|The Central Wales Line offered a surprisingly wide variety of traffic in steam days, against a series of distinctive backdrops - from the steep climbs to Sugar Loaf Summit, to the Industry on its Southern approach to Swansea. In this programme we explore the route and motive power on the line from Craven Arms to Swansea, starting in the 1960's, and taking the story through to the present day.|
- The Programme Comprises:
- Craven Arms. Junction for the Central Wales Line with Passenger and Freight traffic including 8fs, Black 5s & Standards.
- Through the Hills to Llandrindod Wells. Knighton, Knucklas Stn and Viaduct, Llangunllo, Llanibster Road, Dolau, Pen-y-bont Jcn and Stn with a range of steam traffic in 1963/4 together with a comparison of past and present.
- Builth Wells to Sugar Loaf. Builth Wells Upper and Lower Level Stations in 1963, 1964 & 1999, Cilmery, Llanwrytd Wells, Garth with a range of passenger and freight traffic.
- Sugar Loaf to Llandeilo. Steam climbing the grades to Sugar Loaf, Cynghordy Viaduct and Station, Llangadog and Llandeilo past and present.
- The Carmarthen Branch. The Station and Steam service on the delightful branch from Llandeilo.
- South to Swansea. Freight and loco changes at Pontarddulais, Mumbles , Killay and Swansea Bay and Victoria Stations.
- Traffic and Motive Power 1966 to 1999. Freight in the diesel era, Resignalling, Passenger Workings, Return to Steam in 1993 and Steam in 1998
Area: UK Central Wales