The Railways in and around Brynmawr
Brynmawr Railway Station opened on 1st October 1862, the last passenger train went through on5th January 1958 and the station finally closed when coal traffic ceased in November 1959
The last train from Abergavenny to Merthyr January 1958
Remains of railway viaduct
Photo 01 - Remains old bridge for a tramline crossing above what was Conoco Garage, located near the roundabout at the top of H.O.V Road
Photos 02 to 04 - Part of the viaduct that took the line over what was NMC Factory, located near what is now the Lakeside Retail Park
The 3 photos in the above gallery cool not be identified, and were each labelled as 'Location unknown', but a recent email we received (see below) has identified them as being out of our area. Many thanks to Mr Warrington for solving the mystery and providing such great detail.
I can provide some information on the three "unknown location" photographs on your website as follows:
01 - This is the very top end of the Eastern Valleys Line above Blaenavon Low Level station and shows a BR (ex-GWR) 64xx class 060PT in the sidings. Blaenavon Low Level station was off to the right.
02 - This shows BR (ex-GWR) 42xx class 280T No 5234 entering Blaenavon High Level station on the Brynmawr & Blaenavon Line, with empty wagons for Big Pit.
03 - This photo is of BR (ex-GWR) 060PT No 6427 at Govilon station on the ex-LNWR Merthyr Tredegar & Abergavenny Line, on a Merthyr-bound passenger train.
Alastair Warrington (ex-BR)
Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway- The opening of the M.T & A railway by Eifion Lloyd Davies
Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway- to find out more, please click on the link to access the Wikipedia page
Brynmawr Railway Station - to find out more, please click on the link to access the Wikipedia Page
The Last Train 1958 Booklet- Click on the link to download a PDF file of a Souvenir
Booklet printed to mark the last train from Abergavenny to Merthyr on 5th January 1958
The Last Train 1958 Video - Click on the Youtube logo to view a seven minute video of the Last Train from Abergavenny to Merthyr