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by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Dec 13, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

For those unwilling to travel north to Manchester in the winter the talk is being repeated in Birmingham on Saturday, 21st March, 2020 and in London on Monday, 30th March, 2020. Please check the details nearer the time on the Railway & Canal Historical Society website. (www.rchs.org.uk) Non-members ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways
Replies: 3
Views: 169

40 Years of Computer Development on British Railways

Bottoms to TOPS At the next meeting in Manchester of the North West Group of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, Graham Boyes will give a talk entitled “Bottoms to Tops, 40 years of computer development on British Railways.” The talk will be given at the RCHS meeting at the Friends Meeting Hous...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Woodville Road Halt (Cardiff)
Replies: 1
Views: 1670

Woodville Road Halt (Cardiff)

Woodville Road Halt This halt was served by a shuttle service from Cardiff Docks (later Bute Road and now Cardiff Bay) to Maindy Halt. It only had a platform in the northbound direction so anyone wanting to go to Cardiff would have to travel via Maindy. Normally trains terminated at Maindy before r...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: THE SECOND RAILWAY KING - Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 - 1901
Replies: 0
Views: 1660

THE SECOND RAILWAY KING - Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 - 1901

THE SECOND RAILWAY KING : The Life and Times of Sir Edward Watkin, 1819 – 1901 by David Hodgkins, published by the Merton Priory Press, 2002 713 pages (226 x 126mm), 53 b/w plates, 21 maps ISBN 1 898937 49 4 The Railway & Canal Historical Society (RCHS) have acquired the remaining stock of this boo...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Trafford Park Railways
Replies: 0
Views: 1961

Trafford Park Railways

Can anyone point me in the direction of information and/or publications on the history of the extensive railway system that served Trafford Park Industrial Estate in Manchester? (These railways were quite separate from the Manchester Ship Canal Railway.) I am aware of the article on Wikipedia!
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk: Politics and Railways in Ireland - 9th November
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Views: 2596

Talk: Politics and Railways in Ireland - 9th November

Politics and Railways in Ireland: Dr Phil Lloyd – Saturday 9th November 2019 Following his talk to the Railway & Canal Historical Society in January on politics and railways in Wales, Phil returns to focus on Ireland. The talk will be given at the November meeting of the Railway & Canal Historical ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Thomas Brassey Society
Replies: 0
Views: 2471

Thomas Brassey Society

Thomas Brassey The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of Thomas Brassey, one of the foremost railway contractors of the early 19th Century. The inaugural public meeting of the Thomas Brassey Society will be held in Chester on 18th November 2019. During the last 12 months the society...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gatehouse of Fleet Station
Replies: 2
Views: 2852

Re: Gatehouse of Fleet Station

Thanks. I am aware of the information in Quick's Chronology which gives the timetable dates. I was trying to determine when the eastbound service actually ceased due to the flood damage and when it re-commenced after the loop had been removed. These would not necessarily be the same as the timetable...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Gatehouse of Fleet Station
Replies: 2
Views: 2852

Gatehouse of Fleet Station

Gatehouse of Fleet Station Gatehouse of Fleet was a passing place on the largely single-track Dumfries to Stranraer railway (known as the ‘Port Road’). The Scottish Region timetable for Summer 1964 shows a rather strange service with trains at this station in a west-bound direction (i.e. towards St...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RCHS Chronology of Modern Transport in the British Isles 1945–2015
Replies: 0
Views: 3684

RCHS Chronology of Modern Transport in the British Isles 1945–2015

This chronology is intended to set out some of the more significant events in the recent history of transport and communication, with particular reference to public transport, in the British Isles since the end of 1944. It cannot hope to cover the closure or opening of every branch railway or canal,...