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Carmarthen Branch
(Llanelly Railway and Dock Company)

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The Llanelly 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 Carmarthen 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.

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From Llandeilo to Carmarthen.


Page created on 04/07/2000
Page last edited on: 07/08/2011
Contact: Ewan Crawford