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Mawddwy Railway

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of Salop House, Oswestry

Known as 'Mowddwy' in the Railway Act.

This 6.75 mile line ran from Dinas Mawddwy to Cemmaes Road where it joined the Cambrian Railways. It opened in 1867. [1]

1908 The line is 7 miles in length. For the past several years passenger traffic has been suspended and the company is only working goods. [2]

1923 Became part of the Great Western Railway. [3]

Comment 2021/10/30

Visited Meirion Mill (on the site of Dinas Mawddwy Railway Station) today, and found a cast-iron water-crane with controls, presumably a relic of the Mawddwy Railway which was built 1866-7 and finally closed in 1951. It bears a plate reading "Rd Kitchen Warrington", and, although it does not seem to be mentioned nor pictured in the well-researched "The Mawddwy, Van & Kerry Branches" by Cozens, Kidner & Poole (Oakwood 2004), it would seem to be authentic both as built by the Kitchen Ironworks, and at this location.

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia