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R&CHS Journals

The R&CHS Journal is published three times a year, containing authoritative papers and articles by members, objective book reviews, and with an annual bibliography of books and periodical literature. To give you a flavour of its contents we have a number of articles from previous issues of the Journal available on the web site.

If you would like to contribute an article to the Journal see Guidance on writing for the Journal.

For the contents lists of 2004–2007 issues of the Journal see the Journals: recent articles page.

The full indexes to the Journal can be found here.

See the Journal back issue page for details of availability of the Journal CD (covering 1955-2007) and the availability of copies of the Journal from 2008 to the present time.

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BELOW are listed the articles for the ’New Style’ journals which commenced with ISSUE no.210 — MARCH 2011

In addition to the articles listed, there are always an extensive number of BOOK REVIEWS in every issue

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Number 210 – March 2011

Some Observations on Transport History Book Publishing: a view from the first seven years of the R&CHS Book Awards – Tim Edmonds

The Exeter Great Western Railway: failed broad gauge route to the South West – John Cox

Burton on Trent Canal and River Trade – Ray Shill

A Terrible Accident – Frank Shackleton

Travelling Steam: Pascoe Grenfell MP and the London Northern Railroad – Penny Watts-Russell

Aspects of the LNER Music Society – Philip Scowcroft

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Number 211 – July 2011

Joseph Locke (1805-1860): pioneer engineering project manager – Martin Barnes

The North Cornwall Coach Company Ltd – Michael Messenger

The Aberdeenshire Canal up to 1810 – David Pearson

British Transport Review – Andrew Dow

North British and Caledonian Railway Rivalry in Peeblesshire – John Duncan

Railway Investment in Manchester in the 1820s – Paul Reynolds

The Eytons and the Shrewsbury Canal: three generations of involvement – Neil Clarke

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Number 212 – November 2011

Early Lectures on Railway and Canal History – Stephen Bragg and Martin Barnes

Trent Navigation Improvements in the 20th century – Ray Shill

The Stroudwater Canal 1954: the end and the beginning – Joan Tucker

Canal Boatwomen on the Oxford Canal 1944–45 – Mike Constable

Canal Reservoirs and the Effects of 20th century Legislation – David Henthorn Brown

A Review of Transport and the Law of Deodand – Adrian Gray

A Maglev for Brighton? – Peter Brown

Road Transport in Doncaster – Philip Scowcroft

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Number 213 – March 2012

Butterley Tunnel Wide Hole – Hugh Potter

The Canal Association 1855–1947: a brief survey – Peter Cleasby

Saving the Waterways in the post-war British Isles: interpretations and assessments – Joseph Boughey

Transports of Savoy Delight – Philip Scowcroft

The Origins of Railway Passenger Transport – Paul Reynolds

The Marston Rock Salt Railroad – Colin Edmondson

150 Ways of Crossing the Line – Allan Brackenbury

150 More Ways of Crossing the Line – Allan Brackenbury

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Number 214 – July 2012

Canal Boats, Canal Children and Social Reform – Adrian Gray

Great Western Railway Excursions in the 1930s – Bill Crosbie-Hill

Reverend Joseph Townsend and the Kennet & Avon Canal – Richard Vandewetering

Local Taxation and the Victorian Railway Companies – John Duncan

The Macclesfield Canal Company – Interactions and Relationships: part 1, 1826–39 – Graham Cousins

Brunel, the Great Western Railway and Music – Philip Scowcroft

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Number 215 – November 2012

The Railway Mania – Fraud, Disappointed Expectations and the Modern Economy – Andrew Odlyzko

The Forth & Clyde Canal – Conflict and its Motto – Jean Lindsay

Disaster in Nottingham – Adrian Gray

The Fiery Jack, part 2 – Carl Shillito

The Macclesfield Canal Company – Interactions and Relationships: part 2, 1840–1850 – Graham Cousins

Early Locomotives on American Banknotes: what the engravers got wrong and what they got right – Alan Levitt

The Railway Interests of a Shropshire Landed Gentleman – Neil Clarke

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Number 216 – March 2013

Not on Beeching’s List – Tim Edmonds

A Review of the Beeching Era – Allan Brackenbury

Measuring the Impact of the Beeching Axe – John Kennedy

The Whitby–Loftus line: ‘a more spectacular example of a loss-making branch would be hard to find’. Is this really the case? – Michael Aufrere Williams

Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth and Waterways Development – Joseph Boughey


Number 217 – July 2013

Trent & Mersey Canal Early Notices and Posters – Peter Brown

Travelling Steam: Pascoe Grenfell and the Great Western Railway – Penny Watts-Russell

Transport Modes and Conversions: a general essay – Joseph Boughey

James Walker and Engineering the Birmingham Canal Navigations – Ray Shill

Newton Abbot – a memoir – David St John Thomas


Number 218 – November 2013

Light Railways before 1896 – Michael Messenger

Sir John Fowler: portrait of an engineer – Carl Shillito

Inland Waterways Development 1911–1920: the Waterways Association and Neville Chamberlain – Joseph Boughey

The Viaducts and Tunnels of the Whitby–Loftus Line – Michael Aufrere Williams

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Number 219 – March 2014

John Cooke Bourne (1814–1896), lithographer: Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway (1836-1838). Chapter 1 – John van Laun

James Bough (d.1796) and Samuel Buf (1727–1806), forgotten engineers of the Birmingham Canal Navigations – Ray Shill

The Inception and Demise of the Roman Fossdike – Pat Jones

A Difficult Year in the History of the Whitby, Redcar & Middlesbrough Union Railway – Michael Aufrere Williams

Why did the Chester Canal Fail? – Peter Brown

Is there a Brunellian Viaduct at Tonmawr? – Robin Simmonds

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Number 220 – July 2014

The Process of Privatisation : the Chiltern Railways example (Clinker Memorial Lecture) – Adrian Shooter

’They Flow for Country and People’ : landowners and early canal development in England – Lucy Lead

Change and Interchange: the evolution of the M4 motorway at Maidenhead – Tim Edmonds

John Cooke Bourne (1814–1896), lithographer: Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway (1836–1838). Chapter 2 – John van Laun

Journal 221 frontcover

Number 221 – November 2014

John Hore - Man of mystery? Man of genius! – Mike Corfield

Closing a line before Beeching : the end of the Whitby–Loftus line – Michael Aufrere Williams

Additional observations on Tring summit water supplies – Alan Richardson

John Cooke Bourne (1814–1896), lithographer: Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway (1836–1838). Chapter 3 – John van Laun

Understanding the history of aquatic plants in canals: the example of the Chesterfield and Cromford Canals in Derbyshire – Raymond Goulder

’Remembrance of a riot’

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Number 222 – March 2015

Steam, the Shannon and the Great British breakfast (Clinker Memorial Lecture) – Brian J Goggin

Two railway rhymes – David Hodgkins

The Oldham family of railway contractors – Brian Lewis

John Cooke Bourne (1814–1896), lithographer: Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway (1836–1838). Chapter 4 – John van Laun

Memorials to railway and canal individuals – Robert Humm

Notes on the British Newspaper Archive – Paul Braithwaite

The private property debate – Victoria Owens

Journal 223 frontcover

Number 223 – July 2015

James Brindley and the (unbuilt) Monkey Island Canal – Victoria Owens

The Victorian railway in retrospect – Jack Simmons

Waterways history research: progress, prospects, problems and limits – Joseph Boughey

John Cooke Bourne (1814–1896), lithographer: Drawings of the London & Birmingham Railway (1836–1838). Chapter 5 – John van Laun

Large-scale toll contracting in the early twentieth century : the case of James Percy – John Goodchild