Rumney Railway


  /  /1825Rumney Railway
  /  /1826Rumney Railway
Opened from Rhymney Iron Works to the Monmouthshire Canal Tramway at Park Mile, south of Bassaleg. Gauge of 4 feet 2 inches. Engineer; George Overton.
01/08/1861Rumney Railway
Act passed to convert tramroad into a railway and modify levels and for a branch from Machen to the Rhymney Railway at Caerphilly.
  /  /1864Rumney Railway
Machen to Caerphilly partly opened. Rest of route opened as Caerphilly Branch (Brecon and Merthyr Railway).
  /  /1865Rumney Railway, Brecon and Merthyr Railway
Rumney Railway purchased by the Brecon and Merthyr Railway.
01/11/1868Deri Branch (Rhymney Railway)
Line opened from Bargoed North Junction to Deri. The Brecon and Merthyr Railway had running powers of this from Deri to the main line of the Rhymney Railway and from there to the junction with a spur from the Rumney Railway.
  /  /1905Barry Dock and Railways
Connection made to the Rumney Railway at Barry Junction near Bedwas.
02/01/1905Rhymney Valley Branch (Barry Dock and Railways)
Line extended from Penrhos Lower Junction to Barry Junction on the Rumney Railway of the Brecon and Merthyr Railway opened. Penyrheol Viaduct and Llanbradach Viaduct on the line opened.
09/10/1928Rumney Railway
Crash between passenger train and colliers train during single line working following a landslip. A passenger was killed.
  /  /1929Barry Dock and Railways, Rumney Railway
Barry Junction renamed Duffryn Isaf.
  /04/1930Rumney Railway
Landslip closes line north of New Tredegar.
14/04/1930Rumney Railway
New Tredegar (excluded) to McLarens Colliery (excluded and also served by the Rhymney Railway) closed.
01/03/1933Rumney Railway
McLarens Colliery (excluded) to Rhymney Pontlottyn closed.
  /  /1934Rumney Railway
Singling of the line undertaken, progressing southwards from New Tredegar.
31/12/1962Rumney Railway
Closed to passengers.
31/12/1962Rumney Railway
Bedwas to Rhymney closed.
31/12/1962Rumney Railway
Line closed to passengers and goods.
  /08/1971Rumney Railway
Britannia Colliery (excluded, and south of Bargoed) to Bedwas Colliery (excluded) closed.
09/01/1977Rumney Railway
Bargoed to Britannia Colliery closed, coal worked by the National Coal Board over their private line to Bargoed Washery connected to the Rhymney Railway at Bargoed Pits Junction.