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Railway Remnants in Powys

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  • Brecon Station - now car park at back of town. The Taff Trail from Cardiff over the Brecon Beacons use several old railways, including the notorious Seven Mile Bank of the Brecon and Merthyr.

  • Caersws The poet Ceiriog (John Hughes) was here for 20 years from 1872, where he was also responsible for the management of the Van Railway. He had previously worked at Llanidloes Station (from 1865).

  • Erwood Station, south of Builth Wells is now a cafe / craft shop and picnic area.

  • Llandrindod Wells plaque on station commemorates the 1990 Revictorianization of the station

  • Llangurig is centered around the remains, including a bridge, of the Manchester and Milford Railway, an abortive scheme of the last century. Only one train was ever run along this section.

  • Llanidloes Line is now a ring road, flanked by old station.

    The line south to Rhayader is still easily seen.

  • Llanyffin

  • Rhayader Station is owned by the Council, and you can see where the Railway formerly bridged the road south of the town. Further South you can walk to the cutting where there was the junction off to the Elan Valley Railway. This former railway is also fairly evident along the Elan Valley, being built in order to aid the construction of Birmingham's reservoirs.

  • Tanat Valley There is a Railway Hotel in Penybontfawr.


Old Welshpool Station The old station is now separated from the current station by a road. The Old Station is used for various purposes, including a shop and a restaurant. The town route of the Welshpool and Llanfair can still be followed.

The bottom photo is a poor photo attempting to show the old station from the new. If things had been clearer you would have been able to clearly see the traffic that shows the road separating the two stations
Old Welshpool Station

Brian Daugherty