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NETWATCH

Steeple Grange Light Railway – A Special Day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NhpntL8TWPM
Derby Midland Station back to normal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNMv2WOwDvM
Wolverhampton Station Extension of West Midlands Metro
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6o4Ppf4_aIU
Wolverhampton Station November Interlude
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZIEqK1esP4
(Martin Miller)

High Speed 2: Maps and plans
https://www.gov.uk/topic/high-speed-2/maps-plans
Remembrance Weekend 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kO5q3PETLsM
LMS 45212 & 45407 Blast Past Blea Moor – The Citadel 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7VktZc1dCk
Clan Line at Woking 9th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHKn1uXeGXs
Avon Valley Railway, End of Season Gala, 10th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZkFtRdvwko
A Caledonian Reunion – 828 & 419 on the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4bcL4F45Kg
SteamRanger Heritage Railway: Diesel hauled Southern Encounter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OA0L0MPbN3U
Australian Trains – Garratt 6029 in Sydney’s West
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFBBu34dVYY
260 311 mit Güterzug Bad Endorf- Obing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8xP7Q_m6-U
In Erinnerung an 52 8171
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmh4ll9AE-c
Goathland OO Gauge Layout, 10th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_CWrurz0wA
O Gauge Model Railway Running Session
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6vgYDil2r0
Japan: Saitama Railway Museum – Model Railway
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PyiALjeqb0
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Aim of more women train drivers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46169861
Community Rail involvement at Chessington South
https://communityrail.org.uk/chessington-nov18/
Community Rail restoration at Lowestoft
https://communityrail.org.uk/lowestoft-nov18/
https://communityrail.org.uk/new-lamps-lowestoft-nov18/
Restoring London Transport Q stock
https://goo.gl/FdkkbS
Automatic brake continuity test equipment
https://goo.gl/stzxvC
Swiss Steam Railcar at Zurich Hbf in 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXtzWHIwkds
Problems for Greek shipping industry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46123217
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The last NS diesel passenger train, ‘buffel’ (buffalo) has gone to the museum in Utrecht – it
was only built in 1996, but marked the end of an era in several ways
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNcJC2lOoZA
Video is in Dutch
(Spotter: Andrew Nummelin)

Britain’s Railways in Wartime
https://historicengland.org.uk/images-books/publications/britains-railways-in-wartime/
Why November is the most dangerous month for trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEuFSw-CMzU
(Spotter: Richard Buckby)

Spitfire AA810 Project
https://www.spitfireaa810.co.uk/
Constellation Survivors
http://www.conniesurvivors.com
Save “Falls of Clyde” success
http://www.oldsaltblog.com/2018/11/falls-of-clyde-heading-toward-scotland-in-2019/
http://www.friendsoffallsofclyde.org/ships-log/1-31-october-2018
(Spotter: Alan Rushworth)

How to prospect for gold in England
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45785962

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IN THE NEWS

Andrew Jones named as new Railways minister
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/11/13-andrew-jones-named-as-new.html

First Group losses and management changes
https://goo.gl/W65B8c

Refurbished SWR 444 enters traffic
https://goo.gl/hqMga4

SWR to start renegotiation of franchise agreement
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/11/14–firstgroup-starts-renegotiation-of.html

Southeastern and Greater Anglia want more women train drivers
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46169861

First Stadler bi mode unit for Greater Anglia arrives at Crown Point
https://goo.gl/sCz5h3

Class 91 repainted in Inter City livery
https://goo.gl/uriZz4

Future Vivarail Class 230 trains for London Northwestern Railway delayed by technical issues
https://tinyurl.com/yczsma8p

New TransPennine trains delayed because the brakes do not work properly
https://goo.gl/bmNb8L
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/11/13-brake-fault-delays-introduction-of.html

ScotRail franchise faces early termination
https://goo.gl/Hwh8QS

ScotRail given £23m early to cover shortfalls
https://goo.gl/PBKC5n

Additional trains to take to West Highland Line to meet growing demand
https://tinyurl.com/y9fdx4wz

CCTV blackout lets Aberdeen man cross rail station tracks twice unnoticed by staff
https://tinyurl.com/ydxjp44q

Train factory to bring 1,000 jobs to Longannet in Fife
https://goo.gl/sVCyro
https://goo.gl/uUZXZL

Around 70 trains cancelled every day as ScotRail’s performance plummets
https://tinyurl.com/y7tbhot6

Highland flights expansion exposes rail upgrade ‘failures’
https://goo.gl/TSypUC

West Somerset Railway to close for 3 months
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-46149536

Mid Hants Walk the Line raises £15000
https://goo.gl/9D4MgS

Sea Lion returns to Isle of Man after repairs
https://www.three.fm/news/isle-of-man-news/historic-locomotive-makes-island-return/

Calais-Torino rail motorway for HGV trailers launched
https://goo.gl/PTWKJk

SNCF to sell OUIBUS loss making budget coach business
https://goo.gl/1qXSHf

High Speed Line opened in Morocco suing French equipment
https://goo.gl/RRKbX9

Swedish Woodchip traffic switched from road to rail
https://goo.gl/agBChN

Nigerian plans for a standard gauge railway to Niger
https://goo.gl/U8GHJ7

General Electric withdraws from Nigerian Railway concession
https://goo.gl/sfGneC

New diesel multiple units for Sri Lanka Railways
https://goo.gl/LTpqho

Another ore train derailment in Western Australia
https://goo.gl/aENvqR

Report on previous week’s ore train derailment
https://goo.gl/NA5Wfu

Disruption on Paris metro caused by a man with a stolen goat
https://goo.gl/ECZnqk

West Croydon bus station crash leaves 20 injured
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46171805

Call to replace ‘disaster’ Cowes chain ferry
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46179905

Greenwich cruise ship terminal plans withdrawn
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46209399

Flybe up for sale weeks after profit warning
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46203183

RyanAir plane seized by French authorities
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46152849

New Farnborough Airport service centre to create 500 jobs
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46191202

Bahrain receives ex-Royal Air Force Hercules
https://goo.gl/Ysb475

Aurora Flight Science’s long-endurance drone to make first flight in spring 2019
https://goo.gl/1y8rS4

UK confirms new deal for 17 F-35Bs
https://goo.gl/bV1QaB

Plane Painted as a German Fighter Makes a Fiery Crash Landing on the Highway
https://goo.gl/DACHke

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

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TV and RADIO

18/11/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Canal Journeys” Rideau Canal, Canal

19/11/18 ITV 2000-2030
“Britain’s Busiest Motorway” The M25 4/6

20/11/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Lego Masters” 3/5

20/11/18 ITV 2325-2355
“Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport”

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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

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

17/11/18- Great Central Railway: Last Hurrah of the Season
18/11/18 https://www.gcrailway.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/

03/12/18 Swansea Vale Railway Society
“The Gwachel” Pontardawe Inn, 123 Herbert Street, Pontardawe, Swansea, SA8 4ED
“Review Of The Year”
Starts 2000, there is a small entrance charge
https://www.facebook.com/Swansea-Vale-Railway-Society-106667059417000/

03/12/18 Peak Railway Association
The Harlequin Pub, 108 Nursery Street, Sheffield, S3 8GG
Pie, Pea & Chips Supper with a Peak Rail Director
“QuickQuiz” and “YourPix”
Roy Wilson’s “Review of 2018 Around the Sheffield Area”
£3 donation requested on the door, non-members welcome
Starts 1930
http://www.peakrail.co.uk/sheffieldbranch

04/12/18 Monmouthshire Railway Society
University of South Wales City Campus, Usk Way, NP20 2BP
“The Woodham’s Barry Story” by Roger Hardingham
1900-2100
http://www.mrsoc.co.uk/diary

07/12/18 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
“From Saltash Auto to HST” a journey with Branch Vice-President Terry Nicolls
Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

11/12/18 Great Western Society Bristol Group
BAWA, 589 Southmead Road, Filton, BS34 7RG
“The Right Kind of Snow – 200 slides on the UK, China, North America & Ukraine”
by Terry Nicholls
Starts at 1930 (room open from 1900)
Non-members welcome – suggested donation of £3 to help defray expenses
http://www.gwsbristol.org

12/12/18 RCTS South Wales
Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff, CF15 8DF
“Steam in a different light – railways in North East England in the 1960s”
by Richard Gaunt
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/

13/12/28 Wings and Wheels Society
Dursley and District Community Centre, GL11 4BX
“A History of the Cirencester Branch” by John Thomas
2000-2200
http://www.wingsandwheelssociety.org.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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