15th January 1977

B.R. (Cardiff Division)
(Rugby Special)

Locos Used at least 1013 'Western Ranger' & 47479
Stock Used 10 mark 1 coaches vb90mph

Route : 1Z11 throughout

Loco Route
????? Carmarthen - ?(direct)? - Cardiff Central
1013 Cardiff Central - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Neath - Swansea
47479 Swansea - Llanelli - Carmarthen

Notes :
(1) Gordon Lacy comments: This was one of the last opportunities to sample "Western" haulage other than on 'full-blooded' railtours.

Source : Gordon Lacy (on the train Cardiff to Swansea)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Gordon Lacy)

Location Booked (out)   Booked Actual
Carmarthen ??.??a   ??.??a ?
Llanelli ?   ? ?
Swansea - ?   17L22a ~ 17L32d 17.38 ~ 17.45
Neath ?   17.03a ~ 17.04d 17.16 ~ 17.21
Port Talbot ?   16.54a ~ 16.55d 17.06 ~ 17.08
Bridgend ?   16.40a ~ 16.42d 16.50 ~ 16.52
Cardiff Central ?   16.20d 16.27


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