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    Default The Railways of West Wales - Pembrokeshire

    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 .....

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/13...e-railway-age/

    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. ...

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    This next post about Pembrokeshire's Railways covers the mainline railways of the county:

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/09/13...line-railways/

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    The next few posts provide links to various industrial railways around Pembrokeshire. The first is to a thread about the industrial railways in the area around Milford Haven.

    The thread can be followed on this link:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...-Milford-Haven
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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:

    https://www.nscale.net/forums/showth...rsfoot-Railway

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    @rogerfarnworth thanks for posting this series… whilst I’m generally familiar with Pembrokeshire (Narberth in particular), I’m not familiar with the railway’s of the area… this has been a great read for me.
    Bryan
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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. ...

    http://rogerfarnworth.com/2022/10/29...fftop-tramway/

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

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