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NETWATCH

Derby Station all change
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8mj1OKbrgw
(Martin Miller)

Too Hot For Steam! Lineside fires on the Severn Valley Railway + The Lakes Express
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxxF0BNiyZA
35018 British India Line with The Scarborough Spa Express at York on 5th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6MIEphtBGE
60103 Flying Scotsman & 37669 with The Waverley, 8th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usKRBerquBo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsAtHiqR3SI
Moving tribute at the Severn Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByROx9ZCktY
60009 ‘Union of South Africa’, ‘RAF100’, 10th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSAq7DVg8rU
A run from Welshpool to Llanfair Caereinion & Back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS3oifvZ9Mg
Great Cockcrow Railway Steam Festival 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY6V0XLp4X8
Australian Trains: 3642 Farewell Special
Picton-Bargo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKMync0NSGA
Bargo-Yerrinbool: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0CIb91RxLg
Yerrinbool-Mittagong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEHTR5RPPdM
Farewell 3642! New South Wales Steam Trains ft. 3526
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOixDv6JR6U
Mt Victoria Great Train weekend, 26th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNuJDdnO6yE
Aurizon Locomotive Transfers on SCT Freight Trains in the Adelaide Hills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpwEDvLtbNs
Steam locomotive cavalcade Hersbruck 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7xqrtIvJ0Q
Entry and exit of the morning Nightjet with car in Munich Hbf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqq3caZn7zk
Lokportrait Dampflok 99 773
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjtzf8B7C0c
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Retrack/VTG, PKP Cargo, TXL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ccakEi6TLw
01 0509 auf Thüringer Wald Runde, 9th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sit5qBAKMMQ
Nathan K3H-AU-L locomotive air horn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5Z04Nj16OM
Tramway d’Orléans
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCMYb7egXoI
Historische Busse auf der Linie 44 in Stuttgart am 1. Juli
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGtzMHIAguo
Southport Airshow 8th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5or6DS4orA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Securing a future for one of England’s longest disused railway tunnels
https://goo.gl/oAsi2H
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Death under the arches: the businesses at risk due to rail sell-off
https://goo.gl/KNxF8h

Friar Gate Bridge, Derby. May 2018 – Improvement works
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud9GdavcHro

Rail Tube: Rail news from around the net, from around the world
http://railtube.info/

Using roads to make power and toilet paper
https://goo.gl/ddfJfX

Recommended: railway-themed (slightly) with excellent beers and burgers in Eastleigh
https://www.steamtownbrewco.co.uk/

Kestrel Railway Books’ mystery pics are about to be updated again – recognise any of them?
https://www.kestrelrailwaybooks.co.uk

The latest (2018) Journal of the Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society has a 12-page article
on the never-built Southampton extension of the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton Railway – copies
are available from the society for £5 including postage
http://www.hias.org.uk/focusjournal.htm#Journal

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IN THE NEWS

Rail firms forced to abandon winter timetable changes
https://goo.gl/iKWtHr

South Western Railway workers to strike on eight days
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-44819786

Waterloo’s 170 years old and lays claim to Britain’s longest serving railway worker
https://tinyurl.com/ya5jjv3s

Northern passengers to receive special compensation after May timetable chaos
https://goo.gl/3FcoeM

Changes to services via Glasgow Central low level and Newton
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/news/changes-services

Work on Aberdeen-Dyce railway line upgrade now over half complete
https://tinyurl.com/y8djn54b

A whisky tour with Rail & Sail
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/blog/whisky-tour-rail-sail

Morocco to launch Africa’s first high-speed train before end of 2018
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/13/c_137320648.htm

Bangladesh starts Padma Rail Link construction
https://goo.gl/3ymFdr

Concept plan for Canberra to Eden railway
https://goo.gl/xX4Cg3

Man drove car sitting on bucket and steering with pliers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-44819316

Colombia’s tragedy road bridge demolished
https://goo.gl/CmQm88

German WW2 U-boat wreckage found off Galicia by Spanish divers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44741045

Two injured in Isle of Wight light aircraft crash
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44810306

Hi Fly to show off A380 at Farnborough
https://goo.gl/uBU8AU

Iconic aircraft touch down in Hampshire after flying over London to mark RAF centenary
https://goo.gl/MsuzDS

CSeries renamed as Airbus A220
https://goo.gl/ULkwxj

Boeing secures ‘797’ trademark
https://goo.gl/uiAfm4

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

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TV and RADIO

14/07/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Canal Journeys: India” 1/2 Karala

15/07/18 Channel 5 1855-1955
“Titanic: Draining the Wreck”

16/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Metropolitan to Pinner

16/07/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Jumbo Jet: 50 Years in the Sky” 2/2

17/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Greenwich

17/07/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“The Return of Flying Scotsman”

17/07/18 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Five-Billion-Pound Super Sewer” 1/3

18/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Stratford (London)

18/07/18 ITV 2250-2320
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

19/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” London’s West End

20/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” London

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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

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– The Foxfield Railway: Summer Steam Gala
22/07/18 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk

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

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

23/07/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“The London Underground – some historical buildings on its route” by Paul Joyce
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

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

27/07/18– Gloucester Warwickshire Railway: Heritage Diesel Gala
29/07/18 http://www.gwsr.com

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

02/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Jazz in the Park
http://www.festrail.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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