Subject: Raildate 3rd July 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 03/07/2020, 15:04
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HST Line Blocked; HST Naming at Cardiff; "Medite" 66709 July 2005
Loco hauled in Wales. Memories of times past...
GBRf 66782 Port Talbot-Killoch. 440 miles, 707m by road!
Barry Island Railway events 2006. Deliveries and movements.
(Mike Wilcock)

Grand Central 90026 heads back to Widnes for more Mk4 testing with, 67015
Trains along the Sea Wall, Dawlish - Teignmouth 27/06/2020
LNER B12 8572
Steam Returns! East Somerset Railway, 27/06/2020
Welsh Pony - A moving moment. 16:00
Lokportrait Dampflok 52 8195
Waldviertelbahn - Alt Nagelberg to Gmünd - Passenger, Lineside and Driver Views
Three Rail & Vintage
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Study into more 3rd rail electrification
What next for deserted public transport?
ORR consultation on railway delay compensation
Pacers out on exercise from the K&WVR
The church with an underground line in the crypt
Steam on the Brunig Line
SNCF 141R1244 at Kolten
South African Railways 3664 Pretoria to Magaliesburg
South African Railways GMAM4128 climbing the Montagu pass
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 14 Layout Details 1



More trains will run next week as restrictions ease

Restoring pre-Covid service ‘could take two years’ as TOCs face logistical hurdles

DB Cargo UK seeks to expand electric-hauled operations

Newhaven Marine to legally close later this year

First Class 701 unit to arrive at Wimbledon Park Depot

Approval given to start building Soham station

Plans for Foxton Parkway

Proposals for Devizes "Parkway"

Further demolition of Bletchley Flyover

West Midlands Trains reveals thousands of extra seats following extended timetable

New Tettenhall railway station plan is on track

Grand Central trains announces 'measured' return

Drax bio-mass haulage contract with DB Cargo extended for for 5 years

New tourist train opens up Yorkshire dales

Additional train services to Whitby

Horden station opens after 56 years and £10.55m revamp

Network Rail to restart Queen Street project after investing £64m in Scotland in lockdown

Passenger ends up in train depot after not being woken on Sleeper service

Buses on Blaenau Ffestiniog branch until 7th September due to flood damage

Ballina to Waterford container trains to restart

34053 “Sir Keith Park” to visit Spa Valley Railway

5593 Kolhapur to be restored to mainline operation

Mid Norfolk Railway purchases 18 Mark 3 coaches for Polar Express

Work to resume on steam locomotive 5551 The Unknown Warrior

LTTG to work with Epping Ongar Railway

CAF to build metre gauge stock for former FEVE lines

Dutch state railway to shed jobs in €1.4bn post Covid-19 efficiency drive

New England’s Pan Am Railways up for sale

Japan's maglev train project may be delayed

Extension of PTC on New Jersey Transit

Auckland Light rail plans dropped

New 'trambus' from Jette to Brussels Airport

Plymouth City coach closed

Glasgow's Kingston Bridge could become listed structure

Wightlink to resume Lymington-Yarmouth route

Warrenpoint Harbour 'needs 40,000sq ft facility for Brexit goods checks'

Two In One Week – British Airways Takes Delivery Of Second Boeing 787-10

Airbus plans to cut 15,000 jobs

EasyJet plans to close bases and cut staff

First flight of an electric powered aircraft in the UK

Boeing 737 MAX starts FAA test flights

Think Trains Can’t Fly? Antonov’s An-124 Proves Otherwise

China Airlines’ Newest A330 Route Doesn’t Leave The Airport

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price


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

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

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

04/07/20  BBC2 1645-1745
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow Central 4/6

04/07/20  BBC2 1845-1945
          "A House Through Time"  Liverpool 1/4

04/07/20  Channel 5 1840-2000
          "Around America by Train with Tony Robinson"

04/07/20  Channel 4 2015-2115
          "How to Build British: Bentley"

04/07/20  BBC4 2340-0010
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Pisa to Lake Garda 1/2

05/07/20  BBC4 2030-2100
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  4/5

06/07/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Great Luxury Train Journeys"

07/07/20  ITV 2245-2345
          "Billion Pound Cruises: All at Sea"

07/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Battle of Britain"  1/3

08/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Battle of Britain"  2/3

09/07/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "A Year with the Red Arrows"  2/6

09/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Battle of Britain"  3/3

10/07/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"


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