Talerddig shown within Powys
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Although the village no longer has a railway station, it is on the route of the 1863 constructed Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. The route passes through Talerddig cutting, a significant civil engineering achievement of the 1860s being 120 feet (37 m) deep and cut through solid rock, and the deepest in the world at the time of its completion in 1862.
There was an accident in the cutting on 18 January 1921, of which several pictures survive. There remains a passing loop today on the single track Cambrian Line where Talerddig railway station existed until the Beeching Axe. The passing loop was retained in track rationalisations of the 1970s due to the need to "pin down" the brakes on freight trains over the summit, and now a critical operational node for passing passenger trains.
- Photos of Talerddig and surrounding area on geograph
- 1921 rail crash: Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3
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