Subject: Raildate 28th June 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 28/06/2019, 14:44
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Trains at Derby Midland Station
A very wet Leicester Station
Bedford Station Variety
Bletchley Station
Milton Keynes Central Station
Upstairs and Downstairs at Tamworth Station
West Midlands Metro Wolverhampton
West Midlands Metro Wednesbury
West Midlands Metro Soho
(Martin Miller)

Crewe Open Day June 8th All exhibits on view inside/outside
HST Charter and short set at Cardiff June 1st 2019
Scrap 08/09/37/56 at Margam Plus Parc Slip, 2009
SVR Spring Diesel Festival 2019. Depot Visit and 88s
GBRf 50/60 at Spring 2019 Diesel Festival S.V.R.
Severn Valley; 14 movements/on board. May 2019
HST Final arrival/departure at Paddington. Onboard in/out of Paddington
Final HST. Swansea-Paddington. Every station window View
Livery updates. 31, 37, 50, 60, 66, 68.Such a variety
50031 Pontypridd to Treherbert in 1998 - On board
(Mike Wilcock)

Lancaster at Cromford
The Reds fly over Blythe Bridge 22/6/19
Three soft landings
(Barry Knapper)

Railfuture - Electrification alternatives
Features on female train drivers and staff diversity
Parcel carrying reused HSTs suggested (again)
Stagecoach happy to be out of the franchising fiasco
Financial troubles for Stagecoach and First Group
Photocharter with narrow gauge steam in Romania
Engineering train on the Northern line extension
Memorial to Johnston font and its designer unveiled
Bridgnorth cliff railway cars reinforced to cope with heavier passengers
Problems with electric buses in Berlin
Electric flight propulsion
Air Malta developments
Airbus sunk to form divers reef
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

7029 Clun Castle: 10 Minutes Of Great Western Glory - 2019
Legends of Industry Gala at The Tanfield Railway on 15th June 2019
Steam on the District 150 22 June 2019
The Watercress Line 'War on the line' 15/06/19
Rail and Road event. Bluebell Railway 14th - 16th June 2019
Welsh Highland Railway, Past Present and Future, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019
Steam Trains Y112 and A2 986 to Ballarat - Steamrail Ballarat Heritage Weekend
99 7203 Amstetten- Oppingen Das Alb-Bähnle
Mit Volldampf in den Taunus, ein letztes Mal mit 01 118 am 10.06.2019
Steam Trains 4
Durango Summer Steam Trains
2019 Jun 8 Peak Model Railway Exhibition Bakewell
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

25 years since Wallyford Railway Station opened
Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

"They Said This DC-3 Would Never Fly Again" - Plane Savers E156
Plane Savers update time! Answering the big questions!
Flying the Antonov 12 with cockpit footage and cargo door lowered inflight
Paris Air Show 2019 Monday 17 June 2019
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Romsey Signal Box - 18th May 2019
Part 1:
Part 2:

Restoration of Motor Anti-Submarine Boat 27

Quarrying in Guernsey



New app to help rail passengers when services are cancelled

Network Rail could issue rail franchises

Jail threat for Flying Scotsman law-breakers

Freightliner loco naming for ONE shipping

Steam returns to Waterloo after 52 years: A first look at the new routes

Proposal to reopen Guildford-Horsham line

Collision in Dollands Moor Yard

Bristol Temple Meads labelled 'Poundland' of nation's stations as concerns raised over revamp
Poundland anger at Bristol Temple Meads railway station slur

Just over three weeks until 16-day closure of West Coast main line this summer

£2bn rail upgrade proposal put forward for Midlands

Electrification hope encourages Borders Railway extension ambition

Caledonian Sleeper passengers locked out of Edinburgh Waverley Station

Caledonian Sleeper Highland service launch delayed

Dumfries to Stranraer rail route return among transport options

Part of a ScotRail train fell off and hit signalling cables - causing around 100 cancellations

Queen Street platform extensions on-track for July

ScotRail looks to the future with upgraded CCTV system

Rail services improve after remedial notice

Chief Executive of TfW James Price hails transformation of Welsh railways

Bute Road station refurbished as offices

Trains to London: Severn Tunnel electrification problems

Pannier Tank 9466 to move to West Somerset Railway

Heritage Railway Targeted By Thieves

Steam trains pass at Shottle for the first time ever

Peak Rail heritage train operator hopes to have Buxton branch open within the next two months

West Coast Jacobite images used by Anti EU group without permission

Talyllyn Railway offers free rides to bus passengers

Baby born on Irish train given free travel until 25

Dutch railway to pay out €50m over role in Holocaust

Train conveying munitions derails in Nevada

Finance agreed for new FEVE trains in Northern Spain

Eurostar restrictions on carrying alcohol

Fatal derailment in Bangladesh

Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos

TfL orders 43 new trains for Docklands Light Railway

Signal passed at Danger on Manchester Metrolink

Short list of manufacturers for new Tyne & Wear metro stock announced

Trams and travelators options to link Aberdeen airport to new P&J Live arena

STIB (Belgium) to buy 30 additional trams

M27 closure: 'Significant delays' expected as new bridge installed

Greater Manchester considers taking back control of bus network

Go North East to introduce electric and hybrid buses

Strike action threatened on Lothian buses

New part owner for Wightlink

Container terminal in Southampton Western Docks extended

'Save the Waverley' paddle steamer appeal launched

Despite risks, backers say plan to move, repair Battleship Texas may be last chance to save it

Flynas opts for A321XLRs

JetBlue orders 13 A321XLRs, boosts A220 orders

Airlines divert away from Iranian airspace

Further software problems for 737 max found by FAA

BBC's Vine and James replace Eggheads photo lost on bus

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



29/06/19  Channel 5 2000-2055
         "How the Victorians Built Britain's Past"

30/06/19  BBC Radio 3 1845-1915
         "Between the Ears: The Signal-Man"  A visit to  Oxmardyke signalbox

30/06/19  ITV 2000-2100
         "Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure"  2/2

30/06/19  ITV 2220-2250
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  6/12

01/07/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Portillo's Hidden History of Britain"  3/5

01/07/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Ljublijna to Trieste

02/07/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Portillo's Hidden History of Britain"  4/5

02/07/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Pisa

03/07/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Portillo's Hidden History of Britain"  5/5

03/07/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Lake Garda

04/07/19  BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
         "Making History"  Ancient graveyards revealed by HS2

04/07/19  ITV 2245-2345
         "Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure"  2/2



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

28/06/19-   Mid-Norfolk Railway: Steam Gala

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-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Swords to Ploughshares

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

03/07/19    "The Hope Valley Line" book launch
           Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, S32 1DU
           A talk by author Ted Hancock
           Starts 1930

04/07/19    "The Hope Valley Line" book launch
           Loxley Hall, School Lane, Hope, S33 6RH
           A talk by author Ted Hancock
           Starts 1900

04/07/19-   East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

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

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

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

06/07/19-   South Devon Railway: Stand by Your Beds!

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

06/07/19-   Hollowell Steam 2019

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

08/07/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Super Subterranean Hub: Updating King's Cross–St Pancras" by Peter Evans
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

08/07/19    Trevithick Society
           The Long Room, Liskeard Public Hall, PL14 6BW
           "Cornish branch lines now and then” by Dave Ager
           1930 start
           Non-members welcome

10/07/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           Summer Social
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/07/19    Dean Forest Railway: Dog Walking Day

13/07/19-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

14/07/19    Foxfield Railway: Bikers and Steam

Cheers, Howard.
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