Subject: Raildate 5th March 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 05/03/2021, 15:12
To: " Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


BR Standard tank 80079 31/9/93
Denby Dawdler 22/04/89
Naming a class 47 Midland Counties Railway at Derby station
Derby, Stoke, Stafford and Crewe
Parallel running on Berlin to Warsaw main line
Wolsztyn Parade 2016
(Bob Gibbens)

Ryde Esplanade web cam
Southampton Docks 1958
Southampton Docks 1964
Ffestiniog Railway Moving Pictures 47
Memorandum over accident investigation in the Channel Tunnel
Bernina Line cab ride
Current problems for the bus industry
The end of gas holders
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Class 90 Electric Locomotives Compilation
Steam Trains At Speed In The Mainline - Volume 2
Great Western Railway 813
Double-headed Deltics (55002 & 55019) & a Teddy Bear (D9516) at Wensleydale
Hornby's Purple A4 - Love or Hate It? - Unboxing & Review
Great British Tank Engines - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
First Look: Hornby A2/2 sample
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Transport for Wales: Teithiau Rithiol/Virtual Journeys
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Our Beloved Lockheed Super Constellation Fires Up!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How Canadians Derailed a Train and Drove It to City Hall for Power After a Brutal Ice Storm
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Ghost Train: Barnstaple to Ilfracombe
44871 & 45407 - The West Highlander - 26.10.13
Tunstead Cement Works at Peak Forest
Timetable World - online collection of historical timetables and maps from around the world
Enoshima Electric Railway, Japan



Cat avoids train surfing hitch hike from London Euston to Manchester

Report into Freightliner derailment at Eastleigh January 2020

Shawford station building to be used as community space

Castle Cary-Dorchester engineering works

Bi-mode future for freight operators

Okehampton railway return 'clear reality' after £40m commitment in Budget

Millions invested into Chiltern main line railway improvements

Railway track repairs divert trains on West Coast main line

West Midlands Railway to run additional trains as schools return

Network Rail teams replace Wakefield railway bridge in major upgrade

Skipton-Appleby "Staycation express" to be operated by HST stock

Trains services reinstated between York and Scarborough as pupils head back to school

Calls for Borders Railway extension to stop at Langholm

Famous Glasgow hotel poised to reopen following major revamp

Largs line will be closed 'well into March' after landslide

Online public meeting on future of Clacks rail services

Londonderry-to-Strabane railway line should be reinstated

Wensleydale Railway to move away from steam as line's future looks to diesel

Spa Valley reopening date and gala dates

40145 to be repainted and spend another year with LSL at Crewe

Llangollen Railway PLC asks bank to appoint receiver

£167k heritage fund support for pandemic-hit Whitehead attraction

Aschenseebahn to reopen in May 2022

TfL network upgrades

TfL unveils new Piccadilly Line tube train design

Design unveiled for new Piccadilly line stock

Mock up of new Tyne & Wear metro cab for staff training

Automated metro proposed for Graz

Increase in ferry traffic between France and Ireland

Ship-breaking in Indian subcontinent

Toymaker Hornby chief executive buys Hawker Hunter aircraft which once stood outside Airfix factory

Time-lapse video shows RAF bomber being dismantled

Boeing 727 journey by road

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat



08/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone" 8/12

08/03/21  More4 2100-2200
          "Great Canal Journeys"  The Potteries

08/03/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

08/03/21  More4 2200-2300
          "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  Wales

09/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone" 9/12

09/03/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built" 8/10

09/03/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Mexico

10/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone" 10/12

10/03/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Canada

11/02/21  BBC4 1910-1940
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone" 11/12

11/02/21  BBC4 1910-1940
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone" 12/12



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