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 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

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

Chairman

Paul Treby
email: merseysidechair@rcts.org.uk

Treasurer

David Douglas

Indoor Fixtures

Paul Treby / John Cashen
email: merseysidechair@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 Chesterfield

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 10 May 2022

Our visit to Chesterfield attracted 7 members who travelled either via Derby or Sheffield.  The weather was kind to us with sunshine keeping us warm. Although there was not too…

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Colour-Rail : 9th Journey

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 04 May 2022

The Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales Branch of the RCTS were magnificently entertained by Paul Chancellor at their Liverpool meeting on 4 May. This meeting was delayed from January because…

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Merseyrail Fleet Replacement

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 25 Apr 2022

20 attendees were entertained in Chester on Monday 25 April to a presentation by David Powell, who is the Programme Director at Merseytravel responsible for managing the introduction of the…

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East Midlands Day Ranger

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 12 Apr 2022

Ten Members met at Crewe Station and boarded 170532 forming the 2N37 09.08 service to Newark Castle. Two further Members joined us at Derby with the party travelling to Matlock…

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The Wrexham & Shropshire Railway

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 21 Mar 2022

The Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales branch were entertained by Geoff Plumb on the subject of the Wrexham and Shropshire Railway. Over 70 joined the meeting over zoom. Geoff gave…

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Visit to Doncaster

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 08 Mar 2022

The Branch enjoyed beautiful sunny weather on our first Doncaster visit of 2022 although a very cool easterly wind kept the temperature below 10°C. Timekeeping was generally good. A good…

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L & Y Engines at work – Part I

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 02 Mar 2022

Wednesday 2 March saw the first Liverpool-based face to face meeting since last November.  18 attendees were highly entertained by Paul Shackcloth who showed photographs of L and Y Engines.…

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Network North West

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 21 Feb 2022

Members from the Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales branch were well entertained by Martyn Hilbert on the subject of Network North West.  Martyn’s knowledge of the railways in the north…

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West Midlands Day Ranger

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 08 Feb 2022

On a windy but mild day 9 Members attended this fixture. The party met at Crewe travelling aboard 221113/221117 on [9M48 07.54 Blackpool – Euston] We changed at Wolverhampton to…

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Rail Policy in Wales

By MCN Merseyside Cheshire and North Wales | 17 Jan 2022

30 members listened to a zoom presentation by Professor Stuart Cole CBE entitled “Rail Policy in Wales”. Stuart, who comes from Llanelli, is Emeritus Professor of Transport at the University…

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