26th March 1977

Monmouthshire Railway Society
Dowlais / Coed Ely

DMU Used 50122+59030+50080+50855+59363+50908

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Newport - Cardiff Central - Llantrisant - Mwndy Jn - Llantrisant Common Jn - Coed Ely
as listed Coed Ely - Llantrisant Common Jn - Mwndy Jn
as listed Mwndy Jn - Common Branch Jn - Cwm Colliery
as listed Cwm Colliery - Common Branch Jn - Creigiau Quarry
as listed Creigiau Quarry - Common Branch Jn - Maesaraul Jn - Mwndy Jn - Llantrisant
as listed Llantrisant - Cardiff Central - Cardiff Queen Street
as listed Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Bute Road
as listed Cardiff Bute Road - Cardiff Queen Street - Heath High Level - Caerphilly - Aber Jn - Ystrad Mynach - Nelson - Cwm Bargoed - Dowlais
as listed Dowlais - Cwm Bargoed - Nelson - Ystrad Mynach - Aber Jn - Walnut Tree Jn - Taffs Well - Penarth Curve North Jn - Cardiff Central - Newport


The DMU is seen here amongst the detritus of industry at Furnace Tops,
Dowlais towards the end of the tour (photo: David Beilby)

Sources : John Broderick & Ray Viney

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Broderick)

Location Booked Actual
Newport 10.55d 10.56
Cardiff Central 11.11a ~ 11.14d 11.11 ~ 11.15
Llantrisant 11.27a ~ 11.30d 11/32
Mwndy Jn 11/33 11/36
Coed Ely 11p46a ~ 11p56d 11.47 ~ 12.00
Mwndy Jn 12.09a ~ 12.12d 12.12 ~ 12.16
Cwm Colliery 12p26a ~ 12p36d 12.29 ~ 12.40
Common Branch Jn 12.41a ~ 12.46d 12.43 ~ 12.50
Creigiau Quarry 12p56a ~ 13p06d 13.01 ~ 13.13
Common Branch Jn 13.16a ~ 13.20d 13.24 ~ 13.30
Llantrisant 13.30a ~ 13.35d 13.41 ~ 13.50
Cardiff Central 13.50a ~ 13.52d 14/11
Cardiff Queen Street [Bay Platform]
13.55a ~ 14.07d
14.13 ~ 14.41
Cardiff Bute Road 14.10a ~ 14.16d 14.45 ~ 14.54
Cardiff Queen Street 14.19a ~ ??.??d 15.00 ~ 15.02
Aber Jn 14/32 15/15
Ystrad Mynach 15/00 15/25
Nelson 15.10a ~ 15.15d 15.31 ~ 15.33
Dowlais 15p45a ~ 16p05d 16.08 ~ 16.23
Nelson 16.35a ~ 16.40d 16.50 ~ 16.51
Ystrad Mynach 16/50 16.55 ~ 16.56
Aber Jn 17/00 17/05
Walnut Tree Jn 17/19 ?
Radyr Jn 17/24 17/23
Penarth Curve 17/34 ?
Cardiff Central 17.39a ~ 17.42d 17.34 ~ 17.42
Newport 18.05a 18.03


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