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NETWATCH

Derby Station – many hands
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oasMlxWvV-4
Derby Diversions at Langley Mill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpYqkh2qb54
Derby Station – forging on
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlxQW6Z2eFU
(Martin Miller)

Crich Tramway Museum, 1962
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSQTcrZ4I9Q
Great Central Railway End of BR Steam Gala, 4th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuMz_jqU1yQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypwM94lD0SE
Llangollen Railway, 1960s Weekend, 4th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JOEBwP_VIs
Vintage Trains Day Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, 5th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0s66f09Iqo
45699 Galatea & 47245 The Fellsman, 7th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAQdXJt-d3c
Freight Trains at Heworth – GBRf Class 66s and Colas Class 70, 8th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL0R18s9B4A
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Railway Model Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UBLGRt8EJE
12 Historik Mobil 04.08.2018 Zittau Oybin Jonsdorf 99 713, 99 555
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9vbTuPCcFQ
Güterzüge zwischen Würzburg und Fürth – Hödlmayr, GySEV, ÖBB, RTB uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsiMKacFuNg
001 150 fährt auf der Ammerseebahn, 5th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebvwy6w7amM
TGV Réseau Duplex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4qKbM9CGHM
Japan Trains: Not Just Shinkansen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze4AIRSiG7I
R711 – Steamrail Northern Weekender – June 2018
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_idOWDHw7Oc
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPsasIBev60
Aurizon Locomotive Transfer on PM9: Southline Rail Movements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B91H5KqXHIQ
Australian Trains: SSR Coal & Crawfords Services at Thornleigh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvkvAXnzIbI
Melbourne Tram 58 West Coburg to Flemington Rd
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r3H-2GEie8
1940s, ’50s, & ’60s British Buses – Archive Cine Footage – Omnibus Bus Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-toy4BIouM
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Timetable chaos – 150 years in the making
https://goo.gl/sLpXnK
Photographing Hong Kong trams
https://goo.gl/tzgn5z
Left luggage service
https://stasher.com
Spa Valley Diesel Gala
https://goo.gl/2P9TsL
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

50049 and 50007 The Dub and Grub railtour, Old Hill
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ttQuSFzGF8
Hundreds of classic cars left to rot (scrappage scheme graveyard) 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Taf7o9sOFkc
The Motorcycle with Airplane Engine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnDKsFeRGbQ
The Bluebird Project
http://bluebirdproject.com/
(Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

NR offers its final Class 31s for sale
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/nr-offers-its-final-class-31s-for-sale

Create Railway Customs Areas to avoid congestion post-Brexit, RDG says
https://tinyurl.com/yd5fvvft
Rail firms plan freight checkpoints to soften hard Brexit scenario
https://goo.gl/pWwB5C

RAIB report on derailment of a container train at Ely North Jn, August 2017
https://goo.gl/ZkerdJ

Southend Victoria line to receive 19km of new overhead wires as part of £46m upgrade
https://tinyurl.com/y8e6yjgb

South Western Railway halt strike for further talks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45133154

Network Rail electrification plans stalled after council rejects bridge removal bid
https://tinyurl.com/y8t2ebte

Permission sought to build East West Rail Phase 2
https://goo.gl/nRVfkK

Testing disabled features on new Greater Anglia rolling stock
https://goo.gl/uVE2K1

The HS2 rail project is out of date and out of control. But it can still be halted
https://goo.gl/6Z34PF

‘Shocking’ photos show children on level crossing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-45099112

Controversial plans for major freight rail hub near Wolverhampton facing inspection
https://goo.gl/5ra7Tt

Chapeltown’s Victorian railway station up for sale
https://goo.gl/WXKfCv

Rail campaigners accuse Scottish Government of ‘broken promises’ over North train journey times
https://tinyurl.com/y79nbum5

Network Rail to create 200 jobs in Scotland
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-45101571

Network Rail to open £4m Baillieston railway bridge two weeks early
https://goo.gl/jjH1Md

Rapid snowmelt played part in Loch Eilt train derailment
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45096224

Stromeferry bypass timetable is released
https://goo.gl/WiW41E

Lineside fire on Swanage Railway
https://goo.gl/Vrswes

6233 to visit Swanage Railway in October
https://goo.gl/47giAC

Electrical systems ordered for 2007 “Prince of Wales”
https://goo.gl/6NkDhq

Tender purchased for Tornado
https://goo.gl/PXQ58Q

Ashton Court Miniature Railway may be closed by Bristol City Council
https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids/i-am-horrified-popular-family-1866854

Brienz Rothorn Bahn loco and coach to visit Snowdon
https://snowdonrailway.co.uk/a-swiss-locomotive-comes-to-snowdon/

Building a world heritage tunnel in Switzerland
https://www.railengineer.uk/2018/08/06/building-a-world-heritage-tunnel-in-switzerland/

CD Cargo orders multivoltage locos
https://goo.gl/jpKMMi

Long Island Rail Road level crossing safety upgrade work completed early
https://goo.gl/cpx4DN

New caustic soda wagons introduced in Russia
https://goo.gl/Vkczsx

Transport West Midlands issue tender for 50 battery trams
https://goo.gl/BE9KfG

Rare Collier micro-car to be restored at Tettenhall museum
https://goo.gl/zJ1aGx

Problem ferry out of service twice during Cowes Week
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45141803

Swiss firm halts Ju 52 flights after fatal Alps crash
https://goo.gl/MhHcwg

Jet Airways 737 in aborted take-off incident from Riyadh taxiway
https://goo.gl/7EmwLd

Airbus sets flight endurance record with Zephyr UAV
https://goo.gl/EAhxHG

ATR formation heads for Tehran to beat sanction deadline
https://goo.gl/CCfQK5

Eighteen killed in Russian helicopter crash in Siberia
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2018/0804/983102-russian-helicopter-crash-siberia/

Light aircraft crash in California shopping car park
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45080978

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

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TV and RADIO

12/08/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Flying Across Britain with Arthur Williams” 2/4

12/08/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Hidden Britain by Drone” 2/4

15/08/18 BBC4 2200-2300
“Timeshift: The Nation’s Railway – the Golden Age of British Rail”

16/08/18 BBC Radio 4 0930-0945
“Did the Victorians Ruin the World” Cars

16/08/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera”

16/08/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“Shock and Awe: the Story of Electricity” 1/3

16/08/18 BBC4 2200-2300
“Impact! A Horizon Guide to Plane Crashes”

16/08/18 ITV 2245-2345
“easyJet: Inside the Cockpit”

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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

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

20/08/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Buses and trains” by Steve Wimbush and Chris Spencer
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

23/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Rock & Roll @ Tan-y-Bwlch
http://www.festrail.co.uk

23/08/18– Great Dorset Steam Fair
27/08/18 http://www.gdsf.co.uk

24/08/18– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Island Steam Show
27/08/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

24/08/18– South Devon Railway: Bank Holiday Rails & Ales
27/08/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

25/08/18 Bourneville Model Railway Club Exhibition
The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, B31 5EU
1000-1630
http://www.bournevillemrc.co.uk

25/08/18– Earls Barton Transport Show
27/08/18 http://www.earlsbartontransportshow.co.uk

25/08/18– Nene Valley Railway: Branch Line Running
27/08/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

25/08/18– Stapleford Miniature Railway: Open Weekend
27/08/18 http://www.fsmr.org.uk

25/08/18– Leek & Rudyard Railway: Lollipop Specials
27/08/18 http://www.rlsr.org

25/08/18– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: 1950s Weekend
27/08/18 http://www.e-v-r.com

26/08/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Journey into the Past
http://www.festrail.co.uk

26/08/18– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Heritage Transport Festival
27/08/18 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

26/08/18– Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Middy Projects Progress & Music
27/08/18 http://www.mslr.org.uk

31/08/18– North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
02/09/18 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

31/08/18– Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala Weekend
02/09/18 http://www.wllr.org.uk

01/09/18 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening
Advance booking required
http://www.e-v-r.com

01/09/18– Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Model Weekend
02/09/18 Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

01/09/18– West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend
02/09/18 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

01/09/18– Nene Valley Railway: Pacifics Weekend
02/09/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

01/09/18– Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala
02/09/18 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

01/09/18– Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary
08/09/18 http://www.rail.im

02/09/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

03/09/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Time Machine Visits Midland Metals” by Steve Armitage
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

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