Subject: Raildate 15th October 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 15/10/2021, 14:44
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Bristol Lodekka to the Needles in 1995
Pigs might fly, but this one did
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Watching trains at Willington footbridge 07/10/20
Bluebell Railway - Giants of Steam 2021
South Eastern & Chatham Railway 0-6-0 65 and 592
A ride behind a Garratt, Welsh Highland Railway with stunning scenery, 29th August 2021
Christchurch MRC Exhibition 2021
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Dent Station Snow Huts

The historic trains of Fondazione FS Italiane
Historic train from Palermo Centrale to Montelusa and Vigata
L’ETR 252 "Arlecchino"
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

The Blue Coast Train, Provence

Welcome to my micro museum

Aeroflot: a history of the Soviet airline in pictures



UK rail firms move to shed thousands of jobs amid Covid cost cuts

RMT warns electricity price threatens to destroy rail freight and increase diesel use
Could electrification spark a freight revolution?

Two checked by paramedics after London Overground train hits buffer stops at Enfield Town

Network Rail plans to demolish Chartham Signal Box

Yoga classes on Heathrow Express

Refurbishment of Southern class 377 units

Petition to reopen Grimstone and Frampton station

Track renewals on Yeovil-Dorchester line

Okehampton to Exeter daily trains restarting after 49 years

Hertford East Signal Box to be moved to Wensleydale Railway

Contract to renew signalling at Gloucester

Cheap train tickets on Greater Anglia services

Trans-Pennine Express services to be extended to Saltburn

Glaisdale station tidied by Community Rail volunteers

Transport strikes during COP26 conference in Glasgow

Glasgow Central and Queen Street shortlisted for Britain's best railway station

Electrification approved to East Kilbridge and Barrhead

Furious backlash as plans to double-track EK rail line hit the buffers

Pressure grows on rail bosses to fix Dalwhinnie 'debacle'

New railway line 'would get freight off road and cut CO2 emissions'

Mysterious railway discovered on coast of Llyn Peninsula

Lottery grant for Groudle Glen Railway

Corris Railway developments

How Italy's high-speed trains helped kill Alitalia

The Nine Lives of No 9

Night Tube: London Underground service to resume on two lines

New London Underground map celebrates Black History in London

Driverless road/rail pods proposed for introduction in Shildon

Cowes Floating Bridge return held up by new faults
Suggestion of a transporter bridge to replace the Cowes Floating Bridge

Isle of Wight community ferry service across the Solent?

Wightlink diversions at Portsmouth

Felixstowe port says HGV shortage a factor in container logjam

Just 2 Left: Airbus Delivers Another A380 To Emirates

Most European Flight Emissions Come From Trips Under 330 Miles

Eggborough Power Station's remaining towers demolished

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



15/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Plymouth to Exeter

15/10/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Yorkshire's Lost Railways"  New

16/10/21  Yesterday 0800-1000
          "Steam Train Britain"  2 episodes

16/10/21  Yesterday 1000-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  5 episodes

16/10/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British/Continental Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

17/10/21  BBC Radio 4 1945-2000
          "Miss Bessemer Saves the Train"  Saving the Bluebell Line 4/5

18/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Mull of Galloway

18/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

18/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"  New Series

18/10/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

18/10/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

18/10/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

19/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Glasgow

19/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Brunel: the Man who Built Britain"

20/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  West Highland Line

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

21/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

21/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

21/10/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

22/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"

22/10/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Cornwall's Lost Railways"  New


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15/10/21- East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

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

16/10/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

23/10/21- Dean Forest Railway: 50th Anniversary Gala

24/10/21  Central Southern Gauge O Group: Model Railway Exhibition
          Allendale Community Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
          1000-1600, admittance £5, accompanied children free
          6 finescale layouts, fine and coarse scale test track, vintage tinplate layout,
          8 traders, bring & buy stall and 4 railway societies, cafe and ample parking

27/10/21- Winter Manx Heritage Transport Festival

29/10/21- Watercress Line: Wizard Express

30/10/21  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Halloween Spooky Specials

30/10/21- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Spooky Specials

30/10/21- Ribble Steam Railway and Museum: Spooky Trains

Cheers, Howard.
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