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Barry docks & railways.

Iorwerth W. Prothero

Barry docks & railways.

the schemes that failed.

by Iorwerth W. Prothero

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Published by [The author] in Barry .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Paginationx,296p. :
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17090584M

Barry Docks Railway Station, Railway Stations Barry Docks, Vale of Glamorgan - Wales where to go, what to see and where to stay in Wales Holiday Cottage Hotline   The town of Barry developed along with the docks. And, after , with Barry Island connected to the mainland by a causeway, Barry became a .

A graving dock (dry dock) was also opened at this time, located at the north-east corner of Dock No.1, adjacent to a site that would later accommodate Barry Docks Railway Station. The graving dock was m by m, with an m wide entrance closed by a .   This book outlines the history of Barry scrapyard at the docks with a detailed decade-by-decade record of what happened to the locomotives bought by Woodhams for scrapping in the s, 70s and 80s, with photographs of the locomotives at the yard/5(62).

  Posts about docks written by Nick von Behr. The name of John Wolfe Barry first came across my path when I was doing voluntary research for the Bristol Industrial Museum (now called the M Shed) back in the s.. That led me on to a Masters in Social Research specialising in the History of Technology at the University of Bath, supervised by Professor Angus Buchanan OBE (author of an . Many railway historians and enthusiasts only know about the railways in the Barry area, because of Woodham Brothers scrap yard, where so many locomotives were rescued for r, there is a wider story to be told of the development and history of the railway and docks and John Hodge, the author of this detailed and informative volume, provides accounts of the various aspects of Brand: Pen & Sword Books.


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The Barry Railway Company was a railway and docks company in South Wales, first incorporated as the Barry Dock and Railway Company in It arose out of frustration among Rhondda coalowners at congestion and high charges at Cardiff Docks as well the monopoly held by the Taff Vale Railway in transporting coal from the Rhondda.

The book has been a Barry docks & railways. book of love for author Brian Mills, who since boyhood, has harboured an unbridled passion for railways and how they worked. As his life unfolded he studied in great depth the history of the Barry Railway and, in particular, the infrastructure that made it tick so successfully.

One of three stations serving the town of Barry in South Wales, Barry Docks Railway Station is located on the Cardiff Central – Barry Island branch approximately seven miles south of Cardiff Central and one mile north of Barry Station. Services from Barry Docks are operated by Arriva Trains Wales as part of the Valley Lines Network; Arriva.

Barry Dock and Railways. In the 's, demand for the 'matchless' steam coal of the Rhondda Valleys increased at an astonishing rate. The existing railway and docks were caught unprepared. The situation became progressively worse until when things came to a head.

Train tickets from Barry Docks to Cardiff Central can start from as little as £ when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day.

Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book. Barry Dock and Railways Barry Docks office building re-opened after Barry docks & railways. book fire. Locations along the line. These locations are along the line.

Barry. More details. Having last visited Barry inI didn't expect to find good facilities at the station. So this cafe and art display was a very pleasant surprise. This book covers the history of the railway and docks at this fascinating town, from the construction and opening of the Barry Railway and Dock in /9, through to the demise of its principal traffic, coal, in the early s, and on to the present day.5/5(1).

The Barry is another of those rarely modelled South Wales railways, which is a pity as it has many interesting locations and scenarios for the modeller.

These include: * Barry docks – not necessarily the whole lot (!), there are plenty of options for a small-space layout showing a small section of the docks. Barry Dock and Railways. These docks and railways were built by coalmasters who were dis-satisfied by the coal moving service provided by existing railways.

A section of the line remains open in Barry. Clickable Schematic of route: Local area. Top. To be entered. Chronology. Top. Page last created on 02/08/ Page last edited on: 07/08/ It was built after the Barry Railway Company was incorporated by Act of Parliament on 14 Augustfor the construction of the Barry Docks.

The company also ran Paddle Steamers from Barry Pier miles ( km) rail miles beyond, to places across the Bristol Channel, but eventually sold out to the Bristol company of P & A authority: Vale of Glamorgan. Barry Docks Offices is a council building in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan in south-east Wales.

It is prominently sited, overlooking the docks to the south, below the town and on a level site near Castleland Point, a promontory within Dock View Road. Barry Docks railway station is adjacent to the building and to its rear. The Passage of the Barry Dock and Railways BillThe Second Parliamentary Contest Aberdare accommodation annum appointed Archibald Hood authorised Barry Bill Barry Company Barry Dock Barry Docks Barry Island Barry Pilotage Board Barry Railway Company Barry undertaking basin Branch Bristol Channel Bute Docks Cadoxton Cardiff Docks Cardiff.

This book covers the history of the railway and docks at this fascinating town, from the construction and opening of the Barry Railway and Dock in /9, through to the demise of its principal traffic, coal, in the early s, and on to the present : £ The Barry Docks (Welsh: Dociau'r Barri) are a port facility in the town of Barry, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, a few miles southwest of Cardiff on the north shore of the Bristol were opened in by David Davies and John Cory as an alternative to the congested and expensive Cardiff Docks to ship coal carried by rail from the South Wales Coalfield.

The Barry Railway. Steam-coal exports from the Rhondda grew enormously from the s onwards, shipment taxing the port of Cardiff severely. The Bute trustees enlarged their docks somewhat, but the coalowners began to consider Swansea and other ports.

Barry Island breakwater, pier and railway, south Wales Two trips on the funicular railways of Hastings: the East Hill and West Hill Cliff Railways Barry Island photos Penarth Pier and the restored Pavilion in pictures, South Wales Tintern Massive, flabby fish and a big gun: A quick look around Chepstow, South Wales: in photos No matter how bad your job is.

Barry Docks railway station is a very small unstaffed station on the South Wales Valleys Line in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. It is managed by Transport for Wales.

The company was incorporated by Act of Parliament on 14 August for the construction of a dock at Barry Island - Barry Docks. The company persuaded P. and A. Campbell to run steamers from a pier built alongside the dock across the Bristol Channel, but later put their own fleet on the station.

Although the "Red Funnel" fleet as it became known gained a great measure of popularity, the. The book not only documents the locos that were there and what happened to them but gives a very interesting illustrated history of Barry Docks itself and how it came to be what it is today.

I visited Barry twice to see for myself the hundreds of engines dumped there so it brings back special memories for me.A book well worth purchasing.5/5(1). At the time the first photograph was taken inmillions of tonnes of coal and coke were passing through Barry Docks.

Extensive railway sidings can be seen which served coal hoists at the quaysides where ships were loaded with coal & coke to be taken around the world. “The Barry story is far more than the location of a once-famous scrapyard which, by the end of the s, held over two hundred condemned locomotives.

This book covers the history of the railway and docks at this fascinating town, from the construction and opening of the Barry Railway and Dock in /9, through to the demise of its principal.

Many railway historians and enthusiasts only know about the railways in the Barry area, because of Woodham Brothers scrap yard, where so many locomotives were rescued for r, there is a wider story to be told of the development and history of the railway and docks and John Hodge, the author of this detailed and informative Author: John Hodge.

The Barry Dock Works, offprint, 3 folding plates, folding map, manuscript notes bound in at end, cloth, § Rimell (R.J.) History of the Barry Railway Company,plates, folding maps, original cloth, gilt, Cardiff, § Moore (D., editor) Barry: The Centenary Book, second edition, original boards, dust-jacket, Barry, ; and.