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by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk - Railways & Social Change in Victorian Britain
Replies: 0
Views: 424

Talk - Railways & Social Change in Victorian Britain

The Railway & Canal Historical Society is holding a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, 28th April at 7pm titled "Railways & Social Change in Victorian Britain". It is the first of two lectures by Robin Leleux, the railway historian. Part 1 is titled "Attitudes and Economics". The lecture is open to all. Ful...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wrexham to Bidston service improvement
Replies: 2
Views: 1315

Wrexham to Bidston service improvement

Good news for North East Wales:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56345975

Through trains to Liverpool on the Borderlands line at last! Standing on Bidston station waiting for a connection is not my idea of fun!
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

If you are interested there is a 'Watkin Society' which was formed in 2019. Details can be found on their website: https://www.friendsofrosehill.org/the-watkin-society-watsoc/ There is also a book about Sir Edward Watkin by Geoff Scargill published by Pen & Sword books due out at the end of March. T...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Re: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

If you missed this talk, recordings of it and others can be viewed on the RCHS website:

https://rchs.org.uk/clinker-lecture/
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:57 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Llangollen Railway
Replies: 0
Views: 1513

Llangollen Railway

The Llangollen Railway has gone into receivership:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-56241552
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Atlas of North American Railways
Replies: 1
Views: 1465

Atlas of North American Railways

Can anyone recommend a current atlas showing the railways of North America (USA and Canada) - if such a thing exists. Ideally it should show passenger, freight and 'heritage' lines.

The title, publisher and ISBN would be great information.

Thank you in anticipation.
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)
Replies: 3
Views: 2009

Sir Edward Watkin - Victoria's Railway King (talk)

This evening at 7.30pm the Railway & Canal Historical Society will be giving Zoom talk on Sir Edward Watkin who was known as the 'Second Railway King' and had railway interests throughout the UK such as the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway (later the Great Central Railway) as well as p...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Feb 15, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Bow Street re-opens after 56 years
Replies: 0
Views: 1483

Bow Street re-opens after 56 years

Bow Street station on the Cambrian Railways route to Aberystwyth opened yesterday. Please see the following BBC report:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-55937512
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: How the Railways came to Yorkshire (Zoom meeting)
Replies: 0
Views: 2141

How the Railways came to Yorkshire (Zoom meeting)

This afternoon at 2.30pm there will be a Zoom meeting on 'How the Railways came to Yorkshire' hosted by the Railway & Canal Historical Society. https://rchs.org.uk/events/ne-group-talk-how-railways-came-to-yorkshire-robin-leleux/ This is a public lecture and all are welcome. (There might be a limit ...