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1953  Rhymney Railway, London and North Western Railway, South Wales
Joint line from Rhymney to Rhymney Bridge closed.



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A pair of hard working Jubilee 4-6-0s take an unidentified summer Saturday service south out of Carlisle on 23 September 1961. The Upperby based locomotives are 45696 <I>Arethusa</I> leading 45681 <I<>Aboukir</I>. [See image 47691]

A pair of hard working Jubilee 4-6-0s take an unidentified summer Saturday service south out of Carlisle on 23 September 1961. The Upperby based locomotives are 45696 Arethusa leading 45681 Aboukir. [See image 47691]


K A Gray [1961]


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Steam hauled... where and when? [Added 21 September 2018]

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