Subject: Raildate 28th February 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 28/02/2020, 15:34
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Statutory Instrument for rail regulations after Brexit
Crowding at Manchester Piccadilly (Looks like Clapham Jn on a winter Sunday!)
Story of Yeovil Town
NYMR in 1977
Fume event - contaminated airliner cabin air
The decline of the Solari information board
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 45596 Charges over the S&C on the Bahamas Railtour 22/2/20
60009 Union of South Africa's final streak through the Cotswolds 23 February 2020
Carlisle Citadel Station. A great mixture! 22nd February 2020
L&Y Saddletank on a Pick Up Freight - 3P20 Charter - 26th February 2020
Switzerland: Rhatische Bahn/Rhaetian Railway Steam Train Special, Samedan-Zernez
Steam Trains Transported on Trucks! K163 returns to Newport Workshops
Probe SPNV zwischen Tornesch und Uetersen mit dem neg T4
Hornby Princess Royal Class 4-6-2 - Model Trains with Real Sound
Roco 35.10 (72149) - als 35 1097 der Deutschen Reichsbahn mit Henning Sound
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

What Happened To Giant Flying Boats? Saunders-Roe Princess Story
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 12 Working With Brass



Grants to improve station accessibility

More carriages added to Cross Country train services to help ease overcrowding

Railway historian offers alternative HS2 route on railway line closed in the 1960s

More accessible stations planned with £20m fund

VolkerFitzpatrick wins £40M London station contract

South Western Railway strike dates confirmed for March

Eastleigh derailed train: services resume

Romsey-Salisbury blocked until end of March

Landslip between Brighton and Hove

Dormans-East Grinstead blocked for landslip repairs until end of March

Chiltern Railways fleet availability

Cowley branch line's future on agenda at Growth Board meeting

Specialist partners sought for Britain’s east-west rail project

First trains stop at Worcestershire Parkway station

Improvement work begins across three level crossings in Staffordshire

Shrewsbury flooding: station partly shut amid rising river levels

Raffle to win a HST cab ride from Sheffield to St Pancras

Images of proposed Siemens factory at Goole

Grand Central signs lease on train crew accommodation at Blackpool North

GSW mainline repairs

We've learnt our Festival lesson, says ScotRail boss

ScotRail hit with complaint after using passenger service to transport body found near tracks

Railway passenger growth reaches 11-year high

Rail usage in Pembrokeshire down despite national growth

Prince of Wales opens CAF's first digital factory

West Somerset Railway appoints new General Manager

Dispute between WSR and Somerset & Dorset trust at Washford

Contractors appointed for new NYMR carriage shed

GWSR to reopen in March after two earth slip repairs

Llangollen Railway requests additional funding from share holders

Steam locomotive and DPD delivery van collide in the Lake District

Port St Mary station to be converted to a toy museum

Chord Company revives English Electric

Hydrogen operation tested in the Netherlands

FS introduces anti-coronavirus initiatives
Border checks between Italy and Austria due to suspected Corona virus

SBB to refurbish 44 ICN tilting trains

Discussion over scrapping Swiss half fare card and lowering ticket prices

Start of testing Ceneri Tunnel ECTS2 installation

Etihad Railway to buy 38 EMD locos

Moscow-Nice service suspended due to Corona virus fears

Creator of New York City subway map Michael Hertz dies

NYC Transit seek proposals for new fleet of metro cars

Marwell Zoo bus link for 2020

Stagecoach bus fire in Worthing

Accident involving Rail Replacement bus at Lingfield

Red Funnel ferry captain loses unfair dismissal case over boat crash

Canary Island sandstorm: Flights cancelled due to Saharan sand

Air France-KLM takes €126m charge for A380 withdrawal

Air China and China Eastern to resume some suspended flights

Hawaiian Airlines suspends flights to South Korea

Jet fuel prices hit two-year lows

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



29/02/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Building the Billion Pound Mega Bridge"  Canada

29/02/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Halifax to Prince Edward Island

01/03/20  ITV 2335-0000
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

02/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newry to Portadown

02/03/20  Channel 5 2200-2305
          "Monster Warship of WW1: the Mighty Dreadnought"

03/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Belfast to Portrush

04/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Larne to Dumfries

05/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Glasgow to Cumbrae

06/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hillhead to Connel Ferry

06/03/20  Channel 5 1930-2030
          "The Yorkshire Railway: All Aboard"  3/6

06/03/20  Channel 5 2030-2145
          "Britain by Barge: Then and Now"  4/6 Glasgow & Edinburgh



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

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

06/03/20-   East Lancashire Railway: Spring Steam Gala

07/03/20-   Romsey Model Railway Exhibition

07/03/20-   Romsey Signal Box Open Day

10/03/20    Great Western Society Bristol Group
            BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
            "A Lot of Then and Some of Now" by Wayne Finch
            Starts at 1945 (room open from 1930)
            Non-members welcome - suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses

11/03/20    RCTS South Wales
            Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
            "A Ninth Colour Rail Journey" Paul Chancellor
            Non-members are very welcome - a donation of £2.00 is requested

Cheers, Howard.
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