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Henry Robertson and the North Wales Mineral Railway: A Talk by David Parry

Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:21 pm
by RichardCoulthurst
Henry Robertson was a Victorian railway engineer who was responsible for designing or promoting much of the GWR, LNWR and GCR network in North and Mid Wales and the Borders. He was also a leading industrialist, partner in Brymbo ironworks and co-founder of locomotive builders Beyer Peacock & Co. This talk is an expanded version of a paper presented to the 2018 Early Main Line Railways conference in York and explains the genesis of the North Wales Mineral Railway. a short line intended to open up ironworks and collieries near Wrexham to the Dee Navigation and emerging railway network around Chester. It forms a crucial part of the national railway network to this day.

The talk on 12th October 2019, arranged by the Railway & Canal Historical Society (RCHS), will be given in The Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS (nearest Metro tram stop is St Peters Square – 100 yards walk) starting at 2:00pm.

All are welcome - you do not need to be a member of the RCHS.

For further information please contact Roger Brice:; 07702 303242 or see the website