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NETWATCH

Nottingham Station in changing times
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8W2YcuPWx4
Derby Station with new names
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLjBVjAwjA
Nottingham Trams at The Forest
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMPLHwXLoU0
Nottingham Trams at Old Market Square
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DyBBbV9V7GY
(Martin Miller)

Battling The Breeze: 35028 Clan Line on The Atlantic Coast Express – 10th August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt9pvg-wztc
Bahamas & Britannia ! Summer Steam Day’s (2019)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CBJ8jBHBABA
‘Steam on the Road’, August 11th 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdytbb9rq3E
The Sunset Steam Express 13 August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kdo03zGDe8
Australian Trains: Steam Loco 3265 in Action on Sydney’s Northern Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElGIAKjgHkk
Hornsby Steam Shuttles – 10th August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-eYpiUxpYY
Fotozug Verden- Stemmen mit Dampflok Braunschweig 10.08.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxK9qwVPA2Q
Zillertalbahn mit Lok 5 “Gerlos” am 25.07.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDpaYduxTHo
Nostalgic Tramway in Istanbul (European Side)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKnfkUDG19A
2019 Aug 8 Clay Cross Model Railway Society Running Evening
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiZhUh9qCXQ
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Engineering works for Broads Lines resignalling in February 2020
https://tinyurl.com/y5hgg8rx
Testing a Solar powered railway
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2019/08/14/testing-a-solar-powered-railway/
7000 miles by rail and sea for a cup of tea in Victoria (BC)
https://tinyurl.com/y3tn55m2
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Experience fall colors on these historic trains in Michigan
https://tinyurl.com/y5gmc8k6
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Blackpool Car Show
http://www.mollsmyre.co.uk/blackpool-car-show-2019.html
(Spotter: Barry Knapper)

The Penny Post revolutionary who transformed how we send letters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48844278

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IN THE NEWS

Major power failure affects homes and transport
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49300025
Inquiry launched into power cuts
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/08/12-inquiry-launched-into-power-cuts..html

New 50% off 16-17 railcard on sale next week
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49335497

Rail fares set to rise again by up to 2.8%
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49331238

Hitachi plans for rail tickets loaded on phones
https://www.business-live.co.uk/technology/hitachi-train-ticket-phone-sensor-16740443

Line blocked between Barnham and Ford due to fallen trees
https://tinyurl.com/y3wlhdq9

Dementia friendly outing on SWR assisted by Three Rivers Rail Partnership
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/?p=29834

More support for campaign to reopen Totton to Fawley branch line
https://tinyurl.com/y2jl7pc3

Lorry hits railway bridge and destroys wall
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-49331977

Leave your cars, take the train or bus, visitors to Harry Potter film location told
https://tinyurl.com/y2zvsc3r

FirstGroup replaces Virgin to run West Coast route
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49341772

Abellio prepares for East Midlands takeover
https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/abellio-prepares-for-east-midlands-take-over/

Nottingham railway station fire: Woman jailed for arson
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49330611

Job advert for Beeston Castle signalman
https://tinyurl.com/y4o2bm9h

Northern retires first Pacer train after 32 years of service
https://www.globalrailwayreview.com/news/86991/northern-pacer-retires/
Northern’s outdated Pacer trains still used in South Yorkshire in 2020
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-49323007

Shadow transport secretary promises East Lancashire rail upgrade
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/shadow-transport-secretary-east-lancashire

West Coast Main Line flooded north of Carlisle
https://tinyurl.com/y4fg2nn6

Brake valve was closed on overshot train at Edinburgh Waverley station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49318661

Building a short stretch of track would give Edinburgh a third main rail hub
https://tinyurl.com/y5vnpz9a

Edinburgh Festivals predict ‘total disaster’ over plan to sever London rail link
https://tinyurl.com/yxaeuxq9

Train feels the strain: passengers slate £150m Caledonian Sleeper
https://tinyurl.com/y49xmmxx

Vintage sign could be reinstated at Kintore Railway Station after farmer’s shed discovery
https://tinyurl.com/y3alk6tw

Bid to save Aberdeen signal box ends as demolition work gets under way
https://tinyurl.com/y2o6udex

Newport rail station footbridge could open next year
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49329844

More vandalism at GCR (N) at Ruddington
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-49299101

GER 564 to visit Spa Valley Railway
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/?p=29938

Strike at NRM
https://www.minsterfm.com/news/local/2932867/strike-set-for-national-railway-museum/

1930s carriage returns to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway two years after being vandalised
https://tinyurl.com/y3pd8toj

Snowdon Mountain Railway to order hybrid locomotives
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/snowdon-mountain-railway-to-order-hybrid-locomotives/

FS seeks to benefit from Milan Linate Airport closure
https://tinyurl.com/y4b9e3rl

Giesmar install carbide drilling and cutting equipment for rails in SNCF depot
https://tinyurl.com/y379ab2f

Apenzeller Bahn rolling stock exported to Ivory coast
https://tinyurl.com/y4qmprpo

New multiple units delivered to Chemin de fer Lausanne-Echallens-Bercher
https://tinyurl.com/y6n25ko9

Stray horse on Tyne & Wear metro station
https://tinyurl.com/y4u6yv7a

Japanese restaurant serves meals to diners via a moving steam locomotive train
https://wp.me/p2nZlN-1VNn

Channel Islands-France fixed link build ‘significant but not overwhelming’
https://tinyurl.com/yxanwbpk

EasyJet expansion in Scotland
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-49341362

Norwegian to end Irish transatlantic flights
https://tinyurl.com/y5fl4fn6

SAS to serve Scandinavian Mountains airport from London
https://tinyurl.com/y4hkwbar

New fuel delivery problems hit Schiphol, 10 flights cancelled on Friday
https://tinyurl.com/yxwezxg9

Long-delayed Berlin Brandenburg hub will open in October 2020 as planned
https://tinyurl.com/y4an4mxq

‘Japanese Air Force One’ for sale
https://tinyurl.com/y6c9unho

Flights to and from Hong Kong cancelled due to anti government protests
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-49317975

Russian plane makes emergency landing in field
https://tinyurl.com/y2n33hoh

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

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TV and RADIO

17/08/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Secrets of the Royal Train”

18/08/19 BBC4 2200-2300
“James May’s Cars of the People”

18/08/19 ITV 2310-2340
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 5/6

18/08/19 BBC2 2315-0015
“When Bridges Collapse: the Genoa Disaster”

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

19/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Building Britain’s Railways with Chris Tarrant” 1/3

20/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Hertfordshire

20/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Building Britain’s Railways with Chris Tarrant” 2/3

20/08/19 ITV 2030-2100
“Yorkshire Airport” Leeds-Bradford 6/6

20/08/19 ITV 2100-2200
“Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun” 1/3

21/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Croydon to Shoreham-on-Sea

21/08/19 Channel 5 1900-2000
“Building Britain’s Railways with Chris Tarrant” 3/3

22/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Sussex to the Isle of Wight

22/08/19 BBC4 2000-2100
“Skies Above Britain” 4/5 When speed counts

23/08/19 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys” Dorset

23/08/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The World’s Most Expensive Cruise Ship” 1/4

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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

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/

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/

19/08/19 Welsh Highland Railway: Journey into the Past
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/

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 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

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