Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley: Newport to Tredegar & Nantybwch, Including Hall's Road (Pen & Sword)

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An illustrated review of the railways and industrial history of the lines that once operated in the Sirhowy valley in South Wales. Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley: Newport to Tredegar & Nantybwch, Including Hall's Road is the first full history of the railways that served this important area of Welsh industry, covering all aspects of its rail transport and manufacturing history.

The area once boasted some important and well-known industrial manufacturers, including the Tredegar Iron Works and numerous other iron smelting companies. This volume examines the industrial, economic and social history of this fascinating area of the South Wales valleys and how this was influenced by the railways that once served the area.

An historical introduction is followed by chapters looking at:

  • Passenger Services
  • Coal & Freight Services
  • Tredegar Motive Power Depot
  • Location Analysis
  • The Last Day – 11 June 1960
  • Tredegar Iron & Coal Company
  • Reflections on Ty Trist Colliey
  • Hall’s Road – The Penar Branch

Railways and Industry in the Sirhowy Valley: Newport to Tredegar & Nantybwch, Including Hall's Road contains over 450 archive black and white illustrations, plus over 30 maps and diagrams. 312 pages. Hardback.

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