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    Great Western Signal Boxes


    Newport, Blaenavon, Brynmawr, Pontypridd, New Tredegar and Talyllyn Junction


        Newport to Blaenavon                       For details on the notes shown in red, see below

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- --- Loco Yard Junction 4. 45 a.m. --- C --- --- ---
--- 9 Dock Street Goods Yard G.F. 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. A Closed No
--- 3 East Dock Junction 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 2. 0 a.m. --- --- Yes
--- 24 Cross Street Crossing 5. 10 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 21 Moderator Sidings 5. 10 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 28 Mill Street South 5. 15 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 18 Mill Street North 12. 55 p.m.
5. 55 p.m.
12. 55 p.m.
5. 55 p.m.
2. 40 p.m.
8. 20 p.m. A
--- --- Yes
3 22 Oakfield Sidings Opened as required for traffic purposes --- Yes
--- 21 Cwmbran Junction 4. 45 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 19 Cwmbran Sidings 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 9. 45 p.m. L --- --- Yes
--- 45 Upper Pontynewydd 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 57 Panteg & Coedygric Junction 4. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
3. 05 p.m.
8. 30 p.m.
2. 0 p.m. M
5. 0 p.m.
10. 25 p.m.
No
1 14 Trosnant Junction 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 11. 15 p.m.Sx
9. 45 p.m. So
--- --- Yes
--- 26 Pontypool Crane Street 4. 45 a.m. --- C 6. 30 a.m.
3. 25 p.m.
6. 0 p.m.
9. 10 p.m.
10. 0 a.m.
4. 25 p.m.
7. 0 p.m.
10. 0 p.m.
Yes
--- 25 Trevethin Junction 5. 30 a.m. --- C Closed Yes
--- 27 Pontnewynydd Junction 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m L --- --- Yes
1 8 Abersychan Low Level As required for traffic purposes Closed Yes
--- 48 Cwmffrwd Junction 4. 35 a.m. 4. 35 a.m. 12. 0 night 6. 30 a.m. 8. 0 a.m. No
3 9 Blaenavon 4. 35 a.m. 4. 35 a.m. 11. 50 p.m. 6. 40 a.m. 7.45 a.m. No


       Talywain and Abersychan Branch

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
1 27 Gwenalt 7. 40 a.m. 7. 40 a.m. 11. 40 p.m. Closed Yes
1 13 Pentwyn Junction As required for traffic purposes Closed Yes
--- 51 Abersychan & Talywain 5. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 12. 30 a.m. L --- --- No
--- 21 Golynos Junction 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. L --- --- No


       Llanerch Branch

--- 44 Branches Fork Junction 8. 0 a.m. 8. 0 a.m. 12. 0 night L Closed No


       Newport to Ebbw Vale

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- --- Dock Street Goods Yard G.F. 4. 45 a.m. --- --- --- --- ---
--- 9 Loco Yard Junction 4. 45 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 17 Iron Gates Crossing 4. 45 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 17 Pill Bank Junction 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. --- --- Yes
--- 22      Pillgwenlly 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. Closed No
--- 26 Courtybella Junction 4. 45 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 29      Waterloo Loop 4. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 32 Maesglas Junction 3. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 6. 0 a.m. L No
--- 18 Maesglas Sidings 3. 0 a.m. --- --- --- B Yes
62 Park Junction 1. 0 a.m. --- --- --- B Yes
1 14 Bassaleg Junction 4. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 45 Rogerstone South 1. 30 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 45 Rogerstone Middle 2. 40 a.m. --- --- --- L Yes
--- 49 Rogerstone North 12 noon 12 noon 4. 0 a.m. --- E Yes
1 17 Pontymister South 4. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 25 Pontymister North 5. 10 a.m. 5. 10 a.m. 9. 10 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 22 Risca Junction 3. 0 a.m. --- C 6. 0 a.m. 2. 0 p.m. Yes
--- 43 Lime Kiln Siding 3. 10 a.m. --- C 6. 0 a.m. 11. 45 p.m. No
--- 41 Hall's Road Junction 5. 30 a.m. --- C Closed Yes
--- 42 Cross Keys 7. 45 a.m. 7. 45 a.m. 3. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 38 Abercarn Colliery Junction 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 11. 45 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 34 Abercarn Loop 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 33 Abercarn Station 6. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 43 Celynen 6. 45 a.m. 6. 45 a.m. 10. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 43 Newbridge 5. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 67 Crumlin South 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 30 Crumlin North For traffic purposes only Closed Yes
--- 24 Crumlin Navigation For traffic purposes only Closed Yes
--- 65 Llanhilleth South 7. 45 a.m. 7. 45 a.m. 11. 45 p.m. Closed Yes
1 22 Llanhilleth Middle 4. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 30 Llanhilleth North 4. 0 a.m. --- C Closed Yes
--- 52 Aberbeeg South 3. 50 a.m. --- --- --- K --- ~ Yes
--- 7 Aberbeeg Junction --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 23 Aberbeeg North 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 20 Graig Fawr 5. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 41 Cwm South 5.45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 11. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 63 Cwm Station 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 35 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 73 Waun Llwyd South 7. 15 a.m. 7. 15 a.m. 11. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
--- 26 Waun Llwyd North 5. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 39 Duffryn Sidings 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 58 Ebbw Vale Siding South 4. 25 a.m. --- C 8. 15 a.m.
10. 30 p.m.
7. 45 p.m.
11. 45 p.m. D
No
--- 64 Ebbw Vale Station 4. 40 a.m. --- C 8. 15 a.m.
10. 45 p.m.
7. 30 p.m.
11. 30 p.m. D
No


       Aberbeeg to Brynmawr

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- 43 Six Bells Colliery Sidings 5. 10 a.m. 5. 10 a.m. 10. 10 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 55 Cwmnantygroes 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 40 p.m. R Closed Yes
--- 29 Tin Works Junction 8. 0 a.m. 8. 0 a.m. 10. 50 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 18 Abertillery Junction 5. 05 a.m. 5. 05 a.m. 1. 0 a.m. --- --- Yes
--- 34 Abertillery Goods 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 56 Rose-Heyworth South 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 9. 30 p.m. R Closed Yes
--- 27 Rose-Heyworth North 1. 35 p.m. 1. 35 p.m. 8. 30 p.m. Closed Yes
1 17 Blaina 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. 3. 15 p.m.
6. 15 p.m.
8. 0 a.m.
4. 30 p.m.
11. 45 p.m.
9. 45 a.m.
Yes
--- 12 Yew Tree Crossing 4. 10 a.m. 4. 10 a.m. 12. 10 a.m.D --- --- No
--- 79 Coalbrook Vale Sidings 4. 15 a.m. 4. 15 a.m. 12. 15 a.m.D --- --- No
--- 14 Nantyglo 4. 15 a.m. 4. 15 a.m. 12. 15 a.m.D --- --- No
--- --- Nantyglo Crossing Gates 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 12. 30 p.m. ---
12. 30 p.m.
7. 30 p.m.
11. 30 p.m.
12. 30 p.m.
1. 15 p.m.
8. 15 p.m.
12. 15 a.m.
Yes
--- --- Brynmawr No. 1 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 12. 30 a.m. --- 12. 30 a.m. J ---
--- --- Brynmawr No. 2 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 12. 30 a.m. --- 12. 30 a.m. J ---


       Nine Mile Point Branch

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
--- 30 Brick Works South 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. 6. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 14 Brick Works North For traffic purposes only --- --- Yes
--- 33 Black Vein Crossing 1. 30 a.m. --- C --- --- No
--- 30 Rock Vein South For traffic purposes only --- --- Yes
--- 25 Rock Vein North 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes


       Penar Branch

4 60 Penar Junction 5. 30 a.m. --- 11. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 6 Penmaen --- Open as required --- --- Yes
--- 65 Oakdale --- Closed --- --- Yes
--- 2 Rhiw-Syr-Dafydd 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 10. 15 p.m. --- --- No
--- 42 Colliers Arms 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. --- --- No


       Bassaleg Junction to Brecon

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
25 Bassaleg South 6. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 23 Bassaleg North 4. 45 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
--- 71 Rhiwderin 6. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- Yes
1 78 Church Road 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
1 8 Machen South 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. 2. 0 a.m. --- --- Yes
--- 35 Machen Junction 4. 0 a.m. --- C --- --- No
1 69 Trethomas 7. 30 a.m. 7. 30 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. R --- --- Yes
--- 65 Bedwas North 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 a.m. 5. 45 p.m. --- --- Yes
1 61 Duffryn Isaf 8. 15 a.m. 8. 15 a.m. 4. 15 p.m. --- --- Yes
3 7 Maesycwmmer Station 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. Closed Yes
--- 70 Fleur-de-lis 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 1. 0 a.m. D --- --- Yes
--- 76 Pengam Station 6. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. 11. 45 p.m.Sx
10. 0 p.m.So
Closed Yes
--- 24 Pengam Colliery North As required for traffic purposes Closed Yes
--- 38 Aberbargoed Junction 4.45 a.m. --- C Closed Yes #
--- 62 Bargoed South 5. 05 a.m. 5. 05 a.m. 11. 55 p.m. 9. 30 p.m. 10. 45 p.m. No
--- 24 Bargoed North 4. 30 a.m. 4. 30 a.m. 12. 15 a.m. 6. 10 a.m.
8. 10 p.m.
9. 0 a.m.
12. 05 a.m.
No
--- 66 Groesfaen South 7. 40 a.m. 7. 40 a.m. 10. 0 p.m. D Closed Yes
--- 64 Darran 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 9. 30 p.m. D Closed Yes
--- 58 Deri Junction 5. 30 a.m. 5. 30 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. D 9. 35 p.m. 11. 0 p.m. No
2 45 Fochriw Station 5. 25 a.m. 5. 25 a.m. 11. 10 p.m. D 9. 30 p.m. 11. 0 p.m. No
2 55 Dowlais Top Station 4. 50 a.m. 4. 50 a.m. 11. 20 p.m. D 9. 15 p.m. 11. 10 p.m. No
1 58 Pant Station 5. 05 a.m. 5. 05 a.m. 11. 25 p.m. D 9. 15 p.m. 11. 15 p.m. No
1 0     Dowlais (Cent.) (No 1J) 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 11. 30 p.m. D 9. 10 p.m. 11. 20 p.m. No
--- 12     Dowlais (Cent.) (No 2J) 4. 35 a.m.
3. 05 p.m.
4. 35 a.m.
3. 05 p.m.
1. 50 p.m. D
11. 40 p.m.
9. 0 p.m. 11. 35 p.m. No
1 37 Pontsticill Junction 6. 25 a.m. 6. 25 a.m. 10. 25 p.m. D Closed No
3 21 Torpantau 6. 50 a.m. 6. 50 a.m. 10. 50 p.m. D Closed No
3 78 Pentir Rhiw 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. D Closed No
3 25 Talybont-on-Usk 7. 0 a.m. 7. 0 a.m. 11. 0 p.m. D Closed No
2 39 Talyllyn Junction East 6. 45 a.m. 6. 45 a.m. 10. 45 p.m. D Closed No
--- 36 Talyllyn Junction West 5. 20 a.m. 5. 20 a.m. 10. 25 p.m. D Closed No
3 68 Brecon 5. 0 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 10. 35 p.m. D Closed No


       New Tredegar Branch

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
3 26 New Tredegar 5. 15 a.m. 5. 15 a.m. 12. 30 a.m.Sx
11. 30 p.m.So
Closed No


       Machen to Pontypridd

--- --- Machen Junction --- --- --- --- --- ---
2 6 Gwaunybara 9. 45 a.m. 9. 45 a.m. 5. 45 p.m. Closed Yes
1 62 Caerphilly East --- Open continuously --- --- No
--- 28 Caerphilly West 5. 0 a.m. --- --- ---
6. 30 a.m. A
4. 45 p.m. A
4. 0 a.m.
8. 0 a.m.
5. 30 p.m.
Yes
--- 27 Watford Crossing 6. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 3. 0 a.m. Yes
--- 58 Penrhos Junction 5. 0 a.m. --- --- --- 3. 0 a.m. Yes
1 55 Groeswen --- Closed --- ---
2 63 Interchange Sidings 7. 45 a.m. 5. 0 a.m. 9. 0 p.m. D 5. 0 a.m. 6. 0 a.m. Yes
--- 46 Pontypridd (P.C.&N. Jc) 5. 20 a.m. --- --- ---
3. 35 p.m.
1. 50 p.m.
11. 40 p.m.
Yes


       L. M. & S. Line between Sirhowy Junction and Nine Mile Point

Distance
Box to Box
Name of Box Times during which boxes are open Whether
provided
with
Switch
Week Days Sundays
Opened at Closed at Opened at Closed at
Miles Chains Mondays Other Days
Tredegar Junction Lower 3. 30 a.m. --- After last
LMS Train
--- --- Yes
Wyllie Colliery No. 1 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. H 6. 0 p.m. --- ---
Wyllie Colliery No. 2 10. 0 a.m. 10. 0 a.m. 6. 0 p.m. --- ---
Nine Mile Point No. 1 6. 30 a.m. 6. 30 a.m. 10. 30 p.m. * --- --- Yes
Nine Mile Point No. 2 F 4. 15 a.m. --- After last
LMS Train
--- --- Yes

    Notes

From Crumlin Junction
From Bassaleg Junction
Saturdays
From Gaer Junction
# For direction of Bargoed South
~ Or after Engine has gone to shed
* Or later as required
A Or after Pilot has finished shunting
B After last train to Maesglas or Ebbw Junction
C After the passing of the last train Saturday night
D Or after last train has cleared
E After last train down from Hump dealt with
F When this Signal Box is closed, the section is between the G.W. Signal Box at Black Vein Crossing and Tredegar Junction Lower
H Open as required between 10. 0 a.m. and 6. 0 p.m.
J Or after last train to Western Valley
K Closed on Sundays except for passing engines to shed by Junction Box Signalman
M Or before on instructions from Down Side Inspector
R After coal traffic has cleared

    

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