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NETWATCH

The down and up at Foxfield Bank
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq7P4wVyhFM
(Barry Knapper)

Peak Forest Freight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AF0-WWRt35U
Great Rocks Junction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmywWk42r6k
Buxton Sidings Now and Then
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rizJ0-znU3M
(Martin Miller)

70000 Britannia serviced at Cardiff Canton July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=690a0tPB7Ng
Tornado 60163. 1st run on Vale of Glamorgan 14th July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkinFpAX0TQ
17 stations start/stop Rhymney-Cardiff with 37419 in 2005
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH_yci1g5Ro
56111 “Mancunian Marauder” inc Guide Bridge/Bredbury Stone Terminal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM71YzFhGEw
37418 down from Queen St. WAG, 6 car HSTs, July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdNciqGUU6g
40 movements inc. 31128/37668, 66723/779 and viaduct to Queen Street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpcEacaYzY0
(Mike Wilcock)

Network Measurement train to appear at Rail Live exhibition in 2020
https://tinyurl.com/y6qwwnq8
Thirty years ago – when the S&C was reprieved
https://tinyurl.com/yxtmlk7e
GWSR drainage blog
https://draingang.blogspot.com/
Steam in Cape Province 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_teJzWormY&feature=share
The inventor of the “Black Box” flight recorder
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-49012771
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

45699 Galatea, 6201 Princess Elizabeth, 60163 Tornado with charters 18th & 20th July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lG4ss5BZjA4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz8JYnkVe6Q
‘Steam on the Marches’, 45596 ‘Bahamas’ and 70000 ‘Britannia’, Saturday 20th July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzvROeVHro0
45690 ‘Leander’ At Speed on the ‘North Wales Coast Express’ – 21.07.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nbx-7y6vGc
Foxfield Railway Steam Gala 2019 & 3P20 Early Morning Photo Charter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUkJuqTLYiA
Sonderzug mit V36 005 Lüneburg – Bleckede
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOEeJCee6Q4
Iowa Interstate steam train ride Menlo, Stuart, Casey, Iowa June 29th, 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zAeaoHmhfOg
Southern 630 – Missionary Ridge Local
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u76Sc8eP4A
Fleetwood Tram Sunday 21 July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BfAq36SJBY
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Robert Ballard found the Titanic. Can he find Amelia Earhart’s airplane?
https://tinyurl.com/yyyjtcah
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

St Albans Signal Box
http://www.sigbox.co.uk

The Museum of Cannock Chase
http://www.museumofcannockchase.org

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IN THE NEWS

Steam trains could be forced off the tracks by new tougher safety rules, heritage railway boss 
warns
https://tinyurl.com/yyu8l7f7

Warning to avoid rail travel due to high temperatures
https://tinyurl.com/y2znxoe8
UK heatwave: Sweltering commuters face heatwave woes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49112939

Daylight testing runs for new Greater Anglia express stock
https://tinyurl.com/y4yczpr2

Greater Anglia 745 units authorised for passenger use
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/class-745s-authorised-for-passenger-traffic

Mendip Rail orders new wagons
https://tinyurl.com/yym2l77t

Concerns over restriction of competition over award of East Midlands Franchise to Abellio
https://tinyurl.com/y6bpyqpr

Caravan on the track at Haxby LC
https://tinyurl.com/yym2l77t

ScotRail celebrates Class 385 one-year anniversary
https://www.railscot.co.uk/news/14/949/

Threatened strike over new Caledonian Sleeper stock
https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/07/sleeper-train-refit-was-so-terrible-staff-vote-to-strike/

Rebuilding Ayr station and former hotel
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49097276

Amalgamation of Scottish Police service and BTP Scotland abandoned
https://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=6742

RAIB notification of fatal accident at Margam
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fatal-accident-at-margam

Cardiff central upgrade and new station for West Wales
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49061910

Eurostar train trapped and evacuated by power failure in Belgium
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/eurostar-brussels-delay_uk_5d3845a9e4b0419fd335b804

DB purchases Austrian Westbahn EMU fleet
https://tinyurl.com/y6lchjpl

Gautrain seeking second hand EMUs from the UK
https://tinyurl.com/y45tt84a

Low emission locos enter service with California Northern
https://tinyurl.com/y5xecrxv

Tanga to Moshi line in Tanzania reopened for cement traffic
https://tinyurl.com/yyh2vptg

Lothian Buses drivers to vote over strike action
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-49070295

Pentland Ferries lose appeal over subsidies
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-49082611

USS Eagle 56 — Last Navy Warship Sunk by U-Boat in WWII Found off Maine
https://tinyurl.com/y226ydu3

BA Pilots vote for strike action
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49075767

Boeing warns of 737 production halt
https://tinyurl.com/y5j56l3u

Fuel supply faults stops flights at Amsterdam Schipol
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49104625

National Explosives Factory protected on advice from Historic England
https://tinyurl.com/yy2rvjgp

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

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TV and RADIO

28/07/19 ITV 2315-2345
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 2/6

29/07/19 BBC1 2000-2100
“Boing’s Killer Planes : Panorama”

30/07/19 ITV 2030-2100
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 3/6

01/08/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Skies Above Britain” 1/5 Flying into danger

02/08/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Celebrity Five Go Barging” 3/5 Staffordshire

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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

26/07/19- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Summer Diesel Weekend
28/07/19 Classic Bus Rally on the Sunday
https://www.gwsr.com

27/07/19 Barnstaple Model Railway Exhibition
Christ Church, Bear Street, Barnstaple, EX32 7BU
https://barnstaplemrc.weebly.com/

27/07/19 “The Hope Valley Line” book launch
Sir William Hotel, Grindleford, S32 2HS
A talk by author Ted Hancock
Starts 1430, 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 Kirklees Light Railway: Rail Ale Evening
https://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

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/

05/08/19 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“A look at Canal History, including its people & their art” by Terri Robinson
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

05/08/19 Churnet Valley Railway: Kids Workshop
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

05/08/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“A Scenic Railway Tour of Southern France” by Mike Bunn
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

05/08/19 Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past
https://www.festrail.co.uk/

10/08/19 Winchester Chesil Railway and Tunnel Tours
1445
https://www.winchester.gov.uk/events/19350/5256/chesil-railway-tunnel-tour

10/08/19 Bexhill Model Railway Club Exhibition
St Richard’s Catholic College, Ashdown Road, Bexhill-on-Sea, TN40 1SE
https://bexhillmrc.org.uk

10/08/19 The BIG Model and Hobby Show
Southport Theatre & Convention Centre, The Promenade, Southport, PR9 0DZ
Model railways, boats, aircraft, cars, demonstration stands, Gauge 1
Illustrated talk about the Liverpool Overhead Railway: 1200
Railway Recollections around Southport: 1400
https://www.g1mra.com/

10/08/19- Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Bricks and Trains Weekend
11/08/19 Heritage Engineering Skills Day on Sunday
https://www.gwsr.com

10/08/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Summer Diesel Gala
11/08/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

10/08/19- Peak Rail: Mixed Traffic Gala 2019
11/08/19 https://www.peakrail.co.uk

10/08/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Blues & Twos – Emergency Vehicles
11/08/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

11/08/19 East Anglian Railway Museum: Summer Steam Saturdays
http://www.earm.co.uk

11/08/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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