Subject: Raildate 2nd October 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 02/10/2020, 15:07
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Whatstandwell Station
York Station Interlude
Derby Station Miscellany 2
Sheffield Station
Leeds Station with TPE
(Martin Miller)

Braunton at Stableford 1/10/20
(Barry Knapper)

Steam Power On The NYMR + The Scarborough Express!
We take an evening trip over the Fantastic Harringworth Viaduct to Kettering September 2020
Class 37261 power unit installed
SECR H Class 263
Isle of Wight Steam Railway - 'Autumn Gala' 26/09/2020
Welsh Narrow Gauge Tour 2020
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Layouts
Hatton's Genesis Coaches Engineering Samples - Unboxing & Overview
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Emergency protection instruction film 1958
The last train from Horwich
Network Rail support for railway heritage projects
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Five Scottish tunnels you can walk through
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Flying The World’s Biggest TurboProp Antonov An-22
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Change in travel patterns

Leaf-busting machines ready to tackle autumn season on the railway

Asquith Xavier recognised by plaque at Chatham station

DB Cargo signs 5 year contract with Tarmac

Freightliner HeavyHaul renew contract with Tarmac

Refurbishment of Ryde Pier

Leaking roof over Waterloo International platforms

First stage of rebuilt Dawlish seawall opened

Last minutes talks between RMT and SERCO before Caledonian Sleeper strikes

Criticism of new station design for at Perry Barr

Hydrogen-powered train makes UK maiden journey

Pedestrian saved by dog on railway crossing

Shocked Edinburgh ScotRail driver finds otter strolling around busy station

New tech to be used to stop Autumn leaves causing delays on Highlands' rail network

People posing for photos on rail lines criticised

Conwy Valley rail line reopens after £2.2m flood repairs

Watercress Line to host magical 'world-first' LED steam locomotive show

60163 visits Teesside to start the count down to Stockton and Darlington 200

Simplex cavalcade on Lincolnshire Coast Light Railway

Coupling rods delivered for P2 2007

Talks over repairs to Cairngorm funicular

Dutch province to introduce regular hydrogen services

Extensive cable thefts and looting halts South African rail services

VIA Rail postpone resumption of long distance services

Alaska to Alberta new railway project approved in USA

New diesel units delivered to Nepal Railway

Councillors to discuss ambitious plans to extend Edinburgh Trams to Fife

Phoenix Valley metro orders more vehicles.

Three Bus-Eireann Expressway services to end early next year

Red Funnel Ferries computer system attacked

Cowes Floating Bridge: Troubled ferry faces further delays

Historic Penlee lifeboat back in Cornwall

Harwich Harbour ferry damaged in bad weather

Plans to close Hull-Zeebrugge ferry service

Rosyth ferry link can ease Brexit lorry queue ‘shambles’ says MP

WWII bomber recovery in the Markermeer lake ends 12 year mystery

B-25J 'Old Glory' Forced Landing 19 Sept

Inside the aviation industry collapse

EasyJet financial troubles

Job losses mount as KLM crew agree to reorganisation plans

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



03/10/20  Channel 5 Select 2200-2300
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Europe

03/10/20  Channel 5 Select 2300-0000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  Clifton Suspension Bridge

04/10/20  Channel 5 Select 1805-1900
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Norfolk

04/10/20  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Britain's Biggest Dig"  HS2 excavations

04/10/20  Channel 4 1900-2000
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

04/10/20  Channel 5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  The Waverley Route

04/10/20  Channel 4 2000-2215
          "Murder on the Orient Express"  2017 version

04/10/20  Channel 5 Select 2000-2200
          "Brunel: Building a Great Britain"

04/10/20  Channel 4 2215-2315
          "The World's Most Famous Train"  A look at the VSOE

05/10/20  Channel 5 2200-2300
          "Extreme Fare Dodgers"

05/10/20  BBC4 2310-0010
          "Peddling Dreams: the Raleigh Story"

05/10/20  ITV 2315-2345
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E7

05/10/20  More4 2100-2200
          "Inside the Spitfire Factory"  Restoring a MkIX part 2

07/10/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E8

07/10/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"

07/10/20  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads" 4/6



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-   North Dorset Railway: Open Air Book, CD & DVD Fair

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

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

A regularly-updated list of when heritage railways are reopening:

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