Subject: Raildate 26th June 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 26/06/2020, 15:59
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on
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LNER Thompson B1
Summer silence at the Swanage Railway 20/06/2020
Steam Locomotives of the 21st Century
Steam in northern Saxony | 99 584 at Narrow gauge railway Döllnitzbahn (HD)
Südbahn Ulm - Friedrichshafen 1970-72 - Last Pacifics Class 03
Oregon Coast Scenic Steam Trains
Miniature Railways of Great Britain Gone but not forgotten...Part one
Building A OO Gauge Model Railway: The Scratch Build Series 2.8 - Finishing Touches
Better Than Oxford's? - Hornby Adams Radial Tank - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Where next for transport subsidies?
Flexible tickets for part time working?
How can we make public transport safe and viable?
ORR Blog - mental health awareness
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How many people can you put in a DC-3?
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

What Really Happened to Steam is dedicated to correcting misinformation about the disposal of steam locomotives in the 1960s - a number of downloads are available
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Some heritage railways are starting to take tentative steps to reopen - Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

You can download several booklets about local history in the Havant area here:

'It's cold and damp': Seeking a workmate in a historic Australian tunnel

Kestrel Railway Books' mystery pictures have been updated again - follow the link from the home page

Take off from Milan Linate with British Airways
(Andrew Cook)



Full train service from 4th July?

Minister backs TfL inner-suburban takeover plan

On line warnings for busy stations

Increase in trespass during lockdown

Forthcoming repair work on Oxted viaduct and Eridge station

Continuing work on Guildford Sand Tunnel

Chiltern Train routed onto wrong line at Chalfont and Latimer

SWR support for Sunflower lanyard assistance scheme

Class 47s to operate timetabled Skipton to Appleby trains this summer

LNER to continue operating ECML services for another three years

Level crossing near miss near Beccles

East Midlands Railway Class 170 trains to get new emissions technology

ETCS for EMR bi-modes

'Urgent' bid to save derelict Derbyshire building which was among world's first railway stations

Helicopter deliveries for repairs to Sough Tunnel

Work begins on £14.5m Motherwell station redevelopment

Freight could be part of Levenmouth’s rail future

‘Hogwarts Express’ passengers set to wear face masks as journeys get back on track

Track washout between Glenfinnan and Lochlailort

Norbord looks to Highland rail lines as plant expansion progresses

New cycle racks to be installed at Machynlleth and Dovey Jn

Deltic Preservation Society press release, D9009

High output ballast cleaning trains start using West Somerset Railway again

Shottle signalling moves forward

Work to resume on K&WVR bridge 11

Diamond Jubilee of Middleton Railway in Leeds

Contract let for new Irish Rail control centre

Dublin to Derry high speed line suggested

Furloughed Eurostar staff help with teaching French

EU investigation into Railway cyber security

SNCF orders another 11 Bombardier units for routes in Normandy

Revised Belgian free passes

JR East commissions Robel Track Maintenance Unit

Vandalised line in Transvaal reopened after 6 years

Investment in Uganda Railways approved

Indian Railways cancels signalling contract with Chinese company

ViaRail reports biggest deficit for five years

Bus featured in "Into The Wild" removed

RMT welcome Maritime and Coastguard Agency inspection of cruise ships

SS Montgomery; 200 tons of TNT on the seabed off Sheerness

Southampton-Isle of Wight Red Jet to resume

Brittany Ferries to resume passenger sailings

Investigation after freight ferry runs aground at Aberdeen harbour

Calmac to increase sailings next month as lockdown easing allows island holidays

Highland Council should consider transferring responsibility for the Corran Ferry, say officers

Waverley paddle steamer is looking shipshape again

London City Airport to resume commercial flights

RAF Voyager: New $1m paint-job revealed

Qantas To Send Airbus A380s To California’s Mojave Desert
Air France To Operate One Final Airbus A380 Flight On Friday
Qatar Removes The Airbus A380 From Schedules For The Next Year
Emirates To Resume Airbus A380 Flights In July

KLM to resume most European flights by the end of August

Qantas to axe 6,000 jobs due to pandemic - BBC News

End Of An Era: Qantas To Retire Boeing 747s For Good

What Will Happen To Air Force One When It Is Retired?

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


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

26/06/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Haworth to Chesterfield

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

27/06/20  BBC2 1800-1900
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow Central 3/6

29/06/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Great Mountain Railway Journeys"  North Wales

29/06/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

29/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"

30/06/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "The Hidden Wilds of the Motorway"

30/06/20  More4 2100-2200
          "The Plane that Saved Britain"  The Mosquito

30/06/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

30/06/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  Last in series

01/07/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

01/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway 24/7"  4/6

02/07/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

02/07/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The Red Arrows: a Year in the Sky"

02/07/20  ITV 2100-2200
          "Billion Pound Cruise Industry: All at Sea"

02/07/20  Channel 5 2230-2330
          "The World's Most Luxurious Cars"

03/07/20  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

03/07/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Great Luxury Railway Journeys"


EVENTS - this section is temporarily suspended

There is a regularly-updated list of when heritage railways are reopening here...

Cheers, Howard.
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