Subject: Raildate 5th August 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 05/08/2022, 14:52
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Class 58s at Toton in July 1997. Double headed too
Trailer for triple headed freight in Wales in 1990s
66501/02. 17-19 July 1999 Pengam Depot 1st container working within 2 days of arrival
Railtour "Demon Docker" 2 x 37 + 2 x 08. July 2002: No. 1050
Triple headed 37s on coal in Wales May 1995
Bishton Level Crossing, Newport Rooftop Views July 2022
Unique high level views of rail freight at Newport in 1995
Track-side 1995. Narroways Junction and Newport, YT no.1050
Railways in July 1997. Coal freight with class 59s at Knottingley
(Mike Wilcock)

An afternoon at Ropley - Mid Hants Railway 'Watercress Line' 30/07/2022
Amberley Museum - Railway Gala - 24/07/2022
Bristol Harbour Railway - 'Portbury' & 'Henbury' - 31/07/22
What a PERFECT GWSR Diesel Gala 31/07/22
Chesterfield Railway Modellers Crooked Spire Model Railway Exhibition 30/07/22
Bridport & District - Model Railway Exhibition 2022 - 23/07/2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Exhibition: Off the Rails, The Line that Never Was - the Elstree Extension through the Northern Heights
** Ends 20th August **
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)



Union rejects unofficial strike claims by Avanti

Rail Operations Group provides stand by locos for Commonwealth Games

South London rail users promised better station facilities by operators

Campaign to speed up Waterloo-Reading service

Shoeburyness station and carriage sidings shut after hand grenade found

Escaped giant tortoise halts trains via Thetford

RAIB recommends new process for overrun risk after near-miss

Shropshire to Birmingham fast train plan submitted

Development of Nottingham Eastcroft depot completed

Historic railway building converted to museum on the Monsal Trail

New station among plans to combat notorious traffic-plagued Derbyshire road

Life next to Peak District rail depot that's 'a mix of shipyard, steelworks and Wembley'

Happy Birthday Huddersfield: Cheers to the future as Huddersfield station turns 175-years-old

New station's charging points remain unusable

Improvement work set to begin on Glasgow city centre rail bridge

Wemyss Bay station history project

Network Rail completes £1.8m improvement programme on Mallaig Line

RRV derailment on Far North Line

Start of the appeal to restore 5164

Suggestions of Limerick to Foynes reopening

State and provincial funding agreed for Hudson Bay line

Nonprofits Seek to Buy Saluda Grade for Rail Trail

Los Angeles Metroling unveils refurbished coach

Talgo fleet starts trial running in Egypt

Cape Town commuter services restored

Bakerloo Line extension to Lewisham suggested (again)

Minister suggests driverless operation of London underground again

First grain ship leaves Ukraine since February

Light aircraft accident at Kemble

Earl’s Court tube station’s historic destination signs have been restored

Bournemouth Yellow Buses enters administration
Yellow bus service reductions
MoreBus take over routes and offering jobs to Yellow buses staff

CalMac ferry MV Hebrides out of service again after fault detected in firefighting system

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



05/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Switzerland

05/08/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

05/08/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"

06/08/22  Yesterday 1600-1900
          "Steam Train Britain"

06/08/22  Yesterday 1900-2200
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

07/08/22  BBC Radio 4 1915-1945
          "Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train"  London to Holyhead

07/08/22  Yesterday 2305-0005
          "Hornby: A Model World"

08/08/22  BBC2 2100-2200
          "Inside the Factory XL"  Buses, Scarborough

08/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Tangier

08/08/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Los Angeles

08/08/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Scouting for Toys"

09/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  The Alps

09/08/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  Los Angeles to Laguna

09/08/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Train Truckers"  New 2/8 a locomotive to the Chasewater Railway

10/08/22  BBC2 1800-1900
          "Great Australian Railway Journeys"  Port Augusta to Darwin (The Ghan)

10/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Latvia, Finland, Estonia

10/08/22  BBC4 1900-1930
          "Great American Railway Journeys"  La Jolla to Santa Cruz

10/08/22  BBC2 2000-2100
          "Why Ships Crash"

11/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Rotterdam to Utrecht

11/08/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"  New 3/8 a safety inspection for a GWR Modified Hall

12/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"  Georgia & Azerbaijan

12/08/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

12/08/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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

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

12/08/22- Spa Valley Railway: Summer Diesel Gala

13/08/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Teddy Bear Outing

15/08/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "Austria and Switzerland" by David and Marion Canning
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/08/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

20/08/22  Imberbus - classic buses across Salisbury Plain to the lost village of Imber

Cheers, Howard.
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