A cab-ride journey from Shrewsbury to Llanelli aboard a Class 153 (single car unit) of Arriva Trains Wales.
Passing through or calling at:
Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Broome, Hopton Heath, Bucknell, Knighton, Knucklas, Llangynllo, Llanbister Road, Dolau, Peny-y-Bont, Llandrindod, Builth Road, Cilmeri, Garth, Llangammarch, Llanwrtyd Wells, Sugar Loaf, Cynghordy,Llandovery, Llanwrda, Llangadog, Llandeilo, Ffairfach, Llandybie, Ammanford,Pantyffynnon, Pontarddulais, Llangennech & Bynea,terminating at Llanelli
(Disk 1 Shrewsbury to Llanwrtyd Wells)
Disk 2 Llanwrtyd Wells to Llanelli)
Running Time 184 mins
This is an excellent and very scenic film on the Class 153 through the heart of Wales. The early morning sunlight on departure from Shrewsbury is absolutely delightful and the remainder of the journey to the South Wales coast is bathed in summer sunshine. This allows you to appreciate just how green and beautiful the Welsh countryside is. Also of interest is that most of the remote stations en route are request stops only (or so it would appear) with single track token working the order of the day for much of the line. Something not seen on most cab rides are tunnel walls, so it is with great thanks to our Arriva Trains Wales driver that he had the lights on the front of our unit as we entered those tunnels. Lastly the Class 153 itself provided a nice deep growling soundtrack from the exhaust behind the modified smaller cab - a unique sound you don't get inside any other Sprinter units!!
Many thanks indeed - I enjoyed every second of this film like I do with all your DVDs. Well recommended!!