Railways Bedlinog/Trelewis

There were four stations or stops in Bedlinog and Trelewis.

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Taff Merthyr Halt

Trelewis Platform

Trelewis Halt

Just like the rest of the district a lot of coal was transported by train.

Trelewis Halt

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The Halt in 1960

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Site of the former Halt 2009

Another small station built in 1934. This station was built on the main road just above the Ffaldcaiach Bridge. It was a tidy little station that had regular trains and good connections to all the main stations. Trains on the Neath/Pontypool route passed through this station.

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Trelewis Halt 1960’s

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Train arriving from Treharris to the Halt

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Same view as above arriving from Treharris 1995

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Same view as above arriving from Treharris 2010

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Train arriving from Nelson

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The Halt 1958

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Station site 1980

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Train coming from Taff Merthyr 1989

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The approach to the Halt from Treharris 1992

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A few years earlier it was a working line

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Coal trains one from Taff and one from Deep Navi

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1964 near Trelewis station

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Photo by Cyril Jones (Hank)

The same approach to the Halt 2011 

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Station closed but tracks still laid 1987

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Tracks lifted near the halt 1995

 Trelewis Platform

A very small halt/station on the Nelson & Llancaiach to Dowlais route probably opened later than the Bedlinog station. It consisted of two platforms (up and down) There was a waiting room and booking office on the Field street platform. The station was situated behind Cherry Tree way at the top of Field Street

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The Platform 1960

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Field Street Platform

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The Platform 1980

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Train approaching the old Platform station from Bedlinog

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 Train on old Dowlais line heading towards Nelson

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Train heading to Bedlinog near the old Platform station

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Trains heading towards Taff Merthyr Colliery

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Another train passing through Trelewis

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Coal yard behind High street

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Ffald signal box 1960’s (Wendy Lloyd)

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Train Passing the signal box Mackintosh Terrace

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Where the signal box once was now overgrown and single line over a new bridge that was built in 1974

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Train approaching Nelson/Llancaiach station through Trelewis 1960’s

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Same view as above but in 2012 train lines near old Nelson and Llancaiach Station 

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Above we see construction of new footbridge over the tracks in lower Trelewis for Cycle path

Taff Merthyr Halt

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A third station for the tiny Trelewis village but this was built in 1924 for the mineworkers at the newly built Taff Merthyr colliery.

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Photo by Hank

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You can still see some of the platform supports in 2014

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Very little left on that side of the track

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A ticket from 1963

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Train passing former Taff Merthyr Halt 2007

Bedlinog Railways

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Bedlinog Station

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Train leaving towards Dowlais

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When the station was demolished