Maerdy Colliery

Ex-GWR 57xx 0-6-0PT No. 9792 was withdrawn from BR service in 1964 but was subsequently sold to the NCB, which used it for a number of years at Maerdy colliery near the head of the Rhondda Fach (Little Rhondda) valley. By the summer of 1972, it had been out of use for some time and looked in a woebegone state in keeping with its surroundings. Strangely for a former main-line loco which lasted until this late date, it was scrapped the following year rather than passing into preservation, although after being knocked about by the NCB it was probably in a much worse state than the other locos of the class which had lain in Barry scrapyard over the same period.

Location: Maerdy Colliery

Company: Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)

Photographer: Bill Jamieson

Make contact: Bill Jamieson

Date: 12/09/1972

Image number: 51628