27th June 1964
West Glamorgan Railway
Monmouthshire Railway Society
(Joint Railtour No.2)
|6614||Cardiff General - Ebbw Jn - Park Jn - Machen - Caerphilly - Penrhos Jn - Upper Boat Halt - Pontypridd|
|6614||Pontypridd - Treforest - Tonteg - Common Branch Jn - Llantrisant|
|6614||Llantrisant - Cowbridge|
|6614||Cowbridge - Llantrisant|
|6614||Llantrisant - Pencoed - Bridgend|
|6614||Bridgend - Aberthaw - Rhoose - Barry - Grangetown - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cardiff Riverside|
(1) This was the second jointly-organised railtour by the West Glamorgan Railway Society & Monmouthshire Railway Society. The tour itinerary carried the following comments; 'This will be the last passenger train through from Pontypridd to Cowbridge, and possibly the last ever passenger train over the Cowbridge branch. As local services over the Bridgend-Barry line ceased as from 15/06/1964, this train will form a farewell trip to 67 years of passenger train operation'.
(2) Despite photographic evidence to suggest this train also visited the terminus of Cardiff Clarence Road, Ray Viney confirms the train did not - it terminated at Cardiff Riverside.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Sources : Lydney Jeff & Andrew Fairholm
Timings (Booked Only)
(from John Debens)
|17.09||Machen||11.39a ~ 11.48d|
|27.31||Pontypridd||12.23a ~ 12.40d|
|33.37||Common Branch Jn||?|
|35.23||Cowbridge Road Crossing||?|
|36.15||Llantrisant||13.03a ~ 13.15d|
|41.76||Cowbridge||13.30a ~ 13.50d|
|47.57||Llantrisant||14.05a ~ 14.35d|
|56.64||Bridgend||14.55a ~ 15.15d|
|66.15||Llantwit Major||15.35a ~ 15.55d|
|70.66||Aberthaw||16/15 (see note 1 below)|
|75.71||Barry Town||16/15 (see note 1 below)|
|83.36||South Curve Jn||?|
Note: Both Aberthaw and Barry Town passing times given as
16/15 in timing sheet;
from the distances it seems likely that the Aberthaw passing time should be earlier than 16/15
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