Subject: Raildate 6th May 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 06/05/2022, 15:33
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on

* * * There will be no Raildate next week
* * * The next issue will be Friday 20th May


Brading Station Heritage Centre, tea room and signalbox are due to be open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday through the season (website yet to be updated)
Slow Train to Greenford
175th anniversary of Lowestoft station
Proposed railway tunnel between Channel Islands and France
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

BR 70000 - Steaming Through The Midlands - The Severn Valley Enterprise
South Devon Railway - '150th Anniversary Gala' 01/05/2022
NYMR - LNER Gala 2008 Day 3, 4 , 5 and 6 - 3 A4s (Gresley, Union, Bittern) and V2 Green Arrow
Ffestiniog Railway Society AGM Weekend 2022
Great locos & Weather @ The GCR Spring Diesel Gala 2022
Bristol Model Railway Exhibition - Thornbury Leisure Centre - 30/04/2022
Blackpool Heritage Trams Vintage Weekend 30th April, 1st & 2nd May 2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Glasgow history hotspot: The story of the St Enoch Travel Centre
Visit the de Havilland Aircraft Museum
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Stoke on Trent Roundhouse
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Musings of a curious individual - Loco Motion
The Impossible Railroad: Traversing the Trestle Catwalk
Visiting an old Friend - D-Day DC-3 "DTD"
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Grant Shapps under fire for bizarre videos and ‘zero interest’ in railways



GBRf order 30 AC electro-diesels from Stadler

GBRf contract with Puma Oils

Crossrail: Elizabeth line due to open on 24 May
Crossrail’s funding gap increases

New signalling on Great Northern’s London Moorgate route

Repairs to Claverdon Street Bridge in Bath

Bristol Parkway celebrates 50th anniversary

New bridge to be installed between Sretchford and Aston

Railway in Bedfordshire set for upgrade work this weekend

Catwalk launch for new East Midlands Railway uniform

Battle to save direct Lancaster to London trains

Royal Mail to run more cross-Border trains in expansion of 192-year-old service

Owner of Ayr's crumbling Station Hotel 'ready to talk' as four-year silence broken

Van driver reported to Procurator Fiscal after bridge bash in Dundee

Surprise timber trial takes 800 tonnes off Mid-Wales roads

Tickets available for Flying Scotsman visit to the Bluebell Railway

150 since Totnes-Ashburton line opened

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - Beyond the Tracks - Episode 3

Inchicore rail works: 'People were proud of the work they did and the place they worked'

Siemens to supply battery multiple units to Denmark

South African Coal bring moved by road as railway is unreliable

Western Australia rail investment for grain traffic

Achenseebahn reopened

London Underground to resume normal Met line services next week

Overnight tube work may mean disruption for estate

Further delays to Douglas Horse Trams

London Bus donated to Transaid in Tanzania

P&O resume limited cross channel sailings

London's 6th Airport Welcomes 1st Passenger Flight Since October

Qantas Will Resume Airbus A380 Flights To London Next Month

Big Airbus Order As Qantas Greenlights Project Sunrise

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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

07/05/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

08/05/22  5 Select 1800-2100
          "Building Britain's Canals"

08/05/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

09/05/22  5 Select 1830-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

09/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Hornby: A Model World"

10/05/22  5 Select 1830-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

10/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

10/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

11/05/22  5 Select 1830-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

12/05/22  5 Select 1830-1900
          "Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson"

12/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

12/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"  New

13/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

13/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

13/05/22  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "Lighthouses: Building the Impossible"  Longstone


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

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

14/05/22- Hayle Railway Modellers Exhibition
15/05/22  Hayle Day Care Centre, Commercial Road, Hayle, TR27 4DE
          1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)

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

16/05/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "Medium Gauge Steam" by Neil Kearns
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/05/22- Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival

20/05/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Vintage Vehicles

20/05/22- Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: The Beyer Bash

21/05/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

28/05/22- Bluebell Railway: Road Meets Rail

28/05/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

29/05/22  Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Annual Bus Rally

02/06/22- Epping Ongar Railway: 10th Anniversary Weekend

02/06/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Teddy Bear Outing

03/06/22- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Festival of Steam

05/06/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

Cheers, Howard.
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