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NETWATCH

Rotherham Central Tram Train Project Progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbbbidq3KtM
Barnsley Interchange Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E199RUoZOSg
Wakefield Kirkgate Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLJ-du_Wxcg
Leeds Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVWQEn_Isb4
Doncaster Station with LNER and Azuma
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTv_VgVOmjI
Chesterfield Station return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUSoJ-NAvMg
(Martin Miller)

Slip Coach
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NEwrjQtrKo
45699 Struggles Over The Settle & Carlisle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=189g1HGvE6g
Steam Sunset
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N-EDKW6ook
Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, 50th Anniversary Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLtoXnjL2rg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ0eHH3H2MY
Colas 56 v DRS 377 Peak Forest, 29th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZosgttcciCc
Rocket, Turbinia & Azuma at the Discovery Museum Newcastle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yoda4_qj9E
Amerton Railway Summer Steam Gala 30th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QYnkVwnvrs
A Sunny Scotsman 60103 Flying Scotsman on The Yorkshireman, 30th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_Lwb0og1Iw
New Zealand Trains: The Tranz Alpine, Darfield to Waimakariri River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIg5ffe11ZI
“Farewell 3642” tour – Moss Vale – July 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H6T54mwGB0
Australian Steam Trains – K190 on the Echuca Overlander
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTOthv8FCZc
Steam, Diesel & Railcars haul Steam Ranger Heritage Railway May & June Cockle Trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zj9CkkH9qvQ
Ale by rail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpt09sU-npU
012 100-4 (01 1100) Nikolausfahrten ab Hamburg 2005 (HD)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RB2WDMb_rTw
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Railadventure 103 mit Unfallzug, Raildox, TXL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoX9RZ36MR8
TGV trains at Maison-Alfort
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQ6_LtI-o60
Driver’s View Melbourne Tram 59 Airport West to Haymarket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXxp7uYc0wo
N Scale Model Railroad built by the Maas and Waal Model Train Club in the Netherlands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkGezpNMKCo
RAF Lakenheath USAF F-15s 25th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xth36XDL5Ok
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

What Southern California ‘light rail’ looked like in 1911 and decades thereafter
https://goo.gl/maeG49
Blue plaque to be unveiled to commemorate Colonel Stephens
https://goo.gl/a7vLp4
15 years of Oyster cards in London
https://goo.gl/Tyw62z
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

3D maps of every Underground station
https://goo.gl/hGg2FI

Summer seasonal bus services in Hampshire…
The South Downs Rambler
http://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/page.shtml?pageid=1662
The New Forest Open Top Tour
http://www.thenewforesttour.info/
The Purbeck Breezer
http://morebus.co.uk/page.shtml?pageid=1653
Fun in the Sun at Lepe Beach
http://www.buscms.com/BlueStar2015/uploadedfiles/pdfs/b9/Bluestar9_Leaflet_Lepe_Beach_web-TT.pdf

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IN THE NEWS

Parliamentary report criticises British electrification policy
https://tinyurl.com/y9rq4ang

Lineside fires disrupt train services
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44662809
http://www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/cornwall_news/16322716._/

Testing of cutting-edge maintenance trains for Elizabeth line gets underway
https://goo.gl/Q269Pg

GTR Thameslink may loose franchise
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44671423

Planned cancellations on GTR Thameslink routes
https://goo.gl/QpnwD1

Rail signal chaos hits London Victoria commuters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44721415

South Western Railway users suffered “unacceptable” delays
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44726386

Greater Anglia to use Mid Norfolk Railway during introduction of Stadler rolling stock
https://goo.gl/B5eqMV

Tickets machines with human assistance launched in East Anglia
https://goo.gl/p5r1NW

Grand Central apply for more ECML paths
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/grand-central-submits-bids-for-extra-paths-1

Doubts over Trans Pennine Electrification
https://goo.gl/JR2L85

Northern resume operations on Windermere branch
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-44679921

49 degrees Celsius track temperatures buckle rail at Carlisle
https://goo.gl/JL2rzv

Coastal repair work on Cumbrian Coast Line
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/network-rail-tackles-the-tides-in-cumbria

New electric trains approved after windscreens changed
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/hitachi-class-385s-receive-windscreen-approval

Plans will breathe new life into Aberdeen station entrance and pavilion
https://goo.gl/cUjDZ5

Kildonan Railway Station to be saved after HITRANS backs down
https://tinyurl.com/yc2wgxba

North-east railway station destroyed in blaze gets ready to reopen
https://goo.gl/8tpz31

Electrification of the Cardiff to Swansea rail line could cost just a third of what was thought
https://goo.gl/gMmrHk

Government to discuss Aberystwyth to Carmarthen rail line reopening findings
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=122657

50th Anniversary of opening K&WVR
https://goo.gl/xyKVFb

Jools Holland OBE at Pecorama
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pwEd22uY8Y

Grant to aid expansion of Nevada State Railroad Museum
https://goo.gl/Ueyaf8

Amtrak start research on replacing Amfleet 1 series vehicles
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/amtrak-replace-outdated-amfleet-equipment/

Problems replacing a lifting bridge in Connecticut
https://goo.gl/iJ3ATG

EU audit condemns fragmented high speed networks
https://goo.gl/pXhNFm

Free travel on Sheffield trams for serving military personnel and veterans
https://goo.gl/9dwrp2

Transport bosses sign £72m deal to buy 27 new trams
https://goo.gl/F1dYyY

Customers urged to claim £321m from dormant Oyster cards
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44666832

Oriana cruise ship to leave service in Southampton
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44679975

‘I don’t want ships to kill me’: Marseille fights cruise liner pollution
https://goo.gl/RYv48N

Cabin pressurisation fault resulted in Lion Air 737 diversion
https://goo.gl/NwucW3

Ryanair cabin crew announce European strike dates
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44724052

WW2 pilot takes helicopter to make comrade’s funeral
https://goo.gl/RAdaVB

Plans for Hypersonic jet aircraft
https://goo.gl/ibnv1p

France retires last Mirage 2000Ns
https://goo.gl/E45sRs

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth,
Nick Wheat

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TV and RADIO

07/07/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Rail Restorations with Peter Snow” 5/5 The coaches come together

08/07/18 BBC4 2230-2330
“Hunting the Nazi Gold Train”

09/07/18 BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
“Mind the Gap: Britain’s Transport Divide” 2/2 Railways

09/07/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Jumbo Jet: 50 Years in the Sky” 1/2

11/07/18 BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
“Mind the Gap: Britain’s Transport Divide” 2/2 Railways

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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

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 Gloucester Warwickshire Steam Railway: Bus rally at Toddington
https://goo.gl/uSsCEF
https://www.gwsr.com/

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 Eastleigh and District Local History Society
Age Concern Hall, Romsey Road, Eastleigh, SO50 9AL
“HMS Raven (now Southampton Airport)” by Barry Chinchen
Starts 1930
http://www.eastleighhistory.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

18/07/18 Portswood Library Summer Evening Talks
Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton, SO17 2NG
“The Story of Southampton Docks” by Jack Wilson
Starts 1915, admission free

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

24/07/18– The War & Peace Revival
28/07/18 The Hope Farm, Paddock Wood, Kent
http://www.warandpeacerevival.com

25/07/18– Isle of Man Railways: Manx Heritage Transport Festival
29/07/18 http://www.rail.im

28/07/18– Blyth & Tyne Model Railway Society Railex NE
29/07/18 John Spence Community High School, Preston Road, North Shields, NE29 9PU
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.railexne.com

29/07/18– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Railway Folk children’s entertainment
31/07/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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