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by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Coal Mining in East Cheshire - 10th March 2018, Manchester
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Coal Mining in East Cheshire - 10th March 2018, Manchester

This talk in Manchester will be given by Dr Alan Crosby at the March meeting of the Railway & Canal Historical Society and will focus on the history of coal-mining in East Cheshire. Coal-mining was a significant industry in East Cheshire from the mid-18th century until the 1930s, but today is almost...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Dec 20, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Mysterious Railcar
Replies: 1
Views: 4219

Mysterious Railcar

Can anyone identify what the railcar seen in post 34 on the following discussion group is? http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/44330-leyland-experimental-coach/?p=488699 It seems to be a Bristol SC with an ECW body on a rail chassis. The destination is shown as Bangor and it is done ou...
by RichardCoulthurst
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: TRAWSCYMRU LONG DISTANCE BUSES
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TRAWSCYMRU LONG DISTANCE BUSES

I am sure members in Wales will be aware of this but those in England and elsewhere may not be. Since July the network of Trawscymru long distance buses in Wales has been free to all at weekends. See the website http://www.trawscymru.info/free-travel-on-weekends-1/ Note that this is available to all...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 7898

Re: Britain's Railway Policy

URGENT NOTICE The organiser of tomorrow's meeting has heard from the speaker that he would like to postpone his talk. He is concerned about the potential for the weather to impact his travel from the Midlands. A meeting will still take place but will obviously not feature Lord Faulkner. Some altern...
by RichardCoulthurst
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 7898

Re: Britain's Railway Policy

Just a reminder that the above talk will take place at The Friends Meeting House in Manchester this Saturday afternoon. The meeting is open to all, there is no need to book and it is an opportunity to visit Manchester's Christmas Markets! Full details of the talk and directions to the venue are on t...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Oldbury & Spon Lane 1913 - Old Ordnance Survey Map
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Oldbury & Spon Lane 1913 - Old Ordnance Survey Map

Alan Godfrey Maps have produced another of their OS Map reprints. This one has considerable railway interest. OLDBURY & SPON LANE, 1913 Old Ordnance Survey Map Staffordshire Sheet 68.14 Reprint published by Alan Godfrey Maps, 2017 ISBN 978 1 78721 103 2 This detailed map covers the eastern part of O...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: We must never forget
Replies: 1
Views: 4158

Re: We must never forget

Yes, I thoroughly agree. The Imperial War Museum has a searchable database ( http://www.ukniwm.org.uk ) of war memorials (including scrolls of honour and books of remembrance) and it amazing how many of these have railway associations. Sadly, several that were known to have existed have been "lost" ...
by RichardCoulthurst
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Britain's Railway Policy
Replies: 5
Views: 7898

Britain's Railway Policy

Britain?s Railway Policy: From Post-War Closures to the Policies of Today Lord Faulkner of Worcester (who writes under the name Richard Faulkner) will be giving a talk titled ?Britain?s Railway Policy: From Post-War Closures to the Policies of Today? at the Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Ma...
by RichardCoulthurst
Wed Nov 01, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Penarth Town Historic Photo
Replies: 2
Views: 5965

Re: Penarth Town Historic Photo

I posted this query on the Welsh Railways Research Circle Forum ( http://www.wrrc.org.uk ). The only response is as follows: "It's a very small group for a school, less than one coach load. The centre element of the headboard might be the Penarth town crest. The loco appears to be a 56xx, so 1924 or...
by RichardCoulthurst
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: New Books
Replies: 44
Views: 90266

Re: New Books

Old Ordnance Survey Map of Guide Bridge & Dukinfield, 1934 I have just received this latest Alan Godfrey reprint of the large scale Ordnance Survey map of Guide Bridge in east Manchester in 1934. It is of immense railway interest with the LNER Manchester to Sheffield line going straight across the ...