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NETWATCH

37s in Scotland. August 1991
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMKV8LBSMTo
Paragon Paradox railtour Bolton to Hull, 2nd October 1994
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipoo3tWiX0c
Paragon Paradox part 2 with 6 different locos, 2nd October 1994
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKjMKd973FE
(Mike Willcock)

The Pannier Rambler IV, 12th November
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox2Om7-AHlM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCvKbp3ZlHU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h46G0o3cS-I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMXQLe3P6dE
LXRA Family Fun Day – K190 D3 639 and The Return of the Taits
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=013r7mYluf8
Volldampf voraus! Dampfloks “nonstop” in Aktion
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ScTuPObeZk
BR 445 Bombardier Twindexx Vario mit Graffiti als Messzug in Gütersloh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl0NiZrVMz0
North West Museum of Transport Celebrating The Thirties, 30th October
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxKpAg612Wg
Beautiful French Modular Model Railway Layout with Cab Ride in HO Scale
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRSgCd1d3o0
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Central Division photos of the 1960s to 1980s
https://www.flickr.com/photos/blue-pelican-railways/albums/72157650080047300/page3
Reuse of old metro coaches
http://www.citymetric.com/transport/where-do-subway-trains-go-when-they-retire-2580
D78 coach reused as a school library
http://tinyurl.com/j8nvqsk
Automation of Shipping services
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37541597
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

On board the Trans-Siberian Railway for a centenary ride
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2016/nov/12/trans-siberian-railway-russia-100-centenary

Riding the Nile train: could lifting US sanctions get Sudan’s railway on track?
http://tinyurl.com/hwkzevn

Subterranean London – a virtual exploration of London’s sewers
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/ng-interactive/2016/nov/10/subterranean-london

Building the world’s tallest dam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37929367

The lie of the land: when map makers get it wrong – in pictures
http://tinyurl.com/zr2yp99

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IN THE NEWS

HS2: North West and Yorkshire routes confirmed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37981840
http://tinyurl.com/hfxxx9z
HS2: What it means for Derby
http://tinyurl.com/jt38jcy
HS2 will open on time in 2033, transport secretary vows
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37992844

Wagon conversion to support DB Cargo contract renewal
http://tinyurl.com/zf954v9

Purchase of GBRf completed
http://tinyurl.com/gqkv5be

New London Overground concession begins
http://tinyurl.com/hh6d8uw

Khan confirms TfL fares set for four-year freeze
http://tinyurl.com/hqhqgps

The lost railways of Heathrow
http://www.railstaff.uk/2016/11/15/the-lost-railways-of-heathrow/

Pullman surprise for Ashford to London rail commuters
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-38011196

Essex Thameside EMU tender launched as class 387s enter service
http://tinyurl.com/zu25mjr

Complaints over new rolling stock on c2c route
http://tinyurl.com/h4ao8bh

Luton airport reinforces call for express trains after passenger increase
http://tinyurl.com/jlrrjax

Councils welcome Grayling promise of continued support for East West Rail
http://tinyurl.com/jf6zv7r
East West rail link details expected in New Year
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2016/11/14-east-west-rail-link-details.html

Extra funding for work on Dawlish sea wall line
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-38012833

Stoke-on-Trent railway station’s fallen remembered in Armistice Day tribute
http://staffslive.co.uk/2016/11/stoke-on-trent-railway-station-remember-the-fallen/

Hull to Selby electrification postponed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-38004362

Oxenholme to Windermere railway upgrade delayed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-37974831

Sturgeon ‘sorry’ for rail disruption after Edinburgh train breakdown
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38013292
Team Dugdale do the loco commotion
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-38017095

Humza Yousaf rejects calls to quit as transport minister
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38023512

ScotRail to halt rush-hour ‘stop skipping’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-37999647

Lamington Viaduct probe uncovers lapsed safety system
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37975937
http://tinyurl.com/z6u55ah

Levenmouth – Scotland’s next railway?
http://www.railstaff.uk/2016/11/17/levenmouth-scotlands-next-railway/

Council agrees £1million backing for new Kintore railway station
http://tinyurl.com/jouh3p5

Tribute paid to Borders Railway campaigners
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-38013486

Investing in the future of Scottish Rail
http://tinyurl.com/gpdr6aq

New train service to connect with Arran ferry
http://tinyurl.com/hxkuvm3

Former BR hotel worker travel facilities stopped after Trump takeover of Turnberry Hotel
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/hes-nasty-piece-goods-former-9217829

Rhondda Tunnel Society: ‘End funding log-jam before Brexit’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-37989924

5551 “Unknown Warrior” to carry LMS crimson lake livery
http://tinyurl.com/hx4j5dy

Switzerland to Snowdon loco project no longer “crazy idea” for Thirsk railway enthusiast
http://tinyurl.com/gvm9nca

Fitting out of RPSI Whitehead museum
http://tinyurl.com/h5sq9lh

Funding approved for new emu vehicles for Paris area
http://tinyurl.com/hccbze7

Track laying begins on Denmark’s first high-speed railway
http://tinyurl.com/gqp7tjy

Independent transport regulator to be established in Czech republic
http://tinyurl.com/z76qcnv

Test operations start at Wien Sud freight terminal
http://tinyurl.com/ho6vxhs

Four proposals received for LIRR at Penn Station
http://tinyurl.com/hn2e4uy

Cuba orders Russian long-distance coaches
http://tinyurl.com/hfdulut

New Russian timber carrying wagons built
http://tinyurl.com/zmgtdpx

Chinese prototype piggyback wagons
http://tinyurl.com/j8m2qom

Japan: Gauge-changing train decision next year
http://tinyurl.com/hhfafhw

New Zealand earthquake damages South Island Trunk Line
http://tinyurl.com/znkbvaa

TfL Underground staff vote for strike action
http://tinyurl.com/j5eazxp

Northern Line night service starts on Friday 18/11/2016
http://www.lbc.co.uk/news/london/night-tube-northern-line-begins-on-friday/

More Kawasaki multiple unit cars ordered for New Haven line
http://tinyurl.com/zvxxjnw

Croydon tram crash: Driver was going ‘three times over speed limit’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38003934

Second City Crossing gets green light to open in early 2017
http://tinyurl.com/glsu4l3

Increase in passenger numbers on Douglas horse trams
http://tinyurl.com/jyha8s8

Councils warn bus service cuts isolate passengers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37951774

Chesterfield canal: The hunt for the lost ‘cuckoo boat’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-38015233

Balmoral pleasure steamer future uncertain over funding fears
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38021412

Channel Islands sea travel at half the level of five years ago
http://tinyurl.com/z3dqmva

WW2 bomb disrupts ferry and rail services in Portsmouth
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-37997259

How a Passenger Steamer from Papenburg Had a Film Career in Africa
http://tinyurl.com/jxobu25

Cowes floating bridge for sale
http://tinyurl.com/hzekdmj

Three Heathrow flights in three days brush with drones
http://tinyurl.com/hw4jqyo

Edinburgh Airport expansion plans
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-37954842

Airbus A350 on training exercise at Stornoway Airport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37998490

Poland selects Gulfstream G550 for VIP transport
http://tinyurl.com/jhxx7yf

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

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TV and RADIO

19/11/16 BBC4 1900-2000
“India’s Frontier Railways” 2/3 The Last Train in Nepal

19/11/16 BBC4 2000-2100
“Timewatch: Penny Blacks and Twopenny Blues – How Britain Got Stuck on Stamps”

20/11/16 Channel 4 2000-2100
“The Lost Lotus: Restoring a Race Car”

21/11/16 BBC1 2000-2100
“The Last Miners” Kellingly Colliery 1/2

21/11/16 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Chris Tarrant’s Extreme Railway Journeys” 4/4 The Trans-Caucasus Railway

22/11/16 BBC4 2300-0000
“India’s Frontier Railways” 3/3 The Samjhauta Express

25/11/16 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” The Humber Bridge

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EVENTS

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

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– Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust: S&D 50 Exhibition
29/11/16 Priest House Museum, High Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset
Range of arts performances, 19th November only (free entry)
1000-1630
http://www.priest-house.co.uk/news.php?id=164
http://www.sdrt.org/

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

28/11/16 The Showroom, Sheffield
A collection of archive films on British railways
Starts 1845
http://www.showroomworkstation.org.uk/railways

03/12/16– Manchester Model Railway Society: Christmas Model Railway Show
04/12/16 http://mmrs.co.uk/

04/12/16 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

Cheers, Howard.
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