Historical Railway Photograph Gallery 1301-1350

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Photos 1301-1350

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YNL Ynysybwl Turnout at former "duff coal" loading wharf showing 1 in 9 crossover in 110A & 113A flat bottom rail Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl 1 20 SE 29-Apr-90 15.30

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YNL Ynysybwl Out-of-use bullhead single line south of Ynysybwl Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl 1 20 NW 29-Apr-90 15.30

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YNL Ynysybwl 1 in 9 flat bottom turnout (110A & 113A flat bottom section) at "duff coal" wharf near Lady Windsor Colliery Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl 1 25 NW 29-Apr-90 15.31

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YNL Ynysybwl Double track approach to Lady Windsor Colliery boundary gate Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl 1 25 SE 29-Apr-90 15.32

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YNL Ynysybwl Severed lines at former gate boundary to British Coal's Lady windsor colliery site, Ynysybwl. On the left is the site of the former Ynysybwl New Road platform BR/BC boundary to Lady Windsor Colliery, Ynysybwl 1 40 SE 29-Apr-90 15.34

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YNL Ynysybwl End of abandoned branch showing paint reference marks for NCB/BR boundary for identification of limit of disassembly of sidings within NCB property. Rail is 95lb Bull head section Lady Windsor Colliery rail access gate (BR/BC boundary) 1 41 SE 29-Apr-90 15.36

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YNL Ynysybwl View of end of British Rail branch at NCB/BR boundary adjacent to gate at access ot Lady Windsor Colliery Lady Windsor Colliery, Ynysybwl (British Coal property) 1 42 NW 29-Apr-90 15.37

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YNL Ynysybwl View of out-of-use single line from Ynysybwl to Stormstown sidings Cutting south west of Coedycwm Road overbridge, Clydach Court 0 55 West 29-Apr-90 15.50

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Looking towards Stormstown sidings from curve south of Abercynon junction South of Abercynon junction 16 07 West 29-Apr-90 16.16

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Up splitting inner homes bracket signal and lines looking towards Abercynon junction. South of Abercynon junction 16 07 SW 29-Apr-90 16.17

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr South-side approach from Stormstown to Abercynon junction South of Abercynon junction 16 03 SW 29-Apr-90 16.17

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Up & down main lines and sidings at Stormstown, south of Abercynon Stormstown sidings 16 03 North 29-Apr-90 16.20

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Stormstown sidings, (mainly out of use) with right hand siding leading to former Ynysybwl branch Stormstown sidings 15 77 North 29-Apr-90 16.22

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr 2-doll bracket signal outer homes bracket assembly for up sidings and up main. Note the misaligned track-circuit diamond on the main doll Abercynon up outer home bracket signal 15 77 South 29-Apr-90 16.22

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr 1 in 13 trailing crossover in 113A flat- bottom rail from 2-way working common section of Merthyr & Aberdare lines south of Abercynon stations (Also shows propane heating elements and facing turnout to down through sidings) Abercynon junction 16 10 South 29-Apr-90 16.26

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Up & down common section of Aberdare & Merthyr branch lines showing facing crossover from up main to single line up & down route to Merthyr in centre right  beyond signal box. The left-hand track at this point carries the up & down single line traffic to the Aberdare branch South of Abercynon South station & signalbox 16 18 SW 29-Apr-90 16.28

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View showing down starting signals from Aberdare and Merthyr single line branches with Abercynon signal box and South station Abercynon South Station & signalbox 16 26 SW 29-Apr-90 16.30

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View showing runaway spur to sand drag for Merthyr branch at Abercynon south station Abercynon South station 16 28 SW 29-Apr-90 16.31

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr Commencement of gradient to Merthyr branch from Abercynon junction and South station Abercynon South station 16 33 South 29-Apr-90 16.34

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of runaway sand drag spur from Merthyr branch Abercynon South station 16 33 West 29-Apr-90 16.35

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of runaway sand drag spur from Merthyr branch Abercynon South station 16 33 South 29-Apr-90 16.35

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of Abercynon North station and start of single line incline to Merthyr branch on right Abercynon North Station 16 36   29-Apr-90 16.36

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of Abercynon North station from Merthyr branch Abercynon North Station 16 38   29-Apr-90 16.36

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of signal-box-controlled points at lower end of Merthyr branch incline out of Abercynon South station. The normal setting is for runaway traffic to the sand drag at the station Merthyr branch incline to Quakers' Yard from Abercynon 16 40   29-Apr-90 16.39

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View of sand drag points at foot of Merthyr branch incline, Abercynon Merthyr branch incline to Quakers' Yard from Abercynon 16 40 South 29-Apr-90 16.39

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) & Merthyr View near foot of Merthyr branch incline at Abercynon, showing full route to runaway sand drag at left of turnout. Merthyr branch incline to Quakers' Yard from Abercynon 16 40.5 North 29-Apr-90 16.40

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi View of new Sarn overbridge from M4 link to Aberkenfig prior to reinstatement of passenger services on the branch Between Sarn and Aberkenfig 1 68 SE 01-May-90 15.34

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi The new "build-&-cover" tunnel supporting the M4 motorway west of Sarn Services complex, north of Bridgend Penycae M4 Motorway overbridge, south of Sarn 1 63 NW 01-May-90 15.34

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi Internal view from M4 "build-&-cover" tunnel, looking towards former Coity junction  Penycae M4 Motorway overbridge, south of Sarn 1 60 NW 01-May-90 15.37

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi View of single line looking towards former Coity junction prior to reintroduction of passenger services on the branch South of M4 motorway overbridge & Sarn 1 57 NW 01-May-90 15.37

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi View from overbridge No.7, at what was to become the new Sarn halt site, upon the reintroduction of passenger services on the branch in 1992 New Sarn halt location 2 17 NW 01-May-90 15.52

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi Up home signal at River Ogmore rail overbridge between Sarn and Tondu River Ogmore rail overbridge south of Tondu station 2 24 SE 01-May-90 15.45

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BAL Bridgend & Abergwynfi The new "build-&-cover" tunnel supporting the M4 motorway west of Sarn Services complex, north of Bridgend M4 tunnel, north-west of former Coity junction 1 60 SE 01-May-90 16.10

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Then recently reballasted single line link from Aberdare to Tower colliery, Hirwaun, at former site of Trecynon halt, Aberdare Former Trecynon Halt, north-west of Robertstown, Aberdare 23 40 NW 02-May-90 15.29

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Then recently reballasted single line link from Aberdare to Tower colliery, Hiorwaun, showing older type bullhead expansion switch Former Trecynon Halt, north-west of Robertstown, Aberdare 23 40 SE 02-May-90 15.30

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Older type expansion switch in bullhead rail. (Line to Tower Colliery, Hirwaun). Former Trecynon Halt Llwydcoed rail overbridge, B4276 road 23 40 SE 02-May-90 15.30

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Out-of-use freight sidings at Aberdare. Now completely eradicated (2004) Aberdare freight sidings 22 55 North 02-May-90 15.39

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Either-way working lines west of former Aberdare High Level station, at commencement of section to Tower colliery West of Aberdare High Level  station 22 53 NW 02-May-90 15.43

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Either-way working lines west of former Aberdare High Level station, at commencement of section to Tower colliery and showing connection to former freight Yard (Now completely removed) West of Aberdare High Level  station 22 47 NW 02-May-90 15.44

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Out of use former freight yard lines at Aberdare. At the time of photographing, the lines connected from the single line to Tower colliery North of Aberdare High Level station 22 48 North 02-May-90 15.46

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Single line inclined approach from Abercynon into Aberdare High Level station South-east of new Aberdare High Level station 22 25 SE 02-May-90 15.54

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road View showing reverse single line curve to & from new Aberdare High Level station South-east of new Aberdare High Level station 22 26 NW 02-May-90 15.54

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road View looking south-east from end of new Aberdare High Level station at location of rail overbridge Aberdare High Level station 22 30 NW 02-May-90 15.56

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road View from NW end of new Aberdare High Level station looking towards old HL station and single line to Tower colliery. Aberdare High Level station 22 36 SE 02-May-90 15.57

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Single line and catchpoints with controlling groundframe at start of single line section to Tower Colliery from Aberdare High Level station Aberdare High Level station 22 38 SE 02-May-90 15.58

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road 4-lever groundframe beyond new Aberdare High Level station and controlling traffic to & from Tower colliery at Hirwaun. Aberdare High Level station 22 39 SE 02-May-90 16.00

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Double-throw catch-points/traps in single line from Aberdare High Level station to Tower colliery link. West of Aberdare High Level  station 22 40 NW 02-May-90 16.01

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road Out-of use lines at former freight yard, Aberdare. All now lifted. Beyond and to NE of Aberdare High Level station 22 32.5 NW 02-May-90 16.04

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VON
ABL
Neath (General) & Pontypool Road/ Abercynon Jct & Aberdare Link line The link line (deviation) connecting former TV Aberdare branch to the former Vale of Neath line at Cwmbach halt side of valley Cwmbach-Aberdare A4054 road overbridge (22M-23C Aberdare & 20M-68C Vale of Neath) 22
20
23
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North 02-May-90 16.17

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VON Neath (General) & Pontypool Road The then recently-constructed Cwmbach halt on former Vale of Neath formation after re-introduction of passenger services on Abercynon-Aberdare line. The trackbed behind the platform formed the 'straight-ahead' route (to the rear of the camera) to the former Mountain Ash, Cardiff Rd station and thence Pontypool. Cwmbach (New) Station 20 70 SE 02-May-90 16.17

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Date Last Revised:November 30, 2009