DOCUMENTS

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About Rhondda Tunnel Society

ANNUAL REPORTS & ACCOUNTS

CONSTITUTION RTS

Reports

BUSINESS PLAN 2017

SCOPING STUDY – SUSTRANS REPORT 2015

CONVERTING DISUSED TUNNELS – SUSTANS REPORT 2015

2015 INSPECTION REPORTS

ACCESS & INFRASTRUCTURE PROPOSALS – 2018

DETAILED EXAMINATION – APRIL/MAY  2018

HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS

A collection of links to news media reports about the initial construction and opening of the Rhondda Tunnel​
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Articles & Information about the History of the Rhondda Tunnel
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Rail Engineer, 3 February 2016

Rhondda Tunnel Old Newspaper Articles

1900’s
South Wales Daily News, 8th September 1900
S W Yockney, Cycling Accident


1890’s
Weekly Mail, 23rd March 1895
The seventh longest tunnel in the kingdom

Cambrian, 27th June 1890
Completion of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
The tunnels fully lined within the stipulated time

Cambrian, 9th May 1890
Rhondda Railway Tunnel
Why the opening has been delayed

Pontypridd Chronicle, 7th April 1890
Board of Trade Inspection

1870’s
Weekly Mail, 1st November 1879
The proposed new railway communication with the Rhondda Valley

1880’s
Cardiff Times, 23rd March 1889
Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
Completion of the tunnel

South Wales Daily News, 1st February 1889
The Abergwynfi Accident
– Inquest and verdict

South Wales Daily News, 28th January 1889
The Abergwynfi Accident
– opening of the inquest

South Wales Daily News, 24th January 1889
The Abergwynfi Accident
– two men killed, two others remain in tunnel

Telegram, 23rd January 1889
The accident at Abergwynfi Tunnel

Cardiff Times, 9th October 1886
The Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway

South Wales Echo, 10th April 1886
Directors visit the works

Cardiff Times, 4th October 1882
Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
The works to be proceeded with

Pontypridd Chronicle, 17th December 1881
Rhondda and SwanseaBay Railway
Public meeting at Treherbert