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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 70: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCllJ1YuYv8
Day 72: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxh6FHpmksc
Day 73: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wr5MCow_aLA
Day 74: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtPlxG7AUow

Historic England report on early railways in England
http://research.historicengland.org.uk/Report.aspx?i=15588

Friends of the Far North Line
http://www.fofnl.org.uk/
Friends of the Kyle Line
http://www.kylerailway.co.uk/
Friends of the West Highland Lines
http://www.westhighlandline.org.uk/
Invergarry Station Preservation Society
http://www.invergarrystation.org.uk/

Detailed map of London Tube, Underground, Overground, DLR, Tramlink & National Rail
http://carto.metro.free.fr/metro-london/

Subterranean Sydney: Eerie underground world right beneath the CBD
http://tinyurl.com/y7aroz54

Leicester Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izc793GPwd8
Syston Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HactnNTD2-g
Loughborough Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fnq7uPj9TvM
Derby Station July Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20hykEUS0M
Bulwell Railway Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtOFrA7aPpc
Hucknall Railway Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATnNe1EqvI8
Chinley Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3qMMV0hOfc
Bulwell Tram Stop – Nottingham Express Transit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IolkLso8P7g
Hucknall Tram Terminus – Nottingham Express Transit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-S-IVFYBNUQ
Metrolink Rochdale Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9brK4jSSaRo
(Martin Miller)

More videos have been added to the FARSAP series on the Signalling Record Society website. Follow the links to the newly added locations of Dunragit and Norton-on-Tees. There is also a link to the first of a new series of explanatory videos dealing with the basics of railway signalling. Although aimed at novices, more experienced people and instructors may find them useful as well. The first videos deal with absolute block signalling and tappet locking.
http://www.s-r-s.org.uk/archivevideo.php
(John Lacy)

12 photos of the tragic Sutton Coldfield railway crash in 1955
http://tinyurl.com/y9dcgwrz
(Spotter: Mike Price)

A song to help you memorise all 270 stations on the London Underground
https://youtu.be/8jPyg2pK11M
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

A4 60009 “Union of South Africa”
Weybridge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRoserbIgjU
Woking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcUoioiG9Yc
West Coast Rail Steam Morning, 25th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25_g8PP7whM
A Weekend With 45690 Leander Special
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs5jpHhmnGw
68004 Rapid & 46233 Duchess of Sutherland at Carlisle, 22nd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZqvw-7fI6I
46233 Volcanic display over the S&C on the CME, 22nd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAzDNr-Xdto
Llangollen Railway, 1960s Weekend, 22nd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=je8fqEqKtwg
Volldampf voraus – Rekolok 52 8080-5 mit Güterzügen in der Lausitz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8lXTQ5WVTw
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – EGP 151, OHE Blue Tiger, TXL, RHC uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVb-zTwX2wg
90 Jahre Hafenbahn Neustrelitz, 22nd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCNfh_BLsJM
Ochsenlok, Wanne und Bergkönigin klangvoll im schweren Güterzugdienst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0sRpYU24x0
BR 101 in the new varnish at the Hbf Munich
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJX_FJjQoM4
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Background to Network Rail changeover to aluminium cabling
http://tinyurl.com/yaxulctp
Ruislip Lido Railway
https://www.ruisliplidorailway.org/
LT Museum vehicle workings
https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/events-calendar/heritage-vehicles-outings
Biomass trains to Drax power station
https://www.drax.com/technology/this-train-isnt-like-any-other/
“Lovely” Bridlington station
http://tinyurl.com/y7ydg87b
Children’s Railway in Budapest
http://www.gyermekvasut.hu/english_eng/
Visits to new Albula tunnel in Switzerland
http://tinyurl.com/y8o6y8mq
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Scapa Flow Visitor Centre and Museum
http://tinyurl.com/ya4lc745

The city that makes the most expensive boats in the world
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40681345

30 years ago Derby’s commuters were thrown into chaos by a crippling strike
http://tinyurl.com/yc35admu

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IN THE NEWS

Rail electrification plans scrapped by government
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40669869

Transport secretary’s backing for Crossrail 2 sparks anger outside London
http://tinyurl.com/y6ukpmny
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40708531

Rail passengers ‘happier with train firms’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40714458

Beacon Rail purchase Voyager fleet from banks
http://tinyurl.com/y7zvdlne

August rail upgrade programme will be biggest yet
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2017/07/11-august-rail-upgrade-programme-will.html

Transport investment must be ‘fairly weighted towards small stations’
http://tinyurl.com/y9w9c5yr

Vivarail secures further funding
http://tinyurl.com/y7ts95op

Crossrail worker death: Firms fined £1m for safety breaches
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40752953

Gospel Oak – Barking 25kv to be switched on January 2018
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/january-switch-on-for-goblin-wires

Southern strike union RMT in ‘full and frank’ government talks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40687365

Southern rail tops list of most overcrowded trains
http://tinyurl.com/y9ttl9s2

RAIB investigation into exploding traction equipment on SWT suburban unit
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/explosion-inside-an-equipment-case-guildford

Competition and Markets Authority query First group monopoly on London-Exeter Services
http://tinyurl.com/y6ue3jtq

Delivery of ‘Wadebridge’ to Eastleigh to celebrate 50 years since the end of steam loco production
https://vimeo.com/227320293

Portishead rail line is ‘not dead in the water’ promises Transport Secretary Chris Grayling
http://tinyurl.com/yc4wyc2w

Oxford station blunder sees commuters locked out
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-40697125

Man sentenced to ten months in prison for endangering safety on the railway – Cambridgeshire
http://tinyurl.com/y9vrubqp

Matlock Bath station reopens as wildlife discovery hub
http://tinyurl.com/y8g6uc9e

TransPennine electrification and Piccadilly upgrade now also in doubt
http://tinyurl.com/ydcrlbdu

Anger over Hamilton station ‘mosquito’ device
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-40715995

Rail electrification between Cardiff and Swansea scrapped
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40665659
http://tinyurl.com/ya7vhbul
http://tinyurl.com/y9gcesgw

New £25m rail station for South Wales with 10,000 new job business park
http://tinyurl.com/ycxlt8vq

300 train building jobs created at £30m Newport centre
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-40585636

Twenty new train coaches coming to Wales for most crowded services
http://tinyurl.com/yc6anhtu

Boy, 10, adopts Clarbeston Road railway station
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-40717406

New £7m station for Bow Street gets the go-ahead
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115571

Rhondda railway tunnel survey work gets under way
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-40654763

NRM director steps down
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15409334.NRM_director_steps_down/

Two arrested in connection with North York Moors Railway investigation
http://tinyurl.com/ybnomv3d

Vandalism on ELR
http://tinyurl.com/y8x78y52

Investigation launched after steam trains crash in Swanage
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15431297.Steam_locomotives_collide_in_Swanage/

RAIB investigation into dangerous occurrence on the South Devon Railway
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dangerous-occurrence-on-the-south-devon-railway

Railway returns to Slaggyford
http://tinyurl.com/ycbe7c6y

L&BR replica of “Lyn” steamed
http://tinyurl.com/y9xjvy8r

Rail Mail museum opens end of July
http://tinyurl.com/y8v5fr72

Vale of Rheidol’s wheels for Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-40497169

Visit of Brienz Rothorn Bahn loco to Snowdon postponed to 2018
http://tinyurl.com/y9tz2p2a

India rolls out trains with solar-powered coaches
http://tinyurl.com/yd9z23sm

CALTRAIN electrification work started
http://tinyurl.com/yd2mkuy7

Bristol could get an underground train system – with plans for a line to the airport
http://tinyurl.com/ya5oru6p

Alston to build metro coaches for Iran
http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-iran-transportation-alstom-idUKKBN1A91NV

Contract awarded for Baltimore metro rolling stock
http://tinyurl.com/ya74b4z9

Over 100 buses to go on display at the Buses Festival
http://tinyurl.com/y8d4mfzf

New diesel and petrol vehicles to be banned from 2040
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40723581

Electric Mini to be built in Oxford
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40718892

Ferrari driver writes off new car on M1 in Barnsley
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40748897

Trust plans to transform old waterway
http://tinyurl.com/y8g9dhck

Montgomery Canal restoration moves ahead
http://tinyurl.com/y8epav34

Cowes ‘floating bridge’ breaches noise guidelines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40714707

Luton Airport arrest as ‘man tried to open aircraft door’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-40697160

Emergency landing at Shannon
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0720/891823-shannon-emergency-landing/

Hidden Victorian reservoir revealed in Nottingham
http://tinyurl.com/yb4u6fl8

Spotters: Howard Benson, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Roger Smith

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TV and RADIO

31/07/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Boats that Built Britain” 1/6 The Matthew

31/07/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car”

31/07/17 ITV 2240-2310
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” A look at the M25 – 1/6

01/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Boats that Built Britain” 2/6 The Pickle

02/08/17 BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
“Clocking On” How the Industrial Revolution changed work patterns

02/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Boats that Built Britain” 2/6 The Phoenix

03/08/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History” 3/3

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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

28/07/17– Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Diesel Gala and Open Weekend
30/07/17 http://www.gwsr.com

28/07/17– Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival
30/07/17 http://www.rail.im

29/07/17– St John’s Model Railway Exhibtion
30/07/17 St John’s School, Wheatly Avenue, Trent Vale, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 6SB
Opens 1030 each day, raising money for the Midlands Air Ambulance

29/07/17– Tanfield Railway: Boris the Bear’s Picnic
30/07/17 http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

29/07/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Young Members & Vintage Weekend
30/07/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

30/07/17 Aln Valley Railway: Summer Fair
http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

30/07/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The Railway Folk
01/08/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

02/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

03/08/17 Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Steam to the Hills
http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

05/08/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Victorian Weekend
06/08/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

05/08/17– Great Central Railway: Vintage Vehicle Summer Festival
06/08/17 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

05/08/17– Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend
06/08/17 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

05/08/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day out with Thomas
13/08/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

06/08/17 Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train
http://www.knottycoachtrust.org

07/08/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Jubilees at Millhouses Shed” by Ted Hancock
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

11/08/17– Foxfield Railway: Real Ale Festival
13/08/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

12/08/17 Winchester Chesil Railway & Tunnel Tours: 1115 and 1415
£7.50 adult, £3 child – best to book
http://tinyurl.com/z2a3q7y

12/08/17 Strathspey Railway: Abernethy Highland Games
http://www.stratspeyrailway.co.uk

12/08/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam & Vintage Weekend
13/08/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

12/08/17– Epping Ongar Railway: Vintage Steam Rally
13/08/17 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

12/08/17– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend
13/08/17 http://www.e-v-r.com

12/08/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Ham Radio & Vintage Weekend
13/08/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

12/08/17– Aln Valley Railway: Teddy Bears’ Picnic
13/08/17 http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

13/08/17 Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Teddy
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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