Subject: Raildate 12th February 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 12/02/2021, 14:55
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Resignalling of Clapham Jn (Brighton Lines) and Balham
Clacton resignalling overview
How to recreate a joined up railway
Manx Electric Railway 2013
141R1244 at Brugg
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

60163 Tornado on the Mainline 2009 and 2010
BR Standard 2MT 2-6-0
Brand New Hornby Thompson Class A2/2 - Unboxing & Review
Glyn Valley Tramway Layout
Sodbury Vale Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show
PIKO model railway layout - Modellvasút HO scale by Csaba Kovács from Hungary
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Railway Vehicle Preservations - Home of the Beavertails
Nine talks have been uploaded from Derbyshire Archaeology Day including Industrial Archaeology
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

A compilation of a number of films shot over 120 years ago (in Dutch, but easy to navigate)
The first includes the Irish Mail of the LNWR, filmed at full speed in 1898 - the locomotive looks like a Webb compound of the Teutonic class, No. 1304 "Jeanie Deans", taking up water
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

A Youtube channel with some interesting railway and waterway items
(Spotter: Tim Oosterlee)

Military Base Old Trains, Abandoned Buildings, Jefferson Proving Ground
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Devon and Cornwall's lost and abandoned railways - and how some will return to life

Let's Review! Hornby's not so generic 4-wheelers!



King’s Uncrossed- Crucial stage of £1.2billion East Coast Upgrade fast approaching

Opening the third Kings Cross Tunnel

South London’s 1980s railway track and signalling to be modernised

GTR’s first train in £55m fleet modernisation programme back in service

Kent line closures due to snow

Railway worker killed by passenger train near Surbiton

Rail lines west of Southampton to shut for freight terminal work

IoW trains won't run again until mid-May

St Ives branch relaying completed

One of the country’s most hit railway bridges is repaired and strengthened

Key track works planned between Ely and Kings Lynn

New adopters for Wymondham rail station aim to return it to former glory

East Anglian local services delayed by snow

Network Rail teams tackle ice across West Yorkshire to keep vital services moving

Northern seeking operating and engineering apprentices

Removing icicles from Standedge Tunnel

Contracts awarded for new Siemens factory in Goole

Giant chunks of ice form under ScotRail trains after temperatures plummet

Train driver uses hot water to clear horn blocked by snow

ScotRail shares alarming video of train travelling across Forth Bridge in thick fog

East Linton Railway Station proposals submitted to council

Major clear up at Fairlie railway landslide

Calls for action after years of complaints about access at Perthshire railway station

Welsh railways return to public ownership

Open access between Paddington and South Wales rejected by ORR

NYMR apprentice scheme

SVR diesel gala in May

Travel problems after snow in Germany

Rail traffic in Netherlands stopped by snow

Glasgow subway in Lego

Enabling work started for extension to Vancouver Skytrain system

Network Rail staff branch out into clearing roads

Flood defences for the port of Tilbury

NYK orders two LPG dual fuel container carriers

Key West residents vote to limits size and number or cruise ships

Plans for new terminal at Charles De Gaulle airport scrapped

Emergency loan for Birmingham Airport

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



13/02/21  BBC4 1900-2000
          "Full Steam Ahead"  4/6

14/02/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"  Moving "Britannia"

14/02/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Train Truckers"  Moving a Deltic

15/02/21  Yesterday 0000-0100
          "Train Truckers"  Moving two steam locos

15/02/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Museum"  A classic car exhibition

15/02/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "David Jason: Trains, Planes and Automobiles"

15/02/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

16/02/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Golden Age of Canals"

16/02/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  5/10

17/02/21  BBC4 2325-0155
          "All Aboard! New Zealand by Rail, Sea and Land"  Slow TV

18/02/21  ITV 1930-2000
          "Cars: The End of Petrol and Diesel?"



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

12/02/21  Paddle Steamer Preservation Society Virtual Presentation
          "Waverley - Achieving 2020 and Beyond" by General Manager, Paul Semple
          Starts 1930
          To watch, visit the PSPS Scottish Branch YouTube channel

          No sign in, or password required

13/02/21  Kidderminster Railway Museum: "Zoom" Film Show
          "Railways on the 13th" by David Postle
          1930 - join Zoom meeting (on mute):
          Meeting ID: 942 5885 6911
          Passcode: 910006

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)

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