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NETWATCH

The Classic Traction Review 2018: Vol 1
Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QYl5X2mqmg
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ebmsw4HFqQ
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG6qK0Owv28
Midland Mainline Pacifics – ‘The York Yuletide Express’, 17th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBMP1IKTr-E
HST 125s at Doncaster, 17th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6G8dwd2QCo
Black 5 44871 Shines On The Swanage Branch, 18th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQoK61aWwMs
Great Central Railway – ‘The Last Hurrah’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0p646bZZ6s
The Red Duchess ! LMS 6233 On The York Yuletide Express
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS_5YQmcep4
The end of the classic TGV trains
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-OgAmKIVUc
Die Jumbos kommen! Dampffinale im Werratal 2018 Tag 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KibhMD4NXiE
Košice Children’s Heritage Railway (Slovakia) – Driver, Passenger & Line-side views
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZKIGzlhWoY
New EMD Class transferred on ARTC Rail Train 2M43N
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gA3fljrQiI
Treinen in Halfweg-Zwanenburg – 19 augustus 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp68BTWQoAI
Royal Netherlands Navy HNLMS Zeeland P841 enters Devonport Naval Base
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqEXnX_Qynw
(Spotter: Ted Millward)

Untying East Croydon congestion
https://goo.gl/uRUYF4
Tours of disused London Underground stations
https://goo.gl/PM9Vtq
6233 departing Bedford Saturday 17th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEzyjd1Bfso
Vintage train operating on New York Subway
http://uk.businessinsider.com/secret-nyc-vintage-subway-2017-11
Blue Star buses Christmas day timetable
https://www.bluestarbus.co.uk/christmas
The Invacar and some of its problems
https://goo.gl/q9grSn
(Spotter: Neil Kearns)

The Unknown Warrior Crest Unveiling, 10th November
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwe7qesQFx8
(Spotter: David Westerman)

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IN THE NEWS

Northern and South Western rail strikes disrupt events
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46235011

DB Cargo launch customer access to train information
https://goo.gl/PG2dGG

Thameslink director to run East West Rail
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/11/22-thameslink-director-to-run-east.html
Council voices several ‘critical’ objections to East West Rail Phase 2 plans
https://goo.gl/wyzcBu

London Waterloo: South Western Railway delays as engineering works overrun
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-46258720

‘Deep seated problem’ revealed by Waterloo crash
https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2018/11/20-deep-seated-problem-revealed-by.html
RAIB report
https://www.gov.uk/raib-reports/report-19-2018-collision-at-london-waterloo

Fatal staff accident at Stoats Nest Jn
https://www.railstaff.uk/2018/11/21/worker-dies-after-being-struck-by-train/

SWR wins environmental award
https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/17231726.south-western-railway-win-environmental-award/

Wireless phone charging available on some refurbished SWR coaches
http://www.cityam.com/269538/uk-tech-firm-aircharge-launches-wireless-charging-london

Enhanced GWR service for Bath Christmas market
https://goo.gl/LiA2xH

Greater Anglia Land Sheriffs assist punctuality drive
https://goo.gl/ubhWcE

Expansion at Wolverhampton Steel Terminal
https://goo.gl/MmvSiu

Lost property on East Midlands Trains
https://goo.gl/yn5qvt

Trains will no longer stop at IBM Halt
https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/stations-and-facilities/ibm
Trains to skip stop IBM station to curb ‘anti-social and criminal behaviour’
https://goo.gl/FDZP5G

Passengers reminded of vital Highland main line upgrade work
https://goo.gl/bjjX4R

Quarter of Trains in Wales out of service
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46274738

Car and steam train collide on level crossing
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-46249122

Vale of Berkley line progress
https://goo.gl/dVUfSK

SBB turns down the heat on S-Bahn trains to save energy
https://goo.gl/a9YAQX

Finance minister confirms NS may have to bail out Abellio again
https://goo.gl/gqCEcy

Fatal derailment near Barcelona caused by earth-slip
http://www.rte.ie/news/europe/2018/1120/1012046-spain-train/

Talgo units selected for Latvian contract
https://goo.gl/KiqXh7

Italian operator FNM orders diesel/battery multiple units
https://goo.gl/HgpYPU

Vasttrafik orders more EMUs from Bombardier
https://goo.gl/T4HgQt

Virgin group link up with Brightline railroad in USA
https://goo.gl/eYACbh

WABTEC to offer PTC management for American Short lines
https://goo.gl/cZC1gC

Hokkiado Railway keeps a halt open for one passenger
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/railway-company-plans-close-station-13628010

Walls to be built along 3000km of Indian Railways to stop trespass
https://goo.gl/kM7gNn

Moldovan Railways to buy General Electric locos
https://goo.gl/EsgZUP

Goole factory to go ahead as Siemens signs £1.5bn Tube deal
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-46279802
https://www.railstaff.uk/2018/11/20/siemens-officially-signs-1-5bn-tube-train-contract/

No money to restore East Cliff Funicular
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-46236873

Eclipse busway bridge demolition plan scrapped
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46246388

Orpington depot fire: Seven buses destroyed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46300289

Orleans target of wholly electric public transport by 2024
https://goo.gl/QiqA8M

New Isle of Wight ferry update on construction
https://goo.gl/C9nX9z

Cruise ships powered by liquefied bio-gas made from fish waste
https://goo.gl/ruCuaa

Argentina’s Lost Submarine Has Finally Been Found
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/24967/argentinas-lost-submarine-has-finally-been-found

Virgin Orbit 747 makes first captive-carry test flight
https://goo.gl/YaJ7Pq

Lion Air crash: pilot fought to keep plane in air, says report
https://goo.gl/HjkPD3

Probe into 737 near-overrun details temperature blunders
https://goo.gl/CQkuhD

Alitalia accepts purchase offer from FS
https://www.railjournal.com/financial/alitalia-accepts-purchase-offer-from-fs/

Peruvian 737-500 damaged in La Paz gear collapse
https://goo.gl/VVkv73

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

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TV and RADIO

24/11/18 BBC4 1900-2000
“The Secret History of Our Streets” 2/3 Duke Street, Glasgow

25/11/18 Channel 4 1900-2000
“Great Canal Journeys” River Douro, Portugal

26/11/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“Hidden Wales with Will Millard” 1/3 Slate mining & a Victorian invention

27/11/18 BBC4 2000-2100
“The Story of Wales” 4/6 Furnace of Change

27/11/18 Channel 4 2000-2100
“Lego Masters” 4/5

27/11/18 ITV 2250-2320
“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

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 Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership and Romsey & District Society
Crosfield Hall Annexe, Broadwater Road, Romsey, SO51 8GL
“Railwayman of the Great War” by Jeremy Higgins
Starts 1730
http://www.threeriversrail.com/

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

17/12/18 Newbury and District Transport Group
The Community Space, Kennet Academy, Stoney Lane, Thatcham, RG19 4LL
1915 for a prompt 1930 start
Buse photographs and possibly railway films by Robin Doe
Non-members welcome
Admission and car parking free, but donations towards expenses welcome

20/12/18 Vale of Berkeley Railway
Berkeley Arms Hotel, Canonbury St, Berkeley, GL13 9BG
“Rebuilding Broadway Station” by Jo Roesen
1930-2130
http://valeofberkeleyrailway.co.uk

21/12/18 RCTS Bristol
St Peters Church Hall, Church Road, Filton, BS34 7BX
Christmas Buffet & Quiz set by Branch Secretary Paul Udey
Starts 1930 (room open from 1900)
A donation of £1 (members) or £2 (non-members) is requested
https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/bristol/

22/12/18- Eastleigh Lakeside Railway: Mince Pie Specials
24/12/18 http://www.steamtrain.co.uk

Cheers, Howard.
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