Trevithick Day – 21 February 2014

Trevithick Day 2014 will be celebrated in a special way – remembering that it will be 210 years to the day since Richard Trevithick’s Penydarren Locomotive made the world’s first railway journey.

Merthyr Tydfil Heritage Regeneration Trust is co-ordinating events on that day – and you and your family and friends can join in.

Trevithick’s engine steamed for nine and a half miles along the iron rails of the Merthyr tramroad from the Penydarren ironworks to the canal basin at Abercynon.

In the past few years it has become traditional to mark the anniversary with events along the Trevithick Trail – the footpath and cycle way that follows the line of the original tramroad. For several miles you can walk, cycle, ride and in places even drive along the very same route that Trevithick and his crew of 70 men followed on that February day.

If you’ve got an idea for a walk, an event or a ride on the trail – perhaps only along a short distance of it – then get in touch.

We will be posting up details and arrangements for everything that’s happening on Friday 21st February 2013.

Join us in following in the tracks of railway history!

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