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South Wales Mineral Railway

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of Old Broad Street, London

  • A 13 mile line engineered by Brunel in the broad gauge and opened in 1861. It ran from Glencorrwg, down the Afan valley to Briton Ferry. The line included a rope worked incline, a 1,109 yard tunnel and gradients of 1 in 22. It closed in 1947 following a land slide. [1]
  • 1853 The company was incorporated.


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia