Subject: Raildate 28th August 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 28/08/2020, 14:35
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33207 Jim Martin 37707 & 45562 Alberta, Scarborough Spa Express, York, 20th August 2020
North York Moors back in steam from lockdown
NYMR 'The Optimist' service - Pickering to Whitby excursion
GWR 6400 Auto tank Class
Mid Hants Railway Blue Timetable 23rd August 2020
Along Furness Lines - the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway
Burntisland 1883 Model Railway Layout
Bachmann's Fantastic City of Truro Locomotive - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Consultation on rebuilding Windmill Bridge Jn and East Croydon
Commuting catastrophe or more efficient operations
The story of Strome Ferry
The career of a Speyside line stationmaster
Didcot Railway Centre Tuesday treasures
What happened to the plane which ditched in the Hudson River in 2009
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A New Day Begins painting - time lapse
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 15 Details Pt 2



RSSB report says railways are safe to use during Covid 19

National Rail Conditions of Travel relaxations withdrawn from early September

Multi-million-pound upgrade work across August Bank Holiday

Coronavirus: Rail passengers to be warned when trains are busy

Treasury loosing patience with slow railway recovery

Crossrail delayed again until 2022 and another £450m over budget

Southeastern to share current train loading data

£9.1m of improvements for Kent and South East London railway

Isle of Wight ‘transformation’ gets underway
Photo of new Island line rolling stock
Tamper en route to Isle of Wight Railway
Island line closed for engineering works

First Aventra EMU for South Western Railway unveiled

SWR timetable changes

GWR purchases HST vehicles

First tri-mode trains to be seen next year

Second section of Dawlish sea wall upgrade approved

Last Railway Convalescent Home closes

Chiltern Railways employee retires after 50 years service

Petition to reopen Stonehouse (MR) station

Soham station construction contract awarded

Funding for Ely Upgrade project planning

First New Class 196101 goes on test to Stratford upon Avon

Network Rail in 'ongoing discussions' with Ironbridge power station developers

Monsal Trail: Plans to turn viaduct into railway opposed

Yorkshire's new Settle to Appleby rail service is first of its kind in England

Fireman dies when working Dalesman excursion on 18th August

SPAD at Crofton West Jn

Stonehaven derailment: Widow says train driver 'did all he was told to do'
Stonehaven derailment: Line 'closed for several more weeks'
RAIB update on Carmont derailment
New Road to be built to recover vehicles from site of Carmont accident
Network Rail launches task forces following Stonehaven derailment

Time for couple to depart Cairngorms station

New north-east Scotland station planned to open in October

Two months to repair flood damage at Polmont from breached canal.

Customers on 'Harry Potter train' caught short following a railway staff row

Llangennech diesel train catches fire after derailing

Steam locomotive 45596 'Bahamas' set for Watercress Line gala appearance

Restoration of Hythe Pier railway coach

Model rail enthusiast leaves £132,000 to Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway

Eurostar confirms October start for direct Amsterdam – London service

FlixTrain refurbished coaches

Historic Union Pacific steam engine to be moved

AMTRAK completes PTC installation

Moscow ends trolleybus operations

Storm leaves 30m hole in Union Canal

Last D-Day craft makes final journey after Portsmouth revamp

Appledore Shipyard to reopen

Cunard to suspend cruises until March 2021

Boiler returned to Steam Tug Mayflower at Bristol

Waverley paddle steamer finally sets sail after two years
In pictures: Waverley paddle steamer cruises on Clyde

Ireland's last wooden trading ship sets sail from Cork

Employment problems in UK aviation industry

Boeing 737 MAX testing for European authorities

Azores Airlines Suspends Some North American Flights

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



29/08/20  BBC2 1830-1930
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  4/6 Palermo to Mount Etna

29/08/20  BBC1 2030-2200
          "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson"  2016 movie about the NY river landing

29/08/20  ITV 2355-0020
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E2

30/08/20  BBC4 1900-2000
          "James May's Cars of the People"  S2 1/3

31/08/20  Channel 5 1830-1855
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

01/09/20  Quest 2100-2200
          "Mighty Trains"

02/09/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  5/6 Linz to Bratislava

02/09/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E3

02/09/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Morocco

03/09/20  ITV 1930-2000
          "Electric Cars: Are We Ready?"


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