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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Talyllyn Railway and Narrow Gauge Railway Museum - 14 August

A trip to the 2ft 3in gauge Talyllyn Railway at Towyn did not bring good weather. The line itself is pleasant and bucolic.
I suppose if you are going to have a 'Thomas' face,
it might as well be of a loco actually featured in the books
(although the colour isn't right).
EDWARD THOMAS (a.k.a PETER SAM) at Nant Gwernol.
Right colour - no face. DUNCAN at Wharf Station
MERSEYSIDER - a modified Ruston - at Pendre Workshops

The Narrow Gauge Railway Museum at Towyn has some excellent displays in a very confined space.

1901 Kerr Stuart 2ft gauge gasworks loco

1ft 10in gauge Guinness Brewery loco of 1895

The Jewel in the Crown - Manning Wardle JUBILEE 1897.
This 2ft gauge quarry loco should be restored to steam.

DOT - Crewe Works 1ft 6in gauge shunter of 1887

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