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NETWATCH

Recently-discovered footage of Count Zborowski’s 15-inch gauge miniature railway at Higham Park
(1924)
http://tinyurl.com/gw7hnsg

Heavy Haulage at the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5S3U7P6DEo
(Martin Miller)

North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Welsh Steam Gala 30th September
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uhwKl6hYJU
Severn Valley Railway Pacific’s Power Weekend Sunday 25th September
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1sW1SfXCrg
45690 ‘Leander’ Wallops Wilpshire Bank – Lune Rivers Trust Special
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0qAXkSAH30
Sichtungen im September 2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UEFYTM2bsw
Double Headed Steam Trains – R761 and K153 to Echuca
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQk8kFcmCnA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

BR Back to Back Power Cars 0E16 43185+43002
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Avrs1gocN5U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJXrzmj8TH0
The first Virgin Trains “Azuma” class 800 IEP 800101 to arrive at Plymouth, 4th October
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIaA3lxru3w
HMS Warrior ROV footage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoGee92T3ec
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Reinstating line at Shakespeare Cliff
http://www.railengineer.uk/2016/10/03/reinstating-shakespeare-cliff/
Hydrogen powered multiple unit unveiled
http://www.railengineer.uk/2016/09/30/alstom-powered-by-hydrogen/
US Air Force storage Davis Monthan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p049kgqv
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Russian answer to level crossing accidents
http://tinyurl.com/z44z6y8
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Farnham & District Model Railway Club “Wickwar”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNKbm2zJQWQ

360° video Of Severn Bridge engineers
http://tinyurl.com/jyn4zus
Sound Mirrors – acoustic early warning systems
http://www.andrewgrantham.co.uk/soundmirrors/locations/denge/
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

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IN THE NEWS

Passenger numbers increasing, but rate has slowed
http://tinyurl.com/htjp5p3

‘Largest rolling stock deal since privatisation’ is signed
http://tinyurl.com/znswehn

Britain’s first high-speed rail college takes shape
http://www.globalrailnews.com/2016/10/06/britains-first-high-speed-rail-college-takes-shape/

Cross Country Franchise extended to October 2019
http://tinyurl.com/ja8xnvw

Passengers warned to ‘start planning ahead’ for major Waterloo works next summer
http://tinyurl.com/jqgkffc

Drone captures Crossrail progress
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_audio/headlines/37558716

Southern conductors offered £2,000 to end rail strikes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37539851
Southern rail’s ‘tweet RMT’ plea angers rail passengers and union
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37538391
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37553482
Talks to avert Southern rail strikes end without agreement
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37576040

Pension funds back Abellio East Anglia order for Stadler trainsets
http://tinyurl.com/hq935jc

Eleven cows killed in train strike near Peterborough
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-37536771

Network Rail creates new managing director, northern portfolio
http://tinyurl.com/zbbgpy9

Elderly WI group almost hit by train at Barlaston level crossing after being struck by barrier
http://tinyurl.com/hyuutlr

Campaign to reinstate Mid-Cheshire Rail Link
http://tinyurl.com/zo7qht2

Wirral track renewal
http://www.merseyrail.org/seasonal/wirral-track-renewal.aspx

Boy dies after suffering electrical burns on West Yorkshire rail line
http://tinyurl.com/hwkp5m2

New drainage system makes Settle-Carlisle line safer and more reliable for years to come
http://tinyurl.com/hmlwb3h

Nicola Sturgeon ‘committed’ to fixing ScotRail problems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-37572746

Barmouth bridge closed following fire damage
http://tinyurl.com/jk2h3r3
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-37551805

Suspected WW2 bomb on Newport rail line is ‘not ammunition’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-37568339

Severn Tunnel upgrade costing £10m, Network Rail says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-37553620

Scrap HS2 to boost Welsh rail projects, UKIP says
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-politics-37555965

Caerphilly train fire: Passengers evacuated at station
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-37555651

Londonderry £26m transport hub approved by Chris Hazzard
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-37571816

Belle Arena royal opening plaque to be reinstated
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-3750366

Exhibition of architects’ proposals for the new £18m GCR Main Line museum opens
http://tinyurl.com/j6dppy2
http://tinyurl.com/ztj22f6

Tornado to get state-of-the-art charter train
https://www.a1steam.com/2016/10/04/tornado-get-state-o-art-charter-train/

Eurostar service delayed after hitting wild boar
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37537258

TGV rescue deal bails out Alstom’s Belfort factory
http://tinyurl.com/gom8gpc

Gauge-changing sleeping car for Baku–Istanbul route
http://tinyurl.com/z2kcak9

Six bids for Israel Railways EMU contract
http://tinyurl.com/z9boksd

Farley post office to become New York rail hub
http://tinyurl.com/hxegezs

Streamliners celebrate 65th anniversary in Goulburn
http://www.goulburnpost.com.au/story/4189536/streamliners-65th-reunion/

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop: A high-speed rail network that could come to Australia
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11722371

Ethiopia-Djibouti electric railway line opens
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37562177

Milestone moment as Metrolink’s final M5000 tram leaves Vienna depot
http://tinyurl.com/zjmfgt4

Cross-border tram delivered to Strasbourg
http://tinyurl.com/jk4fbd9

Tram service restarts in Avdiivka
http://tinyurl.com/h929z8s

Historic Wexford station dedicated at trolley museum
http://tinyurl.com/j4srazh

New General Manager for Southern Vectis and Blue Star buses
http://tinyurl.com/gv6nlfb

Hybrid bus fire in London
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37534973

‘Wrong tyres’ derail steam roller test in Redditch
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-37576704

Debt-hit Guernsey Aurigny airline to post £4.6m losses
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-37545087

Runways blocked at Belfast International by failed cargo aircraft
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-37549525

98-year-old gets wish, flies in WW II biplane he trained on 70 years ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/donald-munroe-1.3751800

ATSB yet to link privately found debris with MH370
http://tinyurl.com/gplxt6q

Hidden fire station revealed after decades
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37553461

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Barry Knapper, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Mike Prince, Alan
Rushworth, Roger Smith

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TV and RADIO

08/10/16 BBC4 2000-2100
“Scotland’s Vital Spark: the Clyde Puffer”

09/10/16 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Speed with Guy Martin” The motorcycle land speed record

09/10/16 BBC2 2100-2200
“Sir Chris Hoy: 200mph at Le Mans”

11/10/16 BBC2 2100-2200
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” 4/6 Genoa to the Brenner Pass

13/10/16 Channel 5 1900-2000
“The Tube: Going Underground” 5/8

13/10/16 BBC4 2000-2030
“Railways: the Making of a Nation” The Age of Leisure

13/10/16 BBC4 2100-2200
“Full Throttle: the Glory Days of British Motorbikes”

14/10/16 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Cars that Made Britain Great” 7/8

14/10/16 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” 1/6

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EVENTS

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

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

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
Entrance: £5.00

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/

17/10/16 Waterside Community Railway Project Supporters Meeting
Hythe & Dibden Community Centre, Brinton Lane, Hythe, Southampton, SO45 6DU
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
http://www.facebook.com/WatersideRailwayPassengerService/

17/10/16 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Railways in Southampton” by Gordon Adams
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/10/16 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
Starts 1930
“The Pentrich Revolution” by Michael Parkin
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

21/10/16– Mid Hants Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
23/10/16
http://www.watercressline.co.uk

22/10/16– Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway: Cotswold Food & Drink Fayre
23/10/16
http://www.gwsr.com

22/10/16– Severn Valley Railway: Christmas Gift Fayre
23/10/16
http://www.svr.co.uk

22/10/16– Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas
23/10/16
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

22/10/16– Bure Valley Railway: Spooky Express
30/10/16
http://www.bvrw.co.uk

23/10/16– Llanberis Lake Railway: Hallowe’en Hunt
29/10/16
http://www.lake-railway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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