Penarth Dock, South Wales - 150 years - the heritage and legacy  
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Volume One - Into the Victorian Age - The Taff Vale Railway (TVR) . . .

In 1852 another traveller wrote an account of third class travel on the TVR : -

“In a few moments we were shut in, and were whirled away in the most detestable, disgusting, and misanthropic third-class carriage it was ever my ill-luck to travel in. It seemed as if the projectors of the railway had a selfish desire to deprive the passenger of all the external beauties on either hand, and it was only by rushing from one small opening (about a foot square) to another that I could see anything of the locality I was being swept through at all. The doors opened inwardly, and as the guards are not over nice, one’s legs are in absolute danger, if necessity or choice places you near the corners, of being assaulted!”


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