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NETWATCH

Doncaster Station wet and windy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKb4Dswqa2E
York Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eT_-kZX6Zz4
Haymarket Station Edinburgh
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZER_4Fbj2E
Edinburgh Trams at the Airport
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7cgdPr7fIs
Edinburgh Trams at Edinburgh Gateway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIXfgLK5yGE
Edinburgh Park Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CnLaBDTRbjE
Edinburgh Trams at York Place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPwrNr6A-cs
Edinburgh Trams at Haymarket
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVGHHjkoPJ8
Edinburgh Trams at Princes Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXZLvndTnEg
Darlington Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2k5lLGc5cPw
Statfold Barn Railway Smoking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMzokqQmBR0
Statfold Barn Railway Line Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXbfKG9fXDM
Statfold Barn Railway Extravaganza
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSxAKdw-Kjw
(Martin Miller)

Salopian Express 27/3/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niwlxObQaRw
(Barry Knapper)

37 haulage in 2002. Wales and Mid-Hants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGd2gCNM06k
IEPs take over the Vale Line. 2019 v 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5x_tTxtCFAM
Lancaster and York, 1989. 08/20/31/37/47/56/HST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnbMrFQzJMU
Loco hauled freight in West Wales 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QICuaPNUIE
37/67 movements in 2004 inc.The Valleys/STJ Tape 68
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGtbPcQZojc
Severn Tunnel Junction; 30 movements in 2003
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Mf7ow_oqVQ
(Mike Wilcock)

Springtime Steam On The Severn Valley Railway – 17th & 24th March 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9nrf-6RlPM
61306 ‘Mayflower’ heads for the Bluebell! – ‘The Cathedrals Express’ – 23.03.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZgFLN1UX_g
Bluebell Railway Branch Line Weekend 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WIxXIeld30
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=420_vWQUMAI
Tornado Tops The Hill! 60163 On The Bard Of Avon (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxyyJ0fhix4
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 24 March 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPc7Tv36HoQ
Australian Steam Train: Buxton Shuttle Reversal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q3iDTuDYhE
Steam Trains Australia – K153 returns for 2019 with Y133 and the XYZ set
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFFH0HgaQ88
03 1010 Große Räder – Schnelle Züge. Goldbroiler in Norddeutschland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jHoP5zf1jg
41 1144-9 mit dem Rotkäppchenexpreß 1 am 24.03.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPXWy8Uz1GA
Skookum Returns – Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjD29D8o02w
K36 Locomotives #487 & #489 Doubleheading at Windy Point, Co.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Wr2L4ps9JY
One of the finest and most famous model railroad layouts in the United States in HO scale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRLbS226dqA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

GWSR extension blog
https://broadwayextensionblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/graffiti-et-al.html
Work planned on SVR Falling Sands viaduct
https://www.svrtrust.org.uk/shopping.php
Plans for replica V4 advanced
https://www.a1steam.com/2019/03/26/plans-for-the-v4-steam-ahead
Bishop Eric Treacy’s cameras go on display
https://goo.gl/yffkJS
Tours available around Charing Cross Jubilee line platforms
https://goo.gl/sm6eGX
Greater Anglia loco hauled railtour to aid hospices
https://goo.gl/1YS9Ni
Alaska RR
https://adventure.com/alaska-railroad-usa/
Final Wings and Wheels show at Dunsfold June this year
https://goo.gl/HMwhWD
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dutch Museumstoomtram Hoorn-Medemblik
https://goo.gl/uNB2eX
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

The best alternative Tube maps made by London Underground enthusiasts
https://goo.gl/3bRrER
London’s oldest railway stations as they used to look
https://goo.gl/8NstaV
England’s oldest railway stations as they used to look
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/rail-journeys/england-oldest-railway-stations/
Windermere Jetty
https://windermerejetty.org
(Spotter: John McCorriston)

Ice Pilots: In the Movies
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSEurSeMHjg
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Deutsche Bahn to sell UK rail and bus operator Arriva
https://goo.gl/XuLBBY

ORR better and wider co-operation needed for new rolling stock designs
https://goo.gl/SAUvJe

ORR introduce new regulation regime for network Rail
https://goo.gl/5MtFEb

Mayor of London calls for ‘metroisation’ of suburban lines
https://goo.gl/XPJ6Wh

RAIB report into passengers detraining onto live railway at Lewisham, March 2018
https://goo.gl/RsLpbW

Great Northern Class 717s finally enter passenger service
https://goo.gl/gujyMq

Derailment in St Leonards West Marina Depot
https://goo.gl/yrdtq1

HST farewell railtour on GWR
https://goo.gl/EZSdBy

Lorry stuck under Taunton station railway bridge
https://goo.gl/QFFiZG

Investment in WCML
https://goo.gl/CNgCBY

Northern’s extra half-hourly trains from Cheshire to Manchester delayed for second time
https://tinyurl.com/y6m6c4bk

Four-hour Edinburgh-London train journeys delayed until 2021
https://goo.gl/5kJLAe

FirstGroup finalises £100m order for Hitachi trains for London-Edinburgh rail link
https://tinyurl.com/y2svcas2

Plans to upgrade key junction to fix Borders Railway delays
https://goo.gl/vKXFCB

Edinburgh Waverley: Station expansion plans to be revealed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47687141

ScotRail seeks compensation for delays to new trains
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47720277

Platform changes leave disabled passengers behind
https://goo.gl/Kf35CX

Dundee to Aberdeen train crew apologises for not collecting tickets due to woman going into 
labour
https://tinyurl.com/y6m24blf

Rutherglen in line for track renewals
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/rutherglen-in-line-for-track-renewals

Scottish rail changes you can expect in your region
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47731973

Hitachi plans to run ScotRail Class 385 EMUs beyond the wires
https://goo.gl/MUXsdk

ScotRail takes three more ‘classic’ HSTs
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/scotrail-takes-three-more-classic-hsts

More trains, quicker journey times and improved station lengths all part of Highland railway 
improvements
https://tinyurl.com/yxehf42t

Trains in Wales: ‘Finger pointing on disruption unhelpful’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-47631541

Flood damaged Conwy Valley line could be closed for months
https://goo.gl/UySdXS

Mainline certification for 60009 extended to March 2020
https://goo.gl/oiAZjB

Loan of Austerity tank to Churnet Valley confirmed
https://goo.gl/tDyykz

CR419 visiting Swanage Railway
https://goo.gl/2P1yMV
And the Epping and Ongar Railway
https://goo.gl/xNY37t

Folkestone Harbour signal box to be used as a café
https://www.kentlive.news/whats-on/food-drink/old-signal-box-folkestones-harbour-2688484

Leek Extension on the CVR
https://goo.gl/Q63pcD

City of Wells to replace Union of South Africa Services on NYMR
https://www.nymr.co.uk/news/city-of-wells-to-replace-union-of-south-africa-services

Salzburg Local Railway to be extended
https://goo.gl/i8r3uT

OBB to electrify the final 3% of Tirol network
https://goo.gl/5JERZa

Sensor to improve tank car safety and loading
https://goo.gl/8hvQuU

Genesee & Wyoming leases two “short lines”
https://goo.gl/kapm3U

Metra to purchase new coaches
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/metra-issues-rfp-to-procure-new-railcars/

Capetown to seek control of Western Cape suburban services
https://goo.gl/juHkx7

CRRC to build double deck stock for Sydney
http://www.machinery-market.co.uk/news/23416/CRRC-wins-Australian-double-decker-train-order

Security alert over a didgeridoo in Melbourne Australia
https://goo.gl/szPtoK

Rolls Royce to supply MTU engines to CRRC
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/rolls-royce-to-supply-mtu-engines-to-crrc/

Railway opens in tsunami-hit coastal area
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20190323_16/

Yamanote Line train driver fulfills life’s dream, down to the exact second
https://goo.gl/kkFqGT

Hong Kong subway collision during signal testing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47607676

Changes to plans for Dublin metro
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0326/1038592-dublin-metrolink/

Rusty Bentley found in Stockport garage sells for £450k
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-47651741

Friends of the Cromford Canal submits planning application to extend canal north from Langley 
Mill
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

Crew at helm of Cowes ferry ‘unaware’ of crash
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47730865

Larne to Cairnryan ferry lorry crush safety warning issued
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-47706275

Underfunding of Orkney Ferries
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-warns-of-dire-consequences-for-orkney-ferries/

Cruise ship Viking Sky evacuated due to engine failure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47680055
Viking Sky reaches Stavanger
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47685595

Fire and capsize of containership off La Rochelle
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47574143

China is working to develop a 33,069-ton nuclear icebreaker
https://futurism.com/the-byte/china-nuclear-icebreaker

Wreck of WWII aircraft carrier USS Wasp found
https://xray-mag.com/content/wreck-wwii-aircraft-carrier-uss-wasp-found

BA flight lands in Edinburgh instead of Düsseldorf by mistake
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47691478
Ryanair trolling of British Airways’ mistake backfires
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47710152

Aurigny ‘wanted more than £3m. for fewer flights’
https://goo.gl/rrPKKg

Wow Air failure strands thousands of passengers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47731043

Qantas hails successful first year of Perth-London flights
https://goo.gl/pSZt2W

China orders 300 Airbuses
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47702044

Boeing 737 MAX makes emergency landing in Florida
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0327/1038862-boeing-737-max/

Stick-shaker triggered as 747 slowed to insufficient hold speed
https://goo.gl/mSY59R

Capt Sullenberger on the FAA and Boeing: ‘Our credibility as leaders in aviation is being 
damaged’
https://goo.gl/AAnc2F

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Simon Moppett, Reg Nerps, Andrew 
Nummelin, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

30/03/19 BBC2 1730-1830
“James May’s Cars of the People” 3/3

30/03/19 Channel 5 1820-1905
“Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson” 5/6

01/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Around the World by Train with Tony Robinson” 6/6

02/04/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“Crossing England in a Punt: River of Dreams” The River Trent

02/04/19 Channel 5 2115-2215
“First Class v Economy: Is it Worth it?”

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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

30/03/19 Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
“Worcestershire and the Severn Valley” an evening of films with Michael Clemens
1930 to about 2200
http://www.krm.org.uk/

30/03/19 Belper Model Railway Group Exhibition
Strutt’s Centre, Derby Road, Belper, DE56 1UU
http://bmrg.coffeecup.com/

30/03/19- Sheffield Model Railway Enthusiasts Exhibition
31/03/19 Birkdale School, Oakholme Road, Sheffield, S10 3DH
https://www.sheffieldmodelrailwayenthusiasts.com/

01/04/19 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“Trolleybus Technology – the early days” by John Stainforth
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

01/04/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“From Monochrome to Fujichrome” by Peter Skelton
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

05/04/19 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“Penwyllt – The Neath & Brecon Railway Country Station” by Tudor Watkins & John 
Miles
Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

05/04/19- Mid-Norfolk Railway: Spring Diesel Event
07/04/19 http://www.mnr.org.uk

05/04/19- North Norfolk Railway: That’s Yer Lot Gala
07/04/19 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

05/04/19- Didcot Railway Centre: Launch of The Saint
07/04/19 https://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

06/04/19 N Gauge South East
Riddlesdown Collegiate, Honister Heights, Purley, CR8 1EX
https://www.ngaugesoutheast.co.uk

06/04/19 West Wiltshire Model Railway Circle Exhibition
Holt Village Hall, The Street, Holt, BA14 6QH
http://www.westwiltsmrc.club/

06/04/19 South East Bus Festival
Detling, near Maidstone, Kent
1000–1600
https://kentshowground.co.uk/heritage-transport-show/

06/04/19 Kidderminster Railway Museum Film Show
Station Approach, Comberton Hill, Kidderminster, DY10 1QX
“Railways Remembered” a special programme for the KRM with Rob Foxon
1930 to about 2200
http://www.krm.org.uk/

06/04/19- Nailsea Model Railway Show
07/04/19 Nailsea School, Mizzymead Road, Nailsea, BS48 2HJ
https://www.nailsea-district-mrc.co.uk

06/04/19- South Devon Railway: 50th Anniversary Gala
14/04/19 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

06/04/19- Kent & East Sussex Railway: Lego Bricks Civilisations Show
22/04/19 https://www.kesr.org.uk

07/04/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Volunteer Open Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

07/04/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Easter Holidays
24/04/19 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

09/04/19 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“More Photographing Britain’s Railways” by Jack Boskett
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

10/04/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Charter Trains in the 21st Century” by Iain Pate
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/

13/04/19 Fordingbridge Model Railway Exhibition
Avonway Community Centre, 39 Shaftsbury Street, Fordingbridge, SP6 1JF
https://fmr.org.uk/

13/04/19 Friends of the Cromford Canal: Beggarlee Public Meeting
New Horizon Church, Langley Mill, NG16 3RZ (next to the Great Northern Pub)
View the planning application & raise questions about the proposed canal extension
1100 and 1500
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

13/04/19 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian
https://www.snowdonian.org.uk/

13/04/19- Crawley Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/04/19 Tanbridge House School, Horsham, RH12 1SR
https://www.crawleymrs.org.uk

13/04/19- Rail Road 2019
14/04/19 Astley Sports College, Yew Tree Lane, Dukinfield, SK16 5BL
https://www.facebook.com/tamevalleyscoutsrailroad/

13/04/19- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas
22/04/19 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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