British Railways Western Region Records

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Memorandum of a meeting held in St Peter's Church Hall, Carmarthen, to discuss withdrawal of passenger train services between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen, including staffing details and route timetables, 1963.

Administrative / Biographical History

In 1867, the railway link between Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, and Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire was completed. During the 1930s there were five passenger trains a day between Aberystwyth and Carmarthen and several goods trains. An enquiry over the continued existence of the railway was held in 1963, and although continued, it was finally closed due to flooding in December 1964, and was never reopened.

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Carmarthenshire Archives Service, Business Records; Railway History, Mid Wales Model Railway Club (http://www.carreg-las.freeserve.co.uk/railhistory.htm), viewed 21 October 2003.

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

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