Tredegar railway station

Tredegar railway station was a station on the Sirhowy Railway. It served the town of Tredegar. The station was near the southern edge of Bedwellty Park.

Tredegar railway station
LocationTredegar, Blaenau Gwent
Wales
Coordinates51°46′02″N 3°14′27″W / 51.7673°N 3.2409°W / 51.7673; -3.2409Coordinates: 51°46′02″N 3°14′27″W / 51.7673°N 3.2409°W / 51.7673; -3.2409
Grid referenceSO144083
Platforms1
Other information
StatusDisused
History
Original companySirhowy Railway
Pre-groupingLondon and North Western Railway
Post-groupingLondon, Midland and Scottish Railway
Key dates
19 June 1865Station opened
13 June 1960Station closed to passengers

HistoryEdit

The station was opened on 19 June 1865 by the Sirhowy Railway after the conversion of the Sirhowy Tramroad to a standard gauge railway.[1]

The line south from Tredegar closed to goods traffic on 30 April 1969,[2]

AccidentsEdit

On 17 December 1902 a fatal accident occurred when a train from Tredegar to Nantybwch with 9 loaded coal wagons and a brake van was stopped on the incline of 1 in 42 near Nantybwch. The driver uncoupled the engine for adjustments; on recoupling he backed the engine on to the wagons, setting them in motion back down the hill until they reached Tredegar, about 1½ miles distant, where a disastrous collision occurred.[3]

Present dayEdit

The route has been reused by the modern A4048 road;

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Awdry, Christopher (1990). Encyclopaedia of British Railway Companies. London: Guild Publishing. CN 8983.
  • Tasker, W.W. (1986). The Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Railway and branches. Poole: Oxford Publishing Co. ISBN 978-0-86093-339-7.
  • Tasker, W.W. (1992) [1978]. Railways in the Sirhowy Valley. Oxford: Oakwood Press. ISBN 0-85361-415-6.
  • Hall, Mike (2009). Lost Railways of South Wales. Newbury: Countryside Books. ISBN 978-1-84674-172-2.
  • Hurst, Geoffrey (1991). Register of Closed Railways 1948–1991. Milepost Publications. ISBN 0-947796-18-5.

RouteEdit

Preceding station   Disused railways   Following station
Sirhowy   London, Midland and Scottish Railway
Sirhowy Railway
  Bedwellty Pits Halt