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NETWATCH

Derby Station Progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCxQtjvqA0E
Hazel Grove Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRq7gcb3b0
Stockport Station North End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HYFvM2ZwxU
Stockport Station South End
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r88q8wEP8HE
(Martin Miller)

Another call to reopen the Woodhead route
https://goo.gl/77WUux
Stations should be for catching trains, not shopping
https://goo.gl/j1gUiE
Charity Railtours between Aylesbury and Bicester Village via Claydon LNE Jn
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/05/07/tickets-alert-rare-railway-tour-planned/
Virtual reality train set
https://www.vrfocus.com/2018/05/trains-vr-chugs-on-to-oculus-go/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Pocket Rocket & Schools Bashing North Yorkshire Moors Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et1yvkfgSrc
Steam Locomotives At Speed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyv_Ujl42iQ
The Aln Valley Railway Steam Gala, 5th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYwWegAM0NA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIOmXkGkuBo
SR 35018 Powers 12 over The S&C on the Dalesman, 8th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrJruIDCu1A
Australia: Train 3448 through North Strathfield
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYYxB8rPiAI
British Columbia – Revelstoke – May 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jUkf79RNzU
“Emergency Medical Service” on the track
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoyecUVmmso
Kassel Hbf with Regio Tram – Electric and diesel powered
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkCne0wfZI8
Winterlicher Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Rheincargo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTLmdicVmfs
Baureihe 232 – Diesel-Sound um Bad Salzungen, 1999
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHMYo83PB5g
150 Jahre Tauberbahn – Das Fest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZD2BmAog60
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours May Holiday Weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtigabQfoZE
Melbourne Tram Signals Explained
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8m3Vrpyl50I
The Epsom Show 2018 – Epsom & Ewell Model Railway Club
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Fsx76gk5eA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Chino Warbirds, 5th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4cOTu4zyOY
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Britain’s ‘best and worst’ railway stations named
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44023411

Ten industrial sites that shaped England used in history campaign
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44003560

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IN THE NEWS

Train tickets: Rail industry plans fares shake-up
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44032015
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/05/08-major-rail-fares-shakeup-on.html

Consultations starts on Heathrow West mainline connection
https://goo.gl/4EcZwF

Southern Railway underestimate loadings for rail replacement buses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-44023087

Sea wall enhancement proposal around Dawlish
https://goo.gl/CTVZ8j

Summer trains to Okehampton announced
https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/new-summer-sunday-trains-back-1542897

Upgrade work starts at Melksham
http://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/16213931.Station_scheme_gets_under_way/

CAF open maintenance base ain Manchester
https://goo.gl/rD8qwV

First Trans Pennine Express 802/2 unit leaves Japan
https://goo.gl/Fuoe7V

ScotRail confirms high-speed plan delays
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-44054334

Caledonian Sleeper trains upgrade
https://goo.gl/NvB98t

Vintage Trains TOC announce appointment of Managing Director
https://www.railstaff.uk/2018/05/04/prospective-new-toc-vintage-trains-announces-md/

Change to class 47 visiting SVR diesel gala
https://goo.gl/3oYD1m

Class 26 to join Mid Hants diesel gala
https://goo.gl/aUEECP

Lineside fires on SVR
https://goo.gl/wN1Kw8

Progress with Swanage Railway service to Wareham
https://goo.gl/PAq7vu

Overhaul of 5239 at Cranmore
https://eastsomersetrailway.com/news/view/overhaul-of-5239-goliath

Bridge bash problems for Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44023027

Cosmetic restoration of 51218
https://goo.gl/Hjd32X

Rebranding of National Railway Museum
https://www.railstaff.uk/2018/05/08/national-railway-museum-unveils-new-branding/

Fairbourne Railway “Sherpa” to be displayed at Birmingham New St
https://goo.gl/ppj2sn

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway “Russell” passes annual boiler exam
https://goo.gl/zayiwy

HUPAC to purchase ERS from Genesee & Wyoming
https://goo.gl/zMR5of

Fatal collision in Bavaria
https://goo.gl/Hm4W9S

Belgian reliability troubles with axle counters
https://goo.gl/fLSYKh

Mitsui Rail leasing order 25 more Vectron locos
https://goo.gl/7sCCjo

Alstom testing new trains for Senegal
https://goo.gl/dnG9QF

CRRC secures order for Bueno Aires Roca line
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2018/05/03/crrc-secures-278m-order-in-buenos-aires/

CAF to supply 30 new trains for Amsterdam metro
https://goo.gl/gKEPWX

Peco produces Royal Wedding models
https://goo.gl/pqBDBn

House with 900ft model railway for sale in south Gwynedd
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-44044877

Unexplained fires on Rome buses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44041597

The Clansman ferry is back in action
https://goo.gl/fE3AWL

Manx government purchase Isle of Man Steam Packet company
https://goo.gl/5GQa3L

Norwegian Air Shuttle rejects bid from IAG (owner of British Airways)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44001451

‘Council rent hike’ shuts Portsmouth gliding club
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44015162

Light aircraft makes emergency landing on Devon beach
https://goo.gl/8WY5tE

First Cathay Pacific A350-1000 takes to the air
https://goo.gl/4cWdG7

Air France shares drop sharply as strikes continue
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44028603

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

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TV and RADIO

11/05/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” St Andrews to Edinburgh

13/05/18 BBC4 2130-2200
“History of the Future: Cars”

14/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Ukraine (1)

14/05/18 Channel 5 1900-2000
“World’s Fastest Train”

14/05/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7”

15/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Ukraine (2)

15/05/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Intercity 125: the Train that Saved British Railways” 1/2

15/05/18 ITV 2315-2345
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 2/6

16/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Georgia

16/05/18 ITV 2000-2030
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 3/6

16/05/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“History of the Future: Cars”

16/05/18 BBC4 2230-2330
“Dambusters Declassified”

17/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Georgia & Azerbaijan

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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

12/05/18 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1115 and 1415, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
Booking advised
https://is.gd/2NGod0

12/05/18 South West Herts Model Railway Society Watford Model Railway Exhibition
Queen’s School, Aldenham Road, Watford, WD23 2TYT
1000-1630
http://www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk

12/05/18– Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway: Steam & Diesel Gala
13/05/18 http://www.rhdr.org.uk

12/05/18– Epping Ongar Railway: LT Weekend & Bus Rally
13/05/18 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

12/05/18– Statfold Barn Railway: Giant Miniature Weekend
13/05/18 http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk

12/05/18– Great Central Railway: Goods Galore
13/05/18 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

12/05/18– Mickleover Model Railway Group: Derby Model Railway Exhibition
13/05/18 The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
1030-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
http://www.mmrg.org.uk
Ivatt Diesel Re-creation Society will be in attendance
http://www.lms10000.org/

13/05/18 South Devon Railway: Boundless by CSMA (Car Rally)
http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

14/05/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
“The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
“Railways in the Western USA” by Jeff Morgan
Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

14/05/18 North East Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology Society
David Wilmot Memorial Lecture
“The History of Railways in and around Chesterfield” by Glynn Waite
http://nedias.co.uk/?page_id=52

17/05/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
“The Clifton Rocks Railway” by Maggie Shapland
Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/

17/05/18– Severn Valley Railway: Spring Diesel Festival
19/05/18 http://www.svr.co.uk
https://goo.gl/JbPMAB

17/05/18– Barrow Hill Roundhouse Rail Ale 2018
19/05/18 http://www.barrowhill.org

18/05/18– Bluebell Railway: Branch Line Weekend
19/05/18 http://www.bluebell-railway.com

19/05/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

19/05/18 Littlehampton Model Railway Exhibition
The Littlehampton Academy, Fitzalan Road, Littlehampton, BN17 6FE
1000-1630
http://swing.model-railway.org.uk

19/05/18– Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Steam in Miniature
20/05/18 Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

19/05/18– EM Gauge Society expoEM Spring
20/05/18 Bracknell Leisure Centre, Berkshire, RG12 9SE
1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
http://www.emgs.org

19/05/18– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala
20/05/18 http://www.e-v-r.com

20/05/18 Isle of Wight Festival of Transport
http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

20/05/18 Severn Valley Railway: Mixed Traction Day
http://www.svr.co.uk

21/05/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Signalling Part two” by David Canning
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/05/18 Peak Railway Association
Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
“Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1930, doors open 1900
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

25/05/18– South Devon Railway: Spring Beer Festival
28/05/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

26/05/18– Railex
27/05/18 Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP
1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
http://www.railex.org.uk

26/05/18– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Three Island Ivatts
28/05/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

26/05/18– Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Steam Festival
28/05/18 Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

26/05/18– Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway: Festival of Steam
28/05/18 http://www.gwsr.com

27/05/18– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas
28/05/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

26/05/18– Chasewater Railway: Made in Staffordshire Gala
28/05/18 http://www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk

26/05/18– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Kids Go Free
28/05/18 http://www.e-v-r.com

26/05/18– Bala Lake Railway Model Railway Show
28/05/18 Bala School, 11 Blaenddol, Bala, LL23 7BB
1000-1700 (Sat/Sun), 1000-1530 (Mon)
http://www.bala-lake-railway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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