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NETWATCH

New season of steam at the EVR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh-dnwEpRFE
(Barry Knapper)

Steam in the Valley – Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hofL6H_gjBI
(Martin Miller)

Severn Valley Railway, Saturday 20th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZTZYx7GA48
East Coast Streak, East Coast Sun – The Edinburgh Flyer – 20th April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTt4Lv3qh9s
LMS 42073 Slips & Slides out of Haverthwaite 21/4/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qGqdohPeLc
Visiting the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Railway April 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgVEt1a3SbM
Ostersonderfahrt des VSE nach Nejdek (CZ) mit 52 8079 am 21.04.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcB_g7_ordA
Norfolk & Western 611
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDAlU3gNJp8
Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Freight Train 2018
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bneq8rTv7hw
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cb5LyIZKV5s
Blackpool Easter Weekend 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Vn3EES6rk
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Date of celebration announced for 175th Anniversary of Didcot – Oxford line
https://tinyurl.com/yxzemxvs
Stress over Underground “bum rests”
https://tinyurl.com/y5kwg4pb
Stepping back in time at Tanfield
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/17588736.stepping-back-in-time-at-tanfield/
Paddle steamer Monarch sailing from Wareham
https://paddlesteamermonarch.wixsite.com/ps-monarch/paddle-steamer-monarch-wareham
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

America’s Worst Disaster – Fatal Collision Over New York City in 1960
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilFKPhgMGqM
Trident, Comet and Constellation now available for public display
https://tinyurl.com/y2nrb2rl
Accidental take-off of Victor – Bob Prothero explains what happened
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGjPu6DPzWU
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Railway supply industry news round-up
https://tinyurl.com/yxt58zj2

Archibald Leitch: The man who survived disaster to build football
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48028660

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IN THE NEWS

Virgin wants all seats reserved on long distance services
https://tinyurl.com/y48mdx5t
Some responses
https://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=6629
https://tinyurl.com/y5jq4nkg

‘Cautionary’ welcome for Crossrail rescue plan
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/04/26-cautionary-welcome-for-crossrail-rescue.html

Barnstaple to Exeter passenger’s anger as drinkers ‘trash’ train carriage
https://tinyurl.com/y33gkydp

Dawlish sea wall upgrade approved
https://www.railjournal.com/infrastructure/dawlish-sea-wall-upgrade-approved/

Vivarail D train enters service between Bedford and Bletchley
https://tinyurl.com/y3h4vt5o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N79NeOjDvNE

New wheel lathe installed at Inverness
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48050909

Historic chocolate train steams again
https://tinyurl.com/yy2hwec3

WSR fully re-opened after closure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-47998417

Pannier tank 7752 arrives on WSR
https://tinyurl.com/y6cpyxdo

Appeal to complete overhaul of 71000
https://tinyurl.com/y4zvhau3

Montreal increases order for Chinese built coaches
https://tinyurl.com/y6hxnwle

Stadler to supply 7 DEMUs to Ottawa suburban network
https://tinyurl.com/y6o8f35k

New side tipping wagons from United Wagon Company
https://tinyurl.com/y275rogx

Stadler to supply 60 diesel electric locos to Finnish Railways
https://tinyurl.com/y6yya6ts

Home developed signalling modernisation in Turkey
https://tinyurl.com/y2r8hpr7

Cambodia to Thailand rail link opened
https://tinyurl.com/yxrk98hw

TfL redesigns priority seats
http://www.cityam.com/276581/transport-london-redesigns-priority-tube-seats-help-awkward

The first colour blind tube driver
https://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/man-becomes-first-tube-driver-colour-blind-condition

Fuzhou opens second metro line
https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/metros/fuzhou-opens-second-metro-line/

Isle of Wight freight ferry named Red Kestrel
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-48050357

Waverley enters dry dock
https://www.paddlesteamers.org/news/national/waverley-heads-for-dry-dock/

P&O sues UK government over no-deal Brexit ferry case
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48063672

Panels removed from Britannic to be auctioned
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0424/1045320-britannic-panels-auction/

Submariners suing South Carolina to save Cold War-era attack boat
https://tinyurl.com/yyux8o8a

The return of Uganda Airlines
https://tinyurl.com/y4geh7j4

easyJet to ban nuts to avoid allergy problems
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48041464

Solar powered, helium filled aircraft
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48013519

Lelystad airport rules relaxed, will reduce noise nuisance say ministers
https://tinyurl.com/y3xgvws3

Atlantic Airways to serve New York from Autumn
https://tinyurl.com/y6qe9fsf

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

27/04/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Inside Jaguar: a Supercar Reborn”

29/04/19 BBC2 2100-2200
“A House Through Time” A Georgian house in Newcastle 4/4

29/04/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Perth

29/04/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Shipwrecks: Britain’s Sunken History” 1/3

29/04/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Jutland: Draining the Battle Site”

30/04/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” St Andrews to Edinburgh

30/04/19 BBC4 2200-2300
“The Secret History of Our Streets” 2/4 Duke Street, Glasgow

01/05/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Amersham to Regents Park

02/05/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Supersized Earth” 1/3 A Place to Live

02/05/19 ITV 2100-2200
“easyJet: Inside the Cockpit” 1/3

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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

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/

01/05/19- Exhibition: “Discovering Bollington’s Railway History”
01/12/19 The Discovery Centre, Clarence Mill, Bollington, SK10 5NU
1100-1600 (Sat/Sun), 1330-1600 (Wednesdays)
https://www.bollington-tc.gov.uk/discover/bollington-discovery-centre

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

06/05/19 Friends of King Alfred Buses Running Day
Winchester, Hants
https://www.kingalfredbuses.org.uk/

06/05/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Vintage Carriages Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

06/05/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Distant Trails” by Ted Parker
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

08/05/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Railways of Glamorgan and the valleys” by Steve Davies
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/

10/05/19- Swanage Railway: Diesel Gala & Beer Festival
12/05/19 https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/

10/05/19- Dean Forest Railway: Day Out With Thomas
12/05/19 https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

10/05/19- Exhibition: “When the Railway Came to Bollington”
27/05/19 Bollington Library, Palmerston Street, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5JX
0930-1900 (Tue), 0930-1700 (Wed-Fri), 0930-1300 (Sat)
https://www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk/

11/05/19 Victory Model Railway Club Exhibition
Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Lane, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT
http://victorymrc.org.uk/index.html

11/05/19 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1115, 1245, 1415, 1545
https://www.winchester.gov.uk/events/19350/5256/chesil-railway-tunnel-tour

11/05/19 Association of Larger Scale Railway Modellers – Reading 2019
Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading, RG1 8EQ
https://www.alsrm-events.co.uk

11/05/19 South West Herts MRS – Watford Model Railway Exhibition
Queens’ School, Aldenham Road, Bushey, Watford, WD23 2TY
https://www.southwesthertsmrs.org.uk

11/05/19- Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Diesel Gala
12/05/19 https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

11/05/19- Derby Model Railway Exhibition
12/05/19 The Roundhouse, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JE
https://www.mmrg.org.uk

11/05/19- Glenrothes Model Railway Exhibition
12/05/19 Lomond Centre, Woodside Way, Glenrothes, KY7 5RA
https://www.glenrothesmrc.org.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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