Subject: Raildate 11th February 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 11/02/2022, 10:41
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Cwmbargoed Collier Railtour. 5 venues. 60040/66013. Feb.5th 2022
Cab Ride in a Class 121. Abergavenny-Newport May 1991
Railfreight 1993. Very busy day/night at Cardiff Central
Ebbw Junction. May 2001.Over 20 passes for Cup Final Specials
Rail freight 1993.Busy times at Lime Kiln, Aberbeeg, Ebbw Junction
Rail-freight 2011.Cardiff, East Usk, Bird Port & 70012
Class 37s on coal trains in Wales 1990
Rail location in the Welsh Valleys 1990?
Coal movements 1990. 37801 Tower-Aberdare-Abercynon
(Mike Wilcock)

Whatstandwell Station
Derby Midland Station
Nottingham Express Transit at Nottingham Station
Nottingham Express Transit at Beeston Centre
(Martin Miller)

70000 Britannia - Test Runs With The Ex Caledonian Sleepers! Severn Valley Railway
NYMR - Track replacement at Farwath (Bridge 11 and 12)
The Class 55 Deltics
Whatever Happened To The Hampstead Tube?
South African Railways NG G16
Nottingham Heritage Vehicles Charity Open day 2022 inc Model Railway
Hornby's New Rebuilt W1 Hush Hush - Unboxing & Review
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Have a play with TfL’s property assets map
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Leek to Waterhouses + Leek & Manifold Railway. North Staffordshire’s Lost Railways
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The B-24 Bomber that Vanished Without a Trace - The Story of "Lady Be Good"
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Alexei Sayle's "Strangers on a Train" (BBC Radio 4 programme)

The Railway Dog - Yoshi's Adventures - South Wales
(Andrew & Yoshi)



Selection of GBR HQ location

UK’s first fully electric crawler cranes start work on HS2

All Crossrail Tier 1 firms to finish by Easter as project’s to-do list dwindles
‘It has to be flawless’: long wait for London’s Elizabeth line is nearly over

Lineside fire near Paddington

New escalators installed at Gatwick Airport

New traffic worked by GBRf from Newhaven

Train fire between Brighton and Lewes

Plans for Romsey Railway Station's Master's House to go up for public consultation
(see also in "Events" section)

New station suggested on the site of Knowle Asylum Halt for new housing

Chiltern Railways battery hybrid train enters service

Abbey train line is set to reopen in February

Key line between Fleetwood and Poulton must 'pay for itself' in growth

Northumberland set to feature on TV's Great Coastal Railway Journeys

Hopes to reopen Leamside Line

Scotland's train services nationalised from 1 April

Scottish Government urged to ditch ‘gas guzzling’ high speed trains

People are ‘scared’ to use trains due to pandemic says minister

Rail services disrupted for nine hours by communications failure

Work starts on construction of East Linton station

Electrification of Fife Circle proposed

Railway line between Edinburgh and Dundee to close over two weekends

Engineering work planned at famous Glenfinnan Viaduct

Drainage work on West Highland extension

Bath Green Park market

34027 to be repainted for Platinum jubilee celebrations

Yorkshire Wolds Railway's first train movement on Driffield to Malton line since 1958

Replica lamp posts stolen from Blaevavon High Level station

Political questions over reinstatement of Douglas Horse trams

Derailment on Col du Bretaye branch in Switzerland (in French)

Fifty one years since the fire at Luzern Hbf (in German)

Alstom to deliver 40 trams to Gothenburg

40th Alstom loco shipped to Azerbaijan

Extra double deck coaches ordered by New Jersey Transit

Emergency exercise at Paddington underground/Crossrail stations

Ever seen RNLI Lifeboat crew on the London Underground?

Hitachi supply new trams for Genoa

A trip in a London bus through military lands – Imberbus returns for 2022

Bus converted to a mobile home

First Group hydrogen buses taken off the road in Aberdeen due to technical issue

Further delays to new CAL-MAC ferries

RMS Queen Mary funding

Mumbai Maersk grounded and refloated on approach to Bremerhaven

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat



12/02/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

12/02/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

12/02/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

12/02/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

13/02/22  Yesterday 1200-1400
          "Train Truckers"

14/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1830
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  The Konkan Line

14/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Fairlie to Port Glasgow

14/02/22  Yesterday 1830-1900
          "The Fred Dibnah Story"

14/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam"  Steam on the Water

14/02/22  5 Select 2200-0000
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  2 episodes

15/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Bangkok to Mandalay

15/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Helensburgh to Connel

15/02/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  Tower Bridge

15/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Age of Steam"  Steam and the Modern Age

15/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  New series

15/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  Old series

15/02/22  BBC4 2300-0000
          "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  1/3

16/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Across the Andes

16/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Oban to Staffa

16/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  The Source of Iron

16/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

16/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

16/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Full Steam Ahead"

16/02/22  BBC4 2320-0020
          "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  2/3

17/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Moscow to Siberia

17/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Fort William to Glenfinnan

17/02/22  ITV 1930-2000
          "The True Cost of Train Travel?"

17/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Castings

17/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

18/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Cuba

18/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Mallaig to Lewis & Harris

18/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Canterbury & Lincolnshire

18/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

18/02/22  Yesterday 2325-0125
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"  2 episodes


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

11/02/22- Romsey Station Master's House - public exhibition of proposals
12/02/22  0930-1700 (Friday), 0930-1300 (Saturday)

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

21/02/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "My Life on The Railway Part 1" by Dennis Flood
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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