28th May 1977

Branch Line Society
Daucleddau and Dyfed Railtour

DMU Used set C515 (formed: 50695+59488+50739)

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve North Jn - Leckwith Jn - Bridgend - (via Ogmore Vale Extension Lines) - Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Canal Side GF
as listed Canal Side GF - Neath Canal Side
as listed Neath Canal Side - Canal Side GF - Briton Ferry - Port Talbot
as listed Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Dynevor Jn - Felin Fran - Morlais Jn - Llandielo Jn - Llanelli - Carmarthen Jn - Carmarthen Bridge Jn - Whitland - Clarbeston Road - Haverfordwest - Waterston GF (MP282) - Waterston Sidings (Refinery Gate)
as listed Waterston Sidings (Refinery Gate) - Waterston GF (MP282)
as listed Waterston GF (MP282) - Herbrandston GF - Herbrandston Sidings (1) (2)
as listed Herbrandston Sidings - Herbrandston GF
as listed Herbrandston GF - Milford Haven
as listed Milford Haven - Haverfordwest - Clarbeston Road
as listed Clarbeston Road - Letterston Jn - Fishguard Harbour - West End Points (288m 31ch)
as listed West End Points (288m 31ch) - Fishguard Harbour - Letterston Jn - Trecwn Sidings (Factory Gate)
as listed Trecwn Sidings (Factory Gate) - Letterston Jn
as listed Letterston Jn - Clarbeston Road - Whitland - Carmarthen
as listed Carmarthen - Llanelli - Swansea Loop West Jn - Neath - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) To just short of first points (end of BR).
(2) Was booked to reverse at
Herbrandston Sidings and run to Robeston GF (rev) then Robeston Sidings but this was refused on the day.


W50695 nearest camera at Fishguard Harbour station (photo: Malcolm Best)

Sources : Kevin Driscoll, Ian Umpleby (left the train at Bridgend) & Malcolm Best

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Cardiff Central 08.35d 08.36
0.62 Penarth Curve North Jn 08/40 08/46
1.30 Leckwith Jn 08/41 08/48
20.25 Bridgend 09.08a ~ 09.10d 09.11 ~ 09.11
32.34 Port Talbot 09/32 09/41
36.38 Court Sart Jn 09/42 09/47
36.75 Canal Side GF 09.45a ~ 09.50d 09.50 ~ 09.50
37.41 Neath Canal Side 10.00a ~ 10.10d 09.53 ~ 10.10
38.07 Canal Side GF 10.20a ~ 10.25d 10/13
39.19 Briton Ferry 10/30 ?
42.48 Port Talbot 10.38a ~ 10.45d 10.24 ~ 10.49
46.52 Court Sart Jn 10/53 10/56
47.58 Dynevor Jn 10/55 10/58
50.51 Felin Fran 11/00 11/04
58.46 Morlais Jn 11/14 11/18
62.76 Llandeilo Jn 11/20 ?
64.46 Llanelli 11.23a ~ 11.25d 11.28 ~ 11.33
94.38 Carmarthen Jn 11/50 11.55 ~ 11.56
84.59 Carmarthen Bridge Jn 11/52 ?
98.21 Whitland 12.07a ~ 12.15d 12.14 ~ 12.21
110.19 Clarbeston Road 12.30a ~ 12.31d 12/42
115.36 Haverfordwest 12/39 12.50 ~ 12.51
120.13 Johnston 12c47a ~ 12c57d 13.00 ~ 13.05
121.26 Waterston GF (MP282) 13.04a ~ 13.07d 13.10 ~ 13.10
123.61 Waterston Sidings (Refinery Gate) 13.25a ~ 13.35d 13.18 ~ 13.35
126.16 Waterston GF (MP282) 13.55a ~ 14.00d 13.45 ~ 13.48
127.28 Herbrandston GF 14.05a ~ 14.10d 13.51 ~ 13.58
129.62 Herbrandston Sidings 14.30a ~ 14.35d 14.09 ~ 14.33
DIV Robeston GF 14.45a ~ 14.50d 14.41 ~ 15.07
DIV Robeston Sidings 15.00a ~ 15.05d DIV
132.16 Herbrandston GF 15.20a ~ 15.25d 15.14 ~ 15.16
133.74 Milford Haven 15.30a ~ 15.50d 15.22 ~ 15.53
137.77 Johnston 16.00a ~ 16.01d 16.05 ~ 16.05
142.54 Haverfordwest 16/08 16.11 ~ 16.12
147.54 Clarbeston Road 16.17a ~ 16.25d 16.23 ~ 16.26
158.22 Letterston Jn 16/39 16/42
163.11 Fishguard Harbour 16.55a ~ 17.10d 16.53 ~ 17.24
163.34 West End Points (288m 31ch) ??.??a ~ ??.??d 17.28 ~ 17.31
163.37 Fishguard Harbour 17/15 17/35
168.25 Letterston Jn 17.26a ~ 17.27d 17.47 ~ 17.48
170.63 Trecwn Sidings (Factory Gate) 17.45a ~ 17.55d 17.57 ~ 18.04
173.21 Letterston Jn 18.10a ~ 18.15d 18.14 ~ 18.18
183.69 Clarbeston Road 18.30a ~ 18.31d 18/35
195.67 Whitland 18/43 18/47
209.29 Carmarthen Bridge Jn 19/05 19/03
210.14 Carmarthen 19.07a ~ 19.32d 19.08 ~ 19.34
210.61 Carmarthen Jn 19/34 19/37
230.53 Llaneli 19.56a ~ 19.57d 20.04 ~ 20.04
240.58 Swansea Loop West Jn 20/13 20/18
247.44 Neath 20/27 20/30
253.05 Port Talbot 20.34a ~ 20.36d 20.37 ~ 20.38
265.19 Bridgend 20.51a ~ 20.53d 20.53 ~ ??.??
285.31 Cardiff Central 21.15a (21.16) 21.16


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