Subject: Raildate 30th August 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 30/08/2019, 13:35
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Clay Cross North Junction
(Martin Miller)

Britannia with the Palatine, racing through Winsford 24/8/19
(Barry Knapper)

How the TfL Oyster card got its name
London stations that never opened
Garden under London Bridge station
An alternative comment on solar powered railways
Signal box converted into a holiday let
Historic photos of Great Yarmouth
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

6960 Raveningham Hall's Summer on the Severn Valley 2019
LMS 45699 barks away on the Dalesman 27/8/19
Duchess of Sutherland meets Clun Castle in Worcester 24 August 2019
48151s Last Hurrah! 24th, 25th & 26th August 2019
2019 Aug 3 Stratford upon Avon Industrial & Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
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Part 2:
Sonderzüge zum 28. Heizhausfest am Sonntag den 25.08.2019
Die Baureihe 232 - Die Ludmillas der LEG im schweren Kesselzugdienst
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours August Bank Holiday 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The NRM has partnered with the University of Strathclyde to produce a free online four-week course on the lives of the British railway worker from 1840 to 1914. Each week the course will look at a different category of worker, starting with engine-drivers, then signallers, navvies and finally clerks. You will discover and interrogate primary sources and discuss your findings with other participants and course leaders Professor Kirstie Blair, University of Strathclyde, and Dr Oli Betts from the NRM.
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



HS2 known to be overbudget for some years

Older fleets cascaded or set for scrapping

GB Railfreight receives new wagons from Greenbrier

SWR finance for community projects

SWR/RMT strikes

DfT payments to SWR

Man charged with level crossing accident on Felixstowe branch

First stage of ticketing reforms to be trialled on LNER

Warning not to trespass - OHLE switched on around Wigan Springs Branch

Final phase of platform extensions for Queen Street

ScotRail under fire after major disruption around Edinburgh

ScotRail given £1m-a-month bailout by Dutch taxpayers

ScotRail's Bike & Go cycle hire scheme to be closed down

Aberdeen Sleeper service failed at Carnoustie

Vital track upgrades for Calton Tunnel

Gardening by Chirk station volunteers

Prorail warns of traction power shortages on Dutch network

Work begins to restore former Peak District railway goods shed

Clan Line visiting the Bluebell Railway

50000 to visit Bluebell Railway for October gala

Project Camilla - a new kitchen car for K&ESR

34092 City of Wells to visit SVR gala

Queensbury tunnel reopening project

Certificates for long serving NYMR volunteers

Train tracks donated to rail museum lay the path for the future

Disagreement over reopening of Almwych branch

Guided tours of Scarborough cliff railway

Cairngorms funicular repairs next summer 'at earliest'

Vossloh sells loco building business to Chinese CRRC

Stadler electro-diesels ordered by Turkish freight company

FLIRT fleet refurbished for German local services

DB wagons being fitted with digital sensors

Wedding ceremony on a train

Zambian regulation encourages rail freight

West Cork towing company brings Dutch ship to safety

Failed Red Funnel car ferry

Emirates A380 badly damaged during a check mishap

A320 took drone avoidance action during a Gatwick approach

El Al advances Trent purchase to deal with 787 snag

Air China Airbus A330-300s suffers serious damage during a fire at Beijing
Fire damaged Air China A330 moved to remote stand

Renaming the Boeing 737 Max is off the table at Southwest Airlines

British Airways pilots strike dates announced

Fatal light aircraft crash near Henley on Thames

Fatal light aircraft crash near Simplon Pass

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



31/08/19  Channel 5 2155-2320
         "Hitler's Holocaust Railways with Chris Tarrant"

01/09/19  Channel 5 1845-2000
         "The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight"

02/09/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"

02/09/19  ITV 2245-2240
         "Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun"  2/3

02/09/19  More4 2100-2200
         "The World's Most Beautiful Railway"  2/6 Forth Bridge

02/09/19  More4 2200-2305
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  Newcastle to Edinburgh

03/09/19  ITV 2100-2200
         "Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun"  3/3

04/09/19  BBC1 South East 1930-2000
         "The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside"

05/09/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas"

06/09/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ships"  3/4

06/09/19  Discovery 2200-2300
         "How Trains Changed the World"



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

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

03/09/19    Furness Vale History Society
            Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane, SK23 7PN
           “The Dinting Arches” by Tony Brocklebank
           Doors open 1900, £2 admission includes refreshments, licensed bar available

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

10/09/18    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Past, Present and Future of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway"
           by Mike Parsons
           Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

11/09/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape" by Stephen Gay
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

13/09/19-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam Gala

13/09/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Gala

14/09/19-   Southampton Heritage Fayre & Transport Anniversaries Weekend

14/09/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Gala

14/09/19-   Helston Railway: Classic Transport Weekend

14/09/19-   Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Exhibition
15/09/19    Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA

14/09/19-   The International N Gauge Show
15/09/19    Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN

14/09/19-   Amerton Railway: Everything Goes Gala

14/09/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
15/09/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630

14/09/19-   RAILEX Poynton
15/09/19    Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1PU

14/09/19-   Shipley 2019 - 41st Exhibition
15/09/19    Baildon Recreation Centre, Shipley, West Yorks, BD17 5JH

14/09/19-   Kirklees Light Railway: Steam & Diesel Weekend

14/09/19-   Llangollen Railway: Railcar Gala

14/09/19-   Vale of Rheidol Railway: Forgotten Engines

15/09/19    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

Cheers, Howard.
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