Subject: Raildate 26th February 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 26/02/2021, 16:51
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Views from Berlin, Germany August 2004 inc. building the Hbf. DB 101, 114, 120, ICE
(Andrew Cook)

Summer engineering works around Horsham
Video of Paddington Crossrail station
Austrian Railways NightJet sleeper services
Nairobi suburban services
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Icons Of The GWR - 38 Locomotives, 11 Railways & 28 Mainline Scenes!
Black Fives 44871 & 45407 Thunder through the Snow 26/1/13
LNER A4 Pacific No 60009 'Union of South Africa' - Video Compilation 2014
Bournemouth West Model Railway Layout
Mit der Fichtelbergbahn von Cranzahl nach Oberwiesenthal am 21.02.2021
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Iron Giant that Survived - Bennerley Viaduct
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

How the last tram from Torry sparked the bonfire of Aberdeen’s entire fleet
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Get used to fewer trains, says rail body

A possible reduction in weekend engineering works?

DB Cargo trials with hydro treated vegetable diesel fuel

Heathrow Connect units purchased by Rail Operations Group

HIAB crane hits Carlshalton railway bridge

Southampton Maritime upgrade and resignalling completed

Isle of Wight resident spots Island Line trains on motorway

New footbridge for Liphook station

Proposals submitted for rockfall shelter extension in Devon

Blockade of Windsor branch in March for resignalling work

Avanti West Coast launch smart-card scheme

Rail traverser for DIRFT III

Network Rail begins vital work at Market Harborough in step towards electrification

Improvements planned at Whitehaven station

Bid for more train services at Northumberland's smaller stations

125 Group confirms purchase of Class 43 locomotive and Mk3 coaches
Original Valenta engine to be fitted to 125 Group's latest power car

First cylinder cast for 4709

SVR will reopen 12th April

The Canadian recreated in Lego bricks

Russian diplomats leave North Korea on hand-powered rail trolley

Voith electrical equipment to be used by Wright buses

Suspended Hythe Ferry 'ran out of money' in lockdown

Hull based P&O ferries for sale

Southampton Airport expansion: City council confirms objections

Dublin Airport report 78% decrease in passengers

Icy landing: runway opens on frozen US lake

New flights to Frankfurt launched from Newcastle Airport

Dutch authorities investigate Boeing 747 after engine parts drop after take-off

Boeing 777: Dozens grounded after Denver engine failure
All Pratt & Whitney engined Boeing 777s grounded

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



27/02/21  BBC4 1900-2000
          "Full Steam Ahead"  6/6

01/03/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

01/03/21  More4 2200-2300
          "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  GWR

02/03/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  7/10

02/03/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  South Africa

03/03/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Spain



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

26/02/21  Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust
          "The Saving of a Maimed Beauty – Wingfield Station" James Boon & Peter Milner
          The only surviving example of an original station building dating back to 1840
          along the North Midland Railway
          Starts 1930
          Tickets for non members can be booked on the Eventbrite page

02/03/21  Railway Benefit Fund
          Railway Cinema Night with Michael Portillo
          Starts 1900, free but donation appreciated

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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