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by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldbury & Spon Lane 1913 - Old Ordnance Survey Map
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

Oldbury & Spon Lane 1913 - Old Ordnance Survey Map

Alan Godfrey Maps have produced another of their OS Map reprints. This one has considerable railway interest. OLDBURY & SPON LANE, 1913 Old Ordnance Survey Map Staffordshire Sheet 68.14 Reprint published by Alan Godfrey Maps, 2017 ISBN 978 1 78721 103 2 This detailed map covers the eastern part of O...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: We must never forget
Replies: 1
Views: 1621

Re: We must never forget

Yes, I thoroughly agree. The Imperial War Museum has a searchable database ( http://www.ukniwm.org.uk ) of war memorials (including scrolls of honour and books of remembrance) and it amazing how many of these have railway associations. Sadly, several that were known to have existed have been "lost" ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 3286

Britain's Railway Policy

Britain?s Railway Policy: From Post-War Closures to the Policies of Today Lord Faulkner of Worcester (who writes under the name Richard Faulkner) will be giving a talk titled ?Britain?s Railway Policy: From Post-War Closures to the Policies of Today? at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Ma...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Penarth Town Historic Photo
Replies: 2
Views: 2875

Re: Penarth Town Historic Photo

I posted this query on the Welsh Railways Research Circle Forum ( http://www.wrrc.org.uk ). The only response is as follows: "It's a very small group for a school, less than one coach load. The centre element of the headboard might be the Penarth town crest. The loco appears to be a 56xx, so 1924 or...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64606

Re: New Books

Old Ordnance Survey Map of Guide Bridge & Dukinfield, 1934 I have just received this latest Alan Godfrey reprint of the large scale Ordnance Survey map of Guide Bridge in east Manchester in 1934. It is of immense railway interest with the LNER Manchester to Sheffield line going straight across the ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64606

Re: New Books

The books from Graffeg Publishing in their "Lost Lines of Wales" series announced earlier this year have now been published. They are: Vale of Neath (ISBN 9781912050666) The Mid-Wales Line (ISBN 9781912050673) Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth (ISBN 9781912050680) Chester to Holyhead (ISBN 9781912050697) Th...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trent Stationn
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

Trent Stationn

I have just come across this newspaper article about Trent station in the Nottingham Post with some interesting photos and an excellent track plan.

http://www.nottinghampost.com/news/hist ... dnt-560047
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 - a date for your diary
Replies: 1
Views: 2579

Re: Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 - a date for your diary

Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 This is just a reminder that this year?s Clinker Memorial Lecture will be held in the Mechanics Conference Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD on Saturday, 14 October, 2017 commencing at 2pm The subject of the lecture by Richard Byrom is William Fairbairn (...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64606

Re: New Books

Old Ordnance Survey Map of Guide Bridge & Dukinfield, 1934 I have just received this latest Alan Godfrey reprint of the large scale Ordnance Survey map of Guide Bridge in east Manchester in 1934. It is of immense railway interest with the LNER Manchester to Sheffield line going straight across the ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Penarth Town Historic Photo
Replies: 2
Views: 2875

Re: Penarth Town Historic Photo

Super photograph! Probably a statement of the obvious but it looks like a school excursion. The ladies are presumably mothers seeing off their sons. From the style of their hats I would say it was 1920's or early 1930's. I can't make out the headboard. Was it a special train or was it a normal servi...