Subject: Raildate 11th September 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 11/09/2020, 14:37
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Swanage Railway Red Timetable 30th August 2020
West Somerset Railway - 'Living Museum' 31/08/2020
Down the Line to Kingswear
Beeching's Tracks - Norfolk (Ep. 1 - other episode links are shown on page)
Sedgemoor Rail - Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show
Mysterious New LBSC 0-4-0 Tender Engine - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

High speed line intermediate stops
Development of Carbon Fibre bogies
Historic photos of Crewe
The last steam in China
Kazakhstan Railway improvements
Brightline operations in Florida
New York in Colour in the 1930s (Shipping interest)
Bright future for DC3s
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

What are your memories of this scenic former rail line that served the Peak District?
In photos: five of Europe’s most scenic railway journeys
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

New videos added to the FARSAP collection are Newark Castle-Lowdham, Grantham-Nottingham and Barnetby East-Grimsby
(Mike Peart)



Service reductions due to fewer passengers

Class 230 variants approved for passenger service

Graffiti vandals paralyse Island Line service

Near miss at Hilsea

LNER boost services as passengers return

Overhaul contract awarded for class 91's to remain in LNER fleet

West Midlands Trains unveils new EMU

Grand Central abandons Blackpool plans

The ghost of Windows7 at Selby

Dent station building bought by Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line

Morpeth station restoration completed

Borders Railway: 'The line has re-energised our community'
Has the Borders Railway delivered for Midlothian?

Possible half-hourly passenger service between Alloa and Longannet

Carriage removed from Stonehaven crash site

Work to reopen the railway at Stonehaven begins

Stonehaven derailment: Report says climate change impact on railways 'accelerating'

Network Rail seeks to improve earthwork management following Stonehaven derailment

Far North of Scotland Timber Trial

Welsh Government call for backing of South Wales Main Line major upgrade

Llangennech accident and fire could take until Christmas to clear up and restore.

Death of Eric Leslie

Mid Norfolk Railway "Polar Express" cancelled

Final boiler tests for steam locomotive 828 completed

National Heritage Lottery Fund support for Mid Hants

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway mask discrimination

Signalling equipment stolen from Churnet Valley Railway

Birds-eye View of North Yorkshire Moors Railway's Carriage Stable Project

Man taken to hospital after car collides with train on level crossing

Ceneri Base Tunnel opens

Federal Audit Office finds defects in BLS accounts

New Stadler multiple units for BLS

FRA updates track inspection rules

Tel Aviv-Jerusalem electrification complete

Indian Railways to redesign coaches with air conditioning

Bullet trains branch out to cargo amid pandemic

Night Tube suspended until March 2021

Contractor appointed for extension to Metro network in Vancouver

Lviv to order locally built trams

Winchester school bus bridge crash leaves children injured

Bus hits bridge in Bristol city centre crash

Traction engines in Hereford

Bus collision in Nottingham

Rebuilding A68 in Midlothian after a embankment collapse

Police chase of a stolen narrow boat

Eyewitness report on PS Waverley accident

Fire onboard MT New Diamond

European Aviation Authority approval flight for Boeing 737 Max from Seattle

Iran Air Is Selling Some Of Its Classic Boeing 747s

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



12/09/20  BBC2 1830-1930
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  6/6 Sweden

13/09/20  BBC4 1900-2000
          "James May's Cars of the People"  S2 3/3

13/09/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  1/2

13/09/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Battlefield Britain"  The Battle of Britain

13/09/20  ITV 2315-2345
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E4

14/09/20  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Canals: the Making of a Nation"  1/6

14/09/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies"  2/2

14/09/20  BBC4 2100-2230
          "Spitfire"  2018 documentary

15/09/20  ITV 2000-2100
          "Flying for Britain with David Jason"

15/09/20  BBC1 2100-2200
          "The Battle of Britain"

15/09/20  BBC4 2200-2300
          "Battle of Britain: the Real Story"

16/09/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E5

16/09/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads" 1/6

16/09/20  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Britain's Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown"

17/09/20  BBC4 2210-2310
          "Hunting the Nazi Gold Train"

17/09/20  BBC4 2310-2340
          "Tornado: the 100mph Steam Engine"



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12/09/20-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Farewell to the Joffre

19/09/20-   Romsey Signal Box Heritage Open Days - pre-booking essential

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