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1851  Dowlais Railway
Opened from Dowlais Works main gate and furnaces to the Taff Vale Railway. An inclined plane was worked by steam engine and the Dowlais end worked by locomotives.
1875  Sirhowy Tramroad, London and North Western Railway
Date of retrospective working agreement.



This day in history

Standard Mogul 77017 with a freight at Crossmyloof in the summer of 1957. [Ref query 1038]

Standard Mogul 77017 with a freight at Crossmyloof in the summer of 1957. [Ref query 1038]


G H Robin collection by courtesy of the Mitchell Library, Glasgow [1957]


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Steam hauled... where and when?

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Right Away!: A Train Driver Recalls His Railway Career

ASIN B07PDT2YH8
Publisher The Choir Press
Published 2019-03-22
Author(s) Stephen Davies

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Rail Atlas Of Great Britain And Ireland: 15

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Publisher Crecy Publishing
Published 2018-04-09
Author(s) Stuart Baker

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Seats Of London: A Field Guide To London Transport Moquette Patterns

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Publisher Safe Haven Books
Published 2019-09-28
Author(s) Andrew Martin

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The Times Britain’s Hidden Railways

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Publisher Times Books
Published 2018-10-04
Author(s) Julian Holland

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