Coedbach Connection

A DMU railtour run by the Monmouthshire Railway Society covering rare track around South Wales on Saturday 8th October 1983. Highlights were: Aberthaw power station loop, Clydach, Cynheidre Colliery and Coedbach Washery.



Cardiff (Riverside) 08/10/83 (p83-001.jpg)

For the pickup at Cardiff Central, thetrain reversed into Platform 9, then in use as a parcels bay, but at one time Cardiff (Riverside) on the branch to Clarence Road.

Clydach on Tawe 08/10/83 (p83-004.jpg)

On the branch from Felin Fran to Clydach Nickel Works, reversal was at the usual location at the run round loop.

Cynheidre Colliery 08/10/83 (p83-002.jpg)

There was a hard climb from Llanelli up to Cynheidre Colliery, where BR shunter 08663 was present.

Coedbach 08/10/83 (p83-006.jpg)

The highlight of the trip was to travel over the newly reinstated connection from Kidwelly to Coed Bach Washery. Here the train stands at the limit for full size stock - beyond lay the height restricted line to Cwmmawr.

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