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NETWATCH

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, Heritage Diesel Festival, Saturday 27th July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDZFFbWowwI
45690 Leander & 50008 Thunderer at Carlisle on 27th July 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX5BLh_g7mE
The Mid Hants Railway ‘506 Back On The freight’ 27/07/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrEDxBArltg
SR 35018 on the I’ll -fated Dalesman heads tender first back to Appleby 30/7/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6el5LMWmL-w
Last Week of the Greater Anglia Class 37 Short Sets
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K4tWtVGIYM
2019 Jul 17 Dungeness and the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAMIP2RMVOU
Australian Diesels: The Central West Streamliner
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep_Y8M5jHhQ
Zillertalbahn am 13.07.2019 mit Lok “Gerlos”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QaNUHEoiFWI
Union Pacific freight train with Katy locomotive and flat car dragging chain Iowa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGU6HUBSHGc
Nostalgic Tram in Istanbul, Turkey (T3 – Asia) – Kadiköy-Moda Nostalgia Tramway 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppFyPymd6KA
Miniature Worlds at Wroxham (Norfolk) 27/07/2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xv2ZmjQ6Eg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

XP-82 Twin Mustang Engine Start and Flybys – Saturday – EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e90dXmFfNAQ
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

What went wrong inside Boeing’s cockpit?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/boeing_two_deadly_crashes

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IN THE NEWS

Fewer trains and slashed services as heat adds to technical problems
https://tinyurl.com/y3foa9fd

Free public open day at Northam Traincare Facility, 28 September 2019
https://tinyurl.com/yy9jqbwn

GWR shuttle to operate between Taunton & Bishops Lydeard
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-49138011

Greater Anglia Stadler electro diesel units enter service
https://tinyurl.com/y33k48ns

Hitachi wins order for new Abellio East Midlands Trains fleet
https://tinyurl.com/yy6u2mtv

Plans to expand Birmingham’s University station unveiled
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-49165367

HS3 Trans Pennine route
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49132477

Industrial action on Mersey Rail
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/227732.aspx

Landslip on Settle & Carlisle
https://tinyurl.com/y2v2hw23
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-49164275

No food available on Lowland sleeper train, but alcohol still sold
https://tinyurl.com/y6bfyh8v

Closure of Springburn works
https://tinyurl.com/y5m7l93m

Scheme to reopen Holywell station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49158344

Bangor railwaymen’s WW1 memorial may be relocated to Bangor station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49157278

Historic locos to work railtour over “Met” lines on August bank holiday
https://tinyurl.com/y4z8svxx

Cheap option to repair Cairngorm Railway
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49176772

Indian train trapped in floodwater
https://tinyurl.com/y3yktx6u

SNCF orders more TGV duplex stock
https://tinyurl.com/y3nrxtof

World’s oldest electric suspension train reopens in Germany
https://tinyurl.com/y3l6p3xv

New loco unveiled in Czech republic
https://tinyurl.com/yxr5fr69

Metre gauge coaches delivered to Bangladesh Railways
https://tinyurl.com/y623tumt

Derailment of 70 sand carrying wagons in Missouri
https://tinyurl.com/y3pzgfue

OMNITrax purchases Winchester & Western RR
https://tinyurl.com/y5pc6c7m

Driver charged after roof ripped off bus in Fauldhouse bridge crash
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49166689

Lothian buses strike suspended
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49178607

Hotel Chocolat in plea to find missing ‘Chocmobile’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49189422

New hope for former tug tender Calshot after ABP extends deadline
https://tinyurl.com/y4rzzgeo

Ryanair hit by air fare battle and Brexit uncertainty
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49149151

Work on production line of Boeing 737 Max ‘not adequately funded’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49142761

Plane lands on road and gets ‘pulled over’
https://tinyurl.com/y3zjggc5

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

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TV and RADIO

03/08/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Crossrail: Where Did It All Go Wrong?”

04/08/19 ITV 2310-2340
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 3/6

05/08/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“James May’s Toy Stories” Action Man through the sound barrier

06/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 1/4 The Sahara

06/08/19 ITV 2030-2100
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 4/6

06/08/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“Revolutions: the Ideas That Changed the World” 3/6 Rocket

06/08/19 BBC4 2330-0030
“The Queen Mary: Greatest Ocean Liner”

07/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 2/4 Former Soviet states

08/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 3/4 Former Yugoslavia

08/08/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Skies Above Britain” 2/5 Conquering the skies

09/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 4/4 The Middle East

09/08/19 Channel 5 2100-2220
“Celebrity Five Go Barging” 4/5 Warwickshire

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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

02/08/19- Spa Valley Railway: Summer Diesel Gala
04/08/19 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/

12/08/19 Churnet Valley Railway: Kids Workshop
https://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

12/08/19 Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past
https://www.festrail.co.uk/

16/08/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
“Reflections on the Cromford and High Peak Railway” by Peter Keat
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

17/08/18 Imberbus 2019: Routemasters between Warminster Station and Imber
https://imberbus.wordpress.com/

17/08/19- Epping Ongar Railway: Family Fun Day
18/08/19 https://www.eorailway.co.uk

18/08/19 East Anglian Railway Museum: Summer Steam Saturdays
http://www.earm.co.uk

18/08/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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