(Llanelly Railway and Dock Company)
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Railway and Dock Company was encouraged by the Central
Wales Railway, and associated lines, and London
and North Western Railway to build two lines in connection with the lines
running over from Craven Arms. One line from Llandeilo to Carmarthen and another
from Pontarddulais to Swansea.
The Carmarthen line ran from Llandeilo to the
and Cardigan Railway, it then continued as a parallel standard gauge line
to Carmarthen along the course of the Carmarthen
and Cardigan Railway. The standard gauge tracks were continued to a junction
with the Pembroke
and Tenby Railway which had extended its tracks alongside the South
Wales Railway to Carmarthen.
The Swansea and Carmarthen lines were split
from the Llanelly
Railway and Dock Company as the Swansea and Carmarthen Railways, worked
by the London
and North Western Railway. The Swansea line was bought by the London
and North Western Railway and the Carmarthen line became the Central Wales
and Carmarthen Junction Railway. This was bought by the London
and North Western Railway. The Llanelly
Railway and Dock Company however was bought by the Great
Western Railway despite having been an ally of the London
and North Western Railway for many years.
Description of route
From Llandeilo to Carmarthen.