Subject: Raildate 25th February 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 25/02/2022, 15:53
To: " Raildate" <>

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


The steam engine built to do nothing but push - Big "Emma" Bertha
NYMR - Quick walk round Grosmont MPD and BR Standard No. 75029 shunt
A Prairie in the Purbecks - Swanage Railway 19/02/2022
Überführung von ÖBB 52 1227 und 52 7612 von Hof nach Gera am 20.02.20222
Running Session (feat the new Bachmann V2) - 20/02/22
Oops I’ve done it again, another irresistible cut price loco in WW2 livery SR V class
Santa Agueda Model Railway Layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The inside story of project to restore abandoned Derbyshire station, one of the oldest in the world
(Spotter: Mike Price)

'I spent the afternoon with London's trainspotting goats and it was as surreal as it sounds'
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Final days of iconic Dundee West Railway Station showcased in freshly unearthed photos.
HMS Vanguard: Royal Navy's last battleship was biggest vessel broken up at Faslane
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Flying the DC6 Across Alaska's Final Frontier
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Withdrawal of University of York Master's Degree in Railway Studies

The Railway Club Directory

Homage to Spain’s railways: take the slow train for the best scenic routes



LORAM to overhaul Network Measurement Train

Ultra low carbon concrete being used for HS2 construction

Passengers evacuated from an Elizabeth line train in test operation

GTR move Finsbury Park gates to stop passengers being overcharged

Ex-London Underground trains to be tested on the Greenford branch line

Step free access installed at Eridge

Southeastern: Losing rail franchise to cost Go-Ahead £81.3m

Salisbury train crash: Clearance of leaves delayed by engineering work
RAIB Interim Report: Collision between passenger trains at Salisbury Tunnel Junction

Timber log trains run again in Devon for first time in 18 years

BTP told to re-examine handling of student Romello McCook's death

Reading Green Park station

Uncertainty over East-West Rail reconstruction

HS2: Challenges of building Colne Valley viaduct

Signalling and level crossing upgrades in Cambridge Signalling Centre area

RAIB report on track washout at Haddiscoe in January

Recycled bricks from Reedham benefit Community Rail Group

All trains between Ipswich and London replaced with buses for next 5 weekends

Video shows moment roof was blown onto rail line at Banbury station

Leamington-Coventry-Nuneaton service reintroduced

A visit to Toton to see DB Cargo launch new international service for Toyota

Sniffer dogs used to find stolen railway cabling

Work restarts on Reddish viaduct after storms

Calls for study into reopening of Leeds railway station to expand capacity

Railway lines flooded in Yorkshire

Settle to Carlisle: Trust to convert Horton-in-Ribblesdale station building into holiday let

York Station Front improvement work begins

ScotRail ticket office closures postponed and fewer will have hours reduced

Wemyss Bay bookshop and gallery reopens

First train in more than half a century stops at Reston ahead of station's reopening

Get Peterhead and Fraserburgh rail links back on track, new minister urged

Famous Scottish Trainspotting station (Corrour) looking for restaurant staff to work this summer

Ebbw Vale line: More services and station improvements as multi-million-pound upgrade begins

Cambrian Line blocked by washout near Welshpool

Walkway across iconic Barmouth Viaduct opened in time for half term

Pannier steam locomotive to see out boiler ticket in Somerset

Storm Eunice fails to stop former Spooner Row signal box moving to Wymondham Abbey on MNR

Caledonian Railway visitors to the Spa Valley line

First ever bio-coal trial on full size steam locomotive takes place at the K&WVR

Further delays to Strathspey Railway extension

Theft at Poole Park Railway

There and Back Light Railway to reopen Melton Mowbray miniature railway

SNCF and RENFE stop co-operation on cross border high speed services

Stadler win contract for Austrian double deck multiple units

War in Ukraine effects on China to Europe container trains

Rail capacity between Dublin and Drogheda set to double

Visually impaired Elgin dad prepares to visit 272 London Underground stops for charity

Shepperton Ferry

Evening services on the Shields Ferry will resume from March 7

Car carrier ship on fire off Portugal

Greek ferry on fire and evacuated off Corfu

Flights between Wick and Aberdeen to be reinstated

Hydrogen fuel trials using an A380

Falkland Islands Government Air Service (or how to get your BN Islander flights!)

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps



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  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

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

26/02/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

26/02/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Full Steam Ahead"

26/02/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

26/02/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

27/02/22  BBC4 2300-0000
          "Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams"  River Trent

28/02/22  BBC Radio 4 1600-1630
          "The Trainspotter's Guide to Dracula"

28/02/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Azerbaijan and Georgia

28/02/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Engines at work

01/03/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"  Scandinavia

01/03/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  Britannia Bridge

01/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Chains and Copper

01/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  New series

01/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  Old series

01/03/22  BBC4 2200-2300
          "Bridging the Gap: How the Severn Bridge Was Built

02/03/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  North Africa

02/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Lifetime's Achievement (1)

02/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

02/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

02/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Full Steam Ahead"

03/03/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys"  Baltic States

03/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

03/03/22  BBC4 2250-0020
          "Brief Encounter"  Classic 1945 film

04/03/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Former Yugoslavia

04/03/22  5 Select 1900-2100
          "Brunel: Building a Great Britain"

04/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

04/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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

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

05/03/22  Burton Railway Collectors Fair
          Burton on Trent Town Hall, DE14 2EB

05/03/22- Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Days
06/03/22  Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

Cheers, Howard.
editor(at)  replace (at) with @

Raildate may be freely distributed without permission as long as no changes whatsoever are made to the original document distributed by the Editor

Raildate on

Raildate Facebook group:
You must be a member of Facebook to join

The Railtube Facebook page:
Thanks to Peter Lewis for posting Raildate to his Facebook page, which should be available to view even if you are not a member of Facebook

Issues of Raildate up to 18th December 2009 are archived at:
This page includes a master catalogue of items that have appeared in previous editions

(C) Howard Sprenger 2022