Subject: Raildate 3rd June 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 03/06/2021, 19:30
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Join architecture studio Projects Office, Leader of Wandsworth Council Ravi Govindia, and local historian Hilaire McLeish to learn about plans for the transformation of Arch 42, a historic railway arch which will become a new public route through Nine Elms.  This free event is part of London Festival of Architecture 2021.
Free online event: Monday 7th June 2021, 1200–1300 BST

In connection with this talk, Kestrel Railway Books is offering "The LSWR at Nine Elms: The Works and its Products 1830-1909" by Barry Curl at half price throughout June - £17.50 (normally £35.00) - Hardback 370 pages.


Plans to improve freight routes across London
The Innocent tunnel under Edinburgh
An American view of the latest UK railway reorganisation
8000 mile tunnel proposed from China to America sidelined
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A4 60009 On The East Lancs Railway & A Royal Surprise!
61306 'Mayflower' Powers Through Chilworth - Sunset Steam Express - 1/6/21
Swanage Railway 30/05/2021
Fairbourne Railway - Annual Steam Gala 2021
Track Weathering, Static Grass, Dry Stone Walls & Cottages - Part 4
Hornby J15 class Sound
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Liverpool City Railway Scenes (1960s) in colour!



First Group sign operating agreements for SWR and Trans Pennine

Transport for London granted £1bn conditions-based funding deal

Long serving member of Waterloo station staff retires

New ticket office and station building open at Swanley railway station

Bridge installed to replace Kings Dyke Level crossing at Whittlesey

Track and road renewals due to take place in Oakham, Rutland in June

New seats for summer picnickers at Birmingham New Street

Refurbishment of Stetchford viaducts

GBRf runs first Stanton Gate service since 2009 for Ward

Friends of Buxton Station honoured with Queens Award

Float-away helium party balloon delays trains to Liverpool

Feasibility study completed for Fylde coast rail link

Network Rail protects railway homes in Cumbria for adders and other wildlife

High tech help points to be installed at Malton

Last departure for Welsh Pacers

Testing starts on Transport for Wales class 197 units

Engineering works around Castlerock

Pullman car Aquila moving from Buckfastleigh to Bluebell Railway

Record breaking HST power car donated to NRM Shildon

Work begins on moving the Leighton Buzzard Railway ahead of new link road

125th Anniversary of Groudle Glen Railway

Investment in new stations and signalling for Cork local services

Problems using the Norwegian Royal Carriage

GSM-R failure cripples Dutch network

Southampton bus lanes to be removed

Dublin Bus plans zero emissions fleet by 2050

Ferry service resumes between Guernsey and Alderney

CalMac Ferry returning to service after sea trial success

Sri Lanka navy rescue crew following chemical fire on cargo ship
Sri Lanka: beaches coated with oil and debris from burning container ship
Oil spill fears after cargo ship sinks off Sri Lanka

Indonesian ferry fire

British Airways City Flyer flights from Southampton

Rare Warbirds Up for sale

'Michelangelo of Middlesbrough' hailed for 27,000-hour model project

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



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"

05/06/21  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

05/06/21  5 Select 1800-1900
          "Cornwall's Most Scenic Railway Journey"  St Ives and Looe

05/06/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Lakes and Dales's Most Scenic Railway Journey"

06/06/21  Quest 0000-0100
          "Mighty Trains"

06/06/21  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Warbird Workshop"  Waterbird seaplane

06/06/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Warbird Workshop"  Sea King

07/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  St Ives to St Day

08/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Truro to St Mawgan

09/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Bodmin to Totnes

09/06/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Skies Above Britain"  London Skies

10/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Paignton to Tiverton

11/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Taunton to Salisbury Plain

11/06/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Steam Train Britain"



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

Until     Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out with Thomas

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

19/06/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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