Subject: Raildate 24th July 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 24/07/2020, 16:25
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Guard's eye view; Settle-Carlisle in 1992, Ribblehead Viaduct/signal boxes/stations
Dent Station Diversions; 47s/HST/Sprinters 1994
Loco hauled in 1992. 37/47/56/60/86/87/90/HST Crewe and Warrington
37415/425 Reverse their stock at Southport 1992
Toton Open Day 22 years ago, part 1
(Mike Wilcock)

Settle To Carlisle Line and The Staycation Express 22/07/20
Steam Locomotives at York Part 3 2017 to 2020
Black Fives Batter Shap.44871 & 45407 in full flow
A Return To The Mid Hants Railway 19/07/20
NYMR 'Shadow' running with 926 'Repton' and Class 25 between Whitby and Pickering
The SVR - Legends of Steam
52 7596 lautstark auf der Schwarzwaldbahn
Hemyock Model Railway Layouts
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Guess the location from old posters
The story of the DLR
Talyllyn Railway latest managers walkabout including carriage cleaning
Sunken locomotives in Canada
How the SS Great Britain came home 50 years ago
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dining and drinking at the railways exhibition at Dutch Railway Museum, Utrecht
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Leek & Rudyard Railway Isle of Mull Gala
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Huge Close-up Wildfire near Split Airport LDSP/SPU
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The British TSR-2 | A Mach-2 dooms-day bomber that was grounded by politics
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Eversholt Rail and Alstom to invest £1m in hydrogen trains
Breeze hydrogen trains to be Class 600s

Suggestion of three day per week season tickets/carnets

Crossrail abandons Summer 2021 opening date

Govia Thameslink Railway continues with 30-day virus killer in stations

New "plan" for south west railways unveiled

New control panels for class 442 units

Emergency blockages of Peterborogh-Ely line due to defective wheeltimbers

Corby electrification delayed by pandemic

Problems with Northern Powerhouse investment schemes

Transpennine boost as £589m budget is announced

Bromborough station prepares for modern refurbishment

Building at centre of railway disaster in North Yorkshire to be preserved

Views from new North Yorkshire to Cumbria tourist train

Changes made to the proposed new Northumberland Line rail link

Wemyss Bay station bookshop to reopen post-lockdown

Forth Bridge paint job that was meant to last 25 years peeling off after just nine

Class 2309 unit finally seen at Wrexham

Swanage Railway coaches "tagged"

From Oddingley to Shottle: the story of a little signalbox that left the ground

Moors Valley railway derails with passengers onboard

Business case for repairing Cairngorm funicular to be submitted soon

Isle of Man Railways to reopen at the end of July

BNSF and Wabtec prepare to test battery loco

New SNCB double deck stock delayed further

Plans for green energy to power London Underground

London Transport selling treadplates from scrapped tube stock

Contractor named for extension to Vancouver Skytrain network

New York MTA orders diesel/battery hybrid locos for engineering trains

Whalebones found during Edinburgh tram enabling works

LUAS call for back to basics on road safety with trams

Bus displaying "Stay Alert" stuck under railway bridge at Nailsea

Friends of Cromford Canal's Beggarlee extension

Removal of capsized car carrier "Golden Ray" delayed by the coronavirus

Manx government may sponsor air services

Ryanair announces base closure and job cuts in Germany

Redundancies at GE Caledonian, Prestwick

KLM to retire its three remaining Boeing 747s from service in October

Qantas’s Last Boeing 747 Leaves Australia: A Bittersweet Goodbye
Secrets of the Boeing 747: on board the last Qantas jumbo jet

Virgin Atlantic Resumes Passenger Flights After 3 Month Break

An Aircraft Delivered To Aer Lingus Last Week Is Going To Storage

EAG Unveils World’s First 70 Seat+ Hybrid Passenger Plane

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth


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

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"  1/3

25/07/20  BBC2 1715-1815
          "Inside Central Station"  6/6

25/07/20  BBC2 1815-1915
          "A House Through Time"  Liverpool 4/4

25/07/20  Channel 4 2015-2115
          "How to Build British: The London Cab"

26/07/20  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Hitler's Supercars"  1930s Grand Prix cars

27/07/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  1/2 Small is beautiful

27/07/20  BBC2 2330-0030
          "Britannia's Burning: Fire on the Bridge"  50 years ago!

28/07/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2 Branching out

29/07/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain 1/6

29/07/20  BBC4 2230-2315
          "The Great British Seaside Holiday: Timeshift"

29/07/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Wearside

30/07/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Middle East

31/07/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "QE2: the World's Most Luxurious Hotel"  2/3


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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