Subject: Raildate 6th September 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/09/2019, 16:42
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Peterborough Station
Doncaster Station progress
Leeds Station Pacer Time
Alfreton Station at a quiet time
(Martin Miller)

Britain: South Eastern Trains at Faversham, 20Jul19
North Norfolk Railway, Autumn Steam Gala, Saturday 31st August 2019
2019 Railway Photographs
The S&D at Midsomer Norton
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway - Steam Gala 2019
Steam Trains with Atmosphere! Steamrail Victoria's Maldon Weekender
01 0509-8 mit "Käferzug" von Marienberg nach Naumburg u.z., 31.08.2019
Black Mesa and Lake Powell electric railroad additional footage 2019
Black River & Western
Loughborough Model Railway Exhibition 2019/GCR
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Sprinter Preservation Society
Time capsule photos of Leeds in the 1970s
Steam across Reedham Swing Bridge  31 August
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)



HS2 railway to be delayed by up to five years

Charity auction of Virgin Trains nameplates

Refurbished South Western Railway trains withdrawn

Delivery of new SWR suburban rolling stock delayed

The man who has worked at Waterloo for 58 years - and counting

Funding for 20tph East London line service

Passenger train door open in traffic

Trans Pennine Express loco hauled mark 5A sets enter service

‘Paragons’ chosen as name for Hull Trains ‘802/3s’

Edinburgh's Waverley or Haymarket stations could be closed during major events

Forth Bridge reopens after man taken away from line

Vision for high-speed rail link passing through East Lothian

Cardiff’s Commuter Revolution

Class 170 units transferred from Greater Anglia to Transport for Wales at Cardiff Canton

NRM staff strike action over pay

60163 to visit Severn Valley Railway in November

Eurotunnel ready for “no-deal” Brexit

Record growth on Dutch cross border services

Dutch Rail to talk to WWII resistance groups about compensation

Logistics firms buy 35% of SBB Cargo

Siemens Vectron locos ordered by Bulgarian and Romanian operators

Heavy axle load container flats delivered to Russian Railways

AMTRAK reveal interiors of new North East Corridor rolling stock

Yokohama Keikyu express train crashes, leaving 30 people injured

Freight revenue increases on New Zealand Railways

Water trains in Australia to keep mines working

Testing begins on Midland Metro Birmingham Westside extension

Night metro & bus services introduced in Istanbul

Gin spillage in accident on M6

Hundreds stranded in Isles of Scilly by ferry breakdown

Red Arrows over Niagara Falls and New York

BA strike set to go ahead after airline rejects talks

Further strikes by Ryanair pilots

French air traffic control outage

Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in service fleet

Wrong runway landing captain unaware of construction

DC-9 depressurised after impact from unsecured cargo

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



08/09/19  Channel 5 1600-1700
         "Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky"  1/6

08/09/19  Channel 5 1700-1800
         "Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky"  2/6

08/09/19  Channel 5 1800-1900
         "Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky"  3/6

08/09/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas"  1/4

08/09/19  Channel 5 2200-2300
         "The World's Most Luxurious Superyacht"  2/6

09/09/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  Rajastan to Delhi

09/09/19  More4 2100-2200
         "The World's Most Beautiful Railway"  3/6 West Highland Line

09/09/19  More4 2200-2305
         "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  Great Western Railway

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

11/09/19  BBC1 South East 1930-2000
         "The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside"  3/4

11/09/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  7/12

11/09/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The Mighty Dreadnought: Monster Warship of WW1"

12/09/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Lost Films of World War Two"

12/09/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas" 2/4

12/09/19  BBC4 2200-2300
         "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"

13/09/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  1/8

13/09/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The World's Most Expensive Cruise Ships"  4/4



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

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

16/09/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Reading to Southampton via Didcot" by Paul Joyce
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/09/19    Edwinstowe Historical Society
           St Mary's Church, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, NG21 9NJ
           Starts 1400, refreshments available
           "The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway" by Chris Booth

19/09/19-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

20/09/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "The Railway Environment in the North of England and Scotland"
           by Steve Bigley
           Starts 1930

21/09/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Behind the Scenes Day

21/09/19    Festival of Model Railways
           Cranleigh Village Hall, GU5 0PU

21/09/19    Trent Valley MRS Exhibition
           Lichfield Life Church, Netherstowe, Lichfield, WS13 6TS

21/09/19    East Lancashire Railway: Type 1-3 Theme Day

21/09/19-   Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid

21/09/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Diesel Weekend & Trolleydays
22/09/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

21/09/19-   Blackpool & North Fylde MRC Exhibition
22/09/19    Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Melbourne Ave, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY

Cheers, Howard.
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