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NETWATCH

Derby Station – looking good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jGCWtQXyZk
Erewash Valley diversions – final week
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90zfBLYuELg
Porto Sao Bento Estacao – Oporto Sao Bento Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w29oY4xTHxQ
Estacao Regua – Regua Station – Portugal Railways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmcecWdPix0
Metro do Porto – Hospital Sao Joao – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aB5AgQHT7do
Metro do Porto – Contumil – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkMaXWTlUo8
Metro do Porto – Fanzeres – Oporto Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mx9rhGIDf4
Narrow Gauge in Portugal 2018 – slide show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slJor7pPg28
(Martin Miller)

Newport Station; class 56/66 HST and IEPs, Sept 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPvdVdNA4bE
37603/06 & 66304 “Coal Grinder” 2012
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tv305McQ_M
73961/63/66766 Railtour arrives/departs Bridgend, 20/09/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zTnOvyw92I
Pontypool and Blaenavon, Sept 2018
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4F4qiAUvQo
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YJeH798AxU
Pembroke Dock; Final HST run, Sept 8th 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ATOE3lHfbI
(Mike Wilcock)

Edinburgh’s Buses including Vintage Bus Running Day, 29th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5oSGWe1-BI&feature=youtu.be
(Andrew Cook)

NYMR – The long slog behind B1 61264
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8444CoSA44
North Yorkshire Moors Railway Day 1 Red Timetable, 27th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kze2fSej_ks
Nene Valley Railway – Flying Scotsman meets Tornado, 27th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0RiTp7MDVU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlBRFYALF28
Tyseley Locomotive Works 50th Anniversary Open Weekend 29th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOBtSvCm2FY
West Somerset Railway ‘Autumn Steam Gala’, 29th & 30th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q49zkLJ25JI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaLDQr-nkVA
Shed visit at Minehead 7828,6024 and 44422
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDhHmzKsWYw
Ribble steam Railway & Museum Steam Gala 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8iUxc6ZDzU
North Yorkshire Moors Railway – Annual Steam Gala, 29th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhydSi9e2KA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPojGlSfuO8
Carlisle Station – D9009 Alycidon with The Deltic Deviator, 29th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXeYeivn4Vo
Middleton Railway – ‘Last Coals to Leeds’ Gala, 30th September
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2ORvaLs_Do
66756 and 66782, also 47812, Acocks Green 02/10/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyq8zyXL6MI
Beer Heights Light Railway at Pecorama August 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK0WTeUG4fg
232 690, HSL 187er, TX Logistik, Raildox, Dampflok uvm auf der Frankenwaldbahn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8TV3ks6w2Y
03 2155 auf Herbstrunde Weimar – Bebra – Leinefelde und Pfefferminzbahn 29.09.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJE4gph0VGY
6029 – cabride – Tarana to Bathurst, September 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0yA46tNF_4
Australian Steam Trains – VGRs ‘Steam For Kids’ with J549 & D3 639
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGmTvJp9EyM
W Class Trams Melbourne – Maintaining Underfloor Electrical Equipment and More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TbOAYKKcLs
Australian Trains – 6029
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dk2mq9ZvJVA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_PoZkV44Vg
One of Europe’s largest model railway exhibitions: The ArsTECNICA model railroad in H0 scale
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXJlRDjNNXg&feature=youtu.be
Blackpool Heritage Tram Tours 133rd Anniversary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDFp_l0NyQc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSAMO9qHES0
Showbus 2018 Castle Donington Late Arrivals and Trips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUo01Aq-W4U
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Cab Ride Wimbledon to Willesden South West Sidings via Kensington Olympia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyyMvYWIbLM
Alton to Alresford in 4 minutes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKwDwGhAlEU&feature=youtu.be
George Stephenson notebook from 1822 found in NR archives
https://goo.gl/oSwEww
Former ICI railways around Northwich
https://goo.gl/AL5kZg
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Shamrock Car might just be the rarest Irish-made car of all time
http://www.thejournal.ie/the-shamrock-car-3284091-Mar2017/
6023 Blue King Edward 2 – Kingswear to Greenway – September 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=He0liGkL57U
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

Sorry for the Inconvenience
https://www.sorryfortheinconvenience.co.uk/

Fifty years of the jumbo jet – in pictures
https://goo.gl/mMVmb8

Walkways in the sky: the return of London’s forgotten ‘pedways’
https://goo.gl/wVrTSN

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IN THE NEWS

Rolls-Royce joins forces with rail giant in pioneering train project
https://goo.gl/L4qaj5

Crime soars on Britain’s railways with sexual offences up 16%
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/05/crime-soars-on-britains-railways

South Western Railway workers in 48-hour strike
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45751498

Fatal Level crossing accident near Diss
https://goo.gl/rKRa2U

Harris hawk being used to deter seagulls from Manchester Victoria station roof
https://www.networkrailmediacentre.co.uk/news/hawk-hired-to-scare-off-roof-pecking-squatters

First Great Northern 717 units enter service
https://www.railmagazine.com/news/network/new-great-northern-class-717-carries-first-passengers

Vivarail battery unit on test on Bo’ness & Kinneil
https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/battery-train-to-make-debut-in-scotland-1-4809515

Introduction of new Caledonian sleeper stock delayed
https://goo.gl/tunMoT

Memorial train for Dennis Howells
https://goo.gl/i9JoQJ

Award for Downpatrick and County Down Railway
https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2018/09/downpatrick-and-county-down-railway-win-top-award.html

New locos for AMTRAK Pacific surfliner service
https://goo.gl/d3e62B
https://goo.gl/Eb9Ldq

Iowa Interstate orders three new GE locos
https://goo.gl/9GFh2g

Contract for modernising OBB 1144 class locos
https://goo.gl/B4Q5oi

DB Arriva selected to run part of Praha S bahn network
https://goo.gl/iStHRL

Construction of new station in Bangkok
https://goo.gl/XjMSmq

Passenger service reinstated in Uruguay
https://goo.gl/AuRWSV

Man guilty of Eurotunnel boss Tube push murder attempt
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45763265

South Wales Metro secures EU funding
https://goo.gl/2YjiJx

Overspeed incident and door failure on Sheffield Supertram system – RAIB report
https://goo.gl/4wsJBw

Problems caused by damaged Cairngorm funicular
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45705256

Threatened industrial dispute over tendering Irish bus services
http://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/1002/1000444-bus-connects/

Motorway reopened early after bridge demolition
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45698057

Former tug Calshot ‘could be scrapped’ unless campaigners can find new home for D-Day veteran
https://goo.gl/VDMCLC

Falling tide leaves historic Skye ferry high and dry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-45731401

US and China Navy Have “Unsafe” Encounter In South China Sea
https://goo.gl/QHWKUP

F-35Bs make debut appearance aboard UK aircraft carrier
https://goo.gl/WP3uTk

Passengers stranded as airline collapses
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45712063

Cause of Irish radar failure on 2nd October still unknown – IAA
http://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1003/1000587-irish-air-space/

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

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

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TV and RADIO

06/10/18 BBC2 1725-1755
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 3/4 Northern Ireland

07/10/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Engineering Giants: Gas Rig Strip-Down” 2/3

07/10/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“James May’s Cars of the People” Series 2 – 1/3

07/10/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Series 9

07/10/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“Rolls-Royce: Dream Machines”

07/10/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Cold War, Hot Jets” 1/2

07/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“WW2 Wrecks: Draining the Oceans”

08/10/18 BBC2 2000-2030
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 4/4 Scotland

08/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 4/10

09/10/18 ITV 2245-2315
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

11/10/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane” 2/4

12/10/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 2/6

12/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 4/6 The Lake District

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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

Until 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- Great Western (Lego) Brick Show
07/10/18 http://www.greatwesternbrickshow.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

15/10/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
Railway Videos with Derek Spicer
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

15/10/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
“The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
“Neath in Old Photographs” by Roy Evans
Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

18/10/18 Tiverton Town Hall, St Andrews Street, Tiverton, EX16 6PG
“Peter Gray’s Culm Valley Railway” presented by Amyas Crump
Starts 1930, £5 per ticket from Tiverton Museum, 01884 256295
Pre-booking is advised

19/10/18- Spa Valley Railway: Diesel Gala & Real Ale Festival
21/10/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

19/10/18- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Autumn Steam Gala
21/10/18 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

19/10/18- East Lancashire Railway: Autumn Steam Gala
21/10/18 https://www.eastlancrailway.org.uk/

20/10/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

20/10/18 Hollycombe Steam in the Country: Hallowe’en Fairground at Night
Iron Hill, Liphook, Hants, GU30 7LP
http://www.hollycombe.co.uk

20/10/18- Hartlepool Model Railway Show
21/10/18 Hartlepool College of FE, Stockton St, Hartlepool, TS24 7LB
1000-1700 (Sat), 1000-1600 (Sun)
Adult: £6.00, OAP: £5.00, Child: £4.00, Family (2+3): £18.00

Cheers, Howard.
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