SO0002 : Abercynon branch train at Aberdare (Low Level)

taken 64 years ago, near to Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taff/Rhondda Cynon Taf, Great Britain

Abercynon branch train at Aberdare (Low Level)
Abercynon branch train at Aberdare (Low Level)
View southward, towards Abercynon etc.: ex-Taff Vale, later GWR terminus of the line from Abercynon. '6400' 0-6-0PT No. 6417 (built 12/34) was a light auto-fitted Pannier for light passenger work such as this, mainly in South Wales. The station is behind the camera: it was closed to passengers on 16/3/64, along with the service from Abercynon and in 6/64 also the Vale of Neath line through Aberdare (High Level) ceased, but freight continued, including through the connection with the VofN line as far as Hirwaun and Tower Colliery and in 8/73 a new line with a bridge over the River Cynon was built to facilitate this traffic, which ceased as recently 1/08. In 10/88, a passenger service was reinstated up the Cynon Valley from Aberynon and this now uses the rebuilt High Level station at Aberdare.
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Date Taken
6 April 1954   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 26 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0050 0257 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.7804N 3:26.4942W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 0050 0257
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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