The idea and photographs for this page were provided
by John Powell.

If you have any photographs of stations not included
that you wish to submit, please use the email link on
Please keep files as small as possible, preferably 
less than 50KB, and in the JPG format.



This is a map showing all of the original stations on the Chester - Holyhead main line.




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This is Aber Station circa 1936 looking towards Conway


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 Abergele Station in 1936 looking east towards Rhyl.



Aberystwyth 1920




Afonwen Station. 
" Dukedog " No 9014 is ready to leave with a train for Pwllheli.  10 / 6 / 1954



Amlwch Station, Món (Anglesey) 1964
The line closed to passenger traffic December 7th 1964




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Bagillt Station




bangortwofin.jpg (17901 bytes)Bangor Station looking west May 1947


Bangor Station exterior circa 1920.


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Bethesda station, 1963/64. The line was closed to traffic in October 1963




Blaenauonefin.jpg (15680 bytes)Blaenau Ffestiniog GWR station 1933



Bodfari station on the Chester - Denbigh line (circa 1905-10)



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Bodorgan station Món (Anglesey) circa 1950.




Caernarfon LMS station looking south 1936



                                          001chesterfin.jpg (26098 bytes)Full of nostalgia, Chester station circa 1930


Chester station circa 1950 looking towards North Wales / Birkenhead end.

Chester Northgate station on May 18th 1959 (S.D.Wainwright)



Chwilog station looking towards Afonwen 1958.




Colwyn Bay
LNWR station looking west 1914.




Connahs Quay LMS station, Chester to Holyhead line (circa 1950's). 




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Conway LNWR station 1914.



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                Corwen station,  August 7th 1948, as LMS 4-4-0 No 675 arrives with an afternoon train from Denbigh.
                                                                 PHOTO: W. Camwell.




Criccieth station 1983, when it had dual track.




cwmyglo1936fin.jpg (12513 bytes)Cwm Y Glo station, Llanberis branch 1936.




Deganwy LMS station with a train arriving from Llandudno Junction 1936.





Denbigh Station
in the mid 1950's


Dolwyddelan station May 27th 1980.



Flint station looking east 1970's



Gaerwyn station, Món (Anglesey) looking west to Holyhead in 1936




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Holyhead LMS station, Món (Anglesey) 1936. A general view of approach and locomotive yards.



2-6-2T No 41276 from Rhyl depot (6K) waits at Holywell Junction with the auto train 
to Holywell Town in the mid 1950's.



holywellonefin.jpg (11912 bytes)Holywell Junction LMS station looking towards Rhyl in 1936.


A 1932 view of Holywell Town station.


This is a very rare photograph of Kinmel Bay station circa 1890's, which was located
 between Rhyl and Abergele



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Llanberis station circa 1956/57.




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The above scene was a common sight on summer Saturdays as the holiday excursions arrived
at Llandudno Station in the early 40's. The thousands of eager holiday makers would pour into the town
making their way to their "digs" in the days when motor cars were scarce and railway travel prices
 were within the reach of the working classes.
Anyone who watches the empty DMU's arriving at the station nowadays must wonder where it all went wrong!



Another shot of Llandudno terminus with a holiday special waiting to leave in 1936.



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The exterior of Llandudno station 1960



                   032jctfin.jpg (25309 bytes)Llandudno Junction looking east with the lines to 6G on the right circa 1949.



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Llandudno Junction looking towards the Llandudno branch and Conway Castle circa 1949.



                                                             jct1909cardfin.jpg (17112 bytes)The exterior of Llandudno Junction station circa 1909.



                              jct1922cardfin.jpg (17256 bytes)Another old postcard showing Llandudno Junction circa 1922.



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Llandulas station looking towards Colwyn Bay circa 1920.




llanerchymedd1936fin.jpg (11300 bytes)Llanerchymedd Station, Món (Anglesey) 1936.




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Llanfairfechan LMS station looking west in 1936.



"Jubilee" class 45553 "Canada" passes through,
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch station
with a train for Holyhead on August 6th 1962.


Llangefni station
Món (Anglesey) June 2nd 1961.




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Llanrwst LMS station looking north towards Llandudno Junction in 1936.
A train for Blaenau Ffestiniog waits in the station.



                                        001llysfaenfin.jpg (23049 bytes)Llysfaen station, circa 1890.




Menai Bridge, LMS station Món (Anglesey) looking west towards Conwy 1936.



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The down "Irish Mail" headed by unidentified "Claughton"  passes through 
Mochdre and Pabo station circa 1920's



Mold Junction
freight yard,  circa 1930      




Mold station on September 24th 1966 showing 2-6-4 T 42461
pulling an RCTS special


Mold station exterior taken sometime in the 1920s




mostynonefin.jpg (14208 bytes)Mostyn LMS station, looking north west towards Rhyl in 1936.




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Nantlle station October 1963.
Passenger services ceased on August 8th 1932, but freight continued until November 2nd 1963.



Penmaenmawr station 1936 from LMS magazine.
This is not a football crowd waiting to get into Goodison Park, this is the way the railways
used to be before Dr Beeching decided not enough people were using them.




Old Colwyn LNWR station
looking east towards Abergele in 1914



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"Compound" No. 41153 passes Old Colwyn station with a train from Llandudno
to Manchester in the mid 1950's.



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Pen Y Groes LMS station in 1930, looking south towards Afonwen.
Nantlle branch is on the left hand side.


Pont y Pant station halt on the Conwy Valley branch line - June 28th 2009.

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Port Dinorwic Station, February 25th 1958.  B.R. Tank No. 80094.



 "Dukedog" 9014 at Porthmadog station June 10th 1954.




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Prestatyn LMS station 1936, looking east towards Chester.
An unidentified un-rebuilt Royal Scot Class waits in platform one
with a Chester bound train in platform three.




pwllheli1911fin.jpg (25250 bytes)Pwllheli "new" station 1911.



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Queensferry station looking east towards Chester in the mid 1940's.




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Red Wharf Bay ex-LNWR station, Món (Anglesey) taken a few years after closure to all traffic
 on April 3rd 1960.
Passenger services ceased on September 22nd 1930.


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A rare shot of Rhosneigr station, Món (Anglesey) circa 1911.




rhylextfin.jpg (16086 bytes)The grand exterior of Rhyl station in 1908



rhylintfin.jpg (25688 bytes)Rhyl station platform 1910



                                             july20070013comp.jpg (19091 bytes)Ruthin station with Webb tank 6748 from Rhyl shed (7D)
                                          in May 1949.



Saltney Ferry station looking west, with Mold Junction depot (6B)

     on the left with unidentified GWR & LMS locomotives on view.



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Saltney Ferry station looking east circa 1950.


Sandycroft station circa 1900.


Shotton Low Level station looking towards the High Level station in the late 1930's



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Talacre station looking towards Prestatyn circa 1950.



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Tal y Cafn LMS station 1936.




 Tregarth Station,
on the Bethesda branch, circa 1930s.



                           038tycroesfin.jpg (18898 bytes)Ty Croes station Món (Anglesey) circa 1950.



Valley station Món (Anglesey) circa 1950.



Wrexham Central 1904