Jim Clemens Collection Vol.19: Forest of Dean & South Wales (60-mins)

Vol 19: 6664 is getting ready to leave Neath Riverside on the afternoon train for Aberdare, 16th August 1962

Archive film of the railways in the Forest of Dean and South Wales featuring the Vale of Neath line from PONTYPOOL ROAD to NEATH.

The Forest of Dean lines cover LYDNEY, PARKEND, COLEFORD and CINDERFORD with an auto train in 1962 also visiting Sharpness viewing the damaged Severn Bridge.

D95xx & D63xx diesels work freight to WHITECLIFF QUARRY and Coleford via PARKEND followed by another freight trip from BULLO PILL to CINDERFORD before the line closed in 1967.

There is a section using a railtour with panniers to BLAENGARW, CAERAU and LLANTRISANT in 1960.

Complete coverage of the PONTYPOOL ROAD to NEATH line with steam in 1963/64 before the line lost its passenger service over this spectacular route. Travel via HAFODYRYNYS, CRUMLIN, HENGOED, NELSON, DOWLAIS CAE HARRIS, MOUNTAIN ASH, ABERDARE and RESOLVEN. There are also visits to NCB collieries at Hafodyrynys and Mountain Ash, the latter with an ex-GWR pannier tank.

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