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NETWATCH

Sered Station Slovakia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxM6ALbbGX0
Trnava Station Slovakia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OleU1AqDyQc
Bratislava Nove Mesto Station Slovakia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLr_tm2qrjg
Bratislava Vinohrady Station Slovakia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLcj93EIaqs
Bratislava hlavna Stanica Station
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7kJAmnttMI
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbltX01H2uA
Wien Hauptbahnhof – Vienna Main Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjkwef7mbSs
Bratislava Trams Safarikovo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvbvqexq1GE
Bratislava trams Kapucinska – watch the birdie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZChqB-JQ8Jc
Bratislava Trams-Komisarky-Raca
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8heh3i1vJ-E
Bratislava Trams – Pri Krizi
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auvPrA4NcsQ
Vienna Trams Haupbahnhof-Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_Z7QqOB4C0
Vienna Trams Schwedenplatz-Wien Stassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdqmwfmiLvM
Vienna Trams – Schottentor-Wien Strassenbahn – on two levels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngFKn–5nTc
Vienna Trams – Hintere Zollamtsstrasse – Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k2gMnqXPaM
Vienna Trams Oper Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Tv3spbiK9Y
Vienna Trams – Schottenring – Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZQVJXeWHdQ
(Martin Miller)

Summary of visiting “All The Stations”
http://tinyurl.com/y7gj6snc
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

All The Stations – All The Outtakes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfgeHF9bMdE
And At The End … Vlog Update
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4xNZf04QnU

They visited every Tube station and set it to music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZSlr1Yzf2A

New Great Western Railway advert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sQvlBPFZgE
And the story behind it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESFL0itaMk

Severn Valley Railway – Autumn Steam Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfrbbdRT7VU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7edoY_HdESo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpYbIAUY8l8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKO1V479wUI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Wb3uN5o0e4
Gopro steam test
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EXhAt9mXgU
46233 – Mainline Duchess, 2003-2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pp9inIZFAqc
6201 Scales Shap, Ais Gill and Wilpshire, November 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FDU-DwrEQk
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Brush Car Running, 22nd September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a945chYANg
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn und bei Bamberg – Raildox, TXL, EGP uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNG4Sw5yC6g
91 134 zum Fest 130 Jahre Bahnhof Sternberg(Meckl)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jcuXdcnncpI
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The death was recently reported of of Roland Kennington, chief engineer of Flying Scotsman
until 2004
Roland later worked for Jeremy Hosking and instigated the renaming of “Bittern” as “Dominion of
New Zealand”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZBbgTAMqwY
Howard Benson’s interview with Roland on the inaugural run after the renaming
https://soundcloud.com/bensoh10/roland-kennington
(Howard Benson)

A train passenger’s view of India
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-41304803

For the love of the railways: All over India, ‘railfans’ connect over a shared passion for
trains
http://tinyurl.com/ydz5lxsq
(Spotter: Peter S Lewis)

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IN THE NEWS

West London Orbital railway proposal (or you could run a passenger service via Kew East Jn!)
http://tinyurl.com/y72zzctp

“Turn right at level crossing” Car driven onto track at Deal
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/trains-disrupted-by-car-on-132651/

Engineering works over-run Sevenoaks Tunnel
http://tinyurl.com/ycgqpc4g

South Western Railway lost property
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41384327

Torre signal box for sale again
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/commercial-property-for-sale/property-48523380.html

Historic Oxford railway bridge set to swing again
https://railwayworld.net/2017/09/19/historic-oxford-railway-bridge-set-to-swing-again/

Loop to be built at Trimley on the Felixstowe branch
http://tinyurl.com/y8kqzlb7

Lincoln level crossing footbridge to close for two months for repairs
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-41373055

Lincolnshire bridge replacement to ‘greatly benefit’ freight
http://tinyurl.com/y7u5vx6w

Plan to reopen Liverpool city centre railway station after a hundred years moves closer
http://tinyurl.com/y7tzpsgk

Construction of Maghull North station on Merseyrail
http://tinyurl.com/ydhvlvak

New stone terminal opened at Garston
http://tinyurl.com/y8h99nlo

Inside the forgotten Sefton Park railway station in Smithdown Road
http://tinyurl.com/y9jbb3vr

Modernisation of Darlington Bank Top proposed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-41372261

Dutch giant bails out ScotRail after losses make mockery of “profiteering’ claims
http://tinyurl.com/y9ofy43n

Vandalism brings down OHLE at Coatbridge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41393143

BTP police in Scotland fear loss of employment rights
http://tinyurl.com/ya8a9f3o

Crowdfunding to raise £100,000 towards new Wirksworth station building
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/wirksworth-station

Hastings diesel unit visiting the Mid Hants Railway
http://tinyurl.com/ycf5gzdx

L&BR “Lyd” enters service
http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/history/unveiled–worlds-newest-steam-547866

Derailment of Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway
http://tinyurl.com/yappx35b

Great Marquess delivered to Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
http://tinyurl.com/yc9kfm9o

Talgo offer to build trains in UK
http://tinyurl.com/y7d4fra3

Union threat of Strike ballot on Irish Rail
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2017/0927/907815-rail-workers-deadline/

Development of Polish electro diesel multiple unit
http://tinyurl.com/y72l6uhs

Combination of Alston and Siemens railway businesses
https://www.themanufacturer.com/articles/siemens-alstom-unite-rail-manufacturing/

Restructuring of Bombardier Transportation in Germany
http://tinyurl.com/y8ytpenb

Siemens selected for Israeli railway order
http://tinyurl.com/ybhj3xsy

Russian state railway to help modernisation of Cuban railways
http://tinyurl.com/ydc8elay

Medina Line construction starts (Texas, not Isle of Wight!)
http://tinyurl.com/yddx6kut

Man clings to train’s windscreen wiper in Australia
http://tinyurl.com/ycdwuo3t

House for sale with garden railway near Gloucester
http://tinyurl.com/y9nfooa6

Driverless light rail proposed for Coventry
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-41426029

Funding secured for Midland Metro stop at Curzon street for HS2 station
http://tinyurl.com/yapj8eel

RAIB report into fatal accident at Woodburn Road, Sheffield Dec 2016
http://tinyurl.com/y9rk4fgk

RAIB intermediate report on tram derailment at Sandilands, Croydon
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/fatal-tram-accident-in-croydon

Snaefell mountain railway closed for safety review
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-41387193

Mobile phones and earplugs largely to blame for rise in Dutch tram accidents
http://tinyurl.com/yddf7de4

19 buses & coaches destroyed by fire near Shoreham
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-41377815

Isle of Wight Red Eagle ferry set for £3m refurbishment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41414343

Condor to launch bid for new inter-island day trips
http://tinyurl.com/ya2x8ly5

Portsmouth museum wins £5m for last D-Day landing craft
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41347687

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41318195

Shops struggle to find bags suitable for Aurigny flights
http://tinyurl.com/yb35r4aj

Ryanair to cancel flights affecting 400,000 more passengers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41414414
Ryanair given deadline to obey compensation rules
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41435013

Boeing UK contracts ‘jeopardised’ over Bombardier row
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41397181

Freight 747s being auctioned
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41346518

Pipeline to Auckland airport repaired
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41383049

Vulcan to the Sky newsletter
http://www.vulcantothesky.org/6monthreview.html

Tilbury Power Station chimneys demolished
http://tinyurl.com/yaqdbxkv

Man falls 50ft down disused mineshaft in west Cornwall
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-41378469

Beehive Mills demolition plan set to go ahead, as Government cancels planning inquiry
http://tinyurl.com/y7arbro5

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

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TV and RADIO

30/09/17 BBC2 2000-2030
“Britain Afloat” 1/6 The Thames Barge

30/09/17 BBC4 2225-2255
“James May: The Reassembler” 2/3 Bakelite Telephone

30/09/17 BBC4 2255-2325
“James May: The Reassembler” 3/3 Electric Guitar

02/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” New York State

02/10/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 4/4

02/10/17 BBC4 2255-2355
“Cold War, Hot Jets” The development of the jet engine 2/2

03/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Niagara Falls

04/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Philadelphia to Atlantic City

05/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Lancaster to Gettysburg

06/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” The Mason-Dixon line

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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

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– Fareham and District Model Railway Club Exhibition
08/10/17 Fareham Leisure Centre, Park Ln, Fareham, PO16 7JU
http://fareham-mrc.org.uk/

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

10/10/17 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“The Vale of Berkeley Railway” by Ian Raven
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

11/10/17 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Over the Rails of Wales – Steam in the 1950s and 1960s” by Richard Chaplin
Photographs of the late D Chaplin introduced by his son
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members are very welcome – a donation of £2.00 is requested
https://www.radyr.org.uk/clubs/5984-2/

12/10/17 Strathspey Railway: Marie Curie Special
http://www.stratspeyrailway.co.uk

13/10/17– CANCELLED: Swanage Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
15/10/17 CANCELLED: http://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

13/10/17– Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala
15/10/17 http://www.nvr.org.uk

13/10/17– North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Railway in Wartime
15/10/17 http://www.nymr.co.uk

13/10/17– Llangollen Railway: Along South Western Lines
15/10/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

14/10/17 Theydon Bois Transport Bazaar & Vintage Bus Displays
Theydon Bois Village Hall, Coppice Row, Essex, CM16 7ER
1100-1530, admission: £3 (accompanied child free)

14/10/17 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Chips Evening Land Cruise
http://www.e-v-r.com

14/10/17– Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Half for the Hospice
15/10/17 http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk

14/10/17– Wilmington Model Railway Exhibition
15/10/17 St Michael’s Church Hall, Church Hill, Wilmington, Dartford, DA2 7EG
1000-1700 (sat), 1000-630 (Sun)
Adult: £5, Child/Concession: £4, Family (2+2): £14
All proceeds to charity
http://www.stmichaelswilmington.org.uk

14/10/17– National Festival of British Railway Modelling
15/10/17 East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
http://www.world-of-railways.co.uk/shows

14/10/17– East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
15/10/17 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

15/10/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Public Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

15/10/17 Doncaster Toy Collectors Fair
Doncaster Exhibition Centre, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6BB
http://www.barrypotterfairs.com/fairs.php?fair=30

15/10/17 Tanfield Railway: Colliery Railways Day
http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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