Subject: Raildate 4th March 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 04/03/2022, 15:17
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Update on P2 2007
Robertsbridge turntable photos
Lancaster Film trailer - due for release May 2022
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 45627 - A Gruelling Climb To Ais Gill! The Cumbrian Mountain Express
NYMR - Farwath track renewal update, Pickering carriage shed and Grosmont Station
NER Y7 1310
East Lancashire Railway - Spring Steam Gala 2022 - 26/02/22
Mid Afternoon at Reading West Station 24/02/22
Two model railway exhibitions in one day Nottingham & Heanor 27/02/2022
Glastonbury & Street Lions - Model Railway Exhibition - 26/02/2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A rather bizarre Pepsi advert!
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

When London’s tube tunnels were painted white
London Underground’s experimental porthole tube train
The forgotten plan to connect Edinburgh and Glasgow by high-speed monorail
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess - Yosemite Valley 330 Observation Car



Free booklet about the Elizabeth line

Southampton station fire after scooter thrown on to rail tracks

Community heroes from BBC Bristol region have GWR train named in their honour

HS2 aggregate deliveries in the Aylesbury area

Railway restoration for historic Grade II listed Cheshire signal box

York University drops 'world's only degree in railway history' from teaching programme

Work on Darlington North Road bridge

Proposed refurbishment of Eaglescliffe station

Green light for last of six new stations for Northumberland Line

Repairs on the Royal Border Bridge

West Coast Main Line: Engineering works set to disrupt Glasgow-London rail services

£32m Argyle line improvement works set to begin

Eight-month structural improvement works on Stirling railway viaduct begin today

Time lapse photo of Network Measurement train

Transport Minister visits site of Inverness Airport station

Barry railway depot to be sold to Transport for Wales

Mid Suffolk Railway Fowler diesel shunter wins award

Renaming of 34027 for Platinum Jubilee

Starting work on Darlington Railway Heritage Quarter

Eurostar offers free tickets to Ukranian refugees

European Railways response to Ukraine crisis

Four level crossing incidents on six days on Brightline Florida

BNSF investments for 2022

Strikes on London Underground

TfL secures deal to build new Elephant and Castle station entrance

Problems with mobility scooters on Isle of Man buses

Newark canal drained as restoration work takes place

Cowes Floating Bridge: Digital signs plan for chain ferry

Arran berth at Ardrossan Harbour to close for up to two weeks

Burnt out car carrying ship has sunk

British Airways flights cancelled due to IT problems

Ukraine Confirms That The World's Largest Plane Has Been Destroyed

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth



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 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"

05/03/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

05/03/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Full Steam Ahead"

05/03/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

05/03/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

07/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's Made in Britain"  Lifetime's Achievement (2)

07/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Underground Worlds"  A Cornish tin mine

07/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Smoke and Steel"  A Manchester mill

07/03/22  5 Select 2200-0000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  2 episodes

08/03/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  The Tyne Bridge

08/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  1/12

08/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  New series

08/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  Old series

09/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  2/12

09/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

09/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Steam Train Britain"

09/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Full Steam Ahead"

10/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  3/12

10/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

11/03/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Secret Life of Lighthouses"

11/03/22  5 Select 2000-2100
          "Building Victorian Britain"  Public Transport

11/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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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

05/03/22- Rainhill Model Railway Club Exhibition
06/03/22  Rainhill Village Hall, Weaver Avenue, Rainhill, L35 4LU
          1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)

07/03/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "Red, Buff & Other Funnels: Bournemouth & Boscombe Paddle Steamers" by Nick Braddock
          Non-members welcome

08/03/22  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "More Photographing Britain's Railways" by Jack Boskett
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

11/03/22- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Steam Gala Extravaganza

12/03/22  Apedale Valley Light Railway: New members day

12/03/22- Midlands Garden Rail Show
13/03/22  Warwickshire Event Centre

18/03/22  Dronfield Civic Society - Zoom talk
          "Bradshaw's and an Early Railway Tour" by Robert Mee
          Starts 1930

19/03/22- The London Festival of Railway Modelling
20/03/22  Alexandra Palace, N22 7AY

21/03/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "The GWR West of Exeter" by Howard Sprenger
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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