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Taff Vale Extension
(Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway)

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Taff Vale Extension
(Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway)

This line is closed except for a short section through Nelson.

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Brechin and Edzell District Railway Montrose and Bervie Railway North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway North British, Arbroath and Montrose Railway Arbroath and Forfar Railway South Wales Railway Monmouthshire Canal Tramway Aberdare Valley Railway Aberdare Railway Penydarren Tramway / Taff Vale Railway Llancaiach Branch Beaufort Ironworks TramwayMonmouthshire Canal Tramway Hall's Tramway Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Pontypool, Caerleon and Newport Railway Quakers' Yard and Merthyr Joint Railway Rhymney Railway Taff Bargoed Joint LineSirhowy Tramroad Rumney Railway Vale of Neath Railway Clickable map of the Taff Vale Extension.
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Looking east; trackbed of mainline, line to Ystrad Mynach to right in trees.
Looking east; trackbed of mainline, line to Ystrad Mynach to right in trees.

Hengoed (High Level) looking east.
Hengoed (High Level), looking east.

Hengoed (High Level) looking east.
Hengoed (High Level), looking east.

Hengoed Viaduct, looking east.
Hengoed Viaduct, looking east.

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This line crossed many of the south Wales Valleys and served many coalmines. It was particularly notable for its viaducts at Crumlin (now demolished this was the highest in Britain) and Hengoed (still standing).

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Page created on 08/08/2001
Page last edited on: 02/04/2012
Contact: Ewan Crawford