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Some views of the site of the former railway at Abernant, 2003

All that is left of the Abernant railway station that was situated at the top of Abernant Road. This photo is taken looking down the valley towards Cwmbach. Click here for a picture of this station taken from a similar angle in 1962 (from the RCT Libraries Photo Archive).

The railway ran from Neath to Merthyr via Hirwaun, Llwydcoed and Abernant. It was fully opened in 1853 when the tunnel at Cwmbach was finally completed, if not safe! Click here for a picture of this tunnel in the RCT Libraries Photo Archive. The railway was initially part of the broad gauge Vale of Neath Line (1851), but was later absorbed by the GWR, (1863-86).

Abernant Platform looking towards Merthyr

 
The route of the railway going towards Hirwaun from Abernant is marked by the large white gate just left of centre. On the right is the Rhoswenallt Inn, another welcome stop on a hot day!

Route of VNR towards Neath

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