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A train crash at Tylwch in 1899  

There are still some reminders of the old railway line and station at Tylwch, if you know where to look. Today the small community is a very pretty and peaceful place on the road from Llanidloes to Rhayader.Former railway line
The cutting through the rocks just below the road bridge at Tylwch can be seen in this recent photograph taken from the bridge. This clearly shows where the old railway line used to be.
The River Dulas can just be seen at the bottom of the valley on the right. The 1899 crash happened on the opposite side of the bridge, seen in the recent picture below.


Former railway stationThe old railway station building was later turned into a private house. The picture of the former station seen here was taken in 1999.

The news reports of the train crash which were written shortly after the 1899 disaster claimed that the excursion train coming from Builth had gone through a stop signal before it hit the mail train which was waiting at the station.

Trains which don't stop when they should are still in the news today, and sometimes they still have the same tragic results as they did a hundred years ago !


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