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NETWATCH

8F 48151 at Nantwich 17/4/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUjRnFZ404E
(Barry Knapper)

Long Rock GWR Open Day. 13th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUzdBxo6ndY
88003/68034 Springtime Cornishman. On board. 13.04.19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOqzlwMjZzA
Caerwent Scrap Unit 2004/5..longer clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFnbRnj0geI
Susan’s failure, cab ride and rescue by 73118 at Barry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ftgYe6zSzM
(Mike Wilcock)

Mainline Steam – Winter 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1La5n62vppQ
SVR Open House Weekend, 6th/7th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XmI9bL26h0
North Yorkshire Moors Railway 34092 City of Wells Event 7th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnBQGnzkTLo
A Mega Mainline Day – Black Fives, Tornado, Leander & Britannia (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KvZF65okXSs
South Devon Railway, 50th Anniversary Gala, Saturday 13th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q97RPqNr1I
The Forest Prairie: 5541 On The Dean Forest Railway – 14th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxrtRS43w84
The Snowdonian 2019 – Lynton & Barnstaple comes to the Welsh Highland
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXT7kY0Doko
Leek & Rudyard Railway Diesel Gala 14 April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjHLtcfbQDE
Bingham Model Railway Club – South Notts Model Railway Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9kdHyFqNh8
Australia: Great Steam Train Race, 2019 Hunter Valley Steamfest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS4W5eh_mkw
Steam Train Doubleheaders!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3F20t6PoYQ
Blackpool 11 April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xeIHSnFOC8
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Stephenson’s Rocket in 3D
https://museumcrush.org/take-a-closer-look-at-stephensons-rocket-in-3d/
Heavy Smoking Diesel Trains – American Locomotive – Indian Railways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0QWlXBr-aQ
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Best of British Transport Films on Blu-ray – BFI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TI_sSKhF9Q
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

The rise and fall of Britain’s railways shown on a map
https://tinyurl.com/y6k4zlnl

All the Stations does Ireland
Episode 16: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyP3Zc7deHk
All the Stations couple record railway visits to all Irish stations
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0409/1041714-railway-couple/

Friends of King Alfred Buses new website
https://www.kingalfredbuses.org.uk/

What does the world’s largest single-building airport terminal look like?
https://tinyurl.com/y4sls4bh

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IN THE NEWS

Delays from cable theft increasing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47901062

Helium balloons ’cause increasing number of train delays’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47960237

Irish Rail and Porterbrook order Rolls-Royce’s MTU Hybrid PowerPacks
https://tinyurl.com/yxnbuwls

HS2 buys residential properties and land worth £600m
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47881368

Crossrail ‘could be delayed until 2021’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47967766

The last day of HST operation from Paddington
https://tinyurl.com/yygnoglc

Dawlish sea wall gets council planning approval with construction to begin in May
https://tinyurl.com/y5q4djzs

ORR authority for LNER class 801 units to enter service
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/orr-gives-green-light-for-lner-801s-to-enter-traffic

Bloxwich North station car park doubles in size after £160k makeover
https://tinyurl.com/y4gxwone

First of CAF’s new Nova fleet accepted by TPE ahead of rollout across north of England
http://tinyurl.com/y5vsbo59

Work under way on Queen Street platform extensions
https://tinyurl.com/y5aotsgy

Easter investment for Scotland’s railway
https://tinyurl.com/yyfp25bm

Highland Main Line investment not enough – David Spaven
https://tinyurl.com/y24tuln4

One third of Scotrail services arrive early
https://tinyurl.com/y5bne5qt

Easter investment for Aberdeen-Inverness line
https://tinyurl.com/y5tymamo

Class 97 named at Minffordd
https://tinyurl.com/y4brx85q

Boy ‘badly burned’ at Llangollen railway festival
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47938947

Fundraising for Llangollen railway
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47955061

First train of the year to Snowdon Summit planned for Easter Monday
https://tinyurl.com/y5leonqx

Eurostar loses 110,000 passengers due to industrial action
https://tinyurl.com/yyx29wne

NS receives €21m for V250 Fyra debacle
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/ns-receives-e21m-for-v250-fyra-debacle/

New multiple units unveiled by Raetische Bahn and Stadler
https://tinyurl.com/y4fqoq8a

Man stops train from leaving station in Japan; video goes viral online
https://tinyurl.com/y4o39j3j

A guide horse’s day out on Tyne & Wear Metro training
https://tinyurl.com/y27msm8o

Isle of Wight crash: Car ‘pulled out in front of bus’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-47933112

Madeira crash: At least 28 killed on tourist bus
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47969994

Barra’s mainland ferry service resumes after breakdown
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-47963704

Jet Airways temporarily suspends all flights
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47963536

Plane with the largest wingspan in the world takes flight
https://tinyurl.com/yyuhgvhy

Airbus flies second BelugaXL
https://tinyurl.com/y4nzm3kn

American Airlines extend suspension of 737 max operations
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-47928356

American A321 suffers uncommanded roll during take-off
https://tinyurl.com/y26lp3yn

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin

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TV and RADIO

20/04/19 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Mission Ignition” Classic car rebuilds 4/4

20/04/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Rideau Canal, Canada

21/04/19 BBC4 2300-0000
“Cold War, Hot Jets” 2/2

21/04/19 ITV 2320-2345
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

21/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“WW2 Wrecks: Draining the Ocean”

22/04/19 BBC2 2100-2200
“A House Through Time” A Georgian house in Newcastle 3/4

22/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“World’s Busiest Train Stations” 3/4

23/04/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Southern Scotland

24/04/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Greenock

25/04/19 BBC2 1930-2000
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” Warkworth

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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

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

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/

03/05/19- Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Diesel & Mixed Traffic Gala
06/05/19 https://www.kwvr.co.uk/

04/05/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: English Electric Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

04/05/19 Craven Arms & District Model Railway Circle Exhibition
Ludlow Racecourse, Bromfield, SY8 2BT
https://www.facebook.com/CADMRC/

04/05/19 Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Trolleyday & Classic Car Show
Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

04/05/19 Selby Salvation Army Model Railway Show
The Church at the Crossroads, Parkin Avenue, Selby, YO8 8BY
1000-1630
Adult: £4, Child: £1, Family: £9
Layouts, trade stands, demonstrators, catering

04/05/19- Gwili Railway: Welsh Food & Craft Festival
05/05/19 https://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

04/05/19- Leighton Buzzard Railway: Centenery Gala
06/05/19 https://www.buzzrail.co.uk

04/05/19- Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
06/05/19 https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

04/05/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Diesel Gala
06/05/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

04/05/19- Llandudno Transport Festival
06/05/19 Bodafon Fields, Llandudno, North Wales, LL30 1BW
http://www.llantransfest.co.uk/

05/05/19- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Middy in the War Years
06/05/19 http://www.mslr.org.uk/

05/05/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
06/05/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

05/05/19- Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
06/05/19 Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

05/05/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Bank Holiday Trolleydays
06/05/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

Cheers, Howard.
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