Subject: Raildate 9th April 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 09/04/2021, 13:46
To: " Raildate" <>

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

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Railways April 2012 with 26/37/50/56/60/66/67/70/73, busy times
Class 20107 in Wales; 03/04/21 plus 20312/20308/47802 in April 2013
Railtours. "Cornish Raider" March 1996; On board with 37412/671
Cab-ride Ormskirk - Preston in 153363 Aug.1995. Full journey
Railways 1996. Heavy freight in Wales, 37/47/56; happy days?
Railways. Taff Vale 150 with 80080 in 1991
Railways. 37308/114 thrash. Newport-Aberystwyth open window sounds
Railways Nostalgia 2003. 60s on stone, Adelante/Voyagers in Wales
Derailment at Aberthaw with 66168. May 2003
(Mike Wilcock)

Purbeck Railway Circle YouTube channel
Franchising on life support?
Campaign to reopen Carmarthen to Bangor railway route
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LNER 60163 Tornado the Speed Machine - Ten years of Hill climbing
Southern Railway 34081 92 Squadron
NYMR - K1 62005 Shadow Running between Grosmont and Whitby & disposal of K1 at Grosmont MPD
Dhoby Ghaut Model Railway Layout
Bachmann LBSC Class E4 Tank Engine - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Railway Engineering: An Integral Approach - a free course
European Sleeper - a new sleeper train network from the Netherlands and Belgium
The Saphir Odoriko
Going for gold; miniature model of retired train for 10 million yen
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)



Suggestion to name individual London Overground routes

Basingstoke ROC takes over Shepperton branch

Footbridge installed at Shere Heath to replace footpath crossing

Time lapse filming of underbridge installation at Bicester

Train services return to Marston Vale Line between Bedford and Bletchley

Maritime Transport celebrates first anniversary of East Midlands terminal

Works for HS2 at Water Orton

New Lifts at Macclesfield station

Train services increased across the North

Northern statement on Class 195 and 331 fault

Ribblehead viaduct: Major restoration scheme completed

Proposal for new station on Blythe & Tyne line

Thai restaurant in 40-year-old British Rail coaches in Pitlochry approved

Call for new stations to create ‘community rail network’ in Aberdeen

GBRf contract with Celsa Steel, Cardiff

Plans for railway test centre on site of Onllwyn washery

Irish cross border review of rail network officially launched

£97000 recovery grant for Avon Valley Railway

Rebuilding Kimberley level crossing on Mid Norfolk Railway

Recovery Grant awarded to Great Central Railway

Sofas amongst items removed from the East Lancs Railway as reopening preparations continue

£169000 grant for Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway

Volunteers working on Corwen SB

New General Manager for the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Threat to Welsh steam railways

Opening date for Snowdon Mountain Railway

Fatal freight train collision on Czech Republic

Grant proposed for Amtrak

Taiwan: Fatal collision between train and lorry and derails in tunnel

Over $455,000 donated to save local line in Hokkaido for use as 'train trips' for children

Yesterday channel steams in with new Hornby series by Rare TV

Model Train Plays Music - Guinness World Records

TramForward urges rethink on transport in Derby

Shortlist of contractors for Lower Thames Crossing announced

Keep an eye on Largs to Cumbrae ferry - from your own home!

Freight traffic between Welsh and Irish ports rises after slump

Alone on an abandoned cargo ship

Cruise ships banned from the centre of Venice

Southampton Airport runway extension meeting under way

TUI Computers Label Adults As Children Leading To Underpower 737 Take Off

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



09/04/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Warbird Workshop"  An L39 jet

09/04/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

10/04/21  BBC2 1900-1930
          "Highland Road Rescue"

10/04/21  4seven 2000-2100
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"  East Fife

11/04/21  5 Select 1800-1900
          "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"

11/04/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Secrets of London Bridge with Rob Bell"

11/04/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Tower Bridge: Gateway to London"

12/04/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Walk the Line"  1/3 Series 2 Antrim

12/04/21  More4 2100-2300
          "Guy Martin's WW1 Tank"

13/04/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

13/04/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Sicily

13/04/21  More4 2200-2300
          "How to Build British: Bentley"

13/04/21  ITV 2245-2345
          "The Station: Trouble on the Tracks"  Birmingham New Street 2/3

13/04/21  ITV 2345-0010
          "The Metro: A Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 2/4

14/04/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Walk the Line"  2/3 Series 2 Lough Neagh

14/04/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Building Britain's Canals"  1/3

15/04/21  BBC4 1910-1940
          "Walk the Line"  3/3 Series 2 County Tyrone

16/04/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"



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