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NETWATCH

The Great Central in 1965 and 1966
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQsXzuGSGHc
(Martin Miller)

Locos move by road; D9521/D8137 Depart Barry 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFTAsuZgD_o
Coal trains to Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen 10 yrs ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9kXtCGX4RA
GM Gyrator Railtour 59103/201/206, Jan 97 in the snow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxO5Psfewcg
59103 onboard GM Gyrator Railtour 04.01.97
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6pjBjJjPqs
(Mike Wilcock)

British Titans – Mainline & Preserved Steam Scenes – 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ad0UbHKRTzY
Nothing But Tank Engines!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-h1RzFrK2E
Christmas Steam 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prNSfQIPqtc
Great Western Steam In The Gloom – Severn Valley Railway – 6th January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXbwOXt7hrw
Trains in Belgium: Schaerbeek / Schaarbeek Station, Brussels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGS_Y7ZI4gc
Dieselklassiker im Ruhrgebiet 2018/German vintage diesel locomotives
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ILfQh2zA9g
Altbelüfteter Ludmillasound – Lautstark und schwere Lasten über Deutschlands Schienen 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SUnYPimqGk
OO Gauge Shelf (Leftovers) Layout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xr2u3_nGO_0
The Kings Cross Layout Update & Running Session 06/01/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMIqovkdQFw
HMS Prince of Wales undergoes fitting out at Rosyth Naval Base, 29th December
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFi3bc2MSEg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

High and low use stations in Anglia
https://www.elystandard.co.uk/news/greater-anglia-busy-stations-revealed-1-5833993
Meldon Quarry
http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/meldon-quarry.htm
Funding problems for TfL
https://goo.gl/r274Mu
Bogies obtained for 10000 recreation
https://lms10000.co.uk/news/f/bogies—agreement-reached
Table 158 Photography
https://table158photography.weebly.com/
Rail Miles
http://rmme.railmiles.me/
Keighley Signal box to be moved for preservation
https://goo.gl/xUfRdz
Canadian Railway news site
http://www.okthepk.ca/index.htm
Ulster Model Railway Club
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-46619692
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Russian Abandoned Railroad Graveyard
http://englishrussia.com/2017/11/09/russian-abandoned-railroad-graveyard/
The A380 Fuel System
https://captaindave.aero/2017/09/07/the-a380-fuel-system/
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Awe-Inspiring Images From Underneath A Well-Worn USS Nimitz, The Navy’s Oldest Carrier
https://goo.gl/ubqtPr
Downing of CP Flight 21
https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/longform/bomb-on-board-canadian-airlines-flight-21
The Mysterious Saga Of America’s Hunt For A Stealth Special Operations Transport, Part 1
https://goo.gl/JdDnc8
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Axed rail routes may be reopened under new DfT plans
https://goo.gl/mvQic9

Camden Highline project
https://www.camdenhighline.com/

Rod Stewart makes film about massive 100ft model railway he built
https://goo.gl/X2838g
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Why Wolverhampton’s tram system was a nasty shock for horses
https://goo.gl/wJeRfi
(Spotter: Mike Price)

Flying a Spitfire around the world
https://www.silverspitfire.com/

The concrete blocks that once protected Britain
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-46348917

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IN THE NEWS

Bi-mode trains ordered to develop parcels traffic
https://www.railjournal.com/freight/bi-mode-parcels-trains-ordered/

Problems over launch of 26-30 railcard
https://www.itv.com/news/2019-01-02/passengers-face-long-wait-to-buy-new-railcard/

Hydrogen powered conversions of class 321 units
https://goo.gl/dTuKbB

South Western Railway ticket offices ‘shut for weeks on end’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46747682

Surrey train stabbing: Murder accused appears in court
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-46783061

Great Western electric operation extends west
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46735693
https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/gwr-electrics-extend-west/

Fire that destroyed listed building in Langstone is being treated as arson
https://goo.gl/bnW5Fe
Campaigners ‘over the moon’ as council orders rebuild of fire-ravaged Langstone railway 
cottages
https://goo.gl/uMJEs3

Northern 769 on test at Swithland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcuNaAe8SOU

Stolen railway detonators found dumped in Garston
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-46720237

Alstom coach delivered to High Speed Rail college in Doncaster
https://goo.gl/evp4od

Hexham train crash taxi ‘driven on tracks’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-46801912

Portrush station refurbishment for golf competition
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/open-portrush-leads-major-investment-15645582

Christmas train lights up Devon countryside
https://goo.gl/rWVtv8

Former Ventnor West station for sale
https://www.zoopla.co.uk/for-sale/details/50088848

Update on 46100 Royal Scot repairs
https://goo.gl/aXqUT3

Luxury coaches delivered to Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway
https://goo.gl/tY3WVd

Norway launches tenders for Oslo-Bergen operating contract
https://goo.gl/fvnXuG

Extra Eurostar service to Amsterdam
https://goo.gl/4QgrFH

Railpool order another 20 Bombardier Traxx locos
https://goo.gl/CqVV5D

HSB (German narrow gauge) train stuck in snow
https://www.nonstopnews.de/meldung/29142

Double tracking between St Gallen and St Margrethen approved
https://goo.gl/JSMuHk

Eight killed in collision on Denmark bridge
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46745652

Iarnród Éireann begins external recruitment for drivers
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0102/1019897-train-drivers/

GM locos delivered to Tunisia
https://goo.gl/CP1JqT

AMTRAK order more Siemens Challenger locos
https://goo.gl/i3ULBG

Fatal collision near Pretoria
https://goo.gl/Pw9uXT

‘Amsterdam’s new metro can be pulled through to Schiphol airport’
https://goo.gl/RJpbzd

No-deal Brexit fear prompts Solent councils’ motorway jam warnings
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46747684

Manston Airport to host lorry park trial
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-46758849
Operation Brock lorry park A256 trial ‘too little too late’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-46775722

Ramsgate port not ready for extra ferry services
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46774054

Brittany Ferries’ new cruise ferry takes shape
https://goo.gl/AfuM4J

£1 Million Funding for Maid of the Loch
https://goo.gl/8zdK89
Maid of the Loch slips back into water
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-46811391

Save the Falls of Clyde International Postpones Ship Move
https://goo.gl/tLvzZv

Containers swept of MSC Zoe in the North Sea
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46746312

Kegworth air disaster: 30th anniversary service to be held
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-46782519

Ryanair named as the worst short haul airline serving the UK (again)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46761330

Flybe rescued by Virgin and Stobart
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46834827

Corrosion concerns ground Ju-Air’s remaining Ju 52s
https://goo.gl/CWmCpt

Hawaiian operates last 767 flight
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/pictures-hawaiian-operates-last-767-flight-454833/

Spotters:, Brian Billing, Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

12/01/19 Channel 5 1800-1855
“Red Arrows: King of the Sky” 1/6

13/01/19 Channel 5 1740-1900
“Secrets of the World’s Busiest Airport” Hong Kong International 1/4

13/01/19 BBC2 1800-1900
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway: the Final Countdown” Crossrail 2/2

13/01/19 BBC4 1900-2000
“Indian Hill Railways” 1/3 The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

13/01/19 BBC4 2310-0010
“The Bridge: 50 Years Across the Firth” The Forth Road Bridge

14/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 6/20 Nova Scotia

14/01/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 2/4 Spain

15/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 7/20 Nova Scotia

15/01/19 ITV 2100-2200
“Pothole Wars” A look into the holes in our roads

15/01/19 ITV 2245-2345
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

16/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 8/20 Nova Scotia to New Brunswick

16/01/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 2/6

17/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 9/20 New Brunswick

17/01/19 ITV 1930-2000
“Trouble on the Tracks: Tonight” Rail fare rises

18/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 10/20 Quebec

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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

12/01/19 DEFine Modellers Day
Risley Memorial Village Hall, Derby Road, Risley, Derby, DE72 3SU
http://www.definemodellers.wordpress.com

12/01/19- Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition
13/01/19 Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre Lytton Way, Stevenage, SG1 1LZ
http://www.cmra.org.uk

17/01/19 Monmouthshire Railway Society
University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
1900-2100
“Mid & West Wales from Three Cocks Junction, from the SLS/Alan Jarvis collection
by Gerry Nichols
http://www.mrsoc.co.uk

18/01/19- London Model Engineering Exhibition
20/01/19 Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY
http://www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk

20/01/19 Astolat Model Railway Circle – Guildford Model Railway Exhibition
Surrey Sports Park Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, GU2 7AD
http://www.astolatmrc.co.uk

21/01/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Southampton Part 3” by Gordon Adams
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

26/01/19- Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
27/01/19 Barton Perveril College, Chestnut Avenue, Eastleigh, SO50 5BX
http://www.southamptonmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com

26/01/19- Erith Model Railway Society Exhibition
27/01/19 The Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH
http://www.erithmrs.ukmodelshops.co.uk

26/01/19- Normanton & Pontefract RMS Model Railway Show
27/01/19 New College, Park Lane, Pontefract
http://www.nprms.co.uk

26/01/19- Kendal Model Railway Club Exhibition
27/01/19 Kendal Leisure Centre, LA9 7HX
http://www.kendalmrc.org

31/01/19 Barry and Penarth Railway Society
The Conservative Club, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2EZ
1930-2200
“Review of 2018 and more” – Mike Wilcock

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