On opening in 1871 the station was Known as Betws but was renamed
to Derry Ormond in 1874. The station closed in 1965 the line remaining open
for another five years to freight trains carrying milk.
The station is on what was the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth line operated by
Great Western Railways. There is no track left now and the vegetation around the station
is almost waist high. Lots of brambles and other weeds to fight through to enter
the station which consists of just two rooms - one was the waiting room and the other the
ticket office - both having open fireplaces.
Sadly the station is in a very sorry state with all sorts of rubbish dumped in there
and little remaining of any floor - mainly just beams and then earth, around a foot drop
below, and a few bricks here and there.
I awoke to the sound of rain and on checking the weather forecast it was due
to pee it down pretty much non stop until mid afternoon. Sadly the weather
forecast was spot on as, a few tens of seconds apart, it did indeed not
stop raining all day long. Rather put a dampener on my 3 day break
to wales and my camera rarely came out of it's bag the whole 3 days.
As I walked to the station the rain had actually eased off and as I reached it
actually stopped for a few minutes. As I finished off and walked back to the car I
took a shot of the abandoned lorries that now occupy the track bed
and once again the rain came along.
anyway time for the piccies:
The Waiting room - mind the floor.
Liking that fireplace
The Ticket office