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This page contains links to other webpages which it is hoped may be of interest. However, please note that the Cambrian Railways Society accepts no liability for the content of external webpages. If you would like your website considered for a reciprocal link, please e-mail the Webmaster

>>>...Heritage Railways & Organisations...>>>

# Cambrian Railways Trust - our friends based in nearby Llynclys, who we are now in talks with about plans to re-open the Gobowen - Blodwell (aka Llanddu) line as a heritage railway. The Trust also operate a DMU service from Llynclys South to Penygrarreg Lane, on the edge of Pant. Their station is located 4 miles south of Oswestry on the A483 (follow signs to Welshpool) & turn left @ the junction of the A495.

# Andrew Briddon Locos - a website showcasing Andrew's locos.

# Cambrian Railways Police - Historical information about the Cambrian Railways Company Police on the British Transport Police website.

# The Colnel Stephens Railway Museum - A museum dedicated to the man who ran the Shropshire & Montgomeryshire Railway, formerly known as 'The Potts Line' from Shrewsbury - Llanymyench, of which our own Nantmawr Branch was originally part.

# Cumbria Railways - Bolton Loop - The Cumbria Railways website is dedicated to the lost railways of Northern Cumbria which have all closed during the last century.

# Glyn Valley Tramway Trust - A group which aims to preserve the remains of this delightful narrow gauge line which once operated between Chirk and Glyn Ceiriog - not a million miles from Oswestry.

# The GWR Study Group.

# Heart of Wales Railway - A comprehensive guide to this beautiful railway line that runs through Knighton, from Shrewsbury to Swansea, featuring over 230 pages and 35 interactive maps created using Flash.

# Heritage Railway Association - a one-stop shop for details of heritage railways and museums in the UK.

# iRail - Virtually comprehensive database of railway links ranging from model right through to main line railways.

# Llandudno & Colwyn Bay Tramway Society - A group aiming to re-create the 3' 6" gauge tramway. Check out their interesting site - they have three tram cars.

# Parry People Movers - Manufacturer of an environmentally friendly tram, one of which is currently on loan to us.

# Penrhyn Quarry Railway Society - Based at Bethesda, near Bangor, North Wales, the group is currently re-opening part of the 2' gauge former PQR which carried slates to Port Penrhyn.

# Preserved Shunters.Co.Uk - a site dedicated to preserved diesel and electric shunting locomotives in varying sizes and gauges located at heritage railways and museums in the UK. The highly recommended site is updated almost daily.

# Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association - local rail users group for the Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth line .

# Spa Valley Railway - a delightful standard gauge heritage line in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Of note is that the line is currently home to Ruston disel shunter 'Scottie', owned by our own Diesel Group.

# The Telford Steam Railway - a friendly heritage railway in Telford, Shropshire.

# The Transport Portal - A wide range of transport related links, including environmental, governmental and political as well as transport companies in the UK and abroad.

# Welsh Railways Research Circle - a research group, which publishes books and an informative journal on Welsh railways.


>>>...Local Tourist Information & Non-railway Attractions...>>>

# Llanymynech Community Project - The community site for the parish of Llanymynech, dedicated to sharing information about the area, which is located south of Oswestry on the A483 towards Welshpool. Includes links to local attractions & a wealth of information about the area's rich industrial archaeology.

# Borderland Tourism - The official site of Oswestry Borderland Tourism. Includes contact details for the excellent tourist information centre at Mile End services on the A5/A483 Oswestry Bypass, as well as other local attractions & accommodation.
* Highly recommended *

# Pete's Montgomery Canal Site - A highly informative site about the delightful Montgomery Canal which runs from Welsh Frankton, Shropshire to Newtown, Powys.

# Shropshire Union Canal Society - A highly informative site about the delightful Montgomery Canal which runs from Welsh Frankton, Shropshire to Newtown, Powys.

# Virtual Shropshire - Another highly informative site, covering the whole of Shropshire, incl. guides of every town in the county.


>>>...Public Transport Information...>>>

# Tanat Valley Coaches - official site of our well-known local bus & coach operator, running a network of services from Oswestry to Ellesmere, Welshpool, Llanfyllin, Llangynog, among other places.

# Arriva Buses - official site of well-known national bus & operator, running a network of services from Oswestry to Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Wrexham, among other places.

# Traveline - contains bus & public transport information.

# National Rail - contains timetable & fare information for the UK national rail network (formerly British Rail). Also includes live departures & service disruption/ engineering works info.


>>>...Newspapers & Magazines + local news sites...>>>

# Heritage Railway Magazine - One of the UK's railway publications, covering the whole spectrum of railway preservation, incl. steam, diesel & electric.

# The Railway Magazine - One of the UK's leading monthly railway publications, covering the whole spectrum of modern and railway preservation, incl. steam, diesel & electric.

# Shropshire Star - the region's premier daily evening newspaper.

# BBC Shropshire - an informative site containing local news & weather as well as host of interesting facts & features.

# Coach & Bus Week magazine - weekly magazine of the bus & coach industry.


>>>...Photograph sites...>>>

# Alun's Images - A selection of pictures from CRS volunteer Alun Evans, incl. main line steam & diesel pics.

# Gareth Evans' Photographs - A selection of pictures from local freelance photographer & CRS volunteer Gaz Evans. Pics include local beauty spots Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall in 4 seasons.

# Wales and West Bus Photos - an excellent site by knowledgeable local enthusiast Trystan Williams containing past & present pictures of buses & coaches in the Welsh borderlands & West Midlands.

# The Depot - an enthusiast site containing past & present pictures of buses & coaches in Oswestry. Featured operators include Tanat Valley, Owens, Arriva, Vaggs, Crossville & Cambrian Midland Red.


>>>...Model Railway sites...>>>

# BAL Models - Models produced by CRS member Alan Jones.



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