Subject: Raildate 7th January 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 07/01/2022, 16:23
To: " Raildate" <>

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GBRf 66773 is the 2021 visitor loco to the SRPS Winter Diesel Running Day 29 Dec 2021
Düsseldorf Hbf Variety November 2021
(Andrew Cook)

A century of railway governance
Petition to reinstate passenger service over Edinburgh Suburban Line
Electronic request stops on the Far North Line
A Great Eastern branchline in London
Bromley North branch
Robots developed to assist with train cleaning
L for Lester - misfortunes of a driving instructor on the SVR
Steam Snowblower on DFB in Switzerland earlier this month
Sandstone Railway, South Africa
An almost accurate history of the railway enthusiast grapevine
Little Canada model in Toronto
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Deltic Roar, Great Central Railway - 'Deltic Scotsman Farewell' 40th Anniversary 02/01/2022
NYMR - Minus 5 at Grosmont MPD on a sunny December morning with S15 No. 825 and No. 29
34092 'City of Wells', with the 'MINCE PIES'!! East Lancs Railway, 27th December 2021
Class 33 Cab Ride: Wogret Junction to Harmans Cross
Ffestiniog Railway Double Fairlie David Lloyd George
HM175: Bachmann Double Fairlie 0-4-4-0T for 'OO9' gauge
Caledonian 812 Review - Preserved Blue Livery - Bachmann/Rails Of Sheffield
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Glasgow memories: When thousands flocked to George Square to celebrate tram jubilee
The Corozal: Scottish dredger that helped build the Panama Canal
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

New Adlestrop Railway Atlas - coverage now complete to Cumbria and the North Pennines (not the NE yet)
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Wimborne and East Dorset Railways Study

Inside the Struggle to Save Bulgaria’s Last Narrow-Gauge Railroad

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess - Tricks for Better Models



Reduced timetables to come in on all of Great Britain’s rail network

CrossCountry Trains says services hit by crew shortages

Heathrow Express fares to be simplified

Plans for Portsmouth Direct Line resignalling in February 2022

Southampton bids to be home to Great British Railway headquarters
Southampton told "hands off - the railways belong to Eastleigh"

Delay warning as A35 through New Forest shuts for new (ex-railway) bridge

Campaign to reopen Bideford to Barnstaple Jn

Lumo Managing Director Helen Wylde steps down from role

Road  overbridge at Steventon load restrictions due to subsidence

Railway bridge replaced to assist canal restoration

West Midlands railway station to benefit from step-free access

"East Midlands Commuter Programme" initiative set to modify area's rail and tram network

Local community group in Derbyshire recognised for making outstanding contribution to community rail

Network Rail completes major rail upgrade in Manchester as part of Transpennine Route Upgrade

Replacement for West Yorkshire's 'worst train station' will be 'windswept platform'

Civic society objects to removal of 'unique' timber canopy over Victorian railway footbridge

Planners give green light for new Bebside rail station

ScotRail to introduce temporary timetable for January
ScotRail January timetable changes in full as routes cancelled tomorrow

Edinburgh-Newcastle rail line power shortage could slow TransPennine Express trains

Trial rail movements of timber on the Far North Line

Transport for Wales cuts more services from its emergency timetable

Newport's 500-tonne railway bridge installed on Christmas Day

Barmouth Bridge reopened for walkers over holiday period

Translink announces timetable changes to bus and rail services

Rail freight comeback on the cards in Kilkenny after new lease of life in 2021

RAIB report on collision at Grosmont September 2021

SVR driver retires after 60 years service

End of boiler ticket for 4F 43924

Corris Railway Santa Specials fully sold

Southend Pier, new trains should enter traffic in February

Scarborough Cliff railway shut for repairs

Facts and figures of reopening the CN route to Vancouver

Branch line reopening in Ontario

Railpool orders 100 Siemens Vectron locos

Iconic Bangkok station Hua Lamphong reaches the end of the line

Sudbury Hill is the 90th step-free station on the London Underground

Strike by Night Tube drivers

New Glasgow Subway trains on test

Staff shortage cuts to Bluestar bus services

The King's Ferry commuter coach services closed

Midland Red bus memories kept alive at transport museum

Cowes Chain Ferry returns to service
Cowes Floating Bridge was poorly designed, report says

No plan in place to replace the crumbling Comet landmark - two years after it was condemned

CalMac slammed over decision to scrap season tickets on Largs route

CalMac ferry cancellations leave travellers stranded on Arran ahead of new curbs

CalMac gives update on Loch Shira return and dry dock issues

Arran CalMac ferry chaos sparks food and fuel shortage fears as lorries stuck for two days

British Airways A350 Damaged In Heathrow Tail Strike

Lufthansa Could Be Forced To Fly 18,000 Empty Planes To Keep Slots

A380: Last of the superjumbos handed to new owner

5G mobile signals cause aviation safety concerns

Christmas travel chaos as airlines cancel 4,500 flights

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price


TV and RADIO - sorry - not this week...


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10/01/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "The Chandler's Ford Brick Industry" by Jim Beckett
          Non-members welcome

11/01/22  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "A Broad Gauge Journey Part 3: Exeter to Penzance" by Brian Arman
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

17/01/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "Over 60 Years of Railway Part 2: 1988-2022" by David Canning
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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