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NETWATCH

Nottingham Express Transit Highbury Vale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atRJ4eoKJNw
Nottingham Express Transit David Lane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzl394hEY2c
Nottingham Express Transit Basford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EwDoW7QZ4U
Nottingham Express Transit Wilkinson Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XF0DR78u_O0
(Martin Miller)

City of Truro at 10 loco Cavalcade, Llangollen, York and Mid Hants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uydQGyH15BY
City of Truro and LMS 6100, at Llangollen April 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw8gcw_mIZQ
Barnetby in 1997 Heavy freight with 37/56/60… memories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46EOOw0ufZE
Crash with 67002 at Lawrence Hill 2000, unedited clips/delivery too
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJWlf3apBnM
37410 at Canton and last run to Rhymney Dec 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSjz_7YGlFw
37s plus a 33 in Wales, and Barrow, enjoy the memories again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGrGjhuWQwg
(Mike Wilcock)

On track machines – an overview
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/?p=11576
Clan Line on tour 2012 to 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u2exDsaPNk
Rail Trolley Trust
http://www.railtrolleytrust.co.uk/
Rail velocipede group
http://www.velocipedes.co.uk/
Imber Bus operations confirmed for 18 August 2018
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/?p=23720
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Heralds of Steam – British Mainline Steam 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVpAc1mtN-c
Trains at Carlisle on 17th January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f3dgrd_4-c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk2k1NLkJGk
Lostock Hall Black 5 Chasing East Lancashire Railway, 20th January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUV6tdpF_jg
DRS Class 37 No 37401 ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ at Carlisle and Bootle, 22nd January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DJ3SN_QZTg
Australian Trains: Looking back, Aurizon Services through North Strathfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkrHsWtUfRw
FreightCorp – Banking over Fassifern – 1998
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcwd-gh5WaU
SSR – Banking over Fassifern – 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yyh-RrdCW5Q
Lokportrait Dampflok 99 6101
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bu9MblNLREM
Güterzüge im Blockabstand – Maintal: Metrans, BayernBahn, TXL, Hödlmayr, Adria Transport uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeCKpMMKXHU
Live Trains Railway 24/24 Train Driver’s View: Cab Ride Line Railroad in Winter!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkfdRzLdbG0
Porto Trams 1975, 1981 and 1986 Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5STwRkIO7Y
Meet the O gauge fleet (Weathered and Detailed RTR Locomotives)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1eIL_Pl4PI
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Rocky Mountain Railroad series
https://digiguide.tv/show-times/1208426/Rocky-Mountain-Railroad/Documentary/
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Electric Morris Minor
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1JeK6sEhs8
(Alan Rushworth)

North Staffordshire Railway Study Group
http://www.nsrsg.org.uk/

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IN THE NEWS

New longer train numbers to come into effect this year
https://is.gd/ElQbVr

Network Rail action over bridge strikes
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/rail-features/bcb

Hydrogen trains could bridge gaps in electrification
https://is.gd/FeKqtc

The £14.8bn Crossrail project faces “increasing cost and schedule pressures” ahead of planned
Elizabeth Line launch
http://www.cityam.com/279301/gbp148bn-crossrail-project-faces-increasing-cost-and

Crossrail roundels installed
https://is.gd/Cljifn
http://www.cityam.com/279134/take-look-first-elizabeth-line-stations-kitted-out-classic

Travel chaos after gas leak shuts Charing Cross station
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42783935

Consultation starts on Heathrow South rail link
https://is.gd/oSPQ69

Guildford station revamp approved amid ‘Great Wall’ row
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-42794358

Axlebox fire on Portsmouth-Waterloo train
https://is.gd/ln8Jou

Electrification to reach Newbury in 2019
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-1Nx

Van crashes through level crossing barrier in Berkshire
https://is.gd/J69d96

Plans finalised for GWR’s new £40m Exeter depot
https://is.gd/Y6i2yb

Support grows for plans to reopen disused Devon rail line
https://is.gd/YfVzZk

M&S lorry stuck under Falmouth railway bridge
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/ms-lorry-stuck-under-falmouth-1096000

Bedfordshire commuters warned of ‘major disruption’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42791100

Campaign to rebuild Kings Lynn to Hunstanton line
https://is.gd/yhHdYe

Burton’s ‘grotty’ rail station is to be spruced up by town’s Rotary Club
https://is.gd/z7mj0U

Residents raise more concerns over potential impact of HS2 on Derbyshire village
https://is.gd/DeXjin

Trains disrupted by Huddersfield and Dewsbury station closures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-42758718

Inside Hitachi factory at Newton Aycliffe
https://is.gd/IDdH3d

Train derails in Highlands after landslip
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42791614
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-42819899

Tree planting ‘could protect railways’ from landslips
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42838661

Warning over transport police merger date
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-42790315

Electrification to Swansea ‘not a terribly good use of money’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-42779884

60007 Sir Nigel Gresley restoration
http://www.sirnigelgresley.org.uk/overhaul.shtml

Tornado winter maintenance
https://www.a1steam.com/2018/01/12/january-winter-maintenance-update/

P2 2007 January update
https://www.p2steam.com/2018/01/07/prince-wales-ready-wheeling-spring-2018/

New Cylinder cast for 60532 Blue Peter
http://www.iconsofsteam.com/2018/01/blue-peters-fourth-cylinder/

Swanage mainline services may be delayed awaiting rolling stock
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-42801933

Repairs to Bridgnorth station to town footbridge
https://is.gd/dak0sz

Mark 1 coach restored on Lincolnshire Wolds Railway
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-1NG

Brown Bear departs from Groudle Glen for final assembly
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-1NE

Italy train crash: Three killed in derailment near Milan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42816003

Swedish open access operator announces first passenger service
https://is.gd/8epnX7

Paris floods latest: Crisis cell set up as commuter train line closed
https://is.gd/vrBqVr

Lac-Megantic trial: Workers cleared over Canada rail disaster
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-42752119

Fire after collision in Canadian Pacific depot in Vancouver
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/fire-burning-at-port-coquitlam-rail-yard

Study on commuter service into Anchorage
https://is.gd/oSzaaH

Russia-Vietnam rail freight service tested successfully
https://is.gd/MrGNmD

Redevelopment of Victoria underground station
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/?p=23822

Light rail link planned in time for Coventry city of culture
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-42745007

Study concludes there is demand for a light rail system in Bath
https://is.gd/xyFuin

Swinney ‘would not change Edinburgh tram decisions’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-42793044

Temporary Summerland home for tram horses approved
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-42734468

Wien Flexity trams start testing
https://is.gd/n9MjYg

BART ‘Fleet of the Future’ carriages enter service
https://is.gd/JBtoYK

Grandfather’s model railway masterplan for terminally ill boy
https://is.gd/bgXFxM

Translink ‘needs £13m’ to fund unprofitable local buses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42789379

Driver on phone at wheel of holiday coach
https://is.gd/eYTkkk

Driver caught with shed balanced on car in Newton Abbot
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-42787789

The mystery of the cars abandoned in a robot car park
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-42789879

Study on provision of road bridge between Scotland and Northern Ireland
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-42772343

Stars sing the praises of the Maid of the Loch
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42816511

Red Arrows ejection seat firm guilty over RAF Scampton death
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42773834

FAA approves 787-10 for airworthiness
https://is.gd/pJXAcE

Trent blade issues impact all RR-powered 787-9s, Boeing says
https://is.gd/oW7Fj3

Air France stops identity checks on passengers boarding its flights
https://is.gd/KBnXyw

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

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TV and RADIO

27/01/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Canal Journeys” Marne-Rhine Canal

27/01/18 Channel 5 2355-0010
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges”

28/01/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“The Biggest Little Railway in the World” 4/5

28/01/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Timeshift: The Men Who Built the Liners”

29/01/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 1/10

29/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 6/20 Burlington to Lake Placid

30/01/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 2/10

30/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 7/20 Into Canada

31/01/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 3/10

31/01/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 8/20 Quebec

31/01/18 Yesterday 1900-2000
“Impossible Railways”

31/01/18 ITV 2245-2345
“Heathrow: Britains’ Busiest Airport” 1/10

01/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 4/10

01/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 9/20 Grand Trunk Railway

02/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 5/10

02/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 10/20 Toronto

05/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 6/10

05/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 11/20

06/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 7/10

06/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 12/20

07/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 8/10

07/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 13/20

08/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 9/10

08/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 14/20

09/02/18 BBC Radio 4 1345-1400
“Will Self’s Great British Bus Journey” 10/10

09/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great American Railway Journeys” 15/20

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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

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

05/02/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“My Swansong” by Ken Horan
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/02/18– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Pre-Spring Gala
11/02/18 http://www.watercressline.co.uk

10/02/18– Festival of British Modelling
11/02/18 Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
https://is.gd/nPJAeO

13/02/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting
“GWS Locomotive Projects” by Richard Croucher
Incorporating The Bristol Group Annual Meeting
1930 for a 1945 start
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

14/02/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Great Rail Journeys : Germany, Switzerland and India” by Alex Green
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

17/02/18 Tonbridge Wells Model Railway Club Exhibition
The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, TN9 1SF
1000-1700
http://www.tonbridgemrc.com

Cheers, Howard.
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