Subject: Raildate 12th June 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 12/06/2020, 14:53
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47842 "Bristol Herons on Tour" Aberthaw Cement Works, Power Stn
Aberthaw Cement Works. Colas run-rounds June 2020 and more
20 years ago this month, EWS/Freightliner 66s unloaded at Newport Docks from Canada
Freight in Wales a decade ago, busy times to return?
Drivers eye view in 66706, Stratford-Cambridge June 2001
(Mike Wilcock)

Flying Scotsman on the Mainline
KWVR in lockdown memories
Southern Railway Q Class 30541
A1 No 60163 'Tornado' tows A4 'Mallard' to Shildon Museum
Transport Heritage Expo Saturday 8th June 2019
95 1027 "ballert" über ihre Stammstrecke
Klein aber fein | IV K 99 516 Museumseisenbahn Schönheide
Heljan Class 33 DRS Minimodal Twin Pack Unboxing
Superb Model Railway Layout of Switzerland: Model Trains of the famous Glacier Express
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

SWR and Sussex Community Rail partnership
HS2 Tunnel Boring Machine
Photos of old Plymouth stations
The changing face of Liverpool Lime Street
Lessons for international freight from Coronavirus traffic changes
Coal train derailment in New South Wales in 1997
Cruise ships moored in Weymouth bay
History of BA Boeing 747 fleet
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Need a facemask?
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



GBRf to lease more intermodal wagons

Class numbers allocated for new Avanti  Hitachi units

Work to resume on TfL construction sites

WSP appointed by VolkerFitzpatrick to design new Brent Cross West Thameslink station

East to go North – Network Rail wants to move a whole station

First SWR class 701 units delivered to Eastleigh

Lymington Branch train damaged by fallen tree

Engineering works to repair landslip near Templecombe

New Flood barriers for Cowley Bridge Jn

Child left on tracks a at level crossing

Another step towards re-opening March to Wisbech

Upgraded Kidderminster station open for passengers

Plans for sleeper factory at Bescot given up

How new £40m road will affect historic railway tunnel in Mapperley

Northern to continue with Pacers until end of 2020

This is why the York to Beverley railway line could not re-open using its original route

DalesRail cancelled for 2020

Borders Rail campaign ‘vindicated’ by HS2 report

Commuters promised a better train service at Lockerbie

BTP Police to use drones for locating trespassers

Wild boar delayed trains near Wishaw

Project protects Highland railway from impacts of unpredictable weather

Plans for public transport hub in Inverness

Scotland’s Railway cannot guarantee physical distancing at all stages of a journey

Free face coverings could be offered on Scotland’s trains

RMT writes to Nicola Sturgeon to get railway enhancement work restarted in Scotland

Electric services from London reach Cardiff as Severn tunnel electrification is completed

TfWales seat reservations may be required on trains and buses

Conwy Valley may remain closed until September

Swanage Railway's future 'on a knife edge'

Swindon’s steam locomotive museum celebrates 20th anniversary

Petition calling for management changes at WSR

Bratton Fleming station on the market again, L&BR appeal

Work resumes on steam locomotive No. 1340 ‘Trojan’

Paid work to start in Butterley West Shed in July

SVR aims to reopen in August

SNCB asks for clarification of Government issued free passes

Barge replacement train service

Knorr Bremse starts production of low noise brake blocks

CP completes purchase of Central Maine and Quebec Railway

Electric hauled double stack container trains in India

Night tube suspended until March 2021

CalMac Ferries warns it won't be able to cope with 'staycation surge'

British Airways Has No Airbus A380s Left in London

British Airways Selling Art to Raise Funds

London City Airport to reopen at the end of June

Final Airbus A380 Fuselage Parts Travel To Toulouse

DC-6 Last Flight

Boeing Delivered Just 4 Aircraft In May & None Were Passenger Jets

American Airlines Set To Reactivate 140+ Narrowbody Aircraft

LATAM Airbus A350 Damaged In São Paulo Ground Cart Collision

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


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

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

13/05/20  BBC2 1915-2015
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow Central 1/6

15/05/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  East Yorkshire

15/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  6/10 Finland

15/06/20  BBC2 2330-0030
          "A House Through Time"  Bristol 3/4

16/05/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Leeds

16/06/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

16/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

16/06/20  BBC2 2100-2200
          "A House Through Time"  Bristol 4/4

16/06/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Timeshift: the Story of British Docks"

17/05/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Erewash Valley

17/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  North Africa

17/06/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Shock & Awe: The Story of Electricity"  3/3

17/06/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway 24/7"  2/6

18/05/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Liverpool

18/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Africa by Train with Chris Tarrant"

18/06/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Building Britain's Canals"  1/3 The Grand Union

19/05/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  North Wales

19/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  7/10 Sri Lanka


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