Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, photos of a closed station, December 2004

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Following on from Rob Masterman’s excellent archive photos of Cefn Onn, here’s another selection showing the now-closed station in December 2004 – exactly fifteen years ago.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

The station closed in September 1986, although the platforms remained intact. This is the view by the footbridge, with a flimsy fence guarding the steep path down to the Cardiff platform.

Below is how it looked when the station was open:

Photos of the day: Rails to Rhymney through the Cefn Onn tunnel

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Some old railway fencing remained in situ by the gate.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Walking through the heavily overgrown path to the closed platform.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Looking back up to the entrance.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

The disused station platforms.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

The path from Cefn Onn Parc to the Rhymney platform featured a short concrete staircase.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Northbound train enters Caerffili (Caerphilly) tunnel

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Marker indicating six miles to Cardiff.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Tunnel portal.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

Looking south, where you can see the two stone piers of the now removed footbridge.

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

In photos: Cefn Onn Halt fifteen years ago, December 2004

With the decking long removed, you can just make out the bridge supports in this view looking across the tracks.

Below is how it looked in 2000:

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