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Aberystwyth and Welch Coast Railway 

This line is open. The line runs from Aberystwyth to Dovey Junction, Dovey Junction to Machnyllech and Dovey Junction to Pwllheli via Barmouth and Porthmadog. Note the spelling used in the Act for this railway.

 

Clickable map of the Aberystwith and Welch Coast RailwayManchester and Milford RailwayCroesor TramwayNewtown and Machynlleth RailwayBala and Dolgelly RailwayFestiniog RailwayFestiniog RailwayFestiniog RailwayTremadoc TramwayGorseddau Junction and Portmadoc RailwayCarnarvonshire RailwayCorris RailwayFairbourne RailwayPlynlimon and Hafon TramwayTalyllyn RailwayVale of Rheidol Railway

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This line follows the coastline around Cardigan Bay. Afonwen was known to the railwaymen as "If and when". This line has a long viaduct at Barmouth which required major works in the 1980s to keep the line open from Morfa Mawddash to Pwllheli open.

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The line became part of the Cambrian Railways.

Description of route 

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From Aberystwysth to Pwllheli.

Stations at; Pwllheli, Aberech, Penychain, Afonwen, Criccieth, Porthmadog, Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth, Llandecwyn, Talsarnau, Tygwyn, Harlech, Llandanwg, Pensarn, Llanbedr, Duffryn Ardudwy, Talybont, Llanaber, Barmouth, Morfa Mawddach, Arthog, Penmaenpool, Dollgellau, Fairborne, Llwyngwril, Tonfanau, Tywyn, Aberdovey, Penhelif, Dovey Junction, Machynllech, Ynyslas, Borth, Llandre, Bow Street, Aberystwyth.


Page created on 03/07/2000
Page last edited on: 11/03/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford