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Pen-y-Darren Day

Postby Rhobat Bryn » Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:26 pm

Today is the 216th Anniversary of the first ever locomotive-hauled train from Pen-y-Darren to Abercynon courtesy of Richard Trevithick, making Wales the international birthplace of the modern railway.
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Re: Pen-y-Darren Day

Postby s.w.johnson » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:51 pm

Many years ago, probably around 1990, the School of Engineering at Cardiff Uni was casting about for a suitable name for its main building. I suggested the Trevithick Building. It took some convincing but eventually they came to realise the significance of what he achieved.
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