Welsh Railways Archive

The WRA is the Circle's Journal, published twice a year in May and November. Published on high quality glossy art paper, it provides a means whereby members can formally publish the results of their researches. 

Back Issues of the Journal are available to members please see publications page.

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Volume 1 Index
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Author and subject index of Volume 1. is available, providing a comprehensive listing of articles and subjects for this volume.

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Volume 1 Number 10
Contents:
  • Rebuilding Cardiff general
  • Point of Ayr colliery wagons
  • The Admiralty extension at Pembroke Dock
  • Pembroke and Tenby addendum
  • Barlow's "saddleback" rail in South Wales
  • Port Talbot Railway postscript & reminiscences
  • South Wales down express
  • Rhymney railway locomotive coal wagon 1895
  • The Barry bit

Volume 1 Number 9

Port Talbot Railway Centenary issue

Contents:
  • From Port Talbot to the Garw
  • Port Talbot Paragraphs No. 1 - The PTR Permanent Way
  • Port Talbot Railway Map
  • History of the Port Talbot Railway
  • Port Talbot Paragraphs No. 2 - The PTR.v.the Luftwaffe
  • Port Talbot Central
  • Bogie Carriage Stock of the Port Talbot Railway
  • Port Talbot Railway Wagon Stock
  • PTR No.20
  • Port Talbot Paragraphs No. 3 - The PTR&D Offices
  • Lletty Brongu Goods Yard
  • South Wales Mineral Jct. Railway Passenger Trains
  • Port Talbot Paragraphs No. 4 - The Long-serving Engineer
  • The First Great Central Station in Wales - Saughall
  • Ferndale

Volume 1 Supplement
Contents:
  • Marshfield

Volume 1 Number 8
Contents:
  • Cambrian Railways Telegrams
  • Llandilo
  • Road Bridge at Talybont
  • Adams' Yard
  • GWR Train Formations
  • Manchester & Milford Bogie Carriages of 1895
  • The Barry Bit

Volume 1 Number 7
Contents:
  • Reliefman on the MT&A
  • Llancaiach in 1912 - part 3
  • TVR 22T bogie rail truck drawing
  • Queen Street (TVR)
  • Race day at Bangor-on-Dee
  • One mile & forty chains - The Penalltau branch
  • The Barry bit

Volume 1 Number 6

Broad gauge issue

Contents:
  • The South Wales Railway at Camarthen
  • Cardiff's tranship problem - TVR and SWR
  • Broad gauge locomotives on the South Wales Railway
  • Broad gauge Newport
  • George Fisher CE - A biography
  • The gauge conversion on the South Wales Mineral Railway
  • The origins of the Swansea & Neath Railway
  • Tragedy on the Vale of Neath Railway - Swansea docks
  • Platform trucks & coal boxes of the Vale of Neath
  • Broad gauge engins of the Vale of Neath Railway
  • Vale of Neath medley
  • 1. Duties of broad gauge engines.
  • 2. Rolling stock
  • 3. Mineral working
  • Brunel's great mistake?
  • Tail traffic
  • Broad gauge paragraphs
  • 1. Bridgend station
  • 2. Vale of Neath Railway
  • The Barry bit

Volume 1 Number 5
Contents:
  • The Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway
  • Cambrian railways small goods engines
  • Hurry Riches' wagon brake for the TVR
  • Roath branch miscellany
  • Llancaiach 1912
  • PJJP ambulance wagon drawing

Volume 1 Number 4
Contents:
  • The GWR's neglected main line
  • Private owner wagons of the Rhondda - part 2
  • Manchester & Milford rolling stock
  • Llanidloes station
  • The Blaenserchan colliers' trains
  • Restoration of No.28
  • Taff Vale railway coaches - a postcript
  • The main incline - 1856 working timetable extract

Volume 1 Number 3

Taff Vale 150 Anniversary issue

Contents:
  • The Ely Project
  • The Taff Vale case
  • The Taff Vale railmotors and services
  • Bute road station
  • Smooth running on the TVR
  • A Llandovery postcript
  • TVR 1896 bogie carrages
  • The main incline of the TVR
  • Rolling stock details
  • SWR Rolling Stock Drawings
  • Private owner wagons of the Rhonnda
  • Paint specifications
  • Rhymney railway 5-plank open wagon drawings
  • The line to Hawk's dell

Volume 1 Number 2
Contents:
  • The Abergavenny & Hereford tramway
  • The chronicles of Williams' siding
  • A survey of Cambrian railways coaches - Part 2
  • Rhymney Railway 3-plank open wagon drawings
  • Llandovery in the late 1930s
  • A job for life
  • Aberdare station, GWR, c.1890
  • Rolling stock details
  • Memos on memos

Volume 1 Number 1
Contents:
  • David Davies (1818 - 1890)
  • Bassaleg North 1896
  • A Beyer Peacock miscellany
  • Survey of Cambrian railway coaches - part 1
  • Colour blind
  • Firing days
  • Stocklist