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NETWATCH

Derby Station Variety
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKg7tXI-VQ0
Five Ways Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcJh3WY8ZHk
Droitwich Spa Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWL8A04IcY8
Electric Bromsgrove and other trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCB3s1lAOck
West Midlands Metro Grand Central Birmingham
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K89Gck88Ob8
(Martin Miller)

Class 50 Golden Jubilee at SVR, inside cab/dining car
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82FNE5YC77g
1×68,1×67,6×66,1×56,1x37s,5xHST, 4xIET,14x units on S/Wales Mainline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56athwL0I-0
Class 50 SVR Gala; trackside, station and bridge clips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GX5oGGeOA90
Night Time Depot, 11 x Class 50 SVR Event
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Wf0fYuSdM
Class 50 Celebration Depot Visit at Kidderminster, 03.10.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXyi6tE5mmM
(Mike Wilcock)

66304 & 66428 Rail Head Treatment Train at Birkett Common, 10th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cM4Y0Mm1b5s
Bluebell Railway, ‘Giants of Steam’ Autumn Steam Gala 2018, 12th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78d2wAPLciQ
Llangollen Railway Autumn Steam Gala 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shoZEYRPlXo
Battlefield Line, Autumn Steam Gala 2018, 13th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZkxyoOgauw
The Tanfield Railway “Run it Weekend”, 14th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t53Td_T574w
Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Open Weekend 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8AP5jbq6YA
Trains on the Trans Australian Railway: Ooldea & Immarna 7th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8FL6m1LiVo
Australian Trains: Steam Loco 6029 in the Blue Mountains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZDtOZr-UO4
Australian Trains – North Strathfield (Sydney) Station
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niVaEcDgTSQ
Rasender Roland Bahnhofsfest Göhren 13.10.2018 mit 99 784
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCcKrga5Z_Q
35 1097 auf dem Weg von Zwickau über Leipzig nach Weimar, 13.10.18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDEy2A5ej40
Driver and Passenger Views – Muran Lubeník & Plesivec
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1FxTHZseLQ
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

17 October: Anniversary of Hatfield and Cowden accidents
http://www.aslef.org.uk/article.php?group_id=6389
Former King William Street underground station
https://goo.gl/UUJy6G
Illawarra Light Railway Museum
http://www.ilrms.com.au/index.htm
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Long forgotten: Bristol’s lost railways stations
https://goo.gl/gbjczZ

Life Under the Arches – The people under Britain’s railways
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/life_under_the_arches

“The Engines of Our Ingenuity” radio programme
http://www.uh.edu/engines/

Why ‘pit brow lasses’ were coal mining’s unsung heroines
https://tinyurl.com/y7euo5wb

The peculiar history of the Ordnance Survey
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45007577

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IN THE NEWS

UK’s railway stations with most train delays revealed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45864908

Porterbrook announces BatteryFLEX in Green Great Britain Week
https://goo.gl/2tfRfm

ORR safety concerns with LNER “Azuma” fleet
https://goo.gl/GZvq23

Paddington station: Passengers face major disruption
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45885867
OHLE damaged at Ealing by on test class 800 unit
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/10/17-hitachi-train-under-test-brought..html

Traction current failure affecting Victoria
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-45882485

Consultation starts on unblocking East Croydon/Norwood Jn area
https://goo.gl/UQkVyV

Repairs to Brighton Main Line tunnels
https://goo.gl/DBNvji

Electrification to Bristol Parkway takes one step closer as more upgrades completed
https://tinyurl.com/y9lxt2yt

Cab view of bad weather at Dawlish
https://goo.gl/eMZzC1

Collapsed culvert near Teignmouth
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-45851489

Find out more about plans to protect vital railway artery to the South West
https://goo.gl/7hJmE4

First Intercity Express reaches Newquay
https://goo.gl/CysoUA

£15m Network Rail freight upgrade between Doncaster and Lincolnshire kicks off
https://goo.gl/oLmVfv

Hull Trains cancels all trains to London on Saturday
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-45849235

West Coast mainline blocked by landslide at Lambrigg north of Oxenholme
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-45850556

Scotrail 385 units returned to service after brake fault
https://goo.gl/ZAagPB

Cleland Station accessibility improvements in site
https://goo.gl/AVSddt

‘Pass the parcel’ over new railway station for East Linton
https://goo.gl/1u1D6C

Commuters ‘celebrate’ Arriva Trains Wales rail franchise end
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45838051

RAIB report on locked brakes and track damage in South Wales October 2017
https://goo.gl/rnu4YQ

Flooding in South Wales
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45838058

New £5bn Transport for Wales rail franchise begins
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45786582

Leaf clearance on Northern Ireland Railways
https://www.belfastlive.co.uk/news/belfast-news/watch-translink-ni-railways-blow-15268185

North Eastern Railway Autocar returned to service
https://goo.gl/G7g9oL

Ffestiniog Railway train cancellations due to storm Callum
https://goo.gl/nGaJx4

Festiniog Railway blocked by fallen trees between Plas Halt and Tan-y-Bwlch
https://goo.gl/ZdFHon

Sea-Lion returns to the Groudle Glen Railway
https://goo.gl/cDEE3d

Future of legendary locomotives in balance after Fife Council rejects plans for visitor centre
https://tinyurl.com/y7kypqpj

Fire on German ICE high speed service
https://goo.gl/QHDNg1

Go Ahead Group win franchise in Norway
https://goo.gl/c73xCH

The surprising renaissance of America’s railways
https://goo.gl/WjLGzt

Fatal derailment in Morocco
https://goo.gl/kLWdJD

Possible safety shut down of South African passenger services
https://goo.gl/uvuZmr

Hyundai-Rotem to build locos for Bangladesh Railways
https://goo.gl/nYXdDQ

Accidents and near misses on Nottingham Tram network
https://goo.gl/UUyBzU

Bloodhound 1,000mph car goes into administration
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45838994

Calmac launch probe after £43 million ferry crashes into pier
https://goo.gl/m6bRz4

Navy F-35 jet trials ‘rolling’ landing on aircraft carrier
https://goo.gl/6WdTRm

British Airways plans Charleston’s first European nonstop
https://goo.gl/GKMrDM

Tools left on Surabaya runway damaged Wings Air ATR 72
https://goo.gl/LFrqUu

Corrosion and cracking led to Qantas A380 engine shutdown
https://goo.gl/DJFn8A

Tyndall Air Force Base suffers severe damage from Hurricane Michael
https://goo.gl/Af54ZR

Testing new trains at Dallas Fort Worth for radar interference
https://goo.gl/TUCjmX

Cobalt airline has suspended operations
https://nitravelnews.com/news/budget-airline-cobalt-air-has-suspended-operations/

Lord of Rings director’s WW1 movie They Shall Not Grow Old opens
https://goo.gl/1rBr52

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

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TV and RADIO

21/10/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“Locomotion: Dan Snow’s History of Railways” 1/3

21/10/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“James May’s Cars of the People” Series 2 – 3/3

22/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 6/10

24/10/18 Channel 5 1900-2000
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 3/6

25/10/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“The Motorway: Life in the Fast Lane” 4/4

26/10/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 4/6

26/10/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Walking Britain’s Lost Railways” 6/6 Ruabon to Barmouth

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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

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 Stephenson Model Railway Group, Rainhill: Model Railway Exhibition
The Guide House, Stoney Lane, Rainhill, Merseyside, L35 9JY
1000-1700
Adult: £3.00, Accompanied child: free
http://www.stephensonmrg.org.uk

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

31/10/18 Gwili Railway: Hallowe’en Ghost Express
http://www.gwili-railway.co.uk

31/10/18 Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways: Hallowe’en Trains
http://www.festrail.co.uk

03/11/18 Burton Railway Collector Fair
Burton Town Hall, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 2EB
1030-1530
http://www.tobaz.co.uk

03/11/18 Llangollen Railway: Ride the Rocket
http://www.llangollen-railway.co.uk

02/11/18- South Devon Railway: November Diesel Gala
04/11/18 http://www.southdevonrailway.co.uk

03/11/18 Leek & Rudyard Railway: Dam Fireworks Shuttle
http://www.rlsr.org

03/11/18- East Lancashire Railway: Scenic Railcar Weekend
04/11/18 http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk

04/11/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

05/11/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
“Peter Fox Collection – Part 3: The 1980s” a slideshow by Andy Barclay
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

10/11/18 Mid-Hants Watercress Line: Walk the Line
https://www.watercressline.co.uk/

10/11/18- LMS-Patriot Project: See the Unknown Warrior
11/11/18 Crewe Heritage Centre,Vernon Way, Crewe, CW1 2DB
http://www.lms-patriot.org.uk/

10/11/18- Barnsley Model Railway Club Exhibition
11/11/18 Hoyland Leisure Centre, West Street, Hoyland, S74 9HX
http://www.barnsleymrc.org.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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