Subject: Raildate 21st May 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 21/05/2021, 15:27
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Coaches to be reused as holiday homes
Dawlish Warren holiday coaches
Soul of A Railway
Trackless trams
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

British India Line Flattens Ais Gill - The Full Return Of Mainline Steam!
34028 "Eddystone" - first loaded test runs on the Swanage Railway 18/05/2021
Beer Heights Light Railway - Pecorama - Trial Day
Shunting at Mid-Wales Steam Railway
Platforms, Tunnels, Bridges and Hills - New Layout - Part 2 - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
1945s abandoned train restoration - Antique rusty locomotive
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Tokyo Has Built The World's Best Subway
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

A Boeing 707 That Survived The ‘Black September’ Hijacking Spree Is Getting Scrapped
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

'My model railway is my little dream world'
Derby’s Museum of Making – read it and weep…
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Driving Japan's first bullet trains

Drain-spotting: The people who keep their minds in the gutter



Better rail services promised in huge shake-up
Concern about potential fare rises as government unveils rail changes
Rail reform: What does the shake-up mean for you?
Train travel shake-up as Network Rail is jettisoned - powers in Scotland are limited
Great British Railway plan ‘could change a lot’ for plans to re-open Scottish rail lines

Thousands of UK train services to be restored as Covid restrictions ease

Some class 800 units re-enter service after safety checks
Photos of the cracking on class 800 units

June closure for London Kings Cross as upgrade enters final stage

Two railway bridges set to be replaced on same route in east Kent

Hampshire coroner urges live rail warnings after teen death

Food on the move sponsored by SWR and Cross Country

Second unit shipped to the Isle of Wight, 18 May

Network Rail finishes installing 11 miles of track on the Dartmoor Line

Repair work planned on Reedham and Somerleyton swing bridges

Shorter road closures for rail tunnel repairs due to cancellation of Burghley Horse Trials

Northwich railway station roof collapse disrupts services

Malton railway station upgrade works begin

Vital project at Northallerton station started by Network Rail

Fresh Glasgow Queen Street plans include 'distinctive' entrance and landscaped outdoor plaza

Carnoustie residents plot level crossing fight back after ‘dishonest’ Covid-19 closure

Bat boxes installed as work progresses on Levenmouth Rail Link

Return of historic steam locomotive to Strathspey line after two decades

Financial support for Eurostar

Drone footage shows fire and scale of massive train derailment in US – video

The Waterloo & City to reopen in June

First new trams for West Midlands Metro expansion delivered

Hythe ferry to resume

"No availability' is CalMac message

Covid: First UK cruise since pandemic leaves port

Southampton port claims UK shore power first

Southampton welcomes largest UK cruise ship for naming ceremony

HMS Victory's lower mast removed for first time since 1894

PS Waverley leaves drydock for sea trials

RMS Queen Mary in danger of sinking

Ryanair posts record annual loss of €815m

Could Spain Follow France With A Domestic Flight Ban?

Qantas’ Airbus A380 Returns To The Skies For Positioning Flight

Qantas losses

Bloodhound rocket car stored in Coventry Museum as funding hunt starts

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat



21/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  5/15 Herne Bay to Leeds Castle

21/05/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  2/4 Taiwan

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

22/05/21  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Railway Journeys"  Umpteen episodes

22/05/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

22/05/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Scotland's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"

23/05/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Flying Scotsman: Pride of Britain"

24/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  6/15

24/05/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"

25/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  7/15

25/05/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Britain's Biggest Dig: HS2"  1/3

25/05/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

26/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  8/15

26/05/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Britain's Biggest Dig: HS2"  2/3

27/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  9/15

27/05/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Britain's Biggest Dig: HS2"  3/3

28/05/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"

28/05/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

28/05/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "Flying Scotsman: Pride of Britain"



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