Subject: Raildate 29th April 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 29/04/2022, 15:28
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SVR Spring Steam Gala, all stations, all locos, and Purple 70 (34027)
Spectacular Steam and Triple Heading with 6233 45596 45690, April 2022
(Mike Willcock)

Zagreb Trams April 2022
(Andrew Cook)

70000 passes through on 26/4/22
(Barry Knapper)

The Severn Valley Railway - Spring Steam Gala (2022)
GWR 4-6-0 2999 Lady of Legend
Bahamas leads Leander at Shrewsbury
70000 Britannia Looking & Sounding Amazing at Stafford 27/04/2022
Early Evening @ STAFFORD, was Ever So Good
Leek & Rudyard Railway Diesel Gala 24th April 2022
Überführungen im Raum Leipzig mit 52 8141-5 und 35 1097-1 am 14.04.2022
Who is louder? Steam locomotive class 41 east or west? (4K)
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Onboard the disco train that transported Burnley fans to London in the 1970s
Elizabeth line purple creates new challenge for Island firm AJ Wells & Son
A Guide to Scotland's Lost Railway Lines book review
The abandoned Edinburgh tunnel that runs for a kilometre beneath the New Town
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Beyond the Tracks - Episode 2

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Looking Back



UK train tickets: the great rail sale is on – but is there a catch?

West Coast main line Passengers advised to ‘travel either side’ of Bank Holiday

Class 90 locomotive unveiled in Malcolm Group livery

UK train manufacturer sends second set of Class 230 battery stock to the US

Crossrail’s predicted Elizabeth line journey times

Refurbished Pendolinos return to the rails as part of UK’s biggest ever train upgrade

Swing bridge upgrades will deliver more reliable journeys for passengers in East Anglia

Building contractor appointed for construction of three new Birmingham stations

Fifty years on, are the famous 'Beeching cuts' to Scotland's railways finally being reversed?

New Stow station restaurant to be a 'destination' venue

First-time visit to Wick for weedkiller train

The station with links to London that's so remote you can't go any further north

Increase in train services from the 15th of May for Transport for Wales passengers

Midland Railway Trust gains Accredited Museum status

Eamon Ryan rules out return of West Cork rail service

Japan's giant robot fixes railway wires

Wightlink ferry engine failures 'dated back to 2010'

Old pier at Brodick Terminal to be removed over next six months

London Underground sends first test trains through Bank station upgrade

London's tiniest bus station hidden in plain sight where almost every bus runs on time

One hurt in Glasgow city centre bus fire

Boeing's CEO Says It Shouldn't Have Signed Air Force One Deal

Belper World Heritage site mill museum to close

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Nick Wheat



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

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

30/04/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

30/04/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Smoke and Steel"  First iron-framed building

02/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

03/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

03/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

05/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

05/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"  New

06/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

06/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

06/05/22  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  The Smalls


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

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

09/05/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "Vickers-Supermarine at Hursley Park" by Dave Key
          Non-members welcome

10/05/22  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "The Didcot, Newbury & Southampton’s Abandoned Route into Southampton" by Howard Sprenger
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

14/05/22  Llangollen Garden Railway Festival

15/05/22  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Preserved & Classic Vehicles

Cheers, Howard.
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