Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway






Dates

03/08/1846Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Incorporated. Tramroads the Llanvihangel Railway, Grosmont Waggonway and Hereford Railway purchased.
  /  /1847Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Act for Taff Vale Extension passed. Line from Coedygric North Junction to the Taff Vale Railway at Quakers' Yard.
02/01/1854Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny opened.
02/01/1854Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Opened from Hereford Barton to Coedygric on the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company. Worked by the London and North Western Railway.
24/07/1854Rhymney Railway
Act for a line from the Rhymney Iron Works to the Taff Vale Extension of the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway at Hengoed.
31/12/1854Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Takes over its own working.
20/10/1855Taff Vale Extension (Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway)
Connection to the Beaufort Ironworks Tramway at Llanhilleth Junction opened.
  /  /1860West Midland Railway Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway Worcester and Hereford Railway
Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway, Oxford Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway and Worcester and Hereford Railway merge to form the West Midland Railway.
01/10/1862Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny Junction opened.
  /  /1863Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
West Midland Railway builds platforms north of the south facing junction with the Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway.
  /  /1864Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Trains start to serve the newer Abergavenny station by reversing at the south facing junction to the south of it.
20/06/1870Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny Junction re-built further north.
  /  /1871Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny Junction station re-built at London and North Western Railway expense.
  /  /1884Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Private coal and stores siding laid to Abergavenny Lunatic Asylum from south junction at triangle. London and North Western Railway had running powers to hospital.
19/07/1950Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny renamed Abergavenny Monmouth Road.
09/06/1958Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny Junction closed.
09/06/1958Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Stations between Pontypool Road and Hereford, excluding Abergavenny Monmouth Road, closed to goods.
  /05/1965Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Pontypool Road engine shed closed.
  /  /1967Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Pontypool Road engine shed demolished. Sidings here and at Coedygric largely removed.
06/05/1968Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Abergavenny Monmouth Road renamed Abergavenny.
01/05/1972Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway
Pontypool Road renamed Pontypool.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.









This location isn^t as sylvan as it looks - there are two tracks of railway and four busy lanes of road under that concrete bridge. Now that the ...
Ken Strachan 20/04/2014
Pontypool and New Inn looking south. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/07/2006
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Stanier Pacific no 6201 Princess Elizabeth passing Little Mill Junction, Monmouthshire, with a special in September 1987. The train is ...
Ian Dinmore /09/1987
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158822 heads north from Abergavenny with a service to Holyhead on 19 November 2008. Photo taken from the public footpath crossing. ...
John McIntyre 19/11/2008
Two steam specials were meant to pass through Abergavenny on 29 November 2014. Only one made it unfortunately see image 49590, with 5029 ...
Peter Todd 29/11/2014
King George V arrives at Abergavenny in 1983 before tackling the foothills of the Black Mountains see image 26196. ...
John Thorn //1983
Looking north along platform 1 at Abergavenny on 8 September 2007 as an Arriva Trains Wales service arrives at the station. ...
John McIntyre 08/09/2007
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Looking South from the road overbridge in 1987, the remains of a platform at Llanvihangel can be seen on the right. The narrow gauge trackbed to the ...
Ken Strachan /04/1987
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Northbound train passes the former station at Pontrillas. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Southbound through Pontrillas, once junction for Hay. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/06/2003
A northbound train passes Pontrilas box (despite the name, just inside England) between Abergavenny and Hereford in the summer of 2008. The sawmill in ...
David Spaven //2008
Marches line washed away at Pontrilas October 2019. ...
Network Rail /10/2019
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The former Tram Inn station building (now used as part of Mill Garage) and signal box on the ex-GWR line between Hereford and Abergavenny.
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John McIntyre 18/11/2008
Looking east across the level crossing at Tram Inn on 18 November 2008, with the station and signal box on the left and the old Tram Inn itself ...
John McIntyre 18/11/2008
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Collett 2-6-2T no 4135 on shed at Hereford in August 1962. ...
K A Gray 13/08/1962
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Looking north from Hereford Barton. The line ran straight ahead to Shrewsbury. The line to the right runs to the present Hereford station. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/07/2006
Looking south to the site of Hereford Barton station. ...
Ewan Crawford 06/07/2006
2 of 2 images.