Cardiff Tremorfa ( Celsa UK LTD )

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Cardiff Tremorfa ( Celsa UK LTD )

Post by Steve Blick on Sun Sep 17, 2017 3:55 pm


Tremorfa Industrial Estate
Darby Road
CF24 5SD

Previously piloted by DBS examples, GBRf won the Celsa shunting contract, the take-over taking place on the 29th January 2011. Loaded scrap arrive at Tremorfa on a frequent basis, the majority coming from the various EMR sites from around the country. As an aside to GBRf having shunting locos on site, HNRC also provide two class 08's, this being part of the contract with the FoC.

By Car - From the M4, leave at junction 30 and take the A4232. After proceeding straight over ( 2nd exit ) at the first island, take the 2nd exit, joining the A48. Continue along for roughly 1.5 miles, taking the 2nd exit for Cardiff and the docks. Turn left at the top of the slip road and immediately move to the right-hand lane and take the right-hand fork signposted for the docks and Wentloog industrial area Docks. Over the flyover and go straight over the next roundabout, still following the signs for the Docks into Rover Way, and follow this road past Tescos and round to the right.

Shortly after, you'll come upon the huge Celsa complex on your right. At this point, there may be one of the shunters in view, so keep an eye out. Continue along, passing over the first island. At the second, turn into the Tremorfa industrial estate and park up. From here, cross over Rover Way for views of the stabling point, situated by the office buildings.

By Rail - Unfortunately, Tremofa works are situated on a freight only line. However, a direct bus route from Cardiff Central runs near the sidings. From where it terminates though, will involve a 20 minute walk.

For details, times etc, follow the link below

Notes - When DBS had the shunting contract, the shunters were often stabled by the offices on South Park road. This is not now the case, as they and any visiting locos, park by the weighbridge offices, these situated adjacent to Rover Way.

Unfortunately and to keep the dust and noise levels down, a green wire mesh has been fixed to the surrounding metal fence. This is so thick, that it prevents you seeing through it clearly. Holes have been made in some parts though, just wide enough for a small camera to poke through.

Due to increasing scrap metal thefts in the vicinity, police patrol the area on a regular basis. If you are unfortunate enough to be there on the occassion, you will probably be asked of your intentions. You should be fine though, just as long as you don't drive a battered Transit van and don't have an Irish accent !!

Vantage Points - The fence mentioned in the notes, doesn't carry all the way along Rover Way, so views of the stabling point can be had. However, the angle isn't great for photography. By walking up the hill towards the roundabout ( Ocean way ), you may get a head on shot from the bridge paraphet, although a good zoom lens will be required.

Photos - View from the bridge paraphet on Ocean Way.
               View from Rover Way.

Maps - Road.
            Birds eye.
            Ordnance survey.

Current Allocation:

08389 - EWS
08630 - Celsa Steel UK black with red cabs & solebars   ( carries No.3 on cabside )
08904 - EWS
08924 - GBRf  ( carries Celsa 2 on its cab )

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