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I THE KIDWELLY AND LLANELLY CANAL AND TRAMROAD. I C??neral meeting of the Kidwelly and Llanelly lallal t and Tramroad Company was held on Tuesday ?t ? ?e Neptune Hotel, Pembrey, for the purpose of con"°S the question of con rting the Kidwelly ;0,LI and branches into a railway and branch railways. "Th Committee presented the following report:- J L Committee have called the Special Assembly of the<? '?P?y' ? ?° purpose of considering the ques- tin? of „ converting the Canal into a Railway. In 1863 411 attempt was made by the Carmarthen and Cardigan liailway Company, to obtain Parliamentary Powers for r4'4ing a Railway from the South Wales Railway at ?.welly to the Carway and Coalbrook Collieries, and ?'?g parallel to the Canal the whole way but the 'nwas defeated in the House of Lords by your Com- t) "tee, after considerable expense. Last year an Act of j>a ^"anient was obtained by a new company, for making a Wa^ from the Hanelly Docks upon the site of the olI Carraarthenshiro Tram-road, up to the great reser- 0'r near Cross Hands, with a. branch to the Coalbrook %iliery. This railway also ran parallel to the Canal, but distance than the proposed railway that ? ?1 '?ated in the previous year. This year Parlia- raeutary Powers will be again sought for making the rail y from Kidwelly to Carway and Coalbrook Col- eri. eli that was defeated in 1863. Application has been Hiyour Committee by the traders upon the Canal, *nd K °^*er colliery owners in the neighbourhood of th Gwendraeth Valley, to convert the Canal into a way, as the only means of preventing the present traffi^0 '?S diverted from it, and of inducing other coif "Vowners to use it. Your Committee have given the 8^v,- much consideration, and have unanimously 4tr'IV'd 'It the conclusion, that the conversion of the cth?na"? "?o a railway is the only chance of preventing th estructIon of your property. Your committee belif. that by the Act of Parliament incorporating the p with the sanction of a Special General A's 'Orably, they have power to do this, but it will be HHe-? ?y. or at least advisable, to go to Parliament to ra '.Be Urther capital, and for other purposes. Plans and sect"; ? of the whole of the Canal and Branches pro- p 0 ? converted into a Railway have been made b Your Superintendent, who has also prepared an esti- ,y a,t?u of te expense of making the Railway from Burry IW t Cwm Mar, including the branches to Kidwelly Citr ?' ?? Trimsaran. His estimate of the cost is j £ l Per mile, the Canal and branches being 16 miles ? ?Qgth, makmg the total cost £ 31,633. The committee the matter should be left to them to carry ? ? the best way they can for the interest of the ^holders." After some discussion, it was resolved unanimously that the report now read be received and adopted, and '?e Committee be and they are hereby empowered to tnake and convert the Canal and Branch Canals into a Railway and Branch Railways, and substitute a Rail- way and Branch Railways for and in lieu of a Canal, ftQd to take such measures for that purpose as they may consider requisite or be advised. At the close of the general meeting the committee Solved that application be made to Parliament in the Filing session for an Act to convert the present Canal alid Branches into a Railway from Burry Port to Cwm- "?wr Bridge, to raise a further sum of money not ex- ceeding ?o,000, and to extend the proposed Railway fro? Cwmmawr Bridge to the end of the great reservoir -?ar the Cross Hands such Act to contain the usual Qd necessary powers.

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