Subject: Raildate 24th June 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 24/06/2022, 15:46
To: " Raildate" <>

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*** Next edition: 15th July 2022


Ebbw Vale Steelworks 1999. Rare footage inside + Cab ride
37416 Thrash through Heart of Wales. Open window view
Railtour at Tondu 1994 with 31/56, and quiz?
37s and 60s in the Valleys. October 1993
(Mike Wilcock)

Tailte Rours - class 201 liveries
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45596 Bahamas - The Surmount Of Sapperton - The Cotswold Venturer + Bonus !
34046 "Braunton" takes on the 'English Riviera Express' 18/06/2022
LYR/LNWR Merger Centenary Gala - East Lancs Railway
Signalman puts Western Queen in wrong Platform
Mere Model Railway Exhibition - Mere & District Railway Modellers - 18/06/2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

'Springburn has lost so much' - former railwayman's 90 years of Glasgow memories
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

B-29 FIFI Arrival Flight
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

New Forest Tour is back! - Starting 25th June



Rail strike: Law change would allow agency staff to cover industrial action
Rail strike: commuters stay home on day two of action as talks resume
More rail strikes extremely likely, says union boss

Mick Lynch: rail union bruiser who’s more than a match for the media

TSSA attacks Shapps over ‘categorically untrue’ railway Controllers comments

UK grants £15m for nine railway restoration projects

London Overground’s Barking Riverside station to open this summer

Elizabeth line trains hitting 98% reliability

Rail strike: Isle of Wight services runs as normal despite walkout

Cornwall mainline blocked by shed blown onto line near Bodmin Parkway

Cornish station staff view of the rail strike

New station south of Bedford approved

Reopening of Stratford on Avon to Honeybourne given up permanently

Maid Marian Line: Plans to reopen disused railway 'still on track'

Monsal Trail: Plans to reinstate railway line rejected

Poulton to Fleetwood reopening approved

Cost of unblocking Great Musgrave Bridge

Trains disrupted after lorry crashes onto tracks in East Lothian

New rail lines and journey times put in the spotlight (north-east Scotland)

21st birthday celebrations for Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

Signs at Ueno Station allow hearing impaired to ‘see’ for safety

CSX plans on demolishing 95-year-old roundhouse on Far South Side

Tram and bus service reliability problems in Ottawa

Largest container ship, Ever Ace, arrives at Felixstowe

Steam Tug Cervia may be dismantled

Uig pier closure petition now at 5,000…. and growing

Unfinished cruise ship to be scrapped

British Airways Heathrow staff back summer strikes over pay

EU court dismisses Ryanair challenge against Finnair

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price



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"

25/06/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

25/06/22  Yesterday 1600-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

26/06/22  Yesterday 1200-1400
          "Scouting for Toys"

26/06/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

27/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Argentina

27/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

28/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  South Africa

28/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Germany

29/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Railway Journeys with Chris Tarrant"  Eastern Europe

29/06/22  BBC4 1900-2000
          "The Golden Age of the Train"  Narrow gauge railways

30/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  Scandinavia

30/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Secrets of the London Underground"  New

30/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

31/06/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railways"  North Africa

31/06/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  The Rocky Mountaineer

31/06/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

31/06/22  Channel 5 2100-2200
          "British Planes that Won the War"  The Lancaster

31/06/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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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

04/07/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "Bursledon Brickworks" by Carolyne Haynes
          Non-members welcome

04/07/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "Eastern Seaboard in 1975" by Bernard Mills
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

09/07/22- Spa Valley Railway: Bing and Flop

09/07/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Mull Gala

09/07/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Military Trains Weekend

10/07/22  East Anglian Railway Museum: Diesel Gala

15/07/22- Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Weekend

15/07/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala

16/07/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

18/07/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          CR Butterfield from the Oxford Bus Museum
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

23/07/22- Spa Valley Railway: Buffalo Jill's Wild West Train Ride

23/07/22- Churnet Valley Railway: Staffordshire Beer Train

Cheers, Howard.
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