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by RichardCoulthurst
Sun May 02, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Early Railways Conference 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 515

Early Railways Conference 2021

The 7th International (virtual) Early Railways Conference takes place from 10th to 13th June 2021. Due to COVID -19 this conference, which was due to take place at the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, is being replaced by an International ‘virtual’ conference on the same dates (10-13 June 2021...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Apr 30, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A German View of Heritage Railways in North Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 599

Re: A German View of Heritage Railways in North Wales

If you liked that there is a similar programme (again in German) covering some of the other narrow gauge lines in North Wales:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORJc47hlYvc

You can search Youtube for other German narrow gauge videos using the search term 'Schmalspurbahnen'.
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:03 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: A German View of Heritage Railways in North Wales
Replies: 1
Views: 599

A German View of Heritage Railways in North Wales

I thought you might like to see this documentary on some of the tourist railways in North Wales. It seems to have been made about 10 years ago but has just been brought to my attention. https://www.swrfernsehen.de/eisenbahn-romantik/folgen/broadcastcontrib-swr-36530.html It lasts about 30 minutes an...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk - Railways & Social Change in Victorian Britain
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

Re: Talk - Railways & Social Change in Victorian Britain

Just a reminder that this talk takes place tonight (Wednesday, 28th April) at 7pm.

if, for any reason, you cannot watch it today It is being recorded and will be available on the RCHS website, www.rchs.org.uk, in a few days.
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Apr 19, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talk - Railways & Social Change in Victorian Britain
Replies: 1
Views: 1062

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: 1764

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: 2509

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: 2509

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: 1963

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: 1811

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.