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NETWATCH

The Bromsgrove Diversion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4v345cQstY
Whatstandwell Winter Sun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrvlgC8sTHU
(Martin Miller)

The trouble with our trains
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37835087

Severn Valley Railway, Season Finale 2016
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWoLOfqfx2k
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAYP47Zjl4Q
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntJpR4Y54c0
44871 & 45407 The Lancashire Fusilier The Tin Bath Sunday 6th November
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS_np31Jbe8
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Green Timetable Happy Birthday Special 7th October
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVF4e8wZ8wc
Steam Trains Running In Parallel! – 50 Years of ‘The Vintage Train’
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiorjWXQCfE
Schwere Loks mit schweren Zügen – Plandampf “Werra – Finale 2007” Teil2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMqciTbQHIo
HO Scale DCC Model Train Layout Amtrak Northeast Corridor Scratch Built
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlfx9xCKMpg
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Lego Flying Scotsman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BfTPlz7xvHs

The passengers who monitor Melbourne’s ticket inspectors
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-37197751

Adopt your favourite stretch of canal
https://lovemystretch.canalrivertrust.org.uk/

All you wanted to know about gas lamps
http://tinyurl.com/pptacd9

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IN THE NEWS

NR route directors to become ‘customers’ from late November
http://tinyurl.com/gtfuzkr

125mph handback after pointwork renewal
http://www.railengineer.uk/2016/11/09/125mph-sc-handback-a-uk-first/

Conflict between franchise contracts and information
http://tinyurl.com/jmnomfu

Southern claims 96% of conductors ‘signed up’ for new role
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37893798

Southern train ‘moved with doors open’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37911331

New footbridge at Waltham Cross
http://tinyurl.com/hssop3u

Coach damaged by Watford Tunnel landslide returned to Germany
http://tinyurl.com/hqn4asf

Rebuilt Abbey Wood station takes shape
http://tinyurl.com/z6cogye

Moment man armed with sledgehammer ‘runs riot at train depot causing £30k in damage’
http://tinyurl.com/qaacukf

Southampton-London open access service proposed
http://tinyurl.com/p55nrsa

‘Massive flashes’ as electrical fault at Dorchester delays South West Trains
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-37915979

Great Western electrification: Intercity line work ‘deferred’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-37908735
Audit Office calls for GW electrification rethink
http://tinyurl.com/o7jn2zu

10 arrested in investigation into the theft of £2 million of rail track
http://tinyurl.com/jpfqpkp

Virgin to get an extra year running west coast mainline
http://tinyurl.com/he29p2m

NR promises Manchester airport services via Ordsall Chord by end of 2017
http://tinyurl.com/gkoj6nf

Council poised to examine feasibility of railway link to new AECC and Aberdeen airport
http://tinyurl.com/h8qgt2p

Glasgow Central Station cordoned off after man falls from window
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37949296

Welsh Government sets out rolling stock aspirations
http://tinyurl.com/gr5t7w7

Rock Park’s iron bridge in Barnstaple soon to be reopened to pedestrians and cyclists
http://tinyurl.com/hlvodzv

Railway carriage holiday park sells for £261k at auction
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-37864734

Eurostar ‘confident’ as Amsterdam plans gather pace
http://tinyurl.com/zelqxeu

German controller confesses over Bad Aibling rail crash
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37936198

German wheel and axle maker sold to Chinese investors
http://tinyurl.com/ztaedng

Stockholm cross city line to open in July 2017
http://tinyurl.com/gve832h

Latvian electrification plans
http://tinyurl.com/zzef2z6

Chinese firm to build line between Malawi and Zambia
http://tinyurl.com/gvkntlf

Air travel site Fareportal to offer Amtrak bookings
http://tinyurl.com/j3h9bbl

General Electric locos for Pakistan Railways
http://tinyurl.com/gl6bxx5

Boilers restore life to old NZ train
http://tinyurl.com/gmj5vbj

Packing away of Silk Mill model railway ‘terrible loss to Derby’
http://tinyurl.com/oq2g4or

Croydon tram crash: More victims named after derailment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37947408
Croydon tram crash: ‘Eerie’ silence on the streets
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37935607
Croydon tram crash: Crane to lift carriages from site
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-37947408
Croydon tram crash: Experts defend ‘extremely safe’ mode of transport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37941085

First Dorset bus drivers call new 24-hour strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-37912238

TrawsCymru to resume Aberystwyth to Cardiff bus service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-37951655

Man on water scooter ploughs into ferry off Southampton
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-37883905

Campaign to save Arran ferry service
http://tinyurl.com/h6ftop7

BA will add extra seats in economy cabins
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37902468

Ryanair could establish UK unit as result of Brexit
http://tinyurl.com/jdsuaov

Dundee to Amsterdam flights rerouted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-37949487

Fire risk leads RAF to withdraw Sentry from operations
http://tinyurl.com/okpl59j

Emirates phases out its last A330 and A340
http://tinyurl.com/zc28xpq

Documentary crew films Albatross stunt over Manhattan
http://tinyurl.com/pvyck9p

Canadian army interested in old nuke that may have been found off Haida Gwaii
http://tinyurl.com/zfnapxx

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

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TV and RADIO

12/11/16 BBC4 2300-0000
“India’s Frontier Railways” 1/3 The Maitree Express

13/11/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1320-1530
“The Bargee” 1964 canal-based comedy – Harry H Corbett and Ronnie Barker

13/11/16 BBC4 1900-1930
“Canals: the Making of a Nation” Engineering

13/11/16 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” The Highlands (2)

13/11/16 BBC4 2030-2100
“Railway Walks” The Monsal Trail

14/11/16 BBC4 2100-2200
“Timewatch: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues – How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps”

14/11/16 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys” 3/4 The Blue Train

15/11/16 BBC4 2300-0000
“India’s Frontier Railways” 2/3 The Last Train in Nepal

17/11/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1305-1330
“Fully Fitted Freight” 1957 BTF film about a Bristol-Leeds fast freight

18/11/16 Talking Pictures (Freeview 81) 1305-1330
“Elizabethan Express” 1954 BTF film, new London to Edinburgh express

18/11/16 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” The Tyne Bridge

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

11/11/16– Southampton Film Week
12/11/16 Vintage Mobile Cinema – Short Films, Archive, Animations
http://www.southamptonfilmweek.com/11–12-nov–vintage-mobile-cinema.html

12/11/16 Signalling Record Society
Duchess of Hamilton Suite, National Railway Museum, York
Speakers: Phil Graham, Neil Mackay and John Foreman.
Room opens 1015
http://www.s-r-s.org.uk

12/11/16 Cromford Canal Economic Development Study: open drop-in meeting
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
1000-1600 – drop in any time
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

12/11/16– Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches
13/11/16 http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

16/11/16 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
Starts 1930
“Canal Restoration and Cruising” by Michael Golds
http://www.cromfordcanal.info/

17/11/16 RCTS South Wales: Observations at Banbury
Travel on 0825 from Cardiff Central via Reading
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm

19/11/16 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

19/11/16 Signalling Record Society
Crewe Heritage Centre, Vernon Way, Crewe
Speakers Andy Overton and David Lowe
Starts 1045
http://www.s-r-s.org.uk

19/11/16– Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches
20/11/16 http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

21/11/16 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
Derek Spicer – Railways
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

21/11/16 Peak Railway Association
Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
“Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1930, doors open 1900
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/SheffieldBranch.htm

26/11/16 RCTS South Wales: Depot Discovery Tour at London Transport Museum Acton Depot
Leave Cardiff 0925 to Paddington for 1400 tour or meet at depot at 1345
Pre booking required: peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com by 14th October
with payment of £12 (£10 if senior citizen)
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/events.htm

26/11/16 Cheadle Hulme Model Railway Extravaganza
http://www.cheadlehulmeweb.co.uk/model-railway-extravaganza/

26/11/16– Warley Model Railway Exhibition
27/11/16 http://www.thewarleyshow.co.uk/

26/11/16– Vale of Rheidol Railway: Autumn Colours and Sunday Lunches
27/11/16 http://www.rheidolrailway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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