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Quaker's Yard and Merthyr Joint Railway

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The Quakers Yard and Merthyr Railway was a railway company in South Wales. It was owned jointly by the Great Western Railway and the Rhymney Railway. The line was of six miles length. It opened in 1886

At its southern end, the line connected to the Vale of Neath line of the Great Western Railway (GWR) at Joint Line Junction, just west of Quakers Yard High Level railway station. The line ran up the Vale of Merthyr, and at the northern end it connected to the Merthyr branch of the Vale of Neath line at Cyfarthfa Junction.

Passenger trains over the line ran between Merthyr Tydfil and Cardiff. The services ended in 1951.

After 1923 it was jointly owned by the Great Western Railway and the London, Midland and Scottish Railway

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