Merthyr Vale Colliery

On a steaming hot day, there was no shortage of water on the Merthyr Vale colliery branch line. This view looks South towards Cardiff - all trace of the branch line had been removed behind the camera. To the right of the safety fencing, two rows of colliery cottages stood abandoned - a sad sight, especially as they had been updated with mod con's like double glazing and satellite dishes. A protest graffiti, 'My town is not for sale', did not seem to have had the desired effect.

Location: Merthyr Vale Colliery

Company: Taff Vale Railway

Photographer: Ken Strachan

Contact photographer: Ken Strachan

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Date: 30/06/2018

Image number: 64841