Subject: Raildate 6th August 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 06/08/2021, 16:21
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Tamworth High Level Station
Tamworth Low Level Station
(Martin Miller)

York station Web Cam
Sudbury Town station
Mapping the Lynton and Barnstable
Memories of the Londonderry and Lough Swilly
Seaton Tramway depot web cam
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45596 Bahamas, High Drama Over The Devon Banks! The Royal Duchy
Road Trip to find a suitable Signal Box for Chadwick Model Railway
Final use of the York NRM wheel drop for7 'Sir Nigel Gresley' as Cartazzi wheelset refitted
Didcot Railway Centre - Diamond Jubilee Gala - 31/07/2021
Great Western 57XX Pannier Tanks
'4 in STEAM'!! Summer Saturday at the Severn Valley Railway, 31st July 2021
Slate Train Journey! UNESCO World Heritage Celebration - Talyllyn Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

175 years making Britain’s railways safer
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The Many, MANY Failed Mini Reboots!
The 747 That Flew Through A Forest And Survived! - British Airways 888
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

British Rail: History of a Design



3D printing in concrete for HS2 construction work

Isle of Wight rail work falls further behind after flooding

South Western Railway train derails in Portsmouth

GBRf investment at Eastleigh and Bescot

Not possible to take surfboards to Newquay by train for surfing competition

GWR vacancies for drivers

GWR grant towards Steam museum

Heritage diesel locomotives pull into Thanet stations on railtour

Direct Cleethorpes to London rail link ‘close’ to getting go ahead

Council backs plan for £150m rail centre of excellence in Dulais Valley

34092 City of Wells to visit Mid Hants Autumn gala

Lowdham signalbox reopened as a museum

Mini transport festival on the Isle of Man

Irish Rail engineering works

Fatal collision in Czech Republic

Auckland Electrification plans approved

Santa Fe 2926 steamed after 22-year restoration

Battery buses approved for First Bus in Hampshire

Derelict lock on Grantham Canal reopens after three-year restoration

Ever Given arrives at Felixstowe

MV Asphalt Princess: Ship hijacked off UAE ordered to sail to Iran

EU grant for Foynes Port, County Limerick

Emerald Airlines to operate Aer Lingus regional services

Disused Galway airport converted to film studio

Amazon buy secondhand turbo prop aircraft

DHL order 12 electric aircraft

Demolition of Eggborough power station cooling towers

Weapons dump explosion in 1947 in Kander Valley

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Alan Rushworth



06/08/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

07/08/21  Yesterday 1000-1400
          "Full Steam Ahead"  Four episodes

07/08/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow

07/08/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Several episodes

09/08/21  BBC2 1900-2000
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  6/6 Newcastle to Brisbane

09/08/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

09/08/21  Channel 4 2100-2200
          "Guy Martin: The World's Fastest Electric Car?"

10/08/21  5 Select 1900-2100
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"  Public Transport

11/08/21  BBC4 2250-2350
          "How Britain Won the Space Race: the Story of Bernard Lovell & Jodrell Bank

13/08/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

13/08/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Ian Hislop: the Trains that Changed the World"

13/08/21  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

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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