Carmarthenshire Archive Service
British Railways Western Region Records
Reference code(s): GB 0211 DB123
Title: British Railways Western Region Records
Short title: British Railways, Western Region, records
Dates of creation: 1963
Level of description: Fonds
Extent and medium: 1 item
Name of creator(s): British Railways Western Region
Administrative and 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.
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.
ACCESS AND USE
Conditions governing access: No restrictions
Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply
Finding aids: A hard copy of the catalogue is available at Carmarthenshire Archives Service.
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Carmarthenshire Archives Service have been retained.
Accruals: Accruals are not expected
Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded
Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds
Archivist's 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.
Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH
Date(s) of description: October 2003