Subject: Raildate 15th April 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 15/04/2021, 15:08
To: " Raildate" <>

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*** There will be no Raildate next week
*** The next issue will be on Friday 30th April


Belper Station - a fresh start
(Martin Miller)

Steam around London
Jacobite locos and stock heading north to Fort William
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Gordon Hodgson Makes Lizzie sing over Shap
NYMR - K1 62005 arrives at Grosmont MPD after coming off the Esk Valley Line from Whitby
LMS Fairburn Tank 4MT
O Gauge Running Session 10/4/21
Heljan Class 05 Shunter - O Gauge - Unboxing & Review
TRAINWEST - Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Edd China's Workshop Diaries Episode 1
Tall Ship Elissa Still Sailing at 144 Years Old
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Various HO and N-scale track plans by Paul Templar can be found at



Failure to win back passengers will damage hopes of cutting carbon emissions

Complaints over changes to National Rail Enquiries web site

Passengers reminded of three-day closure at King’s Cross station 23rd-25th April

Cleaning robot at Stansted Airport station

South Western Railway train guard dispute finally ends

St Ives Railway line to close for G7 summit
Buses to replace trains on St Ives branch during G7 conference

Sheep put themselves in shear danger taking a short-cut on busy Cambridgeshire rail line

Underseat sockets isolated on Anglia class 745 units

New footbridge for Oakengates

Twenty two Northern units withdrawn due to failure of yaw damper mounting points

Proposed upgrades between Dewsbury and Huddersfield

Iconic Yorkshire Dales viaduct is repaired and ready for visitors

Hull Trains resume services

Complaint over new station lights at Dyfi Jn

Restoration of Valley signal box

Derailment of test train near Dalwhinnie (0212 Tomatin-Perth terminated at Newtonmore)

Fire service 'heroics' praised after burning car left on train track near Bellarena

Leekbrook Jn signal box restoration

NYMR steam tram loco invited to celebration in Brussels

Llangollen Railway "advanced negotiations" with administrators

French to favour rail over short-haul flights

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway prepares to reopen

Stadler to build narrow gauge electric railcars for Vesuvian railway

Transport for London closes the last route run with Routemaster buses

Road blocked by rail replacement road service

Transdev Blazefield acquires Yorkshire Tiger bus operations

New Stagecoach bus depot in Cwmbran could be downsized

Cowes Floating Bridge: Ferry resumes after 'precautionary' suspension

The Shields Ferry returns to a full timetable from 18 April

CalMac's largest ferry out of Ullapool-Stornoway service for engine repairs

Egypt 'seizes' Ever Given container ship over $1bn Suez claim

Approval for extension of Southampton airport runway

Loganair to operate Norwich-Exeter flights

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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"

17/04/21  Channel 5 1620-1650
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

17/04/21  4seven 2000-2100
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

18/04/21  Channel 4 2100-2200
          "Guy Martin: Battle of Britain"  1/2

20/04/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

20/04/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "A303: Highway to the Sun"

20/04/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Liguria, Italy

20/04/21  More4 2200-2300
          "How to Build British: Aston Martin"

20/04/21  ITV 2245-2340
          "The Station: Trouble on the Tracks"  Birmingham New Street 3/3

20/04/21  ITV 2340-0005
          "The Metro: A Rail Life Story"  Tyne & Wear 3/4

21/04/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Building Britain's Canals"  Leeds & Liverpool

22/04/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Hunting the Nazi Gold Train"

23/04/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic River Journeys"  The River Spey

23/04/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

23/04/21  4Seven 2200-2300
          "Guy Martin: Battle of Britain"  1/2



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