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NETWATCH

Mayflower and 44871 reverses at Maindee Triangle and is serviced at Barry
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99HbsR95x-chttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99HbsR95x-c
Railways a decade ago; Ffairfach, Bishton, STJ, Lancaster, Abercynon, Llanharan and Pontyclun
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjcfAMZA9HAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjcfAMZA9HA
Grid-Iron Grinder,56100,58020,60076, to Ironbridge Jan. 12th 2002
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD8iMsbrzlwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD8iMsbrzlw
(Mike Wilcock)

Derby Midland Station top and tailed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI1gixf_Wt8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI1gixf_Wt8
Birmingham Moor Street Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5si7cXy2XBIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5si7cXy2XBI
Kidderminster Main Line Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyJw_S20kzIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyJw_S20kzI
Worcester Foregate Street Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30R5nKpTaiohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30R5nKpTaio
Worcester Shrub Hill Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUC5V9ZVPU4https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUC5V9ZVPU4
(Martin Miller)

61306 & 44871 – Double Headed Steam Up Sapperton Bank (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCdCCxJCmmAhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCdCCxJCmmA
Avon Valley Railway – 150th Anniversary Celebration – Saturday 3rd August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWoSwgfJ0E0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWoSwgfJ0E0
Ffestiniog Railway – 3rd August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BuPTtAYIKwhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BuPTtAYIKw
2019 Jul 18 The Kent and East Sussex Railway at Tenterden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-TKtkOyoEhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7-TKtkOyoE
Lok Braunschweig in Bruchhausen- Vilsen beim DEV 03.08.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X18qyt3S_p8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X18qyt3S_p8
01 118 auf ihrer letzten Fahrt von Frankfurt nach Battenberg – 04.08.19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=429_6kaweschttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=429_6kawesc
Gleisbauarbeiten im Bahnhof Holzkirchen – Die Stopfmaschine im Einsatz!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5d5gS3LFy8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5d5gS3LFy8
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEexHVjH70ghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEexHVjH70g
LightRail in Istanbul, Turkey 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmByxfQrm3Mhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmByxfQrm3M
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Photos of Crossrail stations
https://tinyurl.com/y4td3fg9https://tinyurl.com/y4td3fg9
London Airports unbuilt monorail
https://tinyurl.com/y4l8w9fxhttps://tinyurl.com/y4l8w9fx
Coal supply problems for heritage railways
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-49237745https://www...bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-49237745
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

WW2 DC-3 Flies Home for the 1st time!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xBT9MQ0E8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71xBT9MQ0E8
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Tesla motors make classic Ferraris go faster
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48956000https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48956000

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IN THE NEWS

Brake problems on Mark 5 sleeper coaches
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49191029https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49191029

South Eastern rail route bids scrapped
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49262115https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49262115
Companies could seek compensation from the Government after bidding cancelled for South Eastern 
franchise
https://tinyurl.com/yykvpovlhttps://tinyurl.com/yykvpovl

Brighton Pride naming of GBRf class 66
https://tinyurl.com/y4llrobdhttps://tinyurl.com/y4llrobd

Advance notice of Chiltern Railways leaf fall timetable
https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/news/leaf-fall-2019-timetable-starts-monday-7-octoberhttps://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/news/leaf-fall-2019-timetable-starts-monday-7-october

Weak bridge near Wareham to be repaired
https://tinyurl.com/y4pmff9vhttps://tinyurl.com/y4pmff9v

Wareham level crossing closed by staff shortage
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-49242146https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-49242146

Paddington station: Commuter gets £27k for ‘possible pigeon poo slip’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49256251https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49256251

Freightliner class 70 tested on Mendip stone trains
https://tinyurl.com/y25kxj83https://tinyurl.com/y25kxj83

New station proposed at Marsh Barton near Exeter
https://tinyurl.com/y58hxp6shttps://tinyurl.com/y58hxp6s

Tilbury-Grangemouth DRS container service becomes a permanent working
https://www.logisticsmanager.com/tilbury-grangemouth-rail-service-becomes-permanent/https://www.logisticsmanager.com/tilbury-grangemouth-rail-service-becomes-permanent/

Euston closed by signal failure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49285679https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49285679

Woman convicted following major Nottingham station fire
http://media.btp.police.uk/r/16661/woman_convicted_following_major_nottingham_statiohttp://media.btp.police.uk/r/16661/woman_convicted_following_major_nottingham_statio
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49261112https://www...bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49261112

New Black Country stations
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-49235751https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-49235751

Dam near Whaley Bridge-Buxton branch and Hope Valley lines blocked
https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/227802.aspxhttps://www...nationalrail.co.uk/service_disruptions/227802.aspx
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49201467https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-49201467

Slips and trips claims at Merseyrail Lost Property service
https://tinyurl.com/y4q5baxyhttps://tinyurl.com/y4q5baxy

First seven Pacers to be withdrawn by Northern this weekend
https://tinyurl.com/y3ptrdj5https://tinyurl.com/y3ptrdj5

Interior photos of Hull Trains class 802 units
https://tinyurl.com/yyq3p8j7https://tinyurl.com/yyq3p8j7

ScotRail scraps plan to make station toilets free
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49250714https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49250714

Levenmouth rail link to reopen after 50 years
https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/levenmouth-rail-link-to-reopen-after-50-yearshttps://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/levenmouth-rail-link-to-reopen-after-50-years

Flood-damaged rail route from Ardlui to Crianlarich to stay closed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49285949https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-49285949

Historic Aberdeen signal box set to be be demolished
https://tinyurl.com/y2lbl6m6https://tinyurl.com/y2lbl6m6

Llandovery, Swansea depot to reopen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49226136https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49226136

Class 37s, may operate on Rhymney line until 2020
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/class-37s-to-stay-in-wales-into-2020https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/class-37s-to-stay-in-wales-into-2020

USATC S160 2253returns to steam
https://tinyurl.com/y3qn8jjnhttps://tinyurl.com/y3qn8jjn

St Albans SB unveils time line display at St Albans station
https://tinyurl.com/y2om64cjhttps://tinyurl.com/y2om64cj

UK to stay in Interrail scheme after U-turn
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49281776https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49281776

Channel Tunnel Power supply problems
https://tinyurl.com/y2yaylsqhttps://tinyurl.com/y2yaylsq

Irish National Control Centre approved
https://tinyurl.com/y4gvx2qahttps://tinyurl.com/y4gvx2qa

Battery/electric multiple units ordered for Baden-Wuerttemburg
https://tinyurl.com/yy233xuzhttps://tinyurl.com/yy233xuz

NS order new multiple units for Amsterdam-Brussels service
https://tinyurl.com/y5ntaoeghttps://tinyurl.com/y5ntaoeg

Czech Republic roll out for ECTS
https://tinyurl.com/yxe29o9vhttps://tinyurl.com/yxe29o9v

In house construction of coaches by MAV
https://tinyurl.com/y5b2yrudhttps://tinyurl.com/y5b2yrud

Alston get follow on order for 10 Coradia EMUs
https://tinyurl.com/y62e8h37https://tinyurl.com/y62e8h37

Coast to Coast land cruise across Africa
https://tinyurl.com/yx92dx7qhttps://tinyurl.com/yx92dx7q

South African 4-8-2T purchased
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/08/purchase-price-met-for-steam-locomotive-25916.htmlhttps://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/08/purchase-price-met-for-steam-locomotive-25916.html

Security breach of Oyster card accounts
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49282429https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-49282429

Bill Hudson Transport Books leaves Matlock station
https://www.billhudsontransportbooks.co.uk/https://www.billhudsontransportbooks.co.uk/

Ian Allan Birmingham book shop to close
https://www.ianallanpublishing.com/https://www.ianallanpublishing.com/

Further delays to new Cardiff bus station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49155133https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49155133

SSC Bloodhound update
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49184375https://www.bbc.co...uk/news/science-environment-49184375

Paddle Steamer Monarch sailing dates from Wareham
https://paddlesteamermonarch.wixsite.com/ps-monarch/paddle-steamer-monarch-warehamhttps://paddlesteamermonarch.wixsite.com/ps-monarch/paddle-steamer-monarch-wareham

New boilers ordered for PS Waverley
https://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/save-the-waverley-boiler-appeal/latest-appeal-news/https://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/save-the-waverley-boiler-appeal/latest-appeal-news/

Debate over what to do about the SS Richard Montgomery time bomb in the Thames
https://tinyurl.com/y2q6w9hthttps://tinyurl.com/y2q6w9ht

Cruise ships banned from the centre of Venice
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49276730https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49276730

British Airways passengers stranded after IT failures
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49261497https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49261497

Ryanair pilots vote for strike action
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49270120https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49270120

Qantas to fly 787s to Santiago as it withdraws 747s
https://tinyurl.com/y4yc93l7https://tinyurl.com/y4yc93l7

Air Canada 777 towing incident injures ramp worker
https://tinyurl.com/y4ce6x5ghttps://tinyurl.com/y4ce6x5g

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

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TV and RADIO

11/08/19 ITV 2310-2340
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 4/6

11/08/19 BBC4 2220-2330
“James May’s Cars of the People”

12/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Intercity 125: the Train That Changed Britain” 1/2

12/08/19 BBC2 2100-2200
“When Bridges Collapse: the Genoa Disaster”

12/08/19 Channel 4 2100-2200
“The Great Train Robbery: the Hidden Tapes”

13/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Intercity 125: the Train That Changed Britain” 2/2

13/08/19 ITV 2030-2100
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 5/6

13/08/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“Revolutions: the Ideas That Changed the World” 4/6 Smartphone

13/08/19 BBC4 2200-2300
“The Rise and Fall of Nokia Mobile”

14/08/19 BBC4 2345-0345
“Timeshift: Age of Steam”

15/08/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Skies Above Britain” 3/5 Beneath the Skies

16/08/19 Channel 5 2100-2220
“Celebrity Five Go Barging” 5/5 Shakespeare country

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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

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

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

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

10/08/19- Peak Rail: Mixed Traffic Gala 2019
11/08/19 https://www.peakrail.co.ukhttps://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.orghttps://www.sandtoft.org

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

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

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

12/08/19 Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past
https://www.festrail.co.uk/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/http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

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

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

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

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

19/08/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Trains Buses and Planes” by Chris Spencer
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

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

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

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

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

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

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

24/08/19- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Bank Holiday Weekend
26/08/19 https://www.e-v-r.comhttps://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.orghttps://www.sandtoft.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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