Subject: Raildate 31st July 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 31/07/2020, 16:28
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on
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Steam Trains Return To The Severn Valley Railway!
Back in steam Great Central Railway 26072020
Summer Steam on the North Norfolk Railway with 76084 21st July 2020
Heritage Diesel Gala - Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - Virtual Diesel Gala 2020
Southern Railway V Schools class
46100 "Royal Scot" takes on the 'English Riviera Express' 26/07/2020
Maybach Pioneer
Miniature Railways of Great Britain Another Compilation, Part 7 July 2020
Flying Failures - Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 "Barling Bomber"
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

NYMR ballast regulator
Queen Victoria's saloon
The Flam Railway
Trams in Katowice
Redesigning economy class
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How Hawaiian Airlines Flies Short Range Boeing 717s Across the Pacific
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Is that the Japanese bullet train in your underwear, or are you just happy to see me?
Japan’s craziest train station has a giant with light-up eyes growing out of its wall
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)



DfT launches open consultation on plan to decarbonise transport
Participate in the survey here

Blue Pullman takes to the rails in November

£81m signalling scheme hits halfway marker in South London

Disused North Woolwich railway station is up for sale

New Stansted Express units enter service

Marchwood station welcomes first passengers for 54 years
Timelapse video of trip

Rehome a SWR Island Line train

Plan to redevelop Birmingham University station

New Merseyrail unit vandalised at Tonbridge while being delivered to Kirkdale

Grand Central restart services

Scotland's rail services to be increased as Covid restrictions ease

Ambitious plans to transform Scottish rail network unveiled

Press release regarding 53808 going to the Mid-Hants Watercress Line

Derailment on Moors Valley miniature Railway

Talgo "Avril" moves on broad gauge skates for testing

SNCF losses

HARSCO to deliver rail grinder to Hungarian Railways

Rocky Mountaineer cancels remainder of 2020 operations

Derailment and fire of Union Pacific manifest freight on Tempe Lake bridge, Arizona

Progress Rail development of battery shunting loco

First Stadler emu completed for Caltrain

Bangladesh Railways order 1590 coaches from South Korea

China starting work on Tibet to Nepal railway

Housing development planned for London Transport Museum’s Acton depot

This Secondhand Bookshop Is Inside A Ghost Station

Luas extension would see 'grass track' through 3 parks

Contracts awarded for Porto metro extensions

New trams in Bytom

First group trial of seat bookings on Bristol Park and Ride services

UK busmaker Alexander Dennis to cut 650 jobs

New road race to run over 12.4 mile-course in Isle of Wight in October 2021

Man completes HMS Victory replica after 50 years

British Airways Is Being Paid £125k Per Month To Fly To Newquay

Boeing Confirms End of the 747 Program

Boeing 747s still in service

CL-415 Clips Barge, Continues Takeoff

International Boeing 757 & 767 Airline Set to Be Based in Brisbane

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Nigel Davies, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat


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

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

01/08/20  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain 1/6

01/08/20  Channel 4 1900-2000
          "Great Canal Journeys"  Manchester to Ellesmere

02/08/20  BBC4 2000-2030
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  5/5

03/08/20  BBC4 2200-2300
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Thailand

04/08/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Bangor

04/08/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  2/6 Orleans to Rheims

04/08/20  Quest 2100-2200
          "Mighty Trains

05/08/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Alaska

06/08/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "QE2: the World's Most Luxurious Hotel"  3/3


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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