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NETWATCH

New Blaenau Ffestiniog & Trawsfynydd Railway Society website
http://www.bftr.co.uk/

Recovery of the Loco derailed by a landslide at Loch Treig in June 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O20QMStd_kU
(Spotter: Maurice Hopper)

Wagon and track defects (RAIB video)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRprjBmCwWs
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Keighley & Worth Valley Railway Blue Timetable Sunday 8th January 2017
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QO_XLPbPr_c
Steam Locomotives Run Into The Night with R761 and K153
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BDWww5XsM84
2017 Kurzfilm Dreikönigsdampf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3Ioj4vket8
Lokportrait Dampflok 86 333
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y284QBi8wmM
Captrain, MTEG, PRESS, EGP Autozug und viel Güterverkehr in Oberfranken
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaTnweMijLM
Brockwell January 2017 Layout Update
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjTs_0g-mOU
Winter Running Session
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtD8VNVLpLU
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

A brief history of London City Airport in photos
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-38568737
Crossrail finds including Victorian jam jars
http://tinyurl.com/j56fbmp
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Cab ride on Mr Porsche‘s very large model train layout
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40TrOQ9gBWo

The simple steel box that transformed global trade
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38305512

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IN THE NEWS

Rail franchise mandarin’s board gave Southern contract to client of his company
http://tinyurl.com/jrolcr5

UK railways subsidising European operators
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/british-taxpayers-subsidising-european-train-9556521

And maybe add Italy – National Express to sell c2c to Italian State Railways
http://tinyurl.com/gqat5yg
http://tinyurl.com/hgcyyz6
http://tinyurl.com/z6m9ytz

Most expensive station car parks
http://tinyurl.com/hgg7l7j

Dangerous Goods regulations updated
http://tinyurl.com/gs4n3l8

Project for solar panels to generate traction power supply
http://tinyurl.com/h6jvtkd

GTR/ASLEF dispute may go to High Court
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38588863

Government funding for DOO alterations?
http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/taxpayer-to-pay-hundreds-of-millions-for-doo/

Could DOO without station staff be illegal under 2010 Disability discrimination legislation?
http://npcuk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Pensioners-on-Southern-Trains.pdf

Woman dragged 60ft along platform when driver set off with her hand in door
http://tinyurl.com/hea5khk

Network Rail fined for injury to track worker in 2014 near Redhill
http://tinyurl.com/gnrd86a

Gloucester – Swindon line blocked by rock fall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-38558776

Kenilworth station opening delayed until December 2017
http://tinyurl.com/gw3syz5

Train trial that could have improved Ricoh Arena matchday services is axed after fire
http://tinyurl.com/j9zjd2n
http://tinyurl.com/zv7emzp

Branston residents to have say their on railway crossing
http://tinyurl.com/joae8vt

RAIB safety briefing on unbraked loco runaway at Toton
http://tinyurl.com/j7by4hc

Car park extensions proposed for Shipley and Skipton
http://tinyurl.com/hm6zjky

Scotrail punctuality improvement
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-38595883
http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/scotrail-announces-improved-performance-1-4337609

Glasgow Central LL to be reopened
http://tinyurl.com/h5gbd72

Edinburgh-London Hyperloop in 45 minutes ‘a step closer’
http://tinyurl.com/zjhsymu

Female guard on Downpatrick & County Down railway
http://tinyurl.com/zfqesq8

Poole Park railway under threat
http://tinyurl.com/zxlscox
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04nk6l0

Dutch increase funding for level crossing removal
http://tinyurl.com/gusso9x

New aggregate wagons for DB Cargo
http://tinyurl.com/zt2tjpd

DB Cargo investigating Toshiba built hybrid diesel/battery locos
http://tinyurl.com/zl8nztz

NS running all services using renewable energy
http://tinyurl.com/hqt2frj

New shunting locos ordered for Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
http://tinyurl.com/zy93lkv

Chinese locos for Serbian power generator
http://tinyurl.com/z5tohoz

Chinese locos for Nigeria
http://tinyurl.com/jg3yord

Rift Valley Railway (Kenya Railways) for sale
http://tinyurl.com/h7ktk46

Amtrak management restructuring
http://tinyurl.com/zwqawyg

Enabling works advance on Northern line extension
http://tinyurl.com/hhdar9a

Merseyrail possible DOO dispute
http://tinyurl.com/jxjlr98

Renewal of Paris RER stock agreed
http://tinyurl.com/gu55v5b

Petition to save Douglas Horse trams from redevelopment
http://tinyurl.com/zlzz5up

RAIB briefing on Fatal accident on Sheffield Tramlink
http://tinyurl.com/z4vbngw

Leas cliff lift in Folkestone to close
http://tinyurl.com/jmqp5u8

Delivery of transformer to Pontypridd
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-38534137

Lorry blown over on Forth Bridge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-38575843

Three mile section of Union Canal to be drained
http://tinyurl.com/hqgsfyw

Southsea to Ryde hovercraft crossings cut back over technical problems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-38576910

Bird strike plane diverted to Gatwick
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-38569010

Air Mobility Command Museum rescues C-119
http://tinyurl.com/jmgmffq

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

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TV and RADIO

14/01/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Venice

14/01/17 BBC4 1900-2000
“Timeshift: The Golden Age of Coach Travel”

16/01/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland” Wexford to Wicklow

17/01/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland” Dublin

17/01/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Golden Age of Canals”

17/01/17 BBC4 2100-2200
“Britain Beneath Your Feet”

18/01/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland” County Meath

18/01/17 BBC4 2100-2130
“James May: the Reassembler” Portable record player

18/01/17 BBC4 2130-2230
“Play it Loud: The Story of the Marshall Amp”

18/01/17 ITV 2240-2340
“Joanna Lumley’s Japan” The Shinkansen “bullet train”

19/01/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland” Dromod to Sligo

19/01/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“The Restoration Man” A water filtration plant is converted

19/01/17 ITV 2030-2100
“The Cruise: Sailing the Mediterranean” 2/6

20/01/17 BBC2 1830-1900
“Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland” Westport

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EVENTS

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

13/01/17 Bamford & District Local History Group
The Hope Valley Line & Rural Railways in 21st Century Britain by Dr John Stubbs
Bamford Village Institute, Main Road, Hope Valley, S33 0DY
Starts 2000

16/01/17 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
David and Marion Canning present a selection of transport photographs
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/01/17 Britain On Film: Railways (U cert)
QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
Starts 1615, duration: 83 minutes
http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/britain-on-film–railways–u-.aspx

16/01/17 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
Starts 1930
“Times Past Along the Cromford Canal Corridor” by Brian Key
Admission: £2.00
http://www.cromfordcanal.org/

16/01/17 Peak Railway Association
Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
“Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1445 and 1830, doors open 1900
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

15/01/17 Britain On Film: Railways (U cert)
QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3AS
Starts 1830, duration: 83 minutes
http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/film/britain-on-film–railways–u-.aspx

18/01/17 Dronfield Civic Society
St Andrews Church Hall, Pentland Road, Dronfield, S18 8ZQ
Illustrated talk by Tony Broome on The Cromford & High Peak Railway
Starts 1945
Admission, including refreshments: Members £2, Non-members £4
http://www.dronfieldcivicsociety.org.uk/

20/01/17– London Model Engineering Exhibition
22/01/17 Great Hall, Alexandra Palace, London, N22 7AY
http://www.londonmodelengineering.co.uk

27/01/17– Great Central Railway: Winter Steam Gala
29/01/17 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

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