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    Default Derry Ormond railway station. Jul 2012


    The History.

    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.



    The Visit.

    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:

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    The Waiting room - mind the floor.
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    Liking that fireplace
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    The Ticket office
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    Nice pics, bad news about all the rain, these shots look good though , liking the ticket office

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    Is that Betws on the old Holyhead road. Very nice little find that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Is that Betws on the old Holyhead road. Very nice little find that.
    nope much further South - not a million miles from Lampeter
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    Aww, shame about the rain,its a bugger, The fireplace looks fab
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judderman62 View Post
    nope much further South - not a million miles from Lampeter
    Found it, looks like a lot of disused railway down there.

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    I used to live down the line from here and visited in 2006 and 2011 (http://derelictmisc.org.uk/derryhalt.html -website plug alert). It's interesting to track the subtle changes over the years, thanks for the update.

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    awww glad it had some personal interest for you
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    ahhh yes seen your site before matey - it's one of the sites I saw the place on
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