Subject: Raildate 10th January 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 10/01/2020, 15:11
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**** This is the first Raildate of 2020
**** Happy New Year to all our readers!!


Derby Station day and night
Doncaster Station into 2020
Sheffield Station at the start of 2020
Lincoln Station in 2020
Newark Northgate Station
Beeston Station at dusk
(Martin Miller)

67028/90035/82115/67012 depart Barry 31.12.19 on engineers train
Tower Gateway with 66021/250. Cwmbargoed, Caerphilly, Aberdare, Taffs Well
10 x 66 depart Newport Docks 2 decades ago, plus Cup Final Specials
Spotting 56s, 60s, 66s, at Barnetby in 2003
(Mike Wilcock)

Four Minutes of Copenhagen Central Station - New Year 2020
(Andrew Cook)

Omaha takes the (s)train
(Barry Knapper)

Railtour listings
National Heritage Lottery Fund support for development of Boston Lodge
Watkin's Wembley folly: London's 'Eiffel Tower' that never was
The delights of Shedism
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Speed To The West: Heritage Railways in 2019
Battlefield Line, Winter Steam Gala 2020, Saturday 4th January
Waleswood at Chasewater - 30742 Charters
The National Railway Museum 04.01.20
Australian Trains: Waratahs and Steam, 3265 from Central to Burwood
Jahresrückblick von Januar - Juni 2019
Kohle und Wasser für Dampf - Mit Volldampf und lauten Aufpuffschlägen durch 2019
The Hudson Bergen Lightrail in Jersey City, NJ (across the river from NYC!)
O Gauge Model Railway Running Session December 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

UK Rail Franchises 1923-2019 Animated Timeline
Eddie Izzard's wartime railway tribute to his father
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

How to travel by train - and ditch the plane
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Industrial Heritage photographs
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Forth Bridge 130th Anniversary Exhibition, North Queensferry station

Visiting All Platform Zeros

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 11 Maintenance of Way Train

Brunel's bridge 'should stay in Portsmouth birthplace'

'I stole a plane to get out of the Navy'



UK railways need 'radical overhaul', campaigners say

Network Rail says extreme weather is causing landslips

HS2 costs out of control, says review's deputy chair
Government seriously misled over HS2 costs

Alstom wins £642m British train refurbishment and maintenance contract

Crossrail may not open until Autumn 2021

Landslip at Godstone (Redhill-Tonbridge)

Landslip between Hurst Green and East Grinstead

Emergency engineering works to prevent embankment collapse at Wivelsfield

Ewell West earthslip - reopened 6th January

New managing director for SWR
SWR could lose franchise after £137m loss

Greater Anglia introduces first of class 745/0 fleet

Station banquet for homeless in Birmingham

Wednesbury freight firm fined £1.2m over boy's electrocution

Decision on future of Northern Rail to be made at 'end of the month'
Northern Rail Franchise, not all the problem is Arriva

Call for electrified line between Manchester and Sheffield

Derailment at Springs Branch depot, Wigan

2020 plan for north-east rail network

Train cancellations in full as TransPennine Express scraps 17 services to and from Newcastle

Darlington plans world-class railway tourist attraction

Redundancies announced at Hitachi Factory at Newton Aycliffe

Stow Station House redevelopment takes step forward

Transport for Wales 'breaks Welsh language rules'

Transport for Wales: KeolisAmey fined £2.3m for poor performance

Flying Scotsman to re-launch Mid-Hants Railway's Watercress Line

Flying Scotsman could be forced off main routes as a result of overcrowded rail lines

Pacer joins NRM fleet

Hull & Barnsley Railway coach returns to Hull for restoration

Taff Vale 85 to visit Bluebell Railway

Vandalism on Spa Valley Railway

Murder on the Orient Express café to open in Bassenthwaite station

Snowdon Mountain Railway unveils plans for hybrid diesel locomotives

Isle of Man timetables for 2020 released

Largest ever' increase in public transport use in Ireland in 2019

Eurostar powercar and coach stored at LSL/Hornby warehouse in Margate

Gare du Nord: Why Europe's busiest station needs a makeover fast

Apenzellerbahn takes delivery of two electro-diesels

New rolling stock ordered by Gornergrat Bahn

Opening of Semmering Base Tunnel delayed

Norway to replace diesel traction with battery trains

Serious proposal may restore, revive Central City Railroad

Union Pacific completes Positive Train Control installation

Chinese rolling stock enters service in Sri Lanka

Glasgow Airport Metro system gets council leader approval

Firefighters practise on 56-tonne tram in case of a disaster

Failure on "Dead Mans Handle" on SWE (Bonn) Metro service

Proposal to extend Blackpool Tram network

Ivor The Engine: Bagpuss's cartoon brother on track for comeback

Arran ferry disruption makes national headlines as weather batters coast
Arran ferry campaigners call for bad weather facilities to be restored

Frustration as freight ferry brought in for Orkney route

Crew rescued from ship grounded on Sardinian coast

Container ships runs aground in Bosphorus

Iran 'mistakenly shot down Ukraine jet' - US media

Boeing 737 Max: Worker said plane 'designed by clowns'

Ryanair expected to start flying to St Petersburg

ANA to take final 'Flying Honu' A380, boost Hawaii capacity

BOC Aviation orders another 20 A320neos

Inability to retrieve ditched DC-3 thwarts investigators

Low-approach A321 crew unaware of Stansted threshold shift

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



11/01/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Digging Up Britain's Past"  2/6 HMS Invincible

11/01/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Tony Robinson's History of Britain"  2/4 The Victorians

11/01/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"  2/8 Ships

12/01/20  ITV 2240-2340
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

13/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Ives to St Day

14/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Truro to St Mawgan

14/01/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain" Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

14/01/20  ITV 1930-2000
          "The Metro: a Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 1/4

14/01/20  More4 2100-2235
          "Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber"

15/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Bodmin to Totnes

15/01/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "James May: the Reassembler"  Honda Z50A mini trail bike

16/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Paignton to Tiverton

17/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Taunton to Salisbury Plain



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

14/01/20    Great Western Society Bristol Group
            BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
            "A Broad Gauge Journey - Part 2" by Brian Arman
            Starts at 1945 (room open from 1930)
            Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

17/01/20-   London Model Engineering Exhibition
18/01/20    Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY

18/01/20    Worksop Model Transport Exhibition
            Crossing Church Centre, Newcastle St, Worksop, S80 2AT
            1000-1600, Adult: £4.00, Child: £1.00, MBF Member: £2.00

24/01/20-   Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

25/01/20-   Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
26/01/20    Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5BX

Cheers, Howard.
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