HPMRS Raildate 24 Nov 03


News

RAILDATE: the weekly newsletter of the Hursley Park Model Railway Society: http://steam.to/hpmrs

NICK WHEAT'S NETWATCH


It's the time of year where our Dates section becomes dominated by Santa Specials. Please remember that invariably you must pre-book for these special trains.


Honorary HPMRS member, Larry Schwartz, has sent some excellent pictures of Concorde in flight with the Red Arrows. Please contact Howard if you would like to receive the JPEGs (a couple are around 1Mb, the others are each less than 100Kb).


Photos of the SVR diesel day on 6th October, including 40145. There are also some shots of the cab of 40088:

http://55013.fotopic.net/show_collection.php?id=58362


Shots from the East Lancashire Railway's gala on 23rd September:

http://55013.fotopic.net/show_collection.php?id=54520


IN THE NEWS

Train firm in jobs talks: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/3279539.stm

Historic station's future to be decided (Shrewsbury Abbey Foregate): http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/3281399.stm

Failed rail franchise "needed time": http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/3268719.stm

Rail link security warning: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/3270391.stm

Transport Minister visits New Street: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/3276809.stm

East Midlands Parkway station delay: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/nottinghamshire/3281519.stm

Derby station platform closed after fire: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/derbyshire/3273181.stm

Number of rail deaths increases: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3278083.stm

East Anglis's Euro rail link plan: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/norfolk/3278847.stm

Checks missed broken Tube rail: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3271675.stm

New trains mean Tube power upgrade: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/3282183.stm

Across Russia by train: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3278347.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3275449.stm

Bullet train drive caught snapping: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/3279659.stm


TV and Radio

Sat Nov 22 1245-1255 BBC2 'What the Romans Did For Us'
Sat Nov 22 1555-1700 ITV2 'Holiday Airport: Lanzarote'
Sun Nov 23 1735-1835 Channel 4 'Scrapheap Challenge' A military tank from scrap http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/S/scrapheap/
Mon Nov 24 1910-2000 BBC4 'Great Railway Journeys' Argentina with Buck Henry
Mon Nov 24 2000-2100 Channel 4 'Salvage Squad' An amphibious military truck
Mon Nov 24 2000-2030 Channel 5 'Building the Ultimate' Tank
Wed Nov 26 2000-2100 ITV2 'Holiday Airport: Lanzarote'
Wed Nov 26 1910-2000 BBC4 'Euro Fighter - Weapon of Mass Construction'
Wed Nov 26 2030-2130 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' Marconi and Concorde
Thu Nov 27 0030-0130 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' Marconi and Concorde
Thu Nov 27 0130-0230 BBC4 'Euro Fighter - Weapon of Mass Construction'
Thu Nov 27 2000-2100 ITV2 'Airline - Double Bill'
Fri Nov 28 1900-2000 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' Marconi and Concorde
Fri Nov 28 2340-2440 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' Marconi and Concorde

Events

See Mainline Steam Tours page for up-to-date info on many of these tours, and others, often with timings.

For up-to-date information on many of the tours mentioned in RAILDATE (and others) often with timings, see the Steam Tours pages at: http://www.uksteam.info/index.shtml
All details are correct to the best of my knowledge. No responsibility is taken for inaccuracies or changes.
Sat Nov 22 1000-1700 Shoreham Model Railway Club Model Railway Exhibition
Kingston Barn, St Julians Lane, Shoreham-by-Sea 1000-1700
Sat Nov 22 1000-1700 Kidderminster Railway Museum Postcard & Photograph Fair
Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster 1000-1700 http://www.krm.org.uk
Sat Nov 22 1330 Midland Railway Society Meeting and Illustrated Talk
European Inn, Midland Road, Derby (opposite Derby station)
John Downing, a former footplateman from Cricklewood shed will present an illustrated journey over former Midland Lines concentrating on the line as far North Hendon
Meeting room available from 12 noon; talk commences 13.30
Sales Stand - Refreshments - Non-members welcome http://irwell.mimas.ac.uk/~zzaascs/mrsoc/mrsoc.html
Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23 1000-1700(Sat) 1000-1600(Sun) Southtrak Model Railroad Club Annual Exhibition
Highfield Junior School, Hampden Park, Eastbourne 1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23 1000-1700(both days) Swindon Model Railway Club Annual Exhibition
Greendown Community School, Grange Park Way, Grange Park 1000-1700 (both days)
Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23 ? Watford Finescale Extravaganza
Tolpits Lane, Watford
Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23 ? Midland Railway Centre, Butterley - Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Nov 22 - Sun Nov 23 1000-1600(both days) East Midlands Model Tram Exhibition
Beeston Scout HQ, Middle Street, Beeston, Notts 1000-1600 (both days)
Sun Nov 23 ? Swanage Railway - Diesel Day http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Tue Nov 25 1930 West Somerset Railway Association (Bristol Area Group)
BAWA, Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol 'Trevithick and the PenyDarren Locomotive' by Stuart Owen-Jones 2004 marks the 200th Anniversary of the building of what is arguably the first 'commercial' steam railway locomotive in the world at Pen-y-Darren in South Wales 1930 for 1945 start
Fri Nov 28 - Sun Nov 30 1800-2130(Fri) 1000-1830(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Wakefield Railway Modellers' Society Model Railway Show
Thornes Park Athletic Stadium, Horbury Road, Wakefield 1800-2130 (Fri), 1000-1830 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
Sat Nov 29 1030-1700 expoEM South 2003
Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth 1030-1700 http://www.emgs.org/
Sat Nov 29 1000-1600 Weymouth Model Railway Association Open Day
Upwey & Broadwey Memorial Hall, Victoria Road, Broadwey 1000-1600 http://www.weymouthMRA.org.uk
Sat Nov 29 1000-1630 NMRA - North American Model Railroad Exhibition
Ashurst Wood Village Hall, Maypole Road, Ashurst Wood, East
Grinstead, West Sussex; 1000-1630 http://home.freeuk.com/nmrabr/welcome.htm
Sat Nov 29 - Sun Nov 30 ? West Somerset Railway - Santa Steam Specials http://www.West-Somerset-Railway.co.uk
Sat Nov 29 - Sun Nov 30 ? Churnet Valley Railway - Santa & Steam http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sat Nov 29 - Sun Nov 30 ? Great Central Railway - Santa Specials http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Nov 29 - Sun Nov 30 ? Midland Railway Centre, Butterley - Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Nov 29 - Mon Dec 01 ? Avon Valley Railway - Santa Specials http://www.avonvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sun Nov 30 1000-1700 New Forest Model Railway Society Open Day
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, Brockenhurst 1000-1700
Sun Nov 30 ? Ruislip Lido Railway - Santa Specials
Sun Nov 30 ? Kirklees Light Railway - Santa Specials http://rlr.topcities.com
Sun Nov 30 ? Middleton Railway - Santa Specials http://www.middletonrailway.org.uk
Fri Dec 05 - Sat Dec 06 ? West Somerset Railway - Dunster by Candlelight http://www.West-Somerset-Railway.co.uk
Fri Dec 05 - Sat Dec 06 ? Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Santa at the Station http://www.wyvernrail.co.uk/content.asp?id=17
Sat Dec 06 1100 Santa Cruzes on 'SS Shieldhall'
Depart Southampton Eastern Docks 48 Berth at 1100 and 1400, returning two hours later
Presents from Santa for children, punch & mince pies for adults 11:00 each
Sat Dec 06 1400 Annual Christmas Open Day at Settle Station
Sherry and mince pies available, and at 1400 there will be an unveiling ceremony to mark the presentation by Giggleswick
School of a replica Giggleswick nameplate
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Watercress Line - Santa Specials http://www.watercressline.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Swanage Railway - Santa Specials http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Isle of Wight Railway - Santa Specials http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Bluebell Railway - Santa Specials http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Avon Valley Railway - Santa Specials http://www.avonvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 1000-1800(Sat) 1000-1700(Sun) Warley MRC National Model Railway Exhibition
The NEC, Birmingham 1000-1800 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
Over 60 layouts and over 100 trade stands
http://www.warley-mrc.org/
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway - Christmas Specials http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? West Somerset Railway - Santa Steam Specials http://www.West-Somerset-Railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? South Devon Railway - Santa Specials http://www.southdevonrailway.org
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Dean Forest Railway - Santa Specials http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Great Central Railway - Santa Specials http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Churnet Valley Railway - Santa & Steam http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Midland Railway Centre, Butterley - Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Peak Rail - Santa Specials http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Crich Tramway Village - Santa Specials http://www.tramway.co.uk
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Kirklees Light Railway - Santa Specials
Sat Dec 06 - Sun Dec 07 ? Middleton Railway - Santa Specials http://www.middletonrailway.org.uk
Sun Dec 07 1000-1600 Romsey Signal Box Open Day 1000-1600; Admission free (donations welcome!)
Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
Car park in school grounds
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk http://www.topica.com/lists/romseybox
Sun Dec 07 1530 Christmas Lunch cruise on 'SS Shieldhall'
Depart Southampton Eastern Docks 48 Berth: 1200, return: 1530
Presents from Santa for children, punch & mince pies for adults
Tickets, to include Christmas lunch 25:00 each
Sun Dec 07 ? Gartell Light Railway, Templecombe - Santa Specials http://www.sprcomputing.freeserve.co.uk/
Sun Dec 07 ? Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh - Santa Specials http://www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sun Dec 07 ? Kirklees Light Railway - Santa Specials http://rlr.topcities.com
Sun Dec 07 ? Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway - Santa Specials http://www.wllr.org.uk
Cheers, Howard. howard@derby.org

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