Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for BRECON and MERTHYR-TYDVIL RAILWAY

BRECON and MERTHYR-TYDVIL RAILWAY, a system of railway between Brecon and Merthyr-Tydvil, in South Wales. It was authorized in 1859; and opened in 1863. It includes a line of 12 5/8 miles from the Brecon canal in Llanthetty parish to Merthyr-Tydvil; and a line of 13/8 mile, continuous with the former, from Merthyr-Tydvil, into junction with Dowlais railway, which communicates with the Taf Vale; and it includes also an extension from Tal-y-bont to Brecknock.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a system of railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Brecknockshire AncC
Place: Brecon

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