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.

Contributions to the Welsh Railways Archive from members are always welcomed by the Editor. If you are able to contribute, please contact wraeditor@wrrc.org.uk


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Volume 2 Index
Index for Volume 2 is also available, providing a comprehensive listing of articles and subjects for this volume. The index is well illustrated in its own right with photographs from the WRRC Stratton Collection.

Volume 2 index (in Adobe PDF format) is available here.
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Volume 2 Number 10
Contents:
  • Through carriage working of the Cambrian railways
  • A close shave at Bassaleg
  • Comings and goings at Tonmawr
  • Rhymney engineman
  • The Barry bit - Flour traffic and new wagons
  • East Glamorgan train service
  • Turn and turn about
  • Rock wood
  • From our own correspondent - extortionate coal rates

Volume 2 Number 9
Contents:
  • Rhymney engineman - part 2
  • A return ticket to Wind-street station
  • St. Mellons depot
  • Recollections of Tredegar
  • Taff Vale miscellany
  • Brecon to Ynisygeinon - part 2
  • The Barry bit - Horse play on the Barry
  • Wrexham branches passenger service notes

Volume 2 Number 8
Contents:
  • Brecon to Ynisygeinon - part 1
  • A hundred years at Cefn junction
  • Coal shipping at Cardiff
  • Rhymney engineman - part 1
  • Ferryside
  • The Monmouthshire railway's western valleys line
  • From our own correspondent
  • Wind street station, swansea
  • Roath branch south signal box
  • The Taff vale's stooge
  • Canton ease

Volume 2 Number 7
Contents:
  • Last train to Brymbo
  • Hurry Riches standard Rhymney Railway vans
  • The South Wales railway reaches Haverfordwest
  • The Taff Vale at Cardiff docks
  • On shed at Oswestry
  • Sparks in Snowdonia
  • Bute works supply Co.
  • By LNWR to Pembroke Dock
  • MT&A postcript
  • The Barry bit - a tale of two sheds

Volume 2 Number 6
Contents:
  • The early years of the Swansea Vale Railway
  • Cefntilla halt
  • The Rhosllanerchrugog branch of the GWR
  • Special train service to Rhos
  • The Taff Vale at Cardiff docks
  • Trefeinon station and the Hamer family
  • AD&R No.7 Pontypridd
  • The Barry bit - Fish at Barry

Volume 2 Number 5
Contents:
  • MT&A reminiscences
  • Berw viaduct
  • Brynmenyn
  • Gloucester wharf
  • Dastardly deeds...and dire discipline
  • Ystradgynlais and Yniscedwyn colliery sidings
  • History of the Penllwyn tramroad
  • Private platforms on the N&B
  • The Barry bit - No through trains from Bridgend to Cardiff
  • Ebbw junction postcript
  • The Burry Port & NW Jct. Railway

Volume 2 Number 4
Contents:
  • Midland in South Wales
  • Barlow rail - contemporary letters
  • The rise and fall of Ebbw juction
  • Porthkerry viaduct
  • The Burry Port & North Western Junction Railway
  • Rooms at Mostyn
  • Report of the Royal commission on coal, 1871

Volume 2 Number 3
Contents:
  • Rhondda & Swansea bay locomotives
  • The Midland in South Wales - part 1
  • Barlow rail on the South Wales Railway
  • Chepstow wagon works
  • The Barry bit - public celebrations at the opening of Barry docks
  • Newport (Dock street)

Volume 2 Number 2
Contents:
  • Somers ore
  • Hawk's dell revisited
  • First through train from Chester to Buckley
  • From the Rhondda to Swansea bay
  • Goings-on at Gobowen
  • Tales from Doldowlod
  • The Barry Bit - boundary posts

Volume 2 Number 1
Contents:
  • Midland miscellany
  • 1. - The Midland raches South Wales
  • 2. - Landslip at Ystalyfera
  • Bygone days in the Rhymney valley
  • Aberavon to Maesteg
  • Clearing the bottleneck
  • Tales of refurbishment - the PC&N train
  • Across Wales by Royal train
  • A Rhymney Railway brake van
  • The Barry Bit - a watering hole