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NETWATCH

66701 naming at Willesden 2001 plus cab ride trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B7cL8YjJmY
Very first GBRf 66701-07 deliveries at Newport. March 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXVxHihe9T4
Weymouth Quay by Train. 73106/138 May 1999
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPnuLF9X6TA
Aberthaw Open Day 1997.60037 named.Plus 59204/37411/56059
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP9ToDFK_aE
Aberthaw Power Station from the air in 1997
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDTzYSA0Zb8
Aberthaw PS final coal delivery and Northern Belle at Barry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2z4Qe_J_XU
(Mike Wilcock)

Shakespeare Express, 7029 ‘Clun Castle’, Sunday 18th August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=va5DEooNFgQ
Six Years On The Great Central Railway!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPg7M6RSN8
O Gauge Running Session At The SCMRC 18/09/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHS1Rz47TeY
Führerstandsmitfahrt auf 01 118 bei ihrer Abschiedsfahrt + Rückblicke
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoX6oG0k8xA
The Great Trains of Utah!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jF7KgQpvj7w
The LightRail in Charlotte, North Carolina 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ2bcQJioE0
Crich Tramway Village
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICXFWD2Oby8
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Inside the once-mighty Longannet Power Station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49397655
Rerailing a Steam Locomotive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzaI84GCFYk
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

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IN THE NEWS

HS2: Review to examine costs and benefits of rail project
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-49420332
There is a far better option than HS2 – and it already exists
https://tinyurl.com/yymclyhf

Steam driver shortage on Britain’s heritage railways as call goes out for ‘new blood’
https://tinyurl.com/y2t2yqqf

Network Rail awards five-year technical and support contracts
https://tinyurl.com/y3n6wucr

Forty Class 365s now owned by Government
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/forty-class-365s-now-owned-by-government

DRS develops strategy to eliminate older traction
https://tinyurl.com/y357zvqv

UK rail line becomes first in world to be powered by a solar farm
https://tinyurl.com/y4dqopqf

Dutch firm Abellio takes over East Midlands rail franchise
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49352780
Bombardier wins East Midlands train maintenance deal
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/bombardier-wins-east-midlands-train-maintenance-deal/

This is what Sheffield commuters think about huge plans to invest £600m in the railways
https://tinyurl.com/y2oc8dge

The 10 railway stations in Scotland that have the highest crime rates
https://tinyurl.com/yybansk8

New rail station at Faslane submarine base to be investigated
https://tinyurl.com/yyerclvr

Bag of bolts caused Blaenau Ffestiniog train line closure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49431838

Fire-hit Old Railway Station in Ballater celebrates first year since rising from the ashes
https://tinyurl.com/y6cbhvow

Government announces £25m Brexit high-speed medicines train
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/government-brexit-medicines-train

Holiday firms, hotels urged to sell train tickets in new NS project
https://tinyurl.com/yy4spgwf

Dutch to increase train frequency with 2020 timetable
https://tinyurl.com/y4nxsfp6

Hands off our treasured railway, say locals in Sóller, Mallorca
https://tinyurl.com/y5hdfhg6

Funicular work to finally begin in May – operators reveal – as new attraction launches
https://tinyurl.com/yy77qw3d

Boys sentenced for trashing Stamford model railway show
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-49397838

Disruption continues after tram crash in Wolverhampton city centre
https://tinyurl.com/y55y8w42

CalMac to close tourist shop in Fort William
https://tinyurl.com/y2hvaypf

Scottish firm confirms talks on ferry service to the Netherlands
https://tinyurl.com/y3e9ofkg

Wizz becomes latest carrier to enter London Southend
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/edinburgh-to-join-wizz-network-460092/

Public help sought to find fallen Swiss A220 engine parts
https://tinyurl.com/y4j7w2x5

277,000 people flew from Brussels to Amsterdam last year
https://tinyurl.com/y6xslm7h

Field-landing Ural A321 to be cut up and removed
https://tinyurl.com/y4kc2h3b

Qantas to operate 3 Project Sunrise research flights
https://tinyurl.com/y6m8rhyk

Spotters: Richard Buckby, John McCorriston, Reg Nerps, Mike Price

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TV and RADIO

24/08/19 Channel 5 1710-1805
“HMS Belfast: WW2’s Great Survivor”

24/08/19 Channel 5 1805-1855
“Draining the Ocean: Hitler’s U-Boat”

24/08/19 Channel 5 2155-2255
“Hitler’s Secret Underground Factory” Messerschmitt ME262

25/08/19 ITV 2245-2315
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 6/6

26/08/19 BBC4 0000-0100
“James May’s Cars of the People”

26/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” South Wales (1)

26/08/19 BBC4 1930-2100
“Building Cars: Secrets of the Assembly Line” 1/2

26/08/19 More4 2100-2200
“The World’s Most Beautiful Railway” Scotland’s network (1)

26/08/19 More4 2200-2305
“Coastal Railways with Julie Walters” 1/4 The West Highland line

27/08/19 ITV 2245-2240
“Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun” 1/3

27/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” South Wales (2)

27/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“How They Built Concorde” 1/2

27/08/19 BBC4 1930-2100
“Building Cars: Secrets of the Assembly Line” 2/2

27/08/19 ITV 2100-2200
“Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun” 2/3

28/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Wales to Somerset

28/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Concorde: From Triumph to Tragedy” 2/2

28/08/19 BBC4 1930-2000
“History of the Future: Cars”

28/08/19 BBC4 2315-2345
“The Mini is 30” Repeat from 1989

29/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“How They Built the Jumbo Jet” 1/2

29/08/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Skies Above Britain” 5/5 London skies

29/08/19 BBC2 2030-2100
“Great British Railway Journeys” Taunton to Newton Abbot

30/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Cornwall

30/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“How They Built the Jumbo Jet” 2/2

30/08/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“World’s Most Luxurious Train” South Africa’s Blue Train 1/6

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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

23/08/19- Isle of Wight Steam Railway: 45th Island Steam Show
26/08/19 https://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk/

23/08/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Sprits of the Railway
26/08/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

24/08/19 Northampton & District MRC 50th Exhibition
Roade Village Hall, Bailey Brooks Lane, Roade, NN7 2LS
https://www.ndmrc.org

24/08/19 Bourneville MRC Exhibition
The Hollymoor Centre, 8 Manor Park Grove, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 5EU
https://www.bournevillemrc.co.uk

24/08/19- Corris Railway: Model Railway Exhibition
25/08/19 Y Plas, Machynlleth, SY20 8ER
http://www.corris.co.uk

24/08/19- Stapleford Miniature Railway Open Weekend
26/08/19 Stapleford Park, Nr Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF
http://www.fsmr.org.uk/

24/08/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Bank Holiday Weekend
26/08/19 https://www.e-v-r.com

24/08/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum at 50 Gala Weekend
26/08/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

25/08/19 Norton Hill Light Railway: Open Day
https://www.facebook.com/NortonHillLightRailway/

25/08/19- Epping Ongar Railway: Come and See the Gruffalo
26/08/19 https://www.eorailway.co.uk

25/08/19- Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: 50 Years of Steam
26/08/19 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

25/08/19- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Model Mania
26/08/19 http://www.mslr.org.uk/

25/08/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
26/08/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

25/08/19- Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
26/08/19 Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

26/08/19 Dean Forest Railway: Parkend Carnival
https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

26/08/19 Garw Valley Railway: Summer Open Day
https://www.garwvalleyrailway.co.uk/

26/08/19 Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past
https://www.festrail.co.uk/

30/08/19- North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Gala
01/09/19 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

30/08/19- Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala
01/09/19 http://www.wllr.org.uk

31/08/19- Loughborough Model Railway Exhibition
01/09/19 Loughborough Grammar School, Leicester Road, Loughborough, LE11 2DU
https://www.svmrc.co.uk

31/08/19- Gauge O Guild – Guildex 2019
01/09/19 International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4JH
https://www.gaugeOguild.com

01/09/19 Leighton Buzzard Railway: Paw Patrol
http://www.buzzrail.co.uk/

01/09/19 Kirklees Light Railway: Vintage Vehicle Rally
https://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

02/09/19 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St. John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“The Flying Scotsman” by Stephen Hoadley
Doors open 1930, talk starts 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

02/09/19 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Melbourne to Melbourne” by Gavin Lake
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

06/09/19 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Cider with Rosie
https://www.e-v-r.com

06/09/19 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
‘McRailrover’ Touring Scotland from 70s to the present day with Stuart Warr
1930-2200
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

06/09/19- Swanage Railway: Transport Rally
08/09/19 http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

06/09/19- Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala
08/09/19 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

06/09/19- Statfield Barn Railway: Road, Rail & Ale
08/09/19 http://www.statfieldbarnrailway.com

07/09/19 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes and Chips Evening Land Cruise
https://www.e-v-r.com

07/09/19- Swindon Railway Festival at Steam
08/09/19 http://www.steam-museum.org.uk/

07/09/19- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Country Railway Gala
08/09/19 http://www.mslr.org.uk/

07/09/19- Churnet Valley Railway: Yankee Weekend & Movie Nights
08/09/19 https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

07/09/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Model Weekend Trolleydays
08/09/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

08/09/19 Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Classic Vehicle Day
https://www.gwsr.com

Cheers, Howard.
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