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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 32: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kci2o53e5A4
Day 33: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dnjk_5tow8Y
Day 34: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwWckxVfxk8

Jack Burgess’s superb HO scale Yosemite Valley Railroad (which I was privileged to visit a
couple of years ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHGkZHLqALY

Sheffield Supertram Fitzalan Square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Nb3QjDuq4
Sheffield Supertram Middlewood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaMAHEd9OL4
Sheffield Supertram Meadowhall Route
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43Uq-bCtNIY
Sheffield Supertram – Hillsborough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPIOyBsYJ6Y
(Martin Miller)

Ticket chips embedded in your hands?
http://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/817622/microchip-travel-future-technology
(Neil Kearns)

Scotsman Slowed at Tackley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvSKcjfgKWs
45690 Leander 1Z94 The Coast to Coast, 10th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4zj0OToofg
LMS 48151 Rattles over the S&C on the Dalesman, 13th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5eVDygbDTE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFnYz6RwwXA
Shepton & District – Mendip Model Railway Exhibition, 10th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJ1UX8KZ87I
Dampflok-Erlebnisse mit PKP Dampflok Ol49-7 / Wolsztyn – Poznan 2007
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEU9TjsRT7w
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Stock Maxima, TXL 189er, Dampfsonderzug uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXYEwwgv42Y
Train 1900 Museumsbahn Fond-de-Gras mit Lok12 und VT95
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiyKv-Uj7aM
Mit 01 150 vom Taunus ins Lahntal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgT1HdPOFzc
Provision of a CNL with different wagons and BR 120 in Munich Hbf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wl1OHCQAf8
Cross Country Steam Expedition – SRHC Echuca Rally Tour with R707
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgDIDTYA50o
North West Vehicle Restoration Trust Open Day, 4th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPwuoF2xF3A
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Boeing 737 Airliner Safety Whistleblower Charles Shi Ex Moog Aviation, China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmBdBXKrjDw
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Declining UK rail freight
http://tinyurl.com/y7jenwww

Software developed to analyse SPAD risk
http://tinyurl.com/yclbarmo

Complaint about dumbed town Crossrail television programmes
https://www.theengineer.co.uk/dumbed-down-for-prime-time/

ASLEF members on Southern to introduce overtime ban
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40293161

Unique train station for sale on picturesque Devon line
http://tinyurl.com/yc43y5eo

HM Queen names GWR 800 series unit
http://tinyurl.com/yd9jg49p

RAIB report of bridge collapse at Barrow upon Soar August 2016
http://tinyurl.com/ybe223dz

Economic benefits of Border Railway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40293219

Welsh trains are actually the ‘most punctual in Britain’ according to statistics
http://tinyurl.com/y8ywetoj

Swanage-Wareham rail line reconnects after four decades
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-40248316
http://tinyurl.com/y8vj4ksh
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/gallery/photos-swanage-wareham-line-reopens-115633
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/founder-volunteer-swanage-railway-travel-102743

Latest news from South Devon Railway
http://www.southdevonrailwayassociation.org/News-and-Press-Releases/News_20170610.html

Death of Rushden Transport museum cat reported.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-england-northamptonshire-40139699

Wensleydale Wine and dine service in heritage coaches
http://tinyurl.com/y982qjeh

Six new Stadler locos delivered for open access freight services in Iberia
http://tinyurl.com/yba89gpg

Station upgrades in Austria
http://tinyurl.com/y9lzls9l

Beer transport by rail in Belgium
http://tinyurl.com/y9c2lpsu

Slovenian Railways start tendering for 25 multiple units
http://tinyurl.com/ycjnnu3h

Go Ahead selected for Stuttgart to Nurnberg services
http://tinyurl.com/ydd335qw

Gabon purchases refurbished ex DB coaches
http://tinyurl.com/ycgkg64l

Costs of new Kenyan Standard Gauge line
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40171095

Uganda to terminate Rift Valley Railways contract
http://tinyurl.com/ya95ykwz

Portuguese and Chinese companies to manage new line in Mozambique
http://tinyurl.com/ydxtq3z6

AMTRAK to build new servicing facility in Seattle
http://tinyurl.com/yaqu8p7l

Tier 4 (low emission) loco enters service
http://tinyurl.com/yao62jgz

Pakistan Railways order broad gauge GE locos
http://tinyurl.com/y9wbtxew

Additional safety systems proposed for Croydon Trams
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40252492

Restrictions on Bristol bus contracts may be removed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-40232286

Vintage coach returns to Shetland
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-40238539

Bloodhound SSC tests planned at Newquay in October
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40061259

Unsafe bridge closed at Newport Quay
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40265454

Cowes new ‘floating bridge’ grounded for third time in four days
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40227416
Cowes ‘floating bridge’ ferry halted over ‘weather’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40244729

Beer deliveries by steam launch
http://tinyurl.com/y8236n3z

Initial findings of BA computer system failure
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40186929

FlyBe losses for last financial year
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40198727

China Eastern plane lands at Sydney with hole in engine
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40243766

World’s oldest stamp business Stanley Gibbons up for sale
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40245067

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

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TV and RADIO

18/06/17 BBC2 1800-1900
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” Crossrail 3/3

18/06/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys: India” 1/2

19/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Derby to Nottingham

20/06/17 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” 1/6 Forth Rail Bridge

20/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Lincolnshire

20/06/17 BBC4 2300-0000
“The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution”

21/06/17 BBC Radio 4 0930-0945
“Voices of the First World War” The Royal Flying Corps

21/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” East Yorkshire

21/06/17 BBC4 2300-0000
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” 3/3

23/06/17 BBC1 1930-2000
“Invented it…” A look at inventions – topic varies by region

23/06/17 BBC4 2345-0045
“Play it Loud: the Story of the Marshall Amp

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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

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

17/06/17– Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Heritage Transport Festival
18/06/17 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

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 Brecon Mountain Railway: Fathers travel for price of a child
http://www.bmr.wales

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

23/06/17– Mid-Norfolk Railway: Summer Steam Gala
25/06/17 http://www.mnr.org.uk

23/06/17– Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Gala
25/06/17 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

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

24/06/17– Gwili Railway: Vintage Weekend
26/06/17 http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk

25/06/17 Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
“Bygone Britain – Yesterday’s Transport” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1400
Tickets: £8 from Winchester Discovery Centre Box Office (01962 873603)
http://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/winchester-discovery-centre

01/07/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas
02/07/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

01/07/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Summer Steam Gala (1)
02/07/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk

01/07/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The 1940s Experience
02/07/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

01/07/17– Duncombe Park Steam Rally
02/07/17 http://www.gytec.weebly.com

01/07/17– Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
02/07/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

02/07/17 Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train
http://www.knottycoachtrust.org

02/07/17 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus & Coach Rally
http://www.e-v-r.com

Cheers, Howard.
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