The first locomotive engine on the South Wales Railway, named the "Dove," and a tender were hauled from Gloucester on a carriage built purposely, and drawn by eighteen fine grey horses. Four superior black horses hauled the tender. The novelty of the load and the beauty of the teams drew the attention of a number of people. [Sekon 238-40]
Suddenly, from 1840 onwards, railways confronted Welshmen with wholly new opportunities to move, never dreamt of in the past and seized on now with enthusiasm. And at the same time the railways also ministered intelligently to the passion for movement that Welshmen discerned in their English neighbours. [Simmons 340]
"Seventy Miles an Hour" (Sekon, frontispiece).
Railway Lines in Wales
- Ffestiniog Railway
- Llangollen Railway (I)
- Llangollen Railway (II)
- Welsh Highland Railway
- The South Wales Railway
- Llandudno Station
- The Merddin Emrys locomotive
- Britannia Rail Bridge across the Menai Strait
- Chepstow Tubular Suspension Bridge
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