Brecknock,Carmarthen & Radnor's Lost Railways Brecon Builth Newcastle Emlyn
The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Brecknock,Carmarthen & Radnor's Lost Railways Brecon Builth Newcastle Emlyn

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The old counties of Brecknockshire, Carmarthenshire and Radnorshire are now part of the modern regions of Dyfed and Powys, and although it is easy to think of South Wales as a chiefly industrial area, only the southernmost parts of Brecknockshire and Carmarthenshire were impacted by the coal-mining industry. Consequently, most of the areas shown in this book are delightfully rural but as a result their rail routes were only marginal in terms of profit.

However, there were exceptions: towns such as Brecon and Carmarthen were so vital in railway terms that at one time they each had four different railway companies running trains to them!

Of course, local communities suffered greatly when the Beeching cuts were made and that part of the story of the area's railways is told here, enhanced by over 50 period photographs of now missing stations and their rolling stock. Included are: Abercrave, Brecon Free Street, Brecon Watton, Builth Road, Bronwydd Arms, Brynamman, Brynmawr, Burry Port, Clydach, Colbren Junction, Conwil, Craig-Y-Nos, Cwnmawr, Devynock, Garnant, Gilwern, Glanamman, Glasbury-on-Wye, Golden Grove, Henllan, Hirwaun, Llanarthney, Llanbyther, Llandyssul, Llanglydwen, Nantgaredig, New Radnor, Newbridge-on-Wye, Newcastle Emlyn, Pantydwr, Pencader, Pont Yates, Pontyberem, Presteign, Rhayader, Rhydowen, St Clears, Stanner, Talybont-on-Usk, Talyllyn, Three Cocks Junction, and Trefeinon.

48 pages paper back.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway (Welsh: Rheilffordd Cwm Rheidol) is a 1 ft 11 34 in (603 mm) narrow gauge heritage railway that runs for 11 34 miles (18.9 km) between Aberystwyth and Devil's Bridge in the county of Ceredigion, Wales. Until privatisation, it was the sole steam-operated line on the nationalised British Rail network, steam traction having ceased in 1968 on all other parts of the system. Unlike some other preserved railways in the United Kingdom, the Vale of Rheidol Railway has never closed, with the exception of wartime and has operated a service for tourists through its life. The railway celebrated its centenary in 2002. The Railway is a charity, meaning the income it generates goes back into the railway, to aid in restoration and running of the steam locomotives. Buying through our online giftshop enables you to get the product you want but also donate to the railway and keep it alive. 

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Geraint Roberts
Vale of Rheidol Trading Ltd
Park Avenue
SY23 1PG
United Kingdom

Company registration number: 9146470
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