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NETWATCH

Litchfield Trent Valley Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gpfTUmIac
Stoke on Trent Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftMEflgsSPk
Stafford Station – a fixed view
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpFW-2GTecw
Stafford Station – panning views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTA2Et4nd5Y
Derby Station September Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sPp-YKLUig
Attenborough Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewke8RcQKWM
Tamworth Station September Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wLFl3EQOAg
Rugby Station Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwXaTn7T2y0
Atherstone Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmISg1BxwLM
Nottingham Express Transit Bank Holiday Track Work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF0XXO1Nrh4
(Martin Miller)

Reasons to avoid stop/go funding of Network Rail
http://tinyurl.com/y9eskr2b
Reasons behind Greater Anglia loco hauled duties
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/why-ga-uses-locomotive-hauled-trains
Early Turn at Attleborough a few years ago….
https://vimeo.com/110486290
Footplate view from Clan Line passing Clapham Jn 5th July
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXerLr4Q1mw
Changes to Glasgow Subway
http://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/history/clockwork-orange-how-glasgow-subway-11238921
History of Basel Transport
http://bvb.ch/en/enterprise/bvb-geschichte
Fleetlist of Basel Transport
http://www.bvb.ch/en/enterprise/vehicle-fleet
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Locomotion
http://www.nrm.org.uk/locomotion

Cumbria Classic Coaches
http://www.cumbriaclassiccoaches.co.uk/

HARS – Connie’s Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkX2XQcfR1Y
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

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IN THE NEWS

Thameslink replaces last of 30-year-old Class 319 fleet
http://tinyurl.com/yckw7uqg
http://tinyurl.com/yax4lbyx

International launch for South Western Railway
http://tinyurl.com/yd2r2yld
http://tinyurl.com/yb9dxaaq

Interim report on Waterloo derailment
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/collision-near-london-waterloo-station-15-august-2017

More work planned for Waterloo approaches
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2017/09/08-more-work-planned-for-waterloo.html

Transport Secretary “certain” that class 707 units will find a new home after SWR don’t want
them
http://tinyurl.com/yalndp6d

Advance notice of a talk on the Selsey Tramway (31st October)
http://tinyurl.com/ybz7oogb

Tory MP says bi-modal trains are “second best”
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41175779

Visits to Pinnock Tunnel (Par-Fowey)
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/heres-how-you-can-inside-431485

Exhibition to reveal Barnstaple to Braunton TawLink railway proposals
http://www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/tawlink-railway-plans-1-5179344

Bristol Parkway railway station shut for two weeks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-41123755

Campaign to reopen Chard Jn station
http://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/5-reasons-former-chard-junction-406368

‘Time to force owners of Friar Gate Goods Yard to make repairs’
http://tinyurl.com/yb2sg6gw
Derby’s derelict Friar Gate goods yard warehouse ‘could be new Assembly Rooms’
http://tinyurl.com/ybcywjw4

East Midlands Trains passengers raise concern about ‘rickety’ rolling stock
http://tinyurl.com/yde9ynns

Trains running again between Bolton and Manchester after bridge collapse
http://tinyurl.com/y79jhto6

Network Rail confirms Blackpool electrification plans
http://tinyurl.com/yb8qjjfd

Transpennine Express unveils ‘futuristic’ train
http://tinyurl.com/yadscouq
http://tinyurl.com/ycypn5wd

ScotRail ‘hopes’ to redevelop Perth station
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/scotrail-hopes-to-redevelop-station-11093120

First HST for ScotRail arrives in Scotland
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/first-hst-for-scotrail-arrives-in-scotland

Train hits tree near Llanbradach with four people hurt
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41145166
New pictures reveal the damage to a train which crashed into tree
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/new-pictures-reveal-damage-train-13569082

Dementia friendly facilities on Mid Hants
http://www.bordonherald.com/article.cfm?id=123108

Class 50s return to Old Oak Common
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/gallery-class-50s-return-to-old-oak-common

Proposed changes to NRM Shildon
http://tinyurl.com/ycye2xms

Jurrasic returns to service after 31 years
http://tinyurl.com/y9lhztd4

Diesel hauled diversions via Rottenburg due to tunnel collapse Rastatt on Rhine Valley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Blyqd1K28Vo

CSX warns of delays due to Hurricane Irma
http://tinyurl.com/y9gu8vc5

Rebuilt St Moritz station opened
http://tinyurl.com/y747kvcu

Surplus Auckland DEMUs exported to Mozambique
http://tinyurl.com/y77wdtz5

Pension reform proposal for SNCF staff
http://tinyurl.com/ycyqt3eq

American saddle tank offered free to a good home
http://tinyurl.com/y6ubrool

New operators for USA-Mexico rail ferry
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2017/09/07/new-operators-for-usa-mexico-rail-ferry/

Leading architects, writers and historians back bid to save Southwark tube station
http://tinyurl.com/y7whz84p

Midland Metro secures funds for Edgbaston extension
http://tinyurl.com/y7p2nx5h
Iconic Birmingham statue makes way for start of tram expansion project
http://tinyurl.com/ybelbe8x

Falling Go-Ahead group profits
http://tinyurl.com/y9opb54y
http://tinyurl.com/y78kdsv4

Routemaster service to Imber on Salisbury plain
http://tinyurl.com/yb8rpguq

Gas powered buses ordered by First group for Bristol & South Gloucestershire
http://tinyurl.com/yd452ola

PS Waverley hits Rothesay Pier
http://tinyurl.com/ydgo6vrq

Hovercraft taken out of service due to defects
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41184703

Cheaper to park a plane than a car?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41126487

Aer Lingus start Dublin-Miami service
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0901/901556-dublin-miami/

Last British Dambuster George ‘Johnny’ Johnson receives doctorate
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-41185197

‘WW2 bomber’s remains’ found in North Sea
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-41049104

Delta Goes Big, Then Goes Home
https://www.flightradar24.com/blog/delta-goes-big-then-goes-home/

United to replace 777-200s with A350s
http://tinyurl.com/y7eghmhz

Perlan II sets new soaring altitude record in Argentina
http://tinyurl.com/y9zfudvr

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps, Mike Price, Roger Smith

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TV and RADIO

09/09/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” 2/2 Brahmaputra river, India

10/09/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Joy of Train Sets: the Model Railway Story”

11/09/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Brushing Up On Bridges” Danny Baker’s guide to British bridges

11/09/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 1/4

11/09/17 Channel 5 2200-2305
“Britannia: Secrets of the Royal Yacht”

12/09/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Brushing Up On Tunnels” Danny Baker’s guide to British tunnels

12/09/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“India’s Frontier Railways” 3/3 The Samjhauta Express

12/09/17 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Golden Age of Steam Railways” 2/2 Branching Out

13/09/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Brushing Up On British Towers” Danny Baker’s guide to British towers

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EVENTS

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

Until Tanfield Railway: Heritage Open Days (trains on Sunday only)
10/09/17 http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

08/09/17– Swanage Railway
10/09/17 http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

08/09/17– Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway: Annual Steam Gala
10/09/17 http://www.pbrly.co.uk

09/09/17 Display of 1940s-1960s London Buses
Royal Forest Hotel, Chingford, E4 9QH
Recreating Rangers Road bus Terminus, Chingford, closed September 1968
Free rides, bookstall
1030-1700, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

09/09/17 Friends of King Alfred Buses: Twilight Running Day
http://www.fokab.org.uk

09/09/17 Combe Rail: Railway Exhibition
Landmark Pavilion, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BZ
1000-1600
Admission free
http://www.combe-rail.org.uk/

09/09/17 Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

09/09/17– Southampton Heritage Open Days
10/09/17 Heritage sites citywide connected by free vintage bus services
http://www.shods.org.uk

09/09/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Wartime Weekend
10/09/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

09/09/17– Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Steam Gala
10/09/17 http://www.mslr.org.uk

09/09/17– Nene Valley Railway: Steam Gala
10/09/17 http://www.nvr.org.uk

09/09/17– Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Model Weekend
10/09/17 http://rhts.co.uk/

09/09/17– Chasewater Railway: Summer Gala
10/09/17 http://www.ChasewaterRailway.org

09/09/17– Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala
10/09/17 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk/

09/09/17– The International N Gauge Show
10/09/17 Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
http://www.ngaugeshow.co.uk/

12/09/17 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“The Didcot Railway Cranes” by Peter Jennings
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

13/09/17 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“The Best Way to See Snowdonia” – Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
by Tim Maynard
1930 for 1945 start
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

15/09/17– Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Gala Weekend
17/09/17 http://www.dfr.co.uk

15/09/17– Welsh Highland Railway: WH Stars
17/09/17 http://www.festrail.co.uk

15/09/17– Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway: Third Annual Rail Ale and Blues Festival
17/09/17 http://www.cclr.co.uk/

16/09/17 Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Statesman Rail Excursion
http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

16/09/17– Moors Valley Railway: Autumn Gala
17/09/17 http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk/

16/09/17– The Historic Chatham Dockyard: Salute to the ’40s
17/09/17 http://www.thedockyard.co.uk/

16/09/17– Foxfield Railway: Vintage Rally
17/09/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

16/09/17– Peak Rail: Vintage Village Fete
17/09/17 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

16/09/17– Locomotion – the NRM st Shildon: Autumn Steam Gala
17/09/17 http://www.nrm.org.uk/locomotion

16/09/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Teddy Bear Weekend
17/09/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

17/09/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

18/09/17 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Titans, Tigers and Lions” by Martijn Gilbert, MD of Reading Buses
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

18/09/17 Friends of Cromford Canal
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, NG16 5NN
Starts 1930
“Pits in the Ashfield and Erewash Area” by David Amos
Admission: £2.00
http://www.cromfordcanal.org/

21/09/17– Severn Valley Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
24/09/17 http://www.svr.co.uk/

22/09/17– Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Music & Real Ale Festival
24/09/17 http://rhts.co.uk/

23/09/17 Ffestiniog Railway: Trailfest
http://www.festrail.co.uk

23/09/17 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Diesel Day
http://www.wllr.org.uk

23/09/17– Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Small Engines Visiting Weekend
24/09/17 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

23/09/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Cider & Cheese Weekend
24/09/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

23/09/17– Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Traction Engine Rally
24/09/17 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

23/09/17– Foxfield Railway: Autumn Gala & Knotty Heritage Train
24/09/17 http://www.knottycoachtrust.org
http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

23/09/17– Aln Valley Railway: Everything Goes Gala Weekend
24/09/17 http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

23/09/17– Llangollen Railway: Diesel Weekend
24/09/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

24/09/17 Gartell Light Railway: Open Day
http://www.newglr.weebly.com

Cheers, Howard.
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