Guan Cae Gurwen

Celtic Energy have reopened their rail head at Guan Cae Gurwen after many years, for the movement of coal from East Pit to Onllwyn Washery. EWS brought out the first loaded train consisting of 25 MEA's on Friday 16th January 2009 and these will replace the existing service from Parc Slip when it closes during February 2009. Planning permission dictates that 50% of the output from East Pit must travel by rail. It was also sad to see the remnants of what was once a massive rail operation that constantly used 3 x Class 08 locomotives for its operation.
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The coal that is loaded at Guan Cae Gurwen is moved from East Pit to the Loading Pad by road transport.
Shovel loading the train on the Loading Pad
66076 at the loading pad whilst the train is being loaded
Coal, all shapes and sizes, awaiting shovelling into the MEA's
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66076 passing over the River Amman at Pontamman
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66076 approaching Pantyffynnon
      Last Updated, 20/04/19