Subject: Raildate 17th September 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 17/09/2021, 15:12
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Britain's first black train driver
The quietest station in London
The Tivvy Bumper brought in from the cold
Special train with private cars on Surrey Railway, British Columbia
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Central Railway - 1940's Wartime Weekend 2021
A Fantasy Double Header! Mayflower & Bahamas On The Welsh Dragon
LMS 46115 Scots Guardsman in Full Cry on the Dalesman 2/9/21
Talyllyn Railway - Edward Thomas 100 Steam Gala - Corris on the Talyllyn - 11/09/2021
The Last Trains of Summer on the Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
Site visit to Cheshire Lines
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Winning photographers capture Britain's maritime heritage



Freight train derailment at Lee

Rockbolting in Hove Cutting

Standard Lamp plugged in on GWR train
(Not advisable as the socket are low power for charging phones and laptops)

Worting Road bridge repairs in Basingstoke

Historic railway bridge at Horspath to be restored

Flooding at Cambridge station

Tractor driver did not use level crossing phone before collision and derailment

Refurbishment of Summit Tunnel

Signalman jailed for Doncaster level crossing crash with Azuma train

Bridge on Drax power station branch repaired

Sleeper trains proposed between Edinburgh and mainland Europe

Testing hydraulic buffers at Glasgow Central

First look at what the trains will look like on the new South Wales Metro line
Rail staff say they're dreading South Wales Metro's toilet-free Valleys trains being put into service

Barmouth Bridge reconstruction (again)

Eurostar services to Ashford and Ebbsfleet will not be restored until 2023

Ski trains to resume between London and the French Alps

Collision and derailment of CN Freight trains Prescott Ontario

GSM-R failure shut down Netherlands Railways

Northern Line extension to Battersea opened

UK's "greenest cruise terminal" officially opened in Southampton

CALMAC inspects possible new ship

Ever Ace arrives at Felixstowe (careful stacking of containers so evergreen ones are on the outer side!)

Why even giant ships can't solve the shipping crisis

BBMF Lancaster lands safely after one engine shut down, RAF Coningsby 11/09/21

Restored Spitfire unveiled in Stoke-on-Trent

Call for action on Glasgow Airport transport links

60 years after plane crash in the suburbs, group working to honor victims of TWA Flight 529

'Massive' transatlantic data cable landed on beach in Bude

Dorman Long tower to be destroyed after listed status revoked

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Alan Rushworth



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

18/09/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  2 episodes

18/09/21  Yesterday 1000-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  5 episodes

18/09/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

18/09/21  Channel 5 2030-2130
          "Lakes and Dales' Most Scenic Railway Journey"

18/09/21  Yesterday 2330-0030
          "The Architecture the Railways Built" (Rpt)

20/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Newport/Clevedon

20/09/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

20/09/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "The Architecture the Railways Built" (Rpt)

21/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Taunton to Newton Abbot

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

22/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Plymouth/Cornwall

23/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hull to Malton

23/09/21  BBC4 2000-2100
          "Flying Scotsman from the Footplate"

24/09/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Building the Ultimate Mega Cruise Ship"

24/09/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Building the World's Biggest Plane"

24/09/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  Bell Rock

24/09/21  Yesterday 2200-0000
          "Train Truckers"  2 episodes


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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

30/09/21- Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala

30/09/21- Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

01/10/21  West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

02/10/21  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Steam Gala

02/10/21- The Dartmoor Line: Okehampton Rail 150

03/10/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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