Subject: Raildate 14th August 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 14/08/2020, 14:20
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on
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*** The next edition will be on 28th August 2020


Statfold Barn Railway - Enthusiast Day - 9th August 2020
Bluebell Railway - 'Steaming through 60' 07/08/2020
Museum of Transport Layout
Bargain Hatton's Steam Train Pack | Incredible OO Warwells | Unboxing & Review
Kolešovka am 08.08.2020 mit 354.7152 zwischen Lužná u Rakovníka und Kolešovice
Steam Freight on the Western Maryland
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The last Quantas 747
Boeing 747s Still Use Floppy Disks to Get Critical Software Updates
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Signalling Software and Systems Integration (August 2020)
Why Early Boeing 747s Used Spent Uranium As Counterweights
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Liverpool's lost station still stands in the heart of the city centre



Kent level crossing – 13 drivers run red lights in just two months

Train evacuated near Malling due to landslide

Island line suspended due to substation fire

Footpath crossing misuse near Bath

Rail Live falls victim to coronavirus

Low fares promotion on LNER

HS2 installs new bridge over M42 in just two days

Shrouded rolling stock stored at Barton on Humber

GB Railfreight and Drax extend rail contract to transport biomass until 2025

Turning the disused railway track into a green feature for Birkenhead

Stonehaven fatal train derailment
Problems over raising the alarm

Former IBM Greenock site cleared ahead of potential £100m rejuvenation

New agreement on  Channel Tunnel passenger controls

Eurostar blames Covid-19 for premium seat only wi-fi

Reopening trial on K&WVR operated with local coach company

Appeal to complete overhaul to W24 Calbourne by 2021

Lineside fire at Eardington

Kerrs' Miniature Railway in Arbroath to close

Model Engineering group to be evicted from Cultra Folk and Transport museum

Ceneri Base Tunnel set for December opening

Austrian Ministry of Transport cuts access charges to encourage railfreight

Catalunya network modernisation started

Freight service to Damascus resumed

Brightline cuts ties with Virgin group

Manchester City Centre tram stops closed for engineering works

Berlin S Bahn tenders invited

Cowes floating bridge out of action for August

How ghost cruise ships became a summer tourist attraction

HMS Victory figuratively afloat in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Gourock ferry was high and dry as she underwent maintenance work at the Dales Marine yard

Rolls-Royce Identifies Cracks On Airbus A350 Engines

What Caused An Air New Zealand Flight To Crash Into An Antarctic Mountain In 1979

Aerolineas Argentinas Plans Nonstop Airbus A330 Flights To Cyprus

Fatal in Air India crash in Kerela

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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

15/08/20  BBC2 1830-1930
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  3/6 Berlin to Stuttgart

15/08/20  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "How to Build: Maserati"

18/08/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "A303: Highway to the Sun"

18/08/20  Quest 2100-2200
          "Mighty Trains"

18/08/20  Channel 4 2305-0010
          "Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera"

19/08/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Midland & Great Northern Railway

19/08/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  4/6 Palermo to Mount Etna

19/08/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

20/08/20  BBC Radio 4 1500-1530
          "Open Country"  Pete Waterman at Braunston Marina

20/08/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  The Blue Train

22/08/20  BBC Radio 4 0605-0635
          "Open Country"  Pete Waterman at Braunston Marina


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