Subject: Raildate 17th June 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 17/06/2022, 16:18
To: " Raildate" <>

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Background to reopening Blythe & Tyne to passenger services
Background to the L1011 Tristar
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

7029 Clun Castle Raises The Sound Level + Britannia & Bahamas In Action!
NYMR - 37264 passes 37403 'Isle of Mull' and 47077 'North Star' plus 9F, DMU, Q6 and J27
A sad visit to Bristol Parkway 09/06/22
KWVR Diesel Gala 11th & 12th June 2022
Deltic Preservation Depot Workshop @ Barrow Hill - Class 55 Cab Visit & TULYAR Restoration May 2022
Mendip Model Railway Exhibition - Shepton & District Model Railway Society - 11/06/2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A look at how the Citadel and Railway Station have transformed
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Bids Made for Go-Ahead Group

First Group reject takeover bid

New Livery for LNER Intercity 225 Fleet as Part of Essential Maintenance

Improved links between HS1 and HS2 railways could reduce air travel

The tribute to the Euston Arch has appeared at Euston station

'Bond Street will be jewel in Crossrail’s crown', outgoing boss claims

I commuted on the new $25 billion railway across London that cost me $3 and arrived at work 20 minutes early

Elizabeth Line trains to call at Heathrow’s T4 from next week

GWR contract extended to June 2025

Road closures for bridge repairs in Bath city centre

Through ticketing to Dartmouth available

Suspected mining subsidence closes Kilmarnock-Barrasie line

Railway vegetation clearance planned between Evanton and Invergordon

New Transport for Wales stock to be stabled at Barry

Steam Dreams and LSL press release

Tickets Alert: See a steam train on the DLR

Campaign to reopen Bideford to Barnstaple

Vandalism on Foxfield Railway

Planning permission for infilling great Musgrave bridge refused

Aln Valley Railway launches £150,000 appeal to restore historic Cawledge viaduct

Russell to return to Welsh Highland mainline

Meet the man battling to fix Europe’s trains via an epic 40-day journey

Amsterdam station revamp threatens Eurostar service to London

Planning approval given to finish excavating Lotschberg base tunnel

Stadler to build seven additional Giruno unirs for SBB/CFF

Fatal derailment in Iran

Eastern Berks railroad receives $14.7 million grant for renovations

Insulator pot fire at Elephant and Castle, Bakerloo Line

First test train to use a new signalling system on the Northern City Line

Probe launched into safety issues affecting CalMac's Ardrossan to Arran lifeline service

Rosyth: MP 'hugely excited' about plans to restore ferry service to Europe by 2023

Strike by Spanish Ryanair crews

Swiss airspace closed due to computer malfunction

Airless car tyres

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



17/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  The Andes

17/06/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  The Neapolitan Line

17/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

18/06/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

18/06/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

18/06/22  Quest 1700-1800
          "How Trains Changed the World"

19/06/22  Yesterday 1200-1600
          "Scouting for Toys"

19/06/22  BBC4 2000-2100
          "The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway - Inside the Elizabeth Line"  2/2

19/06/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

20/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  Moscow to Siberia

20/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

21/06/22  BBC4 1900-2000
          "Great American Railroad Journeys"  Connecticut to New Hampshire

21/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Hungary to Austria

22/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  Japan

23/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  Canada

23/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

23/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

24/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  Alaska

24/06/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Africa

24/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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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

25/06/22- Amerton Railway: Steam Gala

25/06/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Diesel Gala

30/06/22- East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular

02/07/22- Bluebell Railway: Model Railway Weekend

02/07/22- Spa Valley Railway: Paw Patrol

03/07/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

Cheers, Howard.
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