Newport



9 Miles down the road from my home was Newport station. As I couldn't get there by train it was not as popular for me as Cardiff but it was still a great place to spot trains. Some of these photos were taken on a wonderful day in the early 80s (if anyone knows when 5051 Dryslywn Castle hauled the Welsh Marches Express, I'd be grateful for the date!) when I saw my first mainline steam locomotive and had a great time. Newport was always dominated by the impressive tunnels and station throat that led to Ebbw Junction and ultimately Cardiff, it gave the station really urban feel.

An unidentified class 47 leaves Newport with an eastbound parcels train A class 47 arrives at Newport with a passenger train
5051 Dryslwyn Castle prepares to leave with Z21, the Welsh Marches Express a 33/1 arrives with the Portsmouth Harbour -- Cardiff train
5051 Dryslwyn Castle arrives with Z21, the Welsh Marches Express a 33/0 arrives with the Portsmouth Harbour -- Cardiff train
A Cardiff-bound class 47 passes through Newport with a container train 5051 Dryslwyn Castle runs around her train
5051 Dryslwyn Castle giving a wonderful show as she leaves with Z21, the Welsh Marches Express 5051 Dryslwyn Castle runs around her train
5051 Dryslwyn Castle runs around her train 5051 Dryslwyn Castle prepares to leave with Z21, the Welsh Marches Express
A named but unknown class 45 at Newport Station A pair of class 37s on thier way through Newport