Unfortunately, the project faltered in 1803 with the death of the company's gifted ironmaster
William Reynolds, whose father Richard had created the company's railtrack network designed to service the local mines; no record exists of whether the locomotive actually ran.
Set in the grounds of Cyfarthfa park, the former Crawshay ironmasters
' home houses a museum and art gallery, and Cyfarthfa High School's younger pupils.
His arrangement is by topic, among them landlords and tenants, ironmasters
and nail-makers, pubs and publicans, gentleman's houses, churches and chapels, local government, and redevelopment.
The monopoly brought the industry, and the rich and powerful ironmasters
, under state control.
Trouble has been brewing for a long time, and it centres around First North Western's idea of industrial relations, which is based on the Merthyr ironmasters
of the 19th century.
WEIGHTLIFTING: Four of Scotland's top lifters - Martin Boland and Tommy Neil (Easterhouse), John McEwan (City Barbell) and Jamie Owens (Ironmasters
, Greenock) - make up the team for the European Small Nations International in Dublin today.
recruited skilled and unskilled workers from the ironmaking regions in England.
In the nineteenth century their number incorporated ironmasters
, cottonmasters, brewers, engineers, and even newspaper proprietors.
A final chapter considers the ironmasters
Designed by the Cornish engineer, Richard Trevithick, the event was prompted by a bet between two ironmasters
, and the engine hauled wagons holding a load of iron and men the ten miles or so between Penydarren and Abercynon - the world's first railway journey.
It can trace its origins back to between 1865 and 1882 when most of the streets were built to accommodate the workers for the Ironmasters