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 4 Index
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Author and subject index of Volume 4. is available, providing a comprehensive listing of articles and subjects for this volume.

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Volume 4 Number 10
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Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Barry Junction Signalbox destroyed by fire
  • Burning Welsh Steam Coal in Locomotive Engines - trials undertaken in 1857/58
  • Dolwen Bridges
  • A Race to Gwaun Cae Gurwen - additional thoughts and comments
  • The "Safety Movement" - Part II
  • An Old Bury Locomotive of the Rhymney Iron Company
  • Notes on the Rhymney Iron Company
  • Christmas Poultry Traffic Circular, 1914
  • The Ruthin & Cerrigdrudion Railway
  • A Second View of Dowlais Sleeper Works
  • Rhymney Railway Iron Ore and Rail Wagons
  • Taff Vale Railway 10T Goods Wagon - from "The Engineer" April 1892
  • Merthyr - Then and Now - a comparison between a pre-Grouping postcard and 1996

Volume 4 Number 9
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Contents:
  • A White Veil over the Valleys
  • The "Safety Movement" - Part I
  • "On the Mineral Wagons of South Wales" - Slater's 1884 Paper to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • An Inspector Calls.........on the Vale of Towy Railway
  • "Guilty" is not Enough!
  • Une Annonce pour Powell Duffryn - Powell Duffryn in France
  • Opening of Treharris Passenger Station
  • A Race to the Gwaun Cae Gurwen Athracite Coalfield
  • An Engineman Remembers
  • Neath & Brecon Railway 2-4-0 Tender Engines
  • Dimbath - the Last Word?
  • Hours Worked by Barry Trainmen - a spat with the Board of Trade

Volume 4 Number 8
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Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Company Inter-operation
  • William Dean, the "Ladies" and South Wales
  • A supplement to Aberystwyth Excursions 1957
  • Rhymney Railway 6T Goods Brake Van - a Trefor Jones drawing
  • Rhyney Railway Goods Brake Vans - notes and models
  • Three Cocks Junction - a booking clerk's story
  • Cemetery Stations
  • Illegal Passenger Trains through Fochriw
  • Porthywaen Lime Co.Ltd
  • Gellyceidrim Colliery<>.

Volume 4 Number 7
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Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Fire at Llantwit Major
  • A Railway Clearing House Job 
  • Pontardawe Steelworks
  • R W Kidner and the Oakwood Press
  • The Reverend R Venables: railway Signalman
  • A Narrow Gauge Interlude
  • Brecon & Merthyr Trains  - Not for the Quick, but the Dead? 
  • Great Western 36xx 2-4-2Ts in South Wales
  • Gauge Narrowing Between Gloucester and Hereford
  • Dealing with Goods Trains and Broad Gauge Vehicles
  • The Mining Journal’s View of the Narrow Gauge in Wales

Volume 4 Number 6
Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - An unscheduled stop
  • Shropshire & Montgomery shire
  • Llanelly Harbour & Pontardulais Railway
  • The Shropshire Holiday Express
  • Rhondda & Swansea Bay Mix
  • Glyncorrwg Postcard
  • Taff Vale Connection
  • GWR 39xx in South Wales
  • Crossing the Severn

Volume 4 Number 5
Contents:
  • Transition at Barry 1920-1930 
  • B&M Waggons at GKN Steel Sleeper Works
  • The Digedi Brook Mishap
  • A Day at the Seaside - excursions to Aberystwyth in August 1957
  • Cardiff Railway Covered Goods Waggon - General Arrangement drawing and notes 
  • Dimbath revisited - 1. 
  • Caersws - the Cambrian Railways Village
  • A(N&SW)D&R ‘Regulations as to Private Owner Waggons’ 
  • Transcript of official document
  • My Time on the Rhondda Fach Branch
  • The South Wales Ironworks - A column from The Times of August 1879
  • Fatality near Fochriw - Board of Trade Accident Report of 1868
  • Dimbath Revisited - 2. 

Volume 4 Number 4
Contents:
  • The Press in the 1920s
  • Oswestry North End
  • Postcard from Waunlwyd
  • Burrows Siding Revisited and...... 
  • .... Moderator Sidings Revisted
  • Rhymney-built Covered Goods Waggons
  • The Dimbath Branch
  • Llanfyllin Branch Pt.II

Volume 4 Number 3
Contents:
  • London & South Wales Railway Scheme of 1824/25
  • More on Moderator Sidings
  • Worked, Not Absorbed -  the PTR’s working arrangements with the GWR 
  • Two for the B&M Modellers
  • Gwaith y Lamb Postscript 
  • The Barry Bit
  • Yet More About Class 14s
  • Brecon & Merthyr Railway 4-wheel Saloons
  • The Midland Interloper - Whitney-on-the-Wye’s bridge 
  • Burrows Boxes - Three signal boxes along Crumlin Burrows 
  • Taff Vale Traffic Miscellany -  1841 to 1896
  • Monmouthshire Mishaps -  On the Cwmnantddu branch 
  • Llanfyllin Branch

Volume 4 Number 2
Contents:
  • From our Own Correspondent - unearthed comments about the Rhymney Railway
  • Getting a Handle on Private Owner Waggons
  • Penmaenpool Ticket
  • The Barry Bit - Accidents at Barry Docks
  • Gwaith y Lamb - An industrial site at Garnant 
  • Holiday Traffic on the Cambrian
  • The Llangurig Branch
  • A Clutch of D95xx
  • Penarth - From coal to garden by the sea
  • A Busy Day at Kerry -  traffic on livestock market days

Volume 4 Number 1
Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Supply of Locomotives, 1906
  • Cambrian Railways Saloon No.1
  • Out of the Cupboard - three news cuttings from the 1850s 
  • Llanbedr & Pensarn
  • Talyllyn Junction - Life and times of a country junction  
  • An Eclectic Mix -  isolated halts
  • D95xx Leave South Wales
  • D95xx History
  • Moderator Sidings, Newport