Subject: Raildate 29th January2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 29/01/2021, 15:07
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Bluebell Railway virtual tours
The Past at Work (1980) featuring Clan Line
Forgotten stations in Hertfordshire
Haunted Vancouver Waterfront station
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Railways of Great Britain - East Lancashire Railway With a cab ride
GWR 2-6-0 5322
Duke of Gloucester No. 71000 at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) in 2011
Legacy trains, a mishap and coal
Kit-built model railway locomotives by Tony Wright
Calne Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Accidental death: The strange case of the Scottish aristocrat killed on the Midland Railway
(Spotter: Brian Billings)

Niagara Curry Station, Meguro City, Tokyo - a restaurant for fans of trains
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Art Deco's Impact on Railroads
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



HS2 to begin construction on huge Victoria Road Crossover Box

GBRf still seeking European class 66s

Railway to close for 15 days between Sittingbourne and Gillingham to fix 40 metre landslip

Consultation to extend Elizabeth line into Kent

Redevelopment at Guildford station

East West and Northumberland rail lines get £794m boost

Concrete box used as Peterborough railway tunnel in 'UK first'
Tunnel painstakingly pushed underground

Service disruption due to embankment slip at Ingatestone

Design of HS2 viaducts at Water Orton released

Mechan to supply rail traverser for DIRFT III

MML electrification can be enabled by Class 810s - East Midlands Railway

Billingham SB to be demolished

Government said to be 'dragging its heel' on progressing Dalcross station

Line bloked nort of Montrose until 7th February
Stonehaven-Montrose recovery works underway

ScotRail to reduce services from February

Memorial plaque to remember those lost in Abermule train collision on 100th anniversary

Mid Hants Train of Lights had 15000 visitors

Young Railway photographer competition returns for 2021 – supported by the Bahamas Locomotive Society

S160 3278 arrives on Churnet Valley railway for restoration

Historic Highlands railway receives £60,000 funding boost to help cope with impact of Covid

Manning Wardle Saddletank "Jubilee 1897" sold to Vale of Rhiedol Railway

Britain could demand a share of revived Eurostar

Luzern Low level through station contract awarded

Cheap high speed services in Spain

Railcoop to launch freight operations before passenger services

SNCB sells final share in LINEAS

Proposed high speed railway in Egypt

Pipeline capacity shortage increase oil carrying by rail

Future in doubt for New Haven train depot

Trams to Brussels Airport from 2026

Xelabus to assist with transport to vaccination hubs

Hydrogen fuel double deckers enter service in Aberdeen

New rail-connected freight terminal for Tilbury

Isle of Wight ferry workers get 'back-up' vaccines

Queen Mary operator files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Odyssey Airlines – The London City Transatlantic A220 Start Up

Boeing 737 Max cleared to fly in Europe after recertification

Emirates And Etihad Banned From Flying To The UK From Tomorrow

National Grid tunnels under London

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Anderw Nummelin, Nick Wheat



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

30/01/21  BBC4 1900-2000
          "Full Steam Ahead"  2/6

31/01/21  Smithsonian 2100-2200
          "How Did They Build That?"  Includes transformation of London Bridge station

01/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Pattern making

01/02/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Argentina

01/02/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "David Jason: Trains, Planes and Automobiles"

01/02/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

02/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Engines at work

02/02/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  3/10

02/02/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "James May's Cars of the People"  4x4s

02/02/21  BBC2 2330-0110
          "DeLorean: Back from the Future"  Story of the man and the car

03/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Chains and copper

04/02/20  Talking Pictures TV 1835-1915
          "Terminus"  Waterloo station in 1960

04/02/21  BBC4 1905-1935
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  A lifetime's achievement

05/02/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  5/6 Bavaria



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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