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14 October 2019
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Saturday 12 October Steam at Chester. Vintage
Trains 'Cheshire Venturer' Dorridge - Chester.
Saturday 12 October UK
Railtours The Snowdon Panorama (diesel) London -
Monday 21 October RCTS Chester "South Wales Railways since the 1970s " Stuart Warr. Stuart from Cardiff will look back at the changing face of railways across South Wales since 1973, featuring steam and diesels working all manner of services with a few rare views.
Saturday 2 November Stephenson
Locomotive Society. Manchester Centre. Geoff
5 November North
Wales Railway Circle Dave Rapson. A
digital presentation of all sorts.
Friday 8 November Steam on the Coast Railway
Touring Company North Wales Coast Express
London - Holyhead, Flying Scotsman Crewe - Holyhead -
Thursday 14 November Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society Railway Signalling Gareth Parry
Monday 18 November RCTS Chester "Railway Safety" David Maidment. David Maidment will discuss the change in railway safety management systems and safety culture from his experience in South Wales in the 1960s, as Regional Operating Manager of the LMR in the 1980s. Also as Head of Safety Policy at the BR Headquarters in the 1990s
Tuesday 3 December North Wales Railway Circle Christmas Bash - as usual please bring any items of interest with you.
Wednesday 4 December RCTS
Liverpool "Liverpool And Its Railways " John Ryan.
A look at the varied railways of Liverpool and its
surrounding over many decades by former British Rail
Railway Circle ' Member's
Selections & Christmas Celebrations'
Thursday 12 December Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society A railway pictorial of steam Barry Wynne (Special Christmas meeting with quiz)
Saturday 14 December Steam at Chester UK
Railtours 'The Christmas Chester Chuffer' London -
Chester. Steam Bescot - Chester - Crewe.
Monday 16 December RCTS
Chester "1960s Southern Branch Lines" David
Miller. A 1960s archive of black and white photographs
mainly of Southern branches but also from further north,
with some interesting diversions. Images never
Thursday 19 December Steam at Chester Railway
Touring Company 'The Chester Christmas Express'
Stevenage - Chester. Loco 6233.
Tuesday 7 January North Wales
Railway Circle NWRC committee member and
Coast Railway website contributor Peter Basterfield.
Home & Away.
Friday 10 January Clwyd Railway
“Railways Around Holywell Part 1' Ray Bailey
Monday 20 January RCTS Chester AGM followed by "The Ffestiniog Railway" Geoff Coward. After 20.15 hrs Geoff will take a look at the steam loco’s of the Ffestiniog Railway, past present and future. Then a trip along the line from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, looking at each station, maintenance facility and scenery
Tuesday 4 February North Wales Railway Circle Robin Humphrey-Davies ('Humph'). The route of the Welsh Highland Railway, Part 2, Rhyd Ddu to Porthmadog.
Wednesday 5 February RCTS
Liverpool "The Black & White Collection Of
Bill Ashcroft " John Sloane. Bill Ashcroft was a
well-known name in Lancashire steam railway circles and
John Sloane from Wigan will present some of his large
collection of monochrome pictures from the steam era.
'Rheilffordd Talyllyn Railway' David Murphy
13 February Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society
Llangollen Railway Dave
Friday 6 March Clwyd Railway Circle Annual General Meeting - followed by a Film Show
12 March Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society plan
to have a visit from a representative from
Transport for Wales. More details later
Tuesday 3 March North Wales Railway Circle Barry Wynne and Steve Morris. Another show from Barry's superb collection.
Monday 16 March RCTS Chester "The Lever Brothers Railways Of Port Sunlight" Mike Lister Telling the story of Levers’ railways. The soap factory was constructed in 1888 and its railways covered 54 track miles and the talk will describe the railway within the soap factory and other factories at Bromborough.
Saturday 21 March Stephenson
Locomotive Society. Manchester Centre.
Wednesday 1 April RCTS Liverpool "L&Y Engines At Work" Paul Shackcloth. Paul Shackcloth is the photographic historian for the Manchester Locomotive Society who have a large collection. This talk will show Lanky locomotives at work over the whole of the ex-L&Y network, including Liverpool Exchange.
9 April Llandudno
and Conwy Valley Railway Society
Trams in Llandudno (Including L & CBER and Great
Orme Tramway) John Davies
Saturday 18 April Stephenson
Locomotive Society. Manchester Centre. Tim
Owen ‘The activities of the Furness Railway Trust’ The
Furness Railway Trust has a collection of six steam
locomotives, including Furness Railway No. 20, plus
historic carriages. The illustrated talk will cover the
work of the Trust over the past 30 years..
Tuesday 12 May North Wales Railway Circle AGM and Photo Competition.
Thursday 14 May Llandudno and Conwy Valley Railway Society Evening Train Trip to Betws-y-Coed, where we will spend an hour in the Gwydyr. (Times will be confirmed later)
7822 Foxcote Manor working hard up Berwyn Bank with the suburban set as the 13:30 from Llangollen, 12 October. Picture by Ken Robinson.
Diesel (and electric) doings
UK Railtours 'Snowdon Panorama' tour from Euston to Llandudno Junction on 12 October passes Beeches Farm with 68 005 Defiant leading and 68 033 on the rear (Bob Greenhalgh)
Arrival at Llandudno Junction (Garry Stroud).
The train continued empty to Holyhead for servicing (Garry Stroud).
The Rail Head Treatment Train on Saturday 12 October was worked by 56 090, seen above at Llandudno Junction, and 56 096 on the rear (Gwion Clark). It had served the Cambrian lines overnight, so the Class 97/3 locos must have been removed part-way round; perhaps they were needed for other work.
DRS 88 006 Juno powers through a wet Stafford at 13:55 on 8 October with the Daventry to Mossend intermodal service (Martin Evans).
Freightliner 66 413 Lest We Forget passes Stafford at 14:15 on 8 October with a Felixstowe to Trafford Park Freightliner service (Martin Evans)
Stalybridge on 14 October: 68 027 Splendid passes Stalybridge with the 09:41 Scarborough - Liverpool; a Railhead Treatment 'MPV' (Multi Purpose Vehicle)waits in Platform 2.
Driver's Eye view
There is a very professional cab-ride video from Chester to Holyhead, one of a series by the same creator, Don Coffey, on this Youtube link.
7822 Foxcote Manor has returned to Llangollen for the first time in two years and was the star of the Gala on Saturday 12 October, seen above at Berwyn heading back to Llangollen. Picture by Jim Ikin.
Arriving at ...
... and leaving Glyndyfrdwy (Jim Ikin).
Also in action, Pannier tank 6430, seen arriving at Carrog (Jim Ikin).
Running round at Carrog (Jim Ikin).
D7535 on a ballast train was also worth seeing, and hearing. Above, 1. In lovely sunshine, D7535 approaches Carrog with the 10:25 from Llangollen Goods Junction on 12 October (Ken Robinson).
The return working enters Glyndyfrdwy station as the 12:15 from Carrog, taken from the signal box, with permission (Ken Robinson).
7822 and 2-6-2T 5199 captured between Deeside Halt and Glyndyfrdwy (Lee Davies).
D7535 at Ty Newydd (Lee Davies).
7822 arriving at Llangollen, with 5199 behind (Martin Evans).
5199 at Carrog (Martin Evans).
6430 arrives at Llangollen (Martin Evans).
The Chester Venturer
On 12 October BR 'Castle' class 7029 Clun Castle worked a Vintage Trains tour 'The Chester Venturer' from Dorridge to Chester and returned via Wrexham to Dorridge. Above, 7029 approaches Chester (Bob Greenhalgh).
Green Lane Crossing on the return (Bob Greenhalgh).
Ruabon at 15:40 (Martin Evans).
Most unusually, on the rear was English Electric 'Type 1' 20 189 (Martin Evans).
Chirk Viaduct (Lee Davies).
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