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Coal Train Weekend

From Pit to Port

Sunday 26th & Monday 27th
May 2024

Event Information

Come and see how Blaenavon fuelled the Industrial Revolution during our two day ‘Pit to Port’ Coal Train Event.

South Wales was once one of the largest coalfields in the world, and in 1913 produced 36 million tonnes of coal.

The railways which run along the valley floors provided the main routes for transporting the coal from the pits to be exported. Wagons would trundle south to ports and docks at Newport, Cardiff and Barry.

Come and see how the coal was transported from the pits as we run an intense timetable featuring both passenger and demonstration coal trains.
On our mainline, our rake of British Railway Mark ones will operate regular services between Furnace Sidings, Big Pit Halt, Whistle Inn Halt and Blaenavon High Level via Coed Avon. Demonstration coal trains will also operate between passenger services throughout the day, allowing a glimpse into our lines past. 

Service Information

Current rostered locomotives:

Hunslet 1873 ‘Jessie’ - Fresh from overhaul.
Hudswell Clarke No.1857

British Railways Mainline Diesel D5627 (31203)

Secure your tickets online today and save money:

Why not extend your visit with a trip to The Big Pit National Coal Mining Muesum or the Blaenavon Ironworks? (Separate attractions and charges may apply).

25% off Family Tickets for the coal train event when booked online in advance.
Enter  COAL25 at the checkout.
Only valid for Sunday May 26th and Monday May 27th.
Standard class tickets only.
This cannot be used with any current discount offer.

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Photographs are for display purposes only and do not necessarily show the locomotives that will be rostered for this event.

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