Subject: Raildate 9th October 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 09/10/2020, 15:25
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Hope Station
Edale Station
(Martin Miller)

Spirits of the Midland Railway
(Dave Harris)

Passenger trains at Kingsknowe Edinburgh September 2020
(Andrew Cook)

Railways 1997.30 moves at 7 locations, such power!
Spinning Spectre Railtour 1999, on board, with 2x 37s 47, 56, 58, 60 and 66
Semaphores and Class Sixties from Radyr to Hirwaun in 1998
(Mike Wilcock)

LMS 6201 Takes on Storm Alex over Shap and the S&C on the Northern Belle 3/10/20
Lifting The Boiler On 35011 'General Steam Navigation' 2/10/20
Haydock Foundry 0-6-0WT Bellerophon
GWR 2-8-0T 4270
Bluebell Railway - '178's Final Weekend' 04/10/2020
Last orders for Cameron Bridge Distillery locomotive
Kerr's Miniature Railway, Arbroath, Scotland
Kerr's Miniature Railway, Arbroath sunny scenes 9th August 2020
Itchen End Goods Depot Model Railway Layout
Bargain £10 AliExpress Model Railway Wagons - Worth Buying? Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Gatwick Express - no longer needed
Maximising the use of electric locos for freight traffic
B&B in old coaches at Horsebridge station
A speed bump for Japanese Bullet trains
Consideration of Scotland-Northern Ireland fixed link
Touring Europe in a 1947 former Reading Corporation bus in 1968
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A reminder of "The Railway Goods Shed and Warehouse in England", a super publication from Historic England.  You can buy it here or download the PDF for free (other publications are linked at the bottom of the page).
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

(Spotter: Barry Knapper)



Lowest railway passenger numbers since 1850s

Battery powered rail vac unveiled

HS2 awards £260m slab track contract

Crossrail funding difficulties

TfL funding deadline approaching.

Millway bridge wet of Andover Jn to be strengthened

Bridge reconstruction at Eccles Road

Staff training starts for new Greater Anglia outer suburban trains

Consultation starts on Cambridge South

Major works begin on the Great Eastern Main Line

Safety findings over fatality in Tyseley Depot December 2019

Campaign to reopen historic railway line in Derbyshire

£161m upgrade at Leeds station continues

HS2 eastern spur to Leeds ‘in doubt’ as Manchester takes the lead

17 apartments could be built on railway embankment in Latchford

Port of Workington railway bridge upgrade to benefit passengers and local economy

High-speed train 'stabling' facility proposed near Gretna

Dunfermline rail link to Glasgow: Hope line could be restored

Halbeath level crossing safe say rail chiefs despite 33 faults in five years

Kintore station set for opening

Jacobite steam train extends season after TV programme sparks surge in bookings

Refurbishment of Aberdeen station

Momentous refurbishment underway for Barmouth Viaduct

Postal Museum and Rail Mail to reopen 29th October

Steam and lights to replace Swanage Railway Santa Specials

Coaches to be used as holiday let near Whitby

'Bittersweet' farewell for Scotland's oldest miniature railway
Engines being primed for final farewell to Arbroath miniature railway

Llangollen railway closed by latest Covid 19 restrictions

Laser technology to help prevent trucks hitting railway bridges

High  speed rail service proposal for Ireland

Construction delays at Bangkok Bang Sue station

New Intercity fleet proposed for Norway

Stadler units ordered for Portuguese regional services

First FLIRT units enter service from Swiss-Italian regional service

Iraq plans to build line from Mosul to Turkish border

Italian steam railtour 20 September 2020

High-speed rail service proposal for Vancouver

Elegant SW Japan tour train with mix of traditional, modern styles revealed to media

Extension planned for Praha metro

Hampshire motorway closed by double-decker bus fire

Cowes Floating Bridge: 'Side thrusters' planned for troubled ferry

Basingstoke Canal falling into disrepair

RMT support for ships impounded by Maritime & Coastguard  Agency

Scrapping redundant cruise ships in Turkey

Centralised air traffic control proposed for Highlands and Islands

Last British Airways 747s depart from Heathrow

What Happened To The Trump Shuttle?

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price



10/10/20  Channel 4 1900-2000
          "Guy Martin's World Speed Records"

10/10/20  Channel 5 Select 2100-2200
          "Great Mountain Railway Journeys"

10/10/20  Channel 5 Select 2200-2300
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  Britannia Bridge

12/10/20  Channel 5 1930-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

12/10/20  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Inside Glasgow Central Station"  Ep1

12/10/20  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

12/10/20  More4 2100-2200
          "Inside the Spitfire Factory"  Restoring a MkIX part 3

12/10/20  More4 2200-2335
          "Guy Martin: The World's Fastest Van?"

13/10/20  4Seven 2000-2100
          "Guy Martin's World Speed Records"

14/10/20  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport" S6/E9

14/10/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads" 5/6

15/10/20  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "QE2: the World's Most Luxurious Hotel"



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

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

16/10/20-   Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Autumn Steam Gala

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