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Railways in Wales.

Bryn Oer Tramroad

If you are interested in walking disused railways then I recommend walking along a bridleway, at Talybont-on-Usk, that follows the route of one of Wales’ earliest forerunners of the modern railway. The Bryn Oer tramroad opened in 1815 as a … Continue reading

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Taff Vale Railway headquarters

If you arrive at Cardiff Bay by train a derelict building greets you, Cardiff Bay railway station, the Southern terminus of the short Butetown Branch Line which runs from Cardiff Queen Street station. It’s sad to see this Grade 2* … Continue reading

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Cardiff Railway Co.

The Marquis of Bute bought the Glamorganshire and Aberdare Canals in 1885, in order to close them both and build a railway to crush the Taff Valley Railway’s near monopoly of the railways and their transportation of coal to Cardiff. … Continue reading

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The Barry Graveyard

If you mention the name Woodham Bros in the railway world, then more than likely it would be associated with the locomotive graveyard in Barry. But the company actually started in 1892 as Woodham & Sons buying rope, wood and … Continue reading

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