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Brecon and district
in Victorian times
  Brecon railway station  

The picture shown here was taken at Brecon railway station in the late 1890s. A number of the railway staff, including the steam locomotive's driver and fireman, have stopped work to have their picture taken. This was a midday train which was soon to depart for Merthyr.
The elaborate wrought iron canopy on the right of the picture was typical of the design of many Victorian railway stations.

For more about Brecon's railway services, see our transport pages.
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Train at
Train at Brecon station

This station, also known as Free Street, was originally one of three stations which all served the town when separate railway companies had lines to Brecon from different directions.
Like many other rural areas, Brecon lost its railway services in the early 1960s.

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