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NETWATCH

Derby Station – end August situation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xb3GWdOKmIE
(Martin Miller)

In a meeting 200 years ago today in Darlington, the idea for world’s first modern railway was
born
https://goo.gl/mKGdfG
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

50th anniversary of the Victoria Line
https://goo.gl/GsSQ7Y
Campaign to get commuters smiling
https://goo.gl/eg4JMn
Thousands forget where they parked at Dublin Airport
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2018/0905/991815-dublin-airport/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Rails Emporium
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lg3PWUehkvQ
(Spotter: Nick Wheat)

1929 London Stations – British Steam – Amateur Cine Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ky5CS-f906Aq

London Euston station (1957)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAVEKfNfvOA

How the Hogwarts Express was saved from a Welsh scrapyard
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45303331

Princess Alice disaster: The Thames’ 650 forgotten dead
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-44800309

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IN THE NEWS

Crossrail will not open this year as launch delayed by at least 9 months
https://goo.gl/bf5ebz

Procurement process started for ECTS on East Coast Main line
https://goo.gl/TuZkw1

LED lighting installed at High Wycombe station
https://goo.gl/w9QTo3

Nottingham station footbridge reopened
https://goo.gl/G8x82C

New video shows train services resuming at Derby railway station
https://goo.gl/KNVzRJ

West Midlands freight depot to be considered by Planning Inspectorate
https://goo.gl/UEoms6

Second station cat for Huddersfield
https://goo.gl/5ET4XJ

Merseyrail to give up DOO on new rolling stock
https://tinyurl.com/ybauvo5s
https://goo.gl/bJ9MsH

Rush hour trains between Ayr and Glasgow Central to terminate at Prestwick Town station
https://goo.gl/5957zn

PM says Borders Railway extension promises ‘great benefits’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-45424322

Borders Railway journeys pass four million mark
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-45432576

ScotRail Alliance marks 150th anniversary of Busby-East Kilbride line
https://goo.gl/XF3dMo

Translink Northern Ireland vandalism problems
https://goo.gl/2uVAar

First trip of BRB2 at Snowdon Mountain Railway
https://twitter.com/SnowdonMR/status/1035837532741750784

EU grant for Mid Norfolk Railway workshops and new jobs
https://goo.gl/62HSfN

DB scraps plans to use “hostile music” to discourage vagrants
https://goo.gl/FQ2TaF

New wagons on test in Germany
https://goo.gl/kLY6fk

TfL launches inquiry after ‘open doors’ incident
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/09/04-tfl-launches-inquiry-after-open.html

More delays for Hook of Holland metro conversion
https://goo.gl/C5jh69

Carrickfergus Castle’s ‘secret Victorian tunnel’ to be opened up
https://goo.gl/CYS9QA

This historic railroad depot houses a massive model railroad track
https://goo.gl/J4hG5b

Row over Luas drivers’ lunch bags
http://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2018/0831/990700-luas-transdev-siptu/

Second guided busway route opens in Bristol
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-45388364

Bus fire at Bangor
https://goo.gl/Fr6o4j

Go Ahead buses – Ireland
https://www.go-aheaddublin.ie/newsroom-2/go-ahead-ireland-opens-new-depot-dublin/

Manchester Pusher: Does a serial killer haunt the city’s canals?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-45173888

Future and sustainability of Corran Ferry discussed at Lochaber Committee
https://tinyurl.com/y8be364t

Abandoned ship off Myanmar coast earlier towed by Indonesian-manned vessel
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2018/0901/990900-ghost-ship-myanmar/

Stranded supply ship in Great Yarmouth to be sold
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-45422301

Ryanair pilots accept pay offer
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0905/991787-ryanair/

Emirates airline: Passengers sick on Dubai-New York flight
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45425412

Fort Myers-bound A320 lines up with wrong airport
https://goo.gl/gPKYXx

Iberia retrieves A340-600 damaged in Quito hard landing
https://goo.gl/fP98Hk

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps

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TV and RADIO

08/09/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Brunel’s Britain: Master of Bridges” 2/2

08/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“How the Victorians Built Britain” 2/4

09/09/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Timeshift: the Joy of Train Sets – the Model Railway Story”

09/09/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Hidden Britain by Drone: Heatwave Special”

09/09/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“A303: Highway to the Sun”

09/09/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Battle of Britain: Model Squadron” 1/3

11/09/18 BBC Radio 4 2100-2130
“On and Off the Valley Lines” 2/3 Change

12/09/18 BBC Radio 4 1530-1600
“On and Off the Valley Lines” 1/3 Resilience

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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

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

08/09/17 Combe Rail: Railway Exhibition
Landmark Pavilion, Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9BZ
1000-1600
Admission free
http://www.combe-rail.org.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

17/09/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“The Great Train Robbery” by Anthony Keep
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

17/09/18 Friends of Cromford Canal: Talk
Ironville Church Hall, Casson St, Ironville, Nottingham, NG16 5NN
“The Midland Railway” by Glynn Waite
http://www.cromfordcanal.info

22/09/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

22/09/18- Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Small Engines Visiting Weekend
23/09/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

22/09/18- Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Cider & Cheese Weekend
23/09/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

22/09/18- Buckinghamshire Railway Centre: Traction Engine Rally
23/09/18 http://www.bucksrailcentre.org

22/09/18- Kettering Vintage Rally & Steam Fayre
23/09/18 http://www.ketteringvintagerally.co.uk

22/09/18- East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Diesel Gala
23/09/18 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

22/09/18- Leigh Model Railway Exhibition
23/09/18 St Joseph’s Hall, Chapel Street, Leigh, WN7 2DA
1000-1700 (both days)
http://www.leighmodelrailwaysociety.wordpress.com

Cheers, Howard.
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