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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Book - Sirhowy Tramroad
Replies: 0
Views: 470

New Book - Sirhowy Tramroad

A new book on the Sirhowy Tramroad has just been published by the Railway & Canal Historical Society. It will be of interest to members interested in Early Railways (and railways in Wales). Details are on the RCHS website: https://rchs.org.uk/product/steam-on-the-sirhowy-tramroad-and-its-neighbours-...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carlisle's Railways
Replies: 1
Views: 1523

Carlisle's Railways

Can anyone recommend any books dealing the complex history of Carlisle's Railways?

Any references to serious magazine articles on Carlisle railway history would also be appreciated.
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Stations with Short Platforms to Loose Services
Replies: 1
Views: 1572

Stations with Short Platforms to Loose Services

From BBC Wales: Several Welsh stations are to lose train services for a "short time" because their platforms have raised social distancing concerns. They are either too short or too curved to allow the opening of two train doors, Transport for Wales (TfW) said. Services will no longer stop at Llanfa...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Old Ordnance Survey Map - BOLTON 1890
Replies: 1
Views: 1655

Old Ordnance Survey Map - BOLTON 1890

One of the latest reprints of old Ordnance Survey Maps by Alan Godfrey is of considerable railway interest. This 1890 edition is in full colour, taken from the beautiful 1st Edition OS handcoloured map. The maps cover most of Bolton Town Centre, with coverage stretching from Dobson Road eastward to ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 1939/40 Engine transfers
Replies: 2
Views: 2416

Re: 1939/40 Engine transfers

I addition to the letter codes (such as ABDR for Aberdare) the GWR also used numeric codes for their running sheds.

A list of these (together with a lot of other useful information) can be found in the following link:

http://www.greatwestern.org.uk/m_in_gwr_sheds.htm
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Four New Stations proposed for Wales
Replies: 0
Views: 2164

Four New Stations proposed for Wales

Four new railway stations could open in Wales by 2024 if the UK government agrees to a request by the Welsh Transport Minister, Ken Skates. All of equal priority, the stations would be: Deeside Parkway , on the Borderlands Line in North Wales Carno , on the Cambrian Mainline in Mid Wales St Clears o...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Class 142 Pacers are back!
Replies: 0
Views: 2567

Class 142 Pacers are back!

The website www.railadvent.co.uk reports that Class 142 Pacers are being used to the end of the year. According to a Government letter, 13 Class 142s have been granted permission to continue in passenger service until December 2020. The letter from the Department for Transport to Northern Trains Lim...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri May 29, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dft Restoring Your Railway Fund
Replies: 1
Views: 2934

Dft Restoring Your Railway Fund

I give below the link to the Department for Transport's 'Restoring Your Railway Fund': https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/re-opening-beeching-era-lines-and-stations/re-opening-beeching-era-lines-and-stations This website was updated on 23rd May 2020 when the Dft announced the shortlist of su...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue May 12, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Free book!
Replies: 3
Views: 8644

Re: Free book!

Phil, Book received safely today. Thanks. Richard
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed May 06, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Free book!
Replies: 3
Views: 8644

Re: Free book!

If it is still available I would be interested in this book.

Richard Coulthurst (RCTS Member 12348)
97 Green Pastures, Stockport, SK4 3RB