Subject: Raildate 15th July 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 15/07/2022, 16:40
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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: The Deltic Farewell
(Martin Miller)

A Journey by train on the AKN Eisenbahn: Neumünster, Kaltenkirchen, Eidelstedt and Hamburg Hbf
(Andrew Cook)

Avro Lancaster over Cheadle Carnival 2/7/22
(Barry Knapper)

Space weather affecting signalling
Eastleigh-Fareham rail line closed for earth works stabilisation
Free multi trip tickets on RENFE services in Spain
Aer Lingus Regional to start 2 new routes from Belfast
PS Waverley South coast dates in September
Rushcombe steam bicycle
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2022: Introducing the finalists
Go to Derby: see how a museum can help shape a better future
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Rail Cart ride on abandoned Eagle Mountain Railroad in Southern California
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Tokyo hotel has installed a Shinkansen simulator at its lobby
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess - Looking Back 2

The Japanese Railway Station That Looks Like A Train!



Rail strike: New walkout to take place on 27th July
Rail workers to strike for another two days in August

Charge while you travel with new electric vehicle charging points at Network Rail stations

Short list of locations for GBR headquarters released

What's It Like Riding The Elizabeth Line With A Wheelchair?

Around 200,000 journeys each day in the new Elizabeth line tunnels

Barking Riverside to open 18th July

140-year-old Oxted Viaduct receives £10.5m infrastructure upgrades

Brighton Main Line speed restrictions lifted at Haywards Heath and Balcombe after landslide repairs

Bridge bash at Ashurst blocks Uckfield branch

Body worn security cameras to be worn by SWR station staff

Southampton underground line proposed by transport planners

Dartmoor Line wins national Rail Innovation Award

ECML resignalling announcement

New bridge to replace Kings Dyke level crossing near Peterborough

Last chance to ride Greater Anglia’s old Class 317 trains

Fire at Northampton Far Cotton Network Rail depot

Story behind closed Derby railway station used just four times

Plaque unveiled to commemorate Crewe Works’ narrow-gauge railway

First electrified rail in Yorkshire for 25 years

Campaigners lose battle to save 'unique' Victorian timber canopy over railway footbridge in Beverley

Merseyrail guards jobs secured

DfT block new line to Skelmersdale

Suspect package causes closure of Blackpool North

Electrification funding for Scotland

Full ScotRail timetable to return by Edinburgh festivals

Approval given for Forth Bridge tourist centre

ScotRail reminds golf fans to consider alternative travel during The Open

All crossings will close when Fife rail line reopens

Driver stops train to help as two people rescued from the Clyde

Work begins on £5m redevelopment at Stirling station

Fund raising to restore Royal Arsenal railway loco

Unique Derby home built from train carriages sells at auction

Great Central Railway closing due to high temperatures

Severn Valley Railway switch to diesels due to fire risk

35018 British India Line failed at Bentham

The Railway Children sequel gets premiere at Oakworth station

Vandalism at Bo'ness

Downpatrick and County Down to reopen

Plans for Dublin's MetroLink to be lodged in September

Interrail restrictions in Southern France

Swiss Railways revising Rail 2050 to meet climate change objectives

Orion class stock unveiled for Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn

Portuguese coastal route upgrade started

Agreement for gas fuelled locos in Argentina

Rapid Transit scheme for Wellington

Steam railtours cancelled in France due to fuel costs (141R840 is an oil burner)

Hornby Press Release: Trains on Film

Metro gets a state-of-the-art simulator to prepare drivers for the new trains

Largest concrete pour to date signals progress milestone for Edinburgh Trams

New Osaka station to get world's first adjustable platform doors

Talks over capped bus fares in Norfolk

Birmingham bus that survived the Blitz restored for £500,000

High Peak bus route to be subsidised

Dramatic aqueduct will bring 45-mile Derbyshire canal route step closer

Cheshire canal closures in force as water supplies drop to 'historically low levels'

Torpoint Ferry Down to two vessels after chain snaps

Hythe Ferry service hit by thefts and vandalism

Southampton-Cowes Red Funnel ferry staff to go on strike
Southampton-Cowes ferry: New timetable ahead of strike

'Catastrophic failures' to blame for CALMAC ferries saga

Cost of repairing Scotland's ferry fleet soars to more than £200m

London City airport seeks end to Saturday flight ban

Alderney runway  to be extended

AAIB report into battery aircraft crash

Doncaster Sheffield Airport could permanently close, bosses say in shock announcement

Staff shortages at Ronaldsway cause cancellations and delays

NHS trials using drones to deliver chemotherapy drugs

The Return Of The Airbus A380

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



16/07/22  Yesterday 0800-0900
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

16/07/22  Yesterday 1600-1900
          "Steam Train Britain"

16/07/22  Yesterday 1900-2200
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

17/07/22  Yesterday 1200-1600
          "Steam Train Britain"

17/07/22  Yesterday 2310-0010
          "Hornby: A Model World"

18/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Spain

18/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Burlington to Pittsburgh

18/07/22  BBC4 1930-1950
          "Coast"  A railway in County Wicklow

18/07/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

19/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Russia

19/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Montreal, Quebec

19/07/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy

19/07/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Abandoned Engineering"  A railway station in the Pyrenees

20/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy

20/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Montreal to Ottawa

21/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Poland

21/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Ontario

21/07/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"

22/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Iberia

22/07/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Queensland

22/07/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

22/07/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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

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

16/07/22  St Pancras water tower open day

17/07/22  Gainsborough Model Railway Society: Open Day
          The Clubrooms, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 1BE
          1330 to 1730 (last admission 1630)

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

27/07/22- Isle of Man Railways: Summer Transport Festival

29/07/22- Bluebell Railway: Terrier Gala

29/07/22- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Diesel Gala

30/07/22- Dacorum Steam & Country Fayre, Hemel Hempstead

01/08/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "An Evening with Ted Parker, Professional Video Producer & Railway Artist", Ted Parker
          Farm Road Sports & Social Club, Farm Road, Sheffield S2 2TP
          £4 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
          Starts 1930

Cheers, Howard.
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