A train trip up the Valleys, 1989

South Wales valley lines, Spring 1989 - a trip up the Valleys at the end of the coal era

I’ve scanned in a few photos from a train trip I took nearly twenty years ago.

South Wales valley lines, Spring 1989 - a trip up the Valleys at the end of the coal era

Travelling out of Cardiff with my then girlfriend Debbie, I doubt if we knew just how quickly this scene would be transformed. Now there’s barely any industry left in the Welsh Valleys, thanks to the Evil Thatch and her Tory cohorts.

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