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PENARTH LOCAL BOARD.

TAFF VALE COMPANY AND THE…

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TAFF VALE COMPANY AND THE EAST GLAMORGAN BILL. THE BARRY COMPANY RECEIVE FURTHER OPPOSITION. The petition which the Taff Vale Railway Company have presented to the House of Lords against the East Glamorgan Bill is an exceed- ingly strong one. After describing the powers which the promoters of the East Glamorgan Railway seek, the petitioners state that Railway No. 4 (leading to the Lady Windsor Colliery) will, if constructed, run parallel with, and be in direct competition with, the Ynysybwl branch of the Taff Vale Railway. The Taff Vale Company are in the present session of Parliament promoting a Bill for the purpose of obtaining powers to construct a short length of new railway which will form a shorter means of communication between the Ynysybwl branch and their main lines, and will improve and shorten the route by which traffic is conveyed by the peti- tioners from the Ynysybwl branch to Car- diff and points south of Pontypridd, and by means of existing railways from as short and convenient a route to Barry as that for which powers are sought by the Bill. There is but one colliery of any importance on the said branch, known as the Lady Windsor Colliery, which colliery is the property of the Ocean Coal Company (Limited), of which company Mr Edward Davies, one of the promoters of the Bill, is chair- man, Mr Thomas Webb one of the directors, and Lord Windsor the ground landlord. No. 3 rail- way, which it is proposed shall terminate by a junction with the Taff-Bargoed branch of the Great Western Railway and Rhymney Railway Companies, will accommodate on the route the traffic of Harris's Navigation Colliery, which also belongs to the Ocean Coal Company. The peti- tioners claim that by their railways and the rail- ways of the Great Western Railwav Comnnnv -or accommodation is provided for all traffic coming from or destined for the Taff-Bargoed branch and the said colliery to or from the railways of the Barry Company. In order to show the interest which the Barry Company have in the Bill, the petitioners state that by clause 18 the Barry Company, by subscription of guarantee, may virtually provide the whole capital of the company, including all moneys raised by mort- gages. They further observe that the first directors are, with one exception, directors of the Barry Company, who may enter into agreement for the manogement, working, and maintenance of the East Glamorgan Railway. By Section 23 of the Barry Dock and Railways Act, 1888, the Taff Vale Railway Company are placed under an obligation to punctually and regularly forward and afford all reasonable facilities for goods and mineral traffic destined for or coming from the undertaking of the Barry Company, an obligation which the petitioners say they have at all times honourably and loyally complied with. They submit that to authorise a new competition with their railway in respect of traffic destined for Barry Dock, and at the same time to retain against them the obligations imposed by Section 23 of the Barry Act of 1888, would be unjust, and, in case their lordships should see fit to autho- rise the construction of the railways sought to be authorised by the Bill, then that Section 23 of the said Act of 1888 be repealed. The petitioners are informed and believe that the company have entered into an agreement with the Ocean Coal Company (Limited) who are the proprietors of the Lady Windsor Colliery, whereby the latter have undertaken to send for shipment at Barry Dock at least one-half of the output from that colliery, and the company have undertaken that the traffic from the colliery to Barry Dock shall be carried and delivered at a gross charge which shall not exceed the gross charge made in respect of traffic from the same colliery to Cardiff Docks. The Ocean Coal Com- pany (Limited) are the only consignors or con- signees of traffic of any magnitude which could be served by the intended railway No. 4, and, as they have secured by virtue of the said agreement all the advantages which they could obtain from the construction of the said railway, they have no interest in its construction. It is also alleged that the estimate of expense is insufficient, and that the railways are open to objections from an engineering point of view.

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