A Street Cat Named Bob is this month’s movie. Here are the details:
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.
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.
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.
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
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 !
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.
|The Mid Day Scot is about to soak the photographer at Moor Troughs.
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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!
|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.
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 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.
Chairman : Peter Fortune
Branch Secretary: Stuart Warr
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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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