11th April 1987

Monmouthshire Railway Society
The Tower Toad

DMU Used C465 (51307+59477+51322) and C480 (51312+59470+51327)

Route : 1Z60 throughout

DMU Route
as listed Newport - Cardiff - Llantrisant - Cwm Llantwit
as listed Cwm Llantwit - Cardiff
as listed Cardiff - Ferry Road
as listed Ferry Road - Penarth Curve Sidings Jn - Leckwith Jn - Radyr - Tower Colliery
as listed Tower Colliery - Stormstown Jn - Lady Windsor Colliery
as listed Lady Windsor Colliery - Stormstown Jn
as listed Stormstown Jn - Taffs Well
as listed Taffs Well - Nantgarw Colliery
as listed Nantgarw Colliery - Radyr - (via Radyr Yard & Llandaff loop) - Llandaff - Cardiff Bute Road
as listed Cardiff Bute Road - Cardiff Queen Street
as listed Cardiff Queen Street - Cardiff Central
as listed Cardiff Central - Newport

Notes :
(1) The extended stop at Bute Road was for a visit to the Industrial and Maritime Museum Railway Gallery.
(2) The Nantgarw branch had been officially closed for some months but permission was given by BR to traverse it.

Sources : Richard Swejkowski (joined train from Newport, left at Cardiff Central),
Shayne Lewis (photographed the train) & Ian Umpleby (on the train from Aberdare to Nant Garw)

Timings (Booked & Actual)
(from Ian Umpleby)

Location Booked Actual
Newport 08.15d ?
Cardiff Central 09.30a ~ 09.32d ?
Signal C.38 08*45 ~ 08*47 ?
Llantrisant East GF 08/50 ?
Mwyndy Jn 08/54 ?
Cwm Llantwit 09.08 ~ 09.25 ?
Mwyndy Jn 09/40 ?
Llantrisant East GF 09.45 ~ 09.48 ?
Cardiff Central 10c05a ~ 10c18d [P4] ?
Grangetown 10.22 ~ 10.23 ?
Ferry Road 10.40 ~ 10.50 ?
Grangetown 11.10 ~ 11.11 ?
Penarth Curve South Jn 11/14 ?
Penarth Curve North Jn 11/18 ?
Radyr Jn 11/28 ?
Taffs Well 11/31 ?
Pontypridd 11/40 ?
Abercynon 11t47 ~ 11t48 ?
Abercwmboi 11t57 ~ 11t58 ?
Aberdare 12p06a ~ 12p26d ??.?? ~ 12.28
Tower Colliery 12.56 ~ 13.16 12.49 ~ 13.14
Aberdare 13.46 ~ 13.47 13.30 ~ 13.46
Abercwmboi 13t56 ~ 13t57 13/56
Abercynon 14t12 ~ 14t14 14.11 ~ 14.12
  Via DML & set-back
Stormstown 14t25 ~ 14t30 14.15 ~ 14.20
Lady Windsor Colliery 14.40 ~ 15.00 14.25 ~ 14.59
Stormstown 15t10 ~ 15t18 15.05 ~ 15.07
Pontypridd 15/23 15/20
Taffs Well 15.33 ~ 15.39 15.33 ~ 15.37
Nantgarw 15.51 ~ 16.15 15.45 ~ ??.??
Taffs Well 16.28 ~ 16.30 ?
Radyr Jn 16/34 [via Radyr Yard] ?
Llandaff Loop 16*47 ~ 16*50 ?
Llandaff 16/51 ?
Cardiff Queen Street 16/57 ?
Cardiff Bute Road 17.00a ~ 17.30d ?
Cardiff Queen Street 17.33a ~ 17.43d [Bay] ?
Cardiff Central 17.47a ~ 17.54d ?
Newport 18.07a ?


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