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The Mid Wales Railway was a standard gauge railway opened in 1864 as a North-South route serving central Welsh towns including Llanidloes, Rhayader, Builth Wells and Brecon. There were also over 20 intermediate stations on this rural line, many minor, given the very sparse local populations
The railway met with what is now termed the 'Cambrian Line' at the north end, between Caersws and Newtown, and connected to the complex South Wales network in several places. Though a long route, it served to link several quite significant rural centres and the key regional towns.
In 1904 it was absorbed into Cambrian Railways