Subject: Raildate 31st January 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 31/01/2020, 15:49
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Borrowash Station new edit
(Martin Miller)

Photos around Cranleigh before closure
Mizens miniature Railway, Woking
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Central Railway, Winter Steam Gala, 25th January 2020
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
2020 Steam - British India Line, The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
Bridge 27 (Update 7) at Goathland and Class 66 No 66113 returns Kirow 1200 rail crane to Doncaster
41 1144-9 mit Rodelblitz von Eisenach nach Arnstadt und zurück, Sonntag 26.01.2020
Steam in the Snow - Conway Scenic 7470
Sydney Trains Vlog 1672: 3801 Mainline Trials
Five steam locomotives to Moss Vale - 1709, 1210, 2705, 3112 & 3526 - September 2005
Bristol 0 Gauge Model Railway Exhibition - 26/01/2020
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Every (care)home should have one
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The abandoned railway stations of Hampshire and what they have become



Line and station reopening initiative

GBRf support for HS2
Delays on existing network if HS2 isn't built
Political support for HS2

Criticism of UK National rail passenger survey

Contract for maintenance of NMT won by LORAM

Increase in the use of emergency alarms

Talgo brings first vehicle to UK

Bridges and track damaged as freight train derails between Gospel Oak and Barking

New station at Twickenham

Derailment at Eastleigh
Railway sleepers 'broke' beneath Eastleigh derailed train

Isle of Wight Transport users group minutes, Island Line upgrade

Lineside fire blocks railway at Exeter St Davids

Rebuilding the Cirencester to Kemble railway has taken a step closer to reality

East-West rail link: Bedford, St Neots and Cambourne in plan

Northern Rail taken into government control

Leeds-Harrogate line closed for emergency repairs to Bramhope tunnel

Mersey rail launch of class 777 unit

Bid submitted for £100m Darlington station regeneration

Huge increase in customers satisfied with ScotRail

'King-goosey' Train operator has to re-record onboard announcements

North-east MSP hits out at Scottish Government in train seats row

Dumfries to Stranraer rail return stays on track

Cash for new rail - but will Wales get on track?

Class 31 to attend Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway Gala

Statfold to restore Garratt K1 to working order

High power Russian diesels enter service

Flight shame? More travellers are using Dutch airports

Historic train hauled from Southland river

Road reopens after North Otago train collision

Croydon tram crash: Date set for inquest into seven deaths

Two sentenced for 'juvenile' Docklands Light Railway stunt

'Exciting future' for Dudley as tram works begin

Tyne and Wear Metro: Swiss firm Stadler to build new fleet

More air filtering buses to be introduced by Go Ahead

Update on Wright (JCB) of Ballymena

Hampshire M27 closure: 'Total disaster' traffic congestion warning

Aston Martin: F1 billionaire owner leads rescue deal

Work begins on £2.3m boiler refit of iconic Waverley paddle steamer

Days-long disruption to Barra's ferries, MSPs told

United 777, Virgin Australia ATR in Sydney airport incident

First flight of Boeing 777X

FlyBe seeks Government Loan

Highest passenger numbers at Jersey Airport in 25 years

Iranian aircraft slides onto highway after pilot 'misses' runway

EASA eases overflight warnings for Iran and Iraq

Emirates launches fifth freedom Singapore-Penang flights

Caspian MD-83 overrun crew requested opposite-direction runway

Battle of Britain ace fighter pilot Paul Farnes dies aged 101

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



01/02/20  BBC2 1930-2000
          "Dad's Army"  The Royal Train

01/02/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Talkeetna to Juneau

02/02/20  Channel 5 1810-1900
          "Inside Rolls Royce: Dream Machines"

03/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Bangkok to Hua Hin

04/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet

04/02/20  ITV 1930-2000
          "The Metro: a Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 3/4

05/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Da Nang to Hoi An

05/02/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "World's Busiest Railway"  India 2/5

05/02/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Timeshift: The Trains that Time Forgot - Britain's Lost Railway Journeys"

05/02/20  Channel 5 2200-2300
          "The Chernobyl Railway with Chris Tarrant"

06/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Hue to Ninh Binh

07/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Hanoi to Ha Long Bay



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

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

02/02/20    Romsey Signal Box Open Day

02/02/20    The Friends of Dronfield Station 150th anniversary celebration
            Ringing of the Parish Church bells, from 1050 until 1110
            Dronfield Genquip Band, from 1115 until 1200
            Unveiling of commemorative plaques at 1130
            Display boards showing the history of the station can be viewed in the waiting
            shelters on Platforms 1 and 2

03/02/20    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
            The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
            ** Change of speaker **
            “Railways in the Principality” by  Keith Marshall
            £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
            Starts 1930

08/02/20-   Festival of British Railway Modelling
09/02/20    Doncaster Racecourse, DN2 6BB

11/02/20    Great Western Society Bristol Group
            BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
            The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting (incorporating Bristol Group Annual Meeting)
            A Didcot Speaker - Richard Preston
            Starts at 1945 (room open from 1930)
            Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

12/02/20    RCTS South Wales
            Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
            “The Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company in Newport” by Ray Viney
            Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

15/02/20    Romsey Signal Box Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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