Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)






Dates

  /  /1800Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Extension to Maerdy opened by buying a private line from Ferndale to Maerdy.
  /  /1849Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Extended from Porth to Dinas.
  /12/1849Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Extended from Porth to Ynyshir.
  /  /1856Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Extension to Ferndale opened.
07/08/1856Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Extension to Treherbert opened.
04/02/1861Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Pontypridd to Ystrad opened to passengers.
  /  /1863Pwllyrhebog Branch, Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Opened from Tonypandy to Blaenclydach Goods. The line was worked by specially designed 0-6-0 tank engines, of 1884, which were safe to work on the incline. The incline was also cable operated.
07/01/1863Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Ystrad to Treherbert opened to passengers.
01/07/1951Pwllyrhebog Branch, Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)
Closed.

Locations along the line

These locations are along the line.



Looking towards Pontyridd along the disused Maerdy branch face of the former island platform at Porth Station. A replacement ticket office is proposed ...
David Pesterfield 31/12/2011
Looking towards Treherbert from Porth station on 31 January 2012. On the left is the former down track, now a long siding. The route is now single ...
David Pesterfield 31/01/2012
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Pacer 142083 climbs the significant gradient out of Tonypandy on 15 September 2011 as it approaches Llwynypia station with the 14.36 Cardiff Central ...
David Pesterfield 15/09/2011
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Treherbert line services cross at Ystrad Rhonnda on the otherwise single line between Porth and Treherbert on 15 September 2011. 150242 runs in from ...
David Pesterfield 15/09/2011
Arriva Trains Wales Sprinter 150240 runs into the station loop at Ystrad Rhonnda on the 14.17 ex Treherbert to cross the northbound service. The ...
David Pesterfield 15/09/2011
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150285 runs into Ton Pentre on the 13.36 service from Cardiff to Treherbert on 16 November 2011. ...
David Pesterfield 16/11/2011
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Looking south over Treorchy Station towards Pontypridd along the Treherbert branch in November 2011. ...
David Pesterfield 16/11/2011
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Line end run round loop up ahead at Treherbert in February 2011. Overnight stabling siding entrance line on left, and platform line to right. ...
David Pesterfield 17/02/2011
Platform, running line and overnight stabling sidings looking south at Treherbert in 2011. ...
David Pesterfield 17/02/2011
Platform view north at Treherbert in September 1977. ...
Ian Dinmore /09/1977
Dusk at Treherbert on 16 November, as 143623 waits to return to Cardiff on the rear of the 16.17 departure, with the floodlights highlighting the ...
David Pesterfield 16/11/2011
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