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There are 14 pages of railways in this region.
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Beaufort Ironworks Tramway

The old station at Aberbeeg, photographed in 1977. [Ian Dinmore]

Bettws-y-Coed Branch (London and North Western Railway)

The apparently rural setting of Llanrwst station is actually close to the town centre. The station opened in 1989 and is seen here on 16th October 2017, the day after hurricane Ophelia had caused flooding and damage to the Ffestiniog Tunnel through which 150242 will be passing on its way to Blaenau Ffestiniog. [Colin McDonald]

Blaenau Festiniog Branch (London and North Western Railway)

A Llandudno - Blaenau Ffestiniog service leaving Roman Bridge on 10th April 2015. This station is of very similar construction to Pont-y-Pant (two stops along the line towards Llandudno junction) and until recently was available for self catering holidays. [Colin McDonald]

Brecon and Merthyr Railway

With a name which must be pronounced carefully and a challenging climate, the residents of this village had quite enough to cope with before their station was closed to passengers in 1962 and goods in 1964. There was a goods yard to the right of the platform, and a station ... [Ken Strachan]

Bryn Amman Branch

A pair of class 37s with a coal train near Ammanford Colliery Halt, Carmarthenshire, on 3 May 1988. [Ian Dinmore]
Bryn Oer Tramway

Brynmawr and Blaenavon Railway

If anyone suggests to you that steam engines are old fashioned, just show them this picture. 'Mech Navvies No. 1' had a sliding sunroof over 40 years before any Sierra or Montego. [Ken Strachan]

List of locations in this area

Aberbeeg Aberbeeg Junction Aberbeeg MPD 

Betws-y-Coed Big Pit Blaenau Blaenavon Blaenavon (Big Pit museum) Blaenavon Big Pit Blaenavon Furnace Sidings Blaenavon High Level 


Ebbw Vale Ebbw Vale Steelworks 

Fochriw Furnace Sidings 


Pont Gethin Viaduct Pont-y-Pant Pontiscill Pontsticill 

Roman Bridge Roman Bridge Tunnel 

Talybont-on-Usk Torpantau 

Varteg Varteg Hill Colliery Victoria (South Wales) 

Waenavon Whistle Inn