Subject: Raildate 22nd July 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 22/07/2022, 16:18
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Duchess of Sutherland - The Cheshireman 16/7/22 - short video
(Barry Knapper)

Specialist wagons to collect CO2 proposed
Wishful thinking for a North to South Wales Rail link?
NIR Great Victoria Street 1969
Stop frame animation of Brighton Works Terrier "Fenchurch"
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Slow Hot Freight at Water Orton on the hottest day in UK History
Class 47 North Stars 47 077 hauls her first train over the NYMR unassisted.
Old Pusher - 33111 & 4TC working 'Push-Pull' at the Watercress Line - 'Diesel Gala' 15-16/07/2022
KWVR Vintage Trains 17th July 2022
A summer Saturday afternoon on the Severn Valley Railway featuring a Western, a Class 20 & 50
F&WHR Moving Pictures Number Sixty Seven - 14/7/22
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours. Tram Sunday 17th July 2022
Britain's Finest Model Railway - Semley - Finescale P4 Layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A history of Raildate



Speed restrictions and suspended services due to high temperatures
Drones to be used for inspecting track and OHLE during heatwave

Broken promises as RNEP has not been updated for over 1,000 days

All aboard London’s new subway line, a project that leaves SF's Central Subway in the dust

Wrong delay code input for extreme weather by Avanti

Redevelopment of Victoria concourse and barrier lines approved

New London Overground station opens with hardly any passengers due to heatwave

Four day possession of Hounslow Loop in August

Trees fall on OHLE near Harrow and and cause lineside fire, closing route out of Euston

Network Rail Western and Wales ordered to improve performance

SWR Business plan issued

South Western Railway Announces Planned Strike Day Timetable

Another bridge strike at Wilton South

Derailment near Thorpe le Soken due to cattle on the line

Crop fire closed line at Great Chesterford

Heat Damaged track near Watlington

Work starts on cliff repairs between Gloucester and Chepstow

OHLE damage closes Birmingham New Street

Northumberland Line launches new website to keep public up-to-date about its construction
Schoolchildren get first glimpse of Northumberland line train services

Sleeper train to nowhere

River Clyde train rescue: 'Without my lifejacket, I'd be dead'

Bishopbriggs: Land safeguarded for new station

Station Hotel Larbert for sale

Helston Railway plan to connect train service to Water-ma-Trout

Fundraising to repair South London’s narrow-gauge railway

Disused military railway at Caldicott to be converted to cycle route

NYMR "Support your Railway" campaign

SBB  abandon active suspension on twindexx rolling stock

SBB Cargo order 35 Siemens Vectron locos

Investment in on Canadian Prairie lines

Gauge clearance trials for Caltrans electric stock

Transhipment facility opened on Laos-Thailand border

Dapol launches new card kit range

West Midlands Tram route extended to Edgbaston

New Waldenburgerbahn rolling stock delivered for testing

New trams ordered by PTG Geneva

New tramway to be built on route of Hedjaz Tailway

E-Scooter riders prosecuted by Transport for London after Tube ban

Farnborough Airshow: Aerospace deals set to fly

Fatal freight aircraft crash in Greece

Crash at Mogadishu airport

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Nick Wheat



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"

23/07/22  Yesterday 1600-1900
          "Steam Train Britain"

23/07/22  Yesterday 1900-2200
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

24/07/22  Yesterday 1200-1400
          "Steam Train Britain"

24/07/22  Yesterday 1400-1900
          "Train Truckers"

24/07/22  BBC Radio 4 1915-1930
          "Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train"  Bristol to Penzance

24/07/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Hornby: A Model World"

25/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Holy Land

25/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Toronto

25/07/22  BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
          "Leeds: Life in the Bus Lane"

25/07/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

26/07/22  BBC2 1800-1900
          "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  Jodhpur to Delhi

26/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Reno to Colfax

26/07/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Former USSR

27/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Balkans to Sofia

27/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Sacramento to Napa Valley

28/07/22  BBC2 1800-1900
          "Great Indian Railway Journeys"  Mysuru to Chennai

28/07/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  San Francisco to Sausalito

28/07/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"  New 1/8  Class 47 to the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

29/07/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Italy

29/07/22  Channel 5 2000-2100
          "Australia's Most Scenic Railway Journeys"  Brisbane to Cairns

29/07/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

29/07/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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23/07/22- Hythe Pier Heritage Association celebrates the centenary of the Hythe Pier Railway
24/07/22  Brush locomotives 16307 and 16302 built for use in a 1917 First World War munitions
          factory will be joined on the track by 16303 from the Amberley Museum reuniting
          these siblings for the first time in 100 years

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  Winchester Cafe Sci
          "Learning from Accidents: Railway Signalling in the UK" by Dr Robin Wilson
          Arc Winchester (formerly the Discovery Centre), Jewry St, Winchester, SO23 8SB
          Starts 1930

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

06/08/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas

06/08/22  Step back in time and explore Stonegate - life on an East Sussex station
          Through archives: original traffic records, stationery, photographs, memories
          Through artefacts: original signage, signals, signal lamps, furniture and equipment
          1400-1700, 7 Wills Way, Romsey, Hants, SO51 5HZ
          Donations invited for to support the work of Amaudo UK (
           supporting mental health work in Nigeria
          If you are interested in coming, please let John Pennells know:

07/08/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

08/08/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          Members Evening
          Non-members welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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