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Llanvihangel Railway

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1811 This line was sanctioned May 25th, 1811, by 51 Geo. III., c. 113. Initial plans were drawn up by William Crosley

1811 John Hodgkinson surveyed the line; he took on responsibility for the extension to Llangua (the Grosmont Railway)[1]

1814 This 3ft 6in. gauge line was opened. The line was 6.25 miles long running from the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal at Llanwenarth in a north-easterly direction to Llanvihangel, from where its extension was built as the Grosmont Railway.[2]

In 1846 the lines were absorbed by the Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway (NA&HR)

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. biography of John Hodgkinson, by A W Skempton
  2. The Engineer 1924/08/01
  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990