Brynmawr Historical Society

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The Railways

THE RAILWAYS IN & AROUND BRYNMAWR 

The photos below were taken in and around Brynmawr, the details of the location of the last four photos are not known

Brynmawr Railway Station Merthyr,Tredegar & Aber:Ry Youtube The Last Train 1958 Booklet

Merthyr, Tredegar and Abergavenny Railway- click on the link to access Wikipedia page

 

Brynmawr Railway Station - click on the link to access Wikipedia Page

 

The Last Train 1958 Booklet- Click on the link to download a PDF file of a Souvenir

Booklet printed to mark the last train from Abergavenny to Merthyr on 5th January 1958

 

 

The Last Train 1958 Video - Click on the Youtube logo to  access  a seven minute video of the Last Train

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The last 3 photos in the above gallery cool not be identified, and were each labelled as 'Location unknown', but a recent email we received (see below)  has identified them as being out of our area. Many thanks to Mr Warrington for solving the mystery and  providing such great detail.  

 

I can provide some information on the three "unknown location" photographs on your website as follows:

 

01 - This is the very top end of the Eastern Valleys Line above Blaenavon Low Level station and shows a BR (ex-GWR) 64xx class 060PT in the sidings.  Blaenavon Low Level station was off to the right.

02 - This shows BR (ex-GWR) 42xx class 280T No 5234 entering Blaenavon High Level station on the Brynmawr & Blaenavon Line, with empty wagons for Big Pit.

03 - This photo is of BR (ex-GWR) 060PT No 6427 at Govilon station on the ex-LNWR Merthyr Tredegar & Abergavenny Line, on a Merthyr-bound passenger train.

Best regards

Alastair Warrington (ex-BR)

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