Subject: Raildate 6th December 2019
From: "Howard Sprenger" <>
Date: 06/12/2019, 14:25
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Doncaster Station the old order prevails
Wakefield Westgate Station
Sheffield Station Variety
Derby Station and the purple one
West Midlands Metro Extension Testing
Derby Station with a pleasant surprise
(Martin Miller)

All Change at Newcastle Nov 2019
(Andrew Cook)

Double headed 31s/37s at Newport; Margam Yard Memories from 2004
Steam Spectacular; climbs with 92203/S160 at Cranmore 2008
Freight in Wales 2004/5. Rare movements, 37s/60s/66s
Spotting 56s, 60s, 66s, at Barnetby in 2003
Derailment at Aberthaw. 66148 rescued Jan 2003
(Mike Wilcock)

End of Driffield Steam and Vintage Rally
Birth of a 141P
The return of Trans Europe sleeper services?
Bernina Line cab ride
Solar powered multiple unit in Australia
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

7029 'Clun Castle' - the Bath Xmas Market
Chasewater Railway Santa Specials, 1st December 2019
SR 35018 Merchant Navy Power over Shap on the Santa Special 1/12/19
Beyer-Garratt Steam Locomotive Trial at Puffing Billy Australia! NGG16 129
Southern 154: Steam on the Three Rivers Rambler
94 1538 pendelt zwischen Schleusingen und dem Bahnhof Rennsteig am 01.12.19
Warley National Model Railway Exhibition 2019 - Modern Image Layouts
Part 1:
Part 2:
Warley National Model Exhibition 2019
New Forest Model Railway Society Open Day 2019
009 layout update and station naming 24-11-2019
N Scale Steel Mill or Steelworks Scale Model including Rail Traffic and Industrial Trains
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Website of Dr David Turner, railways, transport and brewing historian
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Pachelbel train horn - Prague Main Railway Station
(Spotter: Martin Miller)

Steve Miller’s 1960 LaDawri Sebring Featured in Reincarnation Magazine, October 2019
1950s Port of New York Promotional Film
Spectacular Kemble Arrival, 14th October 1997
Aerospace Industries Association Historical Archive
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Cracking open the story of London’s Oyster Card
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

How To Stay In A Highland Signal Box: Corrour

Latest uploads to Mike Morant's images



Big changes ahead for UK railways
Conservatives pledge £4.2bn for trains, buses and trams
Labour proposes 1/3 cut in train fares

TfL to install over 100 cycle docking points near major rail stations

Brighton-based driver retires after 51 years service

A new operator for the West Coast route

LNER to say goodbye to Inercity 125 High Speed Train

Great Anglia Stadler train failed at Elmswell

Redundancies at Norwich Crown Point after introduction of Stadler rolling stock

Strikes suspended on West Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains lost property

Wingfield Station rescued

Transport spending in north of England less per head than London

Northern class 195 vandalised

Broken overhead wires north of Preston

Azuma involved in depot crash passes through Leeds Station at walking pace

Damaged OHLE north of York

LNER previews new Harrogate Azuma services

First Pacers depart Northern

Extra seats promised on Borders Railway from next week

Vital Christmas upgrades for Edinburgh’s Haymarket junction

ScotRail: New timetables will "add an extra 10,000 seats"

Azuma units working through to Aberdeen

Fury as rail firm locks train toilets on Aberdeen service to tackle fare-dodgers

Financial boost for Irish Rail

44422 moved to Churnet Valley Railway

Garratt prototype K1 to move to Statfold Barn Railway

Vandalism at Caernarfon WHR station

Milestone reached on Brenner base tunnel project

New Berlin airport rail link to open in October 2020

Azerbaijan Railways to buy Stadler Flirt units

Financial problems with new standard gauge line in Kenya

New loco workshop opened in Rotterdam

DB plans flotation of Arriva in May 2020

CP sign public service contract

Battery trains to be tested in Denmark

Inland Rail proposed freight route

Latest Tube map shows TfL service to Reading

London Underground in Lego

Scotland to Ulster bridge proposals

Dutch to cut motorway speed limit in March, minister confirms

Plans to replace ageing Lismore passenger ferry

Lochaline Ferry Terminal reopens after six-week closure

CalMac sues Scottish government over ferry routes

German WWI wreck Scharnhorst discovered off Falklands

Ferry detained at Portland en route from Norway to Nigeria

Spain Captures First Known 'Narcosub' to Cross the Atlantic

Spitfire pilots return to Goodwood after round-the-world trip

Italian ministers agree urgent loan for troubled Alitalia

Bosnia set to take full control of its airspace

Engine fire on Philippines Airline flight from Los Angeles

Air New Zealand trials edible coffee cups to combat waste

SIA Cargo 747 freighter involved in engine pod strike

Air Algerie-737 aborts take off after snowplough incursion

Singapore Airlines Airbus A330 suffers a suspected tail-strike while landing at Yangon

USAF searches for Boeing E4B aerial command centre

United Airlines orders 50 Airbus A321XLRs

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



07/12/19  Channel 4 1900-2000
         "Titanic: the New Evidence"

08/12/19  BBC4 1930-2000
         "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  Geology

08/12/19  Channel 4 2100-2200
         "Guy Martin's Great Escape"  recreating the film

09/12/19  Channel 5 2100-2230
         "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  The Eastern Express

10/12/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"

10/12/19  Channel 5 2000-2100
         "How They Built the Titanic"

11/12/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"

12/12/19  Channel 5 1900-2000
         "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"

12/12/19  BBC4 2100-2200
         "Timeshift: The Joy of Train Sets - the Model Railway Story"



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

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

12/12/19    Peak Railway Association, Buxton Branch
           The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton, SK17 6BD
           "From Dream to Steam - the story of 60163 Tornado"
           by Graham Nicholas from the A1 Steam Trust
           Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
           No charge but suggested minimum donation of £3 to cover costs

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

28/12/19    Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Winter Steam Up

28/12/19-   Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway: Mince Pie Specials

28/12/19-   Dean Forest Railway: Mince Pie Specials

29/12/19    Alsager Railway Association: 0 Gauge Open Day
           Off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DH

27/12/19-   Bure Valley Railway: Mince Pie Specials

29/12/19-   Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Mince Pie Specials

01/01/20    Epping Ongar Railway: New Year Steam

01/01/20    Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: New Year Steam

01/01/20    East Anglia Transport Museum: Happy New Year 2020

Cheers, Howard.
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