Have you got information on the lost railway lines of Welwyn Hatfield?

DO you remember the former railways which ran across Times Territory before the Beeching cuts in 1966?

They ran between WGC and Wheathampstead – the Ayot Greenway; from WGC to Hertford – the Cole Green Way; and from Hatfield to St Albans – Alban Way.

Well if so, or if you have any memorabilia regarding the lines, The Museum of St Albans wants to hear from you.

The information is required for the Lost Rails exhibition due to be held at the museum in September.

The Ayot Greenway, now a public footpath, was once part of the Luton to WGC single track railway line and served as a passenger, commercial and refuse link.


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The Cole Green Way line, followed the old Hertford and Welwyn Junction Railway and opened in 1858 to connect the county town with the Great Northern Mainline.

And the 6.5 mile-long Alban Way line connected St Albans with Hatfield via Smallford.

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A St Albans City and District Council spokeswoman said: “The museum is particularly interested in talking to people who worked on the lines, used them to travel to work, lived alongside them, or who can recall any interesting incidents that occurred on them.

“In addition, it would like to hear from anyone who is able to provide photographs or other objects associated with these lines to the museum on a temporary basis for the exhibition.”

If you can help contact Rosalyn Goulding on 01727 819581 or ros.goulding@ stalbans.gov.uk

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