ABC - Aberthaw Barry Celsa
29th January 2012
Pictures - All by Chris Weeks
DH50-1 and 08934 D4164 await their next duty at Celsa Cardiff
73118 makes a stop at Hood Road during the tour of the line It still carries EPS livery with logos and a partial repaint has commenced
92245 in the main shed at Barry
45166 is seen without any boiler cladding as it did not need it whilst based in Turkey in the main Barry shed.
At Barry visiting Quattro machine 464 with trailers 588 (fore) and 587 (rear)
F621PWP is an original Road-Rail vehicle once used as a Severn Tunnel emergency vehicle at the Barry Railway Centre
FH3890 undergoing work at the Garw Valley Railway shed
68070 is seen in the Garw Valley Railway shed at Pontycymer
Stoke Gifford Yard (view).**
Celsa Steel (UK) Ltd, Cardiff (view from Rover way).
Diesel: 08934 D4164, 66705"Golden Jubilee". Industrial Diesel: DH50-1 - TH278V reb HE 9376/11 ex p213, DH50-2 (8) - TH246V reb HE ex p280.
My assumption is TH246V will be reb HE 9377/11, but can anyone confirm?
Ninian Park Station.
Cardiff Canton Depot (view).
Pullman Rail area: Diesel: 50135"Ark Royal"*.
Arriva Trains Wales area: DMU: 142075.
Readypower area: Road/Rail: FR509 (911022-0) - Komatsu PC138US Crawlerailer 4890.
Passing: Diesel: 43183.
A field, Peterston-Super-Ely, Grid Ref: ST 06855 76030.
NPCCS: BR Fish van: (87702) b/o.
Barry Tourist Railway, Barry Island (visit).
Steam: 2861 - Sdn 2640/17, 6686 - AW 974/28, 44901 - Crewe/45, 92245 - Crewe/58, 45166 K (WD341 8267) - NBH 24641/40. Electro-Diesel: 73118 (E6024) - EE 3586/66 + EEV E356/66 in service. DMU: 51655 - Derby C&W/60, 51677 - Derby C&W/60, 59664 - Derby C&W/60, Lab 19 IRIS II (50222 53222 RDB977693) - Metcam/57, Lab 19 IRIS II (50338 53338 RDB977694) - Metcam/58. Ex-Gatwick Express stock: 72505 (3415), 72620 (6140), 72621 (6108), 72629 (6048)*, 72710 (6003), 9110 68509 (61280). Road/Rail: Unilok 2183/82*, 091895 F591RWP - Mercedes-Benz 307D Personnel Carrier, 091896 F621PWP - Renault with Access Platform, 00064 (AP018) - O&K MH 4S 315076/99. Visiting: Quattro: 464 (940318-7) - Komatsu PW170 K34057. Readypower: FR612 (940135-5) - Case 988P Megarailer CGG0231372/01. Trailers: 56 (040005-9), 70 (040013-3). Visiting: Quattro: 587 (010024-6) - Rex 2159/07, 588 (010025-3) - Rex 2160/07. Readypower: 709 (010134-3) - Rex 1507/01, 713 (010038-4) - Rex 1636/02.
Passing**: DMU: 150231/253/283.
Notes: A huge Thank You to John Buxton, Mark Lang and George for arranging and
hosting such a great visit.
The party was split in two so that a full tour of both operating lines could be undertaken traveling in the front and rear cabs of 73118, which was in service especially for our visit. It worked in the afternoon as well to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the type.
Not seen was Diesel 20228, which was in a small windowless shed leased to Traditional Traction.
Unimog Q424HFR - 189450 was also present. This was built for the U.N. and has now been purchased by Cambrian Transport to be converted to Road/Rail.
RNLI, Barry Boat Yard.
NPCCS: SR: (2081) b/o. BR Fish Van: U/i b/o.
A close inspection of the fish van by a CARS member revealed what is thought to be "65" beneath the paintwork, along with the letters "SST".
RWE Npower plc, Aberthaw Power Station (view).
Diesel: P 5014/59 pvd.
Garw Valley Railway, Bridgend Valleys Railway Co., Pontycymer (visit).
Steam: 68070 (PAMELA) - HE 3840/56, RSHN 7705/52. Diesel: FH 3890/59, FH 4006/63. DMU: 51919 - Derby C&W/60, M52048 - Derby C&W/60.
Huge thanks to Chris Adams for arranging & hosting the visit, along with fellow host Roger. BVR also own Mk1 BSO(T) 9010 which is located at Swindon & Cricklade Rly.
Margam Yard, Port Talbot (view).
Diesel: 08752*, 60071*/091, 66034*/145*.
TATA Steel Europe, Port Talbot Steel Works, Port Talbot (view).
Diesel: 07 - BT 95/57 + WB 3140/57 reb HAB/93, 09 - BT 97/57 & WB 3142/57 reb HAB 6063/94, 920 - CNES 0001/2009, 921 - CNES 0002/2010.
Stoke Gifford yard (view).**
Diesel: 43003"ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL"/135/141/170. HST Carriages: 40111, 41187.
** not seen by all