• North Staffs Railway: Rushton Station 1950s (Paul Blurton)

  • Ladies Rowing on Rudyard Reservoir Feeder, c1910

  • Kidsgrove: Harecastle Tunnels (1920's)

    Kidsgrove: Harecastle Tunnels (1920's)

  • Halifax Railway Station (Rail Tour 2015)

    Halifax Railway Station, 2015 (RB)

  • Walsall: Booking Hall of 1923 Station in 1970's (RB)

    Walsall: Booking Hall of 1923 Station in 1970's (RB)

  • Transporter Bridge - Newport

    Transporter Bridge - Newport (RCHS)

  • NSR Bridge near Rudyard. Note: use of rails in construction (Paul Blurton)

  • Trolley Bus crossing Wolverhampton Street Bridge

    Walsall Corporation trolley bus (from Wolverhampton) crossing Wolverhampton Street bridge. Picture taken from bottom lock, Walsall Locks Branch Canal. (Ian Moss, c1960)

  • Pumping Station, Reedswood Park, Walsall, 1924 (Walsall Council)

    Pumping Station, Reedswood Park, Walsall, 1924 (Walsall Council). Water from Anson Branch Canal was pumped to Birchills' A & B Power Stations and discharged into Wyrley & Essington Canal, 65ft higher. (Walsall Council)

  • Wheelock & Sandbach Station c1923

    Wheelock & Sandbach Station c1923 (Paul Blurton)

Announcements & Important Dates For Your Diary

Bulletin #471 (Jan-Feb 2018)
  • Unfortunately dispatch of the Bulletin, which includes the Booking Form for the 2018 AGM Weekend, has been delayed. Members can expect delivery of their copy during w/c 15th January.
Transport History Anniversaries and Railway History Newsletter Index
  • The Anniversaries for 2018 are now available. See Anniveraries menu above or click 2018 Anniversaries 
  • The Railway History Research Group's Newsletter Index has been updated to December 2017. See SIG menu above or click RHRG Index 2017Q4
RCHS Railway Book of the Year 2015 Re-printed
  • The Railways of Carnforth the Town and its Ironworks by Philip Grosse has been reprinted.
  • The book was awarded both the RCHS David St John Thomas Prize and Railway Book of the Year in 2015 (see Previous Book Award Winners)
  • Copies may be purchased from Barrai Books of Lindal in Furness, LA12 0AQ.
Society's Annual General Meeting
  • The 2018 AGM will be held at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Wrexham, LL13 7YH on Saturday 5th May at 11:00am.
  • There will be a full weekend of events from Friday 4th May to Monday 7th May 2018. For a copy of the programme click  2018 AGM Weekend Programme.
  • Additional information for transport arrangements on Monday 7th May has been issued after the closing date for entries in the Bulletin: click  Onward Travel: Monday 7th May
  • Bookings for the weekend should be made using booking form to be included in the mailing of the January edition of the Bulletin. Additional information may be found using the Events tab above.
2nd International Early Main Line Railways Conference
(co-sponsored by RCHS)
National Railway Museum, York, England
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE to: 21st - 24th June, 2018
This conference is now open for bookings
Freight Transport History Workshop: co-sponsored by RCHS & University of Reading