Subject: Raildate 17th April 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 17/04/2020, 14:20
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Sperry Rail Testing
LJ Breeze on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

50031 onboard Rhymney-Pontypridd-Treherbert 1998/2018 SVR
Class 50s inc Cardiff to Fishguard; open window views
Battledown Rail Flyover. Mid Hants Gala April 2002
Class 50s in Wales part 2, 12 locations
Class 50s movements x 12 in Wales. 1999-2006
56078/115 Twilight Grid Railtour 31.03.04. BTM to York
31405 on the Cumbrian Coast in 1990, Part 2. Barrow-Preston
Cab ride: Cumbrian Coast in Class 108. May 31st 1990
(Mike Wilcock)

Automated vegetation monitoring in Wales
How will train operators recover passenger numbers?
Network Rail children's activity sheet
Clan Line on the Torbay Express 2018
Preserved saddle tank at Stratford
UPS considering rail transport instead of air freight
Tavern Cars 1949
Small planes and no business class: will flying ever be the same again?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Heritage Rail Relics - Steam on Lockdown Collection
Hail Britannia, The Best Of 70000!
Double Headed Mainline Steam 2015-2019
NER Raven 0-8-0 T2/Q6
76079 goes to Whitby
"Standards on the south coast" - BR Standard Classes at work - Autumn 2019
Legendary Diesel Locomotive Thrash, Speed & Screams!
Micro layout build part 3
Onboard Layout Tour On My 00 Gauge Model Railway
Swiss Trains: Rhätische Bahn/Rhaetian Railway Steam - Zernez - Cinuos chel Brail
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Rolls-Royce vs the sleeper train: a race from London to Edinburgh
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The amazing Convair B-36 Peacemaker takes off
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

DC-3 taking off at -40F
A little homage to KLM's Boeing 747
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



DfT confirms commencement of HS2 construction

95% fall in passengers through Waterloo

Engineering train derailment at Higham (6Y84 2137 Hoo Jn to Guildford 9 April 2020)

SWR take over management of Romsey, Mottisfont, Dunbridge and Dean stations

Exminster railway station plans 'almost impossible', councillors told

SPAD near Loughborough

New underpass to allow level crossing at Bessacar to be closed

Harry Potter line steam train firm blasted by Ian Blackford for not suspending bookings

Steve Davies announced as new chairman of A1 Steam Locomotive Trust

Business insurance refusal for Bure valley line

Restoration of the Whitby to Scarborough trackbed

New build 4709 to move from Llangollen

Future of Llangollen Railway under threat

Diesel locos sold by White Pass and Yukon to Durango and Silvertown

Narrow gauge wagon launched with new bogie design (Russia)

Covid-19: India suspends passenger railway operations until 3 May

Restoration of Ryde Pier Tram

Vauxhall bus station roof to be demolished

Road closure at Holmsley former railway bridge

Fed-up ferry passengers will finally have a say on future of Gourock-Dunoon route

Covid 19 problems and opportunities for shipping industry

Container ship Milano Bridge Collision at Busan Port

Air Tahiti Nui Will Fly Another Non-stop Papeete To Paris Flight

Hi Fly Makes History: Flies One Of Longest A340 Flights Ever: 16 Hours Over Antarctica

Bird Nest Found in Vueling Airbus A320 Wing

Boeing Set To Resume Washington Aircraft Production

Heavy British Airways A380 Crushes French Airport Taxiway

12 Year Old Alaska Airlines Airbus A320 Gets Sent To The Scrapyard

Australian Government To Subsidize Some Qantas & Virgin Flights

Man given surprise trip in fighter jet accidentally ejected himself mid-flight

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


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

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

18/04/20  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"   Portugal

18/04/20  BBC2 2015-2115
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"   Bangkok to Hua Hin

19/04/20  Channel 5 1800-1955
          "Britain's Most Scenic Railway Journey: Minute by Minute"   Mallaig

19/04/20  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village" Port Isaac

19/04/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  2/5

20/04/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  4/6

20/04/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "The Beauty of Maps"  1/4 Medieval maps

21/04/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "The Beauty of Maps"  2/4 London City maps

22/04/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "The Beauty of Maps"  3/4 Atlas maps

23/04/20  BBC4 1930-2000
          "The Beauty of Maps"  4/4 Cartoon maps

23/04/20  Channel 5 2200-2355
          "The QE2: Queen of the Seas"

24/04/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"   The Waverley Route

24/03/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  5/6


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