6th October 2019

Branch Line Society
Ffarwelio Phacer Cymoedd Caerdydd

DMUs Used 142082 (5578+55732) & 143605 (55646+55671)

Route :
1Z41 : Cardiff Central to Pontypridd
1Z42 : Pontypridd (12:00) to Pontypridd
1Z43 : Pontypridd (15:33) to Cardiff Bay
1Z44 : Cardiff Bay to Cardiff Central

DMU(s) Route
55778 leading Cardiff Central P0 - Cardiff West Jn - Canton Depot (Cleaning Road 18 - Taff Vale Sidings (HST Spur))
55671 leading Canton Depot (Taff Vale Sidings (HST Spur) - Cleaning Road 18) - Cardiff West Jn - Cardiff Central P3
55778 leading Cardiff Central - Radyr Branch Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park P2
55671 leading Ninian Park P2 - Penarth Curve North Jn - Penarth Curve South Jn - Cogan DPL - Cogan Jn - Cadoxton - Barry
55778 leading Barry - Cadoxton - Cogan Jn - Cogan UPL - Penarth Curve South Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park P1
55671 leading Ninian Park P1 - Penarth Curve North Jn - Radyr Branch Jn - Cardiff Central P0
55778 leading Cardiff Central P0 - Radyr Branch Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park P2 - Waun-Gron Park - Radyr P2 - Taffs Well P2
55671 leading Taffs Well P2 - Radyr P2 - Llandaf - Cathays - Cardiff Queen Street P3 - Cardiff Central P4 - Radyr Branch Jn - Penarth Curve North Jn - Ninian Park P2 - Waun-Gron Park - Radyr P3 - Taffs Well - Pontypridd P3
55778 leading Pontypridd P3 - Taffs Well - Radyr P2
55671 leading Radyr P2 - Taffs Well - Pontypridd P2 - Porth - Ystrad Rhondda - Treherbert - Treherbert North G.F.
55778 leading Treherbert North G.F. - Treherbert DMU Sidings
55671 leading Treherbert DMU Sidings - Treherbert North G.F.
55778 leading Treherbert North G.F. - Ystrad Rhondda - Porth - Pontypridd P2
55671 leading Pontypridd P2 - Stormstown Loop - Abercynon - Mountain Ash - Abercwmboi - Aberdare
55778 leading Aberdare - Abercwmboi - Mountain Ash - Abercynon - Stormstown Loop - Pontypridd P2 - Taffs Well - Radyr P2
55671 leading Radyr P2 - Taffs Well - Pontypridd P1
55778 leading Pontypridd P1 - Taffs Well - Radyr P2 - Waun-Gron Park - Ninian Park P1 - Penarth Curve North Jn - Canton Depot Ex.Sdg. 8 - Cardiff Central P4 - Cardiff Queen Street P4 - Heath Jn - Caerphilly P1
55671 leading Caerphilly P1 - Heath Jn - Cardiff Queen Street P2 - Cardiff Central P8
55778 leading Cardiff Central P8 - Cardiff Queen Street P5 - Heath Jn - Caerphilly P3 - Ystrad Mynach P2 - Bargoed P2 - Rhymney - Rhymney North G.F.
55671 leading Rhymney North G.F. - Rhymney DMU Sidings
55778 leading Rhymney DMU Sidings - Rhymney North G.F.
55671 leading Rhymney North G.F. - Rhymney Avoiding Loop - Rhymney South G.F. - Bargoed P1 - Ystrad Mynach P1 - Dn Rhymney Loop - Caerphilly P2 - Heath Jn - Cardiff Queen Street P2 (4) - Cardiff Bay
55778 leading Cardiff Bay - (4) Cardiff Queen Street P4 - Heath Jn - Caerphilly P3 - Ystrad Mynach P2
55671 leading Ystrad Mynach P2 - Caerphilly P2 - Heath Jn - Cardiff Queen Street P3 - Cardiff Central P4 - Cardiff Brickyard Siding
55778 leading Cardiff Brickyard Siding - Cardiff Central P0

Notes :
(1) Branch Line Society in conjunction with Transport for Wales (TfW) and raising funds for British Heart Foundation.
(2) Farwelio Phacer Cymoedd Caerdydd" (Cardiff Valleys Pacer Farewell).
(3) Booked for 2xClass 143.
(4) Section from Queen Street to Cardiff Bay & Return to Queen Street was run as a Service Train as it appeared on Passenger Displays at Queen Street.

Source : Alan Sheppard (on the tour throughout)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Alan Sheppard)

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00
Cardiff Central 08.20d [P0] 08.21d [P0]
0.50
Cardiff Canton Depot 08.32 ~ 09.15 Road 18 - 08.36 ~ 08.51
HST Spur - 08.56 ~ 08.59
Road 18 - 09.03 ~ 09.10
-
Cardiff Sig.7208 09.17 ~ 09.17 09/13
1.20
Cardiff Central 09.20 ~ 09.25 [P3][DR] 09.16a ~ 09.25d [P3]
1.61
Radyr Branch Jn 09/27 [DT] 09/27
2.03
Penarth Curve North Jn 09/28 09/28
2.19
Ninian Park 09.29 ~ 09.34 [P2] 09.29 ~ 09.32 [P2]
2.35
Penarth Curve North Jn 09/34 09/33
2.60
Penarth Curve South Jn 09/38 09/34
4.08
Cogan DPL [DPL] 09.37 [DPL]
4.42
Cogan Jn 09/42 09/39
8.23
Cadoxton 09/47 09/45
10.25
Barry 09.53 ~ 10.10 [P3] 09.50 ~ 09.56 [P3]
?
Cadoxton 10/15 10/02
16.08
Cogan Jn 10/21 10/08
16.16
Cogan UPL [UPL] 10/09 [UPL]
17.70
Penarth Curve South Jn 10/24 10/13
18.15
Penarth Curve North Jn 10/25 10/14
18.31
Ninian Park 10.26 ~ 10.31 [P1] 10.15 ~ 10.18 [P1]
18.47
Penarth Curve North Jn 10/31 10/19
18.69
Radyr Branch Jn 10/32 [DR] 10.21 ~ 20.22
19.30
Cardiff Central 10.36 ~ 10.43 [P0][DR] 10.24a ~ 10.45d [P0]
?
Radyr Branch Jn 10/45 10/47
  ?
Penarth Curve North Jn 10/46 10/48
20.29
Ninian Park 10/46 [P2] 10/49 [P2]
21.71
Waun-Gron Park ? 10/50
24.11
Radyr 10/53 [P2] 10/55 [P2]
-
Taffs Well Sig.VR.516 ? 10.59 ~ 11.01
add
Taffs Well 10.57 ~ 11.03 [DM] 11.03 ~ 11.06 [P2]
24.11
Radyr 11/05 [P2] 11/09 [P2]
25.16
Llandaf 11/07 11/12
?
Cathays ? 11.18 ~ 11.19
28.35
Cardiff Queen Street 11/12 [P3] 11/23 [P3]
29.11
Cardiff Central 11c15 ~ 11c17 [P4A][DR] 11.26 ~ 11.28 [P4]
?
Radyr Branch Jn 11/19 [DT] 11/30
  ?
Penarth Curve North Jn 11/20 11/30
30.10
Ninian Park 11/20 [P2] 11/31 [P2]
  ?
Waun-Gron Park ? 11/33
33.72
Radyr 11/27 [P3] 11/36 [P3]
35.64
Taffs Well 11/29 11/39 [P1]
41.32
Pontypridd 11.38a ~ 12.00d [P3] 11p50a ~ 12p00d [P3]
  ?
Taffs Well 12/07 12/08 [P2]
48.72
Radyr 12.10 ~ 12.15 [P2] 12.11 ~ 12.14 [P2]
  ?
Taffs Well 12/18 12/17 [P1]
56.32
Pontypridd 12/28 [P2] 12/27 [P2]
59.49
Porth 12*34 ~ 12*36 12.35 ~ 12.39
63.45
Ystrad Rhondda 12*43 ~ 12*45 12.47 ~ 12.50
67.14
Treherbert 12*51 ~ 12*56 12.56 ~ 12.59
67.29
Treherbert North G.F. 12.58 ~ 13.03 13.00 ~ 13.02
67.44
Treherbert Sidings 13.05 ~ 13.15 13.05 ~ 13.17 [DMU Sdgs No.1]
67.55
Treherbert North G.F. 13.17 ~ 13.22 13.20 ~ 13.26 [EOL]
?
Treherbert 13*24 ~ 13*29 13.29 ~ 13.32
  ?
Ystrad Rhondda 13*34 ~ 13*37 13.38 ~ 13.40
  ?
Porth 13*43 ~ 13*45 13.47 ~ 13.48
78.48
Pontypridd 13.51 ~ 13.57 [P2] 13.56 ~ 13.58 [P2]
81.19
Stormstown 14*03 ~ 14*03 14/06 [Up Loop]
82.02
Abercynon 14/04 [P2] 14/08 [P2]
85.58
Mountain Ash 14/11 14/15 [Up Loop]
86.78
Abercwmboi 14/13 14/17 [Main]
89.45
Aberdare 14.20 ~ 14.25 14.22 ~ 14.27
91.75
Abercwmboi 14*30 ~ 14*35 [DPL] 14/34 [DPL]
?
Mountain Ash 14/37 14/37 [Dn Loop]
  ?
Abercynon 14*45 ~ 14*45 [P2] 14/44 [P2]
97.34
Stormstown 14*48 ~ 14*50 [UPL] 14/46 [Up Loop]
100.42
Pontypridd 14/55 [P2] 14/57 [P2]
  ?
Taffs Well 15/02 15/09 [P2]
108.02
Radyr 15.06 ~ 15.11 [P2] 15.12 ~ 15.15 [P2]
  ?
Taffs Well 15/14 15.18 ~ 15.18 [P1]
115.42
Pontypridd 15.22 ~ 15.33 [P1] 15.28 ~ 15.32 [P1]
  ?
Taffs Well 15/40 15/40 [P2]
123.02
Radyr 15/42 [P2] 15/43[P2]
  ?
Waun-Gron Park ? 15/46
126.64
Ninian Park 15/48 [P1] 15.49 ~ 15.50 [P1]
  ?
Penarth Curve North Jn 15/49 15/51
  ?
Cardiff Canton Depot 15.51 ~ 16.06 [Stabling Sdg 11] 15.56 ~ 15.57 [Exchange Sdg 8]
  -
Cardiff Sig.7208 16.09 ~ 16.09 15.58 ~ 16.06
127.63
Cardiff Central 16c13 ~ 16c17 [P4] 16p08a ~ 16p17d
128.39
Cardiff Queen Street 16/20 [P4] 16/19 [P4]
130.58
Heath Jn 16/23 16/24
135.47
Caerphilly 16.32 ~ 16.40 [P1] 16.37 ~ 16.40 [P1]
?
Heath Jn 16/46 16/46
142.46
Cardiff Queen Street 16/50 [P2] 16/50 [P2]
143.31
Cardiff Central 16.53 ~ 17.02 [P8] 16.52 ~ 16.57 [P8]
144.07
Cardiff Queen Street 17/05 [P5] 17.01 ~ 17.03 [P5]
  ?
Heath Jn 17/08 17/06
151.15
Caerphilly 17/14 [P3] 17/12 [P3]
156.57
Ystrad Mynach 17/22 [P2] 17/20 [P2]
160.77
Bargoed 17*30 ~ 17*37 [P1] 17p27 ~ 17p37 [P2]
  ?
Tir-Phil ? 17/42 [Up]
166.58
Rhymney 17c47 ~ 17c49 17.47 ~ 17.52
166.74
Rhymney North G.F. 17.50 ~ 17.55 17.53 ~ 17.54 [EOL]
167.19
Rhymney DMU Sidings 17.56 ~ 18.06 17.57 ~ 18.00 [DMU Sdg No.3][EOL]
167.36
Rhymney North G.F. 18.07 ~ 18.12 18.03 ~ 18.06
  ?
Rhymney 18*13 ~ 18*13 [Avoiding] 18.07 ~ 18.08 [Avoiding Line]
  ?
Rhymney South G.F. 18.15 ~ 18.26 18/10
  ?
Tir-Phil ? 18/15 [Dn]
173.25
Bargoed 18*35 ~ 18*39 [P1] 18p21a ~ 18p35d [P1]
  ?
Ystrad Mynach 18/47 [DGL] 18/42 [P1]
18/44 [Dn Rhymney Loop]
183.07
Caerphilly 18/59 [P2] 18c53 ~ 18c54 [P2]
  ?
Heath Jn 19/04 19/04
190.15
Cardiff Queen Street 19*08a ~ 19*22d [P2] 19.08a ~ 19.22d [P2]
191.21
Cardiff Bay 19.25a ~ 19.35d 19.25a ~ 19.35d
192.27
Cardiff Queen Street 19c38 ~ 19c40 [P4] 19.38a ~ 19.41d [P4]
  ?
Heath Jn 19/43 19/44
  ?
Caerphilly 19/49 [P3] 19/50 [P3]
204.77
Ystrad Mynach 19.57 ~ 20.02 [P2][DPL] 19.58 ~ 20.02 [P2][DM]
  ?
Caerphilly 20/10 [P2] 20/10 [P2]
  ?
Heath Jn 20/15 20/16
217.47
Cardiff Queen Street 20/19 [P3] 20/19 [P3]
218.23
Cardiff Central 20c22 ~ 20c24 [P4] 20.23 ~ 20.25 [P4]
219.18
Cardiff Brickyard Siding 20.26 ~ 20.31 20.31 ~ 20.37 [Brickyard Turnback Sdg]
220.13
Cardiff Central 20.33a [P0] 20.41a [P0]
 
Mileages taken from Tour Brochure.


Associated E.C.S. Workings

5Z41 : Cardiff Canton Sidings to Cardiff Central
5Z44 : Cardiff Central to Cardiff Canton Sidings

Location Booked Actual   Booked Actual
Cardiff Canton Sidings 08+10 08+09 [No.18 Road]   21+07 21+02 [Shed Road 10]
Canton Sig.CF2324 08*12 ~ 08*12 [A] 08/13     20.54 ~ 20.58
Cardiff Central 08+15 [P0] 08+16 [P0]   20+55 [P0][DR] 20+51 [P0]


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