With photographer John Briggs I tracked the long-vanished Roath Branch railway
from Gabalfa into Cardiff Docks.
Consent has also been granted to reopen the branch railway
line from Waiareka to Weston, to be used to rail cement to Timaru and bring in some raw materials.
The former Harborne branch railway
line was bought by the city council in 1975 and developed as a pedestrian urban walkway and nature trail.
Once they flocked to the woollen mill in nearby Minllyn, on the site of the old terminus of the Mawddwy branch railway
line from Cemmaes Road, closed since 1951.
(A replica occasionally operates on the site.) Other significant structures include an early industrial building (once thought to be part of the original workshops, a claim now largely discounted), a goods shed of the early 1840s, a parcels office, the remains of stables located at a junction with a colliery branch railway
, and the coal drops, an impressive masonry structure at present fenced off awaiting repair.
It became known as the Wyken Mineral Branch Railway
. Wyken main closed in 1889 and winding ceased at Alexandra in 1914 after which coal was brought by a tramroad from nearby Craven Colliery (this had previously been connected by tramroad to the Oxford canal) to be loaded at Alexandra.
The former Kingswinford Branch Railway
lies at the heart of Smestow Valley Nature Reserve and has provided locals and visitors alike with a green and pleasant route to walk along since the early 1970s.
Blade Runner could then transfer easily to branch railway
lines or to rail tracks that are constructed along existing roadways.
Tremorfa will be a new community with a boundary of the River Rhymney, South Wales railway line, Splott branch railway
line and the current Splott boundaries.
It has seen youngsters from five of the area's schools help clear the old Meltham branch railway
line to create a heritage walKing trail.
""Given that, when it was announced in July that the deadline had been pushed back today in order to clarify issues relating to the Crown Estate, one has to wonder why the issues relating to the concerns of Natural England over ecological measures and the question of protecting future operations of the Killingholme branch railway
could not have been dealt with at the same time.
It is planned to construct a new 105 kilometre branch railway
as part of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars project.
Known as the Old Station House, it had previously served as the station master's home and has links with the former Riverside Branch Railway
. Following the closure of the Riverside Branch Railway
in the early 1970s, the property was converted from residential use to offices for business use.
And our fields and wood, all on a south-and-east-facing slope, were no more than a tiny black smudge above a curving black line that signified "Branch Railway