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Talerddig

Coordinates: 52°35′18″N 3°34′44″W / 52.588359°N 3.579007°W / 52.588359; -3.579007

Talerddig
Powys
OS grid reference SH930001
Principal area Powys
Ceremonial county Powys
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LLANBRYNMAIR
Postcode district SY19
Dialling code 01650
Police Dyfed-Powys
Fire Mid and West Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
UK Parliament Montgomeryshire
List of places
UK
Wales
Powys

Talerddig (English: Erddig's brow) is a village in Powys, Mid Wales, located on the main A470 road between Llanbrynmair and Carno. It is part of Llanbrynmair community and Anglican parish.

Talerddig cutting

Main article: Talerddig cutting

Although the village no longer has a railway station, it is on the route of the 1863 constructed Newtown and Machynlleth Railway. The route passes through Talerddig cutting, a significant civil engineering achievement of the 1860s being 120 feet (37 m) deep and cut through solid rock, and the deepest in the world at the time of its completion in 1862.[1][2]

There was an accident in the cutting on 18 January 1921, of which several pictures survive. There remains a passing loop today on the single track Cambrian Line where Talerddig railway station existed until the Beeching Axe. The passing loop was retained in track rationalisations of the 1970s due to the need to "pin down" the brakes on freight trains over the summit, and now a critical operational node for passing passenger trains.[3]

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  • Photos of Talerddig and surrounding area on geograph
  • 1921 rail crash: Picture 3
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