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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 82: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbZMokqdCzY
Day 83: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=im4P1XLXAIM
Day 84: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s3E6prIW9M

Breamore station for sale
http://www.w-w.co.uk/news/2017/may/26/press-release-breamore-railway-station/
Brief Encounter Coffee Shop & Restaurant at Langwathby station for sale
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-38101981.html

Campaign for Borders Rail
http://www.campaignforbordersrail.org

1986 steam with Kolhapur Southport, Mallard mainline, NYM, York and Crewe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFueuL9HIfg
Class 20s on coal train at Wigan, March 1989
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wt4A63xhPpQ
1992 Steam with 60009 at Blackburn and 34022/7628 at ELR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dRGii7ZGnw
Edinburgh Station 1994 – freight with 37s, 56s and 86/87
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7p1-LzbKOTs
Corus Shunters work Margam Yard 17 years ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXl2mc_fYh8
Mazey Day Cornishman; crossing Royal Albert Bridge; new bridge at Severn Tunnel Jn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKP8sdh33Qo
50008 and New Rail Grinder at Bristol Temple Meads, 7th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AcxUZr_5sU
166212 on a rail trip to Severn Beach, 7th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YRMx2k1xUA
Colas 70815/808 first run to Aberthaw, 1st August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ibeGjULh_w
(Mike Wilcock)

Meet the 89-Year Old Who Built a Train in His Backyard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KniP3T_PPB4
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

A Quiet Day With 75078, 5th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POTMEagxbzw
46233 Duchess of Sutherland, The Cumbrian Mountain Express, 5th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os0krDbhuD4
B1 to Whitby NYMR, 6th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX-JduI7ZdY
Trains at Carlisle, 7th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obCPFZtHgoM
LMS 46115 takes a final bow on the Dalesman, 8th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIaz5TjRWTI
Sounderlebnis mit Dampflokomotive 41 1185-2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgfzX-oisMc
185 589 “Martin Luther”, Raildox, TXL uvm. auf der Frankenwaldbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iICjlVXbx2I
131 060 Malchow-Karow Mecklenburger Südbahn, 5th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLPu6-SttiA
Koblenz intersection station on the Middle Rhine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYEB7OxGsMM
Braysdown & Writhlington on the Somerset & Dorset (model)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETwIYBuiTYE
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

TOPS rolling stock pool codes
http://www.abrail.co.uk/pool_codes.htm
New Charter train TOC
http://www.iconsofsteam.com/2017/08/locomotive-services-train-operating-company/
Images of Crossrail station buildings
http://tinyurl.com/y9nuopoo
Suggestion of bridge to replace Chichester level crossings
http://tinyurl.com/y95yd5zc
South Wales Metro proposals
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-40443679
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

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IN THE NEWS

RDG to start roll-out of digital railcards
http://tinyurl.com/yddu8z2b

NR served with nearly £5m worth of health and safety fines in 2016-17
http://tinyurl.com/y7bgzu2b

Waterloo station: Stations quiet after upgrade warnings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40847871
An individual’s take on the upgrade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbAaj7t0aqQ

Crossrail updates passengers on Elizabeth Line construction progress
http://tinyurl.com/ybrtdqrq

Go-ahead for London Overground Barking Riverside extension
http://tinyurl.com/ydag5prv

Replacement of class 377 handrail coatings
http://tinyurl.com/ycjgp8zt

Swan delays Surrey trains into London Waterloo
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-40888329

Plymouth station stabbing: Murder investigation as man dies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-40862325

RAIB report into derailment and collision at Watford Tunnel, September 2016
http://tinyurl.com/yagqstzx

Grayling: Cambridge North station a core part of creating UK’s own Silicon Valley
http://tinyurl.com/y7wlt4fj

Images of new Greater Anglia stock
http://tinyurl.com/ya4o3hqb

Chiltern Trains to provide children’s coaches for summer holidays
https://leamingtonobserver.co.uk/news/chiltern-railways-trials-kids-only-carriage-1778/

London Midland loses West Midlands rail franchise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40885118
Abellio wins West Midlands franchise
http://tinyurl.com/ycutamox

New Midlands Rail Hub could deliver £2bn economic boost
http://tinyurl.com/ya92vr97

Final push for petition for new Buxton to Matlock rail line
http://tinyurl.com/y8af7wz5

Eurostar power car donated to High Speed Rail college in Doncaster
http://tinyurl.com/y7m9xdvd

Rossington level crossing closed over safety fears
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-40886222

Engineering near miss near Kirkham
http://tinyurl.com/ybo9nl7w

Carlisle station’s £14.5m roof renewal work takes shape
http://tinyurl.com/ycbjzy2w
http://tinyurl.com/yb89s9yt

Teas with added care at New Cumnock
http://www.cumnockchronicle.com/news/15448977.Teas_with_added_care/

Half of ScotRail trains miss punctuality targets at Scotland’s busiest stations
http://tinyurl.com/y7frplma

Aberdour station up for top award
https://www.railscot.co.uk/news/13/481/

North Yorkshire Moors Railway awarded £4.6m lottery grant
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-40861785
http://tinyurl.com/y7yz33gf

Tornado to work charter trains to Walton on the Naze this weekend
http://tinyurl.com/yae952sr

New depot for Hayling Island seaside heritage railway line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40827249

Strong start for Gotthard Base Tunnel
http://tinyurl.com/y99ap8nb

Van rebuilt as military escort coach
http://tinyurl.com/ybzfkmkl

Locomore insolvency proceedings begin
http://tinyurl.com/y7hx8u2v

DB order 100 Siemens Vectron locos
http://tinyurl.com/ybfg8k8h

Hector Rail awarded contract to operate Kiruna iron ore trains
http://tinyurl.com/ycpfgda4

Transnet (South Africa) to fund recovery of Zimbabwe Railway
http://af.reuters.com/article/africaTech/idAFL5N1KW1Q1

Oxford Circus Tube station evacuated due to fire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40897094

Buskers to audition for London Underground licences
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40865017

Wrong fare zone on TfL maps
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/bungling-tube-bosses-printed-half-10951975

4G mobile coverage to be installed across London Underground
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/london-underground-get-4g-coverage-tunnels-2019-1634504

Policy for honest announcements on New York Subway
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/08/nyregion/mta-subway-announcements-delays.html

Work to extend Edinburgh trams to Leith ‘could start in 2019’
http://tinyurl.com/y9fwwy24

WW2 Mosquito aircraft blueprints found at Airbus factory
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-40873628

EasyJet A320 damaged after chocks prematurely removed
http://tinyurl.com/ybv59z5g

Heathrow poor for disabled travellers, regulator says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40898678

Swiss to grow CS100 operation at London City
http://tinyurl.com/y875zg9x

Fatigue cited after A319 lands uncleared on closed runway
http://tinyurl.com/yarto6p6

US Air Force awards Air Force One replacement contract
http://tinyurl.com/y9sxp9ea

New England Patriots acquire two 767s
http://tinyurl.com/yabkd522

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

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TV and RADIO

14/08/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Town That Thread Built” History of Paisley

14/08/17 ITV 2100-2200
“EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit” 1/3

14/08/17 ITV 2240-2310
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” A look at the M25 – 3/6

15/08/17 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” Clifton Suspension Bridge

15/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Taff: the River That Made Wales” 1/3

16/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Taff: the River That Made Wales” 2/3

16/08/17 ITV 2340-0035
“EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit” 1/3

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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

Until Mid-Hants Watercress Line: A Day Out With Thomas
13/08/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

Until 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

13/08/17 West Wales Model Railway Exhibition
Llwyncelyn Memorial Hall, Aberaeron, Ceredigion, SA46 0HF
1000-1630

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– Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition
20/08/17 http://www.bristolmodelengineers.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

21/08/17 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Something Different” by Steve Wimbush
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

23/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

24/08/16- Great Dorset Steam Fair
28/08/16 Tarrant Hinton, near Blandford Forum
http://www.gdsf.co.uk/

25/08/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 43rd Island Steam Show
28/08/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

25/08/17– South Devon Railway: Rails & Ales
28/08/17 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

25/08/17– Bala Lake Railway: Steam Gala
28/08/17 http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk

26/08/17– Sedgemoor Rail 2017
27/08/17 http://www.burnhamanddmrc.co.uk

26/08/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend
27/08/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

26/08/17– Stapleford Miniature Railway: Open Weekend
28/08/17 http://www.fsmr.org.uk

26/08/17– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: 1950s Weekend
28/08/17 http://www.e-v-r.com

26/08/17– Tanfield Railway: Sir Cecil’s Family Fun Weekend
28/08/17 http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

27/08/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

27/08/17 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Fish & Chips Special
http://www.wllr.org.uk

27/08/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Children’s Treasure Hunt
28/08/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

27/08/17– Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Sausage & Cider Festival
28/08/17 http://rhts.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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