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News from The Talyllyn

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Railways' started by ellisteph12, Jan 10, 2014.

  1. John Williams

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    Other news from Tywyn;

    We are delighted to announce that in todays 'Heritage Railway Association Awards', the Talyllyn Control Centre won the 'Award for Internal Communications'.

    For a small fee ( 5 pounds last year ) there's an extra webcam and 'live' tracking of train positions. Details on the website.
    No7 is also simmering just outside the shed at Pendre.
     
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    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news...nt-for-three-new-carriages-for-steam-railway/
    A project by the world’s first preserved railway in Mid Wales to buy three new train carriages has received a £300,000 boost from the Welsh Coastal Communities Fund.
    The £450,000 project will allow Talyllyn Railway, which runs from the coastal resort of Tywyn, to take 155-year-old original carriages out of daily service to preserve as much of their historic fabric as possible.

    New carriages will offer wheelchair accessible compartments, which will allow more passengers with mobility issues to travel in comfort.

    Two of the carriages will also have upgraded first class accommodation.
     
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    Surprised that it has not been mentioned on here that today was the 70th anniversary of the first passenger train being run on a preserved railway.
     
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    Thats quite a notable milestone - thanks for reminding us about it. As I was six weeks old at the time I regard myself as a child of the preservation era.

    Peter
     
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    Are these to be visually of a similar style to the original 4 wheelers they are replacing or just more bogie coaches?
     
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    Bogie coaches "similar in external appearance" to the existing standard bogies (it says in Talyllyn News). 2 × 1st/3rd Comps, 1 × 3rd. At least 1 wheelchair compartment in each.
    Pat
     
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    Well, for the first time in several years I travelled on the Talyllyn. It was also the first time for my wife her friend and my two youngest sons.

    After a very efficient and warm welcome at Wharf station we headed up the line behind No 4 Edward Thomas, we were lucky enough to have been able to book the saloon which gave us both space and an excellent view, a little 'sheep spotting' took place! Everyone was most impressed by the scenery, in particular the view from Dolgoch Viaduct.

    After the stop at Abergynolwyn, where I noted the Tallylyn's penchant for having their toilet blocks officially opened by a VIP we headed back to the Wharf station for lunch. The food was good, there were a few problems with sorting the order out but staff were very good at sorting it out.

    All in all a great day out.
     

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