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Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway

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March 1957.

Alexandra (Newport and South Wales) Docks and Railway Company, of 14 St. Mary Axe, London

This 10.5 mile line was originally incorporated in 1865 as the Alexandra (Newport) Docks Co. [1]

1875 Advert: opened the Alexandra Docks, Newport. Also owner of Newport Old Docks, the Alexandra Graving Dock, and the Blaina Wharf.

1878 The company launched the Pontypridd, Caerphilly and Newport Railway.

1882 The company name was changed by an Act of Parliament. [2]

1923 Became part of the Great Western Railway. [3]

'The Newport Docks & Railway Company' by John Hutton provides an excellent source of information and old photographs[4]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  2. The Stock Exchange Year Book 1908
  3. [1] Wikipedia
  4. 'The Newport Docks & Railway Company' by John Hutton, Silver Link Publishing, 1996