Brecon Mountain Railway Featured on BHR

The nominal two foot gauge Brecon Mountain Railway in South Wales now has it’s own page on British Heritage Railways. Although a narrow gauge railway, the line is constructed on the trackbed of the former standard gauge Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil Junction Railway.

Brecon Mountain Railway Featured on BHR

Jung 0-6-2WTT Graf Schwerin-Lowitz at Pontsticill

The line has a unique collection of rolling stock including steam locomotives manufactured in Europe and the USA and carriages built in the Pant workshop using bogies from South African freight cars and couplings from the Isle of Man.

The 3 1/2 miles of the Brecon Mountain Railway that is currently open starts at Pant station which was built by the BMR and opened in 1982. The line then joins the B&MTJR trackbed and runs alongside the picturesque Taf Fechan Reservoir to Dol-y-gaer.

Track has been laid to Torpantau which will extend the line to 5 miles, this will open when extra locomotives and stock are available to run the two train service that will be required. It is also planned to eventually extend the line further through the 666 yard (609 m) Torpantau tunnel, which is the highest railway tunnel in Great Britain.

Click here for insight, history and more about the Brecon Mountain Railway on British Heritage railways.

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