Subject: Raildate 3rd June 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 03/06/2022, 15:19
To: " Raildate" <>

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Hurricane Flypast. Smallwood 28/5/22
(Barry Knapper)

Background to RMT strike action
28 years of the Channel Tunnel
Abandoned stations in Dorset
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

6233 Duchess of Sutherland along the sea wall at Dawlish, South Devon Explorer 28/5/22
SR 34067 Tangmere Coasts Along With The Northern Belle - 28/05/22
Shunting Locos around Bewdley & Highley on the SVR. 20/5/22
Bressingham Steam Museum Steam Gala 2022
New Forest MRS Model Railway Exhibition 2022
Part 1:
Part 2:
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

German Ghost Bomber - The Mysterious Case of the Cambridge Dornier
Remember the Candy Bomber - May 21, 2022
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Gillian Tindall On The Elizabeth Line
Tube wars of 20th Century – how the Liz Line fought the Jubilee
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

God bless the Elizabeth line - heaven for nerds of the built environment



HST power cars fitted with ECTS

GWR train named after WWII codebreaker Alan Turing

Design of new station at Stamford le Hope

Work starts on HS2 Colne Valley viaduct

Crossrail opening is a reminder of what might have been for Watford

Flood alleviation worked planned in September at Feniton

Structural problems restoring original Curzon Street station

Lorry strikes railway bridge at Hinkley and sheds paint over road

Safety improvements at Dove Holes Quarry

48 hour TransPennine Express strike action goes ahead

Service cuts - ASLEF dispute in Scotland

ScotRail: Union says train drivers close to agreeing pay deal

Inverkeithing: CrossCountry trains stop services in Fife

Piling work to get underway to electrify line to Fife

Test train to Corwen

CSX complete purchase of Pan Am Railways

Piccadilly line trains to call at South Kensington tube station again

Possible reduction of Central London bus routes

Barnstable to Lynton and Lynmouth bus route extended to Barnstaple station

Cruise ship Ocean Atlantic impounded by MCA at Hunterston

Missing a ferry will cost you if CalMac consultation proposals are agreed

Community Event for Port Ellen Ferry Terminal Development

What It Takes To Co-Ordinate A Buckingham Palace Flyover

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



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"

04/06/22  5 Select 1200-1400
          "Britain's Most Scenic Railway Journey: Minute by Minute"

04/06/22  5 Select 1400-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"

04/06/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

04/06/22  Quest 1700-1800
          "How Trains Changed the World"

05/06/22  Yesterday 1200-1600
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

05/06/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Train Truckers"

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

06/06/22  BBC4 1900-2000
          "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Crossrail 1/2

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

07/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

07/06/22  BBC4 1900-2000
          "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway"  Crossrail 2/2

07/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Scouting for Toys"

08/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

09/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

10/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

10/06/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Portugal

10/06/22  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "British Planes that Won the War"

10/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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

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

04/06/22  Lancaster fly-past at West Dean Jubilee Fete

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

10/06/22- North Norfolk Railway: Mixed Traction 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

18/06/22- 2mm Scale Association Diamond Jubilee Exhibition
19/06/22  Derby Conference Centre, London Rd, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 8UX

18/06/22- East Lancashire Railway: LYR/LNWR Merger Centenary

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

19/06/22  Nene Valley Railway: Fathers Day

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

20/06/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "Various Transport Photos" by Terry and Justin Foulger
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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