Once again I am indebted to photographer Rob Masterman for allowing me to reproduce this cracking set of archive images of the Coryton branch line in Cardiff, with photos of Birchgrove Halt, Rhiwbina Halt and Coryton Halt.
The above image of Rhiwbina Halt in 1967 is full of period detail, with a GWR ‘Pagoda’ style waiting hut, gas lamps and a diverse range of fashion on show!
W50126 looking down from Coryton 1967
Looking north at Coryton 1967.
C331 Whitchurch station in 1986.
W50084 at Heath Junction, 18/04/67.
C335 at Rhiwbina, 1986.
DMU waiting at Coryton, 1966.
Looking north from Heath Low Level, 1967.
Birchgrove Halt, 1967.
Coryton Halt, 1967.
Heath Junction looking towards Coryton, 1967.
(c) All photos by firstname.lastname@example.org
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4 Comments on “Railway archive photos – the Cardiff to Coryton branch line in the 1960s and 1980s”
hi ed. the third picture down is clearly a terminal, but the path beyond is levelled and passes under a road, as if it too was once a railbed. just commenting, but do you know?
Yes – the railway used to connect to the Taff Vale Railway’s line just south of Treforest station, but they were never allowed to run a through service because of political shenanigans. The section onwards fro Coryton closed in 1931.
The history of the line is detailed here: http://www.urban75.org/railway/cardiff-railway.html
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I do indeed!
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