Subject: Raildate 31st May 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 31/05/2019, 15:10
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Railway pension confusion and the possible end of franchising
Hitachi depot at Doncaster
East Midlands Trains - dog training guide
Train from Wigan to North Korea
GWSR heritage blog
WSR infrastructure blog
Research agreement on hybrid and electric aircraft
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A Performance To Remember: Black 5 44871 - The Cathedrals Express - 23rd May 2018
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Cotswold Festival of Steam 2019, Sunday 26th May
Chasewater Railway 60th Anniversary Gala 26-5-19
Swanage Railway Diesel Gala - 12/5/19
86 333 vor Containerzügen im Hamburger Hafen
Fahrt ins Blaue mit 50 3501 am 25.05.2019
The Big Boy Lives! Union Pacific 4014 to Ogden
Goulburn 150th Anniversary Tour - 3526 to Goulburn
Morecambe Vintage Bus Day and Ribble 100
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Tupolev Tu-142 in action!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

History of Britain's lidos celebrated



Financial problems and possible break up of First Group

Five days of strikes called on South Western

Warning about trespass for 60103 visit to Wessex

Bridge cat 'stuck' for six days walks home after failed rescue

Public hearing over demolition of bridge at Steventon

June introduction for Stadler bi-mode units in Greater Anglia

Grand Central class 180 DMU to be modified for dual-fuel trial

Pacer trains 'could be used as village halls'

Northern Fail app reveals full scale of passengers’ misery

Leeds station: Trains running again after disruption

Work starts on new Horden railway station

BAM Nuttall awarded new Kintore station contract

Irish Rail seeks up to 600 electric and battery-electric vehicles

Network Rail help Leighton Buzzard Light Railway install anti trespass barriers

GWR 4270 to visit Epping-Ongar Railway

Caledonian Railway 419 withdrawn from visit to Epping-Ongar Railway

40th Anniversary of West Somerset operations

GWS Didcot Railway Centre wins Trip Advisor award

New museum van opened at Bideford Railway Heritage centre

Funds to build fastest steam engine, Prince of Wales, in Darlington, are on target

Yorkshire heritage railways say coal ban is 'threat'

Waverley Route Heritage association

Waterloo Underground South Bank entrance reopens

Odd sights on New York Metro

Bombardier in Derby to build monorail trains for Cairo

Crossrail debts absorb funding for Croydon tramlink extensions

Argyll and Bute seek government lifeline for their lifeline ferry services

Battleship Texas leaving San Jacinto Battleground for good over decline in visits

Blade wear issues confined to Trent 1000 says Rolls Royce

A320's impeded line-up preceded Edinburgh incursion

KLM signs up to 10-year bulk biofuel commitment

A350's wake suspected in Dubai DA62 crash

Tokyo's VVIP 747-400s to be-parted-out

SpiceJet adds 100th aircraft to fleet

Boeing 747-400 fire-fighting tanker

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



01/06/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Most Historic Towns"  3/6 Cardiff

01/06/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The QE2: Queen of the Seas"

02/06/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Battle of Jutland: the Navy's Bloodiest Day"

02/06/19  Channel 4 2000-2200
         "Guy Martin's D-Day Landing

03/06/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oxford to Luton

03/06/19  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  3/4 The Robert E Lee

04/06/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Oakham to Cambridge

04/06/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3 The Samjhauta Express

05/06/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  3/12

06/06/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Normandy '44: the Battle Beyond D-Day"

06/06/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Double Cross: the True Story of the D-Day Spies"

06/06/19  BBC4 2200-2300
         "D-Day to Berlin: Newsnight Special"

07/06/19  Channel 5 2030-2130
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  4/6



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

31/05/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: 30th Anniversary (Fri)
01/06/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Volunteer Open Day (Sat)

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

03/06/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The Panama Canal" by Jon Sims
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

03/06/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “55 years of Railway Photography” by Les Nixon
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

04/06/19-   East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

07/06/19-   Didcot Railway Centre: Hall & Saint Event

07/06/19-   Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala

07/06/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Steam Gala

08/06/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Progressive Blues Rock & Real Ale

08/06/19-   East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition
09/06/19    The Arena, Kettering Conference Centre, Thirston Drive, NN15 6PB

08/06/19-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

08/06/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Classic Car Weekend

08/06/19-   Peak Model Railway Exhibition
09/06/19    Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

11/06/19    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
           "Steam Railmotor No. 93" by Peter Jennings (GWS)

12/06/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           “My Railway Career in South Wales” by David Maidment
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

14/06/19-   North Norfolk Railway: Mixed Traction Gala

14/06/19-   Great Central Railway: Model Railway Exhibition

15/06/19    Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian Limited

15/06/19-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line

15/06/19-   Exbury Gardens Model Railway Event

15/06/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Fathers' Day Weekend

15/06/19-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam in the Valley Weekend

15/06/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Yorkshire Weekend (plus Classic Cars, Sunday)
16/06/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

16/06/19    Lappa Valley Railway: Fathers' Day

16/06/19    Corris Railway: Fathers' Day

Cheers, Howard.
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