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NETWATCH

Alan Barber’s 70th Birthday Charter Train – Ambergate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7P8TjNFveE
The Peak Forester at Ambergate
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCEswyw9H7A
Alfreton Station – October Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwjZHKvM6JY
Meadowhall Interchange Station – October Interlude with wheel flats!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCFAhoWXBRA
Rotherham Central Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofCaUm-xAgM
(Martin Miller)

Stafford, Night-time loco hauled postals, sleeper, freight, engineers, August 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UULdTvYq_0M
Stafford, 45 evening workings, August 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wVWjXsjOFw
Newport Station, July 2001 26 movements
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB4caLJLCxM
HST Bridgend to Pembroke Dock, window view to West Wales
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=harJpSHTJsU
Severn Valley 17 years ago – 48773, 80079, 37906, 31106, 50007, 57012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6vi-5tctDk
89001, 3 x 20s, 31, 40, DMU, etc, at the Midland Railway, July 1993
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWfcTUhLTgs
(Mike Wilcock)

Network Rail Drone operations
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/eye-sky-drones-inspect-railway
44871 visiting Keighley & Worth Valley, 8th October
http://www.steamingaroundyorkshire.co.uk/Pages/2017/october17/8th.htm
Festiniog Railway – Victorian weekend, 7th October
http://www.steamingaroundyorkshire.co.uk/Pages/2017/october17/7th.htm
Historical film of South Wales industrial steam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHoXUH6WG_U
Historic film of Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway
http://tinyurl.com/y7ze4wbp
Vietnam railways viewed by Lonely Planet
http://tinyurl.com/y9uk6tb6
European Airline failures and possible outcome
http://tinyurl.com/y8f3cqkr
“Drainspotters” in Japan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-41525394
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Titfield Thunderbolt before and after
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWlbZnBPtOM
Titfield Thunderbolt Live!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUYhKxUrSzg

Barrow Hill Grand Reopening Gala
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8126aXSmnA
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y7y_aAlevY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_DRQsKWd18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxLpaiB1r8I
Great Central Autumn Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WF6xIb29Ws0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM91LlzIEAA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emy549NwM3g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGI4dDGRKlM
The Duchess rockets through Kemble
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlyej2iNreQ
Bashing A Prince North Norfolk Railway Day 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2qtS7X75_E
Lineside & Bashing 9F North Norfolk Railway Day 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XsIg5Motzk
West Somerset Railway, Autumn Steam Gala, 7th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaqEyQBvuuY
50007 & 50049 Growl on the Caledonian 7th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zda26rIBpZA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQ673vwQjEQ
Stoke-on-Trent, Crewe Station, Salop and Heritage Centre, 7th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bdJd2ZOlh0
35018 & Other Stories
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_0RGhoS17Y
DR – Baureihe 01.5 – Volldampf voraus
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSb8RuE0mt0
Güterzüge im Frankenwald und bei Bamberg – Raildox, TXL, RBH uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esv4u8e_1-E
Lokportrait Dampflok 52 8134
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2x5k7QQXM0
Car loading station Ingolstadt in Germany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eD1EJLycr-A
Double Headed Australian Steam Trains- Maldon Weekender 2017
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

The Industrial Diesel Railway Preservation Group
http://idrpg.co.uk/
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Norfolk Uncovered: Railway Relics: Norwich-Melton Constable
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bKbFEMAtW0

Rough Seas! Bad Weather in Atlantic Ocean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZA6gNeZ5G4
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Will automation put an end to the American trucker?
http://tinyurl.com/yaq2etp5

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IN THE NEWS

Speculation grows about Network Rail funding
http://tinyurl.com/y7fyo6n3

NR launches first multi-site land package for homes
http://tinyurl.com/y899y659

Hitachi unveils first UK built commuter trains at Newton Aycliffe factory
http://tinyurl.com/ya3bdgm4
http://tinyurl.com/y8ghn276

Edinburgh to London in ‘45 minutes’ – Branson reveals Hyperloop plans
http://tinyurl.com/y9cmzumu

Self-driving trains to run on London’s rail network for first time
http://tinyurl.com/y96o54wv

Take a ride through Crossrail’s Woolwich station
http://tinyurl.com/y842hlrx

Last consignment of rail from Scunthorpe for Crossrail
http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/news/scunthorpe-made-rail-track-148-570918

Network Rail to consider plans to reopen the Newton Abbot to Heathfield railway line
http://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/network-rail-consider-plans-reopen-612775

Wrong bridge plate fitted to bridge near Stroud
http://tinyurl.com/yb2o2g2m

Emergency essential engineering works at Reading means trains will not be running
http://tinyurl.com/y9u5gqfa

Greater Anglia employee of the year
http://tinyurl.com/y8r4tm9c

Repair work on Sizewell branch
http://tinyurl.com/ybrc2qwy

Doors opened on wrong side of train during rail strike
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-41511080

Consultation on bridge reconstruction at Bedford
http://tinyurl.com/ycnsbmql

Rillington occupation crossing closed
http://tinyurl.com/ya4hrnvv

Rail safety: Buggy smashed by freight train
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-41573283/rail-safety-buggy-smashed-by-freight-train

Sheffield business leaders voice key concerns for East Midlands franchise
http://tinyurl.com/y7tk9yrz

State-of-the-art signal work set to start in West Yorkshire
http://tinyurl.com/yb7yopwb

High Speed Rail college opens in Doncaster
http://tinyurl.com/yde8e5cd

Liverpool Lime Street reopens first two platforms in £340m upgrade
http://tinyurl.com/ycsy54l8

Level crossing to be improved near Ainsdale
http://tinyurl.com/ycqqbknp

Closure of Elgin North SB
http://tinyurl.com/y9q8l2ol

150th Anniversary of Barmouth Bridge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41568248
http://tinyurl.com/yaateajj

Specialist trains keep Wales moving through autumn
http://tinyurl.com/yabuak2s

Stockton and Darlington Railway building to be refurbished for A1 Steam Locomotive Trust
http://tinyurl.com/y8yyy89j

Coventry Electric Railway museum to close
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-41532106

Fatal Level crossing accident east of Moscow
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41522748

M62 diesel rebuilt as electric loco in Poland
http://tinyurl.com/yc8klhzf

Alstom built electric locos for Azerbaijan
http://tinyurl.com/ya392ytp

Production starts at Alstom Indian factory
http://tinyurl.com/ycb7dqtd

They’ll be working on the the railway… and you can, too!
http://tinyurl.com/ybbho4ue

Amtrak identifies 5 critical rail investments to keep the USA moving forward
http://tinyurl.com/yd8o8xm4

DB consortium selected as consultants for California high speed rail
http://tinyurl.com/y9rvvr6c

Hunter Harrison apologises for poor service by CSX
http://tinyurl.com/y7wjpjre

Voters back proposal for second line between Divaca and Koper in Slovenia
http://tinyurl.com/ya9k5mve

Driverless train operated on Rio Tinto mining railway in Western Australia
http://tinyurl.com/ybrv92fg
https://www.theengineer.co.uk/rio-tinto-autonomous-rail/

London Underground improvements
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2017/10/09/london-railway-upgrades-a-progress-report/

Work on Seattle Sounder Transit East Link LRT tunnel
http://www.tunnelsonline.info/news/seattle-lrt-tunnel-one-third-complete-061017-5942976/

Theft from Paignton Model Railway shop
http://tinyurl.com/ya3djjlq

Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Lawyer knew information was false
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-41587270

Buses on concrete rails on the A52? The incredible plan to link Derby to HS2
http://tinyurl.com/ybaa88gg

McGills buses complain about pro railway bias in transport funding
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-41529075

Express Motors (North Wales) face fraud charges
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-41517435

Man solves mystery of 1930s sports car buried on Salisbury Plain
http://tinyurl.com/yabuyy4m

Cargo ship grounded at Margate
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-41543325

BachmannHR puts in bid for inter-island ferry service
http://tinyurl.com/y8ffqvxg

Background to Ryanair roster problems
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41384789
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41533625

Air NZ to deploy 787-9s on Houston route
http://tinyurl.com/y92ydvqt

Qantas to up transtasman capacity as Emirates cuts back
http://tinyurl.com/ybethxkk

Qantas commits to use biofuels at LAX from 2020
http://tinyurl.com/y99x2anq

The Man Engine is to be resurrected
http://tinyurl.com/yagcxvph

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

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TV and RADIO

14/10/17 BBC2 2000-2030
“Britain Afloat” 3/6 The Narrow Boat

16/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Full Steam Ahead” The Ffestiniog Railway

16/10/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 6/8

17/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Full Steam Ahead” The railway’s effect on industry

18/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Full Steam Ahead” The railway’s effect on the British diet

19/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Full Steam Ahead” The railway’s effect on communication

20/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Full Steam Ahead” The South Devon Railway

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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

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

19/10/17– Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
22/10/17 Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN
http://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

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/

21/10/17– Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Oktoberfest
29/10/17 http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

23/10/17– Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wizard Week
27/10/17 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

25/10/17 Basingstoke and District Railway Society
“The Withered Arm – A Personal Journey” by Howard Sprenger
Wote Street Club, 2 Seal Rd, Basingstoke, RG21 7NG
1945-2200
http://www.bdrs70d.com/

26/10/17– North Yorkshire Moors Railway: Hallowe’en Train
29/10/17 http://www.nymr.co.uk

27/10/17– Swindon & Cricklade Railway: Hallowe’en Ghost Train
28/10/17 http://www.swindon-cricklade-railway.org

27/10/17– Ffestiniog Railway: Hallowe’en Trains
28/10/17 http://www.festrail.co.uk

27/10/17– Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Hallowe’en Ghost Trains
28/10/17 http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

28/10/17 Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway: Hallowe’en Special, 1600-2000
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

28/10/17 Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Hallowe’en Fright Night
http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

28/10/17 Wimborne District Society of Model Engineers: Hallowe’en Running Day
http://www.wdsme.co.uk

28/10/17 Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Hallowe’en Ghost Trains
http://rhts.co.uk/

28/10/17 Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway: Hallowe’en
http://www.wllr.org.uk

28/10/17 Weardale Railway: Hallowe’en
http://www.weardale-railway.org.uk

28/10/17 Strathspey Railway: Hallowe’en Express
http://www.stratspeyrailway.co.uk

28/10/17– Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Wizard Weekend
29/10/17 http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

28/10/17– Aln Valley Railway: Hallowe’en Ghost Train
29/10/17 http://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk

28/10/17– Tanfield Railway: Ghost Train
31/10/17 http://www.tanfield-railway.co.uk

29/10/17 Gartell Light Railway: Open Day
http://www.newglr.weebly.com

29/10/17 Llangollen Railway: Hallowe’en Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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