Subject: Raildate 26th November 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 26/11/2021, 17:39
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


The last diesel locos built in Darlington
Daleks seen at Didcot Parkway
Tickets as Christmas decorations
What happened to Stranraer after the ferries left?
Farewell to the A380
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

'Choppers' at Llandudno! Class 20s with 'The Jolly Slateman', 20th November 2021
South Devon Railway - 'The Polar Express' 21/11/2021
NYMR - Grosmont MPD end of season shunt for winter maintenance and shed tidy up
Winter Sun and Steam - GCR Last Hurrah 2021
Lucie - Cockerill steam tram type IV Number 8
Penworth Model Railway Layout
Bachmann Narrow Gauge Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie 'Livingston Thompson'
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Heyday of Bristol's tram network remembered by collector
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The Duchess takes Lickey with a bang!
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Western Maryland Scenic Railroad:: Trial Run of 1309
Trio Of Afghan Mi-17 Helicopters Quietly Arrive At The US Air Force’s Boneyard
Why has 'Trump Force One' been grounded for two years?
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Interesting footage of the German narrow gauge Plettenberger Kleinbahn
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

The sleeper train that takes you from Central London to one of Cornwall's most beautiful seaside towns
The part-time London Underground station where Tube trains can run to a completely random timetable
The world's most beautiful subway and metro stations
The most overcrowded model train in the world, Living in a Museum, Room Tour
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)



Comments on the Integrated Rail Plan

Four Class 321 units being converted into express freight trains

Freightliner withdraw all electric locos due to electricity price increases

Crossrail aims to start Trial Operations "within days"

Stratford overtakes Waterloo as Britain’s busiest railway station
London's least used rail station revealed with just 162 passengers the whole year

Rail upgrades set to begin in South London this weekend

Progress at HS2 Superhub station Old Oak Common as construction of main station box begins
HS2: Grant Shapps balks at betrayal claims over scrapped rail plan

Appeal to find owner of WW1 medals found near Vauxhall station

Refurbishment of Swanley station completed

Upgrading of Campbell Road bridge in Eastleigh

Southampton's Northam Rail Bridge: Plans for replacement unveiled

Wigan crane company in clear up of Salisbury collision

Traffic Management system trial on GW Main line

A new station for Torquay

Go Ahead taken to court over overcharging across London Travel zone boundary

Buffet in a disused signal box at Bodmin Parkway reopens after refurbishment

Berney Arms: Quietest rail stop sees eight-fold passenger rise

Oxford-Cambridge arc reopening scheme could be dropped?

Ridgmont station gets tidied up to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Marston Vale line

Amey Rail fined £600,000 for health and safety breaches at Market Harborough station

Memorial plaque unveiled at Penistone Station

Plan to convert Castlefield viaduct into a linear park

Track improvements at Bootle for Port of Liverpool

Hull electrification dropped

Network Rail to carry out major revamp to Cramlington station footbridge

8,000 tonnes of rock installed on Marches Line to prevent future washouts

Freight operator in dispute over increased Wrexham-Bidston service

2025 remains the target for the opening of the West Clare Greenway

Progress on reopening CP line between Kamloops and Vancouver
CP route route to Vancouver reopened Tuesday

Federal Regulators allow Canadian Pacific & Kansas City Southern amalgamation

KiwiRail Northland line rejuvenation

TfL crisis latest: entire Tube line may have to close and bankruptcy notice issued

London Underground strikes

Metro’s extension to Newcastle Airport celebrates its 30th anniversary

Seaburn tram shelter on track for development after listed building application submitted

Two years of Trams to Newhaven (Edinburgh)

New Electric Railway sign erected in Douglas

New homes in England to have electric car chargers by law

Northern Ireland to Scotland bridge plans scrapped

Rolls-Royce says its all-electric aircraft 'is world's fastest'

Rolls Royce deliver 1000th Trent XWB engine

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat



27/11/21  Yesterday 0900-1300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  4 episodes

27/11/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Hornby: A Model World"

27/11/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

27/11/21  BBC4 1910-1940
          "Fred Dibnah's Industrial Age"  3/6 Iron & Steel

27/11/21  More4 2000-2100
          "How to Build British: Caterham"

28/11/21  More4 2000-2100
          "Britain's Scenic Railways"  Ep 4 K&WVR

29/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"  New Series

29/11/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "Walking Yorkshire's Lost Railways"

29/11/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Walking Cornwall's Lost Railways"

29/11/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum

30/11/21  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Christmas on the Yorkshire Steam Railway"

30/11/21  More4 2100-2200
          "How to Build British"  Briggs Automotive Co

30/10/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

30/11/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Chris Tarrant Extreme Railways"  The Congo

30/11/21  5 Select 2100-2200
          "Walking Victorian Britain"  Lancs & West Yorks

30/11/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Hornby: A Model World"

01/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Railways"  Harz Mountain Railway

02/12/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

02/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

02/12/21  BBC4 2250-2350
          "Dial 'B' for Britain: the Story of the Landline"


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05/12/21  Romsey Signal Box Open Day

14/12/21  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "We'll Keep a Welcome in the Hillsides Part 1: South Wales" by Chris Youett
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

Cheers, Howard.
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