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NETWATCH

Derby Station – onwards and upwards
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jyd-41tXKg
Rotherham Central Station the old and new order
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qbl2qRDsfks
Meadowhall South with Tram Trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taFRDZFwUJw
Stagecoach Supertram Birley Lane
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBGe4IG9fWA
Meadowhall Interchange Tram and Trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orXphiYnPds
Stagecoach Supertram Nunnery Square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwknWfu0JQE
Stagecoach Supertram Fitzalan Square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO4b42vBZGY
Stagecoach Supertram Herdings Leighton Road
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QT1BuqLvZA
(Martin Miller)

Rail Photographs From The First Half of 2018 – Steam, Diesel & Electric
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840Clq06Qrw
A trip to the Swanage Railway July 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsRNIEUBK9Y
45690 Leander & 47237 at Preston and Carlisle with The Fellsman, 24th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6-2M2SRTCs
Delivering The Goods – 9F 92212 – Mid Hants Railway, 28th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tq1ohG1mR04
Barrow Hill roundhouse, 28th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULf4TYMIgcI
Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Heritage Diesel Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvkkSAdExZM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKXGsWYRy4Y
LMS 45699 Whistles through Helwith bridge on the Dalesman, 30th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87jcpgYR1HU
(5043) ‘The King Of Castles’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvi1PuG5S3Y
Australia: Sydney’s Great Steam Train Race 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQ7bz2nzztE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s719NGjIdQ4
421 transfer- Junee to Casino – August 1996
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVjI0T3VnLo
NT76 leads the Afghan Express: Mid North Rail Movements Edition 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QbNq7udR9cA
Australian Trains – The Indian Pacific at Homebush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cpFbq7tFiE
Bush Mill Railway Port Arthur Tasmania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7tmP7nNixk
Güterverkehr auf der Koperrampe – Leonardo da Vinci, Scotch, Albert Einstein uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-JO3s0qO_M
Dampfzug Zillertalbahn, Lok Nr. 5 fährt von Jenbach nach Mayrhofen, 28th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8gu0DlIjOA
RER E trains in Paris-Est station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rX5ILfTyiM8
Model Railway with Marklin Model Trains in Z Scale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ojvlwFRJ_g
Sturovo to Sahy (Slovakia) – Driver’s Eye View
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5V4Mveg78A
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Great Western Sleeper as viewed by Vogue magazine
https://www.vogue.co.uk/article/friday-night-with-raven-smith-night-riviera-sleeper
Threlkeld Quarry photocharter
http://www.steamingaroundyorkshire.co.uk/Pages/2018/july18/27th.htm
In praise of the Bombardier Q400
https://goo.gl/PfpiQK
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Mike Morant continues to add to his extensive gallery of railway photographs
https://mikemorant.smugmug.com/

How Frequently Will Crossrail Trains Run?
http://londonist.com/london/transport/how-frequently-will-crossrail-trains-run

The UK’s first disabled air display team gets ready for take-off
https://goo.gl/MHr8VW

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IN THE NEWS

Residuary inspections of redundant railway structures to continue
https://goo.gl/JZxGyT

GBRf buy more second hand locos
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/gb-railfreight-buys-more-locomotives

DB Cargo recruitment
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/07/db-cargo-uk-launch-new-recruitment-drive.html

Official letter describes ‘toxic’ nature of DOO
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/07/31-official-letter-describes-toxic-nature.html

ORR criticism of Network Rail timetabling process
https://inews.co.uk/news/rail-watchdog-slams-network-rail-timetable-failings/

Talks agreed on third day of South Western Railway strike
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45017787
Talks to avert South Western Railway strike collapse
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45045026

Alliance Railways open access bid between London and Southampton rejected
https://goo.gl/aiJ2MA

Railway signalman’s artistic talent kept alive with exhibition 12 years after his death
https://goo.gl/pcekur

New GWR Class 800 IETs make first journey to Devon
https://goo.gl/Ge9oK5

Britain’s golden age of rail starts at Windsor
https://reaction.life/britains-golden-age-rail-starts-windsor/

Wolverton railway works to be demolished for homes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-45010777

Electric train service to Bromsgrove started
https://goo.gl/r7L1nf

Schoolboys left injured after playing near rail line to sue over the ‘psychological trauma’
they suffered
https://goo.gl/1aabQr

Northern: Many cancelled services resuming after timetable chaos
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-44997743

First body shells for LNER Azuma units arrive at Newton Aycliffe
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/hitachi-s-azuma-production-starts-at-newton-aycliffe

Ministers misled over BT Police being absorbed into Scottish Police service
https://goo.gl/ecqLnK

Stirling station footbridge works set to start
https://goo.gl/n38uWR

Aberdeen-Dyce rail enhancements on-track for successful completion
https://goo.gl/hk6H5m

Roadtesting ScotRail’s new train reveals many changes
https://goo.gl/jHfvkM

Extra trains for Papal visit
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/pope-francis-ireland-visit-sees-14954813

Mid Suffolk Railway using diesels due to fire risk
https://goo.gl/U1SFtN

Channel Tunnel car shuttle delays
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-44991557

Nene Valley Railway resumes steam operation
https://goo.gl/A2sgue

More vandalism on Swindon and Cricklade line
https://goo.gl/Q4r9P9

Welshpool cattle dock to be restored
http://www.countytimes.co.uk/news/16382232.welshpool-40k-heritage-project-set-to-start/

Gelert returns to traffic on the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway
https://goo.gl/Ak2jN2

First apprentice taken on by Talyllyn Railway
https://goo.gl/nW2Jep

German Government aid for electric train operators
https://goo.gl/QTL7hQ

Uppsala station flooded
https://goo.gl/MzZqGn

Animal repellent approved for use on NS
https://goo.gl/6SE1iQ

More investment in railways around Vancouver
https://goo.gl/55jURV

Study into high speed rail line between Vancouver, Seattle and Portland
https://goo.gl/m8QTSS

Sun Rail service in Florida extended
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/passenger/single-view/view/sunrail-heads-south.html

Coastal Pacific service on New Zealand South Island to restart in December
https://goo.gl/FWecBp

Hampshire bus crash: Boy, two, among 13 injured
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-44991227

CCTV shows joyriders crashing stolen bus
https://goo.gl/jxwwhT

Car fire closes Blackwall Tunnel
https://goo.gl/i2gjyr

Jaguar hit by trade war as China sales slow
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45026053

Duterte crushes £4m worth of luxury cars in Philippines
https://goo.gl/7g2sJG

Isle of Wight ferries hit by adverse weather
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/16384647.isle-of-wight-ferries-hit-by-adverse-weather/

Final inquiry report fails to solve MH370 mystery
https://goo.gl/BzukEh

More Ryanair strikes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45011688

Mexico plane crash: All 103 people on board survive
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45027112
https://goo.gl/VnLmEK

Air Vanuatu ATR 72 skids off runway at Port Vila
https://goo.gl/Fy5E7b

Spotters: Howard Benson, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps

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TV and RADIO

05/08/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Flying Across Britain with Arthur Williams” 1/4

05/08/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Hidden Britain by Drone” 1/2

06/08/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Handmade: Metal”

06/08/18 BBC2 2315-0015
“The Five-Billion-Pound Super Sewer” 3/3

07/08/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Handmade: Glass”

08/08/18 BBC4 1930-2000
“Handmade: Wood”

08/08/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Mechanical Monsters”

08/08/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“M1: the Motorway that Made Britain”

08/08/18 BBC4 2200-2300
“Timeshift: Building the Gap – How the Sever Bridge Was Built”

08/08/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“Timeshift: Sailors, Ships & Stevedores – the Story of British Docks”

08/08/18 Channel 5 2305-0005
“Britain’s Craziest Commutes”

09/08/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

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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

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 Vehicle 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

16/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Jazz in the Park
http://www.festrail.co.uk

17/08/18 Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Punch & Judy Shows
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

17/08/18– Bristol Model Engineering & Model Making Exhibition
18/07/18 http://www.bristolmodelengineers.co.uk

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

18/08/18 Imberbus 2018: Routemasters between Warminster Station and Imber
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/?p=23720

18/08/18– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Fire Engine Rally
19/08/18 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

19/08/18 Spa Valley Railway: 3CIG & 73140 Push/Pull Day
https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

19/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Journey into the Past
http://www.festrail.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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