The W G Rear Railway Collection: Photographs

Scope and Content

Photographs gathered by Bill Rear in the course of his research into railway and bus history, primarily in North Wales, but also for other areas throughout England, Wales and the rest of the world.

CP384/1-10 relate to published volumes. They include photographs used in the books, but also many more that were not.

CP384/11 relates to a planned, but unpublished, volume on the history of LMS branch lines in North Wales.

CP384/1 has been catalogued down to the level of the individual photograph. Due to time constraints and the size of the collection, the rest of it has been catalogued to sub-section levels only, relating to stations, areas of track or train companies.

Access Information

This collection is open for research. Access to some documents may be restricted due to Data Protection legislation, Conwy Archives will advise where this is the case. For details and opening hours see

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright reserved in some cases.

Custodial History

W G Rear was a prolific researcher and author into railway and bus history, particularly in the North Wales area. Upon his demise in 2011, the collection was donated to the Conwy Archive Service.

Related Material

See also CX387 [documents], CMaps & Plans 79 [plans] and CPF 32 [Film]