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 5 Index

 

Author and subject index of Volume 5 is available, providing a comprehensive listing of articles and subjects for this volume.

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Volume 5 Supplement

 

Contents:
  • Trains to Tremains

Volume 5 Number 10
Contents:
  • Consignment note from Dolyhir
  • Caerbryn to Cross Hands - the upper end of the Mountain Branch
  • Rhymney Railway workmen's trains
  • Dylan Marlais Thomas
  • Driver Bowen's log - B&M Summer 1916 - Conclusion
  • Addendum to part one of Driver Bowen's log
  • Tales of Old Radnor
  • The Barry Bit
  • Tail Traffic

Volume 5 Number 9
Contents:
  • Improving facilities at Cardiff
  • Driver Bowen's log - B&M Summer 1916
  • Rhymney Railway wagon No.452
  • Dewi's remarkable railcar
  • Cambrian Railways bridge in the Tanat Valley
  • The Maes-y-Cwmmer railway accident
  • Through carriage workings of the Cambrian Railways
  • Electrification in South Wales
  • Outward bound
  • Neath & Brecon signal for Ynisdawly loop
  • Newport in 1912
  • Welsh artefacts in GWR museum, 1933
  • Tail Traffic

Volume 5 Number 8
Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Barry Class E No.53
  • Some late Gladstonian Journeys in North Wales
  • Taking the Train - the first Railway Film in Wales?
  • The Tribulations of the Ellesmere Loop
  • A Station for Aberfan - drawings and Detail
  • The Road to Morriston - additional information
  • 'Ehedydd' - a Dowlais Ironworks model
  • SWMR and the Gyfylchi Tunnel Collision
  • Shaded - or Not? Rhymney Railway lettering
  • Shunt and Distant Signal Arms - Cambrian and RR
  • Clywedog Dam - III
  • Brecon & Merthyr Railway No.24
  • Tail Traffic

Volume 5 Number 7
Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Eisteddfod traffic, July 1903?
  • Railway Running Powers in West Wales
  • South Wales Mineral Railway Commencement and Opening
  • Day Return to Morriston
  • Some Vanished Welsh passenger Services (at 1940)
  • Drawing of Pontypridd Up Signal Gantry of 1907
  • Penywern to Pontsarn - Morlais Tunnel
  • The Railway ladies of the Upper Severn Valley, 1940-1945
  • Rhymney Ruminations
  • Swansea Vale Private Sidings

Volume 5 Number 6
Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Passenger train alterations, June 1905
  • The arrival of the railways in Corwen 1864-5
  • Rebuilding black bridge, near Pontdolgoch
  • Clywedog revisited
  • Rhymney Railway 1872 and 1877 locomotive coal wagons
  • The SO passenger service between Tonmawr and Port Talbot
  • Familiarity breeds contempt
  • Cardiff Railway loading gauge
  • The inspectors called at Bargoed (RR)
  • Modelling photographs and notes

Volume 5 Number 5
Contents:
  • The Barry bit - Taff Vale passengers to be accommodated at Cadoxton
  • A list of memorials
  • Cataloguing the Swindon drawings
  • The dam builders - at Clywedog
  • Canton a century ago
  • Working for free? Not any more
  • Newbridge-on-Wye - a view of a station
  • Workman's trains on the Rhymney railway
  • Cardiff Railway - signal for swing bridge
  • Port Talbot Railway No 1
  • Cylla branch
  • A steep learning curve - on the TVR
  • Neath & Breacon Railway signals 1917
  • Modelling photographs and notes
  • Peter Korrison - an obituary

Volume 5 Number 4
Contents:
  • Accidents at Fochriw
  • Suburban rail passenger traffick in South Wales 1924 - 1964
  • Suburban rail passenger traffick in South Wales 1924 - 1964
  • Musing on Rhymney Railway locomotives
  • The GWR and the Brecon & Merthyr engines
  • Talybont station
  • Early Vale of Neath Railway junctions at Neath
  • The Cylla Branch
  • Life at Dolwen
  • Three Rhymney Railway goods wagons
  • Barry Railway water tank for Coity junction shed
  • Rhymney Railway standard goods wagons
  • Modelling photographs and notes

Volume 5 Number 3
Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - The Barry spreads its wings
  • The GWR and the Rhymney engines, part 2 - The side tank classes
  • Suburban rail passenger traffic in South Wales 1924 - 1964
  • Swansea wagon Co. covered goods wagon drawing
  • The opening of the Pencader mixed gauge section
  • Recovering 6676
  • Coals to London...by the scenic route
  • B & M summer excurtions to Penarth, 1890
  • The sale of Tareni colliery
  • "A dreadful accident"

Volume 5 Number 2
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Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Through carriages in high summer
  • The Vale of Neath and Cefn Mawr Junction Railway
  • Courtybella - a mystery solved?
  • Records of Steam in the Eastern Valley
  • B&M 2-4-0T No.21
  • Sir John Wyndham Beynon jumps the rails at Tredegar
  • The GWR and the Rhymney engines - Part 1 - The Saddle Tank Classes
  • A Race to the Gwaun Cae Gurwen coalfield - a postscript
  • The Memorandum of 1920 - the GWR plans its future
  • The Y9 Wee Puggies - the LNER reaches West Wales
  • The Rassa Tramway
  • TVR A Class short of puff?
  • Fatal accident at Burry Port
  • Plus ├ža change - Ammon Beasley's comments of 1907
  • Research integrity
  • Tail traffic - Letters, Notes and, possibly, Explanations .....

Volume 5 Number 1
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Contents:
  • The Barry Bit - Travelling without a ticket
  • By Batteries to Aberthaw? Proposals for electric traction
  • Stafford Blues - Growing up alongside a GWR canal
  • The Runaway Train ... from Coedygric to Newport
  • Parsons' Folly
  • 1866 Fatal Accident at Pant
  • Mystery Signalbox at Courtybella Jct.?
  • Free rides to Ferndale
  • The GWR and the Taff Vale engines
  • Explosion of Rhymney Ironworks No.9 - a postscript