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14-03-2009, 11:27 AM
My great grandfather James Houghton was the engine driver on the first train into Llandrindod Wells Radnorshire 1864 approx. how can I find out which railway co with and if any pics.He also went to India on the railway but no family records,how can I find more info.
14-03-2009, 11:37 AM
Hello David John - welcome to Brit-Gen
Llandrindod Station (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llandrindod_railway_station) opened in 1865. It looks to have been served by the Central Wales Railway, which was absorbed into the LNWR soon afterwards.
I also found this photograph (http://www.oldukphotos.com/graphics/Wales%20Photos/Radnorshire,%20Llandrindod%20Wells,%20Rail%20Stati on.jpg) (undated)
14-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Many thanks daft bat,its a start.Dave.
14-03-2009, 11:46 AM
You're welcome, Dave http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee187/Jan_07/curtsey.gif
Hopefully, a couple of the railway buffs will be along over the weekend and be able to advise you further.
14-03-2009, 1:25 PM
Try The National Railways Museum at York (Use a search engine and its web-site turns up easily enough). They have a large phorographic collection and archive of other material. The NRM is creating an online 'Search Engine'.
14-03-2009, 2:10 PM
many thanks. dave
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