Subject: Raildate 17th July 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 17/07/2020, 15:51
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Steam locomotives at York Part 2 2013 to 2016
Going Railway Walkies Monsal Head to Millers Dale
Somerset & Dorset 7F 2-8-0
Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' 12/07/2020
Return to Statfold Barn
Turner's Folly Model Railway Layout
What Happens When You Overload Model Train Controllers?
86 1744-1 Die ersten Einsätze auf Rügen nach der Wiederinbetriebnahme 10.07.2020
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Industry Focus - Freightliner
TfL was hours from shutdown in June
Quick Walks between Underground stations
Reinstating Ramsey line bridges on the Isle of Man for cycleway
Publicity for the Duoro valley line in Northern Portugal
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Take a look inside Northumberland railway station which was transformed into stunning home
Dunston Staiths: A symbol of the past fighting for its future
The eccentric engineer: the forgotten inventor who gave us the Real McCoy
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Even in our post-Covid world, steam trains offer a perfect trip back in time
(Spotter: John McCorriston)

Busting the colour bar (clip from the One Show, available for 2 months)
"Making Places for People and Trains" - an fascinating online book about railway design
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The first railroad in North America owned and operated by First Nations people



Stobart leaves rail to concentrate on air in £1,000 sale

New LED departure screen at Waterloo

SWR station repainting budget

Paddington Eastbourne Terrace entrance reopened

Mace Dragados begins work on HS2 Euston station

Upgrade of Avant West Coast Voyager fleet

‘Near-miss’ train driver had reset emergency brake and carried on

Protest over closure of wheel shop at Wolverton works

Latest proposals for reinstating Peak District route via Bakewell

Ministerial meeting offers encouragement to Borders Railway campaigners

Scottish trains set to be more crowded after lockdown eases today

Demolition of former Strathbungo station building and shop delayed

Edinburgh's historic Granton station to be transformed into enterprise hub

West Highland line to reopen for customers

Coate Water miniature Railway reopens

NRM to reopen on 4th August with pre booked entry times

Jacobite steam workings started

Why Trains Are Starting To Replace Domestic Flights In Europe

Suspension of Eurostar ski train ‘disastrous’ say no-fly campaigners

Paris Gare du Nord expansion confirmed

Runaway on track machine in the Black Forest

Investment plans for Bavaria

Second hand CSX locos exported to Peru

Calgary Transit introduces mobile ticketing

Surveying to start for Alberta to Alaska Railway

Canadian National investment plans 2020

Talgo IV stock withdrawn from AMTRAK Cascades services

Japanese train station grows wine grapes on the platform

Banksy artwork on Circle line train

Siemens Mobility to provide technology for Edinburgh Tram

Bluestar New Forest Tour returns from 18th July

Water taxi plan for Cardiff to Bristol green energy ferry

Pollution risk from decaying tanker moored in Red Sea

Dutch historic sailing fleet threatened by Covid 19

Holidays cancelled as tourists fail to secure ferry tickets

British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn

Future of Southampton Airport not guaranteed

United Airlines to Furlough 36000 staff

A New Airfield In Antarctica? Australia Is Gearing Up To Build One

Emirates’ First Airbus A380 Flight In 4 Months Arrives In London

Orford Ness lighthouse to be dismantled

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin


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

17/07/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  New South Wales (2)

17/07/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Wales

18/07/20  BBC2 1645-1715
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  South Australia

18/07/20  BBC2 1815-1915
          "A House Through Time"  Liverpool 3/4

18/07/20  Channel 4 2015-2115
          "How to Build British: Morgan"

20/07/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  Western Australia

20/07/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Golden Age of Liners: Timeshift"

20/07/20  BBC4 2200-2230
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Black Forest to Hannover 2/2

21/07/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  Canberra to Melbourne

22/07/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  Melbourne

22/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway 24/7"  6/6

23/07/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  Kuranda to Townsville

23/07/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Former Yugoslavia

23/07/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The River Mersey: Then and Now"

23/07/20  Channel 5 2200-2330
          "Concorde: 120 Seconds to Disaster - 20 Years On"

24/07/20  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Australian Train Journeys"  Queensland

24/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "QE2: the World's Most Luxurious Hotel"


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