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NETWATCH

Open window: 5029 steam hauled, Swansea to Newport 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chp50cL6coA
5029 window view, part 2 Newport to Paddington 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtSDMbgR65I
Railfreight in Dec 2001, 58021, 67s on Postals and new freightliner 66s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7crgceAlXOQ
12 x 37 moves in 1 day at Cardiff April 1990
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8aZCa6p8so
(Mike Wilcock)

30th anniversary of Kings Cross underground fire
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-41902389
https://www.railstaff.uk/2017/11/17/lessons-learnt-kings-cross-fire/
“Secrets” of London Underground
https://www.indy100.com/node/8061016
Book on Perthshire’s railway heritage
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/?p=548061
Beograd to Bar (recently done by Chris Tarrant on “Extreme Railway Journeys”
https://is.gd/D6HYzz
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

British Trains: Chiltern Railways at Bicester Village, 13 November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaD_yXtUj4w
DRS Class 37 No 37422 at Lancaster, 15th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd7k_ssLIj0
Great Central Railway | Last Hurrah of the Season, 19th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcAlWYkAjl4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKZYBUuItow
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QeiQ1lcvBk
DRS Class 20s Nos 20303 & 20305 – Selby & Brough – RHTT Sheffield-Hull-York, 21st Nov
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRH1XswWQ-4
East Lancashire Railway An Afternoon At Bolton Street, 26th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vdWWAl2N6Q
Clan Line stuck in Traffic
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lw_qpdasRdE
CPH1 & CPH7 – Sydney tour, June 1997
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRXzMrR7nRM
5910 & 4901 – triple 86s, December 1991
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=broAem4T13A
Die legendäre Baureihe 01 unter “Volldampf” Teil 3 – 01 150
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-20hvi6tRc
Güterzüge zwischen Nürnberg und Regensburg – Lokomotion, TXL, ÖBB, Raildox uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7qWVZE-enM
5 Dampfloks im Regelzugverkehr Erfurt – Nordhausen, Februar 2000
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvqKJrBBL2Y
Sandaoling, Xinjiang province, North West China
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmFbhnynnks
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Reality Check: When is a train on time?
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-42024020

BAHF C97G – Flight of the Angel of Deliverance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIXLeFtvggQ
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

21 Creepy Abandoned Military Bases Around the World
http://www.historyinorbit.com/21-creepy-abandoned-military-bases-around-world/

Concorde stories: Remembering the ‘pocket rocket’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42024835

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IN THE NEWS

Budget 2017: Railcard extended for people aged up to 30
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42052750

Network Rail to sell off property portfolio
https://is.gd/utdBnw

Night Overground night service will start in time for Christmas
https://is.gd/yN7XJz
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42050442

GTR unveils Thameslink improvements but pushes back 24 TPH promise
http://tinyurl.com/yc9qdo4f

Poor planning blamed for Thameslink project delay
https://is.gd/8rU9hQ
https://is.gd/vLoYDE

RAIB report on Paddington derailment caused by rotten timbers
http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-42078931

Southeastern fined £2.5m after cleaner is electrocuted on live rail
https://is.gd/qcIVMH

Proposal for old Shoreham to Henfield rail link revival
https://is.gd/r6dTy5

Lorry crashes into level crossing at Newhaven Town Station
https://is.gd/n9d7O6

South Western Railway workers ‘bullied for not striking’
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-42068962

Public consultation on new Wareham station footbridge
https://is.gd/MpUkvp

Chancellor accepts East West Rail targets and strengthens plans with extra cash
http://tinyurl.com/y8862krx

Grade separation proposed for Werrington Jn north of Peterborough
https://is.gd/NRNv1S

Swan delights Lincoln shoppers by walking down high street and waiting quietly at barriers
https://is.gd/7CRQqw

Ground is broken on £6m steel terminal expansion in Wolverhampton
https://is.gd/0AzESy

Coalport station for sale
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-66631712.html

Ellesmere station site for sale
https://hallsgb.com/?p=3098042

Battered stretch of West Coast main line gets £4m repairs after landslide
http://tinyurl.com/ybounu4d

Lines in Cumbria blocked by flooding
http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2017-11-23/rail-services-hit-by-flooding-in-cumbria/

ScotRail punctuality down for third month in a row
https://is.gd/qW0ws7

Inverness-Dingwall blocked by landslip
https://is.gd/ZwLNUq

Innerpeffray station house for sale
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/?p=548452

Bi-mode trains a cheap solution to political embarrassment
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/politics/a-cheap-way-out-embarrassing-13934882

Broken wheels may have damaged Carmarthenshire railway
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42066565
https://is.gd/QQKIKx

East Lancs Railway appeal to purchase 34092 City of Wells
https://is.gd/PjCNrC

Footplate experience days on Bluebell Railway
https://www.bluebell-railway.com/whats_on/full-steam-ahead-2018/

Mid Hants wagon maintenance blog
http://preservation.watercressline.co.uk/blog/entry/wagon-group-report-21st-november

Hedge laying on Talyllyn Railway
http://talyllyn.co.uk/news/2017-november-hedge-laying-working-party

Film crews on Snowdon Mountain Railway
https://tinyurl.com/y78cx7pc

Eurotunnel renamed Getlink in preparation for post-Brexit era
https://is.gd/i9midg

Steam loco 241A65 used in filming Murder on the Orient Express
https://dieter-holliger.jimdo.com/mord-im-oriendexpress-mit-der-241-a-65/

Bizarre video shows motorist risking their life to take photos of a car on a level-crossing
http://tinyurl.com/ybtvjgfe

Thales awarded signalling upgrading contract in Egypt
https://is.gd/2LuAf9

Delays in Brussels due to fire in waffle factory
https://is.gd/zSav3T

Vectron loco to be used on Praha-Dresden services from December timetable change
https://is.gd/O2M138

Faiveley transport contract for New South Wales
https://is.gd/jhBTri

Hudson Bay railway dispute
https://is.gd/Iixyh1

The Dirty Side to Changing Leaves: Leaf Slime on the Region’s Rails
https://is.gd/R6tWzY

Police save drunk woman on tracks from oncoming train
https://is.gd/8atcft

Pre qualified bidders to build new rolling stock for Docklands Light Railway
https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/blog/2017/11/17/tfl-closer-to-buying-fleet-of-new-dlr-trains/
https://www.globalrailnews.com/2017/11/17/negotiations-begin-for-new-dlr-fleet/

Britain funds Tyne & Wear Metro fleet renewal
https://is.gd/FzVrqY

CAF awarded contact for new Naples metro rolling stock
https://is.gd/xpbMQm

First Siemens LRV enters traffic in San Francisco
https://is.gd/AXHd1X

Extension to Helsinki metro opened
https://is.gd/q8oOSs

First Citadis tram delivered for LUAS network in Dublin
http://www.railway-technology.com/?p=30202

Comedy names for Doncaster based snow clearance machines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-42026485

National award recognises tireless work of Norfolk’s milestone man
https://is.gd/zFzqFD

Airlander 10 ‘breaks in two’ and collapses at Cardington
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42037832

British Airways to board passengers in cheap seats last
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42052743

Coalbrookdale foundry closes: Workers tie boots to the gates as they are sent home
https://is.gd/tvGdNe

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

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TV and RADIO

26/11/17 BBC4 1930-2000
“Great Continental Railway Journeys” Greece (2)

26/11/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Coastal Railways with Julie Walters” 1/4 West Highland Railway

26/11/17 Channel 4 2100-2200
“Guy Martin vs the Robot Car”

27/11/17 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys” 4/4 The Middle East

27/11/17 Channel 5 2200-2305
“Secrets of the Tube: Going Underground” 3/4

28/11/17 BBC4 2300-0000
“A303: Highway to the Sun”

29/11/17 Channel 4 2100-2200
“The Channel: the World’s Busiest Waterway” 1/4

29/11/17 ITV 2245-2345
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport” 3/3

30/11/17 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” 1/2 North-west Portugal

01/12/17 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The World’s Greatest Bridges” 6/6 The Severn 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

25/11/17– Warley Model Railway Exhibition
26/11/17 NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
https://www.thewarleyshow.co.uk/

26/11/17 New Forest Model Railway Society Open Day
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road, SO42 7RY
1000-1630
https://www.nfmrs.org

04/12/17 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
Pie, Pea & Chips Supper with Peak Rail Director
QuickQuiz by John Wade, “YourPix”, then
Roy Wilson’s Review of 2017 around Sheffield Area
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

09/12/17 Mayflower Model Railway Show in aid of St Helena Hospice
Venture Centre 2000, Bromley Road, Lawford, Manningtree, CO11 2JE
http://www.MayflowerModelRailwayShow.co.uk

09/12/17 Llangollen Railway: Real Ale Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk/

12/12/17 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“Transport Video Highlights of 2016” by David Brabner
1930 for a 1945 start
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

13/12/17 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“An Illustrated Guide to Barry Docks & Railway” by Lin Bryant
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/

16/12/17 Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Christmas Carvery Night
http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

16/12/17 Rushden, Higham & Wellingborough Railway: Brunch with Santa
http://rhts.co.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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