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*** RAILDATE IS TAKING ANOTHER BREAK – NEXT ISSUE 15TH FEBRUARY

NETWATCH

The End of Lineside Passes – New Years Eve at the GCR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIyFoine5Rc
East Lancashire Steam Through Burrs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW65jSrleTI
Return to steam: BR Std 4MT 80097 – 19th January 2019 – East Lancs Rly
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsfzF8LhIZo
Swiss Trains: Rhaetian Railway – Top of the Bernina Pass
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzcKBgs3OKc
V200 033 nach Winterberg 19 Jan 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCw4USksaek
Pere Marquette 1225 – January in Michigan
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiO0eLqJqlM
Modelling Realistic Trees
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiopAMGuzso
2 new diesels and a DIY superstore
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3_o5QjAVIg
Paris Tramway – Line T6 – Snow in Pavé Blanc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITp9tDR5Oyc
Mothballed HMS Iron Duke F234 Passes RFA Wave Knight A389 in Plymouth Sound – 17th January 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvEpPcKVpfg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

New substation for London Underground proposed at Euston
https://goo.gl/GPz9Zh
Vintage photos of London Underground
https://goo.gl/48QsMQ
Cutaway drawings of London Underground stations
https://londonist.com/london/transport/more-amazing-cutaways-of-tube-stations
Underground tramway in Brussels
https://youtu.be/AuQ4JCMbt5M
London’s quietest bus route
http://londonist.com/london/transport/bus-247-route-ockendon-romford
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Spitfire Air Display, and DH 115 Vampire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHcq4v_tP3E
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

“The Coal Canal Way” – a walker’s guide to the Somersetshire Coal Canal
http://www.coalcanal.org/

Jake Piner – a Raildater since he was a lad!
https://goo.gl/GYK6xG

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IN THE NEWS

RAIB research into front line safety decision making
https://goo.gl/C4cyUQ

Heathrow Express EMU fleet contract awarded
https://goo.gl/EqX1aC

Doors open on wrong side at Stratford on TfL train
https://goo.gl/aiW3Xv

Update on new Greater Anglia Bi-mode trains
https://goo.gl/nNfQPT

Sound app for c2c commuters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-46866583

Punctuality record for c2c
https://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/c2c-sets-new-punctuality-record-1-5862861

Stobart to introduce a Tilbury-Daventry container service
https://goo.gl/7AQUrH

Freightliner proposal for new workshops at Ipswich Lower Yard
https://www.eadt.co.uk/business/new-rail-depot-for-ipswich-1-5861586
https://tinyurl.com/ycs8aawt

Consultation over a new station at Soham
https://goo.gl/ZZhP7g

East West Rail seeks partners to develop Cambridge link
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/01/21-east-west-rail-seeks-partners.html

Network Rail to clear more of Folkestone Harbour branch
https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/network-rail-clear-disused-folkestone-2458911

Refurbished Wessex Electric units not ready to enter service
https://goo.gl/4NKwpR

Infrastructure delays force Northern to soldier on with Pacers
https://goo.gl/WPAXyC

New Caledonian Sleeper stock completes trail trip to London
https://www.railstaff.uk/2019/01/24/new-caledonian-sleeper-trains-complete-london-test-run/

Work to start in 2020 on Cardiff Parkway station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46967369

Replacement of Pembroke Road rail bridge at Merlins Bridge
https://goo.gl/nvLzuS

Clan Line Winter overhaul
https://www.clan-line.org.uk/news/slane_3/

Flying Scotsman to visit Swanage Railway
https://goo.gl/YdA32i

Pannier Tank L92 to visit Mid Hants
http://c.newsnow.co.uk/A/970600908?-164:4122

Level crossing at Penrhyn on Festiniog Railway
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/collision-with-crossing-gates-at-penrhyn-level-crossing

SNCF to introduce new stock and train crew planning software
https://goo.gl/1PPXx2

DB Cargo orders more Siemens Vectron locos
https://goo.gl/RqdJGq

Hydrogen fuel cell train goes on tour in Germany
https://goo.gl/T8FTKd

Changes to organisation of SBB Cargo
https://goo.gl/buunMs

Start of tendering process for new AMTRAK coaches
https://goo.gl/ye3tDU

Pikes Peak Cog Railway orders new trains
https://goo.gl/MGvJos

Should Chinese trains have separate compartments for ‘bear children’?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-46946642

Plans to upgrade Leyton underground station
https://goo.gl/xDWuvt

Extension of rural bus services in Ireland
http://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0121/1024631-rural-transport/

Ferry firm amends bookings for extra Brexit crossings
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46946499

Royal Navy nuclear submarine’s near miss with ferry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-46954212

Cash ultimatum issued to Scottish Government to keep Orkney’s inter-island ferry service 
running
https://tinyurl.com/ycql2zuk

Argyll Ferries transferred to Cal-Mac and tendering process cancelled
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-welcomes-transfer-of-argyll-ferries-to-calmac/

Liffey ferry to start sailing again after 35 years
www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0122/1024732-liffey-ferry/

“Falls of Clyde” could be auctioned off after restoration plan falls through
https://goo.gl/cyfahx

Fatal collision of tankers and fire off Crimea
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0121/1024659-crimea-ship-fire/

Prospect air traffic controllers support USA colleagues
https://goo.gl/n7xq64

BA reveals ‘BOAC’ 747-400 retrojet
https://goo.gl/dEYs12

WW2 wreckage found by grandson on Norwegian mountainside
https://goo.gl/tc6DZ8

The World’s Last Passenger 727 Just Flew for the Last Time
https://goo.gl/pkDfko

Lufthansa ends Ju 52 passenger flights
https://goo.gl/DqL9BQ

Russian analysts model ‘Slon’ outsize freighter
https://goo.gl/Z8NdAk

Black Arrow: UK space rocket returns home from Australia
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-46938858

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

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TV and RADIO

27/01/19 BBC2 1900-2000
“The Five Billion Pound Super Sewer” 1/3

27/01/19 BBC4 1900-2000
“Indian Hill Railways” 3/3 The Kalka-Shimla Railway

28/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 16/20 Winnipeg

28/01/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 4/4 Vietnam

29/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 17/20 Manitoba

29/01/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” 3/6 Port Isaac

30/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 18/20 Saskatchewan

30/01/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” 4/6 Milton Abbas

30/01/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 4/6

31/01/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 19/20 Edmonton

01/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Canadian Railway Journeys” 20/20 The Rockies

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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

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

04/02/19 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“The Burrell Build – final instalment” by Rob Fish
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

04/02/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“My Swansong 2” by Ken Horan
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/02/19- Festival of British Modelling
10/02/19 Doncaster Exhibition Centre, The Racecourse, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
https://is.gd/nPJAeO

10/02/19 The French Railways Society Model Railway Show
Lenham Community Centre, Groom Way, Lenham, Kent, ME17 2QT
http://www.frenchrailwaysociety.org

12/02/19 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
The Andrew Hook Memorial Meeting, incorporating The Bristol Group Annual Meeting
“The Great Western Society Today” by Richard Antliff
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

13/02/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Cambrian and Brecon Railways in the early 1960s” by John Davies
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

16/02/19 Tonbridge Model Railway Society Exhibition
The Angel Centre, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1SF
http://www.tonbridgemrc.com

16/02/19- Milton Keynes Model Railway Society Exhibition
17/02/19 Stantonbury Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes, MK14 6BN
http://www.mkmrs.org.uk

18/02/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Library, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Company Servants to Queen’s Officers, the History of the British Transport Police”
by Steve Beaon BA
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/02/19 Monmouthshire Railway Society
University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
1900-2100
Big Screen Video Evening
http://www.mrsoc.co.uk

22/02/19- Model Rail Scotland
24/02/19 SEC, Glasgow
http://www.modelrail-scotland.co.uk

23/02/19 East Reading Model Railway Exhibition
The Warehouse, 1A Cumberland Road, Reading, RG1 3LB
http://kenavon.btck.co.uk/

23/02/19- Lincoln & District Model Railway Exhibition
24/02/19 Lady Eastwood Pavilion, Newark Showground, NG24 2NY
http://www.ladmrc.co.uk

23/02/19- New Mills & District Railway Modellers Exhibition
24/02/19 Chapel-en-le-Frith Leisure Centre, Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith, SK23 0TQ
http://www.nmdrm.co.uk/

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