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NETWATCH

West Midlands Metro Wolverhampton Station extension
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHi3Pb6Hxjs
West Midlands Metro St Paul’s plus wet acrobatics
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtufGMorTpY
Chesterfield Station Passenger and Freight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sre4RFWCUeI
Derby Station – more plant than trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAbLz2mT40A
Derby Station – the calm before the storm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQa-3z440F4
(Martin Miller)

Polmont Station 11 August 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hxAs7xES4U
St Petersburg Moskovsky Station August 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Gzjv8wNcA
(Andrew Cook)

New FARSAP video on the Signalling Record Society site: Carmuirs East (videos have been
transferred to the Vimeo platform to eliminate buffering issues)
https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/archivevideo.php
(John Lacy)

60009 Shines At Chipping Campden – The Cotswold Venturer, 25th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlXZ0KUy74M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4Iviplgy2M
Flying Scotsman August Bank Holiday Weekend 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ko-TTpdhGcY
45690 Leander at Leeds with The Waverley, 26th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fciX-0uO70Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEAYgk7ySj0
Class 40 No D213 ‘Andania’, ‘The Cumbrian Mountain Whistler, 27th August
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHHZPBI-3E8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KL-kev7GdEY
Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Narrow Gauge Steam Railways assortment August 2018
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mwxoa9s9WTU
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBlwKI7wkHU
One of twelve “MAK DE 2700” in Kassel Wilhelmshöhe
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBWgWG_51G0
Güterzüge auf der Frankenwaldbahn – VT 18.16 + E 40, TXL, Raildox, MEG uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1n2nlOatU
Sommerdampf um Nördlingen mit 52 8168, E 94 192 und S 3/6 3673 am Sonntag, 26.8.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sq8theVCWWE
Cierny Hron Railway (Slovakia) – Cierny Balog to Vydrovo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZVzhI1hADQ
Mainline Steam Through The Night with K153! Steamrail Maldon Weekender
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttKb6EzGEZk
Steam Returns to Mornington Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH8MxM0yPEM
Pacific National Loaded Grain Train in South Australia with DL44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qMfwLbKS_4
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2018 August Bank Holiday Weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABY3olSER_o
Bendigo Trams from 1965 Silent Movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYRhl1oO7UE
A look at the Trago Mills Model Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BD1IVqjomqI
Superb Modular Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale of York Railway in Pennsylvania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gGqJm5zHoA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Background to Crossrail2
http://www.theweek.co.uk/55823/crossrail-2-whats-the-route-and-when-will-it-open
Advances in tamping machine design
https://goo.gl/rVPyeM
Anti Social commuters
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45317372
Chiltern Railways sponsored guide dog visits Leamington Spa station
https://goo.gl/AitBFx
Steam on the West Highland Line
https://www.blackhatrailwaypictures.co.uk/p335889977
Bala Lake Railway town extension
http://www.balalakerailwaytrust.org.uk/route.html
Ffestiniog Railway Rhiw Goch signal box
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-fwSr7wHBw
Visits to Aldwych station
https://goo.gl/xmL6ZF
Lego model traction engine
https://ideas.lego.com/projects/2a2ec583-9836-4868-8dc7-6b3bb0a2fe80
Drop in bus subsidies and passengers carried
https://goo.gl/xcmDDM
Saving Orfordness lighthouse from the sea
https://goo.gl/FdDJZg
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Circuit del Ferrocarril de la Vilella. Recorregut complert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWkM86WVWmM
A history of Black Prince Buses
http://www.blackprincebuses.co.uk/
(Alan Rushworth)

WW2 prisoners died building a railway for the Japanese
https://goo.gl/Hr2JhY

How a 90s bus pass trial transformed London travel
https://goo.gl/jz9XnZ

Model Railroading with Jack Burgess Ep 3 Operations
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDZlz1fyXb4

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IN THE NEWS

‘Meerkat’ to improve level crossing safety
https://goo.gl/ijqL5t

Refurbishment of Garratt Lane bridges at Earlsfield
https://goo.gl/9EGDao

Great Western class 802 units enter service
https://goo.gl/inMa4U

Go-ahead for Felixstowe branch line upgrade to boost freight capacity
https://tinyurl.com/y94pu9o6

Heritage Open day opening of Cromer SB
https://goo.gl/h5gBvx

Azuma rolling stock causes electrical interference with signalling
https://goo.gl/EBsi5D

Peak District freight sidings get £18m Network Rail boost
https://goo.gl/X1XKwu

First refurbished Scot Rail HST arrives north of the border
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45232501

Public sector bodies permitted to bid for next Scotrail Franchise
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45284199

Ballater station visitor centre set to reopen
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45234230

Ayr Station Hotel: Could crumbling symbol of age of steam hit the buffers for good?
https://tinyurl.com/y6uf7gp8

Railway bridge work has bearing on Clyde viaduct’s future
https://goo.gl/TFsJHn

Plans for car park at Glenfinnan Viaduct Harry Potter hotspot
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45195116

Work to begin on new north-east railway Scotland station
https://goo.gl/9ZSALd

Humza Yousaf will ‘re-examine options’ for devolution of railway policing
https://goo.gl/dyKFSs

Order confirmed for new Cardiff Valleys rolling stock
https://goo.gl/fJ21YP

Train named to honour RAF centenary on Anglesey
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45268585

Level crossing safety warning for Anglesey
https://goo.gl/yas2D4

Increase in train delays in Wales
https://goo.gl/FRvkAk

Final days of operation for 45379 on Mid Hants before end of boiler certificate
https://goo.gl/3d4GAw

Baby born at Mid Hants Thomas event
https://goo.gl/ZzzbXJ

Swapping locos at Swindon Outlet village display
https://goo.gl/AFsLWF

Runaway stock at Bitton
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/runaway-at-bitton-station

North Norfolk Railway autumn gala cancelled due to long range dry weather
https://goo.gl/YDYsko

46100 Royal Scot to visit SVR Autumn gala
https://goo.gl/2mgvQW

Work in NRM by 55002 supporters group stopped
https://goo.gl/6DkrGR

Tanfield Railways volunteers restore carriage once used as home
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-45239031

Swiss Alpine steam train travels 900 miles to Snowdonia
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45331950

Battery electric multiple unit study for Dresden area
https://goo.gl/S8pnQW

Bombardier to supply 50 TRAXX locos to CD Cargo
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/bombardier-supply-50-traxx-locomotives-cd-cargo/

Order approved for double deck emu’s for Hungary
https://goo.gl/mLA5CU

Latvian Railways electrification programme
https://goo.gl/QQPAFL

OBB signs order for 700 coaches
https://goo.gl/vzyWeU

Shinkansen safety staff made to sit right next to bullet trains running at 300km/h
https://tinyurl.com/ybg9tgfb

‘Addicts, crooks, thieves’: the campaign to kill Baltimore’s light rail
https://goo.gl/vdXwyj

Delays due to goats on NYC Subway
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45255981

Stadler to build tram/train units for Lugano-Ponte Tresa line
https://goo.gl/pFpvJD

Road heritage trust benefits from Northern cancellations
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-45313964

Passengers evacuated due to Wightlink ferry fire
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45322032

24 hours after fanfare of £3.5m ringfenced ferry fund, CalMac to hand back £6m to Government
https://goo.gl/w41KvR

Latest CalMac ferry now delayed by a year
https://goo.gl/FHAhM3

Race against time to save historic Clyde-built ship
https://goo.gl/Fj3jFa

Passengers stranded as paddle steamer Waverley breaks down
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45310086

World War II era submarine vandalized in New Jersey
https://goo.gl/DRjxke

Boeing predicts need for 600,000 pilots as shortage looms
https://goo.gl/2yiB2z

Capital Airlines A320 damaged in apparent hard landing
https://goo.gl/iDdu4h

Cathay 777 wing tip mangled in Rome
https://goo.gl/U1ZkB6

Boeing gets $16 million to make C-32 look more presidential
https://goo.gl/BeChNp

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

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TV and RADIO

01/09/18 Channel 4 1830-2000
“Speed with Guy Martin: Classic F1 Special”

01/09/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Brunel’s Britain: Master of Bridges” 1/2

01/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“How the Victorians Built Britain” 1/4

04/09/18 BBC Radio 4 2100-2130
“On and Off the Valley Lines” 1/3 Resilience

04/09/18 BBC4 2300-0000
“Horizon: Dawn of the Driverless Car”

05/09/18 BBC Radio 4 1530-1600
“On and Off the Valley Lines” 1/3 Resilience

05/09/18 ITV 2345-0015
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

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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

31/08/18- North Norfolk Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
02/09/18 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/

31/08/18- Welshpool & Llanfair Railway: Steam Gala Weekend
02/09/18 http://www.wllr.org.uk

01/09/18 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Tunes & Chips Evening
Advance booking required
http://www.e-v-r.com

01/09/18- Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Model Weekend
02/09/18 Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

01/09/18- West Somerset Railway: Late Summer Weekend
02/09/18 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

01/09/18- Nene Valley Railway: Pacifics Weekend
02/09/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

01/09/18- Peak Rail: Heritage Shunters Trust Gala
02/09/18 http://www.peakrail.co.uk

01/09/18- Manx Electric Railway 125th Anniversary
08/09/18 http://www.rail.im

02/09/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

03/09/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Time Machine Visits Midland Metals” by Steve Armitage
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

07/09/18- Swanage Railway: Transport Rally
09/09/18 https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk

07/09/18- Great Central Railway: Diesel Gala
09/09/18 https://www.gcrailway.co.uk

08/09/18- Spa Valley Railway: Steam Weekend
09/09/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

08/09/18- Railway Enthusiasts Club Model Railway Exhibition
09/09/18 Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, GU22 9BA
1030-1730 (Sat), 1000-1700 (Sun)
http://www.rec-farnborough.org.uk

08/09/18- South Devon Railway: Heritage Open Days – Behind the Scenes
09/09/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

08/09/18- Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Day Out with Thomas
09/09/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

08/09/18- International N Gauge Show
09/09/18 Warwickshire Event Centre
http://www.ngaugeshow.co.uk

08/09/18- Chasewater Railway: Summer Gala
09/09/18 http://www.chasewaterrailway.co.uk

08/09/18- Malpas Vintage Machinery Association 45th Yesteryear Rally
09/09/18 http://www.malps-yesteryear-rally.co.uk

08/09/18- EM Gauge Society expoEM Autumn
09/09/18 Partington Sports Village, Chapel Lane, Partington, Manchester, M31 4ES
http://www.emgs.org

09/09/18- Mid-Suffolk Light Railway: Country Railway Gala & Beer Festival
10/09/18 http://www.mslr.org.uk

11/09/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“The Severn Beach Line” by Andrew Swift
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

12/09/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Mostly Alan Jarvis” by Noel Thompson
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/

14/09/18- Welsh Highland Railway: Super Power
16/09/18 http://www.festrail.co.uk

15/09/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

15/09/18 Trent Valley Model Railway Society Exhibition
Lichfield Life Church, Netherstowe, Lichfield, WS13 6TS
1000-1630
http://www.tvmrs.co.uk

15/09/18- Spa Valley Railway: Children’s Character Days
16/09/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

15/09/18- Romsey Signal Box Open Day
16/09/18 1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

15/09/18- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Open Weekend
16/09/18 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

15/09/18- Epping Ongar Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala
16/09/18 http://www.eorailway.co.uk

15/09/18- Leighton Buzzard Railway: 50th Anniversary Gala
16/09/18 http://www.buzzrail.co.uk

15/09/18- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Steam Gala
16/09/18 http://www.rlsr.org

Cheers, Howard.
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