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NETWATCH

Krakow Trams January 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhjN1sXrG8s
(Andrew Cook)

Virgin Trains East Coast HST 125s – Durham Coast Line Diversions at Heworth, 14th January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psgM8il2FXY
Last Rites at Blackpool North
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHwd0EYw6m8
Tunnels, Steam & Sunshine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUtsn4lU0zo
What you can expect to see in 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaKo8iBzKDw
44 1486 & 52 8184 in Stassfurt 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=091eFH_qPBI
Monthly Review December 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWeOgDTB_Sw
Dampflok Th’s Jahresrückblick 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9coO6yakn4
Güterverkehr im Frankenwald – BLS Cargo, CD Cargo Vectron, Raildox, HSL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n94xdqNz8N4
Japan: Non-stop Passenger Trains at Shimbashi Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJcvdrh_vaA
Fixing the Leslie S-5T horn on C510 – January 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mawEjKbiYg
Branchline Freight – Charleville, Quilpie, Cunnamulla
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W1c-AIiN9w
Brockwell Lane Update January 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4GKh2EUSIA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Bomb Sight – Mapping the World War 2 London Blitz Bomb Census
http://www.bombsight.org/#15/51.5050/-0.0900
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Peak Rail Action Group (PRAG)
https://www.peakrailaction.co.uk

Devon’s own ‘toy railway’ which negotiated the ‘English Alps’
https://is.gd/nuyfDW

Back to the steam age for converted Land Rover
https://is.gd/BGVqkQ
(Spotter: John McCorriston)

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IN THE NEWS

How will collapse of Carillion impact HS2?
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2018/01/16/how-will-collapse-of-carillion-impact-hs2/

Work begins to ‘future-proof’ Ashford International for new Eurostar trains
https://is.gd/clI8ks

Legal challenge to controversial Wolverton demolition plan
https://is.gd/kgWMRv

NR to upgrade bridge to strengthen services in £1m scheme
https://is.gd/s3Vz3K

Nottingham station fire: Sprinklers ‘could have stopped’ blaze
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-42710158

Proposal to reopen the Woodhead line
http://www.grandnorthern.co.uk/

HS2 releases concept images of new Colne Valley viaduct
https://is.gd/KwX157

£50m upgrade for National Railway Museum
https://is.gd/bsAWQv

New Caledonian Sleeper trains delayed until October
https://is.gd/MXMYJq
First CAF Caledonian Sleeper coaches arrive in Britain
https://is.gd/PwRF6i

Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel set for expansion after £85m sale
https://tinyurl.com/y88ko9bn

EGIP’s Millerhill milestone
https://www.railengineer.uk/2018/01/18/egips-millerhill-milestone/

ScotRail ranks bottom in Scotland says consumer watchdog study
https://tinyurl.com/y7gwst4j

ScotRail Alliance needs to work on its relationship
https://is.gd/Q5NqFe

Cardiff rail upgrade value questioned by MP Glyn Davies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-42733012

Metro Central transport hub plans for Cardiff unveiled
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-42689172

Rail line ‘could reopen by 2020’
http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/new-rail-line-could-reopen-1077055

New hospital development ‘would not deter’ Buxton-Matlock rail line reopening
https://is.gd/t7RnKl

Train barks like a dog for deer life to stop rise in rail kills
http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801170001.html

The north of England’s road and rail commuter woes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42647781

Nottingham tram operator records losses of £48m following network expansion
https://is.gd/FSxJpt

Next phase of £150m Wolverhampton tram extension to move forward in March
https://tinyurl.com/yakn97yy

WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis given Freedom of Isle of Wight
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-42731003

Emirates saves the giant Airbus A380 airliner with a 13 billion euro order
https://is.gd/6RDMQj

A350 stretch would need further engine evolution
https://is.gd/B1cLMK

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price, Mike Prince, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

20/01/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History” 3/3

20/01/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Canal Journeys” The Norfolk Broads

21/01/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“The Biggest Little Railway in the World” 3/5

21/01/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Hunt v Lauda: F1’s Greatest Racing Rivals”

22/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” New series 1/20 Boston to Lowell

22/01/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner”

23/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 2/20 Boston to Concord

23/01/18 Channel 4 2200-2300
“Inside Bentley: a Great British Motor Car”

24/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 3/20 Plymouth to Nantucket

25/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 4/20 Providence to New London

26/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 5/20 New Haven to Mount Washington

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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

19/01/18– London Model Engineering Exhibition
21/01/18 Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY
http://www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk

20/01/18 DEFine Modellers Day
Risley Memorial Village Hall, Derby Road, Derby, DE72 3SS
1000-1600
https://www.definemodellers.wordpress.com

21/01/18 Astolat Model Railway Circle Model Railway Exhibition
Surrey Sports Park, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7AD
1000-1700
https://www.astolatmrc.co.uk

26/01/18– Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala
28/01/18 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

27/01/18– Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
28/01/18 Barton Peveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5BX
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
https://www.southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com

27/01/18– Kendal Model Railway Exhibition
28/01/18 Kendal Leisure Centre, Kendal, LA9 7HX
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
https://www.kendalmrc.org

03/02/18– Churnet Valley Railway: Winter Steam Gala
04/02/18 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

03/02/18– Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
04/02/18 Stafford County Showground, Stafford, ST18 0BD
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
http://www.staffordrailwaycircle.org.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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