Merseyside, Cheshire & North Wales [MCN]

Thank you for looking at the Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales pages.  You are most welcome.  Below are listed the details of our programme for the next few months, showing the location of such meetings, as well as reports of activities over the last few months.  Please let us know of any further information you require and if we can be of any help.

What's on

Venues

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Donations

There is no charge for guests or members to attend meetings, but donations are encouraged and will go to the branch.

When attending a virtual meeting, please donate here (in multiples of £2). When attending a physical meeting, a cash collection will be taken.

Contacts

Secretary
Alan Turton
tel: 01606 854227
email: merseyside@rcts.org.uk

Chairman

Paul Treby
email: merseysidechair@rcts.org.uk

Treasurer

David Douglas
email: merseysidetreasurer@rcts.org.uk

Indoor Fixtures

John Cowlishaw
email: merseysideindoor@rcts.org.uk

Outdoor Fixtures

Alan Turton
tel: 01606 854227

Branch Web Pages & Zoom Meetings
Peter Young
email: merseysideweb@rcts.org.uk

Meeting reports

Visit to Tamworth & Nuneaton

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 09 Nov 2021

Eight Members attended the fixture on a cloudy & breezy day. The freight traffic was varied but nothing unusual was seen. The highlight was COP26 liveried 390121 working 1A20 09:47 Liverpool…

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Goods depots around Liverpool

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 03 Nov 2021

Part I – The Docks On 3rd November the branch welcomed back Paul Wright for one of his presentations drawn from his wealth of local knowledge of the history of…

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The Railways of Port Sunlight

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 18 Oct 2021

Presenter: Mike Lister The Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales branch held its first face to face meeting in Chester for over 18 months on Monday 18 October.  21 members were…

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Visit to Doncaster

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 12 Oct 2021

Members from the MCNW branch always enjoy the regular visits which we make to Doncaster. Unfortunately two of our regular attendees were absent but four of us made the trip…

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The Rail Freight Group

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 20 Sep 2021

On 20th September Maggie Simpson OBE, Director General of the Rail Freight Group, gave us a Zoom presentation on the workings of the Group. The RFG is the representative body…

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Visit to South Wales

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 14 Sep 2021

Eight members made a trip to Newport and Cardiff on 14th September with the Chester contingent travelling in both directions on the Holyhead WAG on which the Class 67s have…

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The Superb Years – 1950s/60s

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 08 Sep 2021

John Sloane – 8th September 2021 The Branch’s first physical meeting since the onset of Covid took place in Liverpool on 8th September when an attendance of 21 saw a…

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Visit to Newcastle

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 17 Aug 2021

On 17th August six members travelled to Newcastle, primarily to savour the Tyne & Wear Metro whilst the existing units are still operating. Five of the party travelled on the…

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19th July 2021 · The History of Crewe Heritage Centre

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 19 Jul 2021

The Zoom meeting held on 19th July entitled “The History of Crewe Heritage Centre” was presented by Michael Lenz. Michael explained that the Centre was set up in the mid-1980s…

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13th July 2021 · Trip to Scotland

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 13 Jul 2021

The Branch’s first outdoor visit since the onset of Covid took place on 13th July when six members joined what has previously been our annual trip to Scotland, although this…

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