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Trains, the Deep Dyffryn Diddler and the East Moors Works Demolition
Trains, the Deep Dyffryn Diddler and the East Moors Works Demolition

Trains, the Deep Dyffryn Diddler and the East Moors Works Demolition 1979

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Trains, the Deep Dyffryn Diddler and the East Moors Works Demolition 1979

17 mins Wales

All aboard the ‘Deep Duffryn Diddler’ Special on 20/10/1979 for a trip on the National Coal Board’s internal railway system between Newport and Cardiff, in the year that the Deep Duffryn Colliery in Mountain Ash was closed and the East Moors Steelworks was in the process of being demolished. The trip was organised by the Monmouthshire Railway Society and those with a ticket were conveyed in open coal wagons hauled by both diesel and steam engines (e.g. NCB No. 8).

This reel also features shots of St Fagan’s level crossing and castle, and diesel trains on the Cardiff - Newport line, with shots of the Cardiff docks.

National Screen and Sound Archive of Wales preserves and celebrates the sound and moving image heritage of Wales, making it accessible to a wide range of users for enjoyment and learning. Its film collection reflects every aspect of the nation’s social, cultural and working life across the 20th century, giving a fascinating insight into Welsh filmmaking, both amateur and professional

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