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by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018
Replies: 2
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Cromford & High Peak Railway Visit - 27th September 2018

The Railway & Canal Historical Societ y (R&CHS) has booked a coach from Buxton to visit various locations on the Cromford & High Peak Railway on Thursday, 27th September 2018. The walk, led by Paul Blurton, will be along former track beds to explore sections of the Cromford and High Peak Railway. W...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 82718

Re: New Books

Two more books from Graffeg in their Lost Lines of Wales series have arrived. Bangor to Afon Wen 978 1 91221 311 5 Rhyl to Corwen 978 1 91221 310 8 The authors are Paul Lawton and David Southern. They are both hardbacks (laminated boards), 64 pages, 150 x 200mm, with monochrome and colour photograph...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue May 22, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stalybridge to Stockport Parliamentary Train
Replies: 1
Views: 3196

Stalybridge to Stockport Parliamentary Train

You may wish to try this some Saturday morning. With the new timetable the weekly Stalybridge to Stockport 'Parliamentary' train service has been switched from Friday to Saturday. It also now runs in both directions as follows: Stalybridge dep: 08:46 Stockport arr: 09:10 Stockport dep: 09:45 Stalybr...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map
Replies: 1
Views: 3173

Re: TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map

Sorry, the date of the map is actually 1915 not 1916.
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Mar 31, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map
Replies: 1
Views: 3173

TRELEWIS 1916 - Old Ordnance Survey Map

Another reprint of an old Ordnance Survey map from Alan Godfrey with considerable railway interest. This detailed map covers the villages of Treharris, Trelewis, Quaker's Yard and Edwardsville. Features include Quaker's Yard Junction with High Level and Low Level stations, Edwardsville, South Wales ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Coal Mining in East Cheshire - 10th March 2018, Manchester
Replies: 0
Views: 3991

Coal Mining in East Cheshire - 10th March 2018, Manchester

This talk in Manchester will be given by Dr Alan Crosby at the March meeting of the Railway & Canal Historical Society and will focus on the history of coal-mining in East Cheshire. Coal-mining was a significant industry in East Cheshire from the mid-18th century until the 1930s, but today is almost...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mysterious Railcar
Replies: 1
Views: 3435

Mysterious Railcar

Can anyone identify what the railcar seen in post 34 on the following discussion group is? http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/44330-leyland-experimental-coach/?p=488699 It seems to be a Bristol SC with an ECW body on a rail chassis. The destination is shown as Bangor and it is done ou...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TRAWSCYMRU LONG DISTANCE BUSES
Replies: 0
Views: 4011

TRAWSCYMRU LONG DISTANCE BUSES

I am sure members in Wales will be aware of this but those in England and elsewhere may not be. Since July the network of Trawscymru long distance buses in Wales has been free to all at weekends. See the website http://www.trawscymru.info/free-travel-on-weekends-1/ Note that this is available to all...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 6589

Re: Britain's Railway Policy

URGENT NOTICE The organiser of tomorrow's meeting has heard from the speaker that he would like to postpone his talk. He is concerned about the potential for the weather to impact his travel from the Midlands. A meeting will still take place but will obviously not feature Lord Faulkner. Some altern...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 6589

Re: Britain's Railway Policy

Just a reminder that the above talk will take place at The Friends Meeting House in Manchester this Saturday afternoon. The meeting is open to all, there is no need to book and it is an opportunity to visit Manchester's Christmas Markets! Full details of the talk and directions to the venue are on t...