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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 03, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Talyllyn Railway Through the Years (DVD)
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Talyllyn Railway Through the Years (DVD)

The Talyllyn Railway Through the Years, DVD, 97 minutes, 4:3 aspect ratio, colour/b/w, EAN 5 030095 10012 0, Oakwood Visuals, PO Box 13, Usk, NP15 1YS, ?18.95 (www. oakwoodv.co.uk) The Oakwood Press have brought out this DVD on the Talyllyn Railway and I have just received a copy for review. The fi...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:26 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Forthcoming Illustrated Talk on St Pancras Station
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Views: 9983

Forthcoming Illustrated Talk on St Pancras Station

RCTS members within reach of Manchester may be interested in the following meeting organised by the Railway & Canal Historical Society North West Group. ST PANCRAS ? An lllustrated Talk by Nigel Howey on Saturday, 14th November 2015 at the Friends Meeting House, Mount Street, Manchester at 2pm. Nige...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: South Wales Electrification
Replies: 1
Views: 8129

South Wales Electrification

The following news report about dual powered engines (i.e. electric/diesel) for the South Wales Main Line may be of interest:
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... n-10287160
Is this seriously being proposed?
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Sep 26, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 143628

Re: New Books

I have heard about a recently published book with the title "Britain's Least Used Stations" by David Brewer. It may be privately published. Does anyone have any further information i.e. price, ISBN, ordering information, etc that they could share on this forum?
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Aug 14, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Barmouth Bridge Footpath
Replies: 1
Views: 8524

Re: Barmouth Bridge Footpath

There is a petition against the closure here:

https://www.change.org/p/gwynedd-counci ... d-cyclists
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:01 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Barmouth Bridge Footpath
Replies: 1
Views: 8524

Barmouth Bridge Footpath

This item on the possible closure of the footpath across Barmouth Railway Bridge appeared on BBC Wales earlier today.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-nort ... s-33905836
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Protection of Old Track Beds
Replies: 0
Views: 11012

Protection of Old Track Beds

My attention has been drawn to a parliamentary petition which seeks protection of former railway track beds from development so that they could be reused at some point in the future with a particular aim of rural regeneration. The link below allows you to sign. https://petition.parliament.uk/petitio...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Aug 02, 2015 3:06 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 143628

Re: New Books

It is a little while since there was any discussion on this topic. It is always interesting to hear about recent publications from the smaller publishers, societies, local history groups and other privately published works that may not have had much publicity but which would be of interest to the RC...
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Nantlle Tramway
Replies: 1
Views: 8943

Nantlle Tramway

Please take five minutes to look at this archive film from the BFI on the Nantlle Tramway in North Wales in 1962.

http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-rai ... sarn-1962/

The motive power is superb. Can anyone explain the symbol on the wagons?
by RichardCoulthurst
Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Transpennine Electrification Delayed Indefinitly
Replies: 1
Views: 8495

Transpennine Electrification Delayed Indefinitly

Rail Technology Magazine [/i][/size] (RTM) reports as follows: TransPennine electrification ?delayed indefinitely? The planned TransPennine electrification due to be completed by 2018 has now been delayed indefinitely. The postponement was unveiled after Jonathan Reynolds, Labour MP for Stalybridge...