Subject: Raildate 28th May 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 28/05/2021, 15:09
To: " Raildate" <>

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


The railway which transformed Enfield
Background to Train Planning
Lincolshire Coast Light Railway
Presentation (in German) on the new Stadler built rolling stock for the Rigi Bahn
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

SECR P Class 0-6-0T 178 & 323 Bluebell
LMS 45562 Thunders over the S&C on the Pendle Dalesman 25/5/21
team returns to the Quantock Hills - West Somerset Railway 22/05/2021
Axe Valley Mill Model Railway Layout
Ballast, Backscenes, Roads & Scenery - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Hattons 'Genesis' 4 & 6 Wheel Coaches - Livery Samples - Model Trains with Real Sound
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

DC-3 Provides Emergency Flood Relief!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Trackside magazine bills itself as "the new in-depth, must-have magazine for the railway preservationist and active enthusiast, written by preservationists, for preservationists"
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Railway Photography

For seven years the FARSAP team has worked with Network Rail to film British signalling practices, equipment and buildings to create a free, publicly available permanent record - for example, Kings Cross PSB signalled its last train before closure on 23rd April – FARSAP already pictures it working on film



Government announce £401m boost for rail services

Trainline shares hit by announcement of Great British Railway

New flexible train interiors unveiled

Derailment in Grove Park Sidings

Work completed in £6m Hither Green station refurbishment

Footpath crossing on Angerstein Wharf branch to be closed

Cable fire at Gravesend

Murals on the Chessington branch

Changing reopening date for Island Line

Chiltern Railways hybrid multiple unit on test

Dunsland Cross station and a mile of trackbed for sale (Devon)

Buses to replace trains on the Cotswolds Line

Bridge replacement near Manton (Rutland)

Network Rail completes £250,000 refurbishment of Shrewsbury signal box

Network Rail prepares for track transformation at Leeds station over late May Bank Holiday

Industrial heritage exhibition on Workington station

Transport and Works order for Blythe and Tyne reopening

Redevelopment of Haltwhistle Station waiting rooms continues

Covid check-in on some Scotrail trains

Free membership of Scotrail Club 50 until April 2022

GBRf extend contract to operate Royal Scotsman

Halbeath rail halt to finally arrive?

Former railway yard supports work to reinstate Levenmouth rail link

Cadder railway yard upgrade in Scotland awarded £33m investment

Raft of radical transport options on the table for Largs as part of national review

Inverness Airport station given planning approval

First 197 trains completed for Transport for Wales

Tube stock arrives at Haven Street

Swanage Railway on Real Time Trains

Class 43 donated to NRM after withdrawal from East Midlands Railway

Bo'ness heritage railway set to welcome back passengers

Narrow Gauge Railway museum in Tywyn reopens

RPSI Whitehead open for visitors

Celebration of 150 of the Rigi Railway

Vienna-Amsterdam Nightjet (train) launched

Why 737 Fuselages Are Delivered To The Boeing Factory On Trains

Financial problems for the Kettle Valley Railway

Italy cable car fall: Three arrested over fatal accident

First Group sell American bus business

Return of MV Loch Seaforth to Stornoway-Ullapool route delayed again

Cardiff Airport: Flight to Edinburgh to start

Belarus 'diverts Ryanair flight to arrest journalist', opposition says
Belarus flights redirected after Roman Protasevich's arrest

Derby's new £18 million Museum of Making set to open its doors

Southsea Model Village vandalism: Thousands raised for repairs

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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"

29/05/21  BBC2 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Park Royal to Westminster

29/05/21  Yesterday 1700-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  6 episodes

29/05/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

30/05/21  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Warbird Workshop"  Hawker Hurricane

30/05/21  BBC4 1950-2000
          "Ivor the Engine"

30/05/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Oliver Postgate: a Life in Small Films"  The Ivor the Engine creator

31/05/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to County Durham

01/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Kielder Forest to Edinburgh

01/06/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

01/06/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Ian Hislop's Olden Days"  2/3 The Industrial Revolution

02/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Falkirk to Dundee

02/06/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Skies Above Britain"  When Speed Counts

02/06/21  BBC4 2200-2300
          "How to Build a Jumbo Jet Engine"

03/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dundee to Aberdeen

04/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Elgin to Loch Ness

04/06/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Austria

04/06/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Steam Train Britain"

04/06/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"



As things gradually return to normal over the next few weeks, I expect this section will begin to expand again - if you would like to publicise an event here, please contact the editor

29/05/21- Didcot Railway Centre: Half-Term Treats

29/05/21- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out with Thomas

02/06/21- Didcot Railway Centre: Half-Term Treats

05/06/21- Didcot Railway Centre: Half-Term Treats

06/06/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

12/06/21- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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