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NETWATCH

37405/08/425 in the Rhymney Valley 2005
https://youtu.be/cdgXRTSTneY
37s in Wales a decade ago – Valleys, Vale line, and more
https://youtu.be/DiKNutK1GW4
Railways in South Wales – 2003 at Newport, Pontsarn and Stormy Bank
https://youtu.be/4qLJWunCfQQ
Railfreight Feb, 15 yrs ago in South Wales- 08/37/47/57/60/66
https://youtu.be/gmid1Keo8-E
Royal Trains, 67005/06/26 in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Bristol
https://youtu.be/5ipbm_tyj-c
00 gauge LMS City of Lancaster, Royal Scots, Black 5s and 9F locos
https://youtu.be/t_dSIZhFX-8
(Michael Wilcock)

Alfreton Station Variety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsV6fr7bWJA
Chesterfield Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBsPGMRPKqE
Sheffield Station Pacer heaven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpIpKhWqkV4
Swinton Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCUNDUTgXL8
Rotherham Central Tram Train Project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQI4MXuFZ50
(Martin Miller)

Is Hydrogen the answer to railway fuel?
https://www.railengineer.uk/2018/03/05/is-hydrogen-the-answer/
SS Shieldhall excursions
http://www.ss-shieldhall.co.uk/excursions
PS Waverley South Coast sailings
http://cdn.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/word/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SC-2018..pdf
Behind the scenes in the Port of Bristol
https://goo.gl/C2oqxF
Tests of battery powered ferries
https://www.logisticsmanager.com/stena-tests-battery-powered-ships/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Cromford & High Peak SLS Special Brake Van Ride, 30th April 1967
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1tf3Bqn8A4
Hopton Incline Stalling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMwGEE64x_0
Stranded UK trains in snowy weather
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFMV6MI44CA
Ploughing Onwards with DRS 37425 and 37605 on the Bittern Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4834R1FUHQ
A Royal Ascent – 6023 King Edward II Storms up Eardington Bank! 28th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1H83OAh-iY
West Coast Railways Class 37 516 in the snow at Springburn, 2nd March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OuLeyUZeyo
East Lancashire Railway Spring Gala D1, 2nd March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33CgsfeWWBw
Class 67 No. 67005, ECS Move, York Holgate to Bounds Green, Doncaster, 3rd March
70013 Oliver Cromwell & 45699 Galatea, 3rd March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96D_SYfnBGM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHaXDOp6bfE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGRB_5kYjkk
Oliver Cromwell: The Last Month, 70013’s Final Fling, February/March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aNz7NKCujM
70013 Oliver Cromwell with Main line Charter Trains 2008 to 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW0I3FfrxDw
Double Steam Heaven In Cheshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHqdeWeW7jI
6023 ‘The Blue King’ Loaded Test Runs – Severn Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8KvayE5TIE
Southern Steam Locomotive Panorama
Güterzüge im Frankenwald – TXL Marco Polo, Erfurter Bahn Service 140, HSL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wcjkVGSfT5k
Dampflok-Sound vom Feinsten, Dampflok 41 1185-2 Regional-Express Eisenach-Meinigen-Eisenach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGv1d16NJmw
Slow TV: 24 3664 Hermanstad to Millsite
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORT_qF-ALyg
Australia: Trains at North Strathfield, 3rd March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdUu-eT9cH4
3526 – initial return to service – 2004
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PndLXeaNKc
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Cab ride – Portsmouth & Southsea To Winchester Baltic Siding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LoQYJ5VDuhM
(Warning – may not start at the beginning)
(Spotter: Nick Robson)

The Railcar website
http://railcar.co.uk/
Spitfire simulator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Closure of Fawley or ‘Waterside’ Passenger Branch Rail Line, 1966
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFTaSOyWFIE

Wirksworth to Duffield in 1m 8seconds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkJ9trTb4Cw

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IN THE NEWS

HS4Air: A new railway proposal revealed for South East England
https://goo.gl/xguuiU

RENFE gains permission to bid for UK franchises
https://goo.gl/Tfvouo

Probe launched over passengers on Lewisham train tracks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-43270403

RAIB report on near miss at Clapham Jn
https://goo.gl/ygZgpL

After the snow, flooding at Dawlish station
https://goo.gl/wgq4HS

3-bedroom bungalow for sale, built from two carriages
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-71705915.html

Snow plough in Norfolk
https://goo.gl/TNXjmF

Rail lines at Grindleford have been re-opened following closure of historic tunnel
https://goo.gl/JpGUu1
https://goo.gl/NmoUDG

Siemens train factory plant planned in Goole
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-43245227

First Northern CAF Civity DMU heads for Velim
https://goo.gl/xVNoHc

Northern and Merseyrail hit by RMT strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43259075

3rd rail arcing on Merseyrail
https://goo.gl/9Ga8dz

Hull to London rail services cancelled due to weather faults
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-43315606

Chester-le-Track closing down
https://tinyurl.com/y8m9mdpk

Death of Sir Bill McAlpine
https://goo.gl/m7nuwr

Update on overhaul of S15 825
https://goo.gl/ECtq2L

Drone footage of 60163 on North Yorks Moors Railway
https://goo.gl/o8mRzb

Approval given for Lynton and Barnstaple railway extension
https://goo.gl/vYx3Az

Ffestiniog Railway prepares to bid farewell to steam locomotive Earl of Merioneth
https://goo.gl/XHGtjK

Channel Tunnel interconnector installation train completed
https://tinyurl.com/ybpm7q7l

Flixmobility expansion into rail services in Germany
https://goo.gl/AgbM7M

Siemens to supply double deck multiple units to Israel.
https://goo.gl/tpQknE

Austrian construction company to build rail tunnel to Munich airport
https://goo.gl/3nAeKX

Order placed for new intercity coaches in Poland
https://goo.gl/JrzUFP

NS to refurbish 45 double deck EMUs
https://goo.gl/pDWGyv

AMTRAK suspend North East Corridor services due to flooding
https://goo.gl/ehEb8H

AMTRAK awarded 5 year contract to operate MARC Penn regional service
https://goo.gl/7ye6Wc

Union Pacific investment in Texas
https://goo.gl/wzzpRi

Canadian National expenditure to clear backlog of grain traffic
https://goo.gl/KD9oJ4

New Via Rail trains funded
https://goo.gl/Zjrbp1

Puffing Billy crash: Probe launched after tour bus clips iconic train
https://goo.gl/nDvf64

When step-free on London’s Tube isn’t actually step-free
https://goo.gl/199KSX

Restoration of Kingsway tram subway after use for Crossrail construction access.
https://goo.gl/udBwsA

Further RMT strikes on Docklands light Railway
https://goo.gl/PNm4P6

Shut down of Croydon Tramlink over Easter
https://goo.gl/azgdVN

Leith trams survey questions the need for extension
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-43304747

Crosville Motor Services to close Weston Super Mare operation
https://goo.gl/MTS33Z

Wheelchair users in UK to be given enhanced rights for bus travel
https://goo.gl/yi2kRk

Condor Ferries likely to be sold within two years
https://guernseypress.com/news/2018/03/01/condor-to-be-sold-in-next-two-years/

Paddle Steamer Monarch Running again at Easter, and most weekends from May
https://goo.gl/kwwvkA

Airbus job cuts possible
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43321712

Qantas takes Indigenous Dreamliner home
https://goo.gl/Z9NSHp

Icelandair receives first 737 Max
https://goo.gl/LXfhRc

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

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TV and RADIO

09/03/18 Talking Pictures 1720-1800
“Terminus” 1961 John Schlesinger docu-drama

09/03/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” NYMR 2/3

10/03/18 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Brunel’s Britain: Master of Bridges”

10/03/18 Channel 5 2000-2055
“Brunel’s Britain: King of the Sea”

13/03/18 Channel 5 2305-0005
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” NYMR 2/3

15/03/18 BBC2 2000-2100
“Great Continental British Railway Journeys” Georgia & Azerbaijan 2/2

16/03/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” NYMR 3/3

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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

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

12/03/18 Britain on Film: Railways
Chesterfield Pomegranate Theatre, Corporation St, Chesterfield, S41 7TX
A major new collection of rare archive films
Running time 83 minutes
Adult: £7.70, Concessions/Students: £5.70, Child: £5.40
http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/

13/03/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“The Great Way Round – Paddington to Penzance via Bristol & Plymouth Millbay”
by Terry Nicholls
1930 for a 1945 start
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

14/03/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Railways in the Cornish Landscape Part 2” by Stephen Gay
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/

16/03/18– Mid-Norfolk Railway: Spring Diesel Gala
18/03/18 http://www.mnr.org.uk

16/03/18– Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala
18/03/18 http://www.svr.co.uk

17/03/18– Wimborne Railway Society: WimRail 2018
18/03/18 Queen Elizabeth School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 4DT
1000-1630 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
Adult: £6.00, Child: free

17/03/18– Nene Valley Railway: Open Weekend
18/03/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

17/03/18– Large Scale Model Rail – The Midlands Garden Rail Show
18/03/18 Warwickshire Event Centre, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
http://www.largescalemodelrail.co.uk

17/03/18– Nottingham Model Railway Exhibition
18/03/18 Harvey Hadden Sports Village, Wigman Road, Bilborough, Nottingham, NG8 4PB
http://www.nottingham-modelrailway.org.uk

17/03/18– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend
18/03/18 http://www.e-v-r.com

19/03/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
Berkshire Fire and Rescue
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/03/18 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson Street, Ironville, NG16 5NN
“Roses and Castles” by Suzie Litton-Wood
http://www.cromfordcanal.org

22/03/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
Film Night: “The Great St Trinian’s Train Robbery”
Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/

22/03/18 Barrow Hill Roundhouse – a History & the Redevelopment
Dronfield Hall Barn, High Street, Dronfield, Sheffield, S18 1PY
Mervyn Allcock, Chairman of Barrow Hill, talks about the history redevelopment
of the roundhouse
1930-2100
Members: £2, Non-members: £4
https://www.dronfieldhallbarn.org/

22/03/18– West Somerset Railway: Spring Steam Gala
25/03/18 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

23/03/18– Swanage Railway: “Works Outing” Spring Gala
25/03/18 http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

23/03/18– Model Rail Scotland
25/03/18 SEC, Glasgow
1030-1800 (Fri), 1000-1800 (Sat), 1030-1700 (Sun)
http://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk

24/03/18– Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition
25/03/18 Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Adult: £7, Child: £3, Family (up to 3 children): £20

24/03/18– Sheffield Model Railway Exhibition
25/03/18 Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, S10 3DH
http://www.sheffieldmodelrailwayenthusiasts.com

Cheers, Howard.
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