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NETWATCH

Spondon Station remodelled
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqmhusZbeB0
More Erewash Valley Diversions at Ilkeston
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHOIC0szNbc
(Martin Miller)

Cardiff Central Lost liveries. 2009 47/57/66/68 & HST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ob8oVGrSB4
Steam in the 1990s at Paignton, Appleby, Highley. Osprey, Scotsman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EL-WYTQdRDs
55020, 47668, D8137, 31233 Mainline Memories a decade ago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJjX3kv1X5g
Scrap units and 87016 at Caerwent in 2004
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7kVFTTl3ao
10000/01 plus 10201 and more in 00 gauge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flapC8iRQQc
(Mike Wilcock)

8F at the Churnet Valley Railway, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d8j8Y71XNo
Churnet Valley Railway Gala 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9ApQ4kY00o
(Barry Knapper)

45596 ‘Bahamas’ and 37669, Carlisle, Saturday 9th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL2pgU8hITs
A Bulleid Brings Sunshine To Chester 07/02/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLM_TQdMSDI
45596 ‘Bahamas’ on the Settle & Carlisle Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5j-n3N2-UY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydkTH5yA32Q
Weathering a Steam Locomotive – Bachmann 9F – Yorkshire Dales Model Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlltQmv-I_s
Blackpool Totally Transport 2006
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zObRRZDsamo
Switzerland: Trains running on the streets in Chur
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-6-r7mvOLY
41 1144 mit Rodelblitz Eisenach – Arnstadt, 10.02.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8H18PGWXuoY
Schneefräseneinsatz im Bahnhof Holzkirchen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtvlOvmtx_k
Soo Line 2719
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sEFZ4BMGkc
Steam Train 1225 Pere Marquette
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzAPjEUyyaw
Denver and Rio Grande Western T-12 #168 Arrives In Antonito 24 September 2015
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG1la8cZS-g
HMS Mersey leaves Devonport, 23rd January 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHTzV0XDc0w
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Historic Humber tunnel proposals
https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/epic-saga-railway-tunnel-could-2475284
Restoration of 4VEP 3417
https://www.tbmrail.com/News/Detail/Slam-doors-apprentices-t-other-woman
1950s film of Ffestiniog Railway
https://goo.gl/KpE5e6
Heritage posters on London Underground – saving money!
https://goo.gl/ZXMjz1
New rail map for Dublin
https://www.citymetric.com/transport/here-s-new-rail-map-dublin-4468
Krokodil hauled special over the Gotthard line in 2013
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig_Ii2Owcvw
Monitoring sanction breaking ships
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47046979
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Short form HST sets at Bridgwater 25/01/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn07_9bKt9E
XP-82 Twin Mustang First Official Flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEJwLcj6qEU
Death and valor on a warship doomed by its own Navy
https://goo.gl/ZbCsuL
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

New FARSAP videos are now available to view on the Signalling Record Society covering visits to 
Allerton Jn and Speke Jn, Lord Peter Snape’s nostalgic visit to Stockport Edgeley No 2, an 
explanation of Tyers Tablet and Key Token instruments, and some superb aerial footage of the 
Hull to Selby line
https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/archivevideo.php
(John Lacy)

These are 11 of Yorkshire’s lost railways
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/these-are-11-of-yorkshire-s-lost-railways-1-9557012

When women ran the railways
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/16696371.books-when-women-ran-the-railways/

More Secrets of the DLR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pypCxyUptY

The transcontinental railroad at 150 – in pictures
https://goo.gl/oEnRR4

Buses: Does falling use mean they are only for big cities?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47061771

Bluebird: What next for Donald Campbell’s record-breaker?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46386257

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IN THE NEWS

‘Radical’ Network Rail changes unveiled
https://goo.gl/W2Po1h
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/02/13-haines-reveals-radical-changes-at.html

Plans for hydrogen powered 230 class units
https://goo.gl/3B7bAb

New Forest railway line proposed despite criticism for ‘pie in the sky’ idea
https://goo.gl/RG1Y2s

Brexit could delay Isle of Wight railway upgrade
https://goo.gl/JGaASa

Earthslip blocks Bexleyheath Loop
https://goo.gl/njeL46

Children take over station announcements at Bristol TM
https://goo.gl/NnmkoX

Proposed work to Dawlish Sea wall
https://goo.gl/ZdsUys

DfT to consider replacing voyagers with off lease HSTs west of Exeter
https://goo.gl/zv71rA

GWR Long Rock depot openday for RNLI
https://goo.gl/tD99Sk

East West Rail publishes alternative routes for Bedford to Cambridge
https://goo.gl/K3pddt

Seaside station will shut for over a month as new platform rolls in
https://goo.gl/QbEzev

Train passengers face delays after bridge damaged in crash
https://goo.gl/PqjxpJ

Stagecoach operation of East Midlands Trains extended
https://www.stagecoach.com/media/news-releases/2019/2019-02-12.aspx

Woman charged with arson at Nottingham January 2018
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/01/28-woman-charged-over-nottingham-station.html

Action group forms to reopen historic railway line
https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton/burton-leicester-line-reopening-ivanhoe-2469054

Changes to train services in February 2019 as Network Rail upgrades railway in Derbyshire
https://goo.gl/2oZTpZ

Cumbrian passengers to benefit from multi-million-pound stations investment
https://goo.gl/nKmrGj

Grangemouth electrification goes live
https://goo.gl/SMjVer

RAIB report on derailment at Dunkeld
https://goo.gl/mGTdoP

ScotRail Class 314 departs for scrapyard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IymBYkD67Yw

Improvements to shepherd tourists at Glenfinnan
https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/crowds-tackled-at-harry-potter-train-bridge-1-4871605

Progress on Southwold Railway replica loco
https://www.southwoldrailway.co.uk/1st-february-2019/

Slate Quarry locos on display at Kings Cross
https://goo.gl/tktgmD

6023 to visit GWSR for May gala event
https://goo.gl/NmgMKx

GWR 4110 sold to Paignton & Dartmouth Railway by WSR
http://www.wsr.org.uk/4110-feb-2019.pdf

75069 returns to service on Severn Valley Railway
https://goo.gl/UDs4kt

EU temporary plans to keep Channel Tunnel working after Brexit
https://goo.gl/LscM52

Barcelona crash: one dead and 100 others injured
https://goo.gl/PfPw7K

Reorganisation of SNCF regional services proposed
https://goo.gl/Fyg8cS

Fatal derailment at Field, BC
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/train-derailment-cp-railway-field-bc-tsb-1.5004622

Zimbabwe Railway commuter service to Bulawayo
https://goo.gl/ZnVjcf

Cairngorm funicular will not run this summer
https://goo.gl/rgqsqJ

Restoration on track following Hythe Pier donation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47144145

First tram tracks laid for Westside Metro extension in Birmingham
https://goo.gl/hzrk4i

Edinburgh tram extension cost soars to £207m
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47170979

Louder horns needed on Edinburgh trams: RAIB report
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47239660

Woman dies after being struck by Luas tram
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0214/1029560-luas-collision-tallaght/

Bus hit by tree in Bournemouth
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-47171223

Octogenarian sat on burglar who tried to steal his model railway collection
https://goo.gl/kvtqnA

Historic Caledonian Canal ‘dewatered’ for lock work
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47197824

New CalMac campaign sets sail towards Uist islands
https://goo.gl/ZkYybT

Bid underway to turn Scots power station site into cruise ship port
https://goo.gl/xGxrwH

Crane collapses onto Container ship at Vancouver
https://goo.gl/HTgFFV

Contracts for Seabourne Ferries from Ramsgate scrapped
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47182361

Eurotunnel to sue government over Brexit emergency ferry contracts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47206303

Titanic II could set sail as early as 2022
https://www.irishcentral.com/news/titanic-ii-sail-2022

USS Hornet Found
https://goo.gl/3Bz2DM

Mustang aims for piston-powered world speed record
https://www.flitetest.com/articles/watch-a-p-51-fly-550mph-in-pursuit-of-record

Airbus scraps A380 superjumbo jet as sales slump
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47231504
Airbus credits A380 with assisting success of A350
https://goo.gl/TfLoQR

BelugaXL arrives in UK for tests at Broughton wing plant
https://goo.gl/i4s2Gu

Turkmenistan Airways banned from flying into UK and EU airspace
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47115732

Thousands raised to revive Birmingham’s Sarehole Mill
https://goo.gl/hHAJAv

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Richard Maund, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price. 
Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

16/02/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great British Car Journeys” 3/3 Wales

16/02/19 BBC2 2100-2245
“Williams: Formula One in the Blood”

17/02/19 BBC2 1900-2000
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” Crossrail 1/2

17/02/19 BBC2 2355-0140
“Williams: Formula One in the Blood”

18/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 11/15

18/02/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo” 4/5

18/02/19 Channel 5 2100-2235
“Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship”

19/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 12/15 Reading

19/02/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo” 5/5

19/02/19 BBC4 2230-2330
“James May’s Big Ideas” 3/3 Power to the people

20/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 13/15 London

20/02/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Jumbo: the Plane that Changed the World”

20/02/19 BBC2 2100-2200
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” Crossrail 2/2

20/02/19 BBC4 2230-2325
“How We Built Britain” 5/6 The North: Full Steam Ahead

21/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 14/15 London to Kent

22/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 15/15 Kent

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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

15/02/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
“The Hayling Line post closure” & “The Southsea Miniature Railway”
by Alan Wallbank
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

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

17/02/19 Southampton Toy Fair
Blighmont Barracks, Millbrook Road West, Southampton, SO15 0AJ

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

19/02/19 Peak Rail Chesterfield Branch
Hasland Working Mens Club, Hampton Street, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 OHL
“The widening of the lines from Sheffield to Dore & Totley” by Ted Hancock
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/chesterfieldbranch/

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 Exmoor Train & Toy Fair
Richard Huish College, South Road, Taunton, TA1 3DZ

23/02/19 Peterborough & District MRC – RISEX 2019
Community Centre, Stratton Road, Princes Risborough, HP27 9AX
http://www.rdmrc.org.uk

23/02/19 Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
“History of Swindon Works 1840-1880” by Canon Brian Arman
1930 to about 2200
http://www.krm.org.uk/

23/02/19 Mickleover Model Railway Group Derby (Trains Only) Swapmeet
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Centre, 36 Uttoxeter Road, Mickleover, Derby, DE3 9GE
1030-1400, Admission: £1.00
http://www.mmrg.org.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/

01/03/19 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
AGM and Members Evening
Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

02/03/19 Gauge O Guild – Spring Show, Kettering
Kettering Leisure Village, Thurston Drive, Kettering, NN15 6PB
https://www.gaugeOguild.com

02/03/19- Leamington & Warwick Model Railway Exhibition
03/03/19 Royal Leamington Spa College, Warwick New Road,CV32 5JE
https://www.lwmrs.co.uk

02/03/19- Romsey & District Railway Modellers Society – Romsey 2019
03/03/19 Crosfield Hall, Romsey, Hants, SO51 8GL
https://www.rdrms.com

02/03/19- Mansfield Model Railway Exhibition
03/03/19 St Peters Church Hall, Church Side, Mansfield, NG18 1AP
https://www.mansfieldmodelrailway.co.uk

02/03/19- Preston Model Railway Exhibition
03/03/19 Sports Hall, Preston College Fulwood Campus, St Vincents Road, PR2 8UR
https://www.prestonanddistrictmrs.org.uk

03/03/19 Cosham Indoor Transport Fair
Cosham Community Centre, Wotton Street, Cosham, PO6 3AP

03/03/19 Chesham Model Railway Exhibition
White Hill Centre, Chesham, HP5 1AG
http://www.chesham-mrc.co.uk/

04/03/19 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“Great Western Railway in Devon & Cornwall” by Howard Sprenger
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

04/03/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Trains and Terrains” by Geoff Proctor
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

08/03/19- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Spring Steam Gala
10/03/19 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

08/03/19- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Spring Gala
10/03/19 https://www.kwvr.co.uk/

09/03/19 Norfolk Railway Society Annual Show
Poringland Community Centre, Overtons Way, Poringland, NR14 7BW
http://www.norfolkrailwaysociety.org.uk/

09/03/19- Basingstoke Model Railway Show
10/03/19 Aldworth Science College, Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6HQ
https://www.basingstokemrs.org

09/03/19- Macclesfield Model Railway Group Exhibition
10/03/19 Tytherington School, Manchester Road, Macclesfield, SK10 2EE
https://www.macclesfieldmrg.org.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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