The Amman Valley Railway Society
The Amman Valley Railway Society was formed in the early 1990’s with an objective to preserve the regions railway history and heritage.
They are a registered company, not for profits, limited by guarantee and a registered charity. They have a membership base which supports us with both volunteers and income via membership, and run three charity shops which also bring in revenue, one in Ammanford, one in Pontardawe and one in Brynamman.
They are currently in the purchasing stage of buying the four mile branchline from gwau-Cae-Gurwen to Abernant from Network Rail, and are currently seeking planning and a Transport and Works act to turn the disused line into a heritage tourist railway and cycle path. Their wider aim is to connect to the Pantyffynnon to GCG line and there to the heart of Wales line to provide regular passenger services for the entire valley as well as heritage operations to increase tourism in the area.
They own a 1950’s diesel railcar which is undergoing restoration and Network Rail have only just granted us a license which enables us to actually start work on our railway (2009). They also lease and maintain the Signalbox at Glanamman.
They welcome anyone with an interest in the railway, especially those willing to get their hands dirty!
Their website is at www.ammanvalleyrail.netfirms.com
Simon Shepherd ( chair) 07967571553 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Smith (CEO) email@example.com
Membership fees are currently £18 family £12 single £6 junior (under 16)