Subject: Raildate 12th March 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 12/03/2021, 14:51
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Topham shunting at Foxfield late 1980s
Deltic 1980
Austerity 0-6-0ST at Littleton NCB
(Bob Gibbens)

Class 37s on double-headed freight in Wales in 1996
Railways with 44932/45212/60163 on St. David's Days 2014-2018
Railways on St David's Day. Mainline Specials in South Wales
Railways in South Wales 20+ years ago
Class 37s, Double and triple headed on heavy freight in 1995
East Lancs Railway. Feb.1993, Black Warship, 50008/15 and 10 more
Railways 1993. Over 30 class 37s, double headed/heavy freight thrash
(Mike Wilcock)

Brake Vans removed from Rule Book and Working Manual for Rail Staff
Online meet the Manager arranged by SWR
Spitfire: 85 years since maiden flight of the first Spitfire
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 44932 Slips on The West Highlander 10/9/11
SR 4-6-2 34067 Tangmere
NYMR - 9F No. 92134 Setting the safety valves and brake test at Grosmont
Somerset & Dorset Railway - 55th Anniversary of Closure - 1966-2021
The Spring Classic's part one Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
Camlas Model Railway Layout
De eerste stoomtrein van 2021
UK Trams - Video Compilation - 2012 to 2019
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Tokyo-London by train - Japanese commentary/subtitles, but lots to look at
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Abandoned - Disney’s Fort Wilderness Railroad
The last airworthy Lockheed Super Constellation: engine start, flaming take-off and landing
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Snettisham railway station for sale
Hampshire Field Club & Archaeological Society videos



No refund for railcards

Complaints over engineering works the weekend after lockdown eases (the possessions would have been planned before Covid 19 reached the UK!)

London trials ultraviolet technology to tackle Covid-19, Leeds to follow

GTR class 313 unit adapted as Covid test centre at Brighton

Easter blockade at Guildford and North Downs line

Proposal for a station at Wilton Jn, not the old station sites

New GBRf container service from Felixstowe to Wakefield

Britain’s Shortest Branch Line in Stourbridge undergoes major track renewal

Demolition of former MR building at Chaddesden Sidings imminent

Second bid launched to reopen Stoke-to-Leek railway line after 31 years

DfT report on Hope Valley upgrades

Resignalling works near Sheffield

Furness Vale footbridge restored

Hitachi installs welding and painting equipment at Newton Aycliffe

Additional train services sought for Northumberland

Grangemouth Intermodal terminal extended

Additional community service operated on West Highland Line

Llangennech: Railway reopens six months after train derailment

Swanage Railway to reopen 12th April

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway to hire 80080

Historic Scarborough North Bay Railway sold to new owners

Tunnels between Whitby and Staithes may be reopened as cycle route

Location for Locomotion resolved

Fight to keep Llangollen Railway open

Billions needed to weatherproof Dutch train tracks by 2050

Infrabel installs Europe's first 'green' sleepers on Belgian railways

SNCF to reintroduce loco hauled long distance services

Derailment in Pakistan

ABB Power Products secures order worth $21.92m from Indian Railways

Canadian Pacific work on hydrogen fuel cell locomotives

Dispute between Brightline Railway company and Virgin group

Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham on hold

Cardigan Castle to house model of Cardigan Railway Station

Could Trains Replace Planes On Lufthansa’s Domestic Routes?

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price, Nick Wheat



13/03/21  Talking Pictures 0930-1045
          "Runaway Railway" 1965 movie filmed on the Longmoor Military Railway

14/03/21  Channel 5 1730-2000
          "Battle of Britain"  1969 movie

15/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Walk the Line" Northern Ireland's lost railways 1/3

15/03/21  More4 2100-2200
          "Great Canal Journeys"  Trent & Mersey

15/03/21  More4 2200-2300
          "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  Newcastle to Edinburgh

16/02/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Walk the Line" Northern Ireland's lost railways 2/3

16/03/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built" 9/10

16/03/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  France

17/03/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Walk the Line" Northern Ireland's lost railways 3/3

17/03/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Spain

19/03/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Warbird Workshop"  Spitfire MJ772

19/03/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Warbird Workshop"  USAAF C47



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