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NETWATCH

Manchester Piccadilly Station variety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7sfj7vH6Vg
Preston Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRlrj2Pu1fY
Oxenholme Station Mixed Traffic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNwH10WKd38
Rudyard Lake Steam Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36Izg3xW8WY
Derby Station – moving on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFj9_57Uh5Q
(Martin Miller)

IEPs Rainbow and Paddington livery, HSTs and Arriva. Rooftop view Cardiff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldh1F3imw1k
4 x 37 FNW Farewell Railtour. Preston-Blackpool May 2000 Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLWqeaz6jFM
37421/419 Carnforth – Barrow. Open widow view. 18yrs ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlG70tcKx0k
IEP and steam with Lord Dowding in Cardiff again, June 16th
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65MCy9oZ91E
(Spotter: Mike Wilcock)

33209 makes History as it growls towards Oxenholme, 22nd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI6S_UImz28
60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’, ‘The Scarborough Flyer’, 23rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr-gx73H6U8
Two Class 50’s roaring up The South Devon Banks on The Mazey Day Cornishman, 23rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j_e0eVY-3I
WCR Class 57s Nos. 57314 & 57316 on the Windermere Line, 26th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlEnzy4AX_0
LMS 45699 Barks up Shap on the Cumbrian Mountain Express, 23rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=It_Et6bDLVg
50th Anniversary In The Sunshine Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RUFzs9Rs-s
Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam Railway Festrail Hunslet 125 Gala June 2018
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usGUfaP76ds
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RwsWeP5KM4
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSQDGNkN9kc
Fotosafari Teil 2 – Abends auf dem Dach des Stellwerkes Hackerbrücke in München
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLmgr5MEG9I
24 009 Ibbenbüren – Bad Iburg 26.09.2004
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThStChtej2o
Güterverkehr im Blockabstand – Züge im Maintal – Centralbahn Sonderzug, WLE, TXL, Retrack uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5ZQtIuDhtE
150 Jahre Elsenztalbahn – Sonderzüge und Eindrücke vom Fest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa4771U576U
Metro de Paris – Ligne 4 – En route vers l’automatisation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W1fbo8IBQnE&feature=youtu.be
3801 – “A Steam Train Passes” – Out Takes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCjQ_Yn0FoA
White & Progress Rail livery LDPs on MP9: Adelaide Hills Rail Movements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1MNkddz1kA
SAR YX141 leads Pichi Richi Railway Charter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjlGezG1m8M
Australia: Rockhampton’s Steam Tram
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLeB1ZCBqUc
Ballarat Trams from 1965. Digital Remake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dinQ7UqFrpc
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Totally Models 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iWy8A2I-Qo
Avro Lancaster over the National Memorial Arboretum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxJpTbWb_68
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Unbuilt Southwark Railway terminus
https://goo.gl/eRfpnt
Planning considerations over NRM expansion
https://goo.gl/z7q26F
SBB engineering works
http://fahrplan.sbb.ch/bin/help.exe/en?tpl=showmap_external
Swiss Railways PSUL (Passenger Services over Unusual Lines)
https://goo.gl/XNymv2
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Britain’s Railways Then & Now – Southern Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pcb-mMVdZg

Model Railroading With Jack Burgess Ep. 2 Research It
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVgUOjMo_l8

4 bedroom detached house for sale at Glyndyfrdwy with quite a view!
https://goo.gl/uDHDCt

The Stirling Aircraft Project
http://stirlingproject.co.uk/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Heat restrictions slow down trains
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/06/26-heat-restrictions-slow-down-trains.html

Alstom plans for Hydrogen powered class 321
https://goo.gl/ufQdRu

“Failing taxi system” used by GTR Thameslink for ferrying train crew
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44626041

Protection for GTR Thameslink staff
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-44614824

East Coast train line back under public control
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44590366

Stagecoach hit by £85.6m loss after being stripped of East Coast franchise
https://goo.gl/92rvXE

Call to reopen Ironbridge to Birmingham railway line
https://goo.gl/meJfMR

Vintage car museum plan revealed for Derby eyesore warehouse
https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-vintage-car-museum-friar-1714036

Trespassing selfie-takers see Derbyshire rail crossing close
https://goo.gl/GUUfX9

Manchester electrification ‘accelerating’ after Amey takeover, with 9 days of closures ahead
https://tinyurl.com/ydz35uth

Run-away of RRV at Bradford
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/runaway-of-a-road-rail-vehicle-at-bradford

Plan to reopen station near Knaresborough development
https://goo.gl/FY8UbD

First of 98 new trains set for North East railway firm arrive in UK
https://goo.gl/bQ2Dqx

Points failures caused Glasgow Central train cancellations
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-44637584

Breich Station closure is platform for £2.4m redevelopment
https://goo.gl/xEMe2p

Aberdeen councillor: Train fares could plummet if operators switch to green fuel
https://tinyurl.com/yaway2za

Traffic congestion to be eased by plans to create more space at Oban ferry terminal
https://tinyurl.com/y9xhe6do

Major rail works between Aberdeen and Inverness will run 24/7
https://tinyurl.com/y8kvxuga

ScotRail volunteer named Scottish Gardener of the Year
https://goo.gl/Kg28Zi

Cyclist ‘beats’ train from Edinburgh to Inverness after leaving it too late to bring bike on
board
https://tinyurl.com/yblc45o6

£100m rail test complex plans for Neath valley
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44575812
https://goo.gl/khrrAq

Heatwave continues to cause delay to NI railway network
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-44640127

Update on 60163 Tornado repairs
https://www.a1steam.com/2018/06/22/repairs-update/

Channel Tunnel power failure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-44593293

ProRail to map one million trees, cut down those too close to tracks
https://goo.gl/k3Shx7

Norway claims new world record for mobile connectivity in a tunnel
https://goo.gl/dZKMnC

South African Road/rail bus developed
https://goo.gl/Wns2rb

Oil train derailment and pollution in Iowa
https://goo.gl/CMVJzM

BLS exercise option to buy long distance EMUs
https://goo.gl/5cyit7

Brienz Rothorn Bahn loco & coach to visit Snowdon Mountain Railway in September
http://www.swissrailsoc.org.uk/Snowdon_Rear.jpg

Alston gain contract for fitting ETCS to SBB Pendilino units
https://goo.gl/iSMyqi

On train detection of wheelflats
https://goo.gl/2dSRMT

Chinese company to build hybrid engineering locos for Berlin S-Bahn
https://goo.gl/siQk3i

Derailment on Mariazellerbahn near St Polten
https://goo.gl/mBnp2K

Security to be increased at some DART stations north of Dublin
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2018/0622/972390-iarnrod-eireann/

Historic tram tracks to be removed as part of Burton Bridge work
https://goo.gl/pL1yn6

Bus drivers talk of strikes if ‘exhausting’ schedule stays
https://goo.gl/MSk3pN

Tiny Cromarty ferry swamped after A9 crash
https://goo.gl/tWDs8E

Waves cancels flights until September
https://guernseypress.com/news/2018/06/26/waves-cancels-flights-until-september/

Power failure at Manchester Airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44622233

Surplus energy rides the ‘gravity train’
https://goo.gl/2UR6fH

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

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TV and RADIO

02/07/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury” The Caledonian

02/07/18 BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
“Mind the Gap: Britain’s Transport Divide” 1/2 Buses

03/07/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury” The Worcester & Birmingham

04/07/18 BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
“Mind the Gap: Britain’s Transport Divide” 1/2 Buses

04/07/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury” The Kennet & Avon

04/07/18 Channel 4 2000-2030
“Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow” 5/5 Coaches come together

05/07/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canal Walks with Julia Bradbury” The Llangollen

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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

Until Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 50th Anniversary 8 Day Gala
01/07/18 http://www.kwvr.co.uk
https://goo.gl/8QeQTC

30/06/18– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Teddy Bear Days
01/07/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

30/06/18– GCRN Model Railway Show
01/07/18 http://www.gcrn.co.uk/events/2018-events/model-rail-1/

30/06/18– Llangollen Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
01/07/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

01/07/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

01/07/18 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Bus & Coach Rally
http://www.e-v-r.com

01/07/18 Peak Rail: Behind the Scenes Day
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

02/07/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
Railway Walk
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

02/07/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Toy Train to the Clouds” by David Charlesworth
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

06/07/18– South Devon Railway: South Devon 1940s Festival
08/07/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

06/07/18– East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular
08/07/18 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

07/07/18 Railway Heritage & Local History Afternoon to remember the Wath railway disaster
LNER/Rowms Lane Social Club, Swinton, S64 8AE
Large car park or 10 min walk from either Swinton or Mexborough stations
Presentation by Mike Brearley, film, slides, accounts of events
Meet the survivors session, static display, free minibus to the accident memorial
1200-1600
Admission: £5 (concessions: £3)
Tea, Coffee, Hot roast sandwiches, real-ale bar

07/07/18– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas
08/07/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

07/07/18– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: The 1940s Experience
08/07/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

07/07/18– Hollowell Steam 2018
08/07/18 http://www.hollowellsteam.com

08/07/18 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Land Rover Day
http://www.mslr.org.uk

09/07/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
Berkshire Fire and Rescue – At Newbury Fire Station
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

11/07/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
Summer Social
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/

13/07/18– Apedale Light Railway: Tracks to the Trenches
15/07/18 http://www.ww1-event.org

14/07/18 Cromford Canal: Jaguar car display
http://www.cromfordcanal.info

14/07/18– Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground Weekend
15/07/18 and Mechanical Organ Gathering
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

14/07/18– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
15/07/18 http://www.e-v-r.com
15/07/18 Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Alton Bus Rally
https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

15/07/18 Peak Rail: Midlands Lotus Owners Club
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

17/07/18 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1830, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
Booking advised
https://is.gd/2NGod0

19/07/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
“Heritage Railways of NZ and Australia” by Dave Stevenson
Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/

20/07/18– Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Weekend
22/07/18 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

21/07/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

21/07/18 Ebbw Vale Classic Bus Display
http://www.ctpg.co.uk/events/

21/07/18– Masham Steam Rally
22/07/18 http://www.mashamsteamrally.com/

22/07/18 Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Summer Gala
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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