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NETWATCH

What Really Happened To Steam? 2018 the final year of research – Some questions:
Did you visit any scrapyards and have notes and/or photographs of what you saw?
Do you have copies of, or access to, official scrapyard records or know anyone who worked at
any of the yards?
Have you copies of, or access to, documents about movements from sheds and works to
scrapyards – or documents providing details of locomotive sales to scrapyards?
If so, please make contact…
http://www.whatreallyhappenedtosteam.co.uk

Steam in the north Midlands during the 1950s The Enefer Collection
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZCADI77g2I
(Barry Knapper)

All Change at Derby Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWJjD3saeOk
(Martin Miller)

Krakow Rails, January 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM-89FP4kQY
(Andrew Cook)

GBRf 2018 charity Railtour
https://is.gd/LcQ1D1
G5 loco recreation
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-24y
Rhaetian railway loco allocations
https://www.rhb.ch/en/company/treasure-trove-for-railway-fans/locomotive-allocations
American photos taken using drones
http://www.railpictures.net/album/2129/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Mighty Marquess
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65-D-4SnMqU
The Mid Hants Railway ‘Pre-Spring Steam Gala’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM439zjTkwo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTL5hisDPys
70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ – ‘The Cotswold Venturer’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHmwur-YDbU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsDD_msuTfo
Gartell Light Railway, 11th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kW78nzTGKy8
Scotrail HST Power Cars 43033 & 43148, Newcastle, 13th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dv4vAxoEcsM
The Black Fives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw9WCEcRE2s
Australia: Trains @ North Strathfield, 10th February
Porto Trams Part 2 Matoshinos & Boavista
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx7NUrNXY6Y
Baureihe 420 S9 Februar 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JISbpKe1RT4
Güterverkehr auf der Brennerbahn – BLS Cargo, Lokomotion, TXL und ÖBB in St Jodok
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yyKwTSNsVI
20 Jahre Rodelblitz – 11 Februar 2018 in Bad Salzungen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iacnA8f9FE
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

American S160 5197 on the Dartmouth Steam Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keEIQF4E6IQ
Go Fund Me – Save The Guppy
https://www.gofundme.com/u4f4u-save-the-guppy
Reopening Manston/
http://rsp.co.uk/reopening-manston/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Warmley Signal Box – How it works
https://vimeo.com/221733541

Abandoned Tube Earls Court station disused exhibition subway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TqmvAOrebA

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IN THE NEWS

All diesel trains should be scrapped by 2040, Jo Johnson tells rail bosses
https://tinyurl.com/y7hx6d93

Hydrogen powered trains to be trialled in UK by 2020
https://is.gd/AavcHd

Network Rail CP6 business plan
https://is.gd/5lzzFv
https://is.gd/TE6Afz

Network Rail to put new projects on hold
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43044465

ORR view of Ill health in the railway industry
https://www.railstaff.uk/?p=53343

Night Overground services to extend to north London for first time
https://is.gd/tS3R2b

TfL facing near £1bn deficit next year after journey numbers fall
https://is.gd/Zzpsu3

Latest on Camden’s new “Highline” walkway
https://www.kentishtowner.co.uk/2018/02/08/london-going-get-highline-park/

Dean Farm crossing at Salfords replaced by a footbridge
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-25m

Intercity Express door failures frustrate passengers
https://is.gd/5OKLXp

Delays caused by a bunch of balloons
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43006771

Saxmundham railway station fire leads to cancelled trains
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-43033615

Virgin Trains East Coast to abandon “quiet coaches”
https://is.gd/tz7yqk

Stagecoach East Coast deal to be probed by MPs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43022843

Derby Resignalling – improving future performance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ewpQ5aUOw

Go-ahead for Sheffield-Manchester rail upgrade
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-43061765

Stranger train letter shared by thousands online
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-43031838

Changes at Glasgow Queen Street
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-29E

Prince Harry speaks with boy about trains during Edinburgh visit
https://is.gd/8GPcyL

Drivers of new ScotRail trains ‘can’t see signals’
https://is.gd/2StSUG
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43031527

West Lothian railway station to undergo £3.5million transformation
https://is.gd/GfYwPC

The doors are not always shutting properly on new trains in Wales and it’s causing delays
https://is.gd/MzwhiK

RPSI museum at Whitehead wins national award
https://is.gd/TpnR74

A1 Steam Locomotive Trust wins two HRA awards
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/02/a1-steam-locomotive-trust-wins-two-awards.html

DRS class 88 electro diesels to visit diesel galas
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/diesel-gala-date-for-drs-88

Railcar to visit Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
https://wp.me/p9nWnB-259

70013 Oliver Cromwell to visit K&WVR spring Gala
https://is.gd/ttrCEA

Eurostar to Amsterdam finally announced
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43002908

German cities to trial free public transport to cut pollution
https://is.gd/tmhBE5

Special stop in Russia for school child
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-43004460

Den Haag – Rotterdam upgrade planned
https://is.gd/eTrVxz

Increase in intermodal traffic moved by HUPAK
https://is.gd/r0XDvm

Alstom to supply 30 electric locos to Morocco
https://is.gd/JzyCug

Norfolk Southern investment plans
https://is.gd/j52sq1

WABTEC and Sun Rail deal for installing PTC signalling
https://is.gd/SQjn8A

New livery for Central Maine & Quebec RR
http://www.railpictures.net/photo/647711/

New Guernsey buses to all be diesel as fleet needs rapid replacement
https://tinyurl.com/yao4y6wa

Battery electric buses introduced in Edinburgh
https://is.gd/IQTwNc

New freight ferry to be built for Red Funnel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43055957

Chefs mark 250 years since Captain Cook’s first voyage by recreating meals from his ship
https://inews.co.uk/?p=126323

Gas Tanker Crosses Arctic In Winter Without Icebreaker Escort For The First Time
https://is.gd/rJfA43

Councillors vote in favour of hangar homes at Solent
https://www.flyer.co.uk/councillors-vote-favour-hangar-homes-solent/

London City Airport shut as WW2 bomb found in Thames
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43027472

The low-cost airline changing the way we fly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43049554

A321LR prepares for Paris-New York test flight
https://is.gd/Aoo6Rt

Group restoring WWII aircraft used in Albuquerque trainings
https://is.gd/It6Bna

A History of Saratov Airlines Following Devastating Accident near Moscow
https://airlinegeeks.com/?p=19724

Stowmarket Museum of East Anglian Life in burglary appeal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-42967588

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

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TV and RADIO

17/02/18 Channel 5 2000-2055
“The World’s Most Luxurious Cruise Ship” 2/2

19/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Flying Scotsman at Kings Cross

20/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Welwyn to Peterborough

20/02/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“PQ17: an Arctic Convoy Disaster”

20/02/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain” 1/3 Glass houses

21/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Newark to Stockton on Tees

21/02/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution”

22/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Darlington to Dunbar

22/02/18 BBC2 2000-2100
“Sea Cities” 2/3 Bristol

23/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Edinburgh and East Lothian

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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

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

17/02/18 East Reading Model Railway Exhibition
The Warehouse, 1a Cumberland Road, Reading, RG1 3LB
1000-1630

17/02/18 East Beds Model Railway Society Exhibition
Stratton School, Eagle Farm Road, Biggleswade, SG18 8JB
1000-1630
http://www.ebmrs.org.uk

17/02/18 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: “Join the Team” Day
http://www.e-v-r.com

19/02/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
“Car, Lorries and Buses” by Robin Doe
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/02/18 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson Street, Ironville, NG16 5NN
“Bennerley Viaduct” by Tina Cordon
http://www.cromfordcanal.org

21/02/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
“The S&D from the Air” by Rich Kelsey
Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/

22/02/18 Hampshire Record Office: Transport in the Archives
Entry, £12 (earlybird ticket deal: £10 – extended until 15/02/18)
6.30-8.30pm
Entry price includes a drink reception and nibbles
https://www.hants.gov.uk/shop/product.php?productid=50866&cat=513&page=1

23/02/18– Bluebell Railway Diesel Gala
25/02/18 https://www.bluebell-railway.com

23/02/18– Model Rail Scotland
25/02/18 SEC Glasgow
http://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk

24/02/18– Solent Model Railway Group Model Railway Show
25/02/18 Incorporating Eurotrack
Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill, Romsey Road, Southampton, SO16 OXN
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
http://solentmodelrailwaygroup.webs.com/modelrailwayexhibition.htm

24/02/18– Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition
25/02/18 Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
https://ladmrc.wixsite.com/ladmrc

24/02/18– Chapel-en-le-Frith Model Railway Exhibition
25/02/18 Leisure Centre, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ
Adult: £6, Concessions: £5, Family: £15
http://www.nmdrm.co.uk

02/03/18– East Lancashire Railway: Spring Steam Gala
04/03/18 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

03/03/18– Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
04/03/18 Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road, Leamington, CV32 5JE
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.lwmrs.co.uk

03/03/18– Mansfield Model Railway Exhibition
04/03/18 St Peters Church Hall, Church Side, Mansfield, NG18 1AP
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.mansfieldmodelrailway.co.uk

03/03/18– Kirklees Light Railway: Volunteer Recruitment Weekend
04/03/18 http://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

Cheers, Howard.
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