Before the closure of the line by BR, the following tours are known to have operated to Blaneavon and Furnace Sidings. The data here is courtesy of Six Bells Junction, from which the information is being compiled. The webmaster would like to hear from anyone who has any information or photos of these tours.
15th March 1980 - DMUs - Caerwent Cannonball | Pics | Pics Courtesy of www.2D53.co.uk
22nd March 1980 - 31118 + 31158 - The Red Dragon
13th April 1980 - 37179 + 37182 The Welsh Colleries Rambler
31st March 1979 - 2x31s - The Red Dragon
11th March 1978 - 37269 + 37233 - The Gwent Valley Invader
A photo of 40120 near Burton on this tour is available here.
25th November 1978 - 20044 + 20188 - The Welsh Wonder | Pics: Courtesy of www.2D53.co.uk
2nd December 1978 - 20022 + 20112 - The Welsh Wonder Relief | Pics: Courtesy of www.2D53.co.uk
18th September 1977 - 45055 + 37289 - The Ebbw Vale Rambler
1st April 1967 - DMU - The Afon Llwyd
^ The Afon Llwyd Railtour at Furnace Sidings - Photo courtesy of the PABLG - © Unknown
The locos used on these tours (data courtesy of http://www.brdatabase.info):
20022 - Scrapped 05/1990 - Vic Berry (Leicester)
20044 - Scrapped 09/1991 - MC Metals
20112 - Scrapped 10/1993 - MC Metals
20188 - Preserved - Severn Valley Railway
31118 - Scrapped 01/1990 - MC Metals
31158 - Scrapped 07/2003 - T J Thompson
37179 - In Service as 37612 with DRS
37182 - Out of Service as 37670 with Harry Needle Rail Ltd
37233 - Scrapped 03/2007 - Harry Needle Rail Ltd
37269 - Out of service as 37417 with DRS
37289 - Scrapped 01/2008 EMR Kingsbury as 37408
45055 - Scrapped 11/1986 Vic Berry (Leicester)
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