Subject: Raildate 8th April 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 08/04/2022, 14:54
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New arrival at Leek & Rudyard Steam Railway
Great British Narrow Gauge, a Ride on the Rudyard Lake Steam Railway, Lady Jane Gray, 3-4-2022
(Barry Knapper)

Waterloo Victory Arch rededicated
Wimbledon has a seaplane hanger
Composite electrification masts investigated
Brockwell Park miniature Railway
Underground network suggested for Bristol
General Motors 1938 promotional film
Coastal erosion of railway line in Spain
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

South Devon Railway - Farewell 5542 - 03/04/2022
Pendennis Returns - Didcot Railway Centre - 'Launch of Pendennis Castle' 02/04/2022
NYMR - 1st diesel and steam passenger locos over new Goathland Bridges
USATC S100 No 65
Spa Valley Railway Scottish Steam Up
A lovely 16mm steam and diesel running day on a sunny Llechfan Garden Railway, 3rd April
Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition 2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Stunning South West England Train Journey - Relaxing Devon 4K Drivers View - Exeter-Paignton
(Spotter: Chris Palin)

The RCHS has a complete run of Midland Railway distance diagrams from the 1st edition (1873) to the 11th (1909)
News article:
Distance Diagram Collection:
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Where Hiking And History Collide: The UK's Hilltop Crash Sites
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

2 Jowett vans have arrived at Manor Park Classics - Watch how we removed them from long term storage
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

10 of the best railway-themed family holidays in England

Hampshire Local Transport Plan consultation



Hitachi train cracks report calls for standards review

66708 named Glory to Ukraine

57604 to meet 4079

Southern class 455 railtour (14th May) booking details

Easter renewal of Tonbridge East Jn

Bridge bash at Kearsney

£6.5m railway investment set to begin in Penzance

Former railway shed in Worcester to be converted to apartments

Birmingham New Street closed due to overhead line collapse

Lineside fire blocks line at Burton on Trent

Stafford, Crewe and Warrington overspeeding incidents

Works started on Hope Valley upgrade
Hope Valley Railway Upgrade app

Staycation Express owners confirm tourist trains will not run on the Settle to Carlisle line

ScotRail Nationalised

Double award accolade for Borders railway station building restoration

I'm staggered a new train station for Edinburgh commuters was blocked - John McLellan

ScotRail’s £5million Stirling station upgrade reaches key milestone

Work on Inverness Airport station is progressing well

Ground investigation work starts on major rail project on the Highland mainline between Inverness and Perth

Thirty Three washouts fixed on Cambrian Line

Freight and passenger traffic clash between England and Wales

New transport hub to be named Belfast Grand Central Station

75069 to visit West Somerset Railway

HST power car preserved by Colne Valley Railway

Bridge renewal to help Great Central reunification

Four day Jubilee festival planned on Severn Valley Railway

Doon Valley Railway volunteers work hard to prepare for their open day

Dutch Railways shut for five hours by software fault

Freight branchline to be built in Negev desert

Thirty-one areas given cash to boost bus services

Translink buses pay dispute and strike action

Cruise ship to pass through Tower Bridge

Cowes Floating Bridge: Ferry crashes on return from inspection

Criminal investigations into P&O Ferries started by the Insolvency Service

MCA impound P&O ferry
P&O Pride of Kent detained by MCA

Irish Ferries transfer an extra vessel to short sea routes from Dover

TS Queen Mary will bring an economic boost to Govan

Experts fear for delayed CalMac ferries' unused engines with risk of failure after years left idle

Stena Line suspend Fishguard-Rosslare service to support services to Northern Ireland

Brittany Ferries disruption as Salamanca breaks down at Bilbao

EasyJet cancellations due to staff shortages due to Covid

Plane lessors facing big write-downs on Ukraine crisis

French Regulator Claims Russia Is Jamming Commercial Aircraft Satellite Navigation

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



09/04/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

09/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Smoke and Steel"  Tunnel under the Thames

11/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: a Model World"

11/04/22  More4 2200-2305
          "The Plane that Saved Britain"  de Havilland Mosquito

12/04/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

12/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

12/04/22  BBC4 2215-2315
          "Donald Campbell: Speed King"

14/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

14/04/22  Smithsonian 2100-2200
          "Impossible Repairs"  Big Lithuanian trains

15/04/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"


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

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

21/04/22- Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala

22/04/22- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Gala

23/04/22- Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club Spring Show
24/04/22  Pool Academy, Church Road, Pool, Redruth, TR15 3PZ
          1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

23/04/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Diesel Gala

Cheers, Howard.
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