Subject: Raildate 19th February 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 19/02/2021, 15:34
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Railways at Cardiff in 1993. 30 movements day/night
Driver Training with Flying Scotsman and Nunney Castle. Feb.18th 1993
Raitours. "Onllwyn Orbiter" 2 June 2001 Trackside clips
Railways, Feb.2001.Mainline freight,Pullmans, 37/33 and more
Margam Yard 2000/01 British Steels 4 locos in action
Railways a decade ago with 70012, much busier times in 2011
(Mike Wilcock)

Flood relief work at Hinksey has avoided flooding incidents
Clan Line on the Surrey Hills 2010 to 2019
Relaying Lotschberg summit tunnel
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Peter Brabham's Most Interesting Photos
Railways of Great Britain - Dean Forest Railway
Bodmin General Model Railway Layout
NYMR - 80136 moves around Grosmont MPD after passing boiler exam
All New Hornby LBSC 4-Wheel Coaches - Unboxing & Review
Can These Engines Be Fixed? - Faulty Model Trains + Bachmann Fail!
Gartell Light Railway Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show - Part 1
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

HS2: Aerial footage shows what London to Birmingham route looks like now

Recordings of past talks given to Derbyshire Archaeology Society (available for a limited time - they will be deleted in date order to make space for new talks)
Wheels of Industry – Langley Mill
The Derbyshire miners and the Lincolnshire coast



HS2 starts search for main depot contractor

Line closure due to chalk fall near Folkestone

Delays to commissioning SWR class 701 fleet

Luxury Bournemouth Belle steam train to depart London this July!

Consultation on Devizes to Bedwyn link

Signalling renewal up for public consultation in Cambridge area

Harwich branch line reliability improved

Essential works planned at Deben bridge to keep East Suffolk Line services running

Low bridge at Stonea hit 5 days after reopening to road traffic

Cannock station first to be given a makeover through West Midlands Stations Alliance

Transport for North smart ticketing finance withdrawn by DfT

Concern grows over Northern Powerhouse Rail

Progress at Ribblehead as plans submitted for extra viaduct repairs

Stonehaven-Montrose railway set to reopen for customers

Shocking footage shows the moment a driver came within seconds of being hit by a train

Train snowplough in action near Huntly

NI-Scotland tunnel proposal stirs up controversy

Station reopening at Bow Street brings first trains for 56 years

Work on Traeth Mawr viaduct near Porthmadog

Britannia Bridge restoration works to protect vital rail link for years to come

Near miss involving trespassers on SVR Victoria Bridge

2999 Lady of Legend to attend SVR Spring gala

Row over where Locomotion is to be displayed

New Exhibition Celebrates Railway Heroes

Plans to reopen Poole Park Railway this year

Netherlands Railway closed by winter weather

Possible extensions to Edinburgh tram network

Southampton bus attackers 'putting lives at risk'

Cammell Laird engineers complete major ferry repair work

Hazardous waste experts assess Cork MV Alta shipwreck

Financial failure of operator of RMS Queen Mary

Emergency landing of RAF C17 at Birmingham Airport

Ryanair to appeal against EU ruling on state aid for airlines

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



20/02/21  BBC4 1900-2000
          "Full Steam Ahead"  5/6

21/02/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Train Truckers"  Moving three locos

22/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone"  4/12

22/02/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "David Jason: Trains, Planes and Automobiles"

22/02/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

22/02/21  More4 2200-2300
          "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"

23/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone"  5/12

23/02/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  6/10

23/02/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Inverness to Edinburgh

24/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone"  6/12

25/02/21  BBC4 1910-1940
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone"  7/12



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

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

21/02/21  Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust
          "The Iron Giant that Survived" Kieran Lee tells the story of Bennerley Viaduct
          Starts 1400
          Free to all but please book to receive the link:

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

Cheers, Howard.
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