2nd July 1955

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
Swansea District Rail Tour

Locos Used 5657, 47477 & 47480
Stock Used [1] : 15860M+15849M
[2] : 17937+24401M

Route : Class 'B' headcode throughout

Loco Stock Route
47477 [1] Swansea St Thomas - Six Pit Jn - Llansamlet - Glais Jn - Pontardawe - Ynys-y-Geinon Jn - Ystalyfera - Gurnos Jn - Gwys - Brynamman East (MR)
47480 (1) [2] Brynamman West (GWR) - Garnant
47480 [2] Garnant - Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
47480 (1) [2] Gwaun-cae-Gurwen - Garnant - Pantyffynnon - Pontarddulais - Grovesend - Gowerton South
47480 [2] Gowerton South - Llanmorlais
47480 (1) [2] Llanmorlais - Gowerton South
47480 [2] Gowerton South - Grovesend - Pontarddulais
5657 [2] Pontarddulais - Hendy Jn - Morlais East Jn - Felin Fran - Dynevor Jn - Neath Jn - Port Talbot

Notes :
(1) Train was unable to traverse the section between Brynamman East & Brynamman West as there was a road bridge which was too weak to carry passenger stock.
(2) Loco propelling (stock was push-pull, 24401M being a driving car).

Sources : Andrew Fairholm, Peter Darke, John Debens & Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


47477 at Swansea St Thomas station (photo: The John Debens Collection)


47480 at Gwaun-cae-Gurwen (photo: The John Debens Collection)


5657 at Pontarddulais (photo: The John Debens Collection)


From the John Debens ticket collection
(originally supplied by Andrew Fairholm)


Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from John Debens & Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS))

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Swansea St Thomas 13.35d (13.40)
1.32 Upper Bank 13/41 13/46
2.51 Six Pit Jn 13/47 13/50
5.62 Glais Jn 14/02 13/59
7.75 Pontardawe 14/09 14.04 ~ 14.04
10.29 Ynisygeinon Sidings 14w17 ~ 14w20 14.13 ~ 14.18
11.10 Ynisygeinon Jn 14/25 ?
12.36 Ystalyfera 14/31 14/25
12.58 Gurnos Jn 14/37 14/27
12.75 Blaencwm Colliery Siding 14/40 14/29
16.36 Gwaun-cae-Gurwen 15/02 14/58
18.22 Brynamman (East) 15.12a 15.08
0.00 Brynamman (West) 15.20d 15.21
1.60 Garnant 15.26 ~ 15.30 15.26 ~ 15.29
3.14 Gwaun-cae-Gurwen 15.45 ~ 15.50 15.41 ~ 15.52
4.48 Garnant 16/05 16.00
5.30 Glanamman 16/08 16.02
8.20 Ammanford 16/15 ?
9.20 Pantyffynnon 16w18 ~ 16w25 16.15 ~ 16.23
13.72 Pontardulais 16/33 16/34
19.00 Gowerton South 16.43 ~ 16.48 16.43 ~ 16.47
23.63 Llanmorlais 17.23 ~ 17.30 17.02 ~ 17.18
28.46 Gowerton South 18.05 ~ 18.10 17.36 ~ 17.39
33.54 Pontardulais 18L20a ~ 18L25d 17.51 ~ 18.11
35.01 Hendy Jn 18/29 18/14
42.76 Felin Fran 18/44 18.33 ~ 18.34
43.78 Lonlas Jn 18/47 18/36
45.22 Jersey Marine North Jn 18/50 18/38
45.70 Dynevor Jn 18/52 18/40
47.08 Court Sart Jn 18/55 18/43
50.79 Port Talbot General 19.01a 18.49


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