Subject: Raildate 29th October 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 29/10/2021, 16:58
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First MTR South Western Railways contract
Commemoration plaque for first black train driver at Kings Cross
Translink Vancouver 30 year plan
Franklin Park's Railfan Park
Milw's Tower B-12: (Metra+CP)/Milw vs. IHB (Franklin Park Junction) + CN/Wisconsin Central
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45627 Sierra Leone AKA 'Galatea' Tackles The Peaks Express!
An hour of ACTION! Basford Hall, CREWE, 20th October 2021
45627 Sierra Leone Through Chesterfield 24/10/21 (Jubilee Class 45699 GALATEA)
Middleton Railway, North Eastern Weekend, 23rd October 2021
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - 'Autumn Steam & Diesel Gala' 23-24/10/2021
Isle of Man Steam Railway No. 13 Kissack
One of Chile’s finest and most detailed private model railway layouts in HO scale
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A deeper look at the Tube’s Spiral Escalator
Here's when and how you can get 4G on the Glasgow Subway
A history of China’s first successful railway
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

3 Lightning Fast Norfolk Southern Trains! 2nd Train Is Must See Crossing Bridge Over CSX Main Line!
The many, MANY failed VW Beetle Reboots!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Across Kazakhstan by rail – a photo essay

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess: Layout Design Considerations



Budget 2021: English city regions to get £6.9bn for public transport
£11 billion of government support for railways
Chancellor's rail investments mostly not new money

Crossrail: Contractors to exit sites by end of year in bid to keep costs down

Inside HS2’s huge Euston construction site

RAIB review of Enfield Town buffer stop collision

Steam train to run through Southwest London

New interactive information screens trialled on GW main line

Road and rail disruption after lorry hits bridge in Romsey

Seven abandoned railways set to follow Dartmoor line back into service

Mark 3 coach delivered to Waltham Chase school for use as a library

Report finds London North Eastern Railway can aid UK's pandemic recovery

East Midlands Railway auction old wagon raising £700 for charity

West Midlands Trains cancellations to continue for months

Birmingham New Street station gets fast and free Wi-Fi

Councillors back bid for Crewe to be Great British Railways HQ

Campaigners fight to save the Monsal Trail from rail line plans

New intermodal service between Immingham and Doncaster

Major step forward – Transpennine Upgrade

Northern conductor’s colourful railway paintings to go on display at Harrogate station

ScotRail to provide more net zero carbon travel during COP26

Calls for free train travel for young and old under nationalised ScotRail

Inside Central Station's third season release date confirmed by BBC

Timetable changes would hit Kirkcaldy worse than any Scottish station, politicians warn

Trailer released for The Railway Children Return

Kitchen car fire on NYMR

Scotrail strike resolved

The train will shortly be arriving in 1983: Britain’s biggest model railway

Spanish rail reveals plans for high-speed London to Paris link

Contract awarded for refurbishment of Normandy fleet

Skytrain extension along Broadway in Vancouver

MTA Metro North train information app

Road flooded in Dorset due to preparations for demolishing former railway bridge

Improvement plan for bus services in the North East

Stagecoach bus strike in Scotland called off

Brexit sees Dublin Port UK traffic fall by over 20%

Ryanair Boeing 737 Max delivery flight

Industrial action suspended over Highlands and Islands air Traffic Control dispute

MD-87 Crash Houston update 21 Oct

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



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)

30/10/21  Yesterday 0800-1200
          "Steam Train Britain"  4 episodes

30/10/21  Yesterday 1200-1400
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  2 episodes

30/10/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Steam Train Britain"

30/10/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

31/10/21  Yesterday 1800-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  3 episodes

01/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  East Malling to Rye

01/11/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  2 episodes

01/11/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

01/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"  New Series

01/11/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  Timbuktu

01/11/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

01/11/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Ian Hislop's Trains that Changed the World"

02/11/21  5 Select 0000-0100
          "A Year on the Yorkshire Steam Railway"

02/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Jarrow to Spennymoor

02/11/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  2 episodes

02/11/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Ian Hislop's Trains that Changed the World"

02/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

02/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  Timbuktu

02/11/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "Walking Victorian Britain"

03/11/21  Yesterday 0000-0100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

03/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Northumberland

03/11/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  2 episodes

03/11/21  More4 2100-2200
          "Britain's Scenic Railways"  New series

03/11/21  More4 2200-2300
          "The World's Most Famous Train"  VSOE

03/11/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"

04/11/21  Yesterday 0000-0100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

04/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Falkirk to Dundee

04/11/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  2 episodes

04/11/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  6/6 The North-east

04/11/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

04/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

04/11/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

05/11/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  Ruabon to Barmouth

05/11/21  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  2 episodes


If you would like to publicise an event here, please contact the editor

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

13/11/21- East Lancashire Railway: DMU Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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