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NETWATCH

Oporto Trams Line 1 Passeio Alegre to Infante
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZLkq3iPciY
Oporto Trams Line 18 Massarelos to Carmo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVikKIsMr2E
Oporto Trams Line 22 Batalha Carmo Batalha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHgGrR4ooJY
Metro do Porto Ponte de Luis 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CcGvZZQrFk
Portugal Narrow Gauge Vouga Line Espinho to Oliveira
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxsqb6XRty8
Porto Funicular dos Guindais
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG_4qdVtJI4
Derby Station so far, so good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBtBjI6UAT4
(Martin Miller)

60009 tears through the South, The Swanage Belle, 13th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pqGHu1qVVs
48151, 37669 & 37706 with The Scarborough Spa Express, York, 13th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCKecqECiWs
East Lancashire Railway, 15th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAOWXWWmVn0
A4 No 60009 on ‘The Talisman’, 15th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOemncacSY0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m6qQNM42804
Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Steam Gala, 15th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M07hTWIUdU8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsXtjVRLta8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tkVuWkQCXY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT8Q8cUiFTo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4F4qiAUvQo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YJeH798AxU
A4 No 60009 on a Move to Southall, Durham & Darlington, 17th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjmcODJJxJ4
Leighton Buzzard Narrow Gauge Preserved Steam Railway Buzzrail
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSyInE_scyo
Australian Trains – New Waratah “Series 2” set now in service
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXk0aq0oVWA
86 1333 mit ordentlich Last auf Spätsommertour durchs Erzgebirge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PguDCQj-APQ
Zug um Zug auf der Frankenwaldbahn – 18 201, TXL, Raildox, ÖBB uvm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UdhyZ0WJNs
Eurostar et Thalys sur la ligne classique Paris-Lille
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtYnzc8oc_w
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

GWR franchise review stakeholder briefing
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/great-western-rail-franchise
Cab ride Chessington South to Waterloo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7ReCGy0Ddo
Southern Railway headcodes (1944)
http://www.semgonline.com/headcodes/sheadcodes/04.html
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Aircraft Spotting
http://www.spottingmode.com/
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Little remains of this view taken at Derby Midland station in 1981
https://goo.gl/fFmQpp

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IN THE NEWS

Autumn on the railway
https://www.networkrail.co.uk/autumn-on-the-railway/

‘Broken’ rail franchise system to be reviewed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45532566

Cross Country Franchise competition suspended
https://goo.gl/X5yNDV

Bombardier unveils battery-electric Talent 3
https://www.railjournal.com/fleet/bombardier-unveils-battery-electric-talent-3

South Western and Northern rail staff plan more strikes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45591080

Footbridge refurbished at Faversham in time for Hop Festival
https://goo.gl/dnLLw9

Billingshurst LC damaged by road vehicle
https://tinyurl.com/y85la23q

Templecombe station highly commended in National Railway Awards
https://goo.gl/CQQ1jS

Dartmoor Railway to feature on Channel 5
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/09/dartmoor-railway-to-feature-on-channel-5.html

Newquay station evacuated due to hand grenade
https://goo.gl/8jCcPo

Vivarail unit arrives at Bletchley for Marston Vale line
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/09/brand-new-vivarail-train-arrives-at-bletchley.html

British Steel contract with Network Rail extended
https://goo.gl/4cvm7k

Class 195 diesel units for Northern start mainline testing
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/fleet/caf-dmus-for-northern-begin-main-line-testing

Aberdour named as best small station 2018
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45527857

Stirling-Dunblane-Alloa electrification means changes for Central Belt travellers
https://goo.gl/YWrRMT

Station redevelopment is step-up for Breich
https://goo.gl/RgsrdK

Plans for rail link between Aberdeen airport and new AECC hit by setback
https://tinyurl.com/y9d3xwwz

Train services disrupted after derailment at Inverness
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45572521

Train with faulty toilets leaves passengers in Carmarthen after loo break
https://goo.gl/Lx8fzm

Large Prairie 5199 to visit Mid Hants Autumn Gala
https://goo.gl/GDiurB

Fund raising for P2 2007
https://goo.gl/1u56Gr

Test running starts with 60163 Tornado after repairs
https://goo.gl/LE6KPf

Latest news on the Brighton Atlantic 32424
http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/bluebell/locos/atlantic/latest.html

Sir Nigel Gresley restoration report
https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/sir-nigel-gresley-overhaul-update-32/

Vintage Trains granted TOC status
https://goo.gl/cy6PTR

Derailment on Leighton Buzzard Light Railway
https://goo.gl/VW4bFB

Dutch rail crash: Four children killed in electric cart
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45586492

New underfloor wheel lathe installed by Czech Railways
https://goo.gl/vgWzXc

SNCF hybrid train tests
https://goo.gl/Y6Wj4g

New train for Berlin S bahn on display at Inno-Trans
https://goo.gl/J8jZLF

New Sud Ost Bahn multiple units displayed at Inno-Trans, Berlin
https://goo.gl/z9ddCj

Hybrid Turkish built shunting loco on display at Inno-Trans
https://www.railwaygazette.com/news/single-view/view/turkish-hybrid-shunter-on-show.html

Locos ordered by Turkish open access freight operator
https://goo.gl/uyiJfD

Fatal level crossing accident in Graz
https://goo.gl/7bYbMg

DLR shut down due to signalling failure
https://goo.gl/EodTih

First driverless train for Glasgow subway displayed
https://goo.gl/JeEHVU

Coach operators snub Dublin parking facility
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0914/993678-dublin-coach-parking/

Wightlink’s new £30m ferry Victoria of Wight officially named
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45589753

Red Funnels goes Green
https://goo.gl/KzF2h4

Liner breaks mooring lines at Greenock and drifts out to sea
https://goo.gl/Vu8M3L

Old Gaffers regatta cancelled due to rising costs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45562746

Longer runway in Southampton Airport 20-year plan
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45571412

Birmingham aims to regain transatlantic flights by 2020
https://goo.gl/njWNKD

Cathay Pacific spells own name wrong on plane
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45572275

Qatar gifts BBJ 747-8I to Turkey
https://goo.gl/6mZTZP

Sochi overrun 737 landed nearly halfway down runway
https://goo.gl/C1qcFc

Schedule pressure caused Lion 737, A330 wing clip
https://goo.gl/1qE8bN

Historic Cathay 777 heads for US museum
https://goo.gl/ZMemc6

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

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TV and RADIO

22/09/18 BBC2 1700-1730
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 1/4 England

22/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“How the Victorians Built Britain” 4/4

22/09/18 Channel 5 2200-2305
“Britain’s Greatest Bridges” 1/6 The Forth Rail Bridge

23/09/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Battle of Britain: Model Squadron” 3/3

23/09/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“James May’s Cars of the People” 2/3

24/09/18 BBC2 2000-2030
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 2/4 Wales

24/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 2/10

25/09/18 ITV 2300-2330
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

26/09/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Ian Hislop’s Olden Days: the Power of the Past in Britain” 3/3

28/09/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Walking Britain’s Lost Raiways” 2/6 The Woodhead 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

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

01/10/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“The Favourite Railway Journey of My Youth” a slideshow by Martin Bromley
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

04/10/18- Great Central Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
07/10/18 http://www.gcrailway.co.uk

05/10/18- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Victorian Weekend
07/10/18 http://www.festrail.co.uk

06/10/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

06/10/18 Gwili Railway: Gwili 40 Gala
http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk

06/10/18- Folkestone Model Railway Club Exhibition
07/10/18 Lees Cliff Hall, Folkestone, CT20 2DZ
1000-1700 (both days)
http://www.folkestone-mrc.wordpress.com

06/10/18- Spa Valley Railway: A Day Out with Thomas
07/10/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

06/10/18- Statfold Barn Railway: Statfold at War
07/10/18 https://www.statfoldbarnrailway.co.uk

06/10/18- Apedale Valley Light Railway: Diesel Delights
07/10/18 https://www.avlr.org.uk

07/10/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

07/10/18 Leek & Rudyard Railway: Grandparents’ Day
http://www.rlsr.org

Cheers, Howard.
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