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BOOK NEWS

Midland Retrospective
by John Earl & Steve Huson

From the beginning John and Steve set out to make Midland Retrospective different. Different
in that it has much of new significance for railway historians and enthusiasts but also is a
valuable introduction for the general reader. Different in that it looks at eight different
aspects of the Midland Railway Company, using new maps and the resources of a specialist
designer to shed a clear light on the subject. The book is copiously illustrated with many
photographs that are being published for the first time and the authors have made full use of
the remarkable resources of the Midland Railway Study Centre at the historic Silk Mill in
Derby.

Cloth-bound, hardback
212 pages
ISBN 978-0-9955142-1-8
Price £27.50
http://www.midlandrailway.org.uk/sales/

NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos (four per week)
Day 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-Z5V7kQqQ0
Day 18: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgdWQXI_fdE
Day 19: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWoYafg0z8E
Day 24: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxhp5nmqNx0

World’s Most Expensive and Luxurious Trains Ever Made
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIh3dZq_5C4

Library of Congress online map collection
https://www.loc.gov/maps/

Postcards offer a glimpse into the past
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40113843

Nottingham Express Transit Bank Holiday Track Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4kt__uqAqs
Newstead Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7bFmzWhczQ
(Martin Miller)

GWR Sectional Appendix
http://tinyurl.com/y7zdfqks
Open day at Swindon Railway Village
http://tinyurl.com/y9pwtloj
Doubt over Crossrail 2
http://tinyurl.com/yc3a3d5h
Mobile coverage to extend on London Underground
http://tinyurl.com/yb9h6c26
Fife to Waverley route steam specials in August
http://tinyurl.com/ycko3bj6
Kenya’s prayer train: A commute of prayers and songs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39950150
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – Cotswold Festival of Steam 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5H9LxjnYh8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRixpHfkF0A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KU3j0PwhT6s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwExrifbf1s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5dqFLkUHfA
East Lancashire Railway Green Timetable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maKUVUhHh_0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvaxlbUGpZk
WHR Beer Festival Trains, May 2017, Featuring ‘Vale of Ffestiniog’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9fLptngBYo
Güterzüge im Frankenwald + Umgebung – TXL, EVB, Rheincargo, Twindexx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC3B5Gk9u7w
Australian Steam Locomotive to Ballarat
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVi-n0X6B2Y
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Ascensore Montegalletto Funicular Railway – “Unique” Underground Narrow Gauge Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pXSSLZpdW4
The Stirling Aircraft Project
http://stirlingproject.co.uk/
Wings Over New Zealand Show aviation podcasts
http://www.cambridgeairforce.org.nz/WONZ_Show.html
Big Engines Starting Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BE476MvO_g
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

DB Cargo digital route learning
http://tinyurl.com/y8nzech3

Launch of Crossrail trains pushed back by TfL
http://tinyurl.com/y852vggh

Sink hole at Redhill station traps Rail Replacement bus
http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/sinking-feeling-bus-after-hole-13114907

Heathrow loses track access charge court case
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40059659

Manchester Victoria reopened a week after terrorist attack
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40083756

Borders Railway extension campaign cranked up
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-40093283

Borders Railway set for unique steam experience
http://tinyurl.com/ydxvzbg6

ScotRail Alliance launches new Rail74 community rail partnership
http://tinyurl.com/y7qfgx6p

‘Harry Potter train’ added to new £10 note
http://tinyurl.com/y7jdyh5y

Muir of Ord bakery to supply Caledonian sleeper cakes.
http://tinyurl.com/y958ktow

60163 Tornado working to Cornwall
http://tinyurl.com/y9lzpfdq

Swanage Railway link to Wareham
http://tinyurl.com/mcqgqvq
Timetable for Swanage-Wareham diesel service
http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/wareham-timetableandfares

Rebranding TGVs
www.businesstraveller.com/rail-travel/2017/05/28/sncf-replace-tgv-inoui/

First Vectron locos enter service in Finland
http://tinyurl.com/y9c4wb6l

New Zealand railway investment plan
http://tinyurl.com/yby8hzy7
http://tinyurl.com/y7y6cavs

Volvo cars built in China shipped to Zeebrugge by rail
http://www.bodyshopmag.com/2017/news/china-built-volvos-arrive-by-train/

UP investments in Missouri area
http://tinyurl.com/y9w3otp5

Kenya opens Nairobi-Mombasa Madaraka Express railway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40092600
Kenya’s new Madaraka Express railway in pictures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-40099643

Scrapping of Hiroshima’s Sanko Line highlights transport ills in shrinking Japan
http://tinyurl.com/y7zvsgha

Soft drink contactless payment travel!
http://tinyurl.com/ybrcnu3l

TfL closer to offering mobile phone coverage on the Tube
http://tinyurl.com/y8unglwt

City deal won’t pay for £162m Edinburgh tram extension
http://tinyurl.com/ybw99uw4

Double deck bus conversion to a disabled friendly mobile home
http://tinyurl.com/y7dwko6p

Road safety stickers on Kenyan buses
http://tinyurl.com/yb3u2pss

Why did ‘power surge’ hit BA computers?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-40118386

Sea Vixen wheels up landing
https://www.navywings.org.uk/news-blog/sea-vixen-update-27th-may/

Beluga XL cockpit section delivered to Airbus
http://tinyurl.com/yc9xgjjk

New chapter in the history of Old King Coal
http://www.chad.co.uk/news/new-chapter-in-the-history-of-old-king-coal-1-8565000

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

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TV and RADIO

04/06/17 BBC2 1800-1900
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” Crossrail 1/3

05/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Romania (1)

05/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” London (1)

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

06/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” London (2)

07/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Switzerland (1)

07/06/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” London (3)

07/06/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Timeshift: The Men Who Built the Liners”

07/06/17 BBC4 2300-0000
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” 1/3

08/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Switzerland (2)

08/06/17 BBC4 2200-2300
“Engineering Giants: Ferry Strip-Down”

09/06/17 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Italy (1)

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EVENTS

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

02/06/17– Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Tornado visit
04/06/17 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

02/06/17– 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/

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

Cheers, Howard.
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