Subject: Raildate 5th November 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 05/11/2021, 16:45
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Old Dalby test track
Autonomous self propelled wagons
Delivery of Cape Gauge locos to Sandstone Estates
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Southampton Dockside & Railway - 1958
LMS 6233 - The Duchess Is Back & At Speed! The Midland Bristolian
B12 Farewell: Last day in steam
Ffestiniog Railway Photo Charters - 31st October/1st November 2021
Mit Nostalgiezugreisen Volles Rohr durch Thüringen am 30.10.2021
Weymouth MRA Open Day 2021
Hornby - Pete Waterman Talks With Simon Kohler - Mind The Gap 2021
Amazing 3D Printed Model Scenery from West Hill Wagon Works
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Southern Railway (USA) Still Serves the South
Last of the Giants: The Cheyenne Shops - A 2005 Documentary About UP Big Boy Operations
Finding a Flat Spot on a Freight Car Wheel plus the Rails are Singing
Re-arming a Wellington Bomber 1940s
The Cursed History of BSAA
Ora Cat review: Britain's cheapest new EV
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

'I went to where the London Underground starts and it was the least London thing ever'

Farewell to the Sherman Hill Route - Closure of the Forest Railroad Theme Park At Dobwalls, Cornwall



Network Rail and RIBA announce railway station design competition winner

Government confirms Environment Bill will not apply to steam locomotives

Storm disruption holds up COP26 travellers from Euston station
London Euston trains back on after Glasgow-bound COP26 delegates left stranded

Signal sighting on SWR class 701 units affected by windscreen wipers

Isle of Wight rail line reopens 10 months after £26m overhaul
Hidden London Hangouts D78 stock on the Isle of Wight
Island Line closed due to cable fire
Call for better co-ordination between railways and Isle of Wight Ferries

Brockenhurst-Bournemouth closed for five weekdays of engineering work

Railway goods shed in Winchester set to be revamped

Salisbury train crash: Service ran through red light after wheel slip
RAIB statement
SWR comments on RAIB findings
SPAD due to rail contamination suspected
Salisbury train crash: Driver suffers 'life-changing injuries'
A30 London Road blocked while coaches are lifted out of Fisherton Cutting

Funding awarded for planning a new station at Corsham

Chiltern Railways introduce new service to reduce congestion

Train driver jumps out of cabin to clear branches off tracks himself

East Midlands Railway’s Nottingham depot undergoing £2 million upgrade

Rossendale Council successfully bid for restoration of Manchester rail link

Second platform to be reopened at Castleford

Hitachi Rail strike deal with ScottishPower over renewable supply

Green train goes Forth to mark COP26 in Glasgow

Deer leaps to avoid train danger

Severn Tunnel Flooded

Cab of Class 58 locomotive up for auction

Red Funnel temporary change of Berth at Southampton for linkspan repairs

Boats remain stranded by Millennium Bridge in Gosport

Uproar over ferry timetable change

Locals fear possible demolition of Queen Mary

Southampton Spitfire Flight Shed: Building set for demolition

COP26: Aircraft carrying world leaders excite planespotters

Fawley Power Station: Chimney demolished as part of redevelopment

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



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

06/11/21  Yesterday 0900-1300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  4 episodes

06/11/21  Yesterday 1300-1400
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

06/11/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Hornby: A Model World"

06/11/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

07/11/21  5 Select 1600-1800
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  2 episodes

07/11/21  5 Select 1800-2100
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  3 episodes

07/11/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

08/11/21  Yesterday 0000-0100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

08/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dundee to Aberdeen

08/11/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"  New series

08/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"  New Series

08/11/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  Baltic States

08/11/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  Australia

08/11/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

08/11/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Ian Hislop's Trains that Changed the World"

09/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Lossiemouth

09/11/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Ian Hislop's Trains that Changed the World"

09/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

09/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeys"  Baltic States

09/11/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "Walking Victorian Britain"

10/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall (1)

10/11/21  More4 2100-2200
          "Britain's Scenic Railways"  New series

10/11/21  More4 2200-2300
          "The Great Train Robbery: the Hidden Tapes"

10/11/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"

11/11/21  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"    Cornwall (2)

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

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

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

11/11/21  5 Select 2225-2325
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Taiwan


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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

20/11/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

Cheers, Howard.
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