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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway

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Blaenavon, Torfaen, Torfaen NP4 9SF Blaenavon, Torfaen Directions
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Pontypool and Blaenavon Railway is a World Heritage Site at the edge of Brecon Beacons. The three-mile track was constructed in the 19th century and was initially used to transport coal from the surrounding mines. Journeys start at Furnace Sidings and take passengers through the panoramas of rural Torfaen to three other stations. Visitors can also make use of the tea room, gift shop and free parking at Furnace Sidings, and many trains also offer a buffet car serving light refreshments.

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Report | 15 days ago
Had a lovely morning at Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway, brought back happy memories of gentler times. Staff are all friendly & informative & the scenery is an added bonus.
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Report | 24 days ago
Absolutely delightful family day out. The volunteers were so considerate and professional and the children had a wonderful time.
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Report | a month ago
Lovely couple of hours. Staff extremely friendly. Had a coffee in the cafe, excellent. We only went for a ride on the railway but would be easy to combine with a visit to Big Pit.
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Report | a month ago
The railway line itself is interesting but rather short. I understand they hope to extend it. The operation is run by helpful and enthusiastic volunteers and the station and train - ours was a diesel - were nicely restored.
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Report | a month ago
Thought it would be steam train got an old diesel. Passengers very noisy. Food in the cafe below average. A complete waste of a morning.
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Report | a month ago
Lovely staff and views.
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Report | 2 months ago
we thought by all the photos it would be a steam train instead it was an old diesel locomotive,we were on the train for an hour but stopped 3 times for a total of approx 25 minutes/ we only travelled at around 10 mph. it was a birthday treat for my 89 yr old uncle, who was a train driver in south africa for 40 years, we both were very dissapointed in this trip and would not recommend it to anyone
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Report | 2 months ago
We really enjoyed the journey, set in a picturesque location. Lovely day out with the family. The staff were all amazing and very friendly. There’s a lovely little cafe which we would recommend. :)
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Report | 2 months ago
Great value for money. Got in three train rides. Proper stream trains. Came home with soot on our faces- my boys loved it
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Report | 3 months ago
Caring and helpful staff. Children had wonderful day out
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