6th May 1962

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
(Last Brynmawr and Last Blaenavon LL Passenger Train)

Loco(s) Used at least 6656

Route :

Loco(s) Route
???? Newport High Street - Park Jn - Risca - New Bridge - Crumlin LL - Llanhilleth Middle Jn - Aberbeeg - Ebbw Vale LL (1)
???? Ebbw Vale LL - Aberbeeg
???? Aberbeeg - Abertillery - Nantyglo - Brynmawr
???? Brynmawr - Nantyglo - Abertillery - Aberbeeg - Llanhilleth Middle Jn - Crumlin Jn - Trosnant Jn - Panteg & Griffithstown
???? Panteg & Griffithstown - Trosnant Jn - Cwmffrwd Halt - Blaenavon LL
???? Blaenavon LL - Cwmffrwd Halt - Trosnant Jn - Panteg & Griffithstown - Llantarnam Jn - Newport

Notes :
(1) Route confirmation required - above is from booked timings. Round trip from Ebbw Vale to Beaufort (the loco propelling on the outward leg after running round at Ebbw Vale) was omitted for reason(s) unknown. Photographed hauled by 6656 at Brynmawr, Abertillery and Bleanavon LL - was this loco used throughout?

Sources : John Debens, Andrew Fairholm & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


The tour at Blaenavon LL with 6656 in charge.
(photo: W.A. Camwell / Stephenson Locomotive Society)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Clark (SLS))

Location Booked Actual
Newport High Street 12.55d ?
Risca 13/11 ?
Aberbeeg 13w30 ~ 13w35 ?
Ebbw Vale 13.54 ~ 14.00 ?
Beaufort 14.03 ~ 14.08 CANX
Aberbeeg 14.27 ~ 14.37 ?
Brynmawr 15.06 ~ 15.25 15.20 ~ 15.40
Abertillery 15.42 ~ 15.47 15.52 ~ 16.03
Aberbeeg 15w51 ~ 15w56 ?
Llanhilleth Middle Jn 16/01 ?
Crumlin Jn 16/06 ?
Trosnant Jn 16/20 ?
Panteg & Griffithstown 16.28 ~ 16.38 ?
Blaenavon LL 17.15 ~ 17.30 17.10 ~ 17.45
Cwnffrwd Jn 17/39 ?
Panteg & Griffithstown 17/52 ?
Llantarnam Jn 18/01 ?
Newport High Street 18.12a 18.17


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