Subject: Raildate 26th March 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 26/03/2021, 14:58
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Electrification programme vital to decarbonising UK Railways
Inside factory producing lining sections for HS2 tunnel
Photo exhibition at Burgess Hill waiting room
How London terminal stations got their names
Development of containers on the White Pass and Yukon Railway
Tunnels to link the Shetland Islands proposed
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Dartmouth Stalwart - 7827 "Lydham Manor" on the Dartmouth Steam Railway 2020
NYMR - BR Standard 4 No 80116 on a freight photo charter
Furness Railway No. 20
Brilliant Bodmin Model Railway Layout from the Great Western Railway 1928 era
Castlederg Model Railway Layout
KRModels GT3 - OO Gauge - Model Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Tar Heel Traveler: Scott visits a restored, 110-year-old Pullman train
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



New wagons for GBRf

Installation of bridge beams for line to Barking Riverside

DB cargo fined after injury to shunter at Dollands Moor

Feasibility study for reopening Oxford to Witney line

Campaign to electrify Oxford  to Cambridge line

Bridge installation north of Bicester over Easter weekend

Multi-million pound new railway line for Gloucestershire 'will go ahead'

Land purchased for new transport hub at Moreton-in-Marsh

Network rail completes a year’s work in five days as Northampton gets ‘speedy’ upgrade

Drone photography of reconstruction of Hopswood Hall embankment near Rugby

Full steam ahead for Camp Hill line to reopen as final budget approved

Scheme to restore Ironbridge to Bridgnorth line

Plans to restore Wingfield station in Derbyshire
Beautiful old pictures show Derbyshire railway station in former glory

Councillors blast proposals to re-open Matlock to Manchester rail line

Road Closure in Newark for railway level crossing upgrade work

Network Rail gets cracking with Easter track improvements in Sheffield

Bradford unveils plans for New Northern Powerhouse railway station

RAIB investigation into bufferstop collision at Kirkby

Study to consider reopening Midge Hall station near Preston

Government urged to back £140million Northumberland Line regeneration dream

ScotRail gives over-50s a welcome boost

Earthworks to reopen Largs line

Reston Station construction is underway

Missing Balloch schoolgirls spent night locked inside train

A sign of things to come at Leven

Rannoch timber rail project ‘on track’ with Memorandum of Understanding

Newport-Ebbw Jn service to be restored (Gaer Jn to Park Jn to be restored to passenger use)

Before and after pics: The new look Haverfordwest railway station footbridge

Welsh railway bridge to be raised one metre in £3.6m project

Bullhead rail delivered to the South Devon Railway from Scunthorpe’s British Steel

DfT considering national network service to Minehead

7822 Foxcote Manor to spend the next 5 years on the West Somerset Railway

Helston Railway hit by vandalism during Covid struggle

NYMR fitting controlled emission toilets to historic coaches

Volunteers needed by Ness Island railway in Inverness

Exterior design of new nightjet stock

Fatal level crossing accident in Sri Lanka

CP Rail Agrees to Buy Kansas City Southern for $25 Billion

Hunter Valley coal lines reopen after flooding

TfL to take over ownership of DLR Lewisham branch

Fare avoiding beaver on Toronto Metro

Temporary double deck repair proposed for Hammersmith Bridge

Earlier lockdown would have saved bus drivers lives

Bus fire near Chelmsford

Greater Manchester bus services to be brought under public control

Scottish Bus operators secure £40.5m for new green vehicles

Suspended Hythe Ferry set for council cash

Suez Canal blocked by huge container ship
How are they trying to free the Ever Given?

Scandal-Plagued German Sail Training Ship Gorch Fock Back in the Water

Golden Ray Salvage Drags On, 3rd Block Removed

Southampton Airport's runway extension debate goes on

Funding for Newquay Airport to cope with G7 conference flights

Cornwall plane crash: Two pilots eject from Royal Navy jet

Final A380 departs from Toulouse factory

Final China Airways flight of 747-400

Spotters: Brian Billing, Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



26/03/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Warbird Workshop"  Westland Wessex

26/03/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Warbird Workshop"  Aeronica Defender

27/03/21  More4 1900-2000
          "Great Canal Journeys"  Staffordshire 2/2

28/03/21  Channel 4 1930-2030
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"  West Highland Line

29/03/21  More4 2100-2240
          "Guy Martin's Spitfire"

30/03/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

30/03/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Helsinki to Kemijarvi

31/03/21  More4 2200-2305
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"  West Highland Line

02/04/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Secrets of the Royal Train"

02/04/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Warbird Workshop"  Piper Cub

02/04/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"



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