Swansea Bay Railway Insignia

Railway links

imageA number of companies have operated rail links in and around the town.

The Great Western Railway company linking the town with London, The London Midland and Scottish Railway – LMS around the Docks and of course the Mumbles electric railway which held the honour of being the worlds first fare-paying passenger railway having started with horse-drawn carriages before the advent of Steam-power. The Mumbles railway ran between 1804 and 1960.

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4 comments on “Railway links

  1. Swansea boasted having the most railway terminals than any other town/city outside of London. This will test everyone’s industrial heritage knowledge! Try naming the companies.

  2. The locomotive in the picture above is a Beyer Garrett articulated locomotive. What is one of these doing in the lower Swansea Valley?

    • Well I will answer my own question. This loco was owned by the Hafod Copper Works- the Vivians. It was the first Beyer Garratt to be operated in UK – before the the LNER and LMS bought theirs. Another first for Swansea

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