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NETWATCH

Derby Station – Normal Service Resumed
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LG4HBSK-a8
(Martin Miller)

60103 Flying Scotsman & 44871 In The West Country, 4th & 8th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZ40w-DSp0M
Class 50 Golden Jubilee Gala at SVR
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82FNE5YC77g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Wf0fYuSdM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKLehhKNCMA
Great Central Railway, Autumn Steam Gala
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvUKQZ1yvxA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0vVAe5Oz44
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OubM-QHtjiQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rScU6Ypqov0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLnLYV0xjAg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eytfF8ntRz8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GngwGVVozMs
Diesel Gala at The Ribble Steam Railway, 7th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUASC5n6A8E
4965 Tyseley, 09/10/18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD8uumdhVRc
175107 The first Class 175 in the Brand New Transport For Wales Livery, 8th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Jp0hPCGioE
Melbourne Trams Easter 1970, 1971, 1974. Silent Movie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNnVa2J9ELw
Pichi Richi Railway Brill at Lake Knockout: Mid North Rail Movements – Edition 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apaqNxIHo6g
Australian Trains – Pacific National Freight 2BS6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH2CQSNCuLg
Dampf auf der Pinzgauer Lokalbahn mit Lok JZ73-019 am 20.09.2018
01 150 unterwegs im Rheintal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXxsx96UR3A
Viel Dampf in Sachsen am 06.10.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU7GIE7BqBQ
Nice tramway – Line T2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaE31iboX8k
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Railhead treatment trains
https://goo.gl/iEGQBh
4965 return to the mainline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHR8_34pw3w
Polymer sleeper research in Australia
https://goo.gl/Lgh2We
Origins of the vacuum servo and power brakes on road vehicles
https://www.pistonheads.com/regulars/ph-origins/ph-origins-the-vacuum-servo/38888
Events to mark centenary of RMS Leinster sinking
http://www.rte.ie/news/2018/1010/1002123-rms_leinster/
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Exploring Chesterfield Abandoned Rail Tunnel
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfoOjsYc7dk
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Army Air Force Pilots Court-Martialed for Offending the Soviet Union during World War II
https://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2011/spring/court-martials.html
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

World War One footage brought to life by Lord of the Rings director
https://goo.gl/r11d5u

The UK’s giant aircraft carriers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/UK_aircraft_carriers

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IN THE NEWS

No change to railway safety regulations after Brexit
https://goo.gl/GE75FR

Station designs for HS2
https://goo.gl/8RWAWm

Locations for Talgo factory in UK revealed
https://goo.gl/Etxbqb
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45786203

ORR investigation into Northern and GTR passenger information
https://goo.gl/3ecTku

Train evacuated without current isolation
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45794817
https://goo.gl/KGg4WF

Enabling works to start between Bicester and Bletchley in 2019
https://goo.gl/rvAk5J

15th Bridge bash at Manea this year
https://goo.gl/LhwMBK

Another Hull Trains class 180 unit catches fire
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-45782239

Reduced service on Hull Trains
http://www.kcfm.co.uk/news/local-news/several-hull-trains-services-cancelled/

DB Cargo fined for health and safety breaches and trespass at Tyne yard
https://goo.gl/dxiB3C

Scotrail HST fails on first day of public service
https://goo.gl/EomZqg

Engineers get derailed Stonehaven train back on track
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-45812024

First unit appears in Transport for Wales livery
https://goo.gl/hyegqJ

Class 14 to visit Ecclesbourne Valley line for 2019
https://goo.gl/idaPvA

Award for Volks Electric Railway volunteer
https://www.brightonandhovenews.org/2018/10/08/volks-volunteer-wins-award/

Disruption planning changes, one year after Rastatt tunnel collapse
https://goo.gl/24gaKM

SNCB modernises Hasselt workshops
https://goo.gl/455aFc

Motorway bridge collapses onto Trans Siberian Railway
https://news.sky.com/video/russian-motorway-collapses-on-trans-siberian-railway-11521951

Union Pacific launch improvement plan
https://goo.gl/hrx2cC

AIB investigation into fatal collision at Saughton on Edinburgh tram network
https://goo.gl/EbVV5v

Tram suggested for Portishead branch
https://goo.gl/uL1Vfb

‘Rotten to core’ Hampshire coach firm loses licence
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-45820810

Battery powered tourist boats in Amsterdam
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45783085

Logan Air to operate British Airways service between London City and Isle of Man
https://goo.gl/iQzW5N

Yakutia Superjet damaged in Yakutsk landing excursion
https://goo.gl/VAQgL8

SIA to reclaim long-range crown with A350-900ULR debut
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45795573
https://goo.gl/zPxj2K

Air India plane hits wall on take-off
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45833239

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45822845

Spotters: Richard Buckby, Neil Kearns, Reg Nerps

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TV and RADIO

13/10/18 BBC2 1700-1730
“Monkman & Seagull’s Genius Guide to Britain” 4/4 Scotland

13/10/18 BBC2 1900-2000
“Murray Walker: a Life in the Fast Lane”

14/10/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Engineering Giants: Ferry Strip-Down” 3/3

14/10/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“James May’s Cars of the People” Series 2 – 2/3

14/10/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Series 9

14/10/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Cold War, Hot Jets” 2/2

15/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 5/10

18/10/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane” 3/4

19/10/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 3/6

19/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 5/6 Somerset & Dorset

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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

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- Isle of Wight Beer and Buses
14/10/18 https://www.redfunnel.co.uk/beer

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

18/10/18- Midlands Model Engineering Exhibition
21/10/18 Warwickshire Event Centre
https://www.midlandsmodelengineering.co.uk

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

22/10/18- Isle of Wight Steam Railway: Wizard Week
26/10/18 http://www.iwsteamrailway.co.uk

25/10/18 Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA
“The Railway Adventures” a talk by Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall
(All the Stations)
1900–2030
https://goo.gl/gxtL8W

25/10/18- Llangollen Railway: Day Out With Thomas
27/10/18 http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

25/10/18- Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hallowe’en Trains
27/10/18 http://www.festrail.co.uk

27/10/18 Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Hallowe’en Special, 1600-2000
http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

27/10/18 Birmingham Model Railway Club Exhibition
Arden Hall, Water Orton Road, Castle Bromwich, B36 9PB
1000-1600
Adult: £4.00, Child: £2.00, Family (2+1): £10.00

27/10/18- Spa Valley Railway: Children’s Character Days
28/10/18 https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk

27/10/18- Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Wizard Weekend
28/10/18 https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

27/10/18- Leek & Rudyard Railway: Hallowe’en Specials
31/10/18 http://www.rlsr.org

28/10/18 Llangollen Railway: Hallowe’en Train
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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