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For over 35 years, the Welsh Railways Research Circle (WRRC) has been bringing together researchers and modellers who are interested not only in the mainline and branch railways of Wales and the Border Counties, but also the tramways, tramroads and the many rail connected industrial locations across the Principality.

Since 1978 the principal purpose of the WRRC has been to provide members with a forum for discussion, facilities to carry out research and to enable contacts to be established with others of similar interests, so going some way to avoid duplication of research effort. To achieve these objectives, the WRRC has a research centre at Rhiwderin, near Newport in South Wales, a regular members' newsletter, a published journal and offers meetings and field excursions.

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With hundreds of members around the country and abroad, there will always be someone available to help with any searches or to advise on the best way to proceed with your research, so joining the Circle can save much time and effort. In addition, there are other facilities and events available to members ... more »


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Latest News

Updated October 9th 2016

Cambrian Railways c1899-1915 Waterslide Transfers. More details >> Cambrian Railway

Updated July 27th 2016

Indoor meetings for 2016/17. More details >> Barry Railway

Updated June 13th 2016

New book by Edward Dorricott "Samuel Telford Dutton Railway Signal Engineer of Worcester" published by the Signalling Record Society. More details >> Samuel Telford Dutton Railway Signal Engineer of Worcester

Updated, 21st May 2016

Searchable indexes of the first five volumes of the WRRC Journal are available in PDF format on their appropriate pages. WRRC Journal.

Updated, 11th May 2015

Updated South Wales Railways Passenger Services map 1920 available in the Members Section.

Updated 12th February 2016

Updated index Private Owner Wagons & tankers Index (mainly pre - 1948) compiled by Joe Greaves.

Updated, 14th September 2015

Updated catalogues and collections in Research Material. Including the new Hergest Trust catalogue in Research collections.

WRRC Forum

The WRRC Forum is the place to discuss Welsh Railways follow the link ... »