Cowbridge Railway



Dates

29/07/1862Cowbridge Railway
Act of Parliament passed. Line planned from Cowbridge [1st] to Maesaraul on the Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway.
  /06/1863Cowbridge Railway
Agreement with the Great Western Railway to join South Wales Railway at Llantrisant rather than run to Maesaraul. Third rail laid from Llantrisant to Maesaraul Junction along the Mwyndy Branch (Ely Valley Railway).
30/01/1865Cowbridge Railway
Line opened with Taff Vale Railway locomotives.
18/09/1865Cowbridge Railway
Llantrissant and Taff Vale Junction Railway
Passenger service from Pontypridd to Cowbridge via Llantrisant begins.
  /04/1870Cowbridge Railway
Takes over working.
01/01/1876Cowbridge Railway
Taff Vale Railway
Cowbridge Railway leased to Taff Vale Railway.
  /  /1889Cowbridge Railway
Merged into Taff Vale Railway.
01/10/1892Cowbridge Railway
Cowbridge [1st] station closed on opening of replacement Cowbridge [2nd] on Cowbridge and Aberthaw Railway.
12/08/1893Cowbridge Railway
Pontypridd train derails and falls down embankment killing 13.
26/11/1951Cowbridge Railway
Closed to passengers.
01/02/1965Cowbridge Railway
Closed to freight from Llanharry (excluded) to Cowbridge.
  /  /1975Cowbridge Railway
Llantrisant to Llanharry ironstone mine closed.
  /  /1977Cowbridge Railway
Rails lifted from Llantrisant to Llanharry.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.

FreightlinerHeavy Haul 66562, on a Barrow Hill to Port Talbot Grange Sidings loaded coal train, passes through Pontyclun station on 14th December ...
Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017
The 0945 London Paddington to Swansea service passing through Pontyclun station on 14th December 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017
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