Subject: Raildate 1st October 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 01/10/2021, 16:40
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French coast visible from Northern Line train
Oldest Preserved BN Islander
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway - Autumn Steam Gala 2021
Gloucestershire & Warwickshire railway Autumn Diesel gala 2021
Lynton & Barnstaple Railway - Autumn Steam Gala 2021 - 25/09/2021
Imported Polish coal travelling from Southampton to the Midlands (1926)
Crich Tramway Village - Tram Day 2021
Leicester Belgrave Rd Model Railway Layout
Hornby vs. Bachmann Hall Class - Who Makes the Best Model?
(Spotters: Ted Millward & Ann Aldred)

Recent additions to Mike Morant's collection of original photographs featuring LMSR-related material

UK fighter jets: Creating the next generation



Nexus staff visit Stadler factory to inspect the new rolling stock under construction

The first of Freightliner’s new FFA-G wagons arrive in the UK

Tesco lets UK-Spain train take the strain to counter trucker crisis

Searches for homes near London stations soar

A wooden pavilion appears in Stratford

Southeastern: Government takes over services after 'serious breach'
Southeastern’s state takeover will amplify calls for rail reform

New autumn timetable revealed for Chiltern Railway services to and from Aylesbury

Tunnel progress as HS2 completes first mile under the Chilterns

Engineering works between Hove and Brighton

Recycling at Brighton station

Near miss at Rowlands Castle

Brunel statue moved to Bristol Temple Meads station

Gloucestershire's Severn estuary rail line to get £25m upgrade

Saxmundham station’s £1.3 million major upgrade is now complete

Complaints over road  delivery of fuel to Freightliner depot at Ipswich (GWR have received their fuel by road for about 10 years!)

Refurbishment of Pendolino units at Widnes

Timelapse video shows bridge being delivered through Warrington

Contractors work around the clock to install footbridge at new £20m railway station

The end of the line for the Bervie to Montrose passenger train 70 years ago

Extra coaches delivered for class 4000 NIR diesel units

Guinness Grain van restored by RPSI

Fatal AMTRAK derailment in Montana

New VIA Rail rolling stock on delivery

Brightline and Siemens unveil new high speed trains

SBB orders 60 InterRegio EMU sets from Stadler

UKTV’s Yesterday channel steams in with new Hornby series by Rare TV

Elephant & Castle Northern Line ticket hall damaged by nearby demolition work

London Transport Museum to restart  Disused stations tours

Safety repairs underway to fix Edinburgh Trams track ‘defects’

Eastleigh bus company donates fuel to struggling services

Bus drivers - the next shortage?

Stagecoach strike ballot

GB number plate sticker no longer valid abroad

Broken Gourock-Dunoon ferry STILL without working propeller

Iconic racing seaplane replica project launched

Ryanair Returns To Cork: Irish Base To Reopen In December

Passenger opens emergency exit door and walks along plane wing

Turtle holds up air traffic at Narita Airport

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price



01/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"

01/10/21  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Building the Ultimate Super Train"

01/10/21  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  Fastnet

01/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "Train Truckers"  2 episodes

02/10/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Train Truckers"  2 episodes

02/10/21  Yesterday 1000-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  5 episodes

02/10/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

02/10/21  More4 1855-2000
          "Inside the Spitfire Factory "  Ep 2

02/10/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Inside Bentley: A Great British Motor Car

03/10/21  BBC Radio 4 1945-2000
          "Miss Bessemer Saves the Train"  Saving the Bluebell Line 2/5

03/10/21  5 Select 2100-2230
          "The Flying Scotsman: Pride of Britain"

04/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Snowdonia

04/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

04/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "The Architecture the Railways Built" (Rpt)

05/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Warrington to Preston

06/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lancashire

07/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Manchester

07/10/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  2/6 Alaska

08/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"

08/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2300
          "Train Truckers"  2 episodes


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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 - 10:00 to 17:00 on both days

09/10/21- Farnham & District MRC Model Railway Exhibition, Aldershot

16/10/21  Brighton Toy & Model Museum: 30th Anniversary Train Running Day

16/10/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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