Subject: Raildate 27th May 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 27/05/2022, 15:38
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69005, 68003, 50049, 73136/107, etc @ SVR Spring Diesel Gala
Steam locos. 19 in 2 Cavalcades at Llangollen. Excess of steam and whistles
Steam Railways at Llangollen - Glyndyfrdwy. 58926/49395. Track-side along the line
Spectacular Steam at Llangollen. Britannia, Tornado and more in 2012
Railways 1992. Longsight, Crewe and Warrington. Top and Tail coal
Longsight Open Day 1992,. Steam, classes 20 37,47,55,60,86,90 etc
DMU 30th Anniversary at Dean Forest. 1, 2, 3 and 6 car sets
Spectacular Steam and Triple Heading with 6233 45596 45690.April 2022
Withdrawn 86/87s Long Marston 2008 Open Day
Naming 66727 and start up at Tamworth
(Mike Wilcock)

Engineering challenges of Crossrail
Design for new station in Nairobi
Spaghetti Junction at 50: What lies beneath?
1st Dutch US Convention (De Hofnar Aalten) 2022
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A4 4498 Sir Nigel Gresley - A Black Mainline Streak For One Day Only!
NYMR - 'Exhausting work' on the 1:49 - Class 37, Q6, 9F and LH&JC No. 29 tackle the gradient
Severn Valley Diesel Gala May 2022
Fairbourne Miniature Railway 2022
RVPT Vintage Bus Running Day Morecambe 22nd May 2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

TP&W/NS Kokomo grain train has a derailment moments after leaving town
Cleanup begins on the TP&W/NS 55G derailment by re-railing some of the grain cars
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Elizabeth line: What is Crossrail?



Rail unions vow to fight government strike threat

Network Rail staff deliver equipment to Ukraine Railways

Hostile takeover bid for First Group

Crossrail open
First Crossrail engineering works will clash with Southeastern line closure
Meet the Scots playing a key role in London’s revolutionary new Elizabeth line underground railway

RAIB report on track worker fatality at Surbiton February 2021

Tiny Hampshire railway station marks 180 years with delayed celebration

Road closure for track renewal on Boston Docks branch

First train runs on Midlands' newest and longest railway bridge

HS2: Curzon Street station restoration paused as cash runs out

Rail line shut after train hits mini digger near Craven Arms

Multi-million-pound upgrade of Manchester to Sheffield railway line

ScotRail train drivers offered improved 4.2% pay rise in bid to end dispute

Reston gets its station back after 58 years

Talgo plant at Longannet site purchase options expired

Pledge to demolish Ayr's Station Hotel unless owner enters talks

Class 197 unit trials on Wrexham-Bidston line

Calls for train services between North Wales and London to be reinstated to pre-pandemic levels

Plans to expand commuter rail services in Galway

Culleybackey resignalling work

Stadler in joint rolling stock factory enterprise in India

London Underground station staff to stage 24-hour strike on 6 June

Photos from Bank tube station’s huge new platforms

Crich to partially reopen from 25th May – but no trams will run

Potters Bar: Buses catch fire at town centre transport depot

End of Citaro bendy buses in Brighton

Bus hits bridge in Sheffield

Shortage of Bus Drivers in Isle of Man

Llanfair school bus crash: Three children flown to hospital

CalMac ferry MV Hebrides to return to service after repairs

Large military flypast over London for the Platinum Jubilee

Southampton Airport runway review claim rejected

Ryanair to open maintenance, repair facility in Shannon

Aurigny Airways 2021 financial results

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps



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"

28/05/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

28/05/22  Quest 1700-1800
          "How Trains Changed the World"

29/05/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

30/05/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

30/05/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Hampstead to Islington

31/05/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

31/05/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Dagenham to Battersea

31/05/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

31/05/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

01/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

01/06/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great British Railway Journeys"  Park Royal to Westminster

02/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

02/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"  New

03/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

03/06/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  The Peak District

03/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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

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

18/06/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

18/06/22  Gainsborough Model Railway Society: Open Day
          The Clubrooms, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 1BE
          1330 to 1730 (last admission 1630)

18/06/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Lines

18/06/22- Spa Valley Railway: Summer Steam Up

19/06/22  Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: HCVS Ridgeway Run

19/06/22  Leek & Rudyard Railway: Fathers Day

Cheers, Howard.
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