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Date: 03/07/24 00:31
Caravans to Glyn Ebwy
Author: 86235

This could be the title of an Eric Ambler 1940s spy novel, set somewhere in the Balkans. But on Tuesday it just referred to single unit class 153s - known colloquially as caravans - on the Ebbw Vale (Glyn Ebwy in Welsh) branch in South Wales.

A trio of 153s arriving at Ebbw Vale Town on the 2N03 from Cardiff at just after 08:00. It turns around and returns to Cardiff almost immediately at 08:08

Later in the morning a single 153 passing Aberbeeg on the 2N59 from Newport to Ebbw Vale Town.

At lunchtime another 153 approaching Park Junction in Newport on the 2N65 Newport to Ebbw Vale Town.








Date: 03/07/24 06:25
Re: Caravans to Glyn Ebwy
Author: dwatry

Nick - cool shots. The fog creeping in in #1 supports the spy movie theme.

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Date: 03/07/24 21:16
Re: Caravans to Glyn Ebwy
Author: krm152

Excellent series. Most especially like Photo 2. The lone "Caravan" in that bucolic setting has a special dimension.
Thanks for posting your photo series.
ALLEN



Date: 03/08/24 14:52
Re: Caravans to Glyn Ebwy
Author: 86235

krm152 Wrote:
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> Excellent series. Most especially like Photo 2.
> The lone "Caravan" in that bucolic setting has a
> special dimension.
> Thanks for posting your photo series.
> ALLEN

Thanks Allen, Aberbeeg was once the site of extensive sidings, a major junction complete with signal box and station, surrounded by collieries.



Date: 03/09/24 14:47
Re: Caravans to Glyn Ebwy
Author: Peak45068

Great to still see remnants of Leyland Nationals surviving in front line service in Wales in 2024.

Good ole bricks.

My Pembrokeshire Corgi says ‘woof’ to that.

Englishman in America

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