• Wilmslow Station: main line platforms in 1909 (LNWR Society)

    Wilmslow Station: main line platforms in 1909 (LNWR Society)

  • The Great Arch Euston Station, c1838 (RCHS Collection)

    The Great Arch Euston Station, c1838 (RCHS Collection)

  • Kidsgrove: Harecastle Tunnels (1920's)

    Kidsgrove: Harecastle Tunnels (1920's)

  • Walsall Station Booking Hall (RB)

    Walsall Station Booking Hall (RB)

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

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

  • 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)

  • Wilmslow Station: Styal Loop Line platforms photographed shortly after the line opened in 1909. (LNWR Society)

    Wilmslow Station: Styal Loop Line platforms photographed shortly after the line opened in 1909. (LNWR Society)

Important Announcements

UPDATE: Cromford & High Peak Railway Walk: NW Group - 27th September 2018
  • There are some seats remaining on the coach for this event- see event listing to right for details and walk notes or click here.
WM & NW Group Events not included in the September Bulletin
  • There are 2 WM & NW walks and 1 WM event scheduled for October not included in the current Bulletin.
  • Wed 17th Oct (New) - A walk to view the changes at Norton Junction and the former Swynnerton Junction to Cold Meece branch line. Click Here for details.
  • Thurs 25th Oct (Update) - Caldon Canal; Hazelhurst to Baddeley Green. Details for this walk have been updated. Click Here for details.
  • Sat 27th Oct (New) - A visit to view the changes at Bromsgrove Station and the Lickey Incline. Click Here for details
Award for Author of Book Published by RCHS
  • Richard Byrom has been awarded the AIA Outstanding Scholarship Award for his book on William Fairbairn
  • William Fairburn - the experimental engineer is published by the RCHS - click here  for more details of the book
  • For more information on the award given to Richard click Peter Neaverson Award Press Release 2018
Members Only Pages on the Website - Important Update (17th Sept 2018)
  • Six of the SIGs (Waterways History Research, Railways History Research, Early Railways, Railway Chronology, Modern Transport and Air Transport) now offer access to their recent and historical output.
  • Note that for the Modern Transport SIG, all publications to date are now on the website.
  • The Air Transport SIG page now includes all Newsletters from July 2011 onwards
  • For the remaining two SIGs, the latest publications (Newsletters, etc) have been added to the previously available publications. Other previous publications will be added over the next few weeks.
  • RCHS Bulletin 475 (Sept2018) is now available on the website. Both this and previous issues of the Bulletin are available on the Members Pages.
Advance Notice: 2019 AGM Weekend: Thursday 25th - Monday 29th April 2019
  • The 2019 AGM Weekend will be based at the Abbey House Hotel, Furness Abbey, Barrow-in-Furness.
  • The advance notice may be accessed from the Events menu above or by the link: 2019 AGM Weekend
  • Please Note: the dates for the weekend do not coincide with the 2019 May Bank holiday.
New Book to be Published by the RCHS
  • The Shropshire Union Canal: From the Mersey to the Midlands and Mid-Wales by Peter Brown
  • For details of the pre-publication purchase price offer please go to Shop or Click Here for Details
  • The book launch event will be held at the CRT's Ellesmere Depot at 11:00am on Saturday 13th October 2018
Papers from the Early Railways Conference (ER6)
  • The Subscription List for this publication is now open
  • For details Click Here or see 'Early Railways Conference' in the Events Menu above
2018 AGM Weekend: Report on the weekend's activites
  • As usual there was a full programme of activities over the weekend of the 2018 AGM
  • A report on these activities was published in the July Bulletin (#474)
  • Non-members may view the report though the Events Menu (above) or through the link: 2018 AGM Weekend Report
  • Members may view the 2018 AGM Agenda & Minutes through the Members Pages link above
Bibliography of Inland Waterway Transport History
2018 Clinker Memorial Lecture has been Cancelled
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2018 Clinker Memorial Lecture has been cancelled
  • It will be re-arranged for a date in 2019
2018 RCHS Transport History Book of the Year Awards
  • The Transport History Book of the Year award ceremony took place on Friday 4th May during the 2018 AGM Weekend
  • For details of the awards for 2018, together with the judges' comments, please use the Book Awards tab above.