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HOLIDAYS!

Raildate is taking a break – this will be the last one for a couple of weeks

Next edition: 28th July 2017

While we’re away, there are still some mystery pictures to identify!
http://www.kestrelrailwaybooks.co.uk/mystery.htm

NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 47: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XmNCalJy5M
Day 52: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnj7AD__sU0
Day 53: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnWkzgF-EdQ

Lock Lane Level Crossing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3q4jye1wro

Author Colin Maggs MBE talk: Radstock rail-link, 27th January 2014
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EaH-57FvzSg

Spondon stationmaster died in tragic freak accident
http://tinyurl.com/yang9xdo

90 years ago 3 million people headed north by rail to witness a total eclipse of the sun
http://tinyurl.com/y9x5jru5

In a ‘Summer of Hell’, Grand Central May Be a Bit of Heaven
http://tinyurl.com/ydxvn9lu

Riding The Class 230 Vivarail D-Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTdrtRmSUO0
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Photos from South London’s forgotten tube tunnel experiment
http://tinyurl.com/y9n7kn85
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Chris Ward’s Annesley Website
http://www.annesleyfireman.com/
Annesley Locomotive Photo Gallery
http://bigkris21.tripod.com/id9.html
The Great Central Railway through Leicester
http://www.gcrleicester.info/index.html
Flying Scotsman and The Duchess of Sutherland at Chesterfield, 1st July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZBezWDATn0
46233 Duchess of Sutherland with The Scarborough Flyer, 1st July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sa79i9u2TM
46100 ‘Royal Scot’ Digs In On The Belmond British Pullman + End Of Southern Steam At Mid Hants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WZsWEbZ-3o
LMS 48181 Clags over the S&C on the Dalesman, 3rd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74doPbt4f_Q
LMS 48181 Digs in on the Dalesman, 4th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFdvdJntrao
A quicky with the Lord, 5th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6EZ22wdO-A
The Bournemouth Belle – 50 years on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL9TGFTR-d0
Heritage Preserved Railcars – DRC On The Daylesford Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LpZw9jwztY
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – 193 640, EGP Vectron, TXL Vectron uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp-YHPHpaUQ
Die Baureihe 01 unter “Volldampf” Teil 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6w_jD_aWjIY
Fleet transit at the S-Bahn station Munich/Haar
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86jTRFwdWe8
Track construction work in Munich’s main railway station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_cgZwTgsgA
Bachmann – British Rail Class 37 – Heavy Freight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgTePXl0NaQ
Weathering with washes (tutorial)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa9itz_yaPg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

80 Years of electric trains to Portsmouth
http://tinyurl.com/ya22kr7r
Lake ships of Vierwaldstättersee (Lake Luzern)
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-gb/boats-on-lake-lucerne.html
Solar powered launch on Lake Lugano
http://www.myswitzerland.com/en-gb/vedetta.html
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Roman roads as a modern day subway map
http://www.rd.com/culture/roman-roads-as-subway-map/

A newly unearthed photo shows Amelia Earhart survived her final flight, investigators say
http://tinyurl.com/y8t6s8pn
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40515754

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IN THE NEWS

Operators roll out on-the-day advanced tickets for passengers
http://tinyurl.com/y8wqness

Franchising timetable slips again
http://tinyurl.com/ya2vabyu

Network Rail order new stoneblowers
http://tinyurl.com/yb4bnnz5

GBRf loco named Royal Corps of Signals at Swanage
http://tinyurl.com/y8uf9ga7

Night Tube services to be extended to cover Overground this year
http://tinyurl.com/tmxpo3p

Crossrail unveils new pictures showing progress with tunnel fit-out work
http://tinyurl.com/qq46uu6

Deal struck to bring Elizabeth Line services to Heathrow
http://tinyurl.com/y86gegx3

Southern cancellations despite train crews being available
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40467228

Tornado failed fitness to run exam for 2nd July Torbay Express
http://tinyurl.com/y88mt7z3

Normal service to resume on Okehampton Sunday Dartmoor rail service
http://tinyurl.com/y7e87um7

Vandals cause tens of thousands of pounds of damage at Meldon Quarry
http://tinyurl.com/tdk4pt8

Request to rename Brockenhurst station
http://tinyurl.com/ya7mn5ws

New hope for Creative Enterprise Centre in Winchester using DN&SR Goods Shed
http://tinyurl.com/ybldv3hv

Port of Tilbury to upgrade railfreight facilities
http://tinyurl.com/y8jd3twn

Vivarail publicity trip between Long Marston and Honeybourne
http://www.stratford-herald.com/72760-aboard-first-train-honeybourne.html

Birmingham’s Curzon Street station approved for development
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-40524039

Plans for £4.3 million redevelopment of Kidderminster railway station revealed
http://tinyurl.com/ybm2o6bj

Time to celebrate at Ilkeston station
http://tinyurl.com/y7u4ooeo

Driver Wallace Oates George Cross to be auctioned
http://tinyurl.com/yc6e7jen

End of the line for ScotRail? SNP plans radical shake-up of Scottish railways
http://tinyurl.com/rlfnj8f

ScotRail still failing to meet crucial targets with public satisfaction at 14-year low
http://tinyurl.com/yapj244v

Sugar Loaf Halt is Wales’ quietest station, Arriva says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-40479824
http://tinyurl.com/y9vtfeo5

Hourly service started between Belfast and Londonderry
http://tinyurl.com/ybkms3et

Gwili Steam Railway: Full steam ahead for track opening
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-40459487

France opens two high-speed lines
http://tinyurl.com/sdghwtp

SNC-Lavalin acquires Atkins for $C 3.6bn
http://tinyurl.com/y94hlopr

First Giruno trip through Gotthard base tunnel
http://tinyurl.com/yagev3xl

Arriva awarded Swedish franchise again
http://tinyurl.com/yavvt8c6

Swedish Green Cargo orders Rumanian electric locos
http://tinyurl.com/y7ynbev8

Amtrak derailment along Puget Sound (Cascades route)
http://www.king5.com/news/local/amtrak-train-derailed-near-safety-device/453979885

TfL tube map showing sections in tunnels
http://tinyurl.com/ya6k7dep

Miniature Railway in Sussex front garden
http://tinyurl.com/y9ufnlfe

Miniature train completes epic journey through Great Glen Way
http://tinyurl.com/ya2g45py

Sheffield tram-train project quadruples in cost
http://tinyurl.com/y9hb9u9a

Oil tanker and cargo ship collide in English Channel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-40467221

Red Funnel sold to pension fund
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40475139

Disruption at Gatwick due to drone near airport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40476264

Ascension Islanders left stranded after RAF halts flights
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40442318

Air Asia aircraft diverted due to bird strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-40476927

SkyWest CRJ700 suffers engine fire in Denver
http://tinyurl.com/yahjjxwu

Anyone remember Fortran? NASA need help
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39803425

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

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TV and RADIO

08/07/17 BBC4 2225-2325
“Titanic’s Tragic Twin: the Britannic Disaster”

09/07/17 BBC2 1800-1900
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown” 2/2

10/07/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Oakham to Cambridge

11/07/17 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” The Britannia Bridge

12/07/17 BBC4 2200-2230
“Railways: The Making of a Nation” 1/6 Time

12/07/17 BBC4 2230-2300
“Railways: The Making of a Nation” 2/6 Capitalism & Commerce

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EVENTS

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

07/07/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Steam Gala (2)
09/07/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk

07/07/17– Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Little Engines Gala
09/07/17 http://www.kwvr.co.uk

07/07/17– East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular
09/07/17 http://www.eastlancrailway.org.uk

09/07/17 Foxfield Railway: Iron Curtain Rally
http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

10/07/17 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Footplate tales – Fasten your seat belts” by Dennis Flood
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

12/07/17 RCTS South Wales
Pentyrch Rugby Club, Penuel Road, CF15 9QJ
Social evening
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

14/07/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Murder Mystery
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

14/07/17– Foxfield Railway: Summer Gala
16/07/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

15/07/17 Severn Valley Railway: Peep Behind the Scenes
http://www.svr.co.uk

15/07/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam, Cider & Sausages
16/07/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

15/07/17– Epping Ongar Railway: London Transport Weekend
16/07/17 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

15/07/17– Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Teddy Bears Picnic
16/07/17 http://rhts.co.uk/

15/07/17– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
16/07/17 http://www.e-v-r.com

15/07/17– Masham Steam Rally, Yorkshire
16/07/17

15/07/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend
16/07/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

16/07/17 Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Alton Bus Rally
http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

16/07/17 Gwili Railway: Classic Transport Day
http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk

22/07/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: 25th Anniversary Gala
23/07/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

22/07/17– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fire Engine Rally
23/07/17 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

22/07/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
23/07/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

22/07/17– Foxfield Railway: Summer Gala
23/07/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

22/07/17– Peak Rail: Family Fun Day
23/07/17 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

22/07/17– North Yorkshire Moors Railway: ’60s Fest
23/07/17 http://www.nymr.co.uk

23/07/17 Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
http://www.barrypotterfairs.com/fairs.php?fair=30

25/07/17 Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
“Bygone Britain: Yesterday’s Transport” – a film show by Rob Foxon
1400–1700
Tickets £8.00 available at the Discovery Centre reception desk

25/07/17 Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1830
£7.50 adult, £3 child – best to book
http://tinyurl.com/z2a3q7y

26/07/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

26/07/17 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Fish & Chips Special
http://www.wllr.org.uk

26/07/17– Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival
30/07/17 http://www.rail.im

29/07/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Young Members & Vintage Weekend
30/07/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

30/07/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The Railway Folk
01/08/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

02/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

05/08/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Victorian Weekend
06/08/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

05/08/17– Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend
06/08/17 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

05/08/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day out with Thomas
13/08/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

06/08/17 Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train
http://www.knottycoachtrust.org

07/08/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Jubilees at Millhouses Shed” by Ted Hancock
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

Cheers, Howard.
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