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NETWATCH

Derby Midland Station Renaissance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiNiRiG2mdM
Erewash Valley Diversions at Ilkeston Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SzLlt9_CZg
Clay Cross – Mixed Traffic and Diversions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6PX8d3u7TM
(Martin Miller)

DRS Open Day. 30 locos at Crewe July 21st 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dsXq691vbYI
(Mike Wilcock)

Stone blowing on the GWSR PWay
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2siBJW8y54
WCR Class 37s Nos 37668 & 37516 Start Up and Departure – Carlisle 26th June
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPu2qj8QJgU
GWR Domination The East Lancashire Railway 20th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12B728r4BgM
Severn Valley Railway, ‘Western Region Mixed Traffic Day’, 21st July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO6Gwry2tD0
LMS 48151 Close call at Oxenholme on the CME 21st July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoE-fif9J-E
45690 Leander with The North Wales Coast Express through Frodsham and Helsby, 22nd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa_ocaWNVng
8F 48151 with The Welsh Mountaineer plus Black 5 44871, 24th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjHNlAFeyvs
One of the world’s oldest working steam locomotives withdrawn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHsYoC7Z4rA
Around The Lötschberg Tunnel Switzerland, June 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyzBO7s_kPo
Lübeck – Travemünde-Strand 91 134 am 18.07.1998 DB Nostalgie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gvk-ISFczc
Zugverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Dampfsonderzug, HSL, TXL, Centralbahn uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8-t4Apm7us
Bad Salzungen (Thüringen) 2017 4K UHD (mkv)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP0pXT0oiCo
Alco & Triple Streamliner lead SSR empty Grain Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA047YBS-7M
Five C classes haul SSR Grain Train to Crystal Brook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=372Z0kVp5So
Paris Metro – Line 5 – Bobigny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8H_K1RYMRE
Heaton Park Tramway 22nd July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtBVrI11EvM
Domain & Toorak Rds Then & Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XEi70yGtq8
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Settle & Carlisle Web Cams
https://www.foscl.org.uk/content/ribblehead-and-kirkby-stephen-webcams
TfL network maps with station toilets
http://content.tfl.gov.uk/toilets-map.pdf
Looking back at the Clockwork Orange (Glasgow Subway)
https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/history/look-back-at-glasgows-subway-11238921
Foxfield Gala video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95v74R7NYFs
http://www.steamingaroundyorkshire.co.uk/Pages/2018/july18/22nd.htm
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Chiba Urban Monorail (suspended type)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qyo8Qjc8dc
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

On This Day, Friday 27th July 1990, the last Citroen 2CV rolled off the production line
http://www.365daysofmotoring.com/showonthisday/article/14485
(Spotter: Ross Hardwick)

The mega-machines helping China link the world
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-41206772

Pyongyang’s stunning subway stations – in pictures
https://goo.gl/HYKa2s

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IN THE NEWS

Most overcrowded services revealed as passenger numbers plummet
https://goo.gl/xyto31

Minister stops sale of undertrack arches
https://goo.gl/WB2uxj

Crossrail breaks budget by £590m
https://goo.gl/zcNWLK

Plans to split up Great Western franchise scrapped
https://www.railstaff.uk/2018/07/25/plans-split-great-western-franchise-scrapped/
https://goo.gl/7VoLrp

South Western Railway to renegotiate franchise contract
https://goo.gl/uraVuU
https://goo.gl/2PC2FY

Signalman with 44 years’ service sacked after taking 20-minute break following six-hour
non-stop shift
https://goo.gl/e6EyYb

Child seen lying over edge of Trowbridge railway platform
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-44916009
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-44924264

Support for Portishead Line reopening remains high after survey
https://goo.gl/KLmFZX

Lightning strikes cause rail chaos across East Coast
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-44978970

Testing starts of first TransPennine Express Nova 1 trains
https://goo.gl/wRN18C
https://goo.gl/TsA3dT

Notorious level crossing in Grange set to be closed for good
https://goo.gl/S2u9nQ

Age of the train delayed by wrong kind of carpet
https://goo.gl/cxZGjD

Long-delayed new ScotRail trains to debut on Tuesday
https://goo.gl/SFyrjU

Latest round of trespass issues for Flying Scotsman
https://goo.gl/RB8ewc

6201 Princess Elizabeth progress report
https://6201.co.uk/index.php/2018/07/22/positive-steps-forward-for-6201-repairs/

Lineside fire on Gloucestershire-Warwickshire Railway
https://goo.gl/BNBynZ

35006 suffered a broken spring
https://goo.gl/tRqZJ3

Heritage railway proposal for Sheffield
https://goo.gl/easVxB

Group is chuffed with plans for railway museum
https://goo.gl/eTUD2N

Unprecedented investment set for Norway’s railways
https://goo.gl/8p2tU3

Fatal accident involving US steam tour
https://goo.gl/krXopU

SNCF order next generation TGV stock
https://goo.gl/JFdSRS

Damaged Friesen swing bridge to be replaced by DB
https://goo.gl/wXVbiY

First electric train reaches Jerusalem
http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/main-line/first-electric-train-reaches-jerusalem.html

Malaysia now looks to postpone, not scrap, high-speed railway with Singapore
https://goo.gl/GfW1A3

High temperatures on LUL tube lines
https://goo.gl/Q2QVV7

Tourist trains on Docklands Light Railway
https://goo.gl/WA9zcw

Route changes affecting Wessex Buses around Bristol and Bath
http://www.focustransport.org/2018/07/rotala-wessex.html

Bus accident near Overton
https://goo.gl/eV5RaU

20mph speed limit on trunk roads in inner London
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44935036

UK heatwave shuts part of Leeds & Liverpool canal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-44886776

Guernsey Airport to consider freezing charges to airlines in bid to help fares
https://goo.gl/DyLCFu

Disruption at Cork Airport due to burst wheel on business jet
http://www.rte.ie/news/munster/2018/0722/980364-cork-airport-disruption/

RAF Scampton to be sold off
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-44936234

Airbus Zephry solar plane to fly for 120 days
https://goo.gl/NHuieY

Air China blames Trent 1000 issue for Brisbane suspension
https://goo.gl/q2qu9s

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

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TV and RADIO

30/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Kent

30/07/18 BBC2 2315-0015
“The Five-Billion-Pound Super Sewer” 2/3

31/07/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” East Grinstead to Guildford

31/07/18 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Five-Billion-Pound Super Sewer” 3/3

01/08/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Woking to Walton-on-Thames

01/08/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

02/08/18 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Hampton Court to Teddington

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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

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

Until 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 Barnstaple District Model Railway Exhibition
Christ Church, Bear St, Barnstaple, EX32 7BU
1000-1600
https://barnstaplemrc.weebly.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 Gala
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

06/08/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Sheffield-Dore Widening in Pictures” by Ted Hancock
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Jazz in the Park
http://www.festrail.co.uk

10/08/18– Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas
12/08/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

11/08/18 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1115 and 1415, Adult: £7.50, Child: £3
Booking advised
https://is.gd/2NGod0

11/08/18 Bressingham Steam Museum: East Anglia Garden Railway Show
http://www.bresingham.co.uk

11/08/18– Spa Valley Railway: Teddy Bears’ Weekend
12/08/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

11/08/18– Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Big Engines Visiting Weekend
12/08/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

11/08/18– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam & Vintage Weekend
12/08/18 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

11/08/18– Epping Ongar Railway: Vintage Steam Rally
12/08/18 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

11/08/18– Great Central Railway: 50 Years Since the End of BT Steam (2)
12/08/18 https://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

11/08/18– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Diesel Locomotive Weekend
12/08/18 http://www.e-v-r.com

12/08/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Teddy Bears’ Outing
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

12/08/18 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Moving the Mail – TPO
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

12/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Journey into the Past
http://www.festrail.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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