Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NEATH railway (Vale of)

NEATH railway (Vale of), a railway in Glamorgan; from a junction with the South Wales line at Neath, north-eastward up the Vale of Neath to Pont-Neath-Vaughan, and eastward thence to Merthyr-Tydvil, with branches to the Aberdare and to certain collieries, and with other branches and some amalgamations. The original line was only to Merthyr-Tydvil and to the Aberdare, with branches to collieries; and was authorized in 1846. Other small branches were authorized in 1847; new branches were authorized in 1852; the purchase ofpart of the South Wales Neath station, and the leasing of the Briton-Ferry docks were authorized in 1859; theleasing of Swansea harbour was authorized in 1 862; the amalgamation of the Swansea and Neath railway waseffected in 1863; and the amalgamation of the Aberdare Valley railway was effected in 1864. The capital account, at 31 July, 1865, showed receipts of £1, 116,000 in shares, and £370, 633 in debentures. The company has relations with the South Wales, the Taff Vale, the Brecon and Merthyr, and the Neath and Brecon.

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

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a railway"   (ADL Feature Type: "railroad features")
Administrative units: Glamorgan AncC
Place: Neath

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