Off the rails – The carriages at Lttle Mill, in January 1974.
Prepare jumps rails
A four-coach diesel practice travelling from Cardiff to Crewe jumped the rails on a piece of observe close to Pontypool, however not one of the six individuals on board was injured.
The six individuals on board – the driving force, second man, guard and three passengers – had been shaken however managed to carry on to their seats when the practice lurched off the observe.
The passengers had been later taken to Abergavenny from Pontypool by bus and joined one other practice there to proceed their journey.
The crew – driver Mr. George Gould of Elfed Inexperienced, Fairwater, second man Mr. Philip Bolts, and guard Mr. Ok. Patel are all from Cardiff.
They later took over one other practice and accomplished their morning shift.
Mr. Gould stated: “It was a nasty expertise and we had been all shaken.”
The accident occurred on a lonely stretch of the hyperlink line one-and-a-half miles north of Pontypool Highway, close to Little Mill. The road at this level is straight, however no less than 60 yards of it was ripped up by the practice.
Two of the 4 coaches had been pushed off the observe and had been leaning in opposition to a railway hut.
A close-by telegraph pole was additionally hit.
A breakdown crew lifted the diesel practice again on to the observe and engineers had been analyzing the broken part of the road to find the reason for the accident.
It was more likely to be 24 hours earlier than observe was changed and prepared for operation once more.
The practice was on an everyday run. No different trains had been affected instantly by the derailment as a result of the hyperlink line by way of Hereford and Abergavenny to Crewe is quiet at the moment of the morning.
A particular bus service was taking passengers from Pontypool to Abergavenny the place they might board one other practice which might take them to Crewe.
“We can not say when the road shall be reopened however we hope to get a single line system working as quickly as doable,” stated a British Railways spokesman.
We’ll take 20, say Welsh dog-lovers
Twenty greyhounds who had been threatened with destruction discovered new properties in South Wales as a result of efforts of a neighborhood animal-lover.
Mrs. Jill Rees, of Flat Holm, Penylan, Bassaleg, distributed greater than 2,000 leaflets in a bid to avoid wasting 50 greyhounds who had been on account of be destroyed on the Animal Welfare Belief’s retired greyhound kennels in Essex.
After her enchantment was printed within the South Wales Echo gives rolled in and her husband, Tom, was travelling to London to gather the canines and produce them again to new properties in South Wales.
The issue of inserting retired canines as pets had develop into extra acute throughout the latest ban on greyhound racing imposed by the Authorities due to the gasoline disaster.
The 2-month lay-off was disastrous for house owners who had develop into virtually determined below the strain of feeding a number of greyhounds with no race cash coming in and no probability of side-bets.
“My spouse has travelled throughout South Wales testing gives of properties,” stated Mr. Rees. “The response has been great, and when she rang the Animal Belief to inform them she had discovered house for 20 of the canines, they might scarcely imagine her.”
The Greyhound Racing Affiliation at Arms Park Stadium in Cardiff was taking part in an vital half in finishing the mercy mission. It supplied its greyhound transporter van – it was getting used to take as much as 48 canines from kennels to trace – freed from cost for the journey to Essex and again.
“It’s a great gesture. Fairly frankly I don’t see how we might have managed in any other case,” stated Mr. Rees. “The canines need to be stored aside, and, in fact, that is the form of transport they’re used to. Now we hope the brand new house owners shall be at Bassaleg to satisfy the canines tomorrow.”
Mrs Rees acquired replies from all around the nation, together with a letter from a 45-year-old greyhound-lover, containing previous experiences with greyhounds. One service provider man rang up from Yorkshire and was referred to the London handle.
Cardiff retailer broken by explosion
An ironmongery and ironmongery shop in Clifton Road, Cardiff, was badly broken by hearth after an explosion.
A spokesman for Cardiff Hearth Service stated the explosion was believed to have been brought on by a field of gasoline canisters and a paraffin range.
No-one was harm.
Mr. John Moonen, a good friend of the store proprietor, stated: “I used to be within the store after I heard a hissing sound. I yelled ‘all people out’ and all of us dashed into the road.”
The bottom ground of the shop was gutted by the fireplace, and the primary ground and rear of the constructing was broken.
Police stopped visitors travelling down Clifton Road whereas the fireplace was put out.