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NETWATCH

Steam and Diesel at Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway 1 September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOFUwL5P29Y
Turnhouse Colas, ScotRail and a Q400
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYTRziz32nU
(Andrew Cook)

Toton Open Day 20 years ago
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgozYhPJmbM
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NQoO8koiU0
37412/426 loading at Machen Quarry and shunt 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO3eJ6wsSEI
37412/418 double headed Aberthaw-Hirwaun 2001
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfUBWYm5g14
Cab Ride in GBRf 66706 Stratford-Cambridge, Full Cut
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJg-Y7Sw3Q
Cab Ride with 66706. Stratford-Cambridge, Run Round and return
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7HUSV1-58k
Cab Ride in GBRf 66706, Broxbourne, Tottenham Hall to Stratford
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gWlfvbEGgE
Mallard and Kolhapur on the mainline – My 1st videos from 1986!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LsG172mceOk
(Mike Wilcock)

The Bodmin and Wenford Railway August 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDgTDgMjY9A
The Duchess Returns! 6233 Duchess of Sutherland on Roll Out Day 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2IAORL1KP8
Great Central Diesel Gala 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFzEatbNcoo
70000 Britannia on test on the Severn Valley Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkOWsHzjSl0
LMS 45690 Tows 35018 back home to Carnforth 10th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-x-tEtp8ls
Kirklees Light Railway Steam Gala 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYVelbzVeUs
Alexandra Timber Tramway: Engine No 5 Does a Lap
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoivdarI6qY
Vintage EMDs lead ARTC Ballast Train from Whyalla to Spencer Jct
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICrm0DOLpKY
Mit der GR 52er durchs sonnige Werratal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQ3vAQ2bnyA
Dampfzüge zum Winzerfest nach Freyburg 8th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HyLfs4oRqI
Driver’s Eye View – Tisovec to Zbojská – Standard Gauge – Rack Railway (Slovakia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6U8VuF8Jn4
Tisovec to Zbojská – Steam Rack Railway – Driver, Passenger and Line-side Views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGW2RpEfJT4
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 2018 August Bank Holiday Weekend
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABY3olSER_o
Tramways à Saint-Denis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srWQDIhY-KE
Translancs Transport Show 2nd September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Rx0fGZShY0
London Trolleybus Farewell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-9IjiEvxmA
Lanz Bulldog D7500 Bj. 1938 mit Sound beim Pflügen Kiekeberg 9th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEnor3NPEi0
Superb Modular Model Railroad Layout in HO Scale of York Railway in Pennsylvania
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gGqJm5zHoA
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

How Alan Pegler saved Flying Scotsman for the nation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43755611
(Spotter: Michael Prince)

Problems behind SWR franchise difficulties
https://goo.gl/nVYKzc
Latest news on 32424
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/locos/atlantic/latest.html
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Dutch Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij Steam Gala (Terug naar Toen)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC4wADmpwUw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXPjbDgFU4E
(Spotter: Kees Wielemaker)

A footnote to the steam locomotive Mallard’s record-breaking run
https://goo.gl/Xfp75W

Storage to rent – The Old Engine Shed, Chilmark, Salisbury
https://goo.gl/rqNT79

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IN THE NEWS

Network Rail sells railway arches to investors for £1.5bn
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45477907
https://goo.gl/3CUQsy

Alstom and Eversholt Rail develop hydrogen train for Britain
https://goo.gl/4ZF4Vt

Northern and South Western rail workers strike over guards
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45449640

Hundreds stranded on new high-speed train in Devon
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-45519014

Chiltern Railways leaf fall timetable
https://www.chilternrailways.co.uk/news/leaf-fall-2018-timetable-starts-sunday-7-october

Travel disruption as freight train derails near Coleshill
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45508412

Derby’s Bombardier opening centre of expertise to help win huge £2..75bn HS2 contract
https://goo.gl/deMmz8

New container terminal at Doncaster opened by Princess Royal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45494331

East Coast Azuma trains thwarted by northern track
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-45435683
https://goo.gl/1r7Bx6

TransPennine £2.9bn rail upgrade will cause ‘major disruption’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-45509972

End of the line for ‘awful’ Pacer trains
https://goo.gl/YXdkTZ

ScotRail stations up for top award
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/news/scotrail-stations-top-award

New Stobart container service between Tilbury and Daventry or Mossend
https://goo.gl/Ez6h87

More than half of Borders Railway trains arriving here late, latest figures reveal
https://tinyurl.com/y779hwbo

Construction begins on new Robroyston station
https://goo.gl/c6ejGy

Ayr’s Station Hotel to undergo 24 hour rescue operation aimed at re-opening platforms to
ScotRail trains
https://goo.gl/SJXreb

New electric train ready for North Berwick route
https://goo.gl/8RmyVS

Institution of Civil Engineers celebrate the Newbattle Viaduct
https://goo.gl/jNnBrK

Heatwave derails Harry Potter train trips at Christmas
https://goo.gl/L4A76g

People’s piano arrives at Dundee
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/about-scotrail/news/people%E2%80%99s-piano-arrives-dundee

Aberdeen residents to face 11 weeks of disruption during rail works
https://goo.gl/sv4xsJ

Conversation cafes on Aberdeen train services launched to tackle suicide blight
https://tinyurl.com/y7lfm8ek

£4.25m upgrade of Merlins Bridge railway bridges to start
https://goo.gl/GDKHnE

Great Central Railway canal bridge funding bid tops £250,000
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-45447358

New Welsh Highland Railway station at Caernarfon almost complete
https://goo.gl/1V4TLt

First Stadler coach bodies arrive at their factory in Salt Lake City
https://goo.gl/hDVWgG

Consultation completed for London’s Bakerloo Line extension
https://goo.gl/xQ3Kkr

New York opens WTC Cortlandt subway station 17 years after 9/11 destroyed it
https://goo.gl/Ty8ygU

Overhead line equipment hits trains in Hudson Tunnels
https://goo.gl/oL8LW3

The NRA put ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ in white KKK hood to protest new diverse cast
https://goo.gl/5jQ23d

Firm criticised over tram dragging pram in Nottingham
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-45470048

Bus driver was more than twice over drink-drive limit
https://goo.gl/38WiM7

Dame of Sark’s invalid carriage sells above its estimated price
https://goo.gl/Xm7kVt

Harbour fees cut to aid Hayling Ferry service
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45458454

UK pilot licences to remain valid on UK aircraft post-Brexit: CAA
https://goo.gl/ZSs2GZ

Ryanair bans media from attending AGM
http://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0910/992896-ryanair-media-ban/

Ryanair cancels German flights amid strike action
http://www.rte.ie/news/world/2018/0912/993215-ryanair/

Ryanair cabin crew strikes
http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2018/0913/993482-ryanair-stikes/

Boeing rehires retirees in effort to bolster 737 production force
https://goo.gl/yBfS73

Recovery continues at Osaka’s Kansai International airport
https://goo.gl/k3XaRU

Shotton steelworks office on Victorian Society endangered list
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45490763

The worst selling Ordnance Survey map
https://goo.gl/6QFeCW

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

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TV and RADIO

15/09/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Secrets of Underground Britain” 1/6

15/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“How the Victorians Built Britain” 3/4

15/09/18 Channel 5 2200-2305
“Tower Bridge: Britain’s Greatest Bridges”

16/09/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Million Pound Mega Yachts”

16/09/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Battle of Britain: Model Squadron” 2/3

16/09/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“James May’s Cars of the People” 1/3

17/09/18 BBC2 2000-2030
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” Technological ingenuity, 1/4 England

17/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 1/10

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

18/09/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

19/09/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Ian Hislop’s Olden Days: the Power of the Past in Britain” 2/2

21/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Walking Britain’s Lost Raiways” 1/6 The Moray Line

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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

14/09/18 Bamford & District History Group
Bamford Village Institute
“The History of Hulley’s Buses” by Andy Firth
Starts 2000
£2 for Institute members, £4 for non-members (includes refreshments)

14/09/18- Dean Forest Railway: Diesel Gala
16/09/18 http://www.deanforestrailway.co.uk

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

20/09/18- Severn Railway Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
23/09/18 http://www.svr.co.uk

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- Moving London: Acton Depot Open Weekend
23/09/18 http://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/open-weekends

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

22/09/18- Locomotion: Autumn Steam Gala
23/09/18 http://www.locomotion.org.uk

27/09/18- West Somerset Railway: Autumn Gala
30/09/18 http://www.west-somerset-railway.co.uk/

28/09/18- Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Diesel Gala
30/09/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

29/09/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

29/09/18- Spa Valley Railway: A Day Out with Thomas
30/09/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

29/09/18- South Devon Railway: Models & Miniatures
30/09/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

29/09/18- Middleton Railway: Last Coals to Leeds
30/09/18 http://www.middletonrailway.org.uk

29/09/18- Llangollen Railway: Diesel Weekend
30/09/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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