Subject: Raildate 25th June 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 25/06/2021, 14:57
To: " Raildate" <>

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

*** Next week's Raildate will be published on Thursday 1st July
*** There will be no Raildate the following week
*** The next Raildate after that will be on 16th July


Great Western Railway departure from Wirksworth
(Martin Miller)

Railways. Record Breaker. Glasgow-Euston 3.55.27 on board. 22.09.06
(Mike Wilcock)

LMS 46115 At her Best on the Dalesman 22/6/21
U Class '31806' Mighty Mainline Mogul - 20/6/21
Bala Lake Railway Blue Timetable 4th June 2021
Chalworth Model Railway Layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The forgotten 'football tunnel' at Glasgow Central used by past generations of Scotland fans
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Exploring An Abandoned Train Depot - We Found A Classic 1960s First Class Carriage
Abandoned Warehouse Hangar full of Valuable Antique Carriages!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

"Modern Railway News" is a free digital download available from Guidelines Publications



Part time season tickets to be issued

Highways England commences railway bridge infilling

GWR unit named after Gurkha hero and campaigner

GBRf name loco after Major John Poyntz

Class 93 locomotives on London to Stirling services – Grand Union revises proposal

Opposition to possible Bicester London Road level crossing closure

Resignalling around Macclesfield

First all female signal box since WW2

Campaigners ‘aghast’ that £20m new Reston station in Borders may be served by just eight trains a day

Berwick leaders express dismay at proposed cuts in train services

Edinburgh could be served by new Paris sleepers

Extra grant awarded to Transport for Wales

Mid Norfolk Railway postpones reopening after Government announcements

Mid Norfolk Railway manager purchases class 14 diesel

Victorian carriage body to be auctioned

The Failing Scotsman - LNER A3 60103 'Flying Scotsman' - "The White Rose"

DSB order for Alstom built trains

Maputo to Harare container service introduced

4G mobile phone coverage introduced on London Underground by 2024

'Future antiques' from Nottingham tram network donated to museum

Hydrogen powered bus on test in Kent

New Dublin Bus Connects route begins this weekend

Too Powerful? AN-225 Destroys Fence Departing RAF Brize Norton

Abandoned Graveyard That Uses Airplanes As Gravestones

Emirates returning A380's to service

Boeing 737 Max 10 completes first flight

British Airways 787 suffers nose wheel collapse

Lufthansa replaces its shortest route with a shuttle bus

Spotters: Ann Allred, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



25/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Stockholm to Abisko (1)

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

25/06/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Steam Train Britain"

26/06/21  Paramount Network 1750-2100
          "The Bridge on the River Kwai"  1957 movie

26/06/21  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Stockholm to Abisko (2)

29/06/21  4 Seven 2100-2200
          "Great Canal Journeys"  2/2 River Thames

01/07/21  More4 2100-2200
          "The Dambusters' Great Escape: Secret History"

01/07/21  More4 2200-2300
          "World's Greatest Shipwrecks"  MV Wilhelm Gustloff

02/07/21  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"  1/2 Staffordshire

02/07/21  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

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

03/07/21- Romsey Signal Box Open Day

10/07/21- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Classic Diesel and Steam Weekend

11/07/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
editor(at)  replace (at) with @

Raildate may be freely distributed without permission as long as no changes whatsoever are made to the original document distributed by the Editor

Raildate on

Raildate Facebook group:
You must be a member of Facebook to join

The Railtube Facebook page:
Thanks to Peter Lewis for posting Raildate to his Facebook page, which should be available to view even if you are not a member of Facebook

Issues of Raildate up to 18th December 2009 are archived at:
This page includes a master catalogue of items that have appeared in previous editions

(C) Howard Sprenger 2021