South Wales quarry boosts rail freight traffic
It has been over sixty years since passenger services called at Machen, a once important railway hub in South Wales. The settlement was at the junction of two routes, and local goods traffic kept the citizens awake around the clock. Almost all of that infrastructure has now gone, but Machen still moves prodigious quantities of goods by rail, all of it originating in the vast quarry just northeast of the settlement.
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