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NETWATCH

Derby Station Easter Progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12EbJcLa6OU
Sheffield Supertram Herdings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5izmp3N0fmQ
Sheffield Supertram Cathedral
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GonLr2rUMwM
(Martin Miller)

Three Capitals Railtour in Paris and Brussels, 28th September 1996
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=darLXI-8eyU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIW5G-AK85c
Mainline, Load Haul and Transrail in 1997 at Warrington, Cardiff and Lancaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zD4Z4aKcs08
Cardiff Central 18 yrs ago; 37/47/60/66 and more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC87Zd_-O0k
Valley of the Witch, seen at Tondu, Pyle, Neath, Onllwyn, Tonna and Resolven, 10th March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtItsc6c-Fk
66783 being named at York, 28th March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4OBJrC7Eas
Crewe, Piccadilly, York and more – a busy day in March 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_JBv0WiMSk
(Mike Wilcock)

Art gallery on Ongar station
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/03/30/an-art-gallery-in-an-old-railway-station/
Tales of the Caledonian Sleeper
https://goo.gl/4X7Js5
Drone footage of North Norfolk Railway
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/north-norfolk-railway-aerial-adventure-1-5461498
White Pass & Yukon Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7xThPDTj_8
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Way It Was: Poulton-Le-Fylde
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzc9ZD0hwm8
BR 70013 Oliver Cromwell Thunder in the Fells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfRFC5MOYX0
Colas Class 70 No. 70814 at Carlisle Heading To Tyne Coal Terminal, 19th March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep65hhnN0_Q
Severn Valley Railway Spring Steam Gala 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9zEoLcxFvA
35028 ‘Clan Line’, ‘The Golden Arrow Pullman’, 30th March
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiuZTMHkLfs
Broadway Reopening, Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDhmQdjQAYY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p1yIGbU-do
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OacxExknRnI
Easter Saturday 2018 at the SVR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjWCzl7SZBs
37605 & 37259 on The Easter Chieftain Day 4, 2nd April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCDquU-TvhU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6toUZTqkCk
A Storm Invades Lancashire East Lancashire Railway, Easter 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJ-ROakbrzQ
Australia: Trains @ North Strathfield, 28Nov15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxwvDTnKbF8
5910 – Rylstone tour – April 1997
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxeAbJ-_eAg
Ein “bunter” Ostergruß aus dem Bahnhof Rosenheim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7cYmMtLAtM
EF Wetterau Dampflok 1 Butzbach-Licher-Eisenbahn, 1st April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoLmEwIxRhQ
30 Jahre Eisenbahnfreunde Treysa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgCijhr6zyc
SBB Krokodil Überführung und Güterverkehr im Maintal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1xxaH5NWJQ
Crich tramway village electric 50
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMTdwW4F-Ec
Rhonexpress tram-train in Lyon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7yWqwxE1fM
Detroit Downtown Trolley 1976-2003. Silent Movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv0rlZA3kdU
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Maybachs in the West
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6wt11_BlQ8
Tehachapi (1991) SP “Oil Cans” Exit Tunnel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXpTRpn_fuQ
The Goat Canyon Trestle – The World’s Largest Wooden Railroad Trestle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Nl97zkUjKA
Miles of Union Pacific Train Engines abandoned in Arizona graveyard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ5UN1DmA8Q
A giant aircraft carrier built from ice
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20180323-a-giant-aircraft-carrier-built-of-ice
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Organizers of effort to restore historic Maine locomotive look to public for help
https://goo.gl/o3SQV4
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Here’s one place in Derby that ought to be on track with a bar of its own
https://goo.gl/bs73ns

Working on the Yosemite Valley Railroad – Introduction by Jack Burgess
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5X3-mP1ozI

The forgotten Scot who was the RAF’s founding father
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43520885
100 years of the RAF – in pictures
https://goo.gl/T4P8ap
RAF anniversary flypast at Biggin Hill
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-43612268/raf-anniversary-flypast-at-biggin-hill

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IN THE NEWS

Grayling criticised by National Audit Office over electrification cancellation and Bi-mode
rolling stock
https://goo.gl/yMmmvt

Digital signals planned to ease commuter squeeze with more trains running per hour
https://goo.gl/zAw38G

Bridge replacement at Fairfield Road Wandsworth
https://goo.gl/SA7wtH

First Eurostar e320 calls at Ashford International
https://goo.gl/Lzim8r

Refurbishment of former Folkestone Harbour station
https://goo.gl/LgtNuR

Outcome of public consultation into South Western Railway’s timetable changes
https://www.southwesternrailway.com/contact-and-help/timetable-consultation

Second consultation over plans to extend railway sidings in Southampton
https://goo.gl/enG1BE

Developers to pay for footbridge at Lymington Town
https://goo.gl/S4ncPC

Trains delayed and cancelled due to high tides at Dawlish
https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/trains-cancelled-high-tide-causes-1409130

First East Coast class 800/2 units arrive in UK
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/first-bi-mode-class-800/2s-arrive-in-uk

Pointwork renewals at Manchester Victoria
https://goo.gl/uzSrkv

ACAS chaired talks between RMT and Merseyrail planned over DOO
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-43629385

Death of Bromborough station cat
https://goo.gl/3FVAi2

Grand Central to refurbish Adelante (Class 180) units
https://www.sun-fm.com/news/local/2544645/grand-central-begins-9-million-refurbishment/

Level crossing upgrades planned for Dingwall area
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/upgrades-planned-for-dingwall-level-crossings

Belmond Hibernian luxury trains may run to Londonderry
https://goo.gl/XgYprb

50th Anniversary of Northern Ireland Railways
https://goo.gl/d9YFY8

41313 works first train on Isle of Wight
http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/news/first-island-train-for-ivatt-41313-320..aspx

71000 Duke of Gloucester to work with Vintage Trains after overhaul
https://goo.gl/R9QhVK

Claud Hamilton project
https://goo.gl/p4dJq3

SNCF and Air France strikes
https://goo.gl/F5n3Rf
Strike dates
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43617033

Cuts to SBB wagonload freight services
https://goo.gl/yNbsc8

Alstom awarded contract to build 25 diesel units for local services in Germany
https://goo.gl/gXew2E

Alstom wins resignalling contract in Argentina
https://goo.gl/wfkDet

Two Level crossing accidents in Georgia
https://goo.gl/1avQCM

Two metro trains collide in Duisburg
https://goo.gl/V5b3Js
https://goo.gl/esn38N

Lynton and Lynmouth cliff railway closed after landslip
https://goo.gl/YL4Bqb

Montgomery Canal clean-up project gets £320,000 boost
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-43635466

Daimler found buried in Guernsey back garden
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-43638944

Pressure to reduce CO2 from shipping
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43584963

Portsmouth D-Day museum reopens after £5m revamp
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43595431

Failure of Eurocontrol air traffic control computers
https://goo.gl/ibYzhL
Return to normal workings
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2018/0403/951892-flights/

Delays warning as air traffic control moves to digital system
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43630858

South Downs National Park: Fuel pipe ‘could cause damage’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43626913

Ministers outline plan for disabled people’s air travel
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43643593

Shuttle bus fire at Stanstead Airport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-43598807

Lancaster bomber sculpture ‘planned for Armistice Day’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-43611195

Missile that brought down flight MH17 ‘too fast for Russian radar’
https://goo.gl/iL9v6y

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

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TV and RADIO

07/04/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Coastal Railways with Julie Walters” 3/4 Devon & Cornwall

09/04/18 Channel 4 2000-2030
“Britain’s Diesel Scandal” Emissions cheats

09/04/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” 3/4

10/04/18 BBC2 2000-2100
“Great Indian Railway Journeys” 4/4 Lucknow to Kolkata

10/04/18 BBC4 2200-2300
“Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces” Dan Cruickshank

10/04/18 BBC4 2305-0005
“The Great Yorkshire Bridge” The Humber Bridge

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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

06/04/18 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“Early BR days in South Wales” by David Maidment, former Railway Manager
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/index.htm

06/04/18– Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala
08/04/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

08/04/18 North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Volunteer Recruitment Day
http://www.nymr.co.uk/volunteer

09/04/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
“The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
“Oop North – Railways of Northern England & Scotland in the last 30 years” by
Stuart Warr
Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

10/04/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“Bulgarian Steam Extravaganza” by Dave Winter
1930 for a 1945 start
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

11/04/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“The Rhondda Tunnel” by Tony Moon and Steve Mackey
followed by
“Tiny Stations” by Dixe Wills
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/

13/03/18- East Lancashire Railway: 40s at 60
15/04/18 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

14/04/18 Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition
Avonway Community Centre, 36 Shaftsbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JF
1030-1630
http://www.fmr.uk
https://goo.gl/QGG7JX

14/04/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian
http://www.festrail.co.uk

14/04/18– Crawley Model Railway Society Exhibition
15/04/18 Tanbridge House School, Horsham, RH12 1SR
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.crawleymrs.org.uk

14/04/18– Tame Valley Scout Council presents
15/04/18 Rail ‘n’ Road 2018 Model Railway and Transport Show
Astley Sports College, Yew Tree lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Adult: £4.00, Concession: £3.00, Child: £1.50, Family (2+2): £9.50

15/04/18– Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Easter Bunny Event
16/04/18 Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

19/04/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
“It’s a Mystery to Me” by Iain Mc Call, publisher of “Locomotive International
Magazine”
Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/

21/04/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

21/04/18– Liverpool Model Railway Show
22/04/18 Ian Robertson Sports Centre, Merchant Taylors School, Liverpool Rd, Crosby, L23 0GP
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
Adult: £5.00, Child: £2.00, Family (2+2): £12.00

21/04/18– Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Join the Volunteers
22/04/18 http://www.festrail.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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