The Whitland & Cardigan Railway (Oakwood)

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The Whitland & Cardigan Railway was a 27.5 mile branch line in West Wales, connecting Cardigan to the South Wales Main Line at Whitland. It opened in stages between 1873 and 1886, but financial difficulties meant it was absorbed into the Great Western Railway as early as 1886.

This book is a detailed history of the line, which provided a vital link to local industries and passengers alike. Fourteen chapters tell the story from the early origins of the line, the building and its early years, takeover by the Great Western, Nationalisation and decline. The line finally closed to passengers in 1962 and completely in 1963.

The Whitland & Cardigan Railway was first published in 1976 and re-issued in 1991 with an additional chapter. This is the third edition, incorporating the original text apart from the final chapter ‘Postscript’, which has been updated accordingly. This edition also includes 107 black & white illustrations, including photographs, maps, timetables and reproduced official documents. 136 pages.

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