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RHYMNEY RAILWAY: WALNUT TREE ENGINE SHED, TAFF'S WELL

Site Details


NPRN 403500

Map Reference ST18SW

Grid Reference ST1254683139

Unitary (Local) Authority Rhondda, Cynon, Taff

Old County Glamorgan

Community Taffs Well

Type of Site ENGINE SHED

Broad Class TRANSPORT

Period Post Medieval

Site Description From the Rhymney Railway's opening in 1858 it had a junction with the Taff Vale Railway at Walnut Tree from which it had running powers to Cardiff. It was not until 1871 that it had its own direct route to Cardiff via Caerphilly tunnel. The original small engine shed survives near to present day Taffs Well station (the Taff Vale Railway's former Walnut Tree station).
(A Guide to the Industrial Archaeology of South East Wales, AIA, 2003)
B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 21 September 2005.