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NETWATCH

Sheffield Station – October Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOMibsTM96g
(Martin Miller)

Unveiling of 70001/02 at Newport Docks, 8th November 2009
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K21wz88oc6E
IET Cardiff-Swansea, inside cab too, 16/10/17
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwbjlfhlzxo
(Mike Wilcock)

Predictive journey planning on Trainline
http://tinyurl.com/ycthag6l
ACORP awards 2017
http://mailchi.mp/200951b1dcf0/cra17-special?e=825d006a87
Photos of Rail Mail museum
https://www.flickr.com/photos/train-pix/sets/72157661375104808
Special workings in Ireland
http://tinyurl.com/ybofz69s
36 terms for Japanese railway enthusiasts
http://tinyurl.com/yd9jj4pm
A stuffed dog still helping railway charities
http://tinyurl.com/y9kaoo7h
Streetcar “dashcam” from 1906
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEIxL__gCMI
Fred Dibnah heritage centre for sale
http://tinyurl.com/ycjyr3vz
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

North Norfolk Railway Day 4 Yellow Timetable, 3rd October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWNxM8gqQfQ
West Somerset Railway – ‘Bath & Beyond’ Autumn Steam Gala, 6th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAZs0B6hKqQ
Llangollen Railway, Autumn Steam Gala 2017, 14th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_T7u-brmNU
Cumbrian Mountain Express, 14th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWYNlOWnr0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=De97uKq902Y
Clan Line Whistles up Gomshall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAZDrXtNP9c
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – TRI, TXL, LEG, Lokomotion uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9S-m7ZxJgU
50 3648-8 im Bahnbetriebswerk Chemnitz Hilbersdorf am 14/10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJUwRzYx28o
52 8079 “ballert” durchs Erzgebirge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIYXlpRqHUk
Short visit to Rosenheim station with ÖBB Nightjet
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMBjfR0uIEA
Zugverkehr in Ingolstadt Hbf
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBJaGaeoOb8
Double Headed Steam Trains! Diamond Valley Railway Charter to Castlemaine
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ6nZC22_60
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Mystery of train death children
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/gloucestershire/7667017.stm
Ian Allan’s memories written 10 years before his death.
https://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2004/feb/15/magazine.features7
(Spotter: Roger Smith)

Primitive Bamboo Train In Cambodia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_UrYOhdpTA

Celebrating the “Poster Girls”
https://www.creativereview.co.uk/celebrating-poster-girls/
Petition to save The Cinema Museum
http://www.cinemamuseum.org.uk/2017/petition-to-save-the-cinema-museum/
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Derby & Sandiacre Canal
https://www.derbycanal.org.uk/

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IN THE NEWS

Trove from the golden age of Britain’s railways to be auctioned
http://tinyurl.com/yctl2rg4

Agreement reached between ASLEF and Southern over DOO – but still subject to staff ballot
http://tinyurl.com/ya9m72gd

Launch of new GWR Intercity Express trains marred by major issues
http://tinyurl.com/ybsj7xb3
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41635454
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ovs-I6VnTPg

GWR takes intercity express trains out of service after PR fiasco
http://tinyurl.com/y9nkhr78
http://tinyurl.com/y9o6vklw

Upgrade of Sandwich station needed before golf tournament in 2020
http://tinyurl.com/y9896geh

Millennial railcard to be trialled on Greater Anglia
http://tinyurl.com/y93tc45h

Level crossing collision on East Suffolk Line
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-41608274

Full steam ahead as minister signals major boost for Wisbech rail and Fenland’s future
prosperity
http://tinyurl.com/y953t5ee

Level Crossing operation irregularity Magdalen Road
http://tinyurl.com/y9fz4nuc

Traffic chaos as lorry gets stuck under railway bridge
http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/traffic-chaos-lorry-gets-stuck-606179

Bombardier and CAF to supply 107 trains for West Midlands franchise
http://tinyurl.com/y7wqhaxj

Inside Dinting signal box
https://glossopchronicle.co.uk/2017/10/right-on-track-inside-the-dinting-signal-box/

Talgo reveals plans for British factory
http://tinyurl.com/y9ahr8sc

Rock armour being installed at Eden Brows (Armathwaite) on Settle & Carlisle line
http://tinyurl.com/y7q5wyx8

ScotRail electric train makes first short trip
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41682331
http://tinyurl.com/yc46rewg

Free treats on Scotrail (To publicise coffee vending machines)
http://tinyurl.com/yaxssoot

Hogwarts Express rescues family stranded in Highlands
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-41621266

800 class units taken out of public service
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-41687426

Firework display to celebrate 150th anniversary of Barmouth Bridge
http://tinyurl.com/y788tdug

Glanrhyd disaster: Memories of train tragedy 30 years on
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-41637278
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/night-raging-welsh-river-destroyed-13784531

Peter Gray Photographer and historian
http://tinyurl.com/yb7uxe98

Swanage Railway mainline connection exceeded passenger target
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-41656613
Community Rail award for Swanage Railway connection to mainline
http://tinyurl.com/ycxh9p97

The Watercress Line’s ambitious project to restore a historic train (sic) moves forward
http://tinyurl.com/y8wb7dua

Retirement of Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway driver
http://tinyurl.com/y7bhsqk2
http://tinyurl.com/y874h6w5

Bluebell Railway track renewal
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/trust/appeal/
Sponsored walk
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/funding/fftf/

Mystery of filming on Bluebell Railway
http://tinyurl.com/y8s2gvfb

60103 trip diesel hauled due to overheated bearing
http://tinyurl.com/ydg8dzoj
60103 on display at Wansford during repairs
http://tinyurl.com/yc4re56b

Deltics for sale
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/deltics-up-for-sale

Through London-Amsterdam Eurostar service may start March 2018
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/easter-target-for-eurostar-to-amsterdam

Work starts on new workshops for Stadler in Salt Lake City
http://tinyurl.com/yd3jtwwf

Power saving refurbishment of locos by SBB
http://tinyurl.com/y8hczcue

Preview of new AMTRAK Aleca units
http://tinyurl.com/y8s7lz6n

Rail investment in Swaziland
http://tinyurl.com/y8ufuh38

Trials on TfL to show train loadings
http://www.cityam.com/274093/tfl-trialling-new-technology-show-passengers-which

Skoda to build 19 trams for Tampere in Finland
http://tinyurl.com/y9rd3v9j

Travel disruption in Ireland due to storm Ophelia
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1016/912624-storm-ophelia-key-points/

Ladies Only trolleybuses in Malatya
http://tinyurl.com/yccvrzbw

Bloodhound static engine tests
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41635066

Subsidy for Scottish ferries doubled in 10 years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-41667403

Vintage Mustang’s emergency landing ‘carburettor related’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41602404

Aurigny in discussion with other operators following EasyJet link-up
http://tinyurl.com/y9je2n93

‘Smoke smell’ forces flights to land at UK airports
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41639386

New Concorde museum in Bristol opens to the public
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-41649832

A330neo takes off on maiden flight
http://tinyurl.com/y9fhfldl
http://tinyurl.com/y7tr43gp
http://tinyurl.com/y9ft39pl

First flight touches down on remote St Helena
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-41620003

Malaysia to resume search for MH370
http://tinyurl.com/y95db7gz

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

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TV and RADIO

21/10/17 BBC2 2000-2030
“Britain Afloat” 4/6 The Punt

23/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Full Steam Ahead” The railway’s effect on leisure time

23/10/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 7/8

24/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“World’s Busiest Railway” Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji terminus

25/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“World’s Busiest Railway” India’s luxurious trains

25/10/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” The spine of Italy (1)

25/10/17 BBC4 2300-0100
“All Aboard! The Canal Trip” A trip along the Kennet & Avon

26/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“World’s Busiest Railway” India Railway’s repair facilities

26/10/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” The spine of Italy (2)

27/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“World’s Busiest Railway” India’s city commuters

27/10/17 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The World’s Greatest Bridges” 1/6 The Golden Gate Bridge

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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 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

22/10/17 Central Southern Gauge O Group Annual Exhibition
The Allendale Centre, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS
1000-1600
Layouts, traders, demonstrators, quality catering, lots of (not free) parking
http://csg0g.org/

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/

30/10/17– Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway: Hallowe’en Ghost Trains
31/10/17 http://www.ravenglass-railway.co.uk

31/10/17 Illustrated Talk on the ‘Bumpity Bump’ (Selsey Tramway)
West Sussex Record Office, 3 Orchard St, Chichester, PO19 1DD
Starts 1900
Tickets: £8 (includes light refreshments) – see website:
http://tinyurl.com/ybz7oogb

31/10/17 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hallowe’en Trains
http://www.festrail.co.uk

03/11/17– South Devon Railway: Winter Diesel Gala
05/11/17 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

04/11/17 Llangollen Railway: Ride the Rocket Firework Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

04/11/17– Barnsley Model Railway Exhibition
05/11/17 Hoyland Leisure Centre, West St, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74 9EH
http://www.barnsleymrc.org.uk/

05/11/17 Moors Valley Railway: Tank Engine Day
http://www.moorsvalleyrailway.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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