Back at Coedkernew for the start of a new day.
In glorious morning sunlight 43012 approaches with 43180 on the rear of 1L34 0730 Swansea to Paddington.
Alphaline liveried three car 158961 comes by with 1F07 0830 Cardiff to Portsmouth Harbour.
Being west of Newport means that traffic to and from Cardiff and points west that use the Welsh Marches route are seen. This brings different units and workings. This is 158828 on 1V70 0555 Crewe to Carmarthen.
Central trains turbostar 170514 forms 1M58 0845 Cardiff to Nottingham.
A down HST charges west with 43030 leading 43182, the train is 1B05 0645 Paddington to Swansea.
158835 is branded with Arriva but carries a silver livery. It is rostered to a class 2 working, 2L47 0857 Gloucester to Maesteg.
Something different with another class 158 sprinter unit. 158848 wears the green colours of Central Trains but is branded Arriva and is on an Arriva diagram, 1W24 0605 Milford Haven to Manchester Piccadilly.
Another different unit in the shape of a class 175 Coradia in First Group colours. This train, 1V51, left Holyhead at the unsocial hour of 0425 heading for Cardiff.
The first of the day's freight action and 66055 powers an overnight enterprise working from Immingham to Margam, 6V19 1802 off the east coast port.
4O50 0500 Southampton to Wentloog freightliner is usually booked for a class 57 and today 57009 is rostered to the train.
170507 purrs past Coedkernew on the Down Main line with the first departure from Nottingham for Cardiff, 1V01 0602 off the Midlands city. The driver takes a slug of his coffee.
The driver of 43xxx gives me a wave.....
The daily 6B13 0533 Robeston to Westerleigh tanks approaches with 60004 hauling the 2500+ tonne train of petroleum products.
A pair of Pacer units, 143619 and 143618, pass heading west with an unknown working.
The variety of trains, albeit mainly units, has been superb. Class 180 Adelante 180101 speeds along the level track with 1L46 0955 Cardiff to Paddington.
175113 is caught heading east with 1W49 0800 Carmarthen to Manchester Piccadilly.
Cardiff Wentloog Freeightliner terminal is just a few miles away. 57009 is now homeward bound with 4O51 1002 off Wentloog for Southampton. The train carries just three containers.
The going away shot is worth it as there is nothing behind the loco to obscure it.
66187 hauls 36 well loaded HAA coal hoppers along the Down Relief road forming 6F66 0700 Newport Docks to Aberthaw Power Station which is near Barry.
66203 trundles by east bound running light about the time 6E09 0920 Margam to Lackenby empty steel flats should have passed. Could this loco run light all the way to the North East of England?