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*** There will be no Raildate next week (26th August)
*** There should be an issue on 2nd September, but it might be smaller than usual

NETWATCH

Mike Wilcock’s videos…
East Lancs Memories from 1993. inc E3003
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9nvDe8aT3c
Steam in winter 2008, ELR, Bury to Heywood climb with 71000,5690 and 4771
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1jImgxyXTY
ELR Steam Gala January 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfTpO6yPAeU

Andrew Cook’s videos…
Bellinzona, Switzerland – beautiful part of the world!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8viXyChH17A
Dunfermline – DRS 68002 on Scotrail duty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQe5IijZAec
Bergamo-Albino tram line
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK22OXHKRAU
Gatwick Express at Blackfriars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-OJ4OpsHpc
English Electric Diesels at Bo’ness
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o149GHjKQ24

Martin Miller’s videos…
Ecclesbourne Valley Railway an August Sunday
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAgLvjZ3nTw

A swansong for the 442s? 29th August: Class 442 Charity Charter, Waterloo to Poole
http://www.vintagetrains.co.uk/railops-tour-1/
(Spotter: Richard Bucky)

45699 Galatea 5V44 Carnforth WCRC-Southall WCRC, 8th August
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zo0n0xxJPCI
The Welsh Marches Express, 13th August
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_0iqWrgmnI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUCdfQkpfvQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebsw3uqW7oA
Chinley North, East & South Junctions, 10th August
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Reyyaco4g2c
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Stronach-Dutton Road-Rail Tractor 1925
http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-the-stronach-dutton-road-rail-tractor-1925/

Split fares – a quick guide
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/38220dbb-a96e-484a-a8fe-36ad3224f495
Removing steam loco tyres (in this case “Clan Line”)
http://railways.mike-turner.uk/video.php?s=15&p=3&coll_id=26
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland spring advert – superb drone photography
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Jxfn2eO_Iw
Problems with background music at Minsk station
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-37051958
Managing the port of Singapore
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37023282
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Schoolmates used to ask me about Indian trains – I can now confirm British ones are worse
http://tinyurl.com/hpdhyp9

VIDEO: What does Jerusalem’s new station looks like?
http://tinyurl.com/jmjzrcm
(Spotter: Roy Wood)

Trains and Tunnels!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWol_qOjTKw
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Fifty years of the Tay Road Bridge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-37037733

B-29 Kee Bird, frozen in time for 50 years, she was almost rescued
http://tinyurl.com/hvzy26x

Wartime poem High Flight remembered 75 years on
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-37095501

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IN THE NEWS

Regulated rail fares set to rise by 1.9%
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37091018
Rail fares increase at twice the speed of wages
http://travel.aol.co.uk/2016/08/16/rail-fares-increase-at-twice-the-speed-of-wages/

Corbyn to launch transport campaign with rail pledges
http://tinyurl.com/j72cpes
Corbyn joins seatless commuters on floor for three-hour train journey
http://tinyurl.com/zd6hjnb

Industry in talks to roll out self-powered wireless sensors at level crossings
http://tinyurl.com/gktje8y

Southern rail and RMT fail to reach dispute deal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37085633
Southern to push ahead with DOO as RMT talks fail to reach agreement
http://tinyurl.com/gtgh9um

Govia Thameslink station staff are latest to vote to strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37099364

Mick Cash – General Secretary of RMT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37035966

Train ceiling panel falls on London-bound passengers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37117172

Virgin Trains East Coast August strikes suspended
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37101017

Stretham rail crash: Probe after train hits Land Rover on track
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-37062994

Oxford to Didcot Parkway rail tracks raised to reduce flooding
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37061247

TfWM formally opposes ‘wholly unacceptable’ plans to cut inter-city WCML services
http://tinyurl.com/hofocfx

Alstom delivers 17 upgraded Class 323s to Arriva North
http://tinyurl.com/zszbtdm

ScotRail unveils first two fully revamped Class 320s
http://tinyurl.com/hx924qh

Scotland’s brand new train leaves Japan for the UK
http://tinyurl.com/j3ze4f2

Passengers hit out at Borders Railway ‘shambles’
http://tinyurl.com/z7pocz3

Landslide debris cleared from Highland railway line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37085468

France rail crash: Dozens hurt as train hits tree in hailstorm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37109170

Knife attack on SOB train in Switzerland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37072847

Siemens SC44 Charger loco on test
http://tinyurl.com/zhdyhfq

Chicago Metra suspends rolling stock procurement
http://tinyurl.com/zu5qh38

Modernised Polar Bear Express coach unveiled
http://tinyurl.com/gwncxl3

Night Tube finally arrives in London
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37108375

RMT promises ‘extreme vigilance’ as Night Tube starts
http://tinyurl.com/hzylrg7

Bergen opens light rail extension
http://tinyurl.com/z9tbg7h

Ffestiniog railway cottage ‘saved’.
http://tinyurl.com/h6fk467

Four in hospital after Pembrey Country Park train derails
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-37116632

Edinburgh Trams: Inquiry could lead to prosecutions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-37116759

Labour party proposal to return local bus services to council control
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-37089246

Routes unveiled for Sheffield-Manchester road tunnel plan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37116050

Herne Bay air show pilot praised for avoiding beach spectators
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-37084353

Most delayed flights from UK airports revealed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37036838

Airlander 10 makes first test flight
http://tinyurl.com/zbx3hrv
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-37111527

Emirates superjumbo could soon fly from Glasgow
http://tinyurl.com/jk5nma8

Cathay cuts A340s as A350s roll in
http://tinyurl.com/hnmprm3

The ‘puzzling’ disappearance of an Indian military plane
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-37081390

Crashed Watchkeeper thought it had landed, despite still being airborne
http://tinyurl.com/jx7czro

Cross-Channel hovercraft Princess Anne ‘to open to public’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-37082509

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

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TV and RADIO

20/08/16 BBC2 1500-1600
“Full Steam Ahead” 5/6 The South Devon Railway

21/08/16 ITV 2220-2315
“Slow Train Through Africa with Griff Rhys Jones” Zambia and Zimbabwe

22/08/16 ITV 2000-2030
“Barging Around Britain” The Regent’s Canal

22/08/16 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner”

22/08/16 ITV 2340-0010
“Britain As Seen on ITV” Archive footage

23/08/16 BBC4 2100-2200
“Jumbo: the Plane that Changed the World”

23/08/16 ITV 2240-2340
“Billy Connolly’s Tracks Across America” 2/3 The West Coast

24/08/16 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Bridge: Fifty Years Across the Forth” The Forth Road Bridge

24/08/16 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” 2/3 The Netherlands

24/08/16 BBC2 2100-2200
“Skies Above Britain” Britain’s airspace 2/5

25/08/16 BBC2 2000-2100
“Full Steam Ahead” 6/6 Swanage and St Pancras

25/08/16 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Flying Scotsman: a Rail Romance”

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EVENTS

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

19/08/16– Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition
21/08/16 http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk

19/08/16– Isle of Man Railways: Island at War
21/08/16 http://www.rail.im

20/08/16 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

20/08/16 Llangollen Railway: Steam & Jazz Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

20/08/16 Bala Lake Railway: “Race the Train” – with a twist!
http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk

20/08/16 Talyllyn Railway: Tywyn Rotary Club’s “Race the Train”
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

20/08/16 Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains
http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

20/08/16– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Big Four Weekend
21/08/16 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

20/08/16– Epping Ongar Railway: Summer Mixed Traction
21/08/16 http://www.eorailway.co.uk/

20/08/16– Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Steam & Real Ale Weekend
21/08/16 http://www.gwsr.com

20/08/16– Nottingham Industrial Museum, Wollaton Park: Remembering Victoria
21/08/16 Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

20/08/16– Welsh Highland Heritage Railway: Lace on the Train
21/08/16 http://www.whr.co.uk

20/08/16– Isle of Man Railways: Island at War
21/08/16 http://www.rail.im

21/08/16 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

21/08/16 Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Vintage Trains
http://www.kwvr.org.uk/

21/08/16 Welsh Highland Railway: Classic Car Show and Family Day
http://www.festrail.co.uk

23/08/16 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bears’ Picnic
http://www.gwsr.com

24/08/16 Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains
http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

25/08/16 Talyllyn Railway: Peter Sam’s Party
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

25/08/16 Ffestiniog Railway: Jazz in the Park
http://www.festrail.co.uk

25/08/16– Great Dorset Steam Fair
29/08/16 Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum
http://www.gdsf.co.uk/

26/08/16– South Devon Railway: Rails & Ales
29/08/16 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

26/08/16– Mid-Norfolk Railway: Tanks and Tankards Weekend
29/08/16 http://www.mnr.org.uk

26/08/16– Bala Lake Railway: Steam Gala
29/08/16 http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk

27/08/16 Talyllyn Railway: Late Night Steam
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

27/08/16 Llangollen Railway: Peppa Pig
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

27/08/16 Talyllyn Railway: Young Members Day & Late Night Steam
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

27/08/16 Vale of Rheidol Railway: Summer Evening Trains
http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

27/08/16– Telford Steam Railway: 1940s Weekend
28/08/16 http://www.telfordsteamrailway.co.uk

27/08/16– Great Central Railway, Ruddington: Remembering Victoria
28/08/16 Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

27/08/16– Epping Ongar Railway: Victorian Weekend
29/08/16 http://www.eorailway.co.uk/

27/08/16– Nene Valley Railway: East Coast Revival
29/08/16 http://www.nvr.org.uk/

27/08/16– Stapleford Miniature Railway: August Bank Holiday Steam Rally
29/08/16 http://www.fsmr.org.uk

27/08/16– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: 1950s Bank Holiday Weekend
29/08/16 http://www.e-v-r.com

27/08/16– South Tynedale Railway: August Bank Holiday Fun
29/08/16 http://www.south-tynedale-railway.org.uk

28/08/16 Talyllyn Railway: Series One Land Rover Gathering
http://www.talyllyn.co.uk

28/08/16– Leighton Buzzard Railway: WD Light Railways Centenary Part 1
29/08/16 http://www.buzzrail.co.uk

28/08/16– Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
29/08/16 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

29/08/16– Intu Victoria Centre, Nottingham: Remembering Victoria
04/09/16 Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

30/08/16 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Teddy Bears’ Picnic
http://www.gwsr.com

02/09/16– North Norfolk Railway: Grand Steam Gala
04/09/16 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

02/09/16– The Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala
04/09/16 http://www.wllr.org.uk

02/09/16– Llangollen Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
04/09/16 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

03/09/16 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening Land Cruise
http://www.e-v-r.com

03/09/16 Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Shunter Gala
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

03/09/16– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out With Thomas
04/09/16 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

03/09/16– The Engine Shed/Gaugemaster, Ford, nr Arundel: Open Day Weekend
04/09/16 http://www.gaugemaster.com

03/09/16– Leighton Buzzard Railway: WD Light Railways Centenary Part 2
04/09/16 http://www.buzzrail.co.uk

03/09/16– Chasewater Railway: Late Summer Gala
04/09/16 http://www.ChasewaterRailway.org

04/09/16 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

04/09/16 Severn Valley Railway: On the Buses
http://www.svr.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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