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RCTS South Wales, Meetings and Events.


RCTS South Wales.

Meetings and Events.

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Richard Chaplin – Over the Rails of Wales – Steam in the 1950’s and 1960’s
Photographs of the late D. Chaplin introduced by his son.
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Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd October 2017 *
RCTS South Wales attending Cardiff Model Railway Show
http://www.cardiffmodelrailwayshow.co.uk/

Wednesday 8th November 2017
Jeremy Segrott – Railways in East Anglia 1980’s and 1990’s ; South Wales in 21st century

Thursday 23rd November 2017*
Observations at Eastleigh
0730 from Cardiff Central to Portsmouth Harbour, change at Romsey
(Please contact < peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com > for full details or to register interest)

Wednesday 13th December 2017
Lin Bryant – “An Illustrated Guide to Barry Docks and Railway”

Wednesday 10th January 2018
Noel Thompson – “More of the Alan Jarvis Show”……………….

Wednesday 14th February 2018
Alex Green – Great Rail Journeys : Germany, Switzerland and India

The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff. CF15 8DF
A Wheelchair Friendly venue.

Doors open 7.00 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start – All Welcome
Members Free (on production of a current Membership Card)
Visitors suggested entrance donation: £2
Complimentary Tea or Coffee

southwales@rcts.org.uk / peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com
http://www.rcts.org.uk/branches/south_wales/

Railway Correspondence and Travel Society


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Phone – 01656 856422

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Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”

Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”,
Wednesday 14th June 2017, The Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, CF15 8DF.

Alan Jarvis lived all of his life in Cardiff and started photography in the early 1950s.
The change from black and white to colour slides took place in 1959 which was in time to capture steam operation on many lines despite the early dmu change on the Valley trains.

Alan was a generous provider of images to authors and Colour Rail so the standard of his pictures is well known. However there were many pictures that have not been seen and this show is an opportunity to see the railways of South Wales in the period 1959 to 1964.

Two of his pet projects are featured: the JB Auto service from Penarth to Pontypridd and the 7.07 pm train from Newport to Brecon.

There will be much else concentrating on South Wales to enjoy.

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.

Complimentary Tea and coffee are provided.

Gerry Nichols (SLS) – “Another SLS/Alan Jarvis Evening of Photographs”

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David Maidment “A professional railwayman in South Wales in the 1960s”

David Maidment “A professional railwayman in South Wales in the 1960s”

 

David Maidment was appointed Stationmaster Aberbeeg after training as a WR ‘Traffic Apprentice’ in May 1964 during the changeover from steam to diesel traction, and moved in 1965 to be Area Manager Bridgend which included the Tondu and Llantrisant valleys as well as the main line.
In 1967 he acted for short periods as both District Terminals and then Operating Officer at Swansea and was then four years as Divisional Train Planning Officer for the Cardiff Division.
He later moved on to work at both WR and BRB HQ as Head
of Productivity Services before becoming Chief Operating Manager LMR in 1982, the BRB ‘s first Reliability & Quality Manager in 1986 and Head of Safety Policy in 1990 after the Clapham Junction accident developing BR’s proactive safety management systems.

He will give an illustrated talk, concentrating in particular on the South Wales elements of his work, although putting this in context of his overall career.

David founded the Railway Children charity in 1995 and will bring some of his self-published and ‘Pen & Sword ‘ books he has authored, and will offer these at 20% discount with all the profit being donated to the charity.

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Both Society Members and Non Members are welcome to attend our meetings, and tea or coffee is provided free of charge during the interval.
Entry is free for Members on production of a current Membership card, and a donation of £2.00 is requested for Non Members.

Meetings are held at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr Cardiff, CF15 8DF
(Adjacent to the junction of Park Road and the main road through Radyr.)
Doors open from 19.00, meetings commence at 19.30
Members – Free, visitors – £2.00 donation
Complimentary tea or coffee during the interval.

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RCTS South Wales meeting – 11th January 2017

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RCTS South Wales meeting – 14th December 2016

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RCTS South Wales meeting – 9th November 2016

Wednesday 9th November 2016.
Old Church Rooms RADYR
Guests and Visitors are VERY welcome.
Entrance is FREE but a voluntary donation of £2.00 is suggested for non-members.

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Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

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”

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

 


PROGRAMME FOR 2016

September 14th 2016

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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

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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

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Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

Meetings are held at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr adjacent to its junction with the main B4262 road through the village.

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.

Tea and coffee is provided


PROGRAMME FOR 2016

September 14th 2016

Mike Beale (of the Somerset & Dorset Railway Trust)

“The End of the Line June 1965 to March 1966 and the Aftermath”

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“THE END OF THE LINE”

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.

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

Branch Secretary: Stuart Warr

Chairman : Peter Fortune

email: southwales@rcts.org.uk or peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com

tel:07963 439903

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 !

***

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

Branch Secretary: Stuart Warr

Chairman : Peter Fortune

email: southwales@rcts.org.uk or peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com

tel:07963 439903


9th November 2016

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


14th December 2016

David Lewis “The Port Talbot Railway: A History”

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Brian Arman – “A Broad Gauge Journey from Paddington to Bristol via the South Wales Railway”

June 8th 2016
Brian Arman – “A Broad Gauge Journey from Paddington to Bristol via the South Wales Railway”

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The first visit to the branch of the RCTS’s new President, a well-known expert in anything Great Western.

“I have been avidly interested in railways for as long as I can remember being fortunate enough to have Swindon Works on my doorstep so to speak. History has also always fascinated me, consequently a lifetime of study, research, collecting and writing – not to mention speaking – have enabled me to put together a large archive of early GWR material focusing on the Broad Gauge which is a special interest of mine.

The fruits of my labours are to be presented to you this evening, beginning at Paddington Station and working westward including a visit to South Wales all on the Broad Gauge and all but a very few images, photographs rather than lithographs or drawings.

So do come along and experience a unique opportunity to travel by B.G trains from Paddington to Bristol via Swindon, Gloucester, Swansea and Neyland. “

Brian Arman


Railway Correspondence and Travel Society

Meetings are held at the Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr adjacent to its junction with the main B4262 road through the village.
Meetings start at 7.30 p.m. – doors open at 7.00 p.m.
Entrance is FREE for RCTS members and a donation of £2 is requested for non members.
Tea and coffee is provided

For further information – Peter Fortune 07963 439903 – peter.fortuneuk@gmail.com


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