The origins of the present-day community in the Llynfi Valley date from the late 1820s when the area’s considerable coal and iron-ore resources were developed on an industrial scale for the first time. In 1828 a fifteen-mile horse-drawn railway was completed between a new harbour at Porthcawl and Garnlwyd in the Llynfi Valley. This was the Dyffryn Llynfi and Porthcawl Railway (DLPR); it was extended to the Coegnant district near the head of the valley in 1830. The railway opened-up the district and prompted the formation of an iron company which began building a works on Maesteg Uchaf Farm, near the site of the present-day town centre, in 1826.Source Wiki.
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Dyffryn Llynfi And Porthcawl Railway belongs to the South Wales region.
Dyffryn Llynfi And Porthcawl Railway served all the following:
Mountain Pit Coal Mine
Park Coal Mine
Pentre Colliery Coal Mine