Subject: Raildate 3rd September
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 03/09/2021, 15:54
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The continuing clear up after the derailment and fire at Morlais Jn August 2020
Talyllyn Railway General Managers walkabout for August
19th Century loco operating on the Cumbres & Toltec Rail Road
Centenary of Toronto Transit Commission
Trans-Atlantic passenger travel on freight ships
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

4079 "Pendennis Castle" steams, Didcot Railway Centre 'Bank Holiday Steam Up' 28/08/2021
Unseen footage!! 'False start' for 80097, East Lancs Railway 19th June 2021
KWVR - The Green Dragon - 29th August 2021
NYMR - Volunteer cleaner training on 9F 92134 to become a fireman
Romney Hythe Dymchurch Railway Orange Timetable 25th August 2021
Beer Heights Light Railway - Pecorama - Bank Holiday Weekend - 29/08/2021
Exbury Gardens Steam Railway 22/8/21
UP4014 Wagoner OK to Muskogee OK August 12, 2021
Canal Upgrades, Ballasting Points, Track Weathering and More Scenery - Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Fast Charge – recharging a train to full power in 10 minutes
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

How the Spruce Goose was Moved to Oregon
"Spruce Goose" LIVE!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A Walk Along the Scarborough & Whitby Railway
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Part 2:
Part 3:



New Milton Station house to be converted to a heritage centre

Bristol East Jn renewal nearly complete

Okehampton station upgrades underway

Rail services expected to resume after Plymouth lorry-bridge crash
Single line working past site of bridge bash near Plymouth

Gardening competition at Ely

First trains along restored Wisbech to March line could be running by 2028

Reconstruction of station at Soham

HS2 revamp for Birmingham's Curzon Street station

Bridge replacement at Warrington Central

Trans-Pennine Express close depot in Scarborough

Rail timetable shake-up delayed until at least 2023

New ECML stopping service north of Newcastle from December

Full steam ahead on creation of new £20m railway station at Reston

Lorry hits bridge in Machynlleth, closing A487 and railway

Romsey Signal Box Stairs Replacement Aug2021

Yorkshire's golden age of railway evoked by 1950s buffet car set to wow passengers on heritage line

Porthmadog: Drivers told to stop ignoring level crossing lights

Elephants learn to use underpass under new Kenyan standard gauge line

Solar power suggested for Indian Railways

Merger of Canadian National and Kansas City Southern rejected by US regulators

Southampton bus survey

The end of leaded petrol

Cowes Floating Bridge: Ferry out of action during tourist influx

Bluebird: Dismantling Donald Campbell's boat only remaining option

Etihad Planning A350-1000 Introduction In 2022

Jet2 Eyes The A321neo With Its First Ever Airbus Order

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



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

04/09/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  2 episodes

04/09/21  Yesterday 1000-1200
          "Impossible Railways"  2 episodes

04/09/21  Yesterday 1200-1400
          "Trains that Changed the World"  2 episodes

04/09/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow

04/09/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Several episodes

04/09/21  Channel 4 1620-1650
          "Guy Martin's War Machine"

06/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Norfolk

07/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Letchworth

07/09/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Bergen to Oslo

07/09/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"

07/09/21  More4 2100-2235
          "Guy Martin: Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber"

07/09/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  2 episodes

08/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Croydon & Sussex

10/09/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  France



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

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- Helston Railway: Heritage Transport Weekend

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

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

16/09/21- Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

18/09/21- Romsey Signal Box Open Day - Heritage Open Days

18/09/21- Avon Valley Railway: 1940s Weekend

18/09/21- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Steam Gala

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

Cheers, Howard.
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