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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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