Subject: Raildate 24th September 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 24/09/2021, 20:21
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Newport Station in busier times; 40 movements in 20 mins
Railways 1991/2012 Tondu. 1st DMU, Freight and Railtour
Railways. 1990 December at SVR in heavy snow!
Steam at Pontypool and Blaenavon. Sept 2021
Railways 2021; 20 movements on GWR where it's always hot and sunny
Barry Railway, big changes at the Waterfront 2021v2013
Gwili Railway with London Transport L92 in steam
Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway 3 x 2 car DMU event
Railways in Cardiff/Newport. 8 hours edited down to 20 mins!
Our layout latest. Hornby 00 gauge Yellow Submarine
(Mike Wilcock)

Rebuilding drainage in Cowburn Tunnel
The quietest underground station
Filisur station web cam
Landwasser viaduct web cam
New book on Canadian Pacific - Canadian Pacific Trackside - John Cowan
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Great Western Black! Pitchford Hall & Double Hawksworths - The SVR Autumn Gala 21
Early morning steam at Bridgnorth and a gorgeous SUN RISE! 18th September 2021
SR 35018 Gets into Trouble on The Pendle Dalesman 21/9/21
NYMR - Lucie and the Saint arrive for Autumn gala. J27 and 825 head off for service and 37 passes 8F
The Decapod: Better than the Underground?
Vale of Rheidol Railway September 2021
Brockwell layout update 20 09 21
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

'Stunning' finds on Scotland's earliest railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Leek & Rudyard Railway Steam Gala 18th September 2021
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

How we Mapped an Abandoned Railway Tunnel. The Garnddyrys Tunnel
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Bennerley Viaduct: New cycling route planned to connect bridges



Rail freight has never been more crucial

Rail freight moved across Britain’s railway returns to pre-pandemic levels

British Rail logo designer appalled by green makeover ‘mess’

Great Northern class 717 unit tested on Thameslink ECTS

Isle of Wight rail line set to reopen after 10-month closure

Good Neighbourhood Awards 2021 winner transforms Hedge End station

Warning of increased train movements on Okehampton line

Victorian ticket ledger found at March railway station

Derby train firm drops competition prize because public's ideas were so rubbish

Cutting repairs at Cumwhinton on Settle & Carlisle line

Grange over Sands given best small station award

Reductions to services between Hull and Bridlington from December

Low speed collision at Grosmont - RAIB investigating

Second Northumberland Line station gets approved

Railhead treatment plans for Scotland

Proposed cuts to Borders Railway service

Crumbling wall at Froig above Cambrian Coast Line

Coach delivered to West Bay restaurant

Mission Impossible carriage accidentally crashes into Derbyshire railway bridge
The carriage was already damaged during filming

Collision at North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Remains of early Scottish waggonway discovered

Garratt K1 returns to Welsh Highland Railway

Navan commuters waiting on Dublin train for 25 years

Guinness grain van restored after brush with destruction in 1978 Whitehead blaze

All Ireland Rail review

Unveiling TGV Modular

China to Laos line to open in December

Unveiling the next generation of French high-speed trains

Northern Line extension: Two new Tube stations open
20,000 passengers travelled on Battersea power station branch on opening day

Man's hidden Hornby model railway collection fetches £21k

Double-decker bus crashes into Crouch End house

Ullswater Steamers and Eskdale & Ravenglass Railways receive highest level Green at Heart Award

'Only travel if necessary': Warning as one of CalMac's oldest ferries remains out of action

Three CalMac vessels sidelined in a day - including an 'emergency' charter for a second time

How to arrange an RAF fly past

British Airways Suspends Short-Haul London Gatwick Operation

Airbus To Offer Blackout Dimmable A350 Windows – Controlled Via A Tablet!

How Rolls-Royce Solved its Trent 1000 Issues

Why Embraer’s New Turboprop Has Its Engines At The Back

Aluminium recycling plant plans approved

Spotters: Ann Aldred, Richard Buckby, Brian Carter, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps



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

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

25/09/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Train Truckers"  2 episodes

25/09/21  Yesterday 1000-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  5 episodes

25/09/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

25/09/21  More4 1855-2000
          "Inside the Spitfire Factory "  Ep 1

25/09/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Inside Rolls Royce"  The car factory

26/09/21  Channel 5 1840-2000
          "Ten Mistakes That Sank the Titanic"

26/09/21  BBC Radio 4 1945-2000
          "Miss Bessemer Saves the Train"  Based on a true story 1/5

27/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Leeds/Bradford

27/09/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

27/09/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "The Architecture the Railways Built" (Rpt)

28/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Nottinghamshire

29/09/21  BBC4 2130-2200
          "Tornado: the 100mph Steam Engine"

30/09/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Liverpool to North Wales

30/09/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  1/6 Australia

31/09/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"

31/09/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Building the Ultimate Super Train"

31/09/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  Fastnet

31/09/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "Train Truckers"  2 episodes


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

25/09/21- Lynton & Barnstaple 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

08/09/21- Bluebell Railway: Giants of Steam

08/10/21- Epping Ongar Railway: LT Weekend

08/10/21- Ffestiniog Railway: Bygones Weekend

09/10/21- Solent Sky Tram Event

Cheers, Howard.
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