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NETWATCH

Swinton Station revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1sE-tbCLa0g
Rotherham Central Station revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toNIvU64F20
Meadowhall Interchange Station revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huEFPGkHRH4
Conisbrough Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szJblfeUX0w
Doncaster Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6uJjUx6kko
Chesterfield Station revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIPidCOQJS4
Tupton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZbQ31Oiw0s
Derby Station More Progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mORX2bDa_4c
(Martin Miller)

Steam at Cardiff. Lord Dowding and Bittern, 2018/09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDozNkgjxh0
IEP crosses Bishton Flyover, May 2018, South Wales Electrification
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkth0Ly9Pv0
Llanelli & Mynydd Railway, 2 x 67s at Margam and more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkBx92ffr_U
Doncaster Open Day with class 89, Deltic, and so much more, July 2003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NjC6DZLDSs
(Mike Wilcock)

Visit to Winchester Chesil Tunnel
https://goo.gl/KPLxvC
Rebuilding London Bridge in the 1970s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgaMQdmYHfY
50 years since the closure of the LSWR line through Tavistock
http://www.tavistock-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=426230
Digital guide to Bernina Express
https://goo.gl/xH8QRJ
Background to SNCF dispute
https://www.thenation.com/article/france-goes-off-the-rails/
Scenic railway journeys in France
https://goo.gl/2C1oaV
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Black 5 45212 down Honeybourne bank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK5b6L2ImbM
Black 5 – No Diesel – Noisy day out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2N0BNUV4r4
Growler D6948 (37 248) accelerates away out of Broadway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkaJHcXf1g0
Great Central Railway, Goods Galore Gala, 12th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mMR01DBTNE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4C4-g2-21U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvxA7kISkbI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE0hSajmXxI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–PavrC8zHc
East Lancashire Railway Flying Scotsman Weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DIqO6rV1MM
35018 British India Line with The Cumbrian Mountain Express, 12th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYBYCBm2DEc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxEDNiBZWrg
British Columbia – Fernie to Crowsnest Pass – May 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-_OBOZEWhM
R711 Returns to Warrnambool! The Warrnambool Westcoaster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BWCE4ezb-c
NSW Rail Motors and Railcars in Regular Service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUJpmIuXsDo
Plan- Dampf im Nördlinger Ries 50 0072 S3/6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgpRXPZ2FyE
Mit dem Jumbo 44 1486 auf Geburtstagsrundfahrt + 41 1144 und 94 1538 rund um Thüringen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RmlSLFcIvw
Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Kaiser Franz, CD Cargo Vectron, TXL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37JYosYeQe0
75 1118 auf der Lokalbahn Amstetten – Gerstetten, 10.05.2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CJSWzvo3lw
Saint Petersburg Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nus7SI2CFzk
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Hyperloop: Prospects and Challenges
https://www.railengineer.uk/2018/05/16/hyperloop-prospects-and-challenges/
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Lord Dowding – Whistling over the Usk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWKcwISNl3k
Abandoned railroads and trains in the USA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9CQKJAhzXs
Amtrak Blows The Doors Off of CSX in Train Race
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEIvF_tITcM
Onboard the QE2 Dubai
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aaozc_ZPTCU
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

New Trailer Released For Upcoming Spitfire Documentary
https://goo.gl/CxwevA

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IN THE NEWS

Vivarail D train progress
https://goo.gl/mUnJiS

New Elizabeth Line depot opens at Old Oak Common
http://neighbournet.com/server/common/hfelizabeth001.htm
Crossrail will generate electricity using the wind created by trains
https://goo.gl/ikJBf8

Govia Thameslink changes time of every train in shake-up
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44125502
400 more Thameslink trains a day
https://goo.gl/QuxaJ3

Some GTR/ Great Northern services may be transferred to Transport For London
https://goo.gl/xvgbbV

Work delays keep Weymouth and Wareham rail line shut
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-44121208

Isambard Kingdom Brunel structure halts road scheme
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-44099898

Network Rail fined over accident at East Farleigh LC
https://goo.gl/f4oqn7

Shepreth Level Crossing upgraded
https://goo.gl/iSbPA4

East Coast train line to be put into public control
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44142258
Why taxpayers should mourn Virgin East Coast
https://goo.gl/y2jkri
The LNER returns!
http://www.lnerailway.co.uk/

Kilsby Tunnel repairs
https://goo.gl/e5nksR

Why people are always taking pictures of this locomotive at Derby station
https://goo.gl/nhWU4s

Mick & Wendy lost luggage at Matlock
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-44137729

Council’s bid to rescue historic Midland Main Line station
https://goo.gl/dwdWHV

Electric test train runs to Blackpool North
https://goo.gl/vicSyE

East Kilbride and Hairmyres rail stations included in major park-and-ride consultation
https://goo.gl/YyDKVt

Plans submitted for Stirling station footbridge works
https://goo.gl/fDmzhv

Aberdeen residents hit out at ‘chaos’ of railway works?
https://goo.gl/L7UhAp

South Devon Railway fined for missing toilet floor
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-44112957

Plan to re-open steam train line leaves farmers fuming
https://goo.gl/6ntr4C

GBRf class 66 confirmed for Severn Valley diesel Gala
https://goo.gl/9RWjDt

45231 to Visit Severn Valley Railway for Summer peak season
https://goo.gl/yySMfF

60163 Tornado repairs
https://www.a1steam.com/2018/05/11/tornado-repair-update-2/

5199 to visit East Lancs Railway
https://goo.gl/PhqpvB

K&WVR 41241 undergoing test runs
https://goo.gl/Yv7upR

Engineering apprentice training available on Mid Hants
https://goo.gl/BVTnkM

Railway carriageway restaurant for Derby’s Friar Gate Bridge?
https://goo.gl/HG2Jts

Climb every mountain: Railway honours Shirley Bassey
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-44159938

Northern Ireland Railways DEMU preserved
https://goo.gl/zdWjnu

French train services severely disrupted as unions step up strike action
https://goo.gl/HETdmA

Siemens awarded ECTS contract in Hungary
https://goo.gl/breq4W

RegioJet put TRAXX locos into service
https://goo.gl/5buXnX

Serbian Freight operator to purchase Vectron locos
https://goo.gl/A2owdH

European support for upgrading Albanian railway system
https://goo.gl/ynnATA

Investment in Calgary Transit
https://goo.gl/ufKg8g

Canadian rail association voices concerns over legalisation of recreational marijuana
https://goo.gl/1srGFM

Japanese train departs 25 seconds early – again
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-44149791

Busiest London Underground stations
https://tinyurl.com/ydyw3dt8

TfL seeking supplier of tram automatic braking system
https://goo.gl/4x6AKM

Testing of Sheffield Tram/train stock started
https://goo.gl/7uJiY3

100 mph shed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-44054814

Probe over fire on freight ferry that saw route axed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44055058

Disruption to CalMac services worst in years, says chief
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44137855

Barge that drifted from Canada reaches Mayo coast
http://www.rte.ie/news/connacht/2018/0515/963716-barge/

Crowds annoyed at RAF Derwent Dambusters flypast mix-up
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-44143634

Only Battle of Britain Hurricane finds new home, will undergo rebuild
http://aerodynamicmedia.com/r4118-rebuild/

Shoreham air crash: Pilot Andy Hill denies manslaughter of 11 men
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44120620

Investigators examine wreckage after Offaly air crash
http://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0514/963335-offaly-plane-crash/

Airbus supporting A319 windshield blow-out probe
https://goo.gl/wfgrKT
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-44121377

Canadian C17 visits Leeds-Bradford airport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44093154

Undercarriage collapse on charter flight to Fair Isle
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-44142487

Asiana A330 slices vertical fin off Turkish A321
https://goo.gl/NTujYq

Black Arrow rocket replica under construction
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44066938

The Iron Bridge to be returned to its original colour
https://goo.gl/RoS5yz

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

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TV and RADIO

19/05/18 Channel 5 1830-1920
“Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht”

19/05/18 Channel 5 1920-2020
“The Queen Mary: Cruising with the Royals”

19/05/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Titanic: the New Evidence”

20/05/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“How to Build… a Nuclear Submarine”

21/05/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Derby to Grantham

21/05/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7”

21/05/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“The Secret Life of the Motorway” 1/3

22/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great British Railway Journeys” Boston to Menston

22/05/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Intercity 125: the Train that Saved British Railways” 2/2

22/05/18 Channel 4 2100-2200
“Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera”

22/05/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 3/6

23/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great British Railway Journeys” Hessle to York

23/05/18 ITV 2000-2030
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 4/6

24/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great British Railway Journeys” Middlesbrough to Hexham

25/05/18 BBC2 1800-1830
“Great British Railway Journeys” Newcastle to Lindisfarne

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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

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

01/06/18– Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway: Steam Gala & Real Ale Festival
03/06/18 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

01/06/18– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala
03/06/18 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

01/06/18– Churnet Valley Railway: Anything Goes Festival
03/06/18 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk

02/06/18– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Miniature Traction Engine Rally
03/06/18 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

02/06/18– Llangollen Railway: Railcar Gala
03/06/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

03/06/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

04/06/18 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“The Withered Arm – A Personal Journey ” by Howard Sprenger
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
www.hias.org.uk

04/06/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
“The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
“The Railways of Briton Ferry & District” by Martin Davies
Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

04/06/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Big Diesels in the Landscape” by Duncan McEvoy
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

Cheers, Howard.
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