Subject: Raildate 16th August 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 16/08/2019, 14:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Nottingham Station in changing times
Derby Station with new names
Nottingham Trams at The Forest
Nottingham Trams at Old Market Square
(Martin Miller)

Battling The Breeze: 35028 Clan Line on The Atlantic Coast Express - 10th August 2019
Bahamas & Britannia ! Summer Steam Day's (2019)
'Steam on the Road', August 11th 2019
The Sunset Steam Express 13 August 2019
Australian Trains: Steam Loco 3265 in Action on Sydney's Northern Line
Hornsby Steam Shuttles - 10th August 2019
Fotozug Verden- Stemmen mit Dampflok Braunschweig 10.08.2019
Zillertalbahn mit Lok 5 "Gerlos" am 25.07.2019
Nostalgic Tramway in Istanbul (European Side)
2019 Aug 8 Clay Cross Model Railway Society Running Evening
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Engineering works for Broads Lines resignalling in February 2020
Testing a Solar powered railway
7000 miles by rail and sea for a cup of tea in Victoria (BC)
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Experience fall colors on these historic trains in Michigan
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Blackpool Car Show
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The Penny Post revolutionary who transformed how we send letters



Major power failure affects homes and transport
Inquiry launched into power cuts

New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week

Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8%

Hitachi plans for rail tickets loaded on phones

Line blocked between Barnham and Ford due to fallen trees

Dementia friendly outing on SWR assisted by Three Rivers Rail Partnership

More support for campaign to reopen Totton to Fawley branch line

Lorry hits railway bridge and destroys wall

Leave your cars, take the train or bus, visitors to Harry Potter film location told

FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route

Abellio prepares for East Midlands takeover

Nottingham railway station fire: Woman jailed for arson

Job advert for Beeston Castle signalman

Northern retires first Pacer train after 32 years of service
Northern's outdated Pacer trains still used in South Yorkshire in 2020

Shadow transport secretary promises East Lancashire rail upgrade

West Coast Main Line flooded north of Carlisle

Brake valve was closed on overshot train at Edinburgh Waverley station

Building a short stretch of track would give Edinburgh a third main rail hub

Edinburgh Festivals predict 'total disaster' over plan to sever London rail link

Train feels the strain: passengers slate £150m Caledonian Sleeper

Vintage sign could be reinstated at Kintore Railway Station after farmer’s shed discovery

Bid to save Aberdeen signal box ends as demolition work gets under way

Newport rail station footbridge could open next year

More vandalism at GCR (N) at Ruddington

GER 564 to visit Spa Valley Railway

Strike at NRM

1930s carriage returns to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway two years after being vandalised

Snowdon Mountain Railway to order hybrid locomotives

FS seeks to benefit from Milan Linate Airport closure

Giesmar install carbide drilling and cutting equipment for rails in SNCF depot

Apenzeller Bahn rolling stock exported to Ivory coast

New multiple units delivered to Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher

Stray horse on Tyne & Wear metro station

Japanese restaurant serves meals to diners via a moving steam locomotive train

Channel Islands-France fixed link build ‘significant but not overwhelming’

EasyJet expansion in Scotland

Norwegian to end Irish transatlantic flights

SAS to serve Scandinavian Mountains airport from London

New fuel delivery problems hit Schiphol, 10 flights cancelled on Friday

Long-delayed Berlin Brandenburg hub will open in October 2020 as planned

‘Japanese Air Force One’ for sale

Flights to and from Hong Kong cancelled due to anti government protests

Russian plane makes emergency landing in field

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price



17/08/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Secrets of the Royal Train"

18/08/19  BBC4 2200-2300
         "James May's Cars of the People"

18/08/19  ITV 2310-2340
         "Yorkshire Airport"  Leeds-Bradford 5/6

18/08/19  BBC2 2315-0015
         "When Bridges Collapse: the Genoa Disaster"

19/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Norfolk

19/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building Britain's Railways with Chris Tarrant"  1/3

20/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hertfordshire

20/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building Britain's Railways with Chris Tarrant"  2/3

20/08/19  ITV 2030-2100
         "Yorkshire Airport"  Leeds-Bradford 6/6

20/08/19  ITV 2100-2200
         "Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun"  1/3

21/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Croydon to Shoreham-on-Sea

21/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building Britain's Railways with Chris Tarrant"  3/3

22/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Sussex to the Isle of Wight

22/08/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Skies Above Britain"  4/5 When speed counts

23/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dorset

23/08/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ship"  1/4



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

16/08/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "Reflections on the Cromford and High Peak Railway" by Peter Keat
           Starts 1930

17/08/18    Imberbus 2019: Routemasters between Warminster Station and Imber

17/08/19-   Epping Ongar Railway: Family Fun Day

18/08/19    East Anglian Railway Museum: Summer Steam Saturdays

18/08/19    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

19/08/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Trains Buses and Planes" by Chris Spencer
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/08/19    Churnet Valley Railway: Kids Workshop

19/08/19    Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past

23/08/19-   Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 45th Island Steam Show

23/08/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Sprits of the Railway

24/08/19    Northampton & District MRC 50th Exhibition
           Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, NN7 2LS

24/08/19    Bourneville MRC Exhibition
           The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5EU

24/08/19-   Corris Railway: Model Railway Exhibition
25/08/19    Y Plas, Machynlleth, SY20 8ER

24/08/19-   Stapleford Miniature Railway Open Weekend
26/08/19    Stapleford Park, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF

24/08/19-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Bank Holiday Weekend

24/08/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum at 50 Gala Weekend
26/08/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

25/08/19    Norton Hill Light Railway: Open Day

25/08/19-   Epping Ongar Railway: Come and See the Gruffalo

25/08/19-   Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: 50 Years of Steam

25/08/19-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Model Mania

25/08/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
26/08/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630

25/08/19-   Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
26/08/19    Engine in motion 1300-1630

26/08/19    Dean Forest Railway: Parkend Carnival

26/08/19    Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past

30/08/19-   North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Gala

30/08/19-   Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala

31/08/19-   Loughborough Model Railway Exhibition
01/09/19    Loughborough Grammar School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2DU

31/08/19-   Gauge O Guild - Guildex 2019
01/09/19    International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4JH

Cheers, Howard.
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