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There are 14 pages of railways in this region.
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Rhondda Valley Branches (Taff Vale Railway)

Ex-GWR 57xx 0-6-0PT No. 9792 was withdrawn from BR service in 1964 but was subsequently sold to the NCB, which used it for a number of years at Maerdy colliery near the head of the Rhondda Fach (Little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 ... [Bill Jamieson]

Rhymney Railway

Although Pontlottyn was in coal mining and iron furnace country, the locals in Victorian times couldn't get a pub built, due to restrictive covenants imposed by former landowners. The Rhymney Railway, however, owned the land under its viaduct; so they allowed a pub to be built - under the last ... [Ken Strachan]

Rhymney Valley Branch (Barry Dock and Railways)

If you need a house with a large external storage area, try Central Street in Ener'glyn, on the North side of Caerphilly. This dramatic arch, which dwarfs the 17-seat minibus below, is all that remains of the Barry Railway viaduct. The BR was known to staff of rival companies as ... [Ken Strachan]

Rumney Railway

Come on in, the water's lovely! 37.141 hauling fresh ballast from Machen quarry goes for a paddle at Church Road on its way back to Park Junction in 1990. If I remember rightly, I was killing time before returning to work after a disastrous job interview. [Ken Strachan]

Severn Tunnel (Great Western Railway)

View east as 158951 approaches Pilning station, South Gloucestershire, on 12 July 2011 with a Bristol - Cardiff working heading for the Severn Tunnel. [Peter Todd]

Snowdon Mountain Tramway and Hotels

Smoke and Mirrors on Snowdon - a meeting of trains on the Snowdon Mountain line. [Ian Dinmore]

South Wales Railway

A loaded Margam to Llanwern steel coil train climbing Stormy Bank behind DBS 60054 on 3rd October 2017. The train is passing the site of the former Pyle Junction station. Nothing remains of Pyle Junction, which formed the east end of the triangle for the Porthcawl branch. It opened in 1886 and closed 1965. [Alastair McLellan]

List of locations in this area

Abbey Junction Alexandra Dock Junction Sidings 

Bargoed Bishton Crossing Bridgend Briton Ferry 

Cardiff  Cardiff Canton Cardiff Central Cardiff General Cardiff Rod Mill Carmarthen Carmarthen Junction Chepstow Church Road Clogwyn Clunderwen 

East Usk Junction East Usk Yard Ebbw Junction Ebbw Junction Shed 



Hafod Junction Halfway 


Landore Landore Viaduct Llanberis Llanbradach Viaduct Llandeilo Junction Llanelli Llanharan Llanwern Works West Connection Junction Llwynypia Loughor Viaduct Lydney 

Machen Maerdy Colliery Magor Maliphant Sidings Margam Halt Margam Knuckle Yard Margam Moors Junction 

Neath Newport Newport Godfrey Road Newport High Street 

Pembrey and Burry Port Pilning Pontlottyn Port Talbot Port Talbot Parkway Porth Pyle 

Rhymney Ruspidge 

Severn Tunnel Junction Severn Tunnel Junction Shed Skewen Skewen [1st] Stormy Loops Swansea Swansea Loop West Junction 

Tirphil Ton Pentre Trehafod Treherbert Treorchy 

Water Street Junction Whitland 

Ystrad Mynach Ystrad Rhondda