Subject: Raildate 6th March 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 06/03/2020, 16:40
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Merseyside's lost and forgotten stations
The Chilworth Chicken
Carriage building and restoration at Boston Lodge
Steam Charter in Eritrea
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Mid Hants Railway 60103 Flying Scotsman Events February & March 2020
45562, 35018, 46115, A Northwest Triple Steam Bill!
The Tanfield Railway on 1st March 2020
LMS 45562 Barks away on the Cotton Mill Express 29/2/20
NostalgieZugReisen mit 218 455-4 und 95 027 unterwegs im Harz, 29.02.2020
Mit der Mh.4 von Gmünd nach Groß Gerungs
Steam Locomotive (Cab Ride) and Model Trains in Action on Wimborne Railway Society’s Layout
Large Scale Model Trains in the Garden - LGB, Piko, Accucraft, Bachmann & Regner
Henschel Fabia in H0e
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Round the Island by British Transport Films (1956)
Archive Footage, from late BR on the former Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midland Junction Railway
Lancaster Green Ayre Railway Station
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Esk Valley line has been added to the Signalling Record Society's FARSAP collection
(John Lacy)

Crazy photo shows how Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station can be as confusing as a video game dungeon
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Your pictures on the theme of 'railways'

Response by the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust over WSR's termination of Washford agreement

Free transport in Luxembourg, but what's the cost?

Latvia railway: Why I love living in an old train station

Electric cars are coming: but where will you recharge?

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Charles Rolls Heritage Trust

Friends of the New Forest Airfields



HS2: Chris Packham launches legal challenge to rail link

Rail station wi-fi provider exposed traveller data

Urgent safety advice about passing between stationary trains in depots and sidings

RMT demands/questions to employers over coronavirus sickness

Free rail travel for domestic abuse victims

Change of Rolling stock for Heathrow Express

South Western Railway guard strikes suspended

Salisbury and Romsey 'landslip' rail line to reopen by end of March

Bridge strike at Wilton

Track renewals planned in May through Tapnage tunnel

Weymouth tramway: Disused rail line removal plans win £1m

Bombardier class 710 units enter traffic with London Overground

Norwich Victoria carriage sidings opened for use

Construction work on 'Cotmanhay's Eiffel Tower' to start next week

Northern trains run for last day under Arriva Rail North
Northern rail: Government takes over after chaos
New era promised for Northern rail franchise

WCML closed near Warrington due to earth slip

Berwick train station closed off after 'explosive' attack on ATM as thieves snatch cash

Meet the manager at Lockerbie cancelled due to overhead line fault caused by a crow

Visitors to be able to climb Forth Bridge

Grant to increase Railfreight at Dunbar cement works

Storm damage on South Wales

New Footbridge for Newport (Gwent)

Landslip near Mountain Ash

Network Rail staff volunteering on West Somerset Railway

GWR 5526 to visit Chappel & Wakes Colne

Isle of Man Railways diesel loco problems

Eurostar saves 60000 flights per year

French TGV train derails on Strasbourg to Paris line

French regional services open to tender

Free public transport in Luxembourg

Homes in Islington heated by waste heat from Northern Line

Planning for a new subway line in Toronto

Isle of Man computer bus retired

New Rosslare to Bilbao ferry service sets sail

Grand Princess cruise ship in quarantine off San Francisco

Flybe collapse: Five things that went wrong
Flybe collapse: Southampton Airport pilot and passengers give reaction
Flybe: What are the wider implications of the airline's demise?
Flybe's collapse could be 'first of many' airlines
Help for stranded FlyBe passengers

Avation takes over Flybe’s sub-leased aircraft
Loganair takes up two Flybe Belfast City Airport routes
Eastern Airways takes over three Flybe routes
Flybe partner Blue Islands to run 'uninterrupted'
Aurigny to take over former Flybe routes to Exeter and Birmingham

Flights cancelled due to coronavirus

Lufthansa to make Brandenburg switch in November

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Andrew Nummelin, Reg Nerps, Mike Price



06/03/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Warbird Workshop: Spitfire"

07/03/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Springhill Junction to Quebec City

07/03/20  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
          "Call Up: the Story of National Service"

08/03/20  Channel 5 1810-2000
          "Building the Billion Dollar Cruise Ship"

08/03/20  Channel 5 2200-2305
          "Secrets of First Class with Sally and Nigel"

09/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Warwick to Radley

09/03/20  Channel 5 2200-2300
          "HMS Victory: Nelson's Great Warship"

10/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Reading to Taplow

10/03/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Great Welsh Canal Adventure with Gareth Edwards"  1/4

10/03/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The People's Liners - Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets"

11/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Ealing Broadway to South Kensington

12/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Piccadilly Circus to Gravesend

12/03/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Shipwrecks: Britain's Sunken History"  1/3 The Mary Rose

12/03/20  ITV 2100-2200
          "The Station: Trouble on the Tracks"  Birmingham New Street 1/3

13/03/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  East Malling to Rye

13/03/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Secrets of the Royal Train"

13/03/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The Yorkshire Railway: All Aboard"  4/6

13/03/20  Channel 5 2100-2230
          "Britain by Barge: Then and Now"  5/6 Grand Union



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

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

07/03/20    Gauge 0 Guild Spring Show
            Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB

07/03/20-   Romsey Model Railway Exhibition

07/03/20-   Romsey Signal Box Open Day

07/03/20-   Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition

10/03/20    Great Western Society Bristol Group
            BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
            "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

13/03/20    Bamford & District History Group
            Bamford Village Institute, Main Rd, Bamford, Hope Valley S33 0DY
            "The Hope Valley Line, Sheffield to Edale" by Stephen Gay
            Starts 2000
            Institute members: £2, non-members: £4, includes refreshments

14/03/20-   South Devon Railway: Spring Steam Gala

14/03/20-   Basingstoke Model Railway Show

14/03/20-   East Anglian Railway Museum: Steam Gala

14/03/20-   Midlands Garden Rail Show
15/03/20    Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way, Radford Semele, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN

14/03/20-   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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