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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Manchester Metrolink
Replies: 1
Views: 13

Manchester Metrolink

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) report a fall of 95% in the number of passengers using the Metrolink tram system due to the Coronavirus situation. As from Monday, 6th April, 2020 there was a significant change in the service pattern on the network. Trams now run every 20 minutes on all route...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Apr 04, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHER Magazine, Spring 1951
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: THE RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHER Magazine, Spring 1951

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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHER Magazine, Spring 1951
Replies: 2
Views: 152

THE RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHER Magazine, Spring 1951

I have recently come across a magazine with the title 'THE RAILWAY PHOTOGRAPHER'. The edition I have is dated Spring 1951 and is Volume 1, No. 2. it has 36 pages and is similar in format to the 'Trains Illustrated' of the time but was not published by Ian Allan Ltd. It contains articles and photogra...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Book: THE LEEDS & SELBY RAILWAY
Replies: 1
Views: 138

New Book: THE LEEDS & SELBY RAILWAY

This book has just been published: Yorkshire’s First Main Line: THE LEEDS & SELBY RAILWAY By Anthony Dawson Published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society, 2020 ISBN 978 0 901461 67 4 Softback, 112 pages, 245 x 170mm, 70 Illustrations (31 in colour) £15.00 Opened in 1834 before a crowd 40,000 s...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS
Replies: 2
Views: 1879

Re: VICTORIAN RAILWAYS

I think this is a reference to a remark by the Duke of Wellington : '...third class facilities are a breach of contract, a premium to the lower orders to go uselessly wandering about the country' quoted by Clement Edwards in 'Railway Nationalisation,1898 See 'Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations' ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railway & Canal Historical Society Journal Archive
Replies: 0
Views: 721

Railway & Canal Historical Society Journal Archive

If you are at home quarantined, self isolating or just staying safe you might like to know that the Railway & Canal Historical Society is providing free access to its on-line archive of RCHS Journals. The issues currently available run from 1955 to 2007 and 2014 onwards. (The issues from 2008 to 201...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester
Replies: 2
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Re: Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester

MEETING POSTPONED Due to concerns about the Coronavirus and the risk of infection it has been decided to cancel or postpone the meeting on Thomas Brassey which was due to be held this Saturday. Similarly the Railway & Canal Historical Society meeting on 4th April and the Outdoor events on 26th Marc...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester
Replies: 2
Views: 4931

Re: Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester

MEETING IN DOUBT

There is some doubt as to whether this meeting will go ahead due to the current coronavirus situation.

Please check the website for the Railway & Canal Historical Society (www.rchs.org.uk) for the latest situation.
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester
Replies: 2
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Thomas Brassey - Talk, 14th March, Manchester

There will be a talk on Thomas Brassey & Company, Railway Contractors at the Friend's Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester on Saturday, 14th March, 2020 commencing at 2pm. Thomas Brassey (1805 -1870) has been described as 'The World's Most Foremost of Railway Builders in the 19th Century'. He bui...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 4
Views: 6989

Re: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

Please note that the Birmingham meeting will now take place on Saturday, 14th March 2020.

Please check the website for up to date information - www.rchs.org.uk