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The Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company Volume 2

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The Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company Volume 2
1894-1971

Robin G. Simmonds

304 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with dust jacket.

ISBN13 : 9781899889792

£30.00


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Contents

Volume 2

11 The Port Talbot Railway and the South Wales Mineral Railway, 1908 to 1922 . . . . . . . . . . 259
1894 Railways - Ogmore Valleys Extension Railway
South Wales Mineral Junction Railway - South Wales Mineral Railway

12 Port Talbot Docks, 1895 to 1922 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
Pearson's Contract - Old Dock - Further Land at the Docks
1914 Act New Lock and Extension of Breakwaters - Proposed Pumping Plant

13 Dock Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 315
Railways: Old Dock - Railways: New Dock - Dock Machinery
Additional Tips - Water Supply - Road Access to New Dock

14 Dockside Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 337
Port Talbot Graving Dock & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd - Crown Preserved Coal Co.
Phoenix Patent Fuel Ltd - Rio Tinto - Port Talbot Iron & Steel Co.
Port Talbot Steel Co. - Margam Steelworks - Small Businesses

15 Floating Plant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 355
Tugs - Dredgers - Barges - Launches

16 Train Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 361
Passenger Trains - Workmen's Trains - Goods and Mineral Trains

17 Finances of the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company and the South Wales Mineral Railway Company . . .. . . 373
PTR&D Company - SWMR Company

18 Directors and Officers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 379
Directors - Officers

19 The Grouping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
PTR&D Company - SWMR Company

20 Post Grouping and the British Railways Period . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 387
Railways - Docks - Nationalisation

21 Along the Port Talbot Railway and the South Wales Mineral Railway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 421
Port Talbot to Pontyrhyll - Tonygroes to Tonmawr - Whitworth Branch - Blaenavon Branch
Port Talbot Dock Branch - Ogmore Valleys Extension Railway - South Wales Mineral Railway

22 Private Owner Wagons on the Port Talbot Railway and the South Wales Mineral Railway . 535

Corrections and Addenda to Volume 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547

Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 549

Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 551