Subject: Raildate 14th February 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 14/02/2020, 14:50
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Hatfield & Stainforth Station
(Martin Miller)

Royal Scot Stableford 12/2/20
(Barry Knapper)

Ex Thomas Cook staff who joined Great Western Railway
Yeovil Pen Mill to Dorchester West to be closed for 7 days for bridge renewal
Alstom to refurbish 19 ICE1 trains
Visit to Siemens Mobility factory in California
The Ilfracombe Harbour master and her career
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

46115 Scots Guardsman at Carlisle on 8th February 2020
East Lancs Railway, Winter Diesel Gala, Part 1, Bury Bolton Street. 7th February 2020
East Lancs Railway,Winter Diesel gala, part 2, Rawtenstall to Hopwood, 7th February 2020
Lokportrait Dampflok 89 6009
41 1144-9 mit dem letzten Rodelblitz für 2020, am 09. Februar
Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition 2020
Part 1:
Part 2:
Gartell Light Railway Model Rail Exhibition 08/09/2020
G Scale Society (West Midlands Group) Annual Exhibition 8th February 2020
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Here’s How They Plan to Cut Up and Remove the Golden Ray
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

SHM "Tulpenexpress", Hoorn-Medemblik (NL). 22, 23 April 2019
NS-locs in dienst bij tramwegen
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

Bishop Treacy's National Railway Museum photos show 'power of steam'

Brockley Hill tube station: The abandoned London Underground line which was never built

Bus frustrations in Oldham: 'It would have been faster to run'



HS2 construction approved
HS2: Six reasons why the rail route is so expensive
Old Oak Common to be London terminal until Euston HS2 terminal opened

Fly away trampolines cause problems during Storm Ciara

Network Rail endorses Bender UK signal system

EP inter-car cable resolution

Eastleigh train derailment 'due to shockingly inept maintenance'
RAIB preliminary examination into derailment at Eastleigh

East Grinstead branch blocked by landslip

Extra platform to be built at Reigate

Franchise crisis deepens with ‘£20m shortfall’ at c2c

Network Rail install new Dawlish sea wall

West Midlands Trains told to spend £20m to improve services

Worcestershire Parkway opening at last

William Cook Rail open bogie overhaul workshop in Leeds

New CAF built multiple units are less reliable than pacers

Huge new £46m rail depot aims to make Northern services more reliable

Plan to restore rail links to Galloway

Landslip blocks line between Kilmarnock and Dumfries
Kilmarnock to Dumfries rail line repairs to take four weeks

Commitment to open Levenmouth rail link ‘as soon as possible’

Transport for Wales: Fewer seats on new Rhymney line trains

Washouts on Conwy Valley line due to storm Ciara

Cambrian Coast storm damage

Dartmoor Railway goes into Administration
Proposed sale of Dartmoor Railway raises hopes of return of Exeter to Okehampton service

Flying Scotsman to reopen Mid Hants Railway to Alton

Bluebell winter track renewals

Large Prairie 4144 to visit Kent and East Sussex Railway

Class 60 delivered to Wensleydale Railway

Wensleydale Railway to run Pacers in service

National Railway Museum York unveils shortlisted designs for new entrance hall

UK’s most hated trains to run on Waverley heritage route

Derry-Coleraine line final planned improvements may take place

First trip with passengers in a "self driving" train in Europe (in Dutch)

NS app to provide better info for people with visual impairments

Transport Canada orders speed restriction following second oil train fire

BNSF derailment in Montana

TfL backs Sutton extension to Croydon tram network

Birmingham Eastside light rail extension set for approval

New book to detail the history of Dundee’s bustling tram network

Alston supply 130th Citadis tram to Bordeaux

Bus funding: Where would it make the most difference?

Woolwich Free ferry to be brought back into TfL operation

British Airways suspends Beijing and Shanghai flights until April

Tatonduk Outfitters DC6 at Candle on Aug 1st 2019, struck a berm on approach

Surfing the Jet Stream Reduces Aviation Radiation

Airbus studies blended-wing airliner designs to slash fuel burn

A220 break-even pushed back to mid-2020s

American Airlines extends flight cancellations to Asia

Pod-strike tore cowls off Max Air 747-400

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Alan Rushworth



15/02/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Vancouver Island to Kamloops

16/02/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  The Durham coalfields

16/02/20  ITV 2335-0000
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

17/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Kuala Kangsar to Cameron Highlands

18/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Kuala Lumpur to Melaka

19/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Melaka to Johor Bahru

19/02/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "World's Busiest Railway"  India 4/4

20/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Raffles Place to Botanic Gardens

21/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Chinatown to Gardens by the Bay

21/02/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The Yorkshire Railway: All Aboard"  1/6

21/02/20  Channel 5 2100-2220
          "Britain by Barge: Then and Now"  2/6 Lancashire



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

15/02/20    Romsey Signal Box Open Day

15/02/20-   The South West Model Show
16/02/20    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

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

22/02/20    Hayle Model Railway Club & Duchy Railroaders Open Day
            Hayle Day Care Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle, TR27 4DE

22/02/20    New Mills & District Railway Modellers Exhibition
23/02/20    The Leisure Centre, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0TQ

23/02/20    Epping Ongar Railway: Bus Rally

27/02/20    York Management School Management & Organisational History Research Cluster
            Research seminar entitled
            "Pacer Trains: The management history of an ironic design icon"
            Speaker: Dr Kevin Tennent, Senior Lecturer, The York Management School
            Room LMB/024, Heslington East Campus, University of York, YO10 5GB

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