RAILDATE – your free weekly guide to what’s happening, what’s new and what’s on.(Courtesy: Howard Sprenger)

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NETWATCH

End of the Line: Making a home in Masbury
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p036ppdy
End of the Line: The rise and fall of Wincanton’s railway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p035fhbv
More of the same here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011z84s/clips

German steam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwrLG21Zw-0
Duchess of Sutherland, 2nd November 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5QNiTGkupA
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 11th October 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKSILDORafA
The Lancashire Fusilier (“The Tin Bath”) 1st November 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIDo4sy0WyA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Network Rail WTTs free to download
http://tinyurl.com/nwgl36k
When a couple of Harrier Jump Jets landed behind St Pancras Station
http://tinyurl.com/ocoe9wj
http://tinyurl.com/nuvyuxm
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

New train enquiry system
http://www.fastjp.com/#new?
Sixty years after barreling through Union Station, GG-1 loco rusts away
http://dcist.com/2013/01/post_55.php#photo-10
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Last Journey Of Quaint Old Railway (1935)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJuw2PRq2jw
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

5″ Gauge Bulleid ‘Leader’ Class Locomotive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGcyhlt8E5I
Connie Phase One
https://player.vimeo.com/video/141475497
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Emirates A380 and Jetman Dubai Formation Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFCQJ5sYGtI

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IN THE NEWS

Production begins on South West Trains EMUs
http://tinyurl.com/q286bmu

Porterbrook buys more trains from Bombardier
http://www.globalrailnews.com/2015/11/02/porterbrook-buys-more-trains-from-bombardier/

Festive rail chaos alert as five major lines face closures
http://tinyurl.com/phw6ab4

Freightliner Intermodal and Railports – Industrial Action Cancelled
http://tinyurl.com/pk9mhj9

The new Thameslink facilities at Three Bridges
http://www.railengineer.uk/2015/11/04/the-new-thameslink-facilities-at-three-bridges/

Remodelling Cricklewood
http://www.railengineer.uk/2015/10/30/remodelling-cricklewood/

Christmas railway engineering project will cause disruption for Redhill commuters
http://tinyurl.com/qevnpx2

Network Rail works with Lewes District Council on plans to reopen Plumpton level crossing
http://tinyurl.com/ofld6jn

Basingstoke “Campus” opened
http://www.networkrail.co.uk/news/2015/oct/Basingstoke-training-centre-opens/
http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/TrainingAndDevelopmentCentre.aspx

New Oxford Parkway Railway station opens
http://oxfordstudent.com/2015/11/03/new-oxford-parkway-railway-station-opens/
http://tinyurl.com/or223bk
Pictures of the new Oxford Parkway service
https://www.flickr.com/photos/60539035@N02/

East-West Rail “could face delays” in NR review
http://tinyurl.com/pst6w4t

Network Rail to upgrade Cambridgeshire railway bridge
http://www.construction.co.uk/construction_news.asp?newsid=205978

Growing support for Wisbech-March reopening
http://tinyurl.com/njhgr2h

Wolverhampton train station’s £8 million revamp arrives at last
http://tinyurl.com/ozg8nc4

Campaign calls for improved services at Belper station
http://tinyurl.com/qz6rr6r

Stop taking selfies on railway tracks, Network Rail warns
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-34632229

witness tells of moment man suffered massive electric shock on Leeds railway
http://tinyurl.com/nlp7luq

GB Railfreight runs first Drax train from Port of Liverpool
http://tinyurl.com/q75m247

Haymarket station wins engineering award after redevelopment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-34661527

Proposed job cuts ‘put at risk safe running of ScotRail’, according to transport union
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/proposed-job-cuts-put-risk-6777267

First wires go up on EGIP
http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/first-wires-go-up-on-egip
http://tinyurl.com/plbcpk7

New livery for Flying Scotsman train unveiled
http://tinyurl.com/pdrv75t

Drivers’ strike looms on Arriva Trains Wales
http://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2015/11/05-drivers-strike-looms-on-arriva.html

Rugby organisers criticise railway overcrowding
http://tinyurl.com/ofs6kgc

Prince Charles honours Derbyshire volunteers who have restored a station
http://tinyurl.com/plalz64

NYMR Railway boss calls it a day after 12 years
http://tinyurl.com/qhnbh5m

French authorisation for Eurostar Velaro fleet
http://tinyurl.com/pnpaatv

Dutch minister resigns as final Fyra report is published
http://tinyurl.com/qgsme9m

Finnish Cold War relic steam engine finds new home on Norfolk farm
http://tinyurl.com/ovmwv3a

Derailment on Huron Central Railway
http://tinyurl.com/nosxble

Lawmakers agree to extend automated train deadline by 3 years
http://tinyurl.com/pjjfjwo

Docklands Light Railway strike: RMT staff in 48-hour walk-out
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-34707740

First trams tested on Manchester’s Second City Crossing line
http://tinyurl.com/ou27nkf
http://tinyurl.com/oda829n

Lodz opens tram Line 10 extension
http://tinyurl.com/qjrr6n9

Singapore to complete Circle Line by 2025
http://tinyurl.com/p7mjwp7

New light rail route to open March 2016 in Pasadena, CA
http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CAFGL/bulletins/120fab1

North Korea: State TV promotes solar-powered bus
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-34702544

Veteran cars head to coast in foggy London to Brighton run
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34692738

Damage to K&A canal at Caen Hill, Devizes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-34636798

Thames Lock upgrade dates
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34697513

Vulcan XH558: The Last Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsWl1k4IBD4
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-34652152
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-34676403

Vulcan investigated over ‘illegal’ barrel roll
http://tinyurl.com/puwzxzu

Fog delays
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34695577

China unveils passenger jet C919
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-34695863

Airbus begins flight-testing A350-1000 engine
http://tinyurl.com/q43gvbu

Rolls-Royce Battle of Britain window is rededicated
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-34679048

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Jim O’Brien, Mike Price, Alan
Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

08/11/15 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Restoring Britain’s Landmarks” Part 4

08/11/15 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Shannon-Erne Waterway

09/11/15 BBC2 2315-0015
“The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track”

11/11/15 Channel 5 1900-2000
“World’s Tallest Towers”

11/11/15 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Restoring Britain’s Landmarks” Part 5

11/11/15 BBC4 2000-2100
“Timeshift”: The Last Days of Steam” BR 1948-1960

11/11/15 BBC2 2315-0015
“The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track”

13/10/15 BBC2 2100-2200
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 4/6 Athens to Thessaloniki

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EVENTS

All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes

06/11/15 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“Steam South West and North East” by Peter Groom
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
At each meeting we ask for a donation of £2 from non-members and £1 from members
A free cup of tea or coffee will be available during the interval, and a large
selection of new and second hand books will be on sale
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/events.htm

07/11/15 Midland Railway, Butterley: Fireworks Night
http://www.midlandrailway-butterley.co.uk

07/11/15- Wolverhampton Model Railway Show
08/11/15 http://www.ukmodelshops.co.uk/events/11684-WolverhamptonModelRailwayExhibition

07/11/15- Hayling Seaside Railway Model Railway Exhibition
08/11/15 HICCA, Hayling Park, Station Road, Hayling Island, Hampshire, PO11 0HB
http://www.haylingseasiderailway.com/

07/11/15- WightRail 2015: Model Railway Exhibition
08/11/15 Medina Leisure Centre, Fairlee Road, Newport, Isle of Wight, PO30 2DX
1000-1700 both days
Adult: £6, Child (4-14): £3.50, Family (2+2) £15

07/11/15- Churnet Valley Railway: Steam Gala
08/11/15 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

07/11/15- Barnsley Model Railway Exhibition
08/11/15 http://www.barnsleymrc.org.uk

07/11/15- North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Winter Running
08/11/15 http://www.nymr.co.uk

08/11/15 Lynton & Barnstable Railway: Remembrance Sunday
http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk/

10/11/15 Great Western Society Bristol Group
Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
“In Town Tonight” by Peter Triggs
1930 for 1945
There is no admission charge, but a donation of at least £2 is appreciated
http://www.gwsbristol.org/gwsmeetings.html

11/11/15 RCTS South Wales
Radyr Methodist Hall, Windsor Road, Radyr, CF15 8BP
“Because it’s There – Train Travel Discoveries Overseas, USA & Canada 1976-2000
and French Railways in Steam Days” by John Davies
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm

12/11/15 Monmouthshire Railway Society
Lecture Theatre A10, City Campus, Usk Way, Newport, NP20 2BP
“Devon and Cornwall Railways in the 1960s” by Mike Clemens
Starts at 1900 prompt, admission for non-members is £3 and for members, £2
http://mrsoc.co.uk/

16/11/15 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet School, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Thirty Years Around Eastleigh, 1980-2010” by Keith Butcher
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

16/11/15 Friends of the Cromford Canal: The Lost Industries of Ripley & District
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
A talk by Brian Key
Starts 1930
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

16/11/15 Peak Railway Association
Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
“Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1930

17/11/15 Opening of Peak Rail Derwent Valley branch
Duke William, 91 Church Street, Matlock, DE4 3BY
A new branch in Matlock covering the Derwent Valley – first meeting
“The story of Peak Rail” slides and digital images by Roger Hallatt and Dave Sharp

21/11/15- Kempton Steam Museum: Christmas Fair
22/11/15 http://www.kemptonsteam.org

21/11/15- Great Central Railway: Last Hurrah of the Season ‘Steam Gala’
22/11/15 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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