I first came across this while going to Builth Wells. I could not help noticeing little sections of what looked like a former railway. So on looking at the OS map I could see that indeed a railway had run to and from Builth Wells. I felt it was worth looking into what was left.
This area used to be the station at Builth Wells
Looking over to the right here you can see the direction the railway went on it's way North
Heading South too you to Erwood Station about five miles away and the railway went along this now cycleway
It would have gone over the bridge below and on along beside the Afon Wye (Afon is Welsh for river)
This now farm tack is part of the old railbed
And this is the cycleway heading towards Builth which is on the railbed as well
This is looking from the Erwood road and the railway is about half way up the photo
This is where the railway ran further near Aberdew
The hedge here is another good indication of the line
along with this old linemans hut
zoomimg out shows the old fence still in place where the railway went
As the railway go to Aberedw it would have come along this track
and could well have gone over a bridge here which has been removed
further on it crossed the Afon Edw here
the bridge of which is still in place along with a good stretch of the railbed
Further along the railway went under this bridge
The sides which are still in good condition
after going under the bridge it would have gone towards the gate you see on the right and on to Erwood
It finally gets to Erwood station which still has a weigh bridge
and station house
along with platform and train though I doubt it ever ran on this line.
a restored signal box
This would have been the crane used for lifting large items from wagons.
Erwood Station Craft Center and well worth the look around. This is as far as I went in looking at this part of the line. Traveling along the road to Newport you can see parts of the line still in place but I never hand time to visit any of it. I did cover more of the line going North from Builth Wells and will cover that in another blog. One last thing, remember the rusty old train a couple of photos ago well this is how it looks now.