Welsh Railways Archive - Volume 6

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Volume 6 Index


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Volume 6 Number 10

  • The Wrexham and Ellesmere in wartime and after
  • Cymmer viaduct
  • Barry Railway performance and management
  • The Barry bit and Cambrian clippings
  • Rhymney Railway jottings and Tail traffic

Volume 6 Number 9

  • Contractor's locomotive on the Barry Railway
  • Llandudno: The last resort
  • The Pembroke & Tenby Railway reaches Carmarthen
  • Cardiff Railway "11" class 0-6-2T mineral engine
  • Firing experiences on the Barry and GW Railways
  • White Gates crossing
  • Rhymney Railway 8 ton mineral brake van
  • The Barry bit, Rhymney jottings and Taff Vale titbits
  • Tail traffic

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