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NETWATCH

Change continues at Derby Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anDQm10n8Ow
Midland Metro The Royal Wolverhampton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrQVhJag_aY
Midland Metro Wolverhampton St Georges
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHEVLTrH398
Wolverhampton Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_zDi99wpMM
Market Harborough Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dzVDyGytPQ
Kettering Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt3406OCZGM
(Martin Miller)

RSSB calls for scientific design of train seats
https://goo.gl/mHjNdR
Cleaning SWR trains
https://goo.gl/UZUBoc
Celebration of Railfreight design
https://goo.gl/nqtr7L
Behind the Crossrail Hoardings at Canary Wharf
https://goo.gl/AYhJo9
BR Standard 5 73050 restoration
http://73050.co.uk/index.html
https://goo.gl/YHUNCj
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Tamper reaches Broadway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAl-5jv-jbI
Clan Line up Gomshall Bank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KAWITN8Sqk
Robel 69.70 Mobile Maintenance Unit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvgZXhAH4_8
Class 37s take on The Lickey, 17th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLn27uqNEX4
Steam, Diesel & Electric Trains at Carlisle with Pennine Pathfinder, 17th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZqKaT5bmU0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liGqmjFU4sY
A Morning With A Pannier Llangollen Railway, 18th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANzcqkfI91U
(45699) A Jubilee Masterclass Over Shap – The Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY8JTR1qA5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NYziIny7nQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9E79mfo0jM
First Service Trains Run Through Reconstructed Eardington Platform
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8Qk2NHxumc
Class 86s Nos 86639 & 86608 – 4M83 Coatbridge to Crewe – Carlisle, 17th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_GZ6c9v5Nw
Riding the Hong Kong Tram, Causeway Bay – Central
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZyXP90SJJg
Diesel Diary volume 19
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sy5Wol6J3k
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOS8wzcklGU
SEC Electric Railway Yallourn & Morwell. Silent Movie + Photos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjujFkMxcl0
Complete Nightjet seen from Rome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPHZb9H7QHU
Wintery views of the entrance to the Munich central station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjrDwMtjY2A
Lokportrait Dampflok 38 1301 ex 230.301
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmmttmYgIiE
Mit 11 Wagen über den Rennsteig/Winterdampf im Thüringer Wald
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqAX28W314I
Güterverkehr auf der Brennerbahn – TXL, Lokomotion, Mercitalia, Nord Cargo uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2fb6rQMao
S Bahn Train Observations in Munich Germany München
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X94DpGzMigc
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Station Colours
http://www.stationcolours.com/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Carriages – the stunning new restaurant in Fen Drayton, Cambridgeshire
https://tinyurl.com/yc6myv2d
Tram Rides through Nottingham (1902)
https://goo.gl/Vv3Zjf
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Coming soon…
http://r.nymr.uk/8pmzfcdb42b3f.html
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

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

The Petworth, Midhurst & Petersfield line on film
https://player.bfi.org.uk/free/film/watch-petworth-midhurst-petersfield-line-1955-online

Liverpool overhead Railway 1950s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1zayd4eR1Y&t=4s

Anglesey Central Railway Ltd
http://www.leinamlwch.co.uk/

Steam Engine caught on infrared camera
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhMXHdGYGNQ

Hong Kong art: Miniature art shows disappearing Hong Kong
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-43043502

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IN THE NEWS

Jobs secured as Amey acquires NR’s Carillion contracts
https://goo.gl/3C8ZnD

Viva Rail update on battery powered unit 230002
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/02/vivarail-release-update-on-their-first-train.html

First Elizabeth Line trains run from Paddington for testing
https://tinyurl.com/y77wkebs

Thameslink train seats likened to ‘ironing boards’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43131060

New Aldi store could lead to demolition of former South Devon Railway buildings
https://www.devonlive.com/whats-on/shopping/aldi-plans-new-newton-abbot-1238756
Petition
https://www.change.org/p/save-our-shed-save-our-historic-gwr-shed-from-demolition

Barns Green: Boy and granddad die as train hits car
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-43097342

Bombardier starts assembling Aventra EMUs for Greater Anglia
https://tinyurl.com/y6uuc3kz

More strikes on Northern Rail and Merseyrail
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43076206

Disruption to Glasgow suburban services due to burst water main
https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/disruption-glasgow-rail-line-set-14315857

ScotRail forced to halve carriages on some Edinburgh-Glasgow trains
https://is.gd/8Wg6zn

Delayed new trains spell more pain before gain
https://goo.gl/mE2E4r

Misery for passengers sees ScotRail fined a record amount
https://tinyurl.com/yawyuf8n

BTP and Police Scotland merger to be delayed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43130972

Failure of speed restriction advice on Cambrian lines ETRMS
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/loss-of-speed-restrictions-on-the-cambrian-line

Take a look around Eurostar’s new terminal at Amsterdam station
https://goo.gl/Xa3ff8

Austria backs broad-gauge extension to Vienna
https://goo.gl/ZphEde

Genesee & Wyoming invests in coordination with road hauliers
https://goo.gl/p3kQ7U

SBB Bombardier Twindexx finally get permission to operate
https://goo.gl/LMAHwK

Stadler to build locos for Bolivia
https://goo.gl/KGyq7y

Contract for supply of rails to Russian Railways
https://goo.gl/6Lwdfu

Suburban service planned for Bacu (Azerbaijan)
https://goo.gl/Sdjo9C

New locos introduced on Botswana Railways
https://goo.gl/DYXeSr

Emergency fundraising to save loco from scrap in Texas
https://goo.gl/ppwt8n

Second steam loco for Aln valley line
https://goo.gl/ffGddQ

70013 Oliver Cromwell fails at Diss working railtour
https://goo.gl/SzjyvX

Ravenglass and Eskdale receive award for museum
https://goo.gl/cEhGzn

Corris Railway No 7 passes cold boiler exam
https://goo.gl/C7mwn2

Centenary of Talyllyn No 6
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-43112340

Free travel on Talyllyn for local emergency service staff and volunteers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-43071506

Talyllyn No 3 Sir Haydn passes static steam test
https://goo.gl/3ptCkb

Northern line extension: TfL warns of 5-month disruption to Bank branch services
https://tinyurl.com/y7jlnysk

Trap and drag incident at Notting Hill Gate
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/person-trapped-and-dragged-notting-hill-gate

Pontoon Dock DLR: Two in hospital after explosion
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43114028

Campaign for tramway between Derby and HS2 terminal at Toton
https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/business/call-build-1bn-tram-network-1240681

Snaefell Mountain Railway is under formal prohibition notice
http://tinyurl.com/y7f4rgd5

Volunteer operated community buses in Cumbria
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-43059692/why-we-drive-our-own-buses

Car fire closes Blackwall tunnel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43142568

Rolls-Royce ‘confident’ XWB will not suffer Trent 1000 issues
https://tinyurl.com/yd4tx99n

Iran plane crash: All 66 people on board dead – airline
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-43103192

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

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TV and RADIO

24/02/18 Channel 5 2000-2055
“Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht” 1/2

26/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Blackpool to Manchester

26/02/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Unstoppable Flying Scotsman” 1/2

27/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Manchester

27/02/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“Pedalling Dreams: The Raleigh Story”

27/02/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“Dreaming the Impossible: Unbuilt Britain” 2/3 Making connections

28/02/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Sheffield

28/02/18 BBC2 1900-2000
“Sea Cities” Plymouth

28/02/18 ITV 2245-2345
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 3/3

01/03/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Lincoln

01/03/18 Channel 5 2200-2305
“Concorde: Designing the Dream” 1/2

01/03/18 Channel 5 2305-0000
“Concorde: Triumph and Tragedy” 2/2

02/03/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Harwich

02/03/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” NYMR 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

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

05/03/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Ten Years Plus at Platform 5” a slideshow by Robert Pritchard
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/03/18– Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Gala
11/03/18 http://www.kwvr.co.uk

10/03/18 EM Gauge Society 5th Chris Kedgley Memorial Skills Day
Kidderminster Railway Museum, DY10 1QX
1100-1630
http://www.emgs.org

10/03/18 Burton Railway Collector Fair
Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB
1030-1530
http://www.tobaz.co.uk

10/03/18– Basingstoke Model Railway Exhibition
11/03/18 Aldworth Science College. Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6HQ
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.basingstokemrs.org

10/03/18– East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition
11/03/18 The Britten Arena, Wood Green Animal Charity Centre, Huntingdon,PE29 2NH
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.stneotsmrc.com

Cheers, Howard.
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