Subject: Raildate 7th February 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 07/02/2020, 16:44
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Derby Station February Interlude
Chesterfield Station new vistas
Doncaster Station in the sun
Doncaster Station without the sun
(Martin Miller)

Cardiff. On board Queen St to the Bay, final 37s? Coal to CBG
York 1986 with HSTs and Crewe 1987 Open Day exhibits in steam
Railways in Wales 20 yrs ago; 09013, 31452/37055, Orient Express
37s freight on Heart of Wales/Craven Arms in 1996
Mallard on the mainline at York 1986; Crewe Open Day 1987
(Mike Wilcock)

Super-power threesome
(Barry Knapper)

Pandrol launches redesigned rail clamp
NYMR Civil engineering blog
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Churnet Valley Railway, S160 SuperPower Weekend, Saturday 1st February 2020
2006 Diesel Gala - North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR)
Diesel Hydraulics Club Night
Stafford Railway Circle Annual Exhibition 2nd February 2020
Australian steam locomotive 3801 load trials - Thirlmere - February 5th, 2020
41 1144-9 mit dem Rodelblitz von Eisenach über Meiningen nach Arnstadt, 02.02.2020
Meine schönsten Dampflokomotiven von 2017 bis 2019
New Orleans Trolley: A Streetcar Named Desire
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

In The Absence - The Sinking of MV Sewol
Medevac in the Bolivian Andes
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Swansea copperworks: Industry was 'Google of its day'
Britain's changing industrial landscape
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Inside the hidden 'power tunnels' of London
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Videos for Ashton Moss North Junction and Winchcombe have been added to the Signalling Record Society's FARSAP collection
(Via John Lacy)

"The Train Now Departing" - a wonderful BBC series from 1988 can be watched on iPlayer
It is one of many historic documentaries that are currently available - full list here

A film from 1895 upscaled to 4K

York University MA Railway Studies



HS2 will spark regeneration, say city leaders on the route
Fast, cheap transport should be a right across the UK. HS2 won’t help
There is a far better option than HS2 – and it already exists
Should we build HS2 or re-open old Railway lines?

Future of HSTs to be decided as first vehicles sent for scrap

Southeastern: 'My three weeks of hell working on the railway'

RAIB summary of Gospel Oak-Barking derailment

Track defect New Cross Gate

Update: Derailment at Eastleigh
Eastleigh Station reopened with restricted service
Technical reasons for Eastleigh derailment

East West Rail phase 2 work to proceed

Rail Operations Group to use Class 91's for testing Corby electrification

Porterbrook to take over Long Marston site

Trains will be calling at Worcestershire Parkway as soon as it opens, council promises

'At risk' Bennerley Viaduct repairs to begin

Can a restored railway line get Fleetwood back on track?

Hebden Bridge station refurbishment

Pacer used for route learning between York and Scarborough

Funding boost for Teesside Airport station

Scotland's railway roadmap: think tank reveals wish-list for our train network

GBRf looking for expansion in Scotland

ScotRail’s class 385 train is the best in Britain

Call for five new stops on Alloa-Dunfermline route

Azuma’s highest challenge

Rail travel is not ‘viable option’: North-east station named as one of Scotland’s least accessible

Visiting locos announced for Swanage Railway diesel gala

Converted austerity tank to visit Spa Valley

East Somerset Railway second platform

Large Prairie 4110 arrives at East Somerset Railway

Pannier Tank 4612 to visit Nene Valley

Vandalism at Brookside miniature Railway

Renewal of Goathland Bridge

Row over moving Locomotion

Heritage Great Britain invests £1.1million in new Hybrid Diesel locomotives for Snowdon Mountain Railway

Railway line reopening hopes for Corwen to Denbigh route

RAIB report into run away loco on Welsh Highland Railway

First direct London Eurostar departs Amsterdam as Eurostar-Thalys merger progresses

Italy train crash: Two dead in high-speed derailment

NS to improve international services in 2021

Canadian National staff agree new contracts

OBB orders  more Siemens Desiro units

DSB orders Talgo stock for service to Hamburg

Scunthorpe rails supplied to Singapore Metro

York bus roof 'peeled open like can of beans'

New Stagecoach bus liveries

Government unveils £50m plan to create first all-electric bus town

Ferry operator CalMac was offered ships it 'didn't want'

The £230m ghost ships: Pictures expose shocking state of Scotland’s superferries

Chinese carriers cut capacity over global travel restrictions

New RAF Maritime patrol aircraft arrive at Kinloss

Ryanair ads banned for misleading environmental claims

Plane skids off runway at Istanbul

Virgin Australia bows out of Hong Kong market

United to halt Hong Kong flights, amid impact of coronavirus on traffic

Royal Jordanian 787 undergoes extensive coronavirus decontamination

SAA slashes network as it strives for profitability

Boeing 787-3 could be reborn as its new NMA

Inquiry notes hold-short ambiguity after 777-A330 taxiing collision

Airbus to hike maximum zero-fuel weight on A220

Lufthansa appears to trim A350 orders

Boeing reveals details of 777X flight-test plan

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



08/02/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Skagway to Vancouver

09/02/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  The Midland through the Peak District

10/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Jakarta to Bogor

10/02/20  ITV 2345-0010
          "The Metro: a Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 3/4

11/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Jakarta to Borobudur/Kutoarjo

11/02/20  ITV 1930-2000
          "The Metro: a Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 4/4

12/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Yogyakarta to Ambarawa

12/02/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "World's Busiest Railway"  India 3/4

13/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Ambarawa to Surabaya

14/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Penang to Kuala Kangsar

14/02/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Britain by Barge: Then and Now"  The Leeds & Liverpool



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

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

17/02/20    Newbury and District Transport Group
            The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
            1915 for a prompt 1930 start
            "Eastleigh and its Development as a Railway Centre" by Gordon Adams
            Non-members welcome
            Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/02/20    Ottery St Mary Heritage Society
            The Institute, Yonder Street, Ottery St Mary, Devon, EX11 1HH
            "Devon's Railway Heritage" by Robert Hesketh
            Starts 1930, non-members: £1.00

Cheers, Howard.
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