Oswestry and Newtown Railway

Introduction

The southern portion of this line forms part of the railway to Aberystwyth and Welsh Coast. A central portion is now closed and the northern part, south of Oswestry, no longer sees regular traffic but heritage railway use.






Dates

14/08/1860Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Abermule opened
  /  /1863Llanfyllin Branch (Oswestry and Newtown Railway)
Opened from Llanymynech (reversal required) to Llanfyyllin.
25/07/1864Cambrian Railways
Oswestry Ellesmere and Whitchurch Railway
Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Llanidloes and Newtown Railway
Newtown and Machynlleth Railway
The Oswestry, Ellesmere and Whitchurch Railway, Oswestry and Newtown Railway, Llanidloes and Newtown Railway and Newtown and Machynlleth Railway merge to form the Cambrian Railways.
14/06/1965Oswestry and Newtown Railway
Abermule closed

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

Ex-GWR 57xx class 0-6-0PT no 3770 photographed alongside Oswestry shed on 8 August 1960. ...
David Stewart 08/08/1960
Looking north at Oswestry at the footbridge over to the Cambrian Railways works. These were on the eastern side of the line. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/07/2006
Oswestry station is now a museum. View looks south towards the carefully restored Oswestry South signalbox. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/07/2006
Taking on water between trips at the south end of Oswestry station on 14 September 2019. ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2019
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The original building at the first Llynclys which is now a private residence, seen looking north towards Oswestry on 14 September 2019. Although the ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2019
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A Ruston DM shunter waits at the Cambrian (Heritage) Railway station, Llynclys with a Mk1 coach and brake van on 14 September 2019. The station is on ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2019
A Metro-Cammell DMU set receives some TLC in the sidings at Lynclys on 14 September 2019. ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2019
Looking south from the road bridge at the site of the second Llynclys station on 14 September 2019. This is the home of a heritage line which operates ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2019
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Penygarreg Halt has been created as the southern terminus of the heritage line from Llynclys. The halt is north of the village of Pant but the ...
John McIntyre 14/09/2019
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An impressive station frontage for a small town but at one point Welshpool it is believed almost became the HQ of the Cambrian Railway until a change ...
John McIntyre 19/09/2019
Looking south at the rather fine former Welshpool station building. The footbridge connects to the re-sited station. ...
Ewan Crawford 10/07/2006
Looking south west along the platform of the original Welshpool station on 19th September 2019. Where passengers once came and went, today shoppers ...
John McIntyre 19/09/2019
The grandiose station building at Welshpool which has found new life as a retail outlet and café. The station was relocated to a site out of view to ...
John McIntyre 19/09/2019
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An Aberystwyth to Birmingham International service heads away from the camera towards Welshpool on 16 September 2019 as it passes the former Forden ...
John McIntyre 16/09/2019
A view towards Newtown from the former level crossing at Forden on 16 September 2019. The LC has now been closed and the road diverted but a foot ...
John McIntyre 16/09/2019
A pair of Class 158s on an Aberystwyth to Birmingham International service approach Forden on 16th September 2019. The photograph was taken from the ...
John McIntyre 16/09/2019
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Like many rural stations that weren't exactly that close to the place they were supposed to serve, Montgomery station (viewed from the public road) ...
John McIntyre 16/09/2019
Although not at the station, the running in board is now closer to the town than it was when in service. The Bell Museum in Montgomery (nothing to do ...
John McIntyre 18/09/2019
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A view westwards towards Newtown from the level crossing at Abermule with the station house (now in private ownership) on 16 September 2019. Both ...
John McIntyre 16/09/2019
A smile from the signalman at Abermule on 6 August 1960. A tragic 'misunderstanding' between staff at this station some 39 years earlier led to a ...
David Stewart 06/08/1960
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