13th July 1957

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midlands Area)
South Wales Rail Tour (Cardiff Area, Part 1)

Locos Used 1471 & 5574
Stock Used 2 Auto-trailers

Route :

Loco Route
5574 (1) Cardiff Queen Street - Queen Street North
5574 Queen Street North - Stonefield Jn - North East Jn - Roath - Roath Branch Jn - Llandaff - Radyr Jn - Radyr
5574 (1) Radyr - Radyr Quarry Jn - Waterhall Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cogan Jn - Grangetown - Cadoxton - Dinas Powis - Barry - Barry Island - Barry Pier
5574 Barry Pier - Barry Island - Barry - Cadoxton - Wenvoe - Drope Jn - Peterston West Jn - Llantrisant - Llantrisant East
5574 (1) Llantrisant East - Llantrisant [Bay Platform]
1471 Llantrisant [Bay Platform] - Ystradowen - Aberthin
1471 (1) reversal at Aberthin
1471 Aberthin - Cowbridge (Old Station) (2)
1471 (1) Cowbridge (Old Station) - Aberthin - Ystradowen - Llantrisant [Cowbridge Bay Platform]
5574 Llantrisant [Cowbridge Bay Platform] - Mywyndy Jn - Llantrisant Common Jn - Gellyrhaidd Jn - Hendreforgan - Gilfach Goch
5574 (1) (3) Gilfach Goch - Gilfach Goch Colliery (3)
5574 Gilfach Goch Colliery - Gilfach Goch - Gellyrhaidd Jn - Llantrisant Common Jn - Mywndy Jn
5574 (1) Mywndy Jn - Common Branch Jn - Llantwit Fardre - Tonteg Jn (4)
5574 Tonteg Jn - Llantwit Fardre - Common Branch Jn - Creigiau Quarry - Waterhall Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Penarth Curve East Jn - Cardiff General [Riverside Platforms]

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) Reported as first passenger train to the old station since 1892.
(3)
Timing sheet gives a reversal at Gilfach Goch but photographic evidence from two sources and actual timings all confirm the train went beyond to Gilfach (Britannia) Colliery.
(4) Due to late running the train reversed at Tonteg, missing the scheduled short run to Treforest Jn (booked as: Tonteg Jn - Llantrisant Branch Jn - Treforest Jn (rev) - Llantrisant Branch Jn - Tonteg Jn).
(5) 'Part 2' ran on 12th July 1958.

Sources : John Clifford, Andrew Fairholm, Peter Darke, John Debens & Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


5574 paused at Barry Pier station (photo: The John Debens Collection)


1471 at Cowbridge (Old Station) (photo: The John Debens Collection)


5574 at Gilfach Goch Colliery (photo: The John Debens Collection)


A pause for 5574 at Tonteg Halt (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From Andrew Fairholms ticket collection.


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

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Cardiff Queen Street 14.40d 14.41
0.11 Queen Street North 14.42 ~ 14.44 14.42 ~ 14.43
0.46 Tyndall Street HL 14/47 14.46 ~ 14.47
1.26 Stonefield Jn 14/51 14/51
1.67 North East Jn 14/54 14/53
2.32 Docks Storage South 14/57 14/55
3.02 Docks Storage North 15/00 14/59
6.35 Roath Branch Jn 15.12 ~ 15.15 15.10 ~ 15.14
8.04 Radyr Jn ? 15/19
? Radyr 15w20 ~ 15w25 15.19 ~ 15.24
10.53 Waterhall Jn 15/29 15/28
13.03 Penarth Curve North Jn 15/35 15.32 ~ 15.33
13.30 Penarth Curve South Jn 15/38 15/35
15.20 Cogan 15/43 15/39
17.23 Dinas Powis 15/47 15/42
19.15 Cadoxton 15/51 15/46
21.57 Barry Island West 15.59 ~ 16.00 15.52 ~ 15.57
? Barry Island ? ?
22.28 Barry Pier 16.05 ~ 16.07 16.00 ~ 16.07
22.87 Barry Island 16w12 ~ 16w17 16.10 ~ 16.17
23.46 Barry 16/20 16/21
25.41 Cadoxton 16/25 16/25
30.04 Drope Jn 16/34 16/32
32.40 Peterston West Jn 16.42 ~ 16.46 16.59 ~ 16.59
37.04 Llantrisant 16.53 ~ 17/11
37.10 Llantrisant East DIV 17.11 ~ 17.12
37.16 Llantrisant ~ 16.58 17.13 ~ 17.21
42.03 Aberthin Platform ? 17/35
? [reversal point at Aberthin] ? 17.36 ~ 17.39
? Aberthin Platform ? 17.41 ~ 17.44
42.45 Cowbridge 17.16 ~ 17.18 17.49 ~ 17.57
48.36 Llantrisant 17w36 ~ 17w45 [Down Bay] 18.15 ~ 18.27
49.09 Mwyndy Jn 17/48 18/30
52.70 Gellyrhaidd Jn 17/57 18/37
54.40 Hendreforgan 18/04 18/43
55.40 Gilfach Goch 18.08 ~ 18.46 ~ 18.49
? Britannia Colliery DIV 18.52 ~ 18.58
55.40 Gilfach Goch ~ 18.10 19/01
56.64 Hendreforgan 18/14 19/08
58.34 Gellyrhaidd Jn 18/21 19/13
? Mwyndy Jn 18.30 ~ 18.32 19.22 ~ 19.23
62.34 Cowbridge Road Crossing 18/34 19/24
64.18 Common Branch Jn 18/40 19/28
? Llantwit Fardre 18/45 19/31
67.45 Tonteg Jn 18/52 19.35 ~
- Treforest Jn 18w57 ~ 19w03 CANX
67.45 Tonteg Jn 19/08 ~ 19.43
? Llantwit Fardre 19/15 19/48
? Common Branch Jn 19/20 19/51
? Waterhall Jn 19/43 20/04
? Penarth Curve North 19/49 20/09
? Cardiff General 19.54a [P8 or P9] 20.12


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