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by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Aug 25, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Library
Replies: 27
Views: 18816

Re: Library

As Peter Hall correctly says in the last few days there has been a discussion on the RCTS e-mail group about the future of the library. This was started by Andy Davies who posted the following asking for assistance with the project. This does not seem to have been posted here so I am forwarding it ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: great western electrification
Replies: 6
Views: 6097

Re: great western electrification

Just in case you missed it, in addition to the Cardiff to Swansea and the Nottingham, Derby and Sheffield routes the electrification of the branch from Oxenholme to Windermere has also been axed.
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Halton Curve
Replies: 2
Views: 2691

Halton Curve

See this link from the BBC about the restoration of a direct rail link between Liverpool and North Wales.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-me ... e-40606374
?18.75 million for one and a half miles of track seems a bit strong. Perhaps something else is involved.
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 - a date for your diary
Replies: 1
Views: 2590

Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 - a date for your diary

Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 This year?s Clinker Memorial Lecture will be held in the Mechanics Conference Centre, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD at 2pm on Saturday, 14 October, 2017. The subject of the lecture by Richard Byrom is William Fairbairn (1789 ? 1874) who was an innovative mid-...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Well, this is not really a new book as it was published in 2016 but I haven't seen it mentioned here. Ghosts of Aberglaslyn - the Portmadoc, Beddgelert & South Snowdon Railway: A History by John Manners, paperback, 120 pages, A4, 53 b/w & colour illustrations, Welsh Highland Railway Heritage Group, ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Lost Lines of Wales Earlier this year I posted a note here that Graffeg Publishing of Llanelli had announced four more titles in their ?Lost Lines of Wales? series which were due to appear in July this year. They are: Vale of Neath (ISBN 9781912050666) The Mid-Wales Line (ISBN 9781912050673) Shrews...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Interesting Website
Replies: 0
Views: 1775

Interesting Website

I have just come across this interesting website: http://www.roscalen.com Don't be put off by its initial appearance but clink on the 'signals' link where you will find many photographs (mostly colour) of interesting railway signals (mostly semaphore) and signal boxes. The site also provides links t...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Just come across this book published a little earlier this year. The Great Trains of Wales Explored , Arfon Haines Davies, softback, 128 pages, 150 x 95155mm, Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, ISBN 978 1 84524 260 2, ?5.95 Colour photographs of the standard gauge and narrow gauge?heritage? lines in Wales. Probab...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Jun 04, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Three books, all with a Welsh theme that may be of interest to RCTS members: The Swansea Vale Railway ? A Midland Railway Outpost by John Miles, Keri Thomas & Tudor Watkins, hardback, 2017, 264 pages, b/w illustrations, Lightmoor Press, ISBN 978 1 911038 19 1, ?30.00 A greatly expanded edition of a ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed May 03, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 64784

Re: New Books

Another new book from a smaller society that may be of interest to members: William Fairbairn ? The Experimental Engineer (A Study in Mid 19th Century Engineering) by Richard Byrom. Published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society. Hardback, dust-wrapper, 440 pages, 191 illustrations (several in ...