The Branch Line Society


The Marching Crompton Railtour - 27th August 2018

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Crewe P12 at 06.21, Mon 27 Aug, awaiting departure of 'The Marching Crompton'. All pictures by Society photographer Geoff Plumb unless specified.<br>[&copy; Geoff Plumb 2018]

Mileage table

Route (current Sectional Appendix names) by Paul Stewart with thanks to Martyn Brailsford.

Craven Arms Down Goods Loop looking south at the signal box (taken by WCR staff).

A fine collection of some of the Society train stewards and WCR staff are seen at Hereford, Julian Bracchi is the driver. The south departure from P1 which the train will make on restarting is only normally done in passenger service by the 05.26 (SSuX)/05.42 (SO) from Hereford to Barry Island.<br>[&copy; Geoff Plumb 2018]

That's just the ticket … with thanks, as usual, to our ticket ace Jim Sellens (and for the other fixtures as shown).

Mileage table

The Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway, on the site of Cynheidre Colliery National Coal Board sidings looking north, the coach is at the platform. Far left behind the buddleias was the BR branch from Llanelli which closed from 23 Mar 1989. The colliery was off picture (right).<br>[&copy; Geoff Plumb 2018]

After the brake failure, the brakevan and Sentinel are seen at the north end of the line.<br>[&copy; Geoff Plumb 2018]

A pair of Pauls at Cynheidre; on the left is our previous BLN Wales Regional Editor, Paul Jeffries who had come especially to see us and right is Paul 2.<br>[&copy; Llanelli & Mynydd Mawr Railway 2018]

Awaiting departure for Crewe from Llanelli P1 on the return part of the tour.<br>[&copy; Geoff Plumb 2018]