The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Appendix 8 CAMBRIAN PERSONNEL NARROW GAUGE RAILWAYS EMPLOYED RAILWAYS – ON Locomotive department (RAIL92/142) Aberystwyth Date of birth Joined Position Wages/day Richard Humphreys 18 October 1895 15 March 1914 Fireman Vale of Rheidol ...

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Author: Peter Johnson

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526718082

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Built to carry minerals from mines in the Rheidol valley, the 2ft gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway found its niche carrying tourists to the tourist attraction at Devil’s Bridge, 12 miles inland from the Cardigan coast resort of Aberystwyth. Taken over by the Cambrian Railways and then the Great Western Railway, it became the last steam railway operated by British Rail. In 1989 it became the first part of the national network to be privatized. Now under the control of a charitable trust it is undergoing a revival that will see it become one of the leading tourist attractions in Mid-Wales.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway

Bridge to Aberystwyth via the Vale of Rheidol at a cost of £ 111,000 . The scheme was not proceeded with and the main line , forsaking its . Manchester objective for ever , was diverted to the North - west , Aberystwyth being reached ...

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Author: Lewis Cozens

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105128642159

Category: Narrow gauge railroads

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The Vale of Rheidol Railway

This book looks at the early history of the railway in the Aberystwyth area, as well as the line's locomotives, coaches, and wagons.

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Author: Hugh Ballantyne

Publisher: Silver Link Publishing

ISBN: 1858951550

Category:

Page: 80

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Takes us on a journey up the narrow-gauge line that winds for 12 miles up the valley of the River Rheidol to its terminus nearly 700 feet above sea level at Devil's Bridge. This book looks at the early history of the railway in the Aberystwyth area, as well as the line's locomotives, coaches, and wagons.

The Vale of Rheidol Railway

“A great book about a small railway with a lot of history that has managed to adapt . . . and become a tourist attraction without losing its charm.” —Unos Cuantos Trenes (A Few Trains) Built to carry minerals from mines in the Rheidol ...

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Author: Peter Johnson

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526718075

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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Built to carry minerals from mines in the Rheidol valley, the 2ft gauge Vale of Rheidol Railway found its niche carrying tourists to the tourist attraction at Devil’s Bridge, 12 miles inland from the Cardigan coast resort of Aberystwyth. Taken over by the Cambrian Railways and then the Great Western Railway, it became the last steam railway operated by British Rail. In 1989 it became the first part of the national network to be privatized. Now under the control of a charitable trust it is undergoing a revival that will see it become one of the leading tourist attractions in Mid-Wales.

Railways in North and Mid Wales in the Late 20th Century

THE RAILWAY VALE OF RHEIDOL 219. The Vale of Rheidol Railway is a steam-operated 1ft 11 3⁄4in gauge narrow gauge railway which runs for 113⁄4 miles from Aberystwyth to Devil's Bridge. After closure, Aberystwyth's standard gauge ...

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Author: Peter J Green

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781399091251

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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The coastal and mountain scenery around the railway lines of North and Mid Wales is among the best in Great Britain. Here we look at the British Railways lines and the trains that ran on them in the years between 1980 and 2000, as recorded by my cameras during my many visits to the area. A few photographs from earlier years are also included to help to complete the picture. During this period of time, quite a lot of mechanical signalling and many old station buildings still remained, all adding to the railway atmosphere. Featured here are the North Wales Coast line and its branches, the former Cambrian line from Welshpool to Aberystwyth and Pwllheli, and the Welsh section of the Shrewsbury to Chester line. While the emphasis is very much on the main lines, the Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway, closed by British Railways in 1956 and reopened as a heritage railway, and the Llangollen Railway on a section of the former Ruabon to Barmouth line also feature, as does the Vale of Rheidol Railway, sold by British Rail into private ownership in 1989. A few photographs of the steam specials that regularly ran on the main lines are also included.

The Railway Magazine

... had arrived have the fact emphasised that the watchat the conclusion that he had word of the railways of the principality spent just about as great a is “ Deliberation . ... VALE OF RHEIDOL RAILWAY TRAIN ( DRAWN BY " EDWARD VII .

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ISBN: UOM:39015075068950

Category: Railroads

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Light Railways in England and Wales

On the Vale of Rheidol Railway 6o per cent of passenger train miles ( and passenger train miles accounted for 85 per cent of the total ) were run in the second half of the year , the period including the holiday months of July and ...

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Author: Peter Bosley

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719017580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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Volume three in this series focuses on the basic principles of light pulse compression through chirp generation and compensation inside and outside the laser cavity. Traces the developmental of light railways from before the 1896 Light Railways Act, and places the failure of the subsequent expansion in the context of financial problems of the rail industry as a whole, due most especially to the concurrent rise of motor traffic. Assesses the impact on the remote areas served, and follows the form of transportation to its terminal decline between the wars. For historians and rail buffs. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Rough Guide to Wales

enjoyable approach is on the narrowgauge steam train that terminates at the spectacular Devil'sBridge. ... Vale of Rheidol Railway April–Oct2–4trains mostdays • £18 return • 01970 625819, rheidolrailway.co.uk The glorious Valeof Rheidol ...

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Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780241206287

Category: Travel

Page: 488

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The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate full-color guide to this beautiful country. The Things Not To Miss section runs through all the must-sees, while the Itineraries guide you around the country's highlights. Navigation through the book and on the ground is aided by clear color maps with every chapter. Each map is keyed with all the accommodation, eating and drinking options, nightlife venues and shops that are reviewed in detail in the Listings chapters. Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Wales.