Subject: Raildate 1st May 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 01/05/2020, 15:11
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Wirksworth Steam the home fleet
Preparations for Permitted Work
(Martin Miller)

Transport usage may change after lockdown released
UIC proposals for restoring confidence in rail travel
Class 37s on North Wales Coast
Virtual tour of Steam Museum at Swindon
TfL Underground emergency response team
TfL detailed track diagram
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS Stanier Powerhouses
Demonstration Goods
Hunslet Austerity 0-6-0ST
Industrial Locomotives
Narrow Gauge Trains Compilation
The blue steam locomotive - 477.043 "Parrot"
Hornby W4 Peckett 0-4-0ST - Model Trains with Real Sound
Hattons Class 66 modifications and weathering
My Hornby 9F Is Rotting Away - Can It Be Fixed?
Water Crane Dilemma, adapted
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Amazing video shows what an LNER train driver sees on the journey from Edinburgh to London
Steam train lover's miniature railway marathon
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Greylag Goose York
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Why are DC-3s becoming rare (and expensive)?
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 13 Power Tools



Captain Tom: GWR train named in honour of NHS fundraiser
GB Railfreight thanks Capt Tom Moore for his NHS fundraising with loco naming
Happy birthday Captain Tom - a tribute by Hampshire Music Service put together by Greg Walker
(who happens to be the son of Raildater Richard Walker)

Work to strengthen Snow Hill tunnels under new Museum of London

Parcel trial using class 319 unit

Transporting waste helps to create enough energy to power 50,000 homes

Eastleigh Works News

Greater Anglia Class 90s stored before transfer to new operators

Simulators for Greater Anglia Bombardier units

Footbridge at Tackley replaces board crossing

What's it like to work on the train in lockdown?

Repairs to Ribblehead viaduct

Edwardian railway footbridge restoration complete for passengers

Clayton Equipment wins order for two battery electric locos for BNFL Sellafield

Network Rail key worker moves house to help keep the railway running

Hero Scot pushes stationary car and driver out path of oncoming train

ScotRail staff banned from using whistles to stop coronavirus spread

GWSR wartime weekend taking place on line

Vandalism at Lydney on Dean Forest Railway

Tribute to Jesse Moody, maker of miniature gauge locos and project leader of the 850 restoration

Eastbourne man builds railway in his garden

Trains prioritised over planes in Air France rescue deal

Vossloh purchase by CRRC approved

Liechtenstein S-bahn project to proceed

Lotschberg base tunnel reopened after flooding

Sweden to Brussels sleeper service suggested

Hessische Landesbahn (HLB) order 30 Coradia LINT units

New High capacity wagons delivered in Russia

New design of metre gauge container wagon

New Indian electric loco passes key tests

Government support for metro systems and shipping services

Edinburgh tram extension could be derailed by financial impact of COVID-19

Shearings Coaches contact administrators due to trading problems

Seaview coaches of Poole close

Reading Buses cancel open day on 28th June

Maid of the Loch 'needs urgent financial help', charity says

CalMac warning after turning back dozens of passengers

BA may not reopen at Gatwick once pandemic passes

British Airways to cut up to 12,000 jobs

How will airlines get flying again?

Will St Helena Ever Get A Flight To London?

Berlin’s Tegel Airport To Close For 2 Months

Canadian Military helicopter crashes into sea off Greece

Airbus A350s Can Now Be Converted For Cargo In 2 Days

Lufthansa Begins Flying Airbus A380s To Spanish Aircraft Graveyard

Second 777X test aircraft makes maiden flight

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps


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

01/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "How They Built the Titanic"

01/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  1/?

02/05/20  BBC2 2015-2115
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Hue to Halong Bay

02/05/20  BBC2 2330-0030
          "Spitfire Women"  The ATA

04/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  1/?

08/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  2/6

08/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  6/6


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