Subject: Raildate 8th May 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 08/05/2020, 15:53
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on
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The Sterling Engine
(Martin Miller)

Steam Locomotives In The Countryside #2
Steam Trains at Speed - Volume 1
Narrow Gauge Locomotives
Double Heading
GWR 2-6-2T Prairies
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - "Kent's Mainline in Miniature" 2019
Wir dürfen wieder raus - Tag 47 - 6. Mai 2020
HSB Mallets unter Volldampf - 99 5901, 99 5902 & 99 5906 im Harz
Lumberjack Steam Train
Mulberry Halt - Marchwood Military Railway - 00 Gauge - Model Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Scotland’s earliest railway - so old a Jacobite battle was fought over it
Fond memories of Falkirk’s tram car service
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The Architecture The Railways Built - Episode Synopses
One-man sound effect library
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



How ORR is helping to keep Britain’s railways moving

Britain’s East-West Rail project makes progress

Planned rail works over Early May Bank Holiday in Yorkshire

Some trains are travelling through Yorkshire at just 16mph due to overcapacity

Cumbrian Coast line damaged by storm set to reopen in one month

ScotRail passengers face event-style queues and one-way platforms

Works to stabilise crumbling embankment on West Highland railway line to begin this week

Scottish passengers most comfortable in Britain to get back on buses and trains

Rainbow stickers on Machynlleth trains

Appeal launched to help bring steam locomotive River Mite back to steam

Eurostar passengers told to cover their faces

New London train route created to keep our supermarkets stocked

Test train reaches 275km/h in Ceneri Base Tunnel

Coventry Very Light Rail project receives funding from West Midlands Combined Authority

Rolls-Royce 'to cut up to 8,000 jobs'

Virgin Atlantic To Close Gatwick Base Prompting 3,000 Job Cuts
IAG Boss Wishes To Maintain London Gatwick Base

British Airways Considering Early Retirement For The Boeing 747
All Of Virgin Atlantic’s Boeing 747s To Be Retired Immediately

Emirates CEO Says “The Airbus A380 Is Over”

Boeing Is Being Paid $84 Million Just For Manuals For New Air Force One Jet

You Can Now Own A Boeing 737 MAX Airpark

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin


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

08/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Series 1 Ep 2

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

09/05/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Jakarta to Borobudur

09/05/20  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

10/05/20  Channel 5 Select 1500-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railway"  (6 episodes)

11/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  6/6

12/05/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

14/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Fare Dodgers: at War with the Law"

14/05/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Paddington: a Year on the Tracks"

14/05/20  Channel 5 2200-2300
          "The Tube: Going Underground"  1/8

15/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "WW2 Wrecks: Draining the Ocean

15/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Series 2 Ep 1


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