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NETWATCH

Derby Midland Station normal service resumed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qG6twgZVRx4
(Martin Miller)

Churnet Valley Railway. Cauldon Low branch reopening, Nov 2010
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xczBZXubat8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weC1godXOXo
(Barry Knapper)

Buses, Trams and Trolleybuses of St Petersburg Aug 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idtxu9OP0Tc
(Andrew Cook)

Barry Scrapyard Then & Now
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLm5WeeXfn8
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keGQcCGkmlc
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RGXDnEy3eY
Part 4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owanwh9pEqo
Part 5: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhe8cSd5-Ts
Part 6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EELsZcoryrg
Part 7: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAGIQcX9c-Y
Barry Scrapyard Loco’s Then and Now
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbytPaZ-BHE
Northern Manchester Victoria To Rochdale On 14/2/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUdSF-jSwTk
A day at the Didcot Railway Centre 16th February, Swindon Panel open day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWS_OCYP4fQ
75069 & Eardington’s new platform enter service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxSOJGP82Dg
Severn Valley Railway: Kicking Off The 2019 Season – 17th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTacnOCYHAM
7029 Clun Castle first mainline test runs, Small Heath 19/02/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_5XJuW-fMg
2mmFS Layout Llangerisech at the Milton Keynes Model Railway Society’s 2019 Exhibition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdVGj5DgSyc
Brockwell Lane update 17th February
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs9aoUDgAsE
Swiss Trains: Olten Bahnhof @ 1400hrs, 29Dec18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9hcbiYyNws
Mit 2 Dampfloks gegen den Berg – Winterdampf auf steilen Rampen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV4KdFN6enI
Treinen in Hamburg Hbf – 10 januari 2019 | Ultra HD (4K)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKGXiJK_Oh8
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

NYRM track engineering blog
https://www.nymr.co.uk/blog/civil-engineering-diary-14-february-2018
DLR or London Overground to extend to Thamesmead?
https://goo.gl/Y4xkJU
Steam in Eritrea
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBw4SSXC44Q
Wooden block road surface in London
https://goo.gl/97GoXE
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

How to build the perfect model railway
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-47163833
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Stained-glass three-wheelers in pictures
https://goo.gl/EHWfSN

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IN THE NEWS

Barnehurst cutting reopened after landslip closes the Bexleyheath line for a week
https://goo.gl/Z86kuG

Brighton Mainline engineering works
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-47276221

Rail replacement bus hit tree at Balcombe
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-47294328

Hopeful signs in SWR/RMT guards dispute
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47282564
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-suspends-south-western-railway-strike/

Another alternative to Wareham level crossing proposed
https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/17436937.hopes-for-a-new-footpath-at-wareham-crossing/

More money for Dawlish Sea Wall
https://goo.gl/MzdNzE

Washwood Heath train factory demolished
https://goo.gl/D1bSYr

Ambergate junction reopens on schedule – train services resume between Derby and Matlock
https://goo.gl/MG7Rp6

ScotRail begs train drivers to come out of retirement
https://goo.gl/mq43fm

Packaging passengers and small freight will benefit rural railways
https://goo.gl/wakjKa

New class 385 electric train for Glasgow Central routes
https://goo.gl/py6cmH

Sign up for a sneak peak of the changing Glasgow Queen Street station
https://goo.gl/Pc5H4Z

Stirling station canopy in line for restoration as part of redevelopment project
https://goo.gl/4jGcYo

£11m revamp of Far North Line finished
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47238588

Fire on Transport for Wales train (Stopped at Pontrilas SB)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-47258589

Generators stolen from K&ESR at Rolvenden
https://goo.gl/akzXeo

Caley tank 419 to visit Swanage Railway
https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/events/detail/spring-steam-up

Welsh Highland Railway garratt 87 to be outshopped in SAR black
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/02/new-colour-for-steam-locomotive-87.html

Irish Rail investment plans
https://goo.gl/jeM4Y8

Unexploded WW2 bomb in Paris disrupts Eurostar services
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47265463

Start of Rolling Motorway service between Luxembourg and Spain
https://goo.gl/7NwqbY

Plans for railway to Artic ocean put on ice
https://goo.gl/LPhzEa

India high speed train breaks down on first trip
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-47264743

Rebuilt General Electric locos leased to Ukranian operator
https://goo.gl/6KHKry

BNSF investment plans
https://goo.gl/oqdCwk

Refurbished locos ordered by METRA
https://goo.gl/zD9M9H

Canadian National crude oil train derails in Manitoba
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/trail-derails-manitoba-1.5022583

Alberta leases tank cars to clear oil production backlog
https://goo.gl/Qw8m96

California High Speed Rail project cut back at Government request
https://goo.gl/S3Yh6D

New multiple unit fleet ordered for New South Wales
https://goo.gl/zT314S

Bus fire in Douglas IOM
http://www.iomtoday.co.im/article.cfm?id=45126

New Red Funnel freight ferry launched
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-47281784

Sheffield bomber crash: Fly-past on 75th anniversary
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-47323045

BOAC 747 retrojet marks British Airways centenary
https://goo.gl/a8JwS9

Fly BMI closes all services and files for bankruptcy
https://nitravelnews.com/news/flybmi-flights-cancelled-as-airline-goes-into-administration/

Loganair is to preserve five routes previously operated by its sister airline BMI Regional
https://goo.gl/N7hBfj

Aer Lingus to close Cork-Southampton route
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47289409

Flight delays at Dublin Airport flights following drone sighting
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0221/1031939-dublin-airport-flights/

SCAT 737 badly damaged in ground blaze
https://goo.gl/fgLd5A

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps

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TV and RADIO

23/02/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Edwardian Britain in Colour”

24/02/19 BBC2 1900-2000
“The Fifteen Billion Pound Railway” Crossrail 2/2

24/02/19 Channel 5 1750-1910
“Secrets of the Mega Cruise Ship”

25/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Indian Railway Journeys” 1/6 Amritsar

25/02/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson” 1/6

26/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Indian Railway Journeys” 2/6 Ambala

27/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 3/6 New Delhi

27/02/19 BBC4 2300-0000
“How We Built Britain” 6/6 The South: Dreams of Tomorrow

28/02/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” 4/6 Agra

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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

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/

28/02/19 Barry and Penarth Railway Society
The Conservative Club, Stanwell Road, Penarth, CF64 2EZ
1930-2200
“Review of 2018 and more” – Mike Wilcock

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

12/03/19 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“Island Treasures (Isle of Wight)” by Colin Brading
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

13/03/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“From Railways to Royalty” by Jack Boskett
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/

14/03/19 Radyr Local History Society
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Confessions of a Trolleybus Enthusiast” by Stephen Phillips
1930-2200
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/743-2/

15/03/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
“The Selsey Tramway” by Bill Gage
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

Cheers, Howard.
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