22nd April 1978

Branch Line Society
Swansea Valleys Railtour

DMU Used set C590 (3-car class 119)

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Cardiff Central Riverside Platform - Penarth Curve East Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park - Leckwith Loop South Jn
as listed Leckwith Loop South Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cogan Jn - Barry - Bridgend - Abbey West - Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Felin Fran - Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn - Hendy Jn - Pantyffynnon
as listed Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - (1) Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn
as listed Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn (1) - Morlais Jn - Llandeilo Jn - Llanelli
as listed Llanelli - via Genwen Loop - Genwen - Morlais Jn - Felin Fran
as listed Felin Fran - Clydach-on-Tawe, Monds (2)
as listed Clydach-on-Tawe, Monds - Felin Fran - Jersy Marine North - Jersey Marine South
as listed Jersey Marine South - Neath & Brecon Jn - Aberpergwm
as listed Aberpergwm - Neath & Brecon Jn
as listed Neath & Brecon Jn - Blaenant - Onllwyn - Craig-y-Nos
as listed Craig-y-Nos - Onllwyn - Blaenant - Neath & Brecon Jn - Jersey Marine South - Burrows Box - Swansea East - Upper Bank - Morriston
as listed Morriston - Upper Bank - Swansea East - Burrows Box - Jersey Marine Junction South - Dynevor Jn - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Cardiff Central

Notes :
(1) Tour was booked to run direct from Hendy Jn to Morlais Jn without this reversal.
(2) To end of run-round loop, short of bridge.

Sources : Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby

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

M.C
Location Booked Actual
0.00
Cardiff Central Riverside platform 09.15d 09.15
??
Penarth Curve East Jn 09/17 09/18
??
Ninian Park Halt 09/21 ?
1.30
Leckwith Loop South Jn 09.23 ~ 09.30 09.21 ~ 09.27
1.52
Penarth Curve North Jn 09/32 09/29
3.48
Cogan Jn 09/38 09/35
9.09
Barry 09/51 09/47
28.25
Bridgend 10.20a ~ 10.22d 10.35 ~ 10.36
??
Signal PT8 10/32 ?
??
Abbey West 10/38 10/51
??
Port Talbot East 10*45 ~ 10*59 ?
41.34
Port Talbot 11.02a ~ 11.04d 11.02 ~ 11.02
45.58
Court Sart Jn 11/10 11/08
49.57
Felin Fran 11/18 11/20
57.10
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn 11/33 ?
59.06
Hendy Jn 11/38 11/44
63.71
Pantyffynnon 11.47 ~ 11.53 11.51 ~ 11.55
68.56
Hendy Jn 12/02 12.03 ~ 12.04
70.52
Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn DIV 12.09 ~ 12.11
75.52
Llandeilo Jn 12/10 12/29
77.22
Llanelli 12.13a ~ 13.30d 12.37 ~ 13.30
78.72
Llandeilo Jn 13/33 13/35
79.28
Genwen 13/38 13/37
91.02
Felin Fran 13.54 ~ 14.00 14.01 ~ 14.04
92.37
Clydach-on-Tawe, Monds 14.08 ~ 14.13 14.08 ~ 14.13
93.72
Felin Fran 14*21 ~ 14*27 14.17 ~ 14.19
96.18
Jersey Marine North 14/32 14/25
97.15
Jersey Marine South 14.37 ~ 14.42 14.29 ~ 14.35
100.14
Neath & Brecon Jn 14*50 ~ 14*51 14/43
108.18
Aberpergwm 15.10 ~ 15.15 15.01 ~ 15.10
116.22
Neath & Brecon Jn 15.31 ~ 15.38 ?
??
Blaenant 15*48 ~ 15*49 15.41 ~ 15.42
127.25
Onllwyn 16*09 ~ 16*10 15.58 ~ 15.59
130.26
Craig-y-Nos 16.22 ~ 16.27 16.15 ~ 16.31
133.27
Onllwyn 16*39 ~ 16*40 16.39 ~ 16.40
??
Blaenant 17*00 ~ 17*01 16.51 ~ 16.52
144.30
Neath & Brecon Jn 17*11 ~ 17*12 17.00 ~ 17.01
147.69
Jersey Marine South 17/20 17/07
??
Burrows Box 17*28 ~ 17*29 17.12 ~ 17.14
??
Swansea East 17*39 ~ 17*41 17.18 ~ 17.20
153.14
Upper Bank 17*49 ~ 17*54 17.28 ~ 17.32
154.68
Morriston 18.03 ~ 18.08 17.36 ~ 18.02
156.42
Upper Bank 18*17 ~ 18*22 18.06 ~ 18.10
??
Swansea East 18*30 ~ 18*35 18.15 ~ 18.16
??
Burrows Box 18*45 ~ 18*46 18.21 ~ 18.21
161.67
Jersey Marine South 18/54 18/27
162.63
Dynevor Jn 18/58 18/30
167.14
Port Talbot 19.08a ~ 19.10d 18.40 ~ 18.40
180.23
Bridgend 19.26a ~ 19.28d 18.57 ~ 18.58
200.44
Cardiff Central 19.51a 19.25

Mileages are as actual with the re-routing to Grovesend Colliery Loop Jn.

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