Historical Railway Photograph Gallery 401-450

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Photo ELR Branch Subject Location M C Elev'n Date Time

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BDU Beddau Loop Double track loop line from Watford Crossing junction, showing double trap points with facing point lock in up line Beddau Loop junction signal box 9 28 East 1960  

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BDU Penrhos junction & Aber junction Main line between Penrhos junction & Beddau Loop junction. The cutting has been backfilled, the land remodelled and a housing estate site is situated on this site now South of Beddau Loop junction signal box 0 61 SE 1960  

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BDU Aber junction & Penrhos junction View of diverging lines at junction of Walnut Tree & Beddau Loop lines. (All now backfilled and remodelled for a housing estate) Beddau Loop junction & signal box 9
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30
57
NW 1960  

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CAP Cardiff & Pontypridd The then recently singled double line Pontypridd-Caerphilly section before total closure and conversion to the Taff trail Road overbridge at former Groeswen Halt 11 21.5 West 1960  

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CAP Cardiff & Pontypridd The then recently singled double line looking towards Penrhos junction South-west of Penrhos junction 9 62 South 1960  

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CTD Cadoxton South junction & Trehafod junction Then newly ballasted double line south of former Efail Isaf station. The station with platform loop lines is just visible in the middle distance Road overbridge south of Efail Isaf station 10 64 SE 1960  

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VOG Vale of Glamorgan View of 4 tracks & station platforms as seen from footbridge when branch was still open to passenger traffic. The Aberthaw Power station reception sidings are visible beyond the station Aberthaw station 5 05 SE 1960  

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WNT Walnut Tree Up & down main lines, south of trailing crossover in Walnut Tree branch South of Penrhos junction 9 62 South 1960  

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BDU Beddau Loop View of short-radius curved double loop lines between Beddau Loop junction & Watford Crossing signal box & junction. A housing estate now occupies this location. Beddau Loop, south-west of Caerphilly 0 59 West 1960  

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BDU Penrhos junction & Aber junction View of Beddau Loop junction & semaphore bracket signal (Now completely removed) Beddau Loop junction at former A468 rail overbridge, west of Aber Yard 9
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55
32
South 1960  

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  Spare              

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CTD Cadoxton South junction & Trehafod junction View of junction with all signalling extant but when branches were little used. Note the very dense amount of aerial telegraph wires Tynycaeau junction 5
0
49
03
SE 1960  

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CTD Cadoxton South junction & Trehafod junction Drope junction & signal box after abandonment. Peterston branch diverges to left. Note the slotted concrete signal post which supported a Saxby & Farmer somersault home arm until the closure of the signal box. Drope junction 4 56.5 SE    

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CTD Cadoxton South junction & Trehafod junction Up & down main lines, up siding  & down loop after closure Tynycaeau sidings ~5 40 SE    

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CTD Cadoxton South junction & Trehafod junction Looking north towards Wenvoe from Vishwell Rd overbridge after removal of sown line by contractor. The 2 milepost is still standing Vishwell Rd overbridge, between Cadoxton & Wenvoe 1 89 South    

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WYE Wye Valley 69-yard single line river bridge at Tintern. Note the bullhead guard rails either side of the running rails River Wye bridge, Tintern 4 35 South 12-Sep-64 12.02

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HRD Lime Kiln Jct & Penar Jct View looking towards Newbridge along single line east of east portal of Penar tunnel Immediately east of Penar tunnel     West    

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PRS Penrhos View of abandoned track looking towards Tynycaeau junction from Penrhos branch North-east of Tynycaeau junction 6 09 NE    

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SFA St.Fagans Double track from single line St.Fagans/Tynycaeau junction viewed from south of junction with Wenvoe line Just south of Tynycaeau junction 0 03 North    

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MER Gelli Tarw junction & Merthyr View of single line passing under double line, stone-arched lane overbridge East of Merthyr tunnel 5 00 West    

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CTD Cadoxton South junction & Trehafod junction Black & White photo’ of Drope junction when line was in decline Drope junction 4 53.5 South    

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PTN Drope Jct & Peterston Black & White photo’ of Peterston branch at Drope junction down home signal when branch was no longer in use. (This cutting is now completely filled in so that the fields are commoned) Road overbridge north of Green Down public house on Drope/St.Georges road 1 37 East    

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PRS Penrhos View looking towards Penrhos junction as seen from Penrhos Yard and line from Barry Penrhos yard 12 19 SE    

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PRS Penrhos Poor quality photo' of 56XX-class loco' performing shunting operation at Steetley Dolomite siding, south end of Walnut Tree viaduct Walnut Tree West signal box (Steetley Dolomite siding) 9 42 South    

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PRS Penrhos Poor quality photo' of 56XX-class loco' just returning from Tynycaeau junction in order to run around its train for return to Penrhos junction after shunting at Steetley Dolomite siding, south end of Walnut Tree viaduct Walnut Tree West signal box (Steetley Dolomite siding) 9 42 North    

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Then just laid, flat-bottomed turnout, part of the remodelling of the permanent way in connection with the dismantling of the Ely river up line, bowstring railway bridge Adjacent to Cogan jct down homes bracket signal, Llandough sidings 2 34 South 14-May-66 11.12

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier A junction fishplate to connect 95lb bullhead rail with 109lb flat-bottom rail Adjacent to Cogan jct down homes bracket signal, Llandough sidings 2 30 East 14-May-66 11.19

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Then newly-installed BS113A trailing points installed as part of the closure of Llandough sidings. The old Taff Vale Rly signal box is on the left in the distance and the then in-use Cogan Jct signal box lies to the right. The Cogan-Grangetown road viaduct now spans the scene near the signal boxes and for this installation the embankment was levelled. The 3-doll bracket signal on the right, has already lost its 3ft arm on the low doll , as Cogan sidings down goods loop had been taken out of use. Llandough sidings 2 30 North 14-May-66 11.27

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Then newly-installed BS1131 insulated fishplate joint for separating track circuits Llandough sidings 2   East 14-May-66 11.21

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BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry Pier Then newly-installed BS113A trap point assembly and new colour-light bracket signal  installed as part of the new work associated with taking out of use, Llandough sidings and abolition of up main line via river Ely boughstring bridge. Llandough Sidings signal box can be seen in the distance between wagons to the left of the former yard control building Llandough sidings 2   East 14-May-66 11.35

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WAL Walnut Tree Collett 0-6-2T loco’, 6618 standing alongside South Wales Forgemasters site at Taffs Well, presumably rostered as banking engine for the "big hill" (Incline to Penrhos junction). (B&W Photo’ by others) Walnut Tree junction          

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    TV 'F'-class 0-6-2T loco’, 367 (Early B&W Photo’ by others) Unknown          

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    Collett 0-6-2T loco’, 5601 at shed in one of the Rhondda Valleys (Possibly Treherbert). (B&W Photo’ by others) Unknown          

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WAL Walnut Tree Three-arched bridge at Penrhos junction. (By 1997, this bridge had been completely engulfed in backfill and a housing estate established on a plane, higher than the old road level on the bridge and to the north of it) Penrhos junction signal box 9
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36
SE    

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MER Gelli Tarw junction & Merthyr Abandoned single line approaching Werfa Loop, west of Merthyr tunnel. This is now a bridle/walkway. The concrete down home signal post still stands (2001) West of Merthyr tunnel 3 23.5 East    

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MER Gelli Tarw junction & Merthyr View looking eastwards along platform of Abernant station after closure of line Abernant Station (Aberdare) 2 42 NW May-63  

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MER Gelli Tarw junction & Merthyr View looking westwards along station platform towards level crossing, with GWR wooden semaphore signal carrying sighting enhancer but with arm removed Abernant Station (Aberdare) 2 42 SE May-63  

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CEJ Cardiff General & Queen Street South 2-doll bracket signal assembly with route indicators and "Call-on" arms Queen Street station, south end 1 01 South    

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MLN Exeter & Plymouth 2-doll bracket signal assembly with route indicators, "Call-on" arms and elevated discs Newton Abbot station and signal box 214 16 North    

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Rhymney Bridge station & trackbed after abandonment. Course of line is now part of the A465 Heads of the Valleys trunk road. (Black & white) Rhymney Bridge station (LMS & GW mileages given) 15
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41
17
West 1958  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Severed double line near Rassau. Now course of A465 Heads of Valleys trunk road (Black & white). SOUND WHISTLE BOARD still standing at the time. West of this point, the line was previously jointly run by the GWR and LMS West of Nantybwch 14 22 West 1958  

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RSB Rhondda & Swansea Bay South portal of 167-yard Gelli tunnel after tracklifting  (Black & white) North-east of Cymmer Afan 4 80˝ South 1958  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Track recovery north of up advanced starting signal which carries a track circuit indicator diamond Unclassified road overbridge north-east of Brynmawr     South 1960  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Track recovery north of down home signal. A "D"-sign (fireman's plunger) is attached to the lower part of the signal post. Brynmawr-Waenavon road overbridge north-east of Brynmawr     South 1960  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny East end of abandoned Nantybwch station showing junction of Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny line with branch from Tredegar (Black & white) Nantybwch station 13 65 West 1960  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny West end of abandoned Nantybwch station showing abandoned sidings & station footbridge. (Black & white) Nantybwch station 13 70 West 1960  

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SIR Sirhowi Out-of-use line between Tredegar & Nantybwch. (Black & white). The entire area had been redeveloped by year 2004 Nantybwch station 0 07 NW 1960  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Former LMS trackbed & overbridges in Dowlais Top area. Now completely obliterated by redevelopment (Black & white) Dowlais Top 16 ? South 1960  

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MTA Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Abandoned Beaufort station after tracklifting. (Black & white). Weak road overbridge in background had been shored up with timbers after closure of line Beaufort station 11 10 West 1960  
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