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Saloon Travel

Travel in style aboard one of our saloon coaches

Throughout the season customers will have the opportunity to travel aboard our two superbly restored engineers' saloon vehicles. Built by the Great Western Railway in 1910 and 1948 respectively, they add a new experience for our passengers, allowing stylish travel 

On regular running days dedicated First Class tickets will be available to purchase, being valid for one round trip aboard the saloon in service on the day at the chosen departure from Furnace Sidings station. To check availability and book, visit our service information page here.

Our Saloons

Great Western Railway
Engineer's Saloon 6479 - 1910

Our resident Engineer's Saloon. Built by the Great Western Railway in 1910 using the frames of an even older former Manchester and Milford Railway carriage, its operating life was spent transporting engineering directors around the Gloucester district area, including Newport.


It has recently undergone a  refurbishment back towards re-entering regular service in late 2021. Freshly painted in resplendent British Railways' 'Crimson Lake and Cream' livery with an interior featuring both settee and directors' table seating, the carriage is particularly suited for larger parties and for those wanting to experience the life of those engineers who were in charge of looking after the line! 

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Great Western Railway
Hawkworth Inspection Saloon
W80976W - 1948

 In March 2022 we welcomed 1948-built Great Western Railway Hawksworth Inspection Saloon W80976W on an initial three year hire period from the West Somerset Railway.


Superbly restored, the carriage entered service on our railway in the summer of 2022. Painted in Great Western Railway colours and boasting an especially luxurious interior, the carriage is particularly well suited to those wanting to add style to their visit.


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Important Terms and Conditions:

  • *Excludes booking fee paid to our ticketing provider TicketSource.

  • Please be aware that the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway Company (1983) Limited, operators of the Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway (marketed as Blaenavon's Heritage Railway), reserves the right to alter, modify and/or cancel advertised services (including events) at any time and with or without notice as circumstances dictate.

  • All images are provided for representative purposes only. 

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