12th July 1952

Stephenson Locomotive Society
South Wales Mineral Lines

Loco Used 6423
Stock Used 2x auto-coaches (ex-Taff Vale)

Route :

Loco Route
6423 (2) Cardiff General - Penarth Curve East Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park Platform - Fairwater - Waterhall Jn
6423 (2) reversing move over single slip to access branch
6423 (2) Waterhall Jn - Creigiau - Common Branch Jn
6423 (2) Common Branch Jn - Cross Inn - Mwyndy Jn - Llantrisant
6423 (1) Llantrisant - Llanharan - Tynycoed Jn - Tondu Ogmore Jn
6423 Tondu Ogmore Jn - (reverse of outward route) - Llantrisant
6423 (1) Llantrisant - (reverse of outward route) - Common Branch Jn - Llantwit Fardre - Tonteg Jn - Treforest - PC & N Jn - Pontypridd - Pontypridd Jn - Rhonda Cutting Jn
6423 Rhonda Cutting Jn - Pontypridd Northern Jn - Pont Shon Norton Jn - Cilfynydd
6423 (1) Cilfynydd - (reverse of outward route) - Pontypridd Northern Jn - Pontypridd Jn - Pontypridd - PC & N Jn - Treforest Halt - Upper Boat Halt - Penhros Jn
6423 Penhros Jn - Penhros Lower Jn - Walnut Tree Tunnel - Tynycaeau Jn - St Fagans - Leckwith Jn - Cardiff General

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) Unclear if loco is hauling or propelling on this leg?

Sources : Andrew Fairholm & Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


6423 paused with the two auto-coaches at Cilfynydd
(photo: W.A. Camwell / Stephenson Locomotive Society)


From the John Debens ticket collection
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

Miles Location Booked Actual
0 Cardiff general 14.40d 14.45 [P9]
? Penarth Curve East SB ? 14/55
1 Penarth Curve North SB ? 14/56
? Ninian Park Platform 14/45 14/56
2 Ely Paper Mills ? 14/58
? Ely Goods   15/00
3 Waterhall Jn 14t50 ~ 14t55 15/01
15.01 ~ 15.02
15.03 ~ 15.04
10 Common Branch Jn 15t24 ~ 15t27 15.22 ~ 15.24
10 Cross Inn ? 15/26
? Cowbridge Road Crossing SB ??t?? 15.30 ~ 15.31
12 Mwyndy Jn ? 15/32
12 Llantrisant 15w33 ~ 15w38 15.34 ~ 15.45
[Cowbridge Loop Platform]
? Llanharan West SB 15t46 ~ 15t48 15/53
16 (15?) Llanharan ? 15/53 [mainline]
21 (20?) Bryncethin Jn (site of) ? 16/08
? Tynycoed Jn ? 16/16
23 (22?) Tondu Ogmore Jn 16t14 ~ 16t18 16.17 ~ 16.20
? Bryncethin Jn (site of) ? 16/28
? Llanharan ? 16/40 [mainline]
? Llanharan West SB 16/44 16/40
32 (31?) Llantrisant 16w51 ~ 16w55 16.46 ~ 16.57
? Mwyndy Jn ? 17/01
? Pontypridd Road Crossing ? 17/02
33 Cross Inn ? 17/05
? Common Branch Jn ? 17/07
35 Beddau Halt ? 17/09
36 Llantwit Fardre ? 17/12
36 Church Village Halt ? 17/14
37 Tonteg Halt ? 17/16
? Tonteg Jn 17/14 17/16
? Treforest Jn ? 17/20
39 Treforest ? 17/21
? P.C. & N. Jn ? 17/23
40 Pontypridd ? 17/23
? Pontypridd Jn ? 17/24
41 Rhondda Cutting Jn 17.24 ~ 17/25
? reversal point at Rhondda Cutting Jn - 17.26 ~ 17.26
? Rhondda Cutting Jn ~ 17.27 17/27
? Pontypridd Northern Jn ? 17/28
42 Pont Shon Norton Jn ? 17.30 ~ 17.30
? Berw Road Platform ? 17/31
43 Cilfynydd 17.42 ~ 17.45 17.37 ~ 17.46
? Berw Road Platform ? 15/51
? Pont Shon Norton Jn ? 15.52 ~ 15.57
? Pontypridd Northern Jn ? 18/00
? Pontypridd Jn ? 18/00
45 Pontypridd 17.58 ~ 18.02 18.01 ~ 18.05
? P.C. & N. Jn ? 18/05
46 Treforest Halt ? 18/07
46 Rhydyfelin Halt ? 18/09
47 Dynea Halt ? 18/10
48 Upper Boat Halt ? 18/12
48 Groeswen Halt ? 18/13
49 Nantgarw Halt ? 18/14
51 Penhros Jn 18.12 ~ 18.16 18.17 ~ 18.19
? Penhros Lower Jn [site of] ? 18/22
? Walnut Tree Jn SB ? 18/26
? Pentyrch SB ? 18/28
? Tynycaeau North Sidings ? 18.34 ~ 18.37
58 Tynycaeau North SB 18/36 18/38
? St Fagans 18/41 18/43
? Ely ? 18/46
? Leckwith Jn ? 18/49
64 Cardiff General 18.48a 18.53 [P6]


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