Cwmllynfell

00 and 00n9, Great Western railway and Industrial narrow gauge, 12 by 3 foot

 

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Following a push pull train

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Great Western Railway

Vale of Twrch

Cwm Twrch

Henllys

Cwmllynfell

Brynhenllys


Following a push pull train towards Aberhonddu (Brecon)

The yard at Cwmllynfell

    

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Cwmllynfell Station

 

Cwmllynfell Ground Frame

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The Aberhonddu (Brecon) end of Cwmllynfell

 

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Industries   

Christopher James & R C Aubrey Foundries Ltd.
inspection covers, grates, ornaments, & radiators.

Cwmllynfell Colliery Company, Twrch Colliery

The Goods Yard

At the back is a firm of coal cleaners. Coal mining extracts coal mixed with rock such as shale. Historically the mix of coal and rock was picked over by hand to separate the valuable coal from the unwanted rock and the rock was then dumped on a pit heap. Hand picking was inefficient and a lot of small coal (under 30mm) ended up in the pit heap. Modern coal cleaners use the differential in specific gravity to separate coal and rock. After their development it was realised that small coal could be obtained by digging up pit heaps and running them through a modern coal cleaner. Small coal is used for industrial purposes such as in brick and cement making.

On the left is C & G Ayres Ltd are a removal firm based in Reading who will be suppressed to find they had a branch in Wales 

At the front is a siding dealing with mileage traffic, general goods at the goods shed and coal. Mileage traffic was loaded and unloaded by customers rather than railway staff and the railways charged for the distance the goods travelled so much per mile hence the name.

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Panoramas

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Track Plan

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