Subject: Raildate 3rd December 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 03/12/2021, 16:30
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Trains at Aachen West and Aachen Hbf November 2021
(Andrew Cook)

Closed Hampshire stations
Restored station at Clare, Suffolk
Historic Railway pictures from Leicestershire
First HST derailment at Northallerton in 1979
1960 repairs to a washout near Boston Bar
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Bluebell Railway - 'Santa Specials' and 'SteamLights' 26-27/11/2021
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: 40th Anniversary Gala
The Duchess Roams Through Winter Weather! 6233 Duchess of Sutherland 27th November 2021
Preserved Steam Locomotives of Kitson & Company
The BIG November Update - Talyllyn Railway
Harzquer- und Brockenbahn zum 1. Advent 2021
One of Germany’s most extraordinary HO Scale Model Railroad Layouts
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The London to Edinburgh train ride was once a thing of wonder. Can it be again?
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Moving B&O "President Washington" Steam Locomotive #5300! (B&O Railroad Museum)
The Dangerous Processes of Manually Scrapping Gigantic Old Ships
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Josie Meets The Viral Trainspotting Star Francis Bourgeois - This Morning
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Moveable platform trial (in Japanese but watchable with sound off)
(Andrew Nummelin)

An update about progress with the FARSAP signalling film archive after a tricky past 20 months



Funding for Network Rail track upgrades could be reallocated to tackle drainage issues

Storm disruption to National NetworkRailways

Meldon Viaduct may scupper mainline plans

DCRail contract for sugar processing limestone

Expansion at Daventry Freight terminal

Shocking footage shows deliberate level crossing misuse in Nottinghamshire

West Coast main line clear for Christmas travel, but upgrades to follow in New Year

Plans for new stations and lines in Lancashire railway overhaul

Dormouse bridge across railway line could help save endangered species

Sellafield trains go hybrid

Northumberland's busiest train station revealed

Scotrail's 'Polar Express' train departs this weekend with Santa onboard and games

Preparatory work begins on new station at East Linton

Network Rail to start improvement work on Stirling viaduct

Lynebeg rail bridge successfully installed on Highland Mainline

Transport for Wales introduce new trains to its network

New Stadler built units for Transport for Wales

Barmouth viaduct restoration extended as engineers discover damage much worse than feared

Changes to Northern Ireland Railways timetable

Tanfield Railway

Munich WW2 bomb blows up near station, wounding four

Financial problems for Kenyan standard gauge line

The silk traffic across Canada

Model train giant Hornby, based in Margate, hit hard by supply chain problems

Bid to make Glasgow Subway free for under 22s

Australian tram services suspended

Isle of Wight bus accident

Increasing costs of new Liverpool ferry terminal

History of cross Pacific ship Hikawa Maru

Paint problems on A350 airbuses

British Airways Prepares To Send The A380 Long-Haul

United Airlines Set To Relaunch Direct Flights To Scotland

Emirates And Singapore Resume Sydney A380 Flights

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



04/12/21  Yesterday 0900-1300
          "Full Steam Ahead"  4 episodes

04/12/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Hornby: A Model World"

04/12/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

04/12/21  Channel 4 1810-1940
          "The Golden Age of Coach Travel"

04/12/21  BBC4 2030-2130
          "The Golden Age of Coach Travel"

05/12/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

06/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

06/12/21  BBC4 2200-2240
          "Charles Dickens's The Signalman"  1976 adaptation

06/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  2 episodes

06/12/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"

06/12/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum

07/12/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

07/12/21  More4 2100-2200
          "How to Build"  Land Rover Defender

07/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Chris Tarrant Extreme Railways"  Adelaide to Darwin

07/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Hornby: A Model World"

08/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Railways"  Norway's Nordland Line

09/12/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

09/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

09/12/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Northern Belle


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

04/12/21  Newton Abbot Library Railway Studies and Modellers Show

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
          "Great Western Road Motors & Successors" by Colin Billington
          ** Note: not as stated in last week's issue
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

Cheers, Howard.
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