Subject: Raildate 1st July 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 01/07/2021, 16:05
To: " Raildate" <>

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

*** There will be no Raildate next week
*** The next Raildate will be on 16th July


East-West Rail project
Repetitive on train announcements to be limited?
Walk over Hockley Viaduct
The London Underground station you cannot buy a ticket to
Etihad Railway plans and ambitions
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45231 'The Sherwood Forester' - Two Cylinder Magic To Devon - 23/6/21
34095 "Brentor" resurrected on the Spa Valley Railway 26/06/2021
A summer at the Kent and East Sussex Railway (KESR)
The Yorkshire Terrier - 30742 Charter at Embsay & Bolton Abbey Railway
St. Egwin at Evesham Vale Light Railway, 26/06/21
New Outstanding Value Oxford Rail J27 - Unboxing & Review
Canals, Boats, Water & Terraced Cottages - New Layout Part 6 - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Hornby S&DJR Peckett W4 0-4-0ST - Model Trains with Real Sound
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Jack Burgess's Yosemite Valley Railroad clinic handouts (PDFs)

Kestrel Railway Books "Mystery Pics" have been refreshed again - follow the link from the Kestrel website



Beyond wood – first recycled plastic railway sleepers laid on Network Rail tracks

Crossrail hands Woolwich station over to TfL

Elephant and Castle fire: Six hurt in huge blaze at railway arches

Trial of body cams with SWR guards

Service disruption due to arc damaged rail

Consultation on reopening Fawley branch to passengers

Composite sleepers used for track renewal on Sherrington viaduct near Warminster

Oxford Corridor Phase 2

Wheel timber repairs between Ely and Peterborough

Changes to Timetables for Abbey Line between Watford Junction and St Albans

In search of hidden shafts in Staffordshire

Second half of new Wolverhampton Railway Station opens to public

Restoration of Monks Sidings SB approved

Network Rail begins transformational work to reopen Northumberland line

Repairs to Redbridge viaduct near Galashiels

Historic Stow station building saved from demolition and turned into bar in Borders village with no pub

Spectacular views from top of Glasgow Central Station in prospect as roof tours considered

Heritage award plaque unveiled at Stirling station

Welsh railway bridge manually lifted out of the flood zone

Rod Stewarts support for the B17 replica project

Corris Railway Falcon No 10

New electric locos for Azerbaijan Railways

The case for Light Rail not busways around Cambridge

Interior of new Tyne & Wear Metro cars revealed

Grave of woman who died in disastrous Burton tram crash finally given facelift

Cardiff 21 leaves – Update from Crich Tramway Village

What happened to the first TfL hydrogen buses

Convertible flying car

Heads of the Valleys: Frustration over 50mph limit plans

Narrow Water (Newry River) Bridge: Project receives €3m from Irish government

Hythe Ferry saved by crowd funding

TT Calshot developments

Waverley paddle steamer’s return to Clyde cruising delayed by crew shortage
Waverley paddle steamer set sail for summer 2021 seasons

Last markers of old Skye ferry at Kyleakin to be removed as contractor appointed

Could sea-skimming ‘flying ferries’ revolutionise links to Scottish islands?

Two men killed in light aircraft crash near Goodwood Airfield

Public Service Obligation grant to maintain Alderney air links

Antonov 225 damages boundary fence at RAF Brize Norton

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



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"

03/07/21  More4 1900-2000
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"

06/07/21  4 Seven 1900-2000
          "Great Canal Journeys"  1/2 Staffordshire

06/07/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

08/07/21  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  1/7 Scotland

08/07/21  More4 2100-2200
          "The Plane that Saved Britain"  De Havilland Mosquito

08/07/21  More4 2200-2300
          "World's Greatest Shipwrecks"  Bikini Atoll

08/07/21  ITV 2245-2315
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

09/07/21  Channel 4 2000-2100
          "Great Canal Journeys"  2/2 Worcestershire

09/07/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Steam Train Britain"

09/07/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

09/07/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"



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

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

17/07/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

17/07/21- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Isle of Mull Gala

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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