Subject: Raildate 11th March 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 11/03/2022, 14:39
To: " Raildate" <>

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My Guinness Book of Records run 1387 miles in <24 hours - 1000th YouTube video!
(Mike Wilcock)

No 45627 'Galatea' at Chinley
6233 Duchess of Sutherland at Stableford
(Barry Knapper)

Cross Country trains contract (only 736 pages!)
Terrier 150
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

GWR 7029 Thunders Up All Stretton & Hatton Bank + Flying Scotsman!
Somerset & Dorset Remembered, Watercress Line - 56 years on from the last trains
A1 60163 Tornado
'Ann', the little but very big star off the East Lancs Spring Steam gala 2022
46100 Royal Scot - KWVR - 30742 Charters - 7th March 2022
Tim Dunn & Paul 'Piglet' Middleton Shunting with Lucie at the NYMR Annual Steam Gala 2021
We Need To Talk About Coal - Talyllyn Railway
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Photographs of the Works in Progress of the Midland Railway - Extension to London
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Two steam engines in action - visit Kempton Steam Museum - 19/20 March - £16
Photos from Crossrail’s trial train evacuations
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Suspended over a wildlife river, South African hotel train defies lockdown odds
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

First episode of the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway's documentary series - Beyond the Tracks (Facebook membership not needed)



Euston to be closed at Easter

First look at new designs for HS2 London Euston station

A sneak preview of Crossrail

Bond Street station will open after other Crossrail stations

Southern link to Heathrow airport

Penge Tunnel to be relaid in July

Bridge replacement at Leamington Spa planned for Easter weekend

All female control office for Avanti Trains on International Women's Day

Laser and drone technology recreates Victorian viaduct like never before

Merseyrail named as best performing operator again

Work starts on new station at Headbolt Lane

Driver using WhatsApp before crash at Kirby

Doubts over extension of Border Railway
Consultation seeking feedback on plans for Tweedbank to Eyemouth active travel route

Increasing costs for reopening Levenmouth Line

Collision protection beam to be installed on Edinburgh railway bridge

Historic Glasgow rail works could become listed building

Faulty drainage work blamed for fatal Stonehaven derailment
RAIB report on Carmont derailment August 2020
Call to withdraw HSTs after Carmont accident

Mid Hants "War on the Line" event cancelled

Flying Scotsman to visit Bluebell Railway in August...

...and to visit to Worcester

NYMR to cancel 1940s event

UIC membership suspended for Russia and Belarus

The new Silk Road railway link severed by Russia

WABTEC and BNSF to test bio fuels with locos based in California

Should the tube go driverless

Tours of the Kingsway tram tunnel announced

A New Roundel For Westminster Tube Station

New York subway cars on street running en-route to scrap yard

Commodore Clipper sailings to be halted as maintenance brought forward

Near miss with container ship in Southampton Water

Southampton Spitfire Flight Shed demolition under way

Problems reclaiming leased aircraft from Russia

How many aircraft won't be delivered due to Russian sanction?

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



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"

12/03/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

12/03/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"

12/03/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

12/03/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

12/03/22  5 Select 2200-2300
          "The Chernobyl Railway with Chris Tarrant"

12/03/22  5 Select 2300-0105
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  2 episodes

13/03/22  5 Select 2000-2300
          "The Dambusters"  Dan Snow 3-parter

14/03/22  BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
          "The Museums That Make Us"  The Museum of Making, Derby

14/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  4/12

14/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  New series 1/4

14/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Smoke and Steel"  Cornwall and France

14/03/22  5 Select 2200-0000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  2 episodes

15/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  5/12

15/03/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Britain's Greatest Bridges"  The Humber Bridge

15/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  New series 2/4

15/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"  New series

15/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

16/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  6/12

16/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  New series 3/4

16/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

16/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: a Model World"

16/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Full Steam Ahead"

17/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  7/12

17/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  New series 4/4

17/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

18/03/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"

18/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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

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

19/03/22- Kempton Steam Museum Open Days
20/03/22  Joint event with the London Museum of Water & Steam

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

26/03/22- Ribble Steam Railway and Museum: Steam Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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