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NETWATCH

Tribute to the Western 125s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6HcKIiT09o
(Andrew Cook)

Peaks and Plains Steamathon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYX9Lfo3ygw
(Barry Knapper)

You vs train – Network Rail public safety
http://tinyurl.com/y262xde4
3.9 million hours lost during train delays
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48330309
S15 847 on the Bluebell Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s5MjrUFMRM
The cats who helped to save a branch line
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190522-the-cat-who-saved-a-japanese-rail-line
Bus services should consider young people
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48303401
Storage of National Gallery art during WW2 in Blaenau Ffestiniog
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48308512
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

NER Electric Autocar @ The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam on 15th May 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Udqd97RJhDI
Severn Valley Railway, Spring Diesel Festival 2019, Saturday 18th May
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27pjh1E8llQ
Stunning Steam Scenes – 70000 & 45690 Back To Back Up Shap (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FI8JDR8VYDU
2019 May 11 Derby Model Railway Exhibition
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjcAci5C51s
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoeU–sfigo
99 331 Güterzug beim Molli Fotozug 18.05.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdXhkt8nXCQ
91 134 und V60 1264 fahren zum internationalen Museumstag, 19.05.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0mcxTuIF-o
Fenland Bus Fest 2019 Whittlesey and Classic Car Show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3gGKcOeBiY
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Potteries Apedale Rally & Running Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwHqESgsLwY
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

Pioneers and Photos: 100 Years of Aerofilms 1919-2019
http://tinyurl.com/yyqvhgb3
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Rail chiefs confident timetable change will not repeat 2018 chaos
http://tinyurl.com/y3tc5urv
Commuters braced as railway timetables change
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48326439

Class 710 units await safety clearances before entering service on Gospel Oak-Barking line
http://tinyurl.com/y3324y3p

Direct South Western Railway summer Saturday service to Corfe Castle
http://tinyurl.com/yxu4h7hu

InterCity 125: Hundreds bid farewell to high speed train
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48327739
http://tinyurl.com/y6tuc6qs
Railcam’s #LastOfTheHSTs – 18th May 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MILq_6mzaFE
Great Western Railway Long Distance HST Tribute Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqz2lHkbcPs

GWR to operate through service to Long Marston for trade exhibition
http://tinyurl.com/yxuhzkxk

The approaching end of class 37s in East Anglia (not reported, but now with BT Police presence 
to stop window hanging)
https://www.edp24.co.uk/features/east-anglia-s-diesel-rail-farewell-1-6047364

Grand Central class 180 to be used for dual fuel experiment
http://tinyurl.com/y6o7n4jm

Class 150 fire near Crewe
http://tinyurl.com/y2hvs5sq

One aspect of the problems arising from British Steel bankruptcy
http://tinyurl.com/y2hvs5sq

Halton Curve: Rail line links north Wales and Liverpool
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48311912

New luxury Caledonian Sleeper trains suffer further delay
https://tinyurl.com/y45qcf83

S15 506 returns to service
http://tinyurl.com/y396g66r

Driver fined after his Mercedes collided with steam train
https://tinyurl.com/y48al28k

Tyseley pannier tank update
http://tinyurl.com/yyo5zbqk

Tyseley “Bloomer” update
http://tinyurl.com/y2uwf4yl

Lettering and lining on 2999 Lady of Legend
http://tinyurl.com/y6jgsgyj

W&L “The Earl” to be overhauled at Aberystwyth by Vale of Rheildol
https://www.wllr.org.uk/news

Dutch transport interchange opened
http://tinyurl.com/y5epbxg2

Siemens to supply multiple units for Mittelrhienbahn
http://tinyurl.com/y55qyrqf

Stadler to build diesel electric locos for Finnish Railways
http://www.machinery-market.co.uk/news/23884/Stadler-wins-60-locomotive-order-from-VR-Group

OBB special liveries
http://tinyurl.com/yxodccgs
http://tinyurl.com/y6ox8dbb

CD Cargo fitting locos with ETCS
http://tinyurl.com/y3bjqzhb

ELP order 10 Stadler electro-diesels
http://tinyurl.com/y45unlvn

Profit increase for Talgo
http://tinyurl.com/y5mnhnfx

Report on accident near Seattle on 18 December 2017
http://tinyurl.com/y2sqlcqm

Virgin Trains expansion in Florida
http://tinyurl.com/y5kn7bfo

Bee hives to be installed on VIA Rail stations
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/via-rail-gets-buzzy.html

New Chinese coaches delivered to Cuba
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/new-chinese-coaches-delivered-to-cuba/

Vandals trash Stamford model railway exhibition
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48326572
http://tinyurl.com/y5dpzqsm
Crowdfunding to help Market Deeping Model Railway Club recover from vandalism
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/market-deeping-mrc
Money floods in for Market Deeping Model Railway Club
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48332649
Sir Rod Stewart donates to Market Deeping Model Railway Club
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-48332649
http://tinyurl.com/y3cl3ldw

Not just for anoraks: model railways are a joyful escape from the pressures of masculinity
http://tinyurl.com/y5cto28p

Guided busway fire: Passenger describes terrifying moment bus ‘burst into flames’
http://tinyurl.com/yxp5nbmj

Safety changes leave owners of river barges fearing dry times ahead
http://tinyurl.com/y69x9vhy

Last-ditch bid to save D-Day vessel from the scrapyard
http://tinyurl.com/yyd8vngd

Redevelopment of Hunterston port
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48282056

Fuel supply problems at Manchester airport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48330568

New route from Southampton to Guernsey with Aurigny
http://tinyurl.com/yy48pqx9

BA to scrap services to St Petersburg and Kiev
http://tinyurl.com/yxqwleko

Lack of situational awareness blamed for RAF C-130J write-off
http://tinyurl.com/yxftgoot

British Steel should be nationalised, urges Labour
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48347371

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Sue Dixon, Neil Kearns, John McCorriston, Ted Millward, Reg Nerps, 
Alan Rushworth

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TV and RADIO

25/05/19 Channel 5 1825-2100
“Battle of Britain” 1969 feature film

25/05/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Britain’s Most Historic Towns” 2/6 Bristol

26/05/19 BBC1 1900-2000
“Countryfile” Includes the Chesterfield Canal

26/05/19 ITV 2220-2245
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 1/12

27/05/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Pembroke Dock to Swansea

27/05/19 BBC4 2330-0030
“Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth” 2/4 CS Mackay-Bennett

28/05/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Llandeilo to Hereford

28/05/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“India’s Frontier Railways” 2/3 The Last Train in Nepal

29/05/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great British Railway Journeys” Blaenavon to Ascott-under-Wychwood

31/05/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” 3/6

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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

24/05/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Staffordshire at War
27/05/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

25/05/19 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Real Ale on Rails
https://www.e-v-r.com

25/05/19 Symposium: “Bollington Railway History Day” at the Civic Hall
above Bollington Library, Palmerston Street, Bollington, Macclesfield, SK10 5JX
Two sessions:
1100-1300 “Browse the Records” a chance to study early railway maps and plans of 
the
MB&MR, and of Bollington from the 1840s onwards, specially brought over for the day
from Chester by the Cheshire Archive Service – open to all
1330-1630 “The Macclesfield, Bollington and Marple Railway Revisited” – an 
afternoon
of illustrated talks, photographs, film and documents with three expert speakers, 
David
Kitching (Poynton), Ian Moss (Marple) and Martin Welch (Macclesfield)
Tickets for the second part of the day are £5.00, payable at the door or in advance
through the Festival website – refreshments will be available
https://www.bollingtonfestival.org.uk .

25/05/19- RAILEX
26/05/19 Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury, HP21 9PP
https://www.railex.org.uk

25/05/19- Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Spring Locomotive Gala
27/05/19 https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

25/05/19- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Festival of Steam
27/05/19 https://www.gwsr.com

25/05/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Kids Go Free
27/05/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

25/05/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Bournemouth Trolleybuses Pageant
27/05/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

25/05/19- Fairbourne Miniature Railway: Annual Steam Gala
27/05/19 https://www.fairbournerailway.com

26/05/19 Corris Railway: Special Gala Day
http://www.corris.co.uk

26/05/19- Helston Railway: Return to the ’40s
27/05/19 https://www.helstonrailway.co.uk

26/05/19- Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Spring Steam Gala
27/05/19 https://www.bucksrailcentre.org

26/05/19- Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
27/05/19 Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

31/05/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: 30th Anniversary
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

01/06/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Volunteer Open Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

01/06/19 Sleaford Model Railway Show
St George’s Academy, Westgate, Sleaford, NG34 7PP
https://www.sites.google.com/site/sleafordmrc

01/06/19 Breedon Cement – Hope Works Open Day
The Earle’s Club, Pindale Road, Hope, S33 6RP
Shuttle bus to works and from Hope railway station
Quarry and works tours 0930-1630
Works Museum open 1000-2200, 29th May to 5th June, admission free
https://www.hopeworksclub.com

01/06/19 Gauge O Guild – Summer Show, Doncaster
The Dome Leisure Centre, Doncaster Lakeside, Bawtry Road, DN4 7PD
https://www.gaugeOguild.com

01/06/19- Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: 1940s Weekend
02/06/19 https://www.bucksrailcentre.org

01/06/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
02/06/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630 (Sunday only)
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

02/06/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

02/06/19 Gwili Railway: 4×4 and Classic Bike Show
https://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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