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

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NETWATCH

The Dutch arrive at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-rqxvzKSsY
Reaching for the sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Zi1n_nFxbg
(Martin Miller)

The Train that Floats in the Sky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG9seTJzA44

Is it time to renationalise the railways? (30-minute podcast)
https://overcast.fm/+GjMbnRdAA

Sevenoaks tunnel drainage
http://www.railengineer.uk/2017/02/10/christmas-down-the-drain/
Solar Powered trains?
http://tinyurl.com/ju8w8ac
Blue tooth enabled gate line demonstration
http://tinyurl.com/hflltjt
Polyurethane paint derived from biomass under test
http://tinyurl.com/hrz8x6b
Our European friends say thank you to British rail privatisation for all their rail savings
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvagsSOlAy4
Nigerian airline problems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/38929910
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dartmouth Steam Railway, Saturday 11th February 2017, 4277 ‘Hercules’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfsX0DAuLg4
The Best of Oxenholme Lake District Steam 2015-2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkluRmZvbWg
60163 ‘Tornado’ Brightens Up The Red Rose – 2017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNcUcSsEaOc
The UK Plandampf – 60163 ‘Tornado’ Over The S&C – 2017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kw_9xuET8M
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-ClATjp8SI
Evening Steam Hauled Freight Service – Puffing Billy Australia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qg7tIJ5GeJQ
50 3501 mit sieben Wagen den Rennsteig rauf 11.02.2017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpwium7UFX4
Dampfsonderzüge auf der Schiefen Ebene und viel Güterverkehr im Frankenwald
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQv5T7dIGUk
Monthly Review January 2017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_shcLiybP9U
Munich Hbf with police barriers and train traffic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utoP8F_Wrcg
Winter steam / Sunday “Schrottzug” to Brescia and advertising S-Bahn “EHC Red Bull” in
Holzkirchen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7q5-BJ5GXc
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Ladykillers at 60: Film studio unearths behind-the-scenes stills
http://archive.camdennewjournal.com/ladykillersat60
Douglas C-124 Restoration & Flight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K44L3KmoBU
B-29 Doc in flight above Kansas
http://www.b-29doc.com/2016/11/08/video-b-29-doc-in-flight-above-kansas/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Union Canal below the waterline
https://vimeo.com/204519737

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IN THE NEWS

High speed handback for track renewals
http://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2017/02/15-network-rail-on-track-to.html

Mayor Khan reiterates the importance of Crossrail 2
http://tinyurl.com/ja69yaw
http://www.railengineer.uk/2017/02/08/and-now-crossrail-2/

Elizabeth Line passenger information contract awarded
http://tinyurl.com/z99q7tl

Alstom completes Class 313 ETCS upgrade
http://tinyurl.com/zjczqh9

Waterloo commuters take virtual reality tour around new station
http://tinyurl.com/h5da9yx

Further RMT strike date on Southern announced
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-38978773
Aslef members reject Southern deal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38994965

Refurbishment of Ashtead level crossing
http://tinyurl.com/z9kvz8f

Southeastern playing cupid
http://www.londonnewsonline.co.uk/17556/southeasten-keeping-love-track-valentines/

Bridge reconstruction at Folkestone Central
http://tinyurl.com/zbwjp4a

Plans to renovate Folkestone Harbour station
http://tinyurl.com/zev9vb5

Trenitalia completes £72m deal to acquire c2c
http://tinyurl.com/ztfdvnm

Hitachi Rail Italy begins production of bi-mode trains for GWR
http://tinyurl.com/h4pgwk5
http://tinyurl.com/zyzqyad
http://tinyurl.com/ha9nk9v

RAIB report into accident at Plymouth, April 2016
http://www.gov.uk/government/news/report-022017-collision-at-plymouth-station

Serious consideration for trial of Okehampton to Exeter passenger rail service
http://www.okehampton-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=418681

Footage reveals car swerving across rail tracks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38980125

Tornado steam train runs timetabled passenger service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-38972291
http://tinyurl.com/h5al4l9
Drone footage shows first UK mainline steam train built in 50 years on Ribblehead Viaduct
http://tinyurl.com/h5bqtfg

Train disruption after Anderston Station roof fall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-38991727

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway needs you!
http://tinyurl.com/jqzhmqn

Memorial running day on South Devon Railway for John Frood
http://tinyurl.com/zsu62cn

Mid Suffolk Light Railway meeting about extension
http://tinyurl.com/j98vcua

North Norfolk Railway gains award
http://tinyurl.com/z3k9j7b

Road replacement rail service (Wanlockhead) wins award
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-38967639
http://tinyurl.com/jzb86n2

Fatal collision in Luxembourg
http://tinyurl.com/zntvd7u
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-luxembourg-train-crash-idUKKBN15T1GC

Share in BLS cargo purchased by SNCF Logistics
http://tinyurl.com/h8lhgtb

Bernese Oberland Bahn new multiple unit enters service
http://tinyurl.com/z4ejf4d

SBB expanding Bellinzona yard
http://tinyurl.com/j68e26w

Stadler order traction equipment from ABB for new trains
http://tinyurl.com/gqj5qyq

Improvements to disabled access planned for TALGO vehicles
http://tinyurl.com/j3rzsny

Mallorca electrification agreed
http://tinyurl.com/jy68haq

Algarve electrification planned
http://tinyurl.com/zavmykh

Renovated station in Bacu reopened
http://tinyurl.com/hw49t7l

New wagons delivered for Kenya Railways standard gauge route
http://tinyurl.com/hrkacxy

Transnet attempt to gain part of the road freight market
http://tinyurl.com/hxuvppn

Derailment in California
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/38942761

CN financial performance
http://tinyurl.com/j4yb8ok

Historic caboose gutted in fire outside Phillipsburg museum
http://tinyurl.com/hae42nh

Proposed strike action on Central Line
http://tinyurl.com/httcpgn

Tracking travellers on London Underground with wi-fi to highlight congestion
http://tinyurl.com/zm55q29

Northern Line tunnelling machine lowered into position
http://tinyurl.com/z3wu9bg

Bakerloo line extension consultation started
http://tinyurl.com/hsoq46e

Metrolink’s Second City Crossing set to open later this month
http://tinyurl.com/zp5yqeu

Heaton Park tram museum benefits from equipment donation
http://tinyurl.com/zq5za73

CAF delivers first Luxembourg tram
http://tinyurl.com/h4tjon3

Somerset bus routes saved
http://tinyurl.com/gwd2cyb

First group depot in Bury to close
http://www.burytimes.co.uk/news/15093864.Bury_bus_depot_set_for_closure/

Bus Eireann strike suspended
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0215/852860-bus-eireann/

Former boss of Padarn buses to repay £42000 fraudulently claimed from councils
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-38985455

Can modern incarnation of C5 succeed?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38960275

Ford developing pothole alert system for drivers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39004805

French Car Manufacturer Peugeot SA Buys Ambassador
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpuagwSrywo
And GM’s Vauxhall and Opel business
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38969791

Friends of Cromford Canal need volunteers for a vital job
http://tinyurl.com/zg8xajg

Isle of Man ferry crash forces cancellation of UK services
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-38954907

Images reveal three more Japanese WWII shipwrecks torn apart for scrap
http://tinyurl.com/gs8erz8

Sky taxi to fly in Dubai ‘from July’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39003397

Rolls-Royce reports record loss of £4.6bn
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38966165

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, John Mccorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

18/02/17 BBC4 1900-2000
“Indian Hill Railways”

18/02/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Caledonian Canal

18/02/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Ford’s Dagenham Dream”

18/02/17 Channel 5 2010-2100
“Secrets of the Great Train Robbery”

20/02/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Sofia to Istanbul 1/2

20/02/17 Channel 5 1900-2000
“The Cars that Made Britain Great” Ford Escort XR3i

20/02/17 BBC2 1930-2000
“Reel History of Britain” Shipbuilding in Glasgow

20/02/17 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Railways that Built Britain with Chris Tarrant” 2/3

21/02/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Sofia to Istanbul 2/2

21/02/17 ITV 1930-2000
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” M25 fly on the windscreen documentary 1/6

21/02/17 BBC4 2300-0000
“Indian Hill Railways”

21/02/17 Channel 5 2200-2305
“Celebrity Carry On Barging” 2/4 The Kennet & Avon

22/02/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Vienna to Trieste 1/2

23/02/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Vienna to Trieste 2/2

24/02/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Pisa to Lake Garda 1/2

24/02/17 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Celebrity Carry On Barging” 3/4 The Llangollen Canal

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