Subject: Raildate 22nd April 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 22/04/2022, 15:35
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Test Trains 231002/04 FLIRT, Radyr, Cardiff and Barry 14th April 2022
71000 at Dent Head Viaduct and part 2 at York in 1991
Railways at York in 1991. 24 movements with, 08, 31, 37, 47, 56, 58, 60, HSTs
Severn Tunnel Junction , 3 x 50s, 67 training, 20 movements, before the wires!
Railways 2002. 7 Class 66 unloaded at Newport Docks
Railways 20 yrs ago, March 2002, Freightliners new 66s from Canada
Steam. Swansea to Tenby 1993 with 80079/80
Railways 17th October 1993, Where are we now question?
Railways. Testing 231004 at Cardiff/Newport & much more
"Valley Voyager" Railtour. 37197/37038/66145. 20 years ago March 2002
(Mike Wilcock)

Croxley Link proposal examined again
Holiday let in Berwyn station house
Walking the Longmoor Military Railway
History of the De Havilland Heron
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Purple Makeover for 34027 'Taw Valley' - Severn Valley Railway - 16/04/22
LMS 6201 Princess Elizabeth - The Big Red Machine!
Spring Steam in Hampshire, Mid-Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' 16/04/2022
KWVR Spring Steam Gala 2022, Keighley Station
Great sounds @ Dorridge Station, 12/04/22
Vale of Rheidol trains crossing at Aberffrwd Station, 17th April 2022
Britain's Biggest Model Railway - Royal Bath & West Showground - 08/04/2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Transport themed socks from the London Sock Exchange
A Look At The World Of Squawk Codes And Their Meanings
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Rail strike threat in job cuts and pay row

Strike action considered over translucent uniform clothes

Half-price train ticket sale criticised

Improvement programme planned for Early May Bank Holiday

10,000th cab radio upgraded by Siemens Mobility and Network Rail

Restoration of the Crystal Palace Subway has started

Bridge bash on A36 at Wilton

Portishead branch reopening delayed

Okehampton Line upgrades ready for May timetable

Lumo train passengers' panic after emergency stop

Replacement of Rugby Road underbridge in Leamington Spa

Bam Nuttall begins enabling works on £26M Sunderland station

Residents kick up a stink over idling trains

Sky news catching up with heritage railway coal supply problems

Critical shortage of coal for Welsh Heritage Railways

Sheep trespassing on Welsh Highland Railway

Morwellham Quay mine railway to reopen

Level Crossing upgrade on Snaefell Mountain Railway

CSX to purchase Pan-Am Railways

New Amtrak livery

JR West develops detection system for falls from train platforms

Tohoku bullet train resumes one month after major quake

Cruise ships return to Isle of Man

First cruise ship to visit Guernsey since 2019

Ever Forward freed after a month aground in Chesapeake bay

The Goodyear Blimp will be flying over London next month

How A 90-Minute European Hop Took Nearly 24 Hours This Weekend

SWISS Airbus A330 Returns To Zurich After Engine Trouble Over The Atlantic

Antonov Conducts Damage Assessment Of An-225 Mriya

Emirates will continue to fly to Russia unless its owner stops it

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



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

23/04/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

23/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Smoke and Steel"  A mountain railway

25/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

26/04/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

26/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

27/04/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "World's Most Dangerous Roads"

28/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

28/04/22  Smithsonian 2100-2200
          "Impossible Repairs"  Panama Canal railway

29/04/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

29/04/22  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  Wolf Rock


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

21/04/22- London Transport Museum Depot Open Days: The Art of the Poster

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

29/04/22- Bristol Model Railway Exhibition
01/05/22  Thornbury Leisure Centre, BS35 3BJ

29/04/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Spring Steam Gala

30/04/22- South Devon Railway: 150th Anniversary Celebrations

30/04/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Lollipop Specials

01/05/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

01/05/22- Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Spring Steam Gala

02/05/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "The Hill Railways of India" by Mike Fish
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

02/05/22- Foxfield Railway: Platinum Jubilee Weekend

05/05/22- West Somerset Railway: Spring Steam Gala

06/05/22- Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Beer Festival

07/05/22- Spa Valley Railway: Peppa Pig

08/05/22  Celebrating Micheldever Station 1840-2022
          The twice-postponed 180th anniversary celebration of the station
          At Micheldever station and The Warren Centre, Andover Road, SO21 3AR
          Railway history talk, model railways, exhibition, vehicle display, hog roast

Cheers, Howard.
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