Subject: Raildate 21st February 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 21/02/2020, 14:56
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Crystal Palace Subway to be restored as a "cultural destination"
Clan project blog
GWSR Drain blog
The downs and ups of plane contrails
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Severn Valley Autumn Steam Gala 2019
Royal Scot Powers Through Preston! The Pennines & Valleys Explorer
60009s Last ECML Sprint? 60009 Union of South Africa 15th February 2020
Swiss Trains: Across Bernina Pass - Northbound (GoPro vision)
52 8154 Sonderzug nach Wernigerode 15.02.2020
99 1777-4 fährt im Planbetrieb auf der Weißeritztalbahn, 15.02.2020
Australian Steam Trains in the Goldfields - K190 K153 and J549 on the VGR
Rubber-Tire Trams in Medellin, Colombia 2020
Warley MRC Open Day 16th February 2020
The Somerset 0 Gauge Model Railway Show - Model Railway Exhibition - 15/02/2020
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

D1015 "Western Champion" Slipping at North Queensferry
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

How Camelot boss got to the top
(Spotter: Adrian Hirst)

Working Time Tables of the Steam Era



RIA calls on Shapps for urgent rail electrification

Government to stop awarding rail  franchises

Stephenson given new HS2 role

Crossrail videos show latest progress on railway’s central London stations

Service disruption due to track damage at Euston

Barking trains to resume this week after freight train derailment
‘Mammoth task’ completed as Overground line reopens

Earthslip prevention on Bexleyheath line

Late notice engineering works at Eastleigh repairing derailment damage

South Western Railway offers compensation after strikes

Landslide blocks Salisbury to Romsey route

Lorry stuck under bridge in Romsey

Diversions due to OHLE storm damage near Swindon

Cowley Bridge Jn closed for flood barriers to be used

First panels installed for strengthened Dawlish sea wall

Landslip near Wickford on Southend Victoria line

New signalling system introduced on the Wherry lines

Fallen tree struck near Royston

Historic Wellingborough railway landmark one stop further down the line to being saved

Train evacuated at Stafford after OHLE damage

Castlefield Corridor: trade-off plan for fewer trains

Grand Central leases fleet for Blackpool-London service

Barrow-in-Furness station subway to be made cleaner and brighter for passengers

Water from aqueduct pouring onto OHLE at Bishopton

Talgo train coach to arrive in Kincardine

Bus driver responsible for crash onto train tracks at Galashiels fined £600 but spared ban

Wales and Borders line closures due to Storm Dennis

Financial troubles for Translink Northern Ireland

Flying Scotsman at Mid-Hants Railway's Watercress Line relaunch

West Somerset Railway association chairman steps down

GWR 4270 to visit North Norfolk Railway gala

Lady of Legend visiting Severn Valley Railway

Flooding north of Bewdley viewed from SVR

New owner for Black 5 44806

Flooding along the W&LLR

First Aleca unit to undergo testing at AAR test track in Colorado

Derailed loco retrieved from Kootenai river

Alstom takeover of Bombardier transportation agreed

Serbia and Kosovo to restore rail and motorway links

Two dead as Sydney to Melbourne passenger train derails

Dutch commuters are travelling longer distances for work

DLR plans to extend to Bexleyheath

London Transport 38 stock trips to Heathrow in April

Crisis-hit Wrightbus parent firm gave church £1.35m

Wrightbus resume production

GM scraps historic Holden car brand in Australia
Holden: Historic Australian car brand loved by families and surfers

Fertiliser could be used to power ocean-going ships

Ferry passengers spend night on board

Cowes ferry yacht-crash captain 'lost control in fog'

Isle of Man ferries cancelled

Ferry crew praised for berthing lurching ferry at Ardrossan

Historic steamship taken out of service after 'extensive' cracks discovered

£2.5m repair plan for 'port of refuge' Gourock ferry terminal

Study into Corran Narrows fixed link options

'Ghost ship' washes up on Irish coast

BAE joins high-altitude race with maiden PHASA-35 flight

Fuselage of first airline A380 recycled into identity tags

First Air France A380 enters retirement in Ireland

Boeing orders 737 Max inspections after fuel tank FOD

‘Definitely not in situ’: Tower confirms wheel missing to fly-by A319

U-2 spyplane fleet gets new high-powered camera

Animation reveals Bek Air Fokker 100 crash sequence

Fokker 50 crash crew ignored multiple alerts during take-off roll

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



22/02/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Kamloops to Calgary

23/02/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Bangor

24/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Warrington to Preston

24/02/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Hunting the Nazi Gold Train"

25/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Blackburn to Manchester

26/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester to Elsecar

27/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Maltby to Hinckley

27/02/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Building Brunel's Great Bridge"  Clifton Suspension Bridge

27/02/20  BBC4 2300-0000
          "How We Built Britain"  The hub of industry

28/02/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Birmingham to the Potteries

28/02/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Building Britain's Greatest Bridges"

28/02/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The Yorkshire Railway: All Aboard"  2/6

28/02/20  Channel 5 2100-2220
          "Britain by Barge: Then and Now"  3/6 Forth & Clyde



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

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

01/03/20    Romsey Signal Box Open Day

02/03/20    Peak Railway Association, Sheffield Branch
            The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
            “10+ years at Platform 5”  by  Robert Pritchard
            £3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
            Starts 1930

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