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 Post subject: The Penydarren Tramroad
PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:32 pm 

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The Penydarren Tramroad is of great significance in the history of steam and railways. It marks the most obvious point in the gradual transition between horse power and steam power. ...........

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/th ... les-part-1


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 Post subject: Re: The Penydarren Tramroad
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:45 pm 

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I promised a survey of the line between Abercynon and Merthyr Tydfil. This next post follows the Penydarren Tramroad along its full length.

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/02/06/th ... les-part-2


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 Post subject: Re: The Penydarren Tramroad
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:14 pm 

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I have recently been 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 Merthyr/Penydarren Tramroad in use.

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 Post subject: Re: The Penydarren Tramroad
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:34 am 

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This next post relates in passing to the Penydarren Tramroad. It focuses primarily on the Plymouth Ironworks an Collieries which grew as a result of the existence of the Tramroad and the later railways in the Taff Valley. ...

http://rogerfarnworth.com/2019/11/13/th ... aff-valley

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South Duffryn or Plymouth Colliery, situated to the south of Pentrebach and just north of Troedyrhiw, was opened by the Hills Plymouth Company in 1862. It was served by the Taff Valley Railway and the Penydarren Tramroad. I have been prompted to write this short post by reading an article written by Clive Thomas in the Archive Journal of September 2014.

The featured image above shows the colliery sidings in a postcard image from the early 20th century.


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