Subject: Raildate 4th September 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 04/09/2020, 14:19
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ECML railway at Drem and Prestonpans Last of the 91s (Sound up!)
(Andrew Cook)

Colas Recovery Crane & 66418/419 pass Pencoed. Aug 31st 2020
60074, in new Puma Livery, passes Pontyclun 12.08.20
Class 37669, 97302/04, 31468 on engineers trains in Wales, 2002/15
Driver Training/cab ride. 70803/73118/08503 at Barry
59s x 10 revisited. From 1996-2011 when they were busy
Old Oak Common Open Day 20 yrs ago; revisited
(Mike Wilcock)

GWR 7714 & 2857 - Late Summer Steam Scenes - Severn Valley Railway
40145, A Whistler at Work: 40145 & 37667 27th August 2020
KWVR is Back in Steam
LMS 4F 0-6-0
Running trains at the club 21-08-20
O Gauge Model Railway Running Session 30/8/20
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The privatisation that never was
Solar powered scarecrow in Manchester
London Transport Facemasks
London Underground pollution
Maintaining "Rest and be Thankful"
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Rare Historical Photos - The Train That Fell from a Building
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Class 37 Hauled Freight Returns To The Highlands In 2020!
Union Pacific Steam Shop Tour



Cross Country insist on seat reservations for journeys from 7th September

Major rail upgrades completed across August bank holiday

Operators announce increased services to meet demand

Re-engineering Rail Freight

Island line train used by fire brigade to reach gorse fire

Earthslip at Wallers Ash Tunnel cleared

DfT extends Great Western Railway emergency agreement to 2021

First GWR tri-mode train delivered

New collaboration between DfT and East Midlands transport leaders

First HS2 construction train to Washwood Heath
HS2 heralds formal start of construction as a 22,000 ‘jobs boost’ for Britain

Coronavirus causes 'serious' issues' with driver training in rail industry

Investment into Wigan North Western station for better rail journeys

Beeching Reversed: Reopening of the Northumberland Line

Scotland’s Transport Secretary visits progress on East Kilbride electrification

Rail works to inform project development for Fife and Clackmannanshire

Line to remain blocked at Carmont until October for recovery and investigation
ScotRail introduces Stonehaven shuttle service to keep customers moving

Recovery of rail tank cars form Morlais Jn
No criminal intent found at Morlais Jn derailment
RAIB statement on derailment at Morlais Jn/Llangennech

Anglesey Beeching axe railway bids for funding to reopen

Great Central Lottery bid fails

Dispute over Snaefell Mountain Railway not operating on its 125th anniversary year

Eurostar's Ashford International and Ebbsfleet International services won't return until 2022

SNCF apologies after electrical failure traps thousands on trains

New car carrying wagons for Transfesa

AMTRAK sells Ocean View dome car

First coaches for regional AMTRAK service in Illinois delivered

Passenger developments in Montana and Colorado

Hudson Tunnel project costs

New Jersey Transit order more APLP45  electro-diesels

Coventry appoints NP Aerospace to build lightweight battery LRV

Irish Pupils left without bus service as operators quit school bus services

Seventeen injured after Waverley crashes into pier

Babcock Rosyth secures four-year Serco ferry contract

Isle of Man ferry Be-My-Chree stopped for repairs

WWII bomber recovery in the Markermeer lake ends 12 year mystery

What Happened To Laker Airways?

UIA Passenger Takes A Stroll On The Aircraft Wing For Fresh Air

Hopes high to recover pilot, plane lost in 1952

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat



05/09/20  Channel 5 1640-1805
          "How Britain Built the Railways"

05/09/20  BBC2 1830-1930
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  5/6 Linz to Bratislava

05/09/20  BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
          "Archive on 4: Spitfire: From the Ashes"  The shadow factories

06/09/20  BBC Radio 4 1330-1400
          "Punt PI: The Great Mull Air Mystery"  A pilot disappears in 1975

06/09/20  BBC4 1900-2000
          "James May's Cars of the People"  S2 2/3

07/09/20  ITV 2245-2315
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E3

08/09/20  Quest 2100-2200
          "Mighty Trains"

09/09/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E4

09/09/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Jumbo: the Plane that Changed the World"

09/09/20  BBC4 2200-2300
          "How to Build... a Jumbo Jet Engine"

09/09/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  Spain

10/09/20  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  6/6 Sweden


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