30th December 1972

R.C.T.S. (Bristol Branch)
Farewell to the Teifi Valley Milk Branches

DMU Used Swindon Cross-Country set B553

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Bristol Temple Meads - Severn Tunnel Junction - Newport - Cardiff General - Court Sart Jn - Morlais Jn - Llangennech - Llanelli - Carmarthen - Bronwydd Arms - Pencader Jn - Glantwelly - Newcastle Emlyn
as listed Newcastle Emlyn - Glantwelly - Pencader Jn
as listed Pencader Jn - Aberceiliog - Lampeter - Aberayron Jn - Green Grove (almost end of line)
as listed Green Grove - Aberayron Jn - Lampeter - Aberceiliog - Pencader Jn - Bronwydd Arms - Carmarthen - (reverse of outward route) - Bristol Temple Meads

Notes :
(1) Photographic evidence shows the tour departed Carmarthen with the leading power-car displaying 1T48 but the rear power car displaying 2B41 - it is not known if either headcode (or both!) relate to this train.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll & Nigel Wassell

Timings (Booked Only)
(from Kevin Driscoll)

M.C
Location Booked (out) (Actual) Booked (rtn) (Actual)

M.C

0.00
Bristol Temple Meads 09.45d (09.45d) 19.55a (19.55a)
317.36
26.24
Newport 10.20a ~ 10.22d 19.18a ~ 19.20d
291.12
37.72
Cardiff General 10.37a ~ 10.40d 19.02a ~ 19.04d
279.44
74.32
Court Sart Jn ?? ??
243.04
87.12
Morlais Jn ?? ??
230.24
87.72
Llangennech ?? ??
229.44
92.60
Llanelli ?? ??
224.56
113.02
Carmarthen 12c15 ~ 12c20 17c21 ~ 17c26
204.34
??
Bronwydd Arms LC 12*30 ~ 12*35 17*05 ~ 17*10 ??
128.00
Pencader Jn 13/06 16/34 189.36

 

M.C
Location Booked
??
Glantwelly LC 13*08 ~ 13*13
138.06
Newcastle Emlyn 13.40 ~ 13.45
??
Glantwelly LC 14*12 ~ 14*17
148.12
Pencader Jn 14.20 ~ 14.25
??
Aberceiliog LC 14*35 ~ 14*40
160.39
Lampeter 14/55
161.63
Aberayron Jn 15/00
168.46
Green Grove (almost end of line) 15.27 ~ 15.32
175.65
Aberayron Jn 15/59
177.09
Lampeter 16/04
??
Aberceiliog LC 16*19 ~ 16*24

Timings continue in first table.

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