Miscellaneous Records relating to Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1845-1966

Scope and Content

Records of railway companies in Monmouthshire, 1845-1966, including Newport and Pontypool Railway, 1845-1849; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway, [c.1846]-1966; The Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1900-1907.

Administrative / Biographical History

Brynmawr & Western Valleys Railway was completed in 1905 and connected Brynmawr, Breconshire, with Nantyglo, Monmouthshire. The line was closed to passengers in 1962. The Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway was linked to the Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Railway at Abergavenny and the line opened in 1853. In 1845 a railway between Newport and Pontypool was proposed by the Newport and Pontypool Railway Company.

Arrangement

Arranged into the following: Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; The Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway.

Access Information

No restrictions

Acquisition Information

Source not recorded

Note

Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of miscellaneous records relating to Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1845-1966; RAILSCOT homepage (http://www.railscot.co.uk/index.htm) viewed 14 June 2004

Other Finding Aids

Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Appraisal Information

All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals

Accruals are not expected

Related Material

Further material relating to the railway companies is Gwent Record Office, D3145, D3934.

Geographical Names