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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos (only four per week)
Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoA1OTQJoxQ
Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hHaF1RXSl0
Day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjdgSwUA4aA
Day 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8GQcOUJOmw
Day 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_zvtgnd_rQ
Day 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJs7JbxGeWc

They have a bonus video for the Isle of Wight, here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuHMoOs-ciQ
which by strange coincidence has captured another travel blogger, Dave Harris, at Shanklin (2m
10s in) – his complementary blog is here
https://arewethereyetannex.wordpress.com/2017/05/14/overseas-adventure/

Railway Revivalist
http://www.railwayrevivalist.com/

T1 5550 new-build steam
https://newbuildsteam.com/2017/05/13/qa-t1-5550/
N&W 611 – The Roanoker – 2017 Greensboro Trips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKOGpTsL-kY
Follow progress of the new-build Titanic in China on Twitter
https://twitter.com/new_titanic
Wikipedia entry
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanic_replica_(Sichuan,_China)
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Manchester Metrolink Etihad Campus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30qeid_2OTA
Manchester Metrolink MediaCityUK Junction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js2VfqVs7So
(Martin Miller)

A quick, non technical guide to London Underground stock
http://tinyurl.com/lmu4vpq
Fawley Forester railtour 13 May 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R1Tlcy6IKc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T6l-mzBXls
(Can you spot the Raildate editor’s wife waving?)
Relics of Clifton Rocks Railway
http://tinyurl.com/mktmk2c
60 years of Bristol Airport
http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/history/how-time-flies-bristol-airport-43390
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

9600 & 9466 – Double Headed Panniers – The East Midlands Rambler 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItaW62va_-I
60103 Flying Scotsman The Cathedrals To Edinburgh 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNFEbmE6yRg
Steam In The Dock Festival Sunday 7th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt80uZMqBH4
Diesels on trial for the Severn Valley Railway Diesel Gala 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVBrCTUOG1Q
Flying Scotsman at York, Darlington and Newcastle, 13th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdmfe4jIWvs
Preußische P8 – Dampflok 38 1182 – Begegnungen von 1993-1998
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhAVnZXFrio
Twindexx-Testfahrt und viel Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldrampe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcCU2siipDI
V200 033, 151 124 und andere Bundebahn Klassiker in Hamburg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDhNMJJWy0A
Four ÖBB Railjets roar through the Ostbahnhof in Munich
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keylDizPOZk
DJ Models – Class 71 ‘HA’ Electric Locomotive Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3dw2Vu1zA8
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

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IN THE NEWS

Vivarail reveals new D-Trains will be available in 2018
http://tinyurl.com/kbzwxa4

Calls to safeguard radio spectrum for future rail telecoms system
http://tinyurl.com/l2wfc49

Conservative party proposal to integrate British Transport Police into “Infrastructure Security
Service”
http://tinyurl.com/lme9j46

Latest round of talks between RMT and GTR Southern start
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39897128

Talks between ASLEF and GTR Southern fail
http://tinyurl.com/kpou6d9
http://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=5509

Concrete bearers for Waterloo suburban renewal delivered
http://tinyurl.com/m6xfa73

Fixing Plymouth’s rail line ‘will take time’ says Tory minister
http://tinyurl.com/mdopk8f

Tamar Valley Summer Sunday service to start this weekend
http://tinyurl.com/kbf3tqn

Great Western Railway add later trains to timetable on Maritime line from Truro to Falmouth
http://tinyurl.com/lhx3qbh

RAIB report the dangers of open location box doors
http://tinyurl.com/mc9ns7q

Extra workings for final week on Chiltern Railway “bubble cars”
http://tinyurl.com/kymrf55

Cross City Line closed by unexploded wartime bomb near Aston
http://tinyurl.com/lavgfek
Second day of Cross City line closure due to WW2 bomb at Aston
http://tinyurl.com/mldspyh

New wireless sensors fitted to Scotrail 334 units
http://tinyurl.com/mjatse5

ScotRail ramps up station security with 300 new CCTV cameras
http://tinyurl.com/m5y8akt

Edinburgh-Glasgow rail electrification delayed again
http://tinyurl.com/lustyzw

Drone warning to enthusiasts over Flying Scotsman visit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-39896509

North Norfolk Railway to operate to Cromer under NYMR operating licence
http://tinyurl.com/l4gpcju

Great Central CEO resigns
http://tinyurl.com/kn8r6ya

GWSR extension appeal tops £1.3 million
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-39907391

Third generation Eurotunnel freight shuttles enter service
http://tinyurl.com/mkjg5dx

DB steps up 3D printing of train components
http://tinyurl.com/kyuss9b

Balkan railway reopening project
http://tinyurl.com/myyy2me

Ukrainian investment programme
http://tinyurl.com/kd4upjg

DB customer information displays affected by cyber attack
http://uk.reuters.com/article/cyber-attack-germany-rail-idUKL8N1IF09I

Czech open access operator Leo Express gains access to Polish network
http://tinyurl.com/mhpe4pk

First EC250 Giruno unit rolled out
http://tinyurl.com/klardkg

Fatal derailment in Greece
http://tinyurl.com/mcjj8tz

Another luxury train introduced in Japan
http://tinyurl.com/k23slsp

Belmond Andean explorer luxury train launched
http://tinyurl.com/ltgt2ux

Union Pacific investment in Utah
http://tinyurl.com/lq4fl26

Rolls Royce/MTU to provide engines for Chinese built locos for New Zealand
http://tinyurl.com/mchq3gv

Transport for London begins search for supplier to build new generation of DLR trains
http://tinyurl.com/k73l6fn
http://tinyurl.com/l4nnuwq

Rebuilding Glasgow Subway tunnels
http://www.railengineer.uk/2017/05/12/improving-glasgow-subways-tunnels/

‘Sleeping’ Croydon tram driver footage probed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-39975647

Manchester Tram network shut by communications failure
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39916615
Technical failure behind Manchester Metrolink failure
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-39919220

Douglas horse trams suspended due to infection
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-39869835

Alstom awarded contact for Toronto and Hamilton trams
http://tinyurl.com/mv2n7es

Trams return to the Motor City
http://tinyurl.com/k97juaw

Roof ripped off rail replacement bus at Shortlands
http://tinyurl.com/n68uqzg

Cab drivers shelters in London
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-39899822/where-do-cabbies-go-for-a-cuppa

Cowes Chain ferry fails on first day in service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-39913464

150th anniversary of DFDS ferries
http://www.thelondoneconomic.com/travel/historic-month-historic-shipping-firm/17/05/

London City first in UK to get remote air traffic control
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39960993

Dutch King working as a co-pilot for KLM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39946532

Aurigny Airways final Trilander to be preserved at Duxford
http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/05/13/final-flight-nears-for-aurignys-last-trislander/

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

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TV and RADIO

21/05/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Timeshift: The Last Days of Steam”

22/05/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Southern Scotland

22/05/17 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown” Crossrail 1/2

23/05/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Greenock to Larkhall

24/05/17 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways” 3/4 South Africa

24/05/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Forth Bridge

24/05/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain” 3/3

24/05/17 ITV 2100-2200
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 3/3

24/05/17 BBC4 2200-2300
“Engineering Giants: Jumbo Jet Strip-Down”

24/05/17 BBC2 2315-0015
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown” Crossrail 1/2

26/05/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Queen Mary: Our Royals at Sea” 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

19/05/17– Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival
20/05/17 http://www.svr.co.uk

19/05/17– Welsh Highland Railway: Rail-Ale Festival
21/05/17 http://www.festrail.co.uk

20/05/17 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

20/05/17 Nene Valley Railway: Class 14 Celebration
http://www.nvr.org.uk

20/05/17– Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Superheroes Weekend
21/05/17 http://rhts.co.uk/

20/05/17– Foxfield Railway: Military Weekend
21/05/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

20/05/17– North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Behind the Scenes
21/05/17 http://www.nymr.co.uk

21/05/17 Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Festival of Transport
http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

21/05/17 Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
http://www.barrypotterfairs.com/fairs.php?fair=30

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

Cheers, Howard.
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