Subject: Raildate 20th November 2020
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 20/11/2020, 15:13
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Railways 1996. Busy day at Crewe
Railways. 1992 in Warrington yard and station
Railways, 40 movements in Warrington, Preston and Lancaster 1999
Railways 1993. Lancastrian Tour 56098/60097/20075/131
Railways 1999. Class 50/56/86/87/90/92 Lancaster and Winwick Jcn
Railways 1993. Lancastrian Tour 56027/37706/31282+296/60015/60097/56098
37s Top 'n' Tail and Thrash in the Valleys 2004
(Mike Wilcock)

Welsh Government publishes transport strategy
Research to reduce electrification costs
A brief history of the Golden Arrow and Night Ferry
A virtual tour of the Brunel museum at Blackwall
Vlissingen to Harwich in 1937
Bristol Brabazon
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Duchess Deliverance! (2013 - 2019)
Built at Swindon - A Compilation of Steam & Diesel Locomotives
Merchant Navy Locomotives
Steam Locomotives in Black & White - Great Central Railway 2019
NYMR - 7F S&D No. 53809 and Black 5 No. 45428 'Eric Treacy' photo charter
53808, the 7Fs and the S&D - The Bigger Picture
Brand New Dapol GWR Mogul Steam Locomotive - Unboxing & Review - (Amazing Model)
I Started my Own Model Railway Business!
44 0093 - "mehr Kali geht nicht"
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

World’s largest clean cargo ship: A flagship for a fleet
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Podcast: Signals to Danger - Railway disasters in the UK
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Minister accused of waffle over Covid 19 risk on public transport

Report into freight train derailment at Wanstead 23 January 2020

Isle of Wight receives first 'new' train for Island Line
Footage of new Island Line unit moving under own power before delivery

Emergency bridge repairs at Ham Street

A new home required for Petersfield SB

SWR told to provide wheelchair access at Liphook

Network Rail donates fire fighting Road Rail Vehicles to fire services for Severn Tunnel

West Coast main line and Euston HS2 upgrades in 2021

East West Rail takes next step towards new trains

Greater Anglia trains test negative for Covid-19

Bradford Interchange blocked due to lineside fire

RAIB report into collision at Neville Hill November 2019

York-Harrogate resignalling

Scaffolding erected around Ribblehead viaduct

Travel over Scottish border set to be illegal from Friday

Borders Railway’s ‘fragile, inconsistent and unsatisfactory’ performance condemned

Multi-million pound new railway station proposal for Largs is revealed

LNER HST nameplates sold for charity

Cuts to West Highland Line timetable

RAIB report into on track fatalities at Margam July 2019

Call to rebuild and reopen Bangor to Afon Wen (forgetting the WHR and road improvements)

Buffers and lots of sanding – an update on LNER G5 steam locomotive No 1759

Vandalism at NYMR Pickering

Birdsong set to soothe commuters at train stations

New modular wagons for German steelworks contract

Israeli plans to link Mediterranean and Gulf states

Battery Locos supplied to Pacific Harbor Lines

Major work at South Kensington tube station in Feb 2021

More tram/train units ordered by SNCF

Congestion at Felixstowe

EasyJet Losses

FAA approve Boeing 737Max for passenger use after rewiring reprogramming and pilot training

American Airlines Cuts London Schedule After Poor Bookings

Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Hits And Kills Brown Bear Whilst Landing

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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