This junction, at a level crossing with a signal box and a helpful, friendly signalman, was where the Oakdale line (formerly Hall's Tramroad) joined the line to Ebbw Vale. I miss the heavy freight in South Wales, but not the rain. The 56 is heading South with a loaded MGR. These trains used to run East through Newport at about 6.30 at night. It all came to a halt when the colliery closed in 1989.

Location: Risca

Original line: Monmouthshire Canal Tramway

Photographer: Ken Strachan

Contact photographer: Ken Strachan

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Photosets: South Wales, ancient and modern  

Date: 1988

Image number: 26195

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