Subject: Raildate 19th August 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 19/08/2021, 21:34
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Matlock Hall Leys Park Railway
(Martin Miller)

Railways. Three Capitals Railtour 1996. Widow/Station views
Railways 1997, Busy times in Doncaster, Warrington and Lancaster
Railways 1996: South Wales Freight in busy times, 37/47/56/60s
Railways. Rare trip through St Phillips Marsh Depot. August 2021
Railways 1995. Westbury, Bath, Newport, Barry, Cardiff Docks, Leicester and Worcester
Railways at Barnetby 1997. Heavy freight and semaphores galore
(Mike Wilcock)

Beyer weed-killing train tested on SVR
Finding the end of the Metropolitan Line
Down Street, the secret station of the Piccadilly Line
Tour of the Kingsway Tram subway in London
Archive film of the end of Australian main line steam
Pinzgauer Loakalbahn before recent flood damage
Just how hard is it to recycle a jumbo jet?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Ffestiniog Railway July 2021
Keighley & Worth Valley Railway 14/08/2021
Head, Wrightson & Co No 1 Coffee Pot - Beamish
Great Central Railway, Steam ACTION, 'Railways at work' gala, 14th August 2021
35018 BIL The Waverley, KWVR, 15th August 2021
Weathering a Diesel Locomotive - Bachmann’s Class 40 - The Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Model Railway News, August 2021, Hornby Buys Oxford Rail
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Greatest Railway In the World - Metro in Tokyo Explained
A lawnmower tram - Kagoshima Shiden, the Kagoshima City Tram in Kyushu, Japan
In Japanese - note the man with the broom to sweep up the bits missed by the vacuum cleaner!
(Andrew Nummelin)

The Petite Ceinture: the battle over Paris's abandoned railway



More structures added to "blocking up" programme by Highways England

Purfleet station to be rebuilt and level crossing closed

Narrow escape for jogger and cyclist at Canterbury railway crossing

Reading Green Park to open Summer 2022

New station building for Reading West

Level crossing collision near March

Start of work refurbishing March station

Motorist fined £1000 for causing delays at Tallington Level Crossing

Plans for new footbridge at Dore and Totley

Network Rail completes major railway overhaul in Manchester

Morgan Sindall Infrastructure win contract to build new stations on Northumberland Line

First trains travel on proposed Northumberland Line route

Peterhead branch reopening proposal

Update on 89001 restoration

Canvey miniature railway closed due to vandalism

Collectors hail £250k ‘find of the decade’ in steam memorabilia left behind by Peterborough fireman

Increased Eurostar service

DB Cargo drivers strike in Germany

Krimml station and Pinzgau narrow gauge line damaged in floods

Kansas City - Southern reject latest Canadian Pacific bid

Wrightbus to create up to 300 jobs in Ballymena

Threat of bus strike in Merthyr Tydfil

Scottish distillery using whisky waste to fuel lorries

Southampton Spitfire testing shed: Calls to save building from demolition

New Quarrying "Centre of Excellence" in the Derbyshire Dales

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



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"

21/08/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum

21/08/21  Yesterday 1000-1400
          "Impossible Railways"

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

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

23/08/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

24/08/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Pubs, Ponds & Power: the Story of the Village" Milton Abbas

24/08/21  5 Select 1700-1800
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  New Zealand

25/08/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canals: The Making of a Nation"  Heritage

25/08/21  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

27/08/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Ian Hislop: the Trains that Changed the World" 3/4

27/08/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"



As things 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

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

03/09/21- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam in the Valley

04/09/21- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Country Railway Gala

05/09/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

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

Cheers, Howard.
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