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NETWATCH

All the stations
Day 101: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sjQusDdevM
Day 102: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVgT2oFqj5k
Day 103: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJmMa3UovW0
Day 104: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub51bGGVp78
Day 105: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvUkhNQOO_Q

Pontypool & Blaenavon Steam Gala and Shed Visit 9th September
https://youtu.be/IdUcCgNEMQc
Nuclear Flasks pass Abergavenny with 68003/018 and more
https://youtu.be/HhuSUWOX8j0
Old Oak Common. September 2017
https://youtu.be/Y5_VhdLN2TQ
Lancastrian Mini Explored 1993, Preston-Ormskirk-Burn Naze-Lancaster
https://youtu.be/cPCtLkCeVoo
Valley Lines – travel with 37408 Cardiff-Rhymney in 2000
https://youtu.be/-DD-FAG4LUs
(Mike Wilcock)

Journey analysis based on monitoring wi-fi
http://tinyurl.com/ybvwn7x7
London Underground shortcuts
http://tinyurl.com/yba9qtce
Siemens in the USA
https://www.railengineer.uk/2017/09/06/siemens-success-in-usa/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Flying Scotsman Over Ais Gill, Summer 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iKo0DkvynI
60163 Tornado On The Belmond British Pullman at Staines, 6th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLFqTAtOgz4
The Scarborough Spa Express at Leeds and Malton, 7th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3SfL7Q_Fso
Diesel Movements at Loughborough GCR Diesel Gala, 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw-gHG7LgSQ
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway, Steam Gala, 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP3kcWVOk7U
Kirklees Light Railway Gala, 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_MnzewNmB8
A West Coast Streak – A4 60009 At Speed On The Cheshireman
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMIH88d8BgQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W54BAHaD7Wk
Lost mainline steam footage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI4sFclSQSA
Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij – Back To Then 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On2PAZk9fh8
Hespertalbahn, 20 August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DfKcXEa3nQ
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – TXL, Rheincargo, Martin Luther uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENfaoSZLDrE
Mit 5 Zylinder Klängen ins Werk! The Roaring Monster/41 1144/ 01 118
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_WnbinFyEo
Advertising train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9Mk8VaZENY
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Segregation or acceptable luxury: should first-class train travel be abolished?
http://tinyurl.com/y7dq85rp
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Exploring Old Abandoned Railroads of America 2016 – abandoned station and rusty railroads
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf-1xPPLDw4
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Photographer on why he’s drawn to abandoned buildings
http://tinyurl.com/ya2d7474

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IN THE NEWS

All British Transport Police officers to wear body worn cameras
http://tinyurl.com/y8lz58sn

Elizabeth Line celebrates key milestone as track installation work completed
http://tinyurl.com/yc3cz56n
http://tinyurl.com/y78rq8y2

New trains for Elizabeth line bugged by windscreen wiper problem
http://tinyurl.com/y99mwk9a

Thameslink completes significant signal testing
http://tinyurl.com/ybq7efkz

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

HST power car fire at Exeter
http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/investigation-40-year-old-train-476593

RAIB report into possession error at level crossing near Canterbury West
http://tinyurl.com/yb6qxu8u

Windsor project could create ‘M25 rail route’
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2017/09/13-new-windsor-plan-could-create.html

DN&S stationmaster’s house at Winchester Chesil for sale
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-68632988.html

Images of Stadler trains for Greater Anglia
http://tinyurl.com/yaw8bzbl

Strikes on horizon for Greater Anglia after overwhelming RMT agreement
http://tinyurl.com/ybywdpsy

West Coast main line: Long delays after Harrow fire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41276218

West Midlands approves £3.4bn decade-long rail investment plan
http://tinyurl.com/ydhlj2sb

The Victorian Society puts Derby’s GNR warehouse on “at risk” list
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41252023
http://www.victoriansociety.org.uk

First look: Class 68 in TPE colours
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2017/09/11/first-look-class-68-in-tpe-in-colours/

Bridge collapse at Moses Gate caused by burst water main
http://tinyurl.com/yah9w4fo

Plan to revive Keswick-Penrith Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVxmBUl7HZE
http://www.keswickrailway.com/

First Hull performance drops while Caledonian takes the lead in period 5
http://tinyurl.com/y7pm4ate

First 800 series unit reaches Edinburgh
http://tinyurl.com/y8t845m3

Second anniversary of Borders Railway marked
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41200253

Campaign to extend Waverley route back to Carlisle
http://tinyurl.com/y9eym27o

ScotRail workers vote for action over CCTV job cuts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-41266020

First of ScotRail’s revamped HSTs arrives for driver training
http://tinyurl.com/yc2mqgkd

ScotRail defends use of 40-year-old trains after fire
https://stv.tv/news/north/1397776-scotrail-defends-use-of-40-year-old-trains-after-fire/

Petition to reopen Carno station in Mid Wales
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-41241593

Flying Scotsman gets stuck on Somerset hill
http://tinyurl.com/y75uqfl7

60163 Tornado to visit NYMR March 2018
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15530687.Tornado_for_NYMR/

4270 returns to South Wales valleys
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-41208540

Virginia main line upgrade
http://tinyurl.com/yczxr2lv

Norfolk-Southern resume operations after Hurricane Irma
http://tinyurl.com/ydebzjgk

Campaign to keep and upgrade Via Rail services in Ontario
http://allaboardstmarys.ca/

Collision at Andermatt on Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn
http://tinyurl.com/y7lcucn6

FS purchases Greek train operator
http://tinyurl.com/y96v368g

Mitsui Rail Capital Europe purchases 30 Siemens Vectron locos
http://tinyurl.com/y8wvamlj

New Russian 2 car emu
http://tinyurl.com/y9hano4o

DB and SBB seek to minimise Rastatt closure disruption
http://tinyurl.com/y7k2zqsa

New 8400 mile route will link London to Tokyo via train
http://tinyurl.com/y6u9avm3

London trials for Navya shuttle driverless bus
http://tinyurl.com/ybocozac

Coventry bus crash: Midland Red admits failings
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-41266569

Jurassic Coast open-top bus tours axed over ‘verbal abuse’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41199363

Classic car unearthed by archaeologists on Salisbury Plain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-41265294

Isle of Wight ferry service suspended after fire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41251431

Lufthansa to discontinue Qatar flights
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/lufthansa-to-discontinue-qatar-flights-441020/

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

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TV and RADIO

16/09/17 BBC2 1030-1130
“Railways of the Great War with Michael Portillo”

17/09/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Challenge” Guy joins the Williams pit crew

18/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great British Railway Journeys” Birmingham to Worcester

18/09/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Brushing Up On British Factories” Danny Baker’s guide

18/09/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 2/4

19/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great British Railway Journeys” Redditch

20/09/17 BBC2 1645-1715
“Great British Railway Journeys” Stroud, Cirencester and Bath

21/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great British Railway Journeys” Nailsea and Glastonbury Abbey

22/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great British Railway Journeys” Taunton and the Somerset Levels

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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

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/

22/09/17– Barrow Hill Roundhouse: Grand Reopening Gala
24/09/17 http://www.barrowhill.org

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– London Transport Museum: Acton Depot Open Weekend
24/09/17 http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/open-weekends

23/09/17– Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala
24/09/17 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

23/09/17– Sittingbourne & Kemsley Light Railway: Gala Weekend
24/09/17 http://www.sklr.net

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/

23/09/17– East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala
24/09/17 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/

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

26/09/17 Stoke Railway Station
Unveiling of the two new plaques containing six additional names of soldiers killed
in World War One
1115 on Platform 1 by the existing memorial

28/09/17 The Finchley Society, Stephens House, 17 East End Road, Finchley, N3 3QE
“Railways of the Northern Heights” by Andy Savage
2000-2300
£2 donation requested for room hire and tea/coffee/biscuits
https://www.finchleysociety.org.uk/

28/09/17– Foxfield Railway: Hallowe’en
29/09/17 http://www.foxfieldrailway.co.uk/

29/09/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Diesel Gala
01/10/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

29/09/17– Epping Ongar Railway: Fifth Anniversary Steam Gala
01/10/17 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

29/09/17– North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Annual Steam Gala
01/10/17 http://www.nymr.co.uk

30/09/17– Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Autumn Gala
01/10/17 http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk

30/09/17– Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Vintage Weekend
01/10/17 http://www.wllr.org.uk

01/10/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

01/10/17 Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Autumn Steam Gala
http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

Cheers, Howard.
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