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Among the Rails of Wales

Jim Fraser of Bristol, with great affection for his subject, introduces the viewer to the “quaint little railways and tramways” of Wales.

Amateur film 1952 12 mins

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Among the narrow-gauge rails, J T Fraser finds desolation and despair where lines have fallen into disuse, but one track's dereliction (Corris) is providing the materials for the restoration of another (Talyllyn). Other “quaint little railways and tramways” featured are Welshpool-Llanfair, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay Electric, Great Orme, Snowdon Mountain, Padarn (for Dinorwic Quarry), Ffestiniog and Vale of Rheidol.