Subject: Raildate 27th March 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 27/03/2020, 13:57
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on

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If you're looking for an interesting diversion while you're in lockdown, Kestrel Railway Books
has 45 mystery locations to identify - follow the link from the homepage...


Dr Josef Theurer
Guidance on passengers rights and obligations
ORR guidance of competencies and engineering examinations affected by Covid 19
Remains of the original Hungerford Bridge
West Somerset Railway TV
Plymouth Railway Circle
Lynton & Barnstaple updated web site
Former Bratton Fleming station for sale
Level crossing accident in Northwich in 1908
London Underground map translated into Welsh
Lost Footage of the 1969 Transatlantic Air Race
Michigan Central and the rebirth of Detroit
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A Mainline Tribute to 60009 Union of South Africa
"Disasters" from the cutting room floor
Acton Bridge freight, steam and more! 21st March 2020
Finland: Passenger Trains at Helsinki Central Station, 25Jan20
3526 + 5917 The Picnic Train to Kiama 7th, 8th March 2020
50 2740 im Güterzugdienst auf der Eifelquerbahn Gerolstein - Ulmen
"The Grand Reunion" at the Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Railway Museum (4K)
Day 0:
Day 1:
Day 2:
Day 3:
DJ Models 00 Gauge GWR 0-6-0 Saddle Tank 1364 unboxing
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Recovering a Lockhead Ventura
C-46 Taxi and Take Off
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Work on HS2 is latest to stop during coronavirus emergency

Crossrail work suspended during coronavirus emergency

Rail Industry Coronavirus Forum

Rail franchising suspended
What replaces rail franchising?

Heritage Railways to provide manpower for Network Rail during coronavirus outbreak

Police enforce essential travel rule

LNER to retain class 91s and Mk4 stock until 2023

Latest on East Grinstead line earth slips

Earthslip between Dean and Salisbury reopening date given

New intermodal terminal opens in East Midlands

Skegness branch blocked after wartime bomb found in Boston

Birmingham New Street has opened an NHS outpatient clinic

West Midlands class 196 diesel unit on test

Derailment at Bromsgrove

England footing bill for Scottish rail works

Plans to reopen Bangor-Carnarfon line

Latest press release from the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust

Churnet Valley Railway get grant for reopening to Leek

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway launches "Victory over the Virus" appeal

Cashflow problems for G&WSR after earth slip

Update of restoration of GCR Barnum coach

Theft from East Lancs Railway

Jacobite steam train launch postponed after all

German police arrest man over high-speed rail tampering

SNCF deploys hospital TGV

Forget leaves on the line: Your train has been delayed by storks

Record set for crude oil shipment by rail in Canada

Manchester Metrolink network passes 100km as Trafford Park line opens

Glasgow Subway to close at 9pm each night to help stop spread of coronavirus

Stadler wins order for 1500 vehicles for Berlin underground

Mount Washington Cog Railway

Petition to save the Achenseebahn at Jenbach

Council van crushed under Poole Bridge

CalMac introduces 'Essential Lifeline Timetable' amidst coronavirus pandemic

Airbus temporarily cuts wing production at UK and German sites

London City airport to close until end of April

Farnborough Airshow cancelled

British Airways aircraft stored at Bournemouth

A330-800 test aircraft deployed to transport coronavirus supplies

Paris Orly to shut as European airports gradually quieten

Etihad to deploy 787 passenger aircraft on cargo network

Qatar Airways opens Brisbane service amid Coronavirus

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps


TV and RADIO - schedules are subject to change at short notice... or none...

28/03/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Edmonton to Jasper

29/03/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Operation Gold Rush with Dan Snow"  2/3

29/03/20  ITV 2215-2310
          "The Station: Trouble on the Tracks"  3/3 Birmingham New Street

30/03/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  1/6

31/03/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Great Welsh Canal Adventure with Gareth Edwards"  4/4

02/04/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Secrets of the Royal Flight"

02/04/20  ITV 2030-2100
          "Griff's Great Australian Adventure"  Spirit of Queensland

02/04/20  ITV 2300-2330
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

03/03/20  BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
          "The Engine that Ran Out of Steam"  The story of Boulton & Watt

03/03/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  2/6


EVENTS - this section is temporarily suspended

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Cheers, Howard.
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