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TRANSPORT
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During October 1890, the Dowlais Iron Co. asked for certain junction connections below Fochriw station for working coal and in March 1891 declared their intention to go to the Board of Trade. (TO BE INVESTIGATED)
During June 1894, the Powell Duffryn Co. advised that they no longer require a temporary junction since they intended making a permanent branch railway to their new colliery sinking. (TO BE INVESTIGATED)
The Traffic and Works Committee minutes of the 28 May 1896 meeting reported that the proposed colliery opening below Fochriw was at present in abeyance. (TO BE INVESTIGATED)
Fochriw/Bargoed

Reported that Messrs James & Jenkins were driving a level at a place between Vochriew and Bargoed and that the heading was now 52ft from railway fence and 97 ft from rails."- Dirs. Min. 18.12.1873

"Messrs James & Jenkins have not carried their works any further since last reported."- Dirs. Min. 25.6.1874.  Nothing known regarding this site.

Strikes
In 1912 a miners strike occurred from Friday 1st March until Saturday 6' April. Resumed work on 9   or 10   April. Ordinary passenger service resumed on 22nd April
A national miners strike commenced 1.4.1921, settled on 28.6.1921 and men resumed on Monday 4.7.1921.

Great Western and Rhymney Joint Railway

Cwm Bargoed

Bargoed Level Colliery was in-situ when the line was inspected 25.4.1866.
During 1867 at Bargoed coke ovens, sidings etc., a safety siding and points to the main line, were constructed by a Mr. Powell . However, in 1890 there seems to have been a dispute between the Bargoed Coal Co. and the Dowlais Iron Co. regarding ownership of part, or all, of the old materials of sidings at Bargoed Coal Co.'s pit and the former did not acknowledge any liability for rent of sidings and gave notice of their intention to remove the permanent way materials. By March 1892, the facing points leading to Old Bargoed Sidings had been taken up.

The Great Western Railway

As a result of the railway groupings in 1922, both the B&M and RR were incorporated into the GWR and some of the RR 0-6-0 tank engines were re-boilered with GWR tapered units. Rhymney sheds were the source of most of the engines and carriages that provided the services through