Off the Rails - Rail, Steam & Speed

o begin at the beginning, towards the end of February 1804 as part of a wager or bet between two Merthyr Tydfil-based iron masters, Cornish engineer Richard Trevithick finally perfected his steam powered railway locomotive to run unassisted on a horizontal plane. In other words the railway age had begun. He had designed the first steam railway locomotive.

On this guided walk through Merthyr Tydfil from the Trevithick Memorial at the north of the town to the Trevithick Tunnel at the south, local historian Huw Williams will be telling us all about the man himself, that bet, the first steam powered railway locomotive and Merthyr Tydfil during the golden age of the railways.

The walk is free and it is anticipated that it will last around 2 hours.


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