Subject: Raildate 23rd July 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 23/07/2021, 17:45
To: " Raildate" <>

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


Railways 1995. High speed freight, Ebbw Jct. Newport
Midland Pullman HST at speed in South Wales. July 17th 2021
Canton Depot. 3 x 50s 37308 26038 plus WAG, June 2010
Oliver Cromwell, 70013, coal, water and clinkered at Pengam in 2009
Quadruple headed 20/37s freight train at Pengam 1998
Railways in Wales May 1998 - Derailment/Load Haul/Transrail memories
(Mike Wilcock)

45596 'Bahamas' Double Chimney Delight - 18/7/21
Bluebell Railway - 'Road Meets Rail' 17/07/2021
Busy summer afternoon at Grosmont MPD as locos come for daily inspection and for disposal
Hunslet Works No. 554 'Lilla'
Batteries Included
Folly Lane Model Railway Layout
A Farmhouse, a Signalman’s Loo and More Scenery - New Layout Part 7 - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The development of police vehicles in Gloucestershire
The Brian Nicholls Hampden Restoration Project 2020
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Southern Railway train formations - 1920s (by an Italian!)
Part of a mixed bag of railway stuff here

Looe Branch Driver's Eye View (Network Rail)
Drivers eye view of the Looe Valley Line (GWR Driver Training Video)



Highways England may have to reverse act of ‘cultural vandalism’

Avanti kick-starts UK's largest train fleet upgrade

The station where masks are mandatory - and not

Chiltern Railways celebrate 25th Anniversary as HybridFLEX train introduced at London Marylebone

Northern's self-service ticket machines hit by ransomware cyber attack

£500k grant offered to restore fire-ravaged Troon railway station
Station master who dedicated lifetime to workplace shed tears as iconic building burnt to the ground
RMT demands urgent investigation into Troon Station fire

Bike carriages rolled out on West Highland rail line

New proposals to boost tourism using heritage railways

All six driving wheels for steam locomotive 5551 The Unknown Warrior need replacing

Flood damage to German railways (in German)

Firefighters battle blaze from top of moving train

Tokyo’s singing trains retire

Latest Restoration Update on Blackpool Tram No 298 at Crich Tramway Village

UK bus privatisation breached basic rights, says ex-UN rapporteur

Seatruck freight vessel MV Arrow joins CalMac's Ullapool-Stornoway service

A new CalMac island ferry breakdown for Glasgow Fair causes disruption

Disruption as three more CalMac vessels are hit by technical issues in one day

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin



23/07/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Steam Train Britain"

23/07/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

23/07/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

24/07/21  Channel 4 1900-2000
          "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  North Wales

25/07/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Golden Age of Steam Railways"  2/2

25/07/21  4seven 2000-2100
          "Coastal Railways with Julie Walters"  North Wales

25/07/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

26/07/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

27/07/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  1/6 The Ghan

28/07/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  2/6 Sydney to Broken Hill

28/07/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Pubs, Ponds & Power: the Story of the Village" Warkworth

28/07/21  ITV 2345-0010
          "Heathrow: Britain's Biggest Airport"

29/07/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  3/6 Adelaide to Perth

29/07/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Pubs, Ponds & Power: the Story of the Village" Cromford

29/07/21  More4 2100-2235
          "Titanic: Into the Heart of the Wreck"

29/07/21  More4 2235-2335
          "World's Greatest Shipwrecks: History Beneath the Waves"

30/07/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"



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

01/08/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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