The Cambrian Railways (and related lines)

The Cambrian Railways (and related lines)

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The Cambrian Railways was an extensive network covering much of mid-Wales. The company was formed through an amalgamation of a number of railways that together formed the Cambrian Main Line (see below). Following the Railways Act 1921 the Cambrian Railways became a constituent part of the Great Western Railway on 1 January 1922.
The lines subsequently became part of British Railways (Western Region) and the remaining parts British Railways (London Midland Region) in 1963.
At the time of writing the main lines to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli remain open.

Cambrian Map



Constituent railways




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  Oswestry and Newtown Railway
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  Llanidloes and Newtown Railway
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  Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
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  Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast
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  Oswestry, Ellesmere and Whitchurch Railway
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Mid-Wales Railway
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The Wrexham and Ellesmere Railway (Operated but not owned by the Cambrian)
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Van Railway
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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
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Tanat Valley Light Railway
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Mawddwy Light Railway
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Vale of Rheidol Railway


Railway operations


Centred on its headquarters at Oswestry the Cambrian Railways reached Aberystwyth, Pwllheli, Brecon, Whitchurch and Wrexham.

Cambrian 4-4-0










Cambrian Livery Notes

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