Subject: Raildate 19th June 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 19/06/2020, 16:08
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CC: ted millward <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on
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LNER Workhorses
47712 'Lady Diana Spencer' delivers DVTs and Mk3s to Crewe Heritage Centre
GNR 0-6-2T N2 1744
Narrow Gauge Railways of Great Britain The Hythe Pier Railway October 2017
Unterwegs auf schmaler Spur in 4k
Mit dem Dampfzug durch das Berounka-Tal / Parním vlakem k Berounce, 13.06.2020
Steam on the Waldviertelbahn, Litschau to Alt Nagelberg
Napier Noise! Our Deltic DCC Loco Sounds Revealed!
Narrow Gauge (Part 2)
Model Railway Workbench - Update 5 - Locomotive Renumbering & Weathering, plus more!
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Sixty years working for S&T maintenance
Canadian Pacific Railway across Canada in the 1920s
DB 01 202 in the Black Forest
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Gibraltar Airport – The Runway With A Road Crossing
50 Years Of History – The Qantas Boeing 747
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Transport Video Publishing is currently offering some of its videos as free downloads

The North Staffordshire Railway Study Group website has been updated

2021 - European Year of Rail



Rail bailout has cost £3.5bn so far – but there’s no end in sight
Rail subsidies costing UK taxpayer £100 per journey in lockdown

Vivarail confirms expansion after borrowing £1.5m

£9.4m awarded to 25 innovative British railway projects

Dawlish footbridge closed during sea-wall rebuilding work

Templecombe earthworks possession

Anglia rail route to see major improvement work

New Greater Anglia units on test

Hitachi starts production of East Coast Trains EMUs

Courts reject Virgin and Stagecoach claim over WCML franchise

Landslip between Stafford and Crewe

Porterbrook wins funding for trail environmental improvements to East Midlands class 170s

New service for CEMEX operated by GBRf from Doves Holes quarry to Crawley New Yard

Restoration work on Garsdale SB proposed

Unipart Rail stores at York to close

The Victorian tunnel uncovered in the Lake District after 50 years

Station Hotel is a ‘magical place’ - and tales from 1950s prove it

Active travel carriage designed for Highland line

Jacobite workings should start on 17th July

GWSR to reopen in August

Torbay and Dartmouth railway and ferries could reopen in early July

Bodmin and Wenford will not open until autumn

North-east steam railway hails victory after reaching funding goal

Cost of Cairngorm funicular repairs could run to £15m

Removal of sleepers on Waterford to New Ross railway line to commence next week

Waterford to Limerick Junction rail service to be restored “in time”

Rhatische Bahn orders 20 additional Capricorn units

DHL to expand rail parcel transport

A better class of lost property, 3kg of gold left on a Swiss train

Facial recognition ticket and security system announced by Eurostar

Breakthrough of Koralm tunnel in Austria

Electrically heated molten sulphur wagons delivered

Proposal for Calgary-Banff passenger service

Huge cruise ship anchors off the coast of Devon

QUEEN VICTORIA departure from Southampton to Weymouth Bay

Bombardier to cut 600 jobs in Northern Ireland

Planes wedged together after collision at Aberdeen Airport -

Fatal crash of Lakenheath based USAF F15 in the North Sea

A321 hit windshear before short landing and tail-strike

American Airlines Unloads Irate Passenger For Refusing To Wear A Mask

Qantas axes most overseas flights until October

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat


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

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

22/06/20  Yesterday 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Killarney to Cobh

22/06/20  Yesterday 1930-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Charleville to Waterford

22/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Australia's Outback Railway

23/06/20  Yesterday 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kilkenny to Athy

23/06/20  Yesterday 1930-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newbridge to Roscrea

23/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

24/06/20  Yesterday 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Athlone to Galway

24/06/20  Yesterday 1930-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester to Birkenhead

24/06/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway 24/7"  3/6

25/06/20  Yesterday 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Southport to Leyland

25/06/20  Yesterday 1930-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Preston to Rochdale

25/06/20  Channel 5 2100-2230
          "Building Britain's Canals"  2/3 Leeds & Liverpool

26/06/20  Yesterday 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Haworth to Huddersfield

26/06/20  Yesterday 1930-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Honley to Chesterfield

26/06/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"


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