Subject: Raildate 7th May 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 07/05/2021, 16:20
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Ballenberg Damphbahn (Steam on the Zentralbahn from Interlaken)
Knitted Tyne & Wear Metro coach for 40th anniversary
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Sun & The Rain
Mid Hants Railway Spring Steam Gala 2021
NYMR - BR Std 4 No 80136 on shunting and shadow running duties
K4 Class 2-6-0 No 61994 'The Great Marquess' Video Compilation 2012 to 2014
Hatton's Genesis Coaches - Decorated Samples First Look
00Bill's Youtube channel - model loco repairs
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Class 40 40106 on the Severn Valley Railway during the first 'Pioneer' of 2021, 23rd April
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The roads, carriages and railway to town: Berwick history article
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Old Russian Trams that Are Lost Now
Bankrupt - RMS Queen Mary
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)



Slow recovery of rail passenger loadings

125 years of the TSSA

Removal for refurbishment of footbridge between Lake and Shanklin

New timetable for EMR Corby service

Proposal to reopen Pontrilas station

Fire at Southport station

Derailed long welded rail train at Church Fenton

Rail engineer calls for ScotRail fleet involved in Stonehaven crash to be scrapped

Permission granted for Inverness Airport station

Urgent change needed to get passengers back on trains

New fencing installed at Swansea Burrows Sdgs to stop fly tipping and trespass

Flooding on the Conwy Valley line again

Clanmil ‘surprised’ at rail line dismay as flats get go ahead following appeal

Award for loco restoration on Mid Suffolk Light Railway

Appeal to raise £100,000 for Northumberland railway viaduct repairs

Lease for Wells Harbour Railway may not be renewed

Talyllyn railway reopened

More rolling stock for Tanat Valley line

GWR 4144 to visit Nene Valley Railway

Jenny Agutter to reprise Railway Children role in film sequel

A bright future for Amtrak?

100th Alstom electric loco delivered to Indian Railways

Mexico City metro: Fears structural failure behind deadly crash

Bus fire in Dunfermline

Funding to start restoration of the Ulster Canal

HMS Unicorn goes under the microscope for preservation project

Golden Ray Salvage 4th Cut Complete (as of 4/27/2021)

Increasing airfares for safe destinations

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat



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

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

08/05/21  5Select 1510-2100
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  Complete series

08/05/21  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Railway Journeys"  Umpteen episodes

09/05/21  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Warbird Workshop"  Spitfire MJ772

09/05/21  5 Select 1800-1900
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads"  Ermin Way

09/05/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Warbird Workshop"  USAF C47

09/05/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads"

09/05/21  Paramount Network 1915-2200
          "Battle of Britain"  1969 Movie

09/05/21  ITV 2305-0000
          "Trevor McDonald's Indian Train Adventure"  1/2

10/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  11/15 Crewe to Shotton

10/05/21  More4 2100-2200
          "World's Greatest Shipwrecks: History Beneath the Waves" 3

10/05/21  More4 2200-2305
          "Ghosts of the Deep: Ancient Shipwrecks"  1/2

11/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  12/15 Rhyl to Anglesey

11/05/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

11/05/21  More4 2200-2305
          "How to Build British: The London Cab"

12/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  13/15 Bangor to Betwys-y-Coed

12/05/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Skies Above Britain"  1/5 Flying into Danger

12/05/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Blitz: the Bombs That Changed Britain"  1/4

13/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  14/15 Blaenau Ffestiniog to Barmouth

13/05/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Warbird Workshop"  Pre-war bi-planes

14/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  15/15 Aberystwyth to Newtown

14/05/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  1/4 New Zealand

14/05/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

14/05/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "Walking Britain's Roman Roads"



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13/05/21- Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Bash

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

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