Subject: Raildate 11th October 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 11/10/2019, 17:13
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West Midlands Metro Progress
Birmingham New Street Atmosphere
Bescot Stadium Station
Walsall Station
Rugeley Trent Valley Station
Tamworth Station overview
(Martin Miller)

SunRail - Greater Orlando's Commuter Rail Line - September 2019
(Andrew Cook)

Twentieth anniversary of Ladbrook Grove collision
Why a town was named after a pub
Unused viaduct in Tadcaster
Cartoon about commuting on London Underground
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Central Railway - Autumn Steam Gala - 2019
West Somerset Railway, Autumn Steam Gala 2019, Saturday 5th October
ROG 57305 & 47813 'Jack Frost' Haul a Brand New set of TPE MK5s Through Walsall 16/8/19
2019 Sep 19 The Fairbourne Steam Railway
Australian Steam: 3265 on the Kiama Picnic Train
Dampfsonderzüge nach Tschechien mit 41 1144-9 und 50 3648-8 am 05.10.2019
Model Trains on a branch line in a German Village - Rail Modelling in HO scale
The Wirral Bus Tram Show 6th October 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij Annual Steam Gala ‘Terug naar Toen’, 7th/8th September
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

Castles to visit by train this autumn
Loch Lomond’s Maid of the Loch paddle steamer started for first time in 40 years
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Dry Ice as a method of removing "leaves on the line"

Improvements at User Worked Crossings

The return of Rail Riders

Dry Rot delays refurbishment of Stratford Upon Avon station

Behind the scenes peek at Helpston signal box helps community understand level crossing safety

First new Merseyrail train en route to Wildenrath for testing

Carlisle extension to Borders Railway making positive progress

Cat who caught train from Dunbartonshire to Edinburgh is making a habit of travelling around Scotland

Welsh trains: 'Lessons learned' after 2018 train cancellations

Prototype HST Power Car 41001 to return to York

Full Steam Ahead as Churnet Valley Railway Begin Work to 'Reconnect Leek'

Mark 3 sleeper donated to Bo'ness Railway Museum

Bridge on Ness Island miniature railway repaired

Corris station developments

Stadler to supply new rolling stock for Lauterbrunnen-Murren line

The new design of X4E-623 for Rail Force One

New weekend sleeper train between Amsterdam and Zell am See for Skiing traffic

Cat litter by rail

Refurbishment of Benguela Railway completed

Protest over London Overground ticket office closures

CAF to supply trams to West Midlands

Bus accident between Totnes and Paignton

Wings tour bus found and offered at auction

Isle of Wight Red Funnel car ferry's lost anchor retrieved

Changes on Mull to Morvern ferry route for Lochaline slipway works

Technical failure causes major disruption to Arran ferry

Fastest ferry comes into public ownership

NYK working on decarbonisation of shipping industry

Queen Mary operator in danger of defaulting on lease due to maintenance problems

Aurigny losses

Probe opens after A319 departs from occupied runway

Lights hit as 767 freighter lands short in Puerto Rico

Ukraine plane crash: Five die as Antonov crash-lands near Lviv

Slovenian Adria Airways files for bankruptcy

Light aircraft hits ski lift cables in Italian Alps

Ethiopian 767 suffers uncontained engine failure

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



12/10/19  BBC2 1530-1630
         "James May Cars of the People"  3/3

12/10/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Britain's Most Historic Towns"  2/6 Bristol

12/10/19  Channel 4 2000-2100
         "Great British Car Journeys"  1/4 Yorkshire

12/10/19  Channel 5 1945-2100
         "The Great Model Railway Challenge"  6/8

12/10/19  Channel 5 2100-2200
         "Great Warships: the Aircraft Carrier"

13/10/19  BBC4 2000-2100
         "Britain's Biggest Warship"  HMS Queen Elizabeth 2/3

14/10/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village"  Warkworth

15/10/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "Secrets of the World's Tallest Skyscrapers"

15/10/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village"  Milton Abbas

15/10/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Heathrow Airport: Then and Now"

16/10/19  BBC2 1930-2000
         "The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside"  3/4

15/10/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village"  Cromford

16/10/19  ITV 2000-2030
         "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  12/12

17/10/19  BBC2 1930-2000
         "The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside"  4/4

17/10/19  ITV 1930-2000
         "HS2? - Death of the High Speed Express? Tonight"

17/10/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Own the Sky: Jetpack Dreamers"  The quest to fly

17/10/19  BBC4 2200-2300
         "How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine"

18/10/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "World's Most Luxurious Cars"



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

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

18/10/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           "Waterloo to Weymouth, Britain's last steam main line from London"
           by Mike Pym
           Starts 1930

19/10/19-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Food & Drink Fayre

19/10/19-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Model Railway Exhibition

19/10/19-   Cardiff Model Railway Show
20/10/19    Glantaf High School, Llandaff North, CF14 2JL
           1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
           Free vintage bus from Cardiff Central, Saturday 0930, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500 & 1630

20/10/19    Poole & District MRS Exhibition
           Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, Dorset, BH17 9JU

20/10/19    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Bug Party

20/10/19    Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Trolleydays & Isle of Axholme Running Day
           Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

21/10/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Over 60 Years of Railway Photography - Part 1" by David Canning
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

24/10/19-   Lappa Valley Railway: Hallowe'en Fun

25/10/19-   Churnet Valley Railway: Carnival of Doom

25/10/19-   Kirklees Light Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Trains

26/10/19    Birmingham Model Railway Club Exhibition
           Arden Hall, Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, B36 9PB

26/10/19    Churnet Valley Railway: Superpower Saturday
           Three USA TCS160s operating together for the first time in the UK since 1944

26/10/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Wizarding Day

26/10/19    Corris Railway: Hallowe'en Special Day

26/10/19-   Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Half Price Weekend & Children Free!

26/10/19-   Leighton Buzzard Railway: Spooktacular Hallowe'en Event

26/10/19-   Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Scream

26/10/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Witches & Wizards (Part 1)

26/10/19-   Caistor Model Railway Exhibition
27/10/19    Caistor Town Hall, High Street, Caistor, Lincolnshire, LN7 6TX

26/10/19-   Foxfield Railway: Freaky Foxfield

27/10/19    Helston Railway: Kid for a Quid

27/10/19    RCTS South Wales
           Committee Room, Dyfatty Community Centre, Chapel Street, Dyfatty, Swansea, SA1 1NB
           “50 Years Ago – the railway scene in 1969 and 1970” by Stephen Miles
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation is requested

29/10/19-   Gwili Railway: Hallowe'en Ghost Express

30/10/19    Dean Forest Railway: Witches & Wizards (Part 2)

31/10/19    Barry and Penarth Railway Society
           Penarth Conservative Club, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 4EZ
           Starts at 1930
           "Cornish Travels" by Stuart Warr

01/11/19    RCTS Bristol Branch
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "Ramblings with a New Camera" by Brian Holland (Leicester Railway Society)
           A donation of £1 (members) and £2 (non-members) is requested

02/11/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day

02/11/19    Lappa Valley Railway: Fireworks Evening

02/11/19-   Lappa Valley Railway: End of Season Steam Extravaganza

02/11/19-   Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
03/11/19    Engine in motion 1200-1630

02/11/19-   Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleydays
03/11/19    Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

04/11/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           Annual General Meeting
           Doors open 1930, AGM starts 1945

04/11/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           “Where Would You Like to Go?” by Anthony Hicks
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

09/11/19-   Hampton Court MRS - Tolworth Showtrain
10/11/19    Tolworth Recreation Centre, Fuller's Way North, KT6 7LQ

09/11/19-   Alsager Railway Association Model Railway Exhibition
10/11/19    Legends Conference & Leisure Centre, Bentley Motors Ltd, CW2 8WD

09/11/19-   Barnsley Model Railway Club Exhibition
10/11/19    Hoyland Leisure Centre, West St, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9EH

10/11/19    Cosham Indoor Transport Fair
           Cosham Community Centre, Wotton Street, Cosham, PO6 3AP

10/11/19    Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Remembrance Sunday

12/11/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "Midland Extremities - From the S&D to the S&C" by Terry Nicholls
           Starts at 1945 (room open from 1930)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

13/11/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           “Fifty Years on the Beaten Track” by Geoff Atkins
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/11/19    Gosport Railway Club
           Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
           Photographic Competition & "Gosport's Minor Railways" by Peter Keat
           Starts 1930

16/11/19    Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Twylight & After Dark Trolleyday
           Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX

17/11/19    Leighton Buzzard Railway: Centenary Celebration

18/11/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           "Policing before radios and computers" by Anthony Keep
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

23/11/19-   Warley National Model Railway Exhibition
24/11/19    NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

24/11/19    Kirklees Light Railway: Christmas Craft Fair

Cheers, Howard.
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