Subject: Raildate 10th December 2021
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 10/12/2021, 15:30
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on

*** Next Friday's Raildate will be the last one before Christmas and New Year.


Horse shunting at Newmarket in 1960s
Research centre in Catesby Tunnel
Unusual Paris metro stations
BNSF senior drone pilot
BNSF North West
British Columbia Electric Railway 1950
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Spitfire Mk1 to Mk24 - How Spitfires kept getting better
Rescuing Rare Catalina Warplane Before It's Lost Forever, Loch Ness
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Insane Giant Nazi Railway - The Breitspurbahn
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Air travel, but not as we know it
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)



'Back to the bad old days': swingeing rail cuts set alarm bells ringing

Main contractors have wrapped up at just four Crossrail stations

HS2 agrees £2bn deal to build UK's fastest trains

Babcock Rail falls to £6m loss

World-class photography showcased at Network Rail stations

Brighton and London Gatwick Express train timetables as service returns after 21 months

Suspending shares is embarrassing, the saga of Southeastern rail is serious

Yeovil PM - Weymouth track renewals

Dawlish historian spots original Brunel railway column piece dug up in sea wall build

Chiltern Railways awarded new operating contract

Air quality monitoring on some Greater Anglia stations

Level Crossing accident on Clacton branch

Engineering works at Cambridge

Rail Minister officially opens Werrington Tunnel

Electric vehicle charging points to be installed at Wellingborough railway station

West Midlands Railway are introducing new timetable from the 12th of December

Severn Bridge Jn SB wins National Railway Heritage awards

Reopening Oswestry railway line 'vital for future prosperity'

Track upgrades set to take place at Leeds station over Christmas period

Duke of Northumberland refutes claims he demanded £600,000 for new rail line

Closure of Bridge of Allan railway station called 'nonsensical'

Hedgehog gaps provided in fences at Lanark station

ScotRail's lack of Inter7City trains makes rail travel to Highlands a dismal prospect

Emergency timetable issued in Wales for Storm Barra

The most ridiculously long train journeys in Wales

Transport for Wales introduce new trains to its network

Refurbished dining coach at West Bay restaurant

Bridge at Barcombe threatened with infilling

GWSR bridge appeal target exceeded

Hebden Bridge SB to become heritage centre

Sir Nigel Gresley 60007 overhaul report

Contactless check in at  St Pancras Eurostar terminal

Fish trains from Narvik to Denmark

Brandenburg order battery-electric hybrid trains

San Diego MTS determined to rehab ‘Impossible Railroad’ despite latest setback

Flooding of railways in the lower Frazer Valley
Financial problems caused by Frazer Valley washouts

Bilimora – Waghai Narrow Gauge Railway Services Details

Huge Calder Valley model railway hidden from girlfriend unveiled

Transport for London bans e-scooters and e-unicycles from network

New metro trains taking shape

500 station jobs to be cut on London Underground

125th anniversary: The story of the Glasgow Subway stop by stop but where will it go next?

New Drone Video Shows Trams to Newhaven Progress

Gosport to Fareham bus expressway extension opens to passengers

101-year-old ship dislodged above Niagara Falls

Longannet power station chimney blown up

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



11/12/21  Yesterday 0900-1100
          "Full Steam Ahead"  2 episodes

11/12/21  Yesterday 1100-1300
          "Secrets of the Railways"  2 episodes

11/12/21  Yesterday 1400-1500
          "Hornby: A Model World"

11/12/21  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  10 episodes

11/12/21  BBC4 2030-2130
          "The Modern Age of the Coach"

12/12/21  5 Select 2300-0000
          "British Airways Then and Now"

13/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

13/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  2 episodes

13/12/21  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum

13/12/21  5 Select 2330-0030
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"

14/12/21  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Brunel: Building a Great Britain"

14/12/21  More4 2100-2200
          "How to Build"  Mercedes Benz

14/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Chris Tarrant Extreme Railways"  The Konkan Line

14/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Hornby: A Model World"

15/12/21  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Railways"  The Liverpool & Manchester Railway

16/12/21  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

16/12/21  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

16/12/21  5 Select 2200-2300
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Denali Star, Alaska


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

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
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

31/12/21  Leek & Rudyard Railway: Goodbye to 2021

01/01/22  Leek & Rudyard Railway: Welcome to 2022

Cheers, Howard.
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