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Locomotives on the South Wales Railway in 1859

The South Wales Railway ran from Gloucester to Neyland and the first section from Chepstow to Swansea opened in 1850.  Locomotives and footplatemen were provided by the Great Western Railway, but disputes over charges plagued the arrangement resulting in the appointment of outside arbitrators. In order to comply with the conditions accepted in one of the agreements, a list of engines working on the South Wales Railway on the 22nd September 1859 was drawn up.

Click on the Seal opposite to view some of the original documents and the list of engines at Cheltenham, Gloucester, Bullo Pill, Newport, Cardiff, Swansea and Neyland.

Locomotives on SWR 1859.pdf

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