Subject: Raildate 26th August 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 26/08/2022, 19:24
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Talking up Bristol Underground
What happens if TfL goes bankrupt?
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dean Forest Railway - 'Class 14 Running Day' 20/08/2022
I filmed some Interesting trains at "Basingstoke Station"
Train Spotting At Brush Loughborough Works On The 30/07/2022
Train Spotting At Derby RTC And Toton Depot And Freight On The 29/07/2022
125 Jahre Fichtelbergbahn am 13.08.2022
Bournemouth West with Live Steam with Chadwick Model Railway
New Dapol Class 52 - A Great Value Diesel - Unboxing & Review
Kanichenbau Model Railway Layout
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Final Steam To Leek?
Kyle Franklin Comedy Cub Act - Oshkosh 2022
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Inventor wants to slow climate change with modern steam engine
(Spotter: Adrian Hirst)

The Cornish Beam Engine Part 1: Thomas Shaft Pumping Engine, St Agnes



‘Tot ziens!’ Dutch Abellio decides to abandon British contracts
Abelio Greater Anglia and Merseyrail sold to managers

Passengers reminded that railway will be open for August Bank Holiday rush

New box wagons for GBRf built in Romania

Elizabeth line sections to be joined up in November

Walk the Elizabeth line for charity

Delays due to deer hit by train on Uckfield line
(Eridge-Tunbridge Wells closed in 1985 and is now the Spa Valley Railway.  No freight trains run on the non-electrified Uckfield line, the photos show a class 377 electric unit and a Union Pacific SD70MAC!  A check on Real Time Trains the train involved was a Network Rail test train which started from Tonbridge West Yard.)

Railway closed by flood relief work at Feniton for 5 days in September

Damage caused by cable thieves near Bedford

Hereford Signal Box shut due to staff sickness

Rare Crayfish found during work on a culvert near Cannock

Pace picks up on Northumberland line restoration this August Bank Holiday

Borders rail electrification bid revealed for greener future

Reconnecting Levenmouth

Slate waste by rail from Llandudno Jn

Lineside fires on the Severn Valley Railway

New arrivals at Locomotive Storage in Margate 1:1 museum collection

Wansford Road station building to be moved to Peterborough

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle: Passengers stuck for hours inside tunnel

Tunnel breakthrough between Austria and Slovenia

Alston wins maintenance contract for 60 DB locomotives in Belgium and Netherlands

MRCE to purchase 10 Siemens Vectron locos

Hydrogen fuel cell trains enter service

Park Royal crash: Woman killed as car ends up on Tube tracks

Four-day emergency Metro line closure in North Tyneside: Aug 30 - Sept 2

Stolen car found stuck in metro station in Madrid

Halle City Transport orders 56 trams

Strike at the Port of Felixstowe

Southampton-Cowes Red Funnel strike action suspended

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps



Radio Times cancelled!



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

10/09/22- British Railways Woking Electrical Control Room Guided Tours

10/09/22- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Open Weekend

10/09/22- West Somerset Railway: Forties Weekend

13/09/22  Great Western Society Bristol Group
          589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RF
          7:30 for 7:45pm
          "Alan Jarvis: South Wales Main Line in the 1960s" by Gerry Nichols
          Non-members welcome
          No admission charge but a suggested donation of £3 is appreciated

Cheers, Howard.
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