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.

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

   Volume 6                Volume 5                Volume 4                Volume 3                Volume 2                Volume 1               

Volume 6 Number 8

  • The collapse of Cockett tunnel in 1899
  • The visit of senior officers of the LNWR to South Wales
  • Cardiff Railway 0-6-2Ts Nos. 33-35
  • Focus on the clothes
  • So far from Queen Street to General station
  • Welsh Railway management 1913
  • The Barry bit - broad gauge to Barry
  • Rhymney Railway jottings
  • Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 7

  • From Towy to Teifi
  • From porter to canvasser - some memorabilia
  • Mid Glamorgan railtour
  • Alexandra (Newport & South Wales) dock & Railway 2-6-2T
  • A sad day at Cerist crossing
  • Remains of the Van branch
  • The opening of the Swansea district lines
  • Taff Vale titbits
  • The Railway as a common carrier
  • The Barry bit
  • Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 6

  • Youthful activities on the railways of Pant and Dowlais
  • From porter to canvasser
  • Locomotives repaired at Machen after grouping
  • Remains of the Swansea Vale Raiway
  • When Pontypool Road was a junction
  • The sad tale of St y Nyll
  • Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 5

  • Machen works - The Swindon of the Brecon & Merthyr Railway
  • Aberbeeg again
  • From W R B Page's commonplace book
  • The Swedish & Norwegian Railway's 0-8-0 locomotives
  • Guest,Keen & Nettlefold 0-6-0 tank locos
  • The Royal warehouse at Newtown
  • Victory on local rates
  • Whitland in the 1930s
  • Focus on the clothes
  • Biglis station a "complete white elephant"
  • Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 4

  • Blaen Myherin - Remotest Manchester & Milford
  • Focus on the clothes
  • Llantrisant's new canteen
  • Getting in earley - and when did the M&M open?
  • Aberbeeg shed in 1962
  • Pony y pandy bech
  • Opening of the South Wales Railway
  • Day trip to Denbigh, 26th August 1965
  • Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 3

  • A young girl's experience of the Abermule accident
  • Water, water, everywhere - but not to drink in Creigiau
  • Last days at Talyllyn
  • Every picture tells a story
  • To Barry via the Artic Circle
  • Pontypridd station canopy - the drawings
  • The Croppers in Pembrokeshire, 1869 - 1894
  • Passenger train working on the LNWR Sirhowy line
  • More trains to Tremains
  • Railway operations at Roath sidings, Cardiff
  • Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 2

Taff Vale Railway Special Issue No.2

  • A 60 year courtship
  • Laying the first stone
  • Rebuilding Pontypridd station
  • A selection of regulations from the Taff Vale Railway rulebook
  • The building and widening of the Quakers Yard viaduct
  • Memories of the early days of the Taff Vale Railway
  • The big Barry bit
  • The great revolt
  • Opening day
  • A story of a difficult inn keeper and a level crossing
  • The Taff Vale Railway today
  • Taff Vale hardware

Volume 6 Number 1
  • The Case for automatic train control
  • Amlwch - a branch line striving to survive
  • Anglesey's ghost railway - a Railway Magazine saga
  • Is there a Brunellian viaduct at Tonmawr?
  • Port Talbot Railway poster
  • Cambrian Railways replacement bridge in the Tanat valley
  • Rhymney Railway timber or low-sided wagon
  • Newport's bygone railways
  • Happy anniversary to Llandow halt
  • Coal to Llanishen
  • Cleaner at Llantrisant
  • Indian red trail - a modelling odyssey
  • Ty Trist siding - an incursion by the ADR
  • Tail traffic