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by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Dec 21, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Severn Tunnel Car Carrying Service
Replies: 0
Views: 10573

Severn Tunnel Car Carrying Service

Can anyone confirm the date that the Severn Tunnel Car Carrying Service ceased? The opening of the Severn Road Bridge in 1966 obviously brought the service to an end. The Beachley to Aust ferry service ceased the day before the bridge opened. However, the recent book "The South Wales Direct Line: Hi...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Dec 07, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 142976

New Books

The forum might be an appropriate place for RCTS member to exchange information about new books from the smaller publishers and societies or those that have been privately published which might otherwise be overlooked. To start the ball rolling I can mention two books I have come across recently. Ta...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Nov 29, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Cardiff (Queen Street)
Replies: 0
Views: 10886

Cardiff (Queen Street)

I am told that "Modern Railway"s has reported in its December issue that the new entrance to the station is due to open on Sunday 30th November and that platform 1, the new bay platform for the Cardiff Bay shuttle, and the new Platform 5, for Taff Vale trains, will come into use on Sunday 14th Decem...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Why are you a member (or not) of the RCTS?
Replies: 13
Views: 34891

Re: Why are you a member (or not) of the RCTS?

I have always been interested in railways. My first clear memory is seeing a small engine called "Sir John" shunting in a colliery yard at Mountain Ash in about 1950. I joined the RCTS in 1969 probably as a result of an advert in the Railway Magazine. My main contribution to the society is now writi...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Carmarthen to Aberystwyth re-opening?
Replies: 2
Views: 11544

Carmarthen to Aberystwyth re-opening?

There is a long standing campaign to re-open the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line in order to improve communication between South and North Wales. The proposal has now received some guarded support from Carwyn Jones, Wales' First Minister who is reported as saying on 9th October: "In principle, I woul...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: South Wales Electrification
Replies: 4
Views: 14903

South Wales Electrification

Members might like to be aware of the latest news on the electrification of the South Wales main line and valleys network that has just appeared on the BBC.

(RCTS Member 12348)
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:38 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Pye Corner Station
Replies: 1
Views: 9528

Pye Corner Station

Pye Corner Station on the Cardiff to Ebbw Vale line is due to open on Sunday, 14th December, 2014. (Sunday is quite unusual for a station opening.) Pye Corner Station is on the outskirts of Newport (Mon) and is near the site of the former Bassaleg Junction station. The publicity blurb says: "It is ...