Subject: Raildate 12th August 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 12/08/2022, 17:58
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RAILDATE - your free weekly guide to what's happening, what's new and what's on


Bridge assessment
Oxford station to close in Summer 2023 for bridge renewal
Display board erected about former Culm Valley Railway
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Somerset & Dorset Railway - 'Steam Sundays' 07/08/2022
NYMR - Class 31 on test, Lucie and NYMR Junior Volunteers, Q6 is lit and Repton's regulator valve
Middleton Railway - No 6 - 7th August 2022
This was going on at Small Heath, Widney Manor & Lapworth
Isle of Man Transport festival 2022
Exmoor Rail 2022 - Model Railway Exhibition - 06/08/2022
G.V.V.T Bridgeton Bus Garage 2nd August 2022
(Spotter: Ted Millward)



August bank holiday railway disruptions announced

Network Rail solar energy contract

London’s railway stations going green with pocket gardens

Plans for a London High Line

New sleeper train links London and Stockholm in just one day

GTR donate 1000th abandoned bike for reuse

Network Rail changes plans for step-free access at Plumstead station

SWR strike plan

Network Rail seeks views on plans to reintroduce passenger services between Southampton and Hythe

Road closures planned for level crossing works on new Northumberland rail line

Progress on Levenmouth branch rebuilding

Station building restored by Nairn Men's shed

First request-stop kiosk goes on trial on Far North Line

Electrical Control Room staff to strike

Timber train to Kronospan made permanent after trials on Cambrian line

Swanage Railway suspends steam operations

West Somerset Railway switch to diesel traction

Severn Valley Railway switches to diesel traction due to fire risk

Great Central Railways replace steam traction

Oldest surviving Midland Railway locomotive begins three-year loan at Barrow Hill

Rhaetian Railway to make record bid for world’s longest passenger train

Restoration of South Africa to Botswana rail link

Talgo awarded contract for Egyptian night trains

Solar powered signalling installed in New South Wales

Patriot Rail to buy Pioneer short lines

Diesel trains return to service on Southend Pier

Agra metro train design revealed

Sean Connery’s 1964 Aston Martin DB5 For Auction

Norwegian cruise ship aground in Fjord

Harbour linkspan repairs at Douglas

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth



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"

13/08/22  Yesterday 1600-1900
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

13/08/22  Yesterday 1900-2200
          "Great Continental Railway Journeys"

14/08/22  BBC Radio 4 1915-1945
          "Alexei Sayle's Strangers on a Train"  Hull to Liverpool

14/08/22  Yesterday 2300-0000
          "Hornby: A Model World"

15/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

16/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

16/08/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "Train Truckers"  New 3/8 a safety inspection for a GWR Modified Hall

17/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

18/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

18/08/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Train Truckers"  New 4/8 Staffordshire to Oxfordshire

19/08/22  Yesterday 1800-1900
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

19/08/22  Yesterday 2000-2100
          "The Architecture the Railways Built"

19/08/22  Yesterday 2100-2200
          "Secrets of the London Underground"


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

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

26/08/22- Spa Valley Railway: Spa Valley Railway 25th Anniversary Gala

27/08/22- Gainsborough Model Railway Society: Open Days
28/08/22  The Clubrooms, Florence Terrace, Gainsborough, DN21 1BE
          1330 to 1730 (last admission 1630)

27/08/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Leafers at t’pit (Land Rovers)

29/08/22  Apedale Valley Light Railway: Classic Cars & Steam Trains Day

27/08/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: '50s and '60s Weekend

27/08/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Lollipop Specials

27/08/22- Churnet Valley Railway: Gin Steam Train Experience

28/08/22- Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Classic Car Weekend

Cheers, Howard.
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