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NETWATCH

Peterborough Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYxJGbM7Jo8
Doncaster Station progress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXsQwmMWG8I
Leeds Station Pacer Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2YhMdkZ2N0
Alfreton Station at a quiet time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNpfN1IkiLo
(Martin Miller)

Britain: South Eastern Trains at Faversham, 20Jul19
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9tAiQJv7SY
North Norfolk Railway, Autumn Steam Gala, Saturday 31st August 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2ExAlwiNi8
2019 Railway Photographs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3UyJojLd9Y
The S&D at Midsomer Norton
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UsIQT6OwqE
Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway – Steam Gala 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ldy7XOK_4
Steam Trains with Atmosphere! Steamrail Victoria’s Maldon Weekender
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5rcvR9Hahg
01 0509-8 mit “Käferzug” von Marienberg nach Naumburg u.z., 31.08.2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0D4WMEUt7w
Black Mesa and Lake Powell electric railroad additional footage 2019
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rG3wSFFNGW4
Black River & Western
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33zlWCsNQ4c
Loughborough Model Railway Exhibition 2019/GCR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ2z1dyMrQk
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Sprinter Preservation Society
http://sprinterpreservationsociety.weebly.com/
Time capsule photos of Leeds in the 1970s
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-48937831
Steam across Reedham Swing Bridge 31 August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FBInxPkk9I
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

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IN THE NEWS

HS2 railway to be delayed by up to five years
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49563549

Charity auction of Virgin Trains nameplates
https://www.virgin.com/news/own-piece-virgin-trains-history

Refurbished South Western Railway trains withdrawn
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-49555437

Delivery of new SWR suburban rolling stock delayed
https://tinyurl.com/y4p52kcy

The man who has worked at Waterloo for 58 years – and counting
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49448403

Funding for 20tph East London line service
https://tinyurl.com/y3kus72b

Passenger train door open in traffic
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/passenger-train-door-open-in-traffic
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-49593420

Trans Pennine Express loco hauled mark 5A sets enter service
https://tinyurl.com/yyxj6nyj

‘Paragons’ chosen as name for Hull Trains ‘802/3s’
https://tinyurl.com/y2vnqmk9

Edinburgh’s Waverley or Haymarket stations could be closed during major events
https://tinyurl.com/y5rbddxw

Forth Bridge reopens after man taken away from line
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-49565937

Vision for high-speed rail link passing through East Lothian
https://tinyurl.com/y3dbn694

Cardiff’s Commuter Revolution
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-Industry-Focus-/cardiffs-commuter-revolution

Class 170 units transferred from Greater Anglia to Transport for Wales at Cardiff Canton
https://tinyurl.com/y3dg4dpr

NRM staff strike action over pay
https://tinyurl.com/yyyolvad

60163 to visit Severn Valley Railway in November
https://tinyurl.com/y53846et

Eurotunnel ready for “no-deal” Brexit
https://www.railjournal.com/regions/europe/eurotunnel-ready-for-no-deal-brexit/

Record growth on Dutch cross border services
https://tinyurl.com/y2zenqqo

Dutch Rail to talk to WWII resistance groups about compensation
https://tinyurl.com/yxw5duj2

Logistics firms buy 35% of SBB Cargo
https://tinyurl.com/y3qgknjq

Siemens Vectron locos ordered by Bulgarian and Romanian operators
https://tinyurl.com/y2shgolp

Heavy axle load container flats delivered to Russian Railways
https://tinyurl.com/y6lz43c5

AMTRAK reveal interiors of new North East Corridor rolling stock
https://tinyurl.com/y5jnbhm4

Yokohama Keikyu express train crashes, leaving 30 people injured
https://tinyurl.com/yya6kaou

Freight revenue increases on New Zealand Railways
https://tinyurl.com/y2hh3h3a

Water trains in Australia to keep mines working
https://tinyurl.com/y599o5hw

Testing begins on Midland Metro Birmingham Westside extension
https://tinyurl.com/y4hkc583

Night metro & bus services introduced in Istanbul
https://www.railjournal.com/passenger/metros/istanbul-launches-24-hour-public-transport/

Gin spillage in accident on M6
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-49590513

Hundreds stranded in Isles of Scilly by ferry breakdown
https://tinyurl.com/y4wwjkga

Red Arrows over Niagara Falls and New York
https://tinyurl.com/y2bslzrq
https://tinyurl.com/yxsaq48p

BA strike set to go ahead after airline rejects talks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49591792

Further strikes by Ryanair pilots
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49585118

French air traffic control outage
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-49541972

Emirates begins A380 retirements to support in service fleet
https://tinyurl.com/y5tubudf

Wrong runway landing captain unaware of construction
https://tinyurl.com/y2w8kfz6

DC-9 depressurised after impact from unsecured cargo
https://tinyurl.com/y6ob5c47

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

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TV and RADIO

08/09/19 Channel 5 1600-1700
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 1/6

08/09/19 Channel 5 1700-1800
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 2/6

08/09/19 Channel 5 1800-1900
“Red Arrows: Kings of the Sky” 3/6

08/09/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas” 1/4

08/09/19 Channel 5 2200-2300
“The World’s Most Luxurious Superyacht” 2/6

09/09/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“Great Indian Railway Journeys” Rajastan to Delhi

09/09/19 More4 2100-2200
“The World’s Most Beautiful Railway” 3/6 West Highland Line

09/09/19 More4 2200-2305
“Coastal Railways with Julie Walters” Great Western Railway

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

11/09/19 BBC1 South East 1930-2000
“The Channel Tunnel: Life on the Inside” 3/4

11/09/19 ITV 2000-2030
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 7/12

11/09/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The Mighty Dreadnought: Monster Warship of WW1”

12/09/19 BBC4 2100-2200
“Lost Films of World War Two”

12/09/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“British Airways 24/7: Access All Areas” 2/4

12/09/19 BBC4 2200-2300
“Britain’s Greatest Pilot: the Extraordinary Story of Captain Winkle Brown”

13/09/19 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 1/8

13/09/19 Channel 5 2100-2200
“The World’s Most Expensive Cruise Ships” 4/4

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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

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/

16/09/19 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Reading to Southampton via Didcot” by Paul Joyce
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/09/19 Edwinstowe Historical Society
St Mary’s Church, Mansfield Road, Edwinstowe, NG21 9NJ
Starts 1400, refreshments available
“The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway” by Chris Booth
https://edwinstowehistory.org.uk/

19/09/19- Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
22/09/19 https://www.SVR.co.uk

20/09/19 Gosport Railway Club
Methodist Church, 33 Stoke Road, Gosport, PO12 1TJ
“The Railway Environment in the North of England and Scotland”
by Steve Bigley
Starts 1930
http://grsupdate40.blogspot.com/

21/09/19 Bodmin & Wenford Railway: Behind the Scenes Day
http://www.bodminrailway.co.uk

21/09/19 Festival of Model Railways
Cranleigh Village Hall, GU5 0PU
https://www.cranleighrotary.org.uk/future_events.phtml

21/09/19 Trent Valley MRS Exhibition
Lichfield Life Church, Netherstowe, Lichfield, WS13 6TS
https://www.tvmrs.co.uk

21/09/19 East Lancashire Railway: Type 1-3 Theme Day
http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

21/09/19- Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Kids for a Quid
22/09/19 https://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

21/09/19- Sandtoft Trolleybus Museum: Diesel Weekend & Trolleydays
22/09/19 Belton Road, Sandtoft, Doncaster, DN8 5SX
https://www.sandtoft.org

21/09/19- Blackpool & North Fylde MRC Exhibition
22/09/19 Cardinal Allen Catholic High School, Melbourne Ave, Fleetwood, FY7 8AY
https://www.blackpoolandnorthfyldemrc.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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