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                    Filename     ELR            Branch                                        Subject                                                    Location                 M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.
                 bpm00001.jpg                                     Introduction to TRACKBED.COM
                                 ELY Mwyndy junction &                                                                               Unclassified road overbridge north of
                 bpm00002.jpg                                     Llantrisant to Penygraig trackbed after closure and lifting                                                     2      01      NW      08-Apr-89   16.45       35
                                (COZ) Penygraig (Ely Valley)                                                                         former Ynysmaerdy colliery
                                WNT/ Walnut Tree jct &            Trackbed after closure & lifting. The Penrhos branch to Barry
                 bpm00003.jpg         Penrhos jct (Walnut Tree)   ran to the left, Walnut Tree to Taffs Well in the centre and the                                                              North    13-May-89   11.13
                                                                                                                                     Penrhos junction                             9     43.25
                                CAP/      /    Cardiff &          PC & N line to Pontypridd ran on the right. The signal box was
                                 PRS Pontypridd        /          located in the recess on the left.
                                                                  Looking towards site of former Bedlinog station showing            Road overbridge just north-west of
                 bpm00004.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                                                               17     14      NW      13-May-89   14.07
                                                                  superelevated curve                                                former station site, Bedlinog
                 bpm00005.jpg                                     Looking towards site of Bedlinog station and showing reverse       Road overbridge just northwest of                          South    13-May-89   14.08
                                TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                                                               17     14
                                                                  curve                                                              former station site, Bedlinog
                                                                  Former station site showing recently-relaid concrete-sleepered     B4255 road overbridge east of former
                 bpm00006.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                                                               17     0       NW      13-May-89   13.59
                                                                  single track in flat-bottom rail with pandrol fixings              Bedlinog station site
                                                                  Former station site showing recently-relaid concrete-sleepered     B4255 road overbridge at former
                 bpm00007.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                                                               17     0       SE      13-May-89   14.00
                                                                  single track in flat-bottom rail with pandrol fixings              Bedlinog station site
                 bpm00008.jpg                                                                                                        Unclassified mountain road overbridge                       SE      13-May-89   13.40
                                TBD    Taff Bargoed               Then newly-ballasted single line on double track formation                                                      16     28
                                                                                                                                     south of Bedlinog
                                                                                                                                     Unclassified mountain road overbridge
                 bpm00009.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed               Then newly-ballasted single line on double track formation                                                      16     28      NW      13-May-89   13.54
                                                                                                                                     south of Bedlinog
                 bpm00010.jpg                                                                                                        East of Taff Merthyr colliery (Assumed                      SE      13-May-89   13.32½
                                TBD    Taff Bargoed               Track at temporary level crossing                                                                               16    ~10
                                                                                                                                     site of former Taff Merthyr Colliery Halt)
                 bpm00011.jpg                                                                                                        East of Taff Merthyr colliery (assumed                      NW      13-May-89   13.32½
                                TBD    Taff Bargoed               Single line track between Bedlinog and Trelewis                                                                 16    ~10
                                                                                                                                     site of former Taff Merthyr Colliery Halt)
                                                                  View of single line track at B4255 road overbridge, north of
                 bpm00012.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                  North of Trelewis                            15    62½      NW      13-May-89
                                                                  Trelewis
                 bpm00013.jpg                                     View of single line track at B4255 road overbridge, north of                                                                  South    13-May-89
                                TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                  North of Trelewis                            15    62½
                                                                  Trelewis
                                                                  View from B4254 road overbridge, showing permanent way
                                                                  work in progress (This area including the colliery, is now
                                       Neath (General) &                                                                             Ocean/Taff Merthyr/Deep Navigation
                 bpm00014.jpg   VON                               completely backfilled and landscaped and a one-way road                                                         14     46     West     13-May-89
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                colliery complex, Trelewis
                                                                  system and cycleway substituted. (Road bridge from whence
                                                                  this shot was taken was completely removed by Jan 2001)
                 bpm00015.jpg          Neath (General) &          View towards headshunt (This area completely overfilled and        B4254 road overbridge west of                               NE      13-May-89
                                VON                                                                                                                                               ~14    50
                                       Pontypool Road             level raised to form a car park by Jan.2001)                       Ocean/Taff Merthyr collieries, Treharris
                                       Neath (General) &          Double track curve near former Trelewis halt (Backfilled &
                 bpm00016.jpg   VON                                                                                                  Former VON Trelewis Halt                     14     23     West     13-May-89
                                       Pontypool Road             converted to cycleway by Jan 2001)
                                                                  Arrangement of double track with single slip crossover and
                 bpm00017.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                             Ocean/Taff Merthyr/Deep Navigation                         East     13-May-89
                                VON                               curve (This area was completely redeveloped and a cycleway                                                      14     28
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                colliery complex, Trelewis
                                                                  laid on trackbed course by end of 2000)
                                                                  Double track general view towards former platform location
                                                                  (The rail overbridge was removed in year 2000 and the
                                       Neath (General) &                                                                             B4254 Rail overbridge just east of
                 bpm00018.jpg   VON                               trackbed increased in height to take a new cycleway bridge for                                                  14     19      SE      13-May-89
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                former VON Trelewis platform site
                                                                  a pedestrian/cycleway link between Treharris & Nelson. The
                                                                  new bridge was in place by Sept 2000)
                 bpm00019.jpg          Neath (General) &          View of double track at curve between Trelewis Platform site       East of former Vale of Neath line                           NW      13-May-89
                                VON                                                                                                                                               14     18
                                       Pontypool Road             and Ocean colliery. (This is now a cycleway)                       Trelewis platform
                 bpm00020.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed               Single line from Nelson to Cwmbargoed                              B4255 road skew overbridge,Trelewis          14     02     North    13-May-89
                                                                  Siding complex showing coal loading platform (View taken from      Cwmbargoed, Taylor Woodrow/Ryan
                 bpm00021.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                                                                Off line      NE      13-May-89   14.31
                                                                  nearby mountain road)                                              complex viewed from cross-mountain
                 bpm00022.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed               Single line approach to Cwmbargoed showing former station          road
                                                                                                                                     Cwmbargoed level crossing                    20     41      SW      13-May-89   14.39
                                                                  site
                                                                  Turnout to Ryan's & Taylor Woodrow siding complex. The
                 bpm00023.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                  Cwmbargoed level crossing                    20     41      SW      13-May-89   14.39
                                                                  Tunnel public house in the background has since been
                 bpm00024.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed               demolished
                                                                  View of Cwmbargoed modified track layout                           Cwmbargoed level crossing                    20    39.5    NE       13-May-89   14.46
                 bpm00025.jpg   TBD    Taff Bargoed               Headshunt at end of line from Nelson to Cwmbargoed                 Cwmbargoed                                   20    73.5    West     13-May-89   14.54
                 bpm00026.jpg                                     Headshunt buffer stop at truncated branch (20M-75C) with                                                                      East     13-May-89   14.54
                                TBD    Taff Bargoed                                                                                  Cwmbargoed headshunt                         20    73.5
                                                                  aqueduct in cutting beyond.
                                       Tondu junction & Margam                                                                       Down advanced starting signal to
                 bpm00027.jpg   POR                               View in down direction at A4063 rail overbridge, Aberkenfig                                                     0      27     East
                                       junction                                                                                      Margam, Aberkenfig
                                       Tondu junction & Margam    View looking towards single line junction from shunter’s           Adjacent to Tondu Branch Sidings
                 bpm00028.jpg   POR                                                                                                                                               0     17.5    East
                                       junction                   elevated platform                                                  groundframe
                 bpm00029.jpg          Tondu junction & Margam    Tondu Branch Sidings, general view from shunter’s elevated         Adjacent to Tondu Branch Sidings                            SW
                                POR                                                                                                                                               0     17.5
                                       junction                   platform                                                           groundframe
                                                                  Single main line and sidings north of Tondu signal box
                                                                  (Bracket signal shown was recovered from Black Lion passing        Light road vehicle overbridge adjacent
                 bpm00030.jpg    BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                      3     03.75    NW
                                                                  loop (Merthyr Branch) and re-erected here for reintroduction of    to Tondu North groundframe

                                                                  Buffer stop traffic in 1992)siding (since converted to a passing
                                                                  passenger in down relief
                 bpm00031.jpg    BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                         Tondu North                                  3      08      SE
                                                                  loop after reintroduction of passenger traffic in 1992)
                 bpm00032.jpg    BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi      General view of single line at river bridge north of Tondu         Between Tondu and Coytrahen                  3     17.25    SE
                 bpm00033.jpg                                     Main line & siding (Siding converted to down goods loop after                                                                  NW
                                 BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                         Tondu North groundframe                      3      05
                                                                  reintroduction of passenger trains in 1992)
                 bpm00034.jpg                                     Main line & up relief siding (Since converted to down passing      Light road vehicle overbridge adjacent                      SE
                                 BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                      3     03.75
                                                                  loop)                                                              to Tondu North groundframe
                                                                  Facing point lock and detection to catch points (Since
                 bpm00035.jpg    BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi      converted to a single line goods loop junction at reintroduction   Tondu North                                  3      08      NW
                                                                  of passenger service on branch, 1992)
                                       Tondu junction & Margam    Single line junction at 0M-25C on Porthcawl branch which
                 bpm00036.jpg   POR                                                                                                  Aberkenfig                                   0      26      SW
                                       junction                   becomes the Ogmore Valley Extension line (OVE) at Cefn
                                                                  junction, 2M-43C
                                                                  Single line junction to through siding (this was a long runaway
                 bpm00037.jpg                                                                                                        Llynfi River bridge immediately north of                    NW
                                 BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi      trap at time of photograph but was converted to a passing loop                                                  3     17.25
                                                                                                                                     Tondu North groundframe
                                                                  upon the reintroduction of passenger services in 1992)




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                    Filename    ELR              Branch                                        Subject                                                  Location              M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No.
                                                                  Barry Island West starting signal which was slotted with Barry
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   Island East ’box. The elevated disc read to a short spur at the
                 bpm00038.jpg   BRY                                                                                                 Barry Island No.1 platform, west end      8     65     East
                                      Pier                        east side of Barry Island viaduct. The overhead electricity
                                                                  supply lines to the ’box were part of the original Barry
                                      Cadoxton South junction     Railway's distribution system.
                                                                  View of cutting looking south-east from Vishwell road
                 bpm00039.jpg   CTD                                                                                                 Between Wenvoe & Cadoxton                 1     78      NW
                                      & Trehafod junction         overbridge, years after the lifting of the branch
                                                                  Former main line Llantrisant station site, where a new station
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &
                 bpm00040.jpg   SWM                               was established in the 1990's (see later photo’) and is now       Llantrisant                               181   32     East     14-May-89   09.50
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                  named Pontyclun
                 bpm00041.jpg         Mwyndy junction &                                                                                                                                    West     14-May-89   10.24
                                ELY                               Partial view of Llantrisant freight sidings                       Llantrisant yard                          0     20
                                      Penygraig
                                                                  Looking south-east towards former Mwyndy junction from a
                                      Mwyndy junction &                                                                             Ynysmaerdy, between Mwyndy
                 bpm00042.jpg   ELY                               point just south of the then extant down fixed distant signal                                                             NW      14-May-89   10.07
                                      Penygraig                                                                                     junction & Coed Ely
                                                                  after abandonment of line
                                                                  Abandoned single line with down fixed distant semaphore still
                                      Mwyndy junction &                                                                             River Ely underbridge,Ynysmaerdy,
                 bpm00043.jpg   ELY                               standing. This was formerly a double line branch but on                                                                   SE      14-May-89   10.07
                                      Penygraig                                                                                     between Mwyndy junction & Coed Ely
                                                                  singling, the track was re-aligned with the centre of the track
                                      Mwyndy junction &           bed in this length
                                                                  Abandoned single line with rail lengths removed at a point
                 bpm00044.jpg   ELY                                                                                                 Between Mwyndy junction & Coed Ely        1     20     South    14-May-89   10.08
                                      Penygraig                   opposite former Ynysmaerdy sidings and colliery
                 bpm00045.jpg         Llantrisant junction &      Out-of-use Llantrisant yard looking from Ely/Mwyndy end of                                                               North    14-May-89   10.24
                                ELY                                                                                                 Llantrisant yard                          0     45
                                      Mwyndy junction             yard towards Llantrisant station
                                                                  Abandoned single line (Since converted to a cycleway). The
                 bpm00046.jpg   OGM Ogmore Vale Branch            farm yard and shed was being demolished in April 2001 and         Brynmenyn                                 1     76      SW
                                                                  new dwellings exist here
                 bpm00047.jpg                                     Philip Toogood, Trackbed.com web designer, with 0-4-2T,
                                      Didcot Railway Centre                                                                         Didcot GWR Railway Centre
                                                                  4866 at Didcot
                                Off                               Looking towards Cwm Colliery & Coke ovens site from rail          B4270 Road underbridge, Tynynant,
                 bpm00048.jpg         British Coal (from LTR)                                                                                                                              South    11-Jul-89   18.54       28
                                LTR                               overbridge at Tynynant (B4270 road underbridge) after line        Beddau
                                Off                               had become disused
                                                                  Looking towards mainly lifted sidings at Cwm colliery             B4270 Road underbridge, Tynynant,
                 bpm00049.jpg         British Coal (from LTR)                                                                                                                              North    11-Jul-89   18.54       29
                                LTR                               marshalling yard,Tynynant, Beddau.                                Beddau
                 bpm00050.jpg   Off                               British Coal, Cwm colliery yard showing most of sidings fan                                                              North    11-Jul-89   19.00       30
                                      British Coal (from LTR)                                                                       North end of Cwm colliery yard
                                LTR                               lifted.
                 bpm00051.jpg         Spare
                 bpm00052.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Street) &     4-doll bracket semaphore assembly with 3ft ringed arms and                                                               West     16-May-64   16.10
                                CAM                                                                                                 Roath Branch junction                     3     61
                                      Merthyr                     reverse-reading 4ft stop arms
                 bpm00053.jpg                                     British Railways motif (Penultimate version)                      On DMU at Barry Island East yard                                17-Apr-64   15.20
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   Yard layout (DMU refuelling facility & stabling) showing
                 bpm00054.jpg   BRY                                                                                                 Barry Island East                         8     75      SW
                                      Pier                        complex permanent way arrangement
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry
                 bpm00055.jpg   BRY                               Double trap points in turnout from No.4 platform                  Barry Island East                         8     75      SW      17-Apr-64   15.15
                                      Pier
                                                                  British Railways Board bridge inspection marking on steel side
                                                                  of Kingsland road overbridge, No.34 of lifted Aberthaw branch.    Just north of privately occupied former
                 bpm00056.jpg   ATW   Aberthaw                    (bpm02828.jpg shows the same view after an earlier bridge         St.Mary Church station, south of          7     79     North
                                                                  examination in 2006).The weak bridge had just been                Cowbridge
                                                                  strengthened for road traffic
                                                                  1206-yard Ballingham tunnel (From 127M-28C to 138M-03C).
                 bpm00057.jpg   GCT   Grange Court & Hereford     The tunnel has a curved vertical gradient through its lengthy     Ballingham                                137   27      SE      13-Jul-64   15.46     25-26
                                                                  bore so the other end is not seen
                                                                  Station view showing road overbridge and goods loop in
                 bpm00058.jpg   GCT   Grange Court & Hereford     distance (added after 1947). Cary viaduct (over R.Wye) and        Ballingham                                137   11      NW         ed       15.55     27-28
                                                                  Fawley tunnel is beyond.
                 bpm00059.jpg   GCT   Grange Court & Hereford     Fawley station viewed from road overbridge                        Fawley, (Herefordshire)                   136   21.5    NW      13-Jul-64   16.06½    31-32
                                                                  Station loop and single line to 537-yard Fawley tunnel (From
                 bpm00060.jpg   GCT   Grange Court & Hereford                                                                       West of Fawley station (Herefordshire)    136   21.5    SE      13-Jul-64   16.06     29-30
                                                                  136M- 32C to 136M- 56C)
                 bpm00061.jpg   CRY Coryton                       Single line junction to station loop                              Whitchurch (Glamorgan)                    2     30     East
                 bpm00062.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Porthkerry bank looking towards Barry                             Porthkerry Park                           1     33     South
                 bpm00063.jpg   BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry     View of Biglis junction looking towards Dinas Powys               Palmerston Road overbridge, Barry         5     62     South
                                    Pier (General) & Barry
                                    Cardiff                       3-doll bracket semaphore assembly (Former Bay starting arm
                 bpm00064.jpg   BRY                                                                                                 Barry Cabin signalbox                     8     07     South
                                    Pier                          removed)
                                                                  Route indicating signal assembly. At the grouping in 1922 this
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   assembly had five arms, one above the other but was
                 bpm00065.jpg   BRY                                                                                                 Barry Van siding                          8     12     South
                                      Pier                        eventually converted to the standard GWR route indicating
                                                                  type. starting semaphore bracket signal with elevated disc.
                                                                  4-doll
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   Barry junction signal box in the background, was out-of-use at
                 bpm00066.jpg   BRY                                                                                                 Barry station                             8     14.5   North
                                      Pier                        this time and when it was in use, this signal assembly was the
                                                                  down homes assembly for Barry junction ’box
                 bpm00067.jpg                                     Former Barry junction up home bracket signals. Only the top       A4055 Harbour Road road overbridge,                     NW
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                         0     07
                                                                  arm, right-hand bracket, survives (2008)                          Barry
                                                                  Rear view of 4-doll down homes bracket assembly. When
                                                                  Barry junction signal box was in use, the uppermost arm (down
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry
                 bpm00068.jpg   BRY                               main to Vale of Glamorgan Branch) was slotted with Barry          East of Barry signal box                  8     03     South
                                      Pier
                                                                  Cabin signal box and the slot weight and slot proving contact
                                                                  box is visible at the lower part of the left-hand doll
                                                                  Front view of 4-doll down homes bracket assembly showing
                 bpm00069.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry   slot weight and slot-proving contact box on right-hand doll                                                              North
                                BRY                                                                                                 East of Barry signal box                  8     07
                                      Pier                        since this arm was slotted with operation from Barry junction
                                                                  signal box
                 bpm00070.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                             SE
                                BRY                               Lifted carriage shed tracks                                       Barry                                     8     19
                                      Pier




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                         Subject                                                     Location                M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.
                                                                                                                                         Former carriage shed sidings, Barry (A
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   Carriage siding double 3-foot arm signal assembly with
                 bpm00071.jpg   BRY                                                                                                      housing complex was established here      8      19      SE
                                      Pier                        reduced night aspects (i.e. partly-masked spectacles)
                                                                                                                                         in the year 2000)
                                                                  New 2-doll bracket signal (Further modified after 1970 and left-       Barry signal box up inner home signal
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   side doll heightened and arm motorised). A new electric point          (Barry Island curve)
                 bpm00072.jpg   BRY                                                                                                                                                8      21     South
                                      Pier                        motor with detection & facing-point lock is visible to the left of
                                                                  the signal base
                                                                  View of Machen station from road overbridge, showing double
                 bpm00073.jpg         Bassaleg junction &         junction branch to Caerphilly far left, which further split into two                                                           East
                                BJR                                                                                                      Machen                                    4      78
                                      Rhymney                     single routes to Gwernydomen to re-merge as double track
                                                                  before reaching Caerphilly
                                                                  Single line branch from Waterhall junction to Common Branch
                                                                  junction (Serving Creigiau Quarry). The viaduct in the distance
                                                                  carried the double-tracked Penrhos branch. Just beyond the
                                                                  viaduct, at 4M-66C, the former Crofft-y-Guinea siding                  Road overbridge south of former Crofft-
                 bpm00074.jpg         Waterhall jct & Common      branched off the single line, towards the camera point, to the                                                                 West
                                LTO                                                                                                      y-Guinea siding (later St.Fagans Road     4      78
                                      Branch jct                  left as viewed, passed under the viaduct and terminated
                                                                                                                                         siding)
                                                                  alongside the road to the left. It was used extensively during
                                                                  the second world war to serve as a rail supplies service point
                                                                  for the former Rhydlafar Hospital which was tied up with the
                                                                  American occupation in Britain
                                      Waterhall jct & Common      Single line branch viewed from road overbridge, looking                Road overbridge south of former Crofft-
                 bpm00075.jpg   LTO                                                                                                                                                4      78     East
                                      Branch jct                  towards Capel Llanilterne                                              y-Guinea siding (later St.Fagans Road
                                                                                                                                         siding)
                                                                  View looking towards Tynycaeau junction from St.Fagans Rd              St.Fagans road overbridge south of                       NE
                 bpm00076.jpg   PRS   Penrhos                                                                                                                                      7      03
                                                                  overbridge with down line lifted and up line still bearing             Rhydlafar
                 bpm00077.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &       View of double junction. A housing estate now lies to the left of                                                              West
                                CAM                                                                                                      Roath Branch junction                     3      65
                                      Merthyr                     the down main (Second line from right)
                                LTR   Mwyndy junction &           Double-throw catch points in single-line Brofiscin branch. Line        Maesaraul junction, Cross Inn
                 bpm00078.jpg                                                                                                                                                      1      05     West     10-Apr-65   15.20    18-19
                                      Tonteg junction             to Tonteg junction (for Cwm Colliery) runs to left
                 bpm00079.jpg   LTR   Mwyndy junction &           2-lever groundframe (Point & facing point lock). Exit from             Maesaraul junction, Cross Inn                           West     10-Apr-65   15.21    20-21
                                                                                                                                                                                   1     3.75
                                      Tonteg junction             Brofiscin Branch
                                VOG   Vale of Glamorgan /         View of Barry junction during a re-laying exercise and when
                 bpm00080.jpg                                                                                                            Harbour road overbridge, south of
                                 /    Cardiff (General) & Barry   the goods lines had been cut back and Barry Junction signal                                                      0      07
                                                                                                                                         Barry junction
                                BRY   Pier                        box removed
                                                                  View of Radyr junction from footbridge, showing bracket
                                                                  semaphore signal assemblies and permanent way S&C. All
                 bpm00081.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &       semaphore signalling was removed in 1998 and replaced by a                                                                     West     10-Apr-64   11.32    14-15
                                CAM                                                                                                      Radyr station                             5     22.25
                                      Merthyr                     new MAS installation in conjunction with the abolition of
                                                                  Llandaff Loop junction, Radyr, Taffs Well & Maesmawr signal
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &       boxes tank locomotives at Radyr station, awaiting signal to
                                                                  Pannier
                 bpm00082.jpg   CAM                                                                                                      Radyr station                             5      23     South    10-Apr-64   11.33    12-13
                                      Merthyr                     shed
                 bpm00083.jpg   BYB   Worcester & Bromyard        Single line branch and fixed distant                                   Brockhampton Siding, Bromyard             134    23     East     04-Sep-64   13.40     9-10
                 bpm00084.jpg   BYB   Worcester & Bromyard        Single line branch and Brockhampton siding                             Bromyard East                             134    23     West     04-Sep-64   13.42    11-12
                 bpm00085.jpg   BYB   Worcester & Bromyard        Station from road overbridge                                           Bromyard                                  135     8     West     04-Sep-64   13.37     7-8
                                                                  Headshunt viewed from road overbridge. Notice part of a long
                 bpm00086.jpg   BYB   Worcester & Bromyard                                                                               Bromyard                                  135   8.25    East     04-Sep-64   13.36      5-6
                                                                  fouling bar in the right-hand track
                 bpm00087.jpg         Spare
                                                                  View of curve approaching Caerphilly tunnel from Wernddu.
                 bpm00088.jpg         Cardiff (Stonefield         Down main starting signal for Wernddu signal box is seen.              Road overbridge, south-east of former                    NW
                                CAR                                                                                                                                                7      34
                                      junction) & Rhymney         Cherry Orchard down motored semaphore distant signal is                Wernddu signal box, Caerphilly
                                                                  visible beyond
                                                                  General view of signal box, part of station, and partly-
                                                                  dismantled branch to Upton-on-Severn. Branch, signal box
                 bpm00089.jpg   BAG   Birmingham & Gloucester                                                                            Ashchurch junction                        79     49      SE      30-Aug-64   14.45
                                                                  and station subsequently removed but a new station was
                                                                  provided at this point in the 1990s
                                                                  General view of layout showing lines to Malvern and Upton-on-
                                                                  Severn running to the left and the lines to Redditch running to
                                                                  the right. All subsequently demolished but a new station was
                 bpm00090.jpg   BAG   Cheltenham & Worcester                                                                             Ashchurch junction                        79     49      SW      30-Aug-64   14.45
                                                                  constructed in the 1990s. The first part of the BEA branch on
                                                                  the right was still seeing traffic to the RASC establishment in
                                                                  2009
                                                                  West portal of 545-yard Porthkerry No.1 tunnel (from 0M-53C
                                                                  to 0M-77C). The aerial telegraph rig which used to pass
                                                                  overground through the Barry Garden Suburb area above the
                 bpm00091.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             tunnel, had by this time been terminated at each end of the            Porthkerry Park                           0      79      SW
                                                                  tunnel & routed via termination cabinets & multipair cable
                                                                  through the tunnel. The termination pole and cable cabinet are
                                                                  Original layout oflines end of Barry Sidings with signal box
                                                                  on the left of the west
                 bpm00092.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                    Barry Sidings                             0      49     West
                                                                  when in full use
                                                                  Layout of west end of Barry Sidings after abolition of signal
                 bpm00093.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                    Barry Sidings                             0      49     West
                                                                  box and with just up & down main with down freight loop
                                                                  remaining from Bedwas Rd overbridge towards Gelligroes
                                                                  View looking                                                           Overbridge No.38, north west of former
                                      Nine Mile Point &
                 bpm00094.jpg   SIR                               junction when former LMS line was in full use between Nine             Wyllie colliery and south of Tredegar     11    79.5    South
                                      Tredegar
                                                                  Mile Point & Tredegar                                                  Jct Lower and Gelligroes Jct
                                      Nine Mile Point &           Curve from Pontllanfraith High Level to Tredegar junction              North-east of Tredegar junction Lower
                 bpm00095.jpg   SIR                                                                                                                                                ~11    38      NW
                                      Tredegar                    Lower (former LMS line)                                                (LMS line)
                                                                  Porthkerry Bank viewed from road underbridge & looking
                 bpm00096.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                    Porthkerry Park                           1     19.25   East
                                                                  towards Porthkerry viaduct
                                                                  Abandoned single line at Brynnau Gwynion road overbridge.
                 bpm00097.jpg   COB Cardiff & Ogmore              The bridge was later remodelled in the form of a smaller, all          Brynnau Gwynion                           ~1    17.5    West       1961
                                                                  red-bricked version some years after closure of this branch
                 bpm00098.jpg   COB Cardiff & Ogmore              Abandoned single line at Brynnau Gwynion road overbridge               Brynnau Gwynion                           ~1    17.5    East       1961

                 bpm00099.jpg       Gelli Tarw junction &                                                                                                                                        East
                                MER                               Abandoned single line at rail overbridge                               East of Gelli Tarw junction               0     46½
                                    Merthyr
                 bpm00100.jpg       Neath (General) &             Double line at A465 Heads of Valleys road overbridge showing           New Heads of Valleys A465 road                          West
                                VON                                                                                                                                                25     10
                                    Pontypool Road                GWR wooden post semaphore signal                                       overbridge, West of Gelli Tarw junction
                 bpm00101.jpg       Gelli Tarw junction &                                                                                                                                        East     02-Jun-63
                                MER                               Abandoned single line and down home signal                             Werfa Loop junction                       3      20
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                    Filename     ELR              Branch                                         Subject                                                    Location           M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No.
                                        Gelli Tarw junction &
                 bpm00102.jpg    MER                                Abandoned single line, station and level crossing                    Abernant groundframe                  2     40     East     02-Jun-63
                                        Merthyr
                                        Gelli Tarw junction &
                 bpm00103.jpg    MER                                Abandoned single line and station                                    Abernant station                      2     42     West     02-Jun-63
                                        Merthyr
                                     Gelli Tarw junction &                                                                               B4276 Merthyr Rd overbridge,
                 bpm00104.jpg    MER                                Abandoned single line and station                                                                          0     60     East     02-Jun-63
                                     Merthyr                                                                                             Llwydcoed
                                                                    Double track of start of Ledbury branch leaving Over junction
                                                                    on the South Wales Main line. The branch was severed at              Old A40 road overbridge just north-
                 bpm00105.jpg    LED    Ledbury                     Dymock station 12 miles north west of this location. None of                                               ~0    10.5    NW      16-Jul-64   15.00
                                                                                                                                         west of Over junction, Gloucester
                                                                    this scene now exists as the A40 road was modified and
                                                                    absorbed this area
                                                                                                                                         B4215 road overbridge, at Barber's
                 bpm00106.jpg                                       Abandoned single line and station at Barber's Bridge station                                                             SE      16-Jul-64   15.12
                                 LED    Ledbury                                                                                          Bridge station, Tibberton,            3     75
                                                                    on the Gloucester-Ledbury branch
                                                                                                                                         Gloucestershire
                                                                    View at former junction south of Groeserw viaduct on lifted
                                                                    R&SB line, showing rear of two-doll bracket semaphore signal.
                                 RSB    Rhondda & Swansea Bay       The former BAL GWR line from Maesteg ran through a single
                 bpm00107.jpg                                       arched bridge on the extreme right and the track sleeper             Former Cymmer East junction, Cymmer 5   30         South
                                                    Bridgend &
                                                                    impressions are still visible in this photograph. Note the rust      Afan                                 11   49
                                 BAL    Abergwynfi
                                                                    patch and worn arm tip at the extreme bottom right end of the
                                                                    signal arms due to their striking the counterweight when being
                                                                    pulled to 'Clear'
                                                                    View of Crumlin Viaduct from the west, showing single line on
                                                                    deck. Crumlin junction at the far end of the viaduct allowed
                                                                    traffic to & from Pontypool to access the Western Valleys lines
                                        Neath (General) &           at Llanilleth from the left via the single line Llanilleth branch.   Hillside north-west of Crumlin High
                 bpm00108.jpg    VON                                The single line on the viaduct reverted to double line at each                                                           SW
                                        Pontypool Road                                                                                   Level halt
                                                                    end of the structure and the line east of it is seen to bridge the
                                                                    road to Pontypool. Beyond that stood Hafodyrynys platform
                                                                    followed by the short, now burried Glyn tunnel (See frame
                                                                    bpm01939.jpg)
                 bpm00109.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     Layout and detail at Penarth station, viewed from station            Penarth                               1     07      SW      09-Oct-66   14.58     31-32
                                                                    footbridge
                                                                    Layout & detail at Penarth station viewed from station
                 bpm00110.jpg    PTH    Penarth                                                                                          Penarth                               1     07      NE      09-Oct-66   14.58     33-34
                                                                    footbridge when yard sidings (in background) had already
                                                                    been lifted at incline to Penarth station (Station is at the top
                                                                    Double track                                                    Archer Rd road overbridge between
                 bpm00111.jpg    PTH    Penarth                                                                                                                                1     25      SW      09-Oct-66   14.50     29-30
                                                                    of the incline)                                                 Penarth station & former Alberta Place
                 bpm00112.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     General view of double line looking towards Penarth             halt
                                                                                                                                    Forrest Rd road overbridge, Lower          1     69      SW      09-Oct-66   14.43     27-28
                                                                                                                                    Penarth Rise road overbridge, Lower
                                                                                                                                    Brockhill
                 bpm00113.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     General view of double line looking towards Lavernock                                                      2     10.5    NE      09-Oct-66   14.45     25-26
                                                                                                                                    Penarth
                 bpm00114.jpg                                                                                                       Cog Rd road overbridge (now                              SE      09-Oct-66   13.45       1-2
                                 PTH    Penarth                     General view of Sully station when still open to passengers                                                4     60
                                                                                                                                    backfilled), Sully
                 bpm00115.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     General view of Swanbridge halt when still open to passengers Swanbridge Halt, east of Sully               3     67      SW      09-Oct-66   13.51       5-6
                 bpm00116.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     General view of Swanbridge halt when still open to passengers Swanbridge Halt, east of Sully               3     67      NE      09-Oct-66   13.51       3-4
                                                                    Track details at rail overbridge, after closure and removal of
                                                                                                                                    Rail overbridge, St.Mary's Well Bay
                 bpm00117.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     semaphore signals for Lavernock signal box. The up distant                                                 3     04      SW      09-Oct-66   13.58      9-10
                                                                                                                                    Road, Lavernock
                                                                    signal standing, was for Penarth Cement Works signal box
                                                                    Track details, photographed on St Mary's Well Bay rail          Rail overbridge, St.Mary's Well Bay
                 bpm00118.jpg    PTH    Penarth                                                                                                                                3     04      NE      09-Oct-66   13.58       7-8
                                                                    overbridge                                                      Road, Lavernock
                                                                    General view of station after closure and removal of signalling
                 bpm00119.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     operated from Lavernock signal box. Fort Road (formerly         Lavernock                                  2     77      SW      09-Oct-66   14.01     11-12
                                                                    Station Road) rail overbridge is seen just beyond the station
                                                                    limit                                                           Between Lavernock station and
                                                                    Penarth Cement Works Sidings signal box up home signal and
                 bpm00120.jpg    PTH    Penarth                                                                                     Penarth Cement Works Sidings signal        2     52      SW      09-Oct-66   14.10     15.16
                                                                    crossover
                                                                                                                                    box bridleway overbridge near
                                                                                                                                    Cosmeston, Lavernock
                                                                                                                                    Between Lavernock station and
                 bpm00121.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     Double disc at trailing crossover                                                                          2     50      SW      09-Oct-66   14.12     17-18
                                                                                                                                    Penarth Cement Works signal box
                 bpm00122.jpg                                       View of double line incline, Penarth Cement Works signal box    Bridleway overbridge near Cosmeston,                     NE      09-Oct-66   14.20     21-22
                                 PTH    Penarth                                                                                                                                2     33.5
                                                                    and part of works reception siding                              Lavernock
                 bpm00123.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     Northern crossover and Penarth Cement Works rail link           Penarth Cement works                       2     33.5   South    09-Oct-66   14.18     19-20
                 bpm00124.jpg                                       General view at Lower Penarth showing location of Lower         Brockhill Rise road overbridge, Lower                    SW      09-Oct-66   14.43     23-24
                                 PTH    Penarth                                                                                                                                2     10.5
                                                                    Penarth Halt platforms                                          Penarth
                 bpm00125.jpg                                       2-doll bracket up homes and "Call-on" semaphores with double                                                             SE      09-Oct-66   15.10     39-40
                                 PTH    Penarth                                                                                     Penarth station                            1     17
                                                                    ground disc for backing or crossing moves
                 bpm00126.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     Trailing crossover at south end of station                           Penarth station                       1      20     SE      09-Oct-66   15.08     37-38
                 bpm00127.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     View towards Alberta Place halt and Archer Road overbridge           South of Penarth station              1     20.5    NE      09-Oct-66   15.10     41-42
                 bpm00128.jpg    PTH    Penarth                     Lifted goods yard area showing severed turnout to yard sidings       Penarth station                       1      16     SE      09-Oct-66   15.03     35.36
                                                                    Layout of Cogan junction showing semaphore signalling and
                 bpm00129.jpg           Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                           South    01-Aug-65   11.01       7-8
                                 BRY                                elbows in up main. By this time, Cogan sidings (relief lines         Cogan station A4160 road overbridge   2     37
                                        Pier
                                                                    were not in use)
                                                                    Scissors crossover with steam locomotive and underslung
                 bpm00130a.jpg                                      truncated semaphore arms just visible under station canopy                                                               SE      12-Aug-65
                                 DCL    Swindon & Banbury                                                                                Oxford station                        63    40
                                                                    and also some semaphore slotting weights seen at foot of
                                                                    overhead signal doll, right of canopy
                 bpm00130b.jpg                                      Route indicating signal gantry with steam loco' in station                                                               SE      12-Aug-65
                                 DCL    Swindon & Banbury                                                                                Oxford station                        63    47
                                                                    precinct. Note that the loco nameplate has been removed
                 bpm00130c.jpg   BML    Portsmouth &                Merchant Navy loco' (34038) leaving Southampton Central                                                                 South    11-Aug-65
                                                                                                                                         Southampton
                                  LSW   Southampton                 station
                 bpm00131.jpg    MLN    Swindon Works               GWR Locomotives 4111 & 6849 outshopped                               Swindon works                         77    50     South      1963
                 bpm00132.jpg    MLN    Swindon Works               GWR Grange-class loco’ 6849 side view                                Swindon works                         77    50      SE        1963
                 bpm00133.jpg    MLN    Swindon Works               GWR 0-6-2 Collett tank loco’ 5691, front view                        Swindon works                         77    50     East       1963
                 bpm00134.jpg    MLN    Swindon Works               GWR Grange-class loco’ 6850 side view without tender                 Swindon works                         77    50     South      1963
                                                                    GWR Manor-class loco’ 7815 on Gloucester to Hereford
                 bpm00135.jpg    GCT    Grange Court & Hereford                                                                          Near Holme Lacy, SE of Hereford       138   40      SW      13-Jul-64   15.26½    23-24
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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                          Subject                                                     Location              M     C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No.
                                       Cardiff, (Stonefield                                                                        Caerphilly tunnel, north end and east
                 bpm00136.jpg   CAR                                View towards north-west portal of Caerphilly tunnel                                                             7   22.5    NW
                                       junction) & Rhymney                                                                         of former Wernddu signal box
                                                                   Tynycaeau junction with all track out-of-use and after recovery
                                       Cadoxton South junction
                 bpm00137.jpg   CTD                                of point rodding & signalling equipment. The signal box stood   Tynycaeau junction                              5    58     NE
                                       & Trehafod junction
                                                                   adjacent to the tall telegraph pole, right of track
                                                                   Tynycaeau junction. Left lines went to Tonteg, Creigiau and
                                                                   Treforest junction and right lines to Walnut Tree viaduct,
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Penrhos junction and Rhymney valley. At the time, the
                 bpm00138.jpg   CTD                                                                                                Tynycaeau junction                              5    58     SE
                                       & Trehafod junction         Penrhos branch on the right, was occasionally used for the run-
                                                                   around of the steam loco' working the traffic to & from the

                 bpm00139.jpg          Drope junction &            Steetley Dolomite works single line cutting (now
                                                                   General View of disused at Walnut tree viaduct completely                                                                  West
                                PTN                                                                                                St.Georges, west of St.Fagans                   1    37
                                       Peterston                   backfilled and fields commoned)
                                       Drope junction &            General View of disused single line cutting (now completely
                 bpm00140.jpg   PTN                                                                                                St.Georges, west of St.Fagans                   1    37    East
                                       Peterston                   backfilled and fields commoned)
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Black & white record of Tonteg junction platforms when open
                 bpm00141.jpg   CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   12  23      North      1960
                                       & Trehafod junction/        to all traffic. Llantrisant branch on left and Barry via Wenvoe
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts                5  21
                                       Llantrisant                 lines on right
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Tonteg halt on the Llantrisant line (left) and out-of-use
                                CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   12  23
                 bpm00142.jpg          & Trehafod junction/        passenger down platform and line to Barry via Wenvoe on                                                                    North
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts                5  21
                                       Llantrisant                 right. The Llantrisant branch was still open for coke traffic from
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Tonteg halt on the time.
                                                                   Cwm colliery atthe Llantrisant branch (left) and down platform
                 bpm00143.jpg   CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   12  23      North
                                       & Trehafod junction/        branch to Barry via Wenvoe on right. Taken after the complete
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts                5  21
                                       Llantrisant                 recovery of all lines
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Single & double line trackbeds after lying defunct more than 25
                                CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   5    21
                 bpm00144.jpg          & Trehafod junction/        years. The very short single line platform for the Llantrisant                                                             North
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts              12    25
                                       Llantrisant                 branch is still visible as is part of the down platform for the
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Black & branch
                                                                   Wenvoewhite record of Tonteg junction when in full use. The
                 bpm00145.jpg   CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   5    21     South      1960
                                       & Trehafod junction/        original Cadoxton-Trehafod double line ran straight ahead
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts              12    25
                                       Llantrisant                 where the trackbed is still visible.
                                                                   Tonteg junction after closure of Wenvoe-Cadoxton lines, the
                                       Cadoxton South junction     single line Llantrisant branch possibly still being open for coke
                                CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   5    21
                 bpm00146.jpg          & Trehafod junction/        traffic from Cwm colliery at that time but in the final years, coke                                                        South
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts              12    25
                                       Llantrisant                 traffic was shipped from Cwm via Common Branch
                                                                   junction,down to the main line at Llantrisant
                                       Cadoxton South junction     Tonteg junction after lifting of Wenvoe-Cadoxton lines (The
                 bpm00147.jpg   CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   5    21     South    10-Apr-65   16.1     24-25
                                       & Trehafod junction/        Tonteg junction-Cadoxton section). The line to Cwm colliery
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts              12    25
                                       Llantrisant                 ws still in use at the time
                                                                   Tonteg junction after final closure of the Llantrisant branch to
                                       Cadoxton South junction     coke traffic from Cwm. The recovery contractor's staff are still
                 bpm00148.jpg   CTD                                                                                                    Unclassified road overbridge alongside     5    21     South    13-May-65   16.00      8-9
                                       & Trehafod junction/        present at the time and it is seen that the rails have been
                                 LTR                                                                                                   Tonteg signal box and halts                12    25
                                       Llantrisant                 removed from the chairs in the Llantrisant single line branch
                                                                   but the 2-doll bracket signal is still standing beyond the junction
                                                                   Tonteg junction after complete removal of all permanent way
                                       Cadoxton South junction     and signalling equipment. Tonteg signal box structure has
                                CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   5    21
                 bpm00149.jpg          & Trehafod junction/        been lifted from its site at the near right side of the scene and                                                          South
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts              12    25
                                       Llantrisant                 is sitting in the distance on the old trackbed of the original
                                                                   Barry line to Trehafod, beyond Tonteg junction location
                                       Cadoxton South junction
                 bpm00150.jpg   CTD                                                                                                      Unclassified road overbridge alongside   5    21     South
                                       & Trehafod junction/        Tonteg junction after lying derelict for 25 years
                                 LTR                                                                                                     Tonteg signal box and halts              12    25
                                       Llantrisant
                                                                   View looking south from unclassified road overbridge
                                                                   (Tynycoed Rd), north of Creigiau during recovery of track by
                                       Cadoxton South jct &                                                                        Unclassified road overbridge north of
                 bpm00151.jpg   CTD                                contractor. The down line had been removed as far as the                                                        9    43    North
                                       Trehafod jct                                                                                Creigiau
                                                                   overbridge location at the time of photo record. (See frame
                                                                   bpm02814.jpg for track level reverse view)
                 bpm00152.jpg          Cadoxton South junction     Lifted down line near unclassified road overbridge north of                                                                South
                                CTD                                                                                                North of Creigiau                               9    40
                                       & Trehafod junction         Creigiau
                                                                   Disused track at rail overbridge. The bridge was later removed
                                                                   and the Culverhouse Cross-M4 motorway link road bridged the
                 bpm00153.jpg          Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                                 SE
                                CTD                                unclassified road underneath at a point to the east of this     Near St-y-Nyll, NW of St.Fagans                 6    13
                                       & Trehafod junction
                                                                   scene. The field-to-field access overbridge in the distance was
                                                                   also removed
                 bpm00154.jpg          Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                                North
                                CTD                                Cadoxton North yard inlets                                            Coldbrook Road East rail overbridge       0    42
                                       & Trehafod junction
                                                                   Cadoxton South junction showing severed permanant way to &
                                                                   from east side of Cadoxton Yard. The so-called penny-
                 bpm00155.jpg          Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                  6    06     South
                                BRY                                halfpenny footbridge spanning the siding complex can be seen          Cadoxton South signal box
                                       Pier                                                                                                                                        0    00
                                                                   in the distance. A large housing estate now occupies all to the
                                                                   left of the up Cardiff line curving from left to right
                                                                   Former Great Western wooden 3-doll bracket with triple
                 bpm00156.jpg          Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                              South
                                BRY                                ground disc for backing movements. The latter replaced a              Cadoxton station                          6   08.5
                                       Pier
                                                                   route-indicating backing semaphore signal located on Nos 2/3
                                       Cardiff (General) & Barry   platforms down main (awaiting removal after closure of east
                                                                   Elbows in
                 bpm00157.jpg   BRY                                                                                                      Cadoxton South                            6    04     SE
                                       Pier                        side Cadoxton Yard)
                                                                   View looking towards Wenvoe, showing abandoned double
                 bpm00158.jpg          Cadoxton South junction     lines, down homes bracket semaphore for Cadoxton North                                                                     South
                                CTD                                                                                                      Cadoxton North
                                       & Trehafod junction         signal box & trailing connection from Cadoxton North Yard,
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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                          Subject                                                     Location                M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                                      Cadoxton South junction     The same view as bpm00158.jpg after complete recovery of
                 bpm00159.jpg   CTD                                                                                                     Cadoxton North                                          South
                                      & Trehafod junction         the permanent way & signalling by the Contractor
                                                                  View of trackbed after recovery by contractor, showing field
                                                                  cross-access overbridge & semaphore signal (up Advanced
                                                                  starting signal for Cadoxton North signal box). This cutting is
                 bpm00160.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                           Cadoxton North, first farm cross-field                  South
                                CTD                               now completely backfilled but the bridge still stands (2008)                                                      0     52
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                               access overbridge
                                                                  The A4050-A4055 link road now passes just south of camera
                                                                  point, the earthworks from Cadoxton yard and embankment
                                                                  having been removed for the road scheme
                 bpm00161.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     General view of abandoned double line with 2-mile mile-post           Vishwell road overbridge, south of                      South
                                CTD                                                                                                                                                 1    78.5
                                      & Trehafod junction         visible                                                               Wenvoe
                 bpm00162.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     General view of trackbed immediately after removal of track by        Vishwell road overbridge, south of                      South
                                CTD                                                                                                                                                 1    78.5
                                      & Trehafod junction         contractor                                                            Wenvoe
                                      Cadoxton South junction     General view of abandoned double line showing rear of up              Vishwell road overbridge, south of
                 bpm00163.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                                 1    78.5   North
                                      & Trehafod junction         worked distant semaphore signal for Wenvoe                            Wenvoe
                 bpm00164.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     North portal of 1867-yard Wenvoe tunnel (3M-23C to 4M-28C)                                                                    North
                                CTD                                                                                                     Wenvoe tunnel portal, north end             4     30
                                      & Trehafod junction         after abandonment of line
                 bpm00165.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     South portal of 1867-yard Wenvoe tunnel (3M-23C to 4M-28C)                                                                    South
                                CTD                                                                                                     Wenvoe tunnel portal, south end             3    21.5
                                      & Trehafod junction         after abandonment of line
                 bpm00166.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     View looking up ventilator shaft showing laid-across rails for                                                                Under    10-May-64   15.01
                                CTD                                                                                                     Wenvoe Tunnel                               3     65
                                      & Trehafod junction         prevention of large object débris-dumping                                                                                     -view
                                                                                                                                        Former road overbridge at Drope
                                      Cadoxton South junction     View looking towards north end of Wenvoe tunnel after                 junction (The Culverhouse Cross link
                 bpm00167.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                                 4     54    North
                                      & Trehafod junction         tracklifting                                                          road to the M4 now passes
                                                                                                                                        immediately to the left of this trackbed
                                                                  Approach to Drope junction (The bridge was removed after
                 bpm00168.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     1984 and a wide-span concrete structure substituted to span                                                                    NE
                                CTD                                                                                                     Drope junction                              4     51
                                      & Trehafod junction         the M4-Culverhouse Cross road link which was run at a much
                                                                  lower level, to the right of the trackbed here)
                                      Cadoxton South junction     View of abandoned and partly truncated junction as seen from
                 bpm00169.jpg   CTD                                                                                                     Drope junction                              4     54     SE
                                      & Trehafod junction         former stone-arched road overbridge at Drope
                                                                  Drope junction with signal box and 178 yard Drope viaduct in
                                                                  distance. [A concrete semaphore signal (Down Home) which
                                      Cadoxton South junction
                 bpm00170.jpg   CTD                               carried a somersault signal until the closure of the branch, still    Drope junction                              4    56.5    SE
                                      & Trehafod junction
                                                                  stands on the right of the track]. Now also obliterated Drope-
                                                                  Peterston branch curves to the left
                                      Cadoxton South junction     View on 180 yard St.Fagans Viaduct with Drope viaduct
                 bpm00171.jpg   CTD                               beyond (This is now the course of the M4-Culverhouse cross            St.Fagans viaduct                           5     06     NW
                                      & Trehafod junction
                                      Cadoxton South junction     road link)
                                                                  Approach to Tynycaeau junction (Now the M4-Culverhouse
                 bpm00172.jpg   CTD                                                                                                     North of St.Fagans viaduct                  5     20    West
                                      & Trehafod junction         Cross road link)
                                CDT                               View of up & down South Wales main lines and single line St
                                      Cadoxton South junction
                                                                  Fagans branch from Tynycaeau junction to St Fagans
                                      & Trehafod junction/
                 bpm00173.jpg   SWM                               junction. Viewed from former Cadoxton-Trehafod branch of              St.Fagans viaduct                           5     15    West
                                      South Wales Main/
                                                                  Barry Railway at a viaduct (now a bridge) which is now part of
                                      St.Fagans
                                SFA                               the Culverhouse cross-M4 motorway link road
                                                                  St.Fagans branch at 180-yard St.Fagans viaduct which carried
                                                                  the ex Barry Railway's Cadoxton-Trehafod line. The lower
                                                                  bridge still survives (2008) but the viaduct was replaced with        St.Fagans viaduct (Cadoxton South
                 bpm00174.jpg   SFA   St.Fagans                   an earthwork embankment to bear the Culverhouse Cross-M4              junction-Treforest junction mileage =      ~0     42    West
                                                                  Motorway link after 1984 and this was run at a lower level.           5M-17C)
                                                                  This single line rail link carried passenger traffic between
                                                                  Pontypridd and Cardiff General, via Creigiau until 1962.
                                      Cadoxton South junction     Double to single line branch to & from St.Fagans, South Wales
                 bpm00175.jpg   CTD                                                                                                     Tynycaeau junction                          0     04    North
                                      & Trehafod junction         main line, to Tynycaeau Jct, after abandonment
                                                                  Tynycaeau junction with demolished signal box site. The
                 bpm00176.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     Culverhouse Cross-M4 Motorway link (A4232) now passes                                                                          SE
                                CTD                                                                                                     Tynycaeau junction                          5     50
                                      & Trehafod junction         through this site and continues past the cliff-cut in the centre
                                                                  background of the photograph
                                      Cadoxton South junction     Tynycaeau main and up & down loop lines after complete
                 bpm00177.jpg   CTD                                                                                                     Tynycaeau junction                          5     50     NW
                                      & Trehafod junction         closure of line
                                                                  Abandoned double track, the up line (right) of which bears bull-
                 bpm00178.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                           Rail overbridge over                                     NW
                                CTD                               head rail with Mills taper steel rail keys in bull-head chairs laid                                               6     13
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                               St.Fagans/Peterston-super-Ely road
                                                                  on steel sleepers. The down line is carried on wooden
                                                                  sleepers. Low Level junction with 94XX-hauled goods train
                                                                  Cadoxton
                                                                  awaiting departure ex-docks line from Graving Dock junction.
                 bpm00179.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                                 South
                                BRY                               Most wooden GWR bracket and straight post semaphores                  Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box      6     28
                                      Pier
                                                                  remained in use here until the closure of Cadoxton South and
                                                                  Cadoxton Low level Jct signal boxes.
                                                                  Penrhos junction looking east from signal box. The three-arch
                                      Aber junction & Penrhos                                                                                                                      9     47
                 bpm00180.jpg   WNT                               road bridge is now completely engulfed in backfill and a              Penrhos junction                                        South
                                      junction                                                                                                                                      12    36
                                                                  housing estate now stands at a higher level beyond the bridge
                 bpm00181.jpg         Spare
                                                                  0-6-2 Collett tank loco' No.6633 on empties Aberthaw power
                 bpm00182.jpg                                                                                                           Approaching A4055 Harbour Road                          East
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan             station coal train with partly vacuum-fitted mineral wagons in                                                    0    07.5
                                                                                                                                        overbridge, Barry
                                                                  formation

                 bpm00183.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry   0-6-2 Collett tank loco' No.6633 on empties Aberthaw power                                                                     SE
                                BRY                                                                                                     Palmerston Road overbridge, Barry           5     62
                                      Pier                        station coal train, passing Palmerston Road overbridge




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                         Subject                                                     Location              M        C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                                                                  Double track line at Penarth Cement Works (Note the well-
                 bpm00184.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     indented rear face of the semaphore arm and the absence of            Penarth Cement Works signal box              2   33.5   North    09-Oct-66   14.20    21-22
                                                                  coloured glass, due to air-rifle vandalism)
                                                                  View of line just south of site of former Lower Penarth halt
                                                                                                                                        Brockhill Rise road overbridge, Lower
                 bpm00185.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     when still open to passenger traffic. The cut down platforms                                                       2    11    South
                                                                                                                                        Penarth
                                                                  are still discernable beyond the ganger's hut
                                                                  Trailing crossover with single inside slip in up main when
                                                                  branch & cement works was still fully operational (Note the
                                                                  gradient fall towards the low point at former Lower Penarth halt      Penarth Cement Works, north
                                                                  in the distance). A housing estate now stands on both sides of        connection. Photo’ was taken from a
                 bpm00186.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     the trackbed. The latter is a pedestrian footway. The Fowler          stone arched bridleway/farm access           2   32.75 South     09-Oct-66   14.18    19-20
                                                                  diesel loco’ present was narrow gauge for hauling quarry              overbridge just north of Penarth
                                                                  drams from the works quarry sited between Cogan Hall and              Cement Works Sidings signal box.
                                                                  the works. The quarry site is now known as Cosmeston Park
                                                                  and lies to the northwest of the B4267 main Barry-Penarth
                                                                  road.
                                                                  Trailing crossover, down main to works via up line diamond
                                                                  crossing for south connnection to Penarth Cement Works. A
                 bpm00187.jpg                                     lower access platform is seen on the semaphore signal which                                                                   South    09-Oct-66   14.12    17-18
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                           East of Lavernock station                    2    50
                                                                  served the by-then, removed distant signal for Lavernock
                                                                  signal box. The slot proving contact box (white) a little way up
                                                                  the post, is still visible. Only a grassy trackbed remains (2008)
                 bpm00188.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Permissive block instruments with signal arm repeaters                Cadoxton Low Level signal box                6    28      –
                                      Pier                        Track details, showing circular point rodding & pull-wires after
                 bpm00189.jpg                                     closure of Newport-Brecon line between Machen and this                Just north-west of former                                SE
                                BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney                                                                                                                     13       29
                                                                  point. Note the two aerial telegraph pole routes, fairly heavily      Maesycymmer junction
                                                                  wire-laden
                                                                  Track details, showing trailing crossover and actual junction         Maesycymmer junction, after closure.     13  22
                 bpm00190.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney                                                                                                                                     NW
                                                                  200-yds from camera point and also showing circular point             (junction mileages stated)                10  69
                                                                  rodding & pull-wires
                                                                  Surviving piers of former 397-yard Llanbradach viaduct (Ex
                                                                  Barry Railway). Central mileage location was 14M-69C (From            Duffryn Isaf junction (Formerly Barry
                 bpm00191.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney                                                                                                                     ~15      10     NE
                                                                  Cadoxton South junction). All piers and débris have now been          junction, B&M)
                                                                  removed except that over the Rhymney lines at Energlyn.
                                                                  Buffer stop at north-east end of former Llanbradach viaduct           South-west of former Duffryn Isaf
                 bpm00192.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney      with one pilaster visible, which marked the north-east extremity      junction (Previously, Barry junction,    14       78    South
                                                                  of the former Llanbradach viaduct and ex Barry railway                B&M)
                                                                  connection double track south of Maesycwmmer, both tracks
                                                                  Abandoned
                 bpm00193.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney      comprising 95lb/yd bullhead rail in cast-iron chairs laid on          South-east of Maesycwmmer                ~11      ?      NW
                                                                  timber sleepers. Note that the full aerial telegraph rig was still
                 bpm00194.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney      intact
                                                                  Disused sidings north-east of former Llanbradach viaduct              Duffryn Isaf                                 9    38    North
                 bpm00195.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney      Abandoned double track and siding, top end of Duffryn Isaf            Duffryn Isaf                                 9    38    South
                                                                  yard
                                                                  Bedwas signal box & track layout after closure of through route
                 bpm00196.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg Jct & Rhymney                                                                            BJR                                          7    59    West
                                                                  to Bargoed from Newport
                 bpm00197.jpg   CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                        9       60      SE
                                                                  "Aerial" view of Walnut Tree junction                                 Walnut Tree viaduct, Penrhos Branch
                                 PRS Merthyr / Penrhos                                                                                                                               7    13
                                CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                        9       60
                 bpm00198.jpg                                     "Aerial" view from Walnut Tree viaduct                                Walnut Tree viaduct, Penrhos Branch                     West
                                 PRS Merthyr / Penrhos                                                                                                                               7    13
                                                                  Up & down main with sidings with out-of-use double lines from
                 bpm00199.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                                 Bird-in-hand junction, Pontllanfraith                   West
                                VON                               Bird-in-Hand junction to Tredegar junction (for Tredegar, LMS                                                      9    18
                                      Pontypool Road                                                                                    area
                                                                  line interchange). The entire area now hosts a housing estate
                                                                  North-West portal of now extinct 180-yard Tongwynlais tunnel.
                                                                  The tunnel was broken into and removed to blend in with the
                 bpm00200.jpg                                                                                                           Tongwynlais tunnel. From 4M-13C to                       NW
                                CRY   Coryton                     new A470 dual carriageway and slip road into Tongwynlais                                                           4    22
                                                                                                                                        4M-21C
                                                                  and old A470 slip road, south-east bound from Taffs Well and
                                                                  Morganstown/Pentyrch cross-river/rail link
                 bpm00201.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     General view of station with goods shed, signal box etc               Whitchurch                                   2    27    West
                 bpm00202.jpg                                     Longitudinal view of 374-yard Porthkerry viaduct (Central             Above north-east portal of Porthkerry                    SW
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                                1    73
                                                                  location = 1M-49C)                                                    No.2 tunnel
                 bpm00203.jpg                                                                                                           Between Viaduct & Porthkerry No.1                       East
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Porthkerry Bank                                                                                                    1    33
                                                                                                                                        tunnel
                 bpm00204.jpg         Cardiff (Stonefield                                                                                                                                        SE
                                CAR                               General view of Llanishen station                                     Llanishen station, road overbridge           4   48.5
                                      junction) & Rhymney
                                PRS                               Penrhos junction looking south-west when in full use. The
                                      Penrhos / Walnut
                                                                  lines from Cadoxton via Wenvoe and Tynycaeau jct are on the                                                    9       45
                 bpm00205.jpg         Tree /   Caerphilly &                                                                             Penrhos junction                                         NE
                                WNT                               left, the "Big Hill" from Walnut tree jct, Taffs Well in the centre                                            12       38
                                      Pontypridd
                                                                  and from Pontypridd on the right
                                WNT
                                      Walnut Tree     /                                                                                 Beddau Branch junction/Walnut Tree
                 bpm00206.jpg                                     Facing point lock and detection                                                                                    9    38    East
                                      Beddau Loop                                                                                       Branch junction
                                BDU
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &      Llanharan yard general view showing goods yard, shed and                                                       183     65
                 bpm00207.jpg   SWM                                                                                                     A473 road overbridge, Llanharan                         West
                                    Fishguard Harbour             cattle pen and also a double inside slip in the up main                                                          0      00
                                SWM Severn Tunnel junction &       Llanharan West junction for Wern Tarw-Tondu line (Cardiff &          A473 road overbridge at Llanharan
                                    Fishguard Harbour             Ogmore branch), after severence of branch & showing                   West junction                            183     65
                 bpm00208.jpg                                                                                                                                                                   East
                                                                  Llanharan station. (See poor earlier photo’ bpm01072.jpg). A                                                     0      00
                                                                  new 2-doll bracket semaphore assembly has been erected at
                                                                  View of foreground
                                                                  the rightQuakers' Yard Low Level junction & signal box. The
                                                                  double line branch from the right to the junction, served as
                                                                  interchange from the high level, Vale of Neath lines east of the
                 bpm00209.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &       High Level station. The Vale of Neath line from here to               Station footbridge, Quakers' Yard, Low                  East
                                CAM                                                                                                                                              17       76
                                      Merthyr                     Aberdare High Level and onwards is obscured by the                    Level station
                                                                  embankment on the right but passes over the Merthyr line by
                                                                  way of the rail overbridge, seen in black above the wagons in
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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                        Subject                                                   Location                 M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No.
                                                                  General view of Quakers' Yard Low Level station looking
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                           Station footbridge, Quakers' Yard, Low
                 bpm00210.jpg   CAM                               towards Taff Vale viaduct. The crossover in the distance,                                                      17     76     West
                                      Merthyr                                                                                         Level station
                                                                  served as a means of returning banking engines to Abercynon
                                      Neath (General) &           General view of Quakers' Yard High Level station looking            Station footbridge, Quakers' Yard, High
                 bpm00211.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                              15     58     West
                                      Pontypool Road              towards interchange sidings. This site is now replaced by           Level station
                                                                  modern bungalows
                                                                  Quakers' Yard High Level signal box & junction for Vale of
                                                                  Neath Line & former Merthyr branch (Closed after passing
                                      Neath (General) &           over Cardiff & Merthyr line) . The entire right-hand sweep now      Station footbridge, Quakers' Yard, High
                 bpm00212.jpg   VON                               hosts a a row of modern bungalows.Just visible are the                                                         18     01     North
                                      Pontypool Road                                                                                  Level station
                                                                  pillisters of Quakers' Yard No.1 vidauct where the double line
                                                                  converts to single for the transit through Quakers' Yard tunnel
                                                                  beyond
                                      Mwyndy junction &           Track layout at Cwm & Brofiscin branches, showing double            Maesaraul junction (to Brofiscin
                 bpm00213.jpg   LTR                                                                                                                                               1     04      SW
                                      Tonteg junction             trap throwout in Brofiscin line                                     Branch)
                 bpm00214.jpg         Mwyndy junction &                                                                                                                                         NE
                                LTR                               View of single line looking towards Talbot Green                    Maesaraul junction                          1     04
                                      Tonteg junction
                                                                  Siding & main Line layout at Cherry Orchard wagon repair
                                                                  centre. A new station named Lisvane & Thornhill, was
                                      Cardiff (Stonefield         established to the right of the workshops in 1985 and the           Road overbridge, Cherry Orchard,
                 bpm00215.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                               5    48.75    NW
                                      junction) & Rhymney         sheds served as British Gas repair centre for many years &          Lisvane (South of Cefn On)
                                                                  later, a used/second-hand domestic appliance sales outlet
                                                                  View1998
                                                                  until of South West portal of 1010-yard Bryn (Cwmcerwyn)            Bryn (Cwmcerwyn tunnel) From 5M-
                 bpm00216.jpg   PTP   Port Talbot & Pontyrhyll                                                                                                                    5     09      NE
                                                                  tunnel (From interior)                                              08C to 5M-54C
                                                                                                                                      Bryn (Cwmcerwyn tunnel) From 5M-
                 bpm00217.jpg   PTP   Port Talbot & Pontyrhyll    View of South West portal of 1010-yard Cwmcerwyn tunnel                                                         5     07      SW
                                                                                                                                      08C to 5M-54C
                 bpm00218.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Aberthaw West signal box and Cement works siding inlet              Aberthaw West signal box                    5     35     East      1963?
                                                                  Abandoned Abercanaid double line. The Cardiff-Merthyr               Rail overbridge at intersection with
                 bpm00219.jpg   QYZ   Quakers' Yard & Merthyr     double line passed under the near end, and just beyond can          Cardiff-Merthyr line. (Quakers' Yard        0     11      SE
                                                                  be seen the edges of Quakers' Yard No.2 viaduct                     No.2 viaduct is just beyond this bridge)
                                                                  Junction layout at Vale of Neath/Abercanaid lines. Although
                                                                  the latter branch was closed, the area immediately beyond the
                                      Neath (General) &                                                                                                                          15    63
                 bpm00220.jpg   VON                               junction was used for running around loco’s used for banking        Quakers' Yard High Level                                  NE
                                      Pontypool Road                                                                                                                               0    03
                                                                  duties etc. The central semaphore signal bears a "Backing"
                                                                  arm for "wrong-line" movements
                 bpm00221.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of DMU stock & sidings at Barry Island East yard               Barry Island East                           8     75     South
                 bpm00222.jpg   BRY   Pier (General) & Barry
                                      Cardiff                     56XX Loco with Aberthaw empties passing Cadoxton South              Cadoxton South signal box                  6     6        SE
                                      Pier
                                      Bassaleg junction &         junction view of station area with Hengoed viaduct in
                                                                  General                                                                                                         0      0
                 bpm00223.jpg   BJR                               background. The viaduct carried the double track Vale of            Maesycwmmer station                        12    39.5     SE
                                      Rhymney
                                                                  Neath line
                 bpm00224.jpg   BJR   Bassaleg junction &         General view of trailing crossover & trailing points to goods       Maesycwmmer station                        12    39.5     NW
                                      Rhymney                     siding
                                                                  General view of up & down PC&N lines with Watford level
                 bpm00225.jpg                                     crossing signal box. A council incinerator was installed in this                                                              NE
                                CAP   Caerphilly & Pontypridd                                                                         Watford Crossing, Caerphilly                8     69
                                                                  area after abolition of the line and a new housing estate is
                                                                  established beyond this point
                 bpm00226.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Cutting and south-west portal of Porthkerry No.2 tunnel             Road overbridge to Bulwarks caravan         2     9      South
                                                                  View of out-of-use siding behind Bird-in-Hand West signal box       site
                                                                  showing the inclined LMS lines to Tredegar climbing to
                                                                  Pontllanfraith High level station and the Tredegar line. Note
                 bpm00227.jpg         Nine Mile Point &           the LMS upper-quadrant semaphore post devoid of arms. A             Bird-in-Hand West signal box (GW),                       South
                                SIR                                                                                                                                               9     22
                                      Tredegar (LMS Line)         double line junction on the Vale of Neath line was located at       Pontllanfraith low-to-high level link
                                                                  the other side of the signal box and previously gave a 22-chain
                                                                  direct link to the inclined LMS lines. bpm00228 shows the
                                                                  junction start and was known as Bird-in-Hand junction.
                                                                  Up & down main with signalling and detection at Bird-in-Hand
                                                                  junction. Sirhowy junction signal box is visible in the distance.
                                      Neath (General) &           The double line junction allowed interchange of VON traffic         Bird-in-hand West junction,
                 bpm00228.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                               9    19½     North
                                      Pontypool Road              with the LMS line to Tredegar, Nantybwch and thence the             Pontllanfraith
                                                                  MTA line. Notice the check rail in the trailing points has a
                                                                  "check lump" installed. A housing estate now stands on this site
                 bpm00229.jpg         Nine Mile Point &           Pontllanfraith High Level station after singling of former LMS                                                                SW
                                SIR                                                                                                   Pontllanfraith High Level station          11    09½
                                      Tredegar (LMS Line)         line
                                                                  Level crossing & LNWR signal box. The skew rail overbridge
                                                                  passed over the Vale of Neath line. Note the tall lower-
                                                                  quadrant L&NWR semaphore signal protecting the level
                 bpm00230.jpg         Nine Mile Point &                                                                                                                                         NE
                                SIR                               crossing. This was high so that trainmen ascending the              Pontllanfraith High Level station          11    09½
                                      Tredegar (LMS Line)
                                                                  gradient from Wyllie to Pontllanfraith High Level, could get an
                                                                  early view of the signal above the roof line of the house on the
                                                                  right. Apart from the house, none of the railway items now
                                                                  survive (2001)
                                                                  Barry Island West starting signal with permanent caution arm
                 bpm00231.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                                East
                                BRY                               (Barry outer home motorised signal after 1970). Note the            Barry Island viaduct                        8    48¾
                                      Pier
                                                                  fogman's hut just beyond the signal
                                                                  View of double track at Pontllanfraith Low Level station with
                                      Neath (General) &                                                                               Pontllanfraith Low Level (road
                 bpm00232.jpg   VON                               steam-hauled train to Neath at platform. The signal box stood                                                   8     70     West
                                      Pontypool Road                                                                                  overbridge)
                                                                  on the end of the up platform (left)
                 bpm00233.jpg         Neath (General) &           Single, reinforced track on 130-yard Quakers' Yard No.1                                                                       NE
                                VON                                                                                                   Quakers' Yard No.1 viaduct                 15     77
                                      Pontypool Road              viaduct with tunnel beyond
                 bpm00234.jpg                                     View of GW signal post with stop and Shunt arms (Taken from         Approaching Llandovery from South                         SW      14-Aug-65
                                VOT   Central Wales
                                                                  train window en route to Shrewsbury)                                West
                 bpm00235.jpg         Cardiff, (Stonefield        Caerphilly tunnel, north-west portal viewed from Wernddu                                                                      NW
                                CAR                                                                                                   North West portal, Caerphilly tunnel        7     16
                                      junction) & Rhymney         (Caerphilly) end




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                        Subject                                                  Location                 M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No.
                                                                 Road overbridge and bracket semaphore signal assembly and
                                      Cardiff, (Stonefield                                                                          Approaching Wernddu signal box east
                 bpm00236.jpg   CAR                              highlighting superelevated up main bullhead line and flat-                                                    7     34     East
                                      junction) & Rhymney                                                                           of Caerphilly
                                                                 bottomed down main line
                 bpm00237.jpg         Cardiff, (Stonefield       Main line & trailing crossover with single slip to bitumen works   Just east of Wernddu signal box &                       East
                                CAR                                                                                                                                            7     31
                                      junction) & Rhymney                                                                           Caerphilly loco works
                                                                 Looking east from outskirts of Caerphilly, with separation of
                                CPZ Caerphilly (Down line)       track routes to Machen (Former Pontypridd, Caerphilly &            Former Gwernydomen halt site
                 bpm00238.jpg                                                                                                                                                  7     28.5   West       1962
                                 CPY Caerphilly (Up line)        Newport Railway). The down line is on the left and a Gwaun-y-      between Caerphilly & Machen
                                                                 Bara Sidings signal box was previously sited just beyond the
                 bpm00239.jpg                                    divergence in the distance at 7M-08C                               Road overbridge north of Fairwater                       NW      08-Jun-91   14.24
                                RAD   Radyr                      View of new City Line station at Fairwater                                                                    2     66
                                                                 View from road overbridge north of Fairwater station looking       station
                                                                                                                                    Road overbridge north of Fairwater
                 bpm00240.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    2     66      SE      08-Jun-91   14.31
                                                                 towards site of former Waterhall junction                          station
                 bpm00241.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      View looking south-east from station footbridge at Fairwater       Station footbridge, Fairwater station      2     57      NW      08-Jun-91   14.25½
                 bpm00242.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      station
                                                                 View looking north-east from station footbridge at Fairwater       Station footbridge, Fairwater station      2     57      SE      08-Jun-91   14.25½
                                                                 station
                                                                 View looking south-east from road overbridge south of              Road overbridge south of Fairwater
                 bpm00243.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    2     52      NW      08-Jun-91   14.28
                                                                 Fairwater station                                                  station
                 bpm00244.jpg                                    View looking north-east from road overbridge south of              Road overbridge south of Fairwater                       SE      08-Jun-91   14.24
                                RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    2     52
                                                                 Fairwater station                                                  station
                                                                 View at track level, of A4119 road overbridge & Danescourt         South of A4119 road overbridge,
                 bpm00245.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     07      SE      08-Jun-91   14.40
                                                                 station beyond (Road overbridge is at 3M-09C)                      Fairwater/Llandaff
                                                                 View at track level looking south-east towards site of former      South of A4119 road overbridge,
                 bpm00246.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     07      NW      08-Jun-91   14.40
                                                                 Waterhall junction                                                 Fairwater/Llandaff
                 bpm00247.jpg                                    View from station footbridge, looking north towards warren                                                                  SE      08-Jun-91   14.48
                                RAD   Radyr                                                                                         Danescourt station footbridge              3     17½
                                                                 girder light vehicle bridge
                                                                 View of line from warren girder overbridge looking north           Warren girder footbridge, Danescourt
                 bpm00248.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     21      SE      08-Jun-91   14.46
                                                                 towards Radyr Quarry junction                                      Warren
                 bpm00249.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      Superelevated double track looking towards Danescourt              Track at 3.5 milepost                      3     40      NW      08-Jun-91   15.00
                                                                 Superelevated double track looking towards Radyr Quarry
                 bpm00250.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                         Track at 3.5 milepost                      3     40      SE      08-Jun-91   15.00
                                                                 junction & down advanced starting semaphore signal (Radyr
                                                                 Quarry junction)
                                                                 View of double track with Radyr Quarry junction advanced           Track at up advanced starting signal
                 bpm00251.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     43      NW      08-Jun-91   14.57
                                                                 starting semaphore with track-circuit indicator                    (Radyr Quarry)
                                                                 View of double line curve south of Radyr Quarry junction           Track approaching Radyr Quarry
                 bpm00252.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     61      SE      08-Jun-91   14.57
                                                                 (signal box just visible in distance)                              junction
                 bpm00253.jpg                                    Superelevated double line curve south-east of Radyr Quarry         Track approaching Radyr Quarry                           NW      08-Jun-91   15.00
                                RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     61
                                                                 junction with down MAS signal visible                              junction
                 bpm00254.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      General view of track in vicinity of former Waterhall junction     Former Waterhall junction site             2     70      SE      08-Jun-91   15.23
                                                                 signal box
                                                                 Former Waterhall junction site showing expansion switch
                 bpm00255.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                         Former Waterhall junction site             2     68.5    SE      08-Jun-91   15.25
                                                                 ("breather") at ends of continuous-welded down line
                 bpm00256.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Then newly-installed 'Servo' Hot box detector equipment                                                                     SE      10-Jun-91   19.13½
                                SWM                                                                                                 Pontsarn level crossing                    178   39
                                      Fishguard Harbour          mounted on down main line
                 bpm00257.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Then newly-installed 'Servo' Hot box detector ancillary                                                                     SW      10-Jun-91   19.14
                                SWM                                                                                                 Pontsarn level crossing                    178   39
                                      Fishguard Harbour          equipment mounted on down main line
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Servo Hot box detector equipment mounted on down main line
                 bpm00258.jpg   SWM                                                                                                 Pontsarn level crossing                    178   39     South    10-Jun-91   19.14
                                      Fishguard Harbour          and showing mixed track fixings (pandrol & SHC)
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Typical SHC fastening detail in continuously-welded BS113A         Down relief line, west of Pontsarn level
                 bpm00259.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                            179   15     Plan
                                      Fishguard Harbour          rail section (plan)                                                crossing
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Superelevated track with SHC clip fastenings on continuous-
                 bpm00260.jpg   SWM                                                                                                 Near former Water Street junction          197   61      SE
                                      Fishguard Harbour          welded track
                 bpm00261.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                                                                               SW      19-Jun-91   16.46
                                SWM                              Superelevated main line at M4 motorway overbridge                  Near former Water Street junction          197   61
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 View of motored facing turnout to down refuge loop showing
                 bpm00262.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                                                                              North    19-Jun-91   16.47
                                SWM                              BS113A rail with pandrol fixings & pull-rodding to linked          Tremains East (near Coychurch)             197   62
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 reverse-run catch points in loop line
                 bpm00263.jpg       Severn Tunnel junction &     Main line at site of former Water Street junction (looking east)   Water Street junction (Margam hump                      West     19-Jun-91   16.49
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            197   45
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                               East)
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &     Trackbed of former fan to Hump yard at east end                    Water Street junction (Margam hump
                 bpm00264.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                            195   45      SW      19-Jun-91   16.49½
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                               East)
                                                                 Main line at Cornelly-Margam road underbridge in vicinity of
                 bpm00265.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                      Water Street junction (Margam hump                      West     19-Jun-91   16.53
                                SWM                              MAS battery/relay room. Rail lubricator fitted in down main                                                   197   42
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                             East)
                                                                 (right-hand side)
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   View of continuously-welded main line with Then newly-             Water Street junction (Margam hump
                 bpm00266.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                            197   39     South    19-Jun-91   16.58
                                      Fishguard Harbour          installed rail section in down main, six-foot side                 East)
                 bpm00267.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Then newly-installed HDPE conduits for track signalling            Water Street junction (Margam hump                      South    19-Jun-91   16.58½
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            197   38
                                      Fishguard Harbour          improvements/renewals still in progress at time                    East)
                                                                 Reverse curve viewed from east of M4 motorway overbridge at
                 bpm00268.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                      Water Street junction (Margam hump                      East     19-Jun-91   16.59
                                SWM                              approximate site of original Water St junction into Margam                                                    197   37
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                             East)
                                                                 Hump Yard
                                                                 View of sold-off cutting which formerly took double line chord
                                                                                                                                    Road overbridge between Pyle West
                 bpm00269.jpg   PYW Pyle West Loop               from Pyle West to Heol-y-sheet and Porthcawl. The loop was                                                    0     ~30     SE      19-Jun-91   17.08
                                                                                                                                    junction & Heol-y-Sheet crossing
                                                                 only opened in 1947
                                                                 View of re-profiled land after removal of trackbed between Pyle
                 bpm00270.jpg                                                                                                       Road overbridge between Pyle West                        NW      19-Jun-91   17.08
                                PYW Pyle West Loop               West junction and Heol-y-Sheet crossing. The housing estate                                                   0     ~30
                                                                                                                                    junction & Heol-y-Sheet crossing
                                                                 came after the abolition of the loop line
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &     View of main line west of Bridgend                                 Unclassified road overbridge, between
                 bpm00271.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                            193   56     West     19-Jun-91   17.15
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                               Laleston & Cefn Cribwr,west of
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &     View of main line west of Bridgend, showing AWS magnet             Bridgend
                                                                                                                                    Unclassified road overbridge, between
                 bpm00272.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                            193   56     East     19-Jun-91   17.15
                                    Fishguard Harbour            installation in up line                                            Laleston & Cefn Cribwr,west of
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &     View of main line west of Bridgend showing superelevated           Bridgend
                                                                                                                                    Unclassified road overbridge, between
                 bpm00273.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                            193   21     East     19-Jun-91   17.30
                                    Fishguard Harbour            reverse curve                                                      Laleston & Cefn Cribwr,west of
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                                    Severn Tunnel junction &      View of main line west of Bridgend showing superelevated            Unclassified road overbridge, between
                 bpm00274.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                           193   21     West     19-Jun-91   17.30
                                    Fishguard Harbour             curve                                                               Laleston & Cefn Cribwr,west of
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &      Superelevated curve viewed from track level. Flat-bottomed          Bridgend
                 bpm00275.jpg   SWM                                                                                                   West of Bridgend                        193   60     West     19-Jun-91   17.22
                                    Fishguard Harbour             rail is secured to basebplates with SHC clips
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &      Up & down main line at Coychurch/Coity road with both lines         B4181 road underbridge, Tremains
                 bpm00276.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                           188   70      SW      19-Jun-91   17.50
                                    Fishguard Harbour             secured with pandrol clips                                          East
                                                                  Former LMSR lines south of Builth Rd High level station. The
                 bpm00277.jpg                                     Builth Rd LMS south 'box is visible in the distance and a                                                                 NW      15-Sep-63
                                CWL Central Wales                                                                                     Builth Road High Level                  37    35
                                                                  connection existed here to interchange traffic on the ex
                                                                  Cambrian line between Tallyllyn and Llanidloes/Moat Lane
                 bpm00278.jpg                                     Builth High Level station showing staggered platforms and                                                                 SE      15-Sep-63
                                CWL Central Wales                                                                                     Builth Road High Level station          37    39.5
                                                                  north signal box beyond
                                                                                                                                      Just south of Builth Road High Level
                                                                  LMSR Upper quadrant signal with opposite facing arms and a          station, above the ex Cambrian line
                 bpm00279.jpg   CWL Central Wales                                                                                                                             37    35      SE      15-Sep-63
                                                                  subsidiary arm. A track circuit diamond is also fitted.             which was then closed and which
                                                                                                                                      passed underneath from the Low Level
                                                                  Quakers' yard No.2 viaduct (abandoned). Length, 218yds              station.
                 bpm00280.jpg   QYZ   Quakers' Yard & Merthyr                                                                         Quakers' Yard                           0     14      SW      08-Sep-63              55-1
                                                                  (Now demolished)
                 bpm00281.jpg                                     Diverging branches at station precincts showing new track                                                                South    08-Sep-63             22-23
                                BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                                Tallyllyn West junction                 4     03
                                                                  with fouling bar which was probably never run on
                 bpm00282.jpg         Moat Lane junction &                                                                                                                                  NW      08-Sep-63             40-41
                                TYL                               View of line between Talyllyn North & East junctions                Talyllyn Loop (east chord)              108    4
                                      Talyllyn
                                                                  View of loop line & sidings approaching Talyllyn East junction
                 bpm00283.jpg   TYL   Talyllyn Loop                                                                                   Talyllyn East                           108   27     North    08-Sep-63             54-55
                                                                  from north junction
                 bpm00284.jpg         Moat Lane junction &        Double line and sidings between Talyllyn North & West               Between Talyllyn East & North                        South    08-Sep-63             28-29
                                MLT                                                                                                                                           108   12
                                      Talyllyn                    junctions with Talyllyn North signal box in distance                junctions
                 bpm00285.jpg         Moat Lane junction &        Lines between Talyllyn West & North junctions showing               Between Talyllyn North & West                        North    08-Sep-63             24-25
                                MLT                                                                                                                                           108   20
                                      Talyllyn                    starting signal & fixed caution arm for Talyllyn North junction     junctions
                                                                  View from up homes bracket signal showing start of area
                 bpm00286.jpg   BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                                Talyllyn East                           4     40.5   East     08-Sep-63              9-10
                                                                  facing crossover and part of fouling bar assembly
                 bpm00287.jpg                                     View of signal box with single-line token pickup & setdown                                                               East     08-Sep-63
                                BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                                Tallyllyn East                          4     35
                                                                  apparatus
                                                                  View of loop line to north junction with 2-doll bracket signal
                 bpm00288.jpg   BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                                Tallyllyn East                          4     26     East     08-Sep-63
                                                                  and removed arms and also showing single-throw catch-point
                 bpm00289.jpg         Moat Lane junction &                                                                            Between Talyllyn North & West                        North    08-Sep-63             26-27
                                MLT                               Signals on west to north lines with abandoned track                                                         108   16
                                      Talyllyn                                                                                        junctions
                 bpm00290.jpg         Spare
                                                                  High Level station showing junction for abandoned Quakers'
                 bpm00291.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                    East     08-Sep-63
                                VON                               Yard & Merthyr line. The single line to Quaker's Yard tunnel        Quakers' Yard                           15    60
                                      Pontypool Road
                                                                  and Neath runs straight ahead
                                                                  Disused Quakers' Yard/Merthyr branch at rail bridge over
                 bpm00292.jpg   QYZ   Quakers' Yard & Merthyr     Cardiff/Merthyr branch (This ran straight onto Quakers' Yard        Quakers' Yard High Level                0     11     East     08-Sep-63
                                                                  No.2 viaduct, since demolished)
                                                                  View of High Level double to single line junction with former
                                      Neath (General) &
                 bpm00293.jpg   VON                               Quakers' Yard/Merthyr branch divergence (Centre semaphore           Quakers' Yard High Level                15    65     East     08-Sep-63
                                      Pontypool Road
                                                                  was a backing signal)
                                                                  View of junction at west signal box.(The block instruments had
                 bpm00294.jpg                                     been removed from the ’box instrument shelf, seen through the                                                            West     08-Sep-63             20-21
                                BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                             Talyllyn West junction                     3     79
                                                                  side window) Talyllyn Station building is now a private dwelling
                                                                  & the platforms form part of a landscaped garden

                 bpm00295.jpg                                     View of lines approaching station. A private housing estate                                                              East     08-Sep-63               16
                                BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                                Talyllyn West junction                  4     6.5
                                                                  now sits here
                 bpm00296.jpg       Ross-on-Wye &                 View of Lydbrook station and part of Royal Ediswan cable                                                                 South    12-Oct-63   13.15
                                ROS                                                                                                   Lydbrook station                        5     42
                                    Monmouth                      factory
                                                                  View of Lydbrook station along the Severn & Wye branch.
                 bpm00297.jpg   SAW   Severn & Wye                                                                                    Lydbrook station                        20    64     South    12-Oct-63   13.15½
                                                                  Note the padlocked catch point in the left-hand line
                 bpm00298.jpg         Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill                                                                                                                            North    12-Oct-63   13.15½
                                ROS                               Lydbrook junction signal box and track                              Lydbrook station                        5     42
                                      junction
                 bpm00299.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     Whitchurch station - general view                                   Whitchurch (Cardiff)                    2     33     West     26-Oct-63
                 bpm00300.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     Whitchurch station & single line junction (station loop)            Whitchurch (Cardiff)                    2     33     East     26-Oct-63
                 bpm00301.jpg                                     Coleford Severn & Wye station. A car park & shopping parade                                                              East     22-Oct-67   15.08
                                CFS   Coleford                                                                                        Coleford, Gloucester                    16    43
                                                                  now occupy this site
                 bpm00302.jpg                                     Coleford Severn & Wye station. A car park & shopping parade                                                              West     22-Oct-67   15.09
                                CFS   Coleford                                                                                        Coleford, Gloucester                    16    43
                                                                  now occupy this site
                 bpm00303.jpg                                     Coleford Severn & Wye station site, now replaced by a                                                                    East     22-Oct-67   15.10
                                CFS   Coleford                                                                                        Coleford, Gloucester                    16    35
                                                                  shopping parade
                                                                  Looking east from former Coleford station area. An industrial
                 bpm00304.jpg   CFS   Coleford                    estate now stands here but the trackbed has survived as a           Coleford, Gloucester                    16    30     West     22-Oct-67   15.14
                                                                  walkway/cycleway
                                                                  Severn & Wye to Coleford & Monmouth branch junction. The
                                                                  nearest points were worked from a groundframe and the
                 bpm00305.jpg                                     through route to the left to connect with Whitecliffe quarry, was   Coleford, east of former GW and                      North    22-Oct-67   15.15
                                CFS   Coleford                                                                                                                                16    32
                                                                  not possible without a reversal prior to 1951. A central town       Severn & Wye stations
                                                                  bypass road now crosses the scene just beyond the camera
                                                                  point                                                               South of Newland Street rail
                 bpm00306.jpg   CFS   Coleford                    Out-of-use single track to Whitecliffe quarry                                                               5      ?     North    22-Oct-67   15.29
                                                                                                                                      overbridge, Coleford
                 bpm00307.jpg   CFS   Coleford                    Abandoned single line on Newland Street rail overbridge             Newland Street rail overbridge,         5      ?     West     22-Oct-67   15.29
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No.
                                                            View of Coleford (GWR) station through road overbridge at
                                                            Coleford, the bridge now having been removed and the cutting
                 bpm00308.jpg   CFS    Coleford                                                                                        Road overbridge, Coleford                5     03    West     22-Oct-67   15.32
                                                            backfilled. A roundabout now stands at road level where the
                                                            bridge stood
                                                            Abandoned single line reverse curve looking from west end of
                                                            Coleford GWR station through road overbridge, since                        Road overbridge, former Coleford
                 bpm00309.jpg   CFS Coleford                                                                                                                                    5     04    East     22-Oct-67   15.32
                                                            removed, backfilled and converted to a road. A roundabout                  GWR station
                                                            now stands at road level at this location
                 bpm00310.jpg   CFS Coleford                South west portal of 55-yard Whitecliffe tunnel                            Whitecliffe Quarry, Coleford             4     34    West     22-Oct-67   15.55
                 bpm00311.jpg   CFS Coleford                Whitecliffe Quarry sidings                                                 Whitecliffe tunnel, Coleford             4    34.5   East     22-Oct-67   15.56
                 bpm00312.jpg                               Single-lever groundframe controlling single blade catchpoint                                                                    West     22-Oct-67   15.58
                                CFS Coleford                                                                                           Whitecliffe tunnel, Coleford             4     40
                                                            east of Whitecliffe tunnel & quarry
                 bpm00313.jpg   WYE Wye Valley/ Ross-on-Wye Troy junction when line was still in use for casual freight traffic                                                13    07     West
                                                                                                                                       Monmouth Troy signal box & junction
                                    & Little Mill junction  from Chepstow to Monmouth May Hill                                                                                  13    66
                 bpm00314.jpg   ROS Wye Valley/ Ross-on-Wye Monmouth Troy station when line was still in use for casual                                                                     West
                                                                                                                                       Monmouth Troy station                   13    11.5
                                WYE & Little Mill junction  freight traffic from Chepstow to Monmouth May Hill
                                                                   Monmouth Troy station after complete removal of all
                                                                   permanent way and as viewed from former A40T road above
                                                                   east portal of Monmouth tunnel. A private housing estate now
                                       Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill   stands centre-to-left of the track bed. Note that although all the
                 bpm00315.jpg   ROS                                                                                                   Monmouth Troy station                    13     11     SW      16-Sep-64   11.17
                                       junction                    signal arms are gone, the telegraph wires are still attached to
                                                                   the insulators on the poles at the time of photographing. The
                                                                   station building later was dismantled and re-erected at
                                                                   Winchcombe on the Gloucester-Warwickshire Railway

                 bpm00316.jpg          Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill   South portal of 630-yard Lydbrook tunnel (From 4M-63C to 5M-                                                             South    12-Oct-63
                                ROS                                                                                             North of Lydbrook junction station              5     12
                                       junction                    11C)
                 bpm00317.jpg          Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill   South portal of 630-yard Lydbrook tunnel (From 4M-63C to 5M-                                                             South    28-Aug-67   14:08
                                ROS                                                                                             North of Lydbrook junction station              5     15
                                       junction                    11C) after bricking up
                 bpm00318.jpg          Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill                                                                                                                            South    28-Aug-67   14:03
                                ROS                                Lydbrook River overbridge after tracklifting                        North of Lydbrook junction station       5     22
                                       junction
                 bpm00319.jpg          Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill                                                                                                                            North    12-Oct-63
                                ROS                                Station with former down platform line reduced to siding status     Kerne Bridge station                     4    7.5
                                       junction
                 bpm00320.jpg          Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill   The then newly relaid & ballasted single line at Goodrich road                                                           South    12-Oct-63
                                ROS                                                                                                    Kerne Bridge station                     4    7.5
                                       junction                    overbridge
                                                                   Lydbrook River bridge (113 yards). Note that the bullhead
                 bpm00321.jpg          Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill                                                                                                                            South    12-Oct-63
                                ROS                                guard rails have been removed from the support chairs either        North of Lydbrook junction               5     18
                                       junction
                                                                   side of the running lines
                 bpm00322.jpg                                                                                                          Near former Aberpergwm colliery,                      NW
                                APG    Aberpergwm                  Disused 'No.10 railway' lines to former Aberpergwm colliery                                                  0    28.5
                                                                                                                                       south of Glyn Neath
                                                                   Approach to river bridge showing turnout( Heads of Valleys
                 bpm00323.jpg                                                                                                          Near former Aberpergwm colliery,                     East
                                APG    Aberpergwm                  road now passes through this point). The bridge with track                                                   0     29
                                                                                                                                       south of Glyn Neath
                                                                   survives (2003).
                                                                   View of disused tracks North-West of Aberpergwm Colliery            North-west of Aberpergwm Colliery
                 bpm00324.jpg   APG    Aberpergwm                                                                                                                               0     10     NW
                                                                   junction                                                            junction
                                                                   View of disused tracks North-West of Aberpergwm Colliery            North-west of Aberpergwm Colliery
                 bpm00325.jpg   APG    Aberpergwm                                                                                                                               0     06     SE
                                                                   junction                                                            junction
                 bpm00326.jpg                                      Disused No.10 railway lines to former Aberpergwm Colliery.          North-west of Aberpergwm Colliery                     NW
                                APG    Aberpergwm                                                                                                                               0     08
                                                                   View looking towards former junction with Vale of Neath Line        junction
                 bpm00327.jpg                                      Disused No.10 railway lines to former Aberpergwm Colliery.          North-west of Aberpergwm Colliery                     SE
                                APG    Aberpergwm                                                                                                                               0     08
                                                                   View looking towards Aberpergwm colliery site                       junction
                 bpm00328.jpg                                      Disused No.10 railway lines to former Aberpergwm Colliery           North-west of Aberpergwm Colliery                    East
                                APG    Aberpergwm                                                                                                                               0    4.5
                                                                   (Former private siding gate post location visible)                  junction
                 bpm00329.jpg          Neath (General) &           View at site of Aberpergwm Colliery junction where the Vale of                                              33    14      SW
                                VON                                                                                                    Aberpergwm Colliery junction
                                       Pontypool Road              Neath Line formerly carried on to Aberdare etc                                                                0    00
                                                                   View of mothballed single (up) line approaching former
                 bpm00330.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                     SW
                                VON                                Aberpergwm Colliery junction (Brought back into use in mid          South of Cwmgrwach, Glyn Neath          ~33    34
                                       Pontypool Road
                                                                   1990s)
                                       Neath (General) &           Double track river Neath skew bridge showing single line
                 bpm00331.jpg   VON                                                                                                    North of Castle siding, Resolven area   ~34    30     SW
                                       Pontypool Road              (mothballed at time but later reinstated)
                 bpm00332.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                     SW
                                VON                                Singled and slewed down-to-up line near Castle siding               Castle siding, Resolven area
                                       Pontypool Road
                                       Neath (General) &           Single down line with turnout at rail overbridge at Castle siding
                 bpm00333.jpg   VON                                                                                                    Castle siding, Resolven area            36     ?      SW
                                       Pontypool Road              location, North of Resolven
                 bpm00334.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                     SW
                                VON                                Single (down) line with turnout & river bridge                      Castle siding, Resolven area            36     ?
                                       Pontypool Road
                 bpm00335.jpg          Neath Riverside & Brecon                                                                                                                             North
                                NAB                                North loop junction north of Blaenant colliery                      North of former Blaenant colliery        4     30
                                       (Free Street)
                 bpm00336.jpg          Neath Riverside & Brecon                                                                                                                             South
                                NAB                                Track detail with down electric stop signal                         North of former Blaenant colliery        4     30
                                       (Free Street)
                 bpm00337.jpg                                      Then newly-installed 113A fb track with track-circuit bonds &                                                            East
                                RSB    Rhondda & Swansea Bay                                                                           Dynevor groundframe                     19     36
                                                                   showing HDPE insulators under pandrol fixings
                                                                   Out-of-use track at Neath & Brecon junction down permanent
                 bpm00338.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                               Down fixed distant signal for N&B                     SW
                                VON                                caution semaphore (Track was reinstated in 1990s to serve
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                  junction signal box
                                                                   Ryan's opencast site at Cwmgwrach)
                 bpm00339.jpg                                      Conversion weld from 95lb/yard bull head to 113A flat bottom        Skewen/Llandarcy coal processing                     East
                                RSB    Rhondda & Swansea Bay                                                                                                                   19     36
                                                                   rail                                                                plant
                                                                   Mothballed (at time of photograph) single line with skew A465
                                       Neath (General) &                                                                               Former Neath-Rhigos road overbridge
                 bpm00340.jpg   VON                                road overbridge. Line brought back into use in 1990's for Ryan                                                           North
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                  near Aberdulais
                                                                   coal disposal site at Cwmgwrach, Glyn Neath




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                                                                  Realigned single line from new Heath junction to Coryton line,    Heath junction (Low Level halt road
                 bpm00341.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                                                                   0    25     NW
                                                                  Heath Low Level junction                                          overbridge)
                 bpm00342.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     Birchgrove station viewed from A469 Caerphilly road               Birchgrove halt                             1    33    East
                                                                  overbridge station viewed from stone arched bridlebridge west
                                                                  Birchgrove
                 bpm00343.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                       West of Birchgrove halt                     1    46    West
                                                                  of Birchgrove station
                                                                  View looking towards Rhiwbina station from stone arched
                 bpm00344.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                       West of Birchgrove halt                     1    46    East
                                                                  bridle/footbridge west of Birchgrove station
                 bpm00345.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     View looking towards Rhiwbina station from road overbridge        East of Rhiwbina halt (Road                 1    65    East
                                                                  View looking towards Birchgrove station from road overbridge      overbridge)
                                                                                                                                    East of Rhiwbina halt (Road
                 bpm00346.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                                                                   1    65    West
                                                                  east of Rhiwbina station                                          overbridge)
                 bpm00347.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     Rhiwbina station viewed from pedestrian footbridge                Rhiwbina halt                               1   74.5   East
                 bpm00348.jpg                                     View from pedestrian footbridge at Rhiwbina station looking                                                              West
                                CRY   Coryton                                                                                       Rhiwbina halt                               1   74.5
                                                                  towards road overbridge
                                      Cardiff, (Stonefield        View of main area of station from station footbridge
                 bpm00349.jpg   CAR                                                                                                 Caerphilly station                          8    20    East
                                      junction) & Rhymney
                                      Cardiff, (Stonefield        View of platforms & facing crossover from station footbridge
                 bpm00350.jpg   CAR                                                                                                 Caerphilly station                          8    20    West
                                      junction) & Rhymney
                                                                  View from A469 road overbridge looking towards former
                 bpm00351.jpg         Cardiff, (Stonefield                                                                                                                                 East
                                CAR                               Caerphilly West junction which took up & down line to Penrhos     Caerphilly station                          8   27.5
                                      junction) & Rhymney
                                                                  junction for Barry, Taffs Well or Pontypridd
                 bpm00352.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     View at track level along single line towards Coryton             Tŷ Glas halt                                1    18    East
                 bpm00353.jpg   CRY   Coryton                     View at track level looking towards Heath area                    Tŷ Glas halt                                1    18    West
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &       View from north end of platforms towards junction for
                 bpm00354.jpg   CAM                                                                                                 Queen Street station, north end             1    12    South
                                      Merthyr                     Pontypridd & Rhymney lines
                 bpm00355.jpg         Cardiff, (Stonefield        View looking north from pedestrian footbridge on Rhymney          Footbridge, north of Queen Street                      South
                                CAR                                                                                                                                             1    26
                                      junction) & Rhymney         branch, north of Queen Street station                             station
                                      Cardiff, (Stonefield        View looking south from pedestrian footbridge north of Queen      Footbridge, north of Queen Street
                 bpm00356.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                             1    26    North
                                      junction) & Rhymney         Street station, towards double-line junction                      station
                                                                  View from road overbridge adjacent to site of former Wernddu
                 bpm00357.jpg         Cardiff, (Stonefield                                                                          West of Caerphilly tunnel, north-west                  East
                                CAR                               signal box & Caerphilly loco' works. Former Wernddu signal                                                    6    34
                                      junction) & Rhymney                                                                           end
                                                                  box stood 8 chains from camera point
                                                                  Heath low level halt after singling of line in 1980's and as
                 bpm00358.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                       Heath, Low Level halt                       0    25    East
                                                                  viewed from road overbridge
                                                                  View from A469 Caerphilly road overbridge looking east
                 bpm00359.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                       Road overbridge, West of Tŷ Glas halt       1    33    West
                                                                  towards Ty Glas halt
                                                                  View of Caerphilly up & down main line with relocated Heath
                                                                  Low Level junction in distance (after sale of former sidings
                                      Cardiff, (Stonefield        area for housing). Original junction for Whitchurch (Cardiff      Highbridge Road overbridge, Heath
                 bpm00360.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                             3    17     SE
                                      junction) & Rhymney         Railway) branch, was located at 3M-17C, i.e. at camera point      area
                                                                  which was 0M-00C Cardiff Railway datum. The new junction is
                                                                  at 3M-32C which equals 0M-15C and was effective from 1986
                                                                  The line between Cray and Dyfynog & Sennybridge stations
                 bpm00361.jpg         Neath Riverside & Brecon                                                                      Between Cray & Defynog &                                NE
                                NAB                               showing abandoned permanent way in pristine condition.The
                                      (Free Street)                                                                                 Sennybridge stations
                                                                  line was being recovered by a contractor at time of taking
                                                                  Out-of-use track at rail overbridge over minor road west of
                                                                  Llwydcoed. This bridge was subsequently removed and a
                 bpm00362.jpg         Gelli Tarw junction &       footway now exists to the rear of the camera point and leads to                                                           NE
                                MER                                                                                                 East of Gelli Tarw junction             ~0       40
                                      Merthyr                     Abernant and beyond, to the south-west portal of the Merthyr
                                                                  tunnel. The new road overbridge for the Heads of the Valleys
                                                                  road (A465) can be seen in the distance
                                      Gelli Tarw junction &
                                MER
                 bpm00363.jpg         Merthyr (left)                                                                                                                        5       47     South
                                                                  Abandoned lines west of Rhydycar signal box and junction          West of Rhydycar junction
                                      Quakers' Yard & Merthyr                                                                                                                   6    04
                                QYZ
                                      (Abercanaid line) (right)
                                                                  Abandoned signalling, track and station at Defynog &
                 bpm00364.jpg         Neath Riverside & Brecon    Sennybridge. The rail bridge beyond the station became part                                                               SE
                                NAB                                                                                                 Defynog & Sennybridge station           24       42
                                      (Free Street)
                                                                  of a road improvement scheme after 1964. A contractor was
                                      Speech House Rd &           based here whilst lifting the track.
                                                                  Single to double-line junction showing fouling bar & facing
                 bpm00365.jpg   SAW                                                                                                 Parkend station, south end              12      18.5   South                     7-8
                                      Berkeley Road               point lock cover. A single slip is seen at the far end of the
                                                                  turnout
                                                                  Turnout at single line junction showing fouling bar with
                                      Gelli Tarw junction &
                                MER                               extension to switch. The left line previously served the
                 bpm00366.jpg         Merthyr (right)                                                                                                                       5       47     North
                                                                  Abercanaid-Quakers' Yard section which was closed after           West of Rhydycar junction
                                      Quakers'' Yard & Merthyr                                                                                                                  6    04
                                QYZ                               subsidence in Quakers' yard No.2 viaduct was discovered.
                                      (Abercanaid line) (left)
                                                                  The right line served the original Vale of Neath line.
                 bpm00367.jpg       Gelli Tarw junction &         Looking towards overbridge and east end of Merthyr tunnel                                                                North
                                MER                                                                                                 East side of Merthyr tunnel                 5    21
                                    Merthyr                       after abandoment of line
                 bpm00368.jpg   MER Gelli Tarw junction &         Out-of-use single line                                            East side of Merthyr tunnel                 4    74    North
                 bpm00369.jpg   MER Merthyr junction &
                                    Gelli Tarw                    Out-of-use track west of Rhydycar junction                        Near Rhydycar junction                      5    46    West
                                    Merthyr South junction
                                    Cadoxton                      Wenvoe line when still in full use and showing bullhead           Vishwell road overbridge between
                 bpm00370.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                             1    79    South    1959
                                    & Trehafod junction           permanent way in excellent condition and a single tongued         St.Andrews & Wenvoe
                                                                  catch point in the up line overbridge over the deep cutting
                                                                  Looking south from a lane
                                                                  approaching the north end of Walnut tree viaduct. The cutting
                 bpm00371.jpg   PRS   Penrhos                                                                                       Taffs Well                              10      ~15    North
                                                                  was subsequently backfilled and houses built just below the
                                                                  road level of the overbridge
                 bpm00372.jpg         Gelli Tarw junction &       Abandoned single line & station (This course is now a public                                                             East
                                MER                                                                                                 Llwydcoed                                   0    62
                                      Merthyr                     nature trail)
                 bpm00373.jpg                                     Aqueduct in cutting (This now lies in the abandoned cutting,                                                             South
                                PRS   Penrhos                                                                                       Pentyrch bank
                                                                  immediately north of the M4 motorway)




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                        Subject                                                       Location             M        C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Trailing crossover just south-east of Brandy Bridge, showing                                                   23      62
                 bpm00374.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Brandy Bridge junction, Merthyr                             NW        1960
                                      Merthyr                     fouling bar & part of facing points in up main                                                                  0       00
                 bpm00375.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &       General view of signal box & junction. Only a single line to                                                   23      62      South      1960
                                CAM                                                                                                   Brandy Bridge junction, Merthyr
                                      Merthyr                     Merthyr station now remains                                                                                     0       00
                                                                  Single line & new up distant signal soon after the recovery of      Unclassified road overbridge just east
                 bpm00376.jpg   CAP   Caerphilly & Pontypridd                                                                                                                    10       29      NW        1960
                                                                  down line (Now part of the Taff Trail)                              of former Nantgarw High Level halt
                                                                  Walnut Tree Tunnel interior view looking towards north portal
                 bpm00377.jpg   PRS   Penrhos                                                                                         Walnut Tree West                               9    30     South      1960
                                                                  at Walnut Tree West (Black & white record)
                                                                  Walnut Tree West signal box and tunnel (black & white). Note
                 bpm00378.jpg   PRS   Penrhos                     the compulsory facing point lock cover in the siding                Walnut Tree West                               9    44     North      1960
                                                                  connection, since this line occasionally carried passenger
                                    Gelli Tarw junction &         (excursion) traffic
                 bpm00379.jpg   MER                               Sand drag facing-point & fouling bar detail in closed line          Near Merthyr tunnel (East side)                5    28     West       1963
                                    Merthyr
                                    Gelli Tarw junction &
                                MER                                                                                                   Convergence of Quakers‘ Yard-
                 bpm00380.jpg       Merthyr (right)                                                                                                                                              West       1963
                                                                  Sand drag and former inner home signals in closed lines             Merthyr Branch with Merthyr-Gelli              5    38
                                    Quakers' Yard & Merthyr
                                QYZ                                                                                                   Tarw Branch
                                    (Abercanaid line) (left)
                                    Gelli Tarw junction &         Sand drag and outer home signal in closed line. The branch          Convergence of Quakers‘ Yard-
                 bpm00381.jpg   MER                                                                                                                                                  5   27.5    West       1963
                                    Merthyr                       from Quakers Yard via Abervanaid is seen diverging on the           Merthyr Branch with Merthyr-Gelli
                                                                  right
                                                                  Abandoned single Cambrian line west of Builth Wells                 Tarw Branch
                                                                  (Llanelwedd) showing connection to former CWS creamery
                                                                  and siding. Note the long fouling bar beyond the single line        West of Builth wells station and level
                 bpm00382.jpg   MLT   Moat Lane & Talyllyn                                                                                                                       86      49.25   East     15-Sep-63
                                                                  junction points. The nearest signal is the down home                crossing (Wellfield Siding, Llanellwedd)
                                                                  protecting Builth wells level crossing and entry into station
                                                                  loop. The semphore in the distance is the up advanced
                 bpm00383.jpg
                                                                  starting level crossing & Wellfield Siding (for local milk
                                                                  View of signal to Newbridge-on-Wye and beyond.                      Builth Wells station, west side                            West     15-Sep-63             8-9
                                MLT   Moat Lane & Talyllyn                                                                                                                       86      49.25
                                                                  processing establishment) after closure of line                     (Llanelwedd)
                 bpm00384.jpg         Ross-on-Wye & Little Mill                                                                                                                                   NE
                                ROS                               Usk signal box and closed branch                                    Usk station                                25       17
                                      junction
                                      Neath Riverside & Brecon    Out-of-use single line. The line was in the hands of a track        South of Defynog & Sennybridge
                 bpm00385.jpg   NAB                                                                                                                                              24       22      NW
                                      (Free Street)               recovery contractor at time of photograph                           station
                                                                  Looking east from level crossing gates at Builth wells station
                 bpm00386.jpg   MLT   Moat Lane & Talyllyn                                                                            Builth wells level crossing & station      86      55.5    West     15-Sep-63
                                                                  after abandonment of Moat Lane & Talyllyn line
                                                                  Looking east from Road overbridge towards Dawlyn Rd
                                                                  overbridge with the Bedwas signal box beyond. Bedwas
                 bpm00387.jpg                                     station stood behind the camera point after 1964 and the line
                                BJR   Basselag Jct & Rhymney
                                                                  was used as a headshunt from Bedwas colliery until later
                                                                  closure beyond Machen quarry headshunt. The left line is
                                                                  seen to be rusted but the other is shiny.
                 bpm00388.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     View of abandoned double track on Saint Fagans viaduct,                                                                        North
                                CTD                                                                                                   Ely viaduct west of Saint Fagans               5    13
                                      & Trehafod junction         looking towards Ely viaduct & Drope junction
                 bpm00389.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                                     NW
                                CTD                               View of main & relief lines after abandonment                       Tynycaeau                                      5    46
                                      & Trehafod junction
                                      Cadoxton South junction     Tynycaeau junction & demolished signal box after closure of                                                    5       50
                 bpm00390.jpg   CTD                                                                                                   Tynycaeau junction. See 00176                               SE
                                      & Trehafod junction         branch                                                                                                             0    02
                                                                  View of arch of Saint Fagans viaduct carrying former Wenvoe
                 bpm00391.jpg   SFA   St.Fagans                   branch (CTD) as seen from Saint Fagans single line branch.          Below & to west of St.Fagans viaduct           0   53.5    West
                                                                  The Culverhouse cross-M4 link road has now replaced this
                                      Neath Riverside & Brecon    structure.
                                                                  View of single line before A40T road realignment onto track
                 bpm00392.jpg   NAB                                                                                                   A40T East of Sennybridge                                    NE       Aug-63
                                      (Free Street)               bed centreline
                                                                  View of Drope road overbridge from abandoned branch. A new
                                      Cadoxton South junction     higher, wide-span concrete bridge now passes across this site
                 bpm00393.jpg   CTD                                                                                                   Just south of Drope junction                   4    52      SE
                                      & Trehafod junction         since this is now the Culverhouse Cross-M4 Motorway dual
                                                                  carriageway link
                 bpm00394.jpg         Neath Riverside & Brecon    Abandoned single line showing then recently-performed               Between Cray & Defynog &                                   South
                                NAB                                                                                                                                              ~21
                                      (Free Street)               substitution of concrete sleepers for wooden ones                   Sennybridge
                 bpm00395.jpg                                     Single blade catch points from siding fan and Glyncorrwg line                                                                  South
                                BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                           Near Cymmer tunnel mouth                   11      11.5
                                                                  at approach to Cymmer tunnel (Black & white)
                                                                  Facing point lock guard showing long fouling bar, at single line
                 bpm00396.jpg   BAP   Bargoed & Pant                                                                                  Dowlais Top station loop junction          25       54     West
                                                                  junction (Black & white record)
                                                                  Facing point lock & detection, close-coupled to signal (Black &
                 bpm00397.jpg   BND   Brecon & Dowlais                                                                                Ponsticill junction                        ~17      36     East
                                                                  white record)
                                                                  Fixed distant signal on disused branch (Line temporarily
                 bpm00398.jpg         Llantrisant No.1                                                                                Approaching Common Branch junction                          SE        1959
                                LTO                               reinstated to Creigiau Quarry in 1964, after closure of line from                                              ~9       60
                                      (Waterhall)                                                                                     from the Waterhall-Creigiau extension
                                                                  Waterhall junction to Quarry) (Black & white record)
                 bpm00399.jpg                                     Single ground disc used in conjunction with traps from siding                                                                   SE
                                PRS   Penrhos                                                                                         Penrhos yard                               ~12      28
                                                                  at yard top end
                                                                  Single to double line junction when still in use for passenger
                 bpm00400.jpg   SFA   St.Fagans                                                                                       Approaching Tynycaeau junction                 0    10     North      1960
                                                                  traffic between Cardiff Clarence Rd & Pontypridd via Creigiau
                                                                  & St.Fagans loop line from Watford Crossing junction,
                                                                  Double track
                 bpm00401.jpg   BDU   Beddau Loop                                                                                     Beddau Loop junction signal box                9    28     East       1960
                                                                  showing single trap points with facing point lock in up line
                                                                  Main line between Penrhos junction & Beddau Loop junction.
                 bpm00402.jpg         Penrhos junction & Aber                                                                         South of Beddau Loop junction signal                        SE        1960
                                BDU                               The cutting has been backfilled, the land remodelled and a                                                         0    61
                                      junction                                                                                        box
                                                                  housing estate site is situated on this site now
                                      Aber junction & Penrhos     View of diverging lines at junction of Walnut Tree & Beddau                                                    9       30
                 bpm00403.jpg   BDU                                                                                                   Beddau Loop junction & signal box                           NW        1960
                                      junction                    Loop lines. (All now backfilled and remodelled for a housing                                                       0    57
                                                                  estate)




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                         Subject                                                      Location             M        C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                                                                  The then recently singled double line Pontypridd-Caerphilly            Road overbridge at former Groeswen
                 bpm00404.jpg   CAP   Cardiff & Pontypridd                                                                                                                       11      21.5   West       1960
                                                                  section before total closure and conversion to the Taff trail          Halt
                 bpm00405.jpg                                     The then recently singled double line looking towards Penrhos                                                                 South      1960
                                CAP   Cardiff & Pontypridd                                                                               South-west of Penrhos junction              9    62
                                                                  junction
                                                                  Then newly ballasted double line south of former Efail Isaf
                                      Cadoxton South junction     station. The station with platform loop lines is just visible in the   Road overbridge south of Efail Isaf
                 bpm00406.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                              10       64     SE        1960
                                      & Trehafod junction         middle distance. In November 2008, the embankment north of             station
                                                                  the station was being removed to make way for developments
                                                                  View of 4 tracks & station platforms as seen from footbridge
                 bpm00407.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             when branch was still open to passenger traffic. The Aberthaw          Aberthaw station                            5    05     SE        1960
                                                                  Power station reception sidings are visible beyond the station
                                                                  Up & down main lines, south of trailing crossover in Walnut
                 bpm00408.jpg   WNT Walnut Tree                                                                                          South of Penrhos junction                   9    62    South      1960
                                                                  Tree branch
                                                                  View of short-radius curved double loop lines between Beddau
                 bpm00409.jpg   BDU   Beddau Loop                 Loop junction & Watford Crossing signal box & junction. A              Beddau Loop, south-west of Caerphilly       0    59    West       1960
                                                                  housing estate now occupies this location.
                                      Penrhos junction & Aber     View of Beddau Loop junction & semaphore bracket signal                Beddau Loop junction at former A468     9       55
                 bpm00410.jpg   BDU                                                                                                                                                             South      1960
                                      junction                    (Now completely removed)                                               rail overbridge, west of Aber Yard          0    32
                 bpm00411.jpg         Spare
                                                                  View of junction with all signalling extant but when branches
                 bpm00412.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                    5       49      SE        1960
                                CTD                               were little used. Note the very dense amount of aerial                 Tynycaeau junction
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                                                                            0    03
                                                                  telegraph wires
                                                                  Drope junction & signal box after abandonment. Peterston
                                      Cadoxton South junction     branch diverges to left. Note the slotted concrete signal post
                 bpm00413.jpg   CTD                                                                                                      Drope junction                              4   56.5    SE
                                      & Trehafod junction         which supported a Saxby & Farmer somersault home arm until
                                                                  the closure of the signal box.
                 bpm00414.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                                    SE
                                CTD                               Up & down main lines, up siding & down loop after closure              Tynycaeau sidings                       ~5       40
                                      & Trehafod junction
                                      Cadoxton South junction     Looking north towards Wenvoe from Vishwell Rd overbridge               Vishwell Rd overbridge, between
                 bpm00415.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                                  1    89    South
                                      & Trehafod junction         after removal of sown line by contractor. The 2 milepost is still      Cadoxton & Wenvoe
                                                                  standing
                                                                  69-yard single line river bridge at Tintern. Note the bullhead
                 bpm00416.jpg   WYE Wye Valley                                                                                           River Wye bridge, Tintern                   4    35    South    12-Sep-64   12.02    19-20
                                                                  guard rails either side of the running rails
                                                                  View looking towards Newbridge along single line east of east
                 bpm00417.jpg   HRD   Lime Kiln Jct & Penar Jct                                                                          Immediately east of Penar tunnel                       West
                                                                  portal of Penar tunnel
                 bpm00418.jpg                                     View of abandoned track looking towards Tynycaeau junction                                                                     NE
                                PRS   Penrhos                                                                                            North-east of Tynycaeau junction            6    09
                                                                  from Penrhos branch
                 bpm00419.jpg                                     Double track from single line St.Fagans/Tynycaeau junction                                                                    North
                                SFA   St.Fagans                                                                                          Just south of Tynycaeau junction            0    03
                                                                  viewed from south of junction with Wenvoe line
                                      Gelli Tarw junction &       View of single line passing under double line, stone-arched
                 bpm00420.jpg   MER                                                                                                      East of Merthyr tunnel                      5    00    West
                                      Merthyr                     lane overbridge
                 bpm00421.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     Black & White photo’ of Drope junction when line was in                                                                       South
                                CTD                                                                                                      Drope junction                              4   53.5
                                      & Trehafod junction         decline
                                                                  Black & White photo’ of Peterston branch at Drope junction
                                                                                                                                         Road overbridge north of Green Down
                 bpm00422.jpg   PTN   Drope Jct & Peterston       down home signal when branch was no longer in use. (This                                                           1    37    East
                                                                                                                                         public house on Drope/St.Georges road
                                                                  cutting is now completely filled in so that the fields are
                                                                  commoned) towards Penrhos junction as seen from Penrhos
                                                                  View looking
                 bpm00423.jpg   PRS   Penrhos                                                                                            Penrhos yard                            12       19     SE
                                                                  Yard and line from Barry
                                                                  Poor quality photo' of 56XX-class loco' performing shunting
                 bpm00424.jpg                                                                                                            Walnut Tree West signal box (Steetley                  South
                                PRS   Penrhos                     operation at Steetley Dolomite siding, south end of Walnut                                                         9    42
                                                                                                                                         Dolomite siding)
                                                                  Tree viaduct
                                                                  Poor quality photo' of 56XX-class loco' just returning from
                                                                  Tynycaeau junction in order to run around its train for return to      Walnut Tree West signal box (Steetley
                 bpm00425.jpg   PRS   Penrhos                                                                                                                                        9    42    North
                                                                  Penrhos junction after shunting at Steetley Dolomite siding,           Dolomite siding)
                                                                  south end of Walnut Tree viaduct
                                                                  Then just laid, flat-bottomed turnout, part of the remodelling of
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                          Adjacent to Cogan jct down homes
                 bpm00426.jpg   BRY                               the permanent way in connection with the dismantling of the                                                        2    34    South    14-May-66   11.12
                                      Pier                                                                                               bracket signal, Llandough sidings
                                                                  Ely river up line, bowstring railway bridge
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   A junction fishplate to connect 95lb bullhead rail with 109lb flat-    Adjacent to Cogan jct down homes
                 bpm00427.jpg   BRY                                                                                                                                                  2    30    East     14-May-66   11.19
                                      Pier                        bottom rail                                                            bracket signal, Llandough sidings
                                                                  Then newly-installed BS113A trailing points installed as part of
                                                                  the closure of Llandough sidings. The old Taff Vale Rly signal
                                                                  box is on the left in the distance and the then in-use Cogan Jct
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   signal box lies to the right. The Cogan-Grangetown road
                 bpm00428.jpg   BRY                                                                                                      Llandough sidings                           2    30    North    14-May-66   11.27
                                      Pier                        viaduct now spans the scene near the signal boxes and for
                                                                  this installation the embankment was levelled. The 3-doll
                                                                  bracket signal on the right, has already lost its 3ft arm on the
                                                                  low doll , as Cogan sidings down goods loop had been taken

                 bpm00429.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry   out of newly-installed BS113A insulated fishplate joint for
                                                                  Then use.                                                                                                                     East     14-May-66   11.21
                                BRY                                                                                                      Llandough sidings                           2
                                      Pier                        separating track circuits
                                                                  Then newly-installed BS113A trap point assembly and new
                                                                  colour-light bracket signal installed as part of the new work
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   associated with taking out of use, Llandough sidings and
                 bpm00430.jpg   BRY                                                                                                      Llandough sidings                           2          East     14-May-66   11.35
                                      Pier                        abolition of up main line via river Ely boughstring bridge.
                                                                  Llandough Sidings signal box can be seen in the distance
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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                        Subject                                                   Location              M      C      Elev'n   Date     Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       No.
                                                                 Collett 0-6-2T loco’, 6618 standing alongside South Wales
                                                                 Forgemasters site at Taffs Well, presumably rostered as
                 bpm00431.jpg   WAL   Walnut Tree                                                                                    Walnut Tree junction
                                                                 banking engine for the "big hill" (Incline to Penrhos junction).
                                                                 (B&W Photo’ by others)
                 bpm00432.jpg                                    TV 'F'-class 0-6-2T loco’, 367 (Early B&W Photo’ by others)         Unknown
                                                                 Collett 0-6-2T loco’, 5601 at shed in one of the Rhondda
                 bpm00433.jpg                                                                                                        Unknown
                                                                 Valleys (Possibly Treherbert). (B&W Photo’ by others)
                 bpm00434.jpg         Spare
                                                                 Three-arched bridge at Penrhos junction. (By 1997, this bridge
                 bpm00435.jpg                                    had been completely engulfed in backfill and a housing estate                                                9     47       SE
                                WAL   Walnut Tree                                                                                    Penrhos junction signal box
                                                                 established on a plane, higher than the old road level on the                                                12     36
                                                                 bridge and to the north of it)
                                                                 Abandoned single line approaching Werfa Loop, west of
                                      Gelli Tarw junction &
                 bpm00436.jpg   MER                              Merthyr tunnel. This is now a bridle/walkway. The concrete          West of Merthyr tunnel                    3    23.5    East
                                      Merthyr
                                                                 down home signal post still stands (2001)
                 bpm00437.jpg         Gelli Tarw junction &      View looking eastwards along platform of Abernant station                                                                   NW      May-63
                                MER                                                                                                  Abernant Station (Aberdare)               2     42
                                      Merthyr                    after closure of line
                                                                 View looking westwards along station platform towards level
                                      Gelli Tarw junction &
                 bpm00438.jpg   MER                              crossing, with GWR wooden semaphore signal carrying                 Abernant Station (Aberdare)               2     42      SE      May-63
                                      Merthyr
                                                                 sighting enhacer but with arm removed
                 bpm00439.jpg         Cardiff General & Queen    2-doll bracket signal assembly with route indicators and "Call-                                                            South
                                CEJ                                                                                                  Queen Street station, south end           1     01
                                      Street South               on" arms
                 bpm00440.jpg                                    2-doll bracket signal assembly with route indicators, "Call-on"                                                            North
                                MLN   Exeter & Plymouth                                                                              Newton Abbot station and signal box      214    16
                                                                 arms and elevated discs
                                                                 Rhymney Bridge station & trackbed after abandonment.
                                      Merthyr, Tredegar &                                                                            Rhymney Bridge station (LMS & GW         15  41
                 bpm00441.jpg   MTA                              Course of line is now part of the A465 Heads of the Valleys                                                                West     1958
                                      Abergavenny                                                                                    mileages given)                           25   17
                                                                 trunk road. (Black & white)
                                                                 Severed double line near Rassau. Now the course of A465
                                      Merthyr, Tredegar &        Heads of Valleys trunk road (Black & white). SOUND
                 bpm00442.jpg   MTA                                                                                                  Tafarnaubach, west of Nantybwch          14     22     West     1958
                                      Abergavenny                WHISTLE BOARD still standing at the time. West of this point,
                                                                 the line was previously jointly run by the GWR and LMS to
                 bpm00443.jpg   RSB   Rhondda & Swansea Bay      Rhymney Bridge
                                                                 South portal of 167-yard Gelli tunnel after tracklifting (Black &   North-east of Cymmer Afan                 4    80½     South    1958
                                      Merthyr, Tredegar &        white) recovery north of up advanced starting signal which
                                                                 Track                                                               Unclassified road overbridge north-
                 bpm00444.jpg   MTA                                                                                                                                                         South    1960
                                      Abergavenny                carries a track circuit indicator diamond                           east of Brynmawr
                                      Merthyr, Tredegar &        Track recovery north of down home signal. A "D"-sign                Brynmawr-Waenavon road overbridge
                 bpm00445.jpg   MTA                                                                                                                                                         South    1960
                                      Abergavenny                (fireman's plunger) is attached to the lower part of the signal     north-east of Brynmawr
                                                                 post.
                                                                 East end of abandoned Nantybwch station showing junction of
                 bpm00446.jpg         Merthyr, Tredegar &                                                                                                                                   West     1960
                                MTA                              Merthyr, Tredegar & Abergavenny line with branch from               Nantybwch station                        13     65
                                      Abergavenny
                                                                 Tredegar (Black & white)
                                      Merthyr, Tredegar &        West end of abandoned Nantybwch station showing
                 bpm00447.jpg   MTA                                                                                                  Nantybwch station                        13     70     West     1960
                                      Abergavenny                abandoned sidings & station footbridge. (Black & white)
                 bpm00448.jpg                                    Out-of-use line between Tredegar & Nantybwch.(Black &                                                                       NW      1960
                                SIR   Sirhowi                                                                                        Nantybwch station                         0     07
                                                                 white). The entire area had been redeveloped by year 2004
                                      Merthyr, Tredegar &        Former LMS trackbed & overbridges in Dowlais Top area.
                 bpm00449.jpg   MTA                                                                                                  Dowlais Top                              16     ?      South    1960
                                      Abergavenny                Now completely obliterated by redevelopment (Black & white)
                                                                 Abandoned Beaufort station after tracklifting. (Black & white).
                 bpm00450.jpg         Merthyr, Tredegar &                                                                                                                                   West     1960
                                MTA                              Weak road overbridge in background had been shored up with          Beaufort station                         11     10
                                      Abergavenny
                                                                 timbers after closure of line (Site now redeveloped)
                                                                 2-doll up homes bracket signal showing Llantrisant branch line
                                      Mwyndy junction &
                 bpm00451.jpg   LTR                              from Mwyndy junction on left & converging line from Waterhall       South of Common Branch junction          ~1     60     South    1960
                                      Tonteg junction
                                                                 & Creigiau on right (Black & white)
                 bpm00452.jpg   CRY   Coryton                    Headshunt at former A470 road overbridge (Black & white)            Coryton station (Ex Cardiff Railway)      2     59      SE      1960
                 bpm00453.jpg         Mwyndy junction &          Divergence of line to Cwm Llantwit & to Brofiscin branches                                                                          1960
                                LTR                                                                                                  Maesaraul junction, Cross Inn             1     04
                                      Tonteg junction            (right) (Black & white)
                                                                 Neath Road station showing platforms, water crane, signal
                 bpm00454.jpg   PTP   Port Talbot & Pontyrhyll                                                                       Road overbridge, Neath Road, Maesteg      7     20      NW      1959
                                                                 box & starting signal. This area is now landscaped and no
                                                                 Black of line exists. of Neath Road station, Maesteg viewed
                                                                 trace & white photo’
                                                                 from B4282 road overbridge & showing wooden semaphore
                                                                 post, signal arm, lamp & back-light blinder.Single line curve       Former B4282 Road overbridge, Neath
                 bpm00455.jpg   PTP   Port Talbot & Pontyrhyll                                                                                                                 7     20      SE      1959
                                                                 ran to Cwmdu and originally, Pontycymer in the Garw valley.         Road, Maesteg
                                                                 The area is now a grassed zone and the bridge from which
                                                                 this shot was taken, no longer exists
                                                                 East portal of bricked up 1034yd Morlais tunnel (formerly                                                    18  58.75
                 bpm00456.jpg   MEX Merthyr Extension Line                                                                           Pantyscallog, Merthyr                                  East     1959
                                                                 LMS)(Black & white)                                                                                           19
                                                                 Out-of-use line between Creigiau Quarry & Common Branch                                                          25.75
                 bpm00457.jpg         Waterhall junction &                                                                           Creigiau-Efail Isaf road overbridge near               East     1959
                                LTO                              junction. This was temporarily brought back into use in 1964                                                  8   13
                                      Common Branch junction                                                                         Cæsar’s Arms
                                                                 until closure of Creigiau Quarry in 1970s (Black & white)
                                                                 One of the three Morlais tunnel (LMS) ventilator shafts with
                                                                 Pant signal box in background. This is situated right alongside     Brecon Mountain Railway centre,
                                BND
                 bpm00458.jpg         Brecon & Dowlais           the later-built Brecon Mountain Railway centre at Pant. The         south-west of former Pant station.                     South    1959
                                                                                                                                                                              ~19    40
                                      Merthyr Extension Line     Pant Dowlais Central branch passed just north of this and its       Stated mileage is estimated and is the
                                MEX
                                                                 cutting is just visible and there was a platform near here (Black   BND figure
                                                                 & white photo’)
                                                                 South-west bricked up portal of 1034yd Morlais tunnel (LMS)                                                        58.75
                                                                                                                                     Former Morlais junction on Merthyr &     18
                 bpm00459.jpg   MEX Merthyr Extension Line       one year after closure of line. (Black & white photo’)                                                                      SW      1959
                                                                                                                                     Pontsticill branch                        19
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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                       Subject                                                  Location               M        C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No.
                                                                Trackbed of former LMS line at approach to Morlais Tunnel          South-west portal of Morlais tunnel,
                 bpm00460.jpg   MEX Merthyr Extension Line                                                                                                                  19      26.5    NE        1959
                                                                junction as viewed from tunnel portal (Black & white photo’)       Pant, Merthyr
                                                                North-west portal of 1595-yard Cymmer Tunnel showing 2-
                                                                lever groundframe for junction to sidings fan and Glyncorrwg
                                                                branch. The concrete raft over the portal carried the A4107
                                                                road. The far end is visible as a white spot. This tunnel was      NW portal of Cymmer Tunnel, Cymmer
                 bpm00461.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi     sealed off in 1970's and the hairpin bend above this portal,       Afan. Tunnel limits were 10M-17C to      11       11     NW        1959
                                                                eased (Black & white photo’). Like some other long tunnels,        11M-10C
                                                                the track was fitted with "clappers" not far inside from the
                                                                tunnel mouths so that an audible warning would be given to
                                                                train drivers, that they were approaching the end of the tunnel,
                                                                during complete darkness
                                                                Reballasted single line curve viewed from A473 road
                                      Mwyndy junction &                                                                            North of former Common Branch
                 bpm00462.jpg   LTR                                                                                                                                             2   25?    North      1959
                                      Tonteg junction           overbridge between Cross Inn & Llantwit Fardre (Black &            junction, Cross Inn
                                      Cadoxton South junction   White photo’)
                                                                Bricked up north-west portal of 1323 yard Pontypridd Tunnel        Former Pontypridd (Graig Station)
                 bpm00463.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                         14       79     NW        1959
                                      & Trehafod junction       (The Graig) (Black & white photo’)                                 Barry Rly
                                      Cadoxton South junction   Bricked up south-east portal of 1323 yard Pontypridd Tunnel        North-west of former Treforest High
                 bpm00464.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                         14      15.5    SE        1959
                                      & Trehafod junction       (The Graig). Tunnel ran from 14M-17C to 14M-77C.(Black &           Level station
                                                                Black photo’) photo’ of Aberthaw East station and yard after
                                                                white & White
                                                                the addition of reception sidings for coal traffic to the then
                                                                newly-built Aberthaw Power Station. The down line wooden
                                                                bracket signal was located beyond a stone-arched road
                                                                overbridge giving access to Pleasant Harbour and so for good
                 bpm00465.jpg                                   sighting by drivers, it was a very tall structure, visible above   Road overbridge to Pleasant Harbour                     East       1960
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                           4    65
                                                                the bridge sidewalls. It was later removed and a 3-doll BRWR       & old limeworks, East Aberthaw
                                                                bracket signal was positioned 519 yards to the east of the
                                                                signal box seen on the down platform. The up line wooden
                                                                bracket signal was also replaced by a steel unit but after
                                                                closure to passenger traffic in 1964, the up platform line and
                                                                sidings were removed and the unit 'lost' its RH arm. Private
                                                                Partial view of now situated on the signal box
                                                                bungalows areSoutherndown Road up platformon last day of
                 bpm00466.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan           stopping passenger trains at the station. Signalman Bob Price      Southerndown Road station                15       06    South    23-Oct-61
                                                                in window (Black & white)
                 bpm00467.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan           Partial view of signal lever frame (Black & white)                 Southerndown Road signal box             15       06    East     23-Oct-61
                                                                Permanent way civil engineering gang manhandling removal of
                 bpm00468.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                              Southerndown Road station                15       06     SE        1961
                                                                footbridge which spanned four tracks at station (Black & white)
                                                                View of single line at rail overbridge south of Beddau when line
                                      Mwyndy junction &                                                                            Rail overbridge between Beddau &
                 bpm00469.jpg   LTR                             was fully operational between Llantrisant & Treforest, mainly                                                   2    49     SW        1961
                                      Tonteg junction                                                                              Efail Isaf
                                                                for Cwm Colliery coke traffic (Black & white)
                                                                Single line branch from Waterhall junction to Common Branch
                                                                junction (Serving Creigiau Quarry). The double track viaduct in
                                                                the distance carried the Penrhos branch. Just beyond the
                                                                viaduct, at 4M-66C, the former Crofft-y-Guinea siding
                 bpm00470.jpg         Waterhall junction &      branched off the single line, to the left as viewed, passed        St.Fagans road overbridge adjacent to                    NW        1961
                                LTO                                                                                                                                             4    78
                                      Common Branch junction    under the viaduct & terminated alongside the road to the left of   former Crofft-y-Guinea siding
                                                                camera point. It was used extensively during the second world
                                                                war to serve as a rail freight service point for the former
                                                                Rhydlafar Hospital which was tied up with the American
                                                                occupation in Britain.(Black & white photo’)
                                                                Black & white view of sidings fan & branch to Glyncorrwg as
                                                                seen from A4107 hairpin bend over top of NW portal of
                                                                Cymmer tunnel. The former South Wales Mineral Railway
                                                                trackbed can be seen running left to right & this merged with
                 bpm00471.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi     the single line beyond the 110-yard Cymmer steel viaduct           Cymmer Afan                              11       10    South      1961
                                                                located at 11M-22C. The junction mileages beyond were 11M-
                                                                32C & 9M-40C(SWMin RLy). In the final years, the Bridgend-
                                                                Treherbert passenger service used the extreme right curve
                                                                into Cymmer Afan station, finally renamed Cymmer General
                                                                View at track level of line approaching Tonteg junction with
                 bpm00472.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                      South of Tonteg junction near down                      South      1961
                                CTD                             single line skew 60-yard viaduct of Llantrisant branch(at 4M-
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                          advanced starting signal
                                                                75C) crossing above. (Black & white photo’)
                                                                Black & white view of three ventilator shaft stacks for former
                                                                LMS Morlais tunnel at Pant showing Pant to Dowlais Central         Adjacent to former Pant (Newport-
                                BND
                 bpm00473.jpg         Brecon & Dowlais          branch line passing area towards Pantyscallog. The Brecon          Brecon line) station. The stated                         SW        1960
                                                                                                                                                                            ~18      72
                                          Merthyr extension     Mountain Railway headquarters & carpark now stand in this          mileage is estimated and is the BND
                                MEX
                                                                area. The stacks remain and the nearest is right alongside the     figure
                                                                Brecon Mountain Railway headquarters and loco' workshop
                                                                0-6-2 Collett tank loco' with loaded coal train, running on down
                                                                main line towards Taffs Well and showing all four lines when in
                 bpm00474.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                        Old A470 road overbridge at boundary                      0        1960
                                CAM                             use between Pontypridd & Llandaff North. The river Taff                                                         7   65.5
                                      Merthyr                                                                                      of Taffs Well with Glanyllyn
                                                                viaduct is just visible at the start of the curve near the
                                                                semaphore signals. (Black & white photo')
                                RSB                             View of Blaengwynfi station, signal box & southwest portal of
                 bpm00475.jpg         Rhondda & Swansea Bay                                                                        A4170 road between Cymmer Afan &                        East       1960
                                                                3443-yard Rhondda tunnel with single line branch to
                                      & Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                      Abergwynfi
                                BAL                             Abergwynfi in foreground
                 bpm00476.jpg   WNT Walnut Tree                 Poor quality black & white view of Penrhos junction & signal       Penrhos junction, west of Caerphilly     9       45     East
                                                                box                                                                Station footbridge, former Rhoose                  38
                                                                Black & white view of Rhoose signal box, level crossing and
                 bpm00477.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                              station (Station now reinstated but up       3    26    West       1958
                                                                cement works
                                                                                                                                   platform is beyond the level crossing)




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                       Subject                                                   Location                 M        C    Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No.
                                                                 Loaded coal train being hauled down the incline of the then,
                                                                                                                                     Top of Fuel oil storage tank at
                 bpm00478.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan            recently installed double line to Aberthaw "A" power station.                                                                 NE
                                                                                                                                     Aberthaw cement works
                                                                 The loco was a 56XX 0-6-2 Tank class
                 bpm00479.jpg                                                                                                        Station footbridge, original Rhoose                      East
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan            Black & white view of Rhoose station and up relief siding                                                          3   26
                                                                                                                                     station
                                                                 Black & white view from overgrown trackbed of former                                                           5
                                      Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                           28
                 bpm00480.jpg   CTD                              Cadoxton-Trehafod line, north of Tonteg junction and looking        North of Tonteg junction                                 North
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                                                                                32
                                                                 towards Tonteg signal box                                                                                      12
                                                                 Out-of-use single line between Creigiau Quarry & Common
                 bpm00481.jpg         Waterhall junction &                                                                           Road overbridge between Creigiau &                       West       1960
                                LTO                              Branch junction. This was brought back into use in 1964 but                                                        8   13
                                      Common Branch junction                                                                         Efail Isaf (Near the Cæsar’s Arms)
                                                                 was lifted after the closure of the quarry in the 1970s. (Black &
                                      Cadoxton South junction    white) view of lever frame & block instruments at Tonteg
                                                                 Internal
                 bpm00482.jpg   CTD                                                                                                  Tonteg junction signal box                 12      24               1960
                                      & Trehafod junction        junction signal box (Black & white)
                 bpm00483.jpg                                    View of Southerndown Road station on the last day of                                                                          SE      23-Oct-61
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                Southerndown Road station                  15      05
                                                                 stopping passenger trains
                                                                 View of the then recently re-aligned line north of Cymmer Afan
                                                                 station where the R&SB line via Gelli tunnel was lifted &
                                                                 commoned with the Bridgend & Abergwynfi line to diverge at
                                      Rhondda & Swansea Bay      Gelli junction (made in 1960) further up the valley. The 115-       Road overbridge immediately north of
                 bpm00484.jpg   RSB                                                                                                                                                 5   44    West       1961
                                      & Bridgend & Abergwynfi    yard Groeserw viaduct is seen in the view & its location is 5M-     former Cymmer Afan station
                                                                 34C from R&SB junction at Treherbert. The Bridgend &
                                                                 Abergwynfi single line originally came through on the right
                                                                 where the trackbed can be seen (Black & white)
                 bpm00485.jpg                                    Black & white view of facing points with mechanical detection       Gellirhaidd junction, Tonyrefail (Former                            1961
                                HEF   Hendreforgan                                                                                                                                  0   30
                                                                 where no facing-point lock was fitted                               line to Blackmill and Gilfach Goch)
                                                                 View of double line south of Tonteg junction as seen from                                                      4
                 bpm00486.jpg         Cadoxton South junction                                                                                                                           75               1961
                                CTD                              Tonteg viaduct on the Mwyndy junction-Tonteg junction line          Tonteg Viaduct
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                                                                                00
                                                                                                                                                                                11
                                VOG   Vale of Glamorgan          Black & white photo’ of 0-6-2 Collett loco & empties ascending
                 bpm00487.jpg                                                                                                        Aberthaw Cement works inlet                    5   42               1961
                                      Aberthaw Power Station     new incline from Aberthaw Power Station to Aberthaw East
                                APS                              station
                                                                 Then newly laid permanent way west of Aberthaw station, in          West end reception link with Vale of
                 bpm00488.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                               5   16     NW        1961
                                                                 conjunction with opening of new Aberthaw Power Station              Glamorgan line
                 bpm00489.jpg                                    The last 15.20pm Bridgend-Cardiff via Barry, stopping train at                                                                NW      23-Oct-61
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                Southerndown Road Station                  15      06
                                                                 Southerndown Road Station
                                                                 0-6-2 Collett tank loco' on down empties coal train passing
                 bpm00490.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan            through Southerndown Road Station on the last day of                Southerndown Road Station                  15      06     NW      23-Oct-61
                                                                 stopping passenger service
                 bpm00491.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan            Dismantling of station footbridge, Southerndown road                Southerndown Road Station                  15      06     SE
                 bpm00492.jpg                                    View of four-track station from station footbridge, on the last                                                               SE      23-Oct-61
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                Southerndown road Station                  15      07
                                                                 day of stopping passenger service
                 bpm00493.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan            Southerndown Road signal box diagram                                Southerndown Road station                  15      07             23-Oct-61
                                                                                                                                     A4093 road overbridge, south of
                 bpm00494.jpg   GIL   Gilfach                    View of out-of-use single line, looking towards Gilfach Goch                                                       0   36     SE        1961
                                                                                                                                     Gilfach Goch and north of
                                                                 Black & white view from Croeserw road (A4063) overlooking           Hendreforgan jct
                                                                 single Bridgend to Abergwynfi line, after closure of Rhondda &
                                RSB
                                      Rhondda & Swansea Bay      Swansea Bay line through Gelli tunnel (The trackbed to the          Overlooking Gelli tunnel & Cymmer
                 bpm00495.jpg                                                                                                                                                                 South      1961
                                      & Bridgend & Abergwynfi    tunnel is also visible). The Abergwynfi line connected the RSB      Afan valley (Black & white photo’)
                                BAL
                                                                 line through a new alignment further up the valley in 1961,
                                                                 shortly to be followed by the complete closure of this rail
                 bpm00496.jpg   APS   CEGB Aberthaw sidings      system wagon damage, Aberthaw Power station sidings
                                                                 Runaway                                                             Aberthaw Power station sidings             ~5      76     SW        1961
                 bpm00497.jpg   APS   CEGB Aberthaw sidings      Runaway wagon damage, Aberthaw Power station sidings                Aberthaw Power station sidings             ~5      76     SW        1961
                                                                 Black & white photo’ of stone skew road overbridge on former
                 bpm00498.jpg                                                                                                        Llantrisant Common (to the east of                        SW        1961
                                COZ   Common Branch              line between Common Branch junction & Llantrisant Common                                                           0   38
                                                                                                                                     Royal Mint)
                                                                 junction on Ely Valley line (Closed in 1935)
                                                                 View at north-west end of goods yard showing compound
                 bpm00499.jpg         Gaer junction & Aberbeeg                                                                                                                                 SE      11-Jun-67   11.20
                                WVL                              points (double inside slip) and connection to up running line to    Risca station                                  5   34
                                      junction
                                                                 Nine Mile point line and Risca station beyond
                                                                 View from north-west end of station, showing overbridge and
                                      Gaer junction & Aberbeeg   banner repeater signal. The left-hand lines ran to Nine Mile
                 bpm00500.jpg   WVL                                                                                                  Risca station                                  5   39     SE      11-Jun-67   11.23
                                      junction                   point & Tredegar and the right hand lines, of which only one
                                                                 survives (2001) ran to Abertillery, Oakdale colliery & Ebbw Vale
                                                                 Part view of station where left hand lines ran to Nine Mile
                                                                 Point, Wyllie & Tredegar and the turnout in the down main
                                                                 crossed to join the Western Valleys line to Ebbw Vale,
                                      Gaer junction & Aberbeeg   Abertillery & Oakdale colliery. Note the checked curves
                 bpm00501.jpg   WVL                                                                                                  Risca station                                  5   47     SE      11-Jun-67   11.25
                                      junction                   between the platforms. Risca junction signal box in the
                                                                 background, along with the visible permanent way was
                                                                 completely removed in the 1970's. Note that the signals are
                                                                 cleared for the Ebbw Vale line and the Sirhowi valley line as it
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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                        Subject                                                 Location               M               C    Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No.
                                                                  View from Risca junction signal box, looking along the Western
                                                                  Valleys line towards Crosskeys. Only one line survives here
                                      Gaer junction & Aberbeeg
                 bpm00502.jpg   WVL                               (2004), and served the BSC (formerly Corus) Ebbw Vale plant Risca junction signal box                         5           51    SE      11-Jun-67   11.30
                                      junction
                                                                  which no longer exists. Originally this was a double line
                                                                  scissors junction. The line was to re-opened to passengers in
                                                                  2007 of double line to Nine Mile Point, Wyllie & Tredegar (LMS
                                                                  View
                                                                  beyond Nine Mile Point). The entire line, including the
                                                                  earthworks of the embankment and the 88-yard Risca viaduct
                                                                  over the river Ebbw in the distance, was removed in the 1970's
                                                                  and part of the trackbed towards Nine Mile point was reworked
                 bpm00503.jpg   NMP Nine Mile Point & Risca                                                                         Risca junction signal box                   5           51    SE      11-Jun-67   11.30½
                                                                  to form the new Newport-Ebbw Vale A467 dual carriageway.
                                                                  To the left, the bank, formerly known as the 'long bridge'
                                                                  contained 33 arches and was demolished around the turn of
                                                                  the last century and replaced by a part-arched earth
                                                                  embankment which lasted until the second demolition.
                                                                                  was a double line scissors of 239-yard Penar
                                                                  Originally this of single line at west portal junction
                                                                  General view
                 bpm00504.jpg                                                                                                       Penar tunnel, west side (tunnel bore                         West     11-Jun-67   12.00
                                HRD   Halls Road                  tunnel. The line was closed completely in 1989 & lifted north of                                              4           55
                                                                                                                                    was from 4M-42C to 4M-53C)
                                                                  Crosskeys shortly afterwards
                 bpm00505.jpg                                                                                                       Penar junction (tunnel ran from 4M-                          East     11-Jun-67   11.58
                                HRD   Halls Road                  West portal of 239-yard Penar tunnel, viewed from inside                                                      4           57
                                                                                                                                    42C to 4M-53C)
                                                                  Single line from Penar Tunnel to Penar junction with 2-doll
                 bpm00506.jpg                                                                                                       East of Penar junction (Halls Road                            SE      11-Jun-67   12.02
                                HRD   Halls Road                  bracket home semaphore reading to Vale of Neath line &                                                        4           63
                                                                                                                                    branch)
                                                                  Oakdale branches respectively
                                                                  Abandoned double line looking towards Pentwynmawr
                                                                  Platform. Part of this line was re-used for a run-around facility
                                                                  when the Halls Road branch was mothballed in 1964, the
                                      Neath (General) &                                                                             East of Penar junction [Vale of Neath
                 bpm00507.jpg   VON                               Tredegar branch temporarily being used to access Oakdale                                                      7           55    SW      11-Jun-67   12.05
                                      Pontypool Road                                                                                (Taff Vale Extension) line]
                                                                  colliery via the VON line from Tredegar Lower junction. When
                                                                Wyllie colliery & the Tredegar line closed, the Halls Road
                                                                branch was reinstated & remained in use until closure in 1989
                 bpm00508.jpg         Neath (General) &         View of Vale of Neath up & down main lines with part lifted        East of Penar junction Vale of Neath                           NE      11-Jun-67   12.05
                                VON                                                                                                                                             7           55
                                      Pontypool Road            sidings & 2-doll bracket signal assembly                           (Taff Vale Extension) line
                                                                Sleeper crossing with compound points & vehicular level
                                      Penar Jct & Oakdale       crossing beyond & also former stationmaster's/crossing
                 bpm00509.jpg   PEN                                                                                                Penar junction                               4           71    SE      11-Jun-67   12.10
                                      Colliery                  keeper's house on Oakdale branch just west of Penar junction.
                                                                This was the single-to-double line junction
                 bpm00510.jpg         Penar Jct & Oakdale       Layout at Penar junction after rationalisation & closure of Vale                                            7           64       West     11-Jun-67   12.10
                                PEN                                                                                                Penar junction signal box
                                      Colliery                  of Neath line                                                                                                   4        71
                                                                Abandoned double line at former Penar junction Halt. (This
                                                                track was temporarily brought back into use after 1964 & the
                                      Neath (General) &         access to Oakdale colliery from the Halls Road Branch was
                 bpm00511.jpg   VON                                                                                                Former Penar junction Halt                   7           66    NE      11-Jun-67   12.14
                                      Pontypool Road            mothballed for a time while the Vale of Neath line was re-
                                                                instated between Bird-in Hand East & Penar junction in order
                                                                to use the former LMS Sirhowi line to Nine Mile Point &
                                                                Newport) Double line at former Penar junction Halt. (This
                                                                Abandoned
                                                                track was temporarily brought back into use after 1964 and the
                 bpm00512.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                           SW      11-Jun-67   12.15
                                VON                             access to Oakdale colliery from the Halls Road Branch, was         Former Penar junction Halt                   7           66
                                      Pontypool Road
                                                                mothballed for a time while the Vale of Neath line was re-
                                                                instated between Bird-in-Hand East & Penar junction)
                                                                Compound crossings in former Vale of Neath lines to
                 bpm00513.jpg                                   Oakdale/Halls Road sections (Note that only the passenger                                                   7           60        SW      11-Jun-67   12.18
                                VON   ed                                                                                           Penar junction
                                                                line portion of the crossings had a facing point lock (under the                                                4        67
                                                                hinged protection cover)
                                                                 Diesel-hauled milk train approaching Maesycrugiau from
                                                                Llanybyther. It is not known whether this train worked from
                 bpm00514.jpg                                                                                                      West of Llanllwni (Road overbridge to
                                AYT   Carmarthen & Aberystwyth Aberayron or Pont Llanio creamery. Note the density of the                                                       3       50.75     SW      Apr 1967
                                                                aerial telegraph rig. (This route was formerly the GW main line    Maesycrugiau)
                                                                to Aberystwyth)
                                                                Superelevated single line immediately south of Pont Llanio
                 bpm00515.jpg                                                                                                      Road overbridge south of Pont Llanio                           NW
                                AYT   Carmarthen & Aberystwyth station and Milk Marketing Board creamery. (Line was out-of-                                                 19          45.75
                                                                                                                                   station
                                                                use north of Pont Llanio at time of photograph)
                 bpm00516.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry Cadoxton North Yard track arrangement after partial lifting of                                              6           6        South
                                BRY                             Wenvoe lines & crossings in up & down main Barry-Cardiff           Cadoxton South junction
                                      Pier                                                                                                                                          0       00
                                      Cadoxton South junction   lines
                                                                Junction to west side of north yard at Cadoxton North sidings,     3-track Rail overbridge north of
                 bpm00517.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                         ~0              42   North      1960
                                      & Treforest junction      showing facing point fouling bar when in full use                  Palmerston
                                      Cadoxton South junction   Reciprocal view of bpm00517.jpg                                    3-track Rail overbridge north of
                 bpm00518.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                         ~0              42   South      1960
                                      & Treforest junction                                                                         Palmerston
                 bpm00519.jpg         Cadoxton South junction   Cross-view of trackbed & down distant signal for Wenvoe after                                                                    East
                                CTD                                                                                                South of Wenvoe tunnel                   ~3              15
                                      & Treforest junction      tracklifting
                                      Cadoxton South junction
                 bpm00520.jpg   CTD                             South portal of Wenvoe tunnel after tracklifting                   Wenvoe tunnel, south portal                  3           21    SE
                                      & Treforest junction
                                                               Pont Llanio station platform with signal box, passing loop &
                 bpm00521.jpg                                                                                                   Road overbridge immediately south of                             South    Apr 1967
                                AYT   Carmarthen & Aberystwyth part of Milk Marketing Board's creamery & sidings all now                                                    19          45¾
                                                                                                                                Pont Llanio station
                                                               defunct
                 bpm00522.jpg         Carmarthen & Newcastle Deep cutting approach to Pencader tunnel, Llanpumpsaint-                                                                             SW      Apr 1967
                                CAN                            side. Wooden aqueduct passing over top of portal is just visible South-west side of Pencader tunnel          257             55
                                      Emlyn
                                      Carmarthen & Newcastle      View of single line curve approaching south-west portal of
                 bpm00523.jpg   CAN                                                                                                South side of Pencader tunnel            257             55    NW      Apr 1967
                                      Emlyn                       Pencader tunnel with aqueduct passing across left of top
                                                                  blockwork




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.
                                                                  View of south-west portal of 988-yard Pencader tunnel with
                                      Carmarthen & Newcastle
                 bpm00524.jpg   CAN                               aqueduct passing across left of top blockwork. Tunnel ran             South portal of Pencader tunnel            257    57      SW      Apr 1967
                                      Emlyn
                                                                  from 257M-58C to 258M-23C
                 bpm00525.jpg                                     Spare
                                      Carmarthen & Newcastle      View through south portal of Pencader tunnel from tunnel
                 bpm00526.jpg   CAN                                                                                                     Pencader tunnel, south side                257    59     North    Apr 1967
                                      Emlyn                       interior
                                      Cadoxton South junction                                                                           Just north of Argae Lane underbridge,
                 bpm00527.jpg   CTD                               Trackbed of Wenvoe branch after recovery of line by contractor                                                   0     ~42     South
                                      & Trehafod junction                                                                               Cadoxton North
                 bpm00528.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     Trackbed of Wenvoe branch after recovery of line by                   Vishwell Road overbridge between                         North
                                CTD                                                                                                                                                1     78.5
                                      & Trehafod junction         contractor (Not a good photo’)                                        Cadoxton & Wenvoe
                 bpm00529.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of part of Cadoxton South junction after partial truncation                                                               South
                                BRY                                                                                                     Cadoxton South signal box                  6      06
                                      Pier                        of permanent way as seen from signal box
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   Truncated junction of trailing points from Wenvoe branch as
                 bpm00530.jpg   BRY                                                                                                     Cadoxton South signal box & junction       6      5.5    South
                                      Pier                        viewed from track level
                 bpm00531.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry   0-6-2 Collett tank loco' on empty Leys coal train, passing                                                                     South
                                BRY                                                                                                     Cadoxton South signal box & junction       6      06
                                      Pier                        Cadoxton South signal box
                                      Cadoxton South junction     Trackbed after recovery of track, viewed from Vishwell Rd             Road overbridge between St.Andrews
                 bpm00532.jpg   CTD                                                                                                                                                1     78.5    South
                                      & Trehafod junction         road overbridge                                                       & Wenvoe
                 bpm00533.jpg         Cadoxton South junction     As bpm005323 but reciprocal view looking towards Wenvoe               Just north of Argae Lane underbridge                     South
                                CTD                                                                                                                                                0      43
                                      & Trehafod junction         with still-standing down homes bracket signal assembly                at Cadoxton North Yard junction
                                                                  2-doll bracket signal with permanent caution semaphores for
                                                                  either-line working of lines beween Minehead and Dunster.             Adjacent to former Butlin's Camp(now
                 bpm00534.jpg   MHD Taunton & Minehead                                                                                                                             187    29     West       1979
                                                                  Placed at 1870 yards from Dunster signal box at the time of           Westworld ), Minehead
                                                                  taking. On removal, the assembly was moved to the Exeter-
                                      Cardiff (Stonefield         Barnstable linejunction from Highbridge Road overbridge,
                                                                  View of Heath
                 bpm00535.jpg   CAR                                                                                                     Highbridge Road road overbridge            3     16.75 South
                                      junction) & Rhymney         Heath, west of Roath park, Cardiff
                 bpm00536.jpg                                     Sully station after abandonment of line beyond Penarth                Road overbridge at south-east end of                      SE
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      4     57.25
                                                                  Cement Works from Penarth end of branch                               station
                                                                  End of run-around loop & line which formerly ran on to                Old A470 road overbridge at Coryton
                 bpm00537.jpg   CRY   Coryton                                                                                                                                      2      59     East
                                                                  Tongwynlais & Nantgarw. A two-lever groundframe is visible            Halt (Single line junction is at 2M-61C)
                                                                  alongside the points
                                                                  Aberthaw station when in full use and before closure to
                 bpm00538.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                   Aberthaw station                           5      03     West
                                                                  passenger traffic in 1964, after which, the up platform line (left)
                                                                  was lifted
                                                                  Aberthaw station when in full use and before closure to
                 bpm00539.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                   Aberthaw station                           5      03     East
                                                                  passenger traffic in 1964, after which, the up platform line
                                                                  Up & down lifted showing partial fragmentation after singling of
                                                                  (right) was lines
                 bpm00540.jpg                                     line for freight only, to Penarth Cement Works. View shows            Lane overbridge immediately north of                     South    09-Jun-68   11.12
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      2     33.5
                                                                  half-compound in up main and track slewed over to connect             Penarth Cement Works signal box
                                                                  with down main
                 bpm00541.jpg                                     Partially truncated lines with diamond crossing in severed up         Connection to former Penarth Cement                      North
                                PTH   Penarth
                                                                  line after closure of Penarth branch to passenger traffic             Works, east of Lavernock
                                                                  Partially truncated lines with diamond crossing in severed up
                                                                  line after closure of Penarth branch to passenger traffic. Part       Between Lavernock station and
                 bpm00542.jpg   PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                                     SW
                                                                  of the up line visible, shows a fairly recently renewed section       Penarth Cement Works
                                                                  of 109lb/yd flat bottomed rail with elastic spike fixings on
                                                                  baseplates lines between Lavernock station and Penarth
                                                                  Up and down
                                                                                                                                        Between Lavernock station and
                 bpm00543.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     Cement Works showing down line in bullhead rail and up line                                                                     NE
                                                                                                                                        Penarth Cement Works
                                                                  in 109lb/yd flat bottomed rail with elastic spike fixings
                                                                  View of north-east end of Lavernock station after closure of
                 bpm00544.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     line to passengers. Station road (later Fort Road) rail               Lavernock station footbridge               2      77      SW      9-Jun-68
                                                                  overbridge is just beyond the station limits
                 bpm00545.jpg                                     View of south-west end of Lavernock station after closure of                                                                    NE      9-Jun-68
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                           Lavernock station footbridge               2      77
                                                                  line to passengers
                                                                  View of Penarth Cement Works signal box and southern rail             Bridleway overbridge near Penarth
                 bpm00546.jpg   PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      2     33.5    North      1968
                                                                  connection to works sidings                                           Cement Works signal box
                 bpm00547.jpg                                     Looking south from Brockhill Rise road overbridge towards             Brockhill Rise overbridge, lower                         North    09-Jun-68   14.45
                                PTH   Penarth
                                                                  Penarth Cement Works                                                  Penarth
                 bpm00548.jpg                                     View of double track looking towards Lavernock when up main           Forrest Road overbridge, east of                         North    09-Jun-68
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      2      09
                                                                  had been taken out-of-use                                             former Lower Penarth halt
                                                                  View of double track incline south of Penarth station showing
                 bpm00549.jpg                                     truncated up line when down line was still in use for traffic to      Archer Rd road overbridge south of                       South      1968
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      1      31
                                                                  Penarth Cement Works                                                  Penarth station

                                                                  Penarth station after lifting of down platform line (Mileages
                 bpm00550.jpg                                     changed after singling of branch. Old station mileage was 1M-         Stanwell Rd road overbridge north of                     North
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      1      04
                                                                  03C, new is 1M-13C?)                                                  Penarth station

                                                                  Cutting approaching Penarth station after lifting of down line
                                                                  and showing tandem turnout, part of which has been removed.           Stanwell Rd road overbridge north of
                 bpm00551.jpg   PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                      1      04     South
                                                                  Central loop line remained for a while but was also removed           Penarth station
                                                                  when Penarth station was remodelled




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                         Subject                                                     Location           M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
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                                                                   View of line from Forrest Rd overbridge in vicinity of former Forrest Rd road overbridge north of
                 bpm00552.jpg   PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                 ~1     77     South
                                                                   Penarth power station, when up line had been taken out-of-use former Lower Penarth Halt
                 bpm00553.jpg                                      View of line immediately south of former Lower Penarth Halt   Brockhill Rd road overbridge, south of                     South
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                 ~2     9
                                                                   after up line had been taken out-of-use                       former Lower Penarth Halt
                                                                   View of abandoned track in cutting, looking east from Cog
                                                                   Road overbridge, east of Sully station. This cutting is now   Cog Road overbridge east of Sully
                 bpm00554.jpg   PTH   Penarth                                                                                                                                  4    58.5     SW      09-Jun-68   11.40
                                                                   backfilled and a house stands immediately above the site      station site
                                                                   shown, and beyond, a housing estate
                 bpm00555.jpg                                      Abandoned double line branch at curve out of Biglis junction                                                             West     9-Jun-68    12.25
                                PTH   Penarth                                                                                    Just east of Biglis junction                  5     50
                                                                   and looking towards Cadoxton Moors
                 bpm00556.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry    View at intermediate point in diverging lines from Biglis                                                  ~5   53       West     9-Jun-68    12.22
                                                                                                                                 Biglis junction
                                PTH   Pier (and Penarth Branch)    junction, showing already truncated Penarth branch                                                           ~5 61.5
                 bpm00557.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry View of Biglis junction during tracklifting of Penarth Branch                                                 5    49.5      NE      9-Jun-68    12.25
                                                                                                                              Biglis junction
                                PTH   Pier (and Penarth Branch)                                                                                                                 5     59
                                                                Abandoned track and station at Builth Road Low Level, looking
                 bpm00558.jpg   MLT   Moat Lane Jct & Talyllyn  towards Builth wells. The two tracks converge in the distance Builth Road Low Level station                   85     12     West     Oct 1963
                                                                to form a single line to Builth wells
                                                                   Abandoned permanent way at Builth Road Low Level, showing
                                                                   up & down sidings and North signal box located at 85M-0C . A Builth Road Low Level, jujst west of the
                 bpm00559.jpg   MLT   Moat Lane Jct & Talyllyn                                                                                                                              East     1-Oct-63
                                                                   single line connection with the Central Wales line was located high level station of the central Wales     85     08
                                                                   on the left, at 84M-79C, 1 chain beyond the signal box         line
                                                                   Arrangement of single line from Cymmer tunnel to siding fan at North-west portal of Cymmer tunnel
                 bpm00560.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi        Cymmer Afan with line over steel viaduct leading to Glyncorrwg (Now sealed off with overhead road          11     10     South    20-Jun-64   15.28
                                                                                                                                  realignment)
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &     General view of Bridgend station                                   Road overbridge at south-east end of
                 bpm00561.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                           190    38      SE
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                               station
                                                                   Arrangement of junction at Peterston West junction showing
                                                                   South Wales Main lines & on right, line connecting Peterston
                 bpm00562.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                        Peterston West junction (Since          176   67      West
                                SWM                                with Drope junction on Cadoxton-Treforest line. Note the
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                               removed)                                 06    55
                                                                   check-railed turnout in the foreground which contains what is
                                                                   known as a 'check lump' against the right-hand point blade
                                                                   View looking eastwards towards Cardiff, of east end of former
                 bpm00563.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                        A4222 road overbridge, at east end of                  NW
                                SWM                                Llantrisant station with Cowbridge Bay and run-around                                                      181    34
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                               former Llantrisant station
                                                                   headshunt on right
                                                                   View looking westwards towards Bridgend,of west end of
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                        A4222 road overbridge, at east end of
                 bpm00564.jpg   SWM                                former Llantrisant station with Cowbridge Bay and run-around                                               181    35      SE
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                               former Llantrisant station
                                                                   lines on left
                                      Llantrisant Jct & Aberthaw   View of out of use single line, looking towards site of former
                 bpm00565.jpg   ATW                                                                                                   Tychwith Road overbridge, Ystradowen     3    15.25   North
                                      Low Level                    Ystradowen station
                                      Llantrisant Jct & Aberthaw   View of out of use single line, looking towards Llantrisant. The
                 bpm00566.jpg   ATW                                                                                                   Tychwith Road overbridge, Ystradowen     3    15.25 South
                                      Low Level                    overbridge from where this view was taken, was removed in
                                                                   2004

                 bpm00567.jpg         Spare


                                                                   Non-standard distant signal assembly for advance indication
                 bpm00568.jpg                                                                                                         Near Low Level Loop junction, Exeter                  North
                                EBB   Exeter Basin                 that the trailing connection into the down main line was cleared                                            0     22
                                                                                                                                      Basin
                                                                   for passage onto the Dawlish line, when in the "off" position
                                                                   Rear view of non-standard distant signal with arm proving
                 bpm00569.jpg   EBB   Exeter Basin                                                                                    Low Level Loop junction, Exeter Basin    0     21      SW
                                                                   repeater contacts
                 bpm00570.jpg         Cardiff (Stonefield Rd) &    View looking south-east from road overbridge at Heath              Highbridge Rd overbridge at original                   NW
                                CAR                                                                                                                                            3     16
                                      Rhymney                      junction after removal of sidings and relief lines                 Heath junction site
                                                                   View looking north-west from A4119 road overbridge north of
                 bpm00571.jpg                                      Fairwater, west of Llandaff. The new (1987) Danescourt (City       A4119 road overbridge, south of new                    SW
                                RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    3     09
                                                                                                                                      Danescourt station
                                                                   Line) station is now located just north-west of this overbridge
                                                                   View looking towards Ely Paper Mill from road overbridge in
                 bpm00572.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                           Fairwater, Cardiff                       2     52      NW
                                                                   Fairwater
                                                                   Cutting and double line as viewed from road overbridge. This
                 bpm00573.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                           Fairwater, Cardiff                       2     52      SE
                                                                   is now the site of Fairwater station on the City Line
                                                                   View of signal box & junction with single line Llantrisant         Road overbridge north of Fairwater
                 bpm00574.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                                                                    2     67      SE
                                                                   (Waterhall) branch showing half compound point in down main        station
                                                                   (All nowsingle line, looking towards Waterhall junction from
                                                                   View of removed)
                 bpm00575.jpg   RAD   Radyr                        Fairwater-Radyr/Cardiff road overbridge near Pentrebane.           Fairwater                                3     13     West
                                                                   (Bridge now removed & line lifted in 1960's)
                                                                   View of single line, looking towards St, Fagans from road
                 bpm00576.jpg         Waterhall junction &         overbridge near Pentrebane. (Bridge now removed & cutting                                                                East
                                LTO                                                                                                   Fairwater                                3     13
                                      Common Branch junction       backfilled at road line)




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              No.
                                                               View of halt and run-around loop (the latter unused after the
                 bpm00577.jpg   CRY    Coryton                                                                                        Coryton halt (end of line)                  2    58     West
                                                               introduction of DMU passenger trains)
                 bpm00578.jpg   RAD    Radyr                   Network Southeast coach awaiting conversion                            Radyr Yard                                              East     07-Oct-89   15.29
                 bpm00579.jpg   RAD    Radyr                   Self-propelled track relaying unit (track panel handling cranes)       Radyr Yard                                              East     07-Oct-89   15.27
                                                               View of up & down main line as seen from Llandaff North
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &   station footbridge. The junction for the up through siding and
                 bpm00580.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Llandaff station                            4    27      SE      08-Oct-89   09.30
                                       Merthyr                 the second turnout to the loop-line to Radyr Quarry & Radyr
                                                               branch, lies opposite the signal box. All of the last-mentioned
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &   items are now removed
                                                               Trailing crossover and lead to Llandaff loop single line with up
                 bpm00581.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Llandaff station                            4    34      SE      08-Oct-89   09.35
                                       Merthyr                 main inner home bracket signal for valleys route
                                     Cardiff (Bute Road) &     Lead to through siding and branch to Llandaff loop single line
                 bpm00582.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Llandaff Loop junction                      4    39      SE      08-Oct-89   09.39
                                     Merthyr                   (All now removed)
                 bpm00583.jpg   CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View of diverging lines at former Glamorganshire Canal rail                                                                     SE      08-Oct-89   09.41
                                                                                                                                      Radyr side of Llandaff Loop junction        4    42
                                 LDA Merthyr / Llandaff Loop   overbridges northwest of Llandaff Loop junction
                                                               View of singled branch at rail overbridge beween Llandaff
                 bpm00584.jpg   LDA    Llandaff Loop                                                                                  Llandaff Loop                               4   48.5    East     08-Oct-89   09.44
                                                               Loop junction & River Taff viaduct (All now removed)
                                                               View from rail overbridge approaching Llandaff Loop junction.
                 bpm00585.jpg                                  This was a double-line loop previously but the entire branch           Rail overbridge between Llandaff Loop                   West     08-Oct-89   09.45
                                LDA    Llandaff Loop                                                                                                                              4    50
                                                               was removed upon the abolition of Radyr Quarry signal box &            Viaduct & Llandaff Loop junction
                                                               yard & implementation of the new signalling scheme in 1999
                                                               Singled branch approaching former two-line river Taff viaduct.
                 bpm00586.jpg   LDA    Llandaff Loop                                                                                  East end of Llandaff Loop Viaduct           4    60     East     08-Oct-89   09.50
                                                               All taken out-of-use & track lifted after 1999
                                                               View of single to double line junction in Llandaff Loop line near
                 bpm00587.jpg   LDA    Llandaff Loop                                                                                                                                          East     08-Oct-89   09.52
                                                               Radyr Quarry junction City Line (Radyr Branch) converging              West end of Llandaff Loop Viaduct           4   64.25
                                RAD    Radyr
                                                               from left) Branch was lifted after 1999
                                                               Double line approaching Radyr Quarry junction from Fairwater,
                 bpm00588.jpg   RAD    Radyr                   showing trailing points in down main, leading from former              East of Radyr Quarry junction               3    65     East     08-Oct-89   09.54
                                                               Radyr Yard complex. (Single Llandaff Loop line converging
                                                               from right)
                                                               Llandaff Loop Viaduct after singling of loop line, showing
                                                                                                                                      West end of Llandaff Loop Viaduct       4       65
                 bpm00589.jpg   LDA    Llandaff Loop           support pillars for former second line section of viaduct, in                                                                   SW      08-Oct-89   09.55
                                                                                                                                      viewed from Radyr Branch (City Line)        3     70
                                                               River Taff (Viaduct still standing (2004) but line and
                                                               earthworks now removed) singling of loop line. (Viaduct still
                                                               Llandaff Loop Viaduct after                                            West end of Llandaff Loop Viaduct
                 bpm00590.jpg   LDA    Llandaff Loop                                                                                                                              3    67     West     08-Oct-89   09.56
                                                               standing (2004) but line & earthworks now removed)                     viewed from Radyr Branch (City Line)
                                                               View of Radyr Quarry junction signal box and south-west side
                 bpm00591.jpg                                  of Radyr Yard. The lines, immediately to the left are now used         South-east of Radyr Quarry junction                      SE      08-Oct-89   10.04
                                RAD    Radyr                                                                                                                                      3   79.5
                                                               by City Line passenger trains as well as for occasional freight        signal box

                 bpm00592.jpg                                  View of Radyr Yard when in full use                                    South-east of Radyr Quarry junction                      SE      08-Oct-89   10.04
                                RAD    Radyr                                                                                                                                      3   79.5
                                                                                                                                      signal box
                 bpm00593.jpg                                  View of up relief and up & down main lines passing west side                                                                   South    08-Oct-89   10.06
                                RAD    Radyr                                                                                          Radyr Yard                                  4    20
                                                               of Radyr Yard
                                                               View of up relief and up & down main lines passing west side
                 bpm00594.jpg                                  of Radyr Yard. A straight-post semaphore reading both ways is                                                                   SE      08-Oct-89   10.08
                                RAD    Radyr                                                                                          Radyr Yard                                  4    25
                                                               visible in the background (Radyr Quarry up starting/down
                                                               home with Radyr junction up permanent caution arm)
                                                               Radyr branch lines curving into Radyr junction and station with
                 bpm00595.jpg   RAD    Radyr                                                                                          Near Radyr junction                         4           South    08-Oct-89   10.13
                                                               Radyr Yard lines also coming in & out at right
                                                               Permanent way layout approaching Radyr junction. Note the
                                                               scissors crossover laid on the curve and also the mandatory
                 bpm00596.jpg   RAD    Radyr                   facing-point locked turnout in the up passenger line. This             Radyr junction.                             4    36     South    08-Oct-89   10.14
                                                               layout was simplified by year-end 1999 when Radyr Yard was
                                                               closed and only the Cardiff-Pontypridd and Radyr branch lines
                                                               were left in use and relief lines at Radyr station. This layout
                                                               Up & down main
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &     was modified by year-end 1999 and the third line from the right
                 bpm00597.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Radyr station                               5    31      SE      08-Oct-89   10.20
                                       Merthyr                 was realigned with a platform extension. The former relief lines
                                                               north of this point were also completely removed
                                                               Up & down relief lines north-west of Radyr station. Out of the
                                                               relief lines (left) only the down line was usable but due to the
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &     low density of freight traffic by 1992, this was rarely used. The
                 bpm00598.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   North-west of Radyr ststion                 5    48      SE      08-Oct-89   10.24
                                       Merthyr                 up relief line was severed at Taffs Well and a stop sleeper
                                                               installed at 5M-50C and the red light delineating the 'stopped'
                                                               line can be seen on the left relief line. By 2000, both relief lines
                                                               were lifted main & relief lines south of former Pentyrch
                                                               Up & down
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &
                 bpm00599.jpg   CAM                            Crossing south-east of Taffs Well. Relief lines (left) were            South of former Pentyrch crossing           6    15      SE      08-Oct-89   10.35
                                       Merthyr                 removed completely by 2000
                                                               Up & down main and relief lines at former alignment of former
                                                               Taffs Well Siding extension to Pentyrch Railway, crossed
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &     these lines on its path to Melyn Griffith Tin Works, Whitchurch.
                 bpm00600.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Pentyrch Crossing                           6    31      SE      08-Oct-89   10.40
                                       Merthyr                 Pentyrch Crossing signal box stood near here up to the early
                                                               ’sixties. The trackbed beyond the tracks and foot-crossing, is
                                                               seen as a lane at the left of this photo’
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Up & down main lines with out-of-use down relief lines on left
                 bpm00601.jpg   CAM                                                                                                   Former Pentyrch Crossing                    6    29      SE      08-Oct-89   10.42
                                       Merthyr                 (since lifted). Castell Coch is seen upper right of frame
                 bpm00602.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Up & down main lines with out-of-use down relief lines (since          Approach to Taffs Well & at Pentyrch                     SE      08-Oct-89   10.45½
                                CAM                                                                                                                                               6    51
                                       Merthyr                 lifted)                                                                river bridge (over Taff)
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Up & down main lines with out-of-use relief lines (since lifted)       Approach to Taffs Well, south-east of
                 bpm00603.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                               6    68      SE      08-Oct-89   10.49
                                       Merthyr                                                                                        old road overbridge near Ynys Fach
                                                                                                                                      yard.




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                        Subject                                                    Location               M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
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                                                                 Up & down main lines with out-of-use relief lines (since lifted),
                                                                 & showing the down main motored distant semaphore and
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &      permanent caution down relief distant for Radyr Junction ’box.
                 bpm00604.jpg   CAM                                                                                                  SE of M4 motorway overbridge               6    10      SE      08-Oct-89   11.04
                                      Merthyr                    The surviving down main semaphore was replaced by a colour
                                                                 light unit upon the implementation of the Llandaff North-
                                                                 Pontypridd resignalling scheme in 1999
                                                                 View of 4-track reverse curve with relief lines out-of-use. (The
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &
                 bpm00605.jpg   CAM                              latter were removed & the up & down main lines re-aligned to     Between Taffs Well & Radyr                    6    00     North    08-Oct-89   11.07
                                      Merthyr
                                                                 reduce the radius of curvature by the year 2000)
                 bpm00606.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      View of northern end of Radyr yard with Radyr junction beyond Radyr Yard                                      ~4    20      SE      08-Oct-89   11.27
                 bpm00607.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Up & down main lines with up relief line between Llandaff                                                                   SE      08-Oct-89   11.30
                                CAM                                                                                               East of Radyr Yard                            4    78.5
                                      Merthyr                    North and Radyr junction
                 bpm00608.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                  SE      08-Oct-89   11.35½
                                CAM                              Track between Llandaff North and Radyr junction                     South-east of Radyr yard                  ~4    56
                                      Merthyr
                 bpm00609.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                  NW      08-Oct-89   11.38
                                CAM                              Track between Llandaff North and Radyr junction                     North-west of Llandaff Loop Jct            4    50
                                      Merthyr
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View from trackbed looking towards Llandaff North station road
                 bpm00610.jpg   CAM                              overbridge                                                     South-east of Llandaff North                    4    17      SE      08-Oct-89   11.47
                                      Merthyr

                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View from Llandaff North station road overbridge showing path
                 bpm00611.jpg   CAM                                                                                                  Road overbridge, Llandaff North station    4    22     East     08-Oct-89   11.52
                                      Merthyr                    of former relief lines with Llandaff North signal box in distance

                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View from College Road overbridge at former site of Roath
                 bpm00612.jpg   CAM                                                                                                  College Road road overbridge               3    63      NW      08-Oct-89   11.58
                                      Merthyr                    Branch junction. The housing is built on the former yard &
                                                                 View of site
                                                                 branch former up & down main lines with lifted relief lines in
                 bpm00613.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                  SE      08-Oct-89   11.58½
                                CAM                              Llandaff area                                                       College Road road overbridge               3    63
                                      Merthyr
                 bpm00614.jpg   CRY   Coryton                    View of Coryton halt as seen from old A470 road overbridge          Coryton halt (end of line)                 2    58      NW      08-Oct-89   12.07
                 bpm00615.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Siding layout as viewed from south-west, headshunt end              West end British Coal sidings                          West     12-May-91   15.15       0A
                                SWM
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                              Llanharan disposal site
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Headshunt buffer assembly at south-west end of Llanharan            West end British Coal sidings
                 bpm00616.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                                         East     12-May-91   15.20       2A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          coal disposal site                                                  Llanharan disposal site
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Siding layout as viewed from south-west headshunt end               West end British Coal sidings
                 bpm00617.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                                         West     12-May-91   15.35       3A
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                              Llanharan disposal site
                 bpm00618.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Track layout west of inlet from main lines, to Llanharan Coal       East end of British Coal sidings,                       SW      12-May-91   15.49       4A
                                SWM
                                      Fishguard Harbour          disposal yard                                                       Llanharan disposal site
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Superelevated curve in main line alongside Llanharan British        Alongside British Coal Llanharan
                 bpm00619.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                                          NE      12-May-91   15.54       5A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          Coal disposal site                                                  disposal site
                 bpm00620.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Facing turnout & trailing crossover at BR entry from main lines     East end of British Coal sidings,                               12-May-91   15.54       6A
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            184   33.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour          to Llanharan British Coal disposal site                             Llanharan disposal site
                 bpm00621.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Up & down main lineshowing crossover & lead to Briitish Coal        East end of British Coal sidings,                               12-May-91   15.55       7A
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            184   32.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour          sidings, Llanharan disposal site                                    Llanharan disposal site
                 bpm00622.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   View from main line looking towards sidings at British Coal         Llanharan British Coal sidings &                        NW      12-May-91   15.57       8A
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            184   31
                                      Fishguard Harbour          sidings, Llanharan disposal site                                    groundframe
                                                                 Lead from down main into British Coal disposal site,
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &
                 bpm00623.jpg   SWM                              Llanharan, to sidings fan with down side backshunt spur             Llanharan groundframe                     184   31.5    NE      12-May-91   15.57       9A
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 running past right face of location cupboards
                 bpm00624.jpg       Severn Tunnel junction &     View of short-radius curves running to overhead coal loading                                                                NW      12-May-91   15.58      10A
                                SWM                                                                                                  Llanharan British Coal sidings            184   30
                                    Fishguard Harbour            plant at east end of Llanharan, British Coal disposal site
                 bpm00625.jpg       Severn Tunnel junction &     Motored points & detection at facing junction British Coal          Llanharan British Coal facing points                   East     12-May-91   16.00      11A
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            184   30
                                    Fishguard Harbour            Llanharan down main to British Coal yard inlet                      inlet from down main
                                                                 113A trailing crossover at Llanharan British Coal site, showing
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &
                 bpm00626.jpg   SWM                              electric motor points drive unit. View is from down main &          Llanharan British Coal Yard               184   29.8    SW      12-May-91   16.01      12A
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 looking in up direction towards Cardiff
                 bpm00627.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   View of short-radius curves running to overhead coal loading                                                                NW      12-May-91   16.01      13A
                                SWM                                                                                                  Llanharan British Coal Yard               184   29
                                      Fishguard Harbour          plant at east end of Llanharan, British Coal disposal site
                                                                 Facing turnout from down main to British Coal Llanharan coal
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &
                 bpm00628.jpg   SWM                              disposal site showing points motor and detection housing (to        Llanharan British Coal Yard               184   29      NE      12-May-91   16.01½     14A
                                    Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 left of turnout)
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   View looking north-east from shunting spur at east end of
                 bpm00629.jpg   SWM                                                                                                  Llanharan British Coal Yard               184   28      SW      12-May-91   16.05      15A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          British Coal, Llanharan coal disposal site
                                                                 View from A473 road overbridge looking towards Llantrisant.
                 bpm00630.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                       A473 road overbridge, east of former      183 65       West     12-May-91   16.16      16A
                                SWM                              The former layout which included a goods yard, shed & cattle
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                              Llanharan junction                          0  00
                                                                 pen, is viewable on frame bpm00207.jpg
                                                                 View looking towards former Llanharan station site. The
                 bpm00631.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   double line cutting to Wern Tarw and Tondu on the extreme           A473 road overbridge, east of former      183 65        NE      12-May-91   16.16      17A
                                SWM
                                      Fishguard Harbour          right, is obscured by vegetation. A new staggered platform          Llanharan junction                          0  00
                                                                 station was established and opened here in 2008
                 bpm00632.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Bute road single-line platform                                                                                              SE      18-May-91   10.56      18A
                                CAM                                                                                                  Cardiff, Bute Street station               0    07
                                      Merthyr
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Bute road single-line platform
                 bpm00633.jpg   CAM                                                                                                  Cardiff, Bute Street station               0    07      NW      18-May-91   10.56      19A
                                      Merthyr
                                                                 View looking north from north end of Bute Street station with
                 bpm00634.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &      severed second line which was used latterly by the private                                                                  SE      18-May-91   10.58      20A
                                CAM                                                                                                  Cardiff, Bute Street station               0    10
                                      Merthyr                    railway heritage group which moved to Barry Island as the
                                                                 Vale of Glamorgan Railway Co. Ltd in 1994
                                    Severn Tunnel junction &     View from down main line towards road overbridge showing
                 bpm00635.jpg   SWM                                                                                                  Stormy Down                               195   22      SW      18-May-91   14.37      21A
                                    Fishguard Harbour            recently laid HDPE conduits for signalling track-circuit cabling
                 bpm00636.jpg       Severn Tunnel junction &     Then newly-installed insulated fishplate in 113A FB track with                                                             East     18-May-91   14.38      22A
                                SWM                                                                                                  Stormy Down                               195   21.5
                                    Fishguard Harbour            insulated rail joint clearly visible between rail ends




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                                                                 View of main up & down main lines at Stormy Down looking up
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   incline towards summit. A track-circuit re-cabling exercise had      Unclassified lane overbridge, Stormy
                 bpm00637.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                             195      16    West     18-May-91   14.43     23A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          just been carried out and concrete ducting tidied up                 Down

                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   View looking towards Pyle from road overbridge between               Unclassified lane overbridge, Stormy
                 bpm00638.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                             195      16    East     18-May-91   14.43     24A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          Kenfig Hill and Bridgend                                             Down
                                                                 Detail of down loop to down main trailing connection with
                 bpm00639.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   crossover beyond, showing points motor & temperature sensor                                                                   West     18-May-91   14.54     25A
                                SWM                                                                                                   Down loop exit, Stormy Down               194     70.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour          box for heated switch. New HDPE conduits had just been
                                                                 installed for track-circuit cable connections to rails
                 bpm00640.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Then newly-installed track-circuit cable junction box showing                                                                 South    18-May-91   14.56     26A
                                SWM                                                                                                   Down loop exit, Stormy Down               194     70.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour          cable ferrule identifiers
                 bpm00641.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   View of up & down relief loop connections at west end of             Road overbridge at west end of Stormy                    West     18-May-91   14.57     27A
                                SWM                                                                                                                                             194      75
                                      Fishguard Harbour          Stormy Down loop                                                     Down loop
                                                                 Plan view of failing pre-stressed concrete sleeper just before
                 bpm00642.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                                                                                 West     18-May-91   15.02     28A
                                SWM                              replacement. A typical butt-welded joint is seen above the           Stormy Down                               194      72
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 pandrol fixing
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   View of Edgar Allen cast manganese crossing                          Stormy Down, west end, down loop to
                 bpm00643.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                             194     69.5   West     18-May-91   15.04     29A
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                               down main trailing connection
                 bpm00644.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Full switch catch-point at down relief line exit into down main      Stormy down, west end, down loop to                      West     18-May-91   15.06     30A
                                SWM                                                                                                                                             194      68
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                               down main outlet
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Edgar Allen cast manganese crossing in down to up main line
                 bpm00645.jpg   SWM                                                                                                   Stormy Down                               194     66.5   West     18-May-91   15.08     31A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          at Stormy Down
                 bpm00646.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Up main to up relief motorised facing turnout showing                                                                         West     18-May-91   15.11     32A
                                SWM                                                                                                   Stormy Down                               194     62.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour          temperature sensor/ignition unit for propane-heated switch
                                                                 Close-up of points motor/detection/facing-point lock unit in up
                                                                 main to up relief (loop) at Stormy Down. The points were
                 bpm00647.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &                                                                                                                                 East     18-May-91   15.12     33A
                                SWM                              spiked and padlocked temporarily pending replacement of the          Stormy Down                               194     62.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 trailing crossing at the Cardiff-end of the up loop line where
                                                                 the crossing had been removed (See other photo’)
                 bpm00648.jpg         Severn Tunnel junction &   Down main to down relief loop showing motored catch points                                                                    West     18-May-91   15.21     34A
                                SWM                                                                                                   Stormy Down                               194      43
                                      Fishguard Harbour          and adjustment switch *("breather") at Stormy Down
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Up relief to up main trapped outlet and adjustment switch            Stormy up goods loop East outlet at
                 bpm00649.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                             194      38    West     18-May-91   15.25     35A
                                      Fishguard Harbour          ("breather") at east end of Stormy Down loop                         signal PT155
                                                                 Up relief to up main loop outlet showing temporary closure rail
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &
                 bpm00650.jpg   SWM                              at removed Edgar Allen cast manganese crossing which was             East end of Stormy up goods loop          194     36.5   West     18-May-91   15.26     36A
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 awaiting substitution of a newer 2nd-hand crossing ex-
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &   Eastleigh. view of bpm00650 frame
                                                                 Reciprocal
                 bpm00651.jpg   SWM                                                                                                   East end of Stormy up goods loop          194      36    East     18-May-91   15.28
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                 Merthyr Goods sidings & Brandy Bridge signal box. The left-
                                                                 hand lines led to Plymouth St goods depôt and the Ynysfach
                 bpm00652.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &      branch. The severed siding running across the river bridge,          Brandy Bridge junction (also 0M-00C       23      62      SE      July-1963
                                CAM
                                      Merthyr                    led to the Willows wireworks. In the distance can be seen the        mileage)                                   0       00
                                                                 embankment carrying the lines to Pontsticill or Neath via Gelli
                                                                 Tarw junction.
                                                                 Single line from Merthyr tunnel looking towards Merthyr and
                 bpm00653.jpg         Gelli Tarw junction &      showing groundframe point rodding and single-throw trap in      North-east of east portal of Merthyr                           SW
                                MER                                                                                                                                             ~5       17
                                      Merthyr                    siding after branch closure. The gate locates the former Gethin tunnel
                                                                 branch which ran towards Cefn Coed
                                                                 View looking towards Merthyr showing out-of-use double to
                 bpm00654.jpg         Gelli Tarw junction &      single line junction to single line Merthyr branch and single                                                  5       39      SW
                                MER                                                                                              South-west of Rhydycar Jct signal box
                                      Merthyr                                                                                                                                       6    04
                                                                 Quakers' Yard & Merthyr (Abercanaid) branch

                 bpm00655.jpg         Gelli Tarw junction &      Stone-walled overbridge north-east of east portal of Merthyr         Near site of former Merthyr tunnel loop                   SW
                                MER                                                                                                                                             ~4       78
                                      Merthyr                    tunnel                                                               junction
                 bpm00656.jpg
                                                                 Headshunt at curtailed ex Cardiff railway line at Coryton. After
                                                                                                                                      Old A470 road overbridge, Coryton,
                 bpm00657.jpg   CRY   Coryton                    the introduction of diesel multiple units in 1958, the headshunt                                                   2    58    East
                                                                                                                                      Cardiff
                                                                 was not used
                                                                 Coryton halt as viewed from old A470 road overbridge. Run-
                                                                                                                                      Old A470 road overbridge, Coryton,
                 bpm00658.jpg   CRY   Coryton                    around loop was still in situ but out of use after introdection of                                                 2    58    West
                                                                                                                                      Cardiff
                                                                 diesel multiple units
                                                                 Looking north-west from Fairwater Rd overbridge towards
                 bpm00659.jpg   RAD   Radyr                                                                                           Fairwater Rd overbridge, Cardiff              2    52     SE
                                                                 Radyr. The new City line Fairwater station is now located here
                                                                 Looking south-east towards Waun Gron and Leckwith from
                 bpm00660.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      Fairwater Rd overbridge, Fairwater. The former Ely Paper             Fairwater Rd overbridge, Cardiff              2    52     NW
                                                                 Mills is seen in the distance
                                                                 Looking north towards the Warren where the new City line             A4119 Llantrisant Rd overbridge, south
                 bpm00661.jpg   RAD   Radyr                      station known as Danescourt has been constructed                     of new Danescourt station site and            3    09    South
                                                                                                                                      west of Llandaff
                                                                                                                                      B4270 Road overbridge at former
                                      Severn Tunnel Jct &        Llantrisant station, east end, showing headshunt and siding for
                 bpm00662.jpg   SWM                                                                                                   Llantrisant station (Brynsadler-          181      31    West
                                      Fishguard Harbour          the former Cowbridge line (Aberthaw branch)
                                                                                                                                      Pontyclun boundary)
                                                                 Former Llantrisant station layout showing start of the Aberthaw
                                                                 branch (for Cowbridge) the 0M-00C datum at the facing points.
                 bpm00663.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &          The Llantrisant East signal box is seen in the distance and the      Former Llantrisant station (now                          East
                                SWM                                                                                                                                             181      32
                                    Fishguard Harbour            South Wales Main lines run straight ahead. The station was           Pontyclun)
                                                                 subsequently completely removed and later, new platforms
                                                                 constructed for the station now known as Pontyclun




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                                                                   View of junction at former Llanharry halt showing junction to
                                                                   Llanharry iron ore mine. This was originally a passenger &
                                      Llantrisant Jct & Aberthaw
                 bpm00664.jpg   ATW                                freight line and so the points bore a facing point lock. The 2-   Former Llanharry halt                       1   30.75 South
                                      Low Level
                                                                   lever groundframe realeased by Annetts key, can be seen
                                                                   beyond the platform
                                                                   Rhoose signal box, level crossing, and cement works and
                 bpm00665.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan              siding connection prior to the 1964 passenger service closure.    Station footbridge, Rhoose                  3    26     West
                                                                   A housing estate now occupies the cement works site
                                                                   Down starting signal and trailing crossover and part of goods
                 bpm00666.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                West end of Rhoose down platform            3    29     East
                                                                   yard at Rhoose station before closure to passengers in 1964
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry    New work, near Llandough sidings in preparation for abolition
                 bpm00667.jpg   BRY                                                                                                  Ely river bridge                            1    52     South    14-May-66   11.49
                                      Pier                         of single line bowspring bridge seen on left
                 bpm00668.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry    Basic re-alignment of up main, near Llandough sidings, in                                                                 North    14-May-66   11.49
                                BRY                                                                                                  Ely river bridge                            1    49
                                      Pier                         preparation for removal of bow string bridge over river Ely
                 bpm00669.jpg                                      Western diesel-hydraulic loco' and down passenger train on a                                                              West
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                Rhoose                                      3    18
                                                                   diversion via the Vale of Glamorgan line
                                    Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                              Road overbridge at east end of
                 bpm00670.jpg   SWM                                Station view from east end                                                                                190      37     East     20-Jun-64   14.03
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                                Bridgend station
                 bpm00671.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                                                                                      West     20-Jun-64   14.04
                                SWM                                Vale of Glamorgan line junction and signal box                    Bridgend East                           190      37
                                    Fishguard Harbour
                 bpm00672.jpg       Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                            St Andrews Place road underbridge,                      West       1963
                                CAM                                7-doll signal gantry with loop line signals and route indicator                                               1   34.5
                                    Merthyr                                                                                          north of Queen St station
                                                                   Taffs Well station and Walnut Tree junction when fully
                                                                   operational. The double-line to the right was the main freight
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &        link for most of the Barry- and Cardiff-bound coal traffic from                                           7       17
                 bpm00673.jpg   CAM                                the Rhymney valley via Penrhos until closure and lifting by       Walnut Tree junction, Taffs Well                         SE
                                      Merthyr                                                                                                                                12       03
                                                                   1990. Occasionally that branch saw passenger traffic when
                                                                   engineering possessions took place for Caerphilly tunnel
                                                                   engineering maintenance
                 bpm00674.jpg   NAN   Nantgarw                     Skew Bridge over old A471 road (Now removed)                      Glanyllyn                                   5   65.25    NW
                                                                   Skew Bridge over old A471 road (Now removed). The
                 bpm00675.jpg   NAN   Nantgarw                                                                                       Glanyllyn                                   5   65.25    SE
                                                                   permanent caution signal is the down distant for Taffs Well
                 bpm00676.jpg         Spare                        signal box

                 bpm00677.jpg         Waterhall junction &         View of single line from road bridge (Line closed between here                                                            West
                                LTO                                                                                                  Fairwater
                                      Common Branch junction       & Creigiau Quarry in 1964)
                 bpm00678.jpg         Waterhall junction &         View of single line from road bridge (Line closed between here                                                            East
                                LTO                                                                                                  Fairwater
                                      Common Branch junction       & Creigiau Quarry in 1964)
                 bpm00679.jpg   NAB   Neath & Brecon               View of station and track after closure                           Defynog & Sennybridge station           24       42     South
                                                                   Looking towards Cray from a point just south of Devynock &
                 bpm00680.jpg   NAB   Neath & Brecon                                                                                 Defynog                                 24       22     North
                                                                   Sennybridge station
                 bpm00681.jpg   NAB Neath & Brecon                 View of single line after closure, looking towards Cray           Cray/Defynog                                            North
                 bpm00682.jpg   NAB Neath & Brecon                 View of single line after closure, looking towards Defynog        Cray/Defynog                                            South
                 bpm00683.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan              Barry Sidings layout when in full use                             A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge,          0    16     North
                                                                   Unclassified road bridge over lifted single line Newcastle        Barry
                                      Carmarthen & Newcastle       Emlyn branch. The bridge adjoins the river Teifi road             Trackbed at former Pentrecwrt halt
                 bpm00684.jpg   CAN                                overbridge to the left of the photo and the camera point is at                                            265      48     East
                                      Emlyn                                                                                          between Henllan and Pencader
                                                                   the former Pentrecwrt halt where the platform was on the right
                                                                   of the trackbed
                                    Gelli Tarw junction &          South-west portal of 2497-yard Merthyr tunnel (From 3M-37C
                 bpm00685.jpg   MER                                                                                                  South-west portal of Merthyr tunnel         3   38.5    South
                                    Merthyr                        to 4M-01C)
                 bpm00686.jpg       Gelli Tarw junction &          Looking south-west from just inside west portal of Merthyr                                                                East
                                MER                                                                                                  West portal of Merthyr tunnel
                                    Merthyr                        tunnel after closure of branch
                 bpm00687.jpg       Neath (General) &              Internal view from west portal of single line 703-yard Quakers'                                                           East
                                VON                                                                                                  Quakers' Yard tunnel, west portal       16       39
                                    Pontypool Road                 Yard tunnel (From 16M-09C to 16M-41C)
                                    Cardiff (General) & Barry      Permanent way layout immediately north of Cogan junction          Between Cogan junction & Llandough
                 bpm00688.jpg   BRY Pier                                                                                                                                         2    20     East     14-May-66
                                                                   when remodelling of the permanent way had commenced               signal boxes
                 bpm00689.jpg                                      SPARE

                 bpm00690.jpg                                      545-yard Porthkerry No.1 tunnel, east portal (From 0M-53C to                                                              East
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                Barry Sidings                               0    47
                                                                   0M-77C)
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry    South-west portal of 222-yard Cogan tunnel (From 2M-75C to
                 bpm00691.jpg                                                                                                        Between Eastbrook & Cogan (Camera       2       75       SW
                                BRY   Pier                         3M-05C) with banner repeater signal for up home at far end of
                                                                                                                                     at 3M-07C)                                  3    05
                                                                   tunnel.
                                                                   Overhead view of Cogan sidings signal box and junction of up
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry    & down main lines with relief lines. The down relief line was
                 bpm00692.jpg   BRY                                not used at this time and the down relief home signal had been    Above east end of Cogan tunnel              2    78      SW
                                      Pier
                                                                   removed. Its post is seen lying on the ballast beyond the down
                                                                   relief traps
                 bpm00693.jpg                                      South portal of 1595-yard single-line Cymmer tunnel (From         Immediately north of former Caerau      10  17           SE      20-Jun-64   15.09
                                BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi
                                                                   10M-17C to 11M-10C). The far end is just visible                  station (Camera st 10M-15.5C)            11  10
                                                                   South-west portal of single-line 3443-yard Rhondda tunnel
                                                                   (From 1M-45C to 3M-41C) showing down home signal and
                                                                                                                                     Immediately north-east of former
                 bpm00694.jpg                                      temporary speed restriction board (which became "permanent"                                               1       45       SW      20-Jun-64   15.38
                                RSB   Rhondda & Swansea Bay                                                                          Blaengwynfi station (Camera at 3M-
                                                                   due to subsidence in the tunnel). Cutting & portal now                                                        3    41
                                                                                                                                     43C)
                                                                   completely backfilled as is North-east end but drainage culvert
                                                                   exists at Blaenycwm end
                                                                   Cymmer sidings showing single line over Cymmer Viaduct
                 bpm00695.jpg                                      (110-yards) to Glyncorrwg and single line to Cymmer Afan          Hairpin road bend (A4117) over top of                   East     20-Jun-64   15.28
                                BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                  11       10
                                                                   station & Treherbert. None of this system survives but the        Cymmer tunnel, sealed north portal.
                                                                   viaduct still stands although with no decking




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                    Filename    ELR              Branch                                         Subject                                                    Location               M     C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             No.
                                                              Up & down Rhymney lines with one down relief line after the
                                       Cardiff (Stonefield Jct) &                                                                        Just south of former Llanbradach
                 bpm00696.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                               10   12      SE
                                       Rhymney                up relief line had been lifted                                             viaduct, Energlyn
                 bpm00697.jpg   BRY    Cardiff (General) & Barry
                                                              Double inside slip. Plan view on switch ends                               Barry Island East                        8    75     North
                 bpm00698.jpg   CRY    Pier
                                       Coryton                View of Whitchurch station when double lines were still                    Whitchurch                                            SW
                                                              installed towards Tewkesbury from a point just east of the east
                                                              Looking
                 bpm00699.jpg   AAM Ashchurch & Malvern                                                                                  The Mythe, north of Tewkesbury           2    36     West
                                                              portal of the Mythe tunnel, showing abandoned double line
                                                              Abandoned Cutting (now filled in and fields commoned),
                 bpm00700.jpg   PTN Peterston                 remnant of the former Barry Railway single line link to                    Near St.Georges                          1    37     West
                                                              Peterston from Drope junction on the Wenvoe-Pontypridd line
                                                              Abandoned trackwork at Tynycaeau junction. The farthest
                                                              junction leading to the St. Fagans branch, was the true
                 bpm00701.jpg   CTD Cadoxton South &                                                                                                                                          North
                                                              Tynycaeau junction, the nearest junction being listed as                   Tynycaeau junction                       5    59
                                 PRS Trehafod Jct and Penrhos
                                                              Penrhos Junction, not to be confused with Penrhos junction at
                                                              the northern end of the former Barry Railway Co's lines
                                                              Abandoned double line on Penrhos branch, north of
                 bpm00702.jpg   PRS Penrhos                                                                                              Peterston road underbridge               6    9.5     NE
                                                              Tynycaeau junction
                 bpm00703.jpg                                       Abandoned double line on Penrhos branch, north of                                                                         South
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Peterston road underbridge               6    9.5
                                                                    Tynycaeau junction
                 bpm00704.jpg                                       Abandoned double line showing series of overbridges between                                                                SW      10-Jul-64   15.24    12-13
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Pentyrch bank                            8    00
                                                                    Rhydlafar and Walnut Tree tunnel
                                                                    View of Pentyrch cutting with farm access overbridges when
                 bpm00705.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                      line was in full use. Former Pentyrch signal box was located on      Pentyrch bank                            8    26      SW        1960
                                                                    the left just before the viaduct (Black & white record)
                 bpm00706.jpg                                       View of Pentyrch cutting with farm access overbridges after                                                                SW      10-Jul-64   15.32    14-15
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Pentyrch bank                            8    26
                                                                    line was abandoned
                                                                    Abandoned double line between Tynycaeau junction and
                 bpm00707.jpg                                       Walnut Tree West, at approach to Walnut tree tunnel. The             South-west of Morganstown and east                    SW      10-Jul-64   15.33    16-17
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                                                                    9    00
                                                                    south side of Steetley-Dolomite quarry is visible on the left. A     of Pentyrch
                                                                    fogman's hut still stands adjacent to the position of the former
                                                                    Looking towards Pentyrch & Tynycaeau, at lifted track south of
                 bpm00708.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           South-west of Morganstown                             NW
                                                                    Walnut Tree tunnel and south-west of Morganstown
                 bpm00709.jpg                                       Looking towards south portal of Walnut Tree tunnel when line                                                               SE        1960
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree                              9    09
                                                                    was in full use (Black & white record)
                 bpm00710.jpg                                       Looking towards south portal of Walnut Tree tunnel after                                                                   SE      10-Jul-64   15.49    18-19
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree Tunnel, south east end       9    09
                                                                    closure of line
                 bpm00711.jpg                                       Looking towards south portal of Walnut Tree tunnel after                                                                   SE
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree Tunnel                       9    09
                                                                    closure and lifting of track
                 bpm00712.jpg                                       Track & overbridge at south portal of 490yd Walnut Tree                                                                    SE      10-Jul-64   15.50    20-21
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree Tunnel                       9    13
                                                                    tunnel (Limits, 9M-14C to 9M-36C)
                 bpm00713.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                      South portal of 490-yard Walnut tree tunnel after lifting of track   Walnut Tree Tunnel                       9    13.5    NW
                                                                    South portal of Walnut Tree tunnel, viewed from inside,
                 bpm00714.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree Tunnel                       9    15     South    10-Jul-64   15.51    22-23
                                                                    showing lane access overbridge to Steetley Doloma's quarry
                                                                    North portal of Walnut Tree tunnel viewed from inside and
                 bpm00715.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree Tunnel                       9    34.5    NW      10-Jul-64   15.57    24-25
                                                                    showing platelayers' cabin and Walnut Tree West signal box
                                                                    North-east elevation of north portal of Walnut Tree tunnel,
                 bpm00716.jpg                                       showing down starting signal post with removed semaphore                                                                   NE      10-Jul-64   16.00    26-27
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree tunnel, north end            9    37
                                                                    arm, seen lying on the ground. Sleeper buffer stops are visible
                                                                    as the line had been closed south of here
                                                                    Walnut tree West signal box after closure of 'box and showing
                                                                    severed up line. Latterly, the line to here from Penrhos junction
                 bpm00717.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree West signal box              9    39     South
                                                                    was worked as a long siding to the Steetley Doloma plant until
                                                                    final closure.
                                                                    Walnut Tree viaduct showing track and bullhead guard-rail
                 bpm00718.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                      when only the up line was in use after branch had been               Walnut Tree Viaduct                      9    59     South
                                                                    reduced to "siding" status before final closure
                                                                    Walnut Tree viaduct showing track and bullhead guard-rail
                 bpm00720.jpg   PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           Walnut Tree Viaduct                      9    59     South
                                                                    when only the up line was in full use (Black & white record)
                                                                    "Aerial" view of Walnut Tree junction and Taffs Well station,
                                                                    viewed from Walnut Tree viaduct. The first branch to the right
                 bpm00721.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                  East
                                CAM                                 is the start of the "big hill" to Penrhos junction and the           Walnut Tree Viaduct                      9    59
                                       Merthyr
                                                                    Rhymney valley, the second to the right is the line to Nantgarw
                                                                    colliery, all of the latter now being removed.
                                                                    Looking south from a lane overbridge over the deep cutting
                 bpm00722.jpg                                       approaching the north end of Walnut tree viaduct. The cutting                                                             North
                                PRS    Penrhos                                                                                           North-east side of Walnut Tree viaduct   10   ~15
                                                                    was subsequently backfilled and houses built just below the
                                                                    road level of the overbridge
                                                                    North-West portal of now extinct 180-yard Tongwynlais tunnel.
                                                                    The tunnel was broken into and removed to absorb the new
                                                                    A470 dual carriageway and slip road into Tongwynlais and old
                 bpm00723.jpg                                                                                                            Opposite Ynys Fach yard (Tunnel                       NW
                                CRY    Coryton                      A470 slip road, south-east bound from Taffs Well and                                                          4    22
                                                                                                                                         limits were 4M-13C to 4M-21C)
                                                                    Morganstown/Pentyrch cross-river/rail link. The old A470 road
                                                                    overbridge north of Tongwynlais can be seen through the far
                                                                    end of the bore
                                                                    Trackbed on Walnut Tree to Penrhos junction section,
                 bpm00724.jpg          Walnut Tree junction &       photographed at wire fence boundary of late 90s park & ride          Walnut Tree junction on trackbed of                  South    07-May-89   11.30      1
                                WNT                                                                                                                                               11   76
                                       Penrhos junction             car park at Taffs Well station. By March 2002, this was              Penrhos Bank
                                                                    converted to a public right of way as part of the Taff Trail.
                                                                    Up & down main & relief lines south of former Walnut Tree
                                                                    viaduct. (Relief lines rarely used at this time and later
                                                                    removed). The road overbridge in the distance shows the brick
                 bpm00725.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &        road sidewalls which replaced the earlier steel plated sides         South East of Walnut Tree junction                    SE      07-May-89   11.20      5
                                CAM                                                                                                                                               ~6   75
                                       Merthyr                      and the road sign shows that the through Taffs Well road had         (Taffs Well)
                                                                    been re-designated the A4054 after the new A470 dual
                                                                    carriageway construction to Merthyr had been in use for some
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                    Filename    ELR               Branch                                    Subject                                                      Location            M        C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No.
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &     View of north-west end of platform with truncated arm starting
                 bpm00726.jpg   CAM                                                                                                 Taffs Well station                           7    23    North    07-May-89               2
                                      Merthyr                   signal bracket and Nantgarw branch junction beyond
                 bpm00727.jpg         Walnut Tree junction &    Trackbed of Walnut tree branch in vicinity of railway bridge        Taffs Well (Penrhos Bank, north-east                     SW      07-May-89   11.48       3
                                WNT                                                                                                                                          ~11      56
                                      Penrhos junction          over former Glamorganshire canal (to be verified!)                  of A470 (Rail overbridge)
                                                                Abandoned advanced starting semaphore signal & trackbed
                 bpm00728.jpg       Walnut Tree junction &                                                                          Taffs Well (Penrhos Bank, north-east                     SE      07-May-89   11.48       4
                                WNT                             north-east of A470 trunk road. This section was converted to a                                               ~11      56
                                    Penrhos junction                                                                                of A470 (Rail overbridge))
                                                                public right of way as part of the Taff Trail by March 2002.
                                NAN Walnut Tree junction &      Looking towards Nantgarw along the single line between Taffs
                 bpm00729.jpg                                                                                                       Road overbridge at Glanyllyn                 5   27.5   South    07-May-89   11.59       5
                                 CDF Nantgarw                   Well and Glanyllyn after closure of the branch to Nantgarw
                                                                colliery
                                NAN Walnut Tree junction &      Looking towards Taffs Well along the single line between
                 bpm00730.jpg                                                                                                       Road overbridge at Glanyllyn                 5   27.5   North    07-May-89   11.59       6
                                 CDF Nantgarw                   Taffs Well and Glanyllyn after closure of the branch to
                                CAM Cardiff (Bute Rd) &         Nantgarw colliery
                                                                Arrangement of level crossing showing anti-animal passage
                 bpm00731.jpg                                                                                                       Taffs Well CWS Level Crossing                0    08     NW      07-May-89   12.03       7
                                     Merthyr / Nantgarw         timbers and runaway catch-points in line beyond
                                                                Arrangement of level crossing showing colour-light signals.
                 bpm00732.jpg         Walnut Tree junction &                                                                                                                                 SE      07-May-89   12.03       8
                                NAN                             Siding only used for City line trains terminating at Taffs Well at Taffs Well CWS Level Crossing                 0    08
                                      Nantgarw
                                                                time of taking (All removed later)
                 bpm00733.jpg         Walnut Tree junction &    View of skew railway bridge over former A470 trunk road north-                                                               NW      07-May-89   12.11       9
                                NAN                                                                                                A470 rail overbridge at Glanyllyn         ~1       00
                                      Nantgarw                  west of Glanyllyn, after closure of branch
                 bpm00734.jpg         Walnut Tree junction &    View of skew railway bridge over former A470 trunk road north-                                                               SE      07-May-89   12.11       10
                                NAN                                                                                                A470 rail overbridge at Glanyllyn         ~1       00
                                      Nantgarw                  west of Glanyllyn, after closure of branch
                                                                View looking towards Cardiff from embankment just beyond old
                                                                A470 road underbridge at bottom end of Treforest Trading
                                      Walnut Tree junction &
                 bpm00735.jpg   NAN                             Esate. The signal box stood on the far side of the road bridge. Adjacent to former Nantgarw colliery         ~1       50    North    07-May-89   12.15       11
                                      Nantgarw
                                                                The entire section in this area was removed by 1998 and the
                                                                remaining embankment is now a walkers trail towards Glanyllyn

                                      Walnut Tree junction &    The last remaining section of track after demolition and site
                 bpm00736.jpg   NAN                                                                                                 Adjacent to former Nantgarw colliery     ~1       50    South    07-May-89   12.15       12
                                      Nantgarw                  clearance at former Nantgarw colliery
                                                                View of single line track looking towards former Brynmenyn
                 bpm00737.jpg   BMZ   Blackmill                 junction. This is now a metalled cycleway and runs from             Abergarw A4065 road overbridge           ~0       75     NE      07-May-89   14.20       13
                                                                Brynmenyn to Ogmore Vale
                                                                View of accommodation crossing where the former double line
                 bpm00738.jpg                                   section at Blackmill station precincts ran back into single line                                                             SW      07-May-89   14.29       14
                                BMZ   Blackmill                                                                                     Blackmill accommodation crossing         ~2       68
                                                                to Wyndham & Nantymoel. All converted into a cylceway in the
                                                                late 1990's. (See April 2001 photo')
                                                                View looking towards site of former Blackmill station from
                                                                approximate site of double to single line junction (The double
                 bpm00739.jpg   BMZ   Blackmill                 line section ran from the crossing point southwestwards             Blackmill accommodation crossing         ~2       69     NE      07-May-89   14.31       15
                                                                towards the station and thence ran back into single line at 2M
                                                                49C). All converted into a cycle way in the late 1990's. (See
                                                                April looking towards Tondu showing the, by then, out-of-use
                                                                View 2001 photo')
                                                                separated single lines to Ogmore & Garw Valleys. For about
                 bpm00740.jpg   BMZ Blackmill                   five years after this photo was taken, (1990-1995) the Garw         Just north-east of former Ynysawdre                     East     07-May-89   14.55       16
                                                                                                                                                                                 0    25
                                 PBZ     Pencoed                valley line was reinstated for mountain coal spoil reclaim which    junction. Bryncethin
                                                                relieved coal tips in the Blaengarw area and left the mountain
                                                                in its original profile. to Ogmore Vale line and Garw Valley line
                                                                Separate single lines
                                                                at site of former Ynysawdre junction from which point the
                                                                single line to Llanharan West junction via Heol-y-Cyw and
                                                                Wern Tarw ran. (The railway fence line is still clearly defined).
                                BMZ Blackmill                   The section from here to 4M-15C (Bryncethin junction) at Heol       Former junction with Llanharan Branch    0       24
                 bpm00741.jpg                                                                                                                                                               West     07-May-89   14.55½      17
                                 PBZ     Pencoed                Laethog, was called the Pencoed Branch and from there to            (Ynysawdre junction,Brynmenyn)               6    59
                                                                Llanharan West junction (0M-00C) was the Cardiff and
                                                                Blackmill Branch. Note the expansion switch visible in the right
                                                                continuous welded track. The left-hand track is normal
                                                                bullhead line on timber sleepers
                                                                View looking north-east along separate single lines to Ogmore
                                                                and Garw Valleys respectively. The divergence in the distance
                 bpm00742.jpg   BMZ   Blackmill                                                                                     Brynmenyn                                    0    40     SW      07-May-89   14.58       18
                                                                was the site of the former Brynmenyn station and the right line
                                                                has now been converted to a cycleway to Ogmore Vale
                                                                View looking north-east along separate single lines to Ogmore
                                                                and Garw Valleys respectively. The divergence in the distance       South West of former Brynmenyn
                 bpm00743.jpg   BMZ   Blackmill                                                                                                                              ~0       50     SW      07-May-89   15.02       19
                                                                was the site of the former Brynmenyn station and the right line     station & junction
                                                                has now been converted to a cycleway to Ogmore Vale
                                                                View looking south-west along separate single lines to Ogmore
                                                                and Garw Valleys from Tondu respectively, showing lampless
                                                                permanent caution semaphores for Tondu junction signal box.
                 bpm00744.jpg   BMZ   Blackmill                 The left line (to Ogmore Vale) is now a cycleway from this          Former Brynmenyn junction                ~0       55     NE      07-May-89   15.04       20
                                                                area. Originally Brynmenyn Loop linked these lines with the
                                                                Pencoed branch so that traffic could run to Cardiff without
                                                                passing through Tondu and Bridgend but that loop was
                                                                severed in 1940
                                OGM                             View at divergence of Ogmore and Gawr Valley lines at site of
                                      Tondu & Margam junction                                                                       Brynmenyn junction (0M-04C) & former
                 bpm00745.jpg                                   former Brynmenyn station. The right-hand line is now a                                                           0    04     SW      07-May-89   15.06       21
                                      & Blaengarw/Nantymoel                                                                         station (0M 59C)
                                GAW                             cycleway and runs to Caedu signal box site (4M-78C)
                 bpm00746.jpg         Tondu & Margam junction   Single line level crossing with control lights and timber anti-     Llangeinor Level Crossing (2M-02C                        NW      07-May-89   15.20       22
                                GAW                                                                                                                                              2    03
                                      & Blaengarw               cattle panels.                                                      true)
                                                                Single line level crossing with control lights and timber anti-
                                    Tondu & Margam junction                                                                         Llangeinor Level Crossing (2M-20C
                 bpm00747.jpg   GAW                             cattle panels. An expansion switch is visible at the end of a                                                    2    03     NE      07-May-89   15.21       23
                                    & Blaengarw                                                                                     true)
                                                                continuous welded track section, in the foreground.
                                                                Single line curve as viewed from road overbridge south of
                                                                former Pontyrhyl junction. The embankment which carried the
                                    Tondu & Margam junction     Port Talbot Railway single line from Maesteg to Pontyrhyl           Road overbridge between Llangeinor &
                 bpm00748.jpg   GAW                             junction is just visible above the roof-line of the house. The                                                   2    60     SE      07-May-89   15.25       24
                                    & Blaengarw                                                                                     Pontyrhyl, off A4064 road to Blaengarw
                                                                line was lifted at this point and seen as a tarmac cycleway in
                                                                December 2005 and the bridge from where this original shot
                                                                was taken had also been replaced




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                      Subject                                                   Location               M        C    Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No.
                                                                 View looking towards Llangeinor showing single line curve,. In
                                      Tondu & Margam junction    December 2005 this sectio was seen to be lifted and
                 bpm00749.jpg   GAW                                                                                                Between Llangeinor & Pontyrhyl                2    60    NW      07-May-89   15.25      25
                                      & Blaengarw                converted to a cycleway.
                                                                 Single line reverse curve after recent reballasting. Line was
                                                                 out-of-use at time of photograph but was reinstated for almost
                                      Tondu & Margam junction
                 bpm00750.jpg   GAW                              five years (1990-1995) to carry reclcaim coal traffic from        Pontyrhyl                                     3    20    NW      07-May-89   15.30      26
                                      & Blaengarw
                                                                 Blaengarw colliery tips. The former passenger station which
                                                                 had staggered platforms was located here, left side of scene.
                                                                 Single line at Pontyrhyl showing rail overbridge over the Afon
                 bpm00751.jpg         Tondu & Margam junction    Garw. The left foreground was the approximate site of the                                                                  SW      07-May-89   15.30      27
                                GAW                                                                                                Pontyrhyl                                     3    20
                                      & Blaengarw                former passenger station serving Pontyrhyl. The station had
                                      Tondu & Margam junction    staggered platforms.
                                                                 View of recently reballasted single line track showing reverse
                 bpm00752.jpg   GAW                                                                                                Pontycymer                                    4    00   South    07-May-89   15.35      28
                                      & Blaengarw                curves on approach to Pontycymer
                                                                 View of line approaching site of former Pontycymer station
                                      Tondu & Margam junction
                 bpm00753.jpg   GAW                              which like Pontyrhyl, had staggered platforms. The road           Pontycymer                                    4    27   South    07-May-89   15.38      29
                                      & Blaengarw
                                                                 overbridge has now been removed and the cutting backfilled
                                                                 Looking south along the double track at the site of the former
                 bpm00754.jpg         Tondu & Margam junction    Pontycymer station. The track was later curtailed near the        Road overbridge immediately north of                    North    07-May-89   15.42      30
                                GAW                                                                                                                                              4    55
                                      & Blaengarw                large building on the right and by 2006 was barely perceptible.   former Pontycymer station
                                                                 A tennis court intervenes
                                                                 Looking north-west from the now removed road overbridge at
                                                                 Pontycymer. A loading wharf was later constructed near the
                 bpm00755.jpg         Tondu & Margam junction    reverse curve to allow reclaim of "duff" coal from the mountain   Former Ffaldau colliery siding & inlet,                  SE      07-May-89   15.42      31
                                GAW                                                                                                                                              4    55
                                      & Blaengarw                                                                                  Pontycymer
                                                                 tips which was taken away by rail over a 5-year period until
                                                                 about 1995. The land has been completely remodelled since
                                                                 this photo-record. after cessation of colliery traffic and
                                                                 The end of the line
                 bpm00756.jpg         Tondu & Margam junction                                                                      Approach to British Rail/British Coal                   South    07-May-89   15.50      32
                                GAW                              removal of the Blaengarw collieries. The "Whistle" board                                                        5    11
                                      & Blaengarw                                                                                  boundary, Blaengarw
                                                                 applies to the level crossing just beyond
                                                                 Looking down the valley towards Pontycymer from a level
                 bpm00757.jpg         Tondu & Margam junction                                                                      British Rail/British Coal boundary at                   North    07-May-89   15.50      33
                                GAW                              crossing at the former boundary between the NCB and BR                                                          5    14
                                      & Blaengarw                                                                                  end of Garw branch
                                                                 after cessation of traffic on the Garw branch
                 bpm00758.jpg       Tondu & Margam junction      Looking across the former level crossing towards the site of      British Rail/British Coal boundary at                   South    07-May-89   15.54      34
                                GAW                                                                                                                                              5    16
                                    & Blaengarw                  the former Blaengarw colliery                                     end of Garw branch
                                                                 Looking north-east along single line towards the level crossing
                                      Tondu & Margam junction                                                                      River Garw rail overbridge adjacent to
                 bpm00759.jpg   GAW                              Stop board (which has been slewed around by                                                                     0    08    SW      07-May-89   16.04      35
                                      & Blaengarw                trespassers).The line was still present in 2006 but heavily       Brynmenyn level crossing
                                      Llynfi (Bridgend West      overgrown
                 bpm00760.jpg   BAL                              Tondu signal box (formerly Tondu Middle) and junction for the                                               0       00    South    07-May-89   16.07      36
                                      junction & Cymmer Afan)                                                                      Tondu signal box and junction
                                POR                              Ogmore and Garw valley branches and Margam (to the rear)                                                        2    70
                                      and Porthcawl
                                                                 South elevation of Tondu junction and signal box showing
                                      Llynfi (Bridgend West      single line to Ogmore and Garw branches and converging
                                BAL                                                                                                Footbridge at Tondu station, signal box 2         69
                 bpm00761.jpg         junction & Cymmer Afan)    single lines from Margam and Bridgend in foreground. The line                                                             South    07-May-89   16.11     36A
                                POR                              to Maesteg runs straight ahead alongside the wagons in the        and junction                              0        01
                                      and Porthcawl
                                                                 siding. Tondu locoshed once stood in the field area beyond
                                                                 the junction
                                                                 Looking south-west from the site of the former Ammanford
                 bpm00762.jpg   GNT   Garnant                                                                                      Former Ammanford colliery halt, Betws     11       36    NE      24-Jun-89   17.26      0
                                                                 colliery halt.
                                                                 Looking north-east from the site of the former Ammanford
                 bpm00763.jpg   GNT   Garnant                    colliery halt. The down fixed distant signal for Ammanford        Former Ammanford colliery halt, Betws     11       37    SW      24-Jun-89   17.26      1
                                                                 signal box is just visible in the distance
                                                                 Looking south-west from Ammanford level crossing towards
                 bpm00764.jpg   GNT   Garnant                    Pantyffynnon. The level crossing is now closed and a road         Ammanford Level Crossing                  11       06    NE      24-Jun-89   17.33      2
                                                                 deviation implemented
                                                                 Looking north-east from the south end of the former
                 bpm00765.jpg   GNT   Garnant                    Ammanford station. The left-hand single line runs to Gwaun-       Former Ammanford station & signal box     11       07   South    24-Jun-89   17.34      3
                                                                 cae-gurwen and the right-hand single line served Betws drift
                                                                 mine. south-west towards Ammanford level crossing from
                                                                 Looking
                                                                 the former station platform. As the two lines are separate
                 bpm00766.jpg   GNT   Garnant                                                                                      Former Ammanford station                  11       12   North    24-Jun-89   17.35      4
                                                                 single routes, the semaphore arms at the bracket signal apply
                                                                 to the individual lines, i.e. this is not a junction signal.
                                                                 Looking north east from the Garnant Branch level crossing at
                                                                                                                                   Garnant Branch Level Crossing
                 bpm00767.jpg   GNT   Garnant                    Pantyffynnon. The lines at the area where the wagons are                                                    10       17    SW      24-Jun-89   17.42      5
                                                                                                                                   Pantyffynnon new yard
                                                                 stabled used to connect with an engine shed
                                                                 Looking south-west from the Garnant Branch level crossing
                 bpm00768.jpg                                                                                                      Garnant Branch Level Crossing,                           NE      24-Jun-89   17.42      6
                                GNT   Garnant                    just north of Pantyffynnon station . The diesel locos serving                                               10       17
                                                                                                                                   Pantyffynnon station
                                                                 the coal traffic on the branch are seen in the distance
                 bpm00769.jpg                                    Looking north-east towards the level crossing on the Garnant      Pantyffynnon station (former Garnant                     SW      24-Jun-89   17.44      7
                                GNT   Garnant                                                                                                                                10       09
                                                                 Branch from the out-of-use platform at Pantyffynnon station       Branch platform)
                                                                 Looking south-west towards Pantyffynnon junction and signal       Pantyffynnon station (former Garnant
                 bpm00770.jpg   GNT   Garnant                                                                                                                                10       08    NE      24-Jun-89   17.44      8
                                                                 box from the out-of-use Garnant Branch platform of                Branch platform)
                                                                 Pantyffynnon along
                                                                 Looking southstation the Central Wales single line at
                                                                                                                                   Pantyffynnon station (Central Wales
                 bpm00771.jpg   LLA   Llanelli & Llandeilo       Pantyffynnon station. The junction for the Garnant branch lies                                              10       08   North    24-Jun-89   17.45      9
                                                                                                                                   Line platform)
                                                                 alongside Pantyffynnon signal box in the distance
                 bpm00772.jpg                                    Looking north towards Llandebie, along the platform of            Pantyffynnon station (Central Wales                     South    24-Jun-89   17.45      10
                                LLA   Llanelli & Llandeilo                                                                                                                   10       08
                                                                 Pantyffynnon station                                              Line platform)
                 bpm00773.jpg   LLA   Llanelli & Llandeilo and   Looking south towards Pantyffynnon junction and signal box        Pantyffynnon junction & signal box                      North    24-Jun-89   17.46      11
                                                                                                                                                                             10       03
                                GNT   Garnant branch             with Garnant branch joining from left                             (South end of station)
                 bpm00774.jpg
                                                                 Looking north-east from the former Garnant Branch platform at
                                                                 Pantyffynnon station. The locos were stabled for Gwaun-cae-
                 bpm00775.jpg                                                                                                      Pantyffynnon station (former Garnant                     SW      24-Jun-89   17.47      12
                                GNT   Garnant                    gurwen coal traffic workings and note that the two class 08                                                 10       05
                                                                                                                                   Branch platform)
                                                                 locos have cut-down cabs indicating that they had been in use
                                                                 on the Burry-port & Gwendraeth Valley branch




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                   Subject                                                    Location              M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No.
                                                             Looking north towards Ammanford from level crossing at the
                                                             north end of Pantyffynnon station. The Start of Token Section
                                                                                                                                  Pantyffynnon level crossing &
                 bpm00776.jpg   LLA   Llanelli & Llandeilo   board is on the right. Sidings on the left previously ran onto the                                           10    11     South    24-Jun-89   17.47      13
                                                                                                                                  groundframe
                                                             Mountain Branch and served a lime works quarry and Cross
                                                             Hands, Llandebie and other collieries and finally Wernos
                                                             (British Coal)
                                                             View of simplified junction layout at Porth station with out-of-     Road overbridge North West of Porth
                 bpm00777.jpg   THT   Treherbert                                                                                                                          16    17      NW      25-Jun-89   14.25      14
                                                             use single line to Maerdy on left                                    station
                                                             Out-of-use single line at road overbridge north-east of Porth
                                                                                                                                  Porth station. Road overbridge North
                 bpm00778.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   junction and station showing traps in line and also a 3-ft stop                                              16    21      SE      25-Jun-89   14.26      15
                                                                                                                                  East of junction
                                                             semaphore signal
                 bpm00779.jpg                                View looking towards Tonypandy from road overbridge near             Road overbridge North West of Porth                   SE      25-Jun-89   14.27      16
                                THT   Treherbert                                                                                                                          10    17.5
                                                             Porth station, showing severed former up line                        station
                                                             Looking towards Porth junction from the Maerdy branch
                                                             showing 3-ft down home signal and road overbridge. By
                 bpm00780.jpg                                                                                                     Approach to Porth station from Maerdy                North    25-Jun-89   14.29      17
                                MDY Maerdy                   January 2007, the complete line had been lifted and a new                                                    16    23.5
                                                                                                                                  branch
                                                             trunk road interchange was being established here but was
                                                             already sitting on the trackbed to the north-west and opened to
                                                             The mothballed single line looking south towards Porth from a        Road overbridge between Porth &
                 bpm00781.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   road overbridge south of Ynyshir. By late 2006, a new trunk          Ynyshir (former Lady Lewis colliery     ~16   60     North    25-Jun-89   14.39      18
                                                             road was laid on this alignment and was open to road traffic         area)
                                                             The mothballed single line looking towards Porth from a road
                                                                                                                                  Road overbridge between Porth &
                 bpm00782.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   overbridge south of Ynyshir. By late 2006, a new trunk road                                                  ~16   60     South    25-Jun-89   14.45      19
                                                                                                                                  Ynyshir (Lady Lewis colliery)
                                                             was laid on this alignment and was open to road traffic
                                                             The mothballed single line looking towards Ynyshir from a
                                                             road overbridge south of Ynyshir. The track passes over the
                 bpm00783.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   river Rhondda Fach here and Ynyshir station used to lie just         Former Ynyshir station                  17    11.5   North    25-Jun-89   14.54      20
                                                             beyond the road overgbridge seen in the distance. By late
                                                             2006, a new trunk road was laid on this alignment and was
                                                             Looking north at the site of the former Ynyshir station from a
                 bpm00784.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   road overbridge. This scene is now susperseded by a new              Former Ynyshir station                  17    11.5   South    25-Jun-89   14.54      21
                                                             trunk road which was open to road traffic by late 2006
                                                             Looking south at the mothballed single line alongside a factory
                                                                                                                                  Road overbridge connecting B4277
                 bpm00785.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   at Pontygwaith. The factory had been demolished and a new                                                    18    25.8   North    25-Jun-89   15.30      22
                                                             trunk road was partly open on revisiting the site in January         road, Pontygwaith
                                                             2007
                                                             Looking north from the B4277 road overbridge immediately
                                                             south of the former Maerdy station where the track is still
                 bpm00786.jpg                                                                                                     Site of former Maerdy station and                    South    25-Jun-89   15.47      23
                                MDY Maerdy                   visible. The line beyond fanned out into sidings for the former                                              22    40
                                                                                                                                  signal box
                                                             Maerdy colliery complex. The overbridge was later removed
                                                             and the road re-aligned
                                                             View looking towards the site of the former Maerdy station and
                                                             signal box, and beyond, the trackbed of the sidings complex          B4277 Maerdy-Aberdare road
                 bpm00787.jpg   MDY Maerdy                                                                                                                                22    40      NW      25-Jun-89   15.51      24
                                                             for the Maerdy colliery. The bridge from where this record was       overbridge, Maerdy
                                                             taken, no longer exists due to a road re-alignment scheme
                 bpm00788.jpg                                                                                                     South West portal of Merthyr Tunnel                   SW      25-Jun-89   16.45      25
                                MER Merthyr                                                                                                                               3     37.3
                                                                                                                                  from 3M-37.25C to 4M-70.75C
                 bpm00789.jpg                                                                                                     South West portal of Merthyr Tunnel                   SW      25-Jun-89   16.46      26
                                MER Merthyr                                                                                                                               3     37.3
                                                                                                                                  from 3M-37.25C to 4M-70.75C
                 bpm00790.jpg   MER Merthyr                                                                                       Former site of Werfa loop                                     25-Jun-89   16.48      27
                                                                                                                                  West end of former Abernant station
                 bpm00791.jpg   MER Merthyr                                                                                                                               2     40.5   East     25-Jun-89   16.55      28
                                                                                                                                  platform
                                                                                                                                  Former Abernant station & level
                 bpm00792.jpg   MER Merthyr                                                                                                                               2     39     West     25-Jun-89   16.55      29
                                                                                                                                  crossing
                                                             Porth station, footbridge and groundframe seen from platform
                 bpm00793.jpg   THT   Treherbert             level. The right-hand platform was out of use as was the line        Porth station                           16    10      SE      2-Jul-89    09.28      31
                                                             branching right to Maerdy
                                                             Porth station looking north from footbridge. Porth groundframe
                                                             sits at the end of the left platform and the used crossing takes
                                                             passenger traffic to the single line Treherbert branch. The
                 bpm00794.jpg   THT   Treherbert             further junction for the Maerdy branch was not in use as the         Footbridge at Porth station             16    12      SE      2-Jul-89    09.30      32
                                                             line to Maerdy was by then mothballed and later lifted and a
                                                             new trunk road had been established on the trackbed and was
                                                             open to road traffic in December 2006, as far as Ferndale
                                                             The mothballed single line Maerdy branch looking toward
                                                                                                                                  Just North of Porth station (Maerdy
                 bpm00795.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   Ynyshir from just north of Porth. A new trunk road was                                                       16    28     South    2-Jul-89    09.35      34
                                                             established here during 2006 and was open to road traffic by         Branch)
                                                             year endtowards Ynyshir from the B4277 road overbridge
                                                             Looking
                                                             south of Wattstown (later the A4277). In January 2007, the           B4277 Porth-Maerdy overbridge south
                 bpm00796.jpg   MDY Maerdy                                                                                                                                ~17   48      NW      2-Jul-89    09.41      35
                                                             bridge was about to be replaced as the track bed was by then         of Wattstown
                                                             re-used for a new trunk road up to this point, part of the Porth
                                                             relief road project (See later photo)
                                                             Looking towards Pontygwaith and Wattstown from the B4277
                                                             road overbridge (Later the A4277). By May 2007, the bridge           B4277 Porth-Maerdy overbridge south
                 bpm00797.jpg   MDY Maerdy                                                                                                                                ~17   48      SE      2-Jul-89    09.42      36
                                                             was demolished as the track bed was by then re-used for a            of Wattstown
                                                             new trunk road up to this point, part of the Porth relief road
                                                             project (See later photo)
                                                             Looking north-west from a foot crossing, south of Wattstown,
                                                             towards the B4277 road overbridge. In January 2007, the new
                 bpm00798.jpg   MDY Maerdy                   Maerdy valley trunk road was being laid on this trackbed and         Between Pontygwaith and Wattstown       ~17   40      SE      2-Jul-89    09.45     36E
                                                             the bridge was sealed off pending removal and renewal for the
                                                             new roadworks and by May, the bridge had been removed




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                       Subject                                                   Location                M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No.
                                      Neath (General) &         West portal of 526-yd Pencaedrain tunnel. (Limits 28M-64.5C
                 bpm00799.jpg   VON                                                                                                 Pencaedrain Tunnel West portal            29     10    West     3-May-90    15.24
                                      Pontypool Road            to 29M-08.5C)
                 bpm00800.jpg         Neath (General) &         Trackbed immediately west of west portal of Pencaedrain                                                                    East     3-May-90    15.25
                                VON                                                                                                 Pencaedrain Tunnel West portal            29     10
                                      Pontypool Road            tunnel
                                      Neath (General) &         West elevation of trackbed and west portal of Pencaedrain
                 bpm00801.jpg   VON                                                                                                 West of Pencaedrain Tunnel mouth          29     12    West     3-May-90    15.27
                                      Pontypool Road            tunnel
                                                                Disturbed and re-worked trackbed of former Vale of Neath line
                 bpm00802.jpg         Neath (General) &         west of Pencaedrain tunnel. The trackbed was cut away west                                                                 East     3-May-90    15.28
                                VON                                                                                                 West of Pencaedrain Tunnel mouth          29     16
                                      Pontypool Road            of this point to allow the construction of the new Heads of the
                                                                Valleys (A465) trunk road
                                      Neath (General) &         Trackbed of former double line as viewed from backfilled east       East end of Pencaedrain Tunnel
                 bpm00803.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                           28    64.5   West     3-May-90    15.35
                                      Pontypool Road            end of Pencaedrain tunnel                                           (Bulldozed over)
                                                                Single line in vicinity of rail overbridge at Cornelly-Margam
                 bpm00804.jpg                                                                                                       Water St. rail overbridge, B4283                       West     3-May-90    15.42
                                OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     road. A junction was formerly located just beyond the                                                          3     63
                                                                                                                                    Cornelly-Margam road
                                                                overbridge which served a connection to Newlands colliery
                                                                Costain (F27) sleepered track with Pandrol fixings in vicinity of
                                                                former West junction to Newlands colliery (Kenfig) & showing        Just west of Water St. rail overbridge,
                 bpm00805.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension                                                                                                                    3     61     SW      8-May-90    15.23
                                                                CWR adjustment switch. The 3mile, 60chain milepost is on the        B4283 Cornelly-Margam road
                                                                right of the line
                 bpm00806.jpg                                   Motored, out-of-use catch points in single line, east of            West of M4 motorway (Kenfig Industrial                 East     8-May-90    15.23
                                OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension                                                                                                                    3    40.5
                                                                Newlands junction & looking towards flying loop                     Estate)
                                                                Motored, out-of-use catch points in single line, east of
                 bpm00807.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension                                                                         West of M4 motorway                        3     39    West     8-May-90    15.31
                                                                Newlands junction, looking towards M4 motorway overbridge
                                                                Newlands junction showing MAS signal PT408 & motored
                                                                points. The single line from the up relief lines at Newlands
                                     Ogmore Vale Extension      Loop Jct, alongside the South Wales Main lines and running
                                OVE                                                                                                 West of M4 motorway overbridge
                 bpm00808.jpg        (left) Newlands Loop                                                                                                                      3     35     SW      8-May-90    15.31
                                 NLP                            up the incline to this junction (Newlands Jct) had been             (Kenfig Industrial Estate)
                                     (right)
                                                                completely removed by May 2006. The left-hand miniature
                                                                colour light signal was accordingly removed and the straight
                                                                ahead line became thethe down and inclined up lines between
                                                                Looking west showing up & down single OVE line.
                                     Ogmore Vale Extension      Newlands Loop Jct (low end) and Newlands Jct (camera
                 bpm00809.jpg   OVE                                                                                                 West of M4 motorway (Kenfig Industrial                  NE      8-May-90    15.34
                                     (left) Newlands Loop       point) with colour light signal PT435 in view. The entire                                                      3    32.5
                                 NLP                                                                                                Estate)
                                     (right)                    inclined line was removed during April/May, 2006.
                 bpm00810.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     View of Newlands junction, just west of M4 motorway                 Re-located Newlands junction north of
                                                                overbridge with MAS signal PT435 protecting junction (Right         Kenfig Industrial estate                   3     30     NE      8-May-90    15.35
                                                                line can be used for bi-directional working). The left line and
                 bpm00811.jpg   VON   Neath (General) &         View of singled line in 2006
                                                                signal was removedfrom Aberdare to Tower Colliery with site         Newer Heads of the Valleys trunk road
                                      Pontypool Road            of former Gelli Tarw junction visible at point where line curves    overbridge, east of Hirwaun               25     10    West     8-May-90    15.36
                                                                to right and where the line carried on to Merthyr
                 bpm00812.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     Single down flying loop from Newlands junction to down/up           Flying loop east of Margam Knuckle
                                                                goods line to Port Talbot (Previously, this section carried two     yard                                       3     04    West     8-May-90    15.43
                                                                tracks). The up line (left) was taken out of use and lifted in
                 bpm00813.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension &   2006 of Margam Moors & Newlands Loop junctions as seen
                                                                View                                                                Flying loop rail overbridge, Margam
                                                                                                                                                                              198 62       East     8-May-90    15.43
                                      South Wales Main          from OVE flying loop rail overbridge. The right sidings and         Moors junction
                                                                                                                                                                                3  03
                                                                single line to the OVE were lifted in 2006/7
                 bpm00814.jpg   OVE   South Wales Main          View of main lines approaching OVE overline flying loop             Flying loop rail overbridge, Margam       198 62       West     8-May-90    15.45
                                                                showing end of down to up main trailing crossover                   Moors junction                              3  03
                 bpm00815.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension &   View of Margam Moors & Newlands Loop junctions as seen              Flying loop rail overbridge, Margam
                                                                                                                                                                              198 62        SE      8-May-90    15.45
                                      South Wales Main          from OVE flying loop rail overbridge. The right sidings and         Moors junction
                                                                                                                                                                                3  03
                                SWM                             single line to the OVE were lifted in 2006
                 bpm00816.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension &   View at south-east end of Margam Moors Yard immediately             Newlands Loop junction                    198   71     South    8-May-90    15.50
                                SWM   South Wales Main          north of Newlands Loop junction, all lifted in 2006/7                                                           2    78
                 bpm00817.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension &   View at south-east end of Margam Moors Yard immediately             MAS signal PT 133, Newlands Loop          198   73     North    8-May-90    15.52
                                SWM   South Wales Main          north of Newlands Loop junction, all lifted in 2006/7               junction                                    2    80
                 bpm00818.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension &   View of converging Margam Moors Yard sidings into single line       Just north of Newlands Loop junction      198   71     North    8-May-90    15.55
                                SWM   South Wales Main          & thence Newlands Loop junction (Removed in 2006/7)                                                             2     77
                 bpm00819.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension &   1 in 9¼ turnout in 113A flat bottom rail section to and from        Newlands Loop junction, east end of       198   70
                                                                                                                                                                                           North    8-May-90    15.55
                                SWM   South Wales Main          Tondu branch (OVE line). (All removed in 2006)                      Margam Moors Yard                           2    78
                 bpm00820.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     View of single line looking towards former Newlands colliery        North of B4283 Cornelly-Margam road
                                                                                                                                                                              ~4     00    West     8-May-90    16.15
                                                                platform. Line is in 95lb/yard rail here with timber sleepers
                 bpm00821.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     Single line in 95lb/yard bull head rail with timber sleepers,       East of former Newlands Colliery site                   NE      8-May-90    16.16
                                                                                                                                                                              ~4     00
                                                                looking west at reflectorised permanent caution signal
                 bpm00822.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     View looking west towards M4 motorway overbridge and rail           Former west gate to Newlands Colliery
                                                                                                                                                                               3     66    East     8-May-90    16.20
                                                                overbridge on Cornelly-Margam road                                  rail connection
                 bpm00823.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     View looking west towards M4 motorway overbridge & rail             Former west gate to Newlands Colliery
                                                                overbridge on B4283 Cornelly-Margam road. The siding into           rail connection                            3     65    West     8-May-90    16.20
                                                                the former Newlands colliery passed through the fence on the
                 bpm00824.jpg   OVE   Ogmore Vale Extension     left of single line from road overbridge east of former
                                                                View                                                                Access road overbridge near former
                                                                                                                                                                              ~4     20    West     8-May-90    16.25
                                                                Newlands Colliery Halt                                              Newlands halt
                 bpm00825.jpg   SWM Gloucester & Severn         View of up & down main line in cutting at Caldicot area             Road overbridge between Caldicot halt
                                                                                                                                                                              147    50    West     8-Jun-92    15.35      0
                                    Tunnel junction                                                                                 and Caldicot level crossing
                 bpm00826.jpg   SWM Gloucester & Severn         View looking towards Severn Tunnel junction and Caldicot            Road overbridge between Caldicot halt                  East     8-Jun-92    15.35      1
                                                                                                                                                                              147    50
                                    Tunnel junction             platform                                                            & Caldicot level crossing
                 bpm00827.jpg   BSW Bristol & South Wales       View looking towards west Portal of 7669-yard Severn tunnel         Above short tunnel west of Severn
                                                                                                                                                                              ~15    45    West     14-Jun-92   15.47      2
                                                                                                                                    Tunnel




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                     Subject                                                    Location                 M     C     Elev'n     Date      Time
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                 bpm00828.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Single line north-west of former Black Lion loop immediately        North West of Black Lion loop
                                                                                                                                                                              19   58      SE      24-Jun-92   19.05      3
                                      Merthyr                 after closure of loop and Black Lion signal box
                 bpm00829.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Single line north-west of former Black Lion loop immediately        North end of Black Lion loop                            North    24-Jun-92   19.05      4
                                                                                                                                                                              19   57.5
                                      Merthyr                 after closure of loop and Black Lion signal box
                 bpm00830.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Single to double line junction, north-west of fromer Black Lion     North end of Black Lion loop
                                      Merthyr                 signal box, immediately after closure of ’box and down loop                                                     19   54.5    NW      24-Jun-92   19.07      5
                                                              line. Points are clipped & padlocked out-of-use
                 bpm00831.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Detail of facing point lock and detection showing insulated rail    Merthyr Vale side of Black Lion loop
                                      Merthyr                 joint and bonds at track-circuited points at Merthyr side of
                                                                                                                                                                              19   54     West     24-Jun-92   19.07      6
                                                              Black Lion loop. The points are spiked out-of-use, the ¹box
                                                              and down loop line having just been taken out-of-use
                 bpm00832.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Trailing points clipped & padlocked after closure of Black Lion     North West of Black Lion loop
                                      Merthyr                 signal box (red padlock is visible on right of points). The down
                                                              loop lines had also just been taken out-of-use prior to this
                                                              photograph. The bracket semaphore assembly in the distance                                                      19   53     West     24-Jun-92   19.10      7
                                                              was lifted and re-installed at Tondu North for the re-
                                                              introduction of passenger trains in 1992. The signal box is
                                                              seen in the distance and is now completely removed, as is the
                 bpm00833.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Up startingline.(2001)
                                                              down loop bracket semaphore assembly, the arms of which             Up starting bracket signal at Black Lion
                                      Merthyr                 had been removed after closure of Black Lion signal box one         loop
                                                                                                                                                                              19   50     North    24-Jun-92   19.11      8
                                                              week earlier. The bracket assembly was re-used at Tondu for
                                                              resignalling project for Llynfi Valley reintroduction of passenger
                 bpm00834.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   service 1992
                                                              Still with a shine on the rail table, the down loop line (left) had South end of Black Lion loop
                                      Merthyr                 been taken out-of-use just before this photograph was taken
                                                                                                                                                                              19   28.3    NW      24-Jun-92   19.19      9
                                                              and has been spiked & padlocked out-of-use due to the
                                                              closure of the passing loop facility along with the Black Lion
                 bpm00835.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   signal box
                                                              Up homes bracket signal with arms removed after closure of          South end of Black Lion loop
                                                                                                                                                                              19   26.5    NW      24-Jun-92   19.20      10
                                      Merthyr                 Black Lion signal box & taking out-of-use, the down passing
                                CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   loop line
                                                              View of single line junction just after down loop line (straight    South end of Black Lion loop
                 bpm00836.jpg
                                      Merthyr                 ahead, right) had been taken out-of-use due to closure of                                                       19   26.5    SE      24-Jun-92   19.25      11
                                                              Black Lion signal box
                 bpm00837.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Detail of two-blade mechanical detection with facing-point lock,    Black Lion loop south end facing/
                                      Merthyr                 just clipped & padlocked out-of-use after cl;osure of Black Lion    trailing points
                                                                                                                                                                              19   27      SW      24-Jun-92   19.27      12
                                                              signal box & passing loop. The point & facing-point lock
                                                              rodding is shown severed at the far side of the rails
                 bpm00838.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Severed permanent way showing siding & former branch line           South end of Black Lion up goods loop
                                      Merthyr                 to Aberfan Colliery. All taken out-of-use by the time this photo’                                               19   28      SE      24-Jun-92   19.28      13
                                                              was taken
                 bpm00839.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Permanent way at south end of Black Lion passing loop               South end of Black Lion up goods loop
                                      Merthyr                 showing connection to former Aberfan Colliery. The down loop
                                                              line (right) had just been taken out-of-use upon the closure of
                                                              Black Lion Signal box & the points were all clipped &                                                           19   29      SE      24-Jun-92   19.29      14
                                                              padlocked out-of-use. The semaphore signal pull wires can
                                                              still be seen bt only the point-rodding rollers for the turnouts,
                                                              remain, the rodding beings already recovered. The clip &
                                                              spike, locking the points in the foreground can be clearly seen
                 bpm00840.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Points in up loop at Black Lion showing clip & padlock fitted       South end trailing points in Black Lion
                                      Merthyr                 after closure of signal box & taking out-of-use, the down loop      up loop line.                               19   29.3   West     24-Jun-92   19.30      15
                                                              line. Mechanical detection & severed point-rodding is also
                 bpm00841.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   shown from the dead end spur in the up goods loop, this
                                                              Looking                                                             Up goods loop, Black Lion entrance to
                                      Merthyr                 frame shows the connection to & from the former British Coal,       Merthyr Vale colliery (British Coal) line   19   30.5    SE      24-Jun-92   19.31      16
                                                              Merthyr Vale colliery
                 bpm00842.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Severed permanent way showing truncated full inside                 Entrance to former British Coal,
                                                                                                                                                                              19   31      SE      24-Jun-92   19.32      17
                                      Merthyr                 compound points in line leading to former Merthyr Vale Colliery     Merthyr Vale colliery complex
                 bpm00843.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Severed tracks previously leading to Aberfan colliery from          Black Lion, south end                                    NW      24-Jun-92   19.33      18
                                                                                                                                                                              19   33
                                      Merthyr                 Black Lion south junction
                 bpm00844.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   View of trackbeds of former holding sidings and line to & from      Black Lion signal box & British Coal
                                      Merthyr                 British Coal, Merthyr Vale colliery, with Black Lion signal box     Merthyr Vale colliery sidings & branch      19   37     South    24-Jun-92   19.34      19
                                                              just taken out of use
                 bpm00845.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Out-of-use up goods loop and dead-end spur running from up          Black Lion up goods loop & dead-end
                                      Merthyr                 loop line at Black Lion, south end. The down loop line along        spur,                                       19   31      NW      24-Jun-92   19.35      20
                                                              with Black Lion signal box had just been taken out of use also
                 bpm00846.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   View of trackbeds of former permanent way complex at south          Merthyr station                                         North    25-Jun-92   17.08      21
                                                                                                                                                                              24   45.8
                                      Merthyr                 end of Merthyr station after removal of redundant facilities
                 bpm00847.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   View of Merthyr station after singling of line into station. This   Merthyr station
                                                                                                                                                                              24   46     South    25-Jun-92   17.10      22
                                      Merthyr                 area is now completely redeveloped, just one platform being in
                 bpm00848.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   use
                                                              View of end of Cardiff & Merthyr line at station termination        Merthyr station
                                                                                                                                                                              24   49     South    25-Jun-92   17.10      23
                                      Merthyr                 Merthyr, only one passenger platform remaining on extreme left
                 bpm00849.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Trackbed & truncated second line into Merthyr station. This is      Merthyr station                                         North    25-Jun-92   17.10      24
                                                                                                                                                                              24   48.8
                                      Merthyr                 now a carpark
                 bpm00850.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Remaining single passenger line into Merthyr station, all other     Merthyr station                                         North    25-Jun-92   17.11      25
                                                                                                                                                                              24   51
                                      Merthyr                 permanent way having been removed by time of photo’
                 bpm00851.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   Truncated second line into Merthyr station, the track having        Merthyr station
                                      Merthyr                 been severed towards the south end of the platform. This is                                                     24   51     North    25-Jun-92   17.12      26
                                                              now part of a carpark
                 bpm00852.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   View of remaining single passenger line to Merthyr viewed           South East of former Brandy Bridge
                                      Merthyr                 from Brandy Bridge. This was the junction point for Merthyr         junction
                                                                                                                                                                              23   56      SE      25-Jun-92   17.23      27
                                                              Goods line to Plymouth Street & a small spur to Willows
                                                              Wireworks ran to the left, via a river bridge
                 bpm00853.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &   View looking south-east from Brandy Bridge, showing single          South East of former Brandy Bridge
                                      Merthyr                 line & clean ballast. The former up line had been lifted some       junction (Hoover factory)                   23   56     North    25-Jun-92   17.24      28
                                                              years before date of taking this photo’




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                          Subject                                                  Location               M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No.
                 bpm00854.jpg   OWW Severn Valley                 General view of 'Railtrack' and Severn Valley Railway               Kidderminster junction, Severn Valley
                                                                  permanent way including a full compound crossover and               Railway side                             135   21.5   North    27-Jun-92   15.17       30
                                                                  purpose-built semaphore signal gantry
                 bpm00855.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               General view of signal box, semaphore signalling, permanent         Footbridge south of Kidderminster                     South    27-Jun-92   15.18       31
                                                                                                                                                                               135   22
                                                                  way and point rodding                                               station
                 bpm00856.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               General view of up & down main lines south of Kidderminster         Footbridge south of Kidderminster
                                                                  (BR) station with part of Severn Valley Railway's land on the       station
                                                                                                                                                                               135   22     South    27-Jun-92   15.21       32
                                                                  left, Note the double lower quadrant disc assembly with
                                                                  overlapping disc faces on the left
                 bpm00857.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               Track layout at Severn Valley Railway, Kidderminster junction       Kidderminster junction
                                                                                                                                                                               135   21.5    NW      27-Jun-92   15.30       33
                                                                  area
                 bpm00858.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               2-10-0 Locomotive, "Gordon" at Kidderminster junction               Kidderminster junction                   135           SW      27-Jun-92   16.38       34
                 bpm00859.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               3-Car Diesel multiple set passing Kidderminster junction            Kidderminster junction                   135           SW      27-Jun-92   15.38       35
                 bpm00860.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               2-10-0 Locomotive, "Gordon" leaving Kidderminster with a            Kidderminster junction
                                                                                                                                                                               135           NW      27-Jun-92   15.38      36E
                                                                  passenger train
                 bpm00861.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               3-doll semaphore gantry with elevated discs                         Severn Valley Railway opposite                        South    27-Jun-92   15:55       4
                                                                                                                                                                               135   24
                                                                                                                                      Kidderminster junction signal box
                 bpm00862.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               Severn Valley Railway BRWR route indicating semaphore               Kidderminster (Severn Valley Railway)
                                                                  signal assembly with ground disc. Route indicator is exhibiting                                                           North    19-Sep-92   ~10:30      11
                                                                  an 'M' which gives 'proceed' instruction onto SVR 'main'
                 bpm00863.jpg   SWM Wye Valley junction/          General arrangement of 5-lever groundframe for control of           Wye Valley junction
                                    Gloucester-Severn             traffic into Wye Valley branch & Tidenham Quarry                                                             140   52      NE      13-Jun-92   11:31       12
                                    Tunnel junction
                 bpm00864.jpg   SWM Gloucester & Severn           Arrangement of points repeaters, telephone and co-operative         Wye Valley junction                                   East     13-Jun-92   11:32
                                                                                                                                                                               140   52
                                    Tunnel junction               keyswitch at Wye Valley junction groundframe
                 bpm00865.jpg   SVB Severn Valley                 Rear view of 2-doll bracket signal assembly                         Bridgnorth station, south end            149   68     South
                 bpm00866.jpg   SVB Severn Valley                 3-doll semaphore bracket assembly with "Call on" arms               Rail overbridge south of Bridgnorth                   South
                                                                                                                                                                               149   64
                                                                                                                                      station
                 bpm00867.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               2-doll semaphore bracket signal with elevated disc & "Call-on"      Bridgnorth station, south end
                                                                  arm. One arm of GW pattern 3ft ringed type in "Proceed"                                                      149   68     North
                                                                  mode. (Applies to 2 separate lines)
                 bpm00868.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               As frame bpm00867 but with elevated disc reading "Proceed to Bridgnorth station, south end                                North
                                                                                                                                                                               149   68
                                                                  dead end siding)
                 bpm00869.jpg   SVB   Severn Valley               3-doll wooden GW semaphore bracket assembly with one           Bewdley South signal box (Frame
                                                                                                                                                                                             SE                              27
                                                                  worked (motored) & one fixed distant arm & lower attachment    taken from passenger train)
                                SVB   Severn Valley               Rear view disc
                                                                  of ground of 2-doll bracket signal with fixed and worked       North of Bewdley North signal box
                 bpm00870.jpg                                                                                                                                                                                                28
                                                                  (motored) distant arms & with "Call-on" subsidiary arms        (near former Wyre Forest junction)
                 bpm00871.jpg   MHD Minehead                      Double-doll semaphore bracket assembly with 4ft standard       Minehead station, West Somerset
                                                                                                                                                                                             NW                              33
                                                                  arms (one marked BAY). Both used as platform starting signals Railway
                 bpm00872.jpg   SAW   Museum inventory            Detail of Tyer & Co. Ltd patent signal lamp expander fitted in      Coleford GWR Railway Museum,
                                                                  BRWR standard oil burning unit (paraffin) signal lamp. The          Gloucestershire
                                                                                                                                                                                                     19-Sep-92   15:45       13
                                                                  lamp burner unit is within the main circular lamp housing and
                                                                  the burner wick circular exhaust aperture is clearly visible
                 bpm00873.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi       2-doll semaphore, inner home bracket asssembly with route           Tondu junction
                                                                                                                                                                               2     67      SE
                                                                  indicator and elevated disc
                 bpm00874.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             "Caution" disc assembly in BR colours, rare on the Western          Aberthaw Cement works inlet
                                                                  Region. The unit is worked from a local groundframe. Note the
                                                                                                                                                                               5     38     North    28-Apr-90   10:31
                                                                  cable for the illuminant which had been converted from oil wick
                                                                  to tungsten filament bulb.
                 bpm00875.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Side view of a caution ground disc (frame bpm00874) showing         Aberthaw Cement works inlet
                                                                  repeater contact housing and attachment to lever weight                                                      5     38              28-Apr-90   10:31

                 bpm00876.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Up inner home semaphore bracket signal with "Warning" arm           Between Barry & Barry Island stations
                                      Pier                        & track-circuit indicator. (Rail lubricators also visible in                                                 8     32
                                                                  associated track). The assembly was later fitted with a signal
                 bpm00877.jpg   OWW Droitwich &                   identification plate
                                                                  Arrangement of permanent way at Kidderminster junction,             BR Kidderminster junction, (Now
                                                                                                                                                                               135   21.5    NE      27-Jun-92   15.17       29
                                    Wolverhampton                 British Rail tracks on left, Severn Valley Railway lines on right   Network Rail, formerly Western Region
                                CAR   Cardiff (Stonefield         General arrangement of motorised splitting distant bracket          territory)
                                                                                                                                      Energlyn (Adjacent to former
                 bpm00878.jpg
                                      junction) & Rhymney         assembly (Down main to Caerphilly & down main to Penrhos            Llanbradach Viaduct, west side)
                                                                                                                                                                               10    11.5    NW      11-Jul-64   18.43
                                                                  junction (Walnut Tree branch). Assembly was down, splitting
                                                                  distant assembly for Aber junction
                 bpm00879.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Arrangement of 2-doll bracket assembly with centre pivot            Taffs Well station up starting signals
                                      Merthyr                     truncated arms & track-circuit indicator. The right-hand arm
                                                                  authorised movements to the now lifted Nantgarw branch &                                                     7     28     South    18-Aug-91   09.37
                                                                  initially when the City Line was opened, a few chains of the
                                                                  branch weres used for reversal of passenger trains terminating
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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                          Subject                                                      Location              M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                 bpm00880.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Arrangement of relief exit and main 7-doll semaphore signal             St Andrews Place road underbridge
                                      Merthyr                     gantry with GWR wooden arms including ringed goods line                 north of Queen St station
                                                                                                                                                                                   1     35.5    NW      16-May-64   16.22    35-36
                                                                  arms and route indicator. Diamond sign track circuit indicator
                                                                  fitted to extreme right hand doll (for down main)
                 bpm00881.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Detail of signal arm proving contact assemblies in standard             Down distant signal, Walnut Tree
                                      Merthyr                     Western Region V38 casting housing. The contacts are in the             junction
                                                                  'arm off' state, the left- hand pair being 'open circuit' and the
                                                                  right-hand pair 'closed circuit'. Note the 3 wires and common                                                    8     38      SE      21-Jul-91   10.04
                                                                  link at the terminal connections, and the spare facility for a
                                                                  possible third pair of contacts which would be used for the
                                                                  ATC system
                 bpm00882.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       General arrangement of Walnut Tree junction up advanced                 Taffs Well
                                      Merthyr                     starter with Taffs Well Siding signal box up distant (main line),
                                                                  both fitted with sighting enhancement quadrant plates and post                                                                 SE      21-Jun-64   15.25
                                                                                                                                                                                   7     57.5
                                                                  fitted with diamond sign for track circuit indication to drivers(i.e.
                                                                  Rule 55 exempted) The slot repeater contact housing (black)
                                                                  is just visible above the Loc. cabinets
                 bpm00883.jpg   MLN   Bristol Temple Meads &      Arrangement of 8-doll semaphore signal gantry with standard             Bedminster station
                                      Bridgwater                  4ft stop, 3ft stop & 4ft fixed distant arms with "Warning" arms                                                  119   18     South    18-Aug-66   12.50
                                                                  for all main running lines.
                 bpm00884.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     Arrangement of termination pole comprising lines for 'bus       Biglis junction
                                                                  telephone system, lamp & signal arm proving & track circuits                                                                   NW       Jan-66
                                                                                                                                                                                   ~5    45
                                                                  (including illuminated signal box diagram). Part of telegraph
                                                                  system includes an automatic semaphore arm replacer circuit
                 bpm00885.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of lever-frame, absolute block instruments, signal- Barry Island East signal box
                                                                                                                                                                                   8     75     West     09-Mar-64   13.24
                                      Pier                        lever electric lock pushbuttons and other shelf instruments
                 bpm00886.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Poor quality view looking towards Barry junction from Barry             South side of Harbour Road overbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                   0     09     South
                                                                  Sidings with semaphore bracket signals (From a 620 colour
                 bpm00887.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     negative)
                                                                  Poor quality view looking towards Lavernock near home signal            South of St.Mary's Well Rd rail
                                                                                                                                                                                   ~3    00     South
                                                                  (with track-circuit indicator) (From a 620 colour negative)             overbridge
                 bpm00888.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Run-round crossover from Bay platform (No.1) with GWR                   No.1 (Bay) platform, Barry station
                                      Pier                        square-bottomed ground disc & integral mechanical detection.                                                                  South
                                                                                                                                                                                   8     16
                                                                  (Note the fouling bar just visible in the point rail). This is a
                                                                  reproduction from a 620 colour negative
                 bpm00889.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Route-indicating home signal with "call-on" arm for movements           Immediately east of Barry station No.4
                                      Pier                        from low level lines to Barry area sidings & up main line. (A           platform                                 8     12      SW
                                                                  reproduction from a 620 colour negative)
                 bpm00890.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     Poor quality view of starting signal with worked distant, in the        North end of Lavernock station
                                                                                                                                                                                   2     74.5   South
                                                                  proceed mode.(from a colour negative)
                 bpm00891.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Poor quality view looking north from Barry station showing              Barry Station
                                      Pier                        water crane and 3-doll semaphore bracket & straight-post                                                         8     07     South
                                                                  signal with backing arm
                 bpm00892.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of square-bottomed GWR ground disc as seen from now                End of run-round crossover from Bay                   East
                                                                                                                                                                                   8     12
                                      Pier                        extinct bay platform and station sidings                                line at Barry station
                 bpm00893.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Poor quality shot of semaphore bracket signal assemblies &              South end of Barry station                            North
                                                                                                                                                                                   8     15
                                      Pier                        view of junction of Barry Island & Vale of Glamorgan lines
                 bpm00894.jpg   VON   Neath (General) &           2-Doll bracket signal assembly with motored distant &                   Maesycymmer junction
                                      Pontypool Road              permanent caution arm. (All arms repeated at signal boxes).
                                                                                                                                                                                   10    05     East
                                                                  The entire cutting is now filled in from the bridge eastwards to
                                                                  Bryn tunnel which is also sealed off.
                 bpm00895.jpg   WNT Walnut Tree junction &        2-doll bracket signal assembly with working distant arms with           Penrhos junction
                                    Aber junction                 slot weights clearly visible. This site is now completely buried                                                 9     37     West
                                                                  and a housing estate is located above it
                 bpm00896.jpg         Spare
                 bpm00897.jpg
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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                         Subject                                                    Location             M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No.
                 bpm00898.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Standard 4ft advanced starting signal on 15ft post, showing        West end reception inlet/outlet
                                                                  track circuit and telephone indicator                              alongside down main (right) at           5     25.5   South
                                                                                                                                     Aberthaw
                 bpm00899.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Standard 3ft subsidiary signal assembly on 15ft post               West end reception inlet/outlet at
                                                                                                                                                                              5     25.5   South
                                                                                                                                     Aberthaw
                 bpm00900.jpg   BAL Llynfi (Bridgend West         GWR wooden post assembly with wooden, two-way stop                 Caerau station (Llynfi valley)
                                                                                                                                                                              10    14.5   South    20-Jun-64   15.11
                                    junction & Cymmer Afan)       arms and "Shunt Ahead" arm
                 bpm00901.jpg   MHD Minehead                      Down motored distant signal on specially-adapted short             East of Crowcombe Heathfield station,                 East
                                                                                                                                                                              171   ~66
                                                                  tubular mount                                                      Somerset
                 bpm00902.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Worked distant signal in ‘proceed at speed’ and fitted with        South of former A470 (now A4054)
                                                                                                                                                                              7     57.5    SE      21-Jun-64   15.25
                                      Merthyr                     sighting enhancing quadrant (Up relief distant for Taffs Well      road overbridge between Taffs Well
                 bpm00903.jpg
                                                                  Siding signal
                                                                  REMOVED box)                                                       and Glanyllyn
                 bpm00904.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   3-doll bracket signal assembly up main & permanent caution         Barry junction (Up 'Homes') from Barry
                                      Pier                        arm, up main to down line, up main & permanent caution arm,        Island                                                East     09-Feb-64   11.20
                                                                                                                                                                              8     22
                                                                  to Barry station platform 4 line. Also permanent speed
                                                                  restriction indicator and track circuit indicator attached
                 bpm00905.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Former 3-doll bracket semaphore assembly after removal of          Barry signal box up inner home signal
                                      Pier                        two dolls with arms and addition of a "Warning" arm, in            (Barry Island curve)                     8     22     East     17-May-64   10.19
                                                                  conjunction with 1964 resignalling project at Barry/Barry Island
                 bpm00906.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of single post signal assembly with standard 4ft       Barry Island West
                                      Pier                        arm, slotting apparatus and 16in diameter elevated disc and                                                 8     65     East     2-May-64    11.22
                                                                  also track circuit indicator
                 bpm00907.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Detail of new 2-doll bracket signal assembly after erection.       Barry junction
                                      Pier                        This assembly was erected in conjunction with modifications at
                                                                  Barry. Controls entry to down main or up main (when single
                                                                                                                                                                              8     19     South    17-May-64   11.02
                                                                  line operation in force). Unit was further replaced by a single
                                                                  motored starting bracket when down main was taken out of
                                                                  use and recovered. The view shows the "signal not yet in use"
                 bpm00908.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   crosses on the arms signal (now recovered), ground disc on
                                                                  Single post loop exit                                              Barry junction low level up road
                                      Pier                        left of this (shown covered up) with repeater contacts box, now                                             8     20     South    17-Apr-64   11.00
                                                                  later replaced previous loop exit signal shown
                 bpm00909.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Then newly commissioned 2-doll starting signal assembly (see       Alongside former Barry carriage shed
                                                                                                                                                                              8     20     South
                                      Pier                        frame bpm00907 for previous view before assembly was
                 bpm00910.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             brought into use)
                                                                  Single post 2-arm signal assembly: up starting for Barry           Barry Sidings
                                                                  Sidings and up distant (fixed at caution) for Barry junction.                                               0     37     East     17-Apr-64   10.53
                                                                  Afterwards recovered due to re-signalling arrangements
                 bpm00911.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Straight post signal assembly with standard single ground          Barry Island East signal box
                                      Pier                        signal alongside. Alterations to point rodding & detection were                                             8     73     West     02-May-64   11.35
                                                                  under way at time of photograph
                 bpm00912.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Rear view of 4-doll bracket signal assembly with slotted down      Barry station                                         West     17-Apr-64   10.43
                                                                                                                                                                              8     00
                                      Pier                        main home & Western Region pattern "call-on" arm
                 bpm00913.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   2-doll bracket signal assembly with standard Western Region        Platform 2, Barry Island station
                                      Pier                        4ft arms and also 2ft "call-on" arms (see bpm00914 for                                                      9     00     East     02-May-64   11.25
                                                                  modification to this assembly)
                 bpm00914.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Modified 2-doll bracket signal assembly (see bpm00913)             Platform 2, Barry Island station         9     00     East     09-May-64   12.33
                 bpm00915.jpg   MLN   Pier
                                      Paddington & Swindon        Two arm backing signal assembly on straight post with track        Swindon station, east end
                                                                                                                                                                              ~77   18     West     29-Feb-64   15.05
                                      (Main Line)                 circuit indicator
                 bpm00916.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Straight post signal assembly with "call-on" arm and route         Barry station                                         West
                                                                                                                                                                              8     12
                                      Pier                        indicator
                 bpm00917.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of GW pattern route indicating signal assembly         Barry (former) motive power depôt
                                      Pier                        (now recovered due to modernisation arrangements at Barry).
                                                                  Originally, this assembly bore five separate arms. The former                                               8     13     West     11-Apr-64   10.50
                                                                  ramp line connecting the high level lines to the locoshed lower
                                                                  track levels, passed to the right of the handrail posts seen
                 bpm00918.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   2-arm straight post signal assembly with permanent caution &       Barry Island viaduct, west end                        East
                                                                                                                                                                              8     49
                                      Pier                        motored starting signal
                 bpm00919.jpg   BRY   Cadoxton South junction     3-doll bracket signal assembly (redundant): main to down           Cadoxton North
                                                                                                                                                                              ~0    50     North    22-Feb-64   13.50
                                      & Trehafod junction         sidings, main with fixed 'caution' arm, main to up sidings
                 bpm00920.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   3-doll bracket signal with "Call-on" arms. This was later          Barry Island West
                                      Pier                        modified and the right-hand doll took the highest arm and the                                               8     56     West
                                                                  Call-on arms were removed




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                 bpm00921.jpg   LED   Ledbury                     Stop semaphore straight post assembly with "Call on" arm and        Over junction west of Gloucester
                                                                  track-circuit diamond (up starter on Ledbury branch) Single-                                                   ~0    10    SE      16-Jul-64   15.02
                                                                  line junction is beyond bridge
                 bpm00922.jpg   SWM Severn Tunnel junction &      3-doll bracket semaphore with worked (motored) and fixed            West of Bridgend station platforms                     SE      20-Jun-64   14.04
                                                                                                                                                                                 190   53
                                    Fishguard Harbour             distant arms and relief line arm
                 bpm00923.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of 3-doll bracket signal assembly (Up homes)            Overbridge, east of Porthkerry No.1
                                                                  with repeating apparatus powered at signal. This assembly           tunnel                                     0     47   North    17-Apr-64   13.45
                                                                  was removed due to the abolition of Barry Sidings signal box
                 bpm00924.jpg   SWM Swindon & Reading             Stop & motored distant signals with modified distant arm            Swindon station
                                                                                                                                                                                 77    19    SE      19-Feb-64   15.15
                                                                  arranged to give 3ft arm length
                 bpm00925.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Close up of semaphore motor on Barry Sidings down relief            Former Barry Sidings
                                                                                                                                                                                 ~0    40    SE
                                                                  advanced starting signal
                 bpm00926.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View looking south-west from Cadoxton South signal box after        Cadoxton South signal box
                                      Pier                        rationalisation at Cadoxton Low Level junction and abolition of
                                                                  the latter's signal box. Note that besides the removal of the 4ft
                                                                  semaphore arm from the 3-doll wooden bracket signal, the
                                                                  lower 3ft arm, reading to the west side of Cadoxton yard, has                                                  6     06    NE
                                                                  also been removed. The triple ground disc for backing
                                                                  movements, sited near the trailing points, replaced a GW style
                                                                  route indicating backing signal that previously stood on the
                                                                  platform beyond the leaning post
                 bpm00927.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of three, two-arm bracket signal assemblies (all        Cadoxton Low Level junction
                                      Pier                        arms repeated in signal box and repeaters powered at signal
                                                                  end and not in signal box). Due to post-rot, the right-hand unit                                               6     25    SW        1963
                                                                  was later replaced by a single mast 2-arm BRWR unit, one
                                                                  arm above the other. (See next frame)
                 bpm00928.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of starting signals (Right-hand assembly                Cadoxton Low Level junction
                                      Pier                        replaced similar bracket assembly to other two in 1963). All                                                   6     25    SW        1963
                                                                  these were repeated & powered at signals (see battery box on
                                                                  right hand of post)
                 bpm00929.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   2-doll bracket signal assembly with elevated discs (16" dia         Barry Island station, platform Nos.3 & 4              East     02-May-64   11.20
                                                                                                                                                                                 8     67
                                      Pier                        pattern) and track circuit indicators
                 bpm00930.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   GWR 3-doll wooden bracket signal (inner homes) with route-          Cadoxton station
                                                                                                                                                                                 6     09   South
                                      Pier                        indicating backing signal
                 bpm00931.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View looking south-west from Cadoxton South signal box after        Cadoxton South signal box
                                      Pier                        rationalisation at Cadoxton Low Level junction and abolition of
                                                                  the latter's signal box. Note that besides the removal of the 4ft
                                                                  semaphore arm from the 3-doll wooden bracket signal, the
                                                                  lower 3ft arm, reading to the west side of Cadoxton yard, has                                                  6     06    NE
                                                                  also been removed. Also the triple ground disc for backing
                                                                  movements, previously sited near the trailing points, has been
                                                                  removed . The previous bracket signal beyond has been
                                                                  replaced by a straight post unit.(Compare frame 00926)
                 bpm00932.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of partly-constructed 3-doll bracket signal (new        East of Aberthaw station
                                                                  down 'homes' signals Aberthaw East) erected in conjunction
                                                                  with re-signalling arrangements for Leys power station). The                                                   4     58    NE       1961?
                                                                  ruins of the old Aberthaw lime works are also to be seen. The
                                                                  completed assembly can be seen in the succeeding jpeg
                 bpm00933.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of new 3-doll bracket assembly erected in               East of Aberthaw station
                                                                  conjunction with re-signalling at Aberthaw and showing line                                                    4     58   East      Jan-63     11.30
                                                                  clear to down relief. Note the superelevation of the tracks
                 bpm00934.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             2-arm straight post signal assembly. This is now recovered          Aberthaw East
                                                                  due to abolition of Aberthaw West box, i.e. re-signalling
                                                                  arrangements for Aberthaw Power station. The tracks on the                                                                 SE        1959
                                                                                                                                                                                 5     18
                                                                  left and the bridge extension beyond were fairy new additions
                                                                  to the scene and only produced after the construction of the
                                                                  then new Aberthaw "A" power station
                 bpm00935.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   3-doll bracket signal assembly with "call-on" arms (up starting     Barry signal box
                                      Pier                        signals). The highest arm refers to the up main platform line.
                                                                  The centre and left apply to the bay platform. A backing signal
                                                                  is seen adjacent to this assembly on the right. The connection
                                                                  from the bay platform line to the ramp up to the stores wharf is                                               8     07   South
                                                                  also to be seen. It is interesting to note that all movements of
                                                                  rolling stock to and from the sidings on the left, had to be
                                                                  performed by traversing part of the ramp to the engineering
                                                                  stores but a further crossover is just perceptable along the
                                                                  ramp and this connected the up main line
                 bpm00936.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             2-doll two-line starting bracket signal assembly. Only the right-   Aberthaw station
                                                                  hand doll and arm survives (2006) and the loop (platform line)                                                 5     00   West
                                                                  seen, has long since been lifted
                 bpm00937.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Installation of new down main advanced starting signals in          Aberthaw, west end reception
                                                                  conjunction with modernisation at Aberthaw East signal box for      inlet/outlet junction                                 South     Jan-63     13.30
                                                                                                                                                                                 5     24
                                                                  CEGB reception facilities & Aberthaw (Leys) power station.
                                                                  The "Not yet in use" crosses are attached to each arm.
                 bpm00938.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             East end new double junction and new "starting" signal not yet      East of Aberthaw station
                                                                  in use and showing double-throw trap points. In later years,                                                   4     66    NW
                                                                  the junction was singled and thus the track layoput was re-
                                SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech      modelled.
                                                                  Detail of Coleford junction viewed from the north and showing       Coleford junction (SAW)
                 bpm00939.jpg
                                      House Road (Including       sidings and right-hand branch to Coleford. Note the presence
                                                                                                                                                                                 12    72    NW      12-Sep-64   14.25      1-2
                                      Coleford branch)            of a fouling bar this side of the point blades. Note the point
                                                                  operation rodding and cranks and the reduced height signal
                                                                  box




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                 bpm00940.jpg   CAM Cardiff (Bute Road) &         3-doll bracket signal with "Call-on" arm, subsidiary arm and       PC & N junction, Pontypridd
                                                                                                                                                                         12 59
                                 CAP Merthyr / Cardiff &          permanent caution arm                                                                                                 SE      31-May-64   11.06      16
                                                                                                                                                                          14 48
                                     Pontypridd
                 bpm00941.jpg   SWM Didcot & Reading              Arrangement of two doll (suspended) bracket signal arranged        Goring & Streatley                                North    18-Apr-64   18.00
                                                                                                                                                                         ~44    56
                                                                  to comply with sighting requirements
                 bpm00942.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Modified 2-doll bracket signal assembly which became inner         Harbour Road overbridge, south of
                                                                  home signal for Barry station signal box after 1964                Barry junction
                                                                                                                                                                          0     08      NE
                                                                  rationalisation. (Up goods line had already been lifted from
                                                                  Barry Sidings fan). The goods homes bracket assembly is
                 bpm00943.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   seen lying on the ballast
                                                                  Two arm straight post signal assemblies, 3ft left hand arms, 4ft   Barry Carriage sheds
                                      Pier                        right hand arms. Distant motored but "fixed" at caution. See                                            8     21              06-Feb-64   13.20
                                                                  bpm00944 for modified arrangements
                 bpm00944.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of Barry junction and signal box from out-of-use carriage     Barry Carriage sheds
                                      Pier                        shed roads                                                                                             ~8     22

                 bpm00945.jpg   SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech      Arrangement of reduced height, 3-doll bracket assembly with        Coleford junction (SAW)
                                      House Road (Including       loop entrance arm (down homes). 3ft arm loop circle had fallen                                         12     73.5   North    12-Sep-64   14.17    41-42
                                      Coleford branch)            away at time of photo’
                 bpm00946.jpg   SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech      Arrangement (rear) of reduced height 3-doll bracket assembly       Coleford junction(SAW)
                                      House Road (Including       with 3ft loop entrance arm (Up homes assembly)                                                         12     73     South    12-Sep-64   14.25    54-55
                                      Coleford branch)
                 bpm00947.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   3-doll bracket semaphore with elevated disc.The further           Barry junction
                                                                                                                                                                          8     14.5    NE
                                      Pier                        bracket signal controlled the line from what used to be platform
                 bpm00948.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   4, to Barry Island.
                                                                  Arrangement of 3-doll bracket signal assembly with elevated       Barry station
                                      Pier                        disc & speed restriction indicator (See bpm00949 for                                                    8     14.5   East     17-Apr-64   10.37
                                                                  modification to this assembly)
                 bpm00949.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   3-doll starting bracket signal assembly with major track          Barry station
                                      Pier                        alterations taking place to the rear (Removal of former 2-line                                          8     14.5    NE
                                                                  junction from Barry Sidings.
                 bpm00950.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Part-modified 3-doll bracket signal assembly with "call-on" arm Barry signal box
                                      Pier                        (Up starters for Barry signal box) now replaced by three-                                                             SW
                                                                  aspect electric signal (see behind 3-doll assembly)
                 bpm00951.jpg   CEJ   Cardiff General & Cardiff   Arrangement of track circuited bay line and associated route      Queen Street station, south end
                                                                                                                                                                                       North    22-Feb-64   12.00
                                      Queen Street                indicating starting signal assemblies with 16" dia elevated discs
                 bpm00952.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     Up "home" semaphore signal with track-circuit indicator            South of Lavernock station
                                                                                                                                                                          3     22.5   South
                                                                  diamond. Battery/relay box mounted at foot of post
                 bpm00953.jpg   PTH   Penarth                     Starting and worked distant semaphore signal assembly at           Lavernock station
                                                                  north end of Lavernock station, photographed in "off" position"                                        ~2     74      SW
                                                                  (Distant arm is up distant for Penarth Cement Works 'box)
                 bpm00954.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Arrangement of GWR 4-doll bracket signal with 2-way arms.          Roath Branch junction
                                      Merthyr                     This is down relief inner homes assembly, (replaced by route                                            3     58     West     16-May-64   16.10
                                                                  indicating assembly April 1965)
                 bpm00955.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Then newly-installed semaphore signal assemblies for down          Barry sidings
                                                                  relief & down main advanced starting duty, before                                                       0     37     North
                                                                  commissioning relief line. (Both arms bearing "Signal not yet in
                 bpm00956.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             use" crosses)
                                                                  Then newly-installed semaphore signal assemblies for down          Barry sidings
                                                                  relief & down main advanced starting duty, after                                                        0     37     North
                                                                  commissioning relief line. The 3ft arm was later replaced by a
                 bpm00957.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             4ft arm
                                                                  Then newly-installed semaphore signal assemblies for down          Barry Sidings
                                                                  relief & down main advanced starting duty (when both arms
                                                                  were 4ft long). The former Barry sidings signal box in the                                              0     37     North
                                                                  background had been decommissioned and so the new
                                                                  signals were motorised and worked from Barry signal box




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                 bpm00958.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan        Rear view of new semaphore signal assemblies with diesel-                  Barry Sidings
                                                             hauled coal train standing on down main line and showing                                                             0     37    South
                                                             truncated sections of former Barry Sidings fan
                 bpm00959.jpg   RSB Rhondda & Swansea Bay Trackbed of lIfted Rhondda & Swansea Bay single line to                       Cymmer Afan (Road overbridge, north
                                                                                                                                                                                 ~5     44    South
                                 BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi Treherbert & Abergwnfi with 2-doll semaphore bracket signal                of station)
                 bpm00960.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of repeating contacts box attached to shaft on standard          West end reception starter at Aberthaw
                                                                  Western Region pattern, 3ft enamelled arm, also showing                                                                     East
                                                                  safety hoop and reduced spectacle apertures
                 bpm00961.jpg   CAR   Cardiff (Stonefield         Arrangement of 3-doll bracket signal assembly with 1×4ft main         Cherry Orchard sidings
                                      junction) & Rhymney         & 2×3ft relief, standard Western Region pattern enamelled
                                                                  arms, track circuit diamond & 'N' bracing. Note the armless
                                                                  GWR straight wooden signal post near the bridge support.
                                                                  This shows evidence that a stop and distant arm were once                                                                   North
                                                                  fitted. The telegraph insulators which carried the arm-proving
                                                                  contact repeater circuit wires, are still attached to the post just
                                                                  below the top lampman’s platform. The overbridge has since
                                                                  been removed but the piers remain
                 bpm00962.jpg   SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech      The single line between Coleford junction and Speech House            Former road overbridge, just north of
                                      House Road (Including       Road, later converted to a cycleway but intended to eventually        Coleford junction                                     South 12-Sep-1964 14.12       39-40
                                      Coleford branch)            be reinstated as a rail extension of the Dean Forest Railway
                 bpm00963.jpg   MLN                               2-doll bracket signal with backing arms and route indicators          Swindon                                               West     15-Feb-64   15.16
                 bpm00964.jpg   SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech                                                                            Single line to loop junction, south of
                                      House Road (Including                                                                             Parkend station                                       South 12-Sep-1964 14.43         5-6
                                      Coleford branch)
                 bpm00965.jpg   SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech                                                                            Parkend station footbridge
                                      House Road (Including                                                                                                                                   South 12-Sep-1964 14.45        9-10
                                      Coleford branch)
                 bpm00966.jpg   SAW   Berkeley Road & Speech      Upper quadrant home and distant signals on a straight post.
                                      House Road (Including       The worked distant arm was the distant signal for Coleford            South of Travellers Rest level
                                                                                                                                                                                              South    12-Sep-64   14.4      3-4
                                      Coleford branch)            Junction signal box and the slotting assembly is visible on the       crossing and signal box, Parkend
                                                                  right side of the post at shoulder level
                 bpm00967.jpg   SAW Berkeley Road & Speech                                                                              Former road overbridge, just north of
                                    House Road (Including                                                                               Coleford junction                                     North
                                    Coleford branch)
                 bpm00968.jpg   SWA Swansea                       View of specially-fabricated stop signal with route indicator.        Swansea station (Former North Dock
                                                                  Note that the upper section of the post is connected to the           branch to Wind Street junction & LMS
                                                                                                                                                                                              South    14-Aug-65   10.16
                                                                  main post by means of side plates and the slotting &                  system is on right of signal)
                                                                  countersweights are pivoted within the plated area
                 bpm00969.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Arrangement of catwalk main support framework and pullwire            Down main 'homes' Radyr junction                      North    10-Apr-65   16.42    34-35
                                                                                                                                                                                  5     27
                                      Merthyr                     90° cranks with counterweight & C/W pivot support casting
                 bpm00970.jpg   CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Detail of counterweight assembly, catwalk supports & bracing,         Radyr junction
                                      Merthyr                     track circuit indicator & elevated disc (16½" dia pattern). Also                                                            North    10-Apr-65   16.42    32-33
                                                                                                                                                                                  5     27
                                                                  doll 'U' bolt fixings shown (Down main homes assembly)

                 bpm00971.jpg                                     SPARE
                 bpm00972.jpg                                     SPARE
                 bpm00973.jpg   FOD   Forest of Dean              Close-up of counterweight and lamp-winding winch and disc &           Between Bullo and Bradley Hill tunnels
                                                                  crossbar quadrant lever on down distant semaphore for Upper           on Bullo Pill to Cinderford line.
                                                                  Soudley level crossing (The winch and quadrant gear were
                                                                  remnants of the disc & crossbar units mounted on this signal                                                   ~1     62     SW      19-Oct-63   13.30
                                                                  post in the 1800's). The wooden hand-grip is on the winding
                                                                  handle, not attached to the signal arm counterweight which is
                                                                  raised as the distant arm was showing "off".
                 bpm00974.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   3-doll bracket signal with speed restriction indicator (down          Between Cogan junction & Llandough
                                      Pier                        'homes' Cogan junction) Main to Penarth Branch, main to               signal boxes
                                                                                                                                                                                  2    12.5    NW      10-Apr-65   10.41    10-11
                                                                  Barry branch with permanent caution for Cogan Sidings 'box
                                                                  and main to down Cogan siding
                 bpm00975.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Rear view of 3-doll bracket signal (down homes) showing arm           South of former Llandough signal box                   SE        1960
                                                                                                                                                                                  2     14
                                      Pier                        repeater contact boxes
                 bpm00976.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of two 2-doll bracket signal assemblies with              Cogan junction
                                      Pier                        Llandough Sidings 'box motored distant arms. Left bracket                                                       2     33    South      1960
                                                                  applies to Up Barry line, right bracket to up Penarth line
                 bpm00977.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of two 2-doll bracket signal assemblies with              Cogan junction
                                      Pier                        Llandough Sidings 'box motored distant arms. Left bracket                                                       2     33    South      1960
                                                                  applies to Up Barry line, right bracket to up Penarth line
                 bpm00978.jpg   CAR   Cardiff, (Stonefield        Same as frame bpm00236                                                Near Wernddu signal box and                            SE
                                                                                                                                                                                  7     34
                                      junction) & Rhymney                                                                               Caerphilly loco' Works
                 bpm00979.jpg   CTD   Cadoxton South junction     Semaphore bracket signal assemblies after removal of arms             Tynycaeau junction
                                                                                                                                                                                  5     61    North      1963
                                      & Trehafod junction         and the closure of Wenvoe & Penrhos branches
                 bpm00980.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Front view of straight post stop semaphore with route indicator       Llandough down relief line                            North     4-Jul-65   10.10
                                                                                                                                                                                 ~1     54
                                      Pier                        reading "Proceed to Goods line"
                 bpm00981.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Rear view of straight post stop semaphore with route indicator        Llandough down relief line                            South     4-Jul-65   10.10
                                                                                                                                                                                 ~1     55
                                      Pier
                 bpm00982.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Close up of semaphore signal spectacle and oil lamp (With             Cogan sidings                                         East      4-Jul-65   11.20
                                                                                                                                                                                 ~2     70
                                      Pier                        terminal housing for lamp repeater circuit)
                 bpm00983.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Indicator for warning of temporary speed restriction (TSR)            Between Cadoxton and Dinas Powys                      South    31-Jul-65   12.45
                                                                                                                                                                                 ~4     68
                                      Pier
                 bpm00984.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   IBS up home signal with telephone provided. This signal was           Dinas Powys (1M-44C) from Cadoxton
                                      Pier                        semi-automatic (CA100). New MAS signal shown in                       South                                     4    42.5   West     31-Jul-65   12.52
                                                                  background and was not commissioned at this time
                 bpm00985.jpg   WSJ Didcot & Chester              Arrangement of 6-doll gantry signal assembly with "call-on"           Crewe junction, Shrewsbury station       171
                                SYC                               arms and route indicators. Note that all the signal lamp tops                                                        54
                                                                                                                                                                                              South    13-Aug-65   12.01
                                                                  are open indicating that the lampman was about to replenish                                                           29
                                                                                                                                                                                 32
                                BML Portsmouth &                  the oil reservoir/burner units
                                                                  9-doll Southern Railway signal gantry with ringed subsidiary          Southampton Central
                 bpm00986.jpg
                                 LSW Southampton                  semaphores and motorised distant signals and Rule 55-                                                                       East     11-Aug-65   11.40
                                                                                                                                                                                 79     22
                                                                  exemption diamonds. This unit was taken out-of-use and
                                                                  removed on 7th Nov 1981 and is now in York Museum




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                 bpm00987.jpg   SWA Swansea                       Arrangement of two 3-doll bracket assemblies (one with route       Swansea High Street station
                                                                                                                                                                              216   00     South    14-Aug-65    10.05
                                                                  indicator), showing scissors crossover
                 bpm00988.jpg   DCL   Didcot & Chester            7-doll signal gantry with subsidiary and main arms and with        Oxford station platform, north end.
                                                                  one route indicator per group. One arm is a motorised distant      (Oxford Station North signal box on      63    48      SE      12-Aug-65    13.16    19-20
                                                                  semaphore and the whole assembly controlled five lines             right)
                 bpm00989.jpg   HNL   Newport & Hereford          Arrangement of two 2-doll bracket signals, left hand & right       Pontypool Road station, west side
                                                                                                                                                                              32    19     South    13-Aug-65    10.01
                                                                  hand with "call-on" arms, permanent caution signals and track      scissors crossover
                 bpm00990.jpg   DCL   Didcot & Chester            circuit indicators
                                                                  Arrangement of 3-doll cantilevered double route indicating         Oxford station, south end                63    36     North    12-Aug-65    16.57
                 bpm00991.jpg   DCL   Didcot & Chester            assembly
                                                                  Arrangement of 4ft semaphore (low height) with route indicator     Oxford station, north end                63    44     South    12-Aug-65    16.43
                 bpm00992.jpg   DCL   Didcot & Chester            Detail of supporting arrangement for lamp and indicator screen     Oxford station, north end                             West     12-Aug-65    16.47
                                                                                                                                                                              63    44
                                                                  on route indicating signal
                 bpm00993.jpg   DCL Didcot & Chester              Slotting arrangement on a route indicating semaphore               Oxford station platform, north end       63    47.5    SE      12-Aug-65    16:45
                 bpm00994.jpg   SWA Swansea                       assembly
                                                                  Arrangement of 3-doll bracket semaphore assembly with route        Swansea High Street station
                                                                                                                                                                              216   00     South    14-Aug-65    10.08
                                                                  indicator
                 bpm00995.jpg   MLN   Reading & Cogload via       Arrangement of 3-doll bracket signal assembly with "call-on"       North Somerset junction, Bristol
                                      Bristol                     arm and permanent caution arms. (K2/24/65 specified                                                         117   43      SE      29-Aug-65    14.03
                                                                  alterations to layout in this area)
                 bpm00996.jpg   MLN   Reading & Cogload via       Arrangement of 3-doll bracket signal with route indicators with    Bristol East Depôt signal box                          SE      29-Aug-65    14.10
                                                                                                                                                                              117   60
                                      Bristol                     main line signalled to Marsh Junction
                 bpm00997.jpg   MLN   Between Reading &           Arrangement of 4-doll bracket signal assembly with route           North Somerset junction, Bristol
                                      Cogload                     indicator and permanent caution arms (K2/24/65 PP21 and 46                                                  117   48     West     29-Aug-65    14.00
                                                                  specified alterations to layout)
                 bpm00998.jpg   MLN   Between Reading &           4-doll signal gantry with full length dolls to enhance sighting    Just east of North Somerset junction                  East     29-Aug-65    14.03
                                                                                                                                                                              117   43
                                      Cogload                     from St. Annes cutting towards North Somerset junction
                 bpm00999.jpg   VOT   Central Wales               GW wooden signal post with wooden 4ft stop and "Shunt              Near Llangadog                                        South    14-Aug-65    12.50
                 bpm01000.jpg   VOT   Central Wales               ahead" arms of upper quadrant signal assembly with
                                                                  Arrangement                                                        Llandovery
                                                                                                                                                                              28    68     South    14-Aug-65    13.02
                                                                  permanent caution arm and 2ft subsidiary arm signal
                 bpm01001.jpg   WSJ Didcot & Chester              Arrangement of 6-doll gantry signal assembly with "call-on"        Crewe junction, Shrewsbury station       171 54
                                                                                                                                                                                           South    13-Aug-65    12.30
                                SYC Crewe & Shrewsbury            arms and route indicators.                                                                                       29
                                BFC   Bristol Temple Meads &      2-doll banner repeating bracket assembly. Note the white                                                     32
                 bpm01002.jpg
                                      Westbury                    contrast area on the overbridge in advance of the signals, for
                                                                  sighting enhancement. This assembly was 262 yards to the           1140 yards east of Bathampton                         West     11-Aug-65    19.00
                                                                                                                                                                              103   74
                                                                  rear of the home signals which it repeated. (This photo’ was       junction signal box
                                                                  taken from a train, at speed)
                 bpm01003.jpg         Spare
                 bpm01004.jpg   CTD   Cadoxton South junction     Trackbed and then still existing semaphore signal at inter-field   North-east of Coldbrook, (Cadoxton
                                      & Trehafod junction         access overbridge north of Cadoxton North yard. The cutting        north yard)                               0    61     South    30-Oct-66    11.20
                                                                  was later backfilled leaving the top sidewalls still exposed
                 bpm01005.jpg   MLN   Bristol Temple Meads &      3-doll goods line bracket semaphore assembly                       Bristol West Depôt signal box                         South    18-Aug-65    11.52      43
                                                                                                                                                                              128   69
                                      Bridgwater
                 bpm01006.jpg   MLN   Bristol Temple Meads &    6-doll ringed arm (Goods lines) gantry assembly with one GW          Bristol West Depôt                       128 65
                                                                                                                                                                                           North    18-Aug-65    11.35      37
                                      Bridgwater                3ft arm replaced with 3ft BRWR arm                                                                              0   03
                 bpm01007.jpg   MLN   Swindon & Severn Tunnel 4-doll bracket signal assembly. 4ft & 3ft standard enamelled           Swindon Station West signal box
                                      junction                  arms fitted. Note motored distant and no weights on assembly
                                                                                                                                                                              77    32     East     15-Feb-64    15.10
                                                                due to close proximity of signal box. Also note catwalk
                                                                extension used as smoke deflectors and use of minimal under-
                 bpm01008.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry bracing & fuse switchboard with batteries & lead out, for
                                                                Terminal                                                             Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box                         ~01-Jan-63
                                                                                                                                                                               6    28
                                      Pier                      signal & point repeaters, relays & telephone circuits
                 bpm01009.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry Permissive block instruments & bells with semaphore arm              Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box
                                      Pier                      repeaters for Nos 1 & 2 dock lines between Graving Dock                                                        6    28
                                                                junction & Cadoxton Low Level junction
                 bpm01010.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry Up & down main absolute block apparatus and bells. The 'box          Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box
                                                                                                                                                                               6    28
                                      Pier                      switching out facility is situated between the two block bells
                 bpm01011.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry Interior view showing signal lever frame and instrument shelf        Cogan junction signal box
                                      Pier                      (Note the chevroned, down line, black & white detonator
                                                                                                                                                                               2    33
                                                                placer lever). The up line detonator placer lever is partly
                                                                visible towards the far end of the lever frame
                 bpm01012.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry Interior of feeder box showing trickle charging apparatus,           Barry Island East
                                      Pier                      fuses, ballast & terminals. Installed in conjunction with bringing                                             8    75     South    02-May-64    11.30
                                                                into operation new Barry Island groundframes "A" & "B"
                 bpm01013.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry Interior view of new Barry Island groundframe "A" showing            Barry Island groundframe "A"
                                      Pier                      token release apparatus, telephone, electric lock plungers,                                                    8    74     North    02-May-64    11.38
                                                                interlocking levers, signal levers, point levers & facing point
                 bpm01014.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry lock lever feeder panel installed for alterations to layout at
                                                                Interior of                                                          Barry Island groundframe
                                      Pier                      Barry Island and in conjunction with groundframe locking &                                                     8    75     South    02-May-64    11.31
                                                                instrumentation. Cabinet size is 59"×31"×15½" (site checked)
                 bpm01015.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry Interior view of lever frame and shelf instruments at Barry
                                                                                                                                     Barry Island East signal box              8    74     West
                                      Pier
                                                                Island East signal box
                 bpm01016.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry General view of lever frame, block instruments etc. at               Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box
                                      Pier                      Cadoxton Low level junction signal box (after repainting). This
                                                                signal box controlled many siding turnouts but not passenger
                                                                                                                                                                               6    28
                                                                traffic points so the absence of blue facing point lock levers
                                                                will be noted. Most main line running signals were slotted with
                                                                Cadoxton South signal box lever movements
                 bpm01017.jpg   SAW   Speech House Road &       Single line with derailment containment guard rails on stone         (River) Severn Railway bridge, arched-
                                      Berkeley Road Including   viaduct approach to former Severn Railway bridge. Note the           viaduct approach, west side, near
                                      Coleford Branch (Severn   gas pipeline attached to the viaduct wall capstones. Note also       Gatcombe, Glos.
                                      & Wye Joint Line)         part of the fouling bar in conjunction with the facing/trailing
                                                                points to the rear of the camera point. The entire viaduct was                                                 5    34     West     28-Sep-63               7
                                                                demolished in June 1964 after severence in 1960 of some of
                                                                the steel spans of the bridge (seen beyond) due to a petrol
                                                                lighter collision in fog, the ensuing explosion and fire, causing
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                    Filename     ELR             Branch                                         Subject                                                     Location                M        C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No.
                 bpm01018.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of swing-nose crossing (elbows) in down main with                Cadoxton South signal box
                                       Pier                        trailing connection into up main, shown severed due to
                                                                   rationalisation of operations and closure of Nos.3&4 platforms                                                       6    04     SE
                                                                   at Cadoxton station. The clip and red padlock can be seen
                                                                   near the junction of the switch blades
                 bpm01019.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Partial view of two-throw catch points showing ground disc &          Barry Island East signal box
                                       Pier                        mechanical detection & also, insulated spacers in operation                                                          8    75     SE
                                                                   rodding & stretchers
                 bpm01020.jpg    BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry     Double traps in single turnout, (track-circuited). Insulated          Barry Island No.4 Platform
                                                                                                                                                                                        8    73    West     17-Apr-64   15.15
                                     Pier                          stretchers are just perceptable
                 bpm01021.jpg    WNT Walnut Tree junction &        Close-up of facing-point lock and single-blade mechanical             Penrhos junction, north
                                     Aber junction                 detection in a track-circuited section of permanent way. Note
                                                                                                                                                                                                   East
                                                                   the three blades in the dectector, one from each switch blade
                                                                   and one from the facing-point lock
                 bpm01022.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Then, newly-installed motor-driven facing points                      Aberthaw West, near Aberthaw                              East
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    27
                                                                                                                                         Cement Works connection
                 bpm01023.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Sprung trailing points, free-driven by traffic wheel flanges in       Aberthaw West, near Aberthaw
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    27    East
                                                                   trailing direction. Note insulated stretcher bars due to track-       Cement Works connection
                                 VOG Vale of Glamorgan             circuiting of rails
                                                                   Motor-driven facing points with central facing-point lock             Aberthaw West, near Aberthaw
                 bpm01024.jpg                                                                                                                                                                      South
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    27
                                                                                                                                         Cement Works connection
                 bpm01025.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Motor-driven facing turnout on curve, showing facing-point            South-west of Barry station at end of
                                       Pier                        lock and operating rodding. Note the existance of Barry               causeway section of line to Barry Island
                                                                   carriage shed in background where a heritage DMU is
                                                                   standing and also note the steam locos awaiting scrapping at                                                         8    30     SE      17-May-64   10.21      6
                                                                   the locoshed sidings on the right. The severe curves here are
                                                                   fitted with check rails over the entire length. A housing estate
                                 BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   BRWR triple-disc assemblyshed area movements in "wrong"
                                                                   now occupies the carriage for backing                                 Cadoxton station
                 bpm01026.jpg
                                       Pier                        direction. This unit replaced the former route-indicating                                                            6   8.5    South    17-May-64   12.51      10
                                                                   backing semaphore which stood at the north end of platform 3
                 bpm01027.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   The then newly-installed BRWR 11½" diameter ground disc               Causeway section of line between
                                       Pier                        assembly fitted with proving contacts for electrically repeating      Barry & Barry Island, west end                 8    31    South    17-May-64   10.19      4
                                                                   the aspect of the disc at the signal box shelf repeater indicator
                 bpm01028.jpg    SWM Didcot & Reading              11½" diameter elevated disc assembly                                  Didcot station                             53       10     SW      18-Apr-64   11.35
                 bpm01029.jpg    BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry     Double-disc assembly with integral mechanical detection               Down relief line, Llandough sidings         2       17    North
                 bpm01030.jpg    MLN Pier Temple Meads &
                                     Bristol                       11½" ground disc assembly which was operated by two                   Bristol, Eastern Depôt, River Avon
                                     Bath                          separate signal boxes so that a slot was fitted and hence the         Main Down viaduct (141 yards)
                                                                   inclusion of two separate electrical proving contacts in
                                                                   housings to the right of the pedestal. The cabling to the signal                                                 117      28    South    29-Aug-65   14.14
                                                                   box repeaters is routed through the flexible conduit seen
                                                                   leaving the contact boxes and running into the ground. Note
                                                                   the track-circuit bonds in the bull head rail at the bottom left of
                                                                   photo’
                 bpm01031.jpg    SWM Gloucester & Severn           22" & 11½" elevated disc assembly with track-circuit indicators       Gloucester Central station
                                     Tunnel junction               (white diamonds). One of the large discs is preserved and on
                                                                                                                                                                                    114      09     NW
                                                                   display at the Dean Forest Railway, Norchard Museum,
                                                                   Lydney, Gloucestershire (2008)
                 bpm01032.jpg    CTD   Cadoxton South junction     BRWR double-disc assembly with separate detection and                 Catch-pointed outlet from down sidings                    North      1959
                                                                                                                                                                                    12       15
                                       & Trehafod junction         cubical lamp units                                                    at Tonteg junction
                 bpm01033.jpg    CTD   Cadoxton South junction     BRWR single-disc assembly controlling crossover from down             Tonteg junction
                                                                                                                                                                                    12      30
                                       & Trehafod junction         to up main and through which, traffic passed form the single                                                                    South      1959
                                                                                                                                                                                      5      26
                                                                   line Llantrisant branch travelling towards Treforest junction
                 bpm01034.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             GWR 16" diameter ground disc on split pedestal with integral          Crossover from down to up main,
                                                                   mechanical detection. The oil flame can be seen as lunar              adjacent to Rhoose cement works                3    21     SW
                                                                   white as this disc did not carry a red STOP aspect                    siding connection
                 bpm01035.jpg    CAM   Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Layout of main and relief lines with crossovers, 3-way turnouts       Radyr junction
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    27     NW      10-Apr-65   16.34    26-27
                                       Merthyr                     and a tandem turnout just visible (right)
                 bpm01036.jpg                                      Abandoned up and down lines of former Newport & Brecon
                                                                                                                                         Between Bedwas and east end of
                                 BJR   Basseleg Jct & Bargoed      line near 9 milepost after closure of line to Bargoed beyond                                                         9   0.5    West
                                                                                                                                         former Llanbradach viaduct
                                                                   Bedwas station. Part of thelater closed Llanbradach colliery
                 bpm01037.jpg                                      is just visible across the lines of former Newport & Brecon
                                                                   Abandoned up and down valley in the distance                          Between Bedwas and east end of                             SE
                                 BJR   Basseleg Jct & Bargoed                                                                                                                           9   0.5
                                                                   line near 9 milepost after closure of line to Bargoed beyond          former Llanbradach viaduct
                 bpm01038.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   GWR square-bottomed ground disc with integral mechanical              Run-around crossover from No.1                            East
                                                                                                                                                                                        8    15
                                       Pier                        detection (This area is now a car park)                               platform, Barry station
                 bpm01039.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Run-round crossover from Bay platform (No.1) with GWR                 Run-around crossover from No.1
                                       Pier                        square-bottomed ground disc and integral mechanical                   platform, Barry station                        8    16    South
                                                                   detection. (Note the fouling bar just visible in the point rail).
                 bpm01040.jpg    CTD   Cadoxton South junction     This area is now a car park detection at facing points. Line
                                                                   View of triple-pull mechanical                                        Tynycaeau junction                         5       52     South      1960
                                       & Trehafod junction         was track-circuited here and insulated rodding joints can be                                                         0    00
                                 PRS   Penrhos                     seen
                                                                   View of facing crossover with two-part fouling bar & showing          Tynycaeau junction
                 bpm01041.jpg
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    54    East       1960
                                                                   ground disc for reversing movements
                 bpm01042.jpg    CTD   Cadoxton South junction     View of double-pull mechanical detection in facing points             Tynycaeau junction                                        South      1960
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    52
                                       & Trehafod junction
                 bpm01043.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Cogan junction and signal box showing elbows (swing-nose)             Windsor Rd overbridge Cogan station
                                       Pier                        crossing in down relief/up main when all permanent way was                                                           2    37    South      1960
                                                                   in use                                                                                                                          South      1960
                 bpm01044.jpg    PRS Penrhos                       Double single-blade traps in Penrhos sidings (Out-of use)             Penrhos sidings                            12       20
                 bpm01045.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Single-blade catch point, mechanical detection and split-             Up siding, Rhoose station                                 South      1961
                                                                                                                                                                                        3    30
                                                                   pedestal ground disc (Black & white photo’)
                 bpm01046.jpg    CTD   Cadoxton South junction     Permanent way layout just beyond facing junction from                 Tynycaeau junction
                                       & Trehafod junction         Wenvoe to Penrhos lines (A4232 Culverhouse Cross-M4
                                                                                                                                                                                        5    58     SE        1960
                                                                   motorway link now occupies this site). This view highlights the
                                                                   gradient changes in the two branches
                 bpm01047.jpg
                 bpm01048.jpg    PRS   Penrhos                     Permanent way and semaphore signals at commencement of                North of Tynycaeau junction. (A4232
                                                                   Penrhos branch. (5.75mile-post visible on Cadoxton-Treforest          Culverhouse cross-M4 motorway link
                                                                                                                                                                                        5   59.5    SE        1961
                                                                   line alongside bracket signal and at extreme edge of photo’ on        now passes to the left of this site)
                                                                   Penrhos branch)
                 bpm01049.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of lever arm and adjustment turnbuckles for               In down main at Barry Dock signal box
                                       Pier                        operation of swing-nose crossing at former Barry Dock signal                                                         7    07    West       1961
                                                                   box . Detection is located in the boxed housing. (Black & white
                                 BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   photo’)
                                                                   View of swing-nose crossing (elbows) in down main. This was           South of Barry Dock signal box (Black
                 bpm01049a.jpg
                                       Pier                        track-circuited so all tie rods, stretcher plates etc, were           & white photo’)
                                                                                                                                                                                        7    07    South      1961
                                                                   insulated from one another to prevent short-circuiting of the
                                                                   electrical circuit between rails
                 bpm01050.jpg    BRY Cardiff (General) & Barry     Full view of swing-nose crossing in down main, allowing               South of Barry Dock signal box (Black                     South      1961
                                                                                                                                                                                        7    07
                                      Pier                         passage of traffic from up main to up high level sidings              & white photo’)
                 bpm01051.jpg    RSB Rhondda & Swansea Bay         Double-pull mechanical detection at facing points (BRWR               Road overbridge at Cymmer East
                                                                                                                                                                                    5       44     East       1961
                                  BAL and Bridgend &               pattern). Note the series of holes on the detector bars, for          junction (After 1960 re-alignment.
                                                                                                                                                                                     11      49
                                      Abergwynfi                   adjustment of tension in the pull-wires (Black & white record)        Original jct was at 5M-40C / 11M-53C)




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                    Filename     ELR            Branch                                         Subject                                                      Location              M        C    Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                 bpm01052.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of Barry Island East yard & DMU refuelling depôt before         Barry Island East signal box
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    75   West
                                       Pier                        1964 rationalisation programme
                 bpm01053.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Layout at Barry Island East during first stages of remodelling at    Barry Island East Yard & DMU
                                       Pier                        1964 rationalisation programme. (A new turnout is already laid       Refuelling depôt (Viewed from Barry           8    75   West
                                                                   in fourth track from right)                                          Island East signal box)
                 bpm01054.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   General view of DMU servicing depôt & sidings before                 Barry Island yard
                                       Pier                        modernisation programme was in full progress (A new turnout                                                        8    76   West       1964
                                                                   is already laid in fourth track from right)
                 bpm01055.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Diesel depôt and assocated sidings with alteration to siding         Barry Island yard
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    75   West     2-May-64    11.27
                                       Pier                        already underway (see bpm01056 for later details)
                 bpm01056.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Alterations to layout due to abolition of Barry Island East signal   Barry Island yard
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    75   West     03-May-64   11.22
                                       Pier                        box & installation of new groundframe
                 bpm01057.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   General view of Barry Island East signal box (now abolished)         Barry Island yard
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    75   South    02-May-64   11.26
                                       Pier                        & new groundframe
                 bpm01058.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Removal of scissors crossover No.3 platform to No.2 platform         Barry Island station
                                       Pier                        or Barry Pier lines, due to abolition of Barry Island East signal                                                  8    73   East     03-May-64   11.26
                                                                   box
                 bpm01059.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Removal of compounds and scissors crossover in association           Barry Island East
                                       Pier                        with installation of new groundframe and abolition of Barry                                                        8    74   West     03-May-64   11.26
                                                                   Island East signal box
                 bpm01060.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Abolition of Barry Island East signal box (New groundframe           Barry Island East
                                       Pier                        cabin on right of signal box). S&T official, Mr. Ron Andrews                                                       8    74   South    03-May-64   11.25
                                                                   seen here also (centre)
                 bpm01061.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   General view of Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box (Last         Cadoxton Low Level junction                             South    19-Apr-64   15.00
                                                                                                                                                                                      6    28
                                       Pier                        day of operation)
                 bpm01062.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   General view of Barry Dock signal box                                Barry Dock signal box                         7   4.5   South    09-May-64   11.35
                 bpm01063.jpg    BRY   Pier (General) & Barry
                                       Cardiff                     View looking north-east from end of Barry station during             Barry station
                                       Pier                        remodelling programme of permanent way and signalling,
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    06    SW
                                                                   showing temporary severance of up main with No.1 platform
                                                                   line and sidings and line to Hydraulics stores
                 bpm01064.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View looking north-east from end of Barry station after              Barry station
                                       Pier                        remodelling programme of permanent way and signalling,
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    06    SW
                                                                   showing new connection (in distance) with up main to No.1
                                                                   platform line and sidings and line to Hydraulics stores
                 bpm01065.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Recovery of general & cattle-pen sidings, Barry station. The         Barry station
                                       Pier                        signal & telegraph dept HQ for the Barry area comprised the
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    07    SE
                                                                   two cream coloured steel huts at the foot of the Water tank.
                                                                   The area is now part car park, part garden centre (2001)
                 bpm01066.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Recovery of sidings, Barry station. The platform shown was           Barry station
                                       Pier                        No. 1 and known as the bay from which the Wenvoe-
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    10    SW
                                                                   Pontypridd passenger service ran until closure of that service.
                                                                   The platform edge is now the east boundary of a Park & Ride
                 bpm01067.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   car park (2001)
                                                                   Alterations to layout in conjunction with abolition of Cadoxton      Cadoxton Low Level junction
                                                                                                                                                                                      6    19   West     19-Apr-64   15:05
                                       Pier                        Low Level junction signal box
                 bpm01068.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Alterations to layout in conjunction with abolition of Cadoxton      Cadoxton station                                        East     19-Apr-64   15:07
                                                                                                                                                                                      6    14
                                       Pier                        Low Level junction signal box
                 bpm01069.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Cadoxton Low Level junction during rationalisation. The 2-arm        North of Cadoxton Low Level signal box
                                       Pier                        semaphore assembly lying on its side, had only been installed                                                      6    19   South    19-Apr-64   14.50
                                                                   a couple of years earlier
                 bpm01070.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Arrangement of elbows (swing nose crossing) in down main at          Barry Dock signal box
                                       Pier                        Barry Dock (Shown clipped & padlocked). 3-aspect colour light
                                                                                                                                                                                      7   6.5   East     9-May-64    11:35
                                                                   signal also shown. These elbows and all lines to the left of the
                                                                   down main are now recovered and the land re-modelled
                 bpm01071.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of up & down main with new colour-light signal for down         Barry Dock signal box
                                       Pier                        main line, out-of-use elbows in down main and also storage                                                         7    04   East
                                                                   sidings and No.1 dock coal hoists
                 bpm01072.jpg    SWM Severn Tunnel junction &      Poor quality photo’ of Llanharan West junction for Wern Tarw-        A473 road overbridge at Llanharan
                                     Fishguard Harbour             Tondu line, (Cardiff & Ogmore branch) with stopping cross-           West junction                             183     65    East
                                                                   country train at Llanharan station. (Just visible is a semaphore                                                 0      00
                                                                   bracket signal (right) with former GWR 5ft wooden arms)
                 bpm01073.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of up & down main & relief lines (to Barry               A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge                        SW
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    16
                                                                   Sidings) when in full use                                            adjacent to Ship Hotel, Barry
                 bpm01074.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of up & down main & relief lines (to Barry               A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge
                                                                   Sidings) when undergoing rationalisation, showing recovery of        adjacent to Ship Hotel, Barry                 0    16    SW
                                                                   Barry Sidings up relief line
                 bpm01075.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Layout of main & down relief lines after alterations to layout       A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge                        SW      31-Jul-65   11:17
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    16
                                                                   between Barry junction & Barry Sidings                               adjacent to Ship Hotel, Barry
                 bpm01076.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of Barry Sidings and before abolition of signal          Lane overbridge at west end of Barry                    West     28-Jul-63    pm
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    47
                                                                   box and removal of all but one of the sidings                        Sidings
                 bpm01076a.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             Arrangement of Barry Sidings & before abolition of signal box        Lane overbridge at west end of Barry
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    47   West
                                                                   and removal of all but one of the sidings                            Sidings
                 bpm01077.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of Barry Sidings signal box after closure, showing spiked       Lane overbridge at west end of Barry
                                                                   facing turnout from up main to sidings. Severed sidings & dead-      Sidings                                                 West
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    47
                                                                   end loco’ spur can also be seen as can the former up homes
                                                                   bracket semaphore assembly, lying on its side
                 bpm01078.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of Barry Sidings signal box after closure, showing              Lane overbridge at west end of Barry
                                                                   permanent way partly dismantled and also full bore of                Sidings                                       0    40   East
                                                                   Porthkerry No.1 tunnel in distance
                 bpm01079.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of realigned down sidings connection showing severed            Barry Sidings, east of Barry Sidings
                                                                   down sidings section of former sidings. Up & down main line          signal box                                    0    40   West
                                                                   connections to former sidings had been taken out-of-use by
                 bpm01080.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             time of photograph and up & down relief lines when in full use
                                                                   View of sidings fan                                                  A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    16    NE
                                                                                                                                        near Ship Hotel, Barry Sidings
                 bpm01081.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of partly dismantled sidings fan and up & down relief           A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge                        NE
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    16
                                                                   lines at Barry Sidings                                               near Ship Hotel, Barry Sidings
                 bpm01082.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of trackbeds of former Barry Sidings with only the up &         A4050 St.Nicholas Road overbridge
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    16   East
                                                                   down VOG lines & down relief line surviving                          near Ship Hotel, Barry Sidings
                 bpm01083.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of Barry junction & signal box when in full use                 A4055 Harbour Road overbridge west                       SW      8-Mar-64    15.00    22-23
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    07
                                                                                                                                        of Barry junction
                 bpm01084.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of Barry junction and signal box while being partly             A4055 Harbour Road overbridge west                       SW      14-May-64   15.35      18
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    07
                                                                   dismantled due to 1964 rationalisation                               of Barry junction
                 bpm01085.jpg    VOG Vale of Glamorgan             View of Barry junction after remodelling and abolition of Barry      A4055 Harbour Road overbridge west                       SW      4-Jun-65    13.25    10-11
                                                                                                                                                                                      0    07
                                                                   junction signal box                                                  of Barry junction
                 bpm01086.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View at north end of No.4 platform showing former Taff Vale          Cadoxton station
                                       Pier                        lines, latterly used for Penarth branch passenger trains and
                                                                                                                                                                                      6    08    SW
                                                                   also showing Cadoxton South signal box. The right line
                                                                   survives and is used for docks reception traffic from the Cardiff
                 bpm01087.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   direction
                                                                   View from track level showing former Taff Vale lines and             Cadoxton South junction
                                       Pier                        former Collis siding connection on right and Cardiff/Penarth                                                       6    07   South
                                                                   lines to centre and in left background, Wenvoe lines &
                 bpm01088.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Cadoxton North Yard
                                                                   View of partly dismantled Cadoxton South junction, showing           Cadoxton South signal box verandah        6       06
                                                                                                                                                                                                South
                                       Pier                        Cadoxton North Yard and Wenvoe branch                                                                              0    00
                 bpm01089.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of partly dismantled permanent way showing severed              Cadoxton South junction
                                                                                                                                                                                      6   4.5   South
                                       Pier                        swing-nose and diamond crossings in down main
                 bpm01090.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   View of Barry Junction signal box and lifted track at carriage       Barry carriage shed sidings                              SE
                                                                                                                                                                                      8    20
                                       Pier                        shed sidings
                 bpm01091.jpg    BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Clipped and padlocked facing points at south end of Cadoxton         Cadoxton station (Docks Line junction),
                                       Pier                        station (TVR platform )after commencement of rationalisation         south end of platform 4.
                                                                   programme, 1964. Note the evidence of semaphore signal
                                                                   slotting weights on the wooden semaphore signal post in the                                                        6    14    NW
                                                                   background. The signal was a bracketed 3-doll assembly,
                                                                   jointly worked by Cadoxton South and Cadoxton Low Level
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No.
                 bpm01092.jpg   CAR   Cardiff (Stonefield         View of up & down main lines with relief lines and junction to     College Road road overbridge at
                                      junction) & Rhymney         Roath Branch. Note the two single slips and double slips in the    former Roath Branch junction
                                                                                                                                                                               3     63      NW
                                                                  permanent way. (A housing estate now lies to the left of the
                                                                  third line from the right)
                 bpm01093.jpg   SWM Severn Tunnel junction &      Bridgend East signal box and East junction (For Vale of            Road overbridge at east end of
                                                                                                                                                                              190   37.5     NW
                                    Fishguard Harbour             Glamorgan line)                                                    Bridgend station
                 bpm01094.jpg   SWM Severn Tunnel junction &      Llanharan West junction showing former goods depôt, cattle         A473 road overbridge,Llanharan West
                                    Fishguard Harbour             pen and sidings with compound crossing in up main and 2-           junction                                 183    62     West
                                                                  blade traps in exit from down relief line
                 bpm01095.jpg   WAH Hereford & Worcester          Track layout showing half compounds and double traps to            Ledbury station footbridge
                                                                  goods sidings. South end of Ledbury tunnel can be seen at                                                   135    76      SW      13-Jul-64   13.20      7-8
                                                                  centre background
                 bpm01096.jpg   BRY   Cardiff (General) & Barry   Daylight view of former Barry Island East signal box frame         Barry Island East signal box              8     75     West     16-May-05
                 bpm01097.jpg   BJR   Pier
                                      Spare
                 bpm01098.jpg   CAR   Cardiff (Stonefield         View of Cherry Orchard sidings fan, showing double, inside        Road overbridge at Cherry Orchard,
                                      junction) & Rhymney         compound points, trackbed of former up relief line and            Lisvane
                                                                  elevated down line on which a 6-car DMU is travelling from
                                                                                                                                                                               5    48.75    SE
                                                                  Rhymney to Cardiff. Cherry Orchard signal box is on the left in
                                                                  the cutting. Note the Then newly-painted signal posts and the
                                                                  sighting enhancement quadrant fitted to the down main
                 bpm01099.jpg   CAR   Cardiff (Stonefield         starting Cherry Orchard wagon repair shops and sidings (The
                                                                  View of signal                                                    Thornhill & Lisvane station site
                                                                                                                                                                               5    48.75    NW
                                      junction) & Rhymney         1985-built Thornhill and Lisvane station now stands alongside
                 bpm01100.jpg   CTD   Cadoxton South junction     this site)
                                                                  Partial view of facing points with fouling bar. Note the evidence Tynycaeau junction
                                                                                                                                                                               5    54.5    South
                                      & Trehafod junction         that the rail section is fairly new since the rail table was only
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &       partly worn junction and Taffs Well station when in full use
                                                                  Walnut Tree
                 bpm01101.jpg   CAM                                                                                                 Walnut Tree junction                       7     14      SE
                                      Merthyr
                                                                  Triumph 650cc twin cylinder (Tiger 110) Motor Cycle
                 bpm01102.jpg         Wye Valley junction and                                                                                                                               East     12-Sep-64   12.22    25-26
                                WYE                               No.T11008W in Western Region livery. Used for transport to & Tintern Station yard                            4     48
                                      Monmouth (Troy)
                                                                  from sites for photosurvey between 1961 and 1966
                                    Wye Valley junction and       Tintern station yard and signal box after abandonment by
                 bpm01103.jpg   WYE                                                                                             Tintern Station and yard                       4     45     South    12-Sep-64   11.56    15-16
                                    Monmouth (Troy)               British Railways. A groundframe is seen opposite the siding
                                                                  turnout towards the river wye rail bridge and tunnel at south
                                                                  Looking
                 bpm01104.jpg         Wye Valley junction and                                                                                                                               North    12-Sep-64   11.56    17-18
                                WYE                               end of Tintern yard. Note the fouling bar in the track which       Tintern yard, south end                   4     45
                                      Monmouth (Troy)
                                                                  was located at the single line loop junction
                 bpm01105.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry   Night-time view of signal box lever frame. Note the lever          Cadoxton Low Level junction Signal
                                BRY                                                                                                                                            6     28
                                      Pier                        reminder collars stored on the spare (white) levers                Box
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   Up & down line Permissive Block instruments for working
                 bpm01106.jpg   BRY                                                                                                  Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box    6     28
                                      Pier                        traffic from Cadoxton Low Level junction to Nos 1 & 2 Dock
                                                                  lines down Absolute Block instruments and bells for
                                                                  Up & at Barry
                                                                  passenger/freight working between Cadoxton Low Level
                                                                  junction and Barry Dock signal boxes. The block instruments
                                                                  are showing that the line has been set "Line Clear" for an
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   imminent "up" train and because the block section between
                 bpm01107.jpg   BRY                               here and Cadoxton South signal box was so short, the needle     Cadoxton Low Level junction signal box       6     28
                                      Pier
                                                                  is also showing "Line Clear" for Cadoxton South ’box, the road
                                                                  having been "asked for" immediately after Barry Dock
                                                                  signalman had asked for "line clear"(From the left side). Note
                                                                  the master switch in between the block bells, which ws used to
                                                                  electrically switch out the signal box when the ’box was not
                                                                  Night-time view of signal box lever frame. Note the chevrons
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   on the up and down line detonator placer levers. The up
                 bpm01108.jpg   BRY                                                                                               Cogan junction signal box                    2     33
                                      Pier                        starting signal levers for the Penarth and Barry branches, have
                                                                  a white band around the lever

                 bpm01109.jpg

                 bpm01110.jpg                                     Near shot of subsidiary stop semaphore with lamp and arm           Aberthaw west end reception siding                     North
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                          5     25
                                                                  repeater circuit fitted                                            outlet to down main VOG line
                 bpm01111.jpg                                     Then recently-installed 3-ft stop semaphore signal assembly        Aberthaw west end reception siding                     South
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                          5     25
                                                                  with double blade catch point just beyond.                         outlet to down main VOG line
                                                                  Then recently-installed 4-ft stop semaphore signal assembly        Aberthaw west end reception siding
                 bpm01112.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan             with trailing points beyond, from west end reception line from     outlet/inlet to down/from up main VOG     5     25     South
                                                                  up & down VOG main lines                                           line
                 bpm01113.jpg                                     Then recently-installed 3-doll down homes bracket semaphore                                                               East
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                Between Rhoose and Aberthaw               4     56
                                                                  assembly, south-east of Aberthaw station
                                                                  View of up IBS signal (CA410), semi-automatic from Cadoxton
                                                                  South signal box. The new MAS signal installed ready for the
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                       Between Biglis junction and Dinas
                 bpm01114.jpg   BRY                               1965 Cardiff MAS installation is seen in the background and                                                  4    41.5    South
                                      Pier                                                                                            Powys station
                                                                  carries a cross, indicating that it is not yet operational. The 4M-
                                                                  40C mile-post is located just this side of the new signal
                                                                  Rear view of 2-doll GWR wooden bracket signal with 4ft and
                                                                  3ft subsidiary arms and route indicator. The array of
                                      Cardiff (General) & Barry   mechanical slot detectors near the base was necessary to      South end of Cadoxton station,
                 bpm01115.jpg   BRY                               repeat the slot positions to both Cadoxton South and Cadoxton Platform 1                                     6     14     South
                                      Pier
                                                                  Low Level Jct signal boxes since both signalmen had to pull
                                                                  the signal box levers to lower a signal arm and/or indicate a
                                                                  route on the indicator
                 bpm01116.jpg                                     Spare

                 bpm01117.jpg                                     Spare
                 bpm01118.jpg                                     Spare
                 bpm01119.jpg                                     Spare
                 bpm01120.jpg                                     Spare
                 bpm01121.jpg
                                                                  6-doll signal gantry with reverse facing array comprising
                                                                  worked distant, subsidiary and "Call-on" arm. The
                                                                                                                                                                              171
                                                                  counterweights for the extreme arms are on the same pivot                                                         54
                 bpm01122.jpg   DCL   Didcot & Chester                                                                               Just north of Oxford station                            SE      13-Aug-65            25-26
                                                                  shaft as the next inboard doll. Some upper quadrant                                                                29
                                                                  semaphores are to be seen in the distance and lines to the                                                  32
                                                                  right of this location were the former LMS lines terminating at
                                                                  Oxford Rewley Roadwith route indicator, subsidiary arms and
                                                                  4-doll bracket signal .
                 bpm01123.jpg         Cardiff (General) & Barry                                                                                                                             South
                                BRY                               fixed and worked distant arm. The slot weights for the indicator   Penarth Curve South                       0     51
                                      Pier
                                                                  are just below catwalk level.
                                                                  3-doll bracket signal with route indicator, subsidiary arms and
                                                                  fixed and worked distant arm. The slot weights for the indicator
                                                                  are just below platform level. The former route indicator and 3-
                 bpm01124.jpg         Cardiff General & Cardiff                                                                                                                             South
                                BRY                               foot arm for the up siding, relief goods line had recently been    Penarth Curve South                       0     51
                                      Queen Street
                                                                  removed as the relevant lines had been taken out-of-use. The
                                                                  rusted area just below the walkway was the location of the
                                                                  route indicator slot weight assembly.
                                                                  At the time, a rare surviving GWR wooden semaphore
                 bpm01125.jpg   EVL   Eastern Valleys             assembly with ringed distant and stop arms. This site is now       Mill Street yard, Newport                ~0     62     North                           7-8
                                                                  occupied by a Royal Mail establishment
                                                                  Rear view of stop and distant ringed goods line semaphore
                 bpm01126.jpg   EVL   Eastern Valleys             assembly. This site is now occupied by a Royal Mail                Mill Street yard, Newport                ~0    61.5    South                          9-10
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                 bpm01127.jpg         SPARE
                 bpm01128.jpg         SPARE
                 bpm01129.jpg         SPARE
                 bpm01130.jpg         SPARE
                 bpm01131.jpg         SPARE
                                                                  Double 2-doll bracket signals with permanent caution and Call-
                 bpm01132.jpg   HNL   Newport & Hereford          on arms. The assemblies relate to the scissors crossover              Pontypool Road Station                              South    13-Aug-65   10.01
                                                                  visible in the background
                 bpm01133.jpg                                     4-doll TVR gantry with "Call-on" arm and GWR 4-ft steel arms          Just west of North Pontypridd junction               NW      21-Jul-64   12:00      4-5
                                THT   Pontypridd & Treherbert
                                                                  and wood dolls                                                        and signal box
                 bpm01134.jpg                                     2-doll bracket signal with elevated disc and route indicator for                                                          South    20-Sep-92   15.20      19
                                BAL   Llynfi Branch                                                                                     Tondu (Llynfi Branch) platform           2     66
                                                                  Ogmore/Garw branches
                 bpm01135.jpg                                     Spare
                                                                  Detail of Western Region V38 casting showing 3-pairs of
                                      Park junction & Ebbw
                 bpm01136.jpg   WVL                               contact assemblies (Right Hand partly removed) for signal arm         Park junction                            1     10   West     20-Jul-91   15.28
                                      Vale (Western Valleys)
                                                                  proving circuit to signal box repeater
                                                                  3-doll bracket semaphore with one motorised distant and one
                                      Severn Tunnel junction &    fixed distant. Assembly read: down main to down siding (loop)
                 bpm01137.jpg   SWM                                                                                                     West end of Bridgend Station             190   53   East     20-Jun-64   14.13      28
                                      Fishguard Harbour           down main to down main and down main to Llynfi branch (for
                                                                  Tondu). This was a down homes bracket for Bridgend West
                                                                  signal box of 7-doll signal gantry including slotted distant
                                                                  Arrangement                                                           West of Trehafod station (15-milepost
                 bpm01138.jpg   THT   Pontypridd & Treherbert     arms and redundant dolls                                              at right-hand gantry leg & Eirw branch   14    79   East     10-Apr-65   15.47    22-23
                                                                                                                                        junction just beyond bridge).
                                                                  Arrangement of 7-doll signal gantry including slotted distant         West of Trehafod station (15-milepost
                 bpm01139.jpg   THT   Pontypridd & Treherbert                                                                                                                    15    01   West     31-May-64   11.36      14
                                                                  arms and redundant dolls                                              at right-hand gantry leg)
                                                                  8-doll gantry assembly with out-of-use dolls, standard BR
                 bpm01140.jpg                                     Western Region stop arms and Westinghouse motorised                                                                       South    19-Jul-66   14.16
                                MLN   Cogload to Penzance                                                                               Newton Abbot                             214   00
                                                                  distant arms. Subsidiary arms are Western Region standard 3
                                                                  foot type
                                                                  2-doll semaphore bracket signal assembly with starting
                 bpm01141.jpg   MLN   Cogload to Penzance         signals, elevated discs and route indicators for two separate         Newton Abbot Station & Signal Box        214   15   North    19-Jul-66   14.19
                                                                  platform lines. "Call-on" arms also fitted
                                                                   6-doll signal gantry with motorised distants, permanent
                 bpm01142.jpg                                     caution and "call-on" arms. Assembly relocated by David &             A382 road overbridge south of Newton                South    27-May-96   10.12      8
                                MLN   Cogload to Penzance
                                                                  Charles Publishers as a monument to GWR/BRWR                          Abbot station
                                                                  semaphore signalling
                                                                  3-doll bracket semaphore assembly with wooden dolls, 2 fixed
                 bpm01143.jpg   MLN   Cogload to Penzance                                                                               Exeter St.Davids                         193   71   North    19-Jul-66   12.30    34-35
                                                                  and one motorised distant arms, with "Call-on" arms
                 bpm01144.jpg                                     Arrangement of 5-doll bracket signal with subsidiary arms,                                                                South    22-Jul-66   13.04
                                MLN   Cogload to Penzance                                                                               Exeter St.Davids                         194   08
                                                                  permanent caution, motorised distant and "Call-on" arms
                                                                  2-doll bracket signal with starting signals and worked distant
                                      Walnut Tree junction &      signals. The slot weights and slot-proving contact boxes are
                 bpm01145.jpg   BDU                                                                                                     Penrhos junction                         9     38   West
                                      Aber junction               clearly visible as is the aerial telegraph termination post for the
                                                                  repeater electical circuits
                                                                  3-doll bracket signal with permanent caution and call-on arms.
                                                                  The junction beyond the signal was the start of the Blackmill
                 bpm01146.jpg   BMZ   Blackmill                                                                                         Ynysawdre junction, Bryncethin           0     23            23-May-66   19.12    14-15
                                                                  branch which linked the Pencoed branch to Llanharan, South
                                                                  Wales main line. Lines to the left led to the Ogmore and Garw
                                                                  branches
                 bpm01147.jpg                                     SPARE

                 bpm01148.jpg                                     SPARE
                 bpm01149.jpg                                     SPARE
                                                                  4-doll bracket semaphore signal assembly with main and
                 bpm01150.jpg         Cardiff (Stonefield         subsidiary arms. Part of this assembly still stood in 2005 but        Just north of Ystrad Mynach South                   North    31-May-64   11.58      18
                                CAR
                                      junction) & Rhymney         the left-hand sidings were out of use and overgrown and only          junction
                                                                  the two right arms were present in March 2009.
                                                                  Rear, elevated view of 4-doll semaphore signal assembly,
                 bpm01151.jpg         Cardiff (Stonefield         showing back-light blinders. (All back-lights were visible from       Near Ystrad Mynach, South signal box                 SE      31-May-64   11.59      20
                                CAR
                                      junction) & Rhymney         the signal box at Ystrad Mynach South). This unit was later           & junction
                                                                  modified and most of it was still in use in January 2001
                                      Cardiff (Stonefield         2-doll bracket signal worked distant arm and sighting                 Near Ystrad Mynach, South signal box
                 bpm01152.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                              13    30   South    31-May-64   12.08      22
                                      junction) & Rhymney         enhancement quadrants. Mechanical slotting is clearly defined         & junction

                 bpm01153.jpg         Cardiff (Stonefield         The same 2-doll signal assembly as that shown in bpm1152jpg Ystrad Mynach, South signal box &                             East     04-Jun-89   11.07      17
                                CAR                                                                                                                                              13    30
                                      junction) & Rhymney         but after modification and the addition of a track circuit diamond junction
                 bpm01154.jpg         Park junction & Aberbeeg                                                                                                                                       20-Jul-91   15.01      32
                                WVL                               2-doll bracket signal with permanent caution arm                      North-west of Park junction, Newport     1     08
                                      junction
                                                                  Close-up view of pull wire cranks and semaphore arm
                 bpm01155.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                  NW      10-Apr-65   16.42
                                CAM                               counterweight as fitted to former semaphore bracket assembly          Radyr Station                            5     27
                                      Merthyr
                                                                  at Radyr junction
                                                                  Close-up of part of walkway, elevated disc and track-circuit
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &
                 bpm01156.jpg   CAM                               diamond and support bracing on semaphore bracket assembly             Radyr Station                            5     27   North    10-Apr-65   16.42
                                      Merthyr
                                                                  at Radyr junction
                                                                  11½" ground disc assembly which was operated by two                   Bristol, Eastern Depôt, River Avon
                                                                  separate signal boxes so that a slot was fitted & hence the           Main Down viaduct (141 yards)
                                                                  inclusion of two separate electrical proving contacts in
                 bpm01157.jpg         Bristol Temple Meads &      housings to the right of the pedestal. The cabling to the signal                                                          South    29-Aug-65   14.14    24-25
                                MLN                                                                                                                                              117   28
                                      Bath                        box repeaters is routed through the flexible conduit seen
                                                                  leaving the contact boxes & running into the ground. Note the
                                                                  track-circuit bonds in the bull head rail at the bottom left of
                                                                  photo’



                 bpm01158.jpg         Spare



                                                                  3-doll cantilevered bracket semaphore assembly with
                                                                  permanent caution arm, elevated disc and track-circuit
                 bpm01159.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &       diamond. This was previously a 3-doll unit but was modified                                                               West     10-Apr-65   16.38
                                CAM                                                                                                     Radyr station                            5     27
                                      Merthyr                     after 1963 and the entire unit and the signal box beyond, was
                                                                  removed after the implementation of the new Cardiff-
                                                                  Pontypridd resignalling scheme in 1998. (See 01162.jpg)
                                                                  3-doll double-supported bracket signal assembly with
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &       permanent caution arm, elevated discs and route indicator.
                 bpm01160.jpg   CAM                               This assembly was modified after 1963 and the entire unit             Radyr station                            5     29   West     10-Apr-65   16.35
                                      Merthyr
                                                                  removed after the Cardiff-Pontypridd resignalling scheme was
                                                                  implemented in 1998
                                                                   4-doll version of assembly shown in previous frame. This
                 bpm01161.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Road) &       assembly was modified after 1963 and the entire unit removed                                                              West     11-Jul-89   18.19      24
                                CAM                                                                                                     Radyr station                            5     29
                                      Merthyr                     after the Cardiff-Pontypridd resignalling scheme was
                                                                  implemented in 1998
                                                                  2-doll cantilevered bracket semaphore assembly with
                                                                  permanent caution arm and elevated disc. This was previously
                                      Cardiff (Bute Road) &       a 3-doll unit but was modified after 1963 and the entire unit
                 bpm01162.jpg   CAM                                                                                                     Radyr station                            5     27   West     11-Jul-89              26
                                      Merthyr                     and the signal box beyond, was removed after the
                                                                  implementation of the new Cardiff-Pontypridd resignalling
                                                                  scheme in 1998. The diamond track-circuit indicator is
                                                                  mounted above the catwalk
                                                                  Banner repeating bracket signal with splitting distant (up main
                                      Bristol (Temple Meads ) &   to up main and up main to up slow lines) fitted with anti-vandal
                 bpm01163.jpg   MLN                                                                                                     South of Bristol West Depôt              121   01    SW      18-Aug-66   11:45
                                      Bridgwater                  screens at sides and rear. The signal assembly which this unit
                                                                  repeats can be seen in the background




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 No.
                                                                    3-doll bracket semaphore with motorised splitting distant arms
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &
                 bpm01164.jpg   MLN                                 and a 3ft subsidiary arm for crossover to east side of Bristol      Bristol West Depôt                                        SW      18-Aug-66   11:48
                                       Bridgwater
                                                                    West depôt yard
                                                                    2-doll splitting distant assembly for Parson Street junction
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &    signal box. The stop arm was for Bristol West Depôt main line
                 bpm01165.jpg   MLN                                                                                                     Bristol West Depôt                                        SW      18-Aug-66   12:11
                                       Bridgwater                   up starting function. The slot weights are clearly visible as is
                                                                    the box housing the slot proving contacts
                 bpm01166.jpg
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &    Intermediate relief line 3ft goods semaphore with attached 2ft
                 bpm01167.jpg   MLN                                                                                                     Bristol West Depôt                       120      37      SW
                                       Bridgwater                   arm for turnout within relief system
                 bpm01168.jpg
                                                                    Arrangement of 4-doll bracket assembly, down main to down
                                                                    relief, down main to main with working distant, down main to
                                                                    up sidings (relief) and down main to Portishead branch with
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &                                                                        Parson Street station/Portishead
                 bpm01169.jpg   MLN                                 fixed distant for Ashton Gate signal box. The stop arms were                                                 120      21      NE      18-Aug-66   11:23
                                       Bridgwater                                                                                       junction
                                                                    Parson Street junction signal box down homes and the
                                                                    motorised distant was for West Depôt junction signal box. The
                                                                    fixed distant was for Ashton Gate signal box
                                                                    Arrangement of 4-doll bracket truncated 3ft semaphore
                                                                    assembly, down relief to down sidings, relief to through relief,
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &    relief to main with working distant, and relief to Portishead       Parson Street station/Portishead
                 bpm01170.jpg   MLN                                                                                                                                              120      21      NE      18-Aug-66   11:23
                                       Bridgwater                   branch with fixed distant. AWS ramps also visible in main and       junction
                                                                    relief lines The signals were controlled from Parson Street
                                                                    junction and West Depôt junction signal boxes
                                                                    Rear view of 4-doll truncated 3-ft arm relief line bracket signal
                                                                    assembly with motorised and fixed distant arms. The arm-
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &    proving contact housings are clearly visible at the rear of each    Parson Street station/Portishead
                 bpm01171.jpg   MLN                                                                                                                                              120     21.5     SW      18-Aug-66   12.23
                                       Bridgwater                   arm shaft and also the turquoise glass is clearly shown. The        junction
                                                                    lamp expander terminal casing attached to each lamp is also
                                                                    visible
                                                                    4-doll semaphore signal gantry with motorised distant signals
                                                                    and track-circuit diamonds. The AWS ramps are just visible in
                                                                    the relief and main lines. This unit formed the up main & relief
                 bpm01172.jpg          Bristol (Temple Meads ) &                                                                                                                                  SW      18-Aug-66   12.37
                                MLN                                 starting signals for Malago Vale signal box and the distants        Between Malago Vale and Bedminster       119      61
                                       Bridgwater
                                                                    were for the up lines for Bedminster signal box. Rule 55
                                                                    exemption plates (track-circuit diamonds) are also fitted at
                                                                    catwalk level
                                                                    6-doll semaphore gantry assembly comprising down main and
                                                                    down relief home arms for Malago Vale signal box and distant
                 bpm01173.jpg          Bristol (Temple Meads ) &    signals for Parson Street junction signal box. The slow line                                                                  NE      18-Aug-66   12.42
                                MLN                                                                                                     Between Malago Vale and Bedminster       119      60
                                       Bridgwater                   distant arm was fixed at caution whilst the fast was motorised.
                                                                    Track circuit diamonds are just visible as are the ATC ramps in
                                                                    the tracks
                                                                    Malago Vale up main and relief advanced starting signal
                                                                    bracket assembly with up Bedminster worked distant arms.
                                       Bristol (Temple Meads ) &    The slotting arrrangement is clearly visible and track-circuit
                 bpm01174.jpg   MLN                                                                                                     Between Malago Vale and Bedminster       119      41      SW      18-Aug-66   12.44
                                       Bridgwater                   diamonds are fitted just below the catwalk. Note the main
                                                                    support which is of back-to-back spaced channels with cross-
                                                                    bracing
                 bpm01175.jpg                                       SPARE
                                                                    4-doll semaphore signal gantry with permanent caution arms
                                                                    and subsidiary arm arrranged at extended height for enhanced
                                                                    sighting. The chord between Dr Day's Bridge junction and
                 bpm01176.jpg                                       Bristol Loop junction, had by this time, been removed and                                                                    East     29-Aug-65   14.04     20-21
                                BRL    Bristol Relief Line                                                                              North Somerset junction, Bristol         117      37
                                                                    hence the absence of arms on the right-hand doll. In later
                                                                    years, the removed chord was relaid to allow traffic to and from
                                                                    South Wales and Bristol Parkway to run through to the Bath
                                                                    line without reversal at Temple Meads
                                       St.Phillips Marsh Avoiding   3-doll semaphore signal gantry with permanent caution arms
                                                                                                                                                                                 117 41
                 bpm01177.jpg   MLN    Line (Formerly Bristol       and subsidiary arm arranged at extended height for enhanced         North Somerset junction, Bristol                         East     29-Aug-65   14.03     18-19
                                                                                                                                                                                   23 21
                                       Relief Line)                 sighting
                                                                    3-doll semaphore bracket signal assembly with permanent
                 bpm01178.jpg          Bristol (Temple Meads) &                                                                         Bristol East Depôt, Down Yard signal                     East     29-Aug-65   14.10     22-23
                                MLN                                 caution arm, subsidiary arm and double route indicator. Route                                                117      16
                                       Bath                                                                                             box
                                                                    is shown cleared for Marsh junction
                 bpm01179.jpg          Bristol (Temple Meads) &     4-doll bracket semaphore assembly with permanent caution            North Somerset junction & signal box,                    West     29-Aug-65   14.00       16
                                MLN                                                                                                                                              117      48
                                       Bath                         arms and route indicator                                            Bristol
                                                                    GWR 2-doll wooden bracket signal assembly with ringed
                 bpm01180.jpg          Bristol (Temple Meads ) &                                                                                                                                 North    22-Jul-66   10.19
                                BSW                                 goods arms and track-circuit indicator. Lineside telephone also     Pilning                                      9    50
                                       Severn Tunnel junction
                                                                    provided (Taken from moving train)
                 bpm01181.jpg          Cardiff (General) &          2-doll cantilevered bracket semaphore assembly with route                                                                    South    15-May-66   10.30     10-11
                                CEJ                                                                                                     Queen Street South                           1    1.5
                                       Queen Street South           indicators and "Call-on" arms
                 bpm01182.jpg                                       Two-signal points detection for junction points, Rhymney line       Ystrad Mynach North, junction to Cylla                   North
                                CYA    Cylla                                                                                                                                     13       72
                                                                    to Cylla branch (Penalltau)                                         branch
                                                                    The then newly-installed semaphore signal with elevated disc
                 bpm01183.jpg   THT    Pontypridd & Treherbert      with proving contact boxes fitted for repeater indication           Up home signal, Porth Station            16       10      SE      02-Jul-89    9.27       30
                                                                    equipment in groundframe building
                                                                    Then newly-installed semaphore signal with elevated disc with
                                                                    proving contact boxes fitted for repeater indication equipment
                 bpm01184.jpg   THT    Pontypridd & Treherbert                                                                          Porth Station                            16       11     North    02-Jul-89    9.31       33
                                                                    in groundframe building. The blue glass for the proceed aspect
                                                                    is well defined in this record
                                                                    2-doll semaphore bracket signal assembly with one fixed and
                                                                    one worked distant arm and with "Call-on" arm. The two dolls
                 bpm01185.jpg       Severn Tunnel junction &        applied to two separate lines, the left-hand applying to traffic                                                              SW      20-Jun-64   14.13½      30
                                SWM                                                                                                     Just west of Bridgend station            190      50
                                    Fishguard Harbour               off the Llynfi branch to the up South Wales main line via the
                                                                    back of the station (now backfilled) and the right-hand doll, to
                                                                    the up South Wales main
                                                                    Looking down Skewen incline towards Neath. The former
                 bpm01186.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                                                                                       West     25-Apr-90   12.01
                                SWM                                 Skewen station ws located here but after removal in the             West of former Skewen Station            210      42
                                       Fishguard Harbour
                                                                    1960's, a new station was established here
                                                                    The top of the incline at Skewen, looking towards Swansea.
                                                                    Previously a double line junction linked this location with the
                 bpm01187.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                                                                                       East     25-Apr-90   12.10
                                SWM                                 Swansea avoiding line via a cutting to the left. The previous       West of former Skewen East junction      210      43
                                       Fishguard Harbour
                                                                    skewen station removed after 1964, was re-established here
                                                                    later (See later jpeg)
                                                                    East portal of 925-yard Lônlas tunnel where originally a double-                                             1
                 bpm01188.jpg   SDI                                                                                                     Former Lônlas junction (1990 mileage             7.75     SE      25-Apr-90   12.12
                                       Swansea avoiding line        line junction existed for connection from the Swansea avoiding
                                 JER                                                                                                    0)                                               49.75
                                                                    line to the South Wales main lines west of Skewen.                                                               1
                                                                    Curve on Porthkerry bank, looking towards Porthkerry No.1
                                                                                                                                        Porthkerry bank (Rail overbridge) to
                 bpm01189.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan               tunnel and Barry. Note the superelevated track for 40mile/h                                                      1    20     West     27-Apr-90   18.37
                                                                                                                                        road in Porthkerry Country Park
                                                                    running
                 bpm01190.jpg                                       Now removed Rhoose cement works siding connecting with                                                                        SE      28-Apr-90    9.51
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                   Rhoose Cement Works inlet                    3    20
                                                                    down main, showing double-throw traps
                                                                    View of up & down Vale of Glamorgan lines immediately east
                                                                    of Rhoose level crossing. The out-of-use groundframe, down
                 bpm01191.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan               siding points (in foreground) and the former lead to Rhoose         Rhoose Level Crossing                        3   19.5    East     28-Apr-90    9.53
                                                                    cement works are all now removed. Beyond the level crossing,
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                    Filename    ELR           Branch                                  Subject                                                   Location                M     C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   No.
                                                          View of up & down Vale of Glamorgan lines immediately east
                 bpm01192.jpg                                                                                                Rhoose Down line AW100 colour-light                             28-Apr-90   9.56
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan     of Rhoose level crossing. The out-of-use down siding is now                                                   3    18
                                                                                                                             signal (Rhoose Level Crossing)
                                                          removed
                                                          View of up & down Vale of Glamorgan lines taken from rail          Fontygary (Aberthaw down distant
                 bpm01193.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   3    72.5   East     28-Apr-90   10.07
                                                          overbridge at Fontygary country park                               signal, now identified as AW1)
                                                          View looking towards Rhoose from rail overbridge at
                                                                                                                             Fontygary (Aberthaw up IBS distant
                 bpm01194.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     Fontygary country park showing up IBS distant signal for                                                      3    69     West     28-Apr-90   10.07
                                                                                                                             signal AW101R)
                                                          Rhoose level crossing. The cement works in the distance is
                                                          now completely removed
                                                          Full switch, sprung traps in up line, showing Pandrol-fixed
                 bpm01195.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Fontygary                                  3    72     East     28-Apr-90   10.07
                                                          113A flat-bottom rail on pre-stressed concrete sleepers.
                                                          (Removed later)single line connection and trailing crossover at
                                                          Arrangement of
                 bpm01196.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Aberthaw East                              4    64     West     28-Apr-90   10.12
                                                          Aberthaw east-end reception sidings inlet/outlet junction to
                                                          main line
                                                          General view of up & down main lines and reception sidings at
                 bpm01197.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Aberthaw East                              4    64     East     28-Apr-90   10.12
                                                          Aberthaw station site
                 bpm01198.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     General view of reception sidings at Aberthaw station site         Aberthaw East                              4     64    East     28-Apr-90   10.12
                 bpm01199.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     Facing points in down main line to Aberthaw east reception         Aberthaw east reception inlet/outlet       4    62.5   East     28-Apr-90   10.15
                                                          sidings
                                                          Up & down main lines approaching Aberthaw station from west
                 bpm01200.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Aberthaw main line & reception sidings     5    22      NW      28-Apr-90   10.21
                                                          end. MGR coal lines to Aberthaw power station are seen on
                                                          right of view
                 bpm01201.jpg                             View of single line west end reception inlet/outlet to down & up                                                          South    28-Apr-90   10.21
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Aberthaw West reception inlet/outlet       5    22
                                                          main Vale of Glamorgan lines south of Aberthaw cement works
                                                          Up & down coal traffic lines to Aberthaw power station. View
                 bpm01202.jpg   APS   Vale of Glamorgan                                                                      Up & down lines to Aberthaw MGR loop       5    22     South    28-Apr-90   10.22
                                                          taken from farm field access overbridge at Aberthaw
                                                          Up & down coal traffic lines to Aberthaw power station
                 bpm01203.jpg   APS   Vale of Glamorgan                                                                      Aberthaw West reception inlet/outlet       5    22      NW      28-Apr-90   10.22
                                                          showing west end isingle line inlet/outlet from Vale of
                                                          Bi-directional singlemain connection from Vale of Glamorgan
                                                          Glamorgan branch line lines
                 bpm01204.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Aberthaw West reception inlet/outlet       5    22     South    28-Apr-90   10.13
                                                          main lines north-west of Aberthaw signal box
                 bpm01205.jpg                             Dead-end spur and connection from Vale of Glamorgan line to        Aberthaw Cement Works siding                           North    28-Apr-90   10.32
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   5    37
                                                          Aberthaw Cement Works                                              groundframe
                 bpm01206.jpg                             Aberthaw Cement works siding connection showing point                                                                     South    28-Apr-90   10.33
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Connection to Aberthaw Cement Works        5    37
                                                          rodding and ground disc
                                                          "Breather" in up main Vale of Glamorgan line adjacent to
                                                          Aberthaw Cement works siding connection. Previously
                 bpm01207.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Connection to Aberthaw Cement Works        5    37      SE      28-Apr-90   10.33
                                                          Aberthaw Cement Works Siding signal box stood just beyond
                                                          the 2-doll bracket signal
                                                          Facing crossover for traffic to Aberthaw reception sidings. The
                                                                                                                             Facing crossover & groundframe for
                 bpm01208.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     trailing connection nearest the camera is the lead to Aberthaw                                                5    30     North    28-Apr-90   10.34
                                                                                                                             Aberthaw Cement works connection
                                                          Cement works
                                                          End of trailing crossover from down to up main Vale of
                 bpm01209.jpg                                                                                                Crossover & groundframe for Aberthaw                   South    28-Apr-90   10.35
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan     Glamorgan lines with connection to Aberthaw Cement Works                                                      5    30
                                                                                                                             Cement works connection
                                                          siding
                                                          End of trailing crossover from down to up main vale of
                 bpm01210.jpg                                                                                                Crossover & groundframe for Aberthaw                            28-Apr-90   10.35
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan     Glamorgan lines with connection to Aberthaw Cement Works                                                      5    30.5
                                                                                                                             Cement works connection
                                                          siding
                 bpm01211.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     View of 5-lever Aberthaw Cement Works siding groundframe           Aberthaw Cement Works groundframe          5    29.5    SW      28-Apr-90   10.36
                                                          Up & down Vale of Glamorgan lines, showing recently                Just west of Four-Cross road
                 bpm01212.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   5    65      SE      28-Apr-90   10.45
                                                          renewed up line and both tracks secured with PR clips              underbridge between Aberthaw &
                                                                                                                             Gileston
                                                                                                                             Just west of Four-Cross road
                 bpm01213.jpg                             Up & down Vale of Glamorgan lines, showing recently                                                                        NW      28-Apr-90   10.45
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        underbridge between Aberthaw &             5    65
                                                          renewed up line and both tracks secured with PR clips
                                                          East elevation of former Gileston station with up platform         Gileston
                                                                                                                             Former Gileston Station (Road
                 bpm01214.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   6    43     East     28-Apr-90   10.52
                                                          removed and down platform curtailed                                overbridge to village and the Leys)
                 bpm01215.jpg                             West elevation of Vale of Glamorgan line viewed from road          Road overbridge east of former                         West     28-Apr-90   10.52
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   6    43
                                                          overbridge just east of former Gileston station                    Gileston Station
                                                          Looking northwest towards the summit of the Vale of                West of former Gileston Station (B4265
                 bpm01216.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                               East     28-Apr-90   10.55
                                                          Glamorgan line from a road overbridge (B4265) west of former       road overbridge)
                                                          Gileston station
                                                          View looking towards Llantwit Major from an unclassified road      Unclassified road overbridge between
                 bpm01217.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                               East     28-Apr-90   10.58
                                                          overbridge between Gileston and Llantwit Major                     Gileston and St. Athan West
                 bpm01218.jpg                             Looking towards the cutting where St.Athan West station site       East of former St.Athan (West Camp)                     SE      28-Apr-90   11.01
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   8    22
                                                          was located (this side of the road overbridge just visible)        Station
                 bpm01219.jpg                             Looking towards Llantwit Major from the overbridge                 Road overbridge alongside site of                       SE      28-Apr-90   11.14
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   8    34
                                                          immediately west of former St.Athan West station site              former st. Athan West station site
                                                          Looking east towards Aberthaw from just east of Llantwit Major
                 bpm01220.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Just east of Llantwit Major station site   9    54      NW      28-Apr-90   11.25
                                                          station site
                                                          East elevation of former Llantwit Major station site with
                 bpm01221.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     platform lines removed. The station was completely rebuilt         Just east of Llantwit Major station site   9    54      SE      28-Apr-90   11.25
                                                          without the old tracks being reinstated and was re-opened to
                                                          passengers in June 2005
                                                          View looking towards Bridgend from the former Llantwit Major
                                                                                                                             Down platform of former Llantwit Major
                 bpm01222.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     down platform. The station was rebuilt and re-opened to                                                       9    60      SE      28-Apr-90   11.27
                                                                                                                             station
                                                          passengers in June 2005
                 bpm01223.jpg                             Up & down Vale of Glamorgan lines just east of Llantwit Major      Llantwit Major West bypass (B4265                       NW      28-Apr-90   11.35
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   10   29
                                                          west road bypass (B4265)                                           road)
                                                          Down & up Vale of Glamorgan lines at Llantwit Major west
                                                                                                                             Llantwit Major West bypass (B4265
                 bpm01224.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan     road bypass underbridge. The new bridge is positioned just                                                    10   29      SE      28-Apr-90   11.35
                                                                                                                             road)
                                                          east of the old Morfa Lane (10M-32C) underbridge
                                                          Looking north-west from an unclassified reoad overbridge near
                                                          the former Llandow airfield. Platforms serving the aerodrome
                 bpm01225.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                        Former Llandow Wick Road Halt              11   58      SE      28-Apr-90   11.42
                                                          were located in the foreground and later removed after the
                                                          closure to passengers in 1964
                                                          Looking towards Bridgend from an accommodation road                South-east of Llandow Village (Farm
                 bpm01226.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                   12   38      SE      28-Apr-90   11.48
                                                          overbridge at Sutton, between Llandow halt and Llandow Wick        overbridge)
                                                          Rd halt.
                                                          Looking towards Llantwit Major from an accommodation road
                 bpm01227.jpg                                                                                                South-east of Llandow Village (Farm                     NW      28-Apr-90   11.48
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan     overbridge at Sutton, between Llandow halt and Llandow Wick                                                   12   38
                                                                                                                             overbridge)
                                                          Rd halt.




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                    Subject                                                    Location                M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No.
                                                            Looking towards Bridgend at a farm level crossing near the
                 bpm01228.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       site of the former Llandow halt. Llandow signal box used to be        Former Llandow Halt                       13     23     SE      28-Apr-90   11.155
                                                            located at the top of the embankment on the right beyond this
                                                            point
                                                            Looking towards Llantwit Major at a farm level crossing near
                 bpm01229.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       the site of the former Llandow halt. Llandow village lies below       Former Llandow Halt                       13     25     NW      28-Apr-90   11.56
                                                            the embankment further along on the left
                                                            Looking north-west towards the closed Southerndown Road
                 bpm01230.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       station which was closed to passengers in 1961 but passenger          Former Southerndown Road Station          15      0    East     28-Apr-90   12.13
                                                            services on the line lasted until 1964 and were reinstated in
                                                            2004
                                                            Looking south-east towards Llandow from the site of the
                 bpm01231.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       former Southerndown Road station which originally                     Former Southerndown Road Station          15     01    West     28-Apr-90   12.14
                                                            accommodated four lines
                                                            View looking north-west at the rock cutting approaching
                 bpm01232.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Castle-upon-Alun cutting                  15     41    South    28-Apr-90   12.22
                                                            Ewenny, south-east of Bridgend. The skew rail overbridge
                                                            spans the Afon Alun
                                                            Looking east from the rock cutting between Ewenny and
                 bpm01233.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Castle-upon-Alun cutting                  15     43     SW      28-Apr-90   12.25
                                                            Llandow, with the skew bridge spanning the Afon Alun in view
                                                            Looking south from the B4265 road overbridge at Ewenny.
                 bpm01234.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       The track was replaced between 2003 and 2007 for and after            Ewenny/St.Brides Road overbridge          16     71    North    28-Apr-90   12.40
                                                            the re-introduction of passenger services in 2004
                                                            Looking north from the B4265 road overbridge at Ewenny. The
                 bpm01235.jpg                               track was replaced between 2003 and 2007 for and after the                                                                   South    28-Apr-90   12.40
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Ewenny/St.Brides Road overbridge          16     71
                                                            re-introduction of passenger services in 2004. The former
                                                            Ewenny signal box was situated on the left beyond
                 bpm01236.jpg                               Looking towards Ogmore-by-Sea from New Mill rail overbridge                                                                  North    28-Apr-90   12.45
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             New Mill Lane rail overbridge, Ewenny     17    25.5
                                                            west of Ewenny
                 bpm01237.jpg                               Looking north towards Bridgend from just beyond New Mill rail                                                                South    28-Apr-90   12.45
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             New Mill Lane rail overbridge, Ewenny     17     26
                                                            overbridge, west of Ewenny
                 bpm01238.jpg                                                                                                     South of B4265 Bridgend-Ewenny road                    South    28-Apr-90   12.51
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan       Down & up Vale of Glamorgan lines south-east of Bridgend                                                        17     42
                                                                                                                                  overbridge, Ewenny

                 bpm01239.jpg                               View looking towards facing crossover, CR4 colour-light signal                                                               South    28-Apr-90   12.58
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Between Ewenny and Bridgend               17     68
                                                            and junction in up main with single line Ford's siding, Bridgend

                                                                                                                                  CR4 Colour-light signal south of
                 bpm01240.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       View of facing crossover and lead to Ford's siding, Bridgend                                                    17     78     SW      28-Apr-90   13.01
                                                                                                                                  Cowbridge Road (Ford's siding inlet)
                 bpm01241.jpg                               View looking north towards Ford's siding groundrame and               Junction of Vale of Glamorgan line with                 SW      28-Apr-90   13.04
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                       17    78.5
                                                            connection to single line Ford branch                                 Ford's siding
                                VOG                                                                                                                                               00.5
                                      Vale of Glamorgan     Groundframe controlling traffic to & from Ford's motor engine                                                   18
                 bpm01242.jpg                                                                                                     Ford siding groundframe, Bridgend                       SE      28-Apr-90   13.05
                                      Ford's Siding         plant                                                                                                            00
                                FOR                                                                                                                                               00.5
                 bpm01243.jpg                               Double-throw catch points (traps) at entrance/exit to Ford's          Just north of junction of Vale of                       SW      28-Apr-90   13.06
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                        0     02
                                                            siding, Bridgend                                                      Glamorgan line and Ford's siding
                 bpm01244.jpg                               Double-throw catch points (traps) at entrance/exit to Ford's          Just north of junction of Vale of                       NE      28-Apr-90   13.08
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                        0     03
                                                            siding, Bridgend                                                      Glamorgan line and Ford's siding
                                                            Lead to Ford's siding, Bridgend, showing trailing crossover in
                 bpm01245.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Ford junction, Bridgend                   18     01     NE      28-Apr-90   13.09
                                                            up & down main to Vale of Glamorgan branch
                 bpm01246.jpg                               North elevation of skew arch road overbridge at up Vale of            B4265 Bridgend-Ewenny road                              NE      28-Apr-90   13.16
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                       17     57
                                                            Glamorgan line, CR2 2-aspect colour light signal                      overbridge, Ewenny
                                                                                                                                  Just south of A48 road underbridge
                 bpm01247.jpg                               View looking north towards A48 road underbridge over Cardiff-                                                                 SW      28-Apr-90   14.08
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             south-east of Cowbridge Rd                18     12
                                                            Port Talbot road
                                                                                                                                  groundframe, Bridgend
                 bpm01248.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       View of reverse curve from A48 Road underbridge, Bridgend             Between Bridgend and Ewenny               18     37     NE      28-Apr-90   14.08
                                                            View on curve looking towards Cowbridge Road groundframe
                 bpm01249.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       and former junction of Vale of Glamorgan line direct to Coity         On Cowbridge Rd overbridge, Bridgend      18     37    South    28-Apr-90   14.08
                                                            Yard.
                                                            View on curve near 18½ mile post, where former junction of            South-east of Cowbridge road
                 bpm01250.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                       18     39    South    28-Apr-90   14.10
                                                            VOG line ran straight ahead to Coity yard.                            groundframe.
                 bpm01251.jpg                               View looking towards Bridgend station showing up & down                                                                       SE      28-Apr-90   14.18
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Cowbridge Road groundframe                18    51.5
                                                            Vale of Glamorgan lines at Cowbridge Rd groundframe
                                                            View looking towards Ewenny, showing up & down Vale of
                 bpm01252.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                             Cowbridge Road groundframe                18    51.5   West     28-Apr-90   14.18
                                                            Glamorgan lines just east of Cowbridge Rd groundframe
                                                            Looking towards Cowbridge Rd signal box and yard, Bridgend.
                                                            The inclined embankment of the former VOG line from
                                                            Cowbridge Rd junction to Coity yard can just be made out in           Coychurch Rd overbridge, west of
                 bpm01253.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                       18     68    West     28-Apr-90   14.24
                                                            the distance but by 2006, industrial complexes were being             Cowbridge Rd groundframe, Bridgend
                                                            established in the area so the embankment was gradually
                                                            being removed
                 bpm01254.jpg                               The up & down VOG lines seen near the approach to the                 Coychurch Rd overbridge, west of                       East     28-Apr-90   14.24
                                VOG Vale of Glamorgan                                                                                                                       18     68
                                                            South Wales Main line junction east of Bridgend station               Cowbridge Rd groundframe, Bridgend
                 bpm01255.jpg         Severn Tunnel Jct &   View looking towards junction of South Wales Main line with           Coychurch Rd overbridge, east of                        NE      28-Apr-90   14.25
                                SWM                                                                                                                                         190   18.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour     Vale of Glamorgan line, east of Bridgend station                      Bridgend station
                                                            View from road overbridge, east of Bridgend station, showing
                                                            up & down South Wales main line with former earthworks of
                                                            VOG rail link to Coity yard in background. The VOG
                 bpm01256.jpg         Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                         Coychurch Rd overbridge, east of                       West     28-Apr-90   14.25
                                SWM                         intersection with the SWM was at 190M-09C. The south-side                                                       190   18.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour                                                                           Bridgend station
                                                            wall & wings of the rail overbridge are is still standing in this
                                                            view. Also a further arched rail overbridge is still present in the
                                                            embankment of the former VOG Coity branch.
                                                            View of double to single line section of VOG lines approaching
                 bpm01257.jpg   VOG Vale of Glamorgan       junction with South Wales main line at east end of Bridgend           Bridgend                                  18     77     SE      28-Apr-90   14.35
                                                            station which is in the distance.




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                         Subject                                                    Location                 M        C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No.
                                                                  Looking south-east from Cardiff side of Bridgend station. The
                                                                  trailing turnout in the down South Wales Main line leads to the
                 bpm01258.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &        Vale of Glamorgan line and doubles in the cutting beyond. The                                                                     NW      28-Apr-90   14.40
                                SWM                                                                                                    Bridgend station, east of platforms         190      38
                                       Fishguard Harbour          right-hand line leads to the Bay platform of Bridgend station
                                                                  and saw no passenger trains after June 1964 but in 2004 was
                                                                  re-opened to passengers.
                                                                  Looking north-west along the platforms of Bridgend station.
                                       Severn Tunnel Jct &        The bay platform was only occasionally used bewtweeen 1964
                 bpm01259.jpg   SWM                                                                                                    Bridgend station, east end                  190      39      SE      28-Apr-90   14.40
                                       Fishguard Harbour          and 2004 when in the latter year, a passenger service through
                                                                  the Vale of Glamorgan line was re-instituted
                                                                  Looking north-west towards Llynfi junction from Bridgend
                                                                  station. The single line of the Llynfi branch was only in use for
                                       Severn Tunnel Jct &
                 bpm01260.jpg   SWM                               coal traffic to Maesteg at the time, subsequently rarely used        Bridgend station, west end                  190      56      SE      28-Apr-90   14.45
                                       Fishguard Harbour
                                                                  until in 1992, a passenger service to Maesteg was
                                                                  reintroduced over the section
                 bpm01261.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &        Bridgend station, west end, bay line (Sand drag) (The rail                                                                        SE      28-Apr-90   14.46
                                SWM                                                                                                    Llynfi junction, west of Bridgend station 190        68
                                       Fishguard Harbour          overbridge in the foreground has since been replaced)
                                                                  Bridgend station, west end, bay line (sand drag), at rail
                                       Severn Tunnel Jct &
                 bpm01262.jpg   SWM                               overbridge. (Since replaced with a new Reinforced concrete           Llynfi junction, west of Bridgend station 190        71      NW      28-Apr-90   14.47
                                       Fishguard Harbour
                                                                  structure)
                                                                  Bi-directional single line to Tondu & Maesteg with connection
                                                                  up ahead to up sidings worked from a groundframe. The
                 bpm01263.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &        points in the foreground lead to a buffer stop north of the                                                                       SE      28-Apr-90   14.50
                                SWM                                                                                                    Just west of Llynfi jct, Bridgend station   190     60.5
                                       Fishguard Harbour          platform at Bridgend station and the turnout to the left runs into
                                                                  the up South Wales main line. The sidings were being lifted in
                                                                  May-June 2006
                                                                  Bi-directional single line to Tondu & Maesteg with connection
                 bpm01264.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                                                                                          SE      28-Apr-90   14.52
                                SWM                            to up sidings worked from a groundframe. The sidings were               Bridgend up siding groundframe              190     70.5
                                       Fishguard Harbour
                                                               being lifted in May-June 2006
                                       Severn Tunnel Jct &     View of Bridgend up sidings as seen from signal PT165. The              Port Talbot controlled colour-light
                 bpm01265.jpg   SWM                                                                                                                                                    0   15.25    SE      28-Apr-90   14.48
                                       Fishguard Harbour       sidings were being lifted in May-June 2006                              signal PT165, Bridgend West
                                                               View of Llynfi junction and Bridgend stations as seen from
                 bpm01266.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &     signal PT165. The colour-light signal PT693 controlled access           Port Talbot controlled colour-light                          NW      28-Apr-90   14.58
                                SWM                                                                                                                                                    0   15.25
                                       Fishguard Harbour       to the bi-directional Llynfi branch and was uinterlocked with           signal PT165, Bridgend West
                                                               the groundframe seen in record bpm1264.jpg
                 bpm01267.jpg                                  View of little-used Llynfi branch at Wildmill, Bridgend. Line re-       On Llynfi branch just west of Bridgend                       SE      28-Apr-90   15.04
                                BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                           0    26
                                                               opened for passenger traffic in 1992                                    station,
                 bpm01268.jpg                                  View of little-used Llynfi branch at Wildmill, Bridgend. Line re-       On Llynfi branch just west of Bridgend                       NW      28-Apr-90   15.04
                                BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                           0    26
                                                               opened for passenger traffic in 1992                                    station,
                                                               The barren northerly end of Coity GoodsYard where the Vale
                                                               of Glamorgan line and sidings passed through to connect at
                                                               the former Coity junction in the distance. Wildmill halt now
                                BAL
                 bpm01269.jpg                                  stands just before the rail overbridge on the left where the                                                        0      62        SE      28-Apr-90   15.10
                                       Vale of Glamorgan                                                                               Former Coity Goods Yard
                                                               bridgeplate states 0M-64.5C and the adjacent long rail                                                                  20   5.5
                                VOG
                                                               overbridge although part of the VOG trackbed, also states the
                                                               same on the bridgeplate but based on VOG data, it stands at
                                                               20M-5.5C
                                                               Looking south-east along the barren southerly end of Coity
                                                               GoodsYard where the Vale of Glamorgan line passed through
                                                               from Coity junction to connect with Cowbridge Rd junction east
                 bpm01270.jpg   VOG    Vale of Glamorgan       of Bridgend. This allowed the Barry Railway and successors to           Former Coity Goods Yard                     20       5.5     NW      28-Apr-90   15.10
                                                               pass intense freight traffic from the Llynfi, Ogmore and Garw
                                                               Valleys via Tondu to Barry, thus avoiding the South Wales
                                                               Main line at Bridgend
                                                               Looking from the northerly end of the defunct Coity goods
                                VOG    Vale of Glamorgan       Yard towards the former Coity junction. The single line to                                                          20      18
                 bpm01271.jpg                                  Tondu, Maesteg and Ogmore & Garw valleys was little used at             Just south of former Coity junction,                         SE      28-Apr-90   15.14
                                 BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                         0      77
                                                               the time of taking but in 1992, an hourly passenger service to
                                                               Maesteg was introduced
                                                               Looking south towards site of Coity junction where the former
                                                               Vale of Glamorgan line branched left to Coity Yard and beyond
                 bpm01272.jpg   BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi   to join the Barry-Bridgend line at Cowbridge Road junction.             North of former Coity junction                  1   11.5             28-Apr-90   15.19
                                                               The repeater colour light signal (PT165R) is located at 1M-
                                                               09.5C and the footbridge beyond, at 1M-07.5C
                                                               Looking towards Tondu from a point north of former Coity
                 bpm01273.jpg   BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi   junction. The "build-and-cover" M4 tunnel lies in the distance          South of M4 motorway, Sarn                      1    16      SE      28-Apr-90   15.23
                                                               where the motorway passes over the line near Sarn
                                                               The single line between Bridgend and Tondu when out of use.
                 bpm01274.jpg   BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi   The line curves away in the distance to pass the site of the            South of M4 motorway, Sarn                      1    16     North    28-Apr-90   15.23
                                                               former Coity junction
                                                               Link to Maesteg central Washery and coal distribution/disposal
                                                               site. This link was necessary to maintain rail services to the
                                                               former Port Talbot railway which previously had served the
                                                               colliery complexes in the area. The entire hillside was being
                 bpm01275.jpg          Maesteg Central Washery reworked and all lines above Maesteg had been removed by                Above former Llynfi junction                                 NW      28-Apr-90   16.25
                                                               June 2005. The Port Talbot-Cwmdu section previously ran
                                                               over the rail overbridge seen on the left. This bridge was
                                                               demolished in 2005. The right-hand railway bridge was also
                                                               removed in 2005 when the hillside was reworked
                                                               The incline from approximate site of the former Llynfi junction
                                                               to Maesteg central Washery and coal distribution/disposal site.
                 bpm01276.jpg                                  This link was necessary to maintain rail services to the former                                                                     East     28-Apr-90   16.25
                                       Maesteg Central Washery                                                                         Above former Llynfi junction
                                                               Port Talbot railway which previously had served the colliery
                                                               complexes in the area. The entire hillside was being reworked
                                                               and all lines above Maesteg had been removed by 2005.
                                                               As bpm 01275.jpg. This frame shows a previous inclined route
                 bpm01277.jpg                                  to Maesteg Deep colliery and reverse incline (over the bridge)                                                                       NW      28-Apr-90   16.25
                                       Maesteg Central Washery                                                                         Above former Llynfi junction
                                                               to former Coegnant and Caerau collieries and was a direct link
                                                               from the Port Talbot railway route from Duffryn Yard.
                                                               View of earthworks and overbridge which previously carried
                                                               the Port Talbot railway over the Bridgend-Abergwynfi line just
                                BAL    Copper Works Jct &
                 bpm01278.jpg                                  above Maesteg station. The bridge was removed in May 2004               Adjacent to former Llynfi junction                          North    28-Apr-90   16.26
                                PTP    Cwmdu
                                                               and the earthworks to the left were being reshaped by heavy
                                                               earth-moving equipment in June 2004
                                                               Link to Maesteg central Washery and coal distribution/disposal
                                                               site. This link was necessary to maintain rail services to the
                                                               former Port Talbot railway which previously had served the
                 bpm01279.jpg          Maesteg Central Washery colliery complexes in the area. The turnout shows the lifted            Adjacent to former Llynfi junction                          NW       28-Apr-90   16.28
                                                               route from the PT Railway. The entire hillside was being
                                                               reworked and all lines above Maesteg had been removed by
                                                               June 2004
                                                               Link to Maesteg central Washery and coal distribution/disposal
                                                               site. This link was necessary to maintain rail services to the
                                                               former Port Talbot railway which previously had served the
                 bpm01280.jpg          Maesteg Central Washery colliery complexes in the area. The trackbed beyond was the             Adjacent to former Llynfi junction                           SE      28-Apr-90   16.29
                                                               incline to the former Coegnant Colliery. The entire hillside was
                                                               being reworked and all lines above Maesteg had been
                                                               removed by June 2004
                                                               Single line approach from Maesteg towards Nantyffyllon,                 Former Port Talbot railway overbridge
                 bpm01281.jpg   BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                       8     34         SE      28-Apr-90   16.31
                                                               showing run-round loop and ground-frame (at 8M.41C) and                 above Maesteg. (Bridge demolished,
                                PTP    Port Talbot & Pontyrhyl                                                                                                                         7   70
                                                               looking towards former Llynfi junction.                                 May 2004).




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                    Filename    ELR               Branch                                      Subject                                                  Location                  M        C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.
                                                                  Single line from Maesteg to Nantyffyllon, used only for            Former Port Talbot railway overbridge
                 bpm01282.jpg   BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                     8       34      NW      28-Apr-90   16.31
                                                                  Maesteg Central Washery in the early 1990's and lifted by          above Maesteg. (Bridge demolished,
                                PTP    Port Talbot & Pontyrhyl                                                                                                                       7     70
                                                                  June 2004.                                                         May 2004).
                                                                View showing last link to Maesteg central Washery and
                 bpm01283.jpg          Maesteg Central Washery earthworks of former PTR link to Coegnant colliery and incline        Mountainside incline from Llynfi junction                  East     28-Apr-90   16.33
                                                                from Llynfi junction.
                                                                View at railhead to Maesteg coal disposal unit, in use until         Maesteg coal disposal unit (Now
                 bpm01284.jpg          Maesteg Central Washery                                                                                                                                  North    28-Apr-90   16.35
                                                                1991 and now completerly eradicated.                                 defunct)
                                                                View at railhead to Maesteg coal disposal unit, in use until         Maesteg coal disposal unit (Now
                 bpm01285.jpg          Maesteg Central Washery                                                                                                                                   NW      28-Apr-90   16.35
                                                                1991 and now completerly eradicated.                                 defunct)
                                                                Preliminary laying of the new Talbot Green bypass and level          Near former Cowbridge road level
                 bpm01286.jpg   LTR    Mywndy Jct & Tonteg Jct                                                                                                                                  East     28-Apr-90   17.16
                                                                crossing                                                             crossing (Line re-alignment)
                                                                Slabbed track to form the new level crossing at the Talbot
                 bpm01287.jpg   LTR    Mywndy Jct & Tonteg Jct                                                                       New Talbot Green bypass                                    West     28-Apr-90   17.17
                                                                Green bypass
                 bpm01288.jpg                                   Formation of new single track alignment between former                                                                           NE      28-Apr-90   17.20
                                LTR    Mywndy Jct & Tonteg Jct                                                                       Talbot Green (Mwyndy Jct area)
                                                                Mwyndy junction and Cowbridge Rd level crossing
                                                                Formation of new single track alignment between former
                                                                Mwyndy junction and Cowbridge Rd level crossing. The old
                 bpm01289.jpg   LTR/   Mywndy Jct & Tonteg Jct                                                                                                                                  South    28-Apr-90   17,.20
                                                                higher level track branched here for the Ely Valley line (left)      Talbot Green (Mwyndy Jct area)
                                 ELY   & Mywndy Jct & Penygraig
                                                                and the severed rail ends and the 4ft drop to the new
                                                                alignment of the LTR line is seen in the foot of the photograph
                                                                Fabrication in progress for the new Talbot Green bypass level
                 bpm01290.jpg                                                                                                        Near former Cowbridge road level                            SW      28-Apr-90   17.21
                                LTR    Mywndy Jct & Tonteg Jct crossing. The rail section is 113A and is fully checked for the
                                                                                                                                     crossing (Line re-alignment)
                                                                curve and flangeways in the road crossing area
                                                                Out of use single line between Ynysybwl & Stormstown,
                 bpm01291.jpg   YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Nant Clydach viaduct at Clydach Court           0    40     SW      29-Apr-90   15.06
                                                                showing derailment guard rails on Nant Clydach viaduct
                 bpm01292.jpg                                   Out of use single line between Ynysybwl & Stormstown,                                                                           West     29-Apr-90   15.07
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Nant Clydach viaduct at Clydach Court           0   37.5
                                                                showing derailment guard rails on Nant Clydach viaduct
                 bpm01293.jpg                                   Out of use single line between Ynysybwl & Stormstown,                                                                           West     29-Apr-90   15.09
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Clydach Court                                   0    45
                                                                showing derailment guard rails on Nant Clydach bridge
                                                                Detail of abandoned 95lb Bull head track on timber sleepers at       Coedycwm Road overbridge, Clydach
                 bpm01294.jpg                                                                                                                                                    0       50      SW      29-Apr-90   15.17
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                 approximate location of former junction to main line (Routed to      Court (15M-12C at bridge as marked
                                                                                                                                                                                  15      15
                                                                right and then to former Clydach Court halt)                         by BRB inspection)
                 bpm01295.jpg                                   Out of use single line between Stormstown sidings and                                                                            SE      29-Apr-90   15.21
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              0    60
                                                                Ynysybwl
                                                                Out of use single line between Stormstown sidings and
                 bpm01296.jpg   YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              0    62    East     29-Apr-90   15.22
                                                                Ynysybwl
                                                                Out of use single line between Stormstown sidings and
                 bpm01297.jpg   YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              0    70     SW      29-Apr-90   15.24
                                                                Ynysybwl
                 bpm01298.jpg                                   Out of use single line between Stormstown sidings and                                                                            SE      29-Apr-90   15.26
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              1    00
                                                                Ynysybwl
                                                                Out of use single line between Stormstown sidings and
                 bpm01299.jpg   YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              1    10    East     29-Apr-90   15.28
                                                                Ynysybwl
                 bpm01300.jpg                                   Out of use single line between Stormstown sidings and                                                                            SW      29-Apr-90   15.28
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              1    10
                                                                Ynysybwl
                 bpm01301.jpg                                   Turnout at former "duff coal" loading wharf showing 1 in 9¼                                                                      SE      29-Apr-90   15.30
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              1    20
                                                                crossover in 110A & 113A flat bottom rail
                 bpm01302.jpg   YNL    Ynysybwl                 Out-of-use bullhead single line south of Ynysybwl                    Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              1    20     NW      29-Apr-90   15.30
                 bpm01303.jpg                                   1 in 9¼ flat bottom turnout (110A & 113A flat bottom section) at                                                                 NW      29-Apr-90   15.31
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                      Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl              1    25
                                                                "duff coal" wharf near Lady Windsor Colliery
                 bpm01304.jpg   YNL    Ynysybwl                   Double track approach to Lady Windsor Colliery boundary gate Between Clydach Court and Ynysybwl                    1    25     SE      29-Apr-90   15.32

                                                                  Severed lines at former gate boundary to British Coal's Lady
                 bpm01305.jpg                                                                                                        BR/BC boundary to Lady Windsor                              SE      29-Apr-90   15.34
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                   windsor colliery site, Ynysybwl. On the left is the site of the                                                    1    40
                                                                                                                                     Colliery, Ynysybwl
                                                                  former Ynysybwl New Road platform
                                                                  End of abandoned branch showing paint reference marks for
                 bpm01306.jpg                                                                                                        Lady Windsor Colliery rail access gate                      SE      29-Apr-90   15.36
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                   NCB/BR boundary for identification of limit of disassembly of                                                      1    41
                                                                                                                                     (BR/BC boundary)
                                                                  sidings within NCB property. Rail is 95lb Bull head section
                 bpm01307.jpg                                     View of end of British Rail branch at NCB/BR boundary              Lady Windsor Colliery, Ynysybwl                             NW      29-Apr-90   15.37
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                                                                      1    42
                                                                  adjacent to gate at access ot Lady Windsor Colliery                (British Coal property)
                 bpm01308.jpg                                     View of out-of-use single line from Ynysybwl to Stormstown         Cutting south west of Coedycwm Road                        West     29-Apr-90   15.50
                                YNL    Ynysybwl                                                                                                                                      0    55
                                                                  sidings                                                            overbridge, Clydach Court
                 bpm01309.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Looking towards Stormstown sidings from curve south of                                                                        West     29-Apr-90   16.16
                                CAM                                                                                                  South of Abercynon junction                 16       07
                                       Merthyr                    Abercynon junction
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Up splitting inner homes bracket signal and lines looking
                 bpm01310.jpg   CAM                                                                                                  South of Abercynon junction                 16       07     SW      29-Apr-90   16.17
                                       Merthyr                    towards Abercynon junction.

                 bpm01311.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                     SW      29-Apr-90   16.17
                                CAM                               South-side approach from Stormstown to Abercynon junction          South of Abercynon junction                 16       03
                                       Merthyr

                 bpm01312.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Up & down main lines and sidings at Stormstown, south of                                                                      North    29-Apr-90   16.20
                                CAM                                                                                                  Stormstown sidings                          16       03
                                       Merthyr                    Abercynon

                 bpm01313.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Stormstown sidings, (mainly out of use) with right hand siding                                                                North    29-Apr-90   16.22
                                CAM                                                                                                  Stormstown sidings                          15       77
                                       Merthyr                    leading to former Ynysybwl branch
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &      2-doll bracket signal outer homes bracket assembly for up          Abercynon up outer home bracket
                 bpm01314.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                              15       77    South    29-Apr-90   16.22
                                       Merthyr                    sidings and up main. Note the misaligned track-circuit diamond     signal
                                                                  1 in 13 main doll
                                                                  on the trailing crossover in 113A flat- bottom rail from 2-way

                 bpm01315.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &      working common section of Merthyr & Aberdare lines south of                                                                   South    29-Apr-90   16.26
                                CAM                                                                                               Abercynon junction                             16       10
                                       Merthyr                    Abercynon stations (Also shows propane heating elements
                                                                  and facing turnout to down through sidings)
                                                                  Up & down common section of Aberdare & Merthyr branch
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &      lines showing facing crossover from up main to single line up & South of Abercynon South station &
                 bpm01316.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                              16       18     SW      29-Apr-90   16.28
                                       Merthyr                    down route to Merthyr in centre right beyond signal box. The    signalbox
                                                                  left-hand track at this point carries the up & down single line
                                                                  traffic to the Aberdare branch
                                                                  View showing down starting signals from Aberdare and
                 bpm01317.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                     SW      29-Apr-90   16.30
                                CAM                               Merthyr single line branches with Abercynon signal box and      Abercynon South Station & signalbox            16       26
                                       Merthyr
                                                                  South station
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View showing runaway spur to sand drag for Merthyr branch at
                 bpm01318.jpg   CAM                                                                                            Abercynon South station                           16       28     SW      29-Apr-90   16.31
                                       Merthyr                    Abercynon south station

                 bpm01319.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &      Commencement of gradient to Merthyr branch from Abercynon                                                                     South    29-Apr-90   16.34
                                CAM                                                                                                  Abercynon South station                     16       33
                                       Merthyr                    junction and South station
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &
                 bpm01320.jpg   CAM                               View of runaway sand drag spur from Merthyr branch                 Abercynon South station                     16       33    West     29-Apr-90   16.35
                                       Merthyr

                 bpm01321.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                    South    29-Apr-90   16.35
                                CAM                               View of runaway sand drag spur from Merthyr branch                 Abercynon South station                     16       33
                                       Merthyr
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View of Abercynon North station and start of single line incline
                 bpm01322.jpg   CAM                                                                                                  Abercynon North Station                     16       36             29-Apr-90   16.36
                                       Merthyr                    to Merthyr branch on right

                 bpm01323.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                             29-Apr-90   16.36
                                CAM                               View of Abercynon North station from Merthyr branch                Abercynon North Station                     16       38
                                       Merthyr
                                                                  View of signal-box-controlled points at lower end of Merthyr
                 bpm01324.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                         Merthyr branch incline to Quakers'                                  29-Apr-90   16.39
                                CAM                               branch incline out of Abercynon South station. The normal                                                      16       40
                                       Merthyr                                                                                       Yard from Abercynon
                                                                  setting is for runaway traffic to the sand drag at the station
                 bpm01325.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View of sand drag points at foot of Merthyr branch incline,        Merthyr branch incline to Quakers'                         South    29-Apr-90   16.39
                                CAM                                                                                                                                              16       40
                                       Merthyr                    Abercynon                                                          Yard from Abercynon
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &      View near foot of Merthyr branch incline at Abercynon,             Merthyr branch incline to Quakers'
                 bpm01326.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                              16      40.5   North    29-Apr-90   16.40
                                       Merthyr                    showing full route to runaway sand drag at left of turnout.        Yard from Abercynon
                 bpm01327.jpg                                     View of new Sarn overbridge from M4 link to Aberkenfig prior                                                                   SE      01-May-90   15.34
                                BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                         Between Sarn and Aberkenfig                     1    68
                                                                  to reinstatement of passenger services on the branch
                 bpm01328.jpg                                     The new "build-&-cover" tunnel supporting the M4 motorway          Penycae M4 Motorway overbridge,                             NW      01-May-90   15.34
                                BAL    Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                         1    63
                                                                  west of Sarn Services complex, north of Bridgend                   south of Sarn




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                    Filename    ELR            Branch                                         Subject                                                   Location              M      C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          No.
                                                                 Internal view from M4 "build-&-cover" tunnel, looking towards        Penycae M4 Motorway overbridge,
                 bpm01329.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                    1    60      NW      01-May-90   15.37
                                                                 former Coity junction                                                south of Sarn
                 bpm01330.jpg                                    View of single line looking towards former Coity junction prior      South of M4 motorway overbridge &                     NW      01-May-90   15.37
                                BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                    1    57
                                                                 to reintroduction of passenger services on the branch                Sarn
                                                                 View from overbridge No.7, at what was to become the new
                 bpm01331.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi      Sarn halt site, upon the reintroduction of passenger services        New Sarn halt location                   2    17      NW      01-May-90   15.52
                                                                 on the branch in 1992

                 bpm01332.jpg                                    Up home signal at River Ogmore rail overbridge between Sarn          River Ogmore rail overbridge south of                 SE      01-May-90   15.45
                                BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                    2    24
                                                                 and Tondu                                                            Tondu station
                                                                 The new "build-&-cover" tunnel supporting the M4 motorway            M4 tunnel, north-west of former Coity
                 bpm01333.jpg   BAL   Bridgend & Abergwynfi                                                                                                                    1    60      SE      01-May-90   16.10
                                                                 west of Sarn Services complex, north of Bridgend                     junction
                                                                 Then recently reballasted single line link from Aberdare to
                 bpm01334.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                               Former Trecynon Halt, north-west of                   NW      02-May-90   15.29
                                VON                              Tower colliery, Hirwaun, at former site of Trecynon halt,                                                    23    40
                                      Pontypool Road                                                                                  Robertstown, Aberdare
                                                                 Aberdare
                                      Neath (General) &          Then recently reballasted single line link from Aberdare to          Former Trecynon Halt, north-west of
                 bpm01335.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                           23    40      SE      02-May-90   15.30
                                      Pontypool Road             Tower colliery, Hiorwaun, showing older type bullhead                Robertstown, Aberdare
                                      Neath (General) &          expansion switch
                                                                 Older type expansion switch in bullhead rail. (Line to Tower         Former Trecynon Halt Llwydcoed rail
                 bpm01336.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                           23    40      SE      02-May-90   15.30
                                      Pontypool Road             Colliery, Hirwaun).                                                  overbridge, B4276 road
                                      Neath (General) &          Out-of-use freight sidings at Aberdare. Now completely
                 bpm01337.jpg   VON                                                                                                   Aberdare freight sidings                22    55     North    02-May-90   15.39
                                      Pontypool Road             eradicated (2004)
                 bpm01338.jpg         Neath (General) &          Either-way working lines west of former Aberdare High Level                                                                NW      02-May-90   15.43
                                VON                                                                                                   West of Aberdare High Level station     22    53
                                      Pontypool Road             station, at commencement of section to Tower colliery
                                                                 Either-way working lines west of former Aberdare High Level
                 bpm01339.jpg         Neath (General) &          station, at commencement of section to Tower colliery and                                                                  NW      02-May-90   15.44
                                VON                                                                                                   West of Aberdare High Level station     22    47
                                      Pontypool Road             showing connection to former freight Yard (Now completely
                                                                 removed)
                                                                 Out of use former freight yard lines at Aberdare. At the time of
                 bpm01340.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                    North    02-May-90   15.46
                                VON                              photographing, the lines connected from the single line to           North of Aberdare High Level station    22    48
                                      Pontypool Road
                                                                 Tower colliery
                                      Neath (General) &          Single line inclined approach from Abercynon into Aberdare           South-east of new Aberdare High Level
                 bpm01341.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                           22    25      SE      02-May-90   15.54
                                      Pontypool Road             High Level station                                                   station
                 bpm01342.jpg         Neath (General) &          View showing reverse single line curve to & from new                 South-east of new Aberdare High Level                 NW      02-May-90   15.54
                                VON                                                                                                                                           22    26
                                      Pontypool Road             Aberdare High Level station                                          station
                                      Neath (General) &          View looking south-east from end of new Avberdare High Level
                 bpm01343.jpg   VON                                                                                                   Aberdare High Level station             22    30      NW      02-May-90   15.56
                                      Pontypool Road             station at location of rail overbridge
                 bpm01344.jpg         Neath (General) &          View from NW end of new Aberdare High Level station looking                                                                SE      02-May-90   15.57
                                VON                                                                                                   Aberdare High Level station             22    36
                                      Pontypool Road             towards old HL station and single line to Tower colliery.
                                                                 Single line and catchpoints with controling groundframe at
                 bpm01345.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                     SE      02-May-90   15.58
                                VON                              start of single line section to Tower Colliery from Aberdare         Aberdare High Level station             22    38
                                      Pontypool Road
                                                                 High Level station

                 bpm01346.jpg        Neath (General) &           4-lever groundframe beyond new Aberdare High Level station                                                                 SE      02-May-90   16.00
                                VON                                                                                                   Aberdare High Level station             22    39
                                     Pontypool Road              and controlling traffic to & from Tower colliery at Hirwaun.
                                     Neath (General) &           Double-thow catch-points/traps in single line from Aberdatre
                 bpm01347.jpg   VON                                                                                                   West of Aberdare High Level station     22    40      NW      02-May-90   16.01
                                     Pontypool Road              High Level station to Tower colliery link.
                 bpm01348.jpg        Neath (General) &                                                                                Beyond and to NE of Aberdare High                     NW      02-May-90   16.04
                                VON                              Out-of use lines at former freight yard, Aberdare. All now lifted.                                           22    32.5
                                     Pontypool Road                                                                                   Level station
                                     Neath (General) &           The link line (deviation) connecting former TV Aberdare              Cwmbach-Aberdare A4054 road
                                VON                                                                                                                                           22  23
                 bpm01349.jpg        Pontypool Road/             branch to the former Vale of Neath line at Cwmbach halt side         overbridge (22M-23C Aberdare & 20M-                  North    02-May-90   16.17
                                 ABL                                                                                                                                           20  68
                                     Abercynon Jct & Aberdare    of valley                                                            68C Vale of Neath)
                                     Link line                   The then recently-constructed Cwmbach halt on former Vale of
                                                                 Neath formation after re-introduction of passenger services on
                 bpm01350.jpg         Neath (General) &          Abercynon-Aberdare line. The trackbed behind the platform                                                                  SE      02-May-90   16.17
                                VON                                                                                               Cwmbach (New) Station                       20    70
                                      Pontypool Road             formed the 'straight-ahead' route (to the rear of the camera) to
                                                                 the former Mountain Ash, Cardiff Rd station and thence
                                                                 Pontypool.
                                                                 The then recently-constructed Fernhill halt on former Taff Vale
                 bpm01351.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                                                                                  NW      02-May-90   16.28
                                ABD                              line after re-introduction of passenger services on Abercynon-       Fernhill Halt (New)                     21    0.5
                                      Aberdare High Level jct
                                                                 Aberdare line
                                                                 The then recently-constructed Fernhill halt on former Taff Vale
                                      Abercynon junction &
                 bpm01352.jpg   ABD                              line after re-introduction of passenger services on Abercynon-       Fernhill Halt (New)                     21    0.5     SE      02-May-90   16.28
                                      Aberdare High Level jct
                                                                 Aberdare line
                 bpm01353.jpg         Abercynon junction &       Single line from Abercynon to Aberdare High Level with long                                                                SE      02-May-90   16.29
                                ABD                                                                                                   Fernhill Halt (New)                     21    04
                                      Aberdare High Level jct    siding (left) to buffer stop at Fernhill platform.
                 bpm01354.jpg         Abercynon junction &       Single line to Aberdare with turnouts to sidings at now              Between Fernhill Halt & Aberaman                      SE      02-May-90   16.30
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           21    10
                                      Aberdare High Level jct    demolished Phurnacite plant at Abercwmboi                            (Phurnacite Plant)
                 bpm01355.jpg         Abercynon junction &       Single line to Abecynon from Aberdare with long siding to            Between Fernhill Halt & Abercwmboi                    NW      02-May-90   16.31
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           21    10.5
                                      Aberdare High Level jct    buffer stop at Fernhill halt                                         Phurnacite Plant
                 bpm01356.jpg         Abercynon junction &       Single line to Aberdare with turnouts to sidings at now              Between Fernhill Halt & Abercwmboi                    SE      02-May-90   16.32
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           21    12
                                      Aberdare High Level jct    demolished Phurnacite plant at Abercwmboi                            Phurnacite Plant
                                      Abercynon junction &       Motored points, points lock and detection at turnout from            Between Fernhill Halt & Abercwmboi
                 bpm01357.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                           21    14      SE      02-May-90   16.32
                                      Aberdare High Level jct    single Aberdare line into former Phurnacite plant at                 Phurnacite Plant
                                      Abercynon junction &       Abercwmboi                                                           Abercwmboi Phurnacite Plant,
                 bpm01358.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                           21    17      SE      02-May-90   16.35
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Aberaman
                 bpm01359.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                            Abercwmboi Phurnacite Plant,                          NW      02-May-90   16.35
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           21    17
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Aberaman
                 bpm01360.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                            Abercwmboi Phurnacite Plant & former                  SE      02-May-90   16.36
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           17    20
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         signal box
                 bpm01361.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                                                                                  NW      02-May-90   16.42
                                ABD                                                                                                   Mountain Ash Station (New)              20    02
                                      Aberdare High Level jct
                                      Abercynon junction &
                 bpm01362.jpg   ABD                                                                                                   Mountain Ash Station (New)              20    07      SE      02-May-90   16.42
                                      Aberdare High Level jct
                                      Abercynon junction &                                                                            South east of former Penrhiwceiber
                 bpm01363.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                           18    70     South    02-May-90   16.58
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Low Level Station
                 bpm01364.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                            East of Penrhiwceiber Station (Former                West     02-May-90   17.00
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           18    71
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Low Level station)
                                      Abercynon junction &                                                                            Penrhiwceiber Station (Former Low
                 bpm01365.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                           18    75      NW      02-May-90   16.52
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Level station)
                 bpm01366.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                            Penrhiwceiber Station (Former Low                             02-May-90   16.53
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           18    76
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Level station)
                 bpm01367.jpg         Abercynon junction &                                                                            Penrhiwceiber Station (Former Low                    East     02-May-90   16.55
                                ABD                                                                                                                                           18    77
                                      Aberdare High Level jct                                                                         Level station)
                                                                 Gower Chemicals distribution establishment in the former
                 bpm01368.jpg   DAN   Danygraig                                                                                       Former Danygraig locoshed               ~46   36     West     12-May-90   16.05
                                                                 Danygraig locoshed
                 bpm01369.jpg   DAN   Danygraig                  Out-of use ramp siding addjacent to former Danygraig locoshed Former Danygraig locoshed                      ~46   36     West     12-May-90   16.06

                 bpm01370.jpg                                    Then recently relaid spur into Gower Chemicals establishment,                                                             West     12-May-90   16.07
                                DAN   Danygraig                                                                                     Former Danygraig locoshed                 ~46   36
                                                                 former Danygraig locoshed
                                                                 Through siding to former Ford's Elba works and turnouts to
                 bpm01371.jpg   DAN   Danygraig                                                                                     Former Danygraig locoshed                 ~46   36     West     12-May-90   16.11
                                                                 Gower Chemicals establishment, former Danygraig locoshed
                 bpm01372.jpg   DAN   Danygraig                  The through line to the former Ford's Elba works, Danygraig        Former Danygraig locoshed                 ~46   34     West     12-May-90   16.11
                                                                                                                                    Outlet from Danygraig assembly
                 bpm01373.jpg                                    View showing a full compouind (double-slip) assembly in the                                                               West     12-May-90   16.20
                                DAN   Danygraig                                                                                     sidings. (Alongside A483 Swansea-         46    66
                                                                 access lines to Danygraig assembly sidings.
                                                                                                                                    Jersey marine trunk road)
                                                                 Looking towards Burrows Junction signal box and permanent
                 bpm01374.jpg                                                                                                       A483 Swansea-Jersey Marine road                        West     13-May-90   16.23
                                SKD   Swansea Kings Dock         way complex. The signal box has since been removed and                                                        0    12
                                                                                                                                    overbridge
                                                                 much track lifted in the areas
                                                                 Turn out at end of ramp line linking high level sidings near
                                                                                                                                    North of former Barry low level goods
                 bpm01375.jpg   BDL   Barry Low Level Goods      former Barry locoshed, to the only remaining line to the tank                                                                      13-May-90   12.05
                                                                                                                                    yard
                                                                 farm at the south side of No.1 dock, Barry (Entire line and tank
                                                                 farm no longer exists) asymmetric compound points shown
                                                                 Close-up detail of inside
                 bpm01376.jpg   BDL   Barry Low Level Goods      set for straight through route only, since switch rails had been East of Barry low level goods yard                                13-May-90   12.05
                                                                 spiked out of use.
                 bpm01377.jpg         Ramp from high to low      High level to low level line, the last possible rail route to No.1                                                                 13-May-90   12.10
                                BDL                                                                                                 Opposite Barry low level goods yard
                                      level                      dock, Barry. All now removed
                                                                 Track recovery at West Pond sidings, Barry low level, where
                 bpm01378.jpg                                                                                                         East of former West Pond location,                            13-May-90   12.19
                                BDL   West Pond sidings, Barry   Dai Woodham stored most of the condemned steam
                                                                                                                                      Barry
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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                          Subject                                                    Location                M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No.
                                                                   Track recovery at West Pond sidings, Barry low level, where
                                                                   Dai Woodham stored most of the condemned steam
                                                                                                                                         East of former West Pond location,
                 bpm01379.jpg   BDL    West Pond sidings, Barry    locomotives. The contractor had just completed burning out                                                                             13-May-90   12.23
                                                                                                                                         Barry
                                                                   the fishplate bolts ready for lifting the track and evidence of the
                                                                   "burn" can be seen in the photograph..
                                                                   View looking towards Barry Island viaduct during recovery of
                 bpm01380.jpg                                      low level sidings. The two tracks viewed, were the former up &        East of former West Pond location,                               13-May-90   12.24
                                BDL    West Pond sidings, Barry
                                                                   down lines from low to high level (the high level junction was        Barry
                                                                   located south of Barry station).
                 bpm01381.jpg                                      Road underbridge carrying single line between Abercynon and                                                                            13-May-90   14.25
                                CAM                                                                                                      Abercynon
                                                                   Quakers' Yard
                                                                   View from headshunt at Barry Island side of low level siding
                 bpm01382.jpg                                      network. This was the last section of the low level system to                                                                          13-May-90   12.26
                                BDL    West Pond sidings, Barry                                                                          Barry Docks, south end, south side
                                                                   be used and its final traffic was from the Van Ommeren tank
                                                                   farm (later Vopak)
                 bpm01383.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &         Single line on incline between Abercynon and Quakers' Yard.                                                                    SW      13-May-90   14.27
                                CAM                                                                                                      Abercynon                                 16    ~58
                                       Merthyr                     Former up line trackbed prominent in view
                 bpm01384.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &         Looking up the incline from Abercynon towards Quakers' Yard           Incline from Abercynon to Quakers'                       SW      13-May-90   14.31
                                CAM                                                                                                                                                16    62.5
                                       Merthyr                     after singling of the former Taff Vale double line                    Yard
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &         Looking down the incline towards Abercynon after singling of
                 bpm01385.jpg   CAM                                                                                                      Abercynon-Quakers' Yard bank              16    62.5     NE      13-May-90   14.31
                                       Merthyr                     the former Taff Vale double line
                                       Abercynon junction &        Looking towards Abercynon from a road overbridge alongside            Road overbridge at former Pontcynon
                 bpm01386.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                                17     18      NW      13-May-90   14.42
                                       Aberdare High Level         the site of the former Pontcynon station                              Station & junction
                                       junction
                                       Abercynon junction &        Looking towards Mountain Ash from a road overbridge                   Road overbridge at former Pontcynon
                 bpm01387.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                                17     18      SE      13-May-90   14.42
                                       Aberdare High Level         immediately west of the site of the former Pontcynon station          Station & junction
                                       junction
                                       Abercynon junction &        and junction of the Aberdare branch looking towards
                                                                   The single line                                                       Between former Pontcynon junction &
                 bpm01388.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                                17     50      NW      13-May-90   14.55
                                       Aberdare High Level         Abercynon from a point betweeen Pontcynon junction and                Penrhiwceiber
                                       junction
                                       Abercynon junction &        Penrhiwceiber
                                                                   Looking northwest towards Penrhiwceiber No.1 groundframe
                 bpm01389.jpg   ABD                                                                                                      Penrhiwceiber No.1 groundframe            17     52      SE      13-May-90   14.55
                                       Aberdare High Level         and loop. Both loop and groundframe were removed later
                                       junction
                                       Abercynon junction to       Out-of-use run-around loop line, south-west of British Coal,          Penrhiwceiber run-around loop
                 bpm01390.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                                17     59      SE      13-May-90   14.58
                                       Aberdare High Level         Cwm Cynon coal loading point                                          between Nos.1 & 2 groundframes
                                       junction
                                       Abercynon junction to       Out-of-use run-around loop line with double-throw catch               Penrhiwceiber No.1 groundframe up
                 bpm01391.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                                17     55      SE      13-May-90   14.58
                                       Aberdare High Level         points, south-west of British Coal, Cwm Cynon coal loading            run-around loop catch points
                                       junction                    point
                                                                   Arrangement of junction from Penrhiwceiber No.2 groundframe
                                       Abercynon junction to
                 bpm01392.jpg                                      to Cwm Cynon coal loading point (The latter out-of-use at                                                                              13-May-90   15.14
                                ABD    Aberdare High Level                                                                               Penrhiwceiber inlet, No.2 groundframe     18     20
                                                                   photograph date). Double catch points clearly visible in up run-
                                       junction
                                                                   round loop and Cwm Cynon siding outlet
                                                                   View looking towards Aberdare from A4054 road overbridge
                                       Abercynon junction to
                                                                   shortly after the Vale of Neath line, right of the river, had been    North West of Mountain Ash Station,
                 bpm01393.jpg   ABD    Aberdare High Level                                                                                                                         20    16.75            13-May-90   15.28
                                                                   removed and the area earthworks had been remodelled and               Aberdare Branch
                                       junction
                                                                   Deep Duffryn Colliery site had been cleared
                                                                   View looking towards Aberdare from A4054 road overbridge              Between former Vale of Neath &
                                     Abercynon junction to                                                                                                                               56
                 bpm01394.jpg   ABD                                shortly after the Vale of Neath line, right of the river, had been    Aberdare Branch Mountain Ash              18                     13-May-90   15.28
                                     Aberdare High Level                                                                                                                                          SE
                                 VON                               removed and the area earthworks had been remodelled and               stations (18M-58C Vale of Neath &          20
                                     junction                                                                                                                                            16.75
                                                                   Deep Duffryn Colliery site had been cleared                           20M-12C Aberdare)
                 bpm01395.jpg          Pontypool Road & Neath      View looking south-east towards Abercynon, showing former             Overbridge (road) at former Mountain                             13-May-90   15.28
                                VON                                                                                                                                                18     56     NW
                                       (General) (Vale of Neath)   Vale of Neath trackbed and Cardiff Raod station site                  Ash Cardiff Road Station
                                                                   View of link line from TV Aberdare branch connecting Vale of
                                                                   Neath line, the trackbed of which runs straight ahead from            Cwmbach New junction (20M-70C Vale 20           70
                 bpm01396.jpg   VON    Vale of Neath/Aberdare                                                                                                                                     NW      13-May-90   15.40
                                                                   viewpoint. This link was established in 1973 and now carries          of Neath & 21M-76C Aberdare)        21           76
                                                                   coal traffic to & from Tower Colliery and passenger traffic to &
                                       Abercynon junction to       from of main single line and out-of-use run-around loop line in
                                                                   View Aberdare
                 bpm01397.jpg                                                                                                            Private road access bridge to AB                        East     13-May-90   15.50
                                ABD    Aberdare High Level         area of former British Coal coal disposal site between                                                          17    64.5
                                                                                                                                         Electronics, Penrhiwceiber
                                       junction                    Matthewtown and Penrhiwceiber
                                       Abercynon junction to       Looking down the valley towards Abercynon from an access              Private road access bridge to AB
                 bpm01398.jpg   ABD                                                                                                                                                17     64      NW      13-May-90   15.50
                                       Aberdare High Level         road overbridge, Penrghiwceiber. The loop line has since              Electronics, Penrhiwceiber
                                       junction
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &       been lifted
                                                                   Looking south-east along the 156-yard Quakers Yard viaduct,
                 bpm01399.jpg   CAM                                                                                                      Quakers' Yard Viaduct                     17     63      NW      13-May-90   16.26
                                       Merthyr                     showing the singled branch between Abercynon and Merthyr
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Looking towards the deep cutting south-east of Quakers Yard
                 bpm01400.jpg   CAM                                                                                                      Quakers' Yard cutting                     17     56     North    13-May-90   16.31
                                       Merthyr                     viaduct
                                       Cardiff (Bute Road) &       Superelevated single line looking towards the deep cutting on         Just south of new A470/A472 road
                 bpm01401.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                                17     8.5    South    13-May-90   16.42
                                       Merthyr                     the approach to Quakers Yard viaduct                                  cross-link overbridge north-east of
                                                                   Superelevated single line looking towards the deep cutting on         Abercynon
                                                                   the approach to Quakers Yard viaduct. The concrete side wall          Just north of new A470/A472 road
                 bpm01402.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                                                                                      SE      13-May-90   16.48
                                CAM                                on the left is part of the support for the commencement of the        cross-link overbridge south-west of       17     27
                                       Merthyr
                                                                   newer A470 Merthyr trunk road, established on the left side of        Quakers' Yard
                                                                   the River Taff valley
                                                                   Superelevated single line looking towards part of the re-
                 bpm01403.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Road) &                                                                             A470/A472 road cross-link overbridge                    South    13-May-90   16.49
                                CAM                                modelled A470 road interchange west of Fiddlers Elbow and                                                       17     14
                                       Merthyr                                                                                           north-east of Abercynon
                                                                   north-east of Abercynon
                                                                   The Swansea District line at the connection to the now cleared
                                       Court Sart junction &
                 bpm01404.jpg    SDI                               site of Velindre tinplate works. The junction has since been          Llangyfelach, BSC Velindre inlet           5     55     East     02-Jun-90   15.04
                                       Morlais junction
                                                                   "plain-lined"
                                                                   The Swansea District line at the facing crossover and
                 bpm01405.jpg          Court Sart junction &                                                                                                                                     West     02-Jun-90   15.04
                                 SDI                               connection to the now cleared site of Velindre tinplate works.        Llangyfelach, BSC Velindre inlet           5     56
                                       Morlais junction
                                                                   The junction has since been "plain-lined"
                                                                   The connection ftom the Swansea district line to the former
                 bpm01406.jpg          Court Sart junction &                                                                                                                                      NW      02-Jun-90   15.06
                                 SDI                               Velindre tinplate works, showing the double-throw traps. The          Llangyfelach, BSC Velindre inlet           5     57
                                       Morlais junction
                                                                   connection and signalling has since been removed
                                                                   Looking west along the reception siding and run-around loop
                 bpm01407.jpg          Court Sart junction &                                                                             Access siding to BSC Velindre                           East     02-Jun-90   15.09
                                 SDI                               for the former British Steel's Velindre tinplate works, all now
                                       Morlais junction                                                                                  headshunt and works sidings
                                                                   removed. There used to be a halt serving Llangyfelach, in this
                                       Court Sart junction &       area
                                                                   Looking east towards the Swansea District line from the BSC           Access siding to BSC Velindre
                 bpm01408.jpg    SDI                                                                                                                                                              NW      02-Jun-90   15.09
                                       Morlais junction            single line connection to Velindre tinplate works. All now            headshunt & yard
                                       Court Sart junction &       removed and run-around siding looking west towards
                                                                   Reception                                                             West end (headshunt) siding to BSC
                 bpm01409.jpg    SDI                                                                                                                                                             East     02-Jun-90   15.14
                                       Morlais junction            headshunt within BSC Velindre tinplate works site. All now            Velindre yard
                                                                   removedeast along the reception and run-around siding at
                                                                   Looking
                                       Court Sart junction &       BSC Velindre tinplate works site. The right hand line runs from       Headshunt to BSC Velindre yard from
                 bpm01410.jpg    SDI                                                                                                                                                              NW      02-Jun-90   15.14
                                       Morlais junction            a headshunt to rear of camera to fan out into the works               access siding
                                                                   sidings. All now removed and site completely cleared
                                                                   Looking east from an elevated position at the headshunt of
                 bpm01411.jpg          Court Sart junction &       BSC Velindre tinplate works complex. The Swansea District             Headshunt to BSC Velindre yard from                      NW      02-Jun-90   15.15
                                 SDI
                                       Morlais junction            lines are justs visibleon the right in the distance. The complete     access siding to BR
                                                                   works site and tracks were subsequently removed
                                       Court Sart junction &       The long headshunt siding at the BSC Velindre tinplate works
                 bpm01412.jpg    SDI                                                                                                     Headshunt to BSC Velindre yard                           NE      02-Jun-90   15.15
                                       Morlais junction            complex. All later removed
                 bpm01413.jpg          Court Sart junction &       The BSC Velindre tinplate works sidings fan after closure. The                                                                 SW      02-Jun-90   15.19
                                 SDI                                                                                                     BSC Velindre yard
                                       Morlais junction            complete site was later cleared
                 bpm01414.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Exit/entrance to sidings fan from the headshunt siding at BSC         BSC Velindre yard, south-west end                        NE      02-Jun-90   15.19
                                 SDI
                                       Morlais junction            Velindre tinplate works site. All subsequently removed                (near headshunt)
                                                                   The up & down Swansea district lines at the 6 milepost. The
                                       Court Sart junction &                                                                             Alongside BSC Velindre yard,
                 bpm01415.jpg    SDI                               headshunt siding to BSC Velindre tinplate works is just visible                                                  5    79.5    East     02-Jun-90   15.21
                                       Morlais junction                                                                                  Llangyfelach west
                                                                   on a higher plain on the right
                                       Court Sart junction &       Looking east from the 6-milepost alongside BSC Velindre               Alongside BSC Velindre yard,
                 bpm01416.jpg    SDI                                                                                                                                                5    79.5    West     02-Jun-90   15.21
                                       Morlais junction            tinplate works siding connection to the Swansea District line         Llangyfelach
                                                                                                                                         Penllergaer tunnel (north-west portal).
                 bpm01417.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Looking towards Pontlliw from just inside the western end of                                                                   SE      02-Jun-90   15.55
                                 SDI                                                                                                     From 6M-44.75C to 6M-57.75C, length        6     57
                                       Morlais junction            Penllergaer tunnel
                                                                                                                                         286 Yards
                 bpm01418.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Looking south-east at the north-west portal of 284-yard               Penllergaer tunnel, north-west portal                    NW      02-Jun-90   15.57
                                 SDI                                                                                                                                                6     60
                                       Morlais junction            Penllergaer tunnel                                                    (From 6M-44.75C to 6M-57.75C)
                 bpm01419.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Looking towards Pontlliw from an overbridge just west of the          Lane access overbridge west of                           SE      02-Jun-90   15.59
                                 SDI                                                                                                                                                6    61.5
                                       Morlais junction            north-west end of Penllergaer tunnel                                  Penllergaer tunnel
                                                                                                                                         Penllergaer tunnel from north-west
                 bpm01420.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Looking towards the north-west portal of Penllergaer tunnel                                                                    NW      02-Jun-90   15.59
                                 SDI                                                                                                     portal (From 6M-44.75C to 6M-              6    61.5
                                       Morlais junction            from an access overbridge adjacent to the 6M-60C milepost
                                                                                                                                         57.75C). 287 yards long)
                 bpm01421.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Looking towards Llangyfelach from just inside the south-              Penllergaer tunnel, south-east portal                   West     02-Jun-90   16.04
                                 SDI                                                                                                                                                6     46
                                       Morlais junction            eastern portal of 287-yard Penllergaer tunnel                         (From 6M-44.75C to 6M- 57.75C).
                 bpm01422.jpg          Court Sart junction &       Looking towards the south-eastern portal of Penllergaer tunnel                                                                East     02-Jun-90   16.07
                                 SDI                                                                                                     Penllergaer tunnel approach                6     39
                                       Morlais junction            from a point just east of the 6M-40C milepost




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                      Subject                                                    Location                M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            No.

                 bpm01423.jpg         Severn Tunnel Jct &       The north-west portal of 789-yard Cockett tunnel with the full       West portal of Cockett tunnel (From                     West     02-Jun-90   16.45
                                SWM                                                                                                                                            216   64.5
                                      Fishguard Harbour         bore visible                                                         216M- 27.75C to 216M-63.5C).
                                                                Looking towards the north-west portal of Cockett tunnel from
                 bpm01424.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                                                                                       NW      02-Jun-90   16.46
                                SWM                             the out-of-use up platform. A signal box once stood on the           Former Cockett Station                    216    66
                                    Fishguard Harbour
                                                                down platform near this point
                                                                Looking towards Gowerton from the summit of the South
                                      Severn Tunnel Jct &
                 bpm01425.jpg   SWM                             Wales Main line between Swansea and Gowerton from a point            Cockett summit                            216    77      SE      02-Jun-90   16.52
                                      Fishguard Harbour
                                                                just west of the former Cockett station
                                    Severn Tunnel Jct &         Looking east towards Cockett summit from a point north-west
                 bpm01426.jpg   SWM                                                                                                  West of Cockett summit                    217   00.5    West     02-Jun-90   16.55
                                    Fishguard Harbour           of the former Cockett station
                 bpm01427.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &         I.K. Brunel's embankment stabilising arches, east of Cockett                                                                  NW      02-Jun-90   17.15
                                SWM                                                                                                  East side of Cockett tunnel               216    26
                                    Fishguard Harbour           tunnel
                 bpm01428.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &         I.K.Brunel's embankment restraining arches and east portal of                                                                 SE      02-Jun-90   17.19
                                SWM                                                                                                  Cockett tunnel, south-east end            216    25
                                    Fishguard Harbour           789-yard Cockett tunnel
                 bpm01429.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                              Unclassified road overbridge, south-                     NW      02-Jun-90   17.23
                                SWM                             Looking east down Cwmbwrla bank towards Swansea                                                                216    19
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                                east side of Cockett tunnel
                                                                The headshunt for the Tower colliery coal loading traffic. This
                                      Neath (General) &                                                                              Former station near Tower Colliery
                 bpm01430.jpg   VON                             curtailed VON line is located east of the former Rhigos halt                                                   27     14     West     03-Jun-90   15.54
                                      Pontypool Rd                                                                                   (Hirwaun Pond)
                                                                where an industrial estate is now established
                                                                The former Hirwaun Pond station site now serving as a run-
                                      Neath (General) &         around facility for Tower colliery traffic. The headshunt at the     Tower Colliery railhead (run-around
                 bpm01431.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                            27     00      SE      03-Jun-90   16.01
                                      Pontypool Rd              end of the platforms marks the curtailment of the former Vale of     facility)
                                                                Neath line from the Aberdare side.
                 bpm01432.jpg         Neath (General) &         The Tower colliery coal loading site between Rhigos and                                                                       SW      03-Jun-90   16.03
                                VON                                                                                                  Tower Colliery railhead                   27     00
                                      Pontypool Rd              Hirwaun
                                                                The headshunt buffer stop at the Aberdare side of the
                                      Neath (General) &                                                                              Tower Colliery railhead (Former
                 bpm01433.jpg   VON                             curtailed Vale of Neath line, marking the end of the line for                                                  27     12      SE      03-Jun-90   16.11
                                      Pontypool Rd                                                                                   station, Hirwaun Pond)
                                                                Tower colliery traffic
                 bpm01434.jpg         Neath (General) &         The singled former double line Vale of Neath branch just east        Incline approaching former Gelli Tarw                    NW      03-Jun-90   16.40
                                VON                                                                                                                                            24     37
                                      Pontypool Rd              of Gelli Tarw junction between Aberdare and Hirwaun                  junction
                                                                The singled former double line Vale of Neath branch just east
                 bpm01435.jpg         Neath (General) &         of Gelli Tarw junction between Aberdare and Hirwaun. The             Incline approaching former Gelli Tarw                    SE      03-Jun-90   16.47
                                VON                                                                                                                                            24     45
                                      Pontypool Rd              former Merthyr branch ran from the junction at the summit and        junction
                                                                along the level seen at the right of the cutting
                 bpm01436.jpg         Merthyr & Gelli Tarw      The former sidings area of the Merthyr branch at Gelli Tarw          Trackbed / exchange sidings, former                     West     03-Jun-90   16.47
                                MER                                                                                                                                            0      06
                                      junction                  junction. Sleeper indentations are still visible                     Gelli Tarw junction
                                                                Looking towards Gelli tarw junction site from the lifted sidings
                                      Merthyr & Gelli Tarw                                                                           Trackbed / exchange sidings, former
                 bpm01437.jpg   MER                             area of the Merthyr branch. The Vale of Neath single line to                                                   0      06     East     03-Jun-90   16.47
                                      junction                                                                                       Gelli Tarw junction
                                                                Tower colliery is just visible on the left
                                                                Gelli Tarw junction site at the summit of the incline from
                                                                Aberdare, with the former Merthyr branch formation on the left
                 bpm01438.jpg         Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                      West     03-Jun-90   16.50
                                VON                             and running straight ahead on the level. Much earlier, the Dare      Former Gelli Tarw junction                24     60
                                      Pontypool Rd
                                                                branch also ran to the right from a point 3 chains to the rear of
                                                                camera but was closed in 1935
                 bpm01439.jpg         Neath (General) &         Looking towards Hirwaun from a point west of the former Gelli                                                                East     03-Jun-90   16.53
                                VON                                                                                                  West of former Gelli Tarw junction        24     66
                                      Pontypool Rd              Tarw junction
                                                                Looking towards Aberdare from the approximate site of the
                                      Neath (General) &
                 bpm01440.jpg   VON                             original junction with the Dare branch which ran to the right but    West of former Gelli Tarw junction        24     66     West     03-Jun-90   16.53
                                      Pontypool Rd
                                                                was closed in 1935
                                                                View of speed restriction and inclusive" Whistle" board still in
                                                                place at lifted section of track west of Onllwyn Washery and
                                      Neath & Brecon junction
                 bpm01441.jpg   NAB                             preceding road level crossing on Colbren to Glyn Neath Road          West of Onllwyn Washery                   ~10    68      SW      20-May-89   14.12
                                      & Colbren junction
                                                                (A4109). Colbren junction and station was located in the
                                                                vicinity of the pine trees in the distance.
                                      Neath & Brecon junction   Looking south-east towards the former Blaenant colliery from         Ynysyderw Rd underbridge (A4109)
                 bpm01442.jpg   NAB                                                                                                                                            4     67.25    NE      24-Jun-89   15.00      0
                                      & Colbren junction        the A4109 road underbridge, south of Crynant                         north of former Blaenant Colliery
                 bpm01443.jpg         Neath & Brecon junction   Looking north-east towards Crynant showing the slightly              Ynysyderw Rd underbridge (A4109)                         SW      24-Jun-89   15.00      1
                                NAB                                                                                                                                            4     67.25
                                      & Colbren junction        skewed single line bridge over the A4109 road                        north of former Blaenant Colliery
                                      Neath & Brecon junction   Looking south-west from a point south of the former Crynant          Brynawel road underbridge south of
                 bpm01444.jpg   NAB                                                                                                                                            5      27      NE      24-Jun-89   15.07      2
                                      & Colbren junction        station site                                                         former Crynant Station
                                                                Looking north-east towards the site of the former Crynant
                 bpm01445.jpg         Neath & Brecon junction   station. The rail overbridge originally carried three tracks here    Brynawel road underbridge south of                      South    24-Jun-89   15.07      3
                                NAB                                                                                                                                            5      27
                                      & Colbren junction        and previously, siding connections served three collieries in        former Crynant Station
                                                                the area. Note the expansion "breather" in the track
                                      Neath & Brecon junction   Looking south-west at the then, recently reballasted curve in        Commercial St overbridge south of
                 bpm01446.jpg   NAB                                                                                                                                            7     48.5     NE      24-Jun-89   15.17      4
                                      & Colbren junction        the single track, south of the former Seven Sisters station          former Seven Sisters Station
                                                                Looking north east from Commercial st overbridge south of the
                                      Neath & Brecon junction                                                                        Commercial St overbridge south of
                 bpm01447.jpg   NAB                             former Seven Sisters station, the cut back platform of which                                                   7      49      SW      24-Jun-89   15.17      5
                                      & Colbren junction                                                                             former Seven Sisters Station
                                                                are visible in the distance
                                                                                                                                     Footbridge over track from Golwg-y-
                                      Neath & Brecon junction   Looking south-west from a footbridge north-east of the former
                 bpm01448.jpg   NAB                                                                                                  bryn road (A4109) between Onllywn         9      55      NE      24-Jun-89   15.23      6
                                      & Colbren junction        Pantyffordd halt site and north-east of Seven Sisters
                                                                                                                                     Washery & Seven Sisters
                                                                Looking north-east from a footbridge north-east of the former        Footbridge 5 chains south of "End of
                 bpm01449.jpg         Neath & Brecon junction                                                                                                                                South    24-Jun-89   15.23      7
                                NAB                             Pantyffordd halt site. The "End of Token Section" board is           token section" board (7 chains south of   9      55
                                      & Colbren junction
                                                                visible, left of track                                               Onllwyn loop)
                                                                Sidings west of Onllwyn Washery as seen from an unclassified
                                      British Coal Onllwyn                                                                           North end of Onllwyn loop adjacent to
                 bpm01450.jpg    -                              road overberidge, east of the former Onllwyn signal box and                                                    10     26     East     24-Jun-89   15.25      8
                                      Washery private sidings                                                                        former N&B station
                                                                station site. These sidings are now lifted
                 bpm01451.jpg         British Coal Onllwyn      The reverse view of frame bpm1451 showing part of the                South end of Onllwyn Washery,                           West     24-Jun-89   15.25      9
                                 -                                                                                                                                             10     26
                                      Washery private sidings   Onllwyn Washery site                                                 parallel with BR Neath & Brecon line
                                                                Looking north-east at the lines associated with Onllwyn
                 bpm01452.jpg         Neath & Brecon junction   wahery and the Maesymarchog branch, showing the former               Road overbridge at former Onllwyn                        SW      24-Jun-89   15.26      10
                                NAB                                                                                                                                            10     27
                                      & Colbren junction        junction site of the continuation of the Neath & Brecon line to      Station & signal box
                                                                Colbren and Brecon which passed through the cutting ahead
                                      Neath & Brecon junction   Looking west at the site of the former Onllwyn station platforms
                 bpm01453.jpg   NAB                                                                                              Former Onllywn signal box & station           10     26     East     24-Jun-89   15.26      11
                                      & Colbren junction        and signal box. The sidings on the left have since been lifted
                                                                View from wooden overbridge west of Onllwyn Washery,
                                                                highlighting road overbridge and former Onllwyn signal box
                                      Neath & Brecon junction   (upper centre), stop block (tied sleeper) on former Neath &          Wooden overbridge north-east of
                 bpm01454.jpg   NAB                                                                                                                                            10    40.25    NW      24-Jun-89   15.31      12
                                      & Colbren junction        Brecon line to camera point and lifted route from camera point       former Onllwyn Station
                                                                (Colliery North junction) to former Onllwyn Colliery loop via left
                                                                side overbridge
                                                                General view from wooden overbridge on former Neath &
                                      Neath & Brecon junction                                                                        Former Colliery North junction north-
                 bpm01455.jpg   NAB                             Brecon line between Onllwyn & Colbren junction. Colbren                                                        10    40.25 South      24-Jun-89   15.31      13
                                      & Colbren junction                                                                             west of Onllwyn Washery
                                                                junction was located behind the upper right clump of pine trees
                 bpm01456.jpg         British Coal Onllwyn /    Overview of part of BC Onllwyn Washery site highlighting part        Wooden overbridge on N&B trackbed                        NW      24-Jun-89   15.32      14
                                MMZ                                                                                                                                            10    40.5
                                      Maesymarchog              of the Maesymarchog branch from Onllwyn towards Banwen               west of Onllwyn Washery
                                                                Overview of part of BC Onllwyn Washery site highlighting part
                                                                                                                                     Wooden overbridge over trackbed of
                 bpm01457.jpg         British Coal Onllwyn /    of the Maesymarchog branch from Onllwyn towards Banwen                                                                        NW      24-Jun-89   15.32      15
                                MMZ                                                                                                  former N&B line west of Onllwyn           10    40.5
                                      Maesymarchog              (frame overlaps frame 14 to connect up continual view from
                                                                                                                                     Washery
                                                                overhead conveyor route)
                                                                Trackbed of former Neath & Brecon line, south of Colbren
                 bpm01458.jpg         Neath & Brecon junction                                                                        Between former Onllwyn station &                         SW      24-Jun-89   15.33      16
                                NAB                             junction., showing wooden overbridge and 20.5 mile post still                                                  10    39.5
                                      & Colbren junction                                                                             Colbren junction
                                                                in situ.
                                                                Overview of Gwaun-cae-Gurwen BR sidings from road level
                                                                crossing, showing GCG sidings groundframe, No's 2&1 sidings
                                                                (left to right) & weighbridge house at top centre, located at a
                                      Pantyffynnon junction &   second accommodation level crossing. Note single & double
                 bpm01459.jpg   GWA                                                                                                  Gwaun-cae-Gurwen level crossing           16    15.5    West     24-Jun-89   16.01      17
                                      Gwaun-cae-Gurwen          traps in 3 running lines, opposite groundframe. The complex
                                                                was mothballed in 1996 but by December 2005 this section
                                                                was "straight-lined" for a new Celtic Energy coal reclaim
                                                                project. (See later photo's)
                                                                View of single line gradient (towards camera) turnout to
                 bpm01460.jpg         Pantyffynnon junction &   Gwaun-cae-Gurwen yard and the viaduct and never-laid chord           Gwaun-cae-Gurwen level crossing                         East     24-Jun-89   16.01      18
                                GWA                                                                                                                                            16    14.5
                                      Gwaun-cae-Gurwen          (on left) which would have connected the GCG branch with the         (A474 road)
                                                                Cwmgorse branch to Clydach, again a link never completed)
                 bpm01461.jpg                                   View of sidings as seen from Nantygasseg level crossing              Nantygasseg level crossing, Abernant                    North    24-Jun-89   16:09      19
                                CMG Cwmgorse branch                                                                                                                            2      29
                                                                looking towards Abernant colliery . (All now removed)                Washery
                                                                View looking towards Cwmgorse from Nantygasseg level                 Nantygasseg level crossing, Abernant
                 bpm01462.jpg   CMG Cwmgorse branch                                                                                                                            2      29     South    24-Jun-89   16:09      20
                                                                crossing with siding on left                                         Washery
                                                                View looking towards Nantygasseg level crossing and                  "End of section" sign at Abernant
                 bpm01463.jpg   CMG Cwmgorse branch                                                                                                                            2      24     North    24-Jun-89   16:12      21
                                                                Abernant Washery                                                     Washery
                                                                Weighbridge and track layout at Gwaun-cae-Gurwen British
                                                                Coal opencast colliery complex, mothballed in 1996. By
                 bpm01464.jpg       Pantyffynnon junction &                                                                          Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Colliery level                         West     24-Jun-89   16.29      22
                                GWA                             December 2005, detail alterations and relaying were in                                                         16     39
                                    Gwaun-cae-Gurwen                                                                                 crossing & weighbridge
                                                                progress due to a new Celtic Energy involvement in reopening
                                                                the site
                                                                Sidings fan at British Coal opencast colliery complex, Gwaun-
                 bpm01465.jpg         Pantyffynnon junction &   cae-Gurwen. All closed in 1996 but subject to modifications by       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Colliery north end                      NE      24-Jun-89   16.27      23
                                GWA                                                                                                                                            ~16    52
                                      Gwaun-cae-Gurwen          November 2005 due to Celtic Energy involvement. Note the             headshunt
                                                                badly deformed headshunt turnout in the foreground
                                                                Line to headshunt at Tairgwaith, north of Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                                                                British Coal opencast colliery site. Originally the line continued
                 bpm01466.jpg       Pantyffynnon junction &                                                                          Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Colliery north end                      SW      24-Jun-89   16.27      24
                                GWA                             beyond the buffer-stop (16M-67C) visible and connected with                                                    ~16    52
                                    Gwaun-cae-Gurwen                                                                                 headshunt
                                                                the LMS Gurnos-Brynamman East line, NW of Cwmllynfell, at
                                                                Cefnbrynbrain.

                                      Pantyffynnon junction &   View showing trackbed of a former branch leading to a colliery       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen Colliery north end,
                 bpm01467.jpg   GWA                                                                                                                                            ~16    52     West     24-Jun-89   16.27      25
                                      Gwaun-cae-Gurwen          near Tairgwaith                                                      at level crossing south of Tairgwaith.




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                    Filename     ELR             Branch                                        Subject                                                   Location               M        C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               No.
                                       Pantyffynnon junction &     Single line north of Abernant junction and south of Gwaun-cae-
                 bpm01468.jpg   GWA                                                                                                   Gwaun-cae-Gurwen viaduct (West)           16      06.5    East     24-Jun-89   16.35      26
                                       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen            Gurwen viaducts
                                                                   South-west elevation of Gwaun-cae-Gurwen single line
                                                                   viaduct with the second viaduct (right), constructed but never
                                       Pantyffynnon junction &     used, for a link to the Cwmgorse branch which was originally       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen west viaduct (97
                 bpm01469.jpg   GWA                                                                                                                                             16      06.5    West     24-Jun-89   16.35      27
                                       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen            planned to connect with Clydach. In July 2005 it was observed      yards)
                                                                   that the Rail authority had inspected the second viaduct and
                                                                   recorded the unused branch ELR as GMZ at mileage 0M-05C
                                                                   North-west elevation of Abernant junction south of Gwaun-cae-      Abernant junction, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                                GWA/ Pantyffynnon junction &
                 bpm01470.jpg                                      Gurwen. The Cwmgorse branch to the right was severed after         15M-77½C (True), 0M-00C & 15M-            15      77½      NW      24-Jun-89   16.36      28
                                CMG Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                                                                   closure of Abernant colliery                                       78(junction)
                                                                   View in cutting east of Abernant junction adjacent to the chord
                                                                                                                                      East of Abernant junction (Cwmgorse
                 bpm01471.jpg   CMG Cwmgorse branch                including the second viaduct, constructed but never laid with                                                    0   16.5    North    24-Jun-89   16.42      29
                                                                                                                                      branch)=Abernant branch
                                                                   track. View bpm01472 is from the bridge seen on this
                                                                   photograph
                                                                   Looking north-west from an overbridge at the south-east end
                 bpm01472.jpg                                      of a never-laid chord which would have connected the                                                                         South    24-Jun-89   16.44      30
                                CMG Cwmgorse branch                                                                                   Gwaun-cae-Gurwen chord (never laid)           0    18
                                                                   abandoned extension from Clydach and Felin Frân to
                                                                   Cwmgorse and Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                 bpm01473.jpg       Pantyffynnon junction &        Raven traincrew-monitored level crossing between                                                                             East     24-Jun-89   16.59      31
                                GWA                                                                                                   Raven level crossing, Garnant             14       72
                                    Gwaun-cae-Gurwen               Glanamman and Brynamman
                 bpm01474.jpg       Pantyffynnon junction &        Raven traincrew-monitored level crossing between                                                                             West     24-Jun-89   17.00      32
                                GWA                                                                                                   Raven level crossing, Garnant             14       70
                                    Gwaun-cae-Gurwen               Glanamman and Brynamman
                 bpm01475.jpg       Pantyffynnon junction &                                                                                                                                     West     24-Jun-89   17.01      33
                                GWA                                Former Garnant station and level crossing beyond                   Former Glanamman station site             14       62
                                    Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                                                                   Former Glanamman level crossing and signal box. The latter is
                                       Pantyffynnon junction &
                 bpm01476.jpg   GNT                                now occupied by the Amman Valley Railway Society.The level         Glanamman level crossing                  14      02.5     NE      24-Jun-89   17.09      34
                                       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                                                                   crossing was later closed to vehicular traffic
                                                                   Former Glanamman station site and level crossing beyond.
                 bpm01477.jpg          Pantyffynnon junction &                                                                                                                                   SW      24-Jun-89   17.11      35
                                GNT                                The latter is now occupied by the Amman Valley Railway             Former Glanamman station & signal box 13           78
                                       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen
                                                                   Society.The level crossing was later closed to vehicular traffic
                 bpm01478.jpg          Pantyffynnon junction &                                                                        North-east end of Pontamman tunnel                         SW      24-Jun-89   17.19      36
                                GNT                                River Amman rail bridge just east of Pontamman tunnel                                                        11       59
                                       Gwaun-cae-Gurwen                                                                               (30 yards)
                                                                 View looking towards Dynevor junction along Swansea
                                                                 avoiding line. The first overbridge spans the singled Vale of                                                  0
                                     Court Sart junction &                                                                            West of Dynevor junction on Swansea               34.5
                 bpm01479.jpg    NEL                             Neath line to Swansea Burrows junction (to the right). The                                                                      NW      13-Jul-89   12.06      0
                                     Morlais junction                                                                                 avoiding line                                       18
                                                                 second overbridge spans the Tennent Canal and the third                                                        43
                                                                 spans Pritchards siding yard connections
                                                                 View looking south from Swansea avoiding line overbridge                                                       0
                                NEL  Neath (General) &                                                                                West of Dynevor junction on Swansea               34.5
                 bpm01480.jpg                                    west of Dynevor junction, showing singled Vale of Neath line                                                                   North    13-Jul-89   12.06      1A
                                 VON Pontypool Road                                                                                   avoiding line                                        18
                                                                 to Swansea, Burrows junction                                                                                   43
                                                                 River Neath swing bridge and Dynevor junction viewed from
                 bpm01481.jpg    NEL Neath Loop                                                                                       Dynevor junction                              0    43      NW      13-Jul-89   12.08      2A
                                                                 the Swansea avoiding line
                 bpm01482.jpg        Pritchard's siding and coal Pritchard's Siding viewed from Swansea avoiding line                 Rail overbridge in RSB line near                           SW      13-Jul-89   12.10      3A
                                 NEL                                                                                                                                                0   02.5
                                     wharf                       immediately west of Dynevor junction                                 Dynevor junction
                                     Dynevor Jct & Jersey        Single line curve from Dynevor junction to Jersey Marine Jct
                 bpm01483.jpg    RSB                                                                                                  Dynevor junction                          19      19.5     NE      13-Jul-89   12.12      4A
                                     Marine South Jct            South
                                                                 Neath River Viaduct with overbridge in foreground, showing           East of Dynevor junction, at Neath
                                     Court Sart junction &
                 bpm01484.jpg    RSB                             derailment containment rails in four-foot, with external lead        River Viaduct (Formerly Neath Loop        19      16.25    NW      13-Jul-89   12.12      5A
                                     Morlais junction
                                                                 wing rails                                                           junction)
                                                                 Motored crossover east of Neath River Bridge, showing end of
                                                                 derailment constrainment rails in down main four-foot. The
                                     Court Sart junction &       right-hand line is the down main of the Swansea avoiding line
                 bpm01485.jpg    RSB                                                                                                  East of Neath River Viaduct               ~19      12      NW      13-Jul-89   12.14      6A
                                     Morlais junction            and up to the points frrom the camera position, serves as a bi-
                                                                 directional single line to & from Swansea docks for the
                                                                 Rhondda & Swansea bay line to Burrows sidings
                                                                 Motored trailing crossover east of Neath River Bridge, showing
                                                                 end of derailment constainment rails in down main four-foot
                                                                 and Neath River Viaduct beyond. The left-hand track is bi-
                 bpm01486.jpg        Court Sart junction &                                                                                                                                       SE      13-Jul-89   12.15      7A
                                 RSB                             directional from the switch end to Dynevor junction as it serves     East of Neath River Viaduct               ~19      10
                                     Morlais junction
                                                                 the single line branch to Swansea Burrows junction and the
                                                                 docks after branching left. It also coverges with the former Vale
                                                                 of Neath line at Jersey Marine south junction.
                 bpm01487.jpg        Pritchards Siding & coal    General view of coal handling area as viewed from overbridge                                                                   East     13-Jul-89   12.19      8A
                                  _                                                                                                   Just east of Dynevor junction             19      22.5
                                     wharf                       in RSB line.
                                                                 Single to double line junction immediately above Pritchard's
                 bpm01488.jpg        Dynevor junction & Jersey                                                                        North of Dynevor groundframe                              North    13-Jul-89   12.21      9A
                                 RSB                             Siding at Dynevor Groundframe. An adjustment (expansion)                                                       19       33
                                     Marine south                                                                                     Pritchard's Siding
                                                                 switch is located just before the turnout.
                 bpm01489.jpg        Dynevor junction & Jersey                                                                                                                                  South    13-Jul-89   12.24     10A
                                 RSB                             Groundframe and turnout into Pritchard's Siding from RSB line        Dynevor groundframe                       19       37
                                     Marine south
                                     Dynevor junction & Jersey                                                                        South of Pritchard's Siding & Dynevor
                 bpm01490.jpg    RSB                             View of up and down lines south of Dynevor groundframe                                                         19       38      NE      13-Jul-89   12.25     11A
                                     Marine south                                                                                     groundframe
                 bpm01491.jpg          Dynevor junction & Jersey General arrangement of lead into Pritchard's siding, showing                                                                   South    13-Jul-89   12.27     12A
                                RSB                                                                                                   Dynevor groundframe                       19       35
                                       Marine south              Limit of Shunt signal and double-throw traps in siding
                                                                 View of transition of the then newly-completed weld from 95lb
                 bpm01492.jpg          Dynevor junction & Jersey bull-head to 113A flat-bottom rail section. The inspection                                                                      SE      13-Jul-89   12.29     13A
                                RSB                                                                                                   Adjacent to Dynevor groundframe           19       36
                                       Marine south
                                                                 identity code is just visible on the side of the 113A rail head
                 bpm01493.jpg          Dynevor junction & Jersey vertical face.
                                                                 Then newly-laid 113A flat-bottom rail section with track-circuit                                                                SE      13-Jul-89   12.29     14A
                                RSB                                                                                                   Adjacent to Dynevor groundframe           19       36
                                       Marine south              feed cable attachment
                                                                 Single VON line viewed from Pentreffynnon overbridge
                 bpm01494.jpg          Neath Riverside and                                                                            Overbridge in Neath Abbey area and                         SW      13-Jul-89   16.05     15A
                                VON                              showing N&B junction's up distant colour-light signal NB13R                                                    42       63
                                       Swansea Eastern Depôt                                                                          Neath & Brecon junction signal NB13R
                                                                 (at 42M-60C)
                                                                 Single VON line viewed from Pentreffynnon overbridge
                                       Neath Riverside and                                                                            Overbridge in Neath Abbey area and
                 bpm01495.jpg   VON                              showing N&B junction's up distant colour-light signal NB13R                                                    42       63      SW      13-Jul-89   16.05     15A
                                       Swansea Eastern Depôt                                                                          Neath & Brecon junction signal NB13R
                                                                 (at 42M-60C)
                 bpm01496.jpg          Neath Riverside and       Single VON line viewed from Pentreffynnon overbridge and             Overbridge in Neath Abbey area and                         NE      13-Jul-89   16.05     16A
                                VON                                                                                                                                             42       63
                                       Swansea Eastern Depôt     looking towards Jersey Marine and Llandarcy                          Neath & Brecon junction signal NB13R
                                                                                                                                      Neath & Brecon junction SB signal
                                       Neath Riverside and         Single to double line junction viewed from overbridge, south of
                 bpm01497.jpg   VON                                                                                                   NB13 & Down goods loop (junction          41       71      SW      13-Jul-89   16.15     17A
                                       Swansea Eastern Depôt       former Neath Riverside station
                                                                                                                                      41M-67C)
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before          Just north of Neath & Brecon junction
                 bpm01498.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                         SW      13-Jul-89   16.20     18A
                                VON                                1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at              SB down VON permanent caution             40       72
                                       Pontypool Road
                                                                   Cwmgwrach.                                                         semaphore signal
                                       Neath (General) &           Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before          Neath & Brecon junction SB VON
                 bpm01499.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                             40       72      NE      13-Jul-89   16.20     19A
                                       Pontypool Road              1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at              permanent caution semaphore
                                                                   Cwmgwrach.
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                                       Neath (General) &           1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at              Neath & Brecon junction SB VON
                 bpm01500.jpg   VON                                                                                                                                             40      73.5     SW      13-Jul-89   16.20     20A
                                       Pontypool Road              Cwmgwrach, showing down permanent caution semaphore for            permanent caution semaphore
                                                                   Neath & Brecon junction signal box. .
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                 bpm01501.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                              Heads of the Valleys road overbridge                       SW      13-Jul-89   16.44     21A
                                VON                                1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                 south-west of Aberdulais
                                                                   Cwmgwrach, showing excellent condition of permanent way
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                 bpm01502.jpg          Neath (General) &           1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at              Heads of the Valleys road overbridge                       NE      13-Jul-89   16.45     22A
                                VON
                                       Pontypool Road              Cwmgwrach, showing reinforced concrete road overbridge,            south of Aberdulais
                                                                   part of the new Heads of the Valleys A465 route to
                                                                   Vertical FB switch ('B' type) common 1:10 crossing 113A
                 bpm01503.jpg          Neath Riverside &                                                                                                                                         NE      13-Jul-89   16.59     23A
                                NAB                                installed 1980. Since removed and re-used elsewhere since          North-end junction, Blaenant Colliery         4   30.5
                                       Colbren junction
                                                                   abolition of Blaenant BC complex in 1990 (25th May)
                                                                   Single track in 109lb flat bottom rail on reinforced concrete
                 bpm01504.jpg          Neath & Brecon junction                                                                                                                                   SW      13-Jul-89   16.59     24A
                                NAB                                sleepers showing expansion switch just before signal. Note         North-end junction, Blaenant Colliery         4    31
                                       & Colbren junction
                                                                   Pan 11 fixings
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                                                                   1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at
                                       Neath (General) &                                                                              Site of former Resolven East signal box
                 bpm01505.jpg   VON                                Cwmgwrach, showing Glyncastle (Britsh Coal) siding                                                           34       67      SW      13-Jul-89   17.18     25A
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                 / Glyncastle Colliery, Rheola
                                                                   connection and beyond, the River Neath rail overbridge at
                                                                   34M 64C and built by Fairfield's of Chepstow, 1958.
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                 bpm01506.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                              Glyncastle sidings and former junction                     SW      13-Jul-89   17.24     26A
                                VON                                1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at                                                        34      63.5
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                 to Rheola Aluminium Works
                                                                   Cwmgwrach, showing siding turnout and north-east end of
                                                                   Mothballed rail of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                                                                   River NeathVale overbridge.
                 bpm01507.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                              Glyncastle siding north-east of                            SW      13-Jul-89   17.28     27A
                                VON                                1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at                                                        ~34      30
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                                 Resolven (Rheola area)
                                                                   Cwmgwrach, showing part of down-side sidings.
                                                                   Mothballed Vale of Neath single line to Aberpergwm before
                 bpm01508.jpg          Neath (General) &           1992 re-opening of line to new Ryan's coal complex at              River Neath rail overbridge between                        SW      13-Jul-89   17:32     28A
                                VON                                                                                                                                             34       23
                                       Pontypool Road              Cwmgwrach, showing double-line rail overbridge over River          Resolven and Glyn Neath
                                                                   Neath
                 bpm01509.jpg          Neath (General) &           Section of straight weed-free, single line bullhead track south    South-west of Aberpergwm junction,                         SW      13-Jul-89   17.47     29A
                                VON                                                                                                                                             ~33      30
                                       Pontypool Road              of Aberpergwm junction                                             Vale of Neath
                                                                   Turnout-on-the-curve at Aberpergwm junction. The left
                                       Neath (General) &
                                VON                                divergent track served the former Aberpergwm colliery lines        Aberpergwm junction (No.10 Railway),      0   00
                 bpm01510.jpg          Pontypool Road and                                                                                                                                        SE      13-Jul-89   17.54     30A
                                 APG                               (No.10 Railway) but the former Vale of Neath section was           Vale of Neath                              33   14
                                       Aberpergwm
                                                                   reopened after 1992 to serve the Ryan coal complex at
                 bpm01511.jpg          Aberpergwm No.10            Line leading to former Aberpergwm colliery sidings but now         Near former Aberpergwm juinction.                          SW      13-Jul-89   17.55     31A
                                APG                                                                                                                                                 0    04
                                       Railway                     removed                                                            Vale of Neath
                 bpm01512.jpg          Aberpergwm No.10            2-line sidings (No.10 Railway), formerly serving Aberpergwm        West of Aberpergwm junction, Vale of                       SE      13-Jul-89   17.56     32A
                                APG                                                                                                                                                 0   09.5
                                       Railway                     colliery but now completely removed                                Neath
                                       Aberpergwm No.10            View looking from now removed 2-line sidings just north-west       West of Aberpergwm junction, Vale of
                 bpm01513.jpg   APG                                                                                                                                                 0   09.5     NW      13-Jul-89   17.56     33A
                                       Railway                     of former Aberpergwm junction (No.10 Railway).                     Neath




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                    Filename    ELR             Branch                                      Subject                                                   Location               M      C      Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           No.
                                                                View looking from now removed 2-line sidings just north-west
                                       Aberpergwm No.10
                 bpm01514.jpg   APG                             of former Aberpergwm junction (No.10 Railway). The single-         Former No.10 Railway, Aberpergwm.         ~0     15      SE      13-Jul-89   17.57      34A
                                       Railway
                                                                line river bridge is at the far end of the sidings.
                 bpm01515.jpg          Aberpergwm No.10         View looking towards Aberpergwm junction within sidings of                                                                 North    13-Jul-89   17.58      35A
                                APG                                                                                                Aberpergwm No.10 Railway                  ~0     15
                                       Railway                  former No.10 Railway
                                                                Single-line junction at end of sidings of former No.10 Railway.
                                                                The single line passes over the bridge over the River Neath
                                       Aberpergwm No.10         and although the rail link is now obliterated, the bridge still
                 bpm01516.jpg   APG                                                                                                Aberpergwm No.10 Railway                  0     32.75 South      13-Jul-89   17.58½     36A
                                       Railway                  stands and is very close to the new section of the A465 Heads
                                                                of the Valleys trunk road which passes over the camera point
                                                                and about 10-feet higher than the trackbed.
                                                                View of sidings formerly serving Aberpergwm colliery and as
                 bpm01517.jpg          Aberpergwm No.10         seen from the single-line junction immediately east of the river                                                           North    13-Jul-89   17.59       E
                                APG                                                                                                Aberpergwm No.10 Railway                  0      30
                                       Railway                  Neath rail bridge. The bridge still stands but the Heads of the
                                                                valleys trunk road re-route passes this camera point now.
                                       Cardiff (Stonefield      View looking north-west , taking in up, staggered station
                 bpm01518.jpg   CAR                                                                                                Footbridge at Llanbradach Station         10     71      SE      15-Jul-89   10.13       13
                                       junction) & Rhymney      platform
                 bpm01519.jpg          Cardiff (Stonefield      View looking south-east, taking in down, staggered station                                                                  NW      15-Jul-89   10.13       14
                                CAR                                                                                                Footbridge at Llanbradach Station         10     71
                                       junction) & Rhymney      platform
                 bpm01520.jpg          Cardiff (Stonefield      View of up & down main lines at approx 12M-56C, looking in                                                                          15-Jul-89   10.24       15
                                CAR                                                                                                Approx rail overbridge near 12M-56C       ~12    56
                                       junction) & Rhymney      "up" direction towards Ystrad Mynach South signalbox
                                       Cardiff (Stonefield      Up & down main line looking in down direction (towards             Up & down main approaching Ystrad
                 bpm01521.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                          ~12    56     North    15-Jul-89   10.24       16
                                       junction) & Rhymney      Caerphilly) at 12M-56C approx                                      Mynach South
                                                                View looking towards juction with up main line and single-line
                 bpm01522.jpg          Cardiff (Stonefield      to Cylla branch, when still in full use. The turnout has since     Ystrad Mynach north junction (former                    South    15-Jul-89   10.32       17
                                CAR                                                                                                                                          13     71
                                       junction) & Rhymney      been removed and th branch abandoned and sealed off near           Cylla branch junction)
                                                                here
                                                                General arrangement of junction points and 2-blade
                                                                                                                                   Ystrad Mynach north junction (former
                 bpm01523.jpg   CYA    Cylla                    mechanical signal detection at Ystrad Mynach North junction                                                  13     72     Plan     15-Jul-89   10.32       18
                                                                                                                                   Cylla branch junction)
                                                                and groundframe (All since removed)
                 bpm01524.jpg                                   View of Cylla single line branch near Ystrad Mynach North,         View from a point near Ystrad Mynach                             15-Jul-89   10.33       19
                                CYA    Cylla                                                                                                                                 13    74.5
                                                                showing double-throw catch points.                                 Groundframe
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      View looking towards Ystrad Mynach station from single-line        Ystrad Mynach north junction (former
                 bpm01525.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                          13    74.5     NW      15-Jul-89   10.33       20
                                       Merthyr                  Cylla branch.                                                      Cylla branch junction)
                                                                View of junction for single-line Penalltau branch & main
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      Rhymney branch showing two turnouts both fitted with
                 bpm01526.jpg   CAR                                                                                                Ystrad Mynach south junction              13     41      SE      15-Jul-89   10.43       21
                                       Merthyr                  mandatory facing-point locks. The nearer switch is for down
                                                                traffic from the Penalltau branch to cross over to the down
                                                                Rhymney line .
                                                                Reciprocal view of frame 1526 showing up to down crossover
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                         Ystrad Mynach south junction & up /
                 bpm01527.jpg   CAR                             in main Rhymey passenger lines and beyond, Ystrad Mynach                                                     13     41     North    15-Jul-89   10:43       22
                                       Merthyr                  south signal box. The extended wings at the crossing vee will      down main crossover

                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      be noted.
                                                                View of up refuge siding, up & down main passenger lines and  Up refuge sidings (backshunt) Ystrad
                 bpm01528.jpg   CAR                                                                                                                                          13     29     North    15-Jul-89   10.49       23
                                       Merthyr                  down-side siding just south of Ystrad Mynach South signal box Mynach South signal box
                                                                View of up refuge siding and up & down passenger lines with
                 bpm01529.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      down siding, just south of Ystrad Mynach South signal box.         Ystrad Mynach south signal box & up                     South    15-Jul-89   10.49       24
                                CAR                                                                                                                                          13     29
                                       Merthyr                  The white sighting enhancing quadrants for the starting            siding
                                                                bracket signals beyond, will be noted.
                                                                Single-line road underbridge spanning the A472 road near
                                       Ystrad Mynach South &    Tredomen, west of Ystrad Mynach and carrying the Penalltau         A472 road underbridge, Hengoed /
                 bpm01530.jpg   PTA                                                                                                                                          13     72      SE      15-Jul-89   11.06       25
                                       Penalltau Jct            branch to the former junction with the Vale of Neath line. (This   Tredomen
                                                                was originally a double line section)
                                                                Single-line road underbridge spanning the A472 road near
                 bpm01531.jpg          Ystrad Mynach South &                                                                       A472 road underbridge, Hengoed /                         SE      15-Jul-89   11.06       26
                                PTA                             Tredomen, west of Ystrad Mynach and carrying the Penalltau                                                   ~13    72
                                       Penalltau Jct                                                                               Tredomen
                                                                branch to the former junction with the Vale of Neath line
                                       Ystrad Mynach South &    Single inclined section of former double-tracked Penalltau
                 bpm01532.jpg   PTA                                                                                                Between Tredomen and Nelson               ~14           East     15-Jul-89   11.10       27
                                       Penalltau Jct            branch looking towards Penalltau junction (Jct with the Vale of
                                       Ystrad Mynach South &    Neath line). towards Ystrad Mynach along the former double-
                                                                View looking
                 bpm01533.jpg   PTA                                                                                                Between Tredomen and Nelson               14     40     West     15-Jul-89   11.18       28
                                       Penalltau Jct            tracked Penalltau branch
                                                                View looking towards Nelson showing modified former Vale of
                 bpm01534.jpg          Neath (General) &        Neath passenger lines and on the left, the down Ystrad             East of Penalltau junction near Nelson                   NE      15-Jul-89   11.25       29
                                VON                                                                                                                                          12     21
                                       Pontypool Road                                                                              Bog
                                                                Mynach South, distant signal for the single-line Penalltau
                                                                branch
                                                                The eastern extremity of the former Vale of Neath line, west of
                 bpm01535.jpg          Neath (General) &        Hengoed and Ystrad Mynach. The area was retained at the            Penalltau (Nelson Bog wagon wash                         SW      15-Jul-89   11.25       30
                                VON                                                                                                                                          12     21
                                       Pontypool Road           time of taking the photograph, for a British Coal shale handling   site)
                                                                facility at the Nelson Bog area.
                                                                View looking westwards towards Nelson, showing singled
                                       Ystrad Mynach South &                                                                       Access lane overbridge, near
                 bpm01536.jpg   PTA                             inclined former Penalltau line and a "breather" in continuously-                                             14     60     East     15-Jul-89   11.26       31
                                       Penalltau Jct                                                                               Tredomen
                                                                welded flat bottomed railtrack
                                                                View towards HAA (MGR) wagon washing facility at Nelson
                                                                Bog site. The Vale of Neath lines went straight ahead and, in      Overbridge at Nelson East
                 bpm01537.jpg   VON    Ystrad Mynach South &                                                                                                                               West     15-Jul-89   11.31       32
                                                                the distance, the Penalltau branch, still in occasional use in     groundframe (Former Penalltau             12     55
                                 PTA   Penalltau Jct
                                                                2006, is seen to fall down towards Ystrad Mynach South             junction)
                                                                junction. Note the double-bladed traps in the siding.
                                                                Single-line running west from Nelson East groundframe              Overbridge at Nelson East
                 bpm01538.jpg          Neath (General) &                                                                                                                                   East     15-Jul-89   11.45       33
                                VON                             towards Nelson in former Vale of Neath line. To the east, a        groundframe, 14 chains west of the        12     55
                                       Pontypool Road
                                                                shale-handling site existed for a period after 1990                true Penalltau junction
                                VON    Neath (General) &
                 bpm01539.jpg                                   Site of Nelson east groundframe in the Vale of Neath line.         Nelson East groundframe                   12     55     East     15-Jul-89   11.46       34
                                 PTA   Pontypool Road
                                                                View at Britich Coal shale-handling facility at Nelson Bog, with
                 bpm01540.jpg   VON    Neath (General) &                                                                           Nelson & Llancaiach BC Shale Siding       12 40         West     15-Jul-89   11.52       35
                                                                Penalltau single-line branch falling away to the right (This was
                                 PTA   Pontypool Road                                                                              [~12M-40C (VON), 15M-00C (PTA)]            15 00
                                                                the original true location of Penalltau junction and signal box)
                                                                                                                             Near bridge No.?? & down permanent
                                       Ystrad Mynach South &    View along former double-line Penalltau branch, just east of
                 bpm01541.jpg   PTA                                                                                          caution semaphore for Ystrad Mynach             14     64     West     15-Jul-89   11.56       36
                                       Penalltau Jct            British Coal shale-handling site at Nelson Bog
                                                                                                                             South
                 bpm01542.jpg                                   Overview of CWR track with expansion switch, Pandrol fixings North of Ystrad Mynach (Road                                  South    15-Jul-89   12.22      36A
                                CYA    Cylla
                                                                & RC sleepers in single-line Cylla branch                    overbridge)
                 bpm01543.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &      View looking towards Landore Diesel Maintenance Sheds from Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                                 West     11-Jul-91   16.46       0
                                SWM                                                                                                                                          215    26
                                       Fishguard Harbour        Cwmbwrla bank                                                Cockett
                                                                View looking towards Swansea West Loop Jct from Cwmbwrla
                 bpm01544.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                   Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                               West     11-Jul-91   16.50       1
                                SWM                             bank and showing spiked catch-points in down south Wales                                                     215    36
                                       Fishguard Harbour                                                                     Cockett
                                                                Main line. The latter were subsequently removed
                 bpm01545.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &         View looking up Cwmbwrla bank toward Cockett showing         Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                               East     11-Jul-91   16.53       2
                                SWM                                                                                                                                          215    42
                                    Fishguard Harbour           double-line reverse curve in South Wales Main line           Cockett
                 bpm01546.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &         View looking towards Swansea West Loop Jct from Cwmbwrla Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                                   West     11-Jul-91   16.53       3
                                SWM                                                                                                                                          215    42
                                    Fishguard Harbour           bank and showing "Spring-Points" sign.                       Cockett
                 bpm01547.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &         View looking towards Swansea West Loop Jct from Cwmbwrla Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                                   West     11-Jul-91   16.55       4
                                SWM
                                    Fishguard Harbour           bank and showing road underbridge .                          Cockett
                                                                View looking towards Swansea West Loop Jct from Cwmbwrla
                 bpm01548.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                      Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                               West     11-Jul-91   16.58       5
                                SWM                             bank and redundant radio-relay poles and wiring within
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                        Cockett
                                                                confines of railway boundary
                                                                View looking towards Swansea West Loop Jct from Cwmbwrla
                 bpm01549.jpg       Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                            Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                         West     11-Jul-91   17.05       6
                                SWM                             bank and redundant radio-relay poles placed within confines of                                               216    00
                                    Fishguard Harbour                                                                              Cockett
                                                                railway boundary
                                                                View looking towards Cockett from Cwmbwrla bank and
                 bpm01550.jpg          Severn Tunnel Jct &                                                                         Between Swansea Loop West Jct &                         East     11-Jul-91   17.05       7
                                SWM                             showing still-wired redundant radio-relay poles placed within                                                216    00
                                       Fishguard Harbour                                                                           Cockett
                                                                confines of railway boundary
                                    Landore Jct & Swansea,      View of carriage sidings and stabled tamping machines,
                 bpm01551.jpg   SWA                                                                                                Carriage siding area, Swansea                            NW      11-Jul-91   17.34       8
                                    High Street                 Swansea
                                    Landore Jct & Swansea,      View looking towards Swansea High St station from Swansea          Swansea High Street, North End (ACE
                 bpm01552.jpg   SWA                                                                                                                                          215    56      NW      11-Jul-91   17.36       9
                                    High Street                 Branch and alongside carriage sidings                              yard)
                                                                North end of Swansea High St station showing siding which
                                       Landore Jct & Swansea,                                                                      Swansea High Street, North End (ACE
                 bpm01553.jpg   SWA                             formerly went straight ahead beyond buffer stop on left, to link                                             215    66              11-Jul-91   17.40       10
                                       High Street                                                                                 yard)
                                                                with Wind St Jct and the LMS lines to Central Wales.
                 bpm01554.jpg          Landore Jct & Swansea,   View of carriage sidings fan and ACE yard , immediately north-                                                                      11-Jul-91   17.40       11
                                SWA                                                                                                Swansea High Street, North End            215    66
                                       High Street              east of Swansea High street station
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &
                 bpm01555.jpg   CAM                             Island platform, up side, Treforest Estate halt                    Treforest Estate Halt                     9      53      SE      15-Jul-91   18.03       12
                                       Merthyr

                 bpm01556.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                                                                                  NW      15-Jul-91   18.03       13
                                CAM                             Island platform, down side, Treforest Estate halt                  Treforest Estate Halt                     9      53
                                       Merthyr
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      View from mid-point of Treforest Estate halt, island platform,
                 bpm01557.jpg   CAM                                                                                                Treforest Estate Halt                     9      57      NW      15-Jul-91   18.06       14
                                       Merthyr                  looking South-east towards Taffs Well
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      View looking towards Taffs Well at Maesmawr road                   Maesmawr road underbridge, south of
                 bpm01558.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                          10     01      NW      15-Jul-91   18.12½      15
                                       Merthyr                  underbridge north-west of Treforest Estate halt                    Upper Boat
                 bpm01559.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      View looking towards Taffs Well at Maesmawr road                   Maesmawr road underbridge, south of                      SE      15-Jul-91   18.12½      16
                                CAM                                                                                                                                          10     01
                                       Merthyr                  underbridge north-west of Treforest Estate halt                    Upper Boat
                                                                Motored down advanced starting signal with track-circuit
                 bpm01560.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                         Down advanced starting signal                           West     15-Jul-91   18.14       17
                                CAM                             indicator. The lineside cabinets are associated with the track-                                              10     12
                                       Merthyr                                                                                     Maesmawr, Upper Boat
                                                                circuit and semaphore motor power supply and relays
                 bpm01561.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      Looking north-west towards Treforest from a point north-west       South of Tonteg-Upper Boat road                          SE      15-Jul-91   18.19       18
                                CAM                                                                                                                                          10     17
                                       Merthyr                  of Treforest Estate halt                                           overbridge
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      Looking south from a point south of Maesmawr signal box with       Between Treforest station and
                 bpm01562.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                          10     17      NW      15-Jul-91   18.19       19
                                       Merthyr                  down advanced starting signal visible.                             Treforest Estate halt
                                                                Ynyswern road underbridge between Upper Boat and Tonteg.
                 bpm01563.jpg          Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                         Ynyswern road underbridge, Tonteg-                      West     15-Jul-91   18.23       20
                                CAM                             The original bridge carried four tracks until the relief lines                                               10     31
                                       Merthyr                                                                                     Upper Boat road
                                                                (previously on the right) were lifted after 1964
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      View looking towards Taffs Well at Willowford Rd underbridge       Willowford Rd underbridge south of
                 bpm01564.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                          9     12.25    NW      15-Jul-91   18.43       21
                                       Merthyr                  south-east of Treforest Estate halt                                Treforest Estate halt
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      Up & down main lines showing reverse curve and transition.
                 bpm01565.jpg   CAM                                                                                                West of Nantgarw                          9      09      NW      15-Jul-91   18.46       22
                                       Merthyr                  The former double relief lines ran on the right of those shown
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      Up & down main lines between Treforest trading estate halt
                 bpm01566.jpg   CAM                                                                                                West of Nantgarw                          8      73      NW      15-Jul-91   18.47       23
                                       Merthyr                  and Taffs Well
                                       Cardiff (Bute Rd) &      Up & down main lines north-west of Glanyllyn. Note the white
                 bpm01567.jpg   CAM                                                                                                Down distant signal for Taffs Well 'box   8      40     North    15-Jul-91   18.54       24
                                       Merthyr                  contrast quadrant plate fitted behind the distant arm showing
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                    Filename    ELR              Branch                                     Subject                                                      Location             M     C     Elev'n     Date      Time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         No.
                                                                View from road overbridge immediately south of down distant
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                         Just south of down distant for Taffs
                 bpm01568.jpg   CAM                             signal for Taffs Well ’box. (The bridge shown on frame                                                        8    37.5   North    15-Jul-91   18.55      25
                                      Merthyr                                                                                     Well signal box
                                                                bpm01567.jpg) the right side of the tracks carried the former
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       up & down relief lines north-west of Glanyllyn. Note the white
                                                                Up & down main lines
                 bpm01569.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                                        NW      15-Jul-91   18.59      26
                                      Merthyr                   contrast quadrant plate fitted behind the distant arm which is at Down distant signal for Taffs Well 'box     8    39
                                                                'caution'
                                                                View looking up the valley towards Treforest at a location
                                                                18chains north of the former location of Taffs Well Siding
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                           Opposite Glanyllyn & south of down
                 bpm01570.jpg   CAM                             signal box which controlled entrance to the Pentyrch railway to                                               8    30     East     15-Jul-91   19.01      27
                                      Merthyr                   Melyngriffith works at Whitchurch. The barren trackbed on the       distant for Taffs Well signal box
                                                                left carried the up & down relief lines between Pontypridd &
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Radyr curves and transition in up & down main lines
                                                                Reverse                                                             Opposite Glanyllyn, north-west of Taffs
                 bpm01571.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                           8    18      SE      15-Jul-91   19.03      28
                                      Merthyr                   approximately six chains north of site of former Taffs Well         Well
                                                                Siding signal box
                 bpm01572.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Up & down main lines and relief lines trackbed on 88-yard                                                                 West     15-Jul-91   19.08      29
                                CAM                                                                                                 Taffs Well viaduct,                       7    74
                                      Merthyr                   Taffs Well viaduct north of Taffs Well
                                                                Up & down main lines and relief lines trackbed on 88-yard
                 bpm01573.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Taffs Well viaduct north of Taffs Well. The former A470 road                                                              West     15-Jul-91   19.10      30
                                CAM                                                                                                 Taffs Well viaduct                        7    74
                                      Merthyr                   overbridge between Taffs Well & Glanyllyn is seen in the
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       distance view of frame bpm01573.jpg, showing up & down
                                                                Reverse
                 bpm01574.jpg   CAM                                                                                                 Taffs Well viaduct                        7    74     East     15-Jul-91   19.10      31
                                      Merthyr                   main lines on Taffs Well viaduct which spans the river Taff
                                                                Up and down main lines looking west at junction for Bedwas
                 bpm01575.jpg                                   through single line to Machen Quarry (Left-hand branch). The                                                               SE      20-Jul-91   15.01      33
                                WVL   Park Jct & Aberbeeg Jct                                                                       West of Park junction, Newport            1    09
                                                                ground disc controls movements to the Machen line, and the 3-
                                                                ft arm controls movements to the Aberbeeg-Ebbw Vale line
                                                                Up & down main Western Valleys line, west of Park junction
                 bpm01576.jpg   WVL   Park Jct & Aberbeeg Jct   showing down homes bracket signal routing for Gaer line             West of Park junction, Newport            1    09      NW      20-Jul-91   15.01      34
                                                                (GAE) and Cardiff Curve to Ebbw junction respectively
                                                                Up and down main lines looking west just beyond junction for
                 bpm01577.jpg   WVL   Park Jct & Aberbeeg Jct   Bedwas through single line to Machen Quarry. Turnout is a           West of Park junction, Newport            1    10.5    SE      20-Jul-91   15.02      35
                                                                1in11 Flat-bottom assembly. Note the single blade catch point
                                                                in the Machen branch
                                                                Up & down main Western Valleys line, west of Park junction.
                 bpm01578.jpg   WVL   Park Jct & Aberbeeg Jct   The right single bi-directional line runs to Machen quarry and      West of Park junction, Newport            1    14.5    NW      20-Jul-91   15.11      36
                                                                was part of the former Newport-Brecon via Bargoed line
                                                                View of single line section of Western Valleys line running from
                                                                                                                                    West of Park junction, photographed
                 bpm01579.jpg   WVL   Park Jct & Aberbeeg Jct   Lime Kiln junction and splitting into down & up lines west of                                                 1    41.5    SE      20-Jul-91   15.13     36E
                                                                                                                                    from PJ76 colour-light signal
                                                                Park Junction. The left-hand single line runs to Machen quarry.
                                      Halls Road junction &     Single line at Thomas level crossing, Oakdale, taken a couple
                 bpm01580.jpg   PEN                                                                                                 Thomas level crossing, Oakdale            6    69     South    22-Jul-89   13.24      0A
                                      Markham Colliery          of months prior to the closure and lifting of the line
                 bpm01581.jpg         Halls Road junction &     Looking southwards from Thomas level crossing at Oakdale, a                                                                NE      22-Jul-89   13.24      1A
                                PEN                                                                                                 Thomas level crossing, Oakdale            6    68
                                      Markham Colliery          couple of months prior to the closure and lifting of the line
                                      Halls Road junction &     View of Thomas level crossing Oakdale taken immediately
                 bpm01582.jpg   PEN                                                                                                 Thomas level crossing, Oakdale            6    70     North    22-Jul-89   13.26      2A
                                      Markham Colliery          north of the crossing
                                      Halls Road junction &     View of singled Penar branch at Penmaen platform site prior to
                 bpm01583.jpg   PEN                                                                                                 Former Penmaen platform                   5    79     West     22-Jul-89   13.30      3A
                                      Markham Colliery          closure and lifting of the line.
                                                                View looking north at a point where Pont Shon Norton signal
                                                                box stood. Formerly a single line branch ran from the left at
                 bpm01584.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                           Former site of Pont Shon Norton signal                South    22-Jul-89   14.40      4A
                                CAM                             this location to terminate at a quarry south of Glyn Coch and                                                 13   60
                                      Merthyr                                                                                       box & junction
                                                                also the single line Nelson branch ran to the right to pass over
                                                                Berw viaduct and before closure, served Cilfynydd colliery
                 bpm01585.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Looking south from site of former Pont Shon Norton signal box       Former site of Pont Shon Norton signal                North    22-Jul-89   14.40      5A
                                CAM                                                                                                                                           13   60
                                      Merthyr                   and junction                                                        box & junction
                                                                View of Merthyr lines north of Pontypridd station at the former
                                                                Pontypridd Northern junction, looking south where a chord
                 bpm01586.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &                                                                           Former Pontypridd Northern junction &                  NE      22-Jul-89   14.58      6A
                                CAM                             (Pontypridd Loop) interlinked the Treherbert branch through a                                                 13   22.5
                                      Merthyr                                                                                       signal box (Pontypridd Loop)
                                                                cutting now backfilled. The cutting was just right of the
                                                                milepost seen in the photograph

                 bpm01587.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Up & down Merthyr lines at B4273 road overbridge , Pont             Berw Rd/Ynysybwl Rd overbridge                        South    22-Jul-89   15.13      7A
                                CAM                                                                                                                                           14   10
                                      Merthyr                   Shon Norton, north of Pontypridd                                    between Pontypridd and Clydach Court
                                                                                                                                    Unclassified accommodation road
                 bpm01588.jpg         Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Up & down Merthyr lines at an accommodation overbridge                                                                    South    22-Jul-89   15.17      8A
                                CAM                                                                                                 overbridge to Berwydd Dy Cottages,        14   50
                                      Merthyr                   south of Glyn Coch
                                                                                                                                    south of Glyn Coch & Clydach Court
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       Up & down Merthyr lines looking towards Pontypridd from
                 bpm01589.jpg   CAM                                                                                                 South of former Stormstown signal box     15   30     North    22-Jul-89   15.27      9A
                                      Merthyr                   south end of Former Stormstown sidings and Ynysybwl branch
                                                                (Right)
                                                                Up & down Merthyr lines and approximate site of former
                                                                Stormstown signal box (left at 15M-41C) and sidings. A
                                     Cardiff (Bute Rd) &
                                CAM                             junction for the single line to Nelson & Llancaiach formerly
                 bpm01590.jpg        Merthyr                                                                                        South of former Stormstown signal box     15   30     South    22-Jul-89   15.27     10A
                                 YNL                            existed on the right at 15M-44C. This linked the Cilfynydd
                                       and Ynysybwl
                                                                section of the Nelson branch and incorprated the colliery
                                                                network. The left line was part of the now lifted Ynysybwl
                                      Cardiff (Bute Rd) &       branch
                                                                Up & down Merthyr lines and part of former Stormstown               Unclassified road overbridge at
                 bpm01591.jpg   CAM                                                                                                                                           16   00     North    22-Jul-89   15.31     11A
                                      Merthyr                   sidings up & down sidings                                           Carnetown, South of Abercynon

                 bpm01592.jpg        Cardiff (Bute Rd) &        Up & down main lines with down through relief line (right)          Unclassified road overbridge at                        SW      22-Jul-89   15.31     12A
                                CAM                                                                                                                                           16   00
                                     Merthyr