Welcome to Gloucestershire Transport History!

The new look Gloucestershire Transport History site is being created with WordPress and it will be awesome!  Please bear with me while I move the content from my old MS Front Page platform but the finished product should be faster to load and easier to look at, especially for viewers in areas with slower internet connections.

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For the meantime though, this Blog will be used for forthcoming events, news items and information requests.

 

 

 

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Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown -Patron of Jet Age Museum – was  Kirsty Young’s castaway on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs at 0900 on Friday 14 November 2014.  The show is now available on BBC iPlayer at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04nvgq1

 

"The Railway: First Great Western" will return to Channel 5 TV in the UK at 2000 on Thursday 4 December 2014.  Among the topics featured in the fly-on-the-wall reality series will be Gold Cup week traffic at Cheltenham.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Railway: First Great Western” will return to Channel 5 TV in the UK at 2000 on Thursday 4 December 2014.  Among the topics featured in the fly-on-the-wall reality series will be Gold Cup week traffic at Cheltenham.

 

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The Weston Super Mare Train Show will be held at Locking Castle on Sunday 11 January 2015.  Among the attractions at the 2014 show was Buttermere Mining Company, pictured above.  Visit http://www.westonsupermaretrainshow.com/ for details.

 

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“Life’a ship and then you fly” will be the title of the talk presented by Steve Clutterbuck for the Gloucester Branch of the World Ship Society at the Pop In, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RX opposite the Wagon and Horses at 1930 on Monday 12 January 2015.

 

The 31st annual Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club Exhibition will be held at St Mary's Church and Church Hall, Church Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 5BG from 1000 to 1630 on Saturday 31 January 2015.  Attractions will include working layouts (including Wheal Elizabeth, pictured above), demonstrations,trade and society stands and refreshments.  Adults £5.00 / Senior Citizens £ 4.00 / Accompanied under 16s free.  Visit www.sodburyvalemrc.co.uk for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 31st annual Sodbury Vale Model Railway Club Exhibition will be held at St Mary’s Church and Church Hall, Church Road, Yate, Bristol BS37 5BG from 1000 to 1630 on Saturday 31 January 2015.  Attractions will include working layouts (including Wheal Elizabeth, pictured above), demonstrations,trade and society stands and refreshments.  Adults £5.00 / Senior Citizens £ 4.00 / Accompanied under 16s free.  Visit www.sodburyvalemrc.co.uk for details.

 

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“Ships of the 1970s and 80s” will be the title of the talk from the WSS Film Library presented by Sid Belham for the Gloucester Branch of the World Ship Society at the Pop In, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RX opposite the Wagon and Horses at 1930 on Monday 9 February 2015.

 

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“Tall Ships” will be the title of the talk presented by Ted Tedaldi for the Gloucester Branch of the World Ship Society at the Pop In, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RX opposite the Wagon and Horses at 1930 on Monday 9 March 2015.

 

 

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“The Last Days of Steam Railways in Gloucestershire and Somerset” will be the subject of a presentation by Michael Clemens of films from the Jim Clemens Collection for Gloucester Film Makers at 7.30pm on Monday 9 March 2015 at St George’s Church Centre, Court Road, Brockworth, GL3 4ET.  Tickets £5.00 can be booked online at www.gloucesterfilmmakers.org.uk

 

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The Spring Cheltenham GWR Modeller’s Exhibition in aid of CLIC Sargeant will be held at St Margaret’s Hall, Coniston Road, Cheltenham, GL51 3NU from 1000 to 1700 on Saturday 11 and 1000 to 1630 on Sunday 12 October 2015.  For more details visit http://www.cheltmodrail.org.uk/

 

 

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“Restoration of Massey Shaw” will be the title of the talk presented by John Greene for the Gloucester Branch of the World Ship Society at the Pop In, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RX opposite the Wagon and Horses at 1930 on Monday 13 April 2015.

 

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The annual show of the Gloucester Branch of the International Plastic Modelling Society will be held at Churchdown Community Centre, GL3 2JH from 1000 to 1630 on Sunday 10 May 2015.  Admission £2.50, Concessions £1.00, Family tickets £5.00

 

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The Annual General Meeting of the Gloucester Branch of the World Ship Society will be held at the Pop In, Hucclecote Road, Gloucester, GL3 3RX opposite the Wagon and Horses at 1930 on Monday 11 May 2015.

 

The Gloucester Model Railway Show will be held at Hucclecote Methodist Church, GL3 3QP (on the Number 10 bus route from Cheltenham to Gloucester) from 1000 to 1700 on Saturday 20 June 2015 and will feature 12 layouts in Gauges O to N depicting Devon, Yorkshire, Ireland, Wales, Switzerland and New Mexico.  There will also be a hands-on children's layout, trade stands and a buffet.  Adults £3.00 / Children £1.50 / Concessions £2.00.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gloucester Model Railway Show will be held at Hucclecote Methodist Church, GL3 3QP (on the Number 10 bus route from Cheltenham to Gloucester) from 1000 to 1700 on Saturday 20 June 2015 and will feature 12 layouts in Gauges O to N depicting Devon, Yorkshire, Ireland, Wales, Switzerland and New Mexico.  There will also be a hands-on children’s layout, trade stands and a buffet.  Adults £3.00 / Children £1.50 / Concessions £2.00.

 

English Electric in Argentina

  I am indebted to my friend Luis in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  for these images of English Electric diesel locomotives as described in the Vulcan Foundry in-house magazine of the 1950s.  They make a perfect companion to my previous article “English Electric Exportese” http://glostransporthistory.visit-gloucestershire.co.uk/wordpressEEExport.htm and also to “Universal Works salutes

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