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Diverted via Craven Arms and the Heart of Wales line because of major engineering work at Bridgend the 05.55 Llanwern to Margam (6Z22) is seen on 20 September 2009 at Llandovery
  
Diverted via Craven Arms and the Heart of Wales line because of major engineering work at Bridgend the 05.55 Llanwern to Margam (6Z22) is seen on 20 September 2009 at Llandovery. Stuart Warr  
  
66060 is seen again an hour later, a few miles further south of the previous shot at Garnswllt, near Pantyffynnon
  66060 is seen again an hour later, a few miles further south of the previous shot at Garnswllt, near Pantyffynnon. Stuart Warr

On 16 May 2009 ex-GWR Castles 5043 (Earl of Mount Edgcumbe) and 5029 (Nunney Castle) breast the summit of Llanvihangel Bank with 'The Welsh Marches Express' the 07.15 Tyseley to Tyseley via Shrewsbury, Abergavenny, Gloucester and Old Hill.
On 16 May 2009 ex-GWR Castles 5043 (Earl of Mount Edgcumbe) and 5029 (Nunney Castle) breast the summit of Llanvihangel Bank with 'The Welsh Marches Express' the 07.15 Tyseley to Tyseley via Shrewsbury, Abergavenny, Gloucester and Old Hill. . Stuart Warr

Pathfinder Railtours' oft postponed visit to freight lines in South Wales on 28 March 2009 was renamed 'Cwm and Go(ne)' to reflect its changed route and is seen here crossing the River Usk on the approach to Newport station.
  
Pathfinder Railtours' oft postponed visit to freight lines in South Wales on 28 March 2009 was renamed 'Cwm and Go(ne)' to reflect its changed route and is seen here crossing the River Usk on the approach to Newport station. . Stuart Warr  
  
Later on 28 March 2009 the 'Cwm and Go(ne)' is seen passing the site of the Aberthaw station in glorious early Spring sunshine.
  Later on 28 March 2009 the 'Cwm and Go(ne)' is seen passing the site of the Aberthaw station in glorious early Spring sunshine.. Stuart Warr

On 28 March 2009 Pathfinder's 'Cwm and Go(ne)' was topped and tailed by 37401 and 60024 as is the norm on such tours. 60024 is seen at the head of the train at Park Junction on its return from Machen Quarry; the train will take the line into Newport from this point.
  
On 28 March 2009 Pathfinder's 'Cwm and Go(ne)' was topped and tailed by 37401 and 60024 as is the norm on such tours. 60024 is seen at the head of the train at Park Junction on its return from Machen Quarry; the train will take the line into Newport from this point.. Stuart Warr  
  
The last few years have seen a number of trains operated on behalf of the MOD to and from Haverfordwest, this shot taken on 22 May 2009 at Briton Ferry shows 66068 working the return 7X39 Haverfordwest to Didcot conveying a load of armoured vehicles.
  The last few years have seen a number of trains operated on behalf of the MOD to and from Haverfordwest, this shot taken on 22 May 2009 at Briton Ferry shows 66068 working the return 7X39 Haverfordwest to Didcot conveying a load of armoured vehicles.. Stuart Warr

 On 25 July 2009, 60163 'Tornado' commences the 1 in 52 climb up Cockett Bank passing the now unseen Swansea Landore Depot to the right of this shot; it was working the 1Z60, 06.10 Eastleigh to Carmarthen, 'The Towy Tornado' and had replaced a diesel at Bristol Temple Meads.
On 25 July 2009, 60163 'Tornado' commences the 1 in 52 climb up Cockett Bank passing the now unseen Swansea Landore Depot to the right of this shot; it was working the 1Z60, 06.10 Eastleigh to Carmarthen, 'The Towy Tornado' and had replaced a diesel at Bristol Temple Meads.. Stuart Warr

On 30 May 2009 newly built Peppercorn A1 numbered 60163 passes the Bishton Flyover whilst working the Pathfinder tour entitled 'Severn Coast Express' the 12.41 Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads
  
On 30 May 2009 newly built Peppercorn A1 numbered 60163 passes the Bishton Flyover whilst working the Pathfinder tour entitled 'Severn Coast Express' the 12.41 Cardiff to Bristol Temple Meads. Stuart Warr  
  
Seen soon after crossing the bridge over the River Lougher on 13 June 2009, DBS liveried 59206 'John F Yeoman Rail Pioneer' leads the 1Z58 07.08 Paddington to Carmarthen railtour entitled 'The Thames Towy.' At the rear of the train is 59205 'L Keith McNair.'
  Seen soon after crossing the bridge over the River Lougher on 13 June 2009, DBS liveried 59206 'John F Yeoman Rail Pioneer' leads the 1Z58 07.08 Paddington to Carmarthen railtour entitled 'The Thames Towy.' At the rear of the train is 59205 'L Keith McNair.'. Stuart Warr

In very gloomy light on Sunday 28 June 2009 Britannia Pacific number 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' works the return 'Pembroke Coast Express' the 14.48 Pembroke Dock to Bristol Temple Meads as it crosses the River Gwendraeth at Kidwelly running about 105-minutes late.
In very gloomy light on Sunday 28 June 2009 Britannia Pacific number 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' works the return 'Pembroke Coast Express' the 14.48 Pembroke Dock to Bristol Temple Meads as it crosses the River Gwendraeth at Kidwelly running about 105-minutes late.. Stuart Warr

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