Subject: Raildate 22nd October 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 22/10/2021, 13:50
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37s Thrashing in the Valleys 1993!
Steam loco, Mallard, mainline at York. Oct.1986 plus NYMR Steam Specials
Severn Tunnel Junction 67021 Pullman, EMU, Short HST, 67021, 68025
SVR Shunter haulage and more at Autumn Gala 2021
SVR Diesel Gala 2021, All stations; 10 different locos
Newport Stations 3 Impressive moves worth a look?
(Mike Wilcock)

South Eastern Trains - or how to loose a franchise
Werrington dive under
Railfreight in the supply chain
FR Gala weekend
Photos from Kidderminster Railway Museum
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 45596 'Bahamas' Heads Home! The Yorkshireman
Stanier Power - Jubilees at work on the Mainline 2021
NYMR - A day at Grosmont MPD. A1 60163 'Tornado' arrives and GWR Saint 'Lady of Legend' trial run
Ivatt 41312 on the ELR - 3P20 Parcels Group
60009 'Union of South Africa' FINAL gala appearance!! East Lancs Railway.16th October 2021
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways Bygones Weekend 2021
Pete Waterman's Making Tracks model railway layout
Is This TRS Trains Conversion The Next Advancement in Realistic Model Locomotives?
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Military Railway Engineering: the role of 507 Specialist Team Royal Engineers (online event)
Up in smoke: When Dundee’s last tram journey ended in a bonfire
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



British supermarket chain keeps shelves stocked thanks to rail

Southeastern train services taken over by government

HS2 station  at Euston to be scaled back

Disruption caused by defective points at New Cross

Decision on Portishead branch delayed for 6 months

Railway flooded at Hele and Bradninch

Fraudster made £29,000 by selling fake first class LNER tickets on eBay and Shpock

Removal of A14 viaduct over Huntingdon station

Disruption due to OHLE failure at Cambridge

Cost of removing infill from bridge at Great Musgrave

Waverley Station's toilets must have Walter Scott spinning in his grave

MSP takes East Kilbride rail track dualling battle to Holyrood

36,000 passengers use Kintore's new station in first year

Inverness Airport Station build is underway

Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway re-opens after landslide

Suppliers chosen for fitting ECTS to heritage locos

Lottery Grant of £3.1 million for Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland

Garratt on test on Vale of Rheidol line

Rail Head Treatment Trains on London Underground

Depot upgrade at Cockfosters for the Piccadilly line's new trains

Washington DC withdraw part of fleet due to derailments

Tribute to Solent Blue Line co-founder John Chadwick

National Express takeover bid of Stagecoach

FirstGroup announces £125m sale of its Greyhound bus service in the US

Southampton-Isle of Wight ferries disrupted by three separate incidents

MV Argyll Flyer: Ferry to finally return this month

CalMac island vessel out of action for a week brings ferry route to a halt
CalMac's oldest ferry withdrawn while trying to assist with another breakdown

First drawings of Scottish led hydrogen-powered ferry project completed

States of Guernsey write off Aurigny debt

Tail of Spitfire shot down over Norway goes on display in Henley

Rolls-Royce Flies A Trent 1000 Engine On 100% Sustainable Fuel

Pigs at Amsterdam's Schipol Airport help to keep skies safe

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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

23/10/21  Yesterday 0800-1100
          "Steam Train Britain"  3 episodes

23/10/21  Yesterday 1100-1400
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  3 episodes

23/10/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Steam Train Britain"

23/10/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British/Continental Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

23/10/21  Channel 4 1900-2000
          "The Lancaster Bomber at 80"

24/10/21  BBC Radio 4 1945-2000
          "Miss Bessemer Saves the Train"  Saving the Bluebell Line 5/5

25/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Warwick to Radley

25/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

25/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"  New Series

25/10/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Steam Train Britain"

25/10/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

25/10/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  Japan

26/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Clivedon

26/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Ian Hislop's Trains that Changed the World"

26/10/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "British Airways Then and Now"

27/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  West London

27/10/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"

27/10/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

28/10/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Piccadilly to Gravesend

28/10/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  5/6 Inverness-Wick

28/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

28/10/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

28/10/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

29/10/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Somerset & Dorset

29/10/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Kent (new)


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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

06/11/21  Leek & Rudyard Railway: Lake Fireworks

06/11/21- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway: 40th Anniversary Gala

07/11/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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