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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Clinker Memorial Lecture 2017 - a date for your diary
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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: 117644

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: 117644

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
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Views: 7109

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: 117644

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: 117644

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: 117644

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 ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 117644

Re: New Books

The following books are either already available or will be out very soon. They are not "Railway Books" as such but guides to the Cambrian Coast area and encourage the use of the railway. They are obviously available from on-line suppliers but if you have a local bookshop please use that. Cambrian C...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 117644

Re: New Books

Lost Lines of Wales Graffeg Publishing of Llanelli have announced four more titles in their ?Lost Lines of Wales? series which are due to appear in July this year. They are: Vale of Neath (ISBN 9781912050666) The Mid-Wales Line (ISBN 9781912050673) Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth (ISBN 9781912050680) Che...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Apr 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railway & Travel Monthly, 1910 - 1922
Replies: 1
Views: 6419

Railway & Travel Monthly, 1910 - 1922

I am not sure if it has been mentioned previously here but the GER Society (http://www.gersociety.org.uk) has made available DVDs of the full run of "The Railway & Travel Monthly" from 1910 to 1922. Similar in style to "The Railway Magazine", the "Railway & Travel Monthly" offered a wide range of pr...