South Wales / De Cymru Branch

Photographs around South Wales

   1Z61, the 12.07 Newport to Manchester Victoria is seen between Pontardulais and the scheduled water stop at Pantyffynnon in the very capable hands of ex-LMS 4-6-0s numbered 45407 and 44871. The excursion ran on 10 July 2010, was diesel hauled from Manchester Victoria and had the name 'The Central Wales Explorer'   Stuart Warr


   On Saturday 22 May 2010 ex-GWR Castle Class 4-6-0 number 5029 is seen at Llandeilo Junction whilst working the steam leg (Newport to Carmarthen) of the 06.09 Birmingham International to Fishguard Harbour, which was marketed by the Railway Touring Company as 'The Southern Irishman' but carried a nameboard from 'The Welsh Dragon'   Stuart Warr

   Compass Railtours excursion (the 'Heart of Wales Moorlander') from Preston ran over the Heart of Wales line with a brief stop in Llandrindod Wells and a longer break at Cardiff Central, this image shows the train hauled by DBS 66186 entering Llandeilo on 27th March 2010   Stuart Warr

   On Saturday 13 March 2010 UK Railtours ran an excursion with the name 'The Heart of Wales' the 07.38 London Paddington to Llandrindod Wells, the 12-coach train is seen here at Pontardulais headed by DBS 66079.   Stuart Warr

   On Saturday 6 March 2010 Pathfinder railtours ran an excursion from Eastleigh (depart 05.20) named 'The Heart of Wales Wanderer' with a destination of Llandrindod Wells where a break was allowed for participants to visit the beautiful spa town; this shot shows DBS Class 66 number 66031 at the head of 12 coaches as the train arrives at Llandrindod Wells at 14.15, right time.   Stuart Warr

last updated: 20/07/10