Courtybella Junction

View East in Newport, parallel to Cardiff Road (left). The sunken roadway in front of the houses used to be a railway from the River Usk wharves see image 39348 to Courtybella Junction (actually well behind the photographer) and the Ebbw Junction area. The GWR latterly ran a light engine along this route once a year to keep it legally open. Its blaze of glory came in 1927-28 when Newport station was being resignalled. At that time crowds turned out to see main line express trains diverted through the streets in order to avoid the station. These days, they'd put on buses.

Location: Courtybella Junction (former)

Original line: Newport Dock Lines (Great Western Railway)

Photographer: Ken Strachan

Contact photographer: Ken Strachan

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Photosets: South Wales, ancient and modern  

Date: 20/06/2012

Image number: 39471

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