Subject: Raildate 4th October 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 03/10/2019, 22:07
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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37s, Short HSTs,60/66/67/70. STJ Newport/Cardiff Sept 2019
Dean Forest Railway, ride the line and see classes 37,47,56,58,60,66
Dean Forest Railway 18 yrs ago 37029/908 5541 13308/58042
33063 visits The Dean Forest Railway Sept 2019
08/20/37/47/56/90/91 and HSTs 25 yrs ago. Many locations
Thames Branches Day Rover. 30+ movements inc. Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead, Marlow, Reading, etc
Railways in Wales, more lost liveries 37/47/60/66/67/DMU in 2005
Railways in Wales 2005. Lost liveries; 8 new 66s, loco hauled
37s, Short HSTs and more at Cardiff/Newport 23.08.19
(Mike Wilcock)

HS2 is for line capacity not speed
Possible redevelopment of Ashford Works
Rail Head Treatment Trains ready for use
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

60103 'Flying Scotsman' Returns to the Nene Valley Railway
All Star Line-up On The NYMR Annual Gala - 6023, 60009, 62005, 6990!
86 1333-3 dampft über die Erzgebirgische Aussichtsbahn am 29.09.2019
Big Boy 4014 Gets to work! Speer to Medicine Bow, Wyoming 9-27-2019
Australian Trains: Garratt Steam Locomotive 6029 at Moss Vale
2019 Sep 21 Lichfield Model Railway Exhibition Part 1
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 134th Anniversary 28th September 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Foxfield Steam Gala 28/9/2019 - a steam tractor unloads itself from its carrier
(Barry Knapper)

Clipper Ship City of Adelaide
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Free station WiFi to benefit millions of rail passengers

London Overground services on Boxing Day

Unexplained deaths of Crossrail workers

Access changes of £26 million per year to maintain HS1

RAIB report on derailment near Stratford in June 2019

RAIB report on near miss for track worker near Gatwick Airport

Sofa on track outside Vauxhall station causes disruption until 10pm

Crossing misuse at Grays

Support for reopening the Fawley branch to passengers

Chiltern Railways trials first UK 3D printed train parts

Listed luggage bridge to be restored at Worcester Shrub Hill station

Trans Pennine Express class 802/2 units enter service

Lines blocked by flooding at Bentham and Adlington

Unipart depot in York to close

Life-saving defibrillators to be put in trains and stations across the north of England

Seven into Four does go – at Thickley Wood bridge

Class 66 clearance between Crianlarich and Oban

Part of West Highland line shut for planned bridge renewals

First glass finish for Queen Street

Cost of mountain railway demolition 'more than £13m'

Lack of lookouts implicated in Margam track workers fatalities

Tornado shunts failed electric loco

Interpretation centre opens on Colne Valley Railway

Pannier tank 1369 returns to steam

Eurostar-Thalys merger proposal revealed

Construction of Golden Pass Express coaches

Swiss/German border line to be improved

New rolling stock for Nagoya railway

Newag launches bi-mode unit

DB begins testing of white-painted tracks to prevent overheating

Cityringen metro opens in Kobenhavn

Light Rail system on Mauritius

Stadler building trams for Ausberg

Former Wrightbus staff protest over millions in donations to church

Bloodhound high speed car test planned next month

Cowes Floating Bridge back in service after repairs

Isle of Wight car ferry resumes service after losing anchor

Jubilee Sailing Trust decommissions tall ship to cut costs

Historic house's river journey to new home

Ryanair in talks to take-over ex Thomas Cook jets

'Several dead' in Connecticut vintage B-17 WWII bomber crash

Corrosion crack led Korean 777-300's axle to snap

Catering truck spins out of control at airport

SilkAir Boeing 737 MAX arrives at Alice Springs for storage

Fatal crash of B-17 at Hartford, Connecticut

RAF pilot to help launch UK Space Force satellite

Closure of Cottam power station

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



05/10/19  BBC2 1640-1740
         "James May Cars of the People"  2/3 The 4x4

05/10/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Britain's Most Historic Towns"  1/6 Dover

05/10/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Hunt for the Arctic Ghost Ship"  HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

05/10/19  Channel 5 2000-2115
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  5/8

06/10/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Thomas Cook: the Rise and Fall of Britain's Oldest Travel Agent"

06/10/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth 1/3 Crewing up

06/10/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Jumbo: the Plane That Changed the World"

06/10/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "The World's Most Luxurious Private Jets"

07/10/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Motorway Britain: 60 Years of Speed"

08/10/19  ITV 2245-2310
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  10/12

08/10/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building Britain's Canals"  1/3 The Grand Union Canal

08/10/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The River Thames: Then and Now"

09/10/19  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside"  1/4

09/10/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building Britain's Canals"  2/3 The Leeds & Liverpool Canal

09/10/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  11/12

10/10/19  BBC2 1900-2000
         "The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside"  2/4

10/10/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Building Britain's Canals"  3/3 The Kennet & Avon Canal



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

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

03/10/19-   West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
06/10/19    GWR Taunton to Bishops Lydeard Shuttle on Saturday

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

07/10/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Underground Tunnelling used by both sides in WW1" by Peter Jones
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

07/10/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Up Front – A Driver's Tales” by Martin Bromley
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

08/10/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "50 Years of Railway Tales" by David Hartland
           Starts at 1945 (room open from 1930)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

09/10/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           “Another evening with my father’s slides – Scotland” by David Cross
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

10/10/19    Dorset Archives Trust
           Dorset History Centre, Bridport Road, Dorchester, DT1 1RP
           Tickets £11.00 (members £9.00), includes nibbles & a glass of wine
           "Canford Manor's 'splendid archway under the South-Western Railway'"
           Colin Divall, Professor Emeritus of Railway Studies, University of York
           To book your place, order tickets by following link to Eventbrite from:

12/10/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz and Chips Evening Land Cruise

12/10/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: China Clay Weekend

12/10/19-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Autumn Diesel Weekend

12/10/19-   The Elizabethan Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition
13/10/19    The Summit Centre, Lowmoor Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7LL

15/10/19    Monmouthshire Railway Society
           Room A09, University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
           "Leominster, Knighton, Eardisley and Presteigne Lines" by Rob Williams
           Starts 1900

Cheers, Howard.
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