Welsh Railways Archive - Volume 5

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Volume 5 Index

 

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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 traffic in South Wales 1924 - 1964
  • Suburban rail passenger traffic 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