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Description based on material supplied by the layout owner

John Anderson OO gauge 4mm scale

Aberdaugleddaw takes its inspiration from the area crossed by the lines to Milford Haven, Pembroke Dock and Fishguard Harbour. It takes features from each line in an attempt to recreate a terminus at the end of the line from Paddington via Swansea.

The start of the last decade of the 20th century was a time for change in west Wales with the loss of direct services to London and radical changes in the parcels and freight areas. Aberdaugeddlaw, although losing its daily HST to London, still retains newspaper and mail trains with an improved Sprinter service to Swansea, Cardiff and beyond. Freight is buoyant with a revitalisation of the dock area to servie the import and export of steel products. The MoD also has a strong presence with two depots on the Aberdaugeddlaw branch. Although not seen at the terminus itself, oil trains still move huge tonnages from the west Wales refineries and a new flow of coal has begun using a redundant refinery wharf. Locomotives from these workings are seen regularly stabled at Aberdaugeddlaw.


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