Subject: Raildate 18th March 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 18/03/2022, 15:44
To: " Raildate" <>

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Enamel London Underground signs produced in the Isle of Wight
Animated recreation of the Marine Drive tramway on the Isle of Man
Operating Ukrainian Railways
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 6233 - The Lady In Red Returns To The S&C In Full Glory !
KWVR Keighley And Worth Valley Railway Steam Gala 12/03/2022
Leeds Station & Interesting Shipley Station 10/03/22
EcoCoal Results & More! - Talyllyn Railway Update
Building Freight Trains at Chadwick Model Railway
Charity Model Railway Build & Auction for Prostate Cancer UK
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

We took the train to Heysham to find out what was really there
The iconic Edinburgh Leith Walk rail bridge that's all but forgotten
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



‘Spring of discontent’: wave of strikes looms for Covid-hit railways

50 rail bridges and tunnels could escape National Highways demolition plans

UK first rail freight electrification trial boosts industry net zero ambitions

New wagons ordered for GBRf

No trains out of London Euston station over Easter

A sneak preview of London’s new Elizabeth line railway

Gatwick Express service restored from 3rd April

Disruption to Fareham and Eastleigh rail services after depot derailment

Plans to increase rail traffic from Tilbury

First stage of HS2 tunnelling work completed under Chilterns

Power supply upgrade for Midland Main Line

Councillor's call on Royal Border Bridge lighting

Story picked for Ravenscraig rail bridge

Bridge bash with straw bales in Glasgow

Early progress at Levenmouth is rail-y positive

Cambrian Line to reopen next month with extra £2m announced to improve resilience

Heritage Railways coal shortage reducing services

Leeming Bar station to reopen

SVR cancels 1940s event

Grant to Elsecar Heritage centre

Eurail celebrates 50th anniversary: the evolution of the Interrail pass

First 'overhead line islands' for battery trains to be built in Germany

Software problem with Alstom signalling software

Finance deal agreed for Turkish electrification project

Tohoku quake kills 4, injures 107, derails bullet train
Video from inside the derailed Shinkansen train

Scottish councils to be given power to run own bus services

P&O Ferries sparks outrage by sacking 800 workers

Turkish yard wins contract to build Islay ferries -

Ever Forward aground in the port of Baltimore

UAE registered cargo ship sinks off Iranian coast

Historic steamer TS Queen Mary to sail on River Clyde again

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin



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

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

19/03/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Trains That Changed the World"

19/03/22  Yesterday 0900-1200
          "Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways"

19/03/22  Yesterday 1200-1500
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

19/03/22  Yesterday 1500-2000
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

21/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  8/12

21/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  Series 2 1/4

21/03/22  BBC4 2100-2200
          "The Golden Age of Steam Railways" 1/2

21/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Smoke and Steel"  A mill in Shrewsbury

21/03/22  5 Select 2200-0000
          "Walking Britain's Lost Railways"  2 episodes

22/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  9/12

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

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

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

23/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  10/12

23/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  3/4

23/03/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

23/03/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: a Model World"

23/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Full Steam Ahead"

24/03/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Fred Dibnah's World of Steam, Steel and Stone"  11/12

24/03/22  BBC4 1930-2000
          "Canal Boat Diaries"  4/4

24/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

25/03/22  5 Select 1900-2000
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"

25/03/22  Yesterday 2200-2300
          "Secrets of the Transport Museum"


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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

19/03/22- Great Central Railway: Railways at Work

19/03/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Community Weekend

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

26/03/22  Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway: Mixed Traction Gala

27/03/22  Foxfield Railway: Mother's Day

27/03/22  Leek & Rudyard Railway: Mother's Day

31/03/22  Hope Valley Railway Users' Group: Annual General Meeting
          Hathersage Memorial Hall, S32 1DU
          Guest speaker: Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman, Network Rail
          Also Northern Railway's East Area Director, Tony Baxter
          All users and potential users of the line welcome
          Light refreshments and time to mingle with guests from 7.00
          Prompt start with speakers at 7.30

02/04/22- Spa Valley Railway: Scottish Steam Up

03/04/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

Cheers, Howard.
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