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NETWATCH

Raildate contributor, Mike Prince, is doing the Three Peak Challenge in aid of the Ivatt Diesel
Recreation Society – you can sponsor him here
https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/appeal/MPrinceWalk2018
The Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society
http://www.lms10000.org/

P2 replica driven by puns
https://www.p2steam.com/2018/04/09/come-on-come-on-do-the-loco-motion-with-me/
The case for rebuilding the Kings Lynn to Hunstanton line
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/the-case-for-rebuilding-the-rail-line-to-hunstanton-1-8457250
Rail fixed link between Labrador and Newfoundland is the cheapest option
https://goo.gl/oo1SYXFeather identification to help reduce bird strikes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-43730214/bird-v-plane-the-battle-for-airspace
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Derby Locomotive Works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psr9qefzwi4
Derby 175: Carriage Building in Derby
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yz7Emy-yZls
Black 5 & Jubilee Double-Header Through The Fells
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XAPNVGIT0g
East Lancs Railway – ’40s at 60′ Event – EE Class 40 60th Anniversary, 13th April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJCi5QMQA_k
60163 ‘Tornado’ at 90mph – The Ill-Fated ‘Ebor Flyer’, 14th April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMX4lfu6PNw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUAbZ9F6wug
50007 Hercules & 50049 Defiance with The Cumbrian Hoovers at Carlisle, 14th April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99ZNPrbr6dA
Great Central Railway Spring Diesel Gala, 15th April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z38RoAxbAng
Adventure To North Wales With A Scot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VT89mwKH3w
Severn Valley Railway Open House
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KBsT1DyV7g
South African Railways: Class 91 on Mountain Wanderer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14mzxDGRZiE
Australian Trains: Steam Loco 3642 Climbing the Cowan Bank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iApC-WRXbSo
EF Wetterau Dampflok 1 Butzbach-Licher-Eisenbahn 01.04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoLmEwIxRhQ
Güterzüge im Blockabstand – Maintal mit Hectorrail, Bayernbahn, TXL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woEZJ2H_NRI
Dampflok 35 1097-1 im Werratal, April 1999
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyIIP8hxfg8
41 1144 mit Rotkäppchen-Express am 15.04
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz-eQ2t87aY
Nostalgie Steam Train (loc. 50 380) Station Bad Salzungen (TH) 08 April
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVMBoye9b4M
Porto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMqRg7f-OjU
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Warbirds Over SUN ‘n FUN Saturday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4lHn2Hyvds
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_AxJRl41VM
Seaware Museum, Jutland
https://www.seawarmuseum.dk/en
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How Dutch stations help blind travellers
https://goo.gl/SH7Kuq
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

HO Scale DCC Layout Tour Willoughby Line With Guy Cantwell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhdoKYCAadY

UK World Heritage Sites map
https://tinyurl.com/ydaanj5j

PoW Bill survived 500-mile march in freezing weather as war neared end
https://goo.gl/nMaZsb

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IN THE NEWS

Trains across Britain missed stops 160 times a day, figures reveal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43701210

GWR class 802 units to enter service on West of England line in July
https://goo.gl/5AabiA

Train fire at Penzance HST power car 43136
https://db.cornwall.gov.uk/fbnews/info/details.asp?ID=30054
https://goo.gl/Wh4ZKw

SWR donations to Isle of Wight groups
https://goo.gl/jZqCSz

Three Rivers CRP free summer bus service between
http://threeriversrail.com/blog.php?id=1207862574585833904

Warning of crowding at Windsor stations for Royal Wedding
https://goo.gl/qHHCkr

Class 769 tri mode units for GWR Reading-Gatwick service
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/nineteen-tri-mode-flex-class-769s-for-gwr

Platform 4 opened at Bristol Parkway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-43754179

Man jailed for level crossing misuse on Felixstowe branch
https://goo.gl/aWsakj

New Bombardier trains for Greater Anglia take shape
https://goo.gl/vKCymy

Tornado fails on East Coast Main Line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-43770175

Colas class 70 to work Scarborough Spa Express in June
https://goo.gl/mpPJZK

Rail contract awarded on Highland mainline
https://goo.gl/vVXs68

Degrading tunnel in Fife filled with polystyrene
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-43824142

New windscreens for Hitachi ‘385s’ to be fitted in Scotland
https://goo.gl/GMkkxL

Cardiff-Swansea electric rail ‘not sensible thing to do’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-43823432

Filming Oli Wyn childrens TV programme at Cardiff Canton
https://goo.gl/Mcw4mS

BR built coach arrives on Helston Railway
https://goo.gl/iVvQ3v

Loco components from S15 828 stolen from Ropley
https://goo.gl/Ztosr7

Historic railway hut at Powerstock Common Nature Reserve destroyed in suspected arson attack
https://goo.gl/PMoV3e

52322 to visit Spa Valley line
https://goo.gl/687dfP

Railway and shipping museum to open at Harwich
https://goo.gl/fXbN5j

Class 73 arrives at Ecclesbourne Valley railway
https://goo.gl/FozAmN

Leek Extension Announcement
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/news/leekextension

Ironbridge level crossing gates to be restored
https://goo.gl/W4tMJS

Class 504 preservation group given 16 weeks under cover accommodation
https://goo.gl/TwKmi5

North-east heritage railway moves forward
https://goo.gl/WkZmRA

Update on restoration of GWR 5532
https://goo.gl/gpWdK8

Leighton Buzzard Light Railway Whisky festival
https://goo.gl/eQHQgp

Talyllyn “Sir Haydn returns after overhaul at Aberystwyth
https://goo.gl/Vnm2m4

Festiniog Railway cottage restored as a holiday cottage
https://goo.gl/3MEymY

Restructuring of SNCF freight
https://goo.gl/UpGaaJ

Berlin Hbf to be evacuated on 20th April to diffuse wartime bomb
https://goo.gl/7McJq3

Siemens to supply 10 more high speed trains to Turkey
https://goo.gl/sssFz8

Stadler to build multiple units for Slovenia
https://goo.gl/Vqbfxc

RegioJet (Czech Republic) receive new TRAXX locos
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2018/04/16/regiojet-receives-first-traxx-locomotives/

Restored rail line reconnects Southern Nevada cities
https://tinyurl.com/ybwhgcay

DLR strike suspended
https://goo.gl/mSbrXk

Mersey Gateway Bridge toll charges ‘illegal’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-43698113

Cowes Floating Bridge runs aground after ‘reliable’ claim
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43781804

Move to reduce shipping co2 emissions
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43759923

QE2 relaunched as floating hotel in Dubai
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-43797848

Icelandic boy’s Titanic Lego replica makes it safely across to US museum
https://tinyurl.com/y8qrbcwf

Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill in court over 11 deaths
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43820847

Tornado GR4 added to Duxford collection
https://goo.gl/37xyw6

Funding boost for Army Air museum at Middle Wallop
https://goo.gl/f1VyJu

UK re-forms 617 Sqn for F-35B era
https://goo.gl/wVntUw

One dead after Southwest Airlines jet engine ‘explosion’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43803340

SIA 777 door ripped off at Los Angeles
https://goo.gl/cwcfyY

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

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TV and RADIO

22/04/18 BBC2 2000-2100
“Britain’s Biggest Warship” HMS Queen Elizabeth 2/3

23/04/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” (new series)

24/04/18 BBC4 2200-2300
“Majesty and Mortar: Britain’s Great Palaces” Dan Cruickshank 3/3

24/04/18 Channel 4 2200-2300
“The World’s Most Luxurious Airline”

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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

20/04/18– North Norfolk Railway: Spring Steam Gala
22/04/18 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/page.php?pid=97

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

23/04/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Canada” by Neil Kearns
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

28/04/18– Epsom & Ewell MRC Exhibition
29/04/18 North East Surrey College of Technology, Reigate Rd, Ewell, KT19 3DS
1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
http://www.eemrc.org.uk

28/04/18– West Essex Model Rail 2018
29/04/18 St Edwards School, London Road, Romford, RM7 9NX
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.iwemrc.org.uk

28/04/18– Epping Ongar Railway: Spring Diesel Gala
29/04/18 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

28/04/18– Nene Valley Railway: Travelling Post Office Demonstrations
29/04/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

28/04/18– Neepsend Model Railway Society Exhibition
29/04/18 Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, S2 5QT
https://neepsendmrs.weebly.com/

04/05/18 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“Building a Brand New LNER Sandringham” by Brian Hall, B17 Steam Loco Trust Chair
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

05/05/18 Billericay Model Railway Group Exhibition
Galleywood Heritage Centre, The Common, Chelmsford, CM2 8TR
1000-1700
http://www.billericaymrg.org

05/05/18– South Devon Railway: Day Out with Thomas
07/05/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

05/05/18– Nene Valley Railway: Tornado 10th Birthday
07/05/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

05/05/18– 40th Rushden Cavalcade of Historical Transport
07/05/18 http://www.rhts.co.uk

06/05/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

06/05/18– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Steam Gala and Model Railway Exhibition
07/05/18 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

06/05/18– Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Middy in the War Years
07/05/18 http://www.mslr.org.uk

07/05/18 Friends of King Alfred Buses: Winchester Bus Running Day
Free travel on vintage buses all day
0930-1700
http://www.fokab.org.uk

07/05/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Doug Copley’s Lineside Images” + “The David Odd Collection”
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

Cheers, Howard.
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