Llynvi and Ogmore Railway


Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
Llynvi and Ogmore Railway
Locale Wales
Dates of operation 1861–1873
Successor Great Western Railway
Track gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) & 7 ft 0 14 in (2,140 mm)
Length 27 miles (43 km)
Headquarters Tondu


[v · d · e]Duffryn, Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway
Legend
To Tonmawr
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To Clyncorrwg
Cymer Viaduct
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To Port Talbot
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To Treherbert
Cymmer Viaduct
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West Junction
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Cymmer Afan
Cymmer Tunnel (1591 yd)
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Abergwynfi
Caerau Colliery
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Abergwynfi Colliery
Caerau
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Nantyffyllon
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PTR to Pontyrhyl
Maesteg Neath Road
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Maesteg
PTR to Port Talbot
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Maesteg (Ewenny Road)
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Troedyrhiew Garth
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Llangondyd
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To Brynmenyn
Station on track
Tondu
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To Bridgend
Cefn Junction closed 1973
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Kenfig Hill
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To Bridgend
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Pyle Junction
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Pyle
To Swansea
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closed 1965
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Cornelly Quarry
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Nottage
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Nottage Tunnel (63 yd)
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Porthcawl

The Llynvi and Ogmore Railway (originally the Duffryn, Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway) was formed by the merger on 1 July 1866 of the broad-gauge Llynvi Valley Railway and the standard-gauge Ogmore Valley Railway. It served Porthcawl, Bridgend, and Tondu in Glamorgan, Wales, along with various branches.

The company name was spelt Llynvi using the Anglicised phonetic spelling popular at the time, rather than the correct Welsh Llynfi.

Contents

Chronology

  • 1825 The horse-drawn Duffryn Llynvi and Porthcawl Railway (DLPR) authorised by Act of Parliament
  • 1828 The horse-drawn Bridgend Railway authorised by Act of Parliament
  • 1847 Llynvi Valley Railway (LVR) authorised by Act of Parliament and merges with DLPR
  • 1861 Horse-drawn LVR re-routed and re-opened as the steam-hauled, broad gauge Llynvi Valley Railway
  • 1863 Ogmore Valley Railway authorised by Act of Parliament
  • 1865 Ogmore Valley Railway opened from Nantymoel to Tondu
  • 1866 Llynvi and Ogmore Railway formed by merger
  • 1868 All lines now mixed gauge
  • 1872 Broad gauge abandoned
  • 1877 Cymmer Tunnel opened to connect with the Afan valley
  • 1883 Amalgamated into the Great Western Railway as part of the Maesteg Line
  • 1886 Llynvi Valley Extension (Great Western Railway) to Abergwynfi opens
  • 1960 Line to Abergwynfi closes
  • 1965 Branch to Porthcawl railway station closes in the Beeching Axe
  • 1971 Cymmer Tunnel closed to all rail traffic
  • 1973 Cefn Junction and Signal Box closes

Locomotives

Main article: Locomotives of the Great Western Railway

Broad gauge 0-6-0ST

0-6-0ST
Power type Steam
Builder Slaughter, Grunning & Co.
Configuration 0-6-0ST
Gauge 7 ft 0 14 in (2,140 mm)
Driver diameter 4 ft 6 in (1,372 mm)
Wheelbase 15 ft 5 in (4,699 mm)
Cylinder size dia × stroke, 16.5 × 24 in (419 × 610 mm)
  • Ada (1862 – 1868)
  • Una (1862 – 1868)

The railway owned two 0-6-0STs for goods traffic. Built by Slaughter, Grunning and Company, they were similar to the South Devon Railway Dido class built at around the same time.

In 1868 they were exchanged for standard gauge locomotives from the West Cornwall Railway, which had recently been rebuilt to allow broad gauge trains to run through from the Great Western Railway to Penzance.

In 1876 Ada and Una became GWR 2146 and 2147 respectively. They were withdrawn in 1884 and 1886.

Broad gauge 4-4-0ST

4-4-0ST
Power type Steam
Builder Slaughter, Grunning & Co.
Configuration 4-4-0ST
Gauge 7 ft 0 14 in (2,140 mm)
Leading wheel
diameter
3 ft 6 in (1,067 mm)
Driver diameter 5 ft 6 in (1,676 mm)
Wheelbase 18 ft 0 in (5,486 mm)
Cylinder size dia × stroke 16.5 × 24 in (419 × 610 mm)
  • Rosa (1863 – 1868)

The railway owned a single 4-4-0ST passenger tank locomotive. Built by Slaughter, Grunning and Company, it was similar to the South Devon Railway Eagle class.

Rosa was also exchanged for West Cornwall Railway rolling stock in 1868. It was then rebuilt as an 0-6-0ST, making it similar to Ada and Una.

It became GWR 2145 and was withdrawn in 1885.

Standard gauge

Twelve Lynvi and Ogmore Railway locomotives were acquired by the Great Western Railway in 1873 and renumbered 915 to 926.

References

  • The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway, Part 2: Broad Gauge. The Railway Correspondence and Travel Society. ISBN 0-906867-90-8. 
  • MacDermot, E T (1931). History of the Great Western Railway, volume II 1863-1921. London: Great Western Railway. 
  • Waters, Laurence (1999). The Great Western Broad Gauge. Hersham: Ian Allan Publishing. ISBN 0-7110-2634-3. 

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