Subject: Raildate 18th June 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 18/06/2021, 18:35
To: " Raildate" <>

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


ORR level crossing safety guidance
Bluebell Steam lights will be operated this winter
GWR Super Saloons
How to land big aircraft on small airfield
Russian  ground effect vehicle
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Statfold Barn Railway - Trangkil 50 Enthusiasts Weekend - Sunday 13th June 2021
Embankments, Roads, Scenery, & Station Details - New Layout - Part 5
Mendip Model Railway Exhibition - Virtual Model Train Show
Calstock's Halton Quay Model Railway Layout
Dapol/Rails of Sheffield SE&CR Wainwright D Class - Review and Running
South Australian Steam
Historic railways in Luxembourg - Steam locomotives at Train 1900 & Minieresbunn
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A whistle-stop tour along the Formartine and Buchan Railway line
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

175 years of Brussels-Paris by train: from 21 hours to just 1 hour 22 minutes
Unearthing a piece of Japan's railway history
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

The Spitfire Makers Charitable Trust



Innovative railway footbridge design is unveiled

Talks involving unions over job and service reductions

ORR approves GBRf class 69s

Automated "look out" equipment proposed

Engineering works could be deferred from summer weekends

Crossrail doubles trail running frequency

Avanti West Coast vows another attempt to break London-Glasgow record

LNER proposes major rail timetable changes from May 2022

Plans for redevelopment of Newbury station

Low carbon concrete used at Dawlish Sea wall

Devon County Council bids for funds for Okehampton-Tavistock business case

Can you recognise anyone in this photo at the closure of Okehampton Station?
(The editor would be in the picture if he hadn't been standing next to the photographer!)

Royal Train en route to G7 conference

Excitement for Carbis Bay station as Prime Minister reveals a new station sign

Nine day blockade for all routes via Horsham

Refurbishment of Gerrards Cross station

RMT Announces Further Strike Dates on East Midlands Railway

Ideas to restructure Leicester station and surroundings

Delay for new footbridge at Oakengates

Damage after level crossing incident near Doncaster

Station restoration at Shipley

Trans Pennine Express services to be extended to Saltburn

Scottish rail services facing 'disaster scenario' due to ECML timetable changes

New station sites announced for Leven line

Momentum grows for re-opening of a train stop at Evanton in Easter Ross

45596 Bahamas to visit Nene Valley Railway

92203 Black Prince returns to traffic

Bure Valley Railway tests bio-coal

Award for Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway

Engine on show in drive to raise £4m for line to Bala centre

Lagos to Idaban standard gauge line opens

Dallas-Houston high speed railway agreement

Incentives to use wagon load freight in Hungary

End of the line for cylindrical grain hoppers in Canada

BNSF 245 wagon train (1046 axles)

Circle line to be closed for engineering works in August

West Midlands tram services suspended after fault discovered

Nottingham tram memorabilia donated to museum

Heathrow Airport free buses no longer free

Electric shuttle buses proposed for Leicester

Corran Ferry: New study ‘so important’ to make a case for long overdue improvements

CalMac insist they can take foot passengers in July, but space is severely restricted

Disruption to shipping - order early for Christmas!

Mayflower autonomous ship

Ground effect flying ferries

Legal challenge to Southampton Runway extension

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price



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"

20/06/21  Quest 0000-0100
          "Mighty Trains"

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

22/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Sicily (1)

22/06/21  4seven 1900-2000
          "Great Canal Journeys"  1/2 River Thames

23/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Sicily (2)

23/06/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Last Days of Steam"

23/06/21  BBC4 2100-2200
          "The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance"

24/06/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Penny Blacks & Tuppenny Blues: How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps"

25/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Stockholm to Abisko

25/06/21  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"  2/2 River Thames

25/06/21  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

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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