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NETWATCH

SRPS Diesel Group Winter Gala 2018 at Bo’ness
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTHssSqjji4
(Andrew Cook)

Tank Engine Beauties
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1ajxt_LLkc
45596 ‘Bahamas’ Mainline Return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yo4_hxtVfE
Trains at Carlisle on 9th January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbtI6mgE44I
Days Like These!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8YySqLIOGk
NCB Blue – Bagnall “Empress” at Blaenavon – 30742 Charters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5knD_v4hJGA
Swiss Trains: Rhaetian Railway – Climbing the Bernina Pass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Gnsa3VX1o
Schnee und 2x 52.80 mit 1800Tonnen Kohlezug Plandampf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0l7tUlIrTKQ
Update – 12.1.19 – Katastrophenfall und Schneechaos in Südbayern
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pv4iNdN9zvY
Christmas in Colorado – Durango & Silverton
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qvxVxL4lEg
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvhFF_IUFLU
A little low relief
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEhmx48ByG0
Various continental modelling videos
https://www.youtube.com/user/marklinofsweden/videos
Nice tramway – Line T1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlLXMaldlwk
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Air traffic control using Iridium satellites
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46841641
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Will New Train Guidelines Improve Speeds? Not So Fast
https://goo.gl/7WEhPu
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

0Z77 43162 Ex-Works 43005 Back to Back Test Run Laira to Laira via Newton Abbot 10th January
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlh-9tdIYE4
SS United States Conservancy
https://goo.gl/b6b34e
Calypso set to sail again!
https://goo.gl/ADxKLc
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Langstone ‘railway’ cottages which had nothing to do with Hayling line
https://goo.gl/zBZPir

Kew Gardens private underground railway
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2018/01/10/kew-gardens-private-underground-railway/

San Francisco’s Older BART Trains Might Be Turned Into Housing Units
https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/san-franciscos-older-bart-trains-housing-units

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IN THE NEWS

Deutsche Bahn may sell Arriva to plug multi-billion gap in finances
https://goo.gl/7TNJKg

HS2 may be downgraded to reduce costs
https://goo.gl/bq7u8C

New Dangerous Goods regulations introduced from 1st January
https://goo.gl/QL4rQV

Class 50s to be repainted in GBRf colours
https://goo.gl/iYadK2

TfL ‘pushing hard’ to get new trains for Barking line
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/01/16-tfl-pushing-hard-to-get.html

Fourth ballot in SWR guards dispute
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-forced-to-ballot-for-fourth-time-on-swr-guards-dispute/

Broads resignalling over run
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-46829212

Campaign for a direct Evesham to Birmingham railway link
https://goo.gl/d8qzj5

New 30-year West Midlands rail plan unveiled
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/01/15-new-30year-west-midlands-rail.html

Commuters urged to smile by positive messages on steps
https://goo.gl/C5uu6e

Train derailment between Sheffield and Doncaster prompts RAIB investigation
https://goo.gl/o99PJ9

Huddersfield rail electrification to be included in £2.9bn TransPennine upgrade in revealed 
‘confidential’ information
https://tinyurl.com/yaldrkhl

Northern to deliver new fleet of trains on Cumbrian rail routes this summer
https://goo.gl/j9UVEU

Final multi-million-pound contracts awarded to deliver rail projects in Scotland and North East
https://tinyurl.com/ybgszvst

Scotland’s railway gets ready for winter
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/scotlands-railway-gets-ready-for-winter#

Great Western Railway coach arrives at Margate storage site
https://goo.gl/7DYcbZ

DB Improvement plan
https://goo.gl/M4cV11

Possible passport checks on The Enterprise between Belfast and Dublin
https://goo.gl/UQ3maL

New rail route to Dallas/Fort Worth airport opened
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/passenger/single-view/view/tex-rail-commuter-line-opens.html

Railroad Museum rescues historic train car being used as home in Central El Paso
https://tinyurl.com/y9kpzjpd

Derailment in central Alberta
http://www.okthepk.ca/news/2019011402.htm

London Tube violent crime rises by 43% in three years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46908147

New trains as part of refurbishment of Southend Pier
https://goo.gl/Q9tyyd

Automatic braking system to be installed on Croydon LRVs following fatal derailment
https://goo.gl/ULykhA

Elon Musk’s Tesla to cut about 3,000 jobs as cars ‘too expensive’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46919489

Collapse of PS Ryde paddle steamer halts restoration
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46916755

Higher fares could be introduced on Scottish ferries to manage tourists
https://goo.gl/fg4t4G

Germany: Auditors slam pricey naval ship repairs
https://goo.gl/Q48eHX

Airlander 10: World’s longest aircraft gets full-production go-ahead
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-46810151

The 16-year-old flying planes before learning to drive
https://goo.gl/TKXiUM

Investigators puzzle over 707’s fatal short-runway overrun
https://goo.gl/bZMPwK

Flight recorder found from Lion Air crash at Jakarta last year
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46860074

Fatal cargo plane crash near Tehran
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46861324

Canadian Air Traffic Controllers pay for pizzas for American colleagues
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46861134

Refreshed Aer Lingus brand includes new shamrock logo
http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0117/1023822-aer-lingus-rebrand/

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

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TV and RADIO

19/01/19 Channel 4 1930-2100
“Guy Martin: the World’s Fastest Van?”

20/01/19 Channel 5 1700-1800
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 1/5 Latvia & Lithuania

20/01/19 Channel 5 1800-1855
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 2/6

20/01/19 BBC4 1900-2000
“Indian Hill Railways” 2/3 The Nilgiri Mountain Railway

20/01/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Scotland’s Vital Spark: the Clyde Puffer”

21/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 11/20 Vancouver

21/01/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 3/4 Ukraine

22/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 12/20 British Columbia

22/01/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” 1/6 Warkworth

22/01/19 ITV 2245-2315
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” The M25 1/6

23/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 13/20 Port Moody to Kamloops

23/01/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” 2/6 Lavenham

23/01/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 3/6

23/01/19 Channel 5 2200-2330
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 5/5 Czech Republic & Poland

24/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 14/20 The last spike

25/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 15/20 Calgary

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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

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 Signalling Record Society Archive Open Day
Unit 6A, Princes Drive, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2FD
Non-members and members all welcome – further details, see website
https://www.s-r-s.org.uk

26/01/19- Southampton Model Railway Exhibition
27/01/19 Barton Peveril 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

01/02/19 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“South Wales in the 1960s: Alan Jarvis Pictures” by Gerry Nichols
Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

02/02/19- Stafford Model Railway Exhibition
03/02/19 Stafford County Showground, ST18 0BD
http://www.staffordrailwaycircle.org.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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