The Railways

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

Brynmawr Railway Station
Brynmawr Railway Station
Duchess of Beaufort opens line
Duchess of Beaufort opens line
Railway line in Brynmawr
Railway line in Brynmawr
Line at bottom end  King Stree
Line at bottom end King Stree
Brynmawr Station
Brynmawr Station
Pannier Tank Locomotive
Pannier Tank Locomotive
Brynmawr Station - 1938
Brynmawr Station - 1938
Brynmawr Station - no date
Brynmawr Station - no date
Brynmawr Station
Brynmawr Station
Brynmawr Station 1962
Brynmawr Station 1962
Brynmawr East Signal Box
Brynmawr East Signal Box
Brynmawr Station 1958
Brynmawr Station 1958
station site 1960's
station site 1960's
Last remains Brynmawr  Station
Last remains Brynmawr Station

The last train from Abergavenny to Merthyr January 1958

Last Train 1958 02
Last Train 1958 02
Last Train 1958
Last Train 1958
Last train Abergavenny to Merthyr 1958
Last train Abergavenny to Merthyr 1958
Last train through Brynmawr 1958
Last train through Brynmawr 1958
The front cover of 'The Last Train' Book
The front cover of 'The Last Train' Book

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

Remains old bridge for a tramline crosss
Remains old bridge for a tramline crosss
Part of the viaduct that took the line o
Part of the viaduct that took the line o
Part Viaduct 2
Part Viaduct 2
Part of the viaduct that took the line o
Part of the viaduct that took the line o

Nearby locations

Gellifelin Halt
Gellifelin Halt
Beaufort Station 01
Beaufort Station 01
Beaufort Station 02
Beaufort Station 02
Waunavon Station
Waunavon Station
Waunavon Station site
Waunavon Station site

Location Unknown

Location unknown 01
Location unknown 01
Location unknown 02
Location unknown 02
Location unknown 03
Location unknown 03

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.

Best regards

Alastair Warrington (ex-BR)

Garndiffaith

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