Park Junction

A Railfreight-liveried 37 hauls coiled steel up to Ebbw Vale for tin plating, circa 1988. It is approaching Park Junction - the line in the foreground used to go straight down to Newport docks, but since demolition of the bridge across the GW main line, was just a siding. I remember a leisurely Christmas lunch in the restaurant at the nearby Bassaleg station, when we ate in an old coach adjacent to the Machen line. Over two hours, a light engine came down from Machen, while one steel train went up to EV and another came down - good value! The hill on the left is called the Gaer - hence the tunnel and junction names.

Location: Park Junction

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: 26221

Tags: Class 37 Co-Co Diesel English Electric Type 3
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