Merseyside, Cheshire & North Wales [MCN]

The Italianate frontage of Chester Railway Station, designed by the architect Francis Thompson : Image credit - By Photo by and copyright Tagishsimon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=384553
The Italianate frontage of Chester Railway Station, designed by the architect Francis Thompson : Image credit - By Photo by and copyright Tagishsimon - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=384553
The front of Liverpool Lime Street Station : 
Image credit - John Cashen
The front of Liverpool Lime Street Station : Image credit - John Cashen

Welcome to the Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales branch pages. Below are listed the details of our programme for the next few months, showing the location of meetings together with reports of recent activities.  Please let us know of any further information you require and if we can be of any help.

 

What's on

Venues

Click the venue name to see more

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
Nigel Bowker

Chairman

John Cashen

Treasurer

Eric Rattray

email: branchfinance@rcts.org.uk

 

 

 

Outdoor Fixtures

Alan Turton
tel: 01606 854227

Meeting reports

Visit to South Wales

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 11 Jun 2024

Following the debacle of the May visit to South Wales, when 67020 & 82229 failed at Church Stretton, the fixture was repeated successfully. Six Members attended, meeting at Cardiff Central at…

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Visit to South Wales (or not!)

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 14 May 2024

Nine Members were due to attend this fixture but our train, 1V33 06.27 Man Pic – Cardiff Central, failed at Church Stretton because of a problem with the DVT 82229…

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East Midlands Day Ranger

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 16 Apr 2024

The branch made full use of the East Midlands Day Ranger ticket for their April outdoor fixture which had been put back one week owing to ASLEF strikes taking place…

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Visit to Doncaster

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 12 Mar 2024

Only six members attended with several regulars being unavailable. The amount of freight seen was an improvement on the previous October 2023 Doncaster visit although traffic levels continue to disappoint.…

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Cheshire Day Ranger

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 13 Feb 2024

This fixture to Cheshire and Merseyside was well supported with 9 members attending and all meeting up at Chester station.  We set off first of all to Shotton intending to…

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Visit to Stafford

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 09 Jan 2024

In contrast to the Stafford December fixture the weather was sunny and very cold. Six members attended and were rewarded by a good deal of freight activity and several interesting…

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Visit to Stafford

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 12 Dec 2023

Seven Members congregated at Stafford on the usual pre Christmas fixture. The new timetable was introduced on 11 December and there have been many changes to both LNWR & Avanti…

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Visit to Doncaster

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 10 Oct 2023

The song, “Where have all the flowers gone” replaced by “Where have all the freight trains gone” could easily have applied to the MC&NW branch visit to Doncaster on the…

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Visit to Doncaster & Peterborough

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 08 Aug 2023

Eight members attended arriving at Doncaster & Peterborough at different times and by different routes. Owing to the unreliability of TP services from Liverpool one member arrived at Doncaster @…

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Visit to Hull

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 11 Jul 2023

Seven Members attended the fixture travelling from Liverpool and various other points west. Travel was via Doncaster in both directions utilizing Trans Pennine, Hull Trains & Northern Trains. Hull was…

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