Subject: Raildate 30th April 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 30/04/2021, 14:49
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Leicester Station surprise
Derby Station variety
Chesterfield Station variety
(Martin Miller)

Williams Rail Review renamed, but still no publication date
Safe management of weather events affecting train operations
Talking benches in Essex
Record of the end of BR operations to Minehead, 1971
Mapping oyster card zones in London
Updates on TfL Northern Line extension to Battersea
Railcam overlooking Glenfinnan viaduct
Engineering challenges of building the world’s first ship tunnel - New Civil Engineer
How too much information nearly caused an aviation disaster
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Severn Valley Railway - Spring Steam Up!
Part 1:
Part 2:
34028 "Eddystone" emerges from Herston Works - Swanage Railway 26/04/2021
East Somerset Railway - Spring Steam Gala - 24/04/2021
Exton Quay Model Railway Layout
Worst Mechanism Of The Year? - Bachmann 9F - Unboxing & Review
Mucking Up a Flying Pig - Weathering a Bachmann Ivatt 4MT
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Too Many Cars! (Pathe, 1956)
Sneak peek at classic car museum to open in Derbyshire village
Save The Skymaster Walkthrough
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A treasure trove of photos capturing the last decade of steam travel unearthed
Fascinating past of Dartmoor's lost railway station
England's 20th Century coastal communities seen from above
Trevithick Day Youtube Channel



RailAdventure purchases eight HST power cars

Kings Cross Eastern tunnel reopened

GWR class 800 units taken out of service to cracking in suspension

Train issues mean further delay for Island Line reopening

Real time train loadings on SWR

Tamping machine fire near Sevenoaks (DR75410, Matisa B41UE)

Network Rail fined for safety breaches in substation

Brush factory at Loughborough to close

Cuts proposed to Blythe & Tyne reopening plans

Scotrail strike continues

Derailment at Dalwhinnie, 10thApril. RAIB report

Wales' level crossings need urgent safety changes, report says

Titanic-linked train carriages discovered in yard

Mission Impossible 7: Tom Cruise and steam locomotive mockup head to the NYMR
Mission... Derbyshire? Train track teetering over quarry, set for new Tom Cruise film

Movement of 34028 Eddystone from Herston Works

Deal reached between Llangollen Railway Trust and administrators

Another fatal accident on Egyptian Railways

Los Angeles Union station hosts Oscar awards ceremony

Long Island Rail Road trial of Battery multiple units

First group sells US bus business

Metro bus service looses its roof under railway bridge in Haywards Heath

FastCat ferry service to resume on 29 April

CALMAC Loch Seaforth out of service until mid May

New vessel launched to clean Dublin's rivers

Model of Suez Canal for training mariners in France

Hawker Sea Fury crashes near RNAS Yeovilton

USAF Osprey VTOL aircraft wrecks Addenbrookes hospital helipad

Airbus retires the first "Beluga"

TBM Avenger aircraft ditches at Cocoa Beach Airshow, Florida
TBM Avenger Recovery

New problems with the Boeing 737MAX

Ethiad Remove Airbus 380s from their website and flights
Qantas will return their A380s to service

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



01/05/21  More4 1900-2000
          "World's Greatest Shipwrecks: History Beneath the Waves" 1

02/05/21  Yesterday 1100-1700
          "Railway Murders" Six episodes

03/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  6/15 Saxmundham to Dedham

03/05/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "Cornwall's Most Scenic Railway Journey"  Looe & St Ives branches

03/05/21  BBC1 2030-2200
          "Sully: Miracle on the Hudson"  2016 movie

03/05/21  More4 2100-2200
          "World's Greatest Shipwrecks: History Beneath the Waves" 2

04/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  7/15 Colchester to Chadwell Heath

04/05/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

04/05/21  More4 2200-2305
          "How to Build British: Aston Martin"

05/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  8/15 Potters Bar to Cardington

05/05/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "The 1951 Festival of Britain: Brave New World"

06/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  9/15 Sawbridgeworth to Cambridge

07/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10/15 Newmarket to Walsingham

07/05/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic River Journeys"  6/6 The River Shannon

07/05/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"



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