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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos (only four per week)
Day 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9spvOfxgDas
Day 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f67h-rhKbZk
Day 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QVQDSofuYI
Day 17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOMbXA1jkeQ

Northern partners with TV walker to create “We Are Northern Train Trails”
http://tinyurl.com/msw4bzc

10 things you didn’t know about Britain’s canals
http://tinyurl.com/k5k5wdx

Midland Main Line at Clay Cross
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHVHHMBBWpA
Manchester Metrolink MediaCityUK
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfH39rCa4S0
Manchester Metrolink Pomona
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7bnVUjLPYA
Manchester Metrolink Exchange Quay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFcZcTBRelY
(Martin Miller)

Flying Scotsman in Cardiff/Newport including train turnround, May 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOv1QuC1EJc
88003 on the SVR – along with 50008 we travel the length of the line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-Llsl3JAVA
Last runs of Bubble and 6 x 68s at Princes Risborough May 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy_R1319qlY
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Event. May 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr8mfrRTVaU
(Mike Wilcock)

A3 60103 Flying Scotsman at Balgreen, 14th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKbWQAcUi1Y
DBC 90019 leads VTEC ecs through Finsbury Park, London, 21st March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-j8-HWm8e3s
GWR 180103 leaves Reading working the 07.23 London Paddington to Oxford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqoDbsH6xMs
Northern Belle passes South Gyle, 6th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht-zJwi4zgc
Edinburgh Trams 273 and 270 cross at Balgreen, 14th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4XclMlPnK8
Vienna Trams, May 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6iRiX3xmtk
(Andrew Cook)

Create your own personalised pocket timetables as a PDF download
http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/pockettimetable/search
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Stadler rail vehicles
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/stadler-delivering-with-swiss-precision
Tyneside 3rd rail electric services
http://tinyurl.com/khvz5jh
The last toll road in London?
http://londonist.com/london/history/london-s-last-remaining-toll-gate
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

BR Standard Locomotives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIGnnBg30I0
SVR Diesel Gala, 19th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iloj5gb8ido
Dean Forest Railway – Wartime Forest Steam Gala, 20th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBr9KgQN2yc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLyQuIHS5X8
Flying Scotsman Sweeping Majestically, 23rd May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4k1Loe6Wj70
A2 986 ‘Spirit Of Warragul’ – Official Relaunch Tour To Warragul
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNJGxjnivp8
Various trains at the Ostbahnhof in Munich
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-eM4hxYJ-Y
Dampf im Oberland 1998 mit Dampflok 44 0093, 58 1111 u. 52 8075
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gz88E41-YgQ
Güterzüge im Blockabstand zwischen Magdeburg und Helmstedt – HSL 151, MEG 155, Metrans uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdU1X7fmKyg
Lokportrait Dampflok 01 150
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Yhxe0mQql0
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

TU-144 SST – latest news
http://www.tu144sst.com/latestnews.html
WW2 American fighter aircraft lifted from the bottom of Kerch Strait
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AeIWrL9NGs
Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields in the USA
http://www.airfields-freeman.com/
Another new Titanic – this time from the Czech Republic
https://www.newtitanic.net/en
Vintage news
https://www.thevintagenews.com/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Slotting in UK rail freight
http://tinyurl.com/lpwgyvy

BTP steps up officer numbers at stations as terrorist threat level raised
http://tinyurl.com/kbvwsod

RMT fights track renewals staff cuts at Carillion track renewals
http://tinyurl.com/lurytul
http://tinyurl.com/kz8yrz3

Heathrow-Crossrail row heads to High Court
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40000763

RAIB report on fatality at Balham August 2016
http://tinyurl.com/k6cxvpy

Derailment at Hoo Jn yard
http://tinyurl.com/mkzd7no

Collision in Stewarts Lane Depot
http://tinyurl.com/lajuw69

Torre signalbox for sale
http://www.railstaff.uk/2017/05/25/former-railway-station-signal-box-85000/

First Italian-built train for GWR set for December delivery
http://tinyurl.com/kjewa9n

Electric train service starts to Maidenhead
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-39997138

Flying Scotsman timetable kept secret to deter trespassing fans
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-39991602
Police patrols to precede Flying Scotsman workings
http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/police-patrol-train-lines-ahead-70060

Delayed £50m Cambridge North railway station opens
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-39974167

Great Northern completes refurb of Fen Line Class 387s
http://tinyurl.com/mortz8v

Delays due to fault on Oulton Broad South Swing bridge
http://tinyurl.com/kwbmq2e

Manchester Victoria closed after terrorist attack
http://tinyurl.com/lrpufqf
http://tinyurl.com/ljtw35z

RMT suspends strike action on 30th May
http://tinyurl.com/krdepdf

Wi-Fi fault detection on Scotrail 334 units
http://tinyurl.com/mymg6vt

Harry Potter fans warned after near misses on Glenfinnan Viaduct
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39976271

Network Rail ‘stealth plan’ to make trains run on time
http://tinyurl.com/jvzlco2

Arriva Trains Wales is adding extra capacity on its crammed routes
http://tinyurl.com/n5fjxdk

Vandalism at Belfast York Road
http://tinyurl.com/mzazs8n

Gauge clearance issues for Flying Scotsman on West Somerset Railway
http://tinyurl.com/ml2du52

LNWR Heritage discontinues work on boiler for “The Unknown Warrior”
http://www.lms-patriot.org.uk/engineering/2017-05-25/boiler-manufacture-may-2017

Swanage to Wareham rail line to reconnect to mainline after four decades
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-40011037
http://tinyurl.com/lqqrsal

Trespass problems on Weardale railway
http://tinyurl.com/k95lcdf

Dolgellau college students helping Ffestiniog railway with carpentry
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm

Eurostar introduces e320 trains on London-Brussels services
http://tinyurl.com/lzdqsps

Eurostar to run direct trains from London to Amsterdam by end of the year
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2017/05/25-eurostar-plans-easter-launch-to.html

Arriva contract in Netherlands to be extended
http://tinyurl.com/kmmwt3v

Effi1000 shunters ordered by Italian company
http://tinyurl.com/m6agsb2

Updated DB Cargo steel coil carrying wagons
http://tinyurl.com/mlqzrqj

Report on fatal accident in Cameroon in October 2016
http://af.reuters.com/article/cameroonNews/idAFL8N1IP78E

MAV starts building coaches for international services
http://tinyurl.com/l33w4s4

New rolling stock for Hohenzollerische Landesbahn
http://tinyurl.com/mmac7h5

Stadler unveils ‘Giruno’ class multiple units
http://tinyurl.com/lew7g4y

Infrastructure problems at New York Penn Central station
http://tinyurl.com/lya9kfj
http://tinyurl.com/kfnlvvz

Caltrains funding for electrification confirmed
http://tinyurl.com/n3suzl4

Isle of Man horse tram service resumed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-39997641

Rubber ducks swim in Steeple Aston village potholes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-39974147

First North Korea to Russia ferry service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39960626

Plane toilet arsonist on Sharm el-Sheikh flight has sentence doubled
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40045599

Elvis’s plane to be auctioned after sitting on runway for 30 years
http://tinyurl.com/nyqz5tp

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith

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TV and RADIO

29/05/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Stirling to Pitlochry

29/05/17 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown” Crossrail 2/2

30/05/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” St Andrews to Edinburgh

31/05/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Amersham

31/05/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Timeshift: Bridging the Gap – How the Severn Bridge was Built

31/05/17 BBC2 2320-0020
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown” Crossrail 2/2

01/06/17 BBC4 2230-2330
“Engineering Giants: Gas Rig Strip-Down” 2/3

02/06/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight” London-Sydney

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EVENTS

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

26/05/17– South Devon Railway: Ticket to Ride
29/05/17 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk/

27/05/17– Foxfield Railway: Bus Rally
28/05/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

27/05/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Spring Gala
29/05/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

27/05/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Real Ale & Cider Festival
29/05/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

27/05/17– Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Festival of Steam
29/05/17 http://www.gwsr.com

27/05/17– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: “Kids Go Free” Bank Holiday
29/05/17 http://www.e-v-r.com

28/05/17 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Teddy’s Train Ride
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

28/05/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas
29/05/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

29/05/17 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Bus Rally
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

01/06/17– Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Tornado visit
04/06/17 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

01/06/17– Nene Valley Railway: 40th Anniversary Celebrations
04/06/17 http://www.nvr.org.uk

03/06/17 Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

03/06/17– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Miniature Traction Engine Rally
04/06/17 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

03/06/17– East Lancashire Railway: Small Engines Weekend
04/06/17 http://www.eastlancrailway.org.uk

03/06/17– Llangollen Railway: Railcar Gala
04/06/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

04/06/17 Solent Blue Line – 30 Years
The Bargate, Southampton
1000-1600
http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/

04/06/17 Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train
http://www.knottycoachtrust.org

04/06/17 Peak Rail: Peak Forester Rail Tour to Rowsley
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

05/06/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Old Flames – Reminiscences” by Granville Dobson
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/06/17– North Norfolk Railway: Diesel Gala
11/06/17 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

09/06/17– West Somerset Railway: Diesel Gala & Rail Ale Trail
11/06/17 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

10/06/17 Bournemouth Bus Running Day
http://bournemouth.co.uk/event/bournemouth-bus-rally-2017/

10/06/17 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: “Snowdonian Limited”
http://www.festrail.co.uk

10/06/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
11/06/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

10/06/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line
11/06/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

10/06/17– Peak Model Railway Exhibition
11/06/17 The Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
http://www.chesterfieldrailwaymodellers.co.uk/

11/06/17 Foxfield Railway: Morris Minor Rally
http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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