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NETWATCH

Worksop Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pclgfBw5YRA
Retford Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iuiM0DCD0o
Derby Station – Striding forward
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5YII6DvHGw
(Martin Miller)

46590 Leander and 60103 Flying Scotsman, 19th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSB7Q6Lgaz8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSIE0X1cBS8
Bluebell Railway, Branch Line Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XD41FrZ5WYs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvUgED2eQb0
A Sunny Afternoon At Bolton Street East Lancashire Railway, 19th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct_dl3toLQ0
SVR Diesel Festival, 19th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbRUna5tWDs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xCKkPZlZ7I
The First Day Of The Virgin Trains Pendolino Services to Blackpool North
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXzBy4HG70g
Dampfspektakel 2018 Rund um Trier mit 01 202, 01 1075 usw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIDzGuHmB5k
DR 1993 – Reichsbahn-Flair in Triptis mit Dampf und Diesel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cu8FWG68fv4
Moscow Monorail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4Wa6qjCxxU
British Columbia – Kamloops – May 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdrvwMMXZoE
Steam Hauled Mixed Train – VGRs Victorian Colonial Express
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo0npcObZWw
2018 Hunter Steam Festival
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KER1JaQc5M
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OCqzbCRcuE
New Zealand Trains: The Tranz Alpine departs Greymouth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQQwC_nXGg4
Gold Coast Tram Stage 2 Trackside Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xESMJfFIpSM
Brockwell Lane Layout update May 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-vBj85M9Lg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Scots-Gaelic railway map uncovers meaning of station names
https://goo.gl/kW3opS
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Columbine II Air Force One Restoration
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je7sTk1oQMs
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

All The Stations – The Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXNym2JgUgY

Why a Model T was driven to the top of Ben Nevis
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-44003271

Database of international mining information
https://www.nmrs.org.uk/mining-database/

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IN THE NEWS

Great Northern, Southern and Thameslink trains cancelled
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-44188947

How did it go so wrong for Govia Thameslink?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44236185
Grant Shapps calls for GTR to lose franchise immediately
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44235645

Windsor & Eton station renamed Harry & Meghan Central
https://goo.gl/kckubP

First electric train travels between Birmingham and Bromsgrove
https://goo.gl/RKkmv8

Northern rail services: Passengers advised of major changes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44171522
Think London’s trains are bad? Look at the great northern train fail
https://goo.gl/bxGykN
Northern rail blocking Twitter complainers ‘adds insult to injury’
https://goo.gl/wCKtP8

Network Rail reveals a tiny piece of track history
https://goo.gl/BrnPPy

Wales’ rail and Metro franchise to be run by KeolisAmey
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44221184

Put ditched electric rail £430m into Welsh transport, say MPs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-44168633

Mechan to ship first order to the Americas
https://goo.gl/mu8TtV

Friar Gate Bridge, Derby, 20th May 2018 – improvement works Completed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpzS-EjJInA

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Contract was ‘poor deal for council’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44224940

Centuries-old ferry service under threat of closure
https://goo.gl/dP3RZC

New vessels for Brittany Ferries UK-Spain routes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44238826

Cross-Channel hovercraft Princess Margaret scrapped
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44236076

Last surviving British Dambuster crewman on board Lancaster as it flew over Derbyshire
https://goo.gl/8ud8xp

BMI Regional suspends Southampton-Munich flights
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44202564

Qatar Airways returns to Gatwick
https://goo.gl/x1a1i2

Saudia A330 makes emergency landing with nose gear up
https://goo.gl/Sef1jQ

MH370 search to end 29 May
https://goo.gl/k8pZ7e

WW2 bunker found under Middlesbrough back garden
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-44226852

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince, Alan Rushworth, Roger Smith

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TV and RADIO

26/05/18 Channel 5 1955-2115
“The Dambusters at 75: What Happened Next”

27/05/18 BBC4 2030-2130
“How to Build… a Jumbo Jet Engine”

27/05/18 BBC4 2130-2230
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” 1/3

28/05/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station: Windsor Wedding Special”

28/05/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“The Secret Life of the Motorway” 2/3

29/05/18 ITV 2320-2350
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 4/6

30/05/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canals: the Making of a Nation” 2/6 Geology

30/05/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“Indian Hill Railways” 1/3 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

31/05/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“City in the Sky” 1/3 Departure

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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

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

29/05/18 Bishopstoke History Society
St Paul’s Church, Fair Oak Road, Bishopstoke, SO50 6DA
“The Itchen Navigation”
1400-1600, free entry, all welcome
https://www.facebook.com/BishopstokeHistorySociety/

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

08/06/18– Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala
10/06/18 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

08/06/18– West Somerset Railway: Diesel Gala
10/06/18 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

09/06/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Snowdonian Limited
http://www.festrail.co.uk

09/06/18– Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Special Engine Month
10/06/18 http://www.mslr.org.uk

09/06/18– Chesterfield Railway Modellers: Peak Model Railway Exhibition
10/06/18 The Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
http://www.chesterfieldrailwaymodellers.co.uk/

10/06/18 Friends of King Alfred Buses: Archive film show with Rob Foxon
Winchester Discovery Centre, Jewry Street, Winchester, SO23 8SB
The British Transport Commission & Nationalised Transport
Starts at 1400
Refreshments will be available at the Discovery Centre cafe
Tickets: £8.00 from the Discovery Centre Box Office (01962 873603)
https://www.kingalfredbuses.org.uk/article.php?page=FilmShow

10/06/18 South Devon Railway: Trains and Triumphs
http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

10/06/18 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: British Legion Fun Day
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

Cheers, Howard.
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