Subject: Raildate 18th February 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 18/02/2022, 15:33
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Nottingham Trams at Clifton
(Martin Miller)

Britannia 70000 passing Stableford on 17/2/22
(Barry Knapper)

Royal Scot & The Duchess - LMS Icons On February Tours!
Progress at the North Dorset Railway - Shillingstone 12/02/2022
NYMR - 9F No. 92134 on steam test at Grosmont MPD
Nidd Valley Recreation with Hudswell Clarke Mitchell/Illingworth
Gartell Light Railway - Model Railway Exhibition 2022
Scratchy Bottom Halt Model Railway Layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Around the Yamanote line in Tokyo
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Station to station: a spotter’s guide to prefab design on the railways
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Amid rising tensions in Ukraine, four USAF B-52 bombers arrive into RAF Fairford, UK
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Scammel Scarab Mechanical Horse - 1950s Road Transport - Factory Promotional Film



Burnham station completes Elizabeth line upgrades

Battery powered class 230 units proposed for Greenford branch

Bridge bash blocking Bromley North branch

Bridge bash at Christ's Hospital blocked railway and A24

Portsmouth Direct line to close for 9 days

Final class 484 delivered to the Isle of Wight

Construction of HS2’s Colne Valley viaduct segments has started

Could Etruria railway station reopen 17 years after it was closed?

New station bar to be opened at Lancaster

Train services cancelled in Scotland due to Storm Dudley

Plan to integrate Scots bus, ferry and train networks unveiled

Should Scotland have women-only rail carriages?

Latest version of Forth bridge visitors Centre

Wires down at Kilwinning after storm Dudley

Fallen tree on fire at Beattock

Engineering survey of Glenfinnan viaduct

New ScotRail timetables bad news for sustainable tourism in Highland Perthshire

North East journey time and Formartine rail improvements "hit the buffers"

All Transport for Wales services cancelled on Friday due to Storm Eunice

34067 to Work Northern Belle charter

New bridges installed on NYMR

Alstom & SNCF launch hybrid multiple unit

Czech Railways take 10 leased Vectron locos

New diesel locos for Amtrak unveiled

Extension of Vancouver Skytrain to Langley (British Columbia)
(Using displaced Merseyrail class 507 units?)

London Underground: Tube and bus fares see biggest hike in a decade

Part of Manchester Metro to be blocked by HS2 works from 2024

Farewell to a transport icon at the Epping Ongar Railway this Sunday

Increased Bluestar services

Introduction of electric buses in Wales

Video of Red Funnel ferry in Southampton during Storm Eunice

Storm Eunice leaves 90 passengers stranded on Isle of Wight ferry

Isle of Man ferries cancelled due to storms
Channel Island ferries cancelled due to storms

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps



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

19/02/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

19/02/22  Yesterday 0900-1100
          "Hornby: A Model World"

19/02/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

19/02/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

19/02/22  5 Select 2100-2230
          "USA by Train with Tony Robinson"

21/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Japan

21/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Avonmouth to Six Bells

21/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Water and Boilers

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

22/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Barry Island to Pyle

22/02/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  Clifton Suspension Bridge

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

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

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

22/02/22  BBC4 2300-0000
          "Locomotion: Dan Snow's History of Railways"  2/3

23/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Alaska

23/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Port Talbot to Pembury

23/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Mechanics & Riveters

23/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

23/02/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

23/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Full Steam Ahead"

24/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Argentina

24/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Caernarvon to Pembroke

24/02/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Pattern Making

24/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

25/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Southern Africa

25/02/22  BBC2 1830-1900
          "Great Coastal Railway Journeys"  Milford Haven to Fishguard

25/02/22  Channel 5 1900-2000
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Ireland

25/02/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

25/02/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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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
          "Modern Railway Photographs" by Andrew Lay
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

25/02/22- East Lancashire Railway: Spring Steam Gala

25/02/22- Model Rail Scotland
27/02/22  SEC Glasgow

26/02/22  Signalling Record Society: Zoom talk
          "Freedom of Scotland" by Andrew Gardiner
          Starts at 1030, visitors welcome
          There is no charge for the meeting but pre-registration is essential
          To register, email

01/03/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "West Coast Railways" by James Shuttleworth
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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