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John Dickson (railway contractor)

John Dickson (c1819-1892), was a railway contractor responsible for the promotion, construction and operation of several railway lines in England and Wales, especially in and around Swansea. [1]

56 relations: Aberdare, Anglesey Central Railway, Banwen, Belfast and County Down Railway, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Birkenhead, Brecon, Brecon Forest Tramroad, Coalbrookdale, County Tyrone, Drogheda, Dublin and Drogheda Railway, Duke of Beaufort, Dulais Valley, Fairlie locomotive, Fforest Fawr, Great Southern and Western Railway, Great Western Railway, Heart of Wales Line, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, John Jenkins, 1st Baron Glantawe, Ken Hoole, Liverpool, Llanelly Railway, Llangammarch Wells, Llanidloes and Newtown Railway, Mersey Docks and Harbour Company, Mersey Railway, Mortgage law, Mumbles, Neath, Neath and Brecon Railway, North Eastern Railway (United Kingdom), Overend, Gurney and Company, Oystermouth, Port Talbot, Presbyterianism, River Afan, Sennybridge, Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway, South Wales Mineral Railway, South Wales Railway, Swansea, Swansea and Mumbles Railway, Swansea Canal, Swansea docks, Swansea Improvements and Tramway Company, Swansea Vale Railway, Taff Vale Railway, Ulster Canal, ..., Vale of Neath Railway, Wellington and Severn Junction Railway, Wellington, Shropshire, Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway, William Dargan, Wrought iron. Expand index (6 more) »

Aberdare

Aberdare (Aberdâr) is a town in the Cynon Valley area of Rhondda Cynon Taf, Wales, at the confluence of the Rivers Dare (Dâr) and Cynon.

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Anglesey Central Railway

The Anglesey Central Railway (Welsh: Lein Amlwch, Amlwch Line) was a long standard-gauge railway in Anglesey, Wales, connecting the port of Amlwch and the county town of Llangefni with the North Wales Coast Line at Gaerwen.

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Banwen

Banwen is a small village in Neath Port Talbot county borough in Wales.

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Belfast and County Down Railway

The Belfast and County Down Railway (BCDR) was an Irish gauge railway in Ireland (later Northern Ireland) linking Belfast with County Down.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in the county of Northumberland and is the northernmost town in England, on the east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed.

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Birkenhead

Birkenhead is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, England.

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Brecon

Brecon (Aberhonddu), archaically known as Brecknock, is a market town and community in Powys, Mid Wales, with a population of 7,901.

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Brecon Forest Tramroad

The Brecon Forest Tramroad is an early nineteenth century tramroad, or rather a network of connecting tramroads or waggonways, which stretched across the hills of Fforest Fawr in the historic county of Brecknockshire (modern administrative county of Powys) in south Wales, UK.

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Coalbrookdale

Coalbrookdale is a village in the Ironbridge Gorge in Shropshire, England, containing a settlement of great significance in the history of iron ore smelting.

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County Tyrone

County Tyrone is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland.

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Drogheda

Drogheda is an industrial and port town in County Louth on the east coast of Ireland, north of Dublin.

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Dublin and Drogheda Railway

Dublin and Drogheda Railway (D&D) was an Irish gauge railway company in Ireland.

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Duke of Beaufort

Duke of Beaufort is a title in the Peerage of England.

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Dulais Valley

The Dulais Valley, one of the South Wales Valleys, is traversed by the River Dulais in southwest Wales north of the town of Neath.

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Fairlie locomotive

A Fairlie is a type of articulated steam locomotive that has the driving wheels on bogies.

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Fforest Fawr

Fforest Fawr is the name given to an extensive upland area in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Great Southern and Western Railway

The Great Southern and Western Railway (GS&WR) was an Irish gauge railway company in Ireland from 1844 until 1924.

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales.

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Heart of Wales Line

The Heart of Wales Line (Rheilffordd Calon Cymru) is a railway line running from Craven Arms in Shropshire to Llanelli in southwest Wales.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions".

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John Jenkins, 1st Baron Glantawe

John Jones Jenkins, 1st Baron Glantawe (10 May 1835 – 27 July 1915) was a Welsh tin-plate manufacturer and Liberal politician.

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Ken Hoole

Ken Hoole (1916–1988) was a historian known for his works on the railways of the north east of England.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary.

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Llanelly Railway

The Llanelly Railway was a Welsh railway system that became the basis of the present Heart of Wales Line.

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Llangammarch Wells

Llangammarch Wells or simply Llangammarch (Llangamarch) is a village in the parish of Llangammarch in Powys, Wales, lying on the Afon Irfon.

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Llanidloes and Newtown Railway

The Llanidloes and Newtown Railway was an early Welsh railway, and the first to be built by David Davies, Llandinam.

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Mersey Docks and Harbour Company

The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company (MDHC), formerly the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board (MDHB), owns and administers the dock facilities of the Port of Liverpool, on the River Mersey, England.

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Mersey Railway

The Mersey Railway was a passenger railway that connected the communities of Liverpool and Birkenhead, England, which lie on opposite banks of the River Mersey, via the Mersey Railway Tunnel from 1886 to 1948.

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Mortgage law

A mortgage is a security interest in real property held by a lender as a security for a debt, usually a loan of money.

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Mumbles

Mumbles (Mwmbwls.) is a headland sited on the western edge of Swansea Bay.

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Neath

Neath (Castell-nedd) is a town and community situated in the principal area of Neath Port Talbot, Wales with a population of 19,258 in 2011.

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Neath and Brecon Railway

The Neath and Brecon Railway linked the Vale of Neath Railway at Neath with the Brecon and Merthyr Railway at Brecon and also via a connection from Colbren Junction, it linked to the Swansea Vale Railway at Ynysygeinon Junction (sometimes spelt Ynisygeinon).

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North Eastern Railway (United Kingdom)

The North Eastern Railway (NER) was an English railway company.

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Overend, Gurney and Company

Overend, Gurney & Company was a London wholesale discount bank, known as "the bankers' bank", which collapsed in 1866 owing about 11 million pounds, equivalent to £1 billion at 2013 prices.

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Oystermouth

Oystermouth (a corruption of the Welsh name Ystum Llwynarth or Ystumllwynarth) is an electoral ward and a village in the Mumbles community and also the City and County of Swansea, Wales.

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Port Talbot

Port Talbot is a town in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales.

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Presbyterianism

Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles.

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River Afan

The River Afan (generally anglicized as Avon, and sometimes historically as Avan) is a river in southwest Wales whose river valley formed the territory of the medieval Lords of Afan.

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Sennybridge

Sennybridge (Pont Senni) is a village in Powys, mid Wales, situated some from Cardiff and from Swansea.

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Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway

The Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway (S&BR) opened on 12 November 1849.

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South Wales Mineral Railway

| The South Wales Mineral Railway was a broad gauge railway at Briton Ferry, Glamorgan, Wales.

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South Wales Railway

The South Wales Railway was a broad gauge railway that linked the Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway with Neyland in Wales.

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Swansea

Swansea (Abertawe, "mouth of the Tawe"), officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales.

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Swansea and Mumbles Railway

The Swansea and Mumbles Railway was the world's first passenger railway service, located in Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom.

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Swansea Canal

The Swansea Canal (Welsh: Camlas Abertawe) was a canal constructed by the Swansea Canal Navigation Company between 1794 and 1798, running for from Swansea to Hen Neuadd, Abercraf in South Wales.

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Swansea docks

Swansea Docks is the collective name for several docks in Swansea, Wales.

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Swansea Improvements and Tramway Company

The Swansea Improvements and Tramway Company operated street trams in and around Swansea in Wales from 1878 to 1937.

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Swansea Vale Railway

The Swansea Vale Railway (SVR) was a railway line connecting the port of Swansea in South Wales to industries and coalfields in the Swansea Valley and the Brynamman district on the borders of Glamorgan and Carmarthenshire.

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Taff Vale Railway

The Taff Vale Railway (TVR) is a railway in Glamorgan, South Wales, and is one of the oldest in Wales.

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Ulster Canal

The Ulster Canal is a disused canal running through part of County Armagh, County Tyrone and County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland and County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland.

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Vale of Neath Railway

The Vale of Neath Railway was a broad gauge railway line from Neath to Merthyr Tydfil, in Glamorgan, Wales, and also operated the Swansea and Neath Railway which gave it access to the docks at Swansea.

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Wellington and Severn Junction Railway

The Wellington and Severn Junction railway was a railway in Shropshire, England.

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Wellington, Shropshire

Wellington is a town in the unitary authority of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England and now forms part of the new town of Telford.

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Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway

The Whitby, Redcar and Middlesbrough Union Railway (WRMU) was a railway line in North Yorkshire, England, built in the late 19th century, running from Loftus on the Yorkshire coast to the Esk at Whitby, and connecting Middlesbrough via previously built lines in Cleveland to Whitby.

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William Dargan

William Dargan (28 February 1799 – 7 February 1867) was arguably the most important Irish engineer of the 19th century and certainly the most important figure in railway construction.

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Wrought iron

puddled iron, a form of wrought iron Wrought iron is an iron alloy with a very low carbon (less than 0.08%) content in contrast to cast iron (2.1% to 4%), and has fibrous inclusions known as slag up to 2% by weight.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Dickson_(railway_contractor)

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