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by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trafford Park Railways
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Trafford Park Railways

Can anyone point me in the direction of information and/or publications on the history of the extensive railway system that served Trafford Park Industrial Estate in Manchester? (These railways were quite separate from the Manchester Ship Canal Railway.) I am aware of the article on Wikipedia!
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk: Politics and Railways in Ireland - 9th November
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Talk: Politics and Railways in Ireland - 9th November

Politics and Railways in Ireland: Dr Phil Lloyd – Saturday 9th November 2019 Following his talk to the Railway & Canal Historical Society in January on politics and railways in Wales, Phil returns to focus on Ireland. The talk will be given at the November meeting of the Railway & Canal Historical ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thomas Brassey Society
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Thomas Brassey Society

Thomas Brassey The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Thomas Brassey, one of the foremost railway contractors of the early 19th Century. The inaugural public meeting of the Thomas Brassey Society will be held in Chester on 18th November 2019. During the last 12 months the society...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gatehouse of Fleet Station
Replies: 2
Views: 12103

Re: Gatehouse of Fleet Station

Thanks. I am aware of the information in Quick's Chronology which gives the timetable dates. I was trying to determine when the eastbound service actually ceased due to the flood damage and when it re-commenced after the loop had been removed. These would not necessarily be the same as the timetable...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gatehouse of Fleet Station
Replies: 2
Views: 12103

Gatehouse of Fleet Station

Gatehouse of Fleet Station Gatehouse of Fleet was a passing place on the largely single-track Dumfries to Stranraer railway (known as the ‘Port Road’). The Scottish Region timetable for Summer 1964 shows a rather strange service with trains at this station in a west-bound direction (i.e. towards St...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RCHS Chronology of Modern Transport in the British Isles 1945–2015
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RCHS Chronology of Modern Transport in the British Isles 1945–2015

This chronology is intended to set out some of the more significant events in the recent history of transport and communication, with particular reference to public transport, in the British Isles since the end of 1944. It cannot hope to cover the closure or opening of every branch railway or canal,...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain, A Chronology (5th edition)
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Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain, A Chronology (5th edition)

Railway Passenger Stations in Great Britain, A Chronology (5th edition) Over thirty years ago, Michael Quick amused himself by drawing maps showing the changing aspects of Britain’s railway network over time. Discovery of many gaps and anomalies in recording station names led him into the task of r...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Henry Robertson and the North Wales Mineral Railway: A Talk by David Parry
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Henry Robertson and the North Wales Mineral Railway: A Talk by David Parry

Henry Robertson was a Victorian railway engineer who was responsible for designing or promoting much of the GWR, LNWR and GCR network in North and Mid Wales and the Borders. He was also a leading industrialist, partner in Brymbo ironworks and co-founder of locomotive builders Beyer Peacock & Co. Thi...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun May 26, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Car Carrying Service
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Views: 21978

Re: Car Carrying Service

I asked the same question on another forum a few years ago. The most helpful reply came from Richard Maund: " Railway Magazine December 1966 page 720 recorded that the "car ferry" (their term!) service ceased after operation on 6 October 1966 (they do not comment on the curious fact that this date w...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun May 26, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Book Sale
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Views: 21460

Book Sale

The Railway and Canal Historical Society is having a sale of some of the books on its back list. The books cost £2.00 each plus post and packing which is a substantial discount on the original price. This offer is open to all and not just RCHS members. Please see the society's website for full detai...