Subject: Raildate 30th July 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 30/07/2021, 15:28
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Vintage railway film - The signal engineers - 1962
Advance notice of track renewal at Copyhold Junction
Check your railway location
Historic photos of Birkenhead Woodside
50th Anniversary of Victoria line extension to Brixton
Dates for Rail Mail tunnel walks
Sustainable transport in Switzerland
How an A330 Airbus became an ocean reef
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Flying Scotsman, Tornado and Staycation Express HST at Carlisle on 24th July 2021
Cab view on BR Standard No 80136 on the 'Moorlander' diner train
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - 24th July 2021 - Derbyshire - England
Preserved Quarry Hunslets
Spotlight: Limmat
Ultra Expensive But Is It Worth It? - Bachmann 416 - Unboxing & Review
Misselthwaite Station Grand Opening - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Pete Waterman discusses how signals transformed his OO gauge layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Railway Club Directory



Further cut to Government railway funding

Cancellations due to staff self isolating

RAIB report on SPAD at Chalfont & Latimer, June 2020

LNER could scrap plans to cut rail services in Northumberland

Ilkley Branch closed due to suspected bomb

Sanquhar station house for sale

West Somerset Railway - Rail Replacement Road Service

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway marks 40th anniversary

World's fastest diesel locomotive will run again at Ruddington

60007 Sir Nigel Gresley to move to LSL Crewe

Final operating dates for 60009 "Union of South Africa" at East Lancashire Railway

60163 short notice cover for 6201 working Northern Belle trip

Lake District railway station restored to feature Murder On The Orient Express film set cafe

Strathspey Railway: Steam locomotive makes its first public appearance

UK's most northerly public miniature railway run by Highland Hospice set to get new ticket office

Talyllyn plans to offset carbon emissions

Underground and DLR stations flooded (including Pudding Mill Lane which is on an Embankment!)

Proposed extension of heritage railway near Auckland

Car toll on Ryde pier to be withdrawn and replaced by fare increase

New CalMac ferry chaos as two more vessels break down in 24 hours

International cruises from England to restart

Long Beach City Council Queen Mary Update - 7/20/21

Increasing costs for Isle of Man terminal at Liverpool

Kestrel chicks in Airbus exhaust

Sixty Eight year old plane to be retired

Problem with USAF jet reported by plane photographer

Battery powered air speed record attempt

Strike threat over Highlands and Islands air traffic control

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



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

31/07/21  5Select 1400-1800
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Several episodes

31/07/21  5Select 1800-1900
          "Building Britain's Canals"  Grand Union

31/07/21  5Select 1900-2000
          "Building Britain's Canals"  Leeds & Liverpool

02/08/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  4/6 Canberra to Melbourne

02/08/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

03/08/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  5/6 Kuranda to Townsville

06/08/21  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

07/08/21- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Military Train Weekend

21/08/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

21/08/21  Imberbus - London buses to Imber across Salisbury Plain

A full list of forthcoming RCTS virtual meetings

Cheers, Howard.
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