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NETWATCH

Hornby 2019 Terrier AIX Review OO Gauge 32636 late BR R3768
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHd9-d1e7Og
Eisenbahnfest in Staßfurt mt 91 134 und 03 1010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWSs7igyIsY
Frühlingsfest im Bw Staßfurt 30.03.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlhSIV88Wpw
Die “Grinsekatze” (ET 1440) der MRB ist wieder in Rosenheim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-lMY6fn3wE
Im schönen Elstertal – Mit 41 1144 und viel Dampf entlang der Weißen Elster
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTf-X5Oi1SA
Union Pacific #844 Denver to Greely, Colorado
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXHF2AOfjFE
Steam Train POV at the Strasburg Rail Road
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjDnGdJTE2g
Perfect Weathering: Scrapyard Model Railway Layout by Samuel de Zutter in 1/32 scale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6f-JKVaa10
One Of The Finest and Most Detailed Model Railroad Layout With Steam Trains 4K UHD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BFp1DVHV0w
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Spa Road arches converted for Monmouth Coffee offices and coffee bean roasters
https://tinyurl.com/yyg2vehx
Different sized doors on LUL “S” stock
https://tinyurl.com/yxf4mmuk
Colour photos of West Highland steam in BR days
https://tinyurl.com/y4mdmrl4
Dampening the spirits and other railway asides
https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/17555475.the-diary-dampening-the-spirits/
30 years ago that the Settle & Carlisle was saved
https://tinyurl.com/yxtmlk7e
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Three Sailors in the Fog — Will You Get in Trouble With the Captain?
https://tinyurl.com/y6feajd4
The Largest Military Planes In The World Are A Sight To Behold
https://tinyurl.com/y68odcd5
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A look at Chatterley-Whitfield Colliery
https://vimeo.com/284705886?ref=fb-share
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

All the Stations does Ireland
Episode 9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxpeqsyyoJw
Episode 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7l9rqFHx3NU
Episode 11: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=094AZp6ZyrE
Episode 12: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8630DmnIAf8
Episode 13: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CdCLSHJCKI
Episode 14: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl8R9zfNwBE
Episode 15: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoBPG3m7vKg

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IN THE NEWS

Virgin Trains ‘could disappear’ after franchise bar
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47877858

Fire under Southern train at London Bridge
https://tinyurl.com/y69obyka

Opening of new Portishead rail line secured after Government agrees millions in funding
https://tinyurl.com/y3j5rztc

Rail line to be closed between Bristol and Newport over Easter
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47880599

Corbyn calls for new electrified West Country rail line bypassing Dawlish
https://tinyurl.com/y55u4gsp

Level crossing upgrades on Felixstowe branch
https://tinyurl.com/yysckop3

Calls for ‘urgent meeting’ as funding for Kidsgrove station’s car park extension lost
https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/calls-urgent-meeting-funding-train-2727846

Franchise ban for Stagecoach: Abellio wins East Midlands
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/04/10-franchise-ban-for-stagecoach-abellio.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-47884691

HST power car fire at Leicester
https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/live-fire-train-means-no-2729400

Iconic viaduct on edge of Ilkeston set to reopen for first time in 50 years
https://tinyurl.com/y2xpgrud

A secret railway station hidden in Hull for 40 years has been discovered
https://tinyurl.com/y3m3zpgq

Hull Trains hire a second HST to cover for failed 180 units
https://tinyurl.com/yy8hnrqb

New platforms for Glasgow Queen Street
https://tinyurl.com/y4l6l8d8

Open-access London-Cardiff service proposed
https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/main-line/london-cardiff-service-proposed/

Proposal to move Blaenau Ffestiniog station
https://tinyurl.com/y68ayxz6

Steam excursions from Waterloo in the summer
https://londonist.com/london/transport/steam-train-waterloo-windsor-mayflower

Urie Loco Group update
https://tinyurl.com/y4zx4czp

61306 unable to visit Nene Valley due to boiler repairs
https://tinyurl.com/y4qocfbl

Full steam ahead for Maud Railway Museum
https://tinyurl.com/y4g5bjl5

Valve gear problems of Corris No 7 resolved
https://tinyurl.com/yynpjukr

RAIB report on Ffestiniog Railway LC accident
https://tinyurl.com/y4zex3oz

Steam loco Clun Castle takes first trip after £750k refit
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47832176

Classic diesel locomotive built in Derby set for £3k restoration
https://tinyurl.com/y68lw5qf

Swiss Federal Office of Transport approves Giruno Units for service
https://tinyurl.com/y4fj3ovh

Latvian dual fuel loco on test
https://tinyurl.com/yytzot66

Egyptian Railways orders 6 Talgo trains
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/egypt-orders-six-inter-city-talgo-trainsets/

Brazilian built suburban stock for Cape Town unveiled
https://tinyurl.com/yy64hzt6

Light Rail system on Mauritius
https://tinyurl.com/yxsfklp4

Sri Lanka opens first section of Chinese funded line
https://tinyurl.com/y3syr93a

Virgin Trains USA receives approval to raise $US 950m debt
https://tinyurl.com/y48863yj

station in Japan is solely to see the views and the only way to get there is by train
https://tinyurl.com/yxduxngv

Go-Ahead buses opening Naas depot for commuter services
http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2019/0405/1040804-go-ahead/

Fal River announce 2019 summer evening cruise programme
https://tinyurl.com/y29gee6k

Pop-up plays to be staged on CalMac ferries for celebration of coasts and waters
https://tinyurl.com/y6bnedsz

Craignure pier damage to be assessed
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/1720899/craignure-pier-damage-to-be-assessed/

Rosslare port hopes for post-Brexit bounce
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0405/1040949-rosslare-brexit/

Isle of Man Steam Packet co. plan to build new terminal in Liverpool
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-47858347

All BA retrojets together for the first time
https://tinyurl.com/y6s5pg8p

JetBlue to serve London with A321LR
https://tinyurl.com/y5ukbn4k

Water-arch mishap blew out A320 emergency exit door
https://tinyurl.com/yyvwyums

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Mike Price

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TV and RADIO

13/04/19 Channel 5 1715-1810
“World’s Busiest Train Stations” 1/4

13/04/19 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Mission Ignition” Classic car rebuilds 3/4

13/04/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Argentina

14/04/19 BBC4 2230-2330
“Cold War, Hot Jets” 1/2

14/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Titanic: Draining the Wreck”

15/04/19 BBC2 2100-2200
“A House Through Time” A Georgian house in Newcastle 2/4

15/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“World’s Busiest Train Stations” 2/4

16/04/19 BBC2 2315-0015
“A House Through Time” A Georgian house in Newcastle 2/4

17/04/19 ITV 2245-2310
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

17/04/19 BBC4 2300-0000
“Blazes and Brigades: the Story of the Fire Service”

18/04/19 BBC2 1930-2000
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” Port Isaac

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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

Advance notice – booking required…
18/05/19 Guided Tour of Eastleigh Railway Works in aid of Eastleigh Mayor’s Charity
Starts 0945 – lasts approximately 2 hours
Tickets £10.00 from Eastleigh Museum, 25 High Street, Eastleigh
You need to provide your own hi-vis vest

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

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

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

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- Great Central Railway: Spring Diesel Gala
14/04/19 https://www.gcrailway.co.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/

15/04/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Mixed transport photographs” by Terry and Justin Bulger
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/04/19 Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

17/04/19 Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

19/04/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
Society AGM followed by “The Campbeltown & Machrihanish Light Railway”
by David Lusby
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

19/04/19- Lappa Valley Railway: Easter Fun
22/04/19 https://www.lappavalleyrailway.co.uk

19/04/19- Helston Railway: Easter Family Fun
22/04/19 https://www.helstonrailway.co.uk

19/04/19- Didcot Railway Centre: King/Saint/Railmotor Event
22/04/19 https://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

19/04/19- Dean Forest Railway: Easter Bonnets
22/04/19 https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

19/04/19- Gwili Railway: Easter Bunny Special
22/04/19 https://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

19/04/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Easter Weekend
22/04/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

19/04/19- Isle of Man Railways: Rush Hour on the Railways
22/04/19 https://www.rail.im

20/04/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Mad Hatter’s Tea Party
22/04/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

20/04/19- York Model Railway Show
22/04/19 Knavesmire Stand, York Racecourse, YO23 1EX
https://www.yorkshow.org.uk

20/04/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Easter Weekend Trolleybuses
22/04/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

21/04/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
22/04/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

21/04/19- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Easter Steam Up
22/04/19 http://www.mslr.org.uk/

21/04/19- Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
22/04/19 Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

21/04/19- Peak Rail: Easter Bank Holiday Treasure Hunt
22/04/19 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

21/04/19- Corris Railway: Easter Weekend
22/04/19 http://www.corris.co.uk

26/04/19- Severn Valley Railway: Family Fun Days
27/04/19 https://www.SVR.co.uk

26/04/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Spring Diesel & Ale Bash
28/04/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

27/04/19 Fareham Rotarail 2019
Fareham College, Bishopsfield Road, Fareham, Hampshire, PO14 1NH
https://rotarail.webs.com/

27/04/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

27/04/19 Camborne Trevithick Day
A one day festival of free entertainment to celebrate the
industrial heritage of the Camborne area

27/04/19 Flitwick O Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
Flitwick Village Hall, Dunstable Road, Flitwick, MK45 1HP
https://www.lutonmodelrailwayclub.org.uk

27/04/19 Hornby Railway Collectors Association 50th Anniversary Show
Warwick Suite, NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warks, CV8 2LZ
https://www.hrca.net

27/04/19- Epsom Model Railway Exhibition
28/04/19 NESCOT, Reigate Road, Ewell, KT19 3DS
https://www.eemrc.org.uk

27/04/19- Epping Ongar Railway: Spring Diesel Gala
28/04/19 https://www.eorailway.co.uk

27/04/19- Sutton Coldfield Railway Society Model Railway Exhibition
28/04/19 Bishop Walsh School, Wylde Green Road, Sutton Coldfield, B76 1QT
https://www.scrs.club

27/04/19- Foxfield Railway: Diesel Gala
28/04/19 https://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk

27/04/19- Neepsend Model Railway Society Exhibition
28/04/19 Park Centre, Samson Street, Sheffield, S2 5QT
https://neepsendmrs.weebly.com/

27/04/19- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Join the Volunteers
28/04/19 https://www.festrail.co.uk/

28/04/19 Dean Forest Railway: Vintage Vehicle Day & Murder Mystery
https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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