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  aa An interesting assortment of signs seen near Abergavenny. 24/07/2008  
   
  Abergavenny Monmouth Road 21/04/2008  
   
  Abergavenny Monmouth Road 21/04/2008  
      Abergavenny Junction  
      Abergavenny Junction  
  aa Brecon Road  
    Brecon Road Goods Shed 24/07/2008  
      Brecon Road Engineers Loco Shed 24/07/2008  
      Plaque commemorating the LNWR in Abergavenny, near the site of Brecon Road shed. 24/07/2008  
      Brecon Road LNWR Barracks.  
  aa Govilon  
    Govilon 21/04/2008  
      Govilon 21/04/2008  
      Govilon 21/04/2008  
      Govilon 21/04/2008  
  aa Gilwern Halt  
    Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Nr Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
      Nr Gilwern Halt 21/04/2008  
  aa Clydach  
      Clydach Quarry 05/04/2013  
      Clydach Station 05/04/2013  
    Clydach Station 20/04/2008  
      Clydach Station 20/04/2008  
      Clydach Station 20/04/2008  
      Clydach Viaduct 20/04/2008  
      Clydach Viaduct 20/04/2008  
  aa Clydach Tunnel Western Portals28/03/2009  
      Clydach Tunnel Western Portals 28/03/2009 On a lovely Spring evening, you could almost hear a Super D wheezing through the Tunnel and labouring out into the sunshine.After 5 miles of 1:40/34/37/38 they would be at walking pace, and they still had Gelli Felen to contend with.  
      Clydach Tunnel Western Portals 05/04/2013  
      Clydach Tunnel Up Western Portal. 05/04/2013  
      Clydach Tunnel Down Western Portal 05/04/2013  
      Clydach Tunnel Down Western Portal. 05/04/2013  
      Nr Clydach Tunnel 28/03/2009  
      Nr Clydach Tunnel 28/03/2009  
      Nr Clydach Tunnel 28/03/2009  
      Nr Clydach Tunnel 28/03/2009  
      Nr Clydach Tunnel 28/03/2009  
  aa Gell Felen  
    Gelli Felen 24/07/2008  
     

Gelli Felen 28/03/2009 From here you could have heard a Super D leave Clydach Tunnel, crawl up the 1:38 to Gelli Felen Tunnels, then silence, before bursting out of the western portal back on the 1:38 and crawl round to Gelli Felen Halt and on to Brynmawr. Not much fun for the crews, but a fabulous sound and sight.

 
      Water course near the Eastern Portals. 05/04/2013  
      Looking down the bank towards Clydach. 05/04/2013  
      Ice would have caused a problem in winter. 05/04/2013  
      Llanelly Sidings and Quarry. 05/04/2013  
      Llanelly Sidings and Quarry. 05/04/2013  
      Water Culvert near the Tunnels. 05/04/2013  
      Looking towards the Eastern Portals, the lower Tunnel can be seen on the left. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Up Eastern Portal, recently fenced off. 05/04/2013  
    Gelli Felen 28/03/2009 This is where todays gallery of photographers would be if steam still ran, but somehow I would rather imagine it as it was, imagining the sound of the ghosts of the LNW stalwarts struggling up the bank, without the drone of traffic on the new A465 and hoards of photographers falling over each other to take identical perfect shots.  
      Gelli Felen Tunnels, East portals 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen drainage culvert 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnels, East portals 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnel, new East portal 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnel,old East portal 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnels,East portals 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnels,East portals 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen 28/03/2009  
      Looking towards Clydach tunnels 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnel new, West Portal 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnel new, West Portal 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnels, West portals 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Felen Tunnels,West portals 28/03/2009  
      Gelli Fellen Up Western Portal. The Ice gives a good indication of how wet the Up Portal is, at least it was down hill. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Up Western Portal. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Up Western Portal. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Up Western Portal. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Western Portals. 05/04/2013  
  aa Gelli Fellen Halt, looking towards Brynmawr. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Halt, both shelters have survived 55 years of closure. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Halt looking down the 1:38 towards the Tunnels. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Halt. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Halt. I can imagine it was interesting starting away from here in the winter with a Coal Tank. 05/04/2013  
      Gelli Fellen Halt. 05/04/2013  
  aa Brynmawr, showing some of the Mineral lines in the area.  
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