8th October 1983

Monmouthshire Railway Society
The Coed Bach Connection

DMU Used set L416

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Newport - Cardiff Central - Penarth Curve East
as listed Penarth Curve East - Cardiff Central Riverside platform (1)
as listed Cardiff Central Riverside Platform - Leckwith Loop North Jn
as listed Leckwith Loop North Jn - Penarth Curve South Junction - Barry - Aberthaw - Aberthaw Power Station loop - Aberthaw
as listed Aberthaw - Bridgend - Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Felin Fran - Clydach On Tawe
as listed Clydach On Tawe - Felin Fran
as listed Felin Fran - Llanelli West Jn - Cynheidre Colliery
as listed Cynheidre Colliery - Llanelli West Jn - Llanelli
as listed Llanelli - Kidwelly (2)
as listed Kidwelly - Coed Bach Washery
as listed Coed Bach Washery - Kidwelly Jn
as listed Kidwelly - Llanelli -Jersey Marine North Jn - Burrows Jn (3)
as listed Burrows Jn - Dynevor Jn - Court Sart Jn - Port Talbot - Bridgend - (via Miskin) - Cardiff Central - Newport

Notes:
(1) To buffers.
(2) Past points.
(3) Reversal point was booked to be Swansea Docks, but the train reversed at Burrows Jn due to an industrial dispute within the docks.

Sources : Shayne Lewis & Kevin Driscoll  (both on the train throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Paul Griffin, Kevin Driscoll & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Newport [P1] 09.40d 09.40
Cardiff Central 09.55a ~ 09.57d 09.54 ~ 09.57
Penarth Curve East 10.00 ~ 10.05 09.59 ~ 10.05
Cardiff Central
[Riverside no.9 platform]
10p09a ~ 10p20d 10.07 ~ 10.20
Leckwith Jn 10.24 ~ 10.30 10.30 ~ 10.31
Penarth Curve North 10/32 ?
Penarth Curve South 10/33 10/33
Cogan Jn 10/37 10/37
Barry 10/48 10.51 ~ 10.53
Aberthaw Recp. Sidings 10.58 ~ 11.00 11.06 ~ 11.09
Aberthaw Power Station Loop 11/15 11/25
Aberthaw Recp. Sidings 11.30 ~ 11.39 11.35 ~ 11.39
Bridgend 11.55a ~ 11.57d 12.08 ~ 12.09
Port Talbot 12/11 12.26 ~ 12.30
Court Sart Jn 12/15 12/37
Dynevor Jn 12/17 12/39
Felin Fran 12.22 ~ 12.30 12.51 ~ 12.55
Clydach-on-Tawe 12p40a ~ 12p50d 13.03 ~ 13.13
Felin Fran 13.00 ~ 13.10 13.18 ~ 13.22
Morlais Jn 13/20 ?
Llandeilo Jn 13/25 13/40
Llanelli 13/27 13.43 ~ 13.45
Llanelli West Jn 13.29 ~ 13.30 ?
Cynheidre 14.15 ~ 14.25 14.14 ~ 14.28
Llanelli West Jn 15.10 ~ 15.11 ?
Llanelli 15.14a ~ 15.24d 15.08 ~ 15.31
Kidwelly 15.36 ~ 15.41 15.47 ~ 15.54
Coed Bach 15p51a ~ 16p01d 15.58 ~ 16.12
Kidwelly Jn 16.11 ~ 16.16 16.17 ~ 16.20
Llanelli 16/29 16.31 ~ 16.34
Llandeilo Jn 16/34 16/37
Morlais Jn 16/39 ?
Felin Fran 16/54 16/56
Jersey Marine North 16/58 17/00
Jersey Marine South 17/02 17/03
Burrows Jn Kings Dock 17.10 ~ 17.12 17.09a
Swansea Docks (ABP Lines) (3) 17.12 ~ 18.00 DIV
Burrows Jn Kings Dock 18.05 ~ 18.07 17.37d
Jersey Marine South 18/15 17/44
Dynevor Jn 18/18 17/47
Briton Ferry 18/21 ?
Port Talbot 18.26a ~ 18.28d 18.14 ~ 18.16
Bridgend 18/44 18.31 ~ 18.31
Cardiff Central 19.08a ~ 19.10d 18.53 ~ ??.??
Newport 19.25a 19.19


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