ATW Loco Hauled Farewell

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"Sunday 4 December 2005 will see hourly special farewell trips between
Cardiff and Rhymney calling at Bargoed, Ystrad Mynach and Caerphilly
using at least five different locomotives.


As well as trips aboard Class 37 locomotives familiar to the route,
special trips will be offered on a wide range of locomotives including
a Class 31, a Class 33, a Class 47/8 and a Class 50 - presenting a
rare treat for loco enthusiasts.


The majority of the trains will be formed of a locomotive at each end
of four air conditioned coaches, with the exception of the first two
trains from Rhymney and final three from Cardiff which will run single
engine only.  


Locomotive haulage has been used on the busy Cardiff to Rhymney
commuter route for a decade.  Improved journey times introduced by
Arriva's 'Standard Pattern Timetable' will mean that locomotive
services will be replaced by multiple vehicle units from December
2005, increasing seating available from approximately 210 to 280
seats.


Tickets for the farewell special trips cost £10 return or £20 for an
all day rover, with a 50 per cent discount for children.  No other
tickets will be available on these services."
 
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