Historical Railway Photograph Gallery 1851-1900

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Photos 1851-1900

->1901-1950

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NWL Waterloo Loop (To Dock Street coal yard) Looking north alongside out-of-use Waterloo Loop signal box showing the line to Dock Street coal yard (now severed west of former Courtybella level crossing) Out-of-use Waterloo Loop Signalbox 159 56 South 20-Jul-91 16.39

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Western Valleys South Wales Main Former Western Valleys trackbed at South Wales Main line overbridge, east of former Maesglas Sidings and North of Waterloo Loop signalbox WVL rail overbridge east of former Maesglas junction and at intersection of South Wales Main line, Newport 0
159
23
53
South 20-Jul-91 16.40

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SWM South Wales Main  Looking south from an out-of-use rail overbridge east of Maesglas junction towards Ebbw junction and Alexandra Dock Jct sidings Alexandra Dock junction, Newport 159 55 North 20-Jul-91 16.44

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NWL Waterloo Loop Looking south-west from out-of-use Maesglas sidings rail overbridge adjacent to Waterloo Loop signal box Near Waterloo Loop Signalbox (out-of-use), Newport 0 21 NE 20-Jul-91 16.44

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NWL Waterloo Loop The last remaining track between Alexandra Dock junction and Newport Dock Street, now severed west of couteybella level crossing Former Western Valleys Line overbridge, Maesglas Sidings 0 22 SW 20-Jul-91 16.45

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NWL Waterloo Loop Yard in vicinity of former Waterloo Loop signalbox Alexandra Dock junction etc., Newport 159 55 NW 20-Jul-91 16.46

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SWM South Wales Main  Up relief to down main turnout (1in18) (N796B points) Gaer junction, Newport 159 50 South 20-Jul-91 16.49

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SWM South Wales Main  Facing points in up relief forming scissors crossing to up main. This trackwork was remodelled in 2006. The heating elements for frost protection can be seen tapped into the sides of the slide chairs N796B points near Gaer junction & N317 signal 159 50 SW 20-Jul-91 16.49

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SWM South Wales Main  Looking south along relief lines and trailing crossover south of Newport tunnels. Frost protection elements are visible in the switch assembly Gaer junction, Newport 159 50 North 20-Jul-91 16.50

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GAE Gaer Looking north-east from Newport end of Gaer tunnel Gaer Tunnel, Newport (159M-47C to 159M-65C) 159 47 SW 20-Jul-91 16.55

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GAE Gaer Looking west towards Park junction from just inside west end of Gaer tunnel  Gaer Tunnel, Newport (159M-47C to 159M-65C) 159 63 NE 20-Jul-91 16.59

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Rd) & Merthyr Looking north-west towards the former A470 (now A4054) overbridge at boundary between Taffs Well and Glan-y-Rhyd Footbridge near up advanced starting signal, Taffs Well 7 59 SE 20-Jul-91 17.04

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Rd) & Merthyr Looking south-east towards Taffs Well taking in the Taffs Well down home and up advanced starting signals Footbridge near up advanced starting signal, Taffs Well 7 59 NW 20-Jul-91 17.04

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Rd) & Merthyr View of up & down main lines at former Taffs Well Down distant signal (Replace (Distortion)) Near former Taffs Well siding signal box site 8 38 South 21-Jul-91 10.03

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CAM Cardiff (Bute Rd) & Merthyr Rear view of former Taffs Well down motored distant signal fitted with sighting enhancement quadrant. Near former Taffs Well siding signal box site 8 38 South 21-Jul-91 10.04

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OVE Ogmore Vale Extension Turnouts 787A & 789 (both 1:9) Heol-y-Deliaid level crossing, Margam 2 00 SE 21-Jul-91 14.21

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SWM South Wales Main IRJ detail, new Pandrol fixings & brand new baseplates. Welded rail connection also visible (IRJ= insulated rail joint) Port Talbot/Margam 202 10 West 21-Jul-91 14.24

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SWM South Wales Main Up relief turnouts (Point PS817B) of 1:9 angle) East of Port Talbot station 202 14 SE 21-Jul-91 14.44

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SWM South Wales Main 818A trailing crossover with facing turnout to down goods loop (819B) East of Port Talbot station 202 19 SE 21-Jul-91 14.47

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SWM South Wales Main Looking south-east along the down goods loop east of Port Talbot. In the distance is the trackbed of the former Taibach Loop line which rose to an arched curve and swung right to Copper Works junction. The inclined embankment is visible in this record Down goods loop, east of Port Talbot station 202 22 NW 21-Jul-91 14.51

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SWM South Wales Main Looking north-west towards Port Talbot Panel and station. The up siding is on the right and by 2006 Network Rail infrastructure materials assembly and dispatch utilised the sidings more frequently Port Talbot up sidings groundframe & PT617 signal 202 29 SE 21-Jul-91 14.53

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SWM South Wales Main Up siding at Port Talbot with trailing connection to the up main Swansea-Cardiff line Port Talbot up sidings groundframe & PT617 signal 202 29 NW 21-Jul-91 14.54

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SWM South Wales Main Up relief line with up & down South Wales Main lines with the former Taibach loop line course on the right North end of former Taibach Loop lines, viaduct section 202 02 NW 21-Jul-91 15.05

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SWM South Wales Main Down & up South Wales Main line with up relief line on right and showing the treackbed of the former Taibach Loop line on the left East of Port Talbot station 202 02 SE 21-Jul-91 15.06

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SWM South Wales Main UP relief line on left with up & down South Wales Main lines to the right. Taibach Loop line elevated section, void of track is on the right. The brick pier on the left carried the connection from Copper works junction to Duffryn Yard, Port Talbot and to the loco shed and branch to Bryn and Maesteg Alongside former Taibach Loop arched section viaduct 201 67 NW 21-Jul-91 15.12

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SWM South Wales Main UP relief line on right with up & down South Wales Main lines to the left. Taibach Loop line elevated section, void of track is on the left  North end of former Taibach Loop lines, viaduct section 201 66 SE 21-Jul-91 15.12

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SWM South Wales Main UP relief line on left with up & down South Wales Main lines to the right. Taibach Loop line elevated section, void of track is on the right. The brick pier on the left carried the connection from Copper works junction to Duffryn Yard, Port Talbot and to the loco shed and branch to Bryn and Maesteg Alongside former Taibach Loop arched section viaduct 201 66 NW 21-Jul-91 15.12

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SWM South Wales Main UP relief line on right with up & down South Wales Main lines to the left. Taibach Loop line elevated section, void of track is on the left. The brick pier on the right carried the connection from Copper works junction to Duffryn Yard, Port Talbot and to the loco shed and branch to Bryn and Maesteg Alongside former Taibach Loop arched section viaduct 201 60 SE 21-Jul-91 15.13

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SWM South Wales Main Looking south-east along the up & down South Wales Main lines with the up relief line on the left. The area to the right once housed 18 sidings, part of the down yard between the former Margam West & Middle signal boxes South-west of Taibach 201 40 NW 21-Jul-91 15.17

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SWM South Wales Main Looking north-west along the up & down South Wales Main lines with the up relief line on the right. The area to the left once housed 18 sidings, part of the down yard between Margam West & Middle signal boxes and a ramp line climbed up to Ramp Line Jct on the higher level Copper works junction to Duffryn Yard line South-west of Taibach 201 40 SE 21-Jul-91 15.17

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SWM South Wales Main 1:13 Edgar Allen/CM switch (Trailing, down goods/down main) East of Abbey steelworks, Margam 201 20.5 NW 21-Jul-91 15.23

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SWM South Wales Main Down relief traps prior to trailing connection to down main North end of OVE down side line, Margam 201 18 NW 21-Jul-91 15.24

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SWM South Wales Main Speed restriction advance warning signs at down relief & down main opposite Corus Abbey Works North of Corus Abbey Works, Margam 201 17 SE 21-Jul-91 15.26

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SWM  South Wales Main Looking south from just beyond Margam Yard junction in the OVE line. This is the down goods section of the single line from the junction at the overbridge where the line also runs to the Steelworks ore terminal. The ore line became redundant after the run down of Llanwern steelworks North of Margam Yard junction 200 76 NW 21-Jul-91 15.31

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OVE
SWM
Ogmore Vale Extension /
South Wales Main
Down relief line from junction at Abbey Corus works road overbridge. Turnouts are referenced 758N & 759S in this area Margam Yard junction / Down goods line 0
200
79
63
NE 21-Jul-91 15.34

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OVE Ogmore Vale Extension Single line section from Margam Yard junction to Port Talbot Ore loading terminal (Docks). All out of use in 2007   0
200
77
65
SE 21-Jul-91 15.34

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Construction of the new Albany bridge over the river Lyd, north of Lydney junction in conjunction with the new A48 Lydney bypass and Dean Forest railway extensions Harbour Road Lydney, just east of A48 bypass level crossing     West    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Construction of the new Albany bridge over the river Lyd, north of Lydney junction in conjunction with the new A48 Lydney bypass and Dean Forest Railway extensions Harbour Road Lydney, just east of A48 bypass level crossing     West    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Earthworks being redeveloped at edge of new Albany bridge, to carry the new Harbour Road, Lydney Harbour Road Lydney, just east of A48 bypass level crossing     West    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Civil engineering works in connection with the Lydney A48 bypass       East    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Earthworks associated with the remodelling of Lydney yard and road access to industrial area, necessasry in conjunction with the Dean Forest Railway's extension programme North end of Lydney yard     West    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Earthworks associated with the remodelling of Lydney yard and road access to industrial area, necessasry in conjunction with the Dean Forest Railway's extension programme North end of Lydney yard     West    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Top end of Lydney yard before complete remodelling by the Dean Forest Railway Co. and showing a tandem turnout in bullhead track North end of Lydney yard and adjacent to river Lyd underbridge     SE    

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SAW Berkeley Rd & Speech House Rd Original double line curve at site of former S&W Lydney Jct station with sidings (yard) lines on right. The new Dean Forest Rly station has now been esablished on the same site and the yard sidings are modified Former Lydney Severn & Wye station area     NW    

1801-1850<-

Photos 1851-1900

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Date Last Revised:November 30, 2009