Subject: Raildate 10th September 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 10/09/2021, 16:12
To: " Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Restoration of Barmouth Bridge
100 years of "Stand on the Right" on London Transport escalators
Princess Flying boats
Forty Years of BAe146
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Tokyo Reborn: Shibuya - Transforming a "Monster" (NHK Documentary)
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Union Pacific "Big Boy" No. 4014 crossing Lake Houston
Will it make it through the curve? Short chase of Big Boy 4014 to Duluth, MN
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)



Rail industry urges workers not to spurn the train

HS2 loses large amount of potentially highly polluting bentonite

Cracking on Hitachi 800 class units

Thameslink services increased towards pre pandemic levels

Changes to South Western Railway off peak discounted fares

Cheap fares from new East Coast open access operator

CCTV shows 'idiotic' drive down Birmingham rail tracks

Wires down between Aston and Four Oaks on cross city line

Pacer vehicle repurposed by Airedale Hospital

MerseyRail cleaners backed by MPs in pay dispute

New station for Renton

Preservation plan for swing bridge in Leith

Lifting a KiwiRail diesel shunter out of Picton Harbour

Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern start merger agreement

3801 on tour April 2021

London's Oyster card: Are its days numbered?

London Underground: Man died after falling into gap, RAIB finds

Photos of Whitechapel Elizabeth line platforms

Red Funnel Southampton check-in kiosk flattened by lorry

Cowes Floating Bridge: 'Serious engine fault' discovered
Cowes Floating Bridge: Replacement 'could take six years'

Crash during Bournemouth airshow

Southampton - Salzburg British Airways service from December

Farnborough 1952 air show crash victims remembered after 69 years

Which airlines still fly Boeing 727s

Dario Costa flies an aeroplane two tunnels near Istanbul at average speeds of 245kph

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



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

11/09/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  2 episodes

11/09/21  Yesterday 1000-1400
          "Trains that Changed the World"  4 episodes

11/09/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Inside Central Station"  Glasgow

11/09/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

11/09/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Guy Martin: Battle of Britain"  1/2

12/09/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Guy Martin: Battle of Britain"  2/2

13/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  W Sussex/Hampshire

13/09/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

13/09/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  2 episodes

14/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dorset

14/09/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "How the Victorians Built Britain"

15/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Whitland to Swansea

15/09/21  ITV 2000-2030
          "Heathrow: Britain's Busiest Airport"

16/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cardiff

17/09/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson" India/Burma

17/09/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  India/Burma


If you would like to publicise an event here, please contact the editor

10/09/21- Bluebell Railway: Beer Festival

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

10/09/21- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Mixed Traffic 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- Blaenavon Heritage Railway: Annual 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

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

23/09/21- North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Steam Gala

25/09/21- Epping Ongar Railway: Diesel Gala

25/09/21- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

25/09/21- Ribble Steam Railway: Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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