Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Five: Dynea Halt

Previous station: Rhydyfelin Halt. At the turn of the century, the PC&N had purchased it's own stock of trains to run passenger services, and a series of local stops were built for these services. As with the previous halts on the line, Dynea Halt opened (initially named just Dynea) on September 1st, 1904. Via NLS, https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=17&lat=51.5867&lon=-3.3020&layers=168&right=BingHyb. … Continue reading Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Five: Dynea Halt

Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Four: Rhydyfelin Halt

Previous station: Treforest Halt. At the turn of the century, the PC&N had purchased it's own stock of trains to run passenger services, and a series of local stops were built for these services. As with the previous halts on the line, Rhydyfelin Halt opened on September 1st, 1904. Unlike the prior halts, Rhydyfelin Halt … Continue reading Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Four: Rhydyfelin Halt

Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Three: Treforest Halt

Previous station: Glyntaff Halt. This stretch of track from Pontypridd had been in use by the PC&N since it's opening in 1884, with freight and passenger services operated by Taff Vale Railway locomotives from the TVR's Pontypridd hub. The TVR opted to discontinue this arrangement in 1903, so the PC&N purchased it's own engines and … Continue reading Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Three: Treforest Halt

Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Two: Glyntaff Halt

Previous station: Pontypridd Tram Road Halt. Glyntaff  was technically the first stop on the line, pre-dating Tram Road Halt. One of the sidings served the local Pentrebach Quarry from 1903 until 1925. A small number of the sidings also serviced the nearby Brown-Lenox Chainworks - but it seems the majority of their product was also … Continue reading Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part Two: Glyntaff Halt

Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part One: Pontypridd Tram Road Halt

I briefly wrote about the Pontypridd Tram Road Halt a few years ago, but I've decided to revisit it and go a bit more in-depth (and also follow the other halts along the line, like I did with my Cardiff Railway blogs). So strap in bucko's, as we take another abridged stroll through railway history... … Continue reading Retracing the PC&N Railway: Part One: Pontypridd Tram Road Halt