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NETWATCH

58s x 6 Exported from Newport in 2004
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0VbeLRkYNw
Fastline 66s, Rooftop in Cardiff Central/Queen St/Bay 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlukQBJ6xLI
Withdrawn locos 08, 20, 37, 47, 56, 86, 87 at Long Marston 2008
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0Ijv1DXJRs
Long Marston 2011, site tour of locos
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWB8ewwNglY
(Mike Wilcock)

Severn Valley Railway Yellow Timetable, 3rd November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2WUAzA-wbE
DRS Class 37s Nos. 37424 & 37401 – North East RHTT – Newcastle, 5th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC1X_JzRozc
Mainline Steam the Lost footage returns again
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvl6g9HbV64
44 1486 und 52 1360 fahren für “Nostalgiezugreisen” durch den Thüringer Wald und Werratal, 03rd
November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTXt0NqrDEY
Paris Metro – Nation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jtu0Khsi0
Driver’s Eye View – Moldava nad Bodvou to Medzev (Slovakia)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TUyRUGVKsyc
VT 2 Dieseltriebwagen im Ruhrtal August 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnmX75CEHKI
Treinen in Liège-Palais (Luik-Paleis) – 17 augustus 2018 | Ultra HD (4K)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lahNC5pVVbI
Quad C Classes on SSR Grain Train in the Adelaide Hills
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_cf73ckTYw
Australian Trains – @ Cowan Station – Freight Services
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HYrUCJqAuE
Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society Transport Day 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-tu9ieeVfY
Wigan Model Railway Show, 7th October
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWelq9GHgM4
British Trams Online News
http://www.britishtramsonline.co.uk/news/
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Can animals sense electrified tracks
https://goo.gl/SBSp7n
UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/11/08/network_rail_microsoft_office/
Taunton Trains
http://www.tauntontrains.co.uk/news
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

Low & creepy railway bridge
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy9PmSRwG-k&feature=youtu.be
(Spotter: Nico Spilt)

Historic England: The endangered buildings saved from ruin
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46103643

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IN THE NEWS

Network Rail outlines Christmas engineering works
https://goo.gl/yq1cKi

Waterloo station hawk to tackle ‘messy’ pigeons
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46135173

Rail overhaul on Brighton Main Line to improve the chaotic route in £67m upgrade
https://goo.gl/UD298Y

Network Rail secures £2bn to provide a better railway for passengers in Hants
https://goo.gl/tr6s9a

Freightliner loco 66414 named “Lest we Forget” at Southampton Maritime terminal
https://goo.gl/ayau6h

Abandoned bicycles removed from Cambridge station
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46077089

Noise complaints at Banbury Depot
https://goo.gl/WMza95

Coventry Station’s £82m masterplan up for approval
https://goo.gl/4yw4un

Landslip near Harrington on Cumbrian Coast line
https://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2018-11-04/landslip-closes-cumbrian-coastal-rail-route/

Empty seat detection on LNER
https://goo.gl/ry87zy

Improved service planned for West Highland Line
https://goo.gl/GgzxK5

Steam railway submits proposals for mainline summer shuttles
https://goo.gl/tbUeC5

Black 5 loco arrives in Westwood for storage
https://goo.gl/xXGo9b

Update on new build 3MT 82045
https://goo.gl/JYYUTN

Port St Mary station gets government protection
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46018117

NS to test faster train services to Groningen and Zwolle
https://goo.gl/rjG2ye

Diesel battery hybrid locos ordered for SBB Cargo
https://goo.gl/6uzQud

New bridge opened on Rhaetische-Bahn
https://goo.gl/g5TNdV

Palermo suburban service reopened after modernisation
https://goo.gl/HjuExZ

Grenade-shaped belt buckle stops trains in Spain
http://www.rte.ie/news/europe/2018/1107/1009238-barcelona-bomb-scare/

Kiwi-Rail electric haulage reprieved
https://goo.gl/TdpsYr

BHP suspends rail operations after trains runs away
https://goo.gl/YCdZ5f

IoW floating bridge: Big drops in vehicle and passenger numbers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46112507

Film company appeal for former Pegwell Hoverport worker or enthusiast to appear in documentary
https://goo.gl/XVi7tz

Phones blamed as more people step in front of trams
http://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2018/1105/1008712-luas-safety-warning/

Arson attack on bus depot in Bristol
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46095648

Bus roof ripped off under Bristol railway bridge
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-46077532

Highland Council to explore options to keep ‘unsustainable’ Corran Ferry afloat
https://goo.gl/rgt88E

Appledore shipyard to close
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-46057616

Study into fuel cell propulsion for ships
https://goo.gl/gWD8YU

Brexit uncertainty affects Brittany Ferries bookings
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46095038

New airport at Istanbul opened
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46023989

Ryanair website and app shut down for 12-hour upgrade
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46100074

Indonesian plane delayed over smell of stinky fruit
http://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2018/1107/1009175-durian-fruit-flight/

Extra Loganair flights from Edinburgh
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46044893

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

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TV and RADIO

10/11/18 BBC2 1900-2000
“Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF” 4/4

11/11/18 BBC2 2130-2305
“They Shall Not Grow Old”

11/11/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Great Canal Journeys” Lancaster Canal

12/11/18 ITV 2000-2100
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” The M25 3/6

12/11/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Paddington Station 24/7” New series 19/20

13/11/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Lego Masters” 2/5

13/11/18 BBC4 2100-2200
“Dan Cruickshank’s Monuments of Remembrance”

13/11/18 ITV 2320-2350
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

14/11/18 Channel 5 1900-2000
“The Great Model Railway Challenge” 6/6

16/11/18 Channel 5 2000-2100
“100 Years of the RAF”

16/11/18 Channel 5 2100-2200
“Portillo’s Hidden History of Britain” 2/5 The Cold War

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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

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

10/11/18- Avon Valley Railway: End of Season Gala
11/11/18 with A1X Terrier 32678 & LSWR Beattie 30587
https://www.avonvalleyrailway.org/

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/

12/11/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
“The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
“Welsh Railways in the Steam Age” by John Davies
Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

13/11/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“Mark Warburton’s Slides of Somerset & Devon Branch Lines” by Gerald Nichols
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

14/11/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Restoring 7903 Foremarke Hall” by John Cruxon, Locomotive Manager 7903 fund
All monies raised to be donated to the locomotive maintenance fund
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/

15/11/18 Monmouthshire Railway Society
University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
Colour Rail Evening with Paul Chancellor
1900-2100
http://www.mrsoc.co.uk/diary

15/11/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
Berkeley Arms Hotel, Canonbury St, Berkeley, GL13 9BG
“The Hereford, Ross and Gloucester” with Dr Martin Connopprice
1930-2130
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk

17/11/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

17/11/18 Portsmouth Model Railway Exhibition
Admiral Lord Nelson School, Dundas Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5XT
1030-1630
http://www.shmrc.org.uk

17/11/18 Royston & District Model Railway Club Exhibition
Bassingbourne Village College, South End, Bassingbourne, Herts, SG8 5NJ
1000-1630
http://www.roystondmrc.co.uk

17/11/18- Swanage Railway: Recreation of the Somerset & Dorset
18/11/18 https://swanagerailway.co.uk

19/11/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
“A Plug For Brunel” by Colin Brading
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

26/11/18 Peak Railway Association
Library Theatre, Tudor Square, Sheffield, S1 1XZ
“Railways Remembered” a film show by Rob Foxon
Starts 1930, doors open 1900
Note: theatre will close if project to convert to luxury hotel goes ahead
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

02/12/18 Romsey Signal Box Open Day
1100-1600, Adult: £2.50 (under 16, free)
http://www.romseysignalbox.org.uk/

Cheers, Howard.
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