A DMU railtour run jointly by the Monmouthshire Railway Society and the RCTS covering rare track around South Wales on Saturday 15th March 1980. Highlights were: Blaenavon, Caerwent, Tidenham and Parkend.
This was the last passenger train to reach Blaenavon Big Pit from Cwmbran (Llantarnam Jn) before the branch closed in May 1980.
Although the branch to Tintern Quarry was still in place, passage through the tunnel at Tidenham was refused, so the train came to a halt right at the tunnel entrance.
Right to the end of the track at the closed Parkend station up the branch from Lydney.
At the other end of the station, the branch that meandered through the town streets to the goods sidings can be seen heading off to the left.
Halfway down the branch, the train halted alongside the Dean Forest Railway site at Norchard.
For more details on this tour and the route taken visit Six Bells Junction