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The Penydarren tramway

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The Railway Magazine, March 1951, carried a short note about the Penydarren Tramway as well as an article about Richard Trevithick and his locomotive which first ran on the Tramway in February 1804. The first steam locomotive on rails .....

This post pulls together information from a number of different websites about the Penydarren Tramway. The next post will follow the length of the line as best as is possible ....

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/02/02/the-penydarren-tramroad-south-wales-part-1

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I have just begun reading a book by John Minnis - 'Britain's Lost Railways' - and found this picture which he says is the only one known to be in existence of the Mertyr/Penydarren Tramroad in use.

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Thanks for posting Roger.

 

Fascinating read. I find these early tramways / railways captivating; I really must visit. I never knew so much of the course of the line survives. 

 

Les

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