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NETWATCH

Doncaster Station – the old and the new order
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLIz9WwdX1k
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbIgC4YxSZE
This is York Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDZF0DyhLaw
Sheffield Meadowhall Interchange Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQRnnvQdEFM
Chesterfield Station scenes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qez3ImnOuk
(Martin Miller)

Apedale Valley Railway – Swords to Ploughshares 29/6/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXxXHR0qYLo
Amerton Farm Steam Railway Gala 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhrRtPitO2o
(Barry Knapper)

Amberley Museum Rail Gala
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/07/amberley-museum-rail-gala-details-released.html
Berlin Brandenburg airport – with half a million faults
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48527308
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

48151 45699 Galatea & 60103 Flying Scotsman with Charter Trains 25th to 29th June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fZWLv2Nm9Q
Non-stop through Quorn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6IQcz-CRms
Whistle while you Work . Steam trains hard at work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Shphjv_thlU
Amerton Railway Steam Gala 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbwI-YBaJhU
Swiss Trains: Rhaetian Railway, Brusio to Alp Grüm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yecken6iZxI
Sonderzüge zum Tag der offen Tür bei Piko in Sonneberg am 22.06.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km3uRDaLq-k
Abschied von 01 118 – Eine Altbau 01 verschwindet für immer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1Lvdh6RBOs
Iowa Interstate QJ #6988 Menlo to Anita, Iowa June 29th, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6h8vnF8g29s
Layout update, June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amzag5_Hlt4
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Totally Models 22 & 23 June 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em-ACDMcJqg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Mind the gap — because it is getting even bigger
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mind-the-gap-because-it-is-getting-even-bigger-023q3gkmj
Call to cut diesel trains over air pollution risk
https://tinyurl.com/y68ksm6v
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Land’s End to John O’Groats by Bus and Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLnEL91C-QE

The abandoned railway line that used to link up Liverpool – and how it could return
https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/abandoned-railway-line-used-link-16505002

Bluestar South Downs Rambler service (7th July to 8th September)
https://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/rambler
Bluestar 9 extended to Lepe Beach (21st July to 1st September)
https://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/lepe-beach

The New Forest bus tour (6th July to 8th September)
http://www.thenewforesttour.info/

Southern Vectis route 27 to Tapnell Farm returns on 20th July
https://www.islandbuses.info/route-27-tapnell-farm-returns-20th-july

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IN THE NEWS

Network Rail makes holding bid for rail production part of British Steel
https://tinyurl.com/y5ujy8o2

Network Rail award drone repair contracts
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/network-rail-award-drone-repair-contracts

Network Rail Southern Region now live
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/06/network-rails-southern-region-goes-live.html

The challenge of completing Crossrail
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/the-challenge-of-completing-crossrail

Desktop emergency exercise for Heathrow Express
https://tinyurl.com/y26or8e8

Redevelopment plans for Plymouth station surroundings
https://tinyurl.com/y5bhv6mt

RAIB enquiry into HST hitting washout near Corby
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/train-collision-with-washed-out-aggregate-corby

New Northern trains enter service in Cumbria
https://tinyurl.com/y5bhv6mt

Northern delays in axing ‘unacceptable’ Pacer trains
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-48816961

NRM staff vote for strike action
https://tinyurl.com/y6qg2tzo

Cumbria Coastal line plans secure over £8m funding
https://tinyurl.com/yytcuukv

Borders facing ‘Watershed moment’ for growth in the south of Scotland
https://tinyurl.com/yxgkc9dj

Derelict Gorbals railway arches could soon be transformed into retail and leisure hub
https://tinyurl.com/yxet6o79

Plans lodged to demolish historic Aberdeen railway signal box
https://tinyurl.com/y43dhbva

New Caledonian Sleeper stock reaches Fort William
https://tinyurl.com/y5ra28mf

Two staff wearing ear defenders killed on the track near Margam yard
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48854010
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/07/04-track-workers-were-wearing-ear.html
RAIB investigation into fatal accident at Margam
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fatal-accident-at-margam

Class 37s on Rhymney peak hour services
https://tinyurl.com/yxsfgxwu

2 HAP coach restoration complete
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/07/2hap-carriage-restoration-complete.html

Cairngorm funicular could be shut until summer 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48853067

Ness Islands Railway preparing to reopen following bridge vandalism
https://tinyurl.com/y5puc7td

Genesee & Wyoming purchased by financial consortium
https://tinyurl.com/y6ox3wtr
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-on-freightliner-sale/

RENFE seeking to operate over high speed lines in France
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/renfe-seeks-to-take-on-the-tgv.html

Battery electric units ordered for local services in Schleswig-Holstein
https://tinyurl.com/y5sryofl

Trainline co-operation with SBB
https://tinyurl.com/y2qx7dsd

Coach kits delivered to Kazakhstan
https://tinyurl.com/yxotb36g

Preserved Australian diesel loco yarn bombed
https://tinyurl.com/yyca2shj

Durango & Silvertown line sued over wildfires
https://www.travelmole.com/news_feature.php?news_id=2038155

Alaska to Alberta railway proposal
https://tinyurl.com/y2chrlhp

Cardiff Valleys network proposal
https://tinyurl.com/yxdsz28k
TfW starts work on £100m South Wales Metro depot
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/tfw-starts-work-on-south-wales-metro-depot

Aachen University teams wins 1Mech E railway challenge for 2019
https://www.theengineer.co.uk/aachen-university-imeche-rail/

A127 Essex school bus fire: Pupils safely evacuated
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48824910

Electric buses for Guildford park and Ride
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-48764903/guildford-s-buses-go-electric

Boat takes Pontcysyllte aqueduct trips to new heights
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48819095

Navy vets find new warship for proposed Jacksonville museum after losing USS Adams
https://tinyurl.com/yxjaqwld

Carlisle airport re-opens to commercial flights
https://tinyurl.com/y6mao87c

British Airways’ first Airbus A350-1000 performs maiden flight
https://tinyurl.com/y53p5928

Virgin A330 diverts to Boston after device fire
https://tinyurl.com/y43gvcsr

Air India Express flight slips off runway at Mangalore
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-48822201

A380 engine parts found under Greenland snow
https://tinyurl.com/y3wvfcfd

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

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TV and RADIO

06/07/19 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies” 1/2 Military marvels

06/07/19 Channel 5 2000-2155
“How the Victorians Changed the Way we Live”

07/07/19 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great British Car Journeys” 1/3 Inverness to the Isle of Skye

08/07/19 Channel 5 1900-1930
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 1/6 North Scotland

08/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Athens

08/07/19 BBC4 2300-0000
“A303: Highway to the Sun”

09/07/19 Channel 5 1900-1930
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 2/6 The Woodhead line

09/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Thessaloniki

09/07/19 Channel 5 2215-2315
“Inside Ryanair: Britain’s Biggest Budget Airline”

10/07/19 Channel 5 1900-1930
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 2/6 The Dartmoor line

10/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” The Black Forest

11/07/19 Channel 5 1900-1930
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 2/6 The Lake District

12/07/19 Channel 5 1900-1930
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 2/6 The Somerset & Dorset

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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

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/

06/07/19- Penarth Model Railway Exhibition
07/07/19 https://www.facebook.com/BarryandPenarthModelRailwayClub/

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- Amberley Museum Rail Gala
14/07/19 http://www.amberleymuseum.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/

19/07/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
“Steam in the Hills” by Simon Foote
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

20/07/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

20/07/19 “The Hope Valley Line” book launch
The Institute, Main Road, Bamford, S33 ODL
A talk by author Ted Hancock
Starts 1445

20/07/19- Foxfield Railway: Summer Gala
21/07/19 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

20/07/19- Cupar & District MRC – Cupar Model Rail
21/07/19 The Corn Exchange, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4BT
https://www.cuparmrc.co.uk

21/07/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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