Kenfig Krawler

A DMU railtour run by the Monmouthshire Railway Society covering rare track around South Wales on Saturday 18th October 1980. Highlights were: Grangetown Ferry Road, Ford Bridgend, Nant-y-Moel, Maesteg, Port Talbot Docks and Morriston

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Grangetown Ferry Road 18/10/80 (s2340.jpg)

The Grangetown Ferry Road branch. This branch left the Barry and Penarth Line at Grangetown. The tour proceeded to the divergence of the sidings as seen here.

Ford Branch 18/10/80 (s2343.jpg)

The branch to the Ford engine plant at Bridgend. One of several tours not to make it across the A48 level crossing.

Nant-y-Moel 18/10/80 (s2346.jpg)

The Nant-y-Moel branch was covered to the end of the run round loop at the site of the station, only a few feet from the end of the track.

Maesteg 18/10/80 (s2350.jpg)

At this time Maesteg was without passenger trains. The tour proceeded as far as the old station at Castle St.

Morriston 18/10/80 (s2356.jpg)

Finally, and in poor light, the tour made it to the old station at Morriston on the branch from Swansea East Dock.

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For more details on this tour and the route taken visit Six Bells Junction