Subject: Raildate 15th May 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 15/05/2020, 15:56
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The Big Pour at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Martin Miller)

Electric Open Day at Crewe. October 1994
Crewe Electric Open Day 1994 Part 2 and at station
Heavy Freight and 2 Railtours at 10 locations in Wales 2012
Heavy Freight; 59000s/101s/201s 1994-97. Various liveries
Cardiff Canton Revisited. 18th Feb 1996. 53 locos on shed. Tape 441.
Cardiff-Taunton with replacement 66s,Tunnel incline at Pilning 2010
(Mike Wilcock)

Taking the waters in the High Peak
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
Part 4:
Standard Tankage! 80072, 80080, 80136
Steam Locos & Other Special Trains at Darlington 2012 to 2019
LMS 48151 Stanier Workhorse
Western Locomotives
LNWR Webb Coal Tank
Steam on the Mainline in the South 2019
Narrow gauge Railways of Great Britain Compilation Part one, May 2020
Swiss Steam Trains: Rhätische Bahn's Rh.B.108 at Scuol Tarasp
52 8141-5 auf dem Weg von Löbau zurück nach Meiningen, 10./11.05.2020
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Fictitious DEMU liveries
Brighton Main Line 2 wishful thinking?
Edinburgh - Aberdeen in seven minutes
Historic train performance
Fox avoiding footbridge and ticket checks at York
Last days of the Mound to Dornoch line
Hampton and Kempton Waterworks Railway
Talyllyn Managers walkabout
Redesigned NRM posters for the "stay at home" campaign
Air Quality News - Are trams the answer?
Llandudno & Colwyn Bay tram 7
The Canadian (Train #2) departing Vancouver
Toronto-Dundas subdivision
Steam-hauled container train in 1990
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Brand new bullet train being shunted by a steam locomotive
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Kent's hidden and abandoned railway stations from the past

The abandoned railway station hidden through a secret wood in Croydon



Hybrid shunter conversion ready for testing

Rail capacity will be cut to a tenth, warns transport secretary

Network Rail warning as more than 1,000 trespass incidents recorded during lockdown

Union response to Government briefings

Increased train service proposed but restrictions not defined

Railway Health & Safety Covid 19 agreement

Covid 19 unlikely to impact Alstom's acquisition of Bombardier

TfL sets out plans to increase transport in London
TfL secures emergency £1.6bn bailout
RMT response to Government funding for TfL

London Travel Watch questioning Government briefings on Sunday

HS2 start procurement for supply of slab track

ECTS trails complete for Heathrow Express class 387 units

South Western Railway's new rail depot at Feltham

Engineering works closure of Eastleigh-Fareham for seven days

Planning proposal for Soham station

Demolition of Bletchley flyover

LNER East Coast passengers forced to buy advance tickets

Support for Skipton-Colne reopening

Major investment to improve journeys over world-renowned Ribblehead viaduct

ABB to supply electrical equipment for TfWales valleys trains

Bluebell Railway: Appeal to help save railway 'to the stars'

31454 joins Wensleydale Railway

Vegetation control by donkeys on Talyllyn railway

Accessibility awards for South Tynedale Railway

Update on overhaul of Synolda

Hand cranked miniature railway marathon for charity

Miniature steam loco based on Earl of Merioneth

CD Cargo TRAXX locos on test

Part of Samsun - Sivas line reopens after upgrading

ZSSK Cargo (Slovenia) get EU grant for composite brake blocks on freight wagons

New China to Turkey container service

DSB orders 1000th Siemens Vectron loco

Proposed new entrance to Euston underground station

Newcastle Metro station recreated on Animal Crossing

Horse trams to end at War Memorial

First Bus says distancing rules unsustainable after lockdown easement

Wreck of USS Nevada, the Ship Too Tough to Die, Found Off Oahu

Satellite Images Show Armadas Of Vacant Cruise Ships Huddling Together Out At Sea

Aurigny flights suspended until the end of summer

Delta Air Lines To Resume 2 Routes To London & Frankfurt

American Airlines Is Operating A 29 Mile Flight In Colorado

Singapore Airport Closes Another Terminal as Demand Remains Low

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth


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

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

16/05/20  Channel 5 1950-2115
          "Ten Ways the Victorians Changed Britain"

16/05/20  BBC2 2015-2115
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Yogyakarta to Surabaya

18/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Series 2 Ep 2

19/05/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

20/05/20  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Dam Busters: the Race to Smash the German Dams"

20/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  Azerbaijan

21/05/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Paddington: a Year on the Tracks"

21/05/20  Channel 5 2200-2305
          "The Tube: Going Underground"  2/8

22/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Hitler's Invisible U-boat: Draining the Ocean"

22/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Series 2 Ep 3


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