Subject: Raildate 5th June 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 04/06/2020, 21:01
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Running a little early this week...


Belper Station Locked Down
(Martin Miller)

Steam on the Tyne Valley Line
Grosmont to Pickering Route Learning on the NYMR (North Yorkshire Moors Railway)
The Best of The Great Central Railway Part 2
GWR 0-4-2T 1400 Auto tank
"Bulleid Brilliance" - Bulleid Pacifics in action 2019
Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
Part 1:
Part 2:
Swiss Trains: Rhaetian Railway / Rhätische Bahn, Le Prese - Brusio
Lössnitzbahn nach den Corrona Lockdown zu Himmelfahrt 2020
Austrian Narrow Gauge Steam on the Waldviertelbahn - Alt Nagelberg to Litschau
Building A OO Gauge Model Railway: The Scratch Build Series 2.7 - Building The Stairs
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Planned earthworks at Harbury Cutting
Plans to rebuild East Croydon station and provide extra platforms
The background to the government bail out of TfL
Memories of a Royal Train in Shropshire
Fifty years since collapse of Cleddau Bridge
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Class 40 Preservation Society Youtube channel
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Plans for Network Rails security upgrades

Freightliner purchase DB Cargo and Mendip Rail class 59s

Siemens wins contract to fit ECTS to part of DB C loco fleet

Crossrail class 345 units cleared to Heathrow

30 day virus killer being used by GTR

GTR and Siemens use train weight to monitor passenger numbers

New Trains Class 484 delayed to September

Upgraded point levers in Ryde Depot

Free Wi-Fi to be provided on Island Line

"PRIDE" liveried class 444 unit

West of England Line engineering works

Nude sunbather mistaken for dead body

GBRf investments at March and Peterborough

£130,000 steam locomotive lorry trailer stolen in Somerset

New Kidderminster station building opened

West Yorkshire Authority suggests fewer but longer trains

Safety measures planned to prevent repeat of train derailment in tunnel near Ribblehead Viaduct

Plan to reinstate Penrith-Keswick railway takes step forward

Cumbrian Coast Engineering works

Wemyss Bay Station clock tower could be turned into romantic bolthole

Track renewals on Tay Bridge

Levenmouth branch track to be laid by 2023

Four new railway stations for Wales proposed to be built by 2024

Proposals for opening GWS Didcot

Vandalism at MRC Butterley

WSR financial problems

First Stadler emus for Caltrain on test

Railway to Murmansk blocked by collapsed bridge

Vosloh sells loco business to Zhuzhou Locomotive company

Bulgaria to upgrade narrow gauge locos

Turkish intercity services restart

Essential Kilcreggan ferry timetable extended by CalMac

New train ferries ordered by KiwiRail

Experimental express bus service into Bath

P&O extend break in sailings

London City Airport To Be Operational By The End Of June

Templehof Airport where people rollerblade on the runways

Light aircraft ditches at Calshot Spit

Further consultation on extension to Southampton Airport runway

Air Canada Operates Its Final Boeing 767 Flight

British Airways Boeing 787 Pushed Off Of The Taxiway In Edmonton

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price


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

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

06/05/20  BBC2 2015-2115
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Singapore

08/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

08/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  5/10 New Zealand

09/06/20  Channel 5 1835-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

09/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

09/06/20  BBC2 2100-2200
          "A House Through Time"  Bristol 3/4

10/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  Azerbaijan

10/06/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Shock & Awe: The Story of Electricity"  2/3

10/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The Railway 24/7"  1/6

11/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Inside the Steam Train Museum"  Bressingham 3/5

11/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Paddington: a Year on the Tracks"  1/4

12/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  6/10 Finland


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