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NETWATCH

Baslow Station The Hope Valley Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmcUubQPpDA
Edale Station The Hope Valley Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLfYHMWwGk
Chinley East Junction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vluuUA6cpY
Peak Forest Revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgQA6jufcvY
Derby Station – a hive of activity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FDWaPWlXk4
Stagecoach Supertram – Hollinsend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JS0D0ukKw30
Stagecoach Supertram – Bamforth Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHWZ5nl0yvA
Stagecoach Supertram – Castle Square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJCk5YqDwg4
(Martin Miller)

B1 1264 leaving Grosmont
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lR_Xse3_DIw
60009 Attacks Sapperton Bank! The Cotswold Venturer, 16th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45hkIwqIEoU
45212 and 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’, ‘The Lakes Express’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtc3B0ZIHuM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bprNGj0_RIY
Legends of Industry Gala at the Tanfield Railway, 16th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clV0M_X9ozk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHuiBbmM5o
35028 ‘Clan Line’ Does Battle With Rattery & Hemerdon Banks! The Cornishman, 17th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrQ98bfBqmM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2t6AVOKKB2U
Dean Forest Railway, Royal Forest of Steam Gala, 17th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL24hLMrfuw
GWSR, SR 35006 P&O & GWR 7903 Foremarke Hall, June 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKnPy4lX1f8
48151 with The Dalesman at Carlisle, 19th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkgUsnyofoQ
Mit der Dampflok 44 1486 rund um Altenbeken 25 05 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KCmkRhkds4
Die Angelnerbahn Kappeln – Süderbrarup Lok 654F Sommer 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0VfNYJyo7g
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Albatros, TXL, RHC, HSL, Feuertaurus, 151 086 uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkClYmJEA8k
310.072 “Kafemlejnek” fährt von Stupno nach Radnice
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dc4eBzISHos
Rail trespassing in Moscow, Russia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfTVCq2KERs
Steam trains of Chanteraines Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58D-AKBTvpw
Australian Trains: After Sydney’s Great Train Race; Return To Central
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMYQanSxjB4
5910, 3642, 3801 & 3112 – Darling Harbour – 1991-92
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2EihvHcon4
PN Freight 6MP5 rescues failed 4PM6 in the Adelaide Hills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqzIS2ydcuM
Southbank Tram Depot 2 Days Old
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7RU2b5U8Kc
A visit to the South Downs Light Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQD94yOTUgE
Model Railway Event, Great Central Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNdbtypbWOM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dPd20IYPKg
The Superb Porsche Model Railway Layout inside the Dream Factory Museum in HO scale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny016wzO1Po
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Thames Valley Rail Pastors
https://goo.gl/4FRa6K
Passenger numbers drop
https://goo.gl/z9RV21
The end of railway privatisation?
http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2018/06/15/is-rail-privatisation-dying
Killingsworth Billy may date from 1816
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-44482970
Quietest stations on London Underground
http://www.cityam.com/287559/these-10-emptiest-tube-stations-london-underground-network
Historic Chesil and Portland shipwrecks
https://goo.gl/KNX33T
Odd reasons for traffic delays
http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/37992363
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Merced Falls: Water, Power, and Mills
https://goo.gl/5Qq16Q

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IN THE NEWS

GBRf purchase stored class 56s
https://goo.gl/YDM52W

Railway graffiti: Props, respect and death
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44523953

CEO of Govia Thameslink Railway resigns
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44497080
https://www.railstaff.uk/2018/06/15/gtr-boss-steps-amid-timetable-woes/
New CEO apporinted for GTR
https://goo.gl/Z54ihu

TfL unveils class 710 EMUs for London Overground
https://goo.gl/WYo61W

Crossing misuse at Poole
https://goo.gl/q2JDcM

Plans for Wareham footbridge rejected
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-44485533

Topsham building sold for £404,000
http://www.itv.com/news/2018-06-17/former-railway-property-sold-for-404-000-at-auction/

Fire in HST power car at Plymouth
https://goo.gl/TrbCjK

Severn Tunnel closed for electrification works
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-44493847

Restoration at Lowestoft
https://goo.gl/UxyKZC

Viva Rail units for Bedford-Bletchley line
https://goo.gl/aEqYnW

‘Major milestone’ in Northamptonshire railway upgrade reached
https://goo.gl/VGFwsz

New Trans Pennine multiple unit unloaded at Southampton Docks
https://goo.gl/pYi7vB

Northern rail: ‘Ministers warned of timetable chaos’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-44550682

West Coast Railways provided Windermere branch service during Northern suspension of service
https://goo.gl/XB2Qxo

Long-forgotten WWII bomb damage found under rail bridge
https://goo.gl/H69QWd

Contract awarded for resignalling of Aviemore and Pitlochry
https://goo.gl/fzQMLW

ScotRail’s ‘Happy Trains’ to start running on Saturday
https://goo.gl/xqrZLh

ScotRail train to be named after MND campaigner
https://goo.gl/ZwyG7W

Scotrail bidding for 153 coaches for cycle traffic on highland lines
https://goo.gl/xhgbpf

Hydrogen trains call for new Wales and Borders franchise
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-44495836

Mid Hants Railway looking for a Steam Locomotive and Carriage Fitter
https://goo.gl/FJSgR6

Wizarding tour leader needed by NYMR at Goathland
https://goo.gl/B4dQjo

Derailment on Welsh Highland Railway
https://goo.gl/u8EfBa

Derailment on Snowdon Mountain Railway
https://goo.gl/ne57LZ

Kansas City Southern orders 50 locos
https://goo.gl/drD6o5

Rolls Royce fit new power packs to 3 Irish Rail 22000 class railcars
https://goo.gl/Gu4FNU

New Grain wagons enter service in Germany
https://goo.gl/znSyGF

SNCF reform legislation adopted
https://goo.gl/nmxfyr

Project for electronic identification of wagons in Spain
https://goo.gl/ff7bti

CN maintenance budget for Quebec announced
https://goo.gl/B2CqRg

Man arrested over Southgate Tube station explosion
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44547726

Here’s What The New Piccadilly Line Trains Will Look Like
https://londonist.com/london/transport/new-tube-trains

Invitation to tender for Tyne & Wear Metro rolling stock issued
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/nexus-invites-bidders-to-build-new-metro-fleet

New depot to be built for Welsh Metro
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/06/11-new-depot-to-be-built.html

Child born on a Paris RER train offered free travel for 25 years
https://inews.co.uk/news/world/french-baby-free-travel-train/

Collision between tram and bus at Edinburgh airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-44485529

Finland’s capital gives away its old trams
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-44520212

Gardens to be cut back for extra bus lanes in Dublin
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0612/969925-dublin-bus-routes/

British Airways cancels 2,000 ‘incorrectly’ cheap tickets
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44546400

Prototype DH Mosquito restored
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-34923134

Bristol Sycamore helicopter returns to Weston-Super-Mare
https://goo.gl/hfnRcQ

Norwegian electric aircraft
https://goo.gl/W8SDgB

Frankfurt airport overtakes Schiphol in air connectivity rankings
https://goo.gl/KuHzVG

A330neo arrives at Lisbon as route-proving begins
https://goo.gl/uKNDGE

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

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TV and RADIO

25/06/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Rolls Royce: the Rise and Fall of a Great British Brand”

27/06/18 Channel 4 2000-2030
“Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow” 4/5 A royal coach

29/06/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Building Britain’s Canals” 3/3

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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

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– 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– Shillingstone Station: Steam Up!
24/06/18 http://www.shillingstone-railway-project.org.uk/

23/06/18– Nene Valley Railway: Travelling Post Office Demonstrations
24/06/18 http://www.nvr.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: Icons of Steam – Royal Scot
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

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– 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

Cheers, Howard.
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