Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway.

Burry Port & Gwendraeth Valley Railway

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The Burry Port and Gwendraeth Valley Railway was incorporated in 1866 as a combination of the Burry Port Harbour Co and the Kidwelly and Llanelly Canal Co who, had been authorised to convert the canal into a railway one year previously. The line was built on the canal bed or towpath. It opened in Pontyberem in 1869 and was extended to Cwmmawr in 1886. The Cwm-Capel Branch linked Achddu Colliery and Cwm-Capel Colliery with the harbour at Burry Port.

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

WRRC Line Superintendent

WRRC Information Resource files

Locomotive And Rolling Stock totals for selected dates between 1904 and 1921.

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