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NETWATCH

Trains at Derby Midland Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9fn7Qf8fdE
A very wet Leicester Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhjYZwuUleU
Bedford Station Variety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUmFtBIqoXw
Bletchley Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWW7yaLjesM
Milton Keynes Central Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMufZxJMe-Q
Upstairs and Downstairs at Tamworth Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k29Yn2ob3hg
West Midlands Metro Wolverhampton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7tbHFnWOHQ
West Midlands Metro Wednesbury
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOaywBo24kY
West Midlands Metro Soho
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBf743-OJvM
(Martin Miller)

Crewe Open Day June 8th All exhibits on view inside/outside
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n_Klmby_wY
HST Charter and short set at Cardiff June 1st 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PtC_W9EtBps
Scrap 08/09/37/56 at Margam Plus Parc Slip, 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQcM1j9cdjU
SVR Spring Diesel Festival 2019. Depot Visit and 88s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5oumc8br_Q
GBRf 50/60 at Spring 2019 Diesel Festival S.V.R.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rPlNv-srdI
Severn Valley; 14 movements/on board. May 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoGMWapEuvk
HST Final arrival/departure at Paddington. Onboard in/out of Paddington
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIcO_721tHo
Final HST. Swansea-Paddington. Every station window View
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocJ4QgTNpSg
Livery updates. 31, 37, 50, 60, 66, 68.Such a variety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6wEDOKGYig
50031 Pontypridd to Treherbert in 1998 – On board
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qwL7SgT8_U
(Mike Wilcock)

Lancaster at Cromford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBqGgCT4ShM
The Reds fly over Blythe Bridge 22/6/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W5UdHI6aFA
Three soft landings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WphwKBsDR4
(Barry Knapper)

Railfuture – Electrification alternatives
https://www.railfuture.org.uk/article1825-Electric-alternatives
Features on female train drivers and staff diversity
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-48660440
https://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=6690
Parcel carrying reused HSTs suggested (again)
https://tinyurl.com/y6doooty
Stagecoach happy to be out of the franchising fiasco
https://tinyurl.com/y48jj9o6
Financial troubles for Stagecoach and First Group
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-48780295
Photocharter with narrow gauge steam in Romania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce9ujBmOF6g
Engineering train on the Northern line extension
https://tinyurl.com/yyqpsetu
Memorial to Johnston font and its designer unveiled
https://tinyurl.com/yyqpsetu
Bridgnorth cliff railway cars reinforced to cope with heavier passengers
https://tinyurl.com/yyywqdez
Problems with electric buses in Berlin
https://tinyurl.com/y5mqvbj7
Electric flight propulsion
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48630656
Air Malta developments
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48661144
Airbus sunk to form divers reef
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48661144
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

7029 Clun Castle: 10 Minutes Of Great Western Glory – 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5GH4SEJE7c
Legends of Industry Gala at The Tanfield Railway on 15th June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7t2tceeuDT0
Steam on the District 150 22 June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vo7uS4VcAek
The Watercress Line ‘War on the line’ 15/06/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0513dGSOtQ
Rail and Road event. Bluebell Railway 14th – 16th June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbxs4_c9mE
Welsh Highland Railway, Past Present and Future, Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7hoAqMsmqw
Steam Trains Y112 and A2 986 to Ballarat – Steamrail Ballarat Heritage Weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xcUqagJdpw
99 7203 Amstetten- Oppingen Das Alb-Bähnle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiPo3Vo_qOQ
Mit Volldampf in den Taunus, ein letztes Mal mit 01 118 am 10.06.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaV-6Jbyad4
Steam Trains 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y-WVXnT3mE
Durango Summer Steam Trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPJo0IUk2E8
2019 Jun 8 Peak Model Railway Exhibition Bakewell
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyacoDFxJ98
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0dCp8caAXY
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

25 years since Wallyford Railway Station opened
http://tinyurl.com/y4tamgrd
Hydrogen trains: Are these the eco-friendly trains of the future?
https://tinyurl.com/yy7qnucm
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

“They Said This DC-3 Would Never Fly Again” – Plane Savers E156
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxgAppEPk7A
Plane Savers update time! Answering the big questions!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHqAeZhrRm8
Flying the Antonov 12 with cockpit footage and cargo door lowered inflight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayrvxd6lmmU
Paris Air Show 2019 Monday 17 June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4ExTwZ6aCU
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Romsey Signal Box – 18th May 2019
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLqXh5x-5-0
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC9ky1yXHYs

Restoration of Motor Anti-Submarine Boat 27
https://d-dayrevisited.co.uk/projects/masb-27-restoration/

Quarrying in Guernsey
https://guernseypress.com/news/features/2019/06/08/the-stone-age/

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IN THE NEWS

New app to help rail passengers when services are cancelled
https://tinyurl.com/y4uehwdb

Network Rail could issue rail franchises
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Interviews/andrew-haines-network-rail-franchises

Jail threat for Flying Scotsman law-breakers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-48745673

Freightliner loco naming for ONE shipping
https://www.freightliner.co.uk/news/gw-and-one-celebrate-new-contract-with-loco-naming/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvG6-y7oPa8

Steam returns to Waterloo after 52 years: A first look at the new routes
https://tinyurl.com/y65k4bde

Proposal to reopen Guildford-Horsham line
https://tinyurl.com/y4tzhn8m

Collision in Dollands Moor Yard
https://tinyurl.com/y2f86qu2

Bristol Temple Meads labelled ‘Poundland’ of nation’s stations as concerns raised over revamp
https://tinyurl.com/y4mk6zjx
Poundland anger at Bristol Temple Meads railway station slur
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-48741833

Just over three weeks until 16-day closure of West Coast main line this summer
https://tinyurl.com/y323sbtd

£2bn rail upgrade proposal put forward for Midlands
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48759800

Electrification hope encourages Borders Railway extension ambition
https://tinyurl.com/y55yjsa5

Caledonian Sleeper passengers locked out of Edinburgh Waverley Station
https://tinyurl.com/y4wera9p

Caledonian Sleeper Highland service launch delayed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48770315

Dumfries to Stranraer rail route return among transport options
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-48785193

Part of a ScotRail train fell off and hit signalling cables – causing around 100 cancellations
https://tinyurl.com/y5nfgeck

Queen Street platform extensions on-track for July
https://tinyurl.com/yyug2un3

ScotRail looks to the future with upgraded CCTV system
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/news/scotrail-looks-future-upgraded-cctv-system

Rail services improve after remedial notice
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48722639

Chief Executive of TfW James Price hails transformation of Welsh railways
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/james-price-welsh-railways

Bute Road station refurbished as offices
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48636005

Trains to London: Severn Tunnel electrification problems
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48621944

Pannier Tank 9466 to move to West Somerset Railway
https://tinyurl.com/y3jw3wwx

Heritage Railway Targeted By Thieves
http://www.moorlandsradio.co.uk/heritage-railway-targeted-by-thieves/

Steam trains pass at Shottle for the first time ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04KzuTR_HhY

Peak Rail heritage train operator hopes to have Buxton branch open within the next two months
https://tinyurl.com/y6zt59ca

West Coast Jacobite images used by Anti EU group without permission
https://tinyurl.com/y3upm36w

Talyllyn Railway offers free rides to bus passengers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48772940

Baby born on Irish train given free travel until 25
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48620994

Dutch railway to pay out €50m over role in Holocaust
https://tinyurl.com/y5smw9pw

Train conveying munitions derails in Nevada
https://news.sky.com/story/train-carrying-bombs-and-grenades-derails-in-nevada-11745199

Finance agreed for new FEVE trains in Northern Spain
https://tinyurl.com/y54fugjx

Eurostar restrictions on carrying alcohol
https://tinyurl.com/yxp8wudd

Fatal derailment in Bangladesh
https://tinyurl.com/yy2tc4bu

Rogue slug blamed for Japanese railway chaos
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48729110

TfL orders 43 new trains for Docklands Light Railway
https://www.mayorwatch.co.uk/transport-for-london-orders-43-new-dlr-trains/

Signal passed at Danger on Manchester Metrolink
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/near-miss-between-two-trams-manchester

Short list of manufacturers for new Tyne & Wear metro stock announced
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-48682953

Trams and travelators options to link Aberdeen airport to new P&J Live arena
https://tinyurl.com/yyrgf4su

STIB (Belgium) to buy 30 additional trams
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/belgiums-stib-to-procure-30-additional-flexity-trams/

M27 closure: ‘Significant delays’ expected as new bridge installed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-48796972

Greater Manchester considers taking back control of bus network
https://tinyurl.com/yy7q3ehl

Go North East to introduce electric and hybrid buses
https://tinyurl.com/y6oovrav

Strike action threatened on Lothian buses
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48719021

New part owner for Wightlink
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-48581792

Container terminal in Southampton Western Docks extended
https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17718333.rail-extension-works-at-southampton-port-completed/

‘Save the Waverley’ paddle steamer appeal launched
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-48648972

Despite risks, backers say plan to move, repair Battleship Texas may be last chance to save it
https://bit.ly/2ZybHkF

Flynas opts for A321XLRs
https://tinyurl.com/y67hyeln

JetBlue orders 13 A321XLRs, boosts A220 orders
https://tinyurl.com/y53s8dgg

Airlines divert away from Iranian airspace
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-48723662

Further software problems for 737 max found by FAA
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48752932

BBC’s Vine and James replace Eggheads photo lost on bus
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48774640

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

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TV and RADIO

29/06/19 Channel 5 2000-2055
“How the Victorians Built Britain’s Past”

30/06/19 BBC Radio 3 1845-1915
“Between the Ears: The Signal-Man” A visit to Oxmardyke signalbox

30/06/19 ITV 2000-2100
“Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure” 2/2

30/06/19 ITV 2220-2250
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 6/12

01/07/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain” 3/5

01/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Ljublijna to Trieste

02/07/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain” 4/5

02/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Pisa

03/07/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain” 5/5

03/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Lake Garda

04/07/19 BBC Radio 4 2000-2030
“Making History” Ancient graveyards revealed by HS2

04/07/19 ITV 2245-2345
“Trevor McDonald’s Indian Train Adventure” 2/2

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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

28/06/19- Mid-Norfolk Railway: Steam Gala
30/06/19 https://www.mnr.org.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- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Swords to Ploughshares
30/06/19 https://www.avlr.org.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

03/07/19 “The Hope Valley Line” book launch
Memorial Hall, Oddfellows Road, Hathersage, S32 1DU
A talk by author Ted Hancock
Starts 1930

04/07/19 “The Hope Valley Line” book launch
Loxley Hall, School Lane, Hope, S33 6RH
A talk by author Ted Hancock
Starts 1900

04/07/19- East Lancashire Railway: Summer Diesel Spectacular
06/07/19 https://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

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

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

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

06/07/19- South Devon Railway: Stand by Your Beds!
07/07/19 https://www.southdevonrailway.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- Hollowell Steam 2019
07/07/19 https://www.hollowellsteam.com

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/

08/07/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Super Subterranean Hub: Updating King’s Cross–St Pancras” by Peter Evans
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

08/07/19 Trevithick Society
The Long Room, Liskeard Public Hall, PL14 6BW
“Cornish branch lines now and then” by Dave Ager
1930 start
Non-members welcome
https://trevithick-society.org.uk/

10/07/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
Summer Social
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/

13/07/19 Dean Forest Railway: Dog Walking Day
https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

13/07/19- Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
14/07/19 https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

14/07/19 Foxfield Railway: Bikers and Steam
http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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