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by Peter Hall
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Survey / Questionaire
Replies: 15
Views: 45860

Re: Survey / Questionaire

[quote="Train Spotter} I agree if its to survive to 100 years its got to attract younger members..... The problem is that the majority of young people who are interested in Railways are not interested in going to meetings or joining societies like the RCTS unless they've got an interest in certain s...
by Peter Hall
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: ECML Dragged Trains
Replies: 47
Views: 111115

ECML Dragged Trains - Late Summer 2018

What could be the last drags over the Tyne Valley are planned for four Saturdays commencing 22nd September 2018. Details so far known can be found at https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/sheffield/trains.htm?id=Sheffield/ECML%20Drags%20Summer18 The imminent entry into service of IEP dual mode trains is ...
by Peter Hall
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Wadsley Bridge Footexs
Replies: 14
Views: 40437

1988 FA CUP Semi- Final

Have updated details for 9th April 1988 having been given the numbers of the two Class 45/1 used on the Nottingham Forest Footexs. Information for this date though remains sparse, what is known can be found at https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/sheffi ... d/wbfootex
by Peter Hall
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: London & North Eastern Railway Company
Replies: 8
Views: 17509

LNER Class 90s

We are continuing to attempt to list all Class 90 passenger workings on the ECML at https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/sheffield/trains.htm?id=sheffield/ECML90 despite the change of franchise. Other pressures mean I have not been able to update recently and some details still need to be added. If you ...
by Peter Hall
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Diesel Dilemmas updates
Replies: 26
Views: 73601

D2289 - Its back!!

On 13th June D2289 was craned off the low loader that had brought it from Italy at the Rowsley base of the Heritage Shunters Trust. Until the discovery of 03156 a few years ago it was thought that this was the only surviving ex BR shunter of those exported in the 1970s. It is currently not on public...
by Peter Hall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Dalescroft Railfans
Replies: 14
Views: 36092

Dalescroft v Counties at the AGM

As has been touched on, there was a great rivalry between Dalescroft Railfans and Northern Counties Transport Society in the 1970's as to who could see the most locomotives or visit the most locations on a trip. My allegiance was with the Counties and I am aware of a couple of former members who wil...
by Peter Hall
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Northern Counties Transport Society
Replies: 25
Views: 61901

Re: Northern Counties Transport Society

Not sure that I'll be able to make the AGM, but I have found two more NCTS books, both Combined Editions dated 1978 in small format. A blue book with class 13 shunter on the front upto date to 1st January 1978 and a pink book with class 76s on the front upto date to 7 May 1978. I can scan these or ...
by Peter Hall
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Northern Counties Transport Society
Replies: 25
Views: 61901

Former NCTS & BWRE refuges now in the RCTS

If any former Northern Counties Transport Society or Buckley Wells Railway/Transport Enthusiasts are attending the RCTS AGM on Saturday it would be good to have a quick chat. If all goes to plan I should have my little table set up promoting the bits I manage on the website (ECML Drags & Class 90's,...
by Peter Hall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL
Replies: 162
Views: 475136

Re: RAILWAY OBSERVER CHANNEL

In light of the on going debate over RO size, is it planned to have samples of the larger format on display at the forthcoming AGM?
by Peter Hall
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: 2018 AGM Coventry
Replies: 0
Views: 8784

2018 AGM Coventry

No thread yet for this so I thought I might start one! An interesting build up to the main event this year which will hopefully be well attended. It does give members a chance to harass Society officials as well as seeing top entertainment and devouring a lavish banquet. I expect to be present again...