Talk: The Mumbles Railway
Join author and lifetime railway enthusiast David Beynon, for a fascinating insight into the history of the Mumbles Railway.
The Swansea and Mumbles Railway was the world's first passenger railway service. Founded in March 1807 the coaches were initially drawn by horses on the rails laid in 1804 to carry limestone from Mumbles to Swansea docks. Steam locomotives took over from horses, and later the locomotives were replaced with an electric railway, before finally closing in 1960, in favour of buses