Subject: Raildate 19th August 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 19/08/2022, 15:56
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Bluebell Times August 2022
A new book from Sandstone Heritage Trust
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

D6515 "Lt Jenny Lewis RN" working 'The Wessex Belle' - Swanage Railway 13/08/2022
NYMR - Q6, 9F & 37s - 10th August 2022
Peak Rail - Mixed Traffic Gala 2022 - 12-13/08/22
Was this the first day a LSL HST stopped at Water Orton?
RAILWELLS 2022 - Model Railway Exhibition - 13/08/2022
The Hornby Hush Hush Redemption - Second & Final Chance
Cromford Steam Rally 2022 Inc Hawker Hurricane BBMF Flypast
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Deltic: Step inside the diesel BEAST - Curator with a Camera
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Guardian view on cheap train travel: a lesson from Germany

St. Buryan Agricultural Preservation Society Vintage Rally



Rail fares in England to rise below inflation rate, ministers say

Train strikes: Passengers face disruption as rail services hit

Fire in arches off Union Street blocks Charing Cross to London Bridge line

Flash floods at Victoria and Kings Cross

TfL possible fares increases

Island Line shut due to RMT strike at Eastleigh Electrical control room

Bike ride to take place to help restore Wingfield Station

Direct trains between London and Shrewsbury to be reinstated

Oxenholme station locked up before the last train arrived

Scotrail fleet renewal programme

Transport Minister sees progress on feeder station upgrade programme

Plans to convert Glasgow railway bridge into cycle path and walkway

Boost for Buchan railway bid

Work starts on Bute Town station in Cardiff

Final stage of Barmouth Bridge works split into to blockades

Investment at Keighley to help Worth Valley Railway

SVR returns to steam traction

Low water levels in Rhine cause coal to be moved by rail

Rail use in Germany increases by 49% with €9 tickets

Spanish fires: Passengers injured fleeing train in Bejís

Locos and rolling stock delivered to Etihad railways

International interest in Canadian diesel shunter design

Testing new rolling stock for Metronet Western Australia

The costs of driverless train introduction in Sydney

Bus services in England face cuts as end of Covid funding looms

Cuts to Somerset bus services

Roy Hackett obituary - one of the organisers of the 1963 Bristol bus boycott

Road bridge collapses in Norway

P&O Ferries owner reports record-breaking profits after mass sacking

Possibility of short ferry flight for Vulcan XH558?

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



Radio Times cancelled!



19/08/22- West of England Steam Engine Rally
21/08/22  Stithians Showground, Stithians, Truro, TR3 7HL
          Includes Trevithick's "Puffin' Devil" replica

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

04/09/22  Romsey Signal Box Working Museum Open Day
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

05/09/22  Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
          The Underhill Centre, St. John's Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "RAF Middle Wallop" by Paul Beaver
          Non-members welcome

05/09/22  Peak Railway Association - Sheffield Branch
          "More Footplate Memories" - slideshow - Martin Bromley (Nottingham)
          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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