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Cambrian Railways

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Picture published in 1894.
1870. Earl Vane's salon carriage.
1899. Express Locomotive.
1899. Express Locomotive.
September 1913.
September 1913. Barmouth Viaduct
September 1913.
May 1917.
Mar 1957.Towyn Station 1880

of Oswestry, Salop.

The company was formed by an amalgamation of several other companies:

1864 Company incorporated. Amalgamation

1865 Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast Railway absorbed.

1870 Salon carriage built at Oswestry for Earl Vane, the chairman of the Cambrian Railways Co. [2]

1888 See Locomotive Stock June 1888

1904 Mid-Wales Railway absorbed.

1908 The line owned is 229 miles in length. [3]

1913 Vale of Rheidol Railway absorbed.

1921 Tanat Valley Light Railway absorbed.

1923 Became part of the Great Western Railway [4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Engineer 1870/04/29
  3. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  4. [1] Wikipedia