Steam in the Valleys Part 1

Code: BR2015

£19.95

60 mins.

Rediscover the old industrial railways of South Wales in the age of steam! Some steam could still be found here, even a decade after its official demise! This DVD includes rare and exclusive film of Western Region steam in South Wales, visits Cashmores and Woodhams scrapyards, Llanelly steelworks and collieries including Brynlliw, Graig Merthyr, Maesteg, Park Treorchy, Wern Tawr and Mountain Ash. 

Full description from the producer:

Some steam lived on in the Welsh Valleys at least ten years after its demise on British Railways.

Starting with some Western Region steam in South Wales and a visit to the scrapyards of Cashmores and Woodhams, there follows a number of visits to industrial steam sites, mainly collieries. These are BRYNLLIW, GRAIG MERTHYR, MAESTEG, PARK TREORCHY, WERN TAWR and MOUNTAIN ASH. A visit is also made to the steel works at LLANELLY.

The industrial locations ranged from the scenic to typical industrial. Hard working engines are seen, some of them now preserved today, including ex-GWR 7754 and 9642.

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