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W.H.Ferguson (Fruit Importers) Depot - 1940's

This was situated where 'Tesco' is now.

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Freshly Painted W. H. Ferguson Vulcan Lorry - HB 3897

(Photograph Courtesy of Stephen Webb)

W. H. Ferguson AEC Truck - 1960's



G.W.R. Goods Depot  in the 1920s. 

(Photograph by Mrs Lilian Snow, Upper Thomas Street, courtesy of Anita Farrell)

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Merthyr Tydfil Railway Staff circa 1945.

Second Row Extreme Right Richard Thomas Clive Thomas' Grandfather.

(Photograph courtesy of Clive Thomas)


Last of the Van Horses Leave - 3rd October 1953..

(From the Merthyr Express)

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Railway Staff - Date Unknown

(Photograph Courtesy of Gareth Evans)


Merthyr Tydfil Railway Workers

Bottom Right is Mr. Christopher Heggie.

(Photograph Courtesy of Gareth Evans)


Merthyr Engine Sheds

The site is now occupied by Trevithick Gardens.

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GWR-517 Class 0 - 4 - 2 No. 1435

GWR 5600 Class 0-6-2T at Merthyr Shed 88D - 1961.


The S.L.S. Special 58926 on the turntable.

(Photograph courtesy of Geoff Matsell)



S.L.S. Special 58926 at the sheds

(Photograph courtesy of Terry Jones)






Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station

 in the early 1900's taken from the old Angel Hotel.

Rhymney Railway train at Cyfarthfa Junction.

Heading towards Abercanaid, Aberfan and Quakers Yard High Level on the Joint Taff Vale/Rhymney Railway.

(Terry McCarthy has been emailing for some time to say the caption on this Postcard is wrong, Thank's Terry.)

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Merthyr Railway Station


Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station

(Photograph Courtesy of the Michael Morant Collection)




On the 30th of October 1966 the Queen visited Aberfan, following the Disaster. The Royal train hauled by D1054 Western Governer dropped the Queen at Merthyr Vale Station

and then ran up to Merthyr Station for the engine to run around the train ready to return to pick up the Queen.

(Photographs courtesy of Keith Lewis-Jones FBCS CITP)






A mural by students of Merthyr's history unveiled by Lord Ted Rowlands M.P.

Police officers present Sgt. Maldwyn Davies, Sgt. Jack Jones and Inspector Angus Gwynne.

Can anyone recognise the students?

(Photograph courtesy of Gwyneth Gwynne)


Naming Ceremony for Diesel Locomotive 56037 - RICHARD TREVITHICK

Named by Richard Trevithick's Great, Great, Great Granddaughter. 3250hp diesel-electric engine locomotive built at Doncaster Works in 1977 and was based

at the Canton Depot in Cardiff in the 1980's. Used on heavy loads of coal, iron ore and containers. In December 2011, it was sold to EMR Scrapyard (Coopers Metals)

for scrapping.

(Photographs Courtesy of Paul Webb. Extra Information Courtesy of Ken Lavender)


Merthyr Tydfil Station in the early 1980s.

Click to enlarge the photographs.

(Photographs Courtesy of Andrew Purchase & Alan Gunter)


Mural by Pen-Y-Dre High School Pupils Charting the 1500 Years of Merthyr.

(Photograph Courtesy of Andrew Purchase & Alan Gunter)


Several Photographs of the 'old' Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station

(Photographs Courtesy of Selwyn Thomas)

Nicholas Sullivan Sends Us These Photographs Taken in the Late 1980's - Early 1990's


 Class 37 No. 37893 in Railfreight Petroleum livery at Merthyr Tydfil Station on then The Monmouthshire Railway Society's  Railtour 'Taff Vale Triumph' 22nd June 1991

(Photographs courtesy of Nicholas Sullivan)








Demolishing the last the remaining part of Merthyr Railway Station, 3rd May 1996.


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