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NETWATCH

Portuguese Railways – Aveiro Station – CP Comboios de Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYTtQds7nuc
Portuguese Railways – Braga Station – CP Comboios de Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPUavBiHmFY
Portuguese Railways – Porto Campanha – CP Comboios de Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_QT5LRoNXxA
Portugal Railways – Vila Nova de Gaia – CP Comboios de Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAEs1AgiUiI
Douro Historical Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mH1KY3OoPsU
Portugal Narrow Gauge Vouga Historical Train
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXlSIchiluo
Linha do Vouga – Agueda to Aveiro – Narrow Gauge Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oLPtrcnXbHQ
Metro do Porto – Santo Ovidio – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VOJ0T5GmiE
Metro do Porto – Trindade – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWo7rKScsJU
Metro do Porto – Matosinhos Sul – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ngRlW7no8
Metro do Porto – Senhora de Hora – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvK9Ya-UA9M
Metro do Porto – Povoa de Varzim
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCfonHJemu4
Metro do Porto – Campanha and Estadio do Dragao – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbYsYGYmilU
Metro do Porto – Senhor de Matosinhos – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVbRLJjRYpU
Metro do Porto – Fonte do Cuco – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwhkxTUZF5w
Teleferico do Gaia – Porto – Cable Cars
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QGk7sQwv-I
Bom Jesus funicular Braga Portugal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv5YE-31SJI
(Martin Miller)

GBRf Out of the Ordinary Tour 22 September 2018 at Dalmeny
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUiaGl_VR84
(Andrew Cook)

73961/63/66766 Railtour arrives/departs Bridgend 20th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTnOvyw92I
Severn Valley Railway Autumn Steam Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDE2YRunGZU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X20Tf8k9aUc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhyOnNmrmGA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DbMKBs7uSs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OtxRDs8Bhc
Steam Gala, Locomotion Shildon, 23rd September, with 70013 Oliver Cromwell
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGbKiK83aqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdljBMJ6kMU
Australia: Trains @ North Strathfield, 23rd September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rug_VETv108
Australian Trains – Freight Services at West Ryde
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tilQpMBTMs
Güterverkehr auf der Frankenwaldbahn – Smartron, NoHab, BR 218 + Schiefe Ebene
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5YIUVAZCvs
50 3501 fährt lautstark durch den Thüringer Wald 22.09.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoFF6nMin9A
Nuremberg U-Bahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jAEK96OahU
The Superb Steam Locomotive on Mr Porsche’s Garden Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vusdq7N3vHo
Model Trams Gold Coast Gauge Conversion and More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7LKwX8RUak
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Track defect detection by helicopter
https://goo.gl/JSbjUB
The Skeena Train: Jasper, AB to Prince Rupert, BC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wObiObwJU6w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXbRsQTcZTA
Wolsztyn depot web cams
https://www.parowozowniawolsztyn.pl/kamery/
Trugo – a sport invented by railway workers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45326460
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

11 Amazing Abandoned Airplanes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPVnFMDrrGk
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Is this one of the world’s most beautiful airports?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45624436

The man who bought London Bridge
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_bridge_that_crossed_an_ocean

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IN THE NEWS

Controversial lineside tree felling set to continue
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/09/27-controversial-lineside-tree-felling-set.html

Bi-mode conversion offered for class 168 & 170 units
https://goo.gl/CPFCaH

Disabled train users to get new ‘life-changing’ app
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45656560

Campaign against closing London Overground ticket offices.
http://www.rmt.org.uk/news/rmt-launches-campaign-to-save-51-overground-ticket-offices/
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/09/25-rmt-launches-overground-ticket-office.html

Train despatch incident at Elstree & Borehamwood – RAIB investigation
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/train-door-accident-at-elstree-borehamwood-station

Collision with road vehicle in Dollands Moor yard
https://goo.gl/j7CzV3

May 2019 introduction for new Greater Anglia rolling stock
https://goo.gl/756Zna

Completion of bridge works for laying extra track on Filton bank
https://goo.gl/SAjt2U

Extra entrance gates provided at Temple Meads
https://goo.gl/cukWJQ

Completion of flood relief engineering works near Axminster
https://goo.gl/2gTvm9

WCML signalling failure
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45659465

Plans unveiled for Birmingham’s future rail stations
https://goo.gl/HcBctr
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-45656270

Work finally begins on new Wolverhampton Railway Station
https://goo.gl/gxDNr9

£18.75m Halton Curve project delayed a further six months
https://goo.gl/LQgXBA

ScotRail announces £13m investment to combat autumn weather
https://goo.gl/MbXGsa

Work starts on Aberdeen’s freight rail line
https://goo.gl/sW42PZ

Unlocking potential of freight is crucial
https://goo.gl/PMJFdy

34072 returns to service
https://goo.gl/rPC9uq

AC loco report on 89001 restoration
https://www.aclocogroup.co.uk/news.php

Irish Rail capacity problems with increased loadings
https://goo.gl/8sGTZ7

DB orders more IC4 units
https://goo.gl/NVuvHK

Suspension faults on Swiss Pendolino units
https://www.railjournal.com/rolling-stock/suspension-defects-ground-sbb-pendolinos

Increased revenue for BLS
https://www.railjournal.com/financial/encouraging-first-half-growth-for-bls

Go-Ahead order 22 Stadler FLIRT units for use in Bavaria
https://goo.gl/wWgT4Q

Chinese company unveils new railway tunnel in Kenya
https://goo.gl/NHma1p

Saudi Arabia opens new high speed line
https://www.railway-technology.com/news/saudi-arabia-opens-7-87bn-high-speed-rail-line/

Jubilee line train ran with doors open – RAIB investigation
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/train-door-incident-jubilee-line

Piccadilly Line strikes
https://goo.gl/MTuag3
Heritage buses providing extra capacity during Piccadilly Line strike
https://goo.gl/42s8TS

Five companies short listed to supply new Tyne & Wear metro fleet
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/five-shortlisted-for-new-metro-fleet

Possible leisure traffic for Sheffield tram-train extension
https://goo.gl/7CGifn

UK’s first air-cleaning bus unveiled in Southampton
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45663945

Floating bridge: Crew member injured in engine room
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45653918

East Cowes car ferry ‘tears yachts from moorings’
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45668860

Titanic II: Work resumes on Blue Star Line build
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45663941

Memorial held for WW2 Spitfire pilot Mary Ellis
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45602283
Mary Ellis memorial fly past
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbbhNfcuA3A

Dublin Airport plane-chasing passenger charged
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45663321

Ryanair unions in five countries in warning to airline
http://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0921/995303-ryanair-unions-warning/
German Ryanair pilots to join cabin crew strike action
https://goo.gl/R2hDDa

Air Niugini plane comes down in Micronesia lagoon
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-45674786

South African flight delayed by a swarm of bees in an engine
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45654501

SIA A350-900ULR ferry shows off long-haul capabilities
https://goo.gl/fq2Stb

Pilot error behind Air Canada A320 near-miss at San Francisco
https://goo.gl/6RvVhS

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

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TV and RADIO

29/09/18 BBC2 1725-1755
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 2/4 Wales

30/09/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Engineering Giants: Jumbo Jet Strip-Down” 1/3

30/09/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“James May’s Cars of the People” 3/3

01/10/18 BBC2 2000-2030
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 3/4 Northern Ireland

01/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 3/10

02/10/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

04/10/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane” 1/4

05/10/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 1/6

05/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 3/6 Dartmoor

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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

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

27/09/18 Tiverton Town Hall, St Andrews Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PG
“Peter Gray’s Exe Valley Railway” presented by Amyas Crump
Starts 1930, £5 per ticket from Tiverton Museum, 01884 256295
Pre-booking is advised

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 The George Hotel, 1 Broad St, South Molton, EX36 3AB
“A History of the Devon and Somerset Railway” by Freddy Huxtable & Amyas Crump
Starts 1930, entrance £5 in support of the Exmoor Search and Rescue Team
and Exmoor Radio Club

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

09/10/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“Recent Trips to The Emerald Isle” by Dave Winter
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

10/10/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“The Life and Legacy of George Bradshaw” by Dr David Turner
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/

12/10/18- Bluebell Railway: Giants of Steam
14/10/18 http://www.bluebell-railway.com

12/10/18- Swanage Railway: Locomotive Exchanges 1948
14/10/18 https://www.swanagerailway.co.uk/

12/10/18- Nene Valley Railway: Diesel Gala
14/10/18 http://www.nvr.org.uk

12/10/18- North Norfolk Railway: Home Fleet Running Weekend
14/10/18 http://www.nnrailway.co.uk

12/10/18- Llangollen Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
14/10/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

13/10/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Fairground at Night
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

13/10/18 Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Jazz & Chips Evening
Advance booking required
http://www.e-v-r.com

13/10/18- Croydon Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/10/18 Warlingham School, Tithepit Shaw, Lane, Warlingham, CR6 9YB
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.croydonmrs.org.uk

13/10/18- Ecclesbourne Valley Railway: Model Railway Exhibition
14/10/18 http://www.e-v-r.com

13/10/18- The Elizabethan Model Railway Society Exhibition
14/10/18 The Summit Centre, Lowmoor Road, Kirby-in-Ashfield, NG17 7LL
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
http://www.elizabethanrailwaysociety.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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