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NETWATCH

Clay Cross North Junction
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDNgog1BEQ0
(Martin Miller)

Britannia with the Palatine, racing through Winsford 24/8/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0I8f2aSI3LQ
(Barry Knapper)

How the TfL Oyster card got its name
https://tinyurl.com/y2su5kzu
London stations that never opened
https://tinyurl.com/y4ytlszx
Garden under London Bridge station
https://tinyurl.com/y2wngkpf
An alternative comment on solar powered railways
https://www.adamsmith.org/blog/but-what-happens-when-you-want-to-run-the-trains-at-night
Signal box converted into a holiday let
http://www.loddiswellstation.co.uk/
Historic photos of Great Yarmouth
https://tinyurl.com/y5fsmzqj
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

6960 Raveningham Hall’s Summer on the Severn Valley 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytdu3Q7Foq4
LMS 45699 barks away on the Dalesman 27/8/19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vImtAxq_pOY
Duchess of Sutherland meets Clun Castle in Worcester 24 August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DcJfZ2qmmM
48151s Last Hurrah! 24th, 25th & 26th August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNupq0sGgpI
2019 Aug 3 Stratford upon Avon Industrial & Narrow Gauge Model Railway Exhibition
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heTtlY9umHc
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSGrd15iDnY
Sonderzüge zum 28. Heizhausfest am Sonntag den 25.08.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2-K2VYRqAs
Die Baureihe 232 – Die Ludmillas der LEG im schweren Kesselzugdienst
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_qCny6YzMc
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours August Bank Holiday 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlN1iVWDRHA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The NRM has partnered with the University of Strathclyde to produce a free online four-week 
course on the lives of the British railway worker from 1840 to 1914. Each week the course will 
look at a different category of worker, starting with engine-drivers, then signallers, navvies 
and finally clerks. You will discover and interrogate primary sources and discuss your findings 
with other participants and course leaders Professor Kirstie Blair, University of Strathclyde, 
and Dr Oli Betts from the NRM.
https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/working-lives-on-the-railway
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

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IN THE NEWS

HS2 known to be overbudget for some years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49450297

Older fleets cascaded or set for scrapping
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/older-fleets-cascaded-or-set-for-scrapping

GB Railfreight receives new wagons from Greenbrier
https://tinyurl.com/y588fftl

SWR finance for community projects
http://neighbournet.com/server/common/conswrfunds019.htm

SWR/RMT strikes
http://neighbournet.com/server/common/conswtrains052b.htm

DfT payments to SWR
https://www.rmt.org.uk/news/south-western-set-to-receive-at-least-32m-in-strike-bailout/

Man charged with level crossing accident on Felixstowe branch
https://tinyurl.com/y5ueqjpe

First stage of ticketing reforms to be trialled on LNER
https://tinyurl.com/y2yu9q2v

Warning not to trespass – OHLE switched on around Wigan Springs Branch
https://tinyurl.com/y42omeq9

Final phase of platform extensions for Queen Street
https://tinyurl.com/yyvjsj6t

ScotRail under fire after major disruption around Edinburgh
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49464767

ScotRail given £1m-a-month bailout by Dutch taxpayers
https://tinyurl.com/y597h69g

ScotRail’s Bike & Go cycle hire scheme to be closed down
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-49509321

Aberdeen Sleeper service failed at Carnoustie
https://tinyurl.com/y5ug5445

Vital track upgrades for Calton Tunnel
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/vital-track-upgrades-for-calton-tunnel-1

Gardening by Chirk station volunteers
https://tinyurl.com/y4awbejb

Prorail warns of traction power shortages on Dutch network
https://tinyurl.com/y4gwjo8u

Work begins to restore former Peak District railway goods shed
https://tinyurl.com/y24hyakf

Clan Line visiting the Bluebell Railway
https://tinyurl.com/yx9squzm

50000 to visit Bluebell Railway for October gala
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/?p=30483

Project Camilla – a new kitchen car for K&ESR
https://preservation.kesr.org.uk/helping/fundraising/camilla

34092 City of Wells to visit SVR gala
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/08/special-steam-locomotive-visitor-for-svr-gala.html

Queensbury tunnel reopening project
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-49451634

Certificates for long serving NYMR volunteers
https://tinyurl.com/y4zgmsdw

Train tracks donated to rail museum lay the path for the future
https://tinyurl.com/y3pqeo9x

Disagreement over reopening of Almwych branch
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/railway-line-been-unused-20-16820896

Guided tours of Scarborough cliff railway
https://tinyurl.com/y2j6yfn3

Cairngorms funicular repairs next summer ‘at earliest’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49495142

Vossloh sells loco building business to Chinese CRRC
https://tinyurl.com/y6h44aza

Stadler electro-diesels ordered by Turkish freight company
https://tinyurl.com/y4kd875c

FLIRT fleet refurbished for German local services
https://tinyurl.com/y2eg3xyy

DB wagons being fitted with digital sensors
https://tinyurl.com/y353b2ve

Wedding ceremony on a train
https://www.virgin.com/news/our-perfect-weddingon-train

Zambian regulation encourages rail freight
https://tinyurl.com/yxu3e8ug

West Cork towing company brings Dutch ship to safety
https://tinyurl.com/y3zdwut8

Failed Red Funnel car ferry
https://tinyurl.com/y36apwn2

Emirates A380 badly damaged during a check mishap
https://tinyurl.com/y3hooj95

A320 took drone avoidance action during a Gatwick approach
https://tinyurl.com/yyeev97p

El Al advances Trent purchase to deal with 787 snag
https://tinyurl.com/yxsybmta

Air China Airbus A330-300s suffers serious damage during a fire at Beijing
https://tinyurl.com/y57jjakl
Fire damaged Air China A330 moved to remote stand
https://tinyurl.com/y5rdsz9y

Renaming the Boeing 737 Max is off the table at Southwest Airlines
https://tinyurl.com/yy9l96ym

British Airways pilots strike dates announced
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49451142

Fatal light aircraft crash near Henley on Thames
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-49464897

Fatal light aircraft crash near Simplon Pass
http://www.rte.ie/news/2019/0825/1070849-swiss-alps-plane-crash/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49483033

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps

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TV and RADIO

31/08/19 Channel 5 2155-2320
“Hitler’s Holocaust Railways with Chris Tarrant”

01/09/19 Channel 5 1845-2000
“The Secret Life of the Long-Haul Flight”

02/09/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“Great Indian Railway Journeys”

02/09/19 ITV 2245-2240
“Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun” 2/3

02/09/19 More4 2100-2200
“The World’s Most Beautiful Railway” 2/6 Forth Bridge

02/09/19 More4 2200-2305
“Coastal Railways with Julie Walters” Newcastle to Edinburgh

03/09/19 ITV 2100-2200
“Fighter Pilot: the Real Top Gun” 3/3

04/09/19 BBC1 South East 1930-2000
“The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside”

05/09/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas”

06/09/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The World’s Most Expensive Cruise Ships” 3/4

06/09/19 Discovery 2200-2300
“How Trains Changed the World”

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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

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

03/09/19 Furness Vale History Society
Furness Vale Community Centre, Yeardsley Lane, SK23 7PN
“The Dinting Arches” by Tony Brocklebank
Doors open 1900, £2 admission includes refreshments, licensed bar available
https://www.facebook.com/furnesshistory/

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

10/09/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“The Past, Present and Future of the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway”
by Mike Parsons
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org/gws.html

11/09/19 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Railways in a Yorkshire Landscape” by Stephen Gay
1930-2200
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

13/09/19- Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Steam Gala
15/09/19 https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

13/09/19- Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Gala
15/09/19 https://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk/

14/09/19- Southampton Heritage Fayre & Transport Anniversaries Weekend
15/09/19 https://www.list.co.uk/event/1266502-southampton-heritage-fayre/
http://www.sadtht.co.uk/news.htm

14/09/19- Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Diesel Gala
15/09/19 http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

14/09/19- Helston Railway: Classic Transport Weekend
15/09/19 https://www.helstonrailway.co.uk

14/09/19- Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Exhibition
15/09/19 Woking Leisure Centre, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA
https://www.recexhibition.org.uk

14/09/19- The International N Gauge Show
15/09/19 Warwickshire Event Centre, CV31 1XN
https://www.ngaugeshow.co.uk

14/09/19- Amerton Railway: Everything Goes Gala
15/09/19 https://www.amertonrailway.co.uk

14/09/19- Leawood Pump Engine House Steaming
15/09/19 Engine in motion 1200-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

14/09/19- RAILEX Poynton
15/09/19 Poynton Leisure Centre, Yew Tree Lane, Poynton, Stockport, SK12 1PU
https://www.themodelshow.co.uk

14/09/19- Shipley 2019 – 41st Exhibition
15/09/19 Baildon Recreation Centre, Shipley, West Yorks, BD17 5JH
https://www.shipleymrs.org.uk

14/09/19- Kirklees Light Railway: Steam & Diesel Weekend
15/09/19 https://www.kirkleeslightrailway.com

14/09/19- Llangollen Railway: Railcar Gala
15/09/19 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

14/09/19- Vale of Rheidol Railway: Forgotten Engines
15/09/19 https://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

15/09/19 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming
Engine in motion 1300-1630
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

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