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NETWATCH

Nottingham Station – October Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reLrCRo3jHo
Grantham Station
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GNhtLfGGEo
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI6jhb7WQLU
Nottingham Station Trams
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mebRNx37Xaw
Manchester Metrolink – Weaste
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEsNSulxZmM
Manchester Metrolink – Cornbrook
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNZE8b-ckrU
Manchester Metrolink – Media City Triangle
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tRn3CHHvBg
Manchester Metrolink – Crumpsall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNNK002InJY
(Martin Miller)

DfT rolling stock review 2017 (PDF)
http://tinyurl.com/y8frnhun
American Air Horn enthusiasts
http://www.dieselairhorns.com/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Churnet Valley Railway’s 25th Anniversary Steam Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2nJomcHZY8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JL4jjeWZ_hg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrFgHUKyrbQ
LMS 45690 Roars towards Selside with the Cumbrian Express 21st October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iA1PSYiyoUg
Royal Scot, Storm Brian, Arundel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwV3rdv5t6M
West Coast Mainline / WCML – Zugverkehr zwischen Acton Bridge und Stafford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4dJsRmBHeQ
An Afternoon At Sheringham North Norfolk Railway 6th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBKKWfEb_-g
Heavy Recovery of Freight train – Sweden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsfZ3ecTh1M
Lokportrait Dampflok 01 519 Folge 100
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eX1K9Xuq51w
Mit 86 1333 durch den goldenen Oktober
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjKe0sm7EEs
Eisenbahnbrücke über den Inn bei Rosenheim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4GolBHJN64
Vectron Werbelok “150 anni Ferrovia del Brennero” und BR 101 “Schauinsland”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4N5JV-jGcc
The Siemens Vectron (BR 193)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLt7ZOHYUtw
Steam Trains At Night – A2 986 Night Transfer to Maryborough
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSpbh5sDsUw
Hornby 75 Ton breakdown cranes at work on the model railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eChEd-6foec
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

BR Corporate Identity
http://www.doublearrow.co.uk/
Class 40 Preservation Society – new website
http://www.cfps.co.uk/
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

Johnson Canyon Tunnel – near Ash Fork, Arizona
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qF0stmJuf0
The Engineering Marvel of Tehachapi Loop
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFVpq5NCiOg
15 engines on a loaded Southern Pacific coal train on Tehachapi Loop!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYcL7ZTal6c
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

The Hayling Billy Trail
http://haylingbillyheritage.org/

Vicki Explores – Looe Valley Line
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=955v1MhsxwU

Coombe Junction – Least Used Station in Cornwall
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu2_cl80RSQ
Chetnole – Least Used Station in Dorset
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKJifSqyYBI
Hensall – Least Used Station in North Yorkshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NF7MqnBVO4
Aspley Guise – Least Used Station in Bedfordshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o40HGz1EKws
Faygate – Least Used Station in West Sussex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J22DyrBkW4g
Doleham – Least Used Station in East Sussex
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGb9P-1J9Rk
Longcross – Least Used Station in Surrey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlKnEqzg6Co
Little Kimble – Least Used Station in Buckinghamshire
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LB9JlpgBp9w
Swale – Least Used Station in Kent
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysObEV9O4SE

More posters from London Underground’s forgotten designers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41594835

The History of “Death Avenue”
http://www.thehighline.org/blog/2016/10/31/the-history-of-death-avenue

Port of New York Authority Tunnel Police catwalk cars
http://theoldmotor.com/?p=134677

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IN THE NEWS

Oversized lorries hit rail bridges five times a day
http://tinyurl.com/y847as8e

Fresh RMT strike action over DOO operations
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41733653
Chris Grayling statement on DOO
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2017/10/26-grayling-doo-letter-is-unprecedented.html
ORR criticism of Greater Anglia cover for conductors
http://tinyurl.com/y9o5q5jn

Is Richard Branson’s high-speed train in a pneumatic tube pie in the sky?
http://tinyurl.com/ybbqqpvd

Final shipment of spoil from Crossrail tunnels to Wallsea Island
http://tinyurl.com/ycmh53um

RAIB report on buffer stop collision at Kings Cross
http://tinyurl.com/ybsr229w

Old Abbey Wood station demolished
http://www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/former-abbey-wood-station-demolished
New Abbey Wood Crossrail Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuP_1WzUJsI

Thameslink signalling breakthrough
http://tinyurl.com/y9kabzml

RAIB report on fatality at Alice Holt LC October 2016
http://tinyurl.com/yayzhbrr

Contract for 442 Wessex Electrics SWR fleet agreed
http://tinyurl.com/yctfr4uq
http://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/kiepe-traction-equipment-to-be-fitted-to-442s

Train windscreen damaged by thrown brick near Basingstoke
http://tinyurl.com/y78gmetf

Further consultation on reopening the Portishead branch
http://tinyurl.com/ybgf4tpb

This disused railway line may be coming back after closing to passengers in 1959
http://tinyurl.com/y85zzgmo

Funding agreed for Felixstowe branch upgrade
http://tinyurl.com/ycvuglna

Train hits van at level crossing in Lower Road, Teynham
http://tinyurl.com/ycqujo5r

Derbyshire rail projects scoop success
http://tinyurl.com/y7fk4u4v

Close call for track workers near Newark
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/track-worker-near-miss-egmanton

New depot opens at Blackburn
http://tinyurl.com/y9w7odpy

Manchester-Preston rail electrification delayed again
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41706213

Why Ken Dodd and Bessie Braddock statues have disappeared from Liverpool Lime Street Station
http://tinyurl.com/ybbdets5
Permanent way hut in Liverpool Lime Street cutting
http://tinyurl.com/ybal8apq

Alstom to close former Dick, Kerr works in Preston
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41753242

East Cleveland gang swiped cabling worth thousands from North Yorkshire Moors Railway Line
http://tinyurl.com/y9rc2nw6

Campaign for extending Waverley route to Carlisle
http://tinyurl.com/ybqjc89q

Rail trial heralds ‘best railway Scotland has ever had’
http://tinyurl.com/yar39vp6

Can the demand for new railway stations in Scotland be met?
http://tinyurl.com/ydcqcylq

ScotRail punctuality slumps after major disruptive incidents
http://tinyurl.com/ybnlf4x5

Nicola Sturgeon set for showdown with rail bosses after £795m project is delayed yet again
http://tinyurl.com/y8w483k4

ScotRail staff lose bonuses as train giant heads for second straight year of losses
http://tinyurl.com/ybvdv63g

Stirling road bridge closes for Scottish electrification plans
http://tinyurl.com/yb267dbt

Forres station to ‘transform’ Scottish rail travel
http://tinyurl.com/y7qma482

Damage to Blaenau Ffestiniog tunnel
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/conwy-valley-railway-line-tunnel-13812033

NYMR appeal for funding major projects
http://tinyurl.com/y8ued8oe
http://tinyurl.com/yb8lkpyp

Irish Rail strikes
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1020/913807-iarnrod-eireann-dispute/

Extra Poznan-Rotterdam service per week for P&O Ferrymasters
http://tinyurl.com/y7vbosrf

Hydrogen fuel cell multiple units ordered for Bremerhafen local services
http://tinyurl.com/yaupc9wp

Hector Rail to set up stand alone business in Germany
http://tinyurl.com/y8d8hdg4

SJ to fit X2000 fleet with remote condition monitoring equipment
http://tinyurl.com/y8lt7pot

Satellite technology to avoid reindeer collisions
http://tinyurl.com/y8oq5k6m

Oil train derailment in Alberta
http://tinyurl.com/yajjct8e

Updating ticket systems in New York
http://uk.businessinsider.com/nyc-subway-metrocard-replacement-2023-2017-10

Boardroom changes at CSX
http://tinyurl.com/yccggdxa

Argentinian electrification completed
http://tinyurl.com/yb73f2ct

South Gosforth depot of Tyne & Wear metro
http://tinyurl.com/ydhtqrhe

Fundraising for Lichfield and Hatherton canal
http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/canal-trust-must-raise-1m-13801883

Car damage claims over £3.2m Cowes ‘floating bridge’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-41751700

Titanic letter sells for world record price at auction
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-41696084

Restoring Smethwick produced lighthouse equipment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-40887830

The 85-year-old rocket scientist behind the 1,000mph car
http://tinyurl.com/y9pr6ptm
First public runs of Bloodhound SSC
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41747995

End of Australian car manufacturing
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-41675196

Woman is only passenger on holiday jet
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-41748305

Ryan Air pilots at Stansted reject pay offer
http://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1020/914058-pilots-ryanair-stanstead/

Avro Arrow models search team says ‘there are more jets out there than originally thought’
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/avro-arrow-found-unveiling-1.4280537

Atlas 747F came within 670ft of Hong Kong mountain
http://tinyurl.com/y95aahry

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

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TV and RADIO

29/10/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” 1 – the Norfolk Broads

30/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” (1)

30/10/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Poland (1)

30/10/17 ITV 2000-2030
“The Harbour” Tenby 1/4

30/10/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Lady Who Flew Africa: the Aviatrix” Female pilot Mary Heath

30/10/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” Fly-on-the-platform documentary 8/8

31/10/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” (2)

31/10/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Poland (2)

01/11/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” (3)

01/11/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Spain to Portugal (1)

01/11/17 BBC4 2340-0040
“The Toilet: an Unspoken History”

02/11/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track” (1)

02/11/17 BBC4 2000-2100
“Jim Clark: The Quiet Champion”

03/11/17 BBC2 1515-1615
“The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track” (2)

03/11/17 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The World’s Greatest Bridges” 2/6 Sydney Harbour 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 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.strathspeyrailway.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/

05/11/17 Poole & District Model Railway Society exhibition
Poole Grammar School, Gravel Hill, Poole, BH17 9JU
https://pdmrs.wordpress.com/

06/11/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Memories” by Keith Marshall
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

08/11/17 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Railways in East Anglia in 1980s and 1990s; South Wales in the 21st century”
by Jeremy Segrott
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/

11/11/17 Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Walk the Line
http://www.watercressline.co.uk/

11/11/17– Hayling Railway Model Railway Exhibition
12/11/17 Hayling Island Community Centre, Hayling Island
http://www.haylingrailway.com/

11/11/17– Llangollen Railway: Remembrance Weekend
12/11/17 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

12/11/17 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway: Remembrance Sunday
http://www.lynton-rail.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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