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MYSTERY PICTURES

Kestrel Railway Books has refreshed its Mystery Pictures pages – follow the link from the home
page
http://www.kestrelrailwaybooks.co.uk/

NETWATCH

Mike Wilcock’s videos of Cardiff Central, the GWR Museum at Swindon, and Aberthaw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGJkW4AQkeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs1MaHLernY

Historic England had produced an Introduction to Historic Assets volume on Railway good sheds
and warehouses – you can buy the paperback book or download a free PDF version here
http://tinyurl.com/hvrgrnu

A tribute to Markeaton Park Light Railway whose closure was announced last week
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Weebk5UKgE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9TKU-xmBcA
http://tinyurl.com/hy5lx7o
But all might not be lost…
http://tinyurl.com/hye57la

Plastic sleepers
http://www.railengineer.uk/2016/09/22/landfill-journeys/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 10000, the website of the Ivatt Diesel Recreation Society
http://www.lms10000.org/
Severn Valley Railway: Pacific Power 24th September
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPMM5rafg10
46233 & 46115 – Yorkshire Coronation & DCHC Holiday Express
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egx5M8geHnY
Lyd returns to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway – 25th September
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs8vDu__QNU
“Sachsen machen Dampf” Güterzüge mit 50 3616 u. 50 3648
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOiP8LWVYIo
Plandampf im Werratal 2016/German main line steam
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTFJsji_q6o
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Reading and Northern 425: The Schuylkill Haven Comet
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqDNYEZmj60
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

1910-1963, The destruction of Penn Station
http://mashable.com/2015/07/20/original-penn-station/#38NFKBH1Ekqa

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IN THE NEWS

Stadler presents class 88 locomotive for DRS
http://tinyurl.com/j8xwtg3

24 shunters for sale as DB ceases using own class 08s and 09s
http://tinyurl.com/gv22kd7

Southern rail owner’s chief operating officer lands HS1 top job
http://tinyurl.com/jqpc4g5

Better journeys for passengers on the Cross Country network
http://tinyurl.com/jzq8668

Train seating concepts offer peak capacity boost
http://tinyurl.com/joohzqb

Southern Railway travellers face more strikes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37443025

GTR completes Gatwick Express fleet renewal
http://tinyurl.com/jr263jv

RAIB initial report on Watford landslip
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/derailment-and-collision-watford-tunnel

RAIB conclusions from two SPAD incidents on GW main line
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/report-182016-two-signal-passed-at-danger-incidents

11-bed guesthouse converted from Prince of Wales personal railway station on market for £1.5m
http://tinyurl.com/hfpenev

Railway line set to close at Fareham station for a week for repair work
http://tinyurl.com/jo3ldet

Templecombe named as best small station
http://tinyurl.com/gvnofvf
http://tinyurl.com/zznluxd

Large Station of the Year, Winner: Nottingham – East Midlands Trains
http://tinyurl.com/jtkq9y3

Virgin Trains East Coast workers to go ahead with 24-hour strike
http://tinyurl.com/zg42l2s

Mum takes on Northern Rail after son’s annual fare rocketed from £276 to £1,065 when he turned
16
http://tinyurl.com/j5hjfma

Mystery over 71-year-old Forth bridge plans
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-37506251

NS under fire over Scottish services, MPs demand action
http://tinyurl.com/j5u8et2

‘Trade-offs’ needed in planned Scottish rail investments, RDG says
http://tinyurl.com/zx4gdf9

Borders Railway campaign renews extension call
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-37482684

Ambitious plans for new £70million train line to Aberdeen Airport and AECC
http://tinyurl.com/johk7rp

Llanfyllin Railway barrow and spade at auction for £3,000
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-37486946

North Wales campaigners needed to push for Gwynedd railway reopening
http://tinyurl.com/zkbaygv
http://www.cambrian-news.co.uk/article.cfm?id=108615

Llangollen Railway’s new station at Corwen takes shape
http://tinyurl.com/zpevxv4

Queen’s plaque removed from Bellarena train stop
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-37482760

HS2 double-decker train’s designers seek UK demo site
http://tinyurl.com/gmdmqrd

£1300 to travel 19 hours under a train
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37514251

Czech open access operator to buy Chinese built units
http://tinyurl.com/jshe58x

Belgian cross border proposals opposed
http://tinyurl.com/hycwrcm

DB to integrate coach business with long-distance rail
http://tinyurl.com/j3ay5ne

Hoboken train station crash: One dead and dozens hurt in New Jersey
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-37503920
http://tinyurl.com/jypkdbz
Witnesses relive US train crash horror
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37514379

Penn Station expansion proceeds under $1·6bn contract
http://tinyurl.com/j4cjyc8

Explorers find 1910 train wreck at bottom of Lake Superior
http://tinyurl.com/hophqak

Kate & William teeter on the edge of railway bridge after visit to historic steam train
http://tinyurl.com/zaz5y7w

Could Kenya be building another ‘lunatic line’?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37493947

CRRC high-speed ‘intercontinental’ train combines passengers and freight
http://tinyurl.com/hdwxosp

China to build world’s deepest high-speed rail station under Great Wall
http://tinyurl.com/hu8bxyo

Hitachi and Bombardier join forces for New Tube for London bid
http://tinyurl.com/zvwn55p

Post Office railway museum to open
http://www.railmagazine.com/trains/specifications/you-ve-got-mail-railagain

“Leaves on the Line” nominated for Turner Prize
http://tinyurl.com/jxlz3b3

Edinburgh’s new tram-train interchange days away from completion
http://tinyurl.com/hd7kvy2

Canal honour for Peter
http://www.wigantoday.net/news/local/canal-honour-for-peter-1-8144082

Divers to inspect Lochmaddy harbour crash ferry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37470109

Welcome Home Wavertree!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMqzE-HRy-c

Newry-based MJM Marine doubles pre-tax profit
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37513462

Closure of GHA coaches – some costs covered by Welsh government
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-37485593
Traffic Commissioners hearing into GHA coaches
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-37416167

Dublin Bus strikes suspended pending ballot on pay proposal
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37515785

Future of subsidised Cardiff-Anglesey flight under review
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-37506871

Cairns aircraft dispute takes legal twist
http://tinyurl.com/hjzpsjd

MH17: Joint investigation pinpoints firing site of missile
http://tinyurl.com/jn5t384

Wylfa Newydd: Power tunnel under Menai Strait to cost £100m
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-37495774

Why Birmingham’s water comes from Wales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37472263

Shipping containers recycled as homes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37457480

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

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TV and RADIO

30/09/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2115-2150
“Terminus” 1961 John Schlesinger movie about Waterloo Station

01/10/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1525-1600
“Terminus” 1961 John Schlesinger movie about Waterloo Station

01/10/16 BBC4 2000-2100
“Clydebuilt: the Ships that Made the Commonwealth” 4/4

01/10/16 BBC2 2010-2100
“Betjeman and Me: Rick Stein’s Story”

01/10/16 BBC2 2100-2200
“Railway Nation: a Journey in Verse”

02/10/16 BBC2 2000-2100
“Hunting the Nazi Gold Train”

02/10/16 Channel 4 1930-2100
“Speed with Guy Martin” 3/3 A human-powered boat

03/10/16 BBC4 1930-2000
“Brushing Up On… Street Furniture” 5/6 with Danny Baker

03/10/16 BBC4 2200-2300
“The Victorians” with Jeremy Paxman

04/10/16 BBC4 1930-2000
“Brushing Up On… British Schools” 6/6 with Danny Baker

04/10/16 BBC2 2100-2200
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 3/6 Tangier to Marrakesh

04/10/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2140-0000
“The Sound Barrier” 1952 Manufacturer wants to make ultimate supersonic jet

05/10/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1525-1600
“Terminus” 1961 John Schlesinger movie about Waterloo Station

06/10/16 Channel 5 1900-2000
“The Tube: Going Underground” 4/8

06/10/16 BBC4 2000-2030
“Railways: the Making of a Nation” How the economy changed

07/10/16 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Cars that Made Britain Great” 6/8

07/10/16 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Carry on Caravanning” 6/6

07/10/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 2140-2350
“Hell Drivers” 1957 Star packed drama of corrupt haulage company

Thanks to Simon Moppett for additional information this week

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EVENTS

All details are correct to the best of my knowledge, but no responsibility is accepted for
inaccuracies or changes

01/10/16 Romsey Town Council Film Festival
“The Titfield Thunderbolt” (1953) followed by
“Romsey Signal Box and Sprat & Winkle Line”
Doors open 1400, film starts at 1430
Tickets: £6 from the Town Hall office (open 0900 to 1500) or from…
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/romseytowncouncil

01/10/16– Bure Valley Railway: Model Rail Express
http://www.bvrw.co.uk

01/10/16 Peak Rail: 50th Anniversary of Closure of Rowsley Shed Exhibition
http://www.peakrail.co.uk

01/10/16– Fareham and District Model Railway Club: Model Railway Exhibition
02/10/16
Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Lane, Fareham, Hants, PO16 7JU
http://fareham-mrc.org.uk/

01/10/16– Cromford Canal Horse Day and Leawood Pump Steaming Day
02/10/16
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

02/10/16 Romsey Signal Box open day
Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
1200-1600
Limited parking – see website for details
Brick Lane, Romsey – use sat-nav SO51 8LG
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk

02/10/16 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Autumn Steam Gala
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

02/10/16 Middleton Top Engine House Steaming Day
http://www.middleton-leawood.org.uk/

03/10/16 Hampshire Industrial Archaeology Society
The Underhill Centre, St John’s Road, Hedge End, SO30 4AF
“Wessex Brewing and Malting” by Peter Stanier
Starts at 1945
http://www.hias.org.uk/

03/10/16 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Route of The South Yorkshireman” by Martin Bromley
£3 donation on the door, members and non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch.htm

03/10/16– Nottingham Midland Station: Remembering Victoria
09/10/16
Exhibition commemorating 50 years since the closure of Nottingham Victoria station

04/10/16 Radstock Museum, Waterloo Road, Radstock, BA3 3EP
“An Evening on the S&D” by Andrew Linham
Admission: £3
Starts 1930
http://radstockmuseum.co.uk/

07/10/16– Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
09/10/16
http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

07/10/16– Keighley & Worth Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Spectacular
09/10/16
http://www.kwvr.co.uk

07/10/16– Ffestiniog Railway: Victorian Weekend
09/10/16
http://www.festrail.co.uk

08/10/16 Dr Edwin Course Memorial Event
Bursledon Brickworks, Coal Park Ln, Swanwick, Southampton, SO31 7GW
1400-1700
Speakers:
“The Itchen Navigation” Terry Gould
“Twyford Waterworks” Martin Gregory
“Gosport Railways” Peter Keet
“The Farm Survey, Hockley Viaduct, et al” Pam Moore
“One of Edwin’s Interests in Portsmouth and other recollections” Prof Ray Riley
Tickets: £5.00 from Pam Moore
pam.moore@ntlworld.com

08/10/16 West Wales 0 Gauge Group Model Railway Exhibition
Village Hall, Main Road, Bronwydd Arms, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
1000-1600
Adult: £4, Concession: £3, Child: £2, Family: £10

08/10/16 Vale of Rheidol Railway: Music on the Train
http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

08/10/15- Farnham & District MRC: 42nd Model Railway Exhibition
09/10/15 Connaught Leisure Centre, Aldershot, GU12 4AS
http://farnhammrc.org.uk/?page_id=158

08/10/16– Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Autumn Diesel Weekend
09/10/16
http://www.gwsr.com

08/10/15- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Steam Centenary Weekend
09/10/15
http://www.avlr.org.uk

11/10/16 Great Western Society Bristol Group
Room 7, BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol, BS34 7RG
“Barrow Road Remembered” by Dave Cheesley
1930 for 1945
No admission charge, but a donation of £2.00 is appreciated
http://www.gwsbristol.org/gwsmeetings.html

11/10/16 RCTS South Wales: Day Out on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway
Meet Porthmadog at 1030 for trip on the 1045 to Beddgelert and return to
Porthmadog at 1210 for the 1325 to Tan-y-Bwlch
Return at 1410 to Boston Lodge for trip round works
http://www.festrail.co.uk/
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm

12/10/16 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“An Evening with my Father’s Slides: a 1960’s Journey around the M25” by David
Cross
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm

13/10/16– Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
15/10/16
Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

14/10/16– Swanage Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
15/10/16
http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

14/10/16– Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala
15/10/16
http://www.nvr.org.uk

15/10/16 Romsey Signal Box open day
Adult: £2.50 (£3.00 if gift-aided), Child: free
1200-1600
Limited parking – see website for details
Brick Lane, Romsey – use sat-nav SO51 8LG
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk

15/10/16 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Chips Evening Land Cruise
http://www.e-v-r.com

15/10/16 Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

15/10/16– Isle of Wight Bus Museum: Beer & Buses
16/10/16
http://www.iwbusmuseum.org.uk/

15/10/16– Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Annual Model Railway Exhibition
16/10/16
http://www.e-v-r.com

15/10/16– The National Festival of Railway Modelling
16/10/16
East of England Showground, PE2 6XE
http://www.model-railway-shows.co.uk

15/10/16– Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala
16/10/16
http://www.eorailway.co.uk

15/10/16– 30th Cardiff Model Railway Exhibition
16/10/16
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf, Bridge Road, Landaf North, Cardiff, CF14 2JL
Admission £5.00, under 12s free but have to be accompanied by an adult
http://www.cardiffmodelrailwayshow.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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