Subject: Raildate 20th May 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 20/05/2022, 14:50
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Newark Northgate Station
Derby Midland Station departures from Chaddesden
Doncaster Station Variety
Sheffield Supertram at the Station
(Martin Miller)

Sir Nigel Gresley 4498 (60007) 17/5/22
(Barry Knapper)

History of a Salisbury Railway bridge
Caernarfon to Blaenau Ffestiniog in 2 minutes and 42 seconds
Rocky Mountaineer reintroduces Vancouver - Whistler service
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

That Deltic Drone! The Greatest Sounding Diesel? The Napier Necessities!
4498 "Sir Nigel Gresley' Loaded Test Run at Shrewsbury
No 70 Elizabeth II - AKA 34027 In Purple/Pink Jubilee Livery - Severn Valley Railway
Black 5 'Eric Treacy' and Class 31 31128 'Charybdis' on the Esk Valley Line and Moorgates
Nine months delay getting to Pwllheli behind 97302+97303 13/05/22
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway - '95th Anniversary Gala' 15/05/2022
“Why the SNCF Converted to Electricity" 1957 French documentary in English
Industrial Action - Industrial Locomotives - Model Trains with Real Sound
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Britain’s royal railways – the stations and lines with regal connections
London’s WW2 experiment with coal-powered buses
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

The 5.20 from Kyiv: restored suburban rail offers hope as clean-up intensifies



Great British Railways legislation  this year

Elizabeth line: London unveils new Tube line, 10 stories underground
Ten years, three London mayors and £19 billion, Crossrail will change the capital forever
London has paid for the Elizabeth Line, the whole country is benefiting from it
Queen makes surprise visit to see the Elizabeth line at Paddington station

TfL to expand contactless payments outside London

Elephant & Castle gains new direct rail link to Finsbury Park

Emergency exercise at Moorgate

Cafe and museum plan for old Isle of Wight underground train

Near miss when felling trees at Uphill Jn

Stourbridge Shuttle suspended

Birmingham engineering works before Commonwealth Games

Restoration of former Wingfield station

Scheme to divert HS2 to Newark and ECML

LNER shares spectacular views of Teesside and County Durham from the train driver's seat

Carlisle Council approve 92 homes for Currock Yard

Cumbrian council may reverse concrete infilling of Victorian bridge

Monday is opening day for new £20m railway station at Reston

Derailment at Coatbridge

ScotRail train driver shortage triggers wave of cancellations
ScotRail plans to cut third of services, says RMT union

St Rollox Locomotive Works in Glasgow recognised with listed status

Anger as plans to dual East Kilbride's rail line remain in the buffers

Timber traffic trial run from Aberystwyth to Chirk

1887 built coach delivered to GWS Didcot

New Rail delivered for Llangollen Railway extension to Corwen

Battery loco to be built for Bure Valley Railway

Iconic Lake District attraction launches exclusive steam rail experience

Irish public transport passenger numbers increase as fares reduced

Fatal GySEV derailment south of Wien

OBB orders 41 new multiple units from Stadler

Delays to Swiss infrastructure improvements

Fatal collision in Barcelona

New China to Europe rail and ship service

Resumption of Vancouver-Seattle AMTRAK service postponed

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has re-opened the Bank branch of the Northern line

An ‘awful’ loss as modeller’s sentimental railway collection goes up in flames

Popular Derbyshire museum and tourist hotspot closed over safety concerns

Brussels Tram Museum 40th Anniversary

Mitsui OSK to introduce exhaust treatment technology

Dual fuel system for new Wallenius Line car carrying ships

EasyJet to remove seats so it can fly with fewer cabin crew

Guernsey to Dublin flights to restart

Russian Airlines Expected To Start Cannibalizing Western Aircraft For Spare Parts

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Nick Wheat



21/05/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great British Railway Journeys"

21/05/22  Quest 1700-1800
          "How Trains Changed the World"

21/05/22  More4 2000-2100
          "Flying Solo: The Mystery of Amelia Earhart"

22/05/22  5 Select 1710-2000
          "The Railways That Built Britain with Chris Tarrant"

22/05/22  Yesterday 2305-0005
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

23/05/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Deal to Margate

24/05/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Herne Bay to Leeds Castle

24/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

24/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

25/05/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Chislehurst to Kennington

26/05/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hackney Wick to Oxford Circus

26/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

26/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"  New

27/05/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

27/05/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  California coast

27/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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

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

06/06/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "Royal Navy Salvage & Secrecy in WW1" by Tony Babb
          Non-members welcome

06/06/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "Off the Beaten Track" by Rob Morrey
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

09/06/22- West Somerset Railway: Sixties Diesel Gala

10/06/22- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Heritage Diesel Gala

11/06/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Teddy Bear Specials

Cheers, Howard.
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