The Rhymney Railway opened in the winter of 1857-58 and this idiosyncratic company was largely reliant upon outside framed saddle tanks during the 19th century. In the early 20th century, under the guidance of R. Jenkins and C.T. Hurry Riches, the motive power and rolling stock was transformed, providing the Company with modern stock that survived in some cases to the British Railways era. Indeed, the last of the powerful Rhymney tank locomotives only finally went to Swindon for cutting up in 1957. This volume, the first in a series of Welsh Railway Records, has at its focal point a series of detailed drawings prepared by the late M. Lloyd of pre-Grouping Welsh rolling stock as it appeared in original condition and after rebuilding by the Great Western Railway. There are thirty-eight drawings for the RR all reproduced here at 7mm scale. These are accompanied by photographs and summary histories.
The Introduction has returned to original source material to give a history of the Rhymney Railway, whilst the Appendices give build, renumbering and withdrawal details of all the locomotives owned by the Company, as well as details of rolling stock types and their renumbering upon absorption into the GWR in 1922.
Hardcover, 136 pages