Dowlais Railway


28/07/1849Dowlais Iron Company
Builds own line, Dowlais Railway, from Dowlais to Merthyr as the existing old tramroad was poor and the Taff Vale Railway had not built its branch to the Dowlais Iron Works yet.
  /  /1851Dowlais Railway
Passengers carried.
21/08/1851Dowlais Railway
Opened from Dowlais Iron 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.
  /  /1854Dowlais Railway
Passengers cease to be carried.
  /  /1858Dowlais Railway, Vale of Neath Railway
Connection opened.
  /  /1930Dowlais Railway
Incline closed during the depression when the Dowlais Ironworks largely close down.