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Heart Of Wales (Central Wales) Line

Images of DMUs on the Heart of Wales line, also known as the Central Wales line. At one time vehicles for this line were easily identifiable by the addition of headlamp.


Unknown date


120 DMU

Class 120s on Llandrindod crossing in the late '60s. David Rowe.


2nd April 1966


120 DMU

W50698 leads this 2-car Swindon Cross-Country set away from Llangunllo tunnel with an afternoon Shrewsbury - Llanelli working, 2nd April 1966. Michael Mensing.


25th June 1970


120 DMU

A Class 120 has a pile of mail bags being loaded or unloaded at Craven Arms & Stokesay on 25/6/70. Steve Davies Collection.


1975


120 DMU

A Central Wales line DMU awaits departure at Shrewsbury in 1975. John Law.


1976


120 DMU

Class 120 set C600 (presumably led by 50664) seen at Llanwrtyd Wells from a passing train (a railtour?) in 1976. Steve Davies Collection.


Unknown date


120 DMU

Set C604 at Llanwrtyd Wells. Undated. Tom Clift.


120 DMU

C604 / 50701 seen on the Central Wales line at Llandrindod Wells. Undated. Ian Francis.


120 DMU

A BR Photo Unit picture taken at Pantyffynnon showing a token exchange between the driver of C616 and the signalman. Date not known. Courtesy Tom Clift.


101 DMU

Taken from Llandrindod signalbox, C803 passes C804. Undated. Tom Clift.


101 DMU

Passing sets at Llandrindod in the late 1980s. W51450 is on the left, and it's possibly Class 119 C690 on the right. David Rowe.


108 DMU

Class 108 set S944 at Llandrindod in the '80s. David Rowe.


108 DMU

Class 108 S949 and Class 101 S950 pass at Llandrindod in the '80s. David Rowe.


101 DMU

C800 is the rear set in this 4-car formation leaving Llandrindod Wells in the 1980s. David Rowe.


101 DMU

Undated, C805 is seen on a southbound service exchanging tokens at Llandrindod wells signal box (which was later moved to the southbound platform as a visitor centre). David Rowe.


120 DMU

A Swindon Cross-Country Class 120 unit during its stop at Llanwrtyd Wells on the Central Wales line, date unknown. A member of staff appears to be inspecting the engine or other underframe component. Steve Davies Collection.


101 DMU

A Class 101 stops to lick up its passengers at Llandrindod Wells in the 1980s. David Rowe.


101 DMU

51445 is one of the vehicles in the Class 101 set working with a Class 120 set at Llandrindod Wells. Undated. David Rowe.


101 DMU

Two Class 101s pass at Llandrindod Wells in the 1980s. David Rowe.


101 DMU

A Class 101 heads out of Llangynllo on an unknown date. David Rowe.


121 DMU

Leaving Llandrindod in the late '70s / early '80s is a Class 121 DTS attached to a Class 120 set. David Rowe.


1978


120 DMU

A Central Wales line DMU arrives at Llandeilo 1978. John Law.


120 DMU

Crossing Cross-Countries. Class 120 sets C605 (presumably 50733 closest) and C603 (presumably 50673 closest) pass at Llandeilo in 1978. John Law.


28th April 1979


103 DMU

The details supplied with this image note the vehicles as M50398 (leading)+ M50409. Did a Class 103 set run with two DMBSs (or were there also two DTCs?) Seen at Welshpool on the 28th April 1979. Robert Frise.


1980


120 DMU

Set C600 (presumably led by 50702) is seen at Llanwrtyd in 1980. Hamish Stevenson.


14th April 1980


120 DMU

The 14th April 1980, and C604 (50701 + 50681) is seen at Builth Road on the 10:46 Shrewsbury - Swansea. Hamish Stevenson.


120 DMU

W50681 leads Class 120 set C604 (with 50701) at Builth Road with the 10:46 Shrewsbury - Swansea service on April 14, 1980. Hamish Stevenson.


30th December 1980


120 DMU

C621 (51785 + 51793) sits beside a Class 128 at Shrewsbury on 30 December 1980, having arrived on the 05:44 from Swansea. The 128 will leave on the 09:40 parcels service to Newtown. Tom Clift.


Unknown date


103 DMU

975090 / 975189 are seen at Llanwrtyd Wells. Tom Clift.


120 DMU

C605 At Cilmeri, date not known. David Rowe.


120 DMU

C600 (presumably led by 50664) is amongst this variety of vehicles seen at Llandrindod Wells. Undated. Tom Clift.


120 DMU

2-car set C601 (presumably with 50672 leading) is seen at Hopton Heath, which has the station building fenced off from the platform as a private residence. Undated. Tom Clift.


101 DMU

B802 passes a 120 at Llandrindod Wells Crossing. Note the 101 has the destination blind glass painted over. Tom Clift.


101 DMU

C812 at Llandrindod Wells, circa 1984. Stephen Williams.


120 DMU

Two Class 120s pass at Llandovery. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.


120 DMU

A two-car Class 120 set in Llandovery station. It has Swansea High Street on its destination blind. Date unknown. Steve Davies Collection.


1982


101 DMU

Class 101 DMU C804 (presumably 51452 + 51523) leaves Cynghordy on the Central Wales Line in summer 1982. Stuart Pearce.


13th September 1982


101 DMU

The 13th September 1982, and the 13:49 Shrewsbury - Swansea is seen at Llandrindod Wells worked by set C800. Hamish Stevenson.


101 DMU

C804 (thought to be 51452 and 51523) is seen at Llandrindod Wells, on the 10:08 Swansea - Shrewsbury, 13th September 1982. Hamish Stevenson.


Unknown date


120 DMU

Cross Country set C605 is seen at Penybont Jct. Undated. Tom Clift.


circa 1983


101 DMU

C801 led by W51517 is seen at Llandeilo, circa 1983. Nicky Reason.


Unknown date


101 DMU

C802 on Cynghordy viaduct, headed by W51449, circa 1983. Nicky Reason.


101 DMU

W51450 leads set C803 at Llandeilo circa 1983. Nicky Reason.


119 DMU

A 2-car 119 set (C577) and a Met-Camm enters Cynghordy. Tom Clift.


14th July 1983


101 DMU

C805 (51462 and 51530) at Builth Rd on the 14th July 1983 on a Swansea- Shrewsbury working. Mac Winfield.


101 DMU

C805 (51530 and 51462) departing from Builth Rd on the 14th July 1983 on a Swansea - Shrewsbury working. Mac Winfield.


Unknown date


108 DMU

A superb shot of M52055 (set S944) at Llandrinod Wells. Undated. Tom Clift.


121 DMU

A Class 121 (with TS 084 as a set number in the cab window) and Class 114 at Llandrindod Wells. Undated. Tom Clift.


circa 1984


108 DMU

Quite a bit of mail has come of S959 at Llandeilo, taken circa 1984. Stephen Williams.


101 DMU

At Llandeilo circa 1984, C803 passes C805. Stephen Williams.


Unknown date


108 DMU

S952 at Llanwrtyd Wells, circa 1984. Stephen Williams.


108 DMU

Class 108/101 hybrid N616 at Llandrindod in the 1980s. David Rowe.


101 DMU

C803 enters Pantyffynon circa 1984. Stephen Williams.


101 DMU

Llandrindod Wells station in the 1980s, and Class 108 set S952 (probably 52045 closest) passes Class 101 set C987. David Rowe.


108 DMU

S952 at Llandovery (looking north). Undated. Stephen Williams.


116 DMU

Class 116 2-car C390 is seen at Llangunllo. Undated. Tom Clift.


108 DMU

Class 108 S944 at Llandrindod Wells circa 1989. David Rowe.


119 DMU

Class 119 set T589 heading northbound, taken from the steps of Llandrindod signal box (before it moved to station). David Rowe.


101 DMU

Class 101 set 800 lead a Class 120 near Llandrindod Wells, sometime between 1986 and 1992. David Rowe.


1987


121 DMU

A Class 121 bubble car seen at Llandrindrod, carrying a headlamp on the left lamp bracket. Possibly 1987. David Rowe.


Unknown date


108 DMU

Class 108 S947 is seen at Knighton, with Crewe on the blinds. Tom Clift.


108 DMU

C902 contains two Class 108 DMBSs and a Met-Camm centre car when seen at Cilmery. Undated. Tom Clift.


117 DMU

T301 + another set on a Galerail special at Llandrindod Wells during Victorian Festival week in the 1980s. David Rowe.


117 DMU

T301 + another set on a Galerail special at Llandrindod Wells during Victorian Festival week in the 1980s. David Rowe.


117 DMU

Class 117 T315 at Llandrindod crossing late 1980s. David Rowe.


April 1987


101 DMU

C805 enters Llandrindod Wells in April 1987, where it passed C823 (containing 59082) sitting on the platform. Mike Cooper.


101 DMU

C823 and C805 sit side by side in Llandrindod Wells in April 1987. Mike Cooper.


101 DMU

C823 passing C805 at Llandrindod Wells on a wet day in April 1987. Note the temporary headlamp. Mike Cooper.


Unknown date


118 DMU

C465 at Llandrindod crossing in the late 1980s. David Rowe.


108 DMU

Class 108 set S949 in Llandrindod station in the late '80s. David Rowe.


117 DMU

T301 leads this formation into Llandrindod on a Galerail special in the late 1980s during the Llandrindod Wells Victorian Week. David Rowe.


August 1987


101 DMU

This was a 4-car formation of 2x101 power twins which hit a farm tractor at speed on a crossing about one mile north of Llandrindod Wells while travelling south on the afternoon of Saturday August 8th, 1987. Fortunately there were no injuries. David Rowe.


26th October 1987


114 DMU

Recently transferred from Lincoln to Tyseley, set T233 (54024 + 53039) is seen at Llandrinod Wells with 55034 on the rear. They are working the 10:42 Shrewsbury - Llandovery service on October 26th, 1987. Tom Clift.


Unknown date


116 DMU

A Class 116 at Llandrindod in the late 1980s. David Rowe.


120 DMU

A Class 120 set with a Class 101 centre car, seen at Cilmery Halt in the late 1980s. David Rowe.


26th May 1989


101 DMU

A Class 101 approaches Llandrindod Wells signal box on the 26th May 1989. David Rowe.

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