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NETWATCH

Bratislava Trams – hlavna Stanica
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_7GoqXmZdk
Bratislava Trams – Blumental
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhG-C0ulpzs
Bratislava Trams The Tunnel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzg5ALIg40
Bratislava Trams Jungmannova
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ6ABexUGOU
Bratislava Trams Through the City
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6s-9qdbDYw
Bratislava Trams – Astronomicka
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3OkhRmLSk8
Bratislava Trams – Vinohrady
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=291i5dw4yr4
Bratislava Trams – Karlova Ves – Slovakia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGCXRid2tQo
Vienna Trams – Volkstheater – Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAE2YFGi_Es
Vienna Trams – Josefstadter Srasse – Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25JEj-lq_EE
Vienna Trams – Various Locations – Wien Strassenbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7x8sXLAcD5k
(Martin Miller)

Rail Safety & Standards Board RED43 safety briefing
https://d3lkew8zknjt1t.cloudfront.net/butotv/live/videos/ZVL33/1/Jjyw3/Jjyw3_1200.mp4
Brighton Belle website
http://brightonbelle.org.uk/
Restoration of London Transport “Q” stock
http://tinyurl.com/ycnrepnj
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

LMS 45690 Assaults Shap on the Cumbrian Coast Express, 30th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8bdP_8IgRM
Barrowhill Roundhouse, 1st October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrHWbTZWDE4
North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Annual Steam Gala 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R__ncWZtpfg
North Norfolk Railway Holiday Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdBOyOKQQWg
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours Anniversary Spectacular, 24th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MizpEQjwKiI
DR – Baureihe 01.5 – Volldampf voraus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSb8RuE0mt0
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – EGP, TX Logistik, LEG Ludmilla uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3tf9hjhi8s
Goldener Herbst – Mit 86 1333 klangvoll durchs Erzgebirge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN2OjRdoOuU
Formerly the largest railway bridge in Germany at Guntershausen in Nordhessen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HndH-ZjzHO0
Guntershausen station – railway junction south of Kassel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8genAwybYEk
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

How train drivers use a ‘leaf simulator’ to prepare for autumn
http://tinyurl.com/y9yxjkka
(Spotter: Mike Prince)

The stunning old railway station that didn’t have a town
http://tinyurl.com/y97hcl58

10 of the best railway stations in Britain
http://tinyurl.com/y7n6r97w

St Pancras – help us celebrate our 150th- birthday
https://stpancras.com/events/2017/october/help-us-celebrate-our-150th-birthday
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Giant Model Railway – Dave Lowery’s Layout
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABnt8ABaYX0

Western Canada by train: Rockies on a roll
http://tinyurl.com/y89jacwl

In pictures: The empty railways of America
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-40341771
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Secrets Of Paddington Station
https://londonist.com/2015/05/video-secrets-of-paddington-station
Mamod – model steam engines
http://www.unseensteam.co.uk/generalvideo/mamod-model-steam-engines
Pikes Peak Cog Railway – Driver’s Eye View
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoLcEx9-BDo
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdE8QydGRPk
The Lackawanna Railroad “Phoebe Snow”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrOHCwodHu4
Lackawanna F3s 664/663: Excursion on the Route of the Phoebe Snow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgG39W-v7zQ
Amtrak 40th Anniversary Train on The Route of Phoebe Snow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vi70JaYUzw
Crankshaft exchange on the MS Zaandam cruise ship
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2drej_qeRSA
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

A tour inside the last ever Concorde to fly
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-41521936/a-tour-inside-the-last-ever-concorde-to-fly

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IN THE NEWS

Paperless tickets across the UK by 2019?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-41475478

RMT open letter to Prime Minister over DOO/DCO strikes with Southern & Merseyrail
http://tinyurl.com/yc34kuse
New Welsh franchise will retain safety critical guards
http://tinyurl.com/yclo8jcf

Scope of Crossrail 2 may be reduced.
http://tinyurl.com/ybuchhtr

Wimbledon station commuters flee train in ‘Bible’ panic
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41466140

Service delays due to security incident at East Croydon
http://tinyurl.com/y866jm5d

Strike vote by South Western rail staff over guards
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41489795

Opposition to South Western timetable proposals
http://tinyurl.com/y98xgxew

FGW drivers vacancies at Par and Penzance
http://www.cornwalllive.com/news/jobs/train-driver-great-western-cornwall-583300

Network Rail to boost Ipswich-Felixstowe freight capacity
http://tinyurl.com/yakhz5bu

East Midlands outlines plans to ‘put HS2 site to good use’
http://tinyurl.com/ybjmutdj

Lineside workers near miss, Dutton Viaduct near Runcorn
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/line-side-workers-near-miss-dutton-viaduct

Passengers stuck as ScotRail skips stations
http://tinyurl.com/yd5n9t7p

ScotRail to spend £2.6m clearing leaves off tracks in autumn
http://tinyurl.com/y8v6qt47

Abellio ScotRail’s £10m loan as it records £3.5m loss
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41388672

5043 crossing Chirk viaduct
http://tinyurl.com/y72erxuv

Translink railhead treatment
http://tinyurl.com/yb23nzqs

Mid Hants advertise General Managers job
http://preservation.watercressline.co.uk/news/entry/mid-hants-railway-seeks-general-manager

Old Minehead Signal Box nameplate returns to Minehead
http://tinyurl.com/y76jeys4

Shed 47 Railway restoration Group ( Dunfermline)
https://www.shed47.org/

Progress building new Caernarfon station
http://tinyurl.com/yd2dkvlb

Line through Rastatt reopened
http://tinyurl.com/ybhpognr

DB – Longer freight trains to be permitted
http://tinyurl.com/y7frfhbj

Turkish company wins contract for new line in Tanzania
http://tinyurl.com/y84yol2j

SNCF sells 50% of Orient Express
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2017/10/05/sncf-sells-50-of-orient-express/

Spanish airline to enter high-speed rail market
http://tinyurl.com/ybpydcpo

New Radio system for Rhaetische Bahn
http://tinyurl.com/ycw7lymg

HARSCO rail grinders ordered by Saudi Railways and Transnet (South Africa)
http://tinyurl.com/ya6jnn2s

Thales to maintain telecomms on Saudia Arabian Railway
http://tinyurl.com/y74noswp

Is Europe’s ghostliest station about to rise again?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-41445860
Urban exploration
http://www.forbidden-places.net/urban-exploration-canfranc-railway-station

Argentina to spend $2bn on 1,500-vehicle train fleet
http://tinyurl.com/y7fa5ek8

LUL strike suspended
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41491123

Drivers warned of fatigue risks two years before tram crash
http://tinyurl.com/yaxmm3vn

Fare increases on Manchester Metrolink
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-41442661

Overnight Edinburgh-Glasgow express bus service introduced
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41469737

Third Menai bridge may be built by 2021
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41485180

Engine tests for Bloodhound SSC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41446557

Failure of Monarch Airlines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41466722

CAA force Ryanair to clarify flight cancellation options
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41445663

Ryan air flight diverted to Stansted after security hoax
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41495677

Retirement of twin pilots, both working for BA
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41446043

Air France A380 engine failure over the Atlantic
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41454712

RAF jets intercept flight after security ‘hoax’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41495677

Trinity House ship “Galatea” and helicopter help update Sark lighthouse
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQgnrF5_cDo

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

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TV and RADIO

07/10/17 BBC2 2000-2030
“Britain Afloat” 2/6 The Coracle

07/10/17 BBC4 2225-2255
“James May: The Reassembler” 1/4 Hornby Train Set

07/10/17 BBC4 2255-2325
“James May: The Reassembler” 2/4 Food Mixer

09/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Baltimore

09/10/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 5/8

09/10/17 Channel 5 2200-2300
“Aircrash: Collision in the Skies” Collision over the Grand Canyon

09/10/17 BBC4 2345-0045
“Timeshift: Blazes and Brigades – the Story of the Fire Service

10/10/17 BBC4 2100-2200
“Concorde: a Supersonic Story”

10/10/17 BBC4 2200-2300
“Engineering Giants: Jumbo Jet Strip-Down”

10/10/17 BBC4 2300-0000
“Ian Hislop Goes off the Rails”

11/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Washington DC (1)

12/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Washington DC (2)

13/10/17 BBC Radio 4 1100-1130
“St Pancras Pianos” Passengers play the joanna

13/10/17 BBC2 1545-1615
“Great American Railway Journeys” Manassas to Richmond

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

Until 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
1000-1730 (Sat), 1000-1630 (Sun)
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 Howard Parker
1930 for a 1945 start
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

16/10/17 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“Monmouth Canals” by Paul Joyce
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/10/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Diesel Gala
22/10/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

20/10/17– Churnet Valley Railway: 25th Anniversary Gala
22/10/17 http://www.churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk/

21/10/17– Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: LMS Branch Line at War
22/10/17 http://rhts.co.uk/

21/10/17– Llangollen Railway: A Day Out With Thomas
22/10/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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