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NETWATCH

Dean Forest Diesel Gala 2017, D9521/8568/8059/31466
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgAOf6QKD_8
Dean Forest Quadruple Header; Clayton,Chopper,Teddy Bear and 31
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGuMFmSq8AE
(Mike Wilcock)

Ballast versus slab track
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/ballast-or-slab
Resignalling between Whitechapel and Bow 1907
http://diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/whitechapel-and-bow-railway.html
Textile designers for Transport for London
http://tinyurl.com/y93youvd
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

K4 class 61994 ‘The Great Marquess’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKDkoc7K6GQ
Nene Valley Railway, Pacifics Weekend, 16th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soHjpj5Fuus
60163 Tornado The Boarder Raider, 16th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-Fc5UI_dkc
A1 60163 Tornado Flattens Shap and Aisgill on the Border Raider 16th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v7oaYUszUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNfXQ41Sm98
34092 City Of Wells East Lancashire Railway, 20th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsfIJlZDFHw
Harz Mountain Railway – September 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUhU0D4EJj8
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Offroad, Leitwolf, BLS Cargo, Rheingold uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-5gMO7udDQ
40 Jahre Museums-Eisenbahn Minden Bahnhofsfest Preußisch Oldendorf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlMUhnvKjYU
Maldon Weekender 18th/19th August
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBLCblSfMWU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgkV3FiJ9IA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

‘Property of the week’ The Brake Carriage
http://www.qualityunearthed.co.uk/blog/retired-railway-carriage-somerset/

QE2: The 50-year journey of a British style icon
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41282633

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IN THE NEWS

David Shepherd, wildlife artist – obituaries
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/sep/21/david-shepherd-obituary
https://davidshepherd.org/news/david-shepherd-cbe-1931-2017
http://tinyurl.com/ycxmxm9e

Direct Rail Services launches tender for 10 locomotives
http://tinyurl.com/y95k3qoo

Southern, Merseyrail, Arriva Rail North and Greater Anglia rail staff strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41320731

Modernisation proposals for London Overground
http://www.mayorwatch.co.uk/tfl-confirms-review-of-london-overground-ticket-offices/
http://tinyurl.com/y8up6svf

GTR completes rolling stock upgrade on Thameslink route
http://tinyurl.com/y8wrcu7r

Economic benefits of HS1 revealed as high-speed line turns 10
http://tinyurl.com/yd4uw6tt

Great Western modernisation moves forward as NR completes key upgrade
http://tinyurl.com/yc89azf7

First planned workings for GWR IEP units
http://tinyurl.com/y82ptzr2

Spot electrification suggested for GW mainline
http://tinyurl.com/ya9u238h

Pushing forward with EWR plans
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Interviews/pushing-forward-with-ewr-plans

Protests over possible level crossing closures near Ely
http://tinyurl.com/yddllfk8

Lorry driver jailed for crashing into level crossing barriers
http://tinyurl.com/ycwyoknv

Virgin Trains launches first-class seat auction app
http://tinyurl.com/yceaz25z

Questions about West Midlands franchise changes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-40886873

National college for High Speed Rail at Doncaster
http://tinyurl.com/yaoqm5cc

Enabling the Great North Rail Project
http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Comment/enabling-the-great-north-rail-project#

Grayling commits £5m to install digital signalling on TransPennine route
http://tinyurl.com/y8az57eh

Merseytravel backs Skelmersdale rail study
http://tinyurl.com/y9eg7vld

Work begins on new Maghull North station
http://tinyurl.com/yaf3ecvq

Rail extension among key Scottish Borders Council goals
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-41346146

Commuters hit by third delay to ScotRail’s new electric service
http://tinyurl.com/ybk6fyo2

Completion of work on Findhorn viaduct
http://tinyurl.com/ycleto47

NR starts £4.2m refurb of 134-year-old South Esk viaduct
http://tinyurl.com/ybvu7h87

£1bn Swansea metro plan proposed to ‘transform’ region
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-41323109

Trespass on Belfast-Larne Line (stock photo for Belfast-Dublin “Enterprise” used)
http://tinyurl.com/yc9sch9o

Train carriage dedicated to WW1 rail staff
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-41267761

Iron bridge at Dean Forest Railway receives listed building consent
http://www.theforestreview.co.uk/article.cfm?id=107391

Spa Valley blocked by bridge bash
http://tinyurl.com/y8a3repo

60163 Tornado to visit NYMR
http://tinyurl.com/yc523kra

Scaldwell delivered to Southwold
http://tinyurl.com/y8mqutp3

Campaign to save prototype hover train
http://tinyurl.com/ydxxb5d5

New high speed fleet ordered by Swedish Railways
http://tinyurl.com/y7d33a29

Hydrogen fuel cells to be considered by GO Transit
http://tinyurl.com/y7lt3ok7

Czech railways order for new EMUs
http://tinyurl.com/ybttssvj

Bids submitted to operate Swiss long distance network
http://tinyurl.com/y8gymdkv

Drivers in accidents in US suffering from sleep disorders
http://tinyurl.com/y9ud8hq8

10,000th Evolution Series loco ordered from General Electric
http://tinyurl.com/yap5945l

Mumbai train gets water ride
http://tinyurl.com/yaj6bwyx

LUL drivers strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41309988

RAIB report into coat trapped on doors on DLR
http://tinyurl.com/ybjhbwe7

Bus roof knocked off in Edinburgh
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41301405

London buses inspectors to strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41321945

Cowes Floating Bridge: No replacement ferry fare subsidy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41346261

Emergency Landing at East Midlands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-41282382

Ryanair cancellations to clear annual leave backlog
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41291483
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/0916/905232-ryanair/

Ryanair pilots refuse bonus to work extra shifts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41342309
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41344653

Thomas Cook pilots to strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41340703

Burst fuel pipeline limits flights at Auckland airport
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41303112

Sea Fury restored after 2014 crash
http://tinyurl.com/ydhpa9t8

United schedules final 747 flight on 7th November
http://tinyurl.com/ybruecyg

Jet fuel rationing at Auckland to last almost two weeks
http://tinyurl.com/yd9n5b99

Georgia amateur divers find long lost nuclear warhead
http://tinyurl.com/memxk62

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

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TV and RADIO

23/09/17 BBC4 2230-2300
“James May: The Reassembler” 1/3 Lawnmower

24/09/17 BBC4 1900-2000
“Britain Beneath Your Feet” 1/2 Building Britain

24/09/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Britain Beneath Your Feet” 2/2 On the Move

25/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” New York

25/09/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 3/4

25/09/17 BBC4 2250-2350
“Cold War, Hot Jets” The development of the jet engine 1/2

26/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Manhattan

27/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Brooklyn to Montauk

28/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” New York to Garrison

29/09/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Continues…

29/09/17 BBC1 West 1930-2000
“Concorde: a Supersonic Story”

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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 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 Bluebell Railway: Vintage Bus Running Day
https://www.bluebell-railway.com/whats_on/vintage-bus-running-day/

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

02/10/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Marston Vale Circular” by Martin Bromley
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

03/10/17 Furness Vale Local History Society
Furness Vale Community Centre, 1 Yeardsley Lane, Furness Vale, SK23 7PN
“The Stockport, Disley and Whaley Bridge Railway” by Chris Makepeace
Starts 1930, doors open 1900, admission: £2
Licensed bar

05/10/17– West Somerset Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
08/10/17 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk

05/10/17– Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
08/10/17 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

06/10/17– Bluebell Railway: 40th Anniversary of the Deltic Preservation Society
08/10/17 http://thedps.co.uk/dps40th/
http://tinyurl.com/yc5pu7r5

06/10/17– Ffestiniog Railway: Victorian Vintage Weekend
08/10/17 http://www.festrail.co.uk

07/10/17 Sheffield Model Railway Society Exhibition
Davy Sports and Social Club, 630 Prince of Wales Rd, Sheffield, S9 4ER
http://www.sheffield-mrs.com/

07/10/17 Gwili Railway: Autumn Gala
http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk/

07/10/17– Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Peppa Pig
08/10/17 http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

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