Subject: Raildate 13th August 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 13/08/2021, 19:47
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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway August Diesel Gala 2021
Kettering Station with diesel and electric
Corby Station in the electric era
(Martin Miller)

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway August Diesel Gala 2021
(Neil Ferguson-Lee)

GWS blog on locomotives in wartime service
Tales of Isle of Wight railway tunnels
Amberley Chalk Pits museum steaming dates
Sandtoft Trolleybus museum events
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 45627 Takes Thirteen over the S&C on The Pendle Dalesman 10/8/21
Garratt 130 at work on the Welsh Highland Railway
Severn Valley Railway - 'Vintage Transport Extravaganza' 08/08/2021
View from Grosmont Signal Box of 9F, S15, Class 25 & 37
Middleton Railway, 2387 Brookes No. 1, 8th August 2021
Trago Mills Model Railway Exhibition - 05/08/2021
Trains in the Cathedral! Pete Waterman's NEW 'Making Tracks', Exhibition, Chester
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Okehampton Line Reinstatement



Network Rail acceptance for Tratos aluminium stranded conductors for electrified lines

New chapter in the story of the Night Mail as freight train travel enters a new era

Paddington Crossrail station handed over to TfL

Alstom to upgrade South Western Railway class 458 units

Line closure at Bearstead for soil nailing

Call to reopen local stations around Bath

Bristol East Junction track upgrade work reaches halfway point

Married on a Pendolino

New £157m Chelmsford railway station makes progress

GBRf HQ and control office opened in Peterborough

Action group calls for a return of the railway to Monsal Trail

Footpath crossing near Mexborough replaced by footbridge

Line blocked at Warrington Central by collapsed scaffolding

Dalmuir tunnel blocked by flood water

Pullman Rail Limited purchased by Transport for Wales

Formal approval for test centre on the site of Onllwyn colliery

Bank Holiday steam event planned at Swanage

L92 and Prairie 5521 to visit Epping and Ongar line

TR Edward Thomas to visit Corris Railway

Dutch passenger numbers halved by Covid 19

Order for more nightjet stock from  OBB

Canadian Pacific and Canadian National bid for Kansas City Southern

Edinburgh Council warned 'history repeating itself' after £6m tram overspend

Tampere tram network opens early

Fatal accident in Victoria bus station

Behind the scenes of Hindhead road tunnel

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



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"

14/08/21  Yesterday 1000-1200
          "Full Steam Ahead"  Four episodes

14/08/21  Yesterday 1200-1400
          "Impossible Railways"

14/08/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow

14/08/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Several episodes

15/08/21  Talking Pictures 1900-1725
          "Night Mail" (1936)

15/08/21  4Seven 2200-2335
          "Guy Martin: The World's Fastest Electric Car?"

16/08/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Pubs, Ponds & Power: the Story of the Village"  Port Isaac

16/08/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

16/08/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway Killers"  1/3

16/08/21  ITV 2245-2310
          "Guy Martin: The World's Fastest Electric Car?"

17/08/21  5 Select 1900-2100
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"

17/08/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Pubs, Ponds & Power: the Story of the Village" Lavenham

17/08/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway Killers"  2/3

17/08/21  Paramount Network 2100-2200
          "Concorde: 120 Seconds to Disaster"

18/08/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Pubs, Ponds & Power: the Story of the Village" London

18/08/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "The Railway Killers"  3/3

20/08/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Ian Hislop: the Trains that Changed the World"

20/08/21  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

15/08/21  Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Steam Day

21/08/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

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

22/08/21  Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Steam Punk Day

27/08/21- Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 46th Island Steam Show

28/08/21  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Leafers at t'pit (Land Rover gathering)

28/08/21  Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway: Keeping the Pace(r) Gala Day

28/08/21- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Sweet Treat Trains

29/08/21  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Transport Show

29/08/21- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Model Mania & Hornby Collectors

30/08/21  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Classic Cars and Steam Trains Day

A full list of forthcoming RCTS meetings (virtual and physical)

Cheers, Howard.
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