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NETWATCH

Market Harborough New Station Opening Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjMmWWC66Gs
Derby Midland Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5exUPRH8EBw
East Midlands Parkway Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oWKZcqrKAg
Wellingborough Station revisited
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHNUMHSemT0
Leicester Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSJ2d9chm0c
Kettering Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DB4leNsbUjI
(Martin Miller)

75th anniversary of train explosion at Soham
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48474718
Network Rail International Archives week
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/international-archives-week/
Engineering graduates visit Shrewsbury Severn Bridge SB
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/network-rail-graduates-step-into-history/
Operation of Trans Pennine 802 units approved
https://tinyurl.com/yypd5z29
SBB timetable displayed as a map
https://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/fileadmin/fap_pdf/Netzgrafik/Netzgrafik2019.pdf
SBB work towards wagon load automatic brake testing
https://tinyurl.com/y5vtcvr2
A Russian railway disaster ignored by western media
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48510979
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Northern Soul: B1 No.1264 On The Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway – 25th May & 2nd June 
2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsn2NMwl-WA
Urie S15 No. 506 Returns To Service 02/06/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk4CNHyM9BI
57601 t&t 47832 Old Hill, 26/05/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBTgicbh3Is
L&YR 0-6-0 No 52322 at Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wpfnmHvR6NU
2019 May 25 Bala Lake Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvXKNarD9Iw
Cruise Express “Great Southern Loop” – Day 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWLCHi40ZL8
35 1097-1 – Lautstark die Steigungen des Elstertal und Vogtland hinauf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sfkwPt8qec
Canadian Pacific 2-10-4 #5931 and Alco S2 #7019 on display Calgary, Canada
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02ak7We-AnM
NWVRT Annual Running & Open Day 2 June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAqGZFUC3kA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Live a Glamorous Life at the Wheel of This Stunning 1948 Mercury Templeton Saturn
https://tinyurl.com/yyqr6xhs
Lockheed Constellation Tour
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezDhBHIiyLM
Constellation HI 328
http://www.conniesurvivors.com/1-diving_on_hi328.htm
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Online exploration of the Settle and Carlisle line
https://settlecarlisle.exploremoresettlecarlisle.co.uk

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IN THE NEWS

Passenger trust in TOCs declines
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48540903

Possible bids for Arriva
https://tinyurl.com/y4w5ojh4

SWR class 444 unit named during D Day 75th anniversary event
https://tinyurl.com/yyrlfeyq

Closed Isle Of Wight Railway Lines Could be Reopened
https://tinyurl.com/y5vmbsgo

Work to start on Dawlish seawall rebuilding
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-48472901

First Greater Anglia new suburban train starts testing
https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/new-suburban-trains-on-test-1-6092236

East Coast Main Line to shut service over August bank holiday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-48510971

Maryport transport hub nears completion
https://tinyurl.com/y3scovmh

Dent Station for sale
https://tinyurl.com/y37r3a2l

A quarter of parking spaces at Dunbar station to be out of action until November
https://tinyurl.com/yyhz5o9v

Flying Scotsman on tour in Hampshire
https://tinyurl.com/y5tocjhv

35028 Clan Line to appear at Ramsgate open day 8th June
https://tinyurl.com/y6clje2v

Trailer Guards Second 44000 donated to 125 group
https://tinyurl.com/yy2d3wuo

Newly restored Fowler diesel shunter moved to the Mid Suffolk line
https://tinyurl.com/y2m5vwve

35011 update
http://news.35011gsn.co.uk/2019/06/02/may-2019/

Welshpool & Llanfair receives Queens award for voluntary services
https://tinyurl.com/y58c7ww9

Irish Rail start tendering for electric/battery electric multiple units
http://www.irishrail.ie/news/new-train-tenders

Leo Express unveils Chinese built multi voltage emus
https://tinyurl.com/y5rqela2

DB Regio order Stadler Flirt double deck units
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/passenger/single-view/view/first-kiss-for-db-regio.html

Kobenhavn-Ringsted high speed line opened
https://tinyurl.com/y5fhlgvx

Toshiba unveils tri mode shunting loco for European market
https://tinyurl.com/y4ok2dbv

Italian operator orders Stadler diesel/battery multiple units
https://tinyurl.com/y3byqasq

Derailment on Trans Siberian line
https://tinyurl.com/y58qytw4

Disused railway bridge “stolen” near Murmansk
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-48517926

Luas operator reports rise in crashes and near misses
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0604/1053408-luas-safety/

Industrial Action on Bluestar buses
https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17678511.staff-at-bluestar-call-for-strike-action-over-pay/

A new bridge across the Medina?
https://www.iow.gov.uk/news/Medina-bridge-study-to-be-commissioned

Dubai bus crash: 17 dead after bus hits overhead sign
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48553559

Over the sea to Skye – donations sought for unique turntable ferry
https://tinyurl.com/y5qsnbvd

MSC Opera hits quayside and smaller vessel near Venice
https://tinyurl.com/yyq348s3

Daks Over Normandy – Arrivals At Duxford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AZ1wvK7mYM

Co-operation over Boeing 737 Max return to service
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48489082

Boeing reports wing defect on some 737s
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0603/1053174-boeing-faulty-parts/

Stratolaunch Reportedly Shuts Down Leaving World’s Largest Plane With An Uncertain Future
https://tinyurl.com/yxz3gjrm

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

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TV and RADIO

08/06/19 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Titanic: the New Evidence”

08/06/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Britain’s Most Historic Towns” 4/6 Oxford

09/06/19 BBC4 1900-2110
“Engineering Giants: Gas Rig Strip Down”

09/06/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Asian Odyssey

09/06/19 BBC4 2010-2200
“Dial ‘B’ for Britain: the Story of the Landline”

10/06/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Why the Industrial Revolution Happened Here”

10/06/19 BBC4 2300-0000
“Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth” 4/4 HMS Hood

11/06/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Thames: Britain’s Great River with Tony Robinson” 2/4

12/06/19 ITV 2000-2030
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 4/12

14/06/19 BBC2 1900-1930
“Pubs, Ponds and Power: the Story of the Village” 6/6 London’s villages

14/06/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard” 5/6

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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

07/06/19- Didcot Railway Centre: Hall & Saint Event
09/06/19 https://www.didcotrailwaycentre.org.uk

07/06/19- Epping Ongar Railway: Steam Gala
09/06/19 https://www.eorailway.co.uk

07/06/19- Dean Forest Railway: Steam Gala
09/06/19 https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

08/06/19 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Progressive Blues Rock & Real Ale
https://www.e-v-r.com

08/06/19- East Anglian Model Railway Exhibition
09/06/19 The Arena, Kettering Conference Centre, Thirston Drive, NN15 6PB
https://www.stneotsmrc.com

08/06/19- Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
09/06/19 https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

08/06/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Classic Car Weekend
09/06/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

08/06/19- Peak Model Railway Exhibition
09/06/19 Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH
http://www.chesterfieldrailwaymodellers.co.uk/

11/06/19 Monmouthshire Railway Society
University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
1900-2130
“Steam Railmotor No. 93” by Peter Jennings (GWS)
http://www.mrsoc.co.uk

12/06/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“My Railway Career in South Wales” by David Maidment
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/

12/06/19 Staffordshire Film Archive – Screen Wednesday
Stoke Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2EH
“Bound by Clay” a celebration of the critical role women have played and
continue to play in the Pottery Industry
Admission free, starts 1945
http://www.stokefilmtheatre.org.uk/
https://www.filmarchive.org.uk/index.html

14/06/19- North Norfolk Railway: Mixed Traction Gala
16/06/19 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

14/06/19- Great Central Railway: Model Railway Exhibition
16/06/19 https://www.gcrailway.co.uk

15/06/19 Illustrated Talk: The history of the Midland Railway by Andrew Surry
St. Faith’s Church, Woolgrove Road, Hitchin, Herts, SG4 0AS
Tea and cakes from 1500, talk starts at 1530
Entrance: free

15/06/19 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: The Snowdonian Limited
https://www.snowdonian.org.uk/

15/06/19- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: War on the Line
16/06/19 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

15/06/19- Exbury Gardens Model Railway Event
16/06/19 https://www.exbury.co.uk/

15/06/19- Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Fathers’ Day Weekend
16/06/19 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

15/06/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Steam in the Valley Weekend
16/06/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

15/06/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Yorkshire Weekend (plus Classic Cars, Sunday)
16/06/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

16/06/19 Lappa Valley Railway: Fathers’ Day
https://www.lappavalleyrailway.co.uk

16/06/19 Corris Railway: Fathers’ Day
http://www.corris.co.uk

17/06/19 Ffestiniog Railway & Welsh Highland Railway: Snowdonian Limited
http://www.snowdonian.org.uk

17/06/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“RAF Welford” by Alan Bovingdon Cox
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

19/06/19 Staffordshire Film Archive – Screen Wednesday
Stoke Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2EH
“The Films of Alan Williamson” farming with horses, steam lorries, traction engines
and trains on the Leek Branch
Film of Bev Stringer’s model of Newcastle-under-Lyme station will be shown
Admission free, starts 1945
http://www.stokefilmtheatre.org.uk/
https://www.filmarchive.org.uk/index.html

21/06/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
“The Life of a British Transport Policeman”
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

21/06/19- Welsh Highland Railway: Past, Present & Future
23/06/19 https://www.festrail.co.uk/

22/06/19 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1115, 1245
https://www.winchester.gov.uk/events/19350/5256/chesil-railway-tunnel-tour

22/06/19- Gwili Railway: Steam & Diesel Gala
23/06/19 https://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

22/06/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Paw Patrol
23/06/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

23/06/19 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Aston Martin Owners Club
http://www.mslr.org.uk/

23/06/19 Alsager Railway Association: 0 Gauge Open Day
Off Moorhouse Avenue, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent, ST7 2DH
1300-1600
http://www.alsagerrailwayassociation.co.uk/

26/06/19 Staffordshire Film Archive – Screen Wednesday
Stoke Film Theatre, College Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2EH
“Waiting for the Last Train to Budapest” an update on the Hungarian project to
adapt Richard Pekar’s book “Last Train to Budapest” into a feature film
Admission free, starts 1945
http://www.stokefilmtheatre.org.uk/
https://www.filmarchive.org.uk/index.html

27/06/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

29/06/19 Braintree & Halstead Model Railway Club Exhibition
Bocking Arts Theatre, Braintree, CM7 9AE
https://www.braintree-halsteadmrc.co.uk

29/06/19- Severn Valley Railway: Step Back into the 1940s (weekend 1)
30/06/19 https://www.SVR.co.uk

29/06/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Weekend Trolleybuses
30/06/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

30/06/19 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Diesel Day + “Sirapite”
http://www.mslr.org.uk/

30/06/19 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Classic Bus & Coach Rally
https://www.e-v-r.com

01/07/19 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“The Development of Fastenings – from their beginning an everyday technology”
by Anthony Poulton-Smith
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

01/07/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“A Tramway at the Top of a Hill in Crich” and
“Tramways During the First World War” by Laura Waters
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

06/07/19 Beaconsfield Model Railway Exhibition
The Beaconsfield School, Wattleton Road, Beaconsfield, HP9 1SJ
https://www.beaconsfieldmrc.org

05/07/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Rail Ale Trail
07/07/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

06/07/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

06/07/19- Severn Valley Railway: Step Back into the 1940s (weekend 2)
07/07/19 https://www.SVR.co.uk

06/07/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
07/07/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630 (Sunday only)
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

07/07/19 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Land Rover Day
http://www.mslr.org.uk/

07/07/19 Ashby-de-la-Zouch Festival of Transport
Ashby-de-la-Zouch Town Centre

07/07/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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