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

  /  /1845South Wales Railway
Incorporated to run from Gloucester to Fishguard but built to Neyland near Milford Haven instead.
04/08/1845South Wales Railway
Act passed.
  /  /1846South Wales Railway, Great Western Railway
Great Western Railway to lease the South Wales Railway at 5%, if South Wales Railway completed to Fishguard.
  /  /1848South Wales Railway
Timber bridge over the River Usk accidentally burned down.
18/06/1850South Wales Railway
Opened from Chepstow to Swansea.
18/06/1850South Wales Railway
700 people celebrate the opening of the line in Swansea^s new 2 platform station with a timber roof.
19/09/1851Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway
Gloucester to Grange Court Junction with the South Wales Railway opened.
  /  /1852South Wales Railway
Opened to Carmarthen, built to the 7 foot gauge and required transshipment where it was met with lines from Monmouth and Glamorgan.
  /06/1852South Wales Railway
Branch opened to Swansea North Dock from North Dock Branch Junction.
  /07/1852South Wales Railway
Wye Bridge at Chepstow completed.
11/10/1852South Wales Railway
Extended from Landore, Swansea, to Carmarthen.
02/01/1854South Wales Railway
Extended from Carmarthen to Haverfordwest.
15/04/1856South Wales Railway
Extended from Haverfordwest to Neyland.
19/04/1858South Wales Railway
Branch to Bute docks opened.
  /09/1859South Wales Railway
Swansea North Dock branch extended.
  /  /1860Swansea 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 a mixed gauge to Swansea docks.
02/08/1860Ely Valley Railway
Broad gauge line opened from Llantrisant on the South Wales Railway. The line is worked by the Great Western Railway.
  /06/1863Cowbridge 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 (Ely Valley Railway).
01/08/1863South Wales Railway, Great Western Railway
South Wales Railway amalgamated with the Great Western Railway.
  /  /1865South Wales Railway
First Neath [1st] station closed and replaced by Neath High Level over the Neath and Brecon Railway.
  /  /1872South Wales Railway
The line was converted to standard gauge in a single weekend. (263 miles).
  /  /1872South Wales Railway
Converted to standard gauge.
  /  /1872South Wales Railway
After gauge conversion of the South Wales Railway a connection was made at Waterloo Junction to the Monmouthshire Canal Tramway. The trans-shipment station was closed.
01/03/1873Swansea and Neath Railway
Swansea Wind Street station closed, traffic diverted to the South Wales Railway Swansea station.
21/12/1874Pontypool, 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.
04/06/1877South Wales Railway
Neath High Level closed and the first Neath station, rebuilt, reopened.
  /  /1879South Wales Railway
Swansea High Street enlarged.
01/01/1879Monmouthshire Canal Tramway
South Wales Railway
Park Junction to Gaer Junction opened allowing Western Valleys access to use the main Newport station, High Street.
11/03/1880Monmouthshire 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.
14/08/1884Barry 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.
02/04/1885South Wales Railway
Park Junction to Ebbw Junction made for through running towards Cardiff.
  /  /1886South 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.
  /  /1887Taff Vale Railway
Cardiff station re-built as Cardiff Queen Street and connection opened to the South Wales Railway.
13/05/1889Barry Dock and Railways
Cadoxton to Tynycaeau Junction opened for freight. Section included the Venvoe Tunnel and large masonry viaduct over the South Wales Railway.
  /  /1896South Wales Railway, Taff Vale Railway
Bute Street Junction between the lines closed on opening of new fly-over east of Cardiff General.
  /  /1896South Wales Railway
Neath platforms extended.
  /  /1906South Wales Railway
Swansea West Loop opened, services can run from Swansea to Carmarthen without reversal.
28/09/1907South Wales Railway
Accident at Ebbw Junction when freight over-runs signal and hits passenger train.
  /  /1911South Wales Railway
Second bore opened by the Hillfield Tunnel, Newport. Bridge over the River Usk is quadrupled.
  /  /1915South Wales Railway
Newport locomotive shed re-located further west from by station goods yard to Ebbw Junction.
  /  /1923South Wales Railway
Re-construction of Newport station begins.
  /  /1923South Wales Railway
Reconstruction of Swansea High Street station begins.
  /  /1930South Wales Railway
Expansion of Newport station complete.
  /  /1932South Wales Railway
Cardiff General re-built. Riverside station becomes an island platform.
  /  /1932South Wales Railway
Reconstruction of Swansea High Street station ends.
  /  /1935Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway
Aberavon to Court Sart closed to through traffic, traffic diverted onto the South Wales Railway.
28/10/1940South Wales Railway
Cardiff General absorbs Cardiff Riverside.
  /  /1960South Wales Railway
Llanwern station closed.
  /  /1961South Wales Railway
Bishton signal box becomes gate box.
  /  /1961South Wales Railway
East Usk signal box opened.
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.
  /  /1964South Wales Railway
Branches to North and South Docks closed by 1965.
02/11/1964South Wales Railway
Landore station closed.
02/11/1964South Wales Railway
Llantrisant station closed to passengers.
07/05/1973South Wales Railway
Cardiff General renamed Cardiff Central.
10/03/1974Nettleford Branch (South Wales Railway)
Branch in Newport closed.
06/03/1978South Wales Railway
New building at Neath opened.
  /02/1988South Wales Railway
Llantrisant closed to freight.
  /04/2019South Wales Railway
Eask Usk signal box burned down. (Formally closed in January 2020.)

Portions of line and locations

This line is divided into a number of portions.


Grange Court to Newport

















The Forest of Dean is perhaps not the first place where you would look for a steel train on a Bank Holiday Monday; but this train from the West ...
Ken Strachan 27/05/2019
Lydney Crossing GF close by Lydney station. ...
Ewan Crawford 13/09/2006
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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The extensive steelworks at Llanwern, seen from across the Bristol Channel (Kewstoke beach, near Weston-super-Mare) in August 2020. Unfortunately, the ...
Ken Strachan 07/08/2020
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Looking east over the junction. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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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
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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
Newport (High Street) station was extended for the Ryder Cup last year (2010).

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John Thorn 16/07/2011
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
This may look like a nasty accident, but the HST is passing under the road bridge to the West of Newport station in 1987. There is a pub just behind ...
Ken Strachan //1987
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Newport to Cardiff

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

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John Thorn 16/07/2011
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
This may look like a nasty accident, but the HST is passing under the road bridge to the West of Newport station in 1987. There is a pub just behind ...
Ken Strachan //1987
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View looking west from above. The line to Ebbw Vale bears off to the right into the undergrowth. ...
Ewan Crawford 26/06/2003
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Ebbw Junction and Alexandra Dock Sidings. ...
Ewan Crawford //
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47802 leaves Cardiff Central with the stock of a ^Steam Dreams^ special from Paddington that was heading to the Barry Railway for servicing on 1st ...
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2019
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
61307 ^Mayflower^ and Black Five 44871 departing Cardiff on the rear of the ^Steam Dreams^ ECS proceeding to the Barry Tourist Railway for servicing. ...
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2019
The main entrance hall at Cardiff, looking very smart; and somewhat reminiscent of Leeds station IIRC. Unfortunately the bus station, which was very ...
Ken Strachan 27/08/2019
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Cardiff to Swansea

47802 leaves Cardiff Central with the stock of a ^Steam Dreams^ special from Paddington that was heading to the Barry Railway for servicing on 1st ...
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2019
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
61307 ^Mayflower^ and Black Five 44871 departing Cardiff on the rear of the ^Steam Dreams^ ECS proceeding to the Barry Tourist Railway for servicing. ...
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2019
The main entrance hall at Cardiff, looking very smart; and somewhat reminiscent of Leeds station IIRC. Unfortunately the bus station, which was very ...
Ken Strachan 27/08/2019
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Cardiff Canton Carriage sidings on 1st August 2019 with 67012 and an unidentified EMU in attendance. The latter is possibly 769002, the first of the ...
Alastair McLellan 01/08/2019
A grab shot, passing Cardiff Canton on 21st March 2019, of resident shunter 08499 and Class 769 Flex bi-mode (formerly 319) unit. This was ...
Alastair McLellan 21/03/2019
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
Two ATW Class 150s pass next to Cardiff Canton depot while working to and from Barry on 02 September 2015. The nearest DMU, 150255, is approaching ...
John McIntyre 02/09/2015
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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
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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
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An IEP800 set runs through Llanharan with a Swansea to London Paddington service on 24th October 2018. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/10/2018
A Class 175 DMU runs through Llanharan with the 1V35 Manchester Picadilly to Carmarthen service in 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
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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
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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
On a rather miserable day in South Wales Scotrail 156512 is seen passing through Bridgend en route to Landore Swansea for servicing. The train had ...
Alastair McLellan 09/11/2019
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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
Scotrail 156506 passing Stormy Loops enroute to Swansea Landore for overhaul on 16th September 2019. ...
Alastair McLellan 16/09/2019
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
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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
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^Britannia^ 70000, in the disguise of 70022 ^Tornado^, made a visit to South Wales on 29th July 2020, hauling The Red Dragon from Bristol Temple Meads ...
Alastair McLellan 29/07/2020
D1935, passing through Pyle, on the return leg of a light engine movement between Bristol Temple Meads and Carmarthen on 27th July 2020.
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Alastair McLellan 27/07/2020
The Robeston to Westerleigh Murco oil tanks approach Pyle station with 60044. ...
Alastair McLellan 06/07/2016
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
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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
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Alastair McLellan 29/07/2020
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
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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
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Seasons Greetings to readers, contributors and all at Railscot and all the best for 2020. Keep up the great work. A Christmas Eve image as 37219 ...
Alastair McLellan 24/12/2019
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
37607 on the rear of Network Rail track testing train passing Margam Knuckle Yard with 60020 ^The Willows^ awaiting departure with a train of ...
Alastair McLellan 24/12/2019
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
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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
The new station buildings at Port Talbot Parkway, 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
GWR Class 800 Electro-diesel set 800011 on the rear of the 1029 Swansea to London Paddington service departing Port Talbot on 16th November 2017
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Alastair McLellan 16/11/2017
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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
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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
A Swansea to Cardiff Central Class 143 Pacer service entering Neath Station 0n 10th November 2017.
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Alastair McLellan 10/11/2017
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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
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A Cardiff to Llanelli passing the site of the original Skewen station closed in 1964. ...
Alastair McLellan 24/03/2017
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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
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Landore maintenance depot on 19 April 2012, as seen from the 13.30 Fishguard to Cheltenham service running via the Swansea station avoiding line. ...
David Pesterfield 19/04/2012
General view over part of 87E Landore diesel depot, Swansea, in the summer of 1991. ...
Ian Dinmore 07/07/1991
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Looking along the west to east Landore curve that allows through workings (such as the 10.57 Cardiff to Fishguard and return limited stop service) to ...
David Pesterfield 16/07/2013
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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
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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
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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
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View east from Kidwelly station to the box and crossing in 2012.
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David Pesterfield 14/03/2012
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
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Not the famous and problematical South Devon sea wall but the equally dramatic GWR main line in south-west Wales with UK Railtours^ excursion from ...
David Bosher 09/06/2018
UK Railtours excursion from London Paddington to Fishguard Harbour, with 66181 at head and 66102 at rear, just arrived at Ferryside station on the GWR ...
David Bosher 09/06/2018
A grab shot of Ferryside Signal Box. ...
Alastair McLellan 17/02/2017
66102 at the rear of UK Railtours^ excursion from London Paddington to Fishguard Harbour at Ferryside station, looking back east, on 9th June 2018. ...
David Bosher 09/06/2018
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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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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
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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) //
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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
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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
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