Subject: Raildate 13th November 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 13/11/2020, 16:44
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High Speed Rail in Turkey
Vintage film of West Highland Line
Steam on the Gotthard Line in 1997
Oldest Metro systems in Europe
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Steam Trains At Speed
34067 Tangmere Slogs Up 'Upwey Bank' Unassisted 9/7/2009
Rebuilt Bulleid Light Pacifics 'West Country' & 'Battle of Britain' Classes
Plandampf auf der Werrabahn 2020. So hätte es ohne Corrona sein können
41 1144-9 mit "Feen-Wander-Express", 31.10.2020
My Best Model Train Controller - Gaugemaster Q - Unboxing & Review
Wincanton Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

46100 Royal Scot and 34065 Braunton double-heading
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The Flying Angels of Stalingrad
380-Ton ‘Caspian Sea Monster’ Plane Emerges From the Water for the First Time in 30 Years
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Victorian railway cut through Dundee Law
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Where Did "Amtrak Joe," Joe Biden's Nickname, Come From?



Veterans Railcard

Modular wagon deal with Network Rail & GBRf

Network Rail launches ‘Lorries Can’t Limbo’ campaign

Safety advice for brake maintenance of wagons conveying Dangerous Goods

New passenger information display installed at Victoria

Victoria station marks 100 years since the Unknown Warrior made final journey

ESR overspeed incident at Dauntsey

Innovative ‘Wavewalker’ to help build Dawlish sea wall

Changing switch blades at Aynho Jn

New train testing on Greater Anglia

Avanti trims West Coast timetable in response to lockdown

Local firm to design East Midlands Railway Aurora fleet interiors

Hinckley railway bridge sits top of 'most bashed' chart

Train that passed signal at danger near Loughborough was travelling too fast

Serious disruption at Sheffield after freight derailment (0213 Earles Sidings-Dewsbury)
Sheffield freight train derailment to affect services over the coming days

ScotRail to cut hundreds of trains a day as passenger slump continues

Alcohol ban introduced on Scotland’s rail network

Historic Border anomaly poses intriguing new twist for re-opening Edinburgh-Carlisle rail line

Results of appeal to help families of Carmont accident victims

Head of Irish Sea crossing review team moots tunnel rather than bridge

Railhead treatment trains being maintained on Mid Norfolk Railway at Dereham

4SUB 4732 offered accommodation at Margate museum

S&D Rolling stock and artefacts to be relocated from West Somerset Railway to Watercress Line

Heritage painters to close

Pacer unit donated to primary school in Spennymoor

New Amtrak station at Buffalo New York state

Union Pacific are named as the best military friendly rail operator

Former Mallorca DMUs enter service in Kenya

Another construction milestone on West Midlands Metro extension

Manchester set to receive new LRVs

Special award for Metro and the man who helped to create it

Transport for London funding agreed with 14 minutes to spare

Stonehenge A303 tunnel plan approved by transport secretary

Cowes Floating Bridge: Ferry suspended weeks after resumption
Further fault found on troubled island ferry

Portsmouth-Ryde fast-cat service suspended

Ships fuelled with ammonia?

DC6s on their way to South Wales

Last Blackburn Beverley saved from scrapheap

Newquay Airport closed to civilian traffic

Uncertain future for Norwegian Air

Where you can still fly on a Boeing 747

China Airlines (Taiwan) to sell its final 747's

Loganair staff brace for more airport job losses

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



14/11/20  Channel 4 1800-1900
          "Building the World's Fastest Car"

15/11/20  BBC2 1700-1830
          "633 Squadron"  1964 feature film

15/11/20  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"  Lee Navigation

16/11/20  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  1/6 Cathedrals

16/11/20  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Paddington Station 24/7: Back on the Tracks"  4/8

17/11/20  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  2/6 Castles

18/11/20  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  3/6 Carpenters

19/11/20  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  4/6 Scottish Style



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