Subject: Raildate 25th September 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 25/09/2020, 15:54
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Derby Station Miscellany
Doncaster Station Variety
(Martin Miller)

Class 37s, and more, memories in Wales 2005. Thrashing in the Valleys
The Hoosier State, class 66752, + 4, unloaded at Newport. 11.07.14
4 x 37s on Festive Freighter. Yate-Avonmouth and Portbury Dock 2002
Trains at Magor, Hereford, Bristol, Paignton, Newton Abbot and Exeter in 2002
37s Festival From Wales, in the '90s. Double Headed freights included
Class 58s. 20-16 years ago, Newport Docks, Mainline
(Mike Wilcock)

Princess Elizabeth & Tornado ! The Northern Belle & The Ticket To Ride
L&Y Class 27 0-6-0 52322
England's Lost Main Line Railway: Rediscovering the Great Central Main Line
Ffestiniog Railway September 2020
Welsh Pony no.5 goes to Beddgelert - Welsh Highland Railway 12th September 2020
A Bachmann Bus On Rails!? Highrailer - Unboxing & Review
Delivering the Goods - Model Railway Gala
Rutland Water, We take a cruise on the Rutland Belle
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Welsh Government railway wish list
Trans-Europ-Express version 2?
Airbus consider Hydrogen powered aircraft
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Leek & Rudyard Railway Steam Gala 2020
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)



Emergency Measures Recovery Agreements extended for 18 months for all TOCs

IRJ 2020 Innovations Showcase: Battery power supply keeps trains running during outages

RMT reaction to drop in railfreight traffic

Arundel booking clerk nominated for Community Rail award for WW1 research

SWR wins sustainable business awards

Exhibition about West Bay branch

Heathrow Western rail link delayed by at least two years

Public consultation on capacity improvements around Ely

Preston’s railway station gets impressive new glazing

Reconstruction work on Esk Valley Line

Extra platform proposed for Hartlepool

Work begins on class 380 train ‘makeover’

Emergency Measures Agreement extended for Scotrail and Caledonian Sleeper

RMT to stage strikes on Caledonian Sleeper

Faslane rail station tops council agenda for Helensburgh

Rescue workers praised as north-east train crash site handed back to Network Rail

Timber trains trial on Far North line

Heart of Wales line to reopen following floods and derailment

Conwy Valley Line to reopen this month
£2.2m to better protect Conwy Valley Line

Llangennech rail crash: Brakes jammed before train derailed

Reopening Aberystwyth-Carmarthen railway would cost ‘significantly less’ than thought

Chinnor & Princes Risborough transport and works order for access to Princes Risborough station

Transatlantic support for plans to re-open Bennerley Viaduct

Jersey station for sale

TGV derailment

French MP left red-faced after parked car blocks train

New international freight service

Danish Rail safety authority approves Vectron locos

Automatic couplers for freight vehicles planned in Europe by 2030

First-Ever "Head Car Scuffing Machine" for the Shinkansen Bullet Train

Train Derails At 14th Street, Northbound Subway Service Suspended Along 8th Ave

Summerlee tram journeys resume at Coatbridge industrial museum

New trams for Goteborg

Brexit freight monitoring system not ready for 1st January 2021

Go-Ahead group losses

"Rest and be Thankful" reopened

NTA: new Dublin bus network to boost services by 23%

Tokyo’s empty tour buses are being used to create a giant maze this weekend

Airbus looks to the future with hydrogen planes

"Culture of concealment" implicated in 737MAX crashes

American Airlines pilots to begin 737 Max training in November

Kyiv to New York via Iceland on a Boeing 737

Azur Boeing 767 Suffers Tail Strike Landing In Moscow

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price



26/09/20  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Pole to Pole: Trains and Boats and Trains"

27/09/20  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

28/09/20  ITV 0000-0025
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E6

28/09/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "World's Busiest Train Stations"  Zurich Hauptbahnhof

28/09/20  More4 2100-2200
          "Inside the Spitfire Factory"  Restoring a MkIX

28/09/20  More4 2200-2335
          "Guy Martin's Spitfire"

30/09/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E7

30/09/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads" 3/6



While many events have been cancelled due to Covid-19, a limited number of events will be included from now on - if you would like to publicise an event here, please contact the editor

03/10/20-   Apedale Valley Light Railway: Smoke Without Fire Diesel Weekend

09/10/20-   East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

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