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by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Barmouth Bridge Fire
Replies: 2
Views: 6720

Barmouth Bridge Fire

I haven't seen much about it apart from local news reports but apparently there was a fire on early Tuesday morning on Barmouth Bridge leading to closure of the line. The line is still closed but is due to re-open tomorrow (Monday). Replacement buses have been operating from Barmouth to Tywyn althou...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 125926

Re: New Books

This is not actually a new book as it was published last year but I haven't seen a previous reference to it. It is not a railway book as such but the slate industry clearly had an impact on the development of railways in North & Mid-Wales.It is quite expensive but previous books from this author and...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:29 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 125926

Re: New Books

I have just come across this book from a small Welsh publisher: The Story of the Irish Mail by William Davies, published by Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, paperback, 215 x 138mm, 200 pages, 100 b/w photographs, maps and plans. Just a reminder to all RCTS members to post details of new books here particularly ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TV Programme - Railways: The Making of a Nation
Replies: 0
Views: 7477

TV Programme - Railways: The Making of a Nation

Just in case you have not noticed a new series on railways starts this evening (Wednesday) on BBC1 at 7.30pm. The presenter, Liz McIvor, did a series on canals a little while ago. This first programme seems to be about "Railway Time".
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:35 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 125926

Re: New Books

Earlier this year I posted the following query here: I have just been looking at the Brecon to Newport volume in the Lost Lines of Wales series by Tom Ferris (Graffeg Publishing) again. On page 35 there is an undated photograph of an unidentified GWR 14XX 0-4-2T running bunker first at the head of a...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat May 28, 2016 10:55 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Railwayana Auction
Replies: 0
Views: 8930

Railwayana Auction

RCTS members in the North of England may be interested in a forthcoming auction of Railwayana in the Manchester/Stockport area. The auctioneers are Capes Dunn (www.capesdunn.com) and the auction is on Tuesday, 14th June 2016 commencing at 11am. Viewing is on the previous afternoon or on the morning ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue May 24, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Ian Allan bookshop - Manchester
Replies: 1
Views: 6610

Re: Ian Allan bookshop - Manchester

This is sad news. I understand that the last day will be Saturday, 18th June. Are there any other specialist transport booksellers in the North West of England or North Wales?
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue May 10, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 125926

Re: New Books

I have just been looking at the Brecon to Newport volume in the Lost Lines of Wales series by Tom Ferris (Graffeg Publishing) again. On page 35 there is an undated photograph of an unidentified GWR 14XX 0-4-2T running bunker first at the head of a freight train apparently heading southwards near Tal...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu May 05, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 125926

Re: New Books

RCTS members interested in Welsh railways might like to know about the Lost lines of Wales series by Tom Ferris from Graffeg Publishing which were published at the end of April. The titles are: Ruabon to Barmouth ISBN 978 1 909823 317 4 Brecon to Newport ISBN 978 1 909823 318 1 Aberystwyth to Carmar...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: British Film Institute
Replies: 0
Views: 9586

British Film Institute

RCTS members might find this clip from the BFI archive of interest as it includes a short sequence of a miners' train arriving at a station which it implies is Aberaman. http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-welsh-coal-strike-scenes-at-aberaman-1910/ However, it has been pointed out to me that it cann...