Pontypridd Signal Box

The disused railway signal box at Pontypridd is a Grade II listed building, and was once part of Pontypridd Junction. It played a part in the Hopkinstown Railway Disaster of 1911 (see also Wikipedia), when a stationary northbound coal train failed to comply with Rule 55 and ended up in collision with a southbound passenger train. Eleven people lost their lives.

Today, the signal box stands abandoned, unused. I’ve been unable to find any online reference for when the signal box closed. If you know, please leave a comment below.

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

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2 Comments

  1. stewart goodland says:
    March 9th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    just by chance looking for old photos of the valleys and its railways,and found pontypridd jct signal box.Sad to see it as it is,I worked in the box from 1962 to 1965,memories that I have of the signalmen who worked in the box and its maintinence men,mainly steam goods trains,with just a few diesel on passanger trains in my days.Going onto other links now my family were all railway men who knows what I may find,thanks Stewart

  2. stewart goodland says:
    March 9th, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    just by chance looking for old photos of the valleys and its railways,and found pontypridd jct signal box.Sad to see it as it is,I worked in the box from 1962 to 1965,memories that I have of the signalmen who worked in the box and its maintinence men,mainly steam goods trains,with just a few diesel on passanger trains in my days.Going onto other links now my family were all railway men who knows what I may find,thanks Stewart

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