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NETWATCH

Alfreton Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7Gz0gHtV_4
Sheffield Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcVWxsMFAVg
Scunthorpe Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7pgrBEwtlk
Doncaster Station Variety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aot-4GhqHAs
Derby Station with heritage diesels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhGfrTf3gQA
Birmingham Moor Street Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ZfZkTPFtU
Stratford upon Avon Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISW3oqPqyAA
Whitlocks End Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3QY_05Z2pU
(Martin Miller)

Withdrawn 37/67 movements in 2004 inc.The Valleys
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGtbPcQZojc
Before the wires arrive; Noisy Severn Tunnel Junction Feb 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21JdiKAT8OU
Severn Tunnel Junction; 30 movements in 2003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mf7ow_oqVQ
Newport, Bristol Temple Meads/Parkway, Exeter St.Davids/Central and Bridgend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7UvK32UhYw
F.A.Cup Final Specials 2001 37/47/67/HST @ Cardiff
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOWzRnSnqTI
Cup Final Specials 2001. Loco hauled in Wales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uqt54Hu9Xbc
Final HST to Swansea. Feb 9th 2019 43097/122
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmBHRjs40OI
Green Arrow. C.M.E. Carlisle-Skipton on board 1999
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMEfJb0OScI
20 years ago; Cumbrian Mountain Express with 60800
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU17EhJ4brQ
(Mike Wilcock)

Hangar 42 Visitor Centre 3 March 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoMDsF8as18
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The Launch of 6989 ‘Wightwick Hall’ at the Buckinghamshire Railway Centre, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWgftDsWitY
35018 ‘British India Line’ Blows Off Up Shap – Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FETTRzGeOHc
Rare pairing on the SVR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYFZlxRiVAA
Australian Trains: Thirlmere Festival of Steam – Buxton Shuttles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NbNQDHqCCuQ
Six locomotives on SCT Freight Train: Best of SA Trains Edition 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dIakaOINgg
Trains at Schaarbeek station, Belgium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCi7i9cJozA
Winterfahrt des LDC mit 03 2155 und 50 3648 am 02.03.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THE__eMEGOY
Vertrek Plan V 876 van Station Haarlem – Ultra HD (4K)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aqds-r7AIB0
Southern Pacific 18 – Slim Princess on the Durango & Silverton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6nqsc7CKDE
Fort Collins Trolley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f32-gXUcC9o
Brockwell Lane Running Video Feb 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tia32cf3JQ
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

WSR 40th Anniversary
https://goo.gl/KsDTES
NNR C&W blog
https://nnrailway.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-news-part-1.html
NYMR Civil engineering blog
https://www.nymr.co.uk/blog/civil-engineering-diary-1-march-2019
Kamloops Heritage Railway
https://www.kamrail.com/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Allhallows Colliery signal box restoration
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Euston Station 1939 & 1950
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRytH3vAzh0

Berlin’s tram network
http://www.berlinfo.com/traveltime/withinberlin/by_public/the_strassenbahn/index.htm
http://www.orangesmile.com/common/img_tram_maps/berlin-map-tram-big.png
Cab rides on Berlin’s trams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULocrn31dw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bVb6Tod5mI
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Old photos show Katrine aqueduct being built
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47238701

Electric classic cars at Retro-EV
http://www.retrotogo.com/2019/01/green-motoring-electric-classic-cars-retro-ev.html
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

New May timetable announced as rail bosses insist ‘lessons learned’ following last year’s chaos
https://tinyurl.com/y5bf6s4c

Seaford branch resignalling postponed
https://goo.gl/rprHQv

South Western Railway apprenticeships available
https://goo.gl/3g6a13

Emissions reducing technology begins British trial
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/emissions-reducing-technology-begins-british-trial/

Road accident blocked Brockenhurst level crossing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47480307

Electrification of rail line will be extended to Market Harborough says MP
https://goo.gl/GSeh2y

How Leicester’s forgotten railway tunnel could be brought back into use
https://goo.gl/fC2tEJ

Plans unveiled for two new ‘vital’ stations in the West Midlands
https://goo.gl/B39Uzf

Trans Pennine freight requirements ignored
https://goo.gl/7CWLu9

Northern’s long six-carriage trains delayed by two years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47474956

Northumberland station-turned family home on sale for £795,000
https://tinyurl.com/y3ywvl8h

Plans to restore hidden platform beneath Glasgow Central ‘on right track’, say Network Rail
https://tinyurl.com/y47keraf
https://goo.gl/MusfDN

New train delays push back introduction of late night Elgin to Inverness services
https://tinyurl.com/yyxt2pl3

Gemini Rail depot in Glasgow to close with loss of 120 jobs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47485500

Stadler to build 71 trains for Wales and Borders railway
https://goo.gl/QxNpUC

Coach moved to Downpatrick to avoid Brexit customs problems
https://goo.gl/sQ9J7T

Engineering workers approached by gunman
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-47427868

British Steel secures long term contract with Translink
http://www.machinery-market.co.uk/news/23234/British-Steel-secures-long-term-contract

6989 Wightwick Hall returns to steam
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-47414230

323 Bluebell withdrawn from service
https://goo.gl/DASZ5c

Work to return railway line to Leek may start next month
https://goo.gl/wV3LiC

Deltic D9009 failed on railtour
http://thedps.co.uk/d9009-failure/

D821 Greyhound to visit Epping and Ongar railway
https://goo.gl/YGN3CX

Llangollen railway: Funding bid to finish steam project
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47410158

Funding secured for narrow gauge railway at Crossness pumping station
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/03/05/steam-train-for-south-east-london-secures-funding/

Ravenglass locos to visit Beamish museum
https://goo.gl/DuAZjT

Government pay Eurotunnel £33m over Brexit ferry contracts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47414699

BLS cargo purchases Crossrail freight company
https://goo.gl/FhwuM1

Bombardier trains certified as guaranteed French origin
https://goo.gl/KN1Jt5

Talgo win DB order for 100 long distance trains
http://www.machinery-market.co.uk/news/23265/Talgo-to-supply-Deutsche-Bahn-with-100-trains

International expansion drives NS revenue growth
https://goo.gl/NG9VHW

FGC selects British Steel for rail contract
https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/fgc-selects-british-steel/

Hamburg–Puttgarden–Copenhagen Eurocity services to be suspended
https://goo.gl/kUHFB2

Fare dodging costs London £100m a year
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47358028

Hornby – Re-Opening the Margate Office
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlBAJSaYiuU

Taste the floor of a Japanese train station with new limited-edition chocolates from Tokyo 
Metro
https://goo.gl/FQCe2y

Lothian tram extension contracts approved
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47485326

One million mile taxi
https://goo.gl/sykaZH

Waste plastic used in road surfacing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47454719

The fastest road car in the world revealed – and it’s electric
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47418405

Shoreham Airshow pilot acquitted over crash deaths
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47495885

Farnborough Airshow public weekend axed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47463443

Heritage BEA livery applied to British Airways Airbus
http://www.deeside.com/airbus-jet-decked-in-retro-bea-livery-unveiled-by-british-airways/

Diamond nine formation marks end for RAF Tornados
https://goo.gl/o713N4

Jet Airways has grounded a further 10 aircraft over the past four days
https://goo.gl/GDwq3c

A321LR delay forces Aer Lingus to push back Montreal launch
https://goo.gl/vbGrbE

Global 7500 sets business jet record
https://goo.gl/fZNLsP

Qatar reveals more destinations
https://goo.gl/yBf5sm

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Nick Wheat

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TV and RADIO

10/03/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain” A look at Hornby 1/2

11/03/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 4/10 Rome to Sicily

11/03/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson” 3/6

11/03/19 BBC4 2230-2300
“James May : the Reassembler” 1/3 Lawnmower

11/03/19 Channel 4 2235-2335
“Trains from Hell: Caught on Camera”

12/03/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 5/10 Warsaw

12/03/19 ITV 2245-2345
“Planes from Hell: Caught on Camera”

13/03/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 6/10 Warsaw to Lodz

13/03/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“James May’s Big Trouble in Model Britain” A look at Hornby 2/2

14/03/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 7/10 La Caruna

14/03/19 ITV 2315-2345
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway”

15/03/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 8/10 Porto

15/03/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“HMS Victory: Nelson’s Great Warship” 1/6

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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

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/

15/03/19- Severn Valley Railway: Spring Steam Gala
17/03/19 https://www.SVR.co.uk

16/03/19 Transport Collectors Market
Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, London, W4 4JN

16/03/19 Abingdon & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
Abingdon & Witney College, Wootton Road, Abingdon, OX14 1GG
http://www.admrc.org.uk/

16/03/19 Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
“Never Again – Tales from the Master Neverers” by members of the MNA
1930 to about 2200
http://www.krm.org.uk/

16/03/19- Wimborne Railway Society – Wimrail 2019
17/03/19 Queen Elizabeth’s School, Blandford Road, Wimborne, BH214DT
https://www.wimrail.org.uk

16/03/19- Midlands Garden Rail Show
17/03/19 Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN
https://www.midlandsgardenrailshow.co.uk

16/03/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Multiple Memories Railcar Gala
17/03/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

16/03/19- Perth Green MRC (Jarrow) Model Railway Exhibition
17/03/19 Perth Green Community Centre, Inverness Road, Jarrow, NE32 4AQ
https://www.perthgreenmrc.org

17/03/19 Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

18/03/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“The Devon Belle Part Two” by Ken Mumford
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

22/03/19- Swanage Railway: Flying Scotsman
10/03/19 http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

23/03/19- Statfold Barn Railway: Family Day
24/03/19 http://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk

23/03/19- Ribble Steam Railway: Spring Diesel Gala
24/03/19 http://www.ribblesteam.org.uk

24/03/19 Alsager Railway Association: 0 Gauge Open Day
Off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DH
1300-1600
http://www.alsagerrailwayassociation.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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