The Wye Valley line ran from Chepstow to Monmouth Troy station, skirting the river and the Wales-England border. A small branch went off to Coleford. The line opened in 1874 and closed to passengers in 1959, with stone traffic from Tidenham quarry continuing until 1992
Today there are still plenty of remaining features visible, the Tintern station site is a busy tourism centre and cafe, and the Wye Valley Greenway was opened in 2021 for walkers and cyclists. Sadly the station site at Monmouth is almost devoid of evidence that the station existed, but the main station building itself was moved in its entirity to Winchcombe, on the Gloucesterhsire and Warwickshire Railway, and rebuilt.
My new book on the history of the line is published by Graffeg Books, as part of their Lost Lines series, you can buy a copy from them here
I’ve uploaded the Railway Roundabout film of the last train on the line to my Youtube channel, watch it here
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