Subject: Raildate 10th April 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 10/04/2020, 14:11
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Murder at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
More Blood at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
The Rail Vac at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

Problems with coal supplies to heritage organisations
Old photos of York station and former station inside the City walls
SWR Children's activity pack
Mid Hants Railway learning on the line
Bluebell Atlantic update
Pioneering women of London Transport
Tunnel remains of Liverpool Overhead Railway
CPR2860 Royal Hudson on tour around Vancouver in 2010
Last days of working  steam at SAICCOR Umkomaas
Dampfbahn Furka Bergstrecke
Thinking beyond the pandemic for bus operators
End of the line for 747s and Airbus A380s?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

GWR 4-6-0 6023 King Edward II
Industrial Steam Locomotives on Heritage Railways
Legendary Steam Locomotive Performances
Swiss Trains: Rhaetian Railway / Rhätische Bahn, Chur - Castrisch in the Snow
A new micro layout
Part 1:
Part 2:
Fry's Sentinel - Hardy's Hobbies - Model Trains with Real Sound
Easy to Make Lightweight Foam Rocks
Building A OO Gauge Model Railway: Signal Box, The Basic Structure
Building A OO Gauge Model Railway: Windows And Corrugated Sheets
Building A OO Gauge Model Railway: Applying The Brick Plasticard
Arigna Model Railway Layout
N Scale Modular Model Railway and Model Trains
Types of Passenger Cars Part 2: Train Talk Ep. 27
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Replica of Stephenson's "Rocket" in 1923 film "Our Hospitality"
How Airlines Store Aircraft For Extended Periods Of Time
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

New twist in mystery of Brunel's birthday sunrise
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Free stuff from the Industrial Railway Society - handy if you're in lock-down
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

B 17 'Nine-O-Nine Crash Update 27 March 2020
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Rail depot transformed into hand sanitiser bottling plant

3D-printed handles aim to reduce hand contact with train doors

Varamis plans electric freight to carry light goods

Network Rail issues appeal for ex-signallers to help keep trains running

Rail passengers urged to check ahead as work begins at Guildford

Shrine discovered after landslip at Guildford St Catherine's (Sand) Tunnel

Improvements to Oxted line stations

RAIB report on derailment and collision at Bromsgrove 23rd March

CAF and Bombardier suspend train construction
Bombardier to restart Derby production

Supermarket stock takes scenic route during Covid-19 lock-down

Glenfinnan viaduct turned blue

Foodbanks across Scotland benefit from ScotRail stock donation

60163 stored until further notice

Update on the restoration of 60007

Southern Locomotives Limited

Funding Landslip repairs at Gotherington

Virtual Rush Hour festival on Isle of Man

Update from the Holden F5 trust

Fylde Society of Model Engineers line to close

Rhine Valley Line reopens following fatal crash

Short Notice Pasta Trains

Railways don't want to store surplus crude oil in stabled tank cars

First electric train to reach Tel Aviv Savidor station

Extensive repair plan revealed for the Cairngorm funicular

Fylde Society of Model Engineers line to close

Government bails out bus firms to keep routes open

Channel Islands Line shipping company closed

Iconic Comet replica ‘condemned’ after being left to rot by council

Virgin Atlantic Will Suspend All Passenger Flights For A Week

British Airways Joins Virgin With UK Medical Aid Flights

Could COVID-19 Kill The Middle Seat?

Ryanair passenger numbers drop 48% due to Covid-19

KLM Brings The Boeing 747 Out Of Retirement For Cargo Flights

Qatar Airways Moves 50,000 Tonnes Of Medical Aid So Far

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps


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

10/04/20  Channel 5 1810-1900
          "The Yorkshire Steam Railway : All Aboard"  5/6

10/04/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Royal Deeside

10/03/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  3/6

11/04/20  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"  French canals

11/04/20  BBC2 2015-2115
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Chang Mai to the River Kwai

12/04/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  1/5

13/04/20  Channel 5 1810-1900
          "The Yorkshire Steam Railway : All Aboard"  6/6

13/04/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  3/6

13/04/20  BBC Radio 4 1900-2000
          "Crossing Continents: Riding the 'Motel 22'"  A US bus journey

16/04/20  More4 2100-2200
          "Great Canal Journeys"  Asian Odyssey

16/04/20  More4 2200-2305
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

17/04/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Norfolk

17/03/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  4/6


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