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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 80: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cS72RbWhJE
Day 81: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBGn2Mo5vig

Northern locations get vintage rail poster makeover
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40751187

Nuneaton Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ylfa1Dhg2sw
Return to Tamworth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eZkjPk9Ox0
Riding the rails at the National Tramway Museum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn-dgF-SM2U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPr8MoeD09Y
Rochdale Town Centre – Wet! Wet! Wet!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knCfP94qIYk
Rochdale Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT7bwbRv6lQ
Manchester Victoria Trains and Trams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_y-GwhNykE
(Martin Miller)

New Czech railway corporate identity – it’s like 1965 BR all over again!
https://www.creativereview.co.uk/striking-czech-rail-identity/
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Vauxpedia – all about Vauxhalls
http://vauxpedianet.uk2sitebuilder.com/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

10 Years Ago – 3 Steam Trains In One Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pLysFdrYSY
60009 “Union of South Africa” & 47237 On The Dorset Coast Express, 26th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTttNHj4zIk
Class 66 66763 “Severn Valley Railway” visits its namesake, 27th July
Threlkeld Steam Gala, 29th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUaR4aN_iq0
Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway Yellow Timetable, 29th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBRCcLVWyGw
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Summer Diesel Gala, 29th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j2BUIGOZ9o
37069 + 37059 On the Buffer Puffer, 29th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0srguYiK2M
60103 Flying Scotsman with The Hadrian at Carlisle, 29th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjJKob3W2uk
Willy The Well Tank at the Avon Valley Railway, 30th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QAhkPs7LRU
46115 Scots Guardsman 1Z52 The Fellsman, 1st August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6WUZg_IUNQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmp_132MPi8
70804 & 70806 and 68029 at Carlisle, 1st August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kEA7mZ4QBV4
GCR Nottingham Model Event and Prototype HST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoEE1xgiMwA
Vulkaneifel Brohltalbahn 11SM nach Oberzissen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y02xCwt1Wc
Full train to Munich
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC_A4cFgzvQ
Exceptional railway crossing in the middle of Holzkirchen Oberbayern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTIcVAIehpw
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Edinburgh-Kings Cross in 8 Minutes
http://tinyurl.com/yakqeeet
Arriva Trains lost property office and its contents
http://tinyurl.com/yd3qylbk
S&C station web cams
http://sandctrust.org.uk/stayatastation/webcams/index.html
Celebrating tourist destinations served by DLR
https://tfl.gov.uk/info-for/media/news-articles/celebrating-dlr-s-scenic-sights
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Celebrating the best travel photography
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40722805

How the Royal Mail made its stamp on society
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-40755476/how-the-royal-mail-made-its-stamp-on-society
This abandoned underground line is opening to the public this summer
http://tinyurl.com/y8yknzj6

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IN THE NEWS

Attracting private money into Network Rail
http://tinyurl.com/y8aegl9h

Railcard App for smartphones
http://tinyurl.com/y8y4qfct

Disturbing number of children caught playing on train tracks as railway trespassing hits ten
year high
http://tinyurl.com/yc7t3usz

Consultation on proposals to protect London–Exeter rail passengers
http://tinyurl.com/y83c4vod

Class 800 units pass ECTS signalling testing
http://tinyurl.com/y8ssynx7

Greater Anglia charity railtours
http://tinyurl.com/y8bwxeq4

TPE launches first of refurbished Class 185 fleet
http://tinyurl.com/ybo6woq4

Electro diesel 319s for Windermere branch
https://www.railstaff.uk/2017/07/21/bi-mode-class-319s-lakes-line/

Edinburgh to Glasgow line upgrade faces one-year delay
http://tinyurl.com/yauw4tnv

Next phase of Glasgow Queen Street station redevelopment gets underway
http://tinyurl.com/y8qnqo4g

Welsh railway network to be privatised, RMT union claims
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40823787

NR erects first mast on Shotts electrification project
http://tinyurl.com/y8ymf3th

Repton returns to service on North York Moors Railway
http://tinyurl.com/yaelq5f4
https://www.nymr.co.uk/Event/schools-out-for-summer

Long term loan of Swiss owned Garratt to Vale of Rheidol line
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=115572

Tracklaying begins in Ceneri Base Tunnel
http://tinyurl.com/y8rccwhj

German DMUs refurbished
http://tinyurl.com/ycj4y9zx

Contract agreed to refurbish Polish broad gauge locos
http://tinyurl.com/ybtajlu7

Remote school near Colorado-New Mexico border teaches people how to drive a steam train
http://tinyurl.com/yamev6ln

Hyperloop tested in desert
http://tinyurl.com/y7hsmxxl

Seattle Sounder service takes delivery of double deck driving trailers
http://tinyurl.com/yaoo9wdf

Stadtler completes first US assembled DMU
http://tinyurl.com/yd9gurhf

CSX derailment near Pittsburg
http://uk.reuters.com/article/csx-derailment-idUKL1N1KO13X

GE to end loco construction in Erie
http://tinyurl.com/y7r7f6na

First 100km refurbishment of Belgrano railway completed
http://tinyurl.com/y8nocvn6

Increasing traffic on Saudi Railways
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/freight/single-view/view/saudi-railway-co-traffic-grows.html

Sierra Leone Railway Museum
https://www.railstaff.uk/2017/07/27/a-legacy-for-hope-sierra-leones-national-railway-museum/

Ticket problems on the new standard gauge line in Kenya
http://af.reuters.com/article/africaTech/idAFL4N1KN579

KiwiRail set to reopen earthquake-damaged line
http://tinyurl.com/y98mdzru

New Map for DLR 30th Anniversary
http://tinyurl.com/yd9k88ar

Onchan crash: Car flips in crash on to Manx tram tracks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-40731045

First vehicles delivered for Sydney tram system
http://tinyurl.com/y7w3r78b

Greater Manchester smart card launched
http://tinyurl.com/ya43y6jk

UK’s first woman jumbo jet pilot Yvonne Kershaw retires
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-40804199

Lion 737 and Wings ATR 72 clip wings in Medan
http://tinyurl.com/yc5h4tza

B-17 “Shady Lady” Performs First Engine Tests in 15 Years, Test Flights to Follow
http://tinyurl.com/ycmhyqc5

Antilles Air Boats
https://www.antillesairboats.com/

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

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TV and RADIO

07/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Boats that Built Britain” 4/6 The Reaper

07/08/17 BBC4 2000-2030
“Tornado: the 100mph Steam Engine”

07/08/17 BBC4 2030-2100
“The Return of Flying Scotsman”

07/08/17 ITV 2240-2310
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” A look at the M25 – 2/6

08/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Boats that Built Britain” 5/6 Bristol Channel pilot cutter

09/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Boats that Built Britain” 6/6 World War Two landing craft

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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

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

06/08/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

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

10/08/17– Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas
13/08/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

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

16/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

18/08/17 Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Punch & Judy Shows
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

18/08/17– Isle of Man Railways: Island at War
20/08/17 http://www.rail.im

19/08/17 Llangollen Railway: Steam & Jazz Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

19/08/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Big Engines Visiting Weekend
20/08/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

20/08/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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