RAILDATE: the weekly newsletter of the Hursley Park Model Railway Society: http://www.ibmhursleyclub.org.uk/ss/hpmrs/

Slightly curtailed this week and no TV & radio, I'm afraid. RAILDATE will take its final break of the summer next week - normal service will be resumed on 7th September.


Some of the Crystal Palace HL line is to become part of the "Green Chain Walk", a network of footpaths across SE London. In anticipation, the London Borough of Southwark is conducting a guided tour of the southerly section of the line on Saturday 22nd September between 10.30 and 12.30. Meet in CP Park next to Low Level station.

For those interested in Southern steam layouts in the 1960s, especially the "Withered Arm", Chris Tooth has created a new fotopic site for the Treneglos layout: http://treneglos.fotopic.net/

An interesting RAIB report on the accident at Pickering (NYMR) in May: http://www.raib.gov.uk/cms_resources/070808_R292007_Pickering.pdf

The Railway Museum, at Haifa East station: http://www.israrail.org.il/english/general/museum.html

Isle of Wight Bus Museum: http://www.iowbusmuseum.org.uk/

The West Country Historic Omnibus & Transport Trust: http://www.busmuseum.org.uk/


Japanese bullet train arrives at Southampton: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6960549.stm

Cable thieves stop rail services: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6955560.stm

Pullman carriages miss reserve price: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wear/6960682.stm

New station at Coleshill: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/coventry_warwickshire/6953746.stm

New platform inaccessible to disabled: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/6953760.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/6951914.stm

Rail operations boost Stagecoach: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6958196.stm

Proposed Northern Ireland-Scotland rail link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6956570.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/6958191.stm

Delays after Channel Tunnel fault: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/6929713.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/6930944.stm Video: http://tinyurl.com/2a7ast (A colleague was involved - he reports that the heat was unbearable and his impression was there was no plan in place to deal with the breakdown.

The Guardian's take on the ECML franchise change: http://www.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,2151273,00.html

City seaplane route takes off: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6953842.stm

TV and Radio

Discovery's programmes are no longer included, but their daily schedules are here: http://www.discoverychannel.co.uk/_listings/ and http://discoverywings.co.uk/_listings/


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 Aug 25 - Mon Aug 27 ? Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Summer Bank Holiday Open Days http://www.e-v-r.com/
Sat Aug 25 - Mon Aug 27 ? Inland Waterways Association National Festival
Hemingford Meadow, St Ives, Cambridge http://www.waterways.org.uk/
Sun Aug 26 ? Talyllyn Railway: Land Rover Rally http://www.talyllyn.co.uk
Mon Aug 27 ? Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Summer Steam Gala http://www.steamtrain.co.uk
Mon Aug 27 ? Gosport Bus Rally
Stokes Bay - free bus services by heritage buses
Mon Aug 27 ? Kent & East Sussex Railway: Open Day http://www.kesr.org.uk/
Tue Aug 28 - Wed Aug 29 ? North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Music on the Moors http://www.nymr.org.uk/
Wed Aug 29 - Sun Sep 02 1100 The Great Dorset Steam Fair 2007
South Down, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, Dorset
From 1100 daily http://www.gdsf.co.uk/
Thu Aug 30 - Sun Sep 02 ? Dean Forest Railway: Day Out With Thomas http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/
Sat Sep 01 ? Seaton Tramway: Seaton Carnival Procession http://www.tram.co.uk/
Sat Sep 01 - Sun Sep 02 1100-1700(Sat) 1000-1600(Sun) Andover Model Railway Society - Modelex 2007
John Hanson School, Floral Way, Andover 1100-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun) http://www.hants.gov.uk/amrc
Sat Sep 01 - Sun Sep 02 ? Gauge 0 Guild: Guildex
Telford Exhibition Centre
Sun Sep 02 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
Sun Sep 02 1100-1600 Twyford Waterworks: Fire Engines
Hazeley Road, Twyford, Hants 1100-1600 http://www.hants.gov.uk/twt
Thu Sep 06 ? Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train http://www.talyllyn.co.uk
Fri Sep 07 - Sun Sep 09 ? Swanage Railway: Steam Gala and Vintage Transport Rally http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Sep 08 ? Main Line Steam: The Sussex Belle
First preserved steam train on the Uckfield branch and to
East Grinstead - also visits Bognor and Littlehampton http://www.past-timerail.co.uk/sussex%20belle.html
Sat Sep 08 ? Seaton Tramway: Colyton Carnival Procession http://www.tram.co.uk/
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: A Day Out With Thomas http://www.steamtrain.co.uk
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? Romsey Signal Box 48-hour Marathon and Heritage Open Day
Admission free (donations welcome!)
Romsey Infants School, Plaza Parade, Winchester Rd, Romsey
Car park in school grounds http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk
Fri Sep 07 - Sun Sep 09 ? Swanage Railway: Model Railway Exhibition
Harman's Cross Village Hall http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? Kent & East Sussex Railway: Hoppers' Weekend http://www.kesr.org.uk/
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? Leighton Buzzard Railway: Steam-up Weekend http://www.buzzrail.co.uk
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Wirksworth Festival Open Days http://www.e-v-r.com/
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Day Out With Thomas http://www.nymr.org.uk/
Sat Sep 08 - Sun Sep 09 ? Welsh Highland Railway: 'Join In' Weekend http://www.festrail.co.uk
Sun Sep 09 ? Winchester Heritage Open Days
Central Bus Works open (bus station) http://www.fokab.org.uk/
Sun Sep 09 ? The Rowsley Association
Historic railway walks at Rowsley, Derbyshire http://www.rowsleyassociation.org.uk/
Cheers, Howard. editor at raildate.co.uk (spam-proofed)
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