1836 Horse Stations

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From the time when the line first opened until the introduction of steam haulage in 1863, it was operated by horse haulage. Between Boston Lodge and the Quarry (at Rhiwbryfdir) there were three horse-change stations, equispaced at 3-mile intervals along the line. Some of these were also permanent stabling points, and some were equipped with a smithy.

At these stations the Up horse-hauled trains would pass the Down gravity-run trains. These gravity trains, which were controlled by brakesmen, travelled through the sections at 10 mph, but were encouraged not to overrun the stations by the presence of a wooden gate.

The horse stations were at:

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