Records of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company

Scope and Content

Notices of ordinary general meetings of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company, with reports of Directors and accounts, 1883-1885; Prospectuses 1882-1883; Miscellaneous forms 1882-1894; Reports and correspondence of John David, Traffic Superintendent, Aberavon 1885-1896; Reports and correspondence of S. W. Yockney, Engineer, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster, to the Railway Company 1885-1891; Accounts 1886; Handbills 1885-1888; Extracts from newspapers concerning the railway 1880-1899; Papers relating to other railways 1850-1913

Administrative / Biographical History

The Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company was formed in 1882 to build a railway to provide transport for coal from the Rhondda to Swansea Docks. The first section ran from Cymmer to Aberavon, with extensions to Briton Ferry and Blaengwynfi. For further details, see H. Morgan South Wales Branch Lines (London, 1984).

Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Other Finding Aids

A hard copy catalogue is available at West Glamorgan Archives.

Conditions Governing Use

Usual copyright regulations apply.

Custodial History

This collection was originally received and held by Swansea Library and later transferred to West Glamorgan Archives.


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