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The 'Gravy Trains'
More memories from the lens of Dave Hill.


The term 'Gravy Train' was a local description of the trains that ran in the 2000's from Holyhead to Cardiff,  pulled by Class 57's, which carried the civil servants and
 Welsh Assembly members to the Senedd in Cardiff.

It was an early morning, limited stop, Holyhead to Cardiff express with an evening return often used to carry officials & MP's to the Welsh Assembly etc and
 conveying 1st class dining facilities

Dave Hill captured many of these trains on film and the photos below are a selection of those memories.

They were all taken on the North & West route between Craven Arms & Pontrilas.

ALL PHOTOGRAPHS ARE COPYRIGHT OF DAVE HILL AND NO ATTEMPT TO COPY OR PUBLISH SHOULD BE ATTEMPTED
WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER, WHICH CAN BE OBTAINED THROUGH THE EMAIL LINK ON THE HOMEPAGE.

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57316 at Moreton - on - Lugg on February 3rd 2009.







  Two unidentified 57's at Moreton - on - Lugg on January 21st 2009.









Unidentified 57 passing Marden Church in floods on February 10th 2009.








Unidentified engine at Skirrid near LLanvihangel from Walterstone on February 11th 2009.









Unidentified 57 at Leominster on February 12th 2009.








57313 at Leominster 27th February 2009.









57316 at Leominster on March 9th 2009.










Unidentified engine at Marden on March 3rd 2009.









57315 at Leominster  on March 27th 2009.








57313 at Leominster on April 20th 2009.








Unidentified 57 at Orleton on May 11th 2009.









57313 at Pontrilas on June 2nd 2009.








57313 at Pontrilas on June 2nd 2009.









57315 at Hereford on September 1st 2009.









Unidentified Class 57 at Marden on September 9th 2009.








Unidentified 57 at Shelwick Junction on September 11th 2009.







Another unidentified 57 at Shelwick Junction on September 11th 2009.







Unidentified 57 at Hereford on September 11th 2009.








57315 at Ford Bridge Station on October 8th 2009.








57315 at Leominster on October 12th 2009.







Unidentified 57 at Walterstone on October 12th 2009.








Unidentified 57 at Hope - under - Dinmore on October 14th 2009.








57314 at Leominster on November 2nd 2009.







57315 at Hereford on November 17th 2009.








Unidentified 57 at Hereford.







57313 at Leominster on November 30th 2009.








 

57314 at Ford Bridge on December 4th 2009.






67012 leaving Dinmore tunnel on March 21st 2017.






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