Subject: Raildate 23rd October 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 23/08/2019, 17:04
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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66701 naming at Willesden 2001 plus cab ride trailer
Very first GBRf 66701-07 deliveries at Newport. March 2001
Weymouth Quay by Train. 73106/138 May 1999
Aberthaw Open Day 1997.60037 named.Plus 59204/37411/56059
Aberthaw Power Station from the air in 1997
Aberthaw PS final coal delivery and Northern Belle at Barry
(Mike Wilcock)

Shakespeare Express, 7029 'Clun Castle', Sunday 18th August 2019
Six Years On The Great Central Railway!
O Gauge Running Session At The SCMRC 18/09/19
Führerstandsmitfahrt auf 01 118 bei ihrer Abschiedsfahrt + Rückblicke
The Great Trains of Utah!
The LightRail in Charlotte, North Carolina 2019
Crich Tramway Village
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Inside the once-mighty Longannet Power Station
Rerailing a Steam Locomotive
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



HS2: Review to examine costs and benefits of rail project
There is a far better option than HS2 – and it already exists

Steam driver shortage on Britain's heritage railways as call goes out for 'new blood'

Network Rail awards five-year technical and support contracts

Forty Class 365s now owned by Government

DRS develops strategy to eliminate older traction

UK rail line becomes first in world to be powered by a solar farm

Dutch firm Abellio takes over East Midlands rail franchise
Bombardier wins East Midlands train maintenance deal

This is what Sheffield commuters think about huge plans to invest £600m in the railways

The 10 railway stations in Scotland that have the highest crime rates

New rail station at Faslane submarine base to be investigated

Bag of bolts caused Blaenau Ffestiniog train line closure

Fire-hit Old Railway Station in Ballater celebrates first year since rising from the ashes

Government announces £25m Brexit high-speed medicines train

Holiday firms, hotels urged to sell train tickets in new NS project

Dutch to increase train frequency with 2020 timetable

Hands off our treasured railway, say locals in Sóller, Mallorca

Funicular work to finally begin in May – operators reveal – as new attraction launches

Boys sentenced for trashing Stamford model railway show

Disruption continues after tram crash in Wolverhampton city centre

CalMac to close tourist shop in Fort William

Scottish firm confirms talks on ferry service to the Netherlands

Wizz becomes latest carrier to enter London Southend

Public help sought to find fallen Swiss A220 engine parts

277,000 people flew from Brussels to Amsterdam last year

Field-landing Ural A321 to be cut up and removed

Qantas to operate 3 Project Sunrise research flights

Spotters: Richard Buckby, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price



24/08/19  Channel 5 1710-1805
         "HMS Belfast: WW2's Great Survivor"

24/08/19  Channel 5 1805-1855
         "Draining the Ocean: Hitler's U-Boat"

24/08/19  Channel 5 2155-2255
         "Hitler's Secret Underground Factory"  Messerschmitt ME262

25/08/19  ITV 2245-2315
         "Yorkshire Airport"  Leeds-Bradford 6/6

26/08/19  BBC4 0000-0100
         "James May's Cars of the People"

26/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Wales (1)

26/08/19  BBC4 1930-2100
         "Building Cars: Secrets of the Assembly Line"  1/2

26/08/19  More4 2100-2200
         "The World's Most Beautiful Railway"  Scotland's network (1)

26/08/19  More4 2200-2305
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  1/4 The West Highland line

27/08/19  ITV 2245-2240
         "Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun"  1/3

27/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  South Wales (2)

27/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "How They Built Concorde"  1/2

27/08/19  BBC4 1930-2100
         "Building Cars: Secrets of the Assembly Line"  2/2

27/08/19  ITV 2100-2200
         "Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun"  2/3

28/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Wales to Somerset

28/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Concorde: From Triumph to Tragedy"  2/2

28/08/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "History of the Future: Cars"

28/08/19  BBC4 2315-2345
         "The Mini is 30"  Repeat from 1989

29/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "How They Built the Jumbo Jet"  1/2

29/08/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Skies Above Britain"  5/5 London skies

29/08/19  BBC2 2030-2100
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Taunton to Newton Abbot

30/08/19  BBC2 1830-1900
         "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall

30/08/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "How They Built the Jumbo Jet"  2/2

30/08/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "World's Most Luxurious Train"  South Africa's Blue Train 1/6



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

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    Garw Valley Railway: Summer Open Day

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

01/09/19    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Paw Patrol

01/09/19    Kirklees Light Railway: Vintage Vehicle Rally

02/09/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “The Flying Scotsman" by Stephen Hoadley
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

02/09/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Melbourne to Melbourne” by Gavin Lake
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

06/09/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Cider with Rosie

06/09/19    RCTS Bristol
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           ‘McRailrover’ Touring Scotland from 70s to the present day with Stuart Warr
           A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested

06/09/19-   Swanage Railway: Transport Rally

06/09/19-   Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala

06/09/19-   Statfield Barn Railway: Road, Rail & Ale

07/09/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise

07/09/19-   Swindon Railway Festival at Steam

07/09/19-   Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Country Railway Gala

07/09/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Yankee Weekend & Movie Nights

07/09/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Model Weekend Trolleydays
08/09/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

08/09/19    Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Classic Vehicle Day

Cheers, Howard.
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