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Newport, Abergavenny and Hereford Railway

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The railway was sanctioned in 1846 and bought the Hereford Railway, the Llanvihangel Railway and the Grosmont Railway.

It ran from the Monmouthshire Railway at Panteg, through Pontypool-road and Abergavenny, to a junction with the Shrewsbury and Hereford at Hereford.

The Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway was linked to the Merthyr, Abergavenny and Tredegar Railway at Abergavenny.

1847 A line from Pontypool, through Crumlin, to join the Taff Vale at Quakers Yard was authorised. On this line are some severe gradients - one is of 1 in 42 and two tunnels, but the chief feature is the Crumlin Viaduct over the Western Valley. It is 1500ft. long, with greatest height of 200ft., and the average height 138ft. It is an iron structure with ten spans of Warren truss girders and it cost £39,000. A reminder of the early days of railways is found in the name of "Tram Inn" at the last station before Hereford.[1]

1853 The line opened.

1860 became part of the West Midland Railway

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Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer 1924/10/17
  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990
  • Gwent Archives [1]