Historical Railway Photograph Gallery 51-100

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Street) & Merthyr 4-doll bracket semaphore assembly with 3ft ringed arms and reverse-reading 4ft stop arms Roath Branch junction 3 61 West 16-May-64 16.10

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    British Railways motif (Penultimate version) On DMU at Barry Island East yard       17-Apr-64 15.20

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Yard layout (DMU refuelling facility & stabling) showing complex permanent way arrangement Barry Island East 8 75 SW    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Double trap points in turnout from No.4 platform Barry Island East 8 75 SW 17-Apr-64 15.15
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GCT Grange Court & Hereford 1206-yard Ballingham tunnel. (From 127M-28C to 138M-03C) The tunnel has a  curved vertical gradient through its lengthy bore but the other end is just perceptable Ballingham 137 27 SE 13-Jul-64 15.46

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GCT Grange Court & Hereford Station view showing road overbridge and goods loop in distance (added after 1947). Cary viaduct (over R.Wye) and Fawley tunnel is beyond. Ballingham 137 11 NW 13-Jul-64 15.55

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GCT Grange Court & Hereford Fawley station viewed from road overbridge Fawley, (Herefordshire) 136 21.5 NW 13-Jul-64 16.06˝

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GCT Grange Court & Hereford Station loop and single line to 537-yard Fawley tunnel (From 136M- 32C to 136M- 56C) West of Fawley station (Herefordshire) 136 21.5 SE 13-Jul-64 16.06

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CRY Coryton Single line junction to station loop Whitchurch (Glamorgan) 2 30 East    

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Porthkerry bank looking towards Barry Porthkerry Park 1 33 South    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier View of Biglis junction looking towards Dinas Powys Palmerston Road overbridge, Barry 5 62 South    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier 3-doll bracket semaphore assembly (Former Bay starting arm removed) Barry Cabin signalbox 8 07 South    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Route indicating signal assembly. At the grouping in 1922 this assembly had five arms, one above the other but was eventually converted to the standard GWR route indicating type. This photo has been replaced by an enhanced version 917 Barry Van siding 8 12 South    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier 4-doll starting semaphore bracket signal with elevated disc. Barry junction signal box in the background, was out-of-use at this time and when it was in use, this signal assembly was the down homes assembly for Barry junction ’box Barry station 8 14.5 North    

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Former Barry junction up home bracket signals. The top arm, right-hand bracket, survives (2006) A4055 Harbour Road road overbridge, Barry 0 07 NW    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Rear view of 4-doll down homes bracket assembly. When Barry junction signal box was in use, the uppermost arm (down main to Vale of Glamorgan Branch) was slotted with Barry Cabin signal box and the slot weight and slot proving contact box is visible at eh lower part of the left-hand doll East of Barry signal box 8 03 South    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Front view of 4-doll down homes bracket assembly showing slot weight and slot-proving contact box on right-hand doll since this arm was slotted with operation from Barry junction signal box East of Barry signal box 8 07 North    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Lifted carriage shed tracks Barry 8 19 SE    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Carriage siding double 3-foot arm signal assembly with reduced night aspects (i.e. partly-masked spectacles) Former carriage shed sidings, Barry (A housing complex was established here in the year 2000) 8 19 SE    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier New 2-doll bracket signal (Further modified after 1970 and left-side doll heightened and arm motorised). A new electric point motor with detection & facing-point lock is visible to the left of the signal base Barry signal box up inner home signal (Barry Island curve) 8 21 South    

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BJR Bassaleg junction & Rhymney View of Machen station from road overbridge, showing double junction branch to Caerphilly far left, which further split into two single routes to Gwernydomen to re-merge as double track before reaching Caerphilly Machen 4 78 East    

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LTO Waterhall jct & Common Branch jct Single line branch from Waterhall junction to Common  Branch junction (Serving Creigiau Quarry). The viaduct in the distance carried the double-tracked Penrhos branch. Just beyond the viaduct, at 4M-66C, the former Crofft-y-Guinea siding branched off the single line, towards the camera point, to the left as viewed, passed under the viaduct and terminated alongside the road to the left. It was used extensively during the second world war to serve as a rail supplies service point for the former Rhydlafar Hospital which was tied up with the American occupation in Britain Road overbridge south of former Crofft-y-Guinea siding (later St.Fagans Road siding) 4 78 West    

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LTO Waterhall jct & Common Branch jct Single line branch viewed from road overbridge, looking towards Capel Llanilterne Road overbridge south of former Crofft-y-Guinea siding (later St.Fagans Road siding) 4 78 East    
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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of double junction. A housing estate now lies to the left of the down main (Second line from right) Roath Branch junction 3 65 West    

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LTR Mwyndy junction & Tonteg junction Double-throw catch points in single-line Brofiscin branch. Line to Tonteg junction (for Cwm Colliery) runs to left Maesaraul junction, Cross Inn 1 05 West 10-Apr-65 15.20

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LTR Mwyndy junction & Tonteg junction 2-lever groundframe (Point & facing point lock). Exit from Brofiscin Branch Maesaraul junction, Cross Inn 1 3.75 West 10-Apr-65 15.21
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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of Radyr junction from footbridge, showing bracket semaphore signal assemblies and permanent way S&C. All semaphore signalling was removed in 1998 and replaced by a new MAS installation in conjunction with the abolition of Llandaff Loop junction, Radyr, Taffs Well & Maesmawr signal boxes Radyr station 5 22.25 West 10-Apr-64 11.32

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Pannier tank locomotives at Radyr station, awaiting signal to shed  Radyr station 5 23 South 10-Apr-64 11.33

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BYB Worcester & Bromyard Single line branch and fixed distant Brockhampton Siding, Bromyard 134 23 East 04-Sep-64 13.40

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BYB Worcester & Bromyard Single line branch and Brockhampton siding Bromyard East 134 23 West 04-Sep-64 13.42

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BYB Worcester & Bromyard Station from road overbridge Bromyard 135 8 West 04-Sep-64 13.37

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BYB Worcester & Bromyard Headshunt from road overbridge Bromyard 135 8.25 East 04-Sep-64 13.36
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CAR Cardiff (Stonefield junction) & Rhymney View of curve approaching Caerphilly tunnel from Wernddu. Down main starting signal for Wernddu signal box is seen. Cherry Orchard down motored semaphore distant signal is visible beyond Road overbridge, south-east of former Wernddu signal box, Caerphilly 7 34 NW    

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BAG Birmingham & Gloucester General view of signal box, part of station, and partly-dismantled branch to Upton-on-Severn. Branch, signal box and station subsequently removed but a new station sited at this point in the 1990s Ashchurch junction 79 49 SE 30-Aug-64 14.45

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BAG Cheltenham & Worcester General view of layout showing lines to Malvern and Upton-on-Severn running to the left and the lines to Redditch running to the right. All subsequently demolished but a new station was constructed in the 1990s Ashchurch junction  79 49 SW 30-Aug-64 14.45

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan West portal of 545-yard Porthkerry No.1 tunnel (from 0M-53C to 0M-77C). The aerial telegraph rig which used to pass overground through the Barry Garden Suburb area above the tunnel, had by this time been terminated at each end of the tunnel & routed via termination cabinets & multipair cable through the tunnel. The termination pole and cable cabinet are on the left of the lines Porthkerry Park 0 79 SW    

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Original layout of west end of Barry Sidings with signal box when in full use Barry Sidings 0 49 West    

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Layout of west end of Barry Sidings after abolition of signal box and with just up & down main with down freight loop remaining Barry Sidings 0 49 West    

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SIR Nine Mile Point & Tredegar View looking from Bedwas Rd overbridge towards Gelligroes junction when former LMS line was in full use between Nine Mile Point & Tredegar Overbridge No.38, north west of former Wyllie colliery and south of Tredegar Jct Lower and Gelligroes Jct 11 79.5 South    

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SIR Nine Mile Point & Tredegar Curve from Pontllanfraith High Level to Tredegar junction Lower (former LMS line) North-east of Tredegar junction Lower (LMS line) ~11 38    NW    

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan Porthkerry Bank viewed from road underbridge & looking towards Porthkerry viaduct Porthkerry Park 1 19.25 East    

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COB Cardiff & Ogmore Abandoned single line at Brynnau Gwynion road overbridge. The bridge was later remodelled in the form of a smaller, all red-bricked version some years after closure of this branch Brynnau Gwynion ~1 17.5 West    

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COB Cardiff & Ogmore Abandoned single line at Brynnau Gwynion road overbridge Brynnau Gwynion ~1 17.5 East    

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MER Gelli Tarw junction & Merthyr Abandoned single line at rail overbridge East of Gelli Tarw junction ~0 46.5 East    

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Double line at A465 Heads of Valleys road overbridge showing GWR wooden post semaphore signal New Heads of Valleys A465 road overbridge, West of Gelli Tarw junction 25 10 West    
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