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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos (four per week)
Day 25: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE67aOXG-3k
Day 26: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9HZgIgzJRc
Day 28: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01AJAWHNd5o
Day 31: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4QaT7-O1TI
Next stop, King’s Lynn for couple visiting all of Britain’s 2,563 railway stations
http://tinyurl.com/y6v9je2e
Shippea Hill station: Least visited site joins challenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-40124036

Steam in the Valley – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bqaAMvy9WdM
The Peak Forester at Ambergate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGT-1ijpGRE
(Martin Miller)

68018/17 plus 57315/47237 arrive at Barry Tourist Railway for servicing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2td40-ugDNc
Track laying in Ebbw Vale March 2006
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vVjbhQLD80
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntjpfDRfT00
(Mike Wilcock)

A Golden Duchess – 46233 Powers Through Loughborough Mainline – Peak Forester
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxcAldFkg2s
A Day With An American Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, 3rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc0bku2NBnc
Nene Valley Railway, 40th Anniversary Gala, 3rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CiogTfiyzzg
Small Engines Gala at The East Lancs Railway, 3rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds9oMrcFVlM
Mit der P8 38 2267 auf Stahlfahrt nach Duisburg 20.05.2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDmgIV42MlA
IGE Dampfsonderzug und viel Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2r2adbsI0js
Mit Volldampf bergauf-Königstein 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFw7AFc3xOw
Steam Hauled Shuttles – Ballarat Heritage Weekend w/ A2 986 and Y112
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRc_PtZbqro
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Geoff Goodall’s Aviation History Site
http://www.goodall.com.au/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

GB Railfreight signs three-year deal with DP World London Gateway
http://tinyurl.com/yaotkuom

BTP issues warning after teen almost killed trespassing at Bescot depot
http://tinyurl.com/y8jlsjck

Royal approval for railway preservation
http://tinyurl.com/yawmjdzd

‘Dress rehearsal’ for new French high-speed lines
http://tinyurl.com/y828nz7t

French rail drama as actor mistaken for terrorist on TGV
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-40199257

See inside Napoli’s spectacular new station
http://tinyurl.com/ycqfrn4k

ProRail begins triple-tracking of Betuweroute
http://tinyurl.com/yd2j9qn3

Will Kenya get value for money from its new railway?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40171095

London Mail Rail: Postal Museum launch date announced
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40189937

Part of Midland Metro tram line closes for essential works
http://tinyurl.com/y9kf8s4b

Burnham calls on Mancunians to use tram to reduce city’s air pollution
http://tinyurl.com/y8tsb5ex

Train which runs on virtual railway track unveiled in China
http://tinyurl.com/y7u82uc6

Fire breaks out on bus near Stratton Strawless
http://tinyurl.com/ybhmk6jx

Mont Blanc cable car to reopen nine months after tourists were left hanging overnight
http://tinyurl.com/ydx8hpn9

Cowes ‘floating bridge’ suspended again after re-launch
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40185129

Does British Airways’ explanation stack up?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40186929

Renewables provide more than half UK electricity for first time
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40198567

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

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TV and RADIO

10/06/17 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Italy (2)

11/06/17 BBC2 1800-1900
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” Crossrail 2/3

11/06/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Secret Life of the Motorway” 3/3

12/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Riga to Tampere

12/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” London (4)

13/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Tallinn to Helsinki

14/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Holland (1)

14/06/17 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Passengers that Took on the Train Line” Southeastern

14/06/17 BBC4 2320-0020
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” 2/3

16/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Holland (2)

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EVENTS

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

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/

14/06/17 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs” by Gerry Nichols (SLS)
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm

16/06/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Murder Mystery
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

16/06/17– Great Central Railway: Model Railway & Engineering Exhibition
18/06/17 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

17/06/17 Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Armed Forces Day
http://rhts.co.uk/

17/06/17 University of York: Open Day – Postgraduate Study
Meet the tutors, find out more about distance learning, experience a short class
explore part-time study options
Postgraduate Diploma in Railway Studies
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-day-postgraduate-study-tickets-32684032822

18/06/17 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Father’s Day
http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk

18/06/17 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fathers’ Day & HCV Rally
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

18/06/17 Epping Ongar Railway: Fathers’ Day Classic Car Show
http://www.eorailway.co.uk

18/06/17 Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Fathers’ Day Specials
http://rhts.co.uk/

18/06/17 Peak Rail: Peak Park Preserved Bus Rally
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

19/06/17 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“More Allsorts. Ships Buses and Trains” by Terry and Justin Foulger
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/06/17 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
“Mr Brunton’s Engine and the Fritchley Tram Road” by Dieter Hopkins
Starts 1930, admission: £2.00
http://www.cromfordcanal.org/

19/06/17 Knott End Library, Lancaster Rd, Knott End, Poulton-le-Fylde, FY6 0AU
“Journey of a Railway Signalman” by Tony Cook
1400-1500, admission: £2.00

24/06/17 Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Hampshire Autistic Charity Event
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

24/06/17 Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
£7.50 adult, £3 child – best to book
http://tinyurl.com/z2a3q7y

24/06/17– Nene Valley Railway: TPO Weekend
26/06/17 http://www.nvr.org.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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