Subject: Raildate 7th July 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 07/08/2020, 16:37
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Railfreight in Wales in the 1990s
Loco hauled in the'90s. Bangor, Cardiff, Chester, Llandudno, Newport etc
Britannia 70000. 20 years inc Wales, Crewe, WSR and Llangollen
(Mike Wilcock)

70022 'Tornado' (70000 'Britannia') Hauls The English Riviera Express 2/8/20
BR Standard 9F 92214
Swanage Railway Plum Timetable with U class 31806 26/07/20
NYMR Recommencement of passenger running with No. 926 'Repton' and 9F No. 92134
Somerset & Dorset Memories
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway test trains 21/22nd July 2020
Swiss Trains: Rhätische Bahn Steam Locomotive RhB 108 at Samedan
Dampf, Diesel & Güterzüge - Tag des Eisenbahnfreundes 2020
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

High speed rail for Ireland?
Latest railway staff guidance on Covid arrangements
Rail traffic around Gyor, Hungary
Whatever happened to Blackpool 762?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How to fly the DC-3 with Buffalo Joe - DC-3 MASTER CLASS
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Stills from the British Transport Films Collection
Derby Works Collection
Stockport Air Disaster, 1968
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Office of National Statistics regards railways as public bodies

Class 90s support Freightliner decarbonisation objectives

Rail Safety and Standards Board Covid-19 risk assessment

‘319’ conversion advances Orion freight plans

Platform 5 opened at Stevenage

New footbridge installed near Cheltenham

Work starts on new intermodal terminal at Daventry

Class 142 Pacer sale raises £80 000 for Railway Children charity

George Stephenson designed railway viaduct to be restored in Calderdale

GB Railfreight and Drax Extend Rail Contract to Transport Biomass Until 2025

Bridge works near Heysham

25,000 volt overhead electric line overhaul for better passenger journeys

More support for reopening the Waverley route to Carlisle

Edinburgh's Waverley Station expansion plans unveiled

Steam locomotive Sir Keith Park joins Spa Valley Railway’s homefleet permanently

Arsonists wreck Country Park Halt on SVR

East Lancs Railway reopening on hold following new guidelines

New rolling stock for Southend Pier Railway

Heritage railways in 'precarious' situation

Fatal collision and derailment in Portugal

New flow of coal trains from Botswana to South Africa

Etihad Railway order for freight wagons

Opposition to new substation for Government of Ontario Transit

Tourist traffic to Niagara Falls

RAIB report on SPAD and near miss on Manchester tramlink

New Isle of Man ferry to provide 'more space for passengers'

PS Waverley back in steam

Orkney Ferries seeks urgent funding to protect inter-island services

Duxford plane crash: Injuries confirmed after aircraft crashes into wood

Only Missile-Toting Ekranoplan Russia ever built takes last trip on the Caspian

Aer Lingus reviewing operations at Cork and Shannon

Italy Flight Ban On The Cards For Ryanair

Another step on returning Boeing 737 MAX to service

Aircraft storage in Mojave  desert

The story of the Shannon Hydro-Electric scheme in 1926

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



08/08/20  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  2/6 Orleans to Rheims

10/08/20  BBC4 2300-0000
          "Great Asian Railway Journeys"  Bangkok to Hua Hin

11/08/20  Quest 2100-2200
          "Mighty Trains

12/08/20  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  3/6 Berlin to Stuttgart

12/08/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Royal Deeside

13/08/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Argentina

13/08/20  Channel 5 2335-0035
          "QE2: the World's Most Luxurious Hotel"  3/3

14/08/20  BBC2 2245-0035
          "Railway Man"  2013 movie about Eric Lomax


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

Cheers, Howard.
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