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 3 Index
WRA3_index

 

Author and subject index of Volume 3. is available, providing a comprehensive listing of articles and subjects for this volume.

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Volume 3 Number 10
Contents:
  • Plain tales from incline top - Part II
  • Industrial power
  • Winding-up at Lampeter
  • Miffordd
  • Anniversary pages - I; Elan valley centenary
  • Anniversary pages - II; Trevithick memorial
  • Four vans at Dymock, 1959
  • Dowlais ammonia tanks - an addendum
  • Rhydyfelin viaduct
  • A Barry 'J' to Brecon?

Volume 3 Number 9
Contents:
  • The Saga of the Manchester and Milford Railway
  • Nant Hall, LNWR
  • Tales from the Incline Top, TVR
  • Inspection at Rhydyfelin
  • Breakdown Train Proposals
  • The Cowbridge Mail

Volume 3 Number 8

25th Anniversary Issue

Contents:
  • Genesis - the origins of the WRRC
  • Private Owner Propaganda - a variant PO livery
  • The Main Incline Revisited - some prodigious effort on the TVR
  • A Bridge Too Far - a proposed Severn crossing
  • Last Passengers at Dowlais Central
  • Oh no! Not Ammonia Tanks Again!
  • Spotlight on Talsarnau
  • August Bank Holiday, 65 years ago
  • TVR 10T Open Goods c,1886-87
  • A Walk Around Blaenavon
  • Lad Porter at Aberbran
  • MT&A Coaching Stock
  • Branches Fork to Branches Forgotten!
  • Kilvert's Railways
  • Battle Stations and Battle Waggons......
  • A Fitters' Notebook - II
  • Rhymney Railway 3-plank Dropside Waggon
  • Dovey Junction Memories
  • Railway Miscellany
  • The Barry Bit

Volume 3 Number 7
Contents:
  • The Cwmdu connection
  • Marshfield revisited
  • Two Saints
  • Nantlle railway
  • Collision in the blackout
  • The International railway index
  • Signalling update
  • The Barry bit
  • Conflict on the Blaenavon branch of the Port Talbot Railway
  • Strolling through the Rhondda tunnel

Volume 3 Number 6
Contents:
  • South Wales Signalling
  • Radyr in detail, Part 2
  • Poaching on the PTR
  • South Wales Mineral Railway
  • Last Saint in Cardiff
  • Last Train to Brecon
  • Cambrian 0-4-4T Locomotives

Volume 3 Number 5
Contents:
  • The Wye Bridge at Chepstow
  • More on Ammonia Traffic
  • Barry Steamers, Part 2
  • Radyr in detail
  • GWR 44xx in South Wales
  • Mill Street Fatality, 1870

Volume 3 Number 4
Contents:
  • Transport at Abercrave
  • LNWR Mainline Accident
  • Swansea Docks 1865 - an Update
  • Pant, Dowlais Recollections
  • Barry Steamers
  • Newport Puzzle
  • Rhiwbach Tramway

Volume 3 Number 3
Contents:
  • B&M Watering Facilities
  • Mid Wales Through Carriages
  • Dean Singles at Newport
  • First British Industrial Garratt
  • Swansea Docks 1865
  • Ammonia Traffic on the MT&A
  • Pentir Rhiw
  • On the Vale of Neath in 1865
  • A(N&SW)D&R 0-4-0ST ALEXANDRA - whither its origin?
  • From Neath to Neath via Upper Bank
  • From Our Own Correspondent - Overcrowded Trains
  • Deeds and Misdeeds - Crimes on the line
  • The Barry Bit - A police inspector mis-employs his staff

Volume 3 Number 2
Contents:
  • Mid Wales Through Carriages
  • Hull & Barnsley Coaches in South Wales
  • Cambrian Cameo - Moat Lane Junction
  • The Caerphilly Branch of the B&M
  • Clydach-on-Tawe North
  • LNWR Working Instructions at Ebbw Vale
  • Whoops! - A Mishap at Llantarnam Station
  • Tracking Railway Archives Project
  • Research for Modelling Mostyn
  • The Barry Bit - Distant Signals

Volume 3 Number 1

South Wales 150th anniversary issue

Contents
  • The Grand Opening of the  SWR
  • The First Train - News reports of 1850
  • Contract 4N - The SWR’s Construction Manual
  • Passenger Traffic on the SWMR
  • Ferryside - A wayside signal box
  • Inspection of the SWR- From 'The Cambrian'
  • When the railway reached Newport
  • Landore Viaduct - An essay in wood
  • SWR Meat Vans
  • SWR Rolling Stock Drawings
  • The Swansea Terminus of the SWR
  • The Barry Bit - New facilities at Pwllgwaun