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A scheme was proposed for a docks at Port Talbot with connecting railway to export coal from the Dyfrryn Valley, by Miss Talbot and her agent
1894 The company was incorporated to acquire and improve the existing harbour and docks at Port Talbot, South Wales, and has constructed a railway about 34 miles in length, connecting the port with certain colleries. 
1894 Act of Parliament passed
1895 Work on the line began; the company acquired the existing harbour and docks.
1897 Railway completed
1898 Docks completion