Subject: Raildate 2nd September 2022
From: Howard Sprenger
Date: 02/09/2022, 16:21
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My final Raildate - thank you all once again for your support over the years

I am hopeful that it will return in some form under new management, although there might
be a short hiatus as we don't have a corridor tender

Please stay tuned!


Railways in Doncaster, varying traction, liveries, freights and passenger services Aug 2022
Railways in Doncaster. Lumo, F/Liner, DRS, EWS 5 x 91s. August 2022
Railtour, "Lancastrian" with 26003/05 60084 56084/85. Open window sounds/views
Railtour, Preston-Windermere. 37708/801 20075/131 26003/005. 60084
Railways 1999. "Splott Pilot". 37420/519 Thrashing to Machen & Tytherington
Railways 1999. Splott Pilot. 2 x 08 into Cardiff Docks to the Bay
Railtour 1999. "Splott Pilot" Open window views around Cardiff 24 years ago!
Railways. Midland Railway Centre 1993/2022 inc 89001
Railways 2022. 89001.91117, 91240, Deltic Tulyar at Barrow Hill
Railways in Doncaster. July 2003, Eurostars. GNER liveries
Railways in Yorkshire 1997. 15 + Heavy freights. 56/59/60s
Railways in July 1997. Coal freight with class 59s at Knottingley
(Mike Wilcock)

61 since 61: Alexanders Running Day, Perth, 28 August 2022
(Andrew Cook)

RAIB vacancies
Statue of Adrian Shooter unveiled at Marylebone station
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

35018 British India Line With A Spectacular Run Over Grayrigg!
34053 "Sir Keith Park" at the Great Dorset Steam Fair 29/08/2022
Barrow Hill Roundhouse - 150+2 Celebration Gala - 27/08/22
Awesome day behind 50007+50049 with GBRf to Paignton 27/08/22
Beer Heights Light Railway - Pecorama Loco Week - 27/08/2022
Blackpool Heritage Trams August Vintage Weekend 27th to 29th August 2022
Finally Fixing My Oxford Dean Goods After 5 Years - Model Train Repairs
A CRM visit to Britain's Largest Model Railway - Heaton Lodge
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

These 12 Edinburgh photos show city centre's lost railway station in all its glory
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Battleship Texas Underway
Battleship Texas Makes Its Way to Drydock in Galveston for Repairs
(Alan Rushworth)

What are smart motorways and are they dangerous?

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess: Collecting Railroad History



Train strikes: More drivers set to walk out on 15 September

Green Freeports can provide new opportunities to integrate rail freight - Martin Bignell

Crossrail quirks!

Harry Potter anniversary events at King's Cross station

Latest photos of the new Brent Cross West station

Waterside line consultation

Reduced timetable Salisbury to Exeter due to drought

Pay as you go smart card for Bristol area trains

Road and rail closures for Athelney LC and river bridge repairs

Reopened Beeching cut Dartmoor rail line sees 120,000 journeys
(Except Okehampton was proposed for retention by Beeching!)

Dawlish sea wall update

Line blocked at Audenshaw due to burst water main

Passengers urged to plan ahead in September and October as major upgrades take place at Newcastle Central

Troon station redevelopment plans unveiled

Water bottles delivered by train in bid to reduce CO2 omitted by HGVs

Cambrian Coast line closed until December for work on Barmouth Bridge

Slate waste moved by rail from Llandudno Jn to Luton

SVR switch over to diesel traction again

Legal challenge to NRM redevelopment

Glenfield Tunnel open on Heritage open days

Works costing €230m needed to stop parts of Dublin-Wicklow line from falling into sea

Eurostar to Disneyland suspended from June 2023

Germans say goodbye to summer of €9 travel tickets
Germany’s €9 train tickets scheme ‘saved 1.8m tons of CO2 emissions’

Prototype passenger coaches under development for Portugal

Caltrain electrification progress

Indian Railways to operate 167 year old loco

Ghana Western Railway development agreement signed

Rare model locomotives sold for 'astonishing' £25,000

Financial settlement agreed for TfL

Tyne & Wear metro trains rolled out

Two trams return to traffic at Crich museum

Hong Kong Hill Tram reopens

Bus Éireann experiences 'unprecedented demand' for school bus places

Important Announcement Regarding ‘Jubilee Sailing Trust Ltd’

Southampton-Cowes Red Funnel strike: Pay deal accepted

Historic paddle steamer Waverley faces £200,000 shortfall after fuel price doubles

Hapag Lloyd ship upgrades to reduce fuel consumption

Battleship Texas Dry Dock Arrives in Galveston

Red Arrows: What is going wrong at the RAF?

Red Arrows display halted at Wales air show after bird strike
Captured on camera – the moment a Red Arrows’ jet collides with a bird mid air over Rhyl
Red Arrows limping home from Rhyl filmed by Barry Knapper

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



No comprehensive guide, but note these:

Talking Pictures TV presents a season of films from the British Transport Films library

Thursday 1st September - 8.35am - British Rails are Long and Fast (1969)

Saturday 3rd September, 8.50am - Discover Britain by Train (1978)

Sunday 4th September, 2.45pm - Driving the Train (1959)

Monday 5th September, 1.45pm - Diesel Train Ride (1959)

Tuesday 6th September, 8.35am - Away for the Day (1952)

Wednesday 7th September, 11.15am - The Driving Force (1966)

Wednesday 7th September, 6.35pm - A Desperate Case (1958)

Friday 9th September, 2.50pm - Down to Sussex in 1964 (1964)



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

08/09/22  Hamble Local History Society
          Hamble Memorial Hall (Rear Hall), SO31 4JE
          "Hamble River Valley Railways" by Jeff Martin
          Starts 1930, Admission £2, no booking needed

09/09/22  Elizabeth line Late: London Transport Museum event

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

14/09/22  RCTS South Wales Branch
          Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF
          "Railway Holidays in the West Country - Part One" by Stuart Warr
          1900 for 1930

17/09/22- Romsey Signal Box Working Museum
18/09/22  Heritage open days - free admission
          Brick Lane, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8LG
          Opens 1100, last entry 1530

17/09/22- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Autumn Steam Gala

17/09/22- Amerton Railway: Everything Goes Gala

18/09/22  Amerton Railway: Classic Car and Vintage Rally

17/09/22- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Steam Gala

19/09/22  Newbury and District Transport Group
          The Community Space, The Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
          1915 for a prompt 1930 start
          "The Devon Belle Part 3" by Ken Mumford
          Non-members welcome
          Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

Cheers, Howard.
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