12th July 1958

Stephenson Locomotive Society (Midland Area)
South Wales Rail Tour (Cardiff Area, Part 2)

Loco Used 6434
Stock Used 2x GW Auto coaches

Route :

Loco Route
6434 Cardiff Queen Street – Cathays – Roath Branch Jn – Llandaff – Llandaff Loop Jn – Radyr Quarry Jn – Radyr – Walnut Tree Jn – Glanyllyn – Nantgarw Quarry
6434 (1) Nantgarw Quarry – Glanyllyn – Walnut Tree Jn
6434 Walnut Tree Jn – Penrhos Jn – Aber Jn – Ystrad Mynach South Jn – Ystrad Mynach North Jn – Hengoed HL – Sirhowy Jn – Bird-in-Hand Jn – Penar Jn
6434 (1) Penar Jn – Markham Colliery
6434 Markham Colliery – Penar Jn – Cross Keys – Halls Road Jn – Risca – Bassaleg Jn – Park Jn – Maesglas Jn – Courtybella Jn – Pill Bank Jn – Newport Dock Street – Newport Mill Street – Llantarnam – Cwmbran Jn – Sebastapol – Panteg & Griffithstown – Pontypool Road South Jn – Pontpool Road West Jn – Pontypool Clarence Street – Hafodyrynys Platform – Crumlin Jn – Penar Jn – Bird-in-Hand Jn – Sirhowy Jn
6434 (1) Sirhowy Jn – Tredegar Lower Jn – Ynysddu – Nine Mile Point – Risca – Bassaleg Jn – Park Jn – Ebbw Jn – Marshfield – Pengam Jn – Dock Storage North – Dock Storage South – North East Jn – Stonefield Jn – Tyndall Street HL – Cardiff Queen Street North
6434 Cardiff Queen Street North – Cardiff Queen Street

Notes :
(1) Loco propelling.
(2) 'Part 1' ran on 13th July 1957.

Sources : Peter Darke, Ray Viney & Peter Greenough courtesy of Ian Clark (SLS)

Photo Review


6434 at Natgarw Colliery (photo: The John Debens Collection)


The same location, but more of a three-quarters view of 6434
(photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


Water-stop at Penhros Junction (photo: The John Debens Collection)


6434 at the end of Hall's Tramway (photo: The John Debens Collection)


6434 taking on water at Penar Junction, Monmouthshire
(photo: The John Vaughan Collection courtesy of Steve Davies)


From The John Debens Ticket Collection.


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

M.C Location Booked Actual
0.00 Cardiff Queen Street 13.50d 13.49
3.51 Llandaff Loop 13/56 ?
4.11 Radyr Quarry Jn 14/00 13/58
4.50 Radyr Jn 14/04 14/00
8.14 Nantgarw Colliery 14.14 ~ 14.19d 14.14 ~ 14.21
9.60 Walnut Tree Jn 14.24 ~ 14.29 14.29 ~ 14.30
12.17 Penrhos Jn 14w37 ~ 14w42 14.38 ~ 14.43
13.26 Aber Jn 14/47 14/47
18.14 Ystrad Mynach North 14/59 15/01
18.63 Hengoed HL 15/04 15/03
21.55 Penar Jn 15w12 ~ 15w22 15.27 ~ 15.28
27.05 Markham Colliery 15.55 ~ 16.00 16.00 ~ 16.07
32.25 Penar Jn 16w30 ~ 16w35 16.32 ~ 16.34 / 16.35 ~ 16.42
37.12 Halls Road Jn 17/05 17.02 ~ 17.05
38.16 Risca 17/08 17/08
? Park Jn 17/18 ?
43.36 Maesglas Jn 17.21 ~ 17.31 17.18 ~ 17.31
43.68 Courtybella Jn 17/38 17/34
44.57 Dock Street 17/43 ?
45.53 Mill Street 17w50 ~ 18w00 17.44 ~ 18.00
49.78 Cwmbran Jn 18/13 18/13
52.26 Panteg & Griffithstown 18w23 ~ 18w28 18.19 ~ 19.29
52.58 Pontypool Road South Jn 18/30 18/31
52.74 Pontypool Road West Jn 18/36 18/33
58.16 Crumlin Jn 18/51 18/50
62.17 Sirhowy Jn 19.00 ~ 19.04 19.03 ~ 19.10
62.40 Tredegar Lower Jn 19/07 19.12 ~ 19.13
? Risca 19/22 19/34
72.64 Park Jn 19/32 19.44 ~ 19.45
73.40 Ebbw Jn 19/37 19/50
? St Brides 19/40 ?
81.01 Rumney River Bridge 19/48 [RL] 20.01 ~ 20.02 [RL]
81.45 Pengam Jn 19/50 20/04
82.06 Dock Storage North 19/54 20.05
82.56 Dock Storage South 19/57 20/07
83.21 North East Jn 20/00 20/08
83.62 Stonefield Jn 20/03 20/10
84.42 Tyndall Street HL ? 20/12
? Queen Street North 20.08 ~ 20.12 20.13 ~ 20.15
85.08 Cardiff Queen Street 20.13a 20.15


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