Subject: Raildate 7th June 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 07/06/2019, 15:54
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*** This will be the last Raildate for a couple of weeks ***
*** The next issue is scheduled for 28th June 2019 ***


Market Harborough New Station Opening Day
Derby Midland Station
East Midlands Parkway Station
Wellingborough Station revisited
Leicester Station
Kettering Station
(Martin Miller)

75th anniversary of train explosion at Soham
Network Rail International Archives week
Engineering graduates visit Shrewsbury Severn Bridge SB
Operation of Trans Pennine 802 units approved
SBB timetable displayed as a map
SBB work towards wagon load automatic brake testing
A Russian railway disaster ignored by western media
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Northern Soul: B1 No.1264 On The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - 25th May & 2nd June 2019
Urie S15 No. 506 Returns To Service 02/06/19
57601 t&t 47832 Old Hill, 26/05/19
L&YR 0-6-0 No 52322 at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
2019 May 25 Bala Lake Railway
Cruise Express "Great Southern Loop" - Day 3
35 1097-1 - Lautstark die Steigungen des Elstertal und Vogtland hinauf
Canadian Pacific 2-10-4 #5931 and Alco S2 #7019 on display Calgary, Canada
NWVRT Annual Running & Open Day 2 June 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Live a Glamorous Life at the Wheel of This Stunning 1948 Mercury Templeton Saturn
Lockheed Constellation Tour
Constellation HI 328
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Online exploration of the Settle and Carlisle line



Passenger trust in TOCs declines

Possible bids for Arriva

SWR class 444 unit named during D Day 75th anniversary event

Closed Isle Of Wight Railway Lines Could be Reopened

Work to start on Dawlish seawall rebuilding

First Greater Anglia new suburban train starts testing

East Coast Main Line to shut service over August bank holiday

Maryport transport hub nears completion

Dent Station for sale

A quarter of parking spaces at Dunbar station to be out of action until November

Flying Scotsman on tour in Hampshire

35028 Clan Line to appear at Ramsgate open day 8th June

Trailer Guards Second 44000 donated to 125 group

Newly restored Fowler diesel shunter moved to the Mid Suffolk line

35011 update

Welshpool & Llanfair receives Queens award for voluntary services

Irish Rail start tendering for electric/battery electric multiple units

Leo Express unveils Chinese built multi voltage emus

DB Regio order Stadler Flirt double deck units

Kobenhavn-Ringsted high speed line opened

Toshiba unveils tri mode shunting loco for European market

Italian operator orders Stadler diesel/battery multiple units

Derailment on Trans Siberian line

Disused railway bridge "stolen" near Murmansk

Luas operator reports rise in crashes and near misses

Industrial Action on Bluestar buses

A new bridge across the Medina?

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after bus hits overhead sign

Over the sea to Skye – donations sought for unique turntable ferry

MSC Opera hits quayside and smaller vessel near Venice

Daks Over Normandy - Arrivals At Duxford

Co-operation over Boeing 737 Max return to service

Boeing reports wing defect on some 737s

Stratolaunch Reportedly Shuts Down Leaving World's Largest Plane With An Uncertain Future

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



08/06/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Titanic: the New Evidence"

08/06/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Most Historic Towns"  4/6 Oxford

09/06/19  BBC4 1900-2110
         "Engineering Giants: Gas Rig Strip Down"

09/06/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Asian Odyssey

09/06/19  BBC4 2010-2200
         "Dial 'B' for Britain: the Story of the Landline"

10/06/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here"

10/06/19  BBC4 2300-0000
         "Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth"  4/4 HMS Hood

11/06/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Thames: Britain's Great River with Tony Robinson"  2/4

12/06/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  4/12

14/06/19  BBC2 1900-1930
         "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village"  6/6 London's villages

14/06/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"  5/6



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

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

12/06/19    Staffordshire Film Archive - Screen Wednesday
           Stoke Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2EH
           "Bound by Clay" a celebration of the critical role women have played and
           continue to play in the Pottery Industry
           Admission free, starts 1945

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

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

15/06/19    Illustrated Talk: The history of the Midland Railway by Andrew Surry
           St. Faith's Church, Woolgrove Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 0AS
           Tea and cakes from 1500, talk starts at 1530
           Entrance: free

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

17/06/19    Ffestiniog Railway & Welsh Highland Railway: Snowdonian Limited

17/06/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "RAF Welford" by Alan Bovingdon Cox
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/06/19    Staffordshire Film Archive - Screen Wednesday
           Stoke Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2EH
           "The Films of Alan Williamson" farming with horses, steam lorries, traction engines
           and trains on the Leek Branch
           Film of Bev Stringer's model of Newcastle-under-Lyme station will be shown
           Admission free, starts 1945

21/06/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "The Life of a British Transport Policeman"
           Starts 1930

21/06/19-   Welsh Highland Railway: Past, Present & Future

22/06/19    Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
           1115, 1245

22/06/19-   Gwili Railway: Steam & Diesel Gala

22/06/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Paw Patrol

23/06/19    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Aston Martin Owners Club

23/06/19    Alsager Railway Association: 0 Gauge Open Day
           Off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DH

26/06/19    Staffordshire Film Archive - Screen Wednesday
           Stoke Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2EH
           "Waiting for the Last Train to Budapest" an update on the Hungarian project to
           adapt Richard Pekar's book "Last Train to Budapest" into a feature film
           Admission free, starts 1945

27/06/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day

29/06/19    Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Bocking Arts Theatre, Braintree, CM7 9AE

29/06/19-   Severn Valley Railway: Step Back into the 1940s (weekend 1)

29/06/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleybuses
30/06/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

30/06/19    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Diesel Day + "Sirapite"

30/06/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Classic Bus & Coach Rally

01/07/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The Development of Fastenings - from their beginning an everyday technology"
           by Anthony Poulton-Smith
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

01/07/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “A Tramway at the Top of a Hill in Crich” and
           “Tramways During the First World War” by Laura Waters
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

06/07/19    Beaconsfield Model Railway Exhibition
           The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1SJ

05/07/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Rail Ale Trail

06/07/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day

06/07/19-   Severn Valley Railway: Step Back into the 1940s (weekend 2)

06/07/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
07/07/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630 (Sunday only)

07/07/19    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Land Rover Day

07/07/19    Ashby-de-la-Zouch Festival of Transport
           Ashby-de-la-Zouch Town Centre

07/07/19    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

Cheers, Howard.
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