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British Railways Property Board Miscellaneous Records for Sirhowy Railway and Tramroad Company, 1853-1929 and Talywain Signal Box Registers, 1969-1974

Reference code(s): GB 0218 D4181 & D4181/1

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Title: British Railways Property Board Miscellaneous Records for Sirhowy Railway and Tramroad Company, 1853-1929 and Talywain Signal Box Registers, 1969-1974

Short title: British Railways Proprty Board miscellaneous records for Sirhowy Railway and Tramroad Company and Talywain signal box registers

Dates of creation: 1853-1974

Level of description: Fonds

Extent and medium: (11 items)

Name of creator(s): Sirhowy Tramroad Company; Sirhowy Railway Company; British Railways (Western Region)

CONTEXT

Administrative and biographical history: Sirhowy Tramroad was constructed between 1802 and c.1805 and connected Newport, Monmouthshire and Tredegar, Monmouthshire. The first passenger service began in 1822. The tramway was converted into a railway in 1863 and the Sirhowy Tramroad Company became the Sirhowy Railway Company. The railway opened to passengers in 1865. The London and North Western Railway bought the company in 1875.The Sirhowy branch line was closed in 1960. The Talywain signal box operated on the branch line between Trevethin Junction and Abersychan and Talywain, Monmouthshire, controlled by British Railways (Western Region) from 1948.

CONTENT

Scope and content: Records of the Sirhowy Railway/Tramroad Company, 1853-1929. The fonds also includes British Railways (Western Region) registers relating to the Talywain signal box, 1969-1974.

ACCESS AND USE

Language/script: English

System of arrangement: Arranged into two groups; Group one consists of Sirhowy Railway and Tramroad records; Group two consists of British Railways (Western Region) Talywain signal box registers.

Conditions governing access: No restrictions

Conditions governing reproduction: Usual copyright regulations apply.

Finding aids: Hard copies of the catalogue are available in Gwent Record Office and the National Library of Wales.
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ARCHIVAL INFORMATION

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling information: All records deposited at Gwent Record Office have been retained.

Accruals: Accruals are not expected

Immediate source of acquisition: Source not recorded

ALLIED MATERIALS

Related units of description: Further material is Gwent Record Office, D3934.

DESCRIPTION NOTES

Note: Title supplied from contents of fonds

Archivist's note: Compiled by Richard Burman for the ANW project. The following sources were used in the compilation of this description: Gwent Record Office, Catalogue of British Railways Property Board miscellaneous records for Sirhowy Railway and Tramroad Company, 1853-1929 and Talywain signal box registers, 1969-1974; RAILSCOT homepage (http://www.railscot.co.uk/index.htm) viewed 15 June 2004; Tasker, W. W., The Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny Railway and branches (Poole, 1986).

Rules or conventions: This description follows ANW guidelines based on ISAD(G) second edition, AACR2, and LCSH

Date(s) of description: June 2004


INDEX ENTRIES

Subjects

Railways | Wales | Monmouthshire

Sirhowy Railway | Records and correspondence

Personal names

Corporate names

Sirhowy Railway

Sirhowy Tramroad Company

Places

Sirhowy