Subject: Raildate 25th March 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 25/03/2022, 15:22
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Thameslink lost property
Visit to Princes Risborough SB
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

"Water Orton" - the freight just kept coming. 3/3/22
Train Spotting At Stafford With 2 Rail tours 2X Class 47s +Class 33 And Steam Train, 19/03/22
45231 Sherwood Forester - Springtime Steam Scenes On The North Warwick Line!
Swanage Railway 20/03/2022
Great Central Railway - Railways at Work 2022 - 19/03/22
Pectin Returns! - Yeovil Railway Centre - 20/03/2022
Statfold Barn Railway - Enthusiast Weekend: Last Days of Penrhyn Steam - 20/03/2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

"I'm proud to be called a nerd!" The pop and rock greats who love model railways
(Nick Wheat)

With only sixty-odd days to go until Crossrail opens, we can but peer in and see what we're missing.
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Historic England From the Air
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

"The seats aren't comfy but you've got a beer": readers’ favourite tram rides



Remains of Sheerness Harbour branch lifted

Hopes for Waterside rail line to reopen for passenger trains

Sleeper service returns to South Devon following £37.4m resilience project

Noise reducing tunnel mouths proposed for HS2

Moveable OHLE on trial

New Coventry station building opened

TPE derailment near Heaton Depot

Heritage diesels work Northern Belle ECS

Extra Hartlepool train service to London announced

Network Rail changes tack on Forth Bridge Experience after receiving no bids for job

Temporary bridge needed for work on Levenside branch

Work starts on Belfast transport Hub

Swanage Railway diesel service to Wareham put on hold

Severn Valley to cancel footplate experience days to conserve coal stocks

Llangollen Railway reduces services due to fuel shortage and price increases

Level crossing accident on Strathspey Railway

New railtour company in Ireland hopes to give post-pandemic boost to heritage groups

Dispute shuts down Canadian Pacific Railways

Durango and Silvertown settles federal case over wildfires in 2018

Clocks vanishing from JR stations due to demands on time

Funding problems for Goole factory to build new underground trains

Design mockups of new Piccadilly line stock

West Midlands Metro suspended "until further notice"

Nexus to invest £3m replacing an ageing Metro bridge in North Tyneside

Glasgow subway stations ranked from busiest to quietest

Glasgow 'left behind' as cost of new London tube line could build 89 Glasgow Subways

Plans dropped for Funicular in Stocksbridge

£8,000 worth of model railway collectables stolen from Bideford shed

Bus fire in Bournemouth

Windermere ferry to be replaced

Low wages of replacement P&O ferry crews revealed

Maritime and Coastguard Agency to inspect P&O ferry at Hull

Boeing 737-800 crash in China

FlyBe to resume operations in April

Priceless Japanese screens repaired with Victorian train timetables go on display

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, Reg Nerps



Apologies - unable to compile this week.


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

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

04/04/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "A Look at Canal History, including its people and their art" by Terri Robinson
          Non-members welcome

04/04/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "People and Places" by Paul Shackcloth
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

09/04/22- Spa Valley Railway: Caledonian Steam Weekend

09/04/22- Statfold Model Railway Event

11/04/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "Lynton and Barnstaple Railway" by Mike Pearce
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

12/04/22  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "Peter Gray Part 2" by Amyas Crump
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

15/04/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Fun On The Line In '39

15/04/22- Spa Valley Railway: Little Red Riding Hood's Easter Train Ride

15/04/22- Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter's Tea Party

15/04/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Easter Egg Specials

15/04/22- Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour

16/04/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

16/04/22  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Easter Egg Hunt

16/04/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Easter Egg Hunt

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