Trainspotting in Wales

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Front facade of Aberystwyth's depot.   The fine stone headhouse was added to the older Cambrian Railways platforms behind by new owner Great Western Railway in 1923/4.  GWR was eager to make a statement about the benefits which would accrue to mid-Wales under its stewardship of the Cambrian, and choose to make its point in stone and masonry at Aberystwyth; architecture critics hailed the style as "English Renaissance."  When first unveiled, the new headhouse included both a restaurant and a fully-equipped dance hall. 




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