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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 15914

Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester

There will be a talk on Thomas Brassey & Company, Railway Contractors at the Friend's Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester on Saturday, 14th March, 2020 commencing at 2pm. Thomas Brassey (1805 -1870) has been described as 'The World's Most Foremost of Railway Builders in the 19th Century'. He bui...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 4
Views: 17434

Re: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

Please note that the Birmingham meeting will now take place on Saturday, 14th March 2020.

Please check the website for up to date information - www.rchs.org.uk
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Political Background to Traction Development on German Railways
Replies: 0
Views: 22834

Political Background to Traction Development on German Railways

Political Background to Traction Development on German Railways - Talk Continuing the series of talks on politics and railways arranged by the Railway & Canal Historical Society, Ian Mainprize will bring his knowledge and experience to consider the theme in Germany. The talk will be given during th...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: BRITISH RAILWAYS ILLUSTRATED Magazines for Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 21672

BRITISH RAILWAYS ILLUSTRATED Magazines for Sale

I am selling my collection of about 240 copies "British Railways Illustrated" Magazines on eBay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312905014911 There is also a collection of about 150 copies "Model Engineer" Magazines (1976 -1983) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/312905014501 The buyer will have to collect from ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE SECOND RAILWAY KING - Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 - 1901
Replies: 1
Views: 12540

Re: THE SECOND RAILWAY KING - Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 - 1901

All the copies available have now been sold.
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAYS OF VIETNAM
Replies: 1
Views: 10406

Re: RAILWAYS OF VIETNAM

Just in case John is not aware of it the following website contains some useful information. I can't see any mention of the steam trains though.
https://www.seat61.com/Vietnam.htm
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 4
Views: 17434

Re: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

For those unwilling to travel north to Manchester in the winter the talk is being repeated in Birmingham on Saturday, 21st March, 2020 and in London on Monday, 30th March, 2020. Please check the details nearer the time on the Railway & Canal Historical Society website. (www.rchs.org.uk) Non-members ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 4
Views: 17434

40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

Bottoms to TOPS At the next meeting in Manchester of the North West Group of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, Graham Boyes will give a talk entitled “Bottoms to Tops, 40 years of computer development on British Railways.” The talk will be given at the RCHS meeting at the Friends Meeting Hous...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Woodville Road Halt (Cardiff)
Replies: 1
Views: 9832

Woodville Road Halt (Cardiff)

Woodville Road Halt This halt was served by a shuttle service from Cardiff Docks (later Bute Road and now Cardiff Bay) to Maindy Halt. It only had a platform in the northbound direction so anyone wanting to go to Cardiff would have to travel via Maindy. Normally trains terminated at Maindy before r...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE SECOND RAILWAY KING - Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 - 1901
Replies: 1
Views: 12540

THE SECOND RAILWAY KING - Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 - 1901

THE SECOND RAILWAY KING : The Life and Times of Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 – 1901 by David Hodgkins, published by the Merton Priory Press, 2002 713 pages (226 x 126mm), 53 b/w plates, 21 maps ISBN 1 898937 49 4 The Railway & Canal Historical Society (RCHS) have acquired the remaining stock of this boo...