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NETWATCH

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway – Swordfish on the tea train
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kOJLV-GMj0
Derby Midland Station 26th May 2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEyIh4AM3OE&feature=youtu.be
(Via Martin Miller)

Class 47s 47773 and 47237, Blakedown Station, 18th June
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPpaMK1-bHs
South Devon Railway Red Timetable, 8th June
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27tH-B-prRY
60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’ Climbs Gamston Curve, 18th June
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmelXYD5K1k
Dampflokstars zwischen Harz, Thüringer Wald und Westerwald
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB_6YoNlMVs
78 468 erhält in Hamburg-Harburg eine Auszeichnung, 19th June
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG3GG1reYDI
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Terrafugia Flying Car
http://www.terrafugia.com/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

A brand new Thameslink train has made its maiden voyage from Brighton
http://tinyurl.com/z6ut98v

Derailed London Paddington train is finally moved
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36566985

ScotRail and Southern train strikes hit both ends of UK
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36580265

Weymouth idling trains leave ‘horrendous smell’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-36557083

The 20 Year Plan – for investment in the South West Peninsula Rail Network
http://tinyurl.com/zsv9fm8

New rail line for Sherwood Forest area right on track
http://tinyurl.com/jmvwlsa

Borders Railway boosted ‘forgotten’ small towns, say campaigners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-36561753

Scots pay high price for better road and rail links
http://tinyurl.com/jdd9o2j

One million pounds awarded to tourist railways across the UK
http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2016/one-million-pounds-awarded-to-railways/

Peru restores its only international railway
http://tinyurl.com/zas6je4

WA’s Busselton Jetty Train To Go Solar-Electric
http://www.energymatters.com.au/renewable-news/busselton-train-solar-em5381/

Wolverhampton tram extension gets green light
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-36590999

Seventeen people hurt as two buses collide in Luton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-36570128

RMS St Helena says farewell to UK for last time
http://tinyurl.com/h7magp2

Saying Goodbye to Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One
http://tinyurl.com/gvrhvqf

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Michael Prince, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

26/06/16 BBC Radio 4 2000-2100
“Archive on 4: Pevsner Through Outsiders’ Eyes” The architectural historian

26/06/16 ITV 1100-1130
“Barging Around Britain with John Sergeant” The Midlands

26/06/16 Channel 4 2100-2320
“The Railway Man” 2013 film about Eric Lomax’s time on the Burma Railway

27/06/16 BBC4 2000-2030
“Canals – The Making of a Nation” Heritage

29/06/16 BBC4 2100-2200
“Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies” 1/2

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EVENTS

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

24/06/16– Mid-Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Gala
26/06/16 http://www.mnr.org.uk

24/06/16– Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway: Summer Steam Gala
26/06/16 http://www.pbrly.co.uk

25/06/16 Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Hampshire Autistic Charity Event
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

25/06/16 Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
£7.50 adult, £3 child – best to book
http://tinyurl.com/z2a3q7y

25/06/16– Bluebell Railway: Model Railway Weekend
26/06/16 http://www.bluebell-railway.com

25/06/16– Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Weekend
26/06/16 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

25/06/16– Severn Valley Railway: Step Back to the 1940s
26/06/16 http://www.svr.co.uk

25/06/16– The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Country Railway Weekend
26/06/16 http://www.wllr.org.uk

25/06/16– Welsh Highland Heritage Railway: Teddy Bears’ Picnic
26/06/16 http://www.whr.co.uk

30/06/16 Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

01/07/16– Dean Forest Railway: Steam Gala (first weekend)
03/07/16 http://www.dfr.co.uk

01/07/16– Talyllyn Railway: Talyllyn 150 Grand Finale & Garden Railway Weekend
03/07/16 http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

02/07/16 The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Canada Day
http://www.wllr.org.uk

02/07/16– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out With Thomas
03/07/16 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

02/07/16– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: A Day Out with Thomas
03/07/16 http://bucksrailcentre.org/

02/07/16– Evesham Vale Light Railway: Steam Gala
03/07/16 http://www.evlr.co.uk

02/07/16– Severn Valley Railway: Step Back to the 1940s
03/07/16 http://www.svr.co.uk

02/07/16– Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
03/07/16 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

03/07/16 Romsey Signal Box open day
Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
1200-1600
Limited parking – see website for details
Brick Lane, Romsey – use sat-nav SO51 8LG
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk

03/07/16 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus Rally
http://www.e-v-r.com

03/07/16 Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

04/07/16 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“Airfields of the New Forest” by J Levesley
Starts at 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

04/07/16 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Living North Eastern” by David Thomas
£3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch.htm

07/07/16 Talyllyn Railway: Victorian Train Experience
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

08/07/16– Dean Forest Railway: Steam Gala (second weekend)
10/07/16 http://www.dfr.co.uk

08/07/16– East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular
10/07/16 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

09/07/16 Llangollen Railway: Fish & Chip Special
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

10/07/16 Hants & Dorset Centenary – Poole Quay
1000-1600

Cheers, Howard.
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