5th November 1983

Hertfordshire Rail Tours
The Glamorgan Freighter

Locos Used 37187 & 50008
Stock Used 18583+18704+4854+13300+13328+35058+4796+3958+4963+3771
DMU's Used B439 (51348+59479+51390), L406 (51341+59493+51383) & L120 (55020)

Route :

Traction Route
50008 London Paddington - Reading - Swindon - Bristol Parkway - Severn Tunnel - Cardiff Central
37187 Cardiff Central - Barry - Bridgend - Port Talbot
DMU as listed Port Talbot - Court Sart Jn - Morlais East Jn - Hendy Jn - Pantyffynnon - Gwaun-cae-Gurwen (viaduct / level crossing)
DMU as listed Gwaun-cae-Gurwen - Abernant Jn
DMU as listed Abernant Jn - Abernant
DMU as listed Abernant - Pantyffynnon - Hendy Jn - Morlais East Jn - Jersey Marine North Jn - Jersey Marine South Jn - Burrows Sidings - Swansea East Depot
DMU as listed Swansea East Depot - Neath & Brecon Jn - Blaenant - Onllwyn
DMU as listed Onllwyn - Blaenant - Jersey Marine South Jn
DMU as listed Jersey Marine South Jn - Briton Ferry - Port Talbot - Bridgend - Llantrisant - Cardiff Central
50008 Cardiff Central - (reverse of outward route) - London Paddington

Notes :
(1) L406 was first reported as 'B436 (including W59493)'.


The DMU part of the tour at Abernant (photo: Robin Addison)

Sources : Robin Addison (on the train throughout), Alan Osborn & LASERman

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Robin Addison, Alan Osborn & LASERman)

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Paddington 07.15d 07.15   20.53a 21.04
Southall 07/24 07/24   20/41 20/56
Slough 07/31 07/31   20/35 20/50
Maidenhead 07/35 07/34   20/31 20/46
Twyford 07/39 07/38   20/27 20/41
Reading 07.44a  ~  07.47d 07.43 ~ 07.47   20.19a  ~  20.21d 20.33 ~ 20.35
Didcot 08/01 08/02   20/04 20/16
Challow 08/08 08/09   19/57 ?
Swindon 08/22 08/18   19/48 19.51 ~ 19.53
Wootton Bassett Jn 08/26 08/23   19/42 19/44
Hullavington 08/34 08/31   19/34 ?
Westerleigh Jn 08/43 08/54   19/24 19/27
Bristol Parkway 08.47a  ~  08.49d 08.57 ~ 08.58   19.17a  ~ 19.19d 19.17 ~ 19.19
Patchway 08/51 09/01   19/15 19/15
Pilning 08/54 09/04   19/11 19/11
Severn Tunnel West 08/59 09/09   19/06 19/06
Severn Tunnel Junction 09/00 09/10   19/05 19/05
Newport 09/09 09/18   18/54 18/55
Cardiff 09L25a ~ 09L40d 09.31 ~ 09.57   18.32a ~ 18.40d 18.35 ~ 18.41

 

Location Booked Actual
Cogan Jn 09/47 10/06
Barry 09/58 10/19
Bridgend 10/28 10/55
Port Talbot 10.40a ~ 10.55d 11.11 ~ 11.19
Court Sart Jn 11/00 11/25
Dynevor Jn 11/02 ?
Felin Fran 11/07 11/31
Grovesend C L Jn 11/18 11/42
Hendy Jn 11/21 11/46
Pantyffynnon 11.30a ~ 11.45d 11.57 ~ 12.08
Abernant Jn ? Cwmgorse Jn ? 12.32 ~ 12.35
Gwaun-cae-Gurwen 12.25a ~ 12.40d 12.37 ~ 12.53
Abernant Jn ? Cwmgorse Jn 12.55  ~ 13.00 12.55 ~ 12.59
Abernant Colliery 13.25a  ~ 13.40d 13.09 ~ 13.40
Abernant Jn ? Cwmgorse Jn ? 13/48
Pantyffynnon 14.35a  ~ 14.40d 14.12 ~ 14.17
Hendy Jn 14/50 14/21
Grovesend C L Jn 14/57 14/32
Felin Fran 15/08 14/45
Jersey Marine North Jn 15/13 14/50
Jersey Marine South Jn 15/16 14/53
Burrows Sidings 15t23 ~ 15t24 15.02 ~ 15.04
Swansea East Depot 15.28 ~ 15.35 15.12 ~ 15.32
Burrows Sidings 15t41 ~ 15t42 15.38 ~ 15.39
Jersey Marine South Jn 15/50 15/44
Neath & Brecon Jn (Neath Riverside) 16t01 ~ 16t02 15.49 ~ 15.50
Blaenant 16t16 ~ 16t17 15/59
Onllwyn Colliery 16t37a ~ 16t51d 16.17 ~ 16.39
Blaenant 17t11 ~ 17t12 16/57
Neath & Brecon Jn (Neath Riverside) 17t26 ~ 17t27 17.08 ~ 17.09
Jersey Marine South Jn 17.38 ~ 17.45 17.18 ~ 17.23
Court Sart Jn ? 17.30 ~ 17.46
Briton Ferry 17/51 17/47
Port Talbot 17.55a ~ 17.57d 17.53 ~ 17.55
Bridgend 18/11 18/12

Timings continue in first table.

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