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The Robertstown footbridge, 2003.

A picture of the railway line, looking south-east, taken from the footbridge at the bottom of Tudor Terrace on the way to the playing field in Robertstown. This is the only track in place today; the new road which by-passes Aberdare centre is hidden by the hedge to the right of the picture. In our day there were nine tracks going under this bridge, including four which followed the line of the new road, and there were extensive sidings to the left of the picture. A large signal box stood to the right of where the points are a situated.

There is a photo, taken from this footbridge in 1965, in Mountford and Kidner, The Aberdare Railway, Oakwood Press, page 122, which shows that the track in the picture below, and the three telegraph poles, are original. Note also St Elvan’s church in the background to the right.

Robertstown Footbridge

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