Subject: Raildate 22nd November 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 22/11/2019, 15:34
To: "Yahoo Raildate" <>

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Brighton Main Line 2 campaign
Tales of Craig Merthyr colliery railway
Travelling on the Tazara railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Central Railway, Last Hurrah 2019, Saturday 16th November
LNER B1 No 61306 'Mayflower' - 5Z22 - Loco Move York NRM to Southall - 18th Nov 2019
South African Garratt Returns To Steam! NGG16 129 on the Puffing Billy Railway
Mount Rainier Railroad & Logging Museum
St Charles Streetcar (Tram) Line in New Orleans, USA 2019
Dapol BR Class 73/0 - Unboxing and Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Morris JE electric van will offer funky retro looks, but at a price
The Fate of Lyobov Orlova
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Gecko And The Freight Train | Gecko's Real Vehicles | Educational Videos For Toddlers
Cab ride St. Moritz - Tirano (Bernina pass), Switzerland to Italy, 10.2019
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Willoughby Line - Yosemite Valley 26 Log Train at Briceburg
The Willoughby Line - YV 26 Log Train Returns to the Hills

In pictures: Havana celebrates 500 years of foundation



New rolling stock lowers the average age of UK train fleet

British group develops autonomous wheel control system

Rapid expansion of Viva Rail

RAIB safety digest - traction changeover at North Pole Jn and communications problems

New SWR suburban units unveiled

SWR/RMT dispute for most of December

Avon Valley Railway bid to link to park-and-ride

Preventative earthworks for Harbury Cutting

Decarbonisation of the Northern Powerhouse

Merseyrail ban on smoking and vaping

LNER to repaint HST to original livery for charity fundraising

Hull Trains to introduce class 802/3 bi-mode trains next month

ScotRail criticised for ‘awful’ responses on Twitter

ScotRail misses target to stop dumping sewage on tracks

Highland Spring has the bottle to invest in rail freight

Trains in Wales: Disruption fear if old engines removed from service

Transport for Wales announces 186 more Sunday train services

Brighton Belle News

Norfolk Lights Express

Boiler for 6024 passes hydraulic and insurance steam tests

West Somerset Railway's future in doubt after £800k loss

Condition of Cairngorm railway 'disappointing' for its age

Eurostar looks ahead to new services during ‘plastic free’ 25th anniversary celebration

Strike by Canadian National staff

Repainted Canadian National 6520 unveiled at Squamish

New AMTRAK stock for North East Corridor outshopped

Murtalbahn track damaged by landslide

Danish Government approves new high speed line

Nice opens its third light rail line

Stadler signs contract for Atlanta metro rolling stock

Alstom unveils rubber-tyred metro trains

Market Deeping model railway back on display

Bloodhound reaches 628mph

Ships reported inland and other safety issues from hacked GPS signals

British Airways is to use its first Boeing 787-10 to Atlanta

Airbus order for 170 aircraft

Loganair suspends Derry/Londonderry to Manchester flights

Emirates to take 30 787-9s and trims 777X orders

TAP deploys A321LR for TransAtlantic expansion

Turkish 737-800 suffers gear collapse at Odessa

PAL 777 diverts after flames shoot from engine

Major US airlines expect the Thanksgiving holiday season to break records

South African Airways suspends its Hong Kong service

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Nick Wheat



23/11/19  Channel 4 1855-1950
         "Great British Car Journeys"  3/3 Brecon Beacons to Snowdonia

23/11/19  BBC4 1910-2010
         "James May's Big Trouble in Model Britain"  A look at Hornby 2/2

23/11/19  BBC2 2010-2110
         "Great Australian Rail Journeys"  5/6 Kuranda to Townsville

24/11/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Great Canal Journeys"  Looking back at previous episodes

24/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "The Taff: the River That Made Wales"  2/3

25/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Boat Diaries"  4/5 Sowerby Bridge to Manchester

25/11/19  Channel 5 2100-2230
         "Chris Tarrant: Railways of the Somme"

26/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canal Boat Diaries"  5/5 Barton Swing Aqueduct to Liverpool

27/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  The Boat People

27/11/19  Channel 4 2305-0010
         "Boeing's Killer Plane: What Went Wrong?"  The 737 MAX

27/11/19  BBC4 2330-0030
         "Everyday Miracles: the Genius of Sofas, Stockings and Scanners"  2/2

28/11/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  The Workers

28/11/19  BBC4 2350-0050
         "Timeshift: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps"

29/11/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  6/6 Tirano to Zermatt



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

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

29/11/19    Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Book Launch
           The life and work of Britain's last railway chemists...
           "British Railways Stinks" by David Smith and Colleagues
           From 11.30 at Wirksworth station

02/12/19    Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
           The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
           “Twyford Waterworks" by Martin Gregory
           Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945

02/12/19    Peak Railway Association
           The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
           Pie, Pea & Chips Supper with Peak Rail Director, “Quick Quiz”, “YourPix”
           and Roy Wilson's “The 2019 Transport Scene in Sheffield & beyond”
           £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
           Starts 1930

06/12/19    RCTS Bristol Branch
           St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
           "The Right Kind of Snow - in the UK, North America, Ukraine, and China
           by Terry Nicholls (Branch Vice-President)
           A donation of £1 (members) and £2 (non-members) is requested

07/12/19-   National Festival of Railway Modelling
08/12/19    East of England Arena, Peterborough, PE2 6XE

10/12/19    Great Western Society Bristol Group
           BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
           "The Best Way Part II - Temple Meads to Gloucester" by Chris Youett
           Starts at 1945 (room open from 1930)
           Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

11/12/19    RCTS South Wales
           Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
           "Mike Wilcock videos" by Mike Wilcock
           Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

16/12/19    Newbury and District Transport Group
           The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
           1915 for a prompt 1930 start
           Robert Williams, Chief Executive of Reading Buses
           Non-members welcome
           Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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