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NETWATCH

All the Stations – daily videos
Day 88: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHrIufNLs4U
Day 89: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JQFrgsp37U

Bodmin Rd to Padstow Train, 1965
http://cornishmemory.com/item/MISC_260_03

“Expanding the Railways” – to help local authorities, developers and communities develop plans
for new stations and lines
http://www.railfuture.org.uk/article1745-Expanding-the-Railways

Slow train through Spain: a narrow-gauge ride through España Verde
http://tinyurl.com/y9ssm74d
(Spotter: Steve Read)

Fleetwood Ferry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAP0q7gSOW0
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-JjT07kNys
Trams at the Tower
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPLHo8eYLxI
Carnforth Station Brief Encounter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0fNWIvDxCw
Outbeck Loops – Lancaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AmoK84hwLo
(Martin Miller)

Nottingham Station Slideshow and Movies, August 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7WYLWy9-Uo
Nottingham Trams, City Centre, August 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7h3H-c3jxkY
(Andrew Cook)

The Doppler effect explained – using a train
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090xv6w
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Llanberis Lake Railway, 10th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u5iod-nbLA
Clan Line Chertsey, 11th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J38OP7ON7Cs
Railex Midland Railway Centre Model Rail Show, 12th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zv5y2bwP4Tg
Melton Rambler 5043+9600, 12th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xadyz6S3cqQ
GWR 9600 & 5043 – The Melton Rambler & Harringworth Shuttle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzizrDMpvW4
Scots Guardsman’s Farewell Finale, 15th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPS9LEL337c
A short visit to Blaenau Ffestiniog
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzz3ssB5hqQ
Australian-British Imports ‘Best of British Tour – Featuring R707 and F208
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyiSoCl6TgQ
SVT 137, 218 105, SETG, Mauerfall-Taurus uvm. auf der Frankenwaldbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MST9wf9jWLY
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Consultation on standards for heritage stock working on national network
http://tinyurl.com/ybn2feom
Preserved industrial diesel locos
http://tinyurl.com/y8jwnk27
American view of Transport for London
http://uk.businessinsider.com/london-underground-better-than-nyc-subway-2017-8/
Independent review of PennCentral station use
http://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/penn-station-co-ordination-review.html
Cable car travel in Mexico City
http://tinyurl.com/yca6urrv
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

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IN THE NEWS

Commuters braced for rises in regulated rail fares
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40922861

Northern, Southern and Merseyrail strikes set for September
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40975570

Crossrail updates passengers on Elizabeth Line construction progress
http://tinyurl.com/ybrtdqrq
Crossrail reaches halfway point of Elizabeth Line escalator fit-out
http://tinyurl.com/yan2w9le

Timelapse – Waterloo platform lengthening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcxGE7e40qY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_657ty-5MWw

Train derails outside London Waterloo station
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40933704
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B97TUzZG0o

Driver sacked after bus weaved around LC barriers
http://tinyurl.com/y9bgvunn

Changes to South Western franchise after First/MTR take over
http://tinyurl.com/yal8uxxa

Consultation proposed over the Island Line
http://www.islandecho.co.uk/news/new-train-operator-keen-work-islanders

Bridge bash at Crewkerne blocks road and railway
http://tinyurl.com/yc93trgf

New trains for Devon and Cornwall begin testing
http://tinyurl.com/ycydentj

Container Train derailed at Ely North Jn
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/gallery/train-derails-near-ely-13476809
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-40935930

Delays due to trespassers on Walton branch to see Tornado
http://tinyurl.com/y99yf283
http://tinyurl.com/yc66qhgs

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade
http://tinyurl.com/y8gb82v3

Atkins awarded £29m deal for innovative Anglia re-signalling programme
http://tinyurl.com/yc5ub9qz

Plans for new train services through Bromsgrove revealed after London Midland’s departure
http://tinyurl.com/y8mr3qfa

Thieves make off with £90,000 of copper wire from railway in Staffordshire
http://tinyurl.com/y6wcazgh

Mitchell Rodgers, 16, killed by train after police chase
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-40929573

Search for stranger who paid stranded girl’s £85 train ticket
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-40936216

NR states ambition to keep Liverpool moving during major Lime Street work
http://tinyurl.com/yausa6qy

Meeting over Glasgow train violence concerns
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-40929465

Virgin Trains Azuma crosses Border for first time
http://tinyurl.com/ycapfndd

£1bn funding row puts new rail franchise ‘in jeopardy’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40921487
Inter Government argument over funding for Wales and Borders franchise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-40911647

Cable snagged by train at Abergavenny
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/dangerous-occurrence-at-abergavenny-station

‘Damning’ leaked letter reveals the huge obstacles to delivering Wales’ rail revolution
http://tinyurl.com/y7fh4rre

GWR 2818 to move from NRM to Steam at Swindon
http://www.nrm.org.uk/aboutus/pressoffice/pressreleases/2017/august/2818-swindon

Visiting locos on Mid Suffolk Light Railway over Bank Holiday
http://tinyurl.com/y8v7mm9c

British firm to supply bogie parts for Alstom LRVs in Canada
http://tinyurl.com/y824xvfj

Fatal accident near Port Said
http://tinyurl.com/ycfhnrc5
http://tinyurl.com/y9z7vfn8

Gare Du Nord evacuated due to WW2 shell in passenger luggage
http://tinyurl.com/yarnf4wg

Italian company to build high speed trains in Texas
http://tinyurl.com/ycr83mqd

Hunter Harrison provokes unions on CSX (after his disruption when leading CP and CN)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/csx-ceo-idUKL2N1L30PM

Australian XPT fleet to be replaced
http://tinyurl.com/y7hf3ty7

Driver shortage affecting night tube
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-40901812

Electric double deck bus on trial in York
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-08-14/york-to-trial-electric-double-decker-bus/

Summer in the City – Charity bus run in central London
http://self-preservation-society.co.uk/summer/2017.php

Bus driver made ‘an honest mistake while under pressure’
http://tinyurl.com/y8pmfeo3

HMS Queen Elizabeth: Carrier arrives in Portsmouth
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-40936071

Grounded containership blocking the port of Antwerp
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-europe-40929625/stuck-container-ship-in-hot-water

Engine issue grounds Battle of Britain Memorial Flight planes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-40957271

New airline for Alderney
http://www.airalderney.gg/

Curtain falls on Swiss Avro operations after 27 years
http://tinyurl.com/ybtsu5ua

Air Berlin files for insolvency
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40935559

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

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TV and RADIO

21/08/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Taff: the River That Made Wales” 3/3

21/08/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Trains That Time Forgot: Britain’s Lost Railway Journeys”

21/08/17 ITV 2100-2200
“EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit” 2/2

21/08/17 ITV 2240-2310
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” A look at the M25 – 4/6

24/08/17 ITV 2240-2340
“EasyJet: Inside the Cockpit” 2/2

25/08/17 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Titanic: Draining the Wreck”

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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

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

22/08/17– Sidmouth Model Railway Exhibition – 50th Anniversary of closure of Sidmouth Station
24/08/17 Kennaway House, Sidmouth, EX10 8NG
http://www.cadhris.com/sidmouth-model-railway-group.html

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 Imberbus 2017
https://imberbus.wordpress.com/author/imberbus/

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/

28/08/17 Gartell Light Railway: Open Day
http://www.newglr.weebly.com

30/08/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: School Holiday Specials
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

01/09/17 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Murder Mystery
http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

01/09/17– North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
03/09/17 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

01/09/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Annual Gala Weekend
03/09/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

02/09/17 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening Land Cruise
http://www.e-v-r.com

02/09/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Day Out with Thomas
03/09/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

02/09/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
03/09/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

02/09/17– West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend
03/09/17 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

02/09/17– Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala
03/09/17 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

02/09/17– Darlington MRC: Model Railway Exhibition
03/09/17 Head of Steam Museum, North Road Station, Darlington, DL3 6ST
1000-1600 both days

02/09/17– Aln Valley Railway: Model Railex
03/09/17 http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

03/09/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

03/09/17 Foxfield Railway: Knotty Heritage Train
http://www.knottycoachtrust.org

03/09/17 Strathspey Railway: Grantown Motormania
http://www.stratspeyrailway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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