Subject: Raildate 27th August 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 27/08/2021, 16:00
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Nottingham Station
Trams at Nottingham Station
Trams at the Royal Centre Nottingham
Nottingham Trams at the Lace Market
Nottingham Trams at Toton Lane
(Martin Miller)

Scottish Vintage Bus Museum Open Weekend Dunfermline August 2021
(Andrew Cook)

Weekday Cross Jn in the 1950s
Isle of Man Steam Railway summer 2021
Positive Train Control fitted to Union Pacific Big Boy 4014
Around the world by Foden Steam Lorry
Crofton Beam Engines
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Fab Four! Flying Scotsman, Clan Line, Braunton & Mayflower - A Week Of Steam
Midland Railway - 21st August 2021 - Derbyshire - England
Steam RETURNS to LLangollen! 21st august 2021
The Greatest Station London Never Got: Farringdon Grand Central
Another Rip-off? New EFE Rail Adams O2 Tank Engine - Unboxing & Review
Model Railway Exhibition - Summer Shows - Virtual Model Train Show - Episode 2
Northampton and District Model Railway Exhibition 2021
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Union Pacific Big Boy 4014 Cab ride
Last Electric America Freight Railway, Swapping Cars W/ Union Pacific Railroad At Interchange!
Train In The Middle Of The Road! Abandoned Railroad Crossing & Dangerous Crossing With RR Bridge
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The inventor of the ejection seat



Majority of rail network "business as usual" over Bank Holiday weekend as £90m upgrades to be delivered

Legionella found on Thameslink trains
RMT strike action over Legionella on Thameslink trains

Step free access provided at Southall

Second unit delivered to Island Line
End of October suggested for reopening Island line

East Coast mainline timetable shake-up delayed until at least 2023

Derailment after level crossing collision near March
Reopened on Tuesday

HS2 Birmingham to Leeds extension through Leicestershire dropped by Government
Arup and Fosters’ Leeds station plans in doubt as HS2 eastern leg faces axe

Hensall track upgrades due over Bank Holiday weekend

Next phase of Newcastle Central Station transformation due to begin in September

ScotRail reintroduces First Class offering on board its trains

Timetable woes for Borders Railway

Bookshop at Wemyss Bay Station reopens after flood

Work set to begin on Lanarkshire bridge with 'more hits than the Beatles'

Rail timetable changes under fire with Dunblane commuters set to see service diverted

Sir Nigel Gresley prepared for move from York to Crewe

Funding problems for Bredgar and Wormshill Railway

Cairngorm funicular to remain closed until autumn 2022

Llangollen Railway trains vandalised with graffiti

Level crossing misuse on Ffestiniog Railway

Mission: Impossible films Derbyshire quarry train crash

Step free access provided at Wimbledon Park

London civil servant's bus odyssey sparks Twitter storm

German firm Navalue gets £375,000 to help with 'lessons learnt' new Scots ferries concept

Pilot Of Historic Air Force and Navy Training Plane Dies In Crash Before Air Show

Sentence Handed Down After Panther Tank Removed from Pensioner’s Basement

Ever Given: Cargo ship returns through the Suez Canal

Channel Light Vessel of Alderney replaced by buoy

Light aircraft collision at Dunkeswell

RyanAir to withdraw from Northern Ireland airports

Ferrybridge chimney stacks demolished in controlled explosion

Historic England: Seaside heritage sites given listed status

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



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"

28/08/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

28/08/21  Yesterday 1000-1400
          "Impossible Railways"

28/08/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow

28/08/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British/Irish Railway Journeys"  Several episodes

28/08/21  Channel 4 1620-1650
          "Guy Martin's World Speed Records"

31/08/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canals: The Making of a Nation"  Geology

31/08/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Taiwan

31/08/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"  Growth of the railways

31/08/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  2 episodes

31/08/21  ITV 2245-2310
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

01/09/21  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canals: The Making of a Nation"  Engineering

01/09/21  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"  New series

01/09/21  More4 2200-2305
          "Scotland's Scenic Railways"  East Fife

03/09/21  5 Select 1900-1930
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  France

03/09/21  5 Select 1930-2100
          "USA by Train with Tony Robinson"

03/09/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Ian Hislop: the Trains that Changed the World" 4/4



As things return to normal, I expect this section will expand again - if you would like to publicise an event here, please contact the editor

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- Churnet Valley Railway: Rail Ale Trail

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

10/09/21- Chinnor & Princes Risborough Railway: Diesel Gala

11/09/21- King Alfred Buses Heritage Weekend

11/09/21- Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala

11/09/21- International N Gauge Show
12/09/21  Warwickshire Event Centre

12/09/21  Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Steam Railway Day

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

Cheers, Howard.
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