Subject: Raildate 29th May 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 29/05/2020, 14:28
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60009 Blackburn 1992, 34072/7828 ELR Gala & 40445
87101 Stephenson at Crewe Open Day 1994, Hastings Unit in station
Railways in Wales a decade ago, May 2010. Lost liveries etc
Railfest York 2012. 91110 naming/flypast/dedication/exhibits.
Electric Open Day at Crewe. October 1994 Part 1
Royal Train, with HM the Queen, arrives at Cardiff. June 7th 2016
(Mike Wilcock)

Jubilee Renaissance
LMS 2-6-0 Flying Pig 43106
Cotswold Festival of Steam, Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Highlights, 2015-2019
Memories of Swanage Branch 2019
F&WHR Loco Round Up
Austrian Narrow Gauge Steam on the Waldviertelbahn, Litschau to Gmünd
The Amazing Steam Pumping Stations of Great Britain
British Railways (Midland)
Dapol LSWR Class B4 0-4-0T 176 "Guernsey" in LSWR Southampton docks lined green
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Drivers eye view of Camp Hill Line
York Carriage Works in pictures
Memories of the Britannia Bridge fire in 1970
Jacobite workings October 2019
The end of the Canadian via Canadian Pacific route
Bamboo sleepers aimed at Middle Eastern railways
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Very large tankers sailing on wind and bubbles of air
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Trentham Gardens trains, Whitsun Bank Holiday, 1955



Beacon Rail orders 15 Clayton Equipment hybrid locomotives

New Transport commissioner for London appointed

HCC announcement about Fawley branch reopening

Isle of Wight railway plans move closer - government funds awarded

Tree planting to screen OHLE on Great Western Main Line

ECTS testing on GW Main Line

Proposal to reopen St Annes station in Bristol

Funding agreed for reopening Cullompton and Wellington stations

Proposal to reopen Clitheroe-Hellifield to scheduled passenger traffic

Details of second stage of reinforcing Dawlish Sea Wall

Embankment maintenance near Manningtree

Class 88  works supermarket train via ECML

Warwickshire Hunt fined for trespass on New Years Day

Refurbished Wolverhampton station reopened

Massive warehouse fire another episode in Derby eyesore's chequered history
Derby's Great Northern Railway warehouse fire
Owner speaks out about historic Friar Gate building torched by arsonists

HS2: Plans for East Midlands transport hub link unveiled

Four closed Derbyshire railway stations could be set to reopen

Trains could soon be running to Meir station, 54 years after it shut

RAIB report into Caledonian Sleeper brake problems

MP and MSP muster show of support for Borders Railway extension bid after doubts aired

End of the line for locomotive-hauled Fife Circle trains

Llanbradach rail line shut after lorry crashes into bridge

Bus interchange planned at Machynlleth station

Spray painter sentenced and told to pay £4216 for damage to trains at Rhymney

Blaenau Ffestiniog branch should reopen 15th June

Barmouth Viaduct to get £25m revamp

Two pacer units delivered to Cambrian Railways Centre, Gobowen

Corris Railway extension work

Bulgaria orders 10 Siemens locos

Deutsche Bahn government bail out

Automatic train operation to be tested in Niedersachsen

Solar powered train introduced in India

Ecuador railways placed in liquidation

Eerie 'ghost platforms' under Sydney's Central Station are uncovered

Northern City line refurbished for class 717 units

Proposed light rail system proposed in Helsinki

Skoda delivers first tram for Tampere network

Social distancing on York City buses

New driver-free freight ferry terminal now OPEN for business in Tilbury

Severe CalMac travel restrictions to remain after lockdown ends

Talk of the towns: Virtual cruise

British Airways Mortgages 48 Aircraft For $750 Million

British Airways Now Has 2 Boeing 777s Converted For Freight

Some Easyjet flights to resume in June

Eurowings Operates Flight To Nowhere After Olbia Airport Closed Down

Anchorage Is Becoming One Of The World’s Busiest Airports

LATAM 777 Collides With A Boeing 767 In São Paulo

Boeing Resumes 737 MAX Production

Call to prevent mass unemployment of airline pilots

Drone trials to supply remote Scottish hospitals

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price


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

29/05/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

29/05/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "World's Biggest Battleship: Draining the Ocean"

29/05/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  4/10 France

30/05/20  BBC2 2030-2130
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Kuala Lumpur to Jonor Bahru

30/05/20  BBC4 2300-0000
          "Own the Sky: Jet Pack Dreamers"

31/05/20  Channel 4 1915-2015
          "The Secret World of Lego"

31/05/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "The Golden Age of Canals"

01/06/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Adventures"  Includes some IA

01/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

01/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  4/10 France

02/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

02/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

02/06/20  BBC2 2100-2200
          "A House Through Time"  Bristol 2/4

03/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

03/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  Vietnam

03/06/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Shock & Awe: The Story of Electricity"  1/3

03/06/20  BBC4 2300-0000
          "Timeshift: Dial 'B' for Britain - the Story of the Landline"

04/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

04/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Inside the Steam Train Museum"  Bressingham

04/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Fare Dodgers: at War with the Law"  4/4

04/06/20  BBC4 2330-0030
          "Monkman & Seagull's Genius Adventures"  Includes some IA

05/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

05/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  5/10 New Zealand


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