Subject: Raildate 11th June 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 11/06/2021, 16:43
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Trains at Barry Docks. 09003/37038/197/308/418 56027 66587: 2001-2021
Railways. Memories of the last 142/143 in Wales
Railways. 143601 last service in Wales? Penarth, Taffs Well and Caerphilly
Railways 20 yrs ago. 15 x 37s + 25 more freights and football specials
Railways 1999 Yeovil with 37250/73106/73138/D8188/47747
Railfreight in Wales 1998. Busier times with Transrail 37/47/56/60s
Railways. Level Crossing failure on GWR Mainline. May 2021
Railfair. Newport May 1997. All 15 locos and more.
Barry Railways 2021. 0-4-0 D249 Steam and Gronk 08503 running
Railways Revisited. 1994 at Leeds, Hull, Doncaster to Derby.
Railway Rendezvous 1999. 66002 and 14 more, arrive from Canada at Newport Docks
Railways Past, 66/70 deliveries, 70012? and units for scrap.
(Mike Wilcock)

Crossing Saltash Royal Albert Bridge
Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway reopening and service
The bus service to Imber
How much is a Boeing 747-400 worth?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Isle of Wight Steam Railway - '50th Anniversary Gala' 04-06/06/2021
War Department Austerity 2-8-0 90733
NYMR - Indiana Jones 5 filming commences on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
Brockleigh Model Railway Layout
Another Superb Oxford Rail Wagon - Carflat - Unboxing & Review
Locomotive Convoys - Video clips from 2011 to 2017
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Remember When ... 1953: Introducing the diesel hydraulic locomotive
Remember When ... Dr Beeching got a hostile reception, 1962
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Lowest annual levels of rail journeys recorded since 1872

ORR confirms review into Hitachi cracks

Ryde Transport Interchange Project getting back on track

Power supply upgrade proposed for Hinton Admiral

Preparatory works complete ahead of major Bristol rail upgrade

Carbis Bay station sign restored

Lifts for Eridge station

Additional £5m investment to improve Arun Valley Line

Transport and Works Order application to expand Oxford station

Rebuilding Bletchley Flyover

Huge leap over West Coast main line for East West Rail

Northern statement over rectifying faults of CAF built units

Historic signal box restoration on picturesque Settle to Carlisle line

Port of Workington railway bridge reopens to motorists

MP calls on Scottish Government to progress Alloa-Fife rail link plan

Lost marmoset at Cambuslang station

A dream from the age of steam: Former Crathes railway station for sale

Mark 4 stock introduced by Transport for Wales on Holyhead-Cardiff trains

20th anniversary of Exbury Garden Railway (see also, Events)

53808 steam tested at Ropley

More vandalism on Swindon and Cricklade

Churnet Valley Railway announces delay to reopening

Wensleydale Railway launch urgent appeal to bring Class 143 to new home

Ben Alder to be first steam locomotive built in Scotland for 60 years

Could the Carmyllie Pilot steam locomotive return to the tracks after four decades?

Pakistan train accident: 30 killed in Sindh collision

Amtrak gets OK for 110 mph trains in part of Michigan

Historic artefacts found during renovations at Detroit Central train station

Fire ravages landmark train depot and museum in McComb. Here's what we know.

Investment in Kiwirail Hillside workshops

Waterloo & City line reopens two weeks ahead of schedule

Adults turning to toys in lockdown drives model railway sales
Hornby latest financial figures

Model steam loco stolen from Chilworth

Glasgow bus depot bid to be UK's largest electric vehicle charging hub

Why it's the end of the road for petrol stations

The Waverley at 75: Writer charts ship’s amazing course through history

Harris needs dedicated ferry service

New ferry to support busy Islay route in procurement process

Loch Seaforth ferry failure may have been caused by faulty screws

Cruise ship not allowed to dock in Greenock

Protests over cruise ships returning to Venice

City of Long Beach takes back control of RMS Queen Mary

Wizz Air Launches Its First UK Domestic Service

Qatar Airways Returns To London Despite Red List Status

Three Seriously Injured As Vistara 737 Hits Severe Turbulence

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



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

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

13/06/21  Yesterday 0000-0100
          "Mighty Trains"

14/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Salamanca

15/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Madrid

15/06/21  ITV 2310-2340
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

16/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Loire Valley

16/06/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The People's Liners: Britain's Lost Pleasure Fleets"

16/06/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "Titanic's Tragic Twin: the Britannic Disaster"

17/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Paris

18/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany

18/06/21  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"  1/2 River Thames

18/06/21  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

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

19/06/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

19/06/21  Exbury Gardens Model Railway Exhibition

25/06/21- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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