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



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.



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