Subject: Raildate 4th February 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 04/02/2022, 14:11
To: " Raildate" <>

RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Thameslink driver training simulator
Waterloo in 1967
£22.50 train ticket to beautiful villages on the Thames
B & O Museum Baltimore
The scramble for cargo aircraft
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Unlikely Duo! Leander & Tangmere On The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
Great Central Railway - 'Winter Steam Gala' 29/01/2022
NYMR - Goathland Bridge 24 and 25 Update
K1 - The worlds first Garratt
25 Jahre Mansfelder Bergwerkbahn e.V Jubiläum auf zwei Spurweiten
Building A Working Stephenson's Rocket! - Timberkits
Stunning Bachmann GCR Class D11 - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

South America's 'lithium fields' reveal the dark side of our electric future
9 Most Mysterious Abandoned Aircraft Discoveries!
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Moretonhampstead and Teign Valley Branches

The Hornby Hush Hush Disaster - Unboxing and Review



GBRf takes delivery of a Class 18 hybrid+ shunting locomotive

Crossrail update

RAIB notes on derailment at London Gateway 24 December

Brighton Main Line train services from London to be disrupted on 5/6 February

New tour operator Westcountry Railtours cancels first 2022 tours

South Western Railway to restore timetable after Omicron cuts, PM says

Calls to reopen alternative rail route as main SW line impacted

Increasing passenger numbers at Coombe Jn

Vital railway upgrade work completed on Newquay branch line

Work starts on new railway station for Bristol

GWR and CrossCountry promote Gloucestershire as Great Rail Experience

Greater Anglia to run more services on weekdays into London

Train derailed near Haddiscoe due to flood damage

St Albans City station upgrades continue as Sainsbury’s local set to open

East Midlands Railway to invest £120k to improve station safety

Merseyrail to increase train services from 14 February

Debate rages on over under-threat historic wooden canopy at Beverley railway station

Borders Railway extension project 'dead in water', says chief

Plans for modern 'Forth Bridge experience hub' and thrilling walk across structure

Scottish Government transport review reveals Fife on track for electric trains

Abertillery railway restoration in doubt over government funding

Belfast to Dublin train service disruption due to "serious incident" on line

Hertford East Signal Box being moved to Leyburn

Coupling rods fitted to 2007

New rails from Scunthorpe for NYMR

Corris Railway remodelling at Maespoeth

SNCB to purchase 50 Alston TRAXX locos

New low emission loco on test in Finland

Reading and Northern 4-8-4 to be run in on coal trains

Chicago trains drive over flaming tracks

Theft and vandalism on South African Railways

Rail line to Western Australia blocked by flooding

Ayrshire model railway club celebrates 50th anniversary

Edinburgh York Place tram stop will be demolished with further traffic restrictions

Possible cuts to sponsored bus services in Northamptonshire

Translink reveals start date for contactless payment & announces new ticketing system

Condor passenger ferry service disrupted due to Covid cases

Plans to break up CalMac ferry network

Maid of the Loch: New campaign to launch to raise money for paddle steamer

Sinking of The Princess Victoria off the Northern Ireland coast remembered 69 years on

Storm Corrie: Plane struggles to land in strong winds

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



05/02/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

05/02/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

05/02/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

05/02/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

06/02/22  Yesterday 1200-1600
          "Train Truckers"

07/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1830
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"

07/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Tynemouth to Bardon Mill

07/02/22  Yesterday 1830-1900
          "The Fred Dibnah Story"

07/02/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Canal Boat Diaries"

07/02/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

07/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam"  The Early Pioneers

07/02/22  5 Select 2200-0000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  2 episodes

08/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Fred Dibnah Story"

08/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Newcastle to Lynemouth

08/02/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  The Forth Rail Bridge

08/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam"  The Steam Locomotive

08/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  New series

08/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  Old series

08/02/22  BBC4 2200-2300
          "Classic British Cars: Made in Coventry"

09/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Fred Dibnah Story"

09/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Morpeth to Amble

09/02/22  Yesterday 1900-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

09/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam"  Wheels of Industry

09/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

09/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Railway"  Harz Mountain

10/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  The Congo

10/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Alnmouth to Bamburgh

10/02/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Christmas on the Yorkshire Steam Railway"

10/02/22  Yesterday 1900-2000
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

10/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam"  Steaming down the Road

10/02/22  5 Select 2000-2100
          "The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Northumbria

10/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Train Truckers"

11/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Adelaide to Darwin

11/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Farne Islands to Berwick

11/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury & Lincolnshire

11/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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06/02/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

06/02/22  Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open Day
          The Heritage Bus Depot, Portland Road, Hucknall, NG15 7SF

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

09/02/22  RCTS South Wales Branch
          The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
          "Steam from Euston to Carlisle, 1958 to 1961" by David Cross

12/02/22  East Lancashire Railway: Winter Diesel Gala

19/02/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

Cheers, Howard.
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