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Railwatch 072 - July 1997

Welsh welcome

RDS now has 17 branches following the official inauguration of our Cambrian Lines branch at a well-attended meeting in Machynlleth on 12 April.

Glyn Jones was elected chairman. The secretary is Susan Fowler, Greenacres, Comins Coch, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion. Tel: 01970 615665.

The upsurge of interest in the area was welcomed by RDS general secretary Trevor Garrod who outlined issues being pursued by the society throughout Britain. Most of these, reopenings, staffing or rolling stock, had relevance to this part of Wales.

David Williams, development officer of the Cambrian Railways Promotion Partnership, explained the successful measures, from cheap fares to an inter-school football competition, being taken to generate new business.

George Moore of Central Trains promised talks with the new branch on its ideas for rail improvements.

The Cambrian Lines branch covers the counties of Montgomery, Ceredigion and most of Merionydd, and is responsible for the Shrewsbury-Aberystwyth and Machynlleth-Pwllheli lines as well as liaison with local preserved lines.

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