Subject: Raildate 28th January 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 28/01/2022, 16:57
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Advances in gauge clearance software
Historic photos of Manfield Railways
Grand Central Terminal, New York
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

(45699) 45627 Sierra Leone Roars Along With The Season Opener + Bonus!
Flying Scotsman Visiting The Swanage Railway
NYMR - Rail Bridge 24 is lifted at Goathland with the Sarens Crane
NYMR - Grosmont MPD 6.5 hour time lapse video (07:30 to 14:00) with loco shunt
Ffestiniog Railway No. 5 Welsh Pony
Brand New Bachmann Precedent Class - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Unseen Glasgow photos emerge online of lost St Enoch Station and Hotel in 1970s
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Crossrail confirms Bond Street will miss the Elizabeth line opening

Check out the huge new train departure board at London Victoria station

Passenger trapped in doors and dragged at Wood Street station

Cheddington platform 4 out of use

Delays at South Acton due to a swan on the line

Marsh Barton station near Exeter

Greater Anglia continues introduction of new trains to replace older ones

Improved facilities to be installed at Market Harborough station this May

CrossCountry services through Birmingham to be disrupted next month

Campaign launched to save Wingfield Station, in Derbyshire
Price of saving world's oldest country rail station in Derbyshire is revealed

The rise and fall of Crewe as the world's greatest railway workshop

Anti-erosion work begins on Reddish Vale viaduct

Public asked to vote on name for new Liverpool railway station

Replacement bridge over West Kirby Line

Hull Trains to reinstate withdrawn services

Check before travelling as upgrade between York and Newcastle takes place

More Edinburgh to London trains announced as rail operator LNER returns to full service

Further calls for Scotland-England timber traffic

Borderers 'ignored' in transport review, says Tory MP

Glasgow Central Station named most dangerous in Scotland

Susie's Store in Strathbungo to be demolished by Network Rail

Dalmuir residents woken up by ScotRail train with 'jammed horn'

Lanark station has suffered many cuts

Ecology measures being implemented at Dalgety Bay station

Glasgow to Kilwinning railway line closed on Sundays for 4 weeks

Levenmouth branch works

New Transport Minister urged to pay a visit to the south west

Talks held on improved rail services at Stranraer

Beyond the Beeching cuts: Would branch lines revival boost north east communities?

Transport for Wales complete refurbishment work on Class 175 fleet

Pendias Tunnel near Bangor reopened as cycle route

Bluebell Railway track renewal

Trust takes over Hayling Seaside Railway

Didcot Railway Centre: Fundraiser for failing heritage water tower

Plans to revitalise Alford's heritage railway steam ahead

American TALGO trains exported to Nigeria

Alsthom win contract for 77 regional trains for Norwegian Railways

Security breach in SBB ticketing system

National Railways of Zimbabwe to finalise Turkish investment deal

Inspector Sands and why the London Underground keeps asking for him

Tube stations trialling services for cyclists and home storage

Nexus begins work on £100m Metro Flow project in UK

Bus services in England face axe as end to emergency Covid funding looms

Bus collides with shop in North London

Stagecoach and National Express merger to be investigated

Man drove without licence for more than 70 years

Work to repair breach in Leeds & Liverpool Canal

50% increase in traffic via the port of Rosslare

Maersk to cut carbon output

Cowes floating bridge out of service for six weeks for five year certification

CalMac confirms the South Uist to Mallaig service will ‘remain cancelled’ until February 6

The scramble for cargo aircraft as shipping costs soar

Indian Air Force still flying 51 year old Boeing 737

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps



29/01/22  Yesterday 0600-0800
          "Train Truckers"

29/01/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

29/01/22  Yesterday 0900-1000
          "Steam Train Britain"

29/01/22  Yesterday 1000-1200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

29/01/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "Secrets of the Railways"

29/01/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

31/01/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"

31/01/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Inverness to the Cairngorms

31/01/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Canal Boat Diaries"

31/01/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

31/01/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  The Age of the Carpenter

31/01/22  5 Select 2200-2300
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

01/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"

01/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Cullen to Cawdor

01/02/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Canal Boat Diaries"

01/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  Scottish Style

01/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  New series

01/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  Old series

01/02/22  BBC4 2200-2300
          "India's Frontier Railways"  2/3 Janakpur to Jaynagar

01/02/22  BBC4 2300-0000
          "India's Frontier Railways"  3/3 Samjhauta Express

02/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"

02/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Invergordon to Tain

02/02/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Canal Boat Diaries"

02/02/22  Yesterday 1900-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

02/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  Building the Canals

02/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

02/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

02/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Railway"  Trans-Pyrenees

02/02/22  BBC2 2235-0025
          "The Railway Man"  2013 film about Eric Lomax

03/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"

03/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Lairg to Caithness

03/02/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Canal Boat Diaries"

03/02/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard"

03/02/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

03/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Building of Britain"  Victorian Spleandour

03/02/22  5 Select 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Far North Line

03/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"

04/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel & Stone"

04/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Thurso to Orkney

04/02/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

04/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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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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