Subject: Raildate 22nd January 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 22/01/2021, 16:02
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Railtours 1996."Yorkshire Doodle Dandy" 37601/03, 31112/554, 56094, 60007, 58033
Railways 1989 at Southport with "Bahamas" 20010/175 & more
Railways 1989. Bahamas 5596, 20010/175 at Southport
Railways 2008. Class 37 cab ride at Margam, plus 08630 naming
Railways 1997. Bristol Temple Meads/Newport
Railways at Margam 1998. Stored 56s and mainline 37/47/56/59s
Class 37s moved for storage from Canton to Margam 2004
Class 37s in Wales part 2
Class 37412/415/418/419/421/426/428. Mainline in 2000-2002
1990s Coal freight in Wales, 37/56/60s Part 2
(Mike Wilcock)

ORR guidance on level crossing use and design
Swedish Reindeer bridges over roads and Railways
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Hard Climb to Shap Summit
Hawksworth Pannier Tank 1501
Rocket and Planet No. 9 at the NYMR Spring 2011 Gala
Der Boden bebt, ein kleines Rätsel Teil 2!
Narrow Gauge Railways of Great Britain Classic Winter Series Bala Lake Railway
Vale Quarry Model Railway Layout
New Super Detailed Oxford 12T Tanker Wagons - Unboxing & Review
Hornby's New Centenary Peckett - Unboxing & Review
How to weather a model railway wagon
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Why is there music at Japanese train stations?
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

DC-3 Crash Bluebonnet Belle July 2018
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



More timetables trimmed to match lockdown travel bans

Latest technology used to improve thousands of miles of lineside biodiversity

Rail Operations UK orders 30 locomotives

Heathrow Express Class 387 fleet in service

Waterloo W H Smiths kiosk to be restored

GTR assist vaccination centres at Elstree and Harpenden

Work to begin on £4.5m essential engineering project in Kent

Portsmouth rail line shut for viaduct strengthening

Hampshire rail manager avoids 60mph train by 'a second'

A new station for Chineham in Basingstoke?

FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

London–Corby electrification complete

Railway engineers battle against Storm Christoph

Consultation launched to improve Manchester rail timetabling

Plans for £42m Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway Station open for public feedback

How Glasgow Warriors beat Edinburgh with help from the horn of a passing train

Train overspeed through temporary speed restriction at Beattock

Collapsed wall rail line in Aberdeenshire closed for rest of week

Obituary for Dame Margaret Weston

Vic Mitchell

K&ESR kitchen car appeal

Eurostar: Government urged to 'safeguard' rail firm's future
France says Eurostar will get French and UK aid to ensure its future

Revival of Trans Europe Express 'key to EU's carbon neutrality'

Bombardier to overhaul double deck coaches of Israel Railways

Refurbished Italian Pendolino unit arrives in Greece
(These units were barred from the Lotschberg base tunnel for a while due to their poor reliability)

METRA to purchase 500 Alstom double deck coaches

Double tracking approved for Northern Indiana suburban line

QR code ticketing introduced in Hong Kong

Railway Museum acquires 117-year old Parlor Car from Whidbey Island

Steam hauled transfer of snowblower from Luzern to Brugg

Fly-through footage shows first glimpse of what Metro extension is set to look like in Dudley
Another bridge demolished as West Midlands Metro extension advances

The forgotten plan to build a subway system under central Edinburgh

Egypt’s new monorail trains to be built in Derby

Dual bus-train vehicle moves closer to starting date in Shikoku

Cargo tram service finishes in Dresden

Alexander Dennis to build electric bus chassis

Saga cruises says all customers must be vaccinated

British Airways Raises £8850 With Boeing 747 Suitcase Sale

Loganair to increase flights to and from Isle of Man

Man lived undetected in Chicago O'Hare airport for 3 months

Lufthansa Plans Its Longest Flight – 15 Hours In An Airbus A350

Etihad To Resume Flights To Doha Following 3.5 Year Blockade

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin



22/01/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Settle & Carlisle

23/01/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Full Steam Ahead"  1/6 The golden age of steam

25/01/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  3/6 The Northern Belle

25/01/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Alaska

25/01/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "David Jason: Trains, Planes and Automobiles"

25/01/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

26/01/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  2/10

26/01/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "James May's Cars of the People"

27/01/21  BBC2 2100-2200
          "DeLorean: Back from the Future"  Story of the man and the car

29/01/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  The Italian Riviera



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

11/02/21  North Eastern Railway Association: Zoom Presentation
          "The Berwick and Kelso Branch from 1808" by Bill Fawcett
          1900 for a 1930 start
          All welcome - you will need to register on the NERA website

20/02/21  North Eastern Railway Association: Zoom Presentation
          "Teesdale Tracks and Derailing Dukes" by Northern Echo Chief Feature Writer, Chris Lloyd
          1000 am for 1030 start
          All welcome - you will need to register on the NERA website

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings (January-April)

Cheers, Howard.
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