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The Rhondda railway line runs from Pontypridd to Treherbert. Originally built to transport coal to its various markets - much of it for export via the port at Cardiff - the line is now a single track, and isn't used by freight at all. Until 1965 the line contiued on beyond its current terminus, though a tunnel which it entered at Blaencwm and exited at Blaengwynfi, before continuing along the Afan Valley to rejoin the larger lines at Port Talbot.

Rhondda branch train
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Gethin Lodge
Abercanaid
14
  • Self Catering
  • Sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms
  • £70 to £180 per night
  • Wifi
  • No pets