Subject: Raildate 27th September 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 27/09/2019, 15:29
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Advantages of rail freight between China and Europe
Thomas Cook: Temperance tours to Package tours
Images of London Underground
Birmingham Balti Bash railtour at Warwick
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Southern Splendour: The Severn Valley Railway 'Autumn Steam Gala' - 21st September 2019
45699 'Galatea' 21st-23rd September 2019
Trains at Carlisle station on 16th September 2019
CFV3V Festival Vapeur - Three Valley Railways Steam Festival 2019
Den Zeleznice, Luzna u Rakovníka, 21.09.2019
Milwaukee Road 261
Trams in Edinburgh - 21st September 2019
Crich Tramway Village - Crich 60th Anniversary 21/9/19
Trams in Istanbul, Turkey 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Leek & Rudyard Railway Steam Gala 21st & 22nd September 2019
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Indonesian Railways with a little drama at 2 minutes
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Hawker Sea Fury WG630 Restoration
DC3 Hunter
War History Online
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

10-minute piece on Chatterley Whitfield colliery on BBC (West Midlands only) programme, "Inside Out"
The piece begins 20 minutes in, and is only available for a limited time



GBRf sold by Hector Rail

High speed run to publicise new GWR timetable

Record numbers for Sunday Okehampton rail service

Stadler unit reaches East Suffolk line for gauging checks

Another attempt at Open Access operations on WCML

Liverpool Lime Street crowned station of the year at railway ‘Oscars’

At seat service on new Hull trains rolling stock

Threat to force ScotRail to reveal unfair fares

More industrial action on Caledonian Sleeper services

New Highland sleeper trains due next month after year delay

ScotRail takes control of customer information

Pitlochry station is best in Britain

End of nuclear flasks trains to and from Valley

1940s weekend on WSR

Fly tipping problems on Kirklees Light Railway

Bridgnorth cliff railway to reopen after failure

Return of the plaque - lost railway artefact found for sale on eBay

Leek and Rudyard Railway damaged by vehicle overnight

Website to encourage staggered commuting in Dublin

DB to order more intercity trains after VAT cut on long distance tickets

Agreement to be signed for Amsterdam - St Pancras Eurostar serice

KLM to replace flights with reserved seats on high speed trains between Brussels and Amsterdam

SNCF selects CAF to build inter-city regional trains

VTG Rail Russia orders 150 timber wagons

WABTEC to close factory in Boise, Idaho

Racoons move into Ottawa suburban station

Kiwi rail selects supplier of reinforced plastic sleepers

Fundraising to replace overhead line at Heaton Park Tramway in Manchester

Metrolink to repair overheads for Heaton Park Tramway

Wuppertal Schwebebahn adopts ETCS3

Stadler to supply additional trams to Bergen

Stoke-on-Trent: 'Buses are so bad, going out is pointless'

Wrightbus: 1,200 job losses confirmed as firm enters administration
Wrightbus: Talks under way over workers' future
Wrightbus: From driving seat to financial failure
Wrightbus: A journey through the years

Waverley paddle steamer appeal given £1m from Scottish government

Serco NorthLink named as preferred bidder for Northern Isles ferry services

At least two drones-used during Gatwick attack police say

Photos show planes 'seconds from crash' at Sibson

Kiss farewell to Schiphol pick-up chaos, says chief executive

Silkair cleared to move 737Max fleet to Alice Springs

Thomas Cook collapses as last-ditch rescue talks fail
Thomas Cook: The much-loved travel brand with humble roots

Gresford colliery disaster remembered

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince



28/09/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Life in the Air"  3/3 Crowded Skies

29/09/19  Channel 5 1910-2100
         "Return to the World's Most Expensive Cruise Ships"

30/09/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "James May: the Reassembler"  1/3 Lawnmower

30/09/19  More4 2200-2300
         "The World's Most Beautiful Railway"  6/6 West Highland Railway

01/10/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "James May: the Reassembler"  2/3 Bakelite Telephone

01/10/19  ITV 2245-2310
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  9/12

02/10/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "James May: the Reassembler"  3/3 Electric Guitar

02/10/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  10/12

04/10/19  Channel 5 2000-2115
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  4/8

04/10/19  Channel 5 2115-2205
         "Inside the Cockpit: the Concorde Crash"



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

27/09/19-   Epping Ongar Railway: LT-themed Weekend

27/09/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Day Out With Thomas

28/09/19    Northam Traincare Facility: free public open day
           Must be pre-booked

28/09/19    European Railway Association Model Railway Show
           The H Suite, 100 Icknield Port Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 0AA

28/09/19-   Worthing Model Railway Exhibition
29/09/19    Durrington High School, The Boulevard, Worthing, W Sussex, BN13 1LA

28/09/19-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Autumn Gala

28/09/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: The Gruffalo

28/09/19-   Lappa Valley Railway: Grandparents' Weekend

28/09/19-   Foxfield Railway: Autumn Festival of Steam

28/09/19-   Llangollen Railway: Diesel Weekend

29/09/19    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Sand & Motorcycles Day

29/09/19    Alsager Railway Association: 0 Gauge Open Day
           Off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DH

03/10/19-   Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

03/10/19-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

04/10/19    RCTS Bristol Branch
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "That Was The Year That Was 1962" by railway photographer Geoff Plumb
           A donation of £1 (members) and £2 (non-members) is requested

04/10/19-   Ffestiniog Railway: Victorian Vintage Weekend

05/10/19    Sheffield Model Railway Society Exhibition
           Davy Sport Club, 630 Prince of Wales Road, Sheffield, S9 4ER

05/10/19-   Fareham & District MRC Exhibition
06/10/19    Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham, Hants, PO16 7JU

05/10/19-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: Special Centenary Steam Gala

05/10/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleydays
06/10/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

05/10/19-   North Norfolk Railway: Home Fleet Running

05/10/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Gala
           Basil Jeuda will be signing copies of his new book on the Macclesfield,
           Bollington and Marple Railway at Froghall between 1130 and 1530 on the Sunday

05/10/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
06/10/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630

06/10/19    Dean Forest Railway: Murder Mystery

06/10/19    Foxfield Railway: Autumn Vehicle Rally

06/10/19    Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
           Engine in motion 1300-1630

Cheers, Howard.
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