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by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Barmouth Bridge Footpath
Replies: 1
Views: 5112

Barmouth Bridge Footpath

This item on the possible closure of the footpath across Barmouth Railway Bridge appeared on BBC Wales earlier today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-33905836
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Protection of Old Track Beds
Replies: 0
Views: 6833

Protection of Old Track Beds

My attention has been drawn to a parliamentary petition which seeks protection of former railway track beds from development so that they could be reused at some point in the future with a particular aim of rural regeneration. The link below allows you to sign. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitio...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90793

Re: New Books

It is a little while since there was any discussion on this topic. It is always interesting to hear about recent publications from the smaller publishers, societies, local history groups and other privately published works that may not have had much publicity but which would be of interest to the RC...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Nantlle Tramway
Replies: 1
Views: 5351

Nantlle Tramway

Please take five minutes to look at this archive film from the BFI on the Nantlle Tramway in North Wales in 1962.

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-rai ... sarn-1962/

The motive power is superb. Can anyone explain the symbol on the wagons?
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Transpennine Electrification Delayed Indefinitly
Replies: 1
Views: 5309

Transpennine Electrification Delayed Indefinitly

Rail Technology Magazine [/i][/size] (RTM) reports as follows: TransPennine electrification ?delayed indefinitely? The planned TransPennine electrification due to be completed by 2018 has now been delayed indefinitely. The postponement was unveiled after Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:56 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90793

Re: New Books

Another new book from a specialist railway society: Davyhulme Sewage Works and its Railway , Robert Nicholls, 70pp, softcover, 237 x 176mm, ?? illustrations, Narrow Gauge Railway Society, 1 Archers Drive, Old Bilsthorpe, Newark, NG22 8SD, 2015, ISBN 978 0 955432 68 2, ?7.95 (plus ?1 p&p) For those t...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri May 29, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90793

Re: New Books

I have just come across this new book: Festiniog Fireman 1960s , Christopher Tanous, 2015, hardback, 96 pages, colour illustrations, Shrew Dale Publishing, 978 0 9575898 2 7, ?19.99. (Publisher?s description) The Author has been a professional railwayman, but eight years learning the ropes on hundre...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat May 23, 2015 9:56 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90793

Re: New Books

Great Western Railway Stations, 1947 - Part 2 The Wirral, Welsh Borders and Wales. A photographic & track diagram survey. by Robin J. Smith. Hard back. ISBN: 978-0-9567317-1-5 This book is the result of over 30 years research and collecting photographs of GWR stations. This is the second of two par...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri May 15, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90793

Re: New Books

The following book was published earlier this moth: How Railways Changed Britain: A New Social and Economic History , Edited by David St. John Thomas. Hardback, 232 pages, 250 x 175mm, 25 colour & 25 b&w illustrations, 3 maps. Published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society, 4 Broadway, Lincoln,...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90793

Re: New Books

That seems entirely OK to me. I did suggest that privately published books on railways should be mentioned here as otherwise interested RCTS members might not find out about them. No doubt the administrators of the forum will delete any postings that are not appropriate. Have you got one to promote ...