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Roger Farnworth
Member # 197595
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In the early Autumn of 2022, we had a two week holiday in West Wales and I took the opportunity to have a look at a number of old railways. I walked lengths of some and spent hours whiling away the time looking at old photos. This thread is the result and this is the first article which looks at transport prior to the railway age, with a significant focus on tramways/tramroads .....


Elsewhere in the UK, a usual pattern of development was for river traffic to be supplemented by tramroads and canals which then, often when traffic warranted it, were replaced by railways. It did not exactly work out like that in Pembrokeshire. ... We start with a quick look at the history of industrial transport of the County before the railways. ...

Roger Farnworth
Member # 197595
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This next post about Pembrokeshire's Railways covers the mainline railways of the county:

Gilbert B Norman
Member # 1541
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Reverend, your topic regarding historical railroads in Wales prompted me to think of this video of Her Majesty's train that was taken in Cardiff (appears @7:20). I am surprised that the Royal Train was not part of The Queen's final journey from Balmoral to London. Such a movement would have enabled many more of her Subjects to view and pay respects.

Finally, WAAAY off topic, this Yank is at a loss as to why the hymn "Jerusalem" was not part of her Service escapes me.
Roger Farnworth
Member # 197595
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The next article in this series has its own thread. It focusses on the industrial railways around Milford Haven...

Roger Farnworth
Member # 197595
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The Saundersfoot Railway is the most well-known of the industrial railways in Pembrokeshire and warrants its own thread. This is the link to it:

Roger Farnworth
Member # 197595
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Pembrokeshire again. ... The Porthgain Clifftop Tramway ...

I have heard from a few people that I have not covered the Clifftop Tramway at Porthgain, Pembrokeshire. Here is a short article about the line. ...


Much of this article is summarised from a book by R.C. Jermy - "The Railways of Porthgain and Abereiddi."

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