SO2813 : Llanfoist Railway Bridge

taken 9 years ago, near to Llanfoist, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Llanfoist Railway Bridge
Llanfoist Railway Bridge
This bridge used to form part of the Railway from Abergavenny to Brynmmawr. Work commenced on the railway in Abergavenny on the 18th June 1860, reaching Brynmawr on the 29th September 1862. Sadly, the last public service ran on Saturday June 4 1958, the very last train running was the 08.30 a.m. Abergavenny Junction to Merthyr station, hauled by an old GWR pannier tank steam train.
On Sunday 5 June 1958 a special train was laid on that summer evening, after dark, steaming uphill from Abergavenny to Merthyr to commemorate the closing of the line, the train driver was Mr. G.E. Lewis, his fireman Mr. D. Hinton and the train's guard was Mr. Hubert James, of Abergavenny.
Crowds gathered at viewpoints at the trackside along the entire route, with large crowds at Brynmawr station. The bridge now carries National cycle route number 46.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 13 June, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 October, 2009
Railway bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 283 135 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.9740N 3:2.4670W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 283 134
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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