Welcome - Cymraeg

For over 40 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 July 28th 2020

Latest Newsletter No.163 Summer 2020 now available in the Members Section>> Newletter No.163

Updated June 16th 2020

BOOK now avilable to order ON LINE. As reviewed in the latest Railway Modeller. Further details>> Barry Railway Drawings Discounted prices for Members via the Members Section.

Updated April 20th 2020

New online catalogue of the Mike Morton Lloyd Photographic Collection>>

Updated, April 17th 2020

A selection of railway videos that may help with our time in self isolation, or social distancing.

Updated March 25th 2020

Publications Working Group: Meeting notes and reports available in the Members section>>

Updated 24th June 2017

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

Updated, 21st May 2016

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

WRRC Forum

The WRRC Forum is the place to discuss Welsh Railways follow the link Further details>>