HPMRS Raildate 01 Dec 03


News

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Thanks to Richard for setting up this facility. A reminder of this information will appear at the end of all future editions of RAILDATE.

NICK WHEAT'S NETWATCH


Collectors of railway books, engineering books or railway publicity material are invited to send your wants lists to Gerald Baker and he will do his best to help. To quote one customer: "You have, in just a few weeks, found books that I have been looking for for years". Send your lists to:

Gerald Baker 28 Beaconsfield Road Clifton Bristol BS8 2TS

ggbaker@btinternet.com


One of the River Tyne's most important monuments to the coal industry has been partially destroyed in a fire. A large section of Dunston Coal Staithes, reputedly the largest wooden structure in Europe, has collapsed into the water.

The timber pier-like structure was constructed in 1890 by the North Eastern Railway Company, and was used to carry coal onto ships for transport to London and the continent.

More at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/3222530.stm

This site showes old B&W photographs of the Dunston Coal Staithes:

http://www.amber-online.com/gallery/exhibition202/image202-851.html


Hornby will soon be releasing their long-awaited model of the Southern Railway Q1 Class 0-6-0 (the "Ugly Ducklings"):

http://www.hornbyrailways.com/pages/newreleases.aspx

Coincidentally, "The Story of the Q1s", was recently published by KRB Publications:

http://www.kevinrobertsonbooks.co.uk/krbpublished/story_Q1.html


Concorde's last flight ever... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/3238674.stm

Concorde on the river! http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3236714.stm

Concorde on rails? http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20031114/NEWS11/ 111140112


A new set of stamps with a railway theme will be released early in the: New Year:

http://www.stampmagazine.co.uk/content/gb_news/10.html


IN THE NEWS

Extra parking at Oxenholme: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/3230930.stm

Overhead power cable problems near Birmingham: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/3230848.stm

Train derailment in West Yorkshire: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/3234212.stm

New company bids for West Country train franchise: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/bristol/3236712.stm

Pay-out for rail crash victim: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/berkshire/3233860.stm

Cash row over Tyne and Wear Metro settled: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/3234886.stm

Threat to "loneliest" station: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/mid/3234588.stm

Disappointment for Ivanhoe Line campaign: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leicestershire/3239156.stm

Ground Zero rail station reopens: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/3230404.stm


TV and Radio

Sat Nov 29 1650-1710 BBC2 'What the Romans Did For Us'
Sat Nov 29 1410-1510 ITV2 'Holiday Airport: Lanzarote'
Sat Nov 29 1510-1610 ITV2 'Airline' Four episodes
Sun Nov 30 1100-1200 BBC1 'Country File' John Craven at the Wensleydale railway
Sun Nov 30 1735-1840 Channel 4 'Scrapheap Challenge' Racing cars from scrap http://www.channel4.com/science/microsites/S/scrapheap/
Sun Nov 30 1900-2000 BBC4 'The Lost World of Tyntesfield' Dan Cruickshank
Mon Dec 01 0955-1030 ITV2 'Airline'
Mon Dec 01 1910-2000 BBC4 'Great Railway Journeys' Brazil to Santa Cruz
Mon Dec 01 1830-1900 ITV2 'Airline'
Mon Dec 01 2000-2100 Channel 4 'Salvage Squad' A gyroplane
Mon Dec 01 2000-2030 Channel 5 'Building the Ultimate' Passenger jet
Wed Dec 03 2000-2100 ITV2 'Holiday Airport: Lanzarote'
Wed Dec 03 2030-2130 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' The jet age
Wed Dec 03 2130-2230 BBC4 'Cobra Ferrari Wars' 1960s motor racing
Tue Nov 04 0010-0110 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' The jet age
Thu Dec 04 0110-0210 BBC4 'Cobra Ferrari Wars' 1960s motor racing
Thu Dec 04 1900-2000 BBC4 'The Lost World of Tyntesfield' Dan Cruickshank
Thu Dec 04 2000-2100 ITV2 'Airline' Double bill
Fri Dec 05 1900-2000 BBC4 'Days That Shook the World' The jet age

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.
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
Mon Dec 08 1930 Winchester Group of the Gauge O Guild Track Night
St Barnabas' Church Hall, Weeke from 1930 to 2200
Bring models to run on the Group's test tracks
Further details mailto:gog@morganps.surfaid.org
Mon Dec 08 ? West Somerset Railway - Carol Train http://www.West-Somerset-Railway.co.uk
Tue Dec 09 ? Main Line Steam - Christmas Carol Special
Salisbury and return
Loco: 34016, Bodmin
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Tue Dec 09 1830 London Transport Museum Film Show
The Elephant will never forget - John Krish recollects the early days of British Transport Films 1830; Adults 6, Concessions 4.
Wed Dec 10 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway - Christmas Specials http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Wed Dec 10 ? Churnet Valley Railway - Santa & Steam http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
Thu Dec 11 ? Midland Railway Centre, Butterley - Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Fri Dec 12 ? Main Line Steam - Christmas Carol Special
Canterbury and return
Loco: 34016, Bodmin
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Fri Dec 12 - Sat Dec 13 ? Ecclesbourne Valley Railway, Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Santa at the Station http://www.wyvernrail.co.uk/content.asp?id=17
Fri Dec 12 - Sun Dec 14 ? Didcot Railway Centre Thomas Santa Special http://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk
Fri Dec 12 1300 Santa Cruzes on 'SS Shieldhall'
Depart Southampton Eastern Docks 48 Berth: 1100, return: 1300
Presents from Santa for children, punch & mince pies for adults 11:00 each
Sat Dec 13 1600 Mince Pies and Pop cruise on 'SS Shieldhall'
Depart Southampton Eastern Docks 48 Berth: 1400, return: 1600
Punch and mince pies for adults, pop for the children 11:00 each
Sat Dec 13 ? Main Line Steam - Christmas Carol Special
Chichester and return
Loco: 34016, Bodmin
mailto:info@steamdreams.co.uk http://www.steamdreams.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Royal Victoria Railway - Santa Specials
Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, Southampton
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Eastleigh Lakeside Railway - Santa Specials http://www.steamtrain.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Watercress Line - Santa Specials http://www.watercressline.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Swanage Railway - Santa Specials http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Isle of Wight Railway - Santa Specials http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Bluebell Railway - Santa Specials http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Avon Valley Railway - Santa Specials http://www.avonvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway - Christmas Specials http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway - Santa Specials http://www.wllr.org.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? West Somerset Railway - Santa Steam Specials http://www.West-Somerset-Railway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway - Santa Specials http://www.paignton-steamrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? South Devon Railway - Santa Specials http://www.southdevonrailway.org
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Dean Forest Railway - Santa Specials http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Great Central Railway - Santa Specials http://www.gcrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Churnet Valley Railway - Santa & Steam http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Midland Railway Centre, Butterley - Santa Specials http://www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Peak Rail - Santa Specials http://www.peakrail.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Crich Tramway Village - Santa Specials http://www.tramway.co.uk
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Kirklees Light Railway - Santa Specials
Sat Dec 13 - Sun Dec 14 ? Middleton Railway - Santa Specials http://www.middletonrailway.org.uk
Sun Dec 14 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 14 ? Gartell Light Railway, Templecombe - Santa Specials http://www.sprcomputing.freeserve.co.uk/
Sun Dec 14 ? Seaton Tramway - Santa Specials http://www.tram.co.uk
Sun Dec 14 ? Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh - Santa Specials http://www.devonrailwaycentre.co.uk
Sun Dec 14 ? Kirklees Light Railway - Santa Specials http://rlr.topcities.com
Sun Dec 14 1030-1600 Wychnor-on-Trent 7mm Group Mince Pie Special Open Day
Unit 8, Maltings Industrial Estate, Derby Road,
Burton-Upon-Trent; 1030-1600
Cheers, Howard. howard@derby.org
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