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NETWATCH

Derby Station Project progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uByxClrLz68
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww9fb_W_ZDA
Kenilworth Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pidLbiFsJKs
Coventry Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgT2R6jHrfY
Birmingham International Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9AzMk8ttW4
Leamington Spa Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5QcmQAKpnE
East Midlands Parkway revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgOZ3rjC-YI
Market Harborough Station progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8I4Ut8sCg
Wellingborough Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-9Sto-qktE
Leicester Station Freight & Passenger Trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TXPZA6r6CY
(Martin Miller)

Double-Headed Jubilees Storm Beattock
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6oLyA0XiIg
BIL heads to the Seaside 35018 British India Line on The Scarborough Spa Express 31st May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwJvhgxVrck
35028 ‘Clan Line’ Blitzes Whiteball! The Torbay Express, 3rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gN7aoVmVXQ
A Day With A Hawksworth Hall East Lancashire Railway 30th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eex_6ABGkPs
Bulleid Pacific To North Wales 2nd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEmUsub-UJM
Black Five 45212 at Surbiton and Guildford 2nd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGeDpAmbz1Q
48151 with The Dalesman, 4th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=212d4WZcG9o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZEjw5x0iCw
The four years leading to 2857’s centenary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQDkpNxst-k
Eardington station 150 celebrations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MANtX5gyNFQ
Llanberis Lake Railway, 28th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUZDqyeIAhc
Bank Holiday at The Romney Hythe & Dymchurch Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr6HQ9zN5E8
Australian Trains: 6029 to Mount Victoria; Strathfield-Parramatta
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxXazxQcOFE
C510, C509, G513, C506, C507 & C505 – Beecroft – June 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RM0w3KYkqmY
Inbetriebnahme Triebwagen BDe 4/4 Nr. 13 Buckow Kleinbahn 02.06.2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH8pLbg_UIw
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – CTHS Ludmilla, mgw Vectron, Kaiser Franz uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfoxMDalMVU
Lyon Tramway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlVv2vFBl1Y
NWVRT 2018 Running and Open Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWBOttV8Ak
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Clan Line on the Torbay Express, 3rd June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNmExJInUDk
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1752/41654293395_97d129c077_b.jpg
All current documents relating to rail franchising at the Department for Transport
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/rail-franchising
Hitachi view of bi-mode rolling stock
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2018/06/07/what-next-for-bi-mode-trains/
How railway timetabling works (in theory)
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/how-rail-timetabling-works/
BML2 pressure group demand more money for South East Railways
http://www.bml2.co.uk/the-news/236-south-east-demands-a-bigger-trainset.html
An American view of UK mainline steam
https://goo.gl/5Mh2FA
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

A postcard from the past – Leawood Pump House
https://vimeo.com/144336519
Willington Power Station Cooling Towers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBpuipU5rPY
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

50007 Eardington Bank, 19th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPDyU3k4zok
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Steam era working timetable reprints
http://wttreprints.uk/

I want the Derby Canal Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOpNKLaq_mg

Future Transport: ready for takeoff or overhyped?
https://goo.gl/Jcnz8f

Inside Liverpool’s derelict art deco dream factory
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/liverpool_littlewoods_building

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IN THE NEWS

Government inquiry into May 2018 timetable changes
https://goo.gl/9YdL6w

Train torture: What’s gone wrong with your rail journey?
https://goo.gl/yLuqqk

Govia Thameslink provides taxis to get pupils to GCSE exams
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44395131

Vandalism to stored 700 units at West Worthing (which is why the sidings were closed in the
1980s!)
https://goo.gl/t4kbvk

Planning permission opposed for Wareham footbridge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-44346478

Bridge lift over railway south of Ely completed
https://goo.gl/gbiyhw

Class 717 units unveiled
https://goo.gl/TFC9mK

Virgin Trains ‘sorry’ for Louis Smith ticket check
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-44411414

Invitation to tender for East Midlands route issued
https://goo.gl/DyqwCD

Is a driver shortage messing up Northern trains?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44356993

ScotRail records lowest rate of skip stopping since records began
https://goo.gl/K51Fdt

Seagull trapped overnight in stabled Scotrail coach
https://goo.gl/Vv4PwZ

More stop gap 365 units delivered to Scotrail
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/06/07-more-stopgap-class-365s-arrive.html

Boost for St Andrews rail campaign
https://goo.gl/ZhJ6sh

Network Rail completes £1m Ayr viaduct refurbishment
https://goo.gl/Bhk1gM

ScotRail signals boost for north train services
https://goo.gl/rvqA54

KeolisAmey reveal new-look Wales trains and services
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44316772
Rail operator KeolisAmey to create 130 jobs with Wales move
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44390077

Timetable of improvements for Wales and Borders franchise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44355934

Some sense in the Newport to Ebbw Vale rail link saga at last
https://goo.gl/esnwK9

New trains to be rolled out across North Wales lines early next year
https://goo.gl/QvEKwU

DB Cargo 66136 to visit Midland Railway Centre gala
https://goo.gl/11ELRd

Bittern arrives at Margate for covered storage
https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/news/bittern-arrives-at-margate

4SUB and Merseyside class 503 unit moved to Margate for storage and restoration
https://goo.gl/s8vD9z

P2 locomotive company asks for expressions of interest to build the boiler for 2007 Prince of
Wales
https://goo.gl/1FPjWQ

Vintage Trains reach £800,000 target for setting up TOC
https://www.stratford-herald.com/87194-full-steam-ahead-new-train-company.html

Changes to locos displayed in Highley “Engine House” museum.
https://goo.gl/tufBHr

Chinnor & Prices Risborough to reopen to Princes Risborough on 15th August.
https://www.chinnorrailway.co.uk/product.php/196/princes-risborough-platform-4-opens

Corris Railway Gala
https://goo.gl/Xn3eE1

Brienz Rothorn Bahn loco to visit in Snowdon Mountain Railway in September
https://goo.gl/53yNwU

Italians shocked by man’s selfie after train accident in Piacenza
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44356361

AMTRAK to upgrade diesel loco fleet
https://goo.gl/CnEHnh

White Pass and Yukon purchased by Carnival Cruises
https://goo.gl/b9Dddh

First of 200 General Electric locos delivered to Canadian National
https://goo.gl/QHruzP

Agreement reached to rebuild railway line to Churchill, Manitoba
https://goo.gl/oYe46g

Canadian Pacific train crew paydeal
https://goo.gl/iBjt5D

Canadian railways woo scarce workers
https://goo.gl/j73huu

New loco for Stern and Hafferl in Austria
https://goo.gl/ZwJQRp

Hyundai to supply 52 new multiple units to Taiwan
https://goo.gl/wo454h

Work starts to reopen line in New Zealand
https://goo.gl/n37koj

Cairngorm funicular to close for one month
https://goo.gl/tZdP8W

End of paper tickets on Croydon Tramlink
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/06/trams-in-croydon-will-go-cashless.html

CAF win tram orders from Sweden, Germany and Luxembourg
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/caf-group-wins-new-tram-contracts-worth-e100m/

Hornby secures £18m lifeline
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/06/06/hornby-secures-18m-lifeline/

Captain Cook’s Endeavour replica comes ‘home’ to Whitby
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-44335848

Heathrow Airport: Cabinet approves new runway plan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-44357580

‘Lucky’ escape for Isle of Wight golf club crash pilot
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44349390

BA to use Qatar jets on Gulf and Indian routes
https://goo.gl/Mc6Adv

UK’s first F-35s touch down at Marham home
https://goo.gl/kdhYjw

Aer Arran stop operating to Aran Isles
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0606/968591-aer-arann-aran-islands/

Emirates consider windowless aircraft
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44383220

TSB cites pilots and visibility for WestJet incident at St Martin
https://goo.gl/4xn9Mo

NTSB gives details of 2017 Shorts crash as video surfaces
https://goo.gl/3kKrwk

USS Arizona Memorial At Pearl Harbor Closes Indefinitely Due To Structural Concerns
https://goo.gl/4fudBV

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

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TV and RADIO

09/06/18 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Building the London Underground”

10/06/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” 3/3

10/06/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“Timeshift: The Golden Age of Coach Travel”

10/06/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” (1)

10/06/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” (2)

10/06/18 ITV 2220-2250
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 5/6

11/06/18 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great American Railroad Journeys” Los Angeles

11/06/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canals: the Making of a Nation” The workers

12/06/18 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great American Railroad Journeys” Boston

12/06/18 ITV 2100-2200
“Flights from Hell: Caught on Camera” 1/3

13/06/18 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great American Railroad Journeys” Plymouth to Nantucket

13/06/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canals: the Making of a Nation” Engineering

13/06/18 Channel 4 2000-2030
“Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow” 2/5 Isle of Wight

13/06/18 ITV 2000-2030
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 6/6

13/06/18 Channel 4 2230-2335
“How to Start an Airline”

13/06/18 BBC4 2330-0030
“Indian Hill Railways” 3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

14/06/18 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great American Railroad Journeys” New Haven to Vermont

14/06/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“City in the Sky” 3/3 Arrival

15/06/18 BBC2 1900-1930
“Great American Railroad Journeys” Montreal

15/06/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Building Britain’s Canals” 1/3

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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

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

13/06/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Broad Gauge Part 2” by Brian Arman
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/

15/06/18– South Devon Railway: Ticket to Ride – a ‘Sixties Celebration
17/06/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

15/06/18– North Norfolk Railway: Diesel Gala
17/06/18 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

15/06/18– Great Central Railway: Model Event
17/06/18 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

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

16/06/18– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Surrey Border & Camberley Weekend
17/06/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

16/06/18– Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway: Model Railway Expo
17/06/18 http://www.exbury.co.uk

16/06/18– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line
17/06/18 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

16/06/18– Mere Model Railway Exhibition
17/06/18 Mere Lecture Halls, Salisbury Street, Mere, BA12 6HA
1000-1600 (both days)
http://www.mererailwaymodellers.co.uk

16/06/18– Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Special Engine Month
17/06/18 http://www.mslr.org.uk

17/06/18 Epping Ongar Railway: Fathers’ Day Classic Car Show
http://www.eorailway.co.uk

17/06/18 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fathers’ Day
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

18/06/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Trains Buses and Ships in 2017” by Justin and Terry Foulger
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/06/18 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/

21/06/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
The Old Engine House, Dock Road, Sharpness, Berkeley, GL13 9UD
“The Hixon Rail Disaster” by Richard Freeman
Free entry, tea, coffee and biscuits but donations encouraged
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk/

22/06/18– Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hunslet 125
25/06/18 http://www.festrail.co.uk/content/publish/specialevents/547.shtml

23/06/18 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1115 and 1415, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
Booking advised
https://is.gd/2NGod0

23/06/18– Nene Valley Railway: Travelling Post Office Demonstrations
24/06/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

23/06/18– Romsey Model Railway Exhibition (rescheduled from March)
24/06/18 Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
http://www.rdrms.com/

23/06/18– Romsey Signal Box Open Days
24/06/18 1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

23/06/18– Perth Model Railway Exhibition
24/06/18 1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
http://www.perthmrc.com

24/06/18 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Special Engine Month
http://www.mslr.org.uk

24/06/18– Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: 50th Anniversary 8 Day Gala
01/07/18 http://www.kwvr.co.uk
https://goo.gl/8QeQTC
Including:
25/06/18– Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Gala
27/06/18 http://www.kwvr.co.uk

28/06/18– Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society Railex NE
29/06/18 John Spence Community High School, Preston Road, North Shields, NE29 9PU
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.railexne.com

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

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

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

Cheers, Howard.
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