Subject: Raildate 21st January 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 21/01/2022, 15:09
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Stockton and Darlington 200 proposals
Cross Channel Travel not using Eurostar
Union Pacific security service
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Class 91 action @ Doncaster, 15th January 2022
Great Central Railway - East Coast Weekend - 15/01/22
NYMR - Removing BR Standard 80136 wheels on the modified wheel drop at Grosmont MPD
Ffestiniog Railway Number 4 Palmerston
Modbury Torr Model Railway Layout
DCC sound for O Gauge Terriers under £90? Doehler & Haass 21 pin DCC Sound Decoder
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The lost Edinburgh bookshop that has completely disappeared from the high street
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Rail Cuts Extend Across Britain as Train Passenger Numbers Slump

Direct Rail Services extends supply partnership with Tesco

Elizabeth line on track to open in the first half of 2022
Plans for an additional Elizabeth line station in Berkshire
Stowaway found on Crossrail test train

Confusion over future of Beam Park station in East London

Plans to improve railway arches through Lambeth and Wandsworth

Southeastern restores full December train timetable

South Western Railway cuts services due to Omicron impact
Railfuture slam new South Western Railway Covid timetable changes

Waterside Wanderer Day Ranger (Southampton area)

Bridge demolition near Torquay

London-Cornwall sleeper trains disrupted for eight weeks

Fight to keep Network Rail jobs in Milton Keynes with Great British Railway authority

New station proposed for National Arboretum

Contractors shortlisted to build rail stations at Moseley, Kings Heath and Stirchley

New lift at Retford Station provides step free access to all platforms

Trans-Pennine routes could soon benefit from hybrid Northern trains

Plans for National Railway Museum project in Durham

Major repairs to Royal Border Bridge throughout 2022 – community invited to learn more

ScotRail records £26m loss despite £850m pandemic public funding boost

High-speed rail must go to Scotland to help reach net zero, report finds

Glasgow Batgirl filming sees first train 'call' at Botanic Gardens station since 1939
Calls for old Glasgow West End rail way station to re-open as tourist attraction

Glasgow drone photos show potential that exists for New York-style 'High Line' in city

Two rail workers hailed as heroes for life-saving actions at station near Glasgow

Motherwell railway station benefits from new customer lounge

Sunrise on Ravenstruther Rail Freight Terminal in Scotland

Lineside replanting trial to improve biodiversity on the West Highland Line

Convenience stores to sell Transport for Wales train tickets

Class 365 EMU to be preserved at the East Kent Railway

Wymondham Abbey station signal box appeal launched by Mid Norfolk Railway

Glyn Valley Tramway: Bid to revive historic line gets on track

Los Angeles railway littered with thousands of parcels stolen from trains

Firefighters deal with major Indiana train derailment

North Vancouver’s history gets its own spotlight with a new museum

West Midlands Metro service to be restored by the end of January

Expansion of production at Peco, Seaton

Scotland's troubled ferry routes could be replaced with 'bridges or tunnels'

British Airways Launches Four New Routes From London City

Report on aborted aircraft take off at Luton

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



22/01/22  Yesterday 0600-0800
          "Train Truckers"

22/01/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Hornby: A Model World"

22/01/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Steam Train Britain"

22/01/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "Secrets of the Railways"

22/01/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

23/01/22  5 Select 1800-2100
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  Three editions

24/01/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection"

24/01/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Dunbar to Edinburgh

24/01/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  North Wales

24/01/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

24/01/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Magnificent Monuments"  Bridges & Tunnels

25/01/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection"

25/01/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Leith to Culross

25/01/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Snowdonia

25/01/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

25/01/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

25/01/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

25/01/22  More4 2200-2305
          "The Lost Lotus: Restoring a Race Car"  Lotus Elite

25/01/22  BBC4 2250-2350
          "India's Frontier Railways"  1/3 Maitree Express

26/01/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection"

26/01/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Stirling to East Neuk

26/01/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Aberystwyth

26/01/22  Yesterday 1900-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

26/01/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  Mighty Cathedrals

26/01/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

26/01/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Railway"  Nordland Line

27/01/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection"

27/01/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  St Andrews to Stonehaven

27/01/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Railways: the Making of a Nation"  The Age of Leisure

27/01/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"

27/01/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

27/01/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  Castle Building

27/01/22  5 Select 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Alaska

27/01/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"

28/01/22  Yesterday 1800-1830
          "Fred Dibnah's Railway Collection"

28/01/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Forvie to Peterhead

28/01/22  Yesterday 1830-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone"

28/01/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

28/01/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Cornwall


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22/01/22  Midland Railway Society: "Full Steam Ahead"
          Museum of Making, The Silk Mill, Derby, DE3 1AF
          Free admission, opens 1000

28/01/22- Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala

07/02/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton’s Abandoned Route into Southampton" by Howard Sprenger
          Non-members welcome

07/02/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "A forty-year Obsession" by Dave Stacey
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

08/02/22  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "The Early Days of the GWS" by Alan Price
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

Cheers, Howard.
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