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09 September 2019
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Thursday 12 September Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society 'Roaming the
Rails'. Larry Davies
Saturday 5 October Stephenson
Locomotive Society. Manchester Centre. Bob Gwynne,
Associate Curator, National Railway Museum ‘Snow White to
Stephenson’. This is a story about the search for
strategic minerals, climate change, religious conflict,
immigration, integration and innovation. Overall a very
modern story, although this one starts over 400 years ago
and from it emerges the technology we call railways.
10 October Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society End of
the Lines: A tour of railway terminals. John Cowlishaw.
Saturday 12 October Steam at Chester. Vintage
Trains 'Cheshire Venturer' Dorridge - Chester.
Saturday 12 October UK
Railtours The Snowdon Panorama (diesel) London -
Monday 21 October RCTS Chester "South Wales Railways since the 1970s " Stuart Warr. Stuart from Cardiff will look back at the changing face of railways across South Wales since 1973, featuring steam and diesels working all manner of services with a few rare views.
Friday 8 November Steam on the Coast Railway
Touring Company North Wales Coast Express
London - Holyhead, Flying Scotsman Crewe - Holyhead -
Thursday 14 November Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society Railway Signalling Gareth Parry
Monday 18 November RCTS Chester "Railway Safety" David Maidment. David Maidment will discuss the change in railway safety management systems and safety culture from his experience in South Wales in the 1960s, as Regional Operating Manager of the LMR in the 1980s. Also as Head of Safety Policy at the BR Headquarters in the 1990s
Wednesday 4 December RCTS Liverpool "Liverpool And Its Railways " John Ryan. A look at the varied railways of Liverpool and its surrounding over many decades by former British Rail civil engineer.
Thursday 12 December Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society A railway pictorial of steam Barry Wynne (Special Christmas meeting with quiz)
Saturday 14 December Steam at Chester UK
Railtours 'The Christmas Chester Chuffer' London -
Chester. Steam Bescot - Chester - Crewe.
Monday 16 December RCTS
Chester "1960s Southern Branch Lines" David
Miller. A 1960s archive of black and white photographs
mainly of Southern branches but also from further north,
with some interesting diversions. Images never seen
Thursday 19 December Steam at Chester Railway
Touring Company 'The Chester Christmas Express'
Stevenage - Chester. Loco 6233.
Monday 20 January RCTS Chester AGM followed by "The Ffestiniog Railway" Geoff Coward. After 20.15 hrs Geoff will take a look at the steam loco’s of the Ffestiniog Railway, past present and future. Then a trip along the line from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, looking at each station, maintenance facility and scenery
Wednesday 5 February RCTS
Liverpool "The Black & White Collection Of Bill
Ashcroft " John Sloane. Bill Ashcroft was a well-known
name in Lancashire steam railway circles and John Sloane
from Wigan will present some of his large collection of
monochrome pictures from the steam era.
13 February Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society
Llangollen Railway Dave
12 March Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society plan
to have a visit from a representative from
Transport for Wales. More details later
Saturday 21 March Stephenson
Locomotive Society. Manchester Centre. Melvyn
Wednesday 1 April RCTS Liverpool "L&Y Engines At Work" Paul Shackcloth. Paul Shackcloth is the photographic historian for the Manchester Locomotive Society who have a large collection. This talk will show Lanky locomotives at work over the whole of the ex-L&Y network, including Liverpool Exchange.
and Conwy Valley Railway Society Trams
in Llandudno (Including L & CBER and Great Orme
Tramway) John Davies
Saturday 18 April Stephenson
Locomotive Society. Manchester Centre. Tim
Owen ‘The activities of the Furness Railway Trust’ The
Furness Railway Trust has a collection of six steam
locomotives, including Furness Railway No. 20, plus
historic carriages. The illustrated talk will cover the
work of the Trust over the past 30 years..
Thursday 14 May Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society Evening Train Trip to Betws-y-Coed, where we will spend an hour in the Gwydyr. (Times will be confirmed later)
Technical problems have delayed the completion of this week's normal update, which will appear on Tuesday evening 10 September, so we present a collection of images captured by Tim Rogers in the course of last week, which illustrate the types of trains currently to be seen on the Coast line. Above, 158 822 at Valley on 4 September working 1W92 09:21 Cardiff Central to Holyhead.
Tim Rogers' view : Bumper Edition
2 September, Bodorgan. 68 018 Vigilant and 68 003 Astute with FNA wagons 550034 and 11 70 9229 017-2 on 6D43 07:31 Crewe Coal Sidings (DRS) to Valley Nuclear Electric.
158 841 on 1G32 09:23 Holyhead to Birmingham International..
2 September, RAF Valley. 67 010 with DVT 82307, 1D34 09:53 Manchester Piccadilly to Holyhead.
175114, 1V96 12:32 Holyhead to Maesteg.
2 September, Valley: 221 112 Ferdinand Magellan and 221 109 Marco Polo on 1A48 13:58 Holyhead to London Euston.
158 825, 1W92 09:21 Cardiff Central to Holyhead.
68 018 and 68 003 seen from the public footpath propelling 6K41 14:57 Valley Nuclear Electric to Crewe Coal Sidings (DRS) out of the loading sidings,. 53 mins early.
A smoky departure for Crewe.
4 September, Holyhead: 175 104 in Platform 3 ready for departure as 1V96, 12:32 Holyhead to Maesteg.
67 010 approaches past Holyhead signalbox with 1D34 09:53 from Manchester Piccadilly.
Arrived. Carriages 12185, 12184, 12183, 12177 and DVT 82307.
221 105 William Baffin has arrived in Platform 2 on 1D83 09:10 London Euston to Holyhead.
4 September, Valley: 67 010 on the rear 1H89 13:07 Holyhead to Manchester Piccadilly passes the turnout for the flask loading siding.
158 823 on 1G50 13:25 Holyhead to Birmingham International.
The signalbox at Valley, which like others on the line is 'listed', has been given a re-paint at some time, but weather conditions seem to be taking their toll, and the fitting of distinctly non-heritage windows back in the 1990s (?) and the inauthentic name-board typeface making it something of a hotch-potch.
221 102 John Cabot and 221 113 Sir Walter Raleigh, 13:58 Holyhead to London Euston.
158 822 1V97 14:36 Holyhead to Cardiff Central.
68 034 and 68 033 with 550037, 11 70 9229 022-2 and FNA 11 70 9229 005-7, 6K41 14:57 Valley Nuclear Electric to Crewe Coal Sidings (DRS).
6 September, Malltreath: 68 001 Evolution and 68 018 Vigilant with FNA 550037
and 11 70 9229 028-9. 6D43 07:31 Crewe Coal Sidings (DRS) to Valley Nuclear Electric.
6 September, Llandudno Junction: 67 010 on the 1D34 09:53 Manchester Piccadilly to Holyhead.
158 839, 1H87 11:44 Llandudno to Manchester Airport.
57 313 (57 601 Windsor Castle on the rear) top-and-tail a 'Northern Belle' excursion, Lincoln to Llandudno Junction, formed of carriages 3275 HARLECH, 3273 ALNWICK, restaurant car 1366 CAERDYDD, 3273 BELVOIR, 3174 GLAMIS, 3182 WARWICK, 3247 CHATSWORTH, restaurant car 325 DUART, Brake First 17167 MOWCOP, plus staff sleeping cars 10734 BALMORAL and 10729 CREWE.
150 250 calls, with 2D64 11:28 Llandudno Junction to Llandudno.
57 601 on the rear of the train heading to Holyhead for servicing, as 5Z23 12:43 Llandudno Junction to Holyhead.
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