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NETWATCH

Derby Station – mid July progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZEFH3zn07Y
Banbury Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L01VB-HhEqE
Swanwick Junction – Midland Railway Trust
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DURsyplSxRA
Golden Valley Light Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ4gzA_KbUE
(Martin Miller)

Milan Railway Variety Summer 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e20QxsxWprs
(Andrew Cook)

Cardiff 3 Stations rooftop Views, 26th Nov 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWs2f3FGgrI
Cardiff Central 2006 – over 20 movements in 20 mins
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6kNwdL7rS4
IET Cardiff to Didcot via River Severn, also trackside in July 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXJluyxYrQ
66250 unloaded at Newport Docks 18 years ago!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGdbVetM95A
1997 – busy freights, 37s/47s/56s and the Garw Guru in Wales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_e9B1wAwY
(Mike Wilcock)

Beattock: Duchess Territory
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEANJRP9oJg
60009 Zings Through Penrith at 70 mph+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2oRT4PY0Lw
Tyseley Locomotive Works Open Weekend, 1st July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nzmtJ2TLh8
LMS 48151 Gets a shove on the CME 14th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuLHIw_kndo
Dartmouth Steam Railway, 13th and 14th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRSvfROkmPk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQcrE54IY6I
West Shed open weekend,,46233 and 46203, 14th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VrYAhjtGZE
A Day With A Prairie The Llangollen Railway 14th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOTxsUW-8OI
The magic of Echills Wood Railway, Standard Gauge Weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHJkx9sfIKw
Midland 4F Class 0-6-0 No. 43924 at Keighley With Vintage Train, 8th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjvOsq8iMv8
Apedale Valley Narrow Gauge Preserved Steam Railway Tracks To The Trenches 2018
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miG1zGBOX_w
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37a7c23vjZI
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnQ3dBHX4DQ
Fleetwood Tram Sunday 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlVxWXYsK_8
Australian Trains: Steam Locos #3642 & #3529, Bowral to Picton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4Fn-Rv6XFc
From the Hills to the Countryside: Pacific National Freight 7PM5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADv4pkCeLw8
C509, C506, RL304, C504, 602, 48s34 & 44204, Beecroft, July 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9gJX0Qkr4o
Lindau island railway station with ÖBB 1144 – lovingly called Alpenstaubsauger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klLTBgWC3zE
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Smartron, Railadventure, HSL, TXL uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4zog0kH5nk
Tourist trains in South Korea – O Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVVxrnVP1GI
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Early reinforced concrete bridge at Kew gardens station
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/07/14/kew-gardens-remarkable-concrete-bridge/
Inspection of Structures
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/asset-management/
Rail tours in Scunthorpe Steelworks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ictAdAQHOms
Swindon Panel preservation group newsletter
https://mailchi.mp/7297ff2f3381/sxkv5a7hea-1392985?e=a2085e62d5
170th anniversary of Waterloo station
https://goo.gl/GPYMjU
Bluebell Railway newsletter
https://goo.gl/Se2ZBB
South African class 26 restored
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_vDBjhOfUw
Sound Transit (Seattle) travel guide
https://tinyurl.com/ybav5jkj
Hedjaz Railway
http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20180716-the-railway-that-united-islam
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

New “Spitfire” documentary – highly recommended
http://www.spitfiredocumentary.com/

The driving school for ‘flying cars’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-44881678

Britain’s seaside shelters – in pictures
https://goo.gl/5gAKvU

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IN THE NEWS

Hundreds of train cancellations blamed on World Cup final
https://goo.gl/o5XXAh

Record number of young people dying on railways
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44868659

Banking giant pulls out of blockbuster £1.2bn Network Rail arches deal
https://goo.gl/Rz6o9F

ORR safety report for 2017
https://tinyurl.com/y92u3fqu

Talgo to reveal site of potential UK train factory in “coming months”
https://goo.gl/RPn2ir

Govia Thameslink Railway introduces third timetable in two months
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-44823797

RMT/South Western Railway Driver Only Operation talks fail
https://goo.gl/y7zTvP

Disruption to GWR services on Sunday 15th July
https://goo.gl/tj3xVV

Train evacuated near Derby after fire beneath carriage
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-44875788

Windermere branch electrification suggested again
https://goo.gl/vvhahw

Plans for £200m north-east rail Scotland upgrade poised to progress
https://tinyurl.com/y92mllau

Disabled former MP stranded after new station’s lift failure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-44859727

Passengers advised of changed access into Queen Street station
https://goo.gl/9Lk24Z

Investigation launched after train carrying nuclear material ran stop signal at Kingussie
https://tinyurl.com/y9c3lx7v

Children ‘taking selfies’ on rail tracks as trespassing doubles
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-44863173

Series 2 of NYMR TV series commissioned
https://www.nymr.co.uk/news/the-yorkshire-steam-railway-all-aboard-season-2-news

35018 British India Line to visit Wensleydale Railway
https://goo.gl/ESKarF

Fire damage to Middleton Railway rolling stock
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-44838346

Vandalism on Volks Electric Railway
https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2018/07/17/vandals-wreck-volks-crossing/

Talyllyn railway proposals for new workshops
https://goo.gl/5RGC48

Vale of Rhiedol line reopens after lineside fires
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm

SEPTA to introduce Siemens built electric locos
https://goo.gl/TDznNi

MTA (New York) finish re-interlocking work
https://goo.gl/kPLKGN

Amtrak revives classic 1950s glass-domed train
http://celbestnews.com/travel/amtrak-revives-classic-1950s-glass-domed-train/

SBB challenges decision over operation of main line services
https://goo.gl/zSUSR4

Derailment in Egypt
https://goo.gl/sBttSe

Driverless train operation on Rio Tinto railway in Australia
https://goo.gl/qetmns

Southgate LUL station renamed after World Cup England manager
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44844999

Paris Metro stations renamed to honour world cup players
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44845752

‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ land train stolen from seaside resort
https://goo.gl/7C4Twb

Classic Aston Martin sells for record £10m at auction
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44831888

Boater accidentally drains Kennet and Avon Canal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-44869566

Launch of Attenborough polar research ship
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44828136

Discovery of ‘113-year-old Russian warship’ sparks goldmine hopes
https://goo.gl/mUf3pH

Battle of Britain RAF Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum dies
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-44895703

Open skies will ‘irrevocably damage’ air links – Aurigny
https://goo.gl/MJgd4v

Rolls Royce develops propulsion system for flying taxi
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-44840953

RAF touts potential of Protector programme
https://goo.gl/ay7Zch

Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44832235

British Airways 777 diverts to Singapore after engine failure
https://goo.gl/pbdEdN

E190-E2 makes London City debut en route to Farnborough
https://goo.gl/6L8DSD

Dozens injured in Ryanair aircraft loss of cabin pressure emergency
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44832235

Cancellations due to Ryanair pilots strike
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44860449

Light aircraft crash near Winchester
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44837946

Fire alarm at Heathrow airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44877663

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

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TV and RADIO

21/07/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Inside Bentley: a Great British Motor Car”

21/07/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys: India” 2/2 The north-east

22/07/18 BBC2 2330-0030
“Idris Elba: King of Speed” A history of car racing 1/2

23/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” West Wales

23/07/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams”

23/07/18 BBC2 2315-0015
“The Five-Billion-Pound Super Sewer” 1/3

24/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Llandeilo & Hereford

24/07/18 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Five-Billion-Pound Super Sewer” 2/3

25/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Blaenavon & Blenheim Palace

25/07/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

26/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Oxford

27/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Oakham to Cambridge

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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

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

03/08/18– Spa Valley Railway: Summer Diesel Gal
05/08/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

04/08/18 Severn Valley Railway: The Last Days of Steam
https://www.svr.co.uk

04/08/18– Weald of Kent Steam Rally
05/08/18 https://www.wealdofkentsteamrally.co.uk/

04/08/18– Great Bucks Steam & Country Fair
05/08/18 https://www.greatbucks.org.uk/

04/08/18– West Somerset Railway Association: Steam & Vintage Rally
05/08/18 https://www.steamrally.org.uk/

04/08/18– Great Central Railway: 50 Years Since the End of BT Steam (1)
05/08/18 https://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

04/08/18– Cromford Steam Rally
05/08/18 High Acres Farm, Dewey Lane, Brackenfield, Derbyshire (A615)

04/08/18– Peak Rail: 1940s Weekend
05/08/18 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

04/08/18– Llangollen Railway: 1960s Weekend
05/08/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

04/08/18– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out with Thomas
12/08/18 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

05/08/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

05/08/18 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Hornby Collectors and Vintage Tractor Day
http://www.mslr.org.uk

05/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Journey into the Past
http://www.festrail.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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