Subject: Raildate 15th November 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 15/11/2019, 14:53
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Yahoo caused something of a stir a few weeks ago when it announced changes to the way it runs its groups, causing many to transfer to other platforms.  Most of the changes surround the free storage of files and photos, which will be removed from 14th December, leaving groups to be simply a means of distributing emails.  Since Raildate currently has only two files stored in its files section, I have decided to take no action, and it will continue to be distributed via Yahoo.

The popular alternative, is currently charging $220 (around £170) to transfer content from Yahoo, and since I have never made a penny from producing Raildate, you'll understand that I'm reluctant to do anything that will involve any cost.  So... we'll carry on as we are for now, and see whether Yahoo decides to make any further changes in future.


London St Pancras International Station
London King's Cross Station
Stevenage Station
Doncaster Station departures and arrivals
Derby Station snippets
Derby Station Flood and Congestion Delays
(Martin Miller)

Cab Ride Record Breaker in IET. Cardiff - Paddington in 93.44 mins 23.10.19
(Mike Wilcock)

Chatterley-Whitfield Colliery panorama
(Barry Knapper)

Richard Hope OBE
Paddington Crossrail station
More SWR / RMT strikes
SWR Train cleaning teams
25 years of Eurostar
Southern S15s
The growing fortune on unused oyster cards
Linking Railcards to Oyster Cards
Building a balloon loop on the White Pass & Yukon
Steam Trips on Zentralbahn from Interlaken in 2020
Train street in Hanoi
Moving a lighthouse away from eroded cliffs
Electric traction for HGVs?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Severn Valley Railway, Tornado Returns, Saturday 9th November 2019
LMS 44871 & 45407 Thunder over the S&C and Shap on the Citadel 9/11/19
Steaming Along: Keighley & Worth Valley Railway (2009-2018)
Australian Steam: Wollongong Steam Weekend with 3237
2019 Oct 19 Earl Shilton Scout Group - Hinkley Model Railway Exhibition - Part 1
Alsager Model Railway Exhibition 2019
Weymouth Model Rail Exhibition 2019
Part 1:
Part 2:
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours - 3rd November 2019
Ship Engine Room - Triple Expansion Steam Engines "Full Ahead" To Poole Summer 2019 (SS Shieldhall)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

1950s Port of New York Promotional Film
Goods Train Derailment (1999, Australia)
Buster Keaton: The General 1926 Colorized with Deep Learning AI
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 10 Lessons Learned

Concorde G-BOAA Land, Taxi and Take-off at RAF St Mawgan, Cornwall, 4 Aug 1987

The rise of 'facadism' in London



‘Backbone’ of high-speed rail in Britain donated to National Railway Museum

Next government will be urged to commit to railway improvements

HS2 should happen despite rising cost, says review
Peak rail fares could soar unless HS2 is built, says leaked report
Berkeley highly critical of HS2 report

Elizabeth Line delays will affect suburban links too

Parish council backs campaign to reopen Waterside railway line

Wessex Route SWR engineering works consultation

Earth slip between Hook and Basingstoke

RAIB report into fatal accident involving a train passenger at Twerton

Plans for a new station at Soham

HSTs to transfer from LNER to East Midlands Railway

Service disruption due to flooding in South Yorkshire

Collision at Neville Hill Depot

London-Glasgow passengers choose rail over air

New Stirling to London rail service application submitted by Grand Union

Class 153 units converted for carrying bicycles on West Highland line

Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society sleeper coach delivered

Pullman car delivered to South Devon Railway

DCR take delivery of class 60 locos for aggregate traffic

44871 to visit Nene Valley Railway

Ivatt 2MT 46521 to visit Ecclesbourne Valley Railway in 2020

Talyllyn Railway toilets twinned with village toilets in Congo

Rail companies call for €21bn investment to cut journey times, boost services

BLS orders another 25 Siemens Vectron locos

4km long trains on Sishen to Saldana Bay line in South Africa

Garratt 4135 to be restored to steam in South Africa

God of death enforces Indian railway safety rules

India train collision: Lucky escape for passengers in Hyderabad

Typhoon-damaged bullet trains to be scrapped

Sir Rod Stewart reveals his epic model railway city

Testing starts on Manchester Metrolink LRT extension

Dutch daytime speed limit to be slashed to 100kph to cut pollution

Bus roof torn off in Andover bridge strike

Demolition of historic Dundee bus depot under way

Isle of Wight Red Funnel ferry taken out of service

Condor sold to consortium including Brittany Ferries

Wrong speed and wind change caused ATR bad landing

'We saw a double sunrise': London-Sydney flight touches down after 19 hours

Austrian to start Boston flights

Qantas to test London Sydney non stop

Solar-powered Hawk30 completes 1.5 hour flight

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



16/11/19  BBC2 1730-1830
         "Britain's Biggest Warship Goes to Sea"  3/3

16/11/19  BBC4 1900-2000
         "James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain"  A look at Hornby 1/2

16/11/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great British Car Journeys"  2/3 A30 London to Lands End

16/11/19  BBC2 2000-2100
         "Great Australian Rail Journeys"  4/6 Canberra to Melbourne

16/11/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "Fare Dodgers: at War with the Law"  4/4

17/11/19  BBC4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Caledonian Canal

17/11/19  BBC4 2100-2230
         "Guy Martin: World's fastest Tractor"

19/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Boat Diaries"  1/5 Shardlow to Stoke-on-Trent

20/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Boat Diaries"  2/5 Froghall to Bugsworth Basin

20/11/19  BBC1 2100-2200
         "The Apprentice"  Hosting a corporate event on the Belmond British Pullman

20/11/19  BBC2 2100-2200
         "Boeing's Killer Plane: What Went Wrong?"  The 737 MAX

20/11/19  BBC4 2200-2250
         "Hunt v Lauda: F1's Greatest Racing Rivals"

20/11/19  BBC4 2250-2350
         "Sir Chris Hoy: 2000mph at Le Mans"

20/11/19  BBC4 2350-0050
         "Everyday Miracles: the Genius of Sofa, Stockings and Scanners"

21/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Boat Diaries"  3/5 Marple to Huddersfield

22/11/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  5/6 Norway



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

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

25/11/19    Peak Railway Association
           Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
           “Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
           Starts 1930, doors open 1900

Cheers, Howard.
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