THE NORTH WALES COAST RAILWAY ARCHIVES

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Notice Board Archive for 2010-

Most recent issues first


26 June 2017

Freight scenes

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland - report by Martin Evans

Rhyl on 23 June - pictures by Roly High

The Lighting Express (?)

The Liverpool Docker - report by George Jones

Barmouth Holiday - pictures by Tim Rogers

Tyseley Open Day - report by Jim Ikin

A Most Unusual working for a 47 - by Richard Boyd

37s in the North - report by Stephen Hughes


19 June 2017

Three Peaks Challenge by Rail - report by Jim Johnson

Wayfarer Woes

Mersey River Festival

Scarborough Flyer, 17 June - report by Jim Ikin

Flying Scotsman in Cheshire

The Dalesman - report by Robert Meredith

Bangor evening, 14 June - pictures by Jim Johnson


12 June 2017

Class 40 special


05 June 2017

Whistler to Blaenau

Llangollen Railcars - report by Ken Robinson

Chester Shed Memories - with Mike Sheridan

Football Crazy

Freight, etc.

A memory of Stony Bridge - by Jim Ikin

Steam Extra


29 May 2017

Tales from the Keyboard

Welshpool and Llanfair -  by Martin Evans

Great Western Society  North West Branch

Race Day at Chester - report by Roly High

The Earl on the Coast

Bala Gala - report by Bob Greenhalgh

Class 68s on flasks

Corwen Central Funding Approved - by George Jones

Corwen - Tony Robinson's view

Chester (6A) loco shed: 50 years since closure - by


22 May 2017

Loco views

Out and about with Greg Mape

Severn Valley Railway outing - with Martin Evans

Scotsman in action - pictures by Phil Clarke

Richard Putley's Irish Journey - day 2


16 May 2017

Bike Ride to Valley - with Alan Crawshaw

Freight events

Passenger assortment

Wrexham speed-up

Llangollen diesels - Pictures by Marc Thomas

Great Britain X

The Class 319 story - by Eddie Knorn

Richard Putley in Ireland - Day 1


12 May 2017

Picture Gallery

The Royal Windsor Express (a.k.a. The

Colwyn Bay Pier - pictures by Jim Ikin

Mayday with Tim Rogers

Bala Lake Railway news

Steam in the Landscape - Pictures by Tony Robinson

Steam at Canning Dock, 6 May - report by George Jones


08 May 2017

68s on the Flasks

Quirks and Curiosities II

Feedback

Trawsfynydd Revival Update - by David Herbert

Victorian Llangollen 13/14 May - by Peter Dickinson

On the Downs Light Railway - with Richard Putley

An FR/WHR picture selection - by Michael Lovatt

Noseying around Chester - with Roly High


01 May 2017

Llangollen Diesel Group news - by Ian Wright

Earl to Llandudno

Penmaenmawr station building auction

NENTA Norwich to Llandudno

A visit to Eccles  - report by Charlie Hulme

Great Western in Wirral

Skegness to Llandudno May Day

Rhyl's rusty rails

Sojourn at Valley - with Peter Chapman

Northern's underwhelming improvement - by Charlie Hulme


24 April 2017

Specials Special

Y Triongl Gogledd

Freight scenes


17April 2017

Premier express at Rossett - by Peter Neve

Tim Rogers Newsreel - part 1

Wrexham - Bidston track relaying - report by John Brierley

Steam Notes - by Phil Clarke

Tim Rogers Newsreel - Part 2

Thoughts on the North Wales layout changes - by Carl

Wings to Mostyn

Metrolink news

Steam on the Dock 2017


10 April 2017

Five Frames of Frodsham - pictures by Anthony Robinson

Steam through Hartford - report by Phil Clarke

Picture Miscellany

Excursion to Chester - report by Roger Carvell

Big Push for Corwen - report by George Jones

Cambrian Corner

Late in the Evening - with Bob Greenhalgh

On the Premier Serivice - with Richard Putley


03 April 2017

Evening Lark

Follow-ups

DMUs at Rhyl - pictures by Roly High

Freight selection


27 March 2017

Network Rail movements

The Salopian

Class 67 events

Now and then - Class 175

Busy time at Bangor, 1982 - looking back with Jim Johnson

Progress at Corwen Central site - report by George Jones

Flasks

Wrexham line blockade - report by George Jones


20 March 2017

Flask train doings

Edinburgh excursion (before and after)

Fifty years ago

Past times with John Hobbs - GWR lines

Freight (etc) selection

Great Little Customer Service - press release

Lostock Hall recalled - by Jim Ikin


13 March 2017

Abergele station back in business - pictures by Roly High

Valley - Cardiff air service hiccup

Mostyn on 8 March - pictures by Tim Rogers

Welsh Highland journey - by Martin Evans

Spring freight - pictures by Bob Greenhalgh

Busy day at Wrexham - report by George Jones

Level Crossing Closures, Chester to Wrexham

Cambrian Corner

6960 in 1985

More 'Birkenhead Lines' gala views

Pathfinder's Waste Train

Greg Mape's travels


06 March 2017

Electric failure cancels steam  - report by Robert

'Along Birkenhead Lines' Gala at Llangollen

50 Years Ago

Holyhead brake van wreck restored - report by George Jones

Setting the scene - pictures by Martin Evans

Cambrian T&WA Order granted - report by Barrie Hughes

A visit to Nantmawr - pictures by Barrie Hughes


28 February 2017

Society announcements

Storm Doris

Bangor Scenes, 22 February - by Jim Johnson

Shrewsbury revival - report by Peter Lloyd

Abergele and Colwyn Bay changes - report by Jim Ikin

Six Nations Special - report by Robert Meredith

Bala Lake update - by Martin Evans

The Ordsall 'big lift' - report by George Jones

Metrolink Second City Crossing - pictures by Derick Norman

Network Rail speaks about their £50m improvement plan (press


20 February 2017

That last Class 60 (pictured)

Tim Rogers' week

Llanfair PG footbridge - pictures by Richard Fleckney

Manchester area views - by Charlie Hulme

Calling all User Groups

Looking back - Thunderbirds on ATW


13 February 2017

Tim Rogers goes down the Coast

Red Rose Tornado - pictures by Chris Morrison

Llandudno in Old Postcards - with Jim Ikin

Off the beaten track: Thornton for Cleveleys

Abergele 1983

Movements

Llangollen news - report by George Jones


06 February 2017

For the future?

That last Class 60 (revisited)

Looking back: Abergele engineering - with Michael Henney

Track-bashers' delight - Branch Line Society announcement

Skelton Junction - feedback from Andrew Macfarlane

Flasks

Rail revival news

Engineering images

Corwen Central Progress - report by George Jones

Manchester and Cheshire update - pictures by Greg Mape

Welsh Rail Survey


30 January 2017

Abergele update

Caroline's North Wales Adventure

Feedback

Brook Lane bridge, Chester

Engineer's Trains

Assortment

Modelling news

Flasks

Terminations at Wrexham - report by George Jones

Skelton Junction 1985 - pictures by Greg Mape

Gobowen al Fresco - report by George Jones

Cambrian Radio Cruise: the headboard


23 January 2017

Class 60 on the Coast

Changes at Rhyl and Abergele - pictures by Roly High

Ultrasonic on the top line - pictures by Tim Rogers

67 008 in action

Disaster at Chester, 1972

A visit from Andromeda


16 January 2017

Club 55 is back again

Notes and news

Abergele:  still in business

Then and Now - by Jim Ikin

Cold comfort at Rhyl - report by Jim Johnson

The Mersey Weaver II

Miscellany


09 January 2017

All change at Abergele - pictures by Roly High

Penmaenmawr Quarry

New Year scenes - by Tim Rogers

Looking back:  Stranded on the Cambrian - by Aled

Information wanted for Llangollen Gala - by Peter Dickinson

Sampling Merseyrail disruption - report by George Jones


02 January 2017

Ohio to North Wales - by Andrew Easom

Class 442s - could it happen?

Cambrian thoughts - by Chris Magner

Winter Warmer at Llangollen

New Year's Eve on the Welsh Highland - Pictures by Charles


26 December 2016

Christmas Northern Belle

In the New Year...

Miscellany

Llangollen news

More about Linotype Specials - by Ian Bowland


19 December 2016

No Festive Manchester Locos

Santa and Ale at Llangollen

Winter Warmer at Llangollen

RHTT Curtain Call

More about Mostyn

Picture Gallery

Llandudno Adopters' events - report by Larry Davies

Conwy Model Railway exhibition 2 January 2017

Tram and Train assortment - pictures by Greg Mape


12 December 2016

Coast line changes coming soon

Marches and Moors, 10 December

Chester RHTTs - pictures by Roly High

Freight scenes

Cambrian Corner

Passenger pictures

Bala Santa success

Baguley then and now - by Jim Ikin


05 December 2016

Visiting an old friend - report by Charlie Hulme

The 'Irish Mancunian'

Evening at Llandudno - with Larry Davies

Tampers etc.

Flask doings

Trawsfynydd Appeal extended

RHTT news

Mid-Cheshire freight

Welsh Steam at the NEC - report by Roger Carvell

442s for ATW?


29 November 2016

Looking back: The First North Western Class 47 era - by


21 November 2016

Christmas Cheshireman

Wrexham line doubling date

Once Upon a Time on the Coast - by John Hobbs

Bala Santa 2016

Railway archaeology at Flint - with Roly High

Rheidol at Warley - from the Vale of Rheidol Newsletter

Skelton Junction memories


14 November 2016

Franchise news

Another 37/4  back in action

Coast line loco activities

Traws Train

Then and Now - with Jim Ikin

Last Day of Season at Corwen East - report by George Jones

Miscellany

Bala Lake Railway plans

Chirk Champions - report by George Jones


07 November 2016

Arriva substitutions and diversions

Five locos at Ffynnongroyw, 31 October - pictures by Peter

The Cheshireman

Christleton Aqueduct - report by David Parry

Liverpool Trams Commemorated - report by George Jones

Merseyside disruption - report by George Jones

ATW on WCML - report by Roger Carvell


31 October 2016

Passenger train gallery

Then and Now - by Jim Ikin

Trawsfynydd revival (again)

37 408 .... on a badge

Flask train views

Barmouth Bridge update

Steam Portrait - by John Hobbs

Feedback

Tram notes - by George Jones

Western Explorer Railtour - report by Alan Crawshaw

The Regional Railways Society - by Dan Webster

Corwen Central portrayed - press release

Shipping news


24 October 2016

Castle to Chester

Miscellany

Fifty Years of 6G shed - event report by Larry Davies

RHTT pictorial

A Cambrian camping coach - notes by Stephen Hughes

A Flask week

Passenger mix

East Lancs Scotsman - report by Stephen Hughes

On the Brecon Mountain Railway - with Ken Robinson

Filming at Llangollen - report by Robert Meredith

On the Cumbrian Coast - report by Charlie Hulme


17 October 2016

56 on the RHTT

Cambrian news

North Wales Railway Circle

The Alan Bullimore collection digitised

Ffestiniog Railway Victorian weekend

A week of flask trains

An hour at Stafford on 22 September - pictures by Martin Evans


11 October 2016

Closure to Steam: Llandudno Junction 2 October, 1966 - by

Barmouth bridge re-opened

Steam at Chester

Save Gobowen station - report by George Jones

Bridlington to Blaenau

Greg Mape's view

Steam and heritage diesel at Hartford - pictures by Phil

End of Summer at Corwen East - with George Jones

On the trail of the last Park Royal DMU

Locomotive miscellany

LNER Corner

East Lancs diesel gala - pictured by by Glyn Jones


07 October 2016

Retro 37 in action

Measurement train variety

Barmouth in the News

Merseyside's rubbish


03 October 2016

Penrhyn Re-directed- report by Stephen Hughes

A day at the Penrhyn Quarry Railway - report by David Parry

Llanberis Lake Shareholder Day - report by Jim Johnson

A trip to Tywyn - with Richard Putley

Dinorwic in Cornwall - report by Peter Dickinson

The Statfold Barn Railway - report by Vince Chadwick


26 September 2016

20th Anniversary special

October Loco Situation

Privatisation Soon?

Performance Question

A Testing Time

The Day We Went to ... Holyhead

New Timetable Published

From Simon Jowett, Monday 16 September:

Shock news from Martin Plumb:

Report from Simon Jowett, Friday 13 September 20.44:

Failed Again

Fame!

Mining Disaster

Magazine News

Riding the Mancunian

Surfers Welcome!

'New' Coaches

What the papers say

Police stop 91 unsafe port trucks

Around and about - with Mark Riley

60 in the sun - report by Corrie

Picture news

The Virgin

Award for Dolwyddelan >


20 September 2016

Norwich to Blaenau

Peter Basterfield's view

The real 80043 - by John Hobbs

Welsh Highland Superpower Weekend

Sunday 11 September - by Larry Davies

'Steam Finale' - book review by George Jones

Cambrian beach scenes

Steam reprise - pictures by Ian Pilkington


16 September 2016

68s on the Coast

Open Day at Padeswood - report by Barrie Hughes

Notes and Queries from our 'Postbag'

Picture News

67s and 68s, 3 September - report by Barrie Hughes

Busy half hour at Bagillt (etc) - with Russell Withington

Narrow Gauge Miscellany


12 September 2016

North Wales Coast Express

Cambrian in North Yorkshire

Llangollen Autumn Steam Gala

'80043' on the move

Steam on the water - report by David Parry

Shrewsbury Princess - report by Roly High


03 October 2016

Penrhyn Re-directed- report by Stephen Hughes

A day at the Penrhyn Quarry Railway - report by David Parry

Llanberis Lake Shareholder Day - report by Jim Johnson

A trip to Tywyn - with Richard Putley

Dinorwic in Cornwall - report by Peter Dickinson

The Statfold Barn Railway - report by Vince Chadwick


29 August 2016

Passenger assortment - pictures by Tim Rogers

The locomotives 'Hawarden' - by Glyn Jones

Fusible Plugs - by Vince Chadwick

Busy week for flasks

On the Welshpool and Llanfair - pictures by Greg Mape

Freight scenes

Progress at Corwen Central - report by George Jones

158 on the Bridge


22 August 2016

North Wales Coast steam (not)

News and notes - pictures by Tim Rogers

Bala Gala

RCTS Afternoon Meetings - notes by Geoff Morris

Out and About with Martin Evans

Class 40 at Barmouth - pictures by Ken Millward

Peter Basterfield's view

A visit to Foxfield - with Charles Allen


15 August 2016

Tim Rogers' week

Llangollen Autumn Gala preview - by Peter Dickinson

Tampers etc.

Steam at Oswestry

Conwy Valley locos - pictures by Greg Mape

Conwy Valley 1980 - by Barrie Hughes

Cambrian Corner


08 August 2016

Eisteddfod at Eisteddfod (2)

Freight events

Photographing the Lostock hoppers - note by Richard Boyd

The tree line? Report by Ken Robinson

A look at Barmouth Bridge - with Geraint Rowlands

Cambrian notes

Steam Miscellany

Chester to Wrexham doubling - still waiting

Welsh Mountaineer extra


01 August 2016

The Welsh Mountaineer

Cambrian Collapses

Diesel doings

Royal Scot move

Charity from Chester

Jubilee in action

Holyhead's Rush Hour


25 July 2016

'Eisteddfod' to visit Eisteddfod

North Wales Coast Express

Picture miscellany

Llangollen's 60s weekend

The Saturdays-only 'Halton Curve' train

Looking back: 'Bont Y Bermo' on tour - pictures by Dave

Old Colwyn, then and now - by Jim Ikin

End of an era at Banbury - report by Chris Morrison


25 July 2016

'Eisteddfod' to visit Eisteddfod

North Wales Coast Express

Picture miscellany

Llangollen's 60s weekend

The Saturdays-only 'Halton Curve' train

Looking back: 'Bont Y Bermo' on tour - pictures by Dave

Old Colwyn, then and now - by Jim Ikin

End of an era at Banbury - report by Chris Morrison


11 July 2016

A Highland adventure - with Richard Putley

Tyseley Open Day and Bristol - with Jim Ikin

Midlands perambulations - with Greg Mape


04 July 2016

Freight views

Shotton memories - by Roly High

Talyllyn 150 Grand Finale

Passenger views

A (wet) narrow-gauge weekend - with Stephen Hughes

Moving a mountain, or, Peak to Peak - Pictures by Phil Clarke

Halton Curve thoughts - by Chris Poole

Manx Journey - with Alan Crawshaw

Were you there to see 4472?


28 June 2016

Three Peaks with two 57s

Visitor from the North East

That Trespasser - correction.

The Kinmel Camp Railway - pictures by Roly High

Flying Scotsman at Ruabon 53 years ago - recalled by Peter

Out and about with Tim Rogers


24 June 2016

Freight views

Northern Belle

Halton Curve summer service - report by John Hobbs

Class 67 doings

The High-output Tracklaying Train

Vale of Rheidol 40 years on - with Stephen Hughes

It's Quicker by Rail ...

Catenary and Cuba - by Richard Boyd


20 June 2016

Steam Special - Overture

Steam Special - The main event - 15 June


13 June 2016

Cambrian Coast Express in North Wales

Fry's Chocolate Train explored

9Fs, Iron Ore and Lamp Brackets - continued

Assortment

Midland Metro and beyond: GW renaissance north of Birmingham


06 June 2016

Cambrian Coast Express

Pretty in Pink - and friends

Loco headlamp question answered

A Weekend in Wales - by Richard Heslop

Miscellany

Evening scenes

To the Airport - with Charlie Hulme

Yellow machines


22 May 2017

Loco views

Out and about with Greg Mape

Severn Valley Railway outing - with Martin Evans

Scotsman in action - pictures by Phil Clarke

Richard Putley's Irish Journey - day 2


23 May 2016

Cambrian events

Taking water at Bangor

Arriva's Airport letter

Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Circular - report by Dave

Berwick to Holyhead Railtour, 25 June

Bananas on the Coast (etc)

Arriva Trains Wales and the evening peak

Miscellany

Twilight of Banbury's  lower quads - report by David

Croagh Patrick Railtour - report by Stephen Hughes


16 May 2016

Fly by Arriva Trains Wales

150s stand-in for Class 67

Freight

Passenger

Excursions

On the Llanberis Lake Railway - pictures by Hefin Owen

Bangor station subway then and now

Ffestiniog Railway Extra

Steam under the Main Line - report by Robert Meredith

A Day Out: Swanage Railway Diesel Gala - report by Richard


09 May 2016

Flask scenes

Engineering work on Anglesey

Fry's Chocolate Train - by by Stephen Hughes

Ffestiniog members' weekend - report by Ian Pilkington

Miscellany


01 May 2016

The Cornish Explorer

175 problems

Steam scenes

Remembering Ray Towell - by Robert Meredith

Glass sidings progress

Coast line scenes - pictures by Tim Rogers

Bangor station subway - notes by Geraint Rowlands

On the night shift - pictures by Clifford Carter

Mystery Objects (1)

Mystery Objects (2)


29 April 2016

Fearless on the flasks

Looking back: Llandderfel, 1962 - with

West Wales Wanderings - with Steve Morris

Mixed Train on the Rheidol - by Denis Bates

Peter Basterfield's view


25 April 2016

Colas 37s on recording train

Calendar news

Bangor station question

Chester Variety - report by Mark Riley

Looking back: 31s on the Coast - pictures by Dave Sallery

Penrhyn Quarry on tour - report by Bob Lissaman

Tamper Manoeuvres at Bangor - observed  by Jim Johnson

Freight views

Renaissance and retro: a trip to Leamington Spa - by David

Afternoon in the Chilterns - with Jack Bowley


19 April 2016

Llanddulas viaduct

Freight scenes

Users' Meeting in Chester

Steam events

Aboard the Scot Commemorative - pictures by Anthony Thomas

Irish Journey - report by Alan Crawshaw

Mixed trains on the Cambrian

The Snowdonian - pictures by Jack Bowley

Vintage traction morning at Warrington - report by David Parry


15 April 2016

Busy time for flask trains

Track Recording Unit in focus

Arriva loco-hauled


11 April 2016

Along Cambrian lines at Llangollen - special issue


04 April 2016

Main Line Steam returns

Chester Carriage Shed - report by Chris Coxon

67s on the Manchester

Rockcliffe Hall signalbox history - by Alan Roberts

On the CME - with Stephen Hughes

Gallery

Dovey Junction movements - report by Ken Robinson

Bala Lake by bus - report by George Jones

Foxcote Manor is back

Northern's ghost


28 March 2016

West Coast Railways are Back

Banana through Bangor - pictures by Jim Johnson

Barry Wynne show at Llandudno Junction

Manchester area events

Coal to Connah's Quay

RCTS Afternoon Meeting

The Bala Lake Railway prepares - report by Bob Greenhalgh

Clwyd Railway Circle news -- by David Jones

Accidental oddities

Assortment

Porthmadog - Great Malvern, Sunday 20 March - report by

Row your boat


28 March 2016

West Coast Railways are Back

Banana through Bangor - pictures by Jim Johnson

Barry Wynne show at Llandudno Junction

Manchester area events

Coal to Connah's Quay

RCTS Afternoon Meeting

The Bala Lake Railway prepares - report by Bob Greenhalgh

Clwyd Railway Circle news -- by David Jones

Accidental oddities

Assortment

Porthmadog - Great Malvern, Sunday 20 March - report by

Row your boat


21 March 2016

Great Malvern to Criccieth, 18 March - with Richard Putley

Llandudno Adopted - report by Larry Davies

Miscellany

Liverpool upgrade

Rail grinder

Matters arising from last week's issue

Steam season at Llangollen- report by George Jones

A View from the Lineside - report by Peter Dickinson

On the Somerset and Dorset - with John Hobbs

Somerset and Dorset lives on - report by Richard Putley

And finally ...


14 March 2016

Picture news

Letter from West Coast Railways

Class 37 thoughts - by Charlie Hulme

Looking back at Chester West - with Anthony Robinson

Arriva Trains Wales dispute settled

Stock surprises at Stafford - report by David Parry

Portrait of Helsby

Goodbye to the Bangor Railway Institute


07 March 2016

Mothers' Northern Belle

Loco swapping

Rhydymwyn, 1974 - pictures by John Hobbs

Semaphores at Plumley - pictures by Phil Clarke

Killoch Colliery - report by John Cowlishaw

Picture Gallery

Northern Hub vs. Arriva Trains Wales

On the Welsh Highland - pictures by Peter Basterfield

Churnet Valley Gala - report by Vince Chadwick

Mind the steps


29 February 2016

Conwy Valley re-opens

Another Llandudno Junction interlude - with Larry Davies

The 'Irish Mancunian'

Penyffordd's past - by Barrie Hughes

Hello Tiger

Oswestry station appeal - press release

Freight views

Round the Britannia Bridge - with Peter Basterfield

Events at Llangollen

Worth Valley gala - report by Bob Greenhalgh

Stockport: freight hotspot - report by Charlie Hulme


22 February 2016

West Coast Railways banned (again)

Network Rail events

Ffestiniog's Princess Roadshow - report by Roger Carvell

Questions, answers and corrections

Peter Basterfield's view

Bala Lake Railway, 16 February - report by Martin Evans

Out and About with Tim Rogers

To the Mid-Hants Gala - report by Alan Crawshaw


15 February 2016

The view from Queens Road bridge - pictures by Larry Davies

The Night Train Experience...

Class 67 news compendium

Infrastructure news

Half a 175

Llangollen Railway events - report by George Jones

Locomotive Miscellany

Royal Scot reprised

Penyffordd simplified

Great Central Steam Gala - report by Alan Crawshaw

Great Central ... and connection woes - report by Stephen

More Vale of Rheidol blues - pictures by Barrie Hughes


09 February 2016

The North Wales Coast Express, Saturday 6 February

Archive corner

In other steam news...


06 February 2016

The Mersey Weaver

Nantwich signalbox moves (again)


01 February 2016

The flying banana rides again

SARPA meeting cancelled

Freight scenes

Track Recording Train, old style

Clwyd Railway Circle

Flasks

More TRAWS progress - report by Barrie Hughes

'Between a rock and a hard place' - pictures by Peter

Manchester - Crewe blockade


25 January 2016

An Anglesey Afternoon - with Jim Johnson

The WG consultation -  a viewpoint by Barrie Hughes

Picture news

Men at Work, 11 January - pictures by Jim Johnson

Last day at Liverpool Road

Steam corner

Mid-Cheshire Moves - pictures by Greg Mape


18 January 2016

Conwy Valley problems continue

Rhyl Footbridge

Rails on the move

Peter Basterfield's view

Chester Forum

Greg Mape's view

Cambrian memories - with Trefor Thompsom

More Flying Scotsman

... in other steam news

Virgin in trouble

Transport Hub for Wrexham? - report by George Jones


11 January 2016

Salop Voyager

Rhyl footbridge farce

Flask News

Rubbish report

Bangor Railway Institute to go - report by Jim Johnson

Flying Scotsman emerges

Saltney - Wrexham update

Owain Glyndwr gets a lift - looking back with Barrie Hughes

Past Times with John Hobbs - Parallel lines

A stranger at Crewe - pictures by Martin Evans

Dinmore Manor to visit Llangollen Railway - by Peter Dickinson


04 January 2016

Strike ... not so happy New Year for passengers

Llangollen Winter Warmer - report by Jim Ikin

Christmas Present ... and Past at Holyhead - notes by Dave

Cambrian Heritage Railway extends - from the 'Shropshire Star'

Looking back: North Wales 1964 - pictures by J.W. Sutherland

Blue diesels at Bitton - report by Richard Putley


04 January 2016

Strike ... not so happy New Year for passengers

Llangollen Winter Warmer - report by Jim Ikin

Christmas Present ... and Past at Holyhead - notes by Dave

Cambrian Heritage Railway extends - from the 'Shropshire Star'

Looking back: North Wales 1964 -

Blue diesels at Bitton - report by Richard Putley


28 December 2015

Conwy Valley flooding

Busy time at Hale - pictures by Greg Mape

Liverpool electric event - report by John Hobbs

Mince Pie specials on the Llangollen line - report by George

Some facts about Arriva Trains Wales

Nottingham Trams - by Anthony Robinson


21 December 2015

Newsreel

Voyager across the Conwy - picture by Peter Basterfield

Community Rail Officer retires

Shotton scenes 16 December - by Tim Rogers

Holyhead Breakwater memories

Steam in the Snow - pictured by John Hobbs

A Special Mystery - by Barrie Hughes

People and Pacer


14 December 2015

Santa Specials at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Santa at Oswestry - report by Martin Evans

WHR/FR winter

Amlwch nostalgia

Arriva for Northern England

Driver's Advisory System

Chester - Wrexham delays explained

Cambrian excursion

Freightliner Forays

Mid-Cheshire freight - pictures by Greg Mape

Expedition to Salisbury - report by Richard Putley

Bangor time-travel - by Jim Johnson


07 December 2015

Weather Woes

Ill-fated Excursion

Wylfa to close

Freightliner route learner

61306 in Wales - and elsewhere

Manchester Model Trams

Manchester Metrolink extends (a little)

Gallery

Vintage Cambrian - by Barrie Hughes

Llangollen Railway news

Timetable Change


30 November 2015

Another Coast line fiasco

68 on the flasks

More steam troubles - but some trains run

Farewell Gresty Lane

Colas 37s appear

Broken Rail causes problems - report by Jim Johnson

Correspondence corner

Another vintage view - by Barrie Hughes


23 November 2015

Cathedrals Express

Manchester Model Railway Show

Shotton - help sought

Gallery

Cambrian nostalgia - with Barrie Hughes

Longsight mystery ticket - by Philip Evans

GWR Green at Worcester - report by Richard Putley


16 November 2015

A quiet week

Miscellany

Wirral help request

Liverpool Road station again

Wandering 'Crab' - report by Richard Putley

ATW tries again for Manchester Airport


09 November 2015

Blockades ... Redoubling ... delayed

North Wales 'Crab' - pictures by John Hobbs

RCTS Meeting in Chester on Monday 16 November

Metrolink single line working

Seen in Altrincham

Llangollen remembers

Liverpool Road station v. The Ordsall Chord


02 November 2015

Barmouth bridge protest - report by Kate Jones

Class 37s galore

Erratum

Beside Bala Lake - with Martin Evans

Llangollen report - by Peter Dickinson

On the East Lancs - with Ken Robinson

20 years of Severn Dee Travel - report by George Jones

Arriva via Altrincham - pictures by Greg Mape

Manchester Moments


26 October 2015

Steve's last day

Club 55 returns (again)

Class 68 to Holyhead

Stena Explorer sold

Autumn leaves

Rails of Java

Busy moment at Chester - report by Mike Campbell

Cambrian corner

Class 67 update

Bangor Railway Institute saved (for now) - Report by Jim

Miscellany


19 October 2015

A Day in the life, 17 September


12 October 2015

Conwy Valley Explorer

Gallery

RHTT returns

RHTT underground - by John Hobbs

Possession on the Chester to Birkenhead - pictures by

Victorian Ffestiniog - Pictures by Alan Crawshaw

The legend of 37 422

Arriva for Sale?

In the Severn Valley - report by Peter Dickinson


05 October 2015

37 422 returns

Picture query - answered

Gobowen, 28 September - pictures by Tim Rogers

Oxenholme and the 'Lakes Express'

Ultrasonic notes - by Charlie Hulme

Dickens on the Ffestiniog - press release

Borderlands shelters - notes by Marc Jones

Out and about - pictures by Greg Mape


28 September 2015

Miscellany

A visit to Dolgarrog - report by Greg Mape

Autumn Chieftain

Rhyl scenes

Northern Belle

Chester 175- report by Roly High

Point of Ayr commemorated

Bala Lake movements - report by Martin Evans

A day out with Waverley - report by David Hennessey

Snowdon Mountain Railway - report by Vince Chadwick


22 September 2015

Update and correction

Weekend 67 - pictures by Greg Mape

Statesman to Blaenau

Welshpool and Llanfair Gala - report by John Hobbs

Youngsters’ work at Conwy Valley railway station - Arriva

A visit to Bromfield - with Roger Carvell

The Penrhyn Quarry Railway - report by Stephen Hughes

Miscellany


18 September 2015

LMS parade - pictures by Graham Bond

Stone Age to Steam Age at Holywell

D5310 to star at Llangollen

Past Times with John Hobbs - 45231

Those Chester 2000 pictures

Cambrian Coast Extra

Galas Galore Part 2 - Welsh Highland

Sunday 13 September - by Alan Crawshaw


14 September 2015

Incident at Holywell

Conwy Valley Explorer

The Cheshireman

Cambrian development

RCTS meeting

Locomotive collection

Galas galore - part 1


07 September 2015

Festival No.6 - fun at Portmeirion

Runcorn to Halton branch events - Pictures by Mark Barber

Prestatyn now and then - by John Hobbs

Rail and Sea on 5 September - pictures by John Eyres

Freight report

'Along Branch Lines'  gala at Llangollen 11-13 September

Miscellany


31 August 2015

The Bournemouth Flyer, 22 August

Fares news

Chester 2000? - Help sought

Northern Belle Bristol to Chester, 29 August

Statfold Supplement - by Mark Hambly

Chester 175

Freight assortment

On the Wedding Belle to Corwen - with Tony Robinson

Passenger Pictures

Gala at Bala

Out and about - pictures by Greg Mape


24 August 2015

Forty minutes at Chester Locks - with Tim Rogers

Propane problems, part 2 - report by Eddie Knorn

Cambrian Corner

Save Bangor Railway Insititute building

Down the Coast

North Wales Railway Circle news

Alongside Bala Lake - report by Martin Evans

Narrow Gauge miscellany

Statfold Barn: the Welsh Connection - report by John Hobbs

'Along Branch Lines gala' at Llangollen 11-13 September - by


17 August 2015

Holyhead to Edinburgh

Level crossing closures

Rugby stars visit Colwyn Bay - report by Jim Johnson

More Arriva loco-hauled doings

'Royal Scots' remembered - by John Hobbs

Follow-ups


10 August 2015

Steel Trains

Wrexham-Chester re-doubling date announced

The Welsh Mountaineer revisited

Flask movements

Arriva's rugby team train

Miscellany

Cumbrian Coast Erratum

Class 67s in action

Bangor Railway Institute

Prestatyn bus contrasts - pictures by Jim Coates

Isle of Man: Manx Transport Festival 2015 - report by David

A visit to Manchester - by Roger Carvell


04 August 2015

North Wales Coast Express

Diesel Interlude

The Welsh Mountaineer

WAG Charter


31 July 2015

Cumbrian Coast delights: pictures by Ian Pilkington

Cambrian news

In the Severn Valley - with Peter Dickinson

Out and About - a selection

Cumbrian Coast adventure - by Charlie Hulme


27 July 2015

News Miscellany

Bob Hargreaves

A Tim Rogers Gallery

WSMR nameplates raise £15,000

Saturday loco-hauled? Report by Eddie Knorn

Galatea, part 2

'Jubilee' postscript


20 July 2015

Jubilee in (and out of) action

Freights

Middlewich diversions

67 022 in focus

11 Years ago...

Talyllyn Railway - report by Martin Evans

Nameplates for auction

Conwy Valley Scotsman

Ian Allan

Holiday from North Wales - report by Alan Crawshaw

Progress at Quinn Glass - report by Tony Robinson

Malvern to Chester - with Richard Putley


13 July 2015

Royal Scotsman on the Coast

Mid-Wales Narrow Gauge - pictures by Ian Pilkington

Class 67 events

An afternoon in Hereford, 6 July - with Richard Putley

Chester to Liverpool South Parkway, 4 July

Llangollen Classic Transport Weekend

Severn Valley expedition - with Peter Dickinson

A visit to South Wales - with Tim Rogers

A trip on the 'Withered Arm' - report by Tony Robinson


06 July 2015

Lincoln to Blaenau

West Shore Railway news - by Keith Jones

Clan Line to Chester

Arriva on mid-Cheshire line

Ultrasonic testing

East Lancashire Diesels - report by David Hennessey

Class 57 catch-up

The Todmorden Curve and Barrow - report by Stephen Hughes

Bury Nostalgia - by Charlie Hulme


29 June 2015

Route learning loco causes problems

Gallery

Miscellaneous items

Steam in the Dee Valley

Cambrian Adopters Confer - report by Gareth Marston

Tim Rogers visits Anglesey

The Cathedrals Express (or Explorer)

Llangollen Railcar Gala scenes


25 June 2015

Halton Curve day, 4 July - by John Hobbs

'The Welsh Dragon'

Class 67 doings

Passenger miscellany

On the Welshpool and Llanfair  - with Martin Evans

Cumbrian Coast Corner - pictures by Ian

The East Lancashire Railway - a visit by Martin Evans

Llandudno aesthetics


22 June 2015

Northern Belle in Northern Wales

Views from a bridge - by Greg Mape

Log train views

Llangollen Diesels - pictures by Ken Robinson

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland notes - by John Roobottom

Manchester Metrolink developments

Out and about

Following 'Mayflower' - with Richard Putley


20 June 2016

Steam Special - Overture

Steam Special - The main event - 15 June


08 June 2015

Class 67 news

Cumbrian Coast 37s - report by David Lloyd

Cumbrian Coast scenes, 30 May - by Stavros Lainas

Freight movements

Fairbourne Railway 'Little to Large' Gala - report by Eddie

By Bala Lake - pictures by Ian Wright

The Three Queens


01 June 2015

Technical hitch

Britannia at Crewe - by Ian Bowland

Freight views

Assorted freight news

Coast curiosities - pictured by Roly High

Charity Football news

Llangollen 150 - report by Glyn Jones

Castle extra


25 May 2015

Strike news

The Seaside Flyer

67 001 soldiers on

Freight scenes

Prestatyn views - by Roly High

Green Lane Crossing - pictures by George Jones

Irish events - pictures by John Mathers

Cambrian corner

Electric to Victoria

A visit to Eccles - report by Charlie Hulme

15 Years Ago ...


18 May 2015

Real Ale on the WHR

Cumbrian Coast locos

A veteran diesel visits

Cornish charter cancelled

Spring at Berwyn - pictures by Peter Dickinson

Chinese steam in Chester

67s to Holyhead - by Ivor Bufton


11 May 2015

A Colas triple-header -report by Chris Scott

A visit to North Wales- with Ian Pilkington

Flask scenes

West Coast Railways update

Class 67 miscellany

Cambrian Coast corner

Re-double progress report - by George Jones

On the West Highland - with Dave Sallery

Caledonian at Euston - pictures by Richard Putley

North Wales to Vienna - with Alan Crawshaw


5 May 2015

Ffestiniog 150, by train and bike - report by Alan Crawshaw

Mind the doors

Diverting events

The Great Britain VIII tour

Locomotive Round-up

Glyn Valley Tramway Trust


01 May 2015

Arriva's Airport Attempt Arrested

Passenger assortment

Freight views

The Railway and Trakz - by Larry Davies, Community Rail

Peter Basterfield's flask train scenes

And finally ...


27 April 2015

On the Costa del Towyn - with Tim Rogers

Northern Belle

Promoting Tourism - report by Larry Davies, Community Rail

Out and about with Stavros Lainas

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Black 5s at Prestatyn

With the flasks

Cambrian corner

Special workings

Llangollen Railway views - by Peter Dickinson

Rail Ale on the WHR


17 April 2015

Picture assortment

Llangollen Railcar Gala - press release

'Winifred' rides again

Out and About with Tim Rogers, 8 April - good weather special


13 April 2015

The Great Western Express

Conway old station

RCTS news - by Richard Neale

Crewe Saturday - pictures by Roly High

MPV movements

North from Malvern - with Richard Putley

On the Cambrian Coast

On to Didcot - pictures by George Jones


06 April 2015

Biomass Diversion

West Coast in trouble - but Cleethorpes special runs

East of Frodsham, 1950s - pictures by Norman Jones

Narrow Gauge Easter

A freight selection - pictures by John Mathers

Past Times with John Hobbs - Gronant (it's rather flat)

Rhyl Miniature Railway article

Chain Bridge progress - report by George Jones

Looking back at SSS IV - pictures by Anthony Thomas


30 March 2015

The Road to Wembley - report by Eddie Knorn

Chester coincidence - report by Bob Greenhalgh

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland scenes

Welsh Highland Railway Society Group news - by John Wood

The Flask Chronicles

News from Ty Mawr Publications - by Steve Morris

Past Times with John Hobbs - Renaissance of the Club Train

Saltney Junction layout

Report from the Duke of Lancaster

Gallery

History at Hamilton Square


23 March 2015

Stevenage to Chester

Stevenage to Corwen - report by George Jones

Llangollen Stock book

Flask views

Arriva loco-hauled

Saltney Junction update - pictures by Anthony Robinson

Arriva sponsors road race - report by Larry Davies

Severn Railway 50th Anniversary Gala - 21st March 2015

Picture miscellany


16 March 2015

Northern Belle news

Snow Hill 1965 re-created

Signal LJ68 - the full story

Another Study to study

07:47 Wrexham - Birmingham: the last word

Picture news

Cambrian Crossings

Steel, Steam and Stars (Part 2)


10 March 2015

Northern Electrics

A Day in North Wales - pictures by Tim Rogers

Miscellany

'Russell' to join Talyllyn Party

Class 37/4s on tour - report by Charlie Hulme


09 March 2015

Llangollen Steam Special

Steel, Steam and Stars: Cast of Characters

Friday 6 March - by Chris Jones-Bridger

Friday 6 March - by Martin Evans

Saturday 7 March - pictures by Glyn Jones

Saturday 7 March - by Peter Basterfield

Saturday 7 March - by Anthony Robinson

Sunday 8 March - by Ian Wright


02 March 2015

'East Lancashire Railway' is back

Caroline at Large

'Talking Trakz' Railway Talks in Llandudno Junction

Not a 67

Goliath on the Flasks

Official opening of the station at Dwyrain Corwen East -

Return to Mouldsworth (1959-61) - pictures by Norman Jones

Scenes by Stavros Lainas

Past Times with John Hobbs - Steam in early 1965

Cambrian sunset


23 February 2015

Club 55 ending (for now)

PLPR in service

Last week's flasks

With the 'D.f.T'

Manchester chaos

Sleeper 92

Ellesmere makes tracks

Heritage DMUs: the final years

The future of the 07:47 from Wrexham

Railcar round-up - with Tim Rogers

Ffestiniog Transformers - addendum by Martin Weeks

Transport Diversions Emporium


16 February 2015

Valley Flasks

Rossett redoubling round-up

Videos to watch - chosen by Dave Sallery

Llangollen Railway news - report by George Jones

Llangollen at SCRUA

Past Times with John Hobbs - Steam on the Londons, 1965

Seen at Stafford and Crewe - Pictures by Martin Evans

Flint memories - by Roger Carvell

The Bala to Blaenau line in colour

'Irish Mancunian' scenes

Sun, Sea and Semaphores at Abergele - pictures by Tim Rogers

Manchester area freights


09 February 2015

Valley, 2 February: Cold but Fine - report by Jim Johnson

RCTS Meeting in Chester

Dun Laoghaire no more - report by Bernard Allan

Seen off North Stack - pictures by Peter Lloyd

Pictures by Norman Jones - Helsby to Frodsham 1957

Pictorial Miscellany

That Crab picture

Some Curious Coaches - photographed by John Hobbs


02 February 2015

Crewe events

Wrexham Railway Society news - by George Jones

67 001 on parade

DRS Class 37s on duty

Clwyd Railway Circle meeting

An SLS Tour in 1966

Locomotive Assortment

Past Times with John Hobbs - The first "End of steam" in

Winter Steam


26 January 2015

Loco variety at Crewe - with Darren Durrant

More Timetable Tribulations

Manchester Cityscapes - pictures by Charlie Hulme

Compass tours continue

Another Push-Pull measurement train

Cheshire in the 1950s - pictures by Norman Jones

Help wanted

The Flying Bufferbeam

Southern Sojourn - with Peter Dickinson


19 January 2015

January in North Wales - pictures by Aled S. Williams

Ice troubles on Merseyrail

Ultrasonic push-pull

The 07:47 from Wrexham, and other timetable news

East Lancashire winter steam gala

North Wales to Hopwood - report by Stephen Hughes

Princess on the Flasks

Picture miscellany

Corwen 1965 and 2015 - report by George Jones

Wrexham delays - report by John Cowlishaw

Tailpiece


12 January 2015

Passing the Palace

Winter Circular - report by Eddie Knorn

The Shropshire Union - report by Chris Morrison

Saltney doubling update - by Anthony Robinson

A Week in North Wales - pictures by Tim Rogers

Past Times with John Hobbs - Prestatyn from a different angle


05 January 2015

Club 55 offer is back

Chester, Saturday 3 January - pictures by Roly High

Following the Tugging Shedmaster...

Compass Tours (update)

End of the Year on the Coast - pictures by Tim Rogers

Llangollen's 'Winter Warmer'

News from Northenden Junction - pictures by Greg Mape


29 December 2014

Loco-hauled news

Llangollen Mince Pie Specials - report by George Jones

Rood Ashton Hall at Chester - pictures by Anthony Thomas

Christmas Eve at Chester - pictures by Richard Fleckney

Festive Interlude in the Severn Valley - report by Richard

Compass Tours

Mind your Manors

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Bala

Bala to Blaenau


22 December 2014

Riding the Irish Mancunian - with George Jones

Seasonal scenes from the past - on the Cambrian with John

More Arriva locomotive views

Chris Morrison's view

Northern's Christmas Present

More Santas at Berwyn - report by George Jones

A Virgin Christmas


15 December 2014

The 'Irish Mancunian' returns

Business Class on the Premier Service

Llangollen Railway news

Floods of 1964 - by Chris Magner

Germanic ownership revealed

Llangollen Railway freight - report by George Jones

Some recent railtours - pictures by Martin Dixon

A Visit to Worcester, 29 November - with Peter Basterfield


08 December 2014

50 Years Ago, with John Hobbs - Ruabon - Barmouth's last days

50 years later: Advent on the Ruabon - Barmouth

RCTS News

Valley views - pictures by Jim Johnson

News pictures

Conwy Valley News - by Larry Davies, Community Rail Officer

Bangor Railway Institute - report by Jim Johnson


01 December 2014

Problems on the Cathedrals Express.

Premier Express catering future

Diesel loco miscellany

Worcester steam - report by Richard Putley

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Ruabon '58

More on the Madcap Looper - report by John Mathers


27 November 2014

Autumn Gold - Steam in the Welsh Mountains - report by John

Coast line locos

The Madcap Looper - report by Bob Greenhalgh

Last days, 50 years on - by Ken Robinson

Past Times with John Hobbs - 'Wizzos' at Chester

News from Llangollen Works - by George Jones

Commemmorative Garden at Runcorn East - report by John Hobbs


24 November 2014

Bittern on the Cathedrals Express

The Christmas Cheshireman

More night moves - pictures by Chris Morrison

RHTTs recorded

Diesel passenger news


17 November 2014

The Screaming Valenta - report by Steve Morris

Northern Rail loco-hauled

Foxcote Manor needs your help

Leaf-busters - and leaves

Pacer memories - by Dave Sallery

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Crabs at Prestatyn

Llangollen Remembrance - further report, by George Jones

Baguley freights - pictures by Greg Mape

Great Western freight scene - with Richard Putley


10 November 2014

Remembrance

Northern Belle locos on the Flasks

Water Cannons deployed

Rugby specials

Northenden movements - pictures by Les Burton

Talyllyn Railway Beer Festival 2014 - report by Eddie Knorn

Past Times with John Hobbs - Indoors at Holyhead

Worcester afternoon - with Richard Putley

Manchester area freight watching - by Charlie Hulme


03 November 2014

Arriva Trains Wales locomotive prospects

Locomotives down the Coast, 31 October - pictures by Peter

Arriva's Apology Letter Regarding Fleet Shortages, October

Pretendolino, Part 2

An evening with Paul Salveson

New Metrolink line opens

Northern Belle 17 October


27 October 2014

'Pretendolino' on the 'Welsh Warrior'

Cardiff Canton book reprinted - by Steve Morris

Corwen Revival - report by George Jones

Return to Mold Junction

Railhead Treatment Train scenes

Shrewsbury Voyager Trial

Past Times with John Hobbs - Llandudno. 19 June 1965

Northern Belle newcomer

Holiday snaps


20 October 2014

14 October movements - pictures by Tim Rogers

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Rhyl Departures

End of Mold Junction shed?

Recycling at Tywyn - pictures by Ian Wright


13 October 2014

Cambrian Railways history lecture in Oswestry

Past Times with John Hobbs - Colwyn Bay: it's not like that

News in pictures

RCTS news - by Richard Neale

Shrewsbury Voyager

Large Prairie at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Isle of Man Festival - report by David Hennessey

A visit to the Epping - Ongar Railway - with Richard Putley


07 October 2014

Railcars to Colomendy Curve - report by George Jones

'The Madcap Looper' 22 November 2014 - by John Mathers

Picture news

Ride the 'Pretendolino' - with Railway Magazine

Wirral Bus and Tram show, 5 October - report by George Jones

50 Years of Duchesses - by John Hobbs

Bangor Duchess

Rogues Gallery - a comment by Charlie Hulme

'Over by Christmas' - part 2

On the Cambrian

South Manchester Scenes - by Greg Mape


29 September 2014

Premier Express Problems

North Wales Railway Circle

Flasks coming and going - pictures by Peter Basterfield

Shrewsbury to London

A weekend trip - report by Alan Crawshaw

Corwen extension news - by George Jones

Re-doubling progress - pictures by Richard Menkin

Duchess run commemorated

Great Western reunion

Picture Gallery

Talyllyn's birthday - report by Eryl Crump

Government corner


22 September 2014

Duchess on the Cathedrals Express

Fifty Years ago with John Hobbs - Final summer with a Duchess

Cardiff Canton 50th - report by Steve Morris

Over by Christmas - report by David Parry

Three 57s for the price of one

Llanuwchllyn reunion - note by Eryl Crump

Severn Valley Gala- report by David

Wirral and North Wales Model Railway Club - report by John

Duchess of Sutherland returns, 20 September

Duchess in Davenport

Welsh Highland 'Superpower weekend'

DRS movements

Manchester moments - with Charlie Hulme


15 September 2014

Club 55 clarification

West Coast 57s at work

Charlie goes to Llandudno

Log train scenes

Camping Coach at Llanberis

All Change at Helsby Junction - report by Charles Allen

Colwyn Bay 'Platform 3' railway

Vale of Rheidol news

Progress at Corwen East station - report by George Jones


08 September 2014

Timetable controversies

Pictures by Stavros Lainas

Llandudno sidings relaying starts

Pictures by Darren Durrant

Pictures by Martin Evans

RCTS Meeting in Chester on Monday 15 September

A short ride on the WAG Express - with Richard Putley

Western at Chester

Pictures by Tim Rogers

Past Times with John Hobbs - Jubilees to the Seaside


01 September 2014

Class 68 down the Coast

Briwet Bridge open to traffic

Wrexham Railway Society news - by George Jones

Black locos at Llangollen

Club 55 is back

Past Times with John Hobbs - 8Fs at Abergele

Waverley visits North Wales (almost)

Report by Chris Jones-Bridger

The view from the shore

Liverpool Lime Street new memorial - report by George Jones


25 August 2014

Trains return to Pwllheli- report by Ken Robinson

Llangollen Black 5  - report by George Jones

Newport Transporter Bridge - report by Alan Crawshaw

The Welsh Mountaineer 

Chirk developments - repory by George Jones

Past Times with John Hobbs - Last Castle to Chester 


18 August 2014

Cambrian news flash

Welsh Mountaineer

Variation on the NMT

60009 again, and an unusual visitor

Steam at Oswestry - report by Martin Evans

News from Runcorn East - report by John Hobbs

Over by Christmas

More Rossett route scenes


11 August 2014

On Conwy Mountain

Scenes of the Rossett re-doubling - report by Mark Riley

News in brief

Rapid progress at the Dwyrain Corwen East Station

Loco variety at Crewe - picture by Martin Evans

Kids' Training Week - with Jack Bowley

The Return of Russell, WHHR - report by


04 August 2014

North Wales Coast Express 3 August

Pictures from the lineside

With the NWCE - by Stephen Hughes

Editor's thoughts

Problems on the 'Welsh Mountaineer'

Llandudno station officially open

High Summer at Tan-y-Bwlch - with John Roobottom

Out and About

'Lights, Camera Action' at Liverpool - report by Nigel Green


28 July 2014

Arriva loco-hauled variety

Early morning flasks

North Wales Coast Express 27 July

Manchester Oxford Road oddities

Teddy Bears at the ELR

Sixties Weekend on the Llangollen Railway


21 July 2014

'Irish Mancunian' is Go

Locomotive assortment

The 'Caterpillar Cat' - report by Richard Putley

Sixties at Llangollen

Mold Junction 1995 - by Roger Smith

Open Day at Gresty Bridge

Crewe station views, 19 July - by David Hennessey

Blaenau Adopters' Event - report by Larry Davies, Community

A visit to the Wirral Tramway - with George Jones

Metrolink events - pictures by Greg Mape


14 July 2014

Royal Scotsman

Locomotive scenes

Double Take

Welshpool and Llanfair report - by Glyn Jones

Looking after the line

Mold Junction Then and Now - by Dave Sallery

Corwen station update - by George Jones

Wrexham Re-doubling activities

Two unusual sights

Some things completely different


07 July 2014

Chester and North Wales Explorer, 5 July

Halton Curve gets a boost

37 and Caroline

No Mid-Cheshire Steam

In the Conwy Valley

37s and Flasks

Picture assortment

The purpose of Palmerston

Test Train 37s

Pen yr Orsedd gala at Llanberis

Taking you to the Tour


02 July 2014

Concrete Bob rides again

Conwy Valley Price-buster

Cambrian News - pictures by John Cowlishaw

Past times with Dennis Kerrison - Prestatyn B1s

Durham and Beamish Statesman

The trip to Beamish - pictures by Roly High

Miscellany

Climbing Snowdon - with Martin Evans

Palmerston at Porthmadog - report by John Roobottom

Welsh Highland Heritage Railway - a visit with George Jones

Out and About with Stavros Lainas

Corwen extension progress report - by George Jones


28 June 2014

Freight scenes

On the Narrow Gauge

Yellow loco in view

Stoneblower ahoy!

'Parliamentary Report' - by George Jones

Flasks Galore


23 June 2014

Two specials and a fiasco - 21 June

Crossing Troubles - report by John Cowlishaw

101 685 at Llangollen

On the Cambrian Coast

Three Peaks by Rail

The real last Manchester loco


19 June 2014

Compass to Carlisle

Out and about - with Stavros Lainas

Flasks

Ultrasonic Test Train scenes

Seeing double at Rhyl


16 June 2014

Halton Curve service

Crewe, 14 June - pictures by Darren Durrant

Snowdonia Statesman

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland scenes - pictures by Martin

Merseyside moments


09 June 2014

Return of the 'Irish Mancunian'?

Day Trip to Warrington - pictures by Darren Durrant

175 005 gets its skates on

Wrexham, Rossett and Re-doubling

Camping at Marsh Brook - report by John Murray

Northern Belle's busy weekend

Freight trains in view

Car Park news


02 June 2014

Flask scenes

Crewe Station new entrance - report by Ian Bowland

Visit to North Wales for

Seen at Crewe, 30 May - pictures by Darren Durrant

Ledbury Statesman - report by Richard Putley

Llangollen picture report

Past Times with John Hobbs - Machynlleth 1965

The 'Chopper Topper'

Tale of Two Bridges

Bus troubles


26 May 2014

The Seaside Flyer, 24 May

Arriva Loco-hauled

Loco-hauled events

Irish Journey, Pt. 2 - with Richard Putley

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - The Dyserth branch

Metrolink Farewell - report by Charlie Hulme


19 May 2014

Northern Belle

Past Times with John Hobbs - Around Rhyl

Present times at Rhyl - pictures by Roly High

XP64 50 years

New Measurement Train

Middlewich diversions

Network Rail speaks to Rossett - report by George Jones

X-Men Pendolino - report by Mark Riley

Real Ale on the Welsh Highland - pictures by Alan

Corwen Progress - report by George Jones

Irish Journey, Part 1 - with Richard Putley

Shipping supplement


12 May 2014

Class 68 news

37s at Bangor

Premier Express events (the inside story)

Middlewich diversions

Pilgrimage to Glasgow

Shrewsbury - Chester Rail Users Association

Locos at Large

Llanfairfechan in steam days - pictures by Alan Fozard

More from the Ffestiniog - report by Ian Pilkington

Quinn Glass

Berwyn in view - by Peter Dickinson

Vintage shipping


05 May 2014

Premier Express events

Ffestiniog celebration

'Caroline' in view

Caroline ... no! - by Alan Crawshaw

An Hour at Llanberis - with Alan Crawshaw

Locomotives at Crewe

Two gauges at Welshpool - report by Glyn Jones

Past times with Dennis Kerrison - Britannia Parade

Bizarre livery corner

Picture news

Real Time Hint


28 April 2014

Great Britain VII

'Daisy' for Llangollen - by Evan Green-Hughes, Llangollen

On the Somerset Coast Express - pictures by Roly High

Quinn Glass saga

The View at Crewe - pictures by Peter Dickinson

Past Times with John Hobbs - Gwersyllt: Panniers on the GC

Picture News

The Snowdonian


21 April 2014

New 68s, and thoughts from Winwick Junction - by John Hobbs

Sun, Scenery and 'Syphons'

A visit from Bridlington

Railcar miscellany

Penyffordd Puzzle solved

Locomotive assortment

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - GWR Moguls at large


14 April 2014

Measurement Train (1)

More trains for the Cambrian

Freight views

The Beeching Legacy

Progress at Altrincham

Passenger assortment

Shipping news

Past Times with John Hobbs - 50 Years ago at Chester

Fijian loco, now and then

Vale of Rheidol news - by Harry Saville

News from the Llangollen Railway

Measurement Train (2)


31 March 2014

Locomotives down the Coast

Croes Newydd comes to Llangollen

Engineering trains at Chester, 29 March

Saltney Junction relaid

Rhyl, Sunday 30 March - pictures by Roly High

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Rhyl Tanks

Changes at Porthmadog - pictures by Greg Mape

CrossCountry events

Manchester notes - by Charlie Hulme

From the Berwyn exhibition - by Peter Dickinson

Class 70 News - pictures by Richard Putley


24 March 2014

North Wales Rail on Facebook

FR / WHR circuit - report by Alan Crawshaw

More Class 70s on the Way

Manchester views - by Charlie Hulme

Wrexham - Saltney redoubling starts - report by George Jones

Cemmaes Road signalbox - reminiscence by Aled Rees

Salford continued

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Rhyl Shed 6K - Part 2

Network South East coaches in North Wales

Shipping news - by Dave Sallery.

Llandudno by Night - with Peter Lloyd

News from Berwyn - report by Peter Dickinson

Dee bridge repair - report by Roly High


17 March 2014

Rugby Day, Saturday 15 March

News from the Vale of Rheidol - press release

Freight (etc) pictorial

Mystery station revisited

Electrification news (2) - report by George Jones

Past Times with Dennis Kerrison - Rhyl Shed (6K) - Part 1

Captions by John Hobbs


10 March 2014

Middlewich Movements

The Winter West Highland Statesman

Class 56 in focus

Silver Skip on the WAG

Past Times with John Hobbs - Collett 0-6-0 Heaven

Mystery station

Club 55 ... times 2 - report by Stephen Hughes

RCTS event in Chester 17 March

Tamper movements

Points

Miscellany

A letter from Wrexham - by Bob Hargreaves to the 'Wrexham


03 March 2014

Two Together Railcard

Llandudno relaying - report by Peter Lloyd

Colwyn Bay Miniature Railway

Windfarms: paradise of the Mersey - notes by George Jones

London terminal variety - pictures by Darren Durrant

St David's Day on the Corwen Extension - report by George

Past Times with John Hobbs - Duchesses 50 years ago

That WN sticker...


24 February 2014

Riding with 'Gerald' - with John Murray

Half-term on the Talyllyn - pictures by Martin Evans

Conwy Valley in Rail Express

Picture assortment

Welsh Highland painting for sale

Llangollen Railway update - by George Jones

47 down the Coast

Excursion news

Past Times with John Hobbs - Loco variety at Croes

Metrolink modifications - report by Charlie Hulme

Merseyrail's new look


17 February 2014

Galatea on 'The Welsh Borders'

Past Times with John Hobbs - Steam on the Irish Mail

RAIB and the trolley 'mishap'

The return of 37 422 - report by Roger Carvell

A day out to Shrewsbury - with Richard Putley

Franchise debate online

68 001 on test - report by Mark Barber

Miscellany

Stormy Wednesday - report by Peter Basterfield

The Storm of 1936

RAILWAY TRACK SWEPT AWAY

A Cambrian Coast memory - by Stephen Hughes

The Buckley Railway - notes by Barrie Hughes


10 February 2014

Class 68 - a new face on the line

RCTS Meeting in Chester on Monday 17 February

All-yellow Radio Survey

Past

Picture news

Steam events

Frodsham to Halton Junction - some thoughts by 'Concrete Bob'


02 February 2015

Crewe events

Wrexham Railway Society news - by George Jones

67 001 on parade

DRS Class 37s on duty

Clwyd Railway Circle meeting

An SLS Tour in 1966

Locomotive Assortment

Past Times with John Hobbs - The first "End of steam" in

Winter Steam


27 January 2014

Last Days of 'The Hoppers'

Locomotive news

The daily round - pictures by Tim Rogers

Conwy, 1950s

Ultrasonic!

Llangollen Railway news, and another walk - report by George

Corwen Track Extension Viewing Walk - 1 Feb 2014

Freight train views

Past Times with John Hobbs - Rhyl Chaos, Prestatyn

Cheshire Best Kept Stations

Another look at the ELR event - by Richard Putley

Trackside views - by Paddy F

Courier to Aberystwyth?


20 January 2014

Flask train 17 January

Trains in Barmouth High Street

On the Anglesey Central Railway - report by Alan Crawshaw

Dangerous 'mishap' near Hadnall

To the ELR steam gala (1) with Alan Crawshaw

East Lancs by Night - pictures by Peter Basterfield

The MCRUA 'Robbie Burns Express' 3 May 2014 - press release

ELR steam gala (3) - report by Stephen Hughes

Into A New Year at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Past Times with John Hobbs - Frayed Great Western grandeur at

Bagillt signalbox


13 January 2014

After the Storm

37 402 now and then

Gobowen freight - pictures by Martin Evans

Class 175s in view

Past Times with John Hobbs (1) Rare move at Prestatyn

Photo information requested

Past Times with John Hobbs (2) Crewe 50 Years Ago

Fiasco at Pont Briwet


06 January 2014

More storm and flood problems

News of new locomotives

Llangollen Railway events (1): Winter Warmer

On the Welsh Highland

The Mostyn Story - by Alan Roberts

Club 55 is back (again)

175 cutouts

Llangollen News (2): New Year's Day - report by George Jones

Past Times with John Hobbs - Connahs Quay again

Excursion 1954 style


31 December 2013

67 002 runs into Trouble

Llangollen: Golden Fishplate and Winter Warmer

Picture news

Manchester reservations explained

Past Times with John Hobbs - Jinties everywhere

Signalling classic


23 December 2013

Arriva's Christmas Message

Cambrian news

Snowy Scenes from the Past - by John Hobbs

Holiday Specials

Picture News miscellany

Flask Chronicles

20 years ago: the final Class 101

You're in my seat!

The daily hippo


16 December 2013

Re-openings ... and not

News in pictures

North Wales Railway Circle

Flasks

'Mind the Gap' at Bonwm - report by George Jones

Past Times with John Hobbs - Duchess Delight

Plethora of replacement buses - report by Simon Yeomans

Rhyl as terminus - pictures by Roly High

Wrexham re-double reduced


09 December 2013

Trial by Storm

Santa Season

Arriva Trains Wales news

Chester at dawn

News from the Vale of Rheidol line - press release

RCTS meeting

Holyhead signal ....and TPO - report by Jim Johnson

Steam meeting at Chester

Mad Chester - a view by Mark Riley

Past and Present - with John Hobbs

Old and New Buffers


02 December 2013

26 Years ago at Holyhead

Conwy Valley failure

Patriot at the NEC

Past Times with John Hobbs - GWR Locos on Parcels trains

Onwards to Corwen - report by George Jones

Babcock's busy day at the Bache - with Roly High


25 November 2013

Mishap at Chester

Picture news

Class 68 in action

West Coast 47 sallies forth

Rowan Crawshaw's 37 views

Arriva Trains Wales Stakeholder Report

Footplate Follies - with John Hobbs

Passenger Focus

Chester footbridge (again)

On the Bluebell Explorer - with Richard Putley

George the Fifth to be reincarnated?


18 November 2013

Crewe - Shrewsbury signalling

In other news ...

Premier Express at large

Bala Santa

Miscellany

Flask scenes

'Wires Down' - a traveller's tale by Alan Crawshaw

Past times with John Hobbs - Brymbo

Llangollen events - report by George Jones


11 November 2013

Cambrian Coast mishap

Light and dark on the Ffestiniog

RCTS Chester news

Remembrance at Llangollen

Rail Head Treatment Tales

Picture assortment

Cumbrian Jubilee - report by Stephen Hughes

On the Premier Express - with John Oates

Preparing for the Brocken: report by David Parry


04 November 2013

Coast Line Scenes

Mystery Solved - No. 1

Remembrance at Llangollen

Special to Liverpool Road - pictures by Vince Chadwick

Heritage Assortment

Mystery solved - No. 2

Past Times with John Hobbs - Horse Boxes

Looking ahead


28 October 2013

North Wales Coast locomotives, 22

Cambrian Nostalgia - by Stephen Hughes

Llangollen on Tour - report by Richard Putley

Past Times with John Hobbs - Where 'our' engines got to

Cruising Birkenhead Docks - report by George Jones

Picture miscellany

Autumn Gathering in York - report by Roly High

Face Transplant for Thomas


21 October 2013

Ringo (not Starkey)

Runcorn East celebrates - report by John Hobbs

Ruabon views - by Martin Evans

The Birkenhead Docker

Tender at The Junction - by John Wilkinson

Past Times with John Hobbs - One, Two, Three

Thomas in Europe

Ffestiniog '1863 weekend' views: a second helping

Rail Head Treatment Train scenes

Mystery painting

Class 37 Farewell, May 2000 - pictures by Ian Bowland


14 October 2013

Ffestiniog Steam 150

Radio Surveys

Runcorn East is 30

The Scenic Snowdonian - postscript

Wirral Model Railway Exhibition

Leaf Fall time again

Running round at Llangollen - pictures by Martin Evans

Past Times by John Hobbs - Standard 2-6-4Ts

Llandudno 27/28 September: another view - by Edwin

Challenge at Llangollen - report by George Jones

A visit to Oswestry - with

A return to Devil's Bridge, September 2013 - by Richard Putley


07 October 2013

The Scenic Snowdonian

Wirral Bus and Tram Show 2013 - report by George Jones

Wrexham re-double to proceed

Past times with John Hobbs - Ivatt Heaven

Picture miscellany

Galatea returns to Chester

Mystery pictures from the 1950s

Round Robin and the Welsh Highland - by Vince Chadwick

Cambrian Rail Survey - press release

Great Western on Tour - report by Richard Putley


30 September 2013

Club 55 is back

Community Rail treat

First Great Western to Llandudno

A brief visit to Wem - with David Parry

Past times with John Hobbs - Britannia Parade

Galatea visits Chester

Final farewell to BR


24 September 2013

Community Rail Weekend

37s on Test Train

Ffestiniog Society moves

Past Times with John Hobbs - Diesel Days

Diesel Day at Llangollen, 21 September - pictures by Martin

Wirral Bus and Tram Show

Great Western Society news

Nantwich, Logs and Western - by Chris Morrison

Robbery on the Irish Mail, 1963

Rhyl to Canterbury - with Roly High


21 September 2013

Diesel Parcels Unit in North Wales - continued

Llannerchymedd and its Brake Van - pictures by Nick Gurney

Welsh Highland views

A visit to Birkenhead docks - with Chris Morrison

Coal Tank in South Wales

A day out in South Wales - with Richard Putley

Steam Nostalgia - by Stephen Hughes

Talyllyn scenes - by Martin Evans

Before they were famous - by John Hobbs

The daily round at Abergele - 11 September pictures by Roly

Berwyn Heritage revisited


16 September 2013

Conwy Valley Express test

Diesel Day at Llangollen 21 September

Rhinoceros and Dinosaur at Roman Bridge

As seen on TV

Freight scenes

The Dolgarrog Railway Society - by Carwyn Jones

In search of the Ribblehead logs - with David Parry

97 302 on tour

Compass to Carlisle 11 September

Another desirable residence

Charlie's 'holiday snap'


09 September 2013

Llangollen steam gala

Picture miscellany

Railtours no More - by Alan Crawshaw

Marches line signalling - pictures by Chris Morrison

Tales of Roman Bridge - by Charlie Hulme

The Welsh Mountaineer, 3 August

On the Ffestiniog - with Jack Bowley

Middleton Press news - report by George Jones


07 October 2013

The Scenic Snowdonian

Wirral Bus and Tram Show 2013 - report by George Jones

Wrexham re-double to proceed

Past times with John Hobbs - Ivatt Heaven

Picture miscellany

Galatea returns to Chester

Mystery pictures from the 1950s

Round Robin and the Welsh Highland - by Vince Chadwick

Cambrian Rail Survey - press release

Great Western on Tour - report by Richard Putley


26 August 2013

By the waters of Ystradau - pictures by Ian Pilkington

It's good to (go to a) talk

A visit to Ty Croes - pictures by Chris Morrison

Assorted notes and comments

No more flying banana in North Wales?

The Welsh Mountaineer, 20 August

Perth - Holyhead Pictures

Tamper news

Roman Bridge for sale

Talking Toilets


22 August 2013

Planet Llangollen

Shrewsbury - Wrexham disruption

Sunday on the Railway - by Charlie Hulme

North Wales Coast Express, 18 August

Measurement Train, Sunday 18 August

This and That

Shakespeare Express - report by Richard Putley

Ephemera Nostalgia


19 August 2013

Arriva special

Llandudno Ffestiniog Rambler, 17 August

The Welsh Dragon, 17 August

Freight news

Testing time

Cambrian Scenes

Prince of Ales - report by Roger Carvell

A Saturday morning at Chester - with Roly High


12 August 2013

Fifteen Guinea Special re-lived - report by George Jones

A visit to Llynclys - with

Peak Forest interludes - by David Parry

Single units in North Wales - report by 'Concrete Bob'

Freight update

Miscellany

Award for the Talyllyn

Liverpool terminations - report by George Jones

Manx Transport Festival 2013 - report by David Hennessey

Gloucester Warwickshire diesel gala - pictures by Richard


05 August 2013

December timetable news

North Wales Coast Express, 4 August

Stockport 170 - report by Charlie Hulme

The West Shore Railway - pictures by Dennis Oliver

Assortment

Freight report

Voyager Numbers etc.

The Welsh Mountaineer, 30 July

Chester - Wrexham doubling postponed?


29 July 2013

Freight events

GB Railfreight 'works outing' 27 July

Miscellany

Gerald's Saturday job

North Wales Coast Express 28 July

Class 57 metamorphosis - report by Mark Riley

Chester bridge update

Llangollen 1960s weekend - pictures by Chris Jones-Bridger

Glyndyfrdwy Interval, 28 July - by George Jones


22 July 2013

Steam train worries

Additional loco-hauled trains

Trans Pennine Trip - with Alan Crawshaw

Integrated future?

'Stainless' Steel

Chasing the Aberystwyth Charter - with Chris Morrison

York discoveries - by Roger Carvell

Colas variety

Mid-Cheshire specials

Back to the 60s at Llangollen

Trawsfynydd - another try?

Suffolk to North Wales - with Adam Barnard

The Jolly Fisherman - report by Roly High

Brake van on the road

A trip to Aviemore - with Richard Putley

Irish Adventure - by Charlie Hulme


15 July 2013

On the Lakeside - with Rowan Crawshaw

East Lancashire expedition - with Alan Crawshaw

Classic Transport at Llangollen - pictures by George Jones

Helsby 150 to Blaenau - by Ian Whitley

The alternative North Wales Circuit - report by Martin Evans

The Great Gathering - pictures by Roly High

Junction Points


08 July 2013

Helsby - Hooton 150

Problem for the Northern Belle

More on West Coast Main Line 56s - by Dale Howcroft

Class 56 pictorial

New Cambrian book

Ellesmere Port problems - pictures by Mark Barber

Royal Scotsman in Wales


01 July 2013

Drive the Pendolino Simulator

Premier Express scenes

Hooton to Helsby 150 - full details

WAG Express and Waverley -

With the logs

Gwynt y Mor ships - report by George Jones

Past Times with John Hobbs - Tranquillity in Cheshire

The new North Wales coast railway - report by Keith Jones

Coast Class 50

Grant funding for Dwyrain Corwen East - report by George Jones

Chester Platform 5 - by John Oates

A narrow-gauge exploration - pictures by Peter Dickinson

Rhyl views - by Roly High


24 June 2013

Conwy - Llanrwst 150 - report by Larry Davies

Llangollen railcars: the prelude

Liverpool railcars

Llangollen Railcars:

Freight views

Steam double

A sunny afternoon - with Stavros Lainas

Llangollen Railcars: Sunday

Passenger miscellany

6430 bows out - report by George Jones


17 June 2013

Chester assortment - pictures by Peter Dickinson

About the log trains

Steam meet at Crewe - report by Ian Bowland

Past Times with John Hobbs - Prestatyn Troughs, Sandy Lane

Steam follow-ups

Out and about

On the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland - pictures by Ben Bucki

And finally ...


10 June 2013

Conwy Valley 150

60009 on The Cheshireman

WNXX developments - report by Charlie Hulme

Class 56 on the logs

Picture assortment

More on Hooton to Helsby 150

Valley Flasks


03 June 2013

On the Cambrian Coast Express - with Richard Putley

Hooton to Helsby 150 -

A day out with the Merseyrail Saveaway - report by Jack Bowley

Black 5 mystery: a solution

Past Times with John Hobbs - Great Western Tanks at Chester

The Ynys Mon Express, Southport to Holyhead

Flask scenes

Miscellany

Freight round-up

Llangollen in the 1990s - pictures by Andrew Wallbank


27 May 2013

Factory fire causes chaos

Brief Encounter on 24 May - report by Roly High

Waverley activities

25 May picture assortment - by Stavros Lainas

Another Mystery

Prestatyn old station revived

Flask train viewpoints

Bubble Car News

Crewe Heritage Centre

Snowdon steam scarcity - report by Dave Sallery

Mochdre then and now

Trams to East Didsbury


20 May 2013

Magazine watch

Northern Belle on the Coast

Llangollen Railway news

Heart of Wales Scenic Rambler

Borth revisited

Irish Journey - with Stephen Hughes

Measurement Trains

Cambrian Coast images

Freight in pictures


13 May 2013

Timetable notes

The Cathedrals Explorer

Ffestiniog Steam 150 – report by David Parry

Ffestiniog 150: Additional views by Ian Pilkington

Freight scenes

Test train news - by Andrew Vinten

Borth: mystery no more - by Charlie Hulme

Hale 150 - pictures by Greg Mape

Curzon Park saga drags on

A morning at Rhyl  on 13 May- with Roly High

Bus views

Miscellany


05 May 2013

The Llandudno Victorian Statesman

Out and About with Stavros Lainas

Industrial Vale of Llangollen

Following the Flasks on the First of May

Cheshire diversions - pictures by Mark Barber

Miscellany

Where trains used to go - pictures by John Hobbs


29 April 2013

Manchester movements - report by Charlie Hulme

Chester Model Railway Club open days

Newsreel

Biomass expedition - report

Past Times with John Hobbs - at Shotton High Level

Shropshire to London?

Gobowen facilties

Wessex Express - report by Roly High


24 April 2013

Timetable news

The Llangollen Railway Steam Gala - report by Vince Chadwick

The Great Britain VI

Non-steam miscellany

Clarifications

Llangollen Gala extra


22 April 2013

Cathedrals Express ... comes to grief

Cumbrian Coast and Mountains Statesman


15 April 2013

Llangollen Spring Gala

Still tickets left for the Hooton Charter

Passenger assortment

Flasks

Deviation at Crewe - looking back with John Hobbs

A Blue Manor

Crewe, 12 April 2013 - pictures by Tom Donnelly

Changing scenes

Princess's last stand ... at Paddington - report by Roger

Twenty Years Ago - with Ken Robinson


08 April 2013

English Electric to Holyhead

Sunday night 67

EE Weekend at Crewe Heritage Centre - report by Mark Riley

News of Pont Briwet - report by Ken Robinson

Bethesda event - report by Stephen Hughes

Welsh Borders Steam Special

Llangollen locomotives update - by George Jones

Wind Farm developments - report by Nick Gurney

Flintshire scenes -  by Bob Greenhalgh

Holyhead Shipping news - report by M.Lloyd Davies

Miscellany

Easter specials on Anglesey - pictures by M.Lloyd Davies


01 April 2013

Bank Holiday boat trains

Porthmadog Harbour station works - pictures by Dave Sallery

North Wales in Australia

Franchise Fudge

Ruabon in the snow - pictures by Martin Evans

Locos lucky and not-so-lucky - report by Ken Robinson

Llangollen Railway back in business - report by Mark Riley

Sir Haydn's tour continues - Talyllyn Railway press release

Freight news


25 March 2013

Wrexham to Wembley

Colwyn Bay sea defences - report by Nick Gurney and Dennis

Cambrian Cruise updated

Snowy Llangollen - pictures by Mark Leman Lawrie

Loading at Llanddulas - report by Dave Sallery

Menai Bridge station archaeology - pictures by Peter

Day Return to Milford Haven - report by George Jones

Past Times with John Hobbs - Freight at Flint

Flask 37s

Cardiff locos - report by Richard Putley

Cambrian panorama


18 March 2013

Forthcoming diesel day at Llangollen

Sports specials

Return to Carrog- report by George Jones

Freight views

On the Tyne Valley Moorlander - with Ken Robinson

Crabs at Rhyl but not on the beach - with John Hobbs

37 401 'Mary Queen of Scots' saved

Goodbye to the Cardiff Bay bubble

Cross the line by the bridge


11 March 2013

On our way to Wembley...

Bagillt revisited

Miscellany

Open meeting in Wrexham, 6 March - report by Bob Hargreaves

Rugby (weekend) special

Activity at Crewe, 7 March - report by Martin Evans

'Galatea' in steam - pictures by John Hobbs

Llangollen views - by Peter Dickinson

Wrexham line notes

Inside the Wirral museum - with John Murray

Northern Belle at Malvern - report by Richard Putley


04 March 2013

Freight update

Out and About - pictures by Tim Rogers

Class 150 events

Past Times with John Hobbs - where trains went to

Valley Veteran needs your help - report by George Jones

Arriva Sapphire buses

Shipping scenes

And finally ...


25 February 2013

Flasks ahoy!

RCTS appoints Honorary President - report by Richard Neale

Locos at Crewe - report by Martin Evans

Colas calamities - report by Mark Riley

To the Vale of Rheidol - report by Chris Magner

Past Times with John Hobbs: Bangor and Holyhead

Picture assortment

About tampers


18 February 2013

67 029 on the Express

New Measurement Train

Shrewsbury-Chester Rail Users Association

Valley Flasks - picture by Peter Basterfield

Northern Belle news

Holyhead Ferry mishap

150 213 in new colours

47 500: the final chapter - report by Charlie Hulme

Wind turbines arrive at Holyhead - report by M.Lloyd Davies

Wrexham Tramway depot

With 'Lyd' on the Ffestiniog - report by Martin Evans


11 February 2013

Unusual departure from Llangollen - report by George Jones

Test train ...  in testing weather

Past Times at Rockcliffe Hall - with John Hobbs

Cuidad de Cadiz - continued

RCTS News - by Richard Neale

More from MOSI

Wrexham Police appeal

Duke of Lancaster (non-)Developments


04 February 2013

Rugby Saturday

Wrexham Railway Society, 11 February - by George Jones

Freight pictorial

Diesel dawn - notes by Ken Robinson

Ordsall Lane mishap: the sequel - report by Charlie Hulme

New season at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Freight depots: Network Rail changes its mind

Manchester Oxford Road improvements planned

Broken Rail problems

Crewe scenes - by Martin Evans

Marine mishap - pictures by Roly High


28 January 2013

Derailment and Fire at Ordsall Lane - report by Charlie Hulme

Wrexham snow round-up - report by Mark Riley

Class 37/4 addendum

Merseyrail news - report by George Jones

Curzon Park footbridge, Chester - still not open

Bangor sidings puzzle ... solved

Up the Junction at Chester

Snow on Anglesey - pictures by M.Lloyd Davies

The Mid-Hants Railway - report by Richard Putley


21 January 2013

Bangor Sidings puzzle - by Dave Plimmer

Past Times - with John Hobbs

Wrexham in the snow - report by George Jones

To London for Steam - report by Alan Crawshaw

Network Rail's plans - report by Eryl Crump

Rhyl Scenes - pictures by Roly High

Winter Canal - pictures by Martin Evans

Llangollen book reprinted

Castlefield news

Class 37/4 update


14 January 2013

Picture miscellany

Engineering views

Llangollen Railway update - by George Jones

Chasing the DRS trainer - with Charlie Hulme

More views of the 29 December specials

Manchester Metrolink update


07 January 2013

Engineering New Year

Wires to Castlefield

DRS training runs

Helsby People Mover?

What a relief - 29 December report by Charlie Hulme

Thunderbird news

Mince Pies at Llangollen - report by George Jones

A narrow-gauge day out - report by Steve Morris

What a relief - Part 2

A traveller's tale, by George Jones

On the Ship Canal - report by Charlie Hulme

A veteran on the measurement train


30 December 2012

Irish railways in the 1990's

Radio Survey 37s

Relief on a Wet Day

Chester, 9 December - report by Roly High

A sorry sight - the Duke of Lancaster

Flooding


17 December 2012

Picture news

Llandudno 1990

Santa at Llangollen - report by George Jones

On the Welsh Highland - with John Roobottom

Advent on the Rhyl Miniature Railway - report by John

Past Times - with John Hobbs

Talyllyn progress - based on a press release

More on Liverpool Road and the Ordsall Chord


10 December 2012

Gobowen station Christmas Cafe

Pendolino no more

Feedback

Princess Elizabeth visits Chester

RCTS meeting 17 December

Edinburgh Statesman

Bala Santa

Llandudno lifting - report by Peter Lloyd

Loco-hauled for Christmas

Rugby special

High-speed train?

Tunnel cannabis farners charged

Holiday Snap


03 December 2012

Christmas is coming

Past Times  - with John Hobbs

A visit to Cardiff - report by Roly High

The 'Rheidol Road' Special - report by Denis Bates

Manchester Metrolink developments - pictures by Greg Mape

A Winter outing - report by Martin Evans

The Pannier Rambler - report by Richard Putley

Llandudno station before improvement - pictures by Roly High.

Video Corner


26 November 2012

End of the Pendolino Drag?

Flooding

Looking back at the Dyserth branch - with John Hobbs

To Birmingham for the Model Railway show - with Roly High.

For Sale: Penmaenmawr station house

Coal to Penyffordd

Marches line resignalling

Bangor Repair Shed - last days

North Wales electrification?

MOSI and the Ordsall Chord - report by Charlie Hulme


19 November 2012

Bangor Shed mystery

Network Rail assortment

Christmas at Bala

Hop on our 'Merry-Maker' - with Stephen Hughes

About Mark 3 coach bogies

Ayrshire Yeomanry at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Club 55 to Barry - report by Richard Fleckney

Christmas Reading

Sandy Lane crossing - pictures by Roly High

Bridges at Berwyn - report by George Jones


12 November 2012

Saturday 10 November: Rugby Special etc.

Timetable change looms

Grinding in North Wales - pictures by Roly High

Ffestiniog scenes - by Ian Pilkington

Princess leaves Ffestiniog pub - report by Eryl Crump

'Grandad'

Mouldsworth to Helsby memories - by Dave Sallery

Cambrian needs nine million pounds

Come to sunny Rhyl

Derbyshire in a day - with Alan Crawshaw

Brush Corner

The new coaches in close-up - pictures by M.Lloyd Davies

Hawarden from the Air - report by George Jones


05 November 2012

DB Schenker under fire

Changeable weather on Saturday 3 November

Double Grids on timber train - report by Mark Riley

New carriages for Snowdon

Remembrance at Llangollen

Birkenhead Tramway troubles

Picture miscellany


29 October 2012

The Bigger Picture

Premier Service events

Visit the World Cafe

Samaritan commemorated

Locomotive views

Trouble on the Autumn Snowdonian

The 'Spectacular Snowdonian'

In the Vale of Rheidol - with Alistair Grieve

Class 158 tidings

Classic handbills - from Oliver Hambly

On the blocks - with Charlie Hulme

Movie corner


22 October 2012

Diesel memories - pictures by John Young

Saturday Drag, A Traveller's Tale - by Glen Cusack

Discrete electrification?

In the Vale of Rheidol - with Vince Chadwick

Ferry-go-round - report by Mark Riley

The end for Chester Enterprise Centre

Heritage Railway Miscellany


15 October 2012

Gerald's Big Day ... happens!

Cambrian Freight 1982 - looking back with Aled Rees

Leaf-busting season starts

Historic Prestatyn question

Cambrian Coast scenes - pictures by Ian Wright

Ffestiniog Classic

A visit to the East Lancashire Railway - with Alan Crawshaw

Cambrian Award

Llangollen wedding- report by Martin Evans


08 October 2012

Gerald's big day?

Conwy Valley notes - by Larry Davies

Franchise fiasco

Walk the Corwen Extension - with George Jones

Locomotive scenes

A visit to the Penrhyn Quarry Railway - report by Rowan

Llanfairfechan footbridge lift-out

No Steam to Chester 6 October

The Isle of Man - another view - by David Hennessey

Tuesday 24 July


01 October 2012

Weekend events

Another look at the at the Arriva Premier Express

The new 'Irish Mancunian'?

'Last of the Summer WAG', or 'The Long Way Round' - by

Class 97/3 doings - report by Mark Watson

Corwen Project Update - by George Jones

Looking back

Corwen exhibition - report by George Jones

To Dundee, come Hell or High Water - report by Roly High

New book on Ruabon to Barmouth - reviewed by George


24 September 2012

Archive addition: 37s on Ballast

Stormy Weather

Class 56 on the logs

Exhibition: Corwen, A Railway Town

Llangollen's Autumn Diesel Day 22 September

Quarry Power on the Welsh Highland - report by Ian

Club 55 to Cheltenham (and website woes) - by Stephen


20 September 2012

All Change for the Premier Service - special issue


17 September 2012

Rainbow at Helsby - report by Bob Greenhalgh

News from Arriva

Mind the (158) gap

Crewe to Tywyn by Club 55 - with Robert Darlaston

Mixed Gauge at Laxey

Carnforth to Holyhead

Training Turn

Picture Miscellany

Variety at Crewe - report by Martin Evans

Welshpool and Llanfair gala - report by David Parry


10 September 2012

News in Pictures

Llangollen Steam gala views - by Chris Jones-Bridger

Suburban detail

A Class 67 day out - report by Charlie Hulme

Three rails to Snaefell Summit - by David Parry

Liverpool Central (Wirral) reopens - report by George Jones


03 September 2012

Heritage Weekend: Chester Station

Change looms for the WAG Express

Class 47s in the Conwy Valley

Virgin strikes back

Saturday on the Coast - with Roly High

Doing the Round Robin - report by Greg Mape

Welsh Holiday - with Ben Bucki

The Bill Rear legacy

A day on the Isle of Man Railway - with David Parry


30 August 2012

Picture Assortment

Two more years for Wylfa

Llangollen Railway Classic Transport 25/26 August

Moorgate to Carrog - report by George Jones

Bank Quay Scenes - report by Martin Evans

Prestatyn renewed - pictures by Dave Sallery

The Mersey Moorlander - report by Stephen Hughes

Timetable Twaddle


27 August 2012

The Great Marquess and the Welsh Mountaineer


22 August 2012

Llangollen weekend programme - report by George Jones

Farewell Virgin, Hello First

Number 9's last run (for this year)

DRS Open Day 18 August - pictures by Richard Fleckney

Freight views

Working Timetables online

Timetable troubles

North Wales Jubilees

Chasing the A4, 12 August - with John Myers

Thomas gets Gold


20 August 2012

The Welsh Dragon - 18 August


13 August 2012

60009 rides again, 12 August

Four days of locomotive pictures - by Stavros Lainas

Marine visitor

Basingtoke to Buxton via Middlewich

Driving Van Trailer Training

Mystery structure identified

Out on the 'Long Drag' - report by David Parry

Manchester Jubilees

Day Out with Thomas

Consultation or imposition?

Looking back: A weekend in Anglesey - with Mark Youdan


09 August 2012

On the Welshpool and Llanfair - pictures by Martin Evans

The Holyhead View - with M. Lloyd Davies

Penrhyn Railway news - report by Stephen Hughes

Cambrian Coast in yellow


06 August 2012

Push-Pull training starts

Brush replaces Gresley - 5 August

Virgin on Anglesey - pictures by Steve Morris

The end of Virgin Trains?

The Welsh Mountaineer 31 July


02 August 2012

Prestatyn Progress - report by Dave Sallery

Compass Tours to Holyhead

175 002 repaired

60s Gala at Llangollen - report by Chris Jones-Bridger

On the Parliamentary - report by George Jones

Crewe 1995 - pictures by Peter Hanson

Four-car Voyager

Shrewsbury spruced up - report by George Jones

Curzon Park Footbridge, Chester


26 July 2012

North Wales Coast Express: The Prologue

The North Wales Coast Express: on the day


23 July 2012

Conwy Valley locomotive ban

Timetable Tinkering

The big sports event

Chester Arts Festival 1967 - part 2

Diesel Diversity

The Llandudno 11-coach ban

Chester, Saturday 7 July - report by Roly High


16 July 2012

Royal Scotsman in North Wales

Caersws, ERTMS and the the 6-car problem

Rail users urged to back direct London link fight

Ride the 'Ghost Train'

Yorkshire Coast Express

Corwen: a Railway Town - review by George Jones

A narrow-gauge visit - with Stephen Hughes

Class 40 visits airport (sort of) - pictures by Greg Mape


09 July 2012

Concrete Bob returns

Picture News Miscellany

"Can't do" Culture?

Northern Belle to Blaenau 29 June

The Snowdon Mountain Ranger, 30 June

The Llangollen Samba - report by George Jones

Three Peaks by Rail 2012


02 July 2012

News of the Arriva express

Chester Festival 1967 - by Robert Meredith

Valley signalbox - the facts

Picture assortment

Compass to Weymouth, 8 June


25 June 2012

The British summer

Vale of Rheidol breached - report by Denis Bates

Diamond Jubilees then and now - pictures by Richard Fleckney

Llangollen Railcar Weekend

Picture news

Magazine watch

Meeting the Duchess - report by Glyn Jones

The Royal Scot - pictures by Tom Donnelly

Llangollen and Anglesey - report by Mark Youdan

Talyllyn runs through floods


19 June 2012

Picture miscellany

Llangollen news - by George Jones

The South Clare Railtour - report by Stephen Hughes

Tram news - report by Greg Mape

A visit to Swanage - with Richard Putley


11 June 2012

Royal Visit

Club Trains

Postscript


04 June 2012

Buckley Railway 150

Anglesey views - by M. Lloyd Davies

Torch tales

Valley signalbox question

Luxury travel

On the Ffestiniog - with Larry Goddard

Ruabon to Llangollen?

Crewe curiosities - pictures by Steve Jones

Pendolino developments


28 May 2012

Warrington Steam - report by David Parry

Express reports

A busy day on the WCML - report by Steve Morris

Wings on the Water

In the Sunshine, 25 May

Brush 2 visits Bangor

Locomotive miscellany

With Compass to the South Coast - by Roly High


21 May 2012

Carrog to Corwen Walk

Northern Belle in the Conwy Valley

Wrexham Refreshments expand - report by George Jones

Green Duchess in North Wales

Test train time

Riding the 'Welsh Dragon' - with Richard Putley


14 May 2012

On the All-Wales Express

Class 37 memories - by Dennis Bates

Northern Belle

Farewell to the Carrier

Freight update

Blaenau 30 - report by Ian Pilkington

Winifred returns to Wales - pictures by Richard W. Jones


07 May 2012

Diary date: Llangollen Railcar Gala 23 - 24 June

Tyseley to Llandudno, 5 May

Swindon to Llandudno

Pendolino * 2, 5 May

Norwich to Holyhead 5 May

Chester to Skegness


30 April 2012

Freight update

Assortment

Steel, Steam and Stars 3 - nine days at Llangollen

Talyllyn Railway news - press release

Waverley Express - report by Ken Robinson

Compass Tour to York, 18 April - report by Roly High


23 April 2012

Short points

Dismantling a ship - report by Nick Gurney and Dennis Oliver

Llangollen prepares for the Gala - report by George Jones

Prestatyn: a roof without walls - report by Dave Sallery

News from the Marine Lake

A day at Newport - with Richard Putley

Modern trains and old railway paraphernalia - by Robert


16 April 2012

Llangollen

Dee Marsh activity - report by Marc Jones

Loco miscellany

DVT dithering

Feedback

Chester contrasts, 14 April - pictures by Roly High


09 April 2012.

Pendolino News

Welsh Highland Arrival - pictures by John Roobottom

Token Curiosity

Easter Diversions - report by Mark Barber

Porthmadog progress - report by Ken Robinson

Another marine incident

Green Duchess - pictures by Tim Fenton


02 April 2012

On Snowdon Mountain - report by Eryl Crump

Saturday Drag

Nostalgia corner

Ordnance Survey thoughts - by John Murray

One Morning on the Coast - pictures by Tim Rogers

67 on the WAG

Miscellany


26 March 2012

Changeover day

A mid-week railtour - report by Mark Riley

Re-doubling to Wrexham

Before the single-line to Wrexham - by Dave Marks

Class 31s in North Wales

North Wales Circular

Class 57 Miscellany

Summer Time Engineers - report by Mark Riley

Carrog to Corwen progress - report by George Jones

Britannia in North Wales, 14 March

Freight views

Sealand revisited - report by John Murray


19 March 2012

Class 67 for Arriva service - planned date (updated 20 March)

Rhyl 1966 - by Dave Marks

Lein Llangefni?

Times and Headcodes

Heart of Wales by Club 55 - with Stephen Hughes

Bersham 1987 - by Robert Meredith

Cardiff to Rhyl 37s - pictures by Dave Sallery

Conwy Valley engineering - pictures by Peter Lloyd

Virgin views


12 March 2012

On the Calendar

Diesel corrections

Down the Coast - with Garry Stroud

Wrexham area notes - by Mark Riley

Clwyd Railway Circle news - by David Jones

View from the Top - with Ian Pilkington

Gordon de-branded

Llandudno 1993 - pictures by Dave Sallery

Freight Pictorial

Rugby Special 10 March


05 March 2012

Flask photos

Marches line specials - report by Stavros Lainas

Three Peaks by Rail 2012 - report by Tim Brawn

Last coal to Glan Conwy

History corner

The Llandudno diagram of 1993

The Lincolnshire Poacher

Newport news - with David Parry

Marine contrasts

Classic diesels at Bristol - report by Richard Putley


27 February 2012

Llandudno Junction now and then

Developments at Bersham Tip

Pendolino Views

Corwen Extension update - by George Jones

Club 55 to the Dean Forest - with Richard Fleckney

Silver 158s dwindle

An hour at Latchford Sidings - report by David Parry


20 February 2012

Better Days at Glan Conwy

67s to Bangor

The story of 80042 - by Charlie Hulme

NMT on the coast

On the Dee Bridge

A trip on the Rugby Express - report and pictures by Adam

Saturday Pendolino

Worth Valley steam - report by Alan Crawshaw

Electro-Diesels on the Wirral - report by Stavros Lainas

Stone on the coast

Chester Goods Shed update - by John Murray

Mawddach moments

How many Class 92s per Wind Turbine?


13 February 2012

Picture news

Prestatyn area notes - by Dave Sallery

Timing test on the Cambrian

New: Liverpool Docks website

RCTS Railway Meeting in Chester

Movements at Llandudno Junction - Pictures by Peter Lloyd

Devon Logs in action - report by David Hughes

On your bike (or velo) - report by Eryl Crump


06 February 2012

Dee Viaduct repairs

Four for the price of one

Book Review by Dave Sallery

In the Tamper Siding


30 January 2012

Work on the line

Welsh Railways on BBC iPlayer

A visit to Frodsham - report by Bob Greenalgh

Miscellaneous notes

Llangollen Railway news - report by George Jones

Bangor buffer bungle

Freight locos in view


23 January 2012

Crimewatch

Club 55 is back (again)

Blue Virgin

West Coast Invitation to Tender

Another Sunday, more engineers' trains

Widening the Cob at Porthmadog

The Latest Class 70

Replacement buses at Bangor - pictures by Jamie Owen

Cheshire Cat Railtours

Newtown Nocturne - report by Stavros Lainas

Beaumaris Pier and Balmoral


16 January 2012

Sunday engineering freights

Logs from Devon - pictures by David Hughes

Locomotive events

Vandalism in 1893

Track-laying towards Corwen - report by George Jones

Busy time at Bangor - pictures by Richard Fleckney

A day out in the Heart of England - with Richard Putley

Shipping news - by Nick Gurney


09 January 2012

Trials and Tribulations

RCTS Meeting - Chester, Monday 16 January

New Year locomotive events

The Corwen Trackbed Walk - report by George Jones

Christmas Eve at Holyhead - report by M.Lloyd Davies

Compass Tours news

Carriage label no. 5


02 January 2012

Carriage labels - no. 4 in a series

Transport Past Times - by Oliver Hambly

Early days at Prestatyn - by Charlie Hulme

Ffestiniog views - by Ken Robinson

Mince Pie van - report by Mark Hambly


26 December 2011

Walk the line from Corwen - Llangollen Railway notice

Push me Pull You - the Arriva DVT

With the Devon log train

'Train of Hope' raised 40 thousand

From a carriage window

Thunderbirds are going ... going ...gone

Farewell Santa - next: mince pies - report by George Jones

Post-Christmas puzzle


19 December 2011

Class 67 training starts

Colwyn Bay Miniature Railway

Another major level crossing incident

News from Corwen - report by George Jones

Logs from Devon to Chirk

On the Mawddach Trail

Pendolino pictures

Eating on the WAG express

Llangollen Festive events - report by George Jones

Nocturnal ballast - report by Peter Lloyd

Club 55 - will return

'Tugs' at Work - report by Andrew Vinten


12 December 2011

On the Gerallt Gymro - with Ken Robinson

New timetable controversy

Santa visits Rhyl - report by Darren Durrant

Freight news

Bala book for Christmas - review by George Jones

Steam picture review - pictures by John Beresford

Colwyn Bay miniature railway - looking back with Ken Robinson

Holyhead Views - by M.Lloyd Davies


05 December 2011

Final week of the RHTT

Whither the WAG Express?

Santa at Llangollen

Saturday Ruggex

Riding the Ruggex - report by Stephen Hughes

'Brit' to Chester

The wreck of the Swanland

Royal track-bashing - report by Frank Thomas

Northern Belle visits Wrexham

Freight news

Freight futures

New bridge on the Bethesda branch - report by Tom Bowen

Corwen events - report by George Jones

Clearing the Jungle - report by Peter Lloyd

Holiday snaps


28 November 2011

Club 55 to London - report by Stephen Hughes

Picture news

To Blackpool for the tram - report by Alan Crawshaw

Cambrian hopes - by Rhydian Mason

Club 55 to Holyhead - report by Vince Chadwick


21 November 2011

Units to the fore

Stone trains

Lakeside Santa

The fire in 175 110 - update

Getting the Treatment

Beating Beeching at Llangollen

Holyhead views - by M. Lloyd Davies

At the Cardiff Conference - report by Bob Hargreaves

Adieu to Cargo-D


14 November 2011

Railway Devolution

Arriva Drag

Fire drama at Manchester Piccadilly

Cambrian Coast Scenes

RHTT oddity

News from the auction block

Extra Tender Greetings

Llangollen Railway - Corwen Extension Public meeting

More on the Chester station bus fiasco

Engineering honour for Talyllyn - report by Ian Drummond

More on the Llangollen Poppy Specials

Club 55 to Maesteg, 6 October - with George Jones


07 November 2011

Crimewatch

Monday 7 November events

RCTS Meeting change: Monday 21 November

40 years ago:A photographic memory - by Roger Carvell

Saturday 5 November events

Chester free bus no more - report by Dave Sallery

Thursday 4 October events

A trip to Birkenhead - report by Alan Crawshaw

Wednesday 2 November

Remembrance at Llangollen

Tuesday 1 November events

Monday 31 October events

Bird's eye view - by Garry Stroud


31 October 2011

Editorial thoughts

Passenger assortment

Revenue-earning freight

Measuring up (1)

Rail Head Treats

Late season at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Wrexham footbridge news - report by George Jones

Measuring up (2)

More Thomas views - by John Rutter


24 October 2011

Live music at Oswestry station

Borderlands Rail Head Treatment Train - report by Mark Riley

Picture Miscellany

October 1914 timetable

An update from Llangollen - by George Jones

Birkenhead Tramway news

Ffestiniog Vintage Weekend 15-16 October

Club 55 to Pembroke Dock - report by Stuart Samuel

Rail Head Treatment Assortment

On the Compass Tours excursion - with Ken Robinson

News from the Cambrian Coast - by Ian Macer-Wright

Far-flung 87s - pictures by Mark Barber


17 October 2011

Freight events: RTZ and ballast

Mid-Cheshire steam revival?

Pontruffydd Bridge - report by Dave Sallery

English Electric Traction Chester to Holyhead

The song of Essex Colin

Coal Tank update

Rail Head Treatment scenes

The Train of Hope - report by John Young

RHTT and the Dee Bore - report by Geoff Morris

Class 67 in Blue

Indian Summer on the Welsh Highland - report by Ken Robinson

Wilmslow to Pwllheli by Club 55 - report by Vince Chadwick


10 October 2011

Prestatyn footbridge open - report by Dave Sallery

Freightliner at Wrexham and on the Wirral

Water Cannon trials

Blue 67 in North Wales

Locomotive round-up - pictures by Darren Durrant

Caroline comes to Crewe - report by Mark Riley

Station adopters' day at North Llanrwst - report by Larry


03 October 2011

A visit to Barrow Hill depot - report by Charlie Hulme

DRS Class 37/4 situation

Notes on an old document

Mr Dunn and the Coal Tank - by Charlie Hulme


26 September 2011

The Llangollen Railway Diesel Gala - pictures by Stuart Harvey

Valley crane refurbished - report by Nick Gurney

Valley triangle quirks - report by M.Lloyd Davies

The Province of Leinster Railtour - report by Stephen Hughes

Queen Mary 2 in Liverpool - report by Dave Sallery

Miscellany

Little Sutton station

Walking the Severn Valley - with Richard Putley

Talyllyn: The Big Dig - report by Ian Drummond

Looking back at a busy September


19 September 2011

Blue Class 67

Llangollen Diesel Day, 24 September

Last call for the Train of Hope

Manchester Model Railway show: 1 October

Ffestiniog in Birkenhead

Railfuture meeting announced

Class 57 pictorial

Anglesey Biomass power station progress

Class 60 news

ERTMS in close-up - report by Charlie Hulme

Welsh Highland Spectacular


12 September 2011

Cambrian special - report by Ken Robinson

Corris on the Talyllyn

Llandudno Station revamp agreed

Llangollen Steam Gala

Tornado at Chester

North Wales Class 50 - follow-up

On the Silvermines Railtour - with Alan Crawshaw

Club 55 To Pembroke Dock - with George Jones

The view from above - by Peter Lloyd


07 September 2011

Hoover down the Coast and up the Valley

Wrexham Railway Society news - by George Jones

Class 158 news

Freight notes

Stations to be de-staffed? Probably not

Llangollen Steam Gala 9-11 September - report by George Jones

Llangollen on Tour - report by Richard Putley

Bangor Yard now and then - report by Jim Johnson

Steam scenes

The Old Metropolitan Coach - notes by Andrew Kirkham

Cable-layer at Prestatyn - report by Dave Sallery

Llanddulas jetty RIP


05 September 2011

The Snowdon Ranger - Class 50 to Holyhead


29 August 2011

Virgin Trains news

Club 55 is back

The Welsh Mountaineer, 23 August

Class 37/4 in the news

A week in Nantmor - report

North Wales Coast Express (part 2)

The North Wales Explorer, 20 August (part 2)


22 August 2011

Miscellany

The North Wales Explorer, 20 August

Freight scenes

Llangollen Transport Weekend

North Wales Coast Express 21 August

The New Measurement Train

Large Prairie hulk at Llangollen - report by George Jones


15 August 2011

Measurement trains on the Cambrian

'WAG2': a traveller's tale - by James Treloar

The Welsh Mountaineer, 9 August

In the Business Zone

Bangor to Holyhead with Middleton - report by George Jones

Class 323 renewal - report by John Oates

Train Stay Save


08 August 2011

Trains in the Landscape

uk.railway newsgroup and Google

Chiltern transformation - report by Chris Morrrison

Freight news

70013 on the North Wales Coast Express


01 August 2011

Western postponement

70 on the sand - report by Paul Shannon

Clwyd Railway Circle news

Marine Views

What goes on with WAG?

Excursion newsreel

Prestatyn progress - report by Dave Sallery

Beatles to Beeching at Llangollen 30-31 July


25 July 2011

Refurbished 158 doings - report by Mark Riley

Llangollen 1960s - report by Tez Pickthall

Cambrian Coast Express

Cambrian Recording Unit

Pendolino pictures

Borth Station Museum - report by Chris Morrison

Extra wood for Kronospan - report by Mark Riley

Miscellany


18 July 2011

Halcyon Days on the Cambrian Coast

The new line at Minffordd - report by Ken Robinson

Blaenau to Caernarfon non-stop - by Bob Cable

Changes at Wrexham - Report by George Jones

Llanbadarn Level Crossing

Mostyn Dock visitor - report by Dave Sallery


11 July 2011

Train of Hope auction latest

Tour of Britain reaches North Wales

Cambrian tribulations

New Manchester tram line

Looking back ... to a fire in 1976 - with Roger Carvell

Saturday Pendolino, 9 July

Wrexham Interlude - report by Geoff Morris

Conwy Valley Explorer

Flask scene


04 July 2011

Rail Blue at Wrexham - report by George Jones

Another RTZ train

On the Trawsfyndd line - with Ken Robinson

WHHR on the WHR - press release

Shipping notes

Intermodal Interlude at Warrington - report by David Parry

Chiltern 67s - report by Chris Morrison

Conwy N gauge - report by Richard Fleckney

Class 60 views - by Andrew Vinten


27 June 2011

Those mountains...

More from Train of Hope

Errata

Class 70 at Crewe

The Three Peaks Challenge by Rail

The Daily Round

Northumberland to North Wales

Changes at Bangor - picture by Jim Johnson

RTZ returns - the other way round

Railbus on the Llangollen

Change on the Penyffordd Coal - report by Mark Riley

The Gobowen 'Belle'

Flying from Abergele?

Duke on TV

Go for a quick win - comment by Gareth Marston


20 June 2011

Class 92 Pretty in Pink

Pullman 47 on freight - report by Mark Riley

Locos on 15 June: Pictures

Father's Day Northern Belle

Theft at the Conwy Valley Railway Museum

'Tug' news

Mini-Voyager carries passengers

Mersey Ports Potential - report by George Jones

News from Llangollen - report by George Jones


13 June 2011

Saturday 4 June: two locos extra, minus one

The return of 6940 at Llangollen - report by Mark Riley

King on the Devonian (sort of) - report by Richard

DB and Arriva loco-hauled - report by Charlie Hulme

Don't blow a gasket!


06 June 2011

Author seeks Class 40 picture

On the 'Parliamentary' - report by Chris Coxon

Voyager curiosities

Miscellany

Rhyl Miniature Railway centenary

Sunday 29 May on the RMR - report by Alan Crawshaw

Model railway Exhibition in Conwy

Warrington freight variety - report by David Parry

The Ffestiniog Round Robin

Chester to Rhyl with Middleton - review by George Jones

Welsh Heritage in Sussex - pictures by Dave Howsam

To the banks of the silvery Tay


30 May 2011

Father's Day Northern Belle update

Passenger variety

Four locos for one train on the Cambrian

Yellow loco troubles

Pwllheli Nostalgia - pictures by Peter Hanson

Chiltern loco-hauled - pictures by Chris Coxon

Pedal Power for the Trawsfynydd line

Llandudno Cycling saga

Liverpool Cruise News - report by George Jones

Freight events

ATW Adopters assemble - report by George Jones


23 May 2011

No Steam for Father

Rhyl Miniature Railway centenary

Adventures of the yellow HST

Last 175 being refurbished

Holyhead Shipping report - by Nick Gurney

8F in transit - report by Bob Greenalgh

Chiltern Railways expands loco haulage

Steam train fares - a personal view by Bob Fleming

Coaches for modellers

A visit to Welshpool - with Glyn Jones


20 May 2011

Pony Express

The Cathedrals Explorer

Train of Hope auction news

Railbus on bus route

Aberaeron Centenary - report by Dennis Bates

Second 'WAG' express starts

Conwy Valley Belle


16 May 2011

Royal correction

Train of Hope update

North Wales to Scotland with Compass Tours

Inspecting the line

Just a spark - report by Roger Carvell


09 May 2011

Fire Train on the Ffestiniog - report by Ken Robinson

Cambrian Coast jottings

Northern Belle to Bangor

Learning on the Rhyl Railway

Freight Trains

Bersham Tip prospects

On your Bike

Conwy Valley in the Press (twice)

Pendolino events

Busy Time at Wrexham - report by George Jones


06 May 2011

The Llandudno Victorian Statesman

More Hall and Castle scenes


02 May 2011

GWR double to Llandudno

Talyllyn Easter - report by Alan Crawshaw

Chaos on the Cambrian - report by Alan Crawshaw

Cambrian Thoughts - by Charlie Hulme

The Spring Thing - pictures by Ben Bucki

Helsby freight - pictures by Bob Greenalgh

Nocturne

Memories are made of this


30 April 2012

Freight update

Assortment

Steel, Steam and Stars 3 - nine days at Llangollen

Talyllyn Railway news - press release

Waverley Express - report by Ken Robinson

Compass Tour to York, 18 April - report by Roly High


18 April 2011

37 429 in its heyday

First refurbished 158 enters traffic

Club 55 to the Heart of Wales - with Vince Chadwick

The Cheshireman

Club 55 to Milford Haven - with George Jones


11 April 2011

RCTS News - by Richard Neale

Freight scenes

Miscellaneous notes

Spring Gala at Llangollen

Railmotor restored - report by Geoff Morris

Narrow gauge circuit (assisted by Arriva and a bus) - report

Cambrian Closure causes Consternation


06 April 2011

The Train of Hope

The flask train scene

Wrexham Railway Society news

London Service and franchises

Frodsham Class 70 forays - with David Parry

Costa Copper - report by Tim Chugg

A Helsby viewpoint - report by Gareth Dyson

Beluga - report by Nick Gurney

Stone trains in view

North Wales and the User Committee

Non-passenger miscellany

The Fotopic saga


04 April 2011

Spitfire Railtours 'The Holy Oakes' 26 March

Class 31 at Llangollen - report by Mark Riley

The Welsh Highlander 2, 26 March

Football Special, 26 March

Lady Penelope on Pendolino Drag, 26 March

Steam through Crewe

An Action-packed Day - as seen by Jack Bowley


28 March 2011

Black Britannia

Cutting the First Sod for Corwen - report by George Jones

Non-passenger assortment

More on the Crewe charity event - pictures by Richard Fleckney

A few days last summer - by Charlie Hulme


21 March 2011

Cambrian News

Welsh Highland action

Eryri Venturer - observation car both ends

Return of the Flasks

Rover ticket changes

Battle of Britain at Crewe - pictures by John Beresford

Fotopic disaster

Y Gerallt Gymro emerges from the darkness

More on Sealand

Arriva Trains Wales to Clitheroe

Class 47s on the line

Pendolino Pics

Express Motors has a strop

Verkerhrsrot at Hooton - pictures by Andrew Vinten


14 March 2011

Rugger Special

'WAG 2' Official Statement

Locomotive variety - report by Richard Billingsley

RCTS news - by Richard Neale

The Sealand Story

An outing to Crewe - with David Hennessey


07 March 2011

Sealand

Follow that Pendo!

Industrial relations news

ERTMS developments

Bombardier Voyager

New information for Gobowen

Footbridge tales

Pendolino trials

Chiltern Developments - report by Chris Morrison

Celebrity loco on the main line (1)

A visit to Plumley - with Mark Youdan

Celebrity loco on the main line (2)

Cardiff landmark moved

Out and about - with Eifion Hughes


28 February 2011

Cefn freight resumes

Wrexham and Shropshire in exile - report by Sion Owen

Diplomacy, Arriva style

Welsh Highland all the way

Class 37/4 news

Another look at 31-12-2000 - by Chris Morrison

Picture miscellany

Sealand narrow gauge mystery - by John Murray

Ferry news - from the Irish Times

Clearing the Amlwch line


21 February 2011

Strike news

Diversionary tactics for 6J37

VT on WSMR

Narrow gauge news

Transpennine adventure - with Alan Crawshaw

Engineering trains round-up

37s on Measurement train, 17 February


14 February 2011

Trouble with floods

Gardening at Gaerwen

Award for Mr Davies

Media Watch

Back in the 1980s - with Richard Walliker

Class 60 news

RCTS Meeting in Chester 21 February

Pendolino Portraits

Engineers' Trains

Chester lock empty - report by Bob Greenalgh

Full steam ahead for Llangollen railway expansion

Shipping news - report by Nick Gurney


07 February 2011

FAREWELL WREXHAM & SHROPSHIRE - SPECIAL ISSUE

The end of Wrexham & Shropshire

The penultimate day - report by Larry Davies

Ruabon 27 January - pictures by David Parry

Requiem for W & S - by Ian Pilkington

The Fateful Press Release - for the record

Last train to London - report by George Jones

Last day thoughts - by Mark Riley

How could it happen? An editorial view

A railfan's finale - report by Richard Billingsley

The human side - pictures by Richard W. Jones

Last of all:  empty stock train 5P03

Signs of the times at Wrexham


07 February 2011

FAREWELL WREXHAM & SHROPSHIRE - SPECIAL ISSUE

The end of Wrexham & Shropshire

The penultimate day - report by Larry Davies

Ruabon 27 January - pictures by David Parry

Requiem for W & S - by Ian Pilkington

The Fateful Press Release - for the record

Last train to London - report by George Jones

Last day thoughts - by Mark Riley

How could it happen? An editorial view

A railfan's finale - report by Richard Billingsley

The human side - pictures by Richard W. Jones

Last of all:  empty stock train 5P03

Signs of the times at Wrexham


31 January 2011

The end of the Wrexham & Shropshire

The Holy Oakes Railtour

Train reaches destination - report by Chris Morrison

LCVRS report - by Larry Davies

Sunset Scenes

Welsh Highland Railway news

In the Dark - report by Geoff Morris

Prestatyn progress - report by Dave Sallery

Rhyl signalling question

Freight news

Llangollen 'Manor' update - by George Jones

Torquay Manor postscript

Place your bets at Chester - report by George Jones


24 January 2011

Club 55 is back

Bad Day for Tin Tin

Great Welsh Railway Journeys on TV

Railtours to enjoy

Failed again, part 1 - report by Glen Cusack

Son of 'WAG Express': the times - by Richard Billingsley

175 overhaul continues

Failed again, Part 2 - report by Chris Morrison

Lein Amlwch - time for yet another 'study'

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol survivals


17 January 2011

WAG Express Mk 2

Llandudno 66

Pendolino problems

Eisteddfod Genedlaethol mystery

Measurement train saga

Magazine Watch

With the flasks

Rochdale Exhibition

Help a Book Author

Crewe station roof completed - report by Tim Fenton

Cambrian delight


10 January 2011

Winter service at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Skip over the Mawddach

Loco-hauled report


03 January 2011

The Last Thrash: a memory of ten years ago - by 'Dave Trains'

Ten Years Ago - from the Archives

Portillo is back

That 'unusually high passenger flow'  - report by Leslie

Class 158 refurbishment starts

Mince Pie Specials and other Llangollen News

More nineties nostalgia - pictures by Dave Sallery

Wrexham and Shropshire topics

Snow story - by Martin Cleverley


27 December 2010

The cold aspect of railway work - report by Gary Jones

Llandud-snow

Dee Valley winter

Wrong sort of Passengers


20 December 2010

Ieuan Air Grounded

Winter scenes

On the Chester Wheel - with Geoff Morris

The last 11:27 to Wrexham and 15:25 return

Shipping at Port Penrhyn - report by Eifion Hughes

York Yuletide fiasco - report by David Hennessey

Llangollen Santa Steam

More strikes loom

158 refurbishment dispute rolls on

Berwyn Memories - review by George Jones

Tornado at Chester


13 December 2010

The Train of Hope

Freight scenes

Not Coupling at Crewe

Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society

Mawddach winter - pictures by Ian Macer-Wright

In sunny Cardiff

Air Service to continue

Away Day with a Railway - by Charlie Hulme


07 December 2010

Model Railway Show at Prestatyn

Conwy Valley problems - report by Gary Jones

Fire at Chester - report by John Murray

More on ERTMS

WAG Express stranded

Non-passenger pictorial

Steam events

50 Years of Class 37 - report by Mark Riley

Shrewsbury in the Snow - with Richard Putley

Anglesey views - by 'Corrie'


29 November 2010

Back to the Seventies - with Alan Crawshaw

The Deva Explorer

Mishap at Welshpool

Saturday 57s

Snow hits Wrexham and Shropshire - report by Mark Riley

Station adoption news - report by Larry Davies

Snow at Berwyn - report by Bob Greenalgh

Historic Loco reunited with name - report by Martin Owen

Manor nameplates sell at Halls (from a Press release)

And finally ...


22 November 2010

Wrexham events - report by Mark Riley

Voyager re-formation

Merchant Navy visits Chester

Drag and Diverts - report by Stavros Lainas

Shotton High Level improved - pictures by Dave Sallery

Train Stay Save on the Cambrian


15 November 2010

North Wales Railway Circle

Trouble at 't Mill

Pendolino problems, 13 November

More flask variety

Porthmadog Flat Crossing

Anglesey Aluminium goes by sea - report by 'Corrie'

End of season at Llangollen - report by George Jones

Picture miscellany, 6 November

Four men go to Fishguard - report by George Jones


08 November 2010

Welsh Highland through to Porthmadog

Changes at Criccieth

Freight moves

Retrenchment at Wrexham

In Yellow ... and black

Passenger locomotive events

RCTS news

Shades of Shrewsbury - pictures by David Parry

Deltic news


01 November 2010

North Wales Railway Circle meeting change

Picture round-up

57 314 calls at Llanfairfechan - report by Paul Williams

Vintage Ffestiniog

Meet the stakeholder manager

Metrolink Matters

Birkenhead trams - report by Tim Fenton

Doing the Round Robin - with Gary Thomas

Back to Nature


27 October 2010

New freight flow

Cambrian Coast ERTMS goes live

Chester - Wrexham double track, Minister?

Steam on Snowdon - report by Ian Pilkington

A trip down south - report by Richard Fleckney

Picture miscellany

On the Branch Line Special - report by Geoff Morris

RCTS News - by Richard Neale

Rail Head Treatment pictorial

A Friend in Steam - review by Trevor Moseley

Bad day at Shrewsbury - report by Phil Brown

Engineering trains at Wrexham - report by Mark Riley

Puzzle picture solved


18 October 2010

Chester RHTT - report by Geoff Morris

North Cheshire Rail Users' Group AGM

Saturday Drag

Wylfa powers on

Class 60s in traffic

Puzzle Pic

Llangollen Diesels

Cathedrals Express


11 October 2010

Picture news round-up

The Ribble-Lune Railtour - report by Mark Bayley

Cathedrals Express

Chester station developments - report by George Jones

Class 158 views (or not)

Far-flung Class 86 - report by Mark Barber

The Traws Train

Ffestiniog Now and Then - by David Parry

Llangollen Diesel Gala - report by Alan Crawshaw


04 October 2010

The RHTT is back

66s on the flasks

Feedback miscellany

New name for 221 115

In the streets of Porthmadog, 2011

The Snowdonian Explorer

Freight-watching at Helsby - with Bob Greenalgh

Trainload Charity Day 1991 - remembered by Cliff Gallimore


27 September 2010

The new bridge in Llandudno

Manchester Model Railway Show 2 - 3 October

The Snowdon Mountain Ranger

Railway Society Meeting 5 October

At the Welshpool and Llanfair Gala

More on LEV1 - notes by Evan Green-Hughes

Wales in Birkenhead - report by Larry Davies

Following the Flasks

Dad Has an Engine Shed

Pendolino pictures

Bersham Mystery


20 September 2010

NENTA by Rail

Picture News Miscellany

Summer Saturday 77 - pictures by Peter Lloyd

Chester Changes

Release Authorised: A Day at Crewe Heritage Centre

Welsh stumps - pictures by Greg Mape

New book: Ruabon to Barmouth -report by George Jones


13 September 2010

Llanfair PG views - by Richard Fleckney

Greg Fox

Gerald at Sunset

LEV1 - a hideous contraption

Club 55 returns return

The Cambrian in view

Steam variety

Princess Elizabeth Part 2


06 September 2010

North Wales Coast Rail Users’ Group

Timber

GWR 175 at Llangollen

Upholstery news

50 Years of the Class 37

Diesel assortment

SCRUA news - by George Jones

Moving signalboxes

On the Gravity Train - with Eryl Crump

Colwyn Bay visions - from the Daily Post 27 August

Crewe Heritage in the Rain - report by Mark Riley

Something completely different


30 August 2010

Forthcoming events

North Wales helps Metrolink - report by Dave Sallery

Wilkommen ...

Book Review - by George Jones

Standard Splendour

Llangollen Railway extension- report by George Jones

The Welsh Mountaineer 25 August


23 August 2010

Forthcoming events

Conwy Valley steam offer

Class 37 trips at Llangollen - by Tez Pickthall

Steam weekend - part 1

Diesel-hauled doings

Ruabon to Barmouth - on foot

Canadian on Wrexham & Shropshire - report by Mark Riley

Use it or Lose it - from the Daily Post

Free Sandwich and some fast running

Steam Weekend - Part 2


20 August 2010

Forthcoming events

News Miscellany

The 'signalbox'

Tea Time Lecture at Glasdir

Colwyn Bay scenes


16 August 2010

Forthcoming events

North Wales Coast Express

The Welsh Mountaineer, 11 August

The Cambrian

Cambrian steam, large and small - by Richard Putley


09 August 2010

Forthcoming events

Class 175s and 158s to be refurbished

Sixties Saturday - report by Mark Riley

Prestatyn Progress - report by Dave Sallery

Chirk changes - report by George Jones

Mystery signalbox (?)

Sixties Sunday - report by George Jones

Freight miscellany

Sixties weekend - report by Larry Davies

One weekend, three flask trains - report by Mark Youdan

Sixties farewell - pictures by Glyn Jones


2 August 2010

Forthcoming events

Riding The Cambrian - with Alan Crawshaw

Cambrian newcomer

More Roving - report by Geoff Morris


link


28 July 2010

Forthcoming events

23 July Bonanza - report by Stavros Lainas

The Cambrian prologue

Black Fives on the Cambrian - by Andrew Bannister

Duchess of Sutherland, 23 July

Scarborough Flyer

Shrewsbury afternoon - with Geoff Morris


26 July 2010

Forthcoming events

Re-living the sixties

Briwet Bridge to be rebuilt

Touring the Great Little Trains - report by Tim Fenton

Cambrian Curiosities

Moreton-on-Lugg accident: man arrested

Class 57s in focus

Flasks

Airport news

North Wales railwayana under the hammer - by Roger Carvell

East Lancashire diesel gala - report by Alan Crawshaw

Ivor the Engine at Llangollen - report by George Jones


South Wales loco report - by Geoff Morris

Ivor arrives, and other Llangollen news - report by

Three Peaks by Rail - report by Richard Billingsley

That departure board quirk - by Mark Youdan

The day we went to Crewe - by Alan Crawshaw

TV Train?

Shrewsbury freights - report by David Parry

New signal at Shrewsbury

Model news - by George Jones

A steamy morning in Cheshire - report by John Beresford

Variety in Ruabon - report by Martin Evans


11 July 2010

Forthcoming events

Royal Scotsman stays the night

The Snowdonia Statesman

10 July miscellany

Flasks

DRS Open Day at Crewe

WSMR on the WCML again - report by Richard Billingsley


Forthcoming events

DMUs at Llangollen

The Halton Curve special - report by John Hobbs

Chester to Liverpool

Carnival at Dolwyddelan - report by Larry Davies

600 minutes early!

Mold Junction turntable revived - report by Roger Carvell

The Saltburn Snowdonian

North Wales with the Merseyside Bus Club - report by Mark

Conwy Valley marks National Carers Week - by Larry Davies

On the Weardale Railway - with Chris Jones-Bridger


28 June 2010

Forthcoming events

Shunters at Dee Marsh - report by Geoff Morris

Delights of Delamere - report by Neil Kennedy

Picture Miscellany

Penrhyndeudraeth accident report

More 37/4 news

Music and Song at Wrexham - report by George Jones

Mid-Cheshire steam - report by Tim Fenton

Glyn Valley cash boost

The Cheshireman at Chester

2807 steams at Llangollen - report by George Jones


24 June 2010

Forthcoming events

Milestone for the Merger

Another 37/4 back in traffic

Chester to Liverpool South Parkway

Class 40 on the BLS

James Jackson Grundy - notes by John Eyres

Freight views

Cambrian Holiday - with Ben Bucki


21 June 2010

Forthcoming events

Looking back: the days of the Land Cruise

Land Cruise though North Wales - by John Powell

The Western Region's version

Land Cruise Sources and notes


14 June 2010

Forthcoming events

North Wales LocoFest

To the Conwy Valley

Compass to the Heart of Wales

The Pendolino Drag

The Powys Chugger


07 June 2010

Forthcoming events

Welsh Highland open to Pont Croesor - pictures by David Parry

From the Bird Reserve

Llandudno Junction views - by Peter Lloyd

Logs from Chirk - report by George Jones

Kronospan under threat?

More 'aerial views' - by Peter Lloyd

LNWR Society in Chester - report by Roger Carvell

Car Gwyllt (Wild Car) rides the tracks once more - by Huw

Miscellany

Llangollen from Merseyside promotion

Mr Urdd Goes Green - by Gerwyn Jones


31 May 2010

Forthcoming events

Portillo down the Coast

Arriva Trains Wales news and plans

Non-passenger assortment

Thomas gets a cake - report by George Jones

SCRUA News

10 May: A day in Shrewsbury - report by Richard Putley

North and South - with Charlie Hulme

More ATW improvements


24 May 2010

Forthcoming events

Ten Years After - the Farewell Specials

Tornado reaches Chester

Sun glare delays new train system

The Virgin 57 at Wrexham, and other points

Chirk Timber, and other passing trains - report by Geoff

Chasing the Tornado - by Mark Riley

The Wild Car on the Blaenau Train - report by Larry Davies

A week of steam - report by John Beresford

Pendolino Pics

A day at Chester and Crewe - with Larry Davies

'Spot the train' answer


17 May 2010

Forthcoming events

Conwy Valley Belle

Clarifications

Cambrian films

Pendolino Drags

Wrexham and Shropshire news

NMT down the Coast

A Thunderbird at Wrexham General - report by Mark Riley

Sunrise at Llandudno Junction


11 May 2010

Forthcoming events

The Great Western Express, 8 May

Engineering scenes

Adopters win awards - report by Larry Davies

Bank Holiday extravaganza at Llandudno

Freight views

Chester Changes

A hump for Valley

Lord Adonis at Wrexham - report by George Jones

The Volcano effect at Holyhead - report by 'Corrie'


07 May 2010

Forthcoming events

Editorial rantings

Wrexham and Shropshire news

Class 70 down the Coast

Royal Visit, 27 April

Back to the 50s at Llangollen - by John Beresford

Rail Passengers to Corwen - report by George Jones

Steam on the Coast, 24 April: more pictures

Half an hour at Pontrilas - with Andrew Vinten

Mid-Wales mixture, 22 April - by Stavros Lainas


03 May 2010

Forthcoming events

April Assortment - by Richard Billingsley

On the Narrow Gauge - by Ben Bucki

Yorkshire Dalesman – Saturday 17 April

Across the Mawddach - with Greg Mape

Top Ten Trailways - by Gerwyn Jones


26 April 2010

Coming events:

Arriva goes German

Ash specials - report by Peter Lloyd

Photographic exhibition at Gobowen station

Royal visit

Loco hauled passenger views

New station in Manchester

Steam in Germany


19 April 2010

Coming events:

Volcano affects North Wales Coast!

Freight views

Yellow flowers and a yellow train - report by Eifion Hughes

Proposed new bridge in Chester

Tornado on the West Coast

Great Orme tramway finds new driver

The Great Britain III steam charter

Train Rides Return to Oswestry - report by Gareth Evans

Chester station heritage


12 April 2010

Coming events:

Crewe Bonanza, 10 April - report by David Hennessey

Llangollen views

Miscellany

Freight review

Royal Navy in North Wales - report by Brian Jones


5 April 2010

Coming events:

Cabride Auction thanks

Good Friday on the Talyllyn - with Alan Crawshaw

Nuclear news

Chester freight

On the fairway - with Route19

Roaming Yellow Growler

Inquest on level crossing tragedy

Wrexham Railway Society news - by George Jones

Sunday engineering

Steam specials

How to re-lay track - report by Geoff Morris

Tan-y-Bwlch: The view from the North (Press release)


29 March 2010

Coming events:

'WAG-Air' grounded

The Thames Valley Express, 24 April

Prestatyn footbridge - report by Dave Sallery

Conwy Valley views

Logs galore

Class 57 miscellany

Warrington - Chester scenes - by Geoff Morris

On the Welsh Highland - with Eifion Hughes

Nostalgia spot


22 March 2010

Events this week:

Calling all Wrexham area photographers

Shipping news 1: the wing

Oliver Cromwell in action

Arriva to go Deutsche?

New bridge at Barmouth

Pendolino Pictures

A trip to Pwllheli - with Gareth Marston

Shipping news 2 - off Holyhead

Cambrian Cinematography - by Gerwyn Jones

What is it?


15 March 2010

Editorial - by Charlie Hulme

The 'Potts' Line – 50th Anniversary of Closure Exhibition

Daytime timber

Flasks ahoy

On the Severn Valley - with Alan Crawshaw

57s galore - report by Paul Williams

Diagram time

And finally ...


09 March 2010

Mid-Cheshire excursion - report by John Oates

Wrexham and Shropshire Sunday - report by George Jones

Pendolino Saturday 6 March

Freight happenings

The Thames Valley Express, 24 April

New book from Middleton Press

Arriva (and Aberystwyth) disappointed


04 March 2010

North Cheshire Rail Users’ Group events

Wrexham and Shropshire journeys and diversions

A pair of steamers

158 at Llandudno - report by Route19

Chester signboard controversy

Last of the snow? Report by Mark Riley

News from Ty Mawr publications

New traction for the timber train - report by Mark Riley

ATW in 00


26 February 2010

Recycling

Bangor to York via the KWVR - report by Alan Crawshaw

RCTS meeting, 1 March

Merseyrail unit movements

Wrexham and Shropshire variety - report by Mark Riley

An evening at Bangor Bay - with 'Corrie'

Pendolino views Saturday 20 February

Bangor Box - Pictures by Alan Roberts


22 February 2010

News from Compass Tours - by Kevin Melia

Measurement Train movements

Light Rails for North Wales?

Cambrian ERTMS update

The snows of '82 (continued) - by Ted Thomas

Seen on a bike ride - report by Peter Lloyd

Steam celebrities - pictures by Tim Fenton

Llangollen Railway picture news - by George Jones


16 February 2010

Rugby special weekend 13-14 February

Changes at Prestatyn - pictures by Bob Greenhalgh

Cambrian ERTMS - something happens

Changes at Criccieth - Pictures by Paul Lacey


12 February 2010

Gerald goes to the Rugger

66 on the logs

Shrewsbury-Chester Rail Users' Association news - by George Jones

New Measurement Train


08 February 2010

News from Port Penrhyn - by Nick Gurney

Wrexham and Shropshire variety show - pictures by Stavros Lainas

Wrexham terminations - report by George Jones

Second best - report by Andrew Vinten

Saturday Pendolino

Steel wagons (again)

Rail partnership criticises 'ridiculous' funding cut  - report

Train Travel Training


02 February 2010

Snow report

Watching the Pendolino

Road and Air news

Wrexham and Shropshire news and

Miscellany

The Duchess and the donkey

Behind the scenes at Basford Hall - with Andrew Vinten

Chester station, the passengers' view - by George Jones


28 January 2010

WSMR on WCML - report by George Jones

Borders safari - with Stavros Lainas

On the Castle Walls - pictures by Route19

Warrington impressions - pictures by 'Concrete Bob'

High Speed for Wales, and other ideas

Welsh Highland Heritage at the Olympic Stadium

Freight miscellany

Bring Back British Rail?


24 January 2010

The snows of 2010 - report by Mark Riley

Llangollen Pannier

The fatal accident at Moreton-on-Lugg: aftermath

Two mornings at Gobowen - with Andrew Vinten

Wagon digression - by Charlie Hulme

Ffestiniog runs sherry and mince pie trains

The snows of '82 - report by Aled Rees

Conwy Valley views - by Darren and Stephanie Durrant

RCTS news  - by Richard Neale

Freightliner views

Off yer bike


19 January 2010

Loco swapping at Holyhead, 16 January - pictures by Corrie

Slide show in Valley, 5 February

Corwen Extension news: Llangollen Railway press release

Level Crossing fatality on the Marches line - report by Charlie

Watching the relaying - report by Andrew Vinten

A visit to Wrexham and Ruabon - pictures by Dave Skipsey

Meet the Minister


14 January 2010

The Decade so far - in pictures

Saturday 2 January

Monday 4 January

Tuesday 5  January

Wednesday 6 January

Thursday 7 January

Saturday 9 January

Sunday 10 January

11 January

To the Cinema


13 January 2010

Two locos, one coach

Two interesting forthcoming events

Wrexham & Shropshire Pictorial - by Mark Riley

New freight terminal for Holyhead?


8 January 2010

Wrexham Railway Society 11 January - by George Jones

Snowy Miscellany

Overhaul one, get one free?

RCTS Meeting in Chester , Monday 18 January

Another mince pie anyone?

Far far away - with Darren Durrant

Ferry news

Welsh trains on TV - report by Shaun Stanley


04 January 2010

Club 55 rides again

New Year 'Drag'

Looking back at 2009 - with 'Route19'

Christmas on the (other) GWR

Blast from the Past - by Barrie Hughes


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Script written by Charlie Hulme 2009. Revised January 2013