Llanelly Railway & Dock Co., Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway, Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway, Gwendraeth Valleys Railway, Carmarthenshire Railway.

Llanelly Railway & Dock Co., Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway, Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway, Gwendraeth Valleys Railway, Carmarthenshire Railway. (and related lines)

This section covers a group of railways centred between the rivers Loughor and Gwendraeth in south east Carmarthenshire. They include the first Welsh railway to receive parliamentary authority (The Carmarthenshire Railway) and one that, against all odds, still carries both passengers and coal, The Llanelly Railway. The prime purpose of all the lines was to carry coal to the coast for export and some companies built their own dock. The arrival of the local railways helped the expansion of coal mining in the Mynydd Mawr district and Amman and Gwendraeth Valleys. The trade was well established when the main line of the South Wales Railway arrived in 1852.

The WRRC Line Superintendent can give help to researchers directing to useful sources and archives for the local lines.

Llanelly Railway & Dock Co., Llanelly & Mynydd Mawr Railway, Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway Map


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