02/06/19    Gwili Railway: 4x4 and Classic Bike Show

Cheers, Howard.
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