22nd October 1983

Branch Line Society
Double Dragon (Y Ddraig Dbwl)

DMU Used L400 (51374+59484+51332)

Route :

DMU Route
as listed Cardiff Central - Newport - (via Bishton Flyover) - Severn Tunnel Junction - signal N170
as listed signal N170 - Newport - Cardiff Central
as listed Cardiff Central - ? (west of station)
as listed ? (west of station) - Cardiff Central (Riverside platform)
as listed Cardiff Central (Riverside platform) - Penarth Curve North - Radyr Jn - Pontypridd - Maerdy
as listed Maerdy - Pontypridd - Abercynon - Aberdare - Tower Colliery
as listed Tower Colliery - Aberdare - Abercynon - Stormstown Jn - Abercynon Colliery
as listed Abercynon Colliery - Stormstown Jn - Pontypridd - Radyr Jn - Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Bute Road - Cardiff Queen Street (bay platform)
as listed Cardiff Queen Street (bay platform) - Cardiff Central

Sources : Jeremy Sleightholm (on the train throughout) & Alan Osborn

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from
Jeremy Sleightholm, Alan Osborn & Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Cardiff Central 08.10d 08.11
Newport 08.31a ~ 08.33d 08.29 ~ 08.33
Severn Tunnel Junction 08.52a ~ 08.53d 08.51 ~ 08.52
Signal N170 08.55a ~ 09.00d 08.54 ~ 08.57
Maindee East Jn 09/13 ?
Newport 09/23 09/19
Cardiff Central 09.45a ~ ??.??d 09.42 ~ 09.47 [P4]
Cardiff Central (riverside platform) ??.??a ~ 10.08d [P9] 09.52 ~ 10.08 [P9]
Penarth Curve North 10/12 10/12
Ninian Park Platform ? 10.13 ~ 10.15
Radyr 10.23 ~ 10.24 10.23 ~ 10.24
Pontypridd 10/36 10/37
Porth 10c44 ~ 10c45 10.44 ~ 10.47
Maerdy (22mn 44ch) 11.12a ~ 11.20d 11.12 ~ 11.22
Porth 11.47a ~ 11.48d 11.47 ~ 11.52
Pontypridd 11.56a ~ 12.35d 12.02 ~ 12.36
Abercynon 12.43 ~ 12.44 12.43 ~ 12.44
Abercwmboi 13.02 ~ 13.03 12.56 ~ 12.57
Aberdare 13.13 ~ 13.14 13.04 ~ 13.06
Robertstown LC 13.17a ~ 13.30d 13.09 ~ 13.14
Hirwaun 13.43a ~ 13.53d 13.22 ~ 13.25
Tower Colliery (26m 70ch) 13.57a ~ 14.10d 13.28 ~ 13.49
Hirwaun 14p14a ~ 14p24d 13.51 ~ 14.03
Robertstown LC 14.37 ~ 14.50 14.09 ~ 14.13
Aberdare 14.53a ~ 14.54d 14p16 ~ 14p50
Abercwmboi 15.04 ~ 15.05 15.00 ~ 15.01
Abercynon 15.23 ~ 15.24 15.16 ~ 15.17
Stormstown Jn 15.27 ~ 15.35 15.19 ~ 15.21
Abercynon Colliery 15.40a ~ 15.47d 15.24 ~ 15.43
Stormstown Jn 15.52 ~ 15.53 15.45 ~ 15.47
Pontypridd 16/00 15.58a ~ 15.59d
Radyr 16.13 ~ 16.14 16.13 ~ 16.14
Cardiff Queen Street 16/23 16/24 [P2]
Cardiff Bute Road 16.26a ~ 16.33d 16.26 ~ 16.33
Cardiff Queen Street (bay platform) 16.36a ~ 16.42d [P3] 16.38 ~ 16.42 [P3]
Cardiff Central 16.45a 16.44 [P7]


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