South Wales Railway

Introduction

This line is open. Its main line runs from Grange Court, near Gloucester, to the original terminus at Neyland, by Milford Haven.






Dates

  /  /1845[South Wales Railway]
Incorporated to run from Gloucester to Fishguard but built to Neyland near Milford Haven instead.
04/08/1845[South Wales Railway]
Act passed.
  /  /1846[South Wales Railway], [Great Western Railway]
Great Western Railway to lease the South Wales Railway at 5%, if South Wales Railway completed to Fishguard.
  /  /1848[South Wales Railway]
Timber bridge over the River Usk accidentally burned down.
18/06/1850[South Wales Railway]
Opened from Chepstow to Swansea.
18/06/1850[South Wales Railway]
700 people celebrate the opening of the line in Swansea's new 2 platform station with a timber roof.
19/09/1851[Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway]
Gloucester to Grange Court Junction with the [South Wales Railway] opened.
  /  /1852[South Wales Railway]
Opened to Carmarthen, built to the 7 foot gauge and required transshipment where it was met with lines from Monmouth and Glamorgan.
  /06/1852[South Wales Railway]
Branch opened to Swansea North Dock from North Dock Branch Junction.
  /07/1852[South Wales Railway]
Wye Bridge at Chepstow completed.
11/10/1852[South Wales Railway]
Extended from Landore, Swansea, to Carmarthen.
02/01/1854[South Wales Railway]
Extended from Carmarthen to Haverfordwest.
15/04/1856[South Wales Railway]
Extended from Haverfordwest to Neyland.
19/04/1858[South Wales Railway]
Branch to Bute docks opened.
  /09/1859[South Wales Railway]
Swansea North Dock branch extended.
  /  /1860[Swansea Vale Railway]
[South Wales Railway] taken over the line, removing a level crossing. Broad gauge link opened from Swansea Valley Junction, on the [South Wales Railway], to Six Pit Junction and on as mixed gauge to Swansea docks.
02/08/1860[Ely Valley Railway]
Broad gauge line opened from Llantrisant on the [South Wales Railway]. The line is worked by the [Great Western Railway].
  /06/1863[Cowbridge Railway]
Agreement with the [Great Western Railway] to join [South Wales Railway] at Llantrisant rather than run to Maesaraul. Third rail laid from Llantrisant to Maesaraul Junction along the Mwyndy Branch of the [Ely Valley Railway].
01/08/1863[South Wales Railway], [Great Western Railway]
South Wales Railway amalgamated with the Great Western Railway.
  /  /1865[South Wales Railway]
First Neath station closed and replaced by Neath High Level over the [Neath and Brecon Railway].
  /  /1872[South Wales Railway]
The line was converted to standard gauge in a single weekend. (263 miles).
  /  /1872[South Wales Railway]
Converted to standard gauge.
  /  /1872[South Wales Railway]
After gauge conversion of the South Wales Railway a connection was made at Waterloo Junction to the [Monmouthshire Canal Tramway]. The transshipment station was closed.
01/03/1873[Swansea and Neath Railway]
Swansea Wind Street station closed, traffic diverted to the [South Wales Railway] Swansea station.
21/12/1874[Pontypool Caerleon and Newport Railway]
Opened from Pontypool North Junction to Panteg Junction avoiding Coedygric Sidings. Passenger train start to use the line and run to Newport station on the [South Wales Railway].
04/06/1877[South Wales Railway]
Neath High Level closed and the first Neath station, rebuilt, reopened.
  /  /1879[South Wales Railway]
Swansea High Street enlarged.
01/01/1879[Monmouthshire Canal Tramway]
[South Wales Railway]
Park Junction to Gaer Junction opened allowing Western Valleys access to use the main Newport station, High Street.
11/03/1880[Monmouthshire Canal Tramway]
[South Wales Railway]
Newport Dock Street closed to passengers but retained for freight. All services now use Newport High Street.
  /  /1882Glamorganshire Canal
A link is opened between the Sea Lock and Canal Basin in Cardiff to the [South Wales Railway].
14/08/1884[Barry Dock and Railways]
Established by an Act. Led by David Davies of Ocean Collieries. The line was to run from Barry to Cadoxton Junction then north to Drope Junction for a branch to Peterston with the [South Wales Railway] (then a further junction, Tynycaeau Junction, with the same line from St Fagan's) and then north to the Treforest estate at Tonteg Junction for a connection with the [Taff Vale Railway] before finishing near Trehafod, joining the [Taff Vale Railway].
02/04/1885[South Wales Railway]
Park Junction to Ebbw Junction made for through running towards Cardiff.
  /  /1886[South Wales Railway]
Tawe Valley bridge, 587yd in timber with 110 ft bowstring centre span 75 ft above water with 36 approach spans, replaced by 389 yd wrought-iron bridge on stone piers with timber decking and 147 ft centre span.
  /  /1887[Taff Vale Railway]
Cardiff station re-built as Cardiff Queen Street and connection opened to the [South Wales Railway].
13/05/1889[Barry Dock and Railways]
Cadoxton to Tynycaeau Junction opened for freight. Section included the Venvoe tunnel and large masonry viaduct over the [South Wales Railway].
  /  /1896[South Wales Railway], [Taff Vale Railway]
Bute Street Junction between the lines closed on opening of new fly-over east of Cardiff General.
  /  /1896[South Wales Railway]
Neath platforms extended.
  /  /1906[South Wales Railway]
Swansea West Loop opened, services can run from Swansea to Carmarthen without reversal.
28/09/1907[South Wales Railway]
Accident at Ebbw Junction when freight over-runs signal and hits passenger train.
  /  /1911[South Wales Railway]
Second bore opened by the Hillfield Tunnel, Newport. Bridge over the River Usk is quadrupled.
  /  /1915[South Wales Railway]
Newport locomotive shed re-located further west from by station goods yard to Ebbw Junction.
  /  /1923[South Wales Railway]
Re-construction of Newport station begins.
  /  /1923[South Wales Railway]
Reconstruction of Swansea High Street station begins.
  /  /1930[South Wales Railway]
Expansion of Newport station complete.
  /  /1932[South Wales Railway]
Cardiff General re-built. Riverside station becomes an island platform.
  /  /1932[South Wales Railway]
Reconstruction of Swansea High Street station ends.
  /  /1935[Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway]
Aberavon to Court Sart closed to through traffic, traffic diverted onto the [South Wales Railway].
28/10/1940[South Wales Railway]
Cardiff General absorbs Cardiff Riverside.
  /  /1960[South Wales Railway]
Llanwern station closed.
23/02/1963Glamorganshire Canal
Cardiff Corporation closes the last part of the Glamorganshire Canal's operation; a link between the sea lock and canal basin and sidings on the [South Wales Railway].
  /  /1964[South Wales Railway]
Branches to North and South Docks closed by 1965.
02/11/1964[South Wales Railway]
Landore station closed.
02/11/1964[South Wales Railway]
Llantrisant station closed to passengers.
07/05/1973[South Wales Railway]
Cardiff General renamed Cardiff Central.
10/03/1974Nettleford Branch ([South Wales Railway])
Branch in Newport closed.
06/03/1978[South Wales Railway]
New building at Neath opened.
  /02/1988[South Wales Railway]
Llantrisant closed to freight.

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Grange Court to Newport









East of Lydney a Sprinter heads for Gloucester alongside the River Severn. The site of the large bridge which once crossed the river is behind the ...
Ewan Crawford 13/09/2006
Lydney Crossing GF close by Lydney station. ...
Ewan Crawford 13/09/2006
Lydney was originally known as Lydney Junction (for the Dean Forest Railway) and was built on a broad gauge railway as evidenced by the distance ...
Mark Bartlett 12/06/2010





There is something pleasantly nostalgic about a station light labelled with the station name; even if it contains a modern fluorescent bulb. This lamp ...
Ken Strachan 31/03/2013
View East from Chepstow station towards the bridge over the River Wye. On a Sunday evening there are two hours between each stopping service; so it ...
Ken Strachan 31/03/2013
Chepstow sees a Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg service, formed by 158835, call to pick up a sizeable complement of passengers. Presumably these were mainly ...
Mark Bartlett 12/06/2010
With the towers of the Severn Bridge visible in the distance, 158835 leaves Chepstow heading towards Severn Tunnel Junction, and ultimately Maesteg, ...
Mark Bartlett 12/06/2010





6991 Acton Burnell Hall passing the yards at Severn Tunnel Junction on 27 June 1959 with an up train on the GWR South Wales main line. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) 27/06/1959
Severn Tunnel Junction. Little remains of the former marshalling yards here. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Severn Tunnel Junction looking east. A new line and platform on the left has increased the capacity at this point for the tunnel route. [See image ...
Ewan Crawford 06/06/2010



A viewpoint just West of the former station allowed me to watch this up HST heading for London at speed. The Bishton flyover to the right leads to ...
Ken Strachan 16/05/1987




Looking east over the junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //


Rolling thunder - the Llanwern ore trains headed by two 56's used to burst out of Hillfield tunnels sounding like Concorde on reheat. The size of ...
Ken Strachan //1988
A loaded coal train enters East Usk Yard from the east. Coal for South Wales, not something I'd expected to see. ...
Ewan Crawford 13/09/2006




Newport (High Street) station was extended for the Ryder Cup last year (2010).

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John Thorn 16/07/2011
37902 is about to give its Mirrlees engine and Brush alternator a good workout on the Ebbw Vale branch as it approaches Hillfield tunnels in the ...
Ken Strachan /08/1987
Grab shot from a passing train showing the south portal of Gaer Tunnel, on the freight only line from Gaer Junction [see image 47614]. ...
David Pesterfield 04/06/2014
Newport (High Street) station was extended for the Ryder Cup last year (2010).

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John Thorn 16/07/2011




Newport to Cardiff

Newport (High Street) station was extended for the Ryder Cup last year (2010).

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John Thorn 16/07/2011
37902 is about to give its Mirrlees engine and Brush alternator a good workout on the Ebbw Vale branch as it approaches Hillfield tunnels in the ...
Ken Strachan /08/1987
Grab shot from a passing train showing the south portal of Gaer Tunnel, on the freight only line from Gaer Junction [see image 47614]. ...
David Pesterfield 04/06/2014
Newport (High Street) station was extended for the Ryder Cup last year (2010).

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John Thorn 16/07/2011





View looking west from above. The line to Ebbw Vale bears off to the right into the undergrowth. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/06/2003

Ebbw Junction and Alexandra Dock Sidings. ...
Ewan Crawford //




150264 arrives at Cardiff Central on a service to Aberdare as a second ATW unit, 150278, waits on the adjacent platform with a service to Maesteg in ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
158961 departs Cardiff Central and heads east with a service to Portsmouth Harbour on 02 September 2015. ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
57305, on the rear of the Belmond Northern Belle, at Cardiff on 5th December 2017. This was a Christmas lunch charter to Swindon via Bristol, ...
Alastair McLellan 05/12/2017
DBS 66005, seen passing through Cardiff Central with a Margam Llanwern train, while 175101 waits departure with a Manchester Picadilly to Carmarthen ...
Alastair McLellan 05/12/2017




Cardiff to Swansea

150264 arrives at Cardiff Central on a service to Aberdare as a second ATW unit, 150278, waits on the adjacent platform with a service to Maesteg in ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
158961 departs Cardiff Central and heads east with a service to Portsmouth Harbour on 02 September 2015. ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
57305, on the rear of the Belmond Northern Belle, at Cardiff on 5th December 2017. This was a Christmas lunch charter to Swindon via Bristol, ...
Alastair McLellan 05/12/2017
DBS 66005, seen passing through Cardiff Central with a Margam Llanwern train, while 175101 waits departure with a Manchester Picadilly to Carmarthen ...
Alastair McLellan 05/12/2017

Class 08 shunter no. 08499 'Redlight' stands outside one of the buildings at Cardiff Canton depot on 02 September 2015. ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015







These loops are east of Pontyclun. ...

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An Arriva Trains Class 175/1, on a Milford Haven to Manchester Picadilly service, approaching the loops at Miskin on 14th December 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017
Arriva Trains Wales Cardiff to Llanelli Class 153 single unit, passing 66562 on a Barrow Hill to Port Talbot Grange Sidings loaded coal train at ...
Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017

FreightlinerHeavy Haul 66562, on a Barrow Hill to Port Talbot Grange Sidings loaded coal train, passes through Pontyclun station on 14th December ...
Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017
The 0945 London Paddington to Swansea service passing through Pontyclun station on 14th December 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 14/12/2017

A Class 175 DMU runs through Llanharan with the 1V35 Manchester Picadilly to Carmarthen service in October 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/10/2018
An IEP800 set runs through Llanharan with a Swansea to London Paddington service on 24th October 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/10/2018
Freightliner 66585 runs through Llanharan Station during the late afternoon on 9 March with the return Port Talbot to Tunstead limestone empties. The ...
David Pesterfield 09/03/2011

A Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg Pacer powered service departs Pencoed in October 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/10/2018
175109 runs through the staggered platforms of Pencoed, with a Fishguard Harbour to Manchester Picadilly service, on 24th October 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/10/2018
Pacer 143609, traversing Pencoed level crossing, with a Cheltenham Spa to Maesteg service in October 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/10/2018

70807 passing through Bridgend with the Chirk Kronospan Colas Rail to Baglan Bay (Colas) empties on 18th October 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 18/10/2017
60039 running light through Bridgend for Margam. ...
Alastair McLellan 13/05/2016
DBS 66005 passing through Bridgend with a Margam to Llanwern train on 5th December 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 05/12/2017
Newly refurbished 158818 waits for 66089 to power past rather smokily on a loaded steel working before it can get right of way to cross the up line to ...
David Pesterfield 31/10/2012

5X20 North Pole Iep Depot to Swansea Mailphant Csd passing Stormy Loops for another week of Staff training. ...
Alastair McLellan 27/03/2017
Dreich Day. As you can see from todays photo it's a rather miserable morning here in South Wales (06/12/16). 37175 passing Stormy Down Loop with a ...
Alastair McLellan 06/12/2016
The Branch Line Society tour from Crewe to Carmarthen emerges from the loop at Stormy heading towards Pyle with 33029 and 33207 in charge on 27th ...
Alastair McLellan 27/08/2018
WCRC 33029, and Hastings Gauge 33207, heading down Stormy Bank with the Branch Line Society Marching Crompton outing from Crewe to Carmarthen ...
Alastair McLellan 27/08/2018

Colas 70817 descends Stormy Bank with the Chirk to Baglan Bay empty timber wagons on 8th December 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 08/12/2017



The Robeston to Westerleigh Murco oil tanks approach Pyle station with 60044. ...
Alastair McLellan 06/07/2016
The Royal Train, running as 1Z60, passing through Pyle heading towards Port Talbot. 67005 was leading and 67006 trailing. ...
Alastair McLellan 22/02/2019
The Newwork Rail track measuring train returning to Derby after a run from Old Oak Common to Swansea (3/2/17) ...
Alastair McLellan 03/02/2017
60163 Tornado running through Pyle station enroute to Carmarthen with a Pathfinder Tour 'The Towi Tornado' from Eastleigh. ...
Alastair McLellan 05/08/2017


Colas 67027, on the rear of the Network Rail Test train as it climbs up Stormy Bank towards Pyle on 8th December 2017. This was an Old Oak Common to ...
Alastair McLellan 08/12/2017
An Arriva Trains Class 153 single unit climbs Stormy Bank with a Shrewsbury to Cardiff Central stopping train on 8th December 2017. The unit is just ...
Alastair McLellan 08/12/2017
66100 hauls a train of hot rolled coil up Stormy Bank heading for Llanwern. Behind the was Water Street Junction, controlled by Pyle West signal box, ...
Alastair McLellan 07/01/2010

DB 66120, on a Margam to Round Oak service, passing Margam Moors Junction on 12th February 2019.
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Alastair McLellan 12/02/2019
Freightliner 66564 departs from Margam Knuckle Yard, passing Margam Moors Junction, with a train of covered coil wagons bound for Dee Marsh Reception ...
Alastair McLellan 12/02/2019
GWR IEP 800 passing Margam Moors Junction with the 1029 Swansea to London Paddington service on 12th February 2019.
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Alastair McLellan 12/02/2019
A pair of HST power cars coast down Stormy Bank, approaching Margam Moors Junction, with a Plymouth Laira to Swansea Landore light loco movement on ...
Alastair McLellan 12/02/2019

3Z90 passing Margam on 14th May 2019, working from Bristol St Phillips Marsh HST Depot to Carmarthen. It is to be used for driver training on the four ...
Alastair McLellan 14/05/2019

IEP 800 set passing Margam Middle Jct with a Swansea to London Paddington service on 21st March 2018.
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Alastair McLellan 21/03/2018
Network Rail HST track test train passing Margam Middle Jct with an Old Oak Common to Swansea test run returning to Derby on 10th November 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 10/11/2017


The new station buildings at Port Talbot Parkway, seen on 14th June 2019.
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Alastair McLellan 14/06/2019
Interior of a standard class coach of a new GWR Class 800 train, travelling between Port Talbot and Neath on 16th November 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 16/11/2017
A history plaque displayed alongside the remodelled level crossing at Port Talbot, seen on 14th June 2019.
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Alastair McLellan 14/06/2019
66128 heads east through Port Talbot with a Trostre to Margam Yard empties on the up goods line. ...
Alastair McLellan 15/07/2016




A rare visitor to South Wales - 60163 Tornado running through Briton Ferry station enroute to Carmarthen with a Pathfinder tour from Eastleigh. ...
Alastair McLellan 05/08/2017
Network Rail High Speed track measurement train passing through Briton Ferry station returning to Derby after a trip from Old Oak Common to Swansea . ...
Alastair McLellan 23/06/2017
70807 waits to enter Briton Ferry Yard with the Chirk Kronospan Colas Rail to Baglan Bay (Colas) empties as another unidentified Colas Class 70 shunts ...
Alastair McLellan 18/10/2017



Ex-GWR Churchward 2-8-0 no 2384 in the sidings alongside Neath shed on 24 August 1962. [Ref query 3555] ...
K A Gray 24/98/1962
1V37, a Manchester Picadilly to Milford Haven service formed by a Class 175 unit, seen approaching Neath on 10th November 2017
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Alastair McLellan 10/11/2017
The 0645 Paddington to Swansea departing from Neath on 16th November 2017. A 10 coach Class 800 set is too long for the platform here and passengers ...
Alastair McLellan 16/11/2017
The 1029 Swansea to London Paddington service, formed by new Class 800 electro-diesel sets 800011 and 800013, seen approaching Neath on 16th November ...
Alastair McLellan 16/11/2017



A view of Skewen from platform level looking towards Neath. The site of the original station closed in 1964 was on the other side of the bridge. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017
A Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly passing through Skewen Station. This station is the second station at Skewen opened in 1994 the original closed ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017

A Cardiff to Llanelli passing the site of the original Skewen station closed in 1964. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017



Looking along the down platform and through Bethel Road overbridge at the off-set up side platform at Llansamlet Station near Swansea. ...
David Pesterfield 16/10/2012






Scene at 87E Landore shed around 1960 with Castle class 4-6-0 no 5082 Swordfish centre picture and 7009 Athelney Castle on the left. ...
Robin Barbour Collection (Courtesy Bruce McCartney) //1960

The 0745 from London Paddington to Swansea passing what was the site of Hafod Jct where the Morriston Branch diverged to the right and passed under ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017

View north at Swansea Maliphant Csd. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017
Swansea Maliphant Csd with Class 800 which returned to Bristol Parkway later that evening. Thought to be the first visit of an 800 to the renewed ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017
The 1129 Swansea to London Paddington shortly after leaving Swansea. The new Hitachi facilities at Mailphant Csd are visible above the rear power car. ...
Alastair McLellan /10/2015
A 2015 progress shot of the Maliphant Sidings, the new facilities being built at Swansea on the old carriage sidings. ...
Alastair McLellan 17/10/2015


Grab shot from a passing train showing part of the new facilities being built at Swansea on the site of the old carriage sidings. Photographed on 17 ...
Alastair McLellan 17/10/2015
Twins at Swansea. Contrary to appearances these are two identical Sprinter Bubble Cars. However, 153320 on the left is seen from the original ...
Mark Bartlett 23/03/2012
Looking towards Landore from the end of the platforms at Swansea (formerly Swansea High Street) on 23 March, with 43139 newly arrived on the rear of a ...
Mark Bartlett 23/03/2012
The remaining landward section of the former railway swing bridge, located next to The Pumphouse at the end of Gloucester Place, Swansea. [See ...
David Pesterfield 01/08/2013




Swansea to Carmarthen

Grab shot from a passing train showing part of the new facilities being built at Swansea on the site of the old carriage sidings. Photographed on 17 ...
Alastair McLellan 17/10/2015
Twins at Swansea. Contrary to appearances these are two identical Sprinter Bubble Cars. However, 153320 on the left is seen from the original ...
Mark Bartlett 23/03/2012
Looking towards Landore from the end of the platforms at Swansea (formerly Swansea High Street) on 23 March, with 43139 newly arrived on the rear of a ...
Mark Bartlett 23/03/2012
The remaining landward section of the former railway swing bridge, located next to The Pumphouse at the end of Gloucester Place, Swansea. [See ...
David Pesterfield 01/08/2013

153 320 descends from Swansea Loop West with a Pembroke Dock to Swansea train. Landore depot is directly above the train behind the ATS garage. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017




View looking west from the new footbridge along the expanded Gowerton Station in July 2013, with the re-laid up line and rebuilt platform on the ...
David Pesterfield 15/07/2013
A pre station rebuilding view at Gowerton in March 2012 with the abandoned former up platform seen across the singled bi-directional track serving the ...
David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
Bridge abutments at the west end of Gowerton Station in March 2012. The bridge that stood here carried the Llanelly Railway & Dock Company's Swansea ...
David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
The station entrance, ramped footbridge and enlarged car park at the expanded Gowerton Station. Photographed in July 2013 following re-doubling of ...
David Pesterfield 15/07/2013



The 0730hrs Saturday service from Pembroke Dock to Swansea, formed by ATW Sprinter 150281, calls at Llanelli. Much of this station's old ...
Mark Bartlett 24/03/2012
A Central Wales Line service for Shrewsbury, formed by ATW 153367, calls at Llanelli in March 2012. Although this is normally the westbound platform, ...
Mark Bartlett 24/03/2012
Locomotives in the shed yard at Llanelli (87F) on 7 August 1960 include Fowler 2-6-4T 42387 of Landore stabled behind home based Collett 0-6-2T 5656. ...
K A Gray //
Looking along the infilled east end bay at Llanelli station in April 2012. ...
David Pesterfield 19/04/2012


Pembrey & Burry Port station looking west. The brown wooden building beyond the footbridge is the local tourist information office and part time ...
David Pesterfield 15/03/2012
A lengthy footbridge at east end of Pembrey and Burry Port station in March 2012. No doubt it once spanned various lines serving Burry Port harbour ...
David Pesterfield 15/03/2012
The large Pembrey signal box sited on the north side of the West Wales main line to the east of Pembrey & Burry Port station. Photographed from a ...
David Pesterfield 18/04/2012



Westbound at Kidwelly. ...
Ewan Crawford //
Kidwelly Station looking west from the entrance to the down platform entry path alongside the level crossing in October 2012. There is vehicle access ...
David Pesterfield 31/10/2012
Arriva 175102 leans into the curve after passing Kidwelly level crossing heading east towards Swansea with the 13.01 service from Carmarthan to ...
David Pesterfield 31/10/2012
The mothballed Gwendraeth Valley line turning north from the end of the exchange sidings to the east of Kidwelly Station in April 2012. ...
David Pesterfield 19/04/2012

A grab shot of Ferryside Signal Box. ...
Alastair McLellan 17/02/2017
View under the station footbridge from the signal box walkway as 158835 approaches Ferryside station level crossing at speed on 14 March 2012. The ...
David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
Block Section Apparatus Shelf in Ferryside signal box for block section to Carmarthen Junction on left and Kidwelly on right. ...
David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
Ferryside station looking away from Carmarthen. ...
Ewan Crawford /09/2002


Carmarthen Jct SB seen on 02 September 2015 from a passing train. The signalbox is next to the geographically 'south' junction where the you can head ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015


A view of the station buildings on the main platform at Carmarthen on 02 September 2015, seen from a train in the adjacent platform. ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
Early evening at Carmarthen, and 153320 is reversing here before continuing to Swansea with a service that originated at Pembroke Dock. Just under the ...
Mark Bartlett 23/03/2012
175009 lays over at Carmarthan on 14 March after arriving as the 11.30 from Manchester Piccadilly. Meantime 153323 stands further along the platform ...
David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
Carmarthen Junction signal box seen from a passing train on 18 April 2012. The box is located at the east junction of the triangle to the south of ...
David Pesterfield 18/04/2012




Carmarthen to Neyland

A view of the station buildings on the main platform at Carmarthen on 02 September 2015, seen from a train in the adjacent platform. ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
Early evening at Carmarthen, and 153320 is reversing here before continuing to Swansea with a service that originated at Pembroke Dock. Just under the ...
Mark Bartlett 23/03/2012
175009 lays over at Carmarthan on 14 March after arriving as the 11.30 from Manchester Piccadilly. Meantime 153323 stands further along the platform ...
David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
Carmarthen Junction signal box seen from a passing train on 18 April 2012. The box is located at the east junction of the triangle to the south of ...
David Pesterfield 18/04/2012






Looking east from the down island platform at Whitland in May 2012. The station buildings on the up platform are empty and boarded up and give a ...
David Pesterfield 23/05/2012
Whitland Station yard and sidings on the down side of the station in May 2012, now in use by Network Rail as a track maintenance depot. ...
David Pesterfield 22/05/2012
150217 runs into Whitland from Gloucester on 22 May 2012. From here it will leave as the 18.13 service to Fishguard Harbour ...
David Pesterfield 22/05/2012
Token collection taking place at Whitland on 23 May 2012 from the 17.09 Pembroke Dock - Swansea service, with the unit standing over the level ...
David Pesterfield 23/05/2012


6984 Owsden Hall with a train at Clunderwen, Pembrokeshire, thought to have been photographed in the early 1960s. Built at Swindon in 1948, ...
W A Camwell Collection (Courtesy Peter Francis) //


Clarbeston Road seen looking east on an extremely sunny evening in May 2012. ...
David Pesterfield 22/05/2012
Platform view east at Clarbeston Road as 150217 runs back thro' the platform ECS, having previously drawn forward to the ground signal beyond the ...
David Pesterfield 22/05/2012




A pair of 2-6-2 tanks on shed at Neyland, Pembrokeshire (87H) in October 1961. BR Standard Class 2 82042 stands nearest the camera with ex-GWR 4557 ...
K A Gray /10/1961