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NETWATCH

Hastings DEMU 1001 leaving Reading for Lydney Junction. Filmed from the Belmond Pullman. 6 July 
2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TB6tr83qkks
(Andrew Cook))

Transport for London rail improvement updates
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/07/11/london-railway-upgrades-a-progress-report-11/
Stevenage turnback platform for Hertford Loop services
https://tinyurl.com/yxbyyaw2
RSSB seat comfort research
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/rssb-research-creates-train-seat-comfort-rating
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Speed To The West: 10 Years, 10 Moments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tSyGceyNwU
35018 ‘British India Line’ on Home Soil – ‘Bournemouth Belle’ and ‘End of Southern Steam’ – 
2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJNCoCM2JHo
Tornado V Braunton At Whiteball Summit! Summer Steam (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_7nyrFqc2Y
“Step back to the 1940s” at the Severn Valley Railway, 7th July 2019
Class 50 Double Header in Derbyshire! 50007 Hercules & 50049 Defiance on GBRF Private Charter 
7/7/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLX4biqDnq8
4MT 2 6 4T 80151 is back and under test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cU2tpfgaO0M
Warley Open Day 2019 inc YouTubers Challenge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXBoIbtfaCk
Australian Trains: Steamfest Special at Hawkesbury River
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEJ1y9UndZg
Nevada State Railroad Museum
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSOV0SGyfHI
Railway Modelling in Austria: Discover the beauty of the alpine landscape on a model train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhVi3NiCmLo
North Norfolk Railway Bus Rally 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMC80OUPh3A
GVVT & First Glasgow 125 Years of Municipal Transport in Glasgow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Xtd682YIi4
HMS Talent S92 leaves Devonport Naval Base at Mutton Cove – 8th July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4yN5h8aljo
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

In the cab of a ScotRail HST
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/rail-features/in-the-cab-of-a-scotrail-hst
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Wales history: Industrial heritage stories from five key sites
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48935051
(Spotter: Mike Price)

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IN THE NEWS

Virgin says British franchise market ‘becoming uninvestable’
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/07/08-virgin-says-british-franchise-market.html

Further rebuilding of Gatwick airport station approved
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-48906146

Derailed stoneblower at Victoria
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-48919356

RAIB report into fatal accident at Stoats Nest Jn in November 2018
https://tinyurl.com/y3m4brac

RAIB notes on a derailment at Carpenters Road North Jn
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/derailment-at-carpenters-road-north-junction

Newell & Wright liveried class 66 for Thames Gateway to Rotherham service
https://tinyurl.com/y5lufre9

Cavell van on display at Harwich
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-48846342

Historic Derbyshire railway line celebrates 125th anniversary
https://tinyurl.com/y33ejpst

First 802/2 unit accepted by Trans Pennine Express
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/tpe-welcome-its-first-class-802/2s

L & Y war memorial rededicated at Newton Heath Depot
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/07/war-memorial-unveiled-at-newton-heath-depot.html

Tales of Felix the Huddersfield station cat
https://tinyurl.com/y3gfbl8f

Funding agreed for ‘cutting-edge’ rail research centre in Leeds
https://tinyurl.com/y6s3hvjh

Hogwarts Express railway enthusiast gets approval for Yorkshire Dales station plan
https://tinyurl.com/yxrbck2h

Competition launched as Pacer trains retire from passenger service
https://tinyurl.com/y2y4fjtj

GBRf brings back Class 92 to run Caledonian Sleeper service
https://tinyurl.com/y6clc5xy

Scotland’s Railway marks 150th anniversary of Shotts line
https://tinyurl.com/y4a5cofj

World War One Carmarthen rail workers to be honoured with plaque
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-48840068

Avon Valley buys diesel shunter from Great Western
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/07/avon-valley-railway-buys-locomotive-for-just-1.html

33063 to visit Dean Forest Railway
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/07/class-33-locomotive-to-visit-the-dean-forest-railway.html

Maud Railway museum open weekend
https://tinyurl.com/y5v6qqde
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/railway-museum-in-talks-to-expand/

Timber wagons ordered by Russian Railways
https://tinyurl.com/yyyh4ldx

New coaches for Cuba
https://tinyurl.com/y6jronbb

Stadler to supply EMUs to PKP Intercity
https://tinyurl.com/yy6bhxf7

Train load of water run to drought struck Chennai
https://tinyurl.com/yxd3xdbh

JR Central unveils 1st battery-powered bullet train
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190710/p2g/00m/0bu/045000c

How to opt out of wi-fi tracking on London Underground
https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/stop-wi-fi-tracking-london-underground-3905224

RAIB report into door open incident on Jubilee Line
https://tinyurl.com/y2nox9xv

The Great Model Train Robbery
https://tinyurl.com/y49ea2qo

Council apology over wrong date for Cowes Floating Bridge suspension
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-48905953

Historic steamship the Waverley could sail again in 2020
https://tinyurl.com/y28m8k5o

Outgoing ferry boss: Time to break up islands network
https://tinyurl.com/y43jbjxy

New jetty in next stage of Dublin Port Masterplan 2040
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2019/0710/1061179-dublin_port_mp2/

New satellite air traffic surveillance system in Clare
http://www.rte.ie/news/regional/2019/0709/1060947-aireon-alert-shannon/

France to impose green tax on plane tickets
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2019/0710/1061210-green-tax/

Swiss aerobatic team display over wrong town
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48916084

Plans to allow Schiphol 40,000 extra flights a year provoke angry reaction
https://tinyurl.com/y6b3wmey

Air China has placed an order for 20 Airbus A350-900s
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-china-orders-20-a350s-459601/

Two planes collide at Schiphol gate
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/07/two-planes-collide-at-schiphol-gate/

Oldi-Airliner Super Constellation sold to German investor group
https://wp.me/p6SYT0-3VnN

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Andrew Nummelin, Alan Rushworth, Nick Wheat

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TV and RADIO

13/07/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Jet! When Britain Ruled the Skies” 2/2

13/07/19 Channel 5 2000-2200
“The Thames: Britain’s Great River with Tony Robinson”

14/07/19 Channel 4 1730-1830
“Speed with Guy Martin” Motorcycle land speed record

14/07/19 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great British Car Journeys” 2/3 London to Lands End

15/07/19 Channel 5 1900-1930
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 6/6 Barmouth

15/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” The Black Forest

16/07/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Brunel: the Man Who Built Britain” 1/2

16/07/19 ITV 2030-2100
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 1/6

17/07/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Brunel: the Man Who Built Britain” 2/2

17/07/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“Canals: the Making of a Nation” Heritage

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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

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/

19/07/19- Epping Ongar Railway: Real Ale Festival
21/07/19 https://www.eorailway.co.uk

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/

23/07/19- The War & Peace Revival, Paddock Wood, Kent
27/07/19 https://www.warandpeacerevival.com

24/07/19- Isle of Man Railways: Transport Festival
28/07/19 https://www.rail.im

26/07/19- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Summer Diesel Weekend
28/07/19 https://www.gwsr.com

27/07/19 “The Hope Valley Line” book launch
Sir William Hotel, Grindleford, S32 2HS
A talk by author Ted Hancock
Starts 1445, admission £5 including refreshments
Tickets available from the Sir William Hotel and Grindleford Community Shop

27/07/19- South Coast MRC Exhibition
28/07/19 The Arnewood School, Gore Road, New Milton, BH25 6RS
https://www.southcoastmodelrailwayclub.co.uk

27/07/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Sandtoft Gathering ’19
28/07/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

28/07/19 East Anglian Railway Museum: Summer Steam Saturdays
http://www.earm.co.uk

28/07/19 Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Vintage Tractor Day
http://www.mslr.org.uk/

28/07/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

31/07/19 James Watt Bicentenary
Etruria Industrial Museum, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4RB
“James Watt’s Life and Achievements” by Dr Malcolm Dick
Followed by a tour of the 1857 bone & flint Mill and its 1820s Watt engine
£8.00 per person, light refreshments included
1415 to 1645 (approx) – booking essential
http://www.etruriamuseum.org.uk/

31/07/19- James Watt Bicentenary
04/08/19 Etruria Industrial Museum, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4RB
Display in the Visitor Centre with panels supplied by the Lunar Society of 
Birmingham
and a model of a Watt engine
http://www.etruriamuseum.org.uk/

01/08/19 James Watt Bicentenary
Etruria Industrial Museum, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4RB
“James Watt’s Lap Engine of 1788” by David Hulse
Followed by a tour of the 1857 bone & flint Mill and its 1820s Watt engine
£8.00 per person, light refreshments included
1830 to 2100 (approx) – booking essential
http://www.etruriamuseum.org.uk/

02/08/19 James Watt Bicentenary
Etruria Industrial Museum, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4RB
“The achievements of James Watt” by Dr Jim Andrew
Evening commences with the 1820s beam engine driving the bone & flint mill
£20.00 per person, drinks and buffet included
1815 to 2100 (approx) – booking essential
http://www.etruriamuseum.org.uk/

02/08/19- Spa Valley Railway: Summer Diesel Gala
03/08/19 http://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

03/08/19 Exmoor Rail 2019
The Minehead Eye, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset, TA24 5BJ
https://goo.gl/vwR3Jy

03/08/19- Epping Ongar Railway: Come and see Paw Patrol
04/08/19 https://www.eorailway.co.uk

03/08/19- Mid-Norfolk Railway: Railway at War
04/08/19 http://www.mnr.org.uk

03/08/19- James Watt Bicentenary
04/08/19 Etruria Industrial Museum, Etruria Vale Road, Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 4RB
Bone & flint mill in steam from 1230 to 1630, engine starting on the hour
Entry to the mill £4, or £6 to include a guided tour with the emphasis on James 
Watt
Children under 16 free if accompanied by a paying adult
http://www.etruriamuseum.org.uk/

03/08/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
04/08/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630 (Sunday only)
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

03/08/19- Cleveland Model Railway Club Annual Show
04/08/19 http://www.clevelandmrc.club/

03/08/19- Corris Railway: Wizards and Dragons Day
04/08/19 http://www.corris.co.uk

03/08/19- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Day Out With Thomas
11/08/19 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

04/08/19 East Anglian Railway Museum: Summer Steam Saturdays
http://www.earm.co.uk

04/08/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

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