Subject: Raildate 17th January 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 17/01/2020, 16:11
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History of the railways of Hull
Quiet stations on Humberside
Review of Dawlish Alternative routes
Plastic sleepers used on Ffestiniog Railway
Photos of Belfast and County Down Railway
A Finnish steam loco in Barking
Scheme for railway tunnel between Jersey and Guernsey abandoned
Trolleybuses in Wales
Night rider - 21 years sleeping on London buses
John Laing photographic collection
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

K1 62005 on the Great Central Railway - Timeline Events Photo Charter - 2020
Battling Beattock
Winterdampf auf der Fichtelbergbahn mit 99 1762-6 und 99 1772-5 am 11.01.2020
Prairie Village, South Dakota train ride with 0-6-0, #29
Omaha Zoo Steam Train
Military Model Trains, Boats and Tanks: Second World War Diorama Operation Abyss
What do we think Bachmann Branchline will do in 2020?
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Mack Super Pumper - a Locomotive-engined fire fighter that could extinguish Hell itself
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A visit to Urmston Miniature Railway
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Bullitt Mustang sets auction record with $3.4 million sale
1967 Shelby GT500 Barn Find
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

'The Godfather of trains' - the Trans-Mongolian from Moscow to Beijing

An introduction to South East Hampshire Rapid Transit (I prefer Fareham Area Rapid Transit myself)



DfT funding mistake for Network Rail

'Split ticket' rail fares to go mainstream say experts

New British fleets undergo testing in Velim

Delayed rail projects contribute to Bombardier profit downturn

Vivarail’s Class 230 achieves UK first with 40-mile battery-powered trip

GBRf to lease new container carrying wagons

South Western Railway boss in talks with RMT over strikes

South Western Railway welcomes their newly refurbished trains

Waterloo retains top spot as Britain’s busiest station

Barking Riverside station

Earthslip at Ockley

Pacer unit damaged by waves at Dawlish

Derailment in Hitchin sidings

First Class 720 EMU for Greater Anglia delivered

Plea to railway neighbours after airborne trampoline disrupts passengers

Safety warning after lorry smashes through level crossing

First freight train to East Midlands Gateway Terminal

Wireless taxi charging to be trialled at Nottingham station

First of 52 new trains built by Stadler for Merseyrail delivered

Least used station gets visitor boost

Passenger numbers hit buffers as north-east train use drops two million

Threat to Newton Aycliffe jobs as train orders wind down

Under-fire ScotRail operator gets rid of 300 station staff but hires 200 managers

Emergency windows on Caledonian Sleeper locked shut

Michael Matheson tackled over Caledonian Sleeper complaints

LSL bid to purchase Springburn Works

Trespassing cows at Pollockshaws West

Loads of advantages to rail timber transport – so let’s get it on track

Glenfinnan's Harry Potter viaduct focus of £1.7m upgrade

Aberdeen rail fans get on track with work at signal box

Balfour Beatty completes electrification of Bristol-Cardiff rail route

Works starts on new station at Bow Street

Pembrey & Burry Port Victorian footbridge to be refurbished

Update on 35011 General Steam Navigation

Deltic Preservation Society Update

ETRMS introduction delayed in Sweden

Sarajevo resignalling contract

Czech branchline reopened

Swiss minor railway orders Stadler EMUs

Singapore opens first Thomson-East Coast Line stations

Japan bullet train to carry seafood for faster tunnel speed

TfL pay as you go fares frozen for 2020

Award for Heaton Park Tramway

Southend Pier trains to be replaced next year

Battery/lpg hybrid trams enter service in Doha

New Routemaster buses to become front boarding only

Loose horse rescued from Cardiff road and put on bus

£46m Dyfi bridge replacement given go-ahead

CalMac launches new bilingual customer care service for Gaelic speakers

Vessel adrift off Oban in gales

Upgrading Aurigny turbo prop fleet

FlyBe problems

EasyJet to make Sharm el-Sheikh return

Schiphol airport face limits following new pollution report

Ukranian jet unintentionally shot down

A350-1000 demonstrates vision-based automatic take-off

Plane dumps fuel over schools near Los Angeles airport

Long-haul routes a bright spot in Cathay December traffic

India implements compulsory drone registration

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



18/01/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"  3/8 Bridges

19/01/20  BBC4 2000-2230
          "All Aboard! New Zealand by Rail, Sea and Land"

19/01/20  ITV 2245-2315
          "The Metro: a Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 1/4

20/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury to Alexandra Palace

21/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Limehouse to Rochford

21/01/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Guide to Britain"

21/01/20  ITV 1930-2000
          "The Metro: a Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 2/4

22/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Witham to Felixstowe

22/01/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "James May: the Reassembler"  Dansette record player

23/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Saxmundham to Norwich

23/01/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Concorde: a Supersonic Story"

24/01/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Attleborough to Skegness



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

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

18/01/20    Isle of Wight Bus and Rail Users Group: Public Meeting
            Methodist Church Hall, Quay Street, Newport, IoW

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

01/02/20-   Churnet Valley Railway: Super-power Weekend Take 2

Cheers, Howard.
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