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.
Miscellaneous Records relating to Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway, 1845-1966
Scope and Content
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.
Arranged into the following: Newport and Pontypool Railway; Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway; The Brynmawr and Western Valleys Railway.
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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.
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All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.
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