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Talyllyn Railway Press Release - More Historic Milestones

Discussion in 'On Track.' started by Karen Willans, Feb 20, 2017.

    On 19th February 1867, two months after the first public passenger trains ran on the Talyllyn Railway a new timetable was issued.

    This was significant because it makes the first mention of Rhydyronen station, two miles from Tywyn and the original intermediate station on the line.

    The timetable also shows that now all trains originated from Tywyn and returned back from Abergynolwyn. Previously trains had started from Abergynolwyn and returned from Tywyn. It is believed that the reason for this was that work on the construction of the locomotive shed at Tywyn Pendre station had now been completed. This makes this probably the oldest continuously used narrow gauge locomotive shed in the world.

    To mark this 150th anniversary a photo was organised at Tywyn Pendre station featuring the railway’s original locomotive No.1 Talyllyn, itself 152 years old, and the Railway’s current General Manager, Tracey Parkinson, who was dressed in suitable Victorian garb for the occasion.

    In the photo Talyllyn Railway General Manager, Tracey Parkinson, is seen in conversation with Andy Crookell, the fireman of locomotive No.1 Talyllyn on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the locomotive shed at Tywyn Pendre seen in the background.

    For further information about this press release please e-mail: pressoffice [at] talyllyn [dot] co [dot] uk (subject: Website%20query) or phone 01654 710472.

    Photos by Barbara Fuller


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