Menu

Follow us on Twitter

Recent Comments

    A little bit of Shirley

    October 12, 2016 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    Where better to excape on a chilly winter evening than a Greek island in the company of Shirley Valentine? 8th of December 2016. Make a date.

    morgansshirval8dec

    No Comments - Categories: Radyr

    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

    October 4, 2016 - Author: Peter

    Our meetings are held at The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF and start at 19:30. Doors open 19:00

    Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members.

    Tea and coffee is provided


    PROGRAMME FOR  2016


    12th October 2016

    David Cross “An Evening with my Father’s slides: a 1960’s Journey around the M25”

     

    img0001

    Starting at Paddington David Cross takes us around a virtual M25 from Western Region to Southern Region
    to the Eastern Region and back to Euston , no more than 5 miles from Paddington via the London Midland Region.

    Virtual M25 why ? , well all the colour slides were taken by his late Father Derek Cross between 1958 and 1968 long before the M25 was even thought of ! Mostly steam early diesels do appear and his son David thinks an electric as well !

     


    9th November 2016

    Pete Berry “The Robert Whitfield Collection: UK Steam 1948 – 1958”

    The Robert Whitfield Collection; UK steam 1948-1958’ consists of two halves of 80 images per half, the high quality digital images create much interest and comment, in fact each time I do the show I see something different or someone in the audience highlights a new discussion point.

    100a The Mid Day Scot is about to soak the photographer at Moor Troughs.

    No definite date available for this one…..I

    The show consists mainly of images taken around the Manchester area (but certainly not all) before and after the Nationalisation period, when different motive power and liveries were experimented with.

    Robert also travelled by train to the Southern, Eastern and Western regions. Many classes of locomotives (action and static) are shown, including some rare shots!

    178bbb 62652 on a Chester to Manchester Central stopper in the Delamere Forest, March 1953.

    Audience Feedback from Cornwall to Yorkshire indicate a show not to be missed.


    14th December 2016

    David Lewis “The Port Talbot Railway: A History”

    The fully illustrated talk will be a chronological account of the railway with emphasis on its origins and its impact on the communities it served.

    port-talbot-150x150  

    Port Talbot Railway &Docks Company

    There will also be information re the major engineering works along the line and the range of locomotives used by the company.
    To conclude there will be a brief survey of the enduring impact of a bygone railway on the present-day landscape.


    Contact

    Chairman : Peter Fortune
    Branch Secretary: Stuart Warr
    email: southwales@rcts.org.uk or peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com
    tel:07963 439903

    http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/index.htm

    We have a free e-mail mailing list, which contains items of railway interest, relevant to South Wales.

    imageshttp://www.facebook.com/RCTSSW/

     

    Find Us

    The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF, are an 11 minute walk away from Radyr Railway Station, from where there are frequent  trains.

    The nearest bus stop is immediately outside the Old Church Rooms.

    If travelling by car, the Old Church Rooms has its own car park.

    No Comments - Categories: Radyr

    Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

    September 11, 2016 - Author: Peter
    homepiccy

     


    PROGRAMME FOR 2016

    September 14th 2016

    0959

    Mike Beale (of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust)
    “The End of the Line June 1965 to March 1966 and the Aftermath”

    After many years of decline and neglect, the iconic Somerset & Dorset Railway, which ran from Bath to Bournemouth with branches to Burnham-on-Sea, Wells and Bridgwater, finally closed to passengers in 1966. The illustrated talk has been developed to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this significant event and chronicles the life of the railway from publication of the closure notice in June 1965, through the false closure in January 1966, the subsequent emergency timetable, to the final weekend of 5th & 6th March 1966 and immediate aftermath.

    The presenter, Mike Beale is descended from 3 generations of S&D railwaymen and is a Director of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust. The Trust is based at Washford on the West Somerset Railway, where it has a museum, shop and restoration workshops. Activities are planned throughout 2016 to commemorate the anniversary. For further information, visit www.sdrt.org.


    12th October 2016

    img0001

    David Cross “An Evening with my Father’s slides: a 1960’s Journey around the M25”

    Starting at Paddington David Cross takes us around a virtual M25 from Western Region to Southern Region
    to the Eastern Region and back to Euston , no more than 5 miles from Paddington via the London Midland Region.

    Virtual M25 why ? , well all the colour slides were taken by his late Father Derek Cross between 1958 and 1968 long before the M25 was even thought of!

    Mostly steam early diesels do appear and his son David thinks an electric as well !


    9th November 2016

    Pete Berry “The Robert Whitfield Collection: UK Steam 1948 – 1958”


    14th December 2016

    David Lewis “The Port Talbot Railway: A History”


    Our meetings are held at :-
    The Old Church Rooms, Park Road Radyr CF15 8DF.

    Doors open at 7.00 p.m. – Meetings start at 7.30 p.m.

    Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members.

    Complimentary Tea and coffee.

    https://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/index.htm
    We also have a free mailing list, which contains items of railway interest, relevant to South Wales.

    Contact Peter Fortune peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com or rctssw@gmail.com for more details

    rctssw-2016-17-leaflet-8th-july-14_08

    No Comments - Categories: Radyr

    Gwenynen Gwent Ddy Musical

    July 22, 2016 - Author: Gareth Morlais

    Mae Cwmni Cwmni Caerffili yn cyflwyno Gwenynen Gwent Ddy Musical yn yr Ysgoldy Egwlyst Crist, Radur, ar nos Lun 22ain o Orffennaf.

    There’s a Welsh-language drama performance in the Christchurch School Rooms on 22 July.

    25 gorff radur Gwenynen Gwent

     

    No Comments - Categories: Christchurch, Event