14th May 1966
Central Wales Scenic Tour
|Locos Used||DMU 50656+59265+50723 & 51078+59436+51106|
|50656 set||Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester - Newport - Cardiff|
|51078 set||Bristol - Patchway - Newport - Cardiff|
|DMU combined||Cardiff - Bridgend - Llanelli - Llandilo Jn - Llandovery - Llandrindod Wells - Craven Arms|
|DMU combined||Craven Arms - Hereford|
|50656 set||Hereford - Ledbury - Great Malvern - Worcester Shrub Hill - Cheltenham Spa - Gloucester|
|51078 set||Hereford - Abergavenny - Pontypool Road - Newport|
|51078 set||Newport - Patchway - Bristol|
(1) This was an ambitious tour that proved very popular despite its non-steam motive power. In fact on this trip only one operating BR steam locomotive was seen, 48651 at Gloucester, although half a dozen were noted at RS Hayes scrapyard at Bridgend. Close by were the remains of the recent collision between D6983 & D1671.
From The John Debens Ticket Collection.
Source : David Hills (compiled from contemporary
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